Hi! I am MK. I am a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, a Certified Life Coach, and the host of The Brain BS™ Podcast. I bring my knowledge of thought work, emotional intelligence, and Universal Law together in a holistic way that can inspire everybody from the new-age spiritualist to the diehard scientist. Whether you call it living a deliberate life, living consciously or raising your vibration, my greatest asset as a coach is that I can hone in on the Brain BS™ that is holding you back and keeping you stuck. Learning how to live consciously and knowing how to manage your mind is the solution to every problem you experience as a human. My job and mission in life is teach you how to master your Brain BS™ so you that you can create the life you have always wanted.
We all have habitual behaviors and patterns that we want to stop and look outside of ourselves for the answers. I picked up my first self-help book, Seat of the Soul, back in 1996 and many more after that. The problem is I never applied what I learned to my daily life. My overall dissatisfaction with both my life and myself 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 number one 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.
Boy was I wrong! Getting certified as a life coach and learning how to self-coach has completely changed my life in ways that therapy did not. I know now that all change begins with the way we are thinking and that we must understand how our brains are wired for our habits. Whether the habit be gambling, shopping, drinking, smoking, negative thinking, compulsive worrying, or beating the crap out of ourselves, understanding why we are doing it and identifying the emotions we are trying to avoid is the foundation for changing it.
As a result of changing my relationships with old habits and the one I have with myself in the process, I want to empower others to transform themselves like I did. I want to show people how to challenge the BS in their brains, push through their discomfort, and live their absolute best life. I want to help all humans to create emotional safety for themselves and realize the life they really want is there for the taking if they just have the courage to go for it! I want all of you to know that it is never too late to change and anything is possible if we are willing to look within and make ourselves a priority.
When I am not discussing all things Brain BS™, you can find me hanging out in Santa Barbara where I love riding my e-bike, hiking the trails, taking long walks on Hendry's Beach,
frequenting the Funk Zone, checking out tasty restaurants with friends, and/or catching a concert with my hubby and step-daughters ...
Or in IL spending time with good friends and hanging out with my pups, Ginger and Basil:) I also love cruising in my convertible, walking in nature, paddle-boarding on Lake Michigan, and kayaking in the nearby Lagoon.
Folks, I am on a mission to inspire every human to make their emotional and mental health the #1 priority in their lives. I can show you how to create new relationships with old habits and that change is accessible to you no matter how old you are. No more staying stuck in habitual patterns that are holding you back and causing you needless suffering. It is time to embrace the present moment and create the lives you have always desired but were too afraid to try to get. It is time to learn how to manage your mind and embrace the discomfort that comes with making your needs a priority! The only thing standing between you and what you want is your Brain BS and I just happen to be an expert on how to manage that. I have done this work and know exactly how to help you. Let's get started!