Hello:) My name is Maureen Kafkis and I am a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, a Certified Life Coach, and the host of The Brain BS™ Podcast. I bring my brain BS expertise, knowledge of thought work, emotional intelligence, and Universal Law together in a "spiripractical" way that can inspire everybody from the new-age spiritualist to the diehard scientist. Whether you call it mindfulness, living consciously or raising your vibration, my greatest asset as a coach is that I can hone in on the Brain BS™ that is keeping you stuck in old habits and patterns that are no longer serving you. 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 truly desire.


 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 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. I knew something was way off but was not sure what it was until I picked up A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.

Kafkis-35 FINAL web.jpg

 That book started an amazing new chapter for me and introduced me to my ego! I was so relieved to realize I was the observer of my thoughts and that they did not actually define me in any way. Getting certified as a life coach and learning how to self-coach also changed my life in so many meaningful ways. That marked the beginning of realizing that all change begins with the way we are thinking and that everything we do or do not do is to feel or avoid an emotion.

 I want to share what I have learned with other people! I want to show them how to challenge the BS in their brains, push through their discomfort, and live their absolute best life. I want to help people 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 everybody to know that it is never too late to change and anything is possible if we are willing to look within and make living consciously a priority. I believe my spiri-practical approach is the most effective way to do that.

Kafkis-117 FINAL web.jpg

When I am not discussing all things Brain BS™ or promoting living consciously, you can find me hanging out in Santa Barbara with my hubby and stepdaughters. I  love riding my e-bike, hiking the trails, taking long walks on Hendry's Beach and playing pickleball, I also enjoy all the local restaurants, doing wine tastings on the Urban Wine Trail in the Funk Zone,  and exploring all the beautiful nature in the area.

 When I am in  IL, I love spending  time with good friends and hanging out with our pups, Ginger and Basil:) I  also love cruising in my convertible, walking in nature, paddle-boarding on Lake Michigan, playing pickleball with my group, and kayaking in the nearby Lagoon.


I am on a mission to inspire every human to make their emotional and mental health the #1 priority in their lives and I believe my spiri-practical approach to  living consciously is the way to do that. 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 brain BS that is holding you back and causing you needless suffering.  It is time to embrace the present moment and create the life you have always desired but was too afraid to try to get. It is time to tame that ego of yours and put your higher self in charge! 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 am your guide and here to show you how to transition from dabbling in spirituality to making it a number one priority and way of life. I promise you that if you accept my invitation, you will never look back!