Author, educator, and meditation expert, Paul Kaye, has created a workshop called 100 Ways to Health & Well-Being. I had the pleasure of interviewing Paul.
I found he not only walks his talk, he makes it dance with the enthusiasm he infuses into his projects. His research while co-authoring books such as Living the Spiritual Principles of Health and Well-Being, and What’s It Like Being You? with New York Times bestselling author, John-Roger, DSS, has given Paul abundant material for this workshop.
Some of Paul’s Health and Well-Being Tips
Best Way to Feel Good?
When I questioned Paul about his favorite ways to feel good, he promptly responds, “Movement!” He ducks into a closet. He returns brandishing a wooden sword à la Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid. He asks, “Have you ever seen a tai chi sword?” (Did you know there was such a thing? Neither did I.)
He goes on to explain, “Everybody can make time for movement.” Paul puts the sword down. “Not hours, but 2 minutes here and there.” Demonstrating he says, “Like a plié!”
“If I don’t get eight hours, my performance suffers mentally, physically, and emotionally. It shows in my behavior.”
3. SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
Another key is spiritual exercises, which is an active form of meditation. (Paul facilitates a popular Introduction to Meditation and Sound evening.)
Favorite Health Foods?
Paul’s favorite health food? “Sprouted flax seeds.” Hmm. Intimidation creeps into my consciousness.
Do You Allow Any Cheat Days?
“Ice cream,” says Paul very matter-of-factly. “It’s important to keep the basic (inner child) happy and not be in deprivation.”
"Foods don’t work the same for every person"
While on the subject of food, I mention the superhero blueberry. Many call the cute purple berry a super food. Some studies state the "happy hormone" serotonin increases and inflammatory issues decrease by eating the fruit. “But (the consumption of) blueberries doesn’t work for everybody,” says Paul. “Some say it also causes joint problems.”
So in this vast arena of health, which expert has Paul’s attention? “Gary Taubes.” Apparently the Harvard, Stanford and Columbia University educated writer “took the lid off fats, grains and sugars.”
What About Sugar?
How does he counsel someone who likes sugar? Paul doesn’t mince words: “Stay off refined sugar because it puts on weight. We have an obesity epidemic in this country." Hmm. I don’t know if I’ll be giving up Oreos soon. I have hope though.
What Can We Expect to Receive from the Workshop?
“Expect to go away with at least one key to bring greater health and well-being into your life.”
100 Ways to Health and Well-Being will take place Tuesday, January 23, 7:30pm PT.