Back To School With Crystal Bergfield



It seems like we are being fed a line of bs at every corner. Mainstream media, political parties, extreme groups, they all want to tell us what to think instead of empowering us how to think. Hell, even our education system is in on the heist. We are taught to memorize and take tests instead of learning how to think critically about a situation and develop tools to live in society. Im a truth-teller, a connection maker and I love to teach through stories. We both know that the political game is destroying democracy and we are becoming apathetic. The truth is, we can change the narrative at any time. We have the power to be the change we wish to see in our country, but it takes participation. This podcast will teach you, empower you and give you tools to create community right where you are.We all have a role in creating a future that we can be proud of. Lets start here. You can find the rest of the curriculum at me there and continue the learning.


  • Declaration of Independence

    04/07/2019 Duración: 15min

    Happy 4th of July! We celebrate this day as Independence Day, but we didn't actually win our independence on this day. If you didn't know this tidbit you should listen to this podcast and learn more. If you did know this, you should still listen and be inspired by the revolutionary action taken by the authors and signers.As you go about your 4th, take a listen and decide for yourself if it's time we develop an updated battle cry, a new declaration for our citizens. It's time to unite and rise up! See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Suicide Education and Awareness with Kim Bryan

    09/06/2019 Duración: 01h16min

    This interview was done out of studio with Kim Bryan, Executive Director of Rattle the Stars. She started this organization after losing her son to suicide to bring awareness and education to families and prevent other families from experiencing the trauma her family has faced. Using her education in Sociology, Kim has dedicated her time and energy to uplifting the community in central Illinois. During our talk Kim shares that suicide is the second leading cause of death in children, just behind accidental deaths. With suicide taking more lives than cancer and homicide in children, why do those issues get more awareness and funding than suicide education? We talk about the issues and we talk about compassion and care. Kim will teach you how to support children and adults who may be thinking about suicide. I also open up about my bout with suicidal thoughts while dealing with PTSD. As a survivor, I know that current suicide support isn't working, and I can tell you that what Kim is doing is exactly what our

  • A Frank Discussion With Hanged Man, A.M. Pfeffer

    29/04/2019 Duración: 01h08min

    I recently sat down with author and hanged man, A.M. Pfeffer. In his new book, "Of, By and For the Hanged Man", he dives deep and shares the secret to truth. We must hang ourselves upside down and face our own contradictions to see our personal truth. He talks about our future as a human race and how our current systems are contributing to where we currently find ourselves. During the interview, we expand on his book, he asks me to share a few of my own contradictions, he asks me to share my vision for our country and then we wrap up with potential solutions for our country. Please enjoy this bonus interview.To find A.M.'s new book, "Of, By and For the Hanged Man" check out his website. You absolutely need to purchase his book today. It's an easy read and an investment in yourself. Truth Seekers Align and Ignite!To catch more learning already live, join me on Patreon. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Let's Talk About the Federal Reserve with Author and Hanged Man, A.M. Pfeffer

    29/04/2019 Duración: 27min

    Welcome back. I had a great conversation with author and Hanged Man, A.M. Pfeffer. We had a frank discussion about the Federal Reserve and other cogs in our wheel that make our lives go round. Like many hanged men, A.M. Pfeffer has a diverse background, including Mortgage Broker and Lender during our housing crisis and national recession. A.M. took the time to study his own contradictions as well as those in our American financial systems, a long with a few others he talks about in his new book, "Of, By and For the Hanged Man". Together, A.M. and I bring our critical eyes to the Federal Reserve. More questions than answers, it's always great to have truth seekers join me in the Treehouse. Find A.M. Pfeffer and his new book hereFind more learning with Crystal here See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Beyond the Arguments, Toward Solutions

    22/04/2019 Duración: 11min

    I always love week four of the month. This week I take a walk through blame, talk about Tax Solutions and somehow end up painting dicks on houses. It seems Americans get off on blaming or demonizing one another. We literally can't agree to disagree in this social media culture. Yikes! And where does it get us? Not anywhere near the truth or stewardship of our tax system, or democracy to be blunt about it. Solutions in this episode are less policy related and more focused on how responsible stewards of our country should be tackling the issues of a complex tax system, misuse of our tax dollars, and blame to be had on both sides of any one issue. If it were the military, We'd cite them for dereliction of duty. This one is a bit preachy because sometimes, mama's gotta spit truth. Engage, think about it and talk about it. These episodes are here to spark thought and questioning the world around us. We are taught a few things in life, but mostly, we are taught to accept things as they are. Every week, I will ask y

  • Who's In Charge Here?

    10/04/2019 Duración: 13min

    Welcome to week 2 of taxes. This week I'm talking about the money trail, and of course when we talk about money, we have to talk about who is spending the money. Our national budget is over $4,000,000,000,000! Yeah, they don't show you the zeros so you don't freak out, but you can totally freak out. We need good stewards of money when they are dealing with so much bank. Enjoy the show. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Interview with Lorra Brown, Tax Expert

    03/04/2019 Duración: 32min

    Hey friends. Welcome to another episode. In this episode, I interview Lorra Brown, the CEO of LBE Consulting, LLC. We discussed her personal passion to educate financial literacy. She covered filing statuses, tax credits, deductions, and debunked myths about taxes. No, your dogs are not dependents. I cracked up, but apparently people try this. Lorra also invites us to do our homework! Listen in and share your questions or thoughts. Lorra is a multi-faceted business strategist that works with a plethora of clients around the country. She provides accounting services and business consulting to a diverse bed of self-employed professionals. Lorra is a Certified Public Accountant that has been honored by several organizations for her hard work in the community. Recently, Lorra has been ranked by ECA Accounting as one of the Top 100 Accountants to follow. She obtained her start in financial services working at JP Morgan Chase and she also served as CFO for Dr. Tony Evans and has several years of experience working

  • Am I Allowed to Say Revolution?

    03/04/2019 Duración: 16min

    Hello friends. This week we dive into the history of our tax system. Did you know our independence started with a people's tax audit?? American colonists were being taxed by the British government without representation and they decided it was too much. Not only that, but they were enduring violence and suppression and were DONE! A lot of what the colonists experienced is what we are experiencing today. Do we have the power and organization to demand our rights as ONE Nation, ONE People? See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • What are we doing well in the world of jobs and wages?

    27/03/2019 Duración: 15min

    Week 4 is all about solutions. In this podcast I address what we are doing well. While many of us feel like the whole country is failing, there are some areas that we excel in. As we've all heard, don't throw the baby out with the bath water. In this podcast I highlight entrepreneurs and how their passions have driven forward as a nation. If you want to hear about my solutions, head over to my Patreon page and sign up to support what I am doing. I created a video to address our shortcomings.Enjoy and shine on! See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Interview with Leanne Holitza, Small Business Owner

    27/03/2019 Duración: 28min

    For our final week on jobs, I wanted to highlight a local small business owner who has made it her mission to empower others through healing and offering an affordable space for other healers to do their work. Armed with her education, knowledge, and experience, Leanne Holitza is making an impact in her community. Please enjoy our conversation about the struggles and the joys of owning a small business. And then, take a moment to understand the value of community businesses and how you contribute to their success or failure. Shine on friends. Leanne Holitza's contact information: See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Interview with Dr. Tori Rerick

    20/03/2019 Duración: 31min

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Tori Rerick for this episode. We were out of studio for this episode and I can assure you that the child in the background was being supervised by another adult. ;-)For this week's story-telling, I wanted to highlight the need for paid maternity leave. Did you know that over 50 countries, ones doing quite well financially, have over 6 months of paid maternity leave? So many reasons why this is a good idea. But, every good idea must be supported by the people to gain any foothold in politics. What do you think? Do we need it?Also, check out my Patreon page. This podcast is part of the curriculum, so check in there to get the rest of it!Links to find Tori Rerick and join her on her journey. She is an empowered woman, empowering others around her. If you need empowerment, check her out!Website: tidytor.comInstagram: Hour Podcast:'s Cannabis Podcast: http://ww

  • All We Do Is Work

    20/03/2019 Duración: 16min

    The 3rd week of March I dive into how we stack up with the rest of the world concerning our jobs. In this episode I discuss what work we do most here in the U.S., how much we are working and what the rest of the world is doing and valuing when it comes to work. As Ricky would say, (America) "You have some splainin to do!"Make sure you comment on the episodes if they make you feel some sort of way! I want to hear about it. (Except bullying, nobody wants to hear about that.)Also, check out my Patreon page. This podcast is part of the curriculum, so check in there to get the rest of it! See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Can You Afford the American Dream?

    11/03/2019 Duración: 35min

    Can we all afford the American dream any more? Is there still an American dream? And who is responsible to ensure that we as Americans are being paid what we are worth? There seems to be a shift happening in what we value. How do we move forward?You can find the rest of the curriculum at my PatreonJoin me there and continue the learning See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • What's Your Worth?

    11/03/2019 Duración: 37min

    This week I hosted a panel discussion with some intelligent folks. We gathered around the table and talked about our value. Our country values our ability to produce for the economy; but in a discussion about jobs and wages, we found ourselves avoiding our monetary worth. The question is: what is our worth?You can find the rest of the curriculum at my PatreonJoin me there and continue the learning See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Jobs and Passions Conversation with Kelly

    04/03/2019 Duración: 27min

    Hi friends. Part of this podcast is story-telling. Stories allow us all to see how similar we really are. This episode I sit down with a young and passionate animal rights activist who was taught to use her passions to drive her contributions in society. But, as you will hear, she doesn't feel so supported in our country right now to be the passionate, service-driven woman she really is. Can anyone else relate?You can find the rest of the curriculum at my PatreonJoin me there and continue the learning See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • A Slave, an Ice Man, and a Coal Miner walk into a Bar

    04/03/2019 Duración: 14min

    This episode discusses the evolution of work in our country. I discuss how our mistreatment of former slaves is relevant to our need to move toward clean energy today. Will we learn from our lessons past or will we continue the cycles of abuse and ignorance? We need intelligence to move forward in our country and ensure that all Americans are able to survive and thrive in these difficult times.You can find the rest of the curriculum at my PatreonJoin me there and continue the learning See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • What Do We Do When the World Seems Upside Down?

    25/02/2019 Duración: 15min

    Hi friends. This is a personal video I'm sharing so people can get to know me and why I'm doing what I do. I am living a purpose-driven life to serve and lead. I want to do my part to elevate our humanity, and I'd love for you to join me.You can find the rest of the curriculum at my PatreonJoin me there and continue the learning See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • What's the Hook?

    25/02/2019 Duración: 12min

    This is my first podcast and I talk about what's going on with the truth in this country. Nobody is discussing how our history and current actions affect us all. I'm discussing a few of them here. Let's start a conversation and talk about changing what doesn't work for us. Common sense, not political debating is the way to solve our problems. You can find the rest of the curriculum at my PatreonJoin me there and continue the learning See for privacy and opt-out information.