Meet Maya Akai, MA, LPC, CADC is a life traveler with intriguing and pertinent experiences. She has 20+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 #63: Let’s Talk Mental Wellness aka Health
Mental Wellness aka Health is the engine that drives your daily life. From the moment you wake even when you are sleep your mind is working. It is processing your day, week, the month… hell your life. Mental wellness is where your thoughts and emotions are created then manifest into behaviors and actions. This in essence means every aspect of your life is influenced and impacted by your mental wellness. In Episode 63: Let’s Talk about Mental Wellness /Health, we will put this very powerful and essential tool, asset and at times liability into perspective.
Conversations with Maya an interview with Tex Wambui of SITTY
In the 9th episode of SITTY with Tex Wambui, you will hear from yours truly, Maya Akai. I shared my experiences, and journey on the importance of Stay In True To Yourself (SITTY). Learn more about SITTY at https://www.staytrue2yourself.com/ and Checkout more SITTY discussion like this on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcast platforms
M.A.Y.A. EPISODE #62: FINDING PEACE IN THE STORMS OF LIFE
Life is full of ups and downs, and often we remember and focus more on the adversity than the success. Whatever, crazy, hard, upside down, insanely ridiculous or inconvenient ball life throws at you, how you look at it will determine how you manage it. Learning to manage the storms of life is a life skill we are not often taught but can learn. In M.A.Y.A. EPISODE #62: FINDING PEACE IN THE STORMS OF LIFE we will explore how to forecast, prepare and adjust to foreseen and unforeseen stressors in life.
M.A.Y.A. Episode 61: Revisiting Authenticity
WHO ARE YOU??? This question can arise when you’re not living as your authentic self. What most people don’t know is that your authentic self is completely different from YOUR best self. The Best self is that version of you that societal and cultural norms often encourages you to be. Striving for greatness often leads to your best self but can leave your authentic self marginalized or fully edited out of being the best version of yourself. This episode tackles not omitting too much of your authentic self is and realizing there is a time and place for being you! Knowing when to be your best self and when to let your authentic self shines through is a dedicated effort focused on understanding you. This episode we explore the multi facets of your personality and knowing when to let your authentic self shine at the right times.
M.A.Y.A. Episode #60: The M.A.Y.A. Virtual Mail...The Last Delivery of the Year!!!
It is the last show of the year!!! What better way to end it then opening up the virtual mailbag.. I have three letters to share and I feel each correspondence will resonate with every listener on some level. Might be, been there, done that not going back. Might be, damn I'm there right now or could be you know someone that has a similar circumstance going on. Either way let's open up the M.A.Y.A. Virtual Mail bag and get the conversation going
M.A.Y.A. Episode #59: Understanding The Purpose and Power of Saying NO
Saying NO has a stigma tied to it. NO is a negative, bad , an awful thing to say or hear. Let's challenge that way of thinking, actuality the word NO simply affirms the answers to a question. What gives the word NO a negative connotation is the essence of the question or precisely, what is the desired answering to the question. If it is not yes, then it is bad!!! In this episode we will focus on what saying NO means, understanding why you are not saying yes and how this is based in giving NO purpose and with that purpose comes power.