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   

Saturday, February 14, 2015

5 Steps to Becoming Successful at Making a Change

 “Asking is a powerful gift you can give yourself and others.” 
~Kim Fuller, Life Coach.

            Have you ever wondered what would cause someone to become a Life Coach? And what exactly does it mean to be one?
We’ve all heard of football or basketball coaches, but a Life Coach? That sounds like a serious calling.  Accountability is important to success and Kim Fuller, Life Coach and CEO, Fuller Life Concepts, talks about the responsibilities she fulfills and shares her 5 Steps  to become successful at obtaining your goals and making the changes you need to live a Fuller Life.  

On my weekly radio show, The Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos Show –Your G-Spot:  Guidance, which airs LIVE on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm PT (6:00pm EST), I asked Kim Fuller how, why and when she became a Life Coach and how she continued to live life to its fullest after the untimely death of her beloved husband. She shared her personal and professional growth of being a solo mom, widow, and entrepreneur, and the life lessons she received along her journey to a Fuller woman.
Here are some of Kim Fuller’s incredible responses. The rest of her conversation can be heard by clicking the Radio show Link below.

            Kim Fuller: “I am a life coach and marriage and family therapist.  I started in non-profit mental health working with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families.  Mostly mothers brought in their children and I realized the mothers were not receiving the additional support for their personal lives.  I became a mother and had my own struggles with balancing life, after the death of my husband.  I officially started my business after his death and went through the ups and downs of being a solo mom and entrepreneur.  I decided to devote my coaching practice to helping Moms and Entrepreneurs, like me, reach their goals to experience business and personal life goals.

 Kathleen:  “What makes FLC (Fuller Life Concepts) so special to people seeking guidance or change? ”

Kim Fuller: “Fuller Life Concepts, Inc has a step by step Fuller Lifestyle system all clients go through.  This system is designed to bring awareness to the connection between what you think and feel and how to stay accountable to your goals.”

Kathleen: “As a coach, what do you think is a client’s biggest struggle?”

Kim: “I mirror my clients.  My biggest struggle is the same as theirs. It’s finding a livable balance between being Independent and asking for help.  Realizing that being Independent and self-sufficient is an important skill, but also being able to ask for help and accept it when it is offered is also important.  Finding that balance and realizing that asking is not admitting that you can’t, nor is it a reflection on your abilities or self-worth.

Kathleen- “Why do you think we feel the need to do it all? Especially women? “
Kim: “We get pressure from our families, religion, media, that we are expected to do it all.  We accept that pressure as fact.  We continue to move and try to do it all until we fall apart.  We now live in a time when we work full time and still tackle home life and taking care of others full time.  We try to live up to what is expected.  We want to feel competent and accomplished.  But at what cost?  I want to help my clients to not experience so much overwhelm.  I help them see how asking and accepting is a beautiful experience.  I had to learn the hard way after the death of my husband while my daughter was 10 months old.  I tried to do it all and failed.  As part of being an author in the #1 Amazon best seller: Mommy Divas on the Move: 16 essential secrets for Mompreneurs, I share my journey of learning to be Dependent and that it’s not a bad word.”

Kathleen – “I love that name.  Mompreneurs!” 

Here are Kim’s 5 Life Coaching steps to help you move through the change process and learn to stay accountable to your goals in both individual and group formats. Especially if you are a Mommy Diva on the Move.

 Step 1. Need for Me- self exploration. Find your passion, take care of your own needs, visions and desires. 

Step 2.  Be able to express yourself openly.  Become comfortable with identifying your feelings, inner thoughts and inner messages. We all have feelings and sometimes we keep them locked up inside.

Step 3 Feelings are energy.  Imagine you are a balloon. You can only take in so much air before you burst.  Find a place to put your feelings so you don’t keep them inside, which can lead to stress, headaches, and disease.

Step 4 Create quality connections and find the support you deserve. 

Step 5 Find balance through fun and relaxation.

            “If you are someone ready for change, take the first step with self-exploration and determine,” Kim says.  “We all have good intentions and start off the year with big goals – the gyms are filled with people who want to make life change.  But, we don’t have magic wands that will magically make things happen.  Kind of like when my mother buys a new vacuum she says it doesn’t work – that’s because the sales man didn’t come with the machine and it doesn’t work by itself.  If you are ready to commit yourself to your goals, I am willing to help and support. I’ll be your cheerleader and encourager, but you have to do the work.”
Kathleen- “This radio show is turned into a blog on my blog site, so if one of the readers or listeners of the show needs help with change, how can they contact you or listen to your radio show?”
Kim- “I can be contacted through my website or by phone 323 336-2294 I am in California Pacific time zone. My radio show is Change is Personal and airs on the Amazing Women of Power Radio network   Change is Personal airs at 9:30am PST on Mondays. I have guests who share their change process of going from tragedy to triumph and the steps they took to get there.” 


BIO: Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos- believes dreams can diagnose your life. Did you have a déjà vu or did your dream come true?  International Best-selling author of Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing, TV & Radio Host of Wicked Housewives on Cape Cod, three time breast cancer survivor whose dreams diagnosed cancer the medical community missed,  & one of the busiest speakers in the industry, the “go-to authority” on Survivor- to-Thriver in Health, Wealth, Relationships and Love by connecting with Your Inner Guidance.  Kat presents at the International Associations, Expos, Radio Shows, Health Events, is a columnist for Magazines, R.A. BLOCH Cancer Foundation Hotline Counselor, Gilda’s Clubs, blogs @ Patheos,  Om Times, & Breast Cancer Yoga. Kat was born to a military family, raised in Europe, taught Special Education & Psychology at University of South Florida.