Kefi Life

Kefi Life

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!

Episodes

June 30, 2022 14 min

70. Fourth of July Baking Nostalgia!

A Chicago Art Institute Baker brings back nostalgia in the form of Baking! Still time to order for the Fourth!

Today's Lexi: 

Συνταγή — Syntagí (Recipe) 

 

In this episode:

Americans celebrate their independence every fourth of July.  This year, during the celebration, the nostalgic memories of your past can be in every bite of your favorite sweets and treats at your table. 

Meet Melissa W...

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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 the...

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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 Medic...

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June 9, 2022 21 min

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 realit...

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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 ...

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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, Mosc...

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May 19, 2022 16 min

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 p...

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63. How the Mind Can Make You Great in Life with Superbowl Champion Brian Allen

Los Angeles Rams NFL player & Superbowl 56 champion, Brian Allen, spotlights 3 things which help him perform at the highest level: Train your mind; Find a balance of what makes you happy; Execute and then breathe. 

Brian Allen

Today's Lexi: 

Νους — Nous (Mind)

 

 

In this episode: 

How does professional athlete, Brian Allen of the Los Angeles...

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May 5, 2022 19 min

62. Creating Your Own Garden

Trained master gardener Amy Cox helps you manifest your energy into the perfect garden!

Amy Cox

Today's Lexi: 

Σπόρος — Sporos (Seed)

 

 

 

In this episode: 

In many parts of the United States and the world, we are in a zone of planting a garden.  The weather is changing, and the sun is brighter.  Time to manifest your energy into the garden of your dreams.

Trained master gardener Amy Cox has t...

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61. The Best Men’s Hair Styles, Hair Cuts and Grooming to Look Healthy and Hot!

Andreas Zafriadis - Founder Salon Buzz with the Best Men’s Hair tips including style, shape, cut and facial grooming to look healthy and hot!  

Andreas Zafriadis

Today's Lexi: 

Ρίζes — Rízes (Roots)

In this episode: 

Talented and savvy Hair Artist of Salon Buzz in Chicago returns to Kefi L!fe to enlighten the male population with the top tips for ...

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60. The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners with Elena Paravantes RD

The Mediterranean Diet, one of the healthiest in the world, has the power to heal, energize and vitalize you.  Today, Elena Paravantes RD, makes it easy to begin the journey to cooking with the basics of this diet.  

Elena Paravantes RD

Today's Lexi: 

Νηστεία — Nisteía (Fasting)

In this episode: 

The Mediterranean Diet is consistently ranked as one of the healt...

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59. Speed Up & Heal From Illness & Injury with Hyperbaric Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for decades to safely treat a wide range of conditions from wounds to sickness and low energy. Professional athletes are increasingly receiving hyperbaric to hasten recovery from joint pain torn muscles, tendons and even concussions.

Kiki at Hinsdale 

Today's Lexi: 

Γιαούρτι — Giaoúrti (Yogurt)

In this episode: 

A...

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58. The Mentality of Staying Physically Fit with Clark Bartram

Clark Bartram, renowned fitness instructor, is here to share tips and insights on getting active and staying fit!

Clark Bartram

Today's Lexi: 

Αυθεντικός — Afthentikos (Authentic)

In this episode: 

This week we catch up with Clark Bartram, host of "American Health & Fitness", which is seen in more than 110 million homes over Fox SportsNet, FX, Fit TV &a...
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    57. Expert Tips for Gorgeous and Healthy Hair Spring/Summer Hair 2022

    Andreas Zafiriadis — Founder Salon Buzz with an expose on gorgeous and healthy hair for Spring /Summer 2022

    Andreas Zafiriadis

    Today's Lexi: 

    Μαλλιά — Mallia (Hair)

    In this episode: 

    Talented and savvy Andreas Zafiriadis of Salon Buzz in Chicago joins Kefi L!fe to beautify ladies hair with sophistication and beautiful craftsmanship. 

    A native of Athens, Gree...

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    March 24, 2022 19 min

    56. Chios - The Mastic Island

    Maritime history, Monasteries, Mastic and Majestic Beaches all make Chios truly unique. 

    Dimitri B. Kontolios

    Today's Lexi: 

    Νησί — Nisí (Island)

    In this episode: 

    If Kefi L!fe was an island it would probably be CHIOS. 

    Chios, the fifth largest island of Greece provides an abundance of medicinal foods, drinks, and items to heal the mind, body, and soull.  

    Some of the standout things about Chios a...

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    55. The Art of Cupping, Acupuncture & More Therapies

    Acupuncture and Cupping are a few of the natural therapies to consider for total body wellness, maintenance, and pain relief. Dr Reece Hayden has the full story with these natural treatments and more.

    Dr. Reece Hayden

    Today's Lexi: 

    Σκελετός — Skeletos (Skeleton)

    In this episode: 

    Dr Reece Hayden of Synergy Chiropractic of Houston joins the podcast today to shed l...

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    54. Seasonal Wellness in the Spring with Christiana Cagnoni

    Springtime Wellness is living at a healthy level with breath, slowing down, eating the greens, and allowing the earth to illuminate you.

    Christiana Cagnoni

    Today's Lexi: 

    Ιδέες— Idées (Ideas)

    In this episode: 

    Dr of Chinese Medicine Christiana Cagnoni is our special guest to prepare us for the renewal of springtime.  When we tap into the change of colors, tempe...

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    53. Happy Birthday, Kefi Life! You're 1!

    Kiki celebrates the one year milestone of Kefi L!fe!

    Kiki Vale

    Today's Lexi: 

    Γενέθλια —  Genéthlia (Birthday)

    In this episode: 

    Today Kiki reflects on the marvelous one year anniversary of her podcast Kefi L!fe.

    It’s time to celebrate a lifestyle that encourages you to flourish in the mind, body and soul with an added layer of goodness to living harmoniously in the whole pe...

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    52. Healthy Heart Happy Life with Karen Lambert, MD/Cardiologist

    February is American Heart Month- Time to focus on our cardiovascular wellness with Dr Karen Lambert.

    Karen Lambert, MD

    Today's Lexi: 

    Καρδιά — Kardiá (Heart)    

    In this episode: 

    You are never too young or too old to implement a healthy lifestyle for one of the body’s most essential organs, the heart.  Did you know that the heart is the body’s engine roo...

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    February 17, 2022 21 min

    51. The Mind of an Olympian

    When push comes to shove, the right mental game is imperative. Today, Mike Foy, Olympian 1988-92 World Medalist, shares his mental techniques for when it matters most.

    Olympian Mike Foy

     

    Today's Lexi: 

    Ταλέντο — Talénto (Talent)

     

    In this episode: 

    Today Kefi L!fe is excited to visit with Mike Foy, Olympian 1988-92 World Medalist, about the power of the mind.  As research proves, the body ...

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