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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.

Kefi Life Kiki Vale

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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.

    69. Your Potential Begins with Positive Thoughts!

    69. Your Potential Begins with Positive Thoughts!

    69. Your Potential Begins with Positive Thoughts!

    Alex Pattakos, PH. D, aka “Dr. Meaning” reveals the secret to a meaningful life via meaningful thoughts.



    Today's Lexi:  

    Σκέψεις — Sképseis (Thoughts)

    In this episode: 

    Alex Pattakos, Ph.D – Doctor of Meaning, shows us the way to a meaningful life. His book Prisoner of Our Thoughts, is a great resource and tool to get started on your way to full potential. 

    He suggests that there are 10 positive things you can do to shift your energy to see all the possibilities.

    What is Dr Pattakos relationship to Dr Victor Frankl, and what were the lessons of that relationship which were carried over to his current day writings.

    Discover what true optimism is and can you achieve it?

    This is an episode of OPA, teaching you to stay joyful in all cases, and using your thoughts for the benefit of your potential.

    Today's Ola Kala Moment:

    For today's Ola Kala Moment: Change to Grow

     



    Resources:

    Prisoners of Our Thoughts by Alex Pattakos
    GlobalMeaningInstitute.com
    Psychology Today Magazine
    Everyone Say "OPA!" TED Talk
    Greece-is.com
    GoodTherapy.org - Viktor Frankl Biography

    Efxaristo (eucharisto)! Thank you, Kefi Life listeners, for helping us reach the top 5% of podcasts worldwide!

    Kefi Life is now one of the top 5% most popular shows out of 2.7 million podcasts globally, as ranked by Listen Score's estimated popularity score!

    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

     

    Purchase the finest, yummiest extra virgin olive oil from Kalamata, Greece at: kefilife.shop.


     

    This episode made possible in part by:

    The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1


    https://www.ltlawchicago.com

     

    • 23 min
    68. Kick Up Your Wellness this Summer - a Time for Joy and Growth!

    68. Kick Up Your Wellness this Summer - a Time for Joy and Growth!

    68. Kick Up Your Wellness this Summer - a Time for Joy and Growth! 

    The Seasonal Wellness Series continues with Christiana Cagnoni bringing us the summer essentials for growth and joy.  



     

    Today's Lexi:  

    Καλοκαίρι — Kalokaíri (Summer)

    In this episode: 

    Summer is upon us.  Here to help us sort and separate the ways to prosper in the heat, embracing the joy and growing with nature, is Christiana Cagnoni, doctor of Chinese Medicine. 

    Dr. Cagnoni discusses which organs to pay attention to this season, including the heart and small intestine. 

    You will learn meaningful methods of mirroring nature to be healthy and well in summer.

    Interesting conversation about how you can release chemicals good for your heart. 

    And did you know that our body is like a laboratory, one that requires certain foods to thrive in summer?  Which are these foods to eat and avoid?

    Summer - a season of high maturation and energy.  This episode reveals tips to fully enjoy it! 

    Part of being well in summer and in all seasons:

    To love
    To be kind
    To change every day with the right attitude



     

    Today's Ola Kala Moment:

    For today's Ola Kala Moment all is well: thank the people behind the scenes.

     

    Resources:

    Currently Christiana sees patients in person in Prescott, Arizona as well as doing evaluations and teaching of the 6 Healing Sounds of Qigong via the internet.

    If you are interested in knowing more about Christiana or her work please contact her via phone, 928-308-0880 or by email at christianacagnoni@gmail.com.

     

    Efxaristo (eucharisto)! Thank you, Kefi Life listeners, for helping us reach the top 5% of podcasts worldwide!

    Kefi Life is now one of the top 5% most popular shows out of 2.7 million podcasts globally, as ranked by Listen Score's estimated popularity score!

    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

     

    Eat and Enjoy the best Kefi L!fe Extra Virgin Olive Oil when you purchase at kefilife.shop.


     

    This episode made possible in part by:

    The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1


    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.

     

    • 19 min
    67. Dreams Do Come True

    67. Dreams Do Come True

    67. Dreams Do Come True

    Your life can blossom in a beautiful way. Master Gardner and Holistic Health Coach spotlights the power of having and cultivating a vision.




    Today's Lexi: 

    Γάιδαρος — Gáidaros (Donkey)

    In this episode: 


    How does a health issue help Amy Cox answer the call of a dream - The Grange? 

    It’s never too late to do the thing you’ve always dreamed of doing.

    Today is all about envisioning your dream into a reality for the health of it!

    Don’t do something that is making you sick. 

    Topics covered: When are you in your zone? How do you get there?  What is being in your element?

    Discovering the beauty of living on a sustainable property and creating a family legacy can be cathartic.  Allow the splendor of living out your dreams heal your mind, body, and soul. 


     

    Today's Ola Kala Moment:

    Today's Ola Kala Moment is about the crossroads of "Should" and "Must."

     

    Resources:

    Omstead.biz
    JamesBeard.org
    GruenHall.com

    Efxaristo (eucharisto)! Thank you, Kefi Life listeners, for helping us reach the top 5% of podcasts worldwide!

    Kefi Life is now one of the top 5% most popular shows out of 2.7 million podcasts globally, as ranked by Listen Score's estimated popularity score!

    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

     

    Eat and Enjoy the best Kefi L!fe Extra Virgin Olive Oil when you purchase at kefilife.shop.


     

    This episode made possible in part by:

    The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1


    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.

    • 21 min
    66. Family Health - Focus on Children

    66. Family Health - Focus on Children

    66. Family Health - Focus on Children

    Forbes Top 3 Coach in the world, Charlie Johnson, discusses tips and strategies to help children eat well and stay fit.




    Today's Lexi: 

    Ζάχαρη — Záchari (Nutrition)

    In this episode: 


    Charlie Johnson, Forbes top 3 coach in the world and leading fat-loss expert, shares his fitness coaching and nutrition education and experience to shape up our youth. 

    The fact remains that Physical Fitness is essential for everyone - children, teenagers, young and old need to exercise regularly and eat well to foster a healthy lifestyle.  Based in London, UK, Charlie Johnson helps people of all ages around the world to live healthier with better food choices and more movement. 

    Today, Charlie joins Kiki to inspire our youth with success driven and helpful tips for food and fitness.

    Topics of conversation in this episode:

    What should parents be aware about? 
    When is a good time to establish good habits, and what are they?
    Should food be a reward to achievement?
    How do we make movement fun?
    Get children involved with the cooking
    Could consistency of making good choices be the answer?

     All this beneficial information to help the young with living healthy and fit.


     

    Today's Ola Kala Moment:

    Healthy Home makes a healthy life.

     

    Resources:

    CharlieJohnsonFitness.com
    The Shredded Show Podcast

    Efxaristo (eucharisto)! Thank you, Kefi Life listeners, for helping us reach the top 5% of podcasts worldwide!

    Kefi Life is now one of the top 5% most popular shows out of 2.7 million podcasts globally, as ranked by Listen Score's estimated popularity score!

    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

     

    Eat and Enjoy the best Kefi L!fe Extra Virgin Olive Oil when you purchase at kefilife.shop.


     

    This episode made possible in part by:

    The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1


    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.

    • 19 min
    65. Health Hacks in Your Kitchen and Garden

    65. Health Hacks in Your Kitchen and Garden

    65. Health Hacks in Your Kitchen and Garden

    Chef Mary Cuclis draws from her Greek heritage and culinary training in Hong Kong to show how food can support wellness and deliciousness at the same time. 



    Today's Lexi: 

    θρέψη — Threpsi (Nutrition )

     



     

    In this episode: 


    Mary Cuclis was sown in Texas but grown overseas, where she first began to recognize cuisine as a cultural door. Growing up with her Greek family in London, Moscow, Hong Kong and Houston solidified a lifelong curiosity to open as many of these doors as possible. In her Papou’s garden, which they tended together from childhood, she learned to cultivate local ingredients and to seek freshness in every dish.

    Her culinary career began in Alvin Leung’s Bo Innovation, a 3 Michelin star Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong. After returning to Houston, Mary was one of the opening team members of Pondicheri, where she would spend the next 8 years exploring the breadth of Indian spices, acquiring new cooking techniques and planning events of all kinds.

    In 2020, Mary founded Kriti to begin her adventure as a private chef and caterer for the Houston area.

    Today on Kefi L!fe Mary shares her background and shares easy health hacks to support wellness and deliciousness. 

    LEARN:

    The five flavors of food
    How to make your own Tahini
    What’s the starting point for cooking creatively for wellness
    What is the 6-year taste cycle?
    Is cooking seasonally the key to creating a delicious meal?

     

    HEALTH HACKS that make you feel better. 

    The following spices heal various symptoms:

    Turmeric
    Fennel
    Cumin
    Peppercorn
    Clove
    Oregano


     

    Today's Ola Kala Moment:

    Implement Pharma Nutrition for an Ola Kala All is Well life! 





     

    Resources:

    KritiCatering.com

    Efxaristo (eucharisto)! Thank you, Kefi Life listeners, for helping us reach the top 5% of podcasts worldwide!

    Kefi Life is now one of the top 5% most popular shows out of 2.7 million podcasts globally, as ranked by Listen Score's estimated popularity score!

    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

     

    Eat and Enjoy the best Kefi L!fe Extra Virgin Olive Oil when you purchase at kefilife.shop.


     

    This episode made possible in part by:

    The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1


    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.

    • 24 min
    64. The Joy of Grief

    64. The Joy of Grief

    64. The Joy of Grief

    How do you get over the death of a loved one?  Today, Kiki shares her way of turning grief into joy.



    Today's Lexi: 

    Οικογένεια — Oikogéneia (Family)

     







     

    In this episode: 


    The loss of a loved one is never easy.  Today Kiki shares her personal experience of the death of her beloved father Anastasios Tasso Kalliris. 

    Does age affect a person’s grief?  What are the lessons learned from the person who has passed, and how did they impact the loved ones? 

    Today we hear the story of a man who loved his family and worked hard to build life for them and himself.  A family business, the family, a community, love of heritage and plenty of customs and traditions all play a role in the process of this farewell. 

    Listen to this episode to discover one family’s way of finding the joy of grief.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5eNtO_HfUU


     

    Today's Ola Kala Moment:

    Today’s Ola Kala Moment: Customs and traditions add spice to an Ola Kala life!







    Resources:

    Zorba The Greek - End Scene
    Giorgos Dalaras S’Agapo English Lyrics
    Μάνα μου Ελλάς | Ηρώ Σαΐα, Κωνσταντίνος & Ματθαίος Τσαχουρίδης, Μανώλης Καραντίνης

     

    Efxaristo (eucharisto)! Thank you, Kefi Life listeners, for helping us reach the top 5% of podcasts worldwide!

    Kefi Life is now one of the top 5% most popular shows out of 2.7 million podcasts globally, as ranked by Listen Score's estimated popularity score!

    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

     

    Eat and Enjoy the best Kefi L!fe Extra Virgin Olive Oil when you purchase at kefilife.shop.


     

    This episode made possible in part by:

    The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis —  Ranked #1


    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.

    • 16 min

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37 Ratings

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Such an informative podcast!

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Love this podcast!

I really enjoy listening to the variety of guests that join the podcast. Each week, I feel challenged to be a healthier version of myself.

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Added to My Routine

This podcast is so amazing I’ve added it to my weekly routine! I look forward to listening to Kiki’s podcast with her uplifting, positive advice and the interesting guests she interviews. She asks all of the right questions that you would want to know and you walk away feeling more knowledgeable and like you can take on the day! ☀️

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