Meet Maya Akai..A life traveler with intriguing and pertinent experiences. She has 15 years of professional experience in mental health coupled with broadcasting, social services, education and addictions studies. Maya's personal and professional endeavors provide her with profound insight and empathy on many social, emotional and mental levels. Prepare for honest, salient and open conversations
Welcome to the podcast that covers salient topics from a fresh and forward thinking perspective. MAYA: My Ambition Your Ambition, pulls back the veil of self doubt and sabotage that plagues so many of us in life; to help identify ambitions and harness motivation to help yield satisfaction and success in our daily lives....
M.A.Y.A. Episode #30 The Enigma of the Pursuit of Happiness
Happiness is something we all have set in our eyesight.. But what does it really entail and how does it actually play out in our daily lives? Happiness is defined as “ a state of well-being and contentment”. It is contextualized in mental or emotional states that encompass positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to joy. Yet there is an enigma to it? Mysterious, puzzling, or difficult dimensions that do not always stay constant. Tune into Episode #30 of M.A.Y.A to explore what the pursuit of happiness is really all about and how to rethink your approach to navigating it
M.A.Y.A. Episode #29, Let’s Talk about Self Advocacy
We all have causes we are passionate about. No matter if the focus is political, social or cultural, we seek balance or justice to improve the lives of ourselves or others. This is advocacy, “support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy”. Advocacy is often directed by our moral compass or the core values that drive the choices we make in many of our everyday life actions and decisions. Yet self advocacy, “the action of representing ONESELF or one's views or interests” for more personal needs and wants is an endeavor many people are not comfortable taking part in. We often will table, subdue or ignore the inner voice that is meant to help us live our best life, be that best version of ourselves...ultimately be happy.
Join me for M.A.Y.A. Episode #29 to explore if you are truly being your champion for personal happiness and harnessing the power of self advocacy. JoinIng the conversation will be returning guest, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Dr. Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi the CEO and Founder of ULEZI, LLC
Episode #28- Opening your Eyes to your Emotional Blind Spot Zone
We all have tendencies to look past things, ignored red flags or fall into a pattern of repetitious unrewarding behavior. Often these behaviors or decisions are unconscious, or are they? Have you found that you keep finding yourself in the same situations with different people, on a bad financial carousel that never seems to stop or on an emotional roller coaster that ends up in the same place when the ride is over? Well, good news, if you have taken notice of these things then your self-awareness and your emotional intelligence may be waking up. Waking up to what you ask? More likely than not, you have been unconsciously going into that uncharted territory of your mind and emotions, the emotional blind spot zone or the EBS Zone.
This episode on M.A.Y.A. we will start the discovery process of your EBS Zone
M.A.Y.A. Episode #27- The Every Day Work of Creating the best version of you!
Thinking big is a social and cultural norm. We are taught to think often beyond today and plan for tomorrow. Yet there is a danger in thinking and planning ahead, you can miss being in the moment. Being in the moment can be rewarding , uncomfortable or confusing; all the more reason to be present and accountable for what and who we are at that time . In Episode #27 of M.A.Y.A, we will discuss the importance of being present in the moment and working on the everyday best version of yourself!
M.A.Y.A. EPISODE #26-DISCOVERING OR REDISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE
Build it and they will come...Seek and you shall find. Well known sayings that indirectly points to one very important variable to accomplish the desired outcome, your purpose. Knowing and understanding your purpose is one of the many keys that will help you to unlock one of the many dimensions that comprise the best version of you. Whether you have no idea where you really want to go, do or be or have become disconnected from what it is you desire to be a part of or create; Join M.A.Y.A. in Episode #26 in exploring and discovering the power of purpose.
MLK...Reflecting on the Dream
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day “To hear I have a dream” ..yet here we are looking at the dream that has only become a partial reality... and WHY because of hate, fear and privilege. Join me tonight for an impromptu conversation with Coach Lance C. Irvin and Jason Palmer about the MLK Dream vs. Reality
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