Author and meditation expert, Paul Kaye, not only walks his talk, he dances it!
Perhaps writing books like Living the Spiritual Principles of Abundance & Prosperity, What’s It Like Being You? (with New York Times bestselling author, John-Roger) prepare Paul for his expertise and his workshop 100 Ways to Health & Well-Being at the Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens.
When I question 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!”
Other non-negotiables include spiritual exercises (a sort of meditation) and sleep. (In addition to the 100 Ways to Health & Well-Being workshop, Paul hosts a monthly popular Introduction to Meditation event.) “If I don’t get 8 hours, my performance suffers mentally, physically and emotionally. It shows in behavior.”
And Paul’s favorite health food? “Sprouted flax seeds.”
Yikes! Intimidation creeps into my consciousness. Cautiously I ask if any cheat days are allowed. “Ice cream,” says Paul very matter-of-factly. “It’s important to keep the basic (inner child) happy and not be in deprivation.”
While on the subject of food, I mention the superhero blueberry. Many call the cute purple berry a superfood. Some studies state happy hormones (serotonin) increase 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.”
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. Paul promises that for those who attend his event; “They can expect to go away with at least one key to bring greater health and well-being into their lives.”
Learn more Practical Tools for Everyday Spirituality at our upcoming event: 100 Ways to Health and Well-Being, where ancient wisdom meets cutting-edge science. November 14th @ 7:30pm PDT at Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens and Live Streamed.