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Kefi Life

Summary: Flourish and feel alive in mind, body and soul - the Greek way! Join radio personality Kiki Vale on Kefi Life, 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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 8. The Body Beautiful - Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:00

8. The Body Beautiful - Part 3 The Body Beautiful - Part 3 is all about “flow and go,” which can happen once the central nervous system has given the green light. Plus, how do you relieve bunion pain?    Today's Lexi:  Θεραπεία — Ther-a-pia (Therapy)   In this episode:  In today’s episode, Maura Gates, of Flex Activation, puts her knowledge of activation to work on feet and on athletes who struggle with color obstacles.  The central nervous system’s role can protect you when your body is shutting down, that’s when it’s time to BE ACTIVATED! This athletic trainer teaches you how to activate yourself and live more vibrantly in your body. Feel free to email Maura for an initial consultation: mauragates@gmail.com.   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Walking Therapy is an oxygen filled, enjoyable, and interactive activity to do on a regular basis. Learn more about this wonderfully effective practice during the Ola Kala Moment.   Resources: Email Maura (mauragates@gmail.com) for an initial consultation! Flex Chicago on Instagram (@flex_chicago) If you want to reset your body to its fullest potential and discover more about Neuromuscular Activity, connect with Douglas Heel (https://douglasheel.com). Maura was trained by this Australian “Be Activated” practitioner.    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 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.

 7. The Body Beautiful - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:00

7. The Body Beautiful - Part 2 The Beautiful Body series continues with Part 2, exploring Activation and Belly Breathing techniques.   Today's Lexi:  κίνησις — Kinesis (Movement)   In this episode:  This week, Athletic Trainer Maura Gates of Flex Activation & Wellness returns to continue the discussion on Neuro Muscular Activation, a technique which detects pain. Learn it, and how to apply Belly Breathing to your routine. There are simple and practical ways to live well; Maura shares some of them with you!   Today's Ola Kala Moment: Your Ola Kala Moment enlightens you on the benefit of Hydrotherapy, or water cure.  Have knee problems or back issues? You will want to try Hydrotherapy.   Resources: Email Maura Flex Chicago on Instagram (@flex_chicago) Flex Activation & Wellness on Facebook Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   This episode is made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis - Ranked #1 https://www.ltlawchicago.com and Kingdom Farms Wholesale Meats https://www.kingdomfarms.com/wholesale-meats/poultry   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.

 6. The Body Beautiful - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:00

6. Beautiful Body Beautiful - Part 1 Can we relieve pain with Neuromuscular Activation? What is it and how does it work?  “The Beautiful Body:” A 3-part series (featuring athletic trainer Maura Gates) explains more.    Today's Lexi:  Σώμα - Soma (Body)   In this episode:  Therapist Douglas Heel says, “Do the right thing to your body, and it will respond immediately!” Our featured guest, Athletic Trainer Maura Gates, has been trained and certified in BE ACTIVATED or Neuromuscular Activation, a technique developed by Douglas Heel. Maura teaches us to BE ACTIVATED, reduce pain and share the value of Belly Breathing.  She will touch upon the immune system, acute pain and the number 1 body issue for men and women.  The Body, one third of the whole person, requiring balance.   Today's Ola Kala Moment: During this week’s Ola Kala Moment, Kiki, a Certified Aroma Touch Therapist, shares her favorite method of human touch, Aroma Touch Therapy. Powerful and simple, you will want to attempt this with loved ones.   Resources: Maura on LinkedIn Flex Chicago on Instagram (@flex_chicago) DouglasHeel.com Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   This episode is made possible in part by: The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis https://www.ltlawchicago.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.

 5. The Natural Way | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:00

5. The Natural Way   Today's Lexi:  φυσικά - natural How does this word help us to improve our lifestyle?     In this episode:  Jen Del Giudice, registered nurse, aromatherapist and oncology certified aesthetician returns to the Kefi L!fe podcast to safely share self care for cancer patients. Jen will touch upon the beauty and efficacy of essential oils and her Luxxe Honor natural products line. The peppermint and tea tree deodorant smells great and stimulates the skin.   Today's Ola Kala Moment: It's March: which oils relieve allergy discomfort?  Find out during this episode.   Credits: Music: Spiro Dussias Graphic Designer: Susan Jackson O’Leary   This episode is, in part, made possible by the Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis: https://www.ltlawchicago.com

 4. Victory Over Self! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:06

4. Victory Over Self! The Greek goddess NIKE - emulates victory! Today's Lexi: νικᾶν - nikan - nike This week’s LEXI applies the symbolism to be victorious over one’s self. In today's episode: Meet Jennifer Del Giudice, Owner & Founder of the Wellness Studio LUXXE HONOR in the western suburbs of Chicago. This goddess in her own right stopped by the KefiL!fe headquarters for a delightful chat about her plans spread the joy of wellness nationally with her studio and natural products.  Jennifer sheds light on the importance of decreasing stress on a deeper level and how to avoid toxins on your body. Today's Ola Kala Moment: It's allergy season: during the Ola Kala moment you’ll discover which essential oil will alleviate the congestion.    

 3. Health - Fitting Out! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:04

3. Health - Fitting Out! What is Fitting Out and why does it make a difference in your health and well-being? Nature and birds teach us something, and so does Zemach Zohar, a former Israeli sergeant, as he advises us to escape the matrix.  Also, use the Circle of Life tool as a way to determine your satisfaction with your overall life and wellness. Part of wellness, eating the rainbow, obviously.  Check out my Godmother-Myrtia’s Marinated Vegetables – Lahanika Marinated recipe, it’s delightful and robust.   Nouna’s MARINATED VEGETABLES Lahanika Marinata The French call these bite-sized marinated vegetable appetizers, “Legumes a la Greque”. MARINADE: 6 cups water 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 cup olive oil 1 cup fresh lemon juice (approximately 4 lemons) 10 sprigs parsley 1 stalk celery with leaves 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 sprigs fresh thyme 2 teaspoons salt 10 peppercorns, cracked 10 coriander seeds, crushed VEGETABLES: 2 pounds - a combination of any of the following: small boiling onions of uniform size (1-inch in diameter), peeled and left whole (or frozen boiling onions, defrosted) tender young green beans, trimmed but left whole trimmed artichoke hearts, quartered (or frozen artichoke hearts, thawed) small carrots, peeled and cut length-wise into sticks small zucchini or yellow crookneck squash (6-inches long), sliced in 1-inch widths (if small squash are not available, half a larger squash length-wise and slice each half into 1-inch widths) small green, red or yellow peppers, seeded and cut length-wise into 1/2-inch strips celery stalks of uniform size, peeled and sliced into 1-inch widths cauliflower florets, cut into bite-size pieces broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces small whole mushrooms of uniform size (1-inch in diameter) GARNISH: 1 bunch red leaf lettuce 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley DIRECTIONS: Yield: 10 appetizer servings or 6 salad servings Combine marinade ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Lower temperature and simmer for 1 hour. Strain marinade into another pan, discarding herbs and seasonings. Return marinade to pot and bring to a boil. Add onions and when marinade returns to a boil, lower heat to simmer, cover pot, and cook onions until tender but not falling apart (15 to 20 minutes). Using a slotted spoon, transfer onions to a large container with a tight fitting cover. Raise heat and bring marinade back to a boil. Add green beans and when marinade returns to a boil, lower heat to simmer, cover pot, and cook beans until tender but still crisp (20 minutes). Transfer beans to container with onions. Continue in this manner with remaining vegetables, never cooking more than one vegetable at a time. The following chart gives the cooking time for each remaining vegetable. Artichokes: 10 to 15 minutes, depending on size Carrots: 10 minutes Zucchini and yellow squash: 5 minutes Peppers: 5 minutes Celery: 5 minutes Cauliflower: 5 minutes Broccoli: 3 minutes Mushrooms: 3 minutes When all the vegetables have been cooked, set marinade aside and cool to room temperature. Pour cooled marinade over vegetables, seal container with a tight fitting cover, and refrigerate vegetables for 12 hours or overnight. To serve, lay a bed of lettuce leaves on a large serving platter. Drain vegetables in a colander (reserving marinade for storing leftovers) and arrange pieces attractively over lettuce. Moisten vegetables with a little reserved marinade and garnish with chopped parsley. NOTE: Leftover vegetables will keep for several days refrigerated in marinade. The marinade can also be reused for preparing more vegetables.

 2. All is Well | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:02

2. All is Well This episode draws from the inspiration of philosopher Lucretius and The Nature of Things to take you beyond COVID-19. Discover how we as organisms survive, and pair it with 10 practices to increase personal strength. Always keeping in mind that as Bio-individuals we live and grow at a different rate. Motivation with Warren Buffett’s strength and how does drinking tea make everything ola kala!

 1. The Beginning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:02

1. The Beginning All good things begin somewhere. Kiki’s journey to mind, body & soul wellness starts with the ancient Greeks and their greatest Doctor of Medicine, Hippocrates of Kos. Also learn about a modern day physician Dr. Weiland his wildly famous restaurant concept – Tru Foods Kitchen. Throw Michelangelo in the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for Ola Kala – All is Well living. Plus, Lexi for the week leaps off the first page of the Old Testament and into this episode!

 Introduction to the Kefi L!fe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:06

Kiki Vale, your guide to creating an Ola Kala Life, introduces you to the Kefi L!fe podcast. Listen to find out what you can expect during each weekly episode.

 Kefi L!fe Teaser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03

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.   kefilife.com Launching March 11th, 2021!  

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