Quickeners

Quickeners

By Annie
Life moves fast. Quickeners are inspirations - reminders to do your integrative practice of self-care. On the fly, and as easefully as possible. With author, holistic dietitian, and yoga therapist Annie B Kay MS RDN C-IAYT.
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Finding Inspiration

Quickeners

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Episode 3: Mindset Shift: Maitri (Metta) Meditation
Mindset is everything. Yet, for most of us, a protective mindset dominates and keeps us from becoming the fullest expression of who we are. While that protective mindset has value - it can help keep us safe and help us learn how to create our own safety - it can also undermine happiness and interfere with our ability to manifest.  A simple practice to quickly shift away from an over-protective mindset is Maitri or loving-kindness Meditation.  Maitri is a Sanskrit word that means benevolence, loving-kindness, goodwill, an active interest in the well-being of others. Maitri (Metta) meditation is the 1st of the 4 sublime states of being in Tibetian tantric yoga.  In this episode we do this Metta meditation together:  May I be happy; May I be healthy;  May my heart be open;  and may I stand in the light of my own true self.  This is a modification of a Metta meditation that I learned from my beloved mentor and friend, Stephen Cope (Kavi). May it help you open your heart, find happy well-being, and anchor yourself within.  Namaste Annie B Kay MS RDN C-IAYT
20:48
March 13, 2020
Episode 2: How Transformation Works
Transformation is a big word, but how does it happen?  There is a science to change, and things we can do to support ourselves along the way. In this episode, I'll talk about an aha I had when my science-packed brain ran into a spiritual transformation teacher.  I'll tell you a (hopefully not) secret to transformation, and little things you can do to sustain the practice that will support your transformation - be it eating more healthfully, meditating or practicing self-care with love.  Thanks for listening. 
09:54
March 4, 2020
Finding Inspiration
Life is tough - and it's moving fast. For me, it's the quick and easy little changes that add up to self-care. Inspiration for that change is everywhere. You just need to look - with an open mind and heart - at everyday people doing extraordinary things.  I've been filled with inspiration lately. I'm inspired by the people I've been encountering as an integrative lifestyle teacher and counselor.  People that, despite the odds, despite the hard work involved, have made a change in their lives.  I'd like to tell you a couple stories of inspiration to shift toward - better.  Thanks for listening.  Annie  In-office and Telehealth Appointments: 413-854-5407
15:58
February 26, 2020