The Beach- It’s the Ultimate Example Of The Simple Life

The simple life is underrated.  Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t say my life is simple, but certainly I live simply, doing / surrounding myself around attributes of the beach.

The beach/ocean is beautiful, nourishing, peaceful and energizing.  

Every day, here at home, I work to simulate ocean effects in my life.

BEAUTY: I light candles, I diffuse lavender essential oils, I get rid of stuff that clutters my clarity, I frame and hang pictures of my favorite people, I play music I love and I take care of my family who bring me JOY!

NOURISHMENT: I bring delicious, healthy food into my home.  I cook nutritionally dense meals, and I experiment with herbs and spices.  I use a variety of olive oils, mostly extra virgin olive oil.  As George Ellwanger said, “The grape and the olive are among the priceless benefactions of the soil, were destined, each in its way, to promote the welfare of man.”

PEACEFUL: My personal space has great lighting, which I love to dim at times. I embrace quiet time, I find time to pray and give thanks for all good things.  I keep everything positive in my home, and when things go south, I go into overdrive to get a sunny outlook back.   I walk my dog Athena every day, and when we get home, she sits by me to keep me company.

ENERGIZING: I surround myself around positive active and motivated people.  Every day is purposeful with respect for my time and others.   Everything I do is centered on KEFI- positive energy for life.

If you like the beach, consider living the beach attributes.


Carpe Kefi




Kiki is a master interviewer with 25 years broadcasting on Kansas City and Chicago radio. She was a prevalent force at WMAQ & WBBM radio where she was the first female airborne news/traffic reporter in the "Windy City". Kiki’s voiceover work has garnered her Omni awards for Evian water and Coca-Cola commercials. These days Kiki enjoys energizing audiences on stage during motivational speaking engagements, and through writing. Her highly regarded “Kefi-That Life Force” column, was published previously in The Greek Star. She’s currently working on her first non-fiction book. [ View all posts ]