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Kefi L!fe

Summary: Flourish and feel alive in mind, body and soul - the Greek way! Join radio personality Kiki Vale on Kefi L!fe, a podcast that will enlighten listeners to discover ways to prosper in life and seize moments. The energy and essence of our episodes is to lead you to a life where all is well- Ola Kala! Take care of the body through nutrition and movement. Cultivate the mind through thought and discussion. Nourish the soul through prayer, passion and “philotimo” – one of my favorite Greek words, and one that is uniquely Greek; it describes a way of life; the spirit of duty and doing what’s right and honorable even when difficult. Each week, Kiki will begin her episode with a logo, or word, to help harmonize your mind, body and soul. Kefi, another formidable word, bringing joy, passion & soul to the podcast, will combine with the tenets of wellness. Like a true Hellene, Kiki will share recipes, storytelling, commentary, expert interviews, all of which lean upon the knowledge and wisdom learned at the table of her Greek ancestors, philosophers and from leading doctors specializing in Integrative Medicine. Kiki is a graduate of the school of Integrative Nutrition. Tune in each week to build on a life of Ola Kala – All Is Well. NOTE: This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

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 31. Iron Man Mental Toughness for Every-Day People | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:51

31. Iron Man Mental Toughness for Every-Day People Endure It Sports Club (ranked 6th internationally) owner and Ironman Top Ranking female competitor, Sara Fix, joins Kefi L!fe to mentally inspire all of us to our personal finish line!  Sara competing in Ironman with daughter Olivia cheering her on   Today's Lexi:  Σίδερο — Sídero (Iron)   Sara being interviewed   In this episode:  This week Sara Fix, a fiercely competitive and mentally sharp athlete, shares her story of participating and placing in 28 Ironman Triathlons, and now preparing for her 30th, only 3 weeks away.   Ironman is one of a series of long-distance races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation, consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22 mile run raced in that order.   Today, Sara, an athletic champion in every way, talks about the mental grit associated with one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.   As a 7th place ranking female in her age group in the world, Sara is privy to information that can address mental toughness in athletics and in life, and this she does during the episode.   Sara addresses the process of Ironman participation and qualification.   How does one qualify for an event like this?   She tells us about workarounds to obstacles and the  most exhilarating moment in Ironman.  How does training for a race like this parallel life?  Sara’s 3 Tips to succeed with athletic events and specifically Ironman. 1 - FAMILY FIRST!  Attack your fitness preparation and execution goals by including, not excluding, significant others.  Involving loved ones will create and inspire a long-term lifestyle sport vs a conducting a short term goal.  People often think they should hide their training and activity level. They try to fit it in and end up frustrating themselves and their family. The key is to expose the hard work. Make a calendar for the family to see. This way your family and loved ones know what you are doing, and they see the sacrifice. I agree your training should not be on their time it should be early mornings, evenings when things are winding down, times when your family is doing something that does not require your attention. If, you fit your training in and they see you are doing it when it does not affect then they are more receptive. Then there are no secrets, and you can ask for help on days you might need a little more time. Sharing in the journey also allows them the opportunity to get involved… maybe take a swim, ride, or a run with you. Finally, encourage your family to come watch your events they will then have a visual of what compromise, dedication, hard work and commitment to a goal looks like. They will enjoy seeing that you too can work hard. It’s called walking the walk- leading by example and it is priceless 2 - LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE  Surround yourself with like-minded people who help to create camaraderie and community.  This will ensure it becomes lifestyle long term goal.  Honestly there is nothing you can do for long periods of time without support. Triathlon training has a reputation for being selfish. This reputation started years and years ago. Like any sport golf, tennis, swimming, horseback riding and skiing they take lots of training to be good and there are existing outlets that have been established like clubs, resort, schools, and training centers allowing community around these activities.  Triathlon unfortunately did not have those establishments in place so, people originally spent the hours swimming, biking, and running alone. All you need is your equipment and a road. So, people did not have to join clubs, resorts etc. to practice.  Training can get alienating and isolating. So, I along with others created clubs and put training groups into place to provide community, camaraderie, and assistance in perfecting people’s ability to swim, bike and run. Historically, look at any sport it becomes mainstream and “normal” when you can join a group and enjoy the activity. That is what I have created with developing Endure It Sports and Endure It Triathlon Club. You are part of a group learning a skill, perfecting it, and competing. This will not only allow the sport of triathlon to flourish but, people’s desire to do the sport is met for years.   3 - NUTRITION Train your brain (mental), train your body (physical), a very important component is that nutrition, which fuels the mind and the body!!! Nutrition for athletes requires a specific individual plan. The key is to practice consumption of carbs, liquid, electrolytes, sodium, calories all IN TRAINING.  On race day, your body should be familiar with absorbing the calories.  A very specific outline of sodium mg, ounces of fluid based on seat rate and calories primarily made up of carbs to keep firing your system and burning fats too.  This nutritional process is created and practiced over and over in all conditions, so you are ready to meet any challenge and be prepared for the conditions of race day. Recovery is huge and vital, and it requires hydration and plenty of protein.   Remember to fuel like an athlete, fuel your body to be strong and healthy.  Food is not a mere comfort indulgence, but rather to fill voids.  Use food like you use gasoline for a car to run and keep going.   Finally, join Sara and the entire crew from Endure It Sports on Thanksgiving morning 2021 for the Beat The Bird Race.  Links below.     Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment includes four tips to make it to the endzone!    Resources: endure it! - Beat the Bird Race Beat the Bird Race Registration IronMan   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365 For a natural and uplifting support with your health and wellness connect with Kiki to discover the beauty of essentials oils. My.doterra.com/kefilife   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.    

 30. Massage: The Modality for All | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:08

30. Massage: The Modality for All Incorporate Massage: A little self care goes a long way to your well being Molly Fournier   Today's Lexi:  Κίνηση — Kínisi (Movement) Molly and Kiki   In this episode:  As we transition seasons, it’s time to introduce new methods, or re-introduce old practices of self-care to our wellness routine. Let us give ourselves permission to slowdown and make way for the naturally uplifting and scientific form of body work also known as Massage Therapy.    In this episode, Molly Fournier, LMT, shares her professional experience with Massage and how it extends quality of life, increases mobility, eliminates toxins, improves circulation and most important reduces stress. Learn the types of massage, which one is right for you and how often should you get body work done in order to feel well and be well.   Molly speaks to her experience working with athletes maintaining their peak physical condition to post-surgical massage for spine surgeries, joint replacements and joint repairs.   Molly trained in kinesiology and certified as a Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) Specialist with Rock Tape since 2014.   Foam Rolling to Correct Posture   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment describes FOAM ROLLING as a simple way to relieve body pain in the comfort of your own personal space.   Resources: MollyLMT.com RockTape.com Mayo Clinic - Massage Therapy   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365 For a natural and uplifting support with your health and wellness connect with Kiki to discover the beauty of essentials oils. My.doterra.com/kefilife   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.  

 29. Rules of Staying Organized! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:51

29. Rules of Staying Organized! You've decided to get organized, now what are the steps and rules? This week, in the final episode of the Organizational Series, viable tips and rules are given to help you start the process of decluttering, resulting in peace of mind. Linda and Meredith of Gab It Out Before Presenting a Decluttering Speech at North Shore Senior Center   Today's Lexi:  Ειρήνη — Ειρήνη (Peace) Meredith and Trisha at the Airport Traveling to Another State to Organize and Declutter In this episode:  This week Kiki wraps up the Organization Series with organizers Linda Gusloff M.S. ED and Meredith Bennett Consultant of GAB IT OUT!  They help you declutter garages, attics, basements and more.  Meredith and Linda are so effective at clearing space and making a difference in one’s life, that they have been commissioned to work in 13 different states.  They are available for hire anywhere if you are feeling overwhelmed with your stuff and clutter. In this episode: specific tips, and rules to get you started with the transformation of clutter to clarity.      Messy Closet Organized Closet Messy Bedroom Organized Bedroom   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment reminds you that your trash could very well be someone else’s treasure. Discover places to donate.   Linda With a Youth Organizer   Resources: GabItOut.com Windy City Live 7 Brilliant Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed 21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own GoodWill.org BuffaloExchange.com SalvationArmy.org   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365 For a natural and uplifting support with your health and wellness connect with Kiki to discover the beauty of essentials oils. My.doterra.com/kefilife   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

 28. The Decision to Get Organized - DO IT! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:08

28. The Decision to Get Organized - DO IT! Whether you are moving, getting ready for a new season, or most importantly decluttering for the health of it, the decision to get started is the most important step! Linda and Meredith of Gab It Out Hauling Stuff   Today's Lexi:  Αλλαγή — Allagí (Change)   In this episode:  This week, organizers Linda Gusloff M.S. ED and Meredith Bennett Consultant of GAB IT OUT, return to discuss the first steps in getting organized in your home, office, or any personal space.  As seen on Windy City Live, these dynamos deliver a life changing result and do it quickly.    These professionals are equipped to work without judging the situation and moving through an emotional process that can be daunting.    Linda and Meredith reveal the assessment and the process of getting clarity in your personal space during this second episode of the organizational series.   Holiday Mess in the Garage Meredith Ready to Take Out the Mess   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment tells you what to do with those keys that always go missing.   Organized Garage   Resources: GabItOut.com Windy City Live Key Hooks   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365 For a natural and uplifting support with your health and wellness connect with Kiki to discover the beauty of essentials oils. My.doterra.com/kefilife   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

 27. Release Emotional Clutter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:27

27. Release Emotional Clutter The emotional baggage that accompanies too much stuff resulting in too little time can be discarded!   It’s time to let it go and let it be! Gab It Out Team   Today's Lexi:  Συναισθήματα — Synaisthímata (Emotions)   In this episode:  This week Kiki takes control of her environment with the help of organizers Linda Gusloff M.S. ED and Meredith Bennett, Consultant of GAB IT OUT.  As seen on Windy City Live, these dynamos deliver a life changing result and do it quickly.   Kiki experienced the first-hand joy of releasing emotions that are associated with distracting clutter. You can also learn why a busy room dizzies the mind, and how to combat that!  Join Linda and Meredith for a deeper look at how to clear your space and your mind in part one of the organizational series.  This episode reveals the power of feeling well with a less-is-more attitude.    Teen Closet (Before) Teen Closet (After)   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment tells you how to GET IT DONE!   Adult Closet (Before) Adult Closet (After) Resources: GabItOut.com Windy City Live   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365 For a natural and uplifting support with your health and wellness connect with Kiki to discover the beauty of essentials oils. My.doterra.com/kefilife   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

 26. The Healing Power of Herbs! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:07

26. The Healing Power of Herbs! Icarian Herbalist Vassilia offers her wisdom and natural healing via herbs. Your mind will open to organic and wondrous gifts to the earth, which positively impact your wellness.    Herbalist Vasilla   Today's Lexi:  Βότανο — Votano (Herb) Rosemary Herb shop in Melia In this episode:  This week Kiki finds herself in an herbal shop in Raches Ikaria, Greece.  You’re invited to listen and be enlightened by the conversation that Kiki conducted with Greek herbalist Vassilia, owner of Melia handmade natural products shop on the northern Aegean Island of Greece.  Learn how herbalists help with human healing of the mind, body and spirit.  In line with the Hippocratic teaching, Vassilia discusses the importance of understanding a patient’s health, independence of mind, and the need for harmony between the individual, social and natural environment.  Friends, if you’re interest in the eastern concept of healing with herbs has intrigued you, then you may want to check out the THREE TREASURES of Chinese medicine.  Yet another ancient philosophy that incorporates the mind, body, spirit harmony!  The links are below for your further education, and God bless you in your path to integrate your whole person!! Thank you to previous Kefi L!fe guest Registered Dietician, Colleen Coffey (IG @Colleencoffey.rdn) for the information about Herbworks   Majoram Herb   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment looks at herbal teas as medicine drinks.    Herbs in Melia Store Resources: Valsamo - Greek Food Remedies Herbs De Provence - Recipe HerbWorks.com Three Treasures Thousands Are Evacuated As Fires Rampage Through Forests In Greece Colleen Coffey on Instagram (@Colleencoffey.rdn)   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365 For a natural and uplifting support with your health and wellness connect with Kiki to discover the beauty of essentials oils. My.doterra.com/kefilife   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

 25. Healing Places of Greece with Dimitris! - Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:58

25. Healing Places of Greece with Dimitris! - Part 3 This week Kiki virtually travels to Greece to interview Greek Tour Operator Dimitris Paschalis about the healing places in Greece.  Dimitris at the world heritage site   Today's Lexi:  Μύθος — Mythos (Myth) Dimitris picking olives Dimitris at a tavern in Delphi In this episode:  In this episode Dimitris gives the history behind the olive tree in Greece.  We learn about some olive varieties including the green and Kalamata olive.  A visit to the archeological site in Delphi will afford you the opportunity to experience a dynamic olive grove producing thousands of olives.  The olive grove of Amfissa is one of the oldest in Greece, the largest continuous one in the Balkans and dates back 3000 years.  It looms the Delphia landscape, extending from Amfissa to the Korintian Sea and from Eratini to Kirra with more than 1 million trees.  Almost 70 percent of them more than 150 years old.  Today, the olive grove is considered a trademark for the Delfian landscape, a site protected by Unesco for its cultural heritage.   We thank Dimitris for sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural beauty of Greece, which enhances and nourishes the lives of people on a global level.   Thus, it is truly heartbreaking to note, that recently, much of the country has suffered the siege of destructive and devastating wildfires.  According to the BBC, Greece and Turkey have been battling devastating blazes for weeks as the region suffers its worst heatwave in decades.     Evia, a large island to the north and east of Athens, struggled with two fire fronts which have destroyed thousands of hectares of land, with numerous houses and businesses.   Naturalist and anthropologist experts say that this heavenly seaside village of Evia is considered the whole of Greece in one island.  A unique world, full of natural surroundings, rich vegetation, clear blue waters, therapeutic springs, and cultural heritage.  This extraordinary wellness place needs our help.   There are many organizations and social media sites that are supporting fundraising efforts for the misplaced people of Greece.  Check out this wonderful shopping donation option to offer aid. There are many organizations and social media sites that are supporting fundraising efforts for the misplaced people of Greece.  Check out this wonderful shopping donation option to offer aid……. www.desmos.org Prayers, courage and strength to our friends all over Europe who are in this tumultuous climate disaster.         Kiki at the original olive tree   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment offers a few olive oil products for skincare   Resources: History of Delphi Peter Sommer Travels - Greek GeographyAll About the Different Types of Greek Olives Health Benefits of Green Olives Greece wildfires: Evia island residents forced to evacuateThousands Are Evacuated As Fires Rampage Through Forests In Greece Thousands Are Evacuated As Fires Rampage Through Forests In Greece   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365 For a natural and uplifting support with your health and wellness connect with Kiki to discover the beauty of essentials oils. My.doterra.com/kefilife   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

 24. Healing Places of Greece with Dimitris! - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:00

24. Healing Places of Greece with Dimitris! - Part 2 This week Kiki virtually travels to Greece to interview Greek Tour Operator Dimitris Paschalis about the healing places in Greece.  Dimitris at Temple of Poseidon   Today's Lexi:  Εδαφος - Ε-da-fos - Soil Dimitris prepares a customary Mediteranean pasta sauce   In this episode:  A light and lovely conversation about the contributions of geology and geography of Greece.  How do these natural forces influence the Mediterranean diet?  What are the top 3 beloved foods of Greece, and what makes them so?   Cooking is an art form, and Dimitris describes the tastiest way to achieve a masterpiece.  A glance at Crete, the fifth largest island in Greece, leads to water, the people and Dakos.  Learn all about it in this episode. We thank Dimitris for sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural beauty of Greece, which enhances and nourishes the lives of people on a global level.  Thus, it is truly heartbreaking to note, that recently, much of the country is now under the siege of destructive and devasting wildfires.  According to the BBC, Greece and Turkey have been battling devastating blazes for nearly two weeks as the region suffers its worst heatwave in decades.  Evia, a large island to the north and east of Athens, is struggling with two fire fronts which have destroyed thousands of hectares of land, with numerous houses and businesses.   Naturalist and anthropologist experts say that this heavenly seaside village of Evia is considered the whole of Greece in one island.  A unique world, full of natural surroundings, rich vegetation, clear blue waters, therapeutic springs, and cultural heritage.  This extraordinary wellness place needs our help.  There are many organizations and social media sites that are supporting fundraising efforts for the misplaced people of Greece.  Check out this wonderful shopping donation option to offer aid. www.desmos.org Prayers, courage and strength to our friends all over Europe who are in this tumultuous climate disaster.      Cretan Dakos   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment shares the skin benefits a fresh tomato can give you.    Resources: Cretan Dakos Peter Sommer Travels - Greek Geography Greece wildfires: Evia Island Residents Forced to Evacuate Thousands Are Evacuated As Fires Rampage Through Forests In Greece   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365 For a natural and uplifting support with your health and wellness connect with Kiki to discover the beauty of essentials oils. My.doterra.com/kefilife   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

 23. Healing Places of Greece with Dimitris! - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:18

23. Healing Places of Greece with Dimitris! - Part 1 This week Kiki virtually travels to Greece to interview Greek Tour Operator Dimitris Paschalis about the healing places in Greece.  Dimitris at Melisanni    Today's Lexi:  Θερμικός — Ther-mikos (Thermal) Melissani   In this episode:  First stop is to one of the most important regions of Greece, the Peloponnesus.  Dimitris will enlighten us on the shrine of Asklepios, and the Epidaurus theatre considered one of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture and part of the World Heritage Collection.  In ancient times, Epidaurus served as a hospital and a theatre.  The waters of Epidaurus were focused on the cleansing of the patient both in body and soul.   The patient would visit the hospital and be required to take a bath for inner cleanse also known as a Kartharsis.  After the bath, with a clean soul, the patient would go to sleep in the dormitory, or Kimiterion.  It was during the sleeping that the patient would be visited by the god Aschleipius and be told what to do to heal their condition.  Upon waking, the patient would reveal what Aschleipius said to do, and the priest of the sanctuary would interpret and give instructions for healing.  Next stop, Thermopylae, where the world-famous battle took place between the Greek forces and the Spartans.   We learn that Thermopylae is also an important location for visiting the hot springs due to their incredible medicinal value.   Ever hear of Melissani?  You must experience this natural cave that boasts beauty and health!! Kefalonia is the place to go for an experience and view that feels like paradise. Finally, one should consider a trip to Vouliagmeni, Athens where the lake hosts a powerful amount of healing minerals for the human body.    Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment encourages you to keep it clean so you will have peace of mind! Springs of Thermopylae Spartan Helmet Resources: Melissani Cave Springs of Thermopylae Athens Riviera   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365 For a natural and uplifting support with your health and wellness connect with Kiki to discover the beauty of essentials oils. My.doterra.com/kefilife   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

 22. The Gift of Our Elders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:50

22. The Gift of Our Elders Elders bring to life a certain joy that the younger generation has not yet experienced. Today we examine the delights of our grandparents and ancestors. Bonding with Elders   Today's Lexi:  Σοφία- Sofía (Wisdom) Yia Yia   In this episode:  This week Kiki shares personal lessons she lived with family and elders to lead a more balanced life. Why are traditions so important? What are some traditions Greeks follow to unite their household? A trip down memory lane solidifies the prominence of setting good examples and imparting them onto the next generation.    Walking Elder Through Door   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Presenting simple ways to respect our elders. New Year Coin Resources: Tasso's Greek Restaurant Vasilopita - The Greek Lucky New Year's Cake   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365 For a natural and uplifting support with your health and wellness connect with Kiki to discover the beauty of essentials oils. My.doterra.com/kefilife   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

 21. Living Your Purpose Increases Your Health - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:58

21. Living Your Purpose Increases Your Health - Part 2 Award winning artist Jill Bradshaw lives a life of purpose with family and art.  She shares the importance of noticing activities which spark joy, directly linked to purpose. Artist Jill Bradshaw   Today's Lexi:  κεφι— Kefi (exuberance for life and a spirited feeling)   In this episode:  This week Award Winning Artist Jill Bradshaw returns to explore passion with purpose, and the power of combining these to achieve JOY!  Jill’s artistic and technical ability, earned her numerous 1st place National Art competitions, a scholarship at Parson’s School of Design in New York City and a first-place full scholarship to attend The American Academy of Art.  Her work spans commercial illustration to her largest undertaking for the well-known collection “Eden Palais Carousel,” the most complete European salon carousel in existence.  Today we learn about the classics born in ancient Greece and Italy, which are in themselves a form of harmony.  Art is a purpose which keeps Jill healthy, as it is a form of mediation, doing it brings peace.  Each of us can create beauty with a purpose, the key is to unleash it and share with the world.   “Life is like art, when it is in harmony one can become emotionally healthy.”  “Carry your passion into your purpose and the result is magical”   Eden Palias  Jill's Art  Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment presents the influence of combining hobbies in nature.   Resources: JillBradshaw.com SanfilippoFoundation.org PaletteAndChisel.org   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365 For a natural and uplifting support with your health and wellness connect with Kiki to discover the beauty of essentials oils. My.doterra.com/kefilife   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

 20. Living Your Purpose Increases Your Health - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:00

20. Living Your Purpose Increases Your Health - Part 1 Award winning artist Jill Bradshaw discusses her timeless art and how anyone living with purpose will spark joy for self and others! Jill Bradshaw   Today's Lexi:  `Σκοπός — Sko-pos (Purpose)   In this episode:  This week Kiki has the distinct pleasure of visiting with Award Winning Artist Jill Bradshaw to explore the relevance of living with purpose.  Since childhood, Jill has been creating and recreating art with a technical ability and keen eye, which has led her to a fulfilling life of purpose.  “Life is like art, when it is in harmony you become emotionally healthy.”  “Carry your passion into your purpose and the result is magical” As “The Artist in Residence” for the world’s largest private collection of automated musical antiques, European fairground art and Victorian antiquities at the Sanfilippo Victoria Palace, she has garnered international acclaim for her talent.  Her passion for history, attention to detail and an unwavering love of her craft contributes to a life full of adventure.  Jill talks about her superpower and how you too can find yours!!!   Artist Jill Bradshaw    Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment presents the art of handwritten notes and their uplifting power!   Resources: JillBradshaw.com SanfilippoFoundation.org PaletteAndChisel.org   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365 For a natural and uplifting support with your health and wellness connect with Kiki to discover the beauty of essentials oils. My.doterra.com/kefilife   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

 19. Steak, Fish, and Flavors on the Grill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:14

19. Steak, Fish, and Flavors on the Grill Chef Dean Eliacostas returns with excellent insight on selecting meats, marinading them and info on his preferred flavor profile.  Chef Dean Eliacostas   Today's Lexi:  υπομονή — Eepomonee (Patience)   In this episode:  Fresh, not messy, simple and the Mediterranean approach each fit into Chef Dean’s method to cooking a memorable meal for guests.   Discover his standard marinade that is always on hand in his fridge, and an easy one to replicate for your family and kitchen. Do you grill fish? If so, Chef Dean has some great pointers regarding this light and wonderful summer protein.  And which delicacy tastes better than the butter? All this and plenty more to wet your palate this July, the national month of grilling! Chef Dean is a proud graduate of The Culinary Institute of America.  His experience expands decades of culinary creations at Capital Grille, Marche, River’s Restaurant, Mercantile Exchange, and other fine dining establishments.  Currently Chef Dean wears the hat of Program Director of the Culinary Arts Department at Moraine Valley College.   Chef Dean's Holds His Masterpiece   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment spotlight is on SALT.  It’s the simplest seasoning to add flavor, but were you aware that there are numerous types of salts?    Resources: National Grilling Month - July TheCapitalGrille.com Culinary Institute of America   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   Please be sure to follow the Kefi L!fe podcast to ensure that you are Ola Kala in mind, body and soul.  Insta: kefilife365   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

 18. The Basics of Grilling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:00

18. The Basics of Grilling Chef Dean joins us to prepare the grill for July and beyond.  Learn the essentials to prep for a memorable summer meal. Chef Dean Eliacostas   Today's Lexi:  Σπίτι — Speeti (Home)   In this episode:  Hello July! If summer had one defining scent, it would have to be the smell of meats on the grill.  In today’s episode, Culinary Chef Dean Eilacostas, reveals the best way to prepare your grill for tasty and delicious proteins, veggies and more. How do you clean the grates, should you lay down foil on the grill, what’s the biggest no-no and so much more.  Chef Dean is a proud graduate of The Culinary Institute of America.  His experience expands decades of culinary creations at Capital Grille, Marche, River’s Restaurant, Mercantile Exchange, and other fine dining establishments.  Currently Chef Dean wears the hat of Program Director of the Culinary Arts Department at Moraine Valley College   Chef Dean's Pork Chops   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Today’s Ola Kala Moment presents the valuable and aromatic details on how to use the herb/oil Rosemary     Resources: ciachef.edu TheCapitalGrille.com   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

 17. Longevity and Vitality in the Blue Zones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:00

17. Longevity and Vitality in the Blue Zones Kiki travels to the island of Ikaria - one of the five Blue Zones - to research how people live vitally into their 90’s and 100’s. Kiki and the oldest Ikarian!   Today's Lexi:  Φιλοξενία — Philoxenia (Hospitality)   In this episode:  This week, Kiki unveils Dan Buettner’s Power of 9, practiced in the Blue Zones.  Buettner, a National Geographic fellow, has studied different cultures in the world to discover the secret of living exceptionally long and healthy at the same time.  Purpose, plants and socialization are a few of the things these dynamic folks do to live well.  Learn more about these and the rest of Power of 9 during this episode.  “The calculus of aging offers us two options: We can live a shorter life with more years of disability, or we can live the longest possible life with the fewest bad years. As my centenarian friends showed me, the choice is largely up to us.” – Dan Buettner   Kiki gets lunch the Ikarian way, picking it fresh from the garden.   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Your Ola Kala Moment is all about creating a living space to support a peaceful, happy and comforting environment.    Senior Ikarian moves naturally in his garden   Resources: BlueZones.com   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   This episode made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Whole Sale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com   This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information should be construed as medical advice. Users are encouraged to seek professional medical assistance for any significant health-related matters.

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