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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 Santa Barbara Podcast. I am here to inspire you to live consciously and tap into your leadership energy so you can achieve your goals and have a positive impact on your community. I teach you how to separate the fact from fiction in your mind and reprogram your subconscious programming (Brain BS™) so you can have a more joyful and fulfilling life.


 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 irrelevant and invisible and beating myself up over age related changes. I was sick of worrying about what other people thought about me and people pleasing until I was up to my eyeballs in resentment.  I felt disconnected from my loved ones and my relationships were suffering so much because of it. I was so afraid of making my needs a priority and that the best years of my life were behind me.


 That is when I picked up the book A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. It started an amazing new chapter for  me and I have never looked back. Now that I have figured out how to get out of my own way and create the life I always wanted, I want to teach other people how to do that too. 

 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.

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 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! So if you are inspired to do this work, you don't have to be afraid anymore. I am here to support you any way I can.

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