Entries by Kay Metzelaars


Kay is certified Yoga instructor, Reiki master, Intuitive Tarot Reader, and public speaker. She is a former Teach For America teacher and studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Portland. She is passionate about empowering individuals to take their health and wellness into their own hands through spiritual practices such as Yoga and Reiki, as well as proper eating and exercise. She teaches that compassion, understanding, empathy and forgiveness are essential to being a happy human. She offers classes, workshops and retreats and runs a small private practice in southern, IL.

Yoga is Not for the Flexible – It’s for the Anxious

Nothing irks us Yoga teachers more than when people say to us, “oh, I can’t do Yoga, I’m just not flexible.” I want to put this excuse to rest once and for all: you do not need to be flexible… 0 Shares |

Reiki and Anger Management

Let’s face it, our society has done a shitty job helping us learn to cope with anger. It is one of the few emotions the average male feels he is allowed to express, while most women do their best to… 0 Shares |

Healing Regrets and Breaking the Cycle of Rumination

One of my biggest regrets was not having spent more time enjoying life in high school. A classic over achiever and people pleaser, I spent most of my time trying to meet other people’s needs and earn their approval. I… 0 Shares |

3 Reasons You Should Stop Avoiding Meditation

I am so tired of hearing people who are obviously interested in meditation make excuses why they can’t do it. I’d love to meditate, but I just don’t have time. I really want to try it, but I don’t know… 0 Shares |

How I Gave Birth in Under 2 Hours

Precipitous labor only occurs in less than 3% of the population according to the CDC. Labor is considered fast, or precipitous, when it occurs in less than 3 hours. It is not common for first time moms to experience a… 0 Shares |

The Wonders of Breast Milk

I have always had a fairly healthy relationship with my boobs, which is surprising because I got them at a young age and my last name rhymed with “Hooters” (kids can be so cruel!). When I got pregnant people would… 0 Shares |

Should Parents Post About Their Children Online?

Before I had my son I was convinced I would not be one of those moms who posts pictures and updates about every milestone on social media…but here I am, 3 months later doing just that! I have my reasons… 0 Shares |

Everything You Need to Know about Yoga and the Lymphatic System

Did you know that the secret to a healthy immune system is a healthy lymphatic system? Did you know that regular Yoga practice can help your body move vital lymph throughout your body, preventing illness and improving your overall well… 0 Shares |

4 Reasons Reiki Belongs in Hospitals

What is Reiki? Reiki is an ancient form of hands on energy healing. Reiki is derived from the Japanese words ‘Rei’ meaning universal and ‘Ki’ meaning energy. A practitioner uses universal energy to re-balance and realign the body’s energy. Reiki… 0 Shares |