Mindful & Driven

Value The CONNECTION Between MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH to Achieve True Balance w/ Kaki Okumura

November 16, 2021 Amardeep Parmar/Kaki Okumura Episode 20
Mindful & Driven
Value The CONNECTION Between MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH to Achieve True Balance w/ Kaki Okumura
Show Notes

Welcome to episode 20 of the Mindful & Driven podcast! It's all about how to not lose sight of what really matters whilst chasing your dreams.

Episode 20’s guest is Kaki Okumura. She’s a Japanese wellness expert. She particularly focuses on how the relationship between physical health and mental health are so connected and weakness in one or sickness in one will lead to sickness in the other two.  At the same time, if you can improve your health and improve your physical health, there are also benefits to your mental health too. She really explores how you can do this through both diet and exercise. 

Kaki herself was born in Dallas but grew up across Tokyo and New York which gave her an interesting insight into the two different cultures as she’s growing up. This means that she could see the pros and cons of both and from her own life philosophy where she now shares with her huge number of followers. We’ve also touched on some aspects such as ikigai which I know a lot of people are very interested in. 

Topics discussed in this episode: 
How to be mindful of your the connection between your mind and body. Why it's important to pay attention to your nutrition both food and information. How to make sure your mind and body are in harmony. Japanese wisdom on how to achieve balance and be healthy. Japanese concepts about healthy mindset. Japanese ideas about work-life balance. How to be kinder to yourself and others.

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The best version of yourself (2:02)

Balance and not needing a crutch (6:28)

The importance of encouragement and having a strong strong social lifestyle (11:40) 

Ikigai and finding that equilibrium (15:55)

‘Hard work is not just working hard but it’s also knowing when to not work.’ - Kaki (20:37)

Managing your own time, protecting your mental health, and putting emphasis on the people you surround yourself with (25:29)



Intro Music:
"Himalayas" by Mona Wonderlick —
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