M.A.Y.A. Episode #34: The Importance of Understanding Your Relationship Goals

What are your relationship goals? Before you answer this question, I want you to think about it from a perspective as an individual and not as a person in a relationship. I want you to begin to explore the relationship goals you have for yourself, the most important relationship you have and are in. Relationship & Intimacy Educator | TV Show Host | Author & Speaker, Yanni Brown joins the show to deepen the conversation. Tune into M.A.Y.A. Episode #34 as we reverse engineer the idea of relationship goals to get to the fundamentals of your philosophy and more importantly practices.

M.A.Y.A. Episode #33: The Emotional and Mental Cleanse, Removing Toxicity from your Life

It’s time to Cleanse!! We all the know the dangers of living in toxic physical environments. This danger also applies to the mental and emotional environments we exist in. Toxic people, places and situations should be avoided at all cost when possible. Often we entertain people in our lives that negatively effect our happiness and become obstacle in our conscious efforts to become the best version of ourselves. In Episode #33, The Emotional and Mental Cleanse, Removing Toxicity from your Life, we will identify types of toxic people and situations and how to deal with them.

M.A.Y.A. EPISODE 32: Stop Your Silence..UnMute Yourself

Do you often feel like you are walking on eggshells? That in certain relationships or situations you feel you can not speak your mind, express how you feel? Do you feel like you are frequently on mute? It is important not to confuse choosing to use a filter or make adjustments in certain situations as a bad thing; but why and how often you find this happening may be a tall tale sign that you are putting yourself on mute too often. Muting yourself may be having a negative impact on you and your happiness. Tune into M.A.Y.A Episode #32 to explore the danger of muting yourself as a mean to maintaining relationships that directly effect you emotionally, mentally, physically, professionally, and financially. Silencing your needs, wants and desires often come at a cost much higher than maintaining peace and happiness outside of yourself.

M.A.Y.A. Episode 31: The Power and Purpose of Energy

There is a saying, as your energy goes your focus will follows. Question ,what exactly is “your” energy??? Energy could be defined as the impetus behind all of our emotional and mental activities. It can be positive or negative. It can be created and destroyed in exchanges with others and influenced by environments and situations. Understanding the flow of your energy is paramount when putting in the work of getting to that best daily version of you. People, places and things impact our daily lives on many levels specifically with our energy. Tune into Episode 31 of M.A.Y.A. and explore the source of your energy and gain better insight into the motivation behind your focus.

M.A.Y.A. Episode #30: The Enigma of the Pursuit of Happiness

Happiness is something we all have set in our eyesight.. But what does it really entail and how does it actually play out in our daily lives? Happiness is defined as “ a state of well-being and contentment”. It is contextualized in mental or emotional states that encompass positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to joy. Yet there is an enigma to it? Mysterious, puzzling, or difficult dimensions that do not always stay constant. Tune into Episode #30 of M.A.Y.A to explore what the pursuit of happiness is really all about and how to rethink your approach to navigating it!

M.A.Y.A. Episode #29, Let’s Talk about Self Advocacy

We all have causes we are passionate about. No matter if the focus is political, social or cultural, we seek balance or justice to improve the lives of ourselves or others. This is advocacy, “support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy”. Advocacy is often directed by our moral compass or the core values that drive the choices we make in many of our everyday life actions and decisions. Yet self advocacy, “the action of representing ONESELF or one’s views or interests” for more personal needs and wants is an endeavor many people are not comfortable taking part in. We often will table, subdue or ignore the inner voice that is meant to help us live our best life, be that best version of ourselves…ultimately be happy. Join me for M.A.Y.A. Episode #29 to explore if you are truly being your champion for personal happiness and harnessing the power of self advocacy. JoinIng the conversation will be returning guest, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Dr. Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi the CEO and Founder of ULEZI, LLC

Episode #28- Opening your Eyes to your Emotional Blind Spot(s) Zone

We all have tendencies to look past things, ignored red flags or fall into a pattern of repetitious unrewarding behavior. Often these behaviors or decisions are unconscious, or are they? Have you found that you keep finding yourself in the same situations with different people, on a bad financial carousel that never seems to stop or on an emotional roller coaster that ends up in the same place when the ride is over? Well, good news, if you have taken notice of these things then your self-awareness and your emotional intelligence may be waking up. Waking up to what you ask? More likely than not, you have been unconsciously going into that uncharted territory of your mind and emotions, the emotional blind spot zone or the EBS Zone. This episode on M.A.Y.A. we will start the discover process of your EBS Zone

M.A.Y.A. Episode #27: The Every Day Work of Creating The Best Version of You!

Thinking big is a social and cultural norm. We are taught to think often beyond today and plan for tomorrow. Yet there is a danger in thinking and planning ahead, you can miss being in the moment. Being in the moment can be rewarding , uncomfortable or confusing; all the more reason to be present and accountable for what and who we are at that time . In Episode #27 of M.A.Y.A, we will discuss the importance of being present in the moment and working on the everyday best version of yourself!


Build it and they will come…Seek and you shall find. Well known sayings that indirectly points to one very important variable to accomplish the desired outcome, your purpose. Knowing and understanding your purpose is one of the many keys that will help you to unlock one of the many dimensions that comprise the best version of you. Whether you have no idea where you really want to go, do or be or have become disconnected from what it is you desire to be a part of or create; Join M.A.Y.A. in Episode #26 in exploring and discovering the power of purpose.

MLK….Reflecting on the Dream

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day “To hear I have a dream” ..yet here we are looking at the dream that has only become a partial reality… and WHY because of hate, fear and privilege. Join me tonight for an impromptu conversation with Coach Lance C. Irvin and Jason Palmer about the MLK Dream vs. Reality

Get Social with M.A.Y.A:

@Maya_Akai (IG/Twitter)

Maya Akai Presents (FB)

Listen to Episodes . Available on iTune, Google and iHeartradio Podcast Platforms and NOW AVAILABLE  on Amazon Audible Podcasts!!!.. Search M.A.Y.A: My Ambition Your Ambition