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Mindful Living for us is to live by three simple life rules: work hard, play hard, and do good. It is with this passion and joy that we live. It’s a life of humble means in terms of material wealth, but infinite in terms of happiness and self-fulfillment. In short, sharing, learning and teaching extends into our everyday life…in or out of the ocean…on or off the mat.What we do for a living is a direct extension of who we are and how we live. We are surfers and jiujiteros who are curious and therefore addicted to traveling. We are aspiring photographers and foodies. We want to be difference-makers in our community, and we aspire to be the role model for others. We love hiking and getting lost. We love the outdoor. We recycle, and some of us even grow our own food. We make music, see music, take pictures, stay out late, have families, and have dogs and cats that sleep on our beds or on our desks. Collectively, we go through a lot of wax, gis, coffee, beer, wine and poke. And most importantly, we keep each other in check and grounded. This might make us fanatics, but it can't be helped; we love what we do and how we live...we want to inspire all of you to follow the movement!

Mindful Living for us is to live by three simple life rules: work hard, play hard, and do good. It is with this passion and joy that we live. It’s a life of humble means in terms of material wealth, but infinite in terms of happiness and self-fulfillment. In short, sharing, learning and teaching extends into our everyday life…in or out of the ocean…on or off the mat.What we do for a living is a direct extension of who we are and how we live. We are surfers and jiujiteros who are curious and therefore addicted to traveling. We are aspiring photographers and foodies. We want to be difference-makers in our community, and we aspire to be the role model for others. We love hiking and getting lost. We love the outdoor. We recycle, and some of us even grow our own food. We make music, see music, take pictures, stay out late, have families, and have dogs and cats that sleep on our beds or on our desks. Collectively, we go through a lot of wax, gis, coffee, beer, wine and poke. And most importantly, we keep each other in check and grounded. This might make us fanatics, but it can't be helped; we love what we do and how we live...we want to inspire all of you to follow the movement!

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United States

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Mindful Living for us is to live by three simple life rules: work hard, play hard, and do good. It is with this passion and joy that we live. It’s a life of humble means in terms of material wealth, but infinite in terms of happiness and self-fulfillment. In short, sharing, learning and teaching extends into our everyday life…in or out of the ocean…on or off the mat.What we do for a living is a direct extension of who we are and how we live. We are surfers and jiujiteros who are curious and therefore addicted to traveling. We are aspiring photographers and foodies. We want to be difference-makers in our community, and we aspire to be the role model for others. We love hiking and getting lost. We love the outdoor. We recycle, and some of us even grow our own food. We make music, see music, take pictures, stay out late, have families, and have dogs and cats that sleep on our beds or on our desks. Collectively, we go through a lot of wax, gis, coffee, beer, wine and poke. And most importantly, we keep each other in check and grounded. This might make us fanatics, but it can't be helped; we love what we do and how we live...we want to inspire all of you to follow the movement!

Language:

English


Episodes

Mindful Living - We speak with Nicholas Hermsen - creative, filmer, photographer and one of the original contributors to Kekoa Collective

2/24/2020
Aloha Kekoa Fam! Todays episode Is with the legend that we have spoken about numerous times on the podcast, Nick Hermsen. Nick has been a crucial part of establishing the Kekoa Collective creative tone with his eye for detail and his creativity Is Inspiring. Before Kekoa became a brick and mortar store, Nick traveled all the way from Nebraska for love and was Immediately brought Into the Kekoa family. Initially a videographer, Nick filmed the release of multiple products and also the move...

Duration:01:06:34

Mindful Living - We speak with Shama Ko - Director of Girls In Gi's and talks about growth in women's Jiu Jitsu.

2/18/2020
Aloha folks and we apologize for the slight break in transmission ( we were moving) but we are back on air! This episode is pretty awesome with our guest Shama Ko, Director of Girls In Gis. Girls in Gis (GIG) is an organization dedicated to building and strengthening the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community for females and as a whole. We provide experiences that foster the community of females in the martial art while encouraging new females to participate. By coming together we are increasing the...

Duration:01:15:55

Mindful Living - We speak with Scarlett Lewis from the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement.

2/3/2020
Bring the tissues as this Is both an Inspiring and emotional episode with a story that needs to be told. Scarlett Lewis started the 'Jesse Lewis Choose Love' movement after her son Jesse was taken too soon by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary. From the website: https://www.jesselewischooselove.org/ Scarlett Lewis founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ shortly after her six-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December...

Duration:00:54:46

Mindful Living - We speak with Mike and Jen from Fibre Creative - An amazing Husband and Wife team that just started pursuing their dreams of a owning a film & photography production company in their late 30's.

1/27/2020
Their love story is like a movie. They met on a dating app in Portland. Over 2 beers and 4 hours later on their first date, they knew they belong together. She is an Ex-Cali girl looking for a new start and he is an aspiring filmmaker from the South of France. He sold everything he had to move to America looking for a new start. They were married within 6 months of their first date. Together they refinance their home to start their dream company - Fibre Creative. Kekoa Collective hired them...

Duration:01:27:57

Mindful Living - We speak with Marcy and Mailani from the Trauma Llama Ding Dong Podcast

1/20/2020
Our first foursome on the podcast and today we chat with Marcy and Mailani from the Trauma Llama Ding Dong podcast. They host the podcast together and help people suffering from anxiety, social Issues and depression and share their own experiences and how they overcome their daily challenges. The twosome pair dark humor and the truth about living with anxiety and depression and hope that others feeling the same way will find their podcast helpful. Although neither are trained mental health...

Duration:01:22:05

Mindful Living - We speak with Chris 'Mowgli' Miyashiro - a young, talented artist, film maker, wanderer and surfer - His mindset is sure to inspire both young and old

1/13/2020
Chris 'Mowgli' Miyashiro was one of the first artists to contribute to the Kekoa Instagram platform and was also one of the first 'Agents Of Change', a small group of talent that are sponsored by Kekoa. Chris continues to astound us with his many talents, he is an accomplished artist, phenomenal film maker, surfer, traveler and skateboarder - he lives with a mindset that we could only wish we had when we were younger, he Is wise beyond his years. In this podcast Chris talks about studying...

Duration:01:09:23

Mindful Living - We speak with Uncle Roy Viera, Owner of RV's Surf Shop in Honolulu and an encyclopedia of Hawaii Surf History and Culture

1/6/2020
Uncle Roy Viera takes us on a history lesson of surfing In Waikiki, talks us through his family tree and his lineage, how the 'SHAKA' came to be along with many amazing stories of Hawaiian culture. Sit back and relax, this is an amazing story. Uncle Roy Is a local Surf shop Owner In the heart of Honolulu, he offers guided surf trips and lessons as well as board repairs, all conveniently located close to Waikiki. Check out RV's Surf shop and say 'Aloha'!

Duration:01:33:43

Mindful Living - We speak with Jason Baldessari a surfer, skate park builder, entrepreneur and owner of Active Skin Repair

12/30/2019
In this episode we speak with Jason Baldessari, a young entrepreneur who has put everything on the line for an amazing skin care product called Active Skin Repair. Designed originally for use during hospital surgery and recovery, he joined forces with a business partner and has brought this skin repair salve to the extreme sports scene. From humble beginnings In San Diego, building skate parks and traveling the world to now promoting a simple but necessary addition to everyones medical kit....

Duration:01:40:47

Mindful Living - We speak with Dawn O'Brien - We spoke about the " choose love movement".An angry thought can be changed. The Choose Love Movement is teaching children and adults how they can choose love. The Sandy Hook tragedy started with an angry thou

12/23/2019
How does one transform a teen-aged girl from Hilo, Hawaii into a powerful spokesperson? A self-confessed “Big Mouth for a Big God” – Dawn O’Brien is a media personality with more than 30 years in mega-church, radio, TV, Internet, books and social media expertise. She’s the long-time host of the Dawn of a New Day program and hosts on YouTube “Watch, share, dare to love!” Dawn fell in love with Jesus at 14 and compellingly speaks words of life and hope! We spoke about Choose Love Movement as a...

Duration:01:24:13

Mindful Living - We speak with Koa Yokota - A Young Talented Musician, A Simplist, A Soul Surfer. He shared his outlook of the world as a Millenial.

12/9/2019
Koa Yokota was our first surfer sponsored athlete. At the age of 17 yrs he was on his way to becoming a pro-surfer. He grew up on a farm in Waimanalo where he learned how to live off the land which greatly shaped his view of the world. For us Koa represents the new breed of Millenials that is abandoning the traditional upbringing that the Baby Boomer has created.

Duration:01:11:07

Mindful Living - We speak with Bret Thompsett - A South African Born Photographer and Producer of the Mindful Living Podcast. He talks to us about growing up in South Africa, Becoming a Paparazzi and his continued passion for being creative.

12/2/2019
Bret is one of the original crew that helped launch Kekoa brand back in 2016. He was the visionary for the look and feel of the brand and the brain child of Kekoa Mindful Living Podcast. He spent his early years in S Africa under apartheid being raised by a single mom. His journey took him to London at the age of 21 and eventually became a paparazzi in the Hollywood scene. The 2008 recession took Its toll and he moved to Arizona and In 2012 dealt with the darkest of times, rising from the...

Duration:01:40:36

Mindful Living - We speak with Archie Almario - One of the most influential member of Kekoa Collective.

11/25/2019
We talk about Archie's life journey in his early twenties and his new found love for surfing. On a whim, Archie decided to move to Hawaii with his girlfriend not knowing anything about the Island life. He shared about his struggles and his mission of living simply where he exists with minimum impact on the earth, committed to vegan based diet, continuing sharpening and sharing his jiu jitsu journey and lastly, chasing the endless swells in Hawaii.

Duration:01:34:38

Mindful Living - Talk Story: We chat with James Manibusan. James talks to us about his choice of moving to Hawaii and living simply in pursuing his dreams. He lives in his van as he pursues his journey in the gentle art.

11/17/2019
We speak with James Manibusan. A partner/employee at Kekoa Collective CommuStore where he currently works. He shares his journey of pursuing living a simple and a fulfilling life as he's pursuing his journey in Jiu Jitsu. He is living in his van as a choice to follow the bushido way. We all discuss our fears and what motivates us. An episode with a ton of heartfelt messages and Inspiration.

Duration:01:34:14

Mindful Living - We speak with Daynin Dashefsky - Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu, Entrepreneur and Inventor

11/11/2019
We speak with Daynin Dashefsky, a single mom, a serial inventor, an innovator, a serial entrepreneur, and the first and only black belt female jiu jitsu academy owner in Hawaii...She started her dream school at 50 years old. I think her school slogan says much about her character - " WE'RE A LIFE SCHOOL, NOT A FIGHT SCHOOL "...please tune in, share and subscribe and let us take you for a short, fun ride ! Mahalo nui.

Duration:01:59:54

Mindful Living - We speak with Big Wave Champion, Father and Entrepeneur Jamie Sterling

11/4/2019
Multiple award winning Big Wave champion Jamie Sterling takes us through what it's like to surf big waves, growing up on the North Shore of Oahu, family life, being a father and dealing with life after competitive surfing. You don't want to miss this one!

Duration:01:20:41

Mindful Living - We speak with Uncle George Kaililikane - The Founder of Bay of Dreams where he gives free stand up paddling lessons to strangers across the world.

10/28/2019
This is a story of a man whom grew up on the Westside of Oahu; despite his hardship during his youth, he decided to change his life direction by serving mankind. Nearly 10 years ago he founded a non-profit organization call Bay of Dreams, where he has given14,000 free SUP lessons to strangers that live across 43 countries. He lost 70 lbs in the process and he also found his true calling besides being a father and a husband.

Duration:01:18:51

Mindful Living - We speak with Yogi Geoff Sato - Owner Of Dream Float Hawaii

10/21/2019
“Geoff Sato - A father, a husband, a yoga teacher and also an entrepreneur. We talk about how yoga and an isolation float tank has helped his anxiety and changed his life. From this he decided to start Dream Float Hawaii to help others heal and live a fulfilling life .

Duration:00:58:50

Mindful Living - We speak with Raiza Garcia from Cauliflower Collective. She is a special-ed teacher, a single mother and a community leader.

10/15/2019
Cauliflower Collective is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the way foster, adopted, and special needs children navigate through life by introducing them to Jiu Jitsu and other martial arts.

Duration:01:12:15

Mindful Living - We speak with AJ Mendoza from Day By Day Jiu Jitsu

10/11/2019
We spoke at length regarding AJ's balancing his full time career in the insurance industry and his passion project - Day by Day Jiu Jitsu company...and eventually quitting his job and pursuing his dream of building DxD.

Duration:01:33:40