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Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep58 - Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Michael Kuluva

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: Living with rheumatoid arthritis and how to manage the disease with Tumbler and Tipsy fashion designer Michael Kuluva.
Air Date: 5/4/17
Duration: 14:17
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Michael Kuluva, Fashion Designer
Michael KuluvaMichael Kuluva started skating at the young age of eight, when his parents took him to a local ice rink in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA. Michael worked his way up to become one of the youngest, most talented and recognized names in professional figure skating history, touring in over 600 cities and 40 countries.

During his years an amateur skater, Michael was part of the 1998 Jr. Olympic Team, 2001 U.S. Figure Skating Team and in 2004 MLFS Professional World Bronze Medalist. He trained under the worlds best figure skating coaches in the sport such as Frank Carroll. 

Now, he is conquering the world of fashion with his brand, Tumbler and Tipsy, launched back in 2009. Michael graduated with a degree in fashion design from his extensive schooling at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM).

At his young age, Michael has worked his way up to be one of the youngest, most talented and recognized names in the professional figure skating world and is now conquering the fashion world as his fashion brand "Tumbler and Tipsy" has sky rocketed by his surprise when it was launched in 2009. Tumbler and Tipsy has expanded into a full international brand that is seen in over 1000 publications.

Michael is the worlds first fashion designer to design from a virtual video game Ubisoft's "Just Dance" to the runway at New York Fashion Week with his fashion label Tumbler and Tipsy. Celebrities around the world adore this new adventurous fashion week label and have a strong following of supporters of Kuluva's vision into the creative world of fashion especially through his large social media platforms.

Developing these personal connections has led Michael to unique collaborations with different artists and companies from around the world. With Michael's many accomplishments, Michael has made a professional and respectable name for himself in today's global fashion industry. Collaborations include Ubisoft's Just Dance 4, Monster Headphones, Inglot Cosmetics, Conair Corporation, Jelly Belly, Pop Rocks, Creaky Joints, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Out of the Closet, Angelyne, K-Way, Rollasole, Swarovski, Ellie Shoes, Harman Kardon and Caviar Eyewear.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Why early diagnosis is so important.
  • What the Arthritis Power app is.
  • Information on the Arthritis Power app.

High Five Highlights:

  • What fueled your passion for fashion? My family and friends.
  • Why is it important for you spend your time trying to help people with RA? I really want people to be more aware of RA and that it can happen to anyone.
  • How did you come up with the name Tumbler and Tipsy? I was reading an old book and there was a line, “too many tumblers of whiskey makes you tipsy.”
  • Do you have a favorite quote or book you can share? “Live the life you love and love the life you live.”
  • "Finish this sentence: “Throughout my life the most important thing I’ve learned is...” Be patient.

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