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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.

    Embracing Change: Life Lessons and Social Media Tips from Cristina Gheiceanu

    Embracing Change: Life Lessons and Social Media Tips from Cristina Gheiceanu

    In this episode, we embark on an extraordinary journey with Cristina Gheiceanu, a beacon of inspiration who has transformed obstacles into stepping stones on her path to success. From her beginnings as a television presenter to her meteoric rise as a social media influencer, Cristina's story is a testament to the transformative power of embracing challenges with unwavering resolve.

    Join us as we delve into Cristina's remarkable journey, from her courageous decision to uproot her life and move from Moldova to Switzerland, to her relentless pursuit of self-discovery and personal growth in a new cultural landscape. Along the way, Cristina shares invaluable insights on overcoming adversity and redefining the narrative of success.

    Her journey serves as a powerful reminder that true growth and fulfillment lie not in the pursuit of perfection, but in the willingness to embrace the unknown and navigate life's challenges with courage and grace.

    And because I didn't want to let go of Cristina without learning the secret of building such an impressive community on social media, you will gain invaluable insights from her to potentially embark on a new direction in content creation.

    For in the words of Cristina Gheiceanu, the key to unlocking our fullest potential lies not in waiting for the perfect moment, but in seizing the present moment and embarking on the journey of a lifetime.

    Join us as we celebrate the indomitable spirit of Cristina Gheiceanu and explore the limitless possibilities that await those who dare to dream, believe, and take action.

    Takeaways
    Navigating new beginnings can be challenging, but with determination and a positive mindset, it is possible to start afresh in a new country.Authenticity and consistency are key to success in social media and influencer marketing.Balancing motherhood, work, and personal life requires juggling and prioritizing.Finding inspiration in books, movies, and everyday life can fuel creativity and personal growth.Making connections and asking for help can open doors and provide support in navigating new experiences.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction: Planning and Authenticity in Social Media
    04:18 From TV Presenter to Influencer: Navigating New Beginnings
    12:16 Adapting to a New Country and Learning a New Language
    27:09 Making Connections and Seeking Support for Success
    35:16 Negotiating and Building a Successful Brand

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    Don't Forget to Live Your Best Life Now

    • 39 min
    Unlocking the Story of Irene Forte Skincare: Insights and Beauty Tips from the Founder for Perfect Skin

    Unlocking the Story of Irene Forte Skincare: Insights and Beauty Tips from the Founder for Perfect Skin

    🌟 Get ready to dive into a skincare adventure like no other as we drop our latest podcast episode featuring the incredible Irene Forte, founder of Irene Forte Skincare. ✨

    In this episode, Irene spills the beans on her journey to bring her amazing beauty products to life. 

    From the challenges of finding the perfect brand to creating a seamless experience across her spas, she's got some incredible stories to share. 💼 And trust me, you won't want to miss her insights on the importance of cleansing and the magic of fragrance in skincare. 🌸

    Here's a sneak peek at what's in store:

    🕒 00:00 - Introduction and Background
    🕒 02:50 - Creating the First Product
    🕒 07:03 - The Importance of Cleansing
    🕒 10:05 - The Significance of Fragrance in Skincare
    🕒 26:06 - Essential Products for Everyday Use
    🕒 31:55 - Personal Skincare Routine
    🕒 38:08 - The Future of Irene Forte Skincare
    🕒 42:03 - Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    Whether you're a skincare fanatic or dreaming of launching your beauty brand, this episode is packed with inspiration and practical advice from Irene. 💆‍♀️ 
    🎧✨ #CrinaPodcast #SkincareJourney #BeautyBoss #NewEpisodeAlert
    If you'd like to learn more about Irene, here are her links:
    her website
    personal Instagram
    company Instagram
    the link to the cream we discussed in the podcast.
    Irene´s book recommendation is Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker


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    Don't Forget to Live Your Best Life Now

    • 43 min
    Moments of Reflection: Finding Clarity in Chaos

    Moments of Reflection: Finding Clarity in Chaos

    In this solo podcast episode, explore the journey of self-discovery amidst the chaos of daily life. Discover the power of taking a moment to connect with yourself and finding clarity through reflection and mindfulness.
     The book I mentioned Heal Your Body: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them, louise hay
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    Don't Forget to Live Your Best Life Now

    • 3 min
    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:
    00:00
    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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    Don't Forget to Live Your Best Life Now

    • 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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    Don't Forget to Live Your Best Life Now

    • 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

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

team-IBS ,

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!

Heather from S.F. ,

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. 🩷

Jodi Loves Kaiser ,

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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