Monday, May 18, 2015

5 Simple Solutions to Give You an Edge During a Long Interview Process.

How do you stay mentally fresh during a long job interview process? Perhaps you have considered finding a new job, or asking for a higher paying position in your current  company.
  One of the things that may be holding you back from going forward is the long, nerve wracking interview process itself that may involve many call backs for higher level interviews.

How can you stay fresh and on top of your game in an energy charged environment? 

Long interviews can be emotionally and physically exhausting for a number of reasons:
·         You know you are completing against other experts in your field.
·         Your attitude and sustainability under pressure is also being judged, so you must be "up" at all times without looking fake.
·         It is difficult living under a microscope for an extended period of time.

Here is some advice for job seekers.

Remember-You are all in the same interview process so focus on what can you do to move ahead of the other interviewees.

Here are 5 Simple Solutions that answer the questions:

  • What are some ways to stay mentally fresh throughout the process?
  • What are some ways to find serenity as the pressure mounts?
  • How should you approach other opportunities that may arise? 

5 Things You Can Do to Give Yourself the Edge During a LONG Interview Process.

1.) Wear comfortable shoes- sounds simple but when your feet hurt your whole body hurts, and it shows on your face which may be mistaken as a "grumpy person."

2.) Positive mental attitude: Start your day right with mirror therapy. When you brush your teeth in the morning tell your reflection why you are the best candidate for the job by focusing on our strengths, then tell yourself how much you appreciate your opportunity to share your qualifications with others. The words you say now may pop into your mind later in the day during the interview, and you will say them with confidence because you believe them.

3.)  Keep up your momentum when you are neck-to-neck with someone else for the job.  Anytime you sit down take 3 deep "empowering breaths" and imagine them going to any part of your body or spirit where they are needed for reinforcement. 

4.) Smile! Even if you do not get this job, your smile may be so memorable it will open doors for another one. You just never know.

5.) Drink plenty of water. Dehydration under pressure shuts down the brain neurons which slows down thinking and responses. You must be on top of your game.

Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos taught The Profoundly Emotionally Disturbed for 10 years and Psychology at University of South Florida. She is a TV/Radio Producer/Host of Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod, the award winning author of the International Bestseller Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing and advocates for health and healing at International Conferences throughout the country. Learn more about Kat @

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos Show w/ Meg & Shannon Sullivan-DONE WITH DIETS 05/07 by Wicked World Radio | Self Help Podcasts

The Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos Show w/ Meg & Shannon Sullivan-DONE WITH DIETS 05/07 by Wicked World Radio | Self Help Podcasts

Are you a modern woman who is always short on time and making sure that everybody else's needs are taken care of before your own. Is there EVER any time left for you? If you've felt this way, then this radio show can help you.

Is DIET your four letter word? Are you frustrated with endless diets? Do you know that there are more than just food diets? Do you unconsciously Diet Your Time? And feel Emotionally Undernourished or Stressed ?  So many of us do and don't even know we are unsuccessfully sabotaging our success by dieting our time. Join sisters Meg and Shannon Sullivan as we discuss the concepts of the Done With Diets Summit to learn how to manage your food and time rather than having them manage you. DONE WITH DIETS. Those are words for thought that can change your life for the better. Call into the LIVE show to speak with Meg and Shannon  CALL IN # 347-826-9554

Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos is the Producer and Host of Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod TV & Radio and the author of the International Bestseller Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dream: Becoming Barefoot

I had this dream last night and thought I’d share it with all of you for your responses to it. Have you ever had a dream that was so real you thought you were awake? And, so full of information you were sure it was important?
Dream: Becoming Barefoot
“What sets your dreams apart from your life will set your life on the right path.”~ Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos
I am traveling around Europe with my husband’s family for a relaxing family vacation. I am in a church where I am to meet the rest of the family to go to the next place. I throw down my clothes on a pew and shout, “That’s it! I’m done with this. It’s too hard.”

A voice says, “Go in through the back.”

butterfly dreams Suddenly, I see Paul, my brother-in-law dressed in a trench coat and carrying a brief case, walk behind the alter and enter a hidden door in the paneling. I follow into a dark narrow corridor that is a dead end except a door on the left with a sign on the wall that reads MEN, like a men’s bathroom. “Aqua” is whispered and the door opens. Rather than leading into a room, it leads outside where a group of women wearing hippy-style clothing are chatting.

“What is this called?” I ask.

“Becoming Barefoot.”

One of the women, who I recognize says, “Hey, Kat , wanna’ see Linda’s cats?” I tell her sure and follow them to a house with a room full of cats lounging on a bed, which I pick up and hug. “Want to go with us to Tibet with us?” She asks.


I follow them to an old open bed truck and climb into the back with everyone else. The truck drives a ways down a road then stops. “We have to go on by foot from here,” someone says.

As we walk down the path it rises into a wall of narrow wooden steps five inches wide by an inch deep.
“You have to take off your shoes and hold on by your toes and finger tips,” one of the women says. I kick off my heels and climb effortlessly through a trapdoor. The surrounding area is pitch-black except for the night sky filled with star constellations. “What is this?” I ask.

“Becoming Barefoot.”

I take out my cell phone to call my family and let them know I will be late but all I see are the same star constellations on the dark face of my phone. “There is no service here,” someone says.

We all sit in a circle in a covered bus stop and someone rolls a huge joint. As they light it the joint blazes then starts to fall apart because it is so loose, but they start smoking it anyway and pass it to me. “Are you okay, Kat?” one of the girls named Sue asks.

“Yeah.” I take the joint and although I used to pass on it since it always made me so sick to my stomach, this time I take a deep breath, close my eyes and hold it as long as I can before blowing it out. As I exhale I open my eyes and the sun is out. There is snow all over the ground and we are in a neighborhood, but my feet are not cold.“When did it become day?” I thought. “What if they worry about where I am and can’t get in touch with me?”

“It won’t matter, you’ll work it out, rent a car and catch up to them, use a GPS to find them. Don’t worry about it,” a voice says.

We begin our descent back down the narrow stairs and when I reach the bottom I call on my cell and leave Norma the message that I will be late.

“We’ll wait,” she says.

The dream ends.

Cancerland poster.
Interpretation: When life becomes stressful with is rules and regulations the successful people use a different approach, the back or a different door. In order to reach the heavens we must kick off our earthly shoes, connect with the ground, our Inner selves and have a little “party time with them” to reconnect with what is important in life. Time can be a burden. We all need to become barefoot and worry free.

Ask and you will receive is more than words. It is a request heard by the Universe and answered by our Spirit guides. We are made up of more than id, ego and super ego. Sometimes it is not until we are falling apart that our inner selves pop to the surface to hold us together.

Becoming barefoot is a big step to connecting with higher self.

InternationalKathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos believes dreams diagnose your life. Did you have a déjà-vu or dream come true? Kat survived three cancers diagnosed by dreams. International Bestselling Author,  Dream Expert, Keynote Speaker, TV/Radio Producer/Host of Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod, Columnist; she’s featured in magazines & newspapers, on NBC News.  Kat taught Special Education & Psychology at (USF).

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The International Conference of Creative Thinking: Your Child & YOU!

It’s 10:00 am. Do you know what your child is learning? 

Patricia Rose Upczak, owner (19+ years) of Synchronicity Publishing LLC, and producer of The International Conference of Creative Thinking and Education is guest on The Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos Show, aired LIVE Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 pm PT. 

 Patricia Rose’s small publishing company is dedicated to creating materials that enhance people’s lives of all ages, but especially children ages nine through eleven.  The main subjects her books cover are reiki, synchronicity coincidences, symbology, and metaphysical mysteries for children. Synchronicity Publishing is now working on books that enhance education in a more positive and significant way.

Patricia Rose Upczak also is the brains behind The International Conference of Creative Thinking.

About this awesome conference…. The International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education is filled with groundbreaking educators, thinkers and creatives. The goal of the conference is to have attendees expand their professional and personal horizons. The forum will be conducive to allowing all of us to explore the leading edge of creativity, brain-based education and techniques to relieve stress in our daily lives.

Q.)   Patricia Rose, why do you call the presenters at this conference groundbreaking?
          A.) Patricia Rose:  All of our presenters this year are knowledgeable, powerful and unique in many areas.

Q.)  Can you give us some examples?

           A.)  Yes. Sharon Promislow, the author of Making The Brain Body Connection gives transformative, interactive workshops. We are very lucky to have her on both days of the conference.  Tim Gangwer is a pioneer in the field of visual literacy, and is a multi-award songwriter. He will also be presenting on both days. Our panel is absolutely amazing and the title will give you an idea of how creative our panelists are. It is called "Orbiting the Giant Hairball in Education."  Over the years I have seen NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming Technique) do amazing things both professionally and personally for so many people.It is a powerful technique. We are very lucky to have Executive NLP Coach and Master Trainer, Bill Thomason giving an interactive workshop for all of us.  We also have re-known photographer John Schaefer doing his workshop on Mapptivities where he will be doing trainings and giving away software to all the attendee. He is the founder of the Children's Media Workshop. His work is in the Library of Congress Master Photographers Collection. He was the original Sundance documentary artist and is still connected to Sundance. And there are many more equally talented presenters throughout the weekend.

Q. What do you hope the attendees get out of this conference?

       A.)  I hope everyone who attends comes away feeling more empowered. I hope they are guided to develop some of the techniques they are shown for themselves. I hope they find ways to relieve the daily stress in their lives and realize that we live in a multifaceted world full of different perspectives and ways to develop our own happiness. I believe that teachers especially are so important for not only our children, but for our future world. We all have to learn how to nurture ourselves, and each other in healthy ways.

Q.) Last but not least what are the details of the International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education if people want more information?

         A.) The conference takes place at the University of St. Thomas in the Schulze Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN on April 18th and 19th, 2015. For more information on all of our presenters, and how to register go to

The International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education Keynote speakers and some presenters will be interviewed on The Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos Show each Wednesday from 6:00-6:30 pm EST until the start of the conference. The date of their interview is below.

·         Terry Heick- (Panelist-"Orbiting the Giant Hairball in Education.") Wed March 18th
·         Tim Gangwer-Keynote-Visual Literacy & the Sound Track of Our Lives) Wed April 1st
·         Sharon Promislow- (Keynote- Making the Brain/Body Connection to Enhance Learning & Creativity: Part I) Wed April 8

Patricia Rose Upczak will be a presenter at The International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education, Sunday April 19th 3:30-4:45 on Where Are You & Where Do You Want to Be?

Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos will be a presenter at The International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education, Sunday April 19th from 1:00-3:15pm on The Dream Theatre of Life: Who are the Actors in Your Life?

Patricia Rose was a teacher at the Boulder Valley School district in Colorado for 24+ years from September 1975 to 2000. She also designed and ran a new program for learning disabled adolescents in a large high school in Boulder, Colorado.

“I loved my job, the school and the people I interacted with on a daily basis. Much of what I learned in those years is the basis of my new book coming out in 2011 Happy Teachers Happy Students – The Power of Intention.”

Here are 3 questions you should be asking about your child’s teachers about their education.

1.       Are they teaching students to develop lifelong skills that will help them be healthy, happy, productive adults?
2.       Are they teaching children how to use their remarkable brains that research now shows are capable of much more than anyone in education imagined?
3.       Are they teaching students how learning and education can be filled with wonder, curiosity and joy?
Now, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Patricia Rose Upczak:  

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  By Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos, TV Producer/Host and Author/Lecturer of the International bestselling book, Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing which promotes dreams, patient advocacy and connecting with inner guidance for success in health, wealth and relationships.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tips On How to Survive When Bad Things Happen to Good People-Like You

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“Being at odds with your-selves is self-defeating. United you stand. Divided you fall.”
~Kathleen O-Keefe-Kanavos-author

Affirmation ~ The more grateful I am, the more reasons I find to be grateful.

Sometimes you don’t know what you are made of until you start to fall apart and your best parts pop out and hold you together. You are made up of so much more than id, ego and super ego. Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. That’s life. But, you don’t have to be a victim of circumstances. In fact, listening to our inner-guidance can save you from being a victim at all.

I embarked on a similar journey to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland when I fell down the rabbit hole of Cancerland. As a child I had been encouraged to suppress my intuitive gifts of hearing voices, playing with imaginary friends and drawing auras. It was not acceptable in my school or church. So, I locked my intuitions away in the depths of my mind. But, when my life was threatened by misdiagnosis and Hospital Policy my guides blew off the doors of their cell and flew to my rescue. Rather than being a victim of circumstances, I self-advocated and became an active participant in my race for life.

   My guides lead me through my tunnel of crisis and out the other side.

Illness is the vehicle that drives my bigger story of survival against all odds while locked in a relationship triangle between my husband and crisis. What is driving you? Who will be the victor?

 Embracing intuition built a bridge that remained under constant construction and stretched between conventional and metaphysical healing. It became my bridge-to-everywhere which manifested exits and new entrances on the road to a complete healing of mind body and spirit.

Cancerland is an intellectual, emotional, and intuitive amusement park where every ride, game, and attraction demonstrates a different aspect of humanity’s complexities and individualism during the process of healing. The same hold true for any Crisisland where you must seek multiple explanations of the way things are in the physical, spiritual, psychic, and dream world of health and emotional trauma.
                Crisis is humbling and comes in many forms. It can be:

•             a life threatening illness,
•             a lifestyle change,
•             divorce
•             death
•             financial downturns
•             or all of the above.

Crisis is guaranteed to knock you down with its series of catastrophes that begin with discovery, often with no end in sight. Your Intuition can play an important part in survival and is defined as instinctively knowing without conscious reasoning.

Three things I seek to present by writing this multi-media blog is:
1.       An alternative to ignoring your intuition in favor of science
2.       Or ignoring science in favor of intuition. 
3.       Why limit yourself with one when you can use both to your advantage?

Don’t be a victim of circumstances.

The best way to survive any crisis is to mix intuitive and scientific information and then cross-check them against each other for answers which are indisputably correct. Listen, then verify. Believe but validate. By respecting both modalities, you double your chances of finding correct answers to complicated issues.

It is time to stop ignoring yourself and discover your voice. 

Every challenge you overcame creates a new part of your inner voice/personality. In order to effectively battle crisis, you must get in touch with your inner selves and work together toward the goal of survival by using everything available to you. By searching within yourself through dreams, meditation, or prayer, you will find your own set of answers to any challenge.

Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos- TV & Radio Host, International Bestselling Author SURVIVING CANCERLAND: Intuitive Aspects of Healing (Cypress House) appeared on NBC News. Kat survived 3 breast cancers diagnosed by dreams missed by doctors & believes dreams can diagnose your life. Did you have a déjà vu or a dream come true? She’s one of the busiest speakers/authors in the industry,  the “go-to authority” on Survivor-to-Thriver in Health, Wealth & Relationships, Keynote speaker, Wicked Housewives ON Cape Cod TV Producer/Host, Cape Women Online Magazine, Wellness Women 40 and Beyond, and Women’s Voices Magazine columnist, American Express Open Forum contributor, (IASD) International Association for the Study of Dreams Speaker/Presenter,& R.A.Bloch Cancer Foundation Hotline Counselor & Gilda’s Club Mentor; Kat is featured on radio, in magazines &  newspapers, , Every Way Woman TV, & the Waking Universe TV documentary, SURVIVING CANCERLAND: Intuitive Aspects of Healing is her first of three books on waking up to dreams that diagnose life.  Learn more @ Represented by Publicist Paul Krupin, 707-964-9520