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Hi:) I'm Maureen Kafkis, a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, the Brain BS™ Coach, and the host of The Power of Community & Collaboration in SB Podcast. I teach you how to live consciously and tap into your leadership energy so you can achieve your goals and have a positive impact on your community. My greatest asset is my laser-focused ability to quickly hone in on the Brain BS™ that is keeping you stuck in unhealthy habits and patterns that are no longer serving you.  My direct yet compassionate approach to teaching is not only effective, it saves you so much time and needless suffering.

Maureen Kafkis

 Even though I picked up my first self-help book, Seat of the Soul, back in 1996, I never applied what I learned in that book (and many others) to my daily life. My overall dissatisfaction with everything in general continued no matter how many books I read. It was not until after my father died that I decided to make my emotional and mental health the #1 priority in my life.

 I was so tired of feeling fat and beating myself up every time I looked in the mirror. I was tired of worrying about what other people thought about me and feeling like I was always doing something wrong. I was tired of constantly being stressed out beneath the surface and trying to hide it. I knew I didn't want to rely on food and alcohol as a way to feel better anymore, but I didn't know how to feel better without it. My relationships were suffering and I was afraid the best years of my life were behind me. I knew something was way off but was not sure what it was until I picked up A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.

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 That book started an amazing new chapter for  me and I have never looked back. Now that I have figured out how to create the life I always wanted, I want to teach other people who have not yet tapped into their personal power how to do that too. I also want to inspire individuals in  Santa Barbara to come together as a conscious and powerful community so we can succeed together and have a ripple effect far and wide.

 I want to show you how to challenge your Brain BS™, separate the fact from fiction in your mind, and help you to push through your discomfort and live your absolute best life. I want everybody to know that anything is possible if you choose to live consciously and believe in the power of community. We are all meant to succeed together, so I am on a mission to support and promote all the incredible people and businesses in Santa Barbara who share my values of community and collaboration.

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Maureen Kafkis

When I am not promoting community and collaboration or discussing all things Brain BS™,  you can find me hanging out with my friends and family. I love exploring the town and surrounding area on my e-bike, hiking the trails, taking long walks with my pups, and playing pickleball with amazing individuals, I also love being a member of Newcomers, attending local concerts, and  enjoying the restaurants and wine tasting rooms in Santa Barbara. I ❤️SB

I am on a mission to inspire you to make your emotional and mental health the #1 priority in your life by learning to live consciously like I did. I believe doing that with other like minded individuals in  a collaborative way is how we all tap into our leadership energy and have a positive impact on our community and beyond. There is no doubt in my mind that we are meant to succeed together and that it will be so much more fun than trying to do it alone!

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