The Spark With Stephanie James
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The Spark is a guide to living your best life. Created out of a desire to help people, each week we'll delve into interesting topics in the fields of psychology, health and wellness, motivation, and other concepts to give you tools to help spark new ideas and create a more fulfilling life. New episodes air Wednesdays at 7pm Mountain on NoCo Fm at www.noco.fm, and podcast episodes are released the same day. Host Stephanie James is a practicing psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has practiced in Northern Colorado and Wyoming for over 20 years. Learn more at the show's official website: www.thesparkpod.com.
||CleanThe Spark 040: Healing Body and Soul with Kyczy Hawk||Yoga has long been considered a healing art, but when interwoven with the twelve steps of recovery, it can truly become a transformational process which evokes healing at the deepest levels. Author and yoga teacher Kyczy Hawk has been teaching...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spark 039: A Hope-Filled Future with Chet W. Sisk||In our fast and changing world, it's easy to get caught up in the negativity that can oftentimes be perpetuated by the media and echoed in the conversations we find ourselves in. How often do we think forward to the future and do it with a mind and...||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spark 038: Dreams Do Come True with Cindy Sarai||Ever have a dream come true? Something that you truly wished for, that when it came to fruition felt like a miracle? Cindy Sarai has been helping people make their fondest dreams of creating a family and adopting a child come true for over a quarter...||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spark 037: Soul To Soul with Elena Mannes||It has been said that dogs are man's best friend, but how deep does that connection go? In a thought provoking interview with Elena Mannes, we go deep into realms of exploring how we are truly bonded to our furry friends. Elena Mannes is a television..||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spark 036: Living Above Average with Jeff Crabtree||What if you could think out of the box and take your life to whole new level? Many of us settle for an average, "normal" life inside of our comfort zone. True adventure, excitement, and deeper fulfillment lie just outside of that zone, but often we.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spark 035: The Trifecta of Feeling Terrific with Dr. David Burns||It's not often in life that we get to meet our heroes. David Burns has professionally been one of mine and during his career, he has helped thousands of people to change their thoughts and improve their lives, literally taking them from good to great..||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spark 034: The Heart of the Goddess with Hallie Inglehart Austen||In a world where the #MeToo movement has made such a huge impact, more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of embracing the feminine in our world. Join me this week as I talk with author Hallie Iglehart Austen about the myths, and..||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spark 033: Making The Shot with Michael Kutcher||We all want to shoot for our dreams and live purpose-filled lives. But what limits us? Is it our physical limitations, environmental circumstances, or our limited beliefs? We all have challenges that can either become the barriers that defeat us or...||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spark 032: Out of the Rabbit Hole with Marian Sandmaier||When we are deep in the rabbit hole it is hard to see the light of day. The same is true for depression. It can feel like it is taking us under and the climb to the light can seem like a very steep and slippery slope. Join us for an inspiring...||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031: The Evolution of Belief with Steve Bhaerman||A new era in our world is evolving. What will usher in this new era is an emerging belief system that combines science and spirituality in a way that heightens our awareness of our interconnections with each other, the earth, and for the physical...||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030: Making Love Last with Dr. Ellen Wachtel||A warm embrace, a knowing glance, and intentionally spoken kind words... These are the simple, but often forgotten ingredients of creating lasting love. This week our guest is Dr. Ellen Wachtel. Ellen has a Ph.D in clinical psychology from New York...||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029: Breakthrough to Healing with Dr. Matthew May||Transformation. We all have times in our lives where we seek the ability to make the changes necessary to lead a happier, more fulfilling life. Often times this change can take months, and even years, as we try to transform ourselves for the better...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028: Behind The Spark with Stephanie James||It's back-to-school season, so in the spirit of this time of renewal, we invite you to learn about the host, the woman, the healer, as we go Behind The Spark. This week, producer Chris Lanphear interviews Stephanie James about how she got into social...||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027: Big Man, Huge Heart with Jim Opperman||Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. This one happens to come in size XXXL with a heart to match. Join us as we talk to professional athlete, coach, and mentor Jim Opperman as he talks to us about not just how he has survived in life, how he has...||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026: The Science and Practice of Presence with Dr. Dan Siegel||We all have stress in our lives. Often times we try to seek relief from our stress through outside means which aren't necessarily healthy for us. What if the tool for transformation was actually within us the whole time just waiting to be utilized?...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025: From Prejudice to Understanding with Dr. Mark Benn (Rebroadcast)||On this episode, we look back on one of our favorite early episodes in our conversation with Dr. Mark Benn, Psy.D. Dr. Benn is a licensed psychologist and recently retired adjunct professor at Colorado State University, diversity trainer, mediator,...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024: The Wrong Side of Comfortable with Amy Charity||Chase your dream. Discover your potential. Transform your life. These are the inspirational words that grace the cover of Amy Charity's book, "The Wrong Side of Comfortable." Amy Charity is a professional speaker, author, and former U.S. women's...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: Illuminating Your Life with Dr. Jacob Liberman||We all want to experience greater happiness, peace, and well-being in our lives and we all want to find deeper meaning and purpose for our lives. What if the answers were already there inside of you and you merely needed to “turn on the light” of...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: The Art of An Authentic Apology with Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.||How do we say “I’m sorry?” A true apology goes beyond words and includes our behavior, and our ability to express empathy and connect with one another. There actually is an art to apology; a way we can own our own behavior and express our apologie||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: Your Calling: The Ethic of Care with Lynn Owens, Ph.D.||How can we be our best selves and harness our best potential? How do we focus on what's right with us instead of what's wrong? Lynn M. Owens, Ph.D. is a passionate educator who empowers others to care for themselves and others, to harness the...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: On the Road to Feeling Great with Dr. David Burns||What if you could dramatically change the way you feel and have a life changing breakthrough in only two hours or less? Dr. David Burns' new T.E.A.M. therapy proves this kind of change from devastation to liberation is possible. With new relapse...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: The Unsinkable Molly Bloom||Molly Bloom is an exceptional woman who grew up in an extrordinary family in Loveland, Colorado. Her parents both had successful professional careers; one of her brothers is a two-time Olympian and entrpreneur while the other is a surgeon. Molly,...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: Going Beyond Counseling to Creating Community with Cassie Poncelow||The road we set out on in not always the one that will lead us to our greatest destiny. Travel along with us as we talk to nationally nominated school counselor of the year, Cassie Poncelow about her passion for creating programs that help promote...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: Rewiring Your Brain with Daniel Ellenberg||Rewiring our brains for more peace, happiness, and satisfaction. Sounds like the stuff of a great science fiction novel. The truth is this is all very doable and we can learn to enhance our life experience by learning the tools that help us go beyond...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Muscle, Mind, and Motivation with Dr. Ryan Johnson||How we take care of ourselves will determine our health, our longevity and the quality of our lives. What if you could tap into the fountain of youth and vitality merely by what you eat? Join us as we talk with Dr. Ryan Johnson about his journey...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: Revving Up Your Relationship with Stan Tatkin||“Relationships are difficult,” begins Dr. Stan Tatkin in his 2016 TED Talk. However, as you will see… they are not impossible; in fact, being in a relationship with another human being and becoming on expert on each other, is actually one of the m||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Feeling Good Now with Dr. David Burns||We have amazing power within us. We actually have the power to change our thoughts, and in doing so, can change our feelings, our actions, and eventually our lives. This episode is an inspirational way to start taking control of your automatic...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark Extra: Meeting Dr. Stephen R. Covey with Weldon Long||Sometimes you can't fit all of the stories that you'd like to include within the constraints of a one hour radio show. So now we're introducing Spark Extra, a feature where we spotlight interesting stories and bits that for one reason or another, we...||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: Poverty, Prison, and the Power of Consistency with Weldon Long||Think about spending 13 years in prison. Most of us can't even imagine 13 minutes there. On this episode of The Spark, I speak with Weldon Long, who went through an amazing journey from convicted felon, to total transformation and amazing success in...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: A Thirty Year Overnight Success with Curt Richardson of OtterBox||Warm, Giving, and Kind. Are these the terms that come to mind when you think of a serial entrepreneur? They definitely are for me after my interview with founder and chairman of OtterBox, Curt Richardson. During this interview, Curt gives the...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: Sex, Sexuality, and Ourselves||Too often our sexuality has been kept under the covers and in the dark. We are all sexual beings and having a healthy sense of our own sexuality is an essential part of embracing who we truly are. Join us as we journey into this tantalizing topic...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Igniting the Magic of Music||Music moves us mind body and soul. But did you know music can actually change our brains and enhance our lives? Resent research with children has shown that there is a direct correlation between listening to classical music, learning how to play an...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: Transforming Trauma with EMDR||How do you define trauma? It isn’t just car crashes, natural disasters, or unexpected loss of a loved one. Actually, trauma can be experienced when we are bullied, go through divorce, or have an embarrassing moment in our childhoods. The beliefs we...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: The Art of Resilience with Dr. Rick Hanson||Did you know that resiliency is something you can actually grow? There are certain ingredients that go into planting and cultivating a thriving garden. We must tend to it, make sure it gets adequate water and sunlight, and must pull the weeds if we...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: Mindset and Motivation||You never know who's smiling at you from across the counter. Chris Hammes works at Mugs coffee shop in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado. Most mornings when I arrive at Mugs for my daily coffee ritual, I am greeted by his warm smile and kind demeanor --..||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: The Abundance Effect with Justin Morales||What do you think of when you think of the term "serial entrepreneur?" Wealth? Power? Jet setting around the globe? Justin Morales, serial entrepreneur answers that question and more when we discuss his new book, The Abundance Effect - How to Shift...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: Demystifying Mental Illness||We get perspectives from both sides of the mental illness spectrum. First, we talk with Dr. James Kagan, MD, a psychaitrist with over 40 years of experience. Dr. Kagan is also co-author, with Dr. Rick Delaney, Ph.D., of A 3-D View of Foster, Kinship,.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Metal Motivation with C.J. Ortiz||We talk with C.J. Ortiz, The Metal Motivator. C.J. takes an unconventional, edgy approach to motivation, which is that "whatever you do in life, don't suck." As The Metal Motivator, C.J. produces hundreds of videos and podcasts that serve as daily...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: Growing Through Grief with Tad and Jona Johnson of Alexa's Hugs||Alexa Johnson was just 19 years old when she was driving on the interstate late at night and had a tragic accident. Alexa was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, where she died instantly. On this episode, we talk with Alexa's...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: From Prejudice to Understanding with Dr. Mark Benn||On this episode, we talk with Dr. Mark Benn, Psy.D. Dr. Benn is a licensed psychologist and recently retired adjunct professor at Colorado State University, diversity trainer, mediator, conference keynote presenter, and author of the book Stories From||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Crafting a Spark-Filled Life with Dr. Larry Bloom||For this debut edition of The Spark, host Stephanie James is joined in studio by Dr. Larry Bloom, a clinical psychologist, professor emeritus at Colorado State University. While at CSU, Larry was the director of the Psychological Service Center and...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Self Help
Even as a college student, all of Stephanie’s interviews pertain to my life. Through her interviews and wise words, she’s gives me tools that I am able to use in my day-to-day life. Stephanie is a strong light in this world and is doing so much to help others. I would and do recommend this podcast to everyone I know.
Engaging funny smart conversations!
Stephanie has fantastic conversations with some amazing people. Great for listening, great for life!
Stephanie James is incredibly Insightful joyful inspiration!
Stephanie James is a gift to this world. What an incredible Insightful, joyful inspiration. The way she communicates makes me feel warm and at home. The Spark has helped awaken something deep inside of myself. Challenging me to tap into myself listening to the incredible guests and sharing the wisdom and real life experiences have truly ignited me tapping into living my best life. I have found that life isn’t always pretty and in moments it gets down right messy. Stephanie has shined light and helped me explore not only the way I think but the way I treat and communicate with myself. I have been sharing The Spark with my family and friends and have been hearing how it has helped them. How incredible! Thank you so much Stephanie I am grateful for you, keep creating The Spark every week I look forward to Wednesday’s and hearing you incredibly soothing voice. You have found your calling!