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The Healing Poetic Podcast

The Healing Poetic Podcast

By Keya
Keya is the author of The Healing Poetic Expression Series, a three part series of self published books of poetry. My Words Healed My Soul, The Constant Road to Healing and The Depths of My Soul Healed Through Love & Empowerment. She is the visionary author of HEALINaire and author of Cigar Chronicles: Sister of the Leaf Poetic Storytelling.
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I've Arrived
Arriving to a destination is always exciting. You know the departure time and the arrival time is when you get to where you feel like you need to be.  Not realizing this is a continuous journey to arrive.  Take a listen as I share a transparent story of arriving.
January 08, 2022
Is your Tradition Anyone Else's Business
In a world full of trendy things are we tied to our traditions due to the "trend" to stay connected to it or are we in fear of creating our own traditions.  The question is do you feel like your traditions should be forced upon others and is that your business to get involved in.  Creating your own traditions can be liberating and connect you deeper and create more peace and happiness.
December 28, 2021
A Secret
The Secret to peace, growth, healing is actually simple from my perspective.  I share parts of my journey that revealed things about me in my evolving. What is your Secret?
November 29, 2021
Cobblestones Attached to other Cobblestones
Take a listen to this episode about our unique and varying paths in life.  Deciding to do what is our best and best for us individually.  Creating a life that is best for us in different seasons of our life.  Adapting to change, shifting and honoring yourself.  This episode is a true message for those that struggle with hard decisions.  
November 29, 2021
Check Your Ego
How often have you blamed or pointed the finger outwardly before examining or checking yourself?  We all have said "they did it!"  However, what did you contribute or do.  Is your ego holding you back from growth and transformation?  Hear some thoughts I have about ego and accountability.
September 08, 2021
The Secret
Are you walking around with the juice, the secret, the thing that is within you that will change the trajectory of your life.  You were born with some innate gifts and qualities and it's time you reveal the secret. Let the cat out the bag!!
August 10, 2021
Knowing, trusting and growing in yourself and gifts will grow your self-confidence. Do all you can to love more about you and less judging yourself and comparing.
July 06, 2021
Critical Critiques
Are you critical of yourself and/or others? Where do you think it is coming from? I embark on a conversation that will cause you to go inward and be honest with yourself about yourself and others.  The journey of critical conversations
June 25, 2021
Awakening Life
Are you awakening or reckoning in your life?   Arise, Awaken, Aware, Alert and Desiring for a new level in life. or Judging, Opinions and views of yourself and others reckoning your rebirth and awakening.
June 15, 2021
Forgive Yourself so you can Forgive Others
Forgive yourself. Embrace yourself. Extend grace to yourself. Forgive others. Embrace others. Extend grace to others.
June 03, 2021
What is Your Value?
Assessing your value should be a priority.  We often allow others to place a value on us because we haven't set our own value.  If you are giving discounts and placing yourself on clearance you will be loved at that level.  Pay close attention to how people treat you because it is the value they've assessed you as that determines the value in their life.  This is a perspective for any relationship/friendship, etc.  Be clear about your value!
May 17, 2021
Where Does Your Peace Reside? Peace is a Priority
With so much happening in the world how do you prioritize your peace?  Are you making it a priority?  Do you know that you have full control to ensure peace in your life?  No one will give you peace.  You can't ask God for it and just get it.  There are things we must do to ensure that we have and maintain peace.  In my opinion we must focus on creating a peaceful environment and protecting our energy from the energy vampires.  You may have differing thoughts.  Feel free to share.
February 09, 2021
Trauma & Recovery
We often talk about these two topics separately, but they can be connected if you see the power in the journey.  We will all experience trauma so why not understand the recovery process to cope and heal in a healthy way to move forward.  Hurt and then heal! Loss and then love.  
January 24, 2021
Selective Solitude
Forced solitude was COVID-19, however, selective solitude is necessary.  Take moments to be alone and reflect, decide and determine what's next.  Often times, we do not take the necessary time to just sit alone and create a list of who goes and who stays.  This includes you for other people so you are not being selfish about what is important for the journey.  While in solitude you can embrace being alone, learning and becoming more self-aware and reflective.
January 12, 2021
Self-Care or Despair
Self-care is essential to our physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health.  It is necessity and it leads to greater self-esteem and self-love.  Without having a regimen it can lead to despair.   Focus on your self care and loving you.  Do not despair, take good care of you!
December 22, 2020
Poverty Pain
What have you bought with you from your poverty pain?  Does it cause you to make bad money decisions now or do you reflect on how to budget and spend wisely because of it?  Allowing ourselves to heal from the parts of our past that hurt us or caused us pain is the way to fully heal from that trauma.  
October 06, 2020
Dreaming - Fairy Tale
As a young girl and woman there were thoughts of this fairy tale love.  The desire to just be swept off my feet without any issues and in a blissful love that only he and I existed.  Let's just say that I learned to do some healing, inner work and accountability as it related to relationships.  Never ask for what you cannot give.  Being aware of what you desire and understanding your love language is vital.  It will save so much time and a few tears.
September 29, 2020
I Know Who You Are
Understanding and studying who you are is vital.  Taking time to hold yourself accountable, be vulnerable and create space for healing is all essential to our growth.  The many layers and roles I play have had various affects on me over the years.  I am very self-aware now and extremely intuitive.  I understand that my path is mine and that not all can go with me and are for me.  I know and understand that I wear many hats and that sometimes it is ok to sit quietly.  Know who you are and make no mistake about it.  We are all chosen to be so much more if we believe greater in who we are.  Do not look for validation or approval from anyone.  You are great!
September 15, 2020
We all want someone to love us right?  Well, most of us.  What are you doing in the meantime as you await the arrival of your lifetime love? Doing the inner work and understand the things that are important to you are a great way to start the wait.  Write it down and make it clear so that you are being intentional about your desires.
September 02, 2020
This podcast discusses my personal journey to feeling attacked or disliked for no reason.  Have you ever had someone dislike you or discredit you for no reason at all other than they just don't like you.  I let my frustrations out on paper and wrote this particular poetic piece that I share.  Being a positive and empowering person can be seen as a negative for others and I share that in this podcast.
August 18, 2020
Trust is earned, not given.  I cannot start off meeting you and trusting you.  You must watch, pay attention and see if a person's words and actions align.  This benefits you the most to avoid any unnecessary drama or negativity later.  It is essential to be very intuitive and obedient to what your body and spirit tells you about others.  Trust is earned, not given.  I hope there are some insightful parts of this message that may help you on your journey, during your journey or when you decide to start your journey of healing.  Take what is good and leave any part that does not apply.
August 04, 2020
I Expected That
How many times have you expected certain behaviors from people.  You picked up the vibe or energy, yet proceeded.  Let me be clear about this.  You cannot blame others for doing what we allow them to do.  It is important to trust your instinct.
July 20, 2020
My Tears - Raising Our Kids
Is raising our children challenging sometimes? Yes.  But, it is also rewarding and fulfilling.  Our children can make us shed a tear or two sometimes.  We continue to love, nurture and coach them through this thing called life though.  
July 07, 2020
Pandemic and Workplace Trauma
As we face a pandemic, we also face trauma.  Trauma of witnessing unarmed black men and women be murdered at the hands of the "serve and protect" law enforcement.  We are not collateral damage.  We go to jobs that often are not aware or concerned about the trauma we are experiencing on a daily basis.  What can we do for ourselves to create healthier dialogue, change and outcomes for those that follow us.
June 23, 2020
Forgiveness & Grace
Forgiving yourself and extending grace to yourself is essential for ongoing increase in your life. You just release some things to gain some things. Soaring means you are light and without a load. Press on.
May 26, 2020
Your Story Matters
We all have stories. Stories of inspiration, pain, triumph and varying experiences. Those stories should be told and add value to others lives. Tell your story and do not be deterred.
May 12, 2020
What’s Your Place in Line
What’s your place in line? Do you understand the season you are in? Are you taking your rightful position? Are you out of order? Servant vs Leader. Acquire patience. Persevere. Create authentic relationships. IG: keyamcclainthepoet and YouTube: Keya McClain
April 28, 2020
Have You Been Shrinking Yourself?
How many of us are shrinking at our own expense? We are comparing ourselves to people who don’t even notice you, nor do they matter. How are you going to step into your know in this quarantine season. Do not shrink for anyone!
April 23, 2020
What’s Really Your Beef With Me
Meeting people and finding out they don’t like you is an interesting thing. How do you stop the madness of judging and ridiculing without knowing someone. Check this podcast out.
April 17, 2020
Positioned Here (April 5!)
We were positioned here for a reason. Whatever the reason is will be determined at a later date. Just know you are in the position for a reason.
April 05, 2020
Purpose In This Season
The Healing Poetic Podcast will stretch you’re mind beyond mediocrity. Push through to your purpose.
April 04, 2020
Priorities (Day 14)
Where are your priorities and how can you shift them? It is time to make some adjustments and shift.
March 31, 2020
Happiness with the one you love (Day 13)
Loving through this crisis is the best way to overcome and get through. Take full advantage of the opportunity to love your partner more in this time.
March 30, 2020
Stay resilient (Day 12)
Continue to be resilient in this time. We are overcomers. This too shall pass.
March 29, 2020
Dream Again (Day 11)
Dream on dreamers. Let’s dream like that kid we once were. We drew, wrote and had creative expression to foster those positive thoughts that led to dreaming. Time to dream!
March 28, 2020
In The House With Your Children (Day 10)
Some of us are in the house with our children. This is not a bad thing. Take this as an opportunity to build closer bonds and communicate more effectively. Love on your kids even more.
March 27, 2020
Who Are you Becoming (Day 9)
Who are you becoming during this time? Are you working towards the other side of this? Your gifts are about to flourish if you’re ready.
March 26, 2020
Purpose (Day 7)
Pursue your purpose vigorously!
March 24, 2020
Priorities (Day 6)
What are your priorities in this time? Have they shifted or are they the same? How can you serve others in this season and be less self consumed? Things to consider shifting during this time.
March 23, 2020
Spirituality (Day 5)
What is your higher power connection during this time. With the pandemic are you connecting more personally and direct?
March 22, 2020
Self Care (Day 4)
Take care of you!! Whatever that looks like. Quarantine season is a good time for self care.
March 21, 2020
Love (day 3) Corona quarantine getting real on 3/20/20 and who are you in the house with.
How are you and your partner/spouse or significant other doing in the home during this time? It’s a challenging season for some and some are going to use this time to rebuild and strengthen their bond. Where are you in this time? Single people are in relationships with self. Keep loving you.
March 20, 2020
Overwhelmed (Day 2)
We are still facing the Corona Virus crisis and most of us are quarantined. How have you been dealing with the anxiety and stress. It causes us to feel overwhelmed and nervous. This podcast should aid you in getting through this moment.
March 19, 2020
Loneliness (Day 1)
As the world is quarantined and people feel uncertainty and anxiety loneliness can kick in. Just some words and poetic expressions to get you through.
March 18, 2020
Your Story Category - varying seasons
I’ve had my share of seasons. We all have a story. Each one of us. Some have had more of one experience than some while others have experienced mostly one. Perception is key. Don’t stay in the past. Get the help needed and move forward in happiness and peace.
March 10, 2020
Heavy Weight
At various times in our lives we take on too much weight. Other people’s weight specifically. Adding their burdens, problems and issues which affects our peace. What practice do you have to protect yourself while still being helpful to others?
February 25, 2020
Life Moments
Life ain’t easy. We are all handed some difficult moments. How you perceive those moments can be the difference between success and failure. The difference between victim or victor. Persist in all your moments.
February 04, 2020
Grief - it is an emotion we all have to face in life.
We will all experience and endure grief. It is an emotion we cannot escape. It is important to always remember that our loved ones want us to continue to live even when it is the most devastating pain one can experience. Live your dash fully and leave a legacy because we are assured of one thing for sure. Death will reach us all.
January 14, 2020
Healing from Traumatic Experiences
Traumatic experiences will happen in life. It’s inevitable and the best way to cope and heal is to not become a victim. Unfortunately, without counseling or therapy some become addicted to various things. Do the healing work to avoid hurting yourself and others because hurt people hurt people.
December 31, 2019
Two negative emotions. One is very dangerous and can lead to very unhealthy behavior and detrimental. Some get fixated on hating someone so much that they do extreme things and spiral out of control. Be aware of the energies around you to avoid this as much as possible.
December 17, 2019
Social Media -Web of Lies
Social media is a way of life for many. Most people spend at least an hour a day on social media. There are some positive aspects of social media, however, there are also some negative or overwhelming aspects of social media. Keya speaks about protecting your sanity against social media woes.
December 03, 2019
Stop Stopping!
Stopping is giving up and In to your fears. It is relinquishing yourself to no, you can’t and you won’t. Rather than give stop power give pause power so you can hit play again and keep going. Obstacles will come but press on.
November 05, 2019
Keya delves into what shaped her understanding and perception of friendship as well as the importance of recognizing traits and qualities before giving that title. Friendships are amazing if you can quickly determine who is best for you and you for them.
October 22, 2019
Five Ways to Hit Reset
I talk about five ways I hit the reset button. Honoring yourself is necessary and essential to peace and growth. Taking time away, resting or spending time with positive energies. We compromise ourselves for others often so maybe this will provide some guidance and direction.
October 08, 2019
Predicting the Future
If you had the ability to predict the future would you make better decisions? Meditation was key to me being open and receptive to my Intuitive nature.
September 24, 2019
Trust your Intuition
How many times have you neglected to trust your instinct? Knowing that our intuition was put into place to protect us, honor us and provide guidance.
September 10, 2019
Losing Yourself in Love
I found myself in and out of healing from relationships. Healing is great, however, I found myself in a cycle of healing from relationships but never really fully healing before the next one. How I have healthier relationships now to avoid the long and painful bout with healing.
September 03, 2019
Avoiding Pain - Addictions
This episode of the Healing Poetic Podcast talks about how, as we attempt to avoid pain we cause more pain. Our attempts to avoid pain sometimes lead to addiction, depression and suicidal thoughts.
August 27, 2019
Childhood Trauma
Are you struggling with past trauma? We carry childhood trauma with us and pass it to our children as a generational curse. The Healing Poetic Series is a three part Poetic Expression Series.
August 19, 2019
Identifying Toxic Behavior
Identifying toxic behaviors in ourselves and others is a way to have healthier relationships going forward in my opinion. You can take a look within and do the work necessary to dispel those negative traits and more readily recognize them in others. Communication is essential because conveying your feelings about it will either reap results or cause you to make a decision.
August 13, 2019
Dream on Dreamer
Anchor • Dream on Dreamer. Dreaming and having an imagination are things we did freely as children. As adults, we tend to push that to the background. I’m encouraging you to dream again and believe again. You can do this! I share how I allowed myself to go back to the child who dreamed by removing the blocks that prohibited it as an adult.
August 06, 2019
Leaping Into Your New
Leaping, jumping, running is all action. Action that creates results. Leap!! It’s your time.
July 30, 2019
Episode Three: Sadness (Road to Healing)
I’ve pretty much always dealt with intermittent depression. There were moments of sadness that almost took me out though. I am sharing my journey from sadness to healing.
July 23, 2019
Complacency or Perseverance
Are you riveted with fear? Stuck in the park position when you have the authority to shift into drive.  This is a story that I am very familiar with.  It used to be me and I have coached others out of fear and into action.  Clients that are writing their story and have published.  Having a spirit of perseverance and tenacity comes when you change how you see yourself and think about yourself. I don' t just coach to self-publish because your mindset must make a shift.  Hear the podcast that talks about just that.  From fear to ACTION!
July 16, 2019
Welcome Back!
Return of my Healing Poetic Podcast. Following the theme of my series of poetry.
July 03, 2019