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Hi:) I'm Maureen Kafkis, a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, a Certified Life Coach, and the host of The Brain BS™ Podcast. I combine Human Design, emotional intelligence, and the principles of Universal Law together to teach you how to live consciously and take responsibility for your own emotional state. My greatest asset is my laser-focused coaching and 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 spirituality not only inspires everybody from the new-age spiritualist to the diehard scientist, it saves you so much time and a great deal of needless suffering.


 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 her and introduced me to my ego! I was so relieved to realize I was just the observer of my thoughts and that they did not actually define me in any way. Getting certified as a life coach and learning my Human Design also made me more aware of the importance of the mind/body connection in terms of reprograming  my subconscious. That marked the beginning of me truly realizing the importance of mindset and learning to process my feelings. I also learned about the power of one and that approaching relationships from a spiritual perspective can be more effective than a psychological one because I could do it by myself!

 I want to share what I have learned with you because it is life-changing! I want to show you how to challenge the BS in your brain, separate the fact from fiction, and help you to push through your discomfort and live your absolute best life. I want everybody to know that it is never too late to change and anything is possible if you are willing to look within and make living consciously a priority. I also believe in the power of community and that we are all meant to succeed together. Not only is it way more fun to do this work with others, it  also has a bigger ripple effect and impact on the entire planet than if we do the work alone.

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Maureen Kafkis

When I am not discussing all things Brain BS™ or promoting living consciously, you can find me hanging out in Santa Barbara 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, I also love being a member of Newcomers, figuring out ways to support the community, and enjoy the local restaurants and wine tasting rooms in Santa Barbara.

 When I am in  IL, I enjoy  
spending  time with good friends and hanging with my family. I also love cruising in my convertible, walking in nature with my pups, paddle-boarding on Lake Michigan, playing pickleball with friends, and kayaking in the nearby Lagoon. Whether I am here, there, or anywhere, living consciously is always my #1 priority,


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 community is the best way to do that. I can show you how to love yourself, create new relationships with old habits, and that change is accessible to you no matter how old you are. You don't have to go through this process alone or stay stuck in dissatisfying relationships because you don't think you can do any better. No more settling for less than what you truly want. We are meant to have it all and the way to do that is as a conscious community who love and support one another.

It is time to get comfortable being uncomfortable and start building a solid belief foundation in yourself, so you can create a nervous system that can support success. 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. Trust me, if you are reading this, I am the guide you have been waiting for and here to show you how to transition from a life full of fear and doubt to the life you always wanted with confidence and certainty. What do you say? Are you ready to get started?


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