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I am Crina, host of the Dream Again Podcast, and I am incredibly grateful that you are here. I embarked on this podcast journey four years ago, as a continuation of a project centered around the power of togetherness. From "How Can I Heal" to "Dream Again," this podcast has been a transformative experience for me. As a former fashion entrepreneur, I once built a seven-figure, highly profitable business, but a personal story halted my trajectory and made me reassess what truly matters in life.
I believe deeply in the power of dreaming, and this podcast chronicles my journey of rediscovery. Through the stories of my guests and my vulnerable solo episodes, I explore themes of resilience, growth, and the pursuit of beauty and wellness. Join me on this amazing journey as we dive into the depths of human experience and possibility. Your presence and support mean the world to me, and I am honored to have you along for the ride. Thank you for being here, and now is the time to Dream Again.

Dream Again with Crina Okumus Crina Okumus

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

I am Crina, host of the Dream Again Podcast, and I am incredibly grateful that you are here. I embarked on this podcast journey four years ago, as a continuation of a project centered around the power of togetherness. From "How Can I Heal" to "Dream Again," this podcast has been a transformative experience for me. As a former fashion entrepreneur, I once built a seven-figure, highly profitable business, but a personal story halted my trajectory and made me reassess what truly matters in life.
I believe deeply in the power of dreaming, and this podcast chronicles my journey of rediscovery. Through the stories of my guests and my vulnerable solo episodes, I explore themes of resilience, growth, and the pursuit of beauty and wellness. Join me on this amazing journey as we dive into the depths of human experience and possibility. Your presence and support mean the world to me, and I am honored to have you along for the ride. Thank you for being here, and now is the time to Dream Again.

    Key to Amazing Skin, Facial Lymphatic Drainage with Olivia Szmidt

    Key to Amazing Skin, Facial Lymphatic Drainage with Olivia Szmidt

    Today, we have a topic that I am personally very interested in – we're diving into the realm of facial lymphatic drainage. But before we delve into this fascinating subject, let me introduce you to my guest, Olivia Szmidt.

    Olivia has traversed many paths in her professional journey, spending years in the fast-paced world of fashion. A true beauty, both inside and out, Olivia reached a pivotal moment after experiencing prolonged stress. It was then she realized it was time for a change.

    Fascinated by health and drawn to ancient traditions, such as Chinese medicine, during her challenging times, Olivia made the courageous decision to shift gears. Leaving behind the fashion industry, she dedicated herself fully to the realms of beauty and health.

    Meet Olivia Szmidt, the Founder of GET FACE FIT, an esteemed figure in holistic beauty treatments rooted in Far Eastern and Eastern European disciplines. Olivia is not only a licensed Aesthetician but also a Myofascial Release Expert and Integrative Health Practitioner.

    Takeaways
    Facial lymphatic drainage is important for detoxifying the body, removing waste, and de-puffing the face.Draining from the neck first is crucial in facial lymphatic drainage.Signs that someone may need lymphatic drainage include dark circles under the eyes, puffy eyes, and water retention in the face.Lymphatic drainage can be done at home daily or through professional sessions twice a month.When choosing a therapist for lymphatic drainage, it is important to ask questions, read reviews, and have a consultation.Finding the courage to dream again involves letting go, trusting the process, and embracing simplicity.TimeStamps:
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    Introduction and Personal Interest in Facial Lymphatic Drainage
    03:20
    Definition and Importance of Lymphatic Drainage for Facial Care
    06:04
    Techniques and Pathways for Facial Lymphatic Drainage
    09:20
    Signs and Benefits of Facial Lymphatic Drainage
    12:13
    Frequency and Considerations for Lymphatic Drainage
    19:10
    Lifestyle Changes to Support Lymphatic System
    20:31
    Effectiveness of Creams for Lymphatic Drainage
    22:44
    Choosing the Right Therapist for Lymphatic Drainage
    25:28
    Rapid Fire Questions
    35:16
    Advice for Finding the Courage to Dream Again
    37:38
    Conclusion and Invitation to Follow on Instagram

    About this Guest
    Olivia Szmidt
    Founder of GET FACE FIT, Olivia is an esteemed figure in holistic beauty treatments rooted in Far Eastern and Eastern European disciplines. Her expertise lies in the fusion of deep muscle stimulation with non-invasive facelift techniques, focusing on myofascial release, toning, lifting, and sculpting the entire face.
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    • 39 min
    Why Do We Age and Can We Reverse It? Insights from Stanford Professor Tony Wyss-Coray

    Why Do We Age and Can We Reverse It? Insights from Stanford Professor Tony Wyss-Coray

    Today, I am absolutely thrilled to have Professor Tony Wyss-Coray with us, a renowned expert from Stanford University who is revolutionizing our understanding of aging. His groundbreaking research, which recently graced the cover of Nature magazine, reveals a fascinating concept: our organs each have their own "clocks" that offer insights into the aging process and help predict diseases like heart failure and Alzheimer's. This innovative approach stems from his study of blood proteins associated with different organs, highlighting that each organ ages at its own pace.

    In his lab, Professor Wyss-Coray and his team delve into the mysteries of brain aging, investigating why it leads to memory issues and conditions such as Alzheimer's. One of their most remarkable findings is the potential for young blood to rejuvenate older brains, suggesting a promising avenue for reversing some effects of aging. They employ a variety of scientific techniques to explore how our bodies communicate with our brains throughout our lives.

    But Professor Wyss-Coray's influence extends far beyond his lab. He has shared his pioneering discoveries on prestigious platforms such as TED talks and the World Economic Forum, earning recognition in Time Magazine’s list of people transforming healthcare. His entrepreneurial spirit has also led him to found companies dedicated to tackling brain diseases, and his contributions to science have been honored with numerous awards.

    In our discussion today, we aim to unpack Professor Wyss-Coray's recent discoveries in an accessible manner, exploring their significance for the future of aging research and what they could mean for our understanding of how to maintain health as we age. We'll also discuss the impact of exercise on reversing aging and dive into more tips and interesting points about keeping our bodies and brains healthy.

    Takeaways:
    Changes in the composition of blood can impact the brain and contribute to age-related diseases like Alzheimer's.Rejuvenation can be achieved through blood transfusion, with young blood having a positive effect on the brain and overall health.While the aging process cannot be completely reversed, it is possible to slow down aspects of aging and maintain good health until old age.Lifestyle factors, such as exercise and social connections, play a significant role in maintaining good health and slowing down the aging process.The future of aging research holds promise for developing treatments and interventions to improve health and extend a healthy lifespan.

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    • 36 min
    Solo Episode: My Journey & 3 Simple Steps to Cultivate Self-Worth

    Solo Episode: My Journey & 3 Simple Steps to Cultivate Self-Worth

    Today, I wanted to have a solo episode regarding a very important topic in my life, and I hope many more will benefit from my sharing - the power of self-worth. 🎙️🌟 

    In this episode, I delve into the concept of worthiness and its profound influence on my ability to pursue dreams and achieve meaningful goals. I share my journey of grappling with feelings of unworthiness and how I ultimately triumphed over them. I explore the root causes of low self-worth, including childhood experiences, social comparison, trauma, perfectionism, and unhealthy relationships. Additionally, I highlight a pivotal turning point in my life that led to a profound realization of my inherent worth and the importance of embracing my ideas and accomplishments.

    To nurture self-worth, I discuss practical strategies such as self-affirmations, self-compassion, and self-care. These strategies empower me to cultivate a more positive self-image and embrace my intrinsic value.

    🌟 Takeaways 🌟


    Believing in my own worthiness is essential for pursuing dreams and accomplishing meaningful goals.Low self-worth can be rooted in various factors, including childhood experiences, social comparison, trauma, perfectionism, and unhealthy relationships.Recognizing and owning my ideas and accomplishments is crucial for fostering self-worth.Practical strategies for nurturing self-worth include self-affirmations, self-compassion, and self-care.
    As I wrap up this episode, I encourage you to reflect on your journey toward self-worth and consider implementing these strategies into your daily life. Remember, you are deserving of love, respect, and all the blessings life has to offer. 
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    Don't Forget to Live Your Best Life Now

    • 25 min
    Melasma and its Causes, The Effects of Self-Tanners on the Skin, Taking Care of the Skin During Air Travel, Skincare Tips for Men

    Melasma and its Causes, The Effects of Self-Tanners on the Skin, Taking Care of the Skin During Air Travel, Skincare Tips for Men

    The journey to understanding skin health is complex, filled with myths and truths that often blur together. In the latest episode, Dr. Ina Sossoca, an expert in dermatology, takes us through the essentials of maintaining and enhancing skin health. From the critical importance of sun protection to the effective prevention and treatment of conditions like melasma, Dr. Sossoca provides a comprehensive overview that demystifies skincare.

    🌟Sun protection emerges as a non-negotiable pillar for skin health, crucial for preventing not just melasma but also skin cancer.
    🌟The role of hydration and a balanced diet cannot be overstated in their contribution to vibrant, healthy skin.
    🌟Navigating the vast world of skincare requires the guidance of specialists, highlighting the importance of personalized and holistic approaches.
    🌟In a surprising twist, the conversation also touches on the cautious use of self-tanners, underlining their safe application alongside sun protection.
    🌟Men's skincare, often overlooked, is given due attention, emphasizing the need for specific products and routines.

    Dr. Sossoca doesn't shy away from challenging common misconceptions, offering practical advice for skincare during air travel, and stressing the importance of regular skin scans for early detection and prevention of skin cancer.

    But the learning doesn't stop there. As we delve deeper, advanced skincare treatments and preparations for summer skin care are explored, offering listeners a well-rounded perspective on how to care for their skin throughout the year.

    Join us on the Dream Again Podcast for an enlightening dialogue with Dr. Ina Sossoca. Whether you're a skincare novice or an enthusiast, this episode is packed with actionable insights and tips to empower your skincare journey. Let's decode the science, debunk the myths, and discover the path to healthier, more radiant skin together.

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    • 49 min
    Are Skincare Routines the Key to Solving Your Skin Woes with Dermatologist Ina Sosoaca

    Are Skincare Routines the Key to Solving Your Skin Woes with Dermatologist Ina Sosoaca

    ARE SKINCARE ROUTINES THE KEY TO SOLVING YOUR SKIN WOES? 👀😳⁣

    Diving into the heart of skincare science and myths, we're peeling back the layers of what truly matters in your skincare regimen. It's buzzing all over social media: the miracle cures, the must-have serums, and the never-ending debates on what's good or bad for your skin. But what's the real story? Are we overcomplicating our approach to skincare, letting fear dictate our choices? Is there a golden middle ground?⁣

    I've heard from individuals terrified of using anything on their skin because of the mixed messages they're getting. Some fear the very oils that could benefit them, while others are hesitant to try products deemed essential for healthy skin.⁣

    Let's clear the air:⁣

    🌟Hydration is key, even for oily and acne-prone skin. Contrary to popular belief, hydrating products can be beneficial and shouldn't be skipped.⁣

    🌟Not all skincare advice is one-size-fits-all. Consulting with a dermatologist to tailor your skincare routine can make a significant difference, especially for conditions like rosacea and melasma, which require a nuanced approach.⁣

    🌟Sunscreen isn't just an option; it's a necessity. Using sunscreen with SPF 50 is crucial, but finding the right product for your skin type is just as important.⁣

    🌟It's about finding a balance. Personalizing your skincare routine means understanding your skin's needs, not just following trends. It involves choosing products wisely and knowing when and how to use them for morning and evening routines.⁣

    🌟Embrace flexibility. Your skincare routine should adapt to your life, not the other way around. While it's essential to be consistent, there's room for enjoyment and the occasional deviation from the norm.⁣

    🌟Remember, it's the overall pattern that counts. One indulgence or mistake won't derail your skincare goals. It's what you do consistently over time that shapes your skin's health.⁣

    Tune into our latest episode with Dr. Ina Shoshoka, where we explore the intricate world of skincare. We delve into the science behind hydration, the importance of consulting professionals, and how to craft a skincare routine that truly works for you.⁣

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    Meet Dr. Ina Sosoaca, a trailblazer in aesthetic medicine whose journey began with her graduation from Moscow State Medical University in 1998. Her early career was marked by pioneering research in photo-aging and antioxidant treatments at the Russian State Institute of Dermatology and Venereology. 
    In 2008, Dr. Sosoaca took her talents to Romania, where she has since flourished as an international trainer, speaker at dermatology congresses worldwide, and a practicing dermatologist. She specializes in minimally invasive procedures, from mesotherapy to laser treatments, and is an advocate for personalized, advanced skincare.
    A respected member of the Romanian Dermatology Society with over 70 publications to her name, Dr. Sosoaca currently directs Silhouette Med Clinics in Bucharest.

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    • 44 min
    Unlocking the Secrets of Healthy Aging and Beauty with Nina Ruge

    Unlocking the Secrets of Healthy Aging and Beauty with Nina Ruge

    My guest, none other than Longevity Author Nina Ruge, embarked on a remarkable journey that began with leaving a secure career as a biology and German teacher. In 1987, she set out to conquer the world of television, marking the start of an extraordinary career that included iconic shows like "Heute Journal," "Heute Nacht," and "Leute Heute" on ZDF. Simultaneously, she graced the screen as the host of numerous talk shows and TV magazines, captivating audiences with her warmth and intellect.

    Today, Nina is back to her first love, biology, and she's interviewing experts in the field of longevity. She's a distinguished author, known for her groundbreaking books like "Aging Becomes Curable: Staying Young with the Power of the Three Cell Competencies," and "Rejuvenation is Possible: Scientifically Researched - What Helps." These books have earned a well-deserved spot on the SPIEGEL Bestseller List.

    In today's episode, we'll be delving deep into the world of longevity and beauty with Nina Ruge as our guide. She's passionate about making longevity accessible to all through her expertise in scientific research translation. We'll explore the impact of nutrition choices, the importance of self-care, the role of exercise, and so much more.

    Key Takeaways from this Episode with Nina Ruge:


    Passion for Longevity: Nina Ruge is deeply passionate about longevity and has dedicated her career to making complex scientific research accessible and understandable to everyone.Nutrition Essentials: She emphasizes the crucial role of nutrition in promoting a longer and healthier life. Key dietary choices include intermittent fasting and adopting a plant-based diet.Supplements and Hormones: While discussing the use of supplements and hormones, Nina underscores the importance of exercising caution when it comes to their quality and sourcing.Empowering Lifestyle Changes: Nina's mission is to empower people to lead longer, healthier lives through informed lifestyle changes. These changes encompass various aspects, including nutrition and more.Balancing Act: Maintaining balance and moderation in all aspects of life is fundamental to overall health and well-being.Stress Reduction: She highlights the significance of breathing techniques, which effectively reduce stress and promote relaxation.Exercise for Longevity: Regular exercise, including both cardio and strength training, plays a fundamental role in achieving longevity.Hormone Replacement Therapy: Nina discusses the potential benefits of hormone replacement therapy, particularly for women navigating hormonal changes during menopause.Self-Care Matters: Taking care of oneself and prioritizing self-care is an integral aspect of both beauty and holistic health.Here you can learn more about Nina Ruge:
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    • 1 hr 20 min

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Inspiring Resilience

Dream Again Podcast with Crina is a powerful exploration of life's pivotal moments and the beauty of dreaming anew. It's a great-listen for anyone seeking inspiration!

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An inspiring podcast!

Crina is an inspiring host, who continuously strives to explore and educate both herself and her audience. Her podcasts are informative, empowering and thought-provoking. Indulge and dive in - you deserve it. 🩷

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True Life Enrichment - Body, Mind and Soul

Crina is a truly exceptional human being and beyond beautiful inside and out which is reflected in every aspect of her life personally and professionally. Her podcasts in various categories of body, mind and soul wellness are all exceptionally life changing and enriching for both men and women of all ages and backgrounds. Both deep and inspiring!

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