#Kefi Life Can Be Yours!

Balance Body Commitment Happiness Kefi Love Jun 18, 2017 Kiki Vale

Happy Father’s Day!

Firstly, wishing each of you a day of love and closeness with the man you call “Dad.”

Here’s my dad TASSO-  he has a lot of KEFI!:

Secondly, but certainly not less important is the topic of Living with #Kefi or Positive Energy.  As discussed many times before, Kefi is a hard word to explain, and which does not possess a literal translation.  For the sake of this conversation though, Kefi is the act of being joyful, spirited, passionate, happy, and in general, that you love life. The word Kefi hails from the country of Greece where my parents were born and reared, and it pretty much sums up me and the “Spirit of Greece.” In general, kefi is the way Greeks express their positive emotions. It is the art of being in a happy mood and letting that shape your experiences. People of Kefi are in a good mood even if times are tough. In fact, this offers a healthy and balanced approach to living life.

HOW TO LIVE WITH KEFI

My parents tell me that since birth I have been the essence of Kefi, or positive energy, and seeing that with every ounce of my body weight I concur with this observation, I consider myself an expert on “Living with Kefi.” This way of life is one of Integration; integrating love, laughter, health, wellness and wellbeing.  Doing everything with zeal and heart, feeling and believing things will turn out or turn up.  Mostly, people of Kefi are constantly seeking the best outcome.  This Kefi process is an evolution, one that takes on many different forms to reach “happy,”  but really it’s a mindset to enjoy life.  If I’m cleaning the kitchen, I’m thankful to have a kitchen to clean.  If it’s raining, I’m grateful that the flowers will get watered.  If there’s a tornado, I pray to God I can seek shelter in a basement. If’ I’m bored, I start to cook a meal for the family or plan an adventure, or turn on my favorite Cretan music and do my vigorous dance.  If I’m starting to pack on a few love handles, I get back on track to lose them so I can live health.

HIPPOCRATES

On the subject of health, ever hear the question, “Is there one person in history you would like to meet?”  I would like to meet Hippocrates (the Father of Medicine) because he taught the “healing power of nature.”   The idea was simple enough: nature, rather than the doctor, does the most healing. It is the job of the physician then, to not get in the way, but rather facilitate the recovery process with proper nutrition, cleanliness and sufficient rest.  Integrating proper nutrition, movement, cleanliness and sufficient rest allow one to truly enjoy all the good things in life, and there are so many more.

Good health is one component of Kefi, but there is more to consider and with you I must share…..

THE BEST WAY TO PRESERVE KEFI IS TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS; THEREFORE HERE IS MY KEFI LIST OF THINGS TO INTEGRATE:

GOOD FRIENDSHIPS: to have someone to lean on

FAITH: to help you heal

DELICIOUS NUTRITION: to sustain, satisfy and fuel you

MOVEMENT: to keep you limber and lean

LAUGHTER: to remember to not take life so seriously

DANCE: to release endorphins and feel alive

SONG: to elevate your spirits and feel or create a moment

ADVENTURE: to keep things interesting

MAKE TIME FOR FUN: to keep yourself balanced

WORK HARD: to have enough in life

DREAM: to initiate your goals

AFFIRM: to make those dreams come true

COMPETE: to make yourself better & stronger

REST: to recover and begin once again

SERVE: to understand that we are all in this together

SMILE: to give yourself an instant facelift

 

DRESS WELL: to be addressed as you deserve

 

LEARN: to evolve

LISTEN: to learn

LOVE: to experience your humanity

& FINALLY….

LET THE SUN RISE EVERY DAY IN YOUR HEART….

Does a Kefi Life sound good to you…..then start implementing actions from my KEFI LIST because if it works for me it can work for you!!!!

Sweet dreams….

XO

Carpe Kefi!

 

Kiki Vale

About The Author

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.