Happy 2021 Ascension IN Motion!

Riding the wave of this pandemic is moment to moment for ALL of US.

Let’s be real, vulnerable and raw together.

Someone I care about was diagnosed with Covid-19 just after the strike of midnight entering into 2021.  I found out while we were wishing each other HAPPY NEW YEAR on the phone as their online tests revealed this unnerving news. My stomach dropped. We spent time discussing their next health steps, safety, protecting friends and family, and being mindful of letting contacts know.

WE can all relate to this scenario in someway at this moment in history.

I have patients that have lost family members, friends that have lost loved ones and our own family has had some scares too this year.

Prayers UP for ALL of US right NOW.

Let’s travel past this acknowledgement of the pandemic and ask ourselves,  “How can we maintain our own mental, physical and spiritual health?” in every moment of our lives especially in these unimaginable times.

It starts with AWARENESS. We have to be aware of our own physical and emotional state(s) to have greater SELF LOVE and the ability for self care. We need to also remember that we are in this TOGETHER. When individuals thrive WE all thrive. Cooperation and ALTRUISM on EARTH allow US to experience UNITY.

The UNIVERSAL TRUTHS of awareness, self love and altruism are foundational for health and wellbeing.

We have OUR unique Neurostyle, the way we each process and perceive our environment (biological, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural) so let’s think of  our own minds as their own “mini universes” to cultivate, love and take care of.

Our words, thoughts and actions carry a vibrational frequency that influence our health and those around US.

It is vital that WE make healthy personal choices in OUR day to day lives with our environment, nutrition, fitness, sleep, friendships, and also what WE MINDFULLY ingest when we are reading and participating in online news, media, and entertainment.

Everything is energy and can serve as “rocket fuel for SELF LOVE and HEALTH!

In 2016 I launched the Dr. Denise Show and my NOW International Brand provides content that helps all of us embrace health and wellbeing.

The Energy Of Love (& tools to go from crisis to thrive) is integrated into the content, thoughts and suggestions in all the media released inspired by my work as an doctor, intuitive and producer.

In reflection of 2020 and to transition into 2021 with grace, ease, self love and  empowerment I thought this post and a “where to find” these pearls of HEALTH AND WISDOM would give you Ascension Mindset Tools to reach your own personal thrive.



In 2020 I founded Ascension Media! 

Press Release Ascension Media

Here is SEASON 1 The Ascension:

United in Integrity to Elevate the Human Spirit

Altruism in Action to Elevate ALL

Integration: We Aspire to Inspire ALL

Unity: Questions Your Afraid to Ask 

Healing. Love. Hate. Divide. WTF 2020

Tune In. Be Aware. Access Your Channel Through The Ascension Medium

Gratitude In Action 

Loss, Suffering, Levity and LOVE

Challenges. Celebrations Ascension 2020 


Dr. Denise Show (Founded 2016)

You can listen to the podcast on DrDeniseMD.com, MHNRN. Also on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Alexa, Audible, Stitcher, IHeart Radio, TuneIN, Deezer, PANDORA and more…. 

Spirit Check 2021



Dr. Denise

(Dressed by Matt Sarafa with his Faux FUR ACTIVISM In Action Fashion)

Spirit Check 2021 with World Renowned Medium Jennifer Shaffer

As we close out this unimaginable 2020 it is a good time for a “spirit check” with yourself and for all of US as a collective.

Awareness, self love and altruism are essential for OUR wellbeing and integrated discussions about how to apply these Universal Truths allow all of us to find our thrive in any moment.

“ASK JEN to do and interview”  was what dropped into my awareness yesterday.

I was honored and excited when she said “YES!”


Jennifer Shaffer is a world-renowned Psychic Medium. She has been on numerous television shows as well as her cases have been profiled on 20/20, Buzzfeed, Dr. Phil, and Oxygen. Jennifer donates her time to law enforcement and families of victims, by assisting with criminal cases and helping find answers.

Are you ready for what Spirit wants US to know to navigate 2021 ahead?

Listen to this inspiring interview with Jennifer Shaffer:



Activism in Action: Matt Sarafa and PETA Collaboration!

Matt Sarafa and PETA Collaboration

Fashion ICON Matt Sarafa and PETA are embodying what I believe the “NEW NORM” should be: ACTIVISM in ACTION!

Matt and Ashley Byrne (Associate Director of PETA ) are so passionate & proud when they talk about the new Matt Sarafa  faux fur line of bomber jackets and masks on this week’s show.


The launch represents a shared vision of raising awareness for animal welfare, speciesism and saying “enough is enough” with inhumane ways of treating our furry friends.

This is an episode that will inspire you to take action and take a look at the FABULOUS new line of faux fashion & 15% of all net proceeds goes to PETA.

Check out MattSarafa.com!

Guests: Matt Sarafa & Ashley Byrne

Surprise Guests: Tina Sarafa and Jennifer Shaffer

Executive Producer: & Host: Dr. Denise McDermott

Associate Producer: Katherine Axiotis

Music: Emily Eddins (Em Amíe), “Signature Song/Dr. Denise”

Graphic Artist: Carolyn Honda





2020.  We’ve seen all the jokes, memes, and more serious desperation for this year like no other to be behind us.  But, what if we were to shift and look at the year through a different lens?  That’s what the team at the Ascension Show is doing for you!  We find the GRATITUDE, INTEGRITY, AWARENESS, ALTRUISM, INTEGRATION, UNITY and ASCENSION in what seemed like the endless months of 2020.  It’s a perspective we suspect you won’t find anywhere else.   Each of our anchors walks us through a collective experience where the world came together, rose up, tapped in and worked for the common good.  It really happened in 2020.  We talk about Crisis=>Stabilization=>Thrive and climbing up The Emotional Ladder.   Tears, applause, unicorns.  It’s all here in our last show of the year!  Join us to take a look at the year we think we know, we look closer and discover the GRATITUDE and JOY that was with us all year long.  #InspireALL #HappyNewYear

Anchors:  Dr. Denise McDermott, Jennifer Shaffer, Dr. Andrea Best, Beverly Bergmann, Cathleen O’Toole

Guests:  Dr. Denise Berger, Matt Sarafa

Executive Producers:  Dr. Denise McDermott, Cathleen O’Toole

Associate Producer:  Katherine Axiotis


            Vocals: Emily Eddins

            Producers: Dr. Denise McDermott, G. Beverly Bergmann, Emily Eddins

Graphic Artist:  Carolyn Honda

Links in show:



Meet Amy Newmark- Visionary and bestselling Author, of the Chicken soup for the Soul book series!



Infinite possibilities.

Words that come to mind as I am about to launch this interview!

Are you ready to meet Amy Newmark and hear about her latest book, “Age Is Just a Number, 101 Tales of Humor and Wisdom for Life After 60?”

 Listen here:

Amy Newmark is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, she has published more than 170 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada, more than doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. She is also the author of Simply Happy, a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom that is filled with easy-to-implement, practical tips for enjoying a better life.

Amy is credited with revitalizing the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, which has been a publishing industry phenomenon since the first book came out in 1993. By compiling inspirational and aspirational true stories curated from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences, Amy has kept the twenty-seven-year-old Chicken Soup for the Soul brand fresh and relevant.

Amy graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University where she majored in Portuguese and minored in French. She then embarked on a three-decade career as a Wall Street analyst, a hedge fund manager, and a corporate executive in the technology field. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Her return to literary pursuits was inevitable, as her honors thesis in college involved traveling throughout Brazil’s impoverished northeast region, collecting stories from regular people. She is delighted to have come full circle in her writing career—from collecting stories “from the people” in Brazil as a twenty-year-old to, three decades later, collecting stories “from the people” for Chicken Soup for the Soul.

When Amy and her husband Bill, the CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul, are not working, they are visiting their four grown children and their grandchildren.

Follow Amy on Twitter @amynewmark. Listen to her free podcast, The Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast, on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, the Podcasts app on iPhone, or by using your favorite podcast app on other devices.





It’s been a tough year.  One that’s left so many of us to deal with a loss.  Whether it’s a major loss, like that of a loved one and we’re reeling — or the quieter kind of loss, of a way of life, socialization, security — we are left to cope all the same.  Our Ascension Show team is there with you.  We’ve lost too.  As Host Jennifer Shaffer tells us, “Don’t try to get over this, just co-exist with it.”  Drs. Andrea Best and Denise McDermott will talk about all the losses their seeing with patients in their medical practices.  And we’ll also delve into the concept that Loss is Personal.  And your loss is, as Dr. Denise always says, “Divinely f**ked up, perfect.”  Dr. Best will lead us on a Mindful Moment.  And Ascension Medium Jennifer will tap into the New Normal and see how our ancestors can help us deal with loss this time of year.

Anchors:  Dr. Denise McDermott, Jennifer Shaffer, Dr. Andrea Best, Cathleen O’Toole

Guests:  G. Beverly Bergmann

Executive Producers:  Dr. Denise McDermott, Cathleen O’Toole

Associate Producer:  Katherine Axiotis


            Vocals: Emily Eddins

            Producers: Dr. Denise McDermott, G. Beverly Bergmann, Emily Eddins

Graphic Artist:  Carolyn Honda


The Alchemy of a Betrayal

We all experience betrayal in some way or form.

WE all have the POWER to USE the ENERGY of a BETRAYAL or a LOSS for Rocket Fuel for ASCENSION!

Listen here:


Rockin A Betrayal: Shame 

Rocking A Betrayal: Red Flags

Rocking A Betrayal: Sisterhood



The Envision Effect

David Nieves, one of the founding partners of  GPS and Dr. Denise meet again! Are you ready to hear about “The Envision Effect” and the infinite possibilities of health, wealth, education, entertainment  and e-commerce through the medium of virtual reality?

Let’s GO:

Check out this You Tube Video from GPS.

Check out: VRLU!

Article : Virtual Reality in Higher Education: A Case Study at the Air University’s Squadron Officer College.

David and Dr. Denise also referenced Dr. Joe Dispenza and Dr. Bruce Lipton when discussing epigenetics and the power of the mind that integrated into this exciting “Envision Effect” manifestation interview!

November to Remember with Les Brown and Danny Bae!

ASK! THE QUESTIONS TO ELEVATE YOURSELF AND OTHERS with Mark Victor Hansen & Crystal Dwyer Hansen

Dr. Denise teams up with journalist Cathleen O’Toole to interview the authors of “Ask!  The Bridge from Your Dreams to Your Destiny.”  Crystal Dwyer Hansen and Mark Victor Hansen, of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series fame, are the husband-wife duo behind a new recipe for using questions to alter one’s course.   From, “I ask for love,” to “I ask for the right breaks,” the Hansens believe asking yourself, asking others and asking God elevates your destiny. 

In their comprehensive talk, Dr. Denise uncovers deeply personal stories about how Crystal and Mark used low points in their lives to ask themselves probing questions that eventually propelled them through crisis, into stabilization and THRIVE!   Dr. Denise and the Hansens muse on everything from questions for the Dali Lama to the 267 questions Mark made sure he got answered before marrying Crystal.  It’s an entertaining hour.  

Listen here:

Mark Victor Hansen:

Mark is widely known as an American inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer, author, serial entrepreneur, and member of multiple board of directors. He is best known as the founder and co-creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series, with more than 500 million books sold.

In the area of human potential, no one is better known and more respected than Mark Victor Hansen. For more than 44 years, he has focused solely on helping people and organizations reshape their personal vision of what’s possible. His powerful messages of possibility, opportunity, and action have helped create startling and powerful change in thousands of organizations and millions of individuals worldwide.

With his open, honest, endearing charismatic style, Mark captures his audience’s attention as well as their hearts. With his one-of-a-kind technique and masterful story-telling ability, he is one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers of our time.

You may know Mark as “that Chicken Soup for the Soul guy.” Mark and his business partner, Jack Canfield, created what TIME magazine called, “the publishing phenomenon of the decade.” With more than 500 million CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL books sold around the world, and over 100 licensed products in the marketplace, it is one of the most successful publishing franchises in the world today.

The Chicken Soup idea was just one of many that have propelled Mark into the worldwide spotlight as a sought-after keynote speaker, best-selling author, futurist, business leader, and marketing maven. ASK! THE BRIDGE FROM YOUR DREAMS TO YOUR DESTINY and YOU HAVE A BOOK IN YOU! Mark believes it again has lightening in a bottle and it will outsell even the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. The author of many books such as ONE Mark Victor Hansen

MINUTE MILLIONAIRE, CRACKING THE MILLIONAIRE CODE, CASH IN A FLASH, THE RICHEST KIDS IN AMERICA, HOW TO MAKE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE THE BEST OF YOUR LIFE, THE MASTER MOTIVATOR, THE POWER OF FOCUS, THE ALADDIN FACTOR, DARE TO WIN, THE MIRACLE OF TITHING and others, Mark Victor Hansen has an extensive library of audio programs, video programs, and enriching articles in the areas of “big thinking”, sales performance, marketing, publishing, and personal and professional development.

His energy and exuberance travels still further through mediums such as television (Oprah, CNN and The Today Show), print (TIME, US News & World Report, USA Today, The New York Times and Entrepreneur) and countless radio and newspaper interviews as he assures every one of the inherent genius in all of us if we choose to access our centers of influence, leverage our strengths and take action. And now, hundreds of podcasts world-wide.

Mark Victor Hansen is the founder of MEGA Book Marketing University, MEGA Speaking Empire, and MEGA Marketing Magic, and Enlightened Millionaire Institute. Each of these annual conferences speaks to the specific needs of those who want to discover, create and launch business empires.

A passionate philanthropist and humanitarian, Mark teaches the principles of the four types of tithing: thinking, time, talent, and treasures. Favored charities are Horatio Alger Scholarships, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Operation Smile, OCEANA, the Wyland Foundation, March of Dimes, Covenant House and is currently Co-Chairman (with his beloved wife, Crystal) of Childhelp Global Fundraising Campaign.

In the year 2000, The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans honored Mark with the prestigious Horatio Alger Award. Each year, this association honors American leaders who personify the virtues and principles inherent in the success stories written by nineteenth-century American author Horatio Alger, Jr.

As an award winner, Mark Victor Hansen’s extraordinary life achievements stand as a powerful example that the free enterprise system still offers an opportunity to all.

In 2004, Mark was inducted into the Sales & Marketing Executive International’s Hall of Fame, receiving the Ambassador of Free Enterprise award. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Visionary Philanthropist for Youth Award by Covenant House of CA.

In 2000, Northwood University honored him as the Outstanding Business Leader of the Year. In 2002, The University of Toledo presented Mark with an Honorary Ph.D. in Business Administration and established the Mark Victor Hansen Entrepreneurial Excellence Fund, which will help shape the minds of future business leaders and assist in the development of the faculty who will teach them. Additionally, Mark has ten honorary doctorates.

Mark Victor Hansen presents 50 seminars each year, serves as chairman of Mark Victor Hansen & Associates, Inc. He is co-founder and chief visionary officer of Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. and is the president of One Minute Millionaire, LLC.

Mark Victor Hansen is an enthusiastic crusader of what’s possible and is driven to make the world a better place. Mark is Co-Founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. and President of One Minute Millionaire, LLC, and co-owner and founder of Natural Power Concepts see the video: naturalpowerconcepts.com. He is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Metamorphosisenergy.us and renewable energy and water company with headquarters in Scottsdale, Az. He is Co-Founder of Eco-World Technologies.  He is on the board of advisors of Principle Solar, WET—Waste Water Technologies, and Cariloop. Currently, Co-Chairman of one the fastest growing alternative energy companies see: metamorphosisenergy.us. His massive transformative purpose: “To create energy and water independence for everyone, everywhere.”


Crystal Dwyer Hansen

Crystal Dwyer Hansen is an international speaker, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and entrepreneur.  Her expertise is in the field of human potential. Through her years spent as a Transformational Life Coach, and Wellness/Nutrition Expert, she has seen people experience profound and lasting transformation in relationships, career, health & wellness, by tapping into their own inner resources.  Having personally guided people from seemingly impossible states of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness—to triumph, freedom, and happiness, is what drives Crystal’s conviction that all people have unlimited potential for greatness if they only understand how to access those resources.


Crystal’s research in the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics provides the scientific knowledge she uses to help people use their minds proactively and evolve their consciousness to move themselves out of misery and into a fulfilled and happy life.


Crystal’s personal coaching, speaking, CD and video programs, books, and articles have helped people all over the world. She is a Member of the International Coaching Federation, a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, the founder of Crystal Vision Life, Ltd, (crystalvisionlife.com) and Skinny Life™ a wellness company (skinnylife.com).  Her book Skinny Life- The Secret to Being Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit, is available Barnes & Noble.com and Amazon.com.   She travels the world with her husband, best-selling author and entrepreneur Mark Victor Hansen, speaking, inspiring, and teaching leadership. Crystal and Mark are releasing a new co-written book called ASK! The Bridge from Your Dreams to Your Destiny in Spring of 2020. They are both passionate about the health of our planet and the need to create comprehensively sustainable energy and water solutions. Together they are owners of Natural Power Concepts, a Hawaii based company focused on cleaning up the planet through natural energy devices.  They live happily in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona.



Website: markvictorhansen.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MarkVictorHansenFanPage

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/markvictorhansen/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MarkVHansen

LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/markvhansen/

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1WRGxfPQ5JMQL-NDa_jO8Q


Website: www.crystalvisionlife.com

Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/crystaldwyerhansen/

Instagram   https://www.instagram.com/crystaldwyerhansen/

Twitter   https://twitter.com/CrystalVision

YouTube   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC91WJR4T23sp7MFB5Ws1_lg?view_as=subscriber

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/crystaldwyer/







Meet Entrepreneur and Visionary David Nieves

David Nieves is a Founding Partner of Global Platform Solutions. 
He was born in San Juan Puerto Rico. Father of 5. International speaker, Mindset Coach, and  Entrepreneur. Build sales channels and tribes of leaders to produce 250 million in 4 years.
@evolving_david (Insta)
David and Dr. Denise discussed how to be in flow and alchemize suffering to go next level in all areas of one’s life!
Listen and BE inspired: