New Ebook Fuses Haiku and Public Health to Address Childhood Obesity!

Our third book in the Healthy Haiku Series entitled:

Haiku for Healthy Children & Teens (Vol. 1): Healthy Eating to Prevent Obesity. A Resource for Mentors, Teachers and Parents

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is dedicated to children and teens. Childhood obesity has been the subject of a major health campaign (Let’s Move!)  by First Lady Michelle Obama. It has been a powerful and effective campaign in so many ways – for so many communities.  However, even though it has gained a lot of visibility and support as a public health issue, obesity among children and teens is approaching epidemic proportions.

Once again blending art and public health, this book is packed with scientifically sound information, poems and activities that can be used by families, teachers and mentors.

Haiku for Healthy Children and Teens provides information and strategies for Mentors, teachers, parents and others concerned about the health of young people; and  offers the spark to turn on the “health light”  or power source prompt” in youth who are brilliant by design – from birth. The Haiku and other poetry are meant to serve as platforms for discussion, dialogue and creativity leading ultimately to informed choices that reduce risks associated with unhealthy and uninformed dietary choices.

If there are young people in your life that are important to you, you definitely want to share this book/workbook with them!  Included are lots of activities and places to create your own poetry about food choices and nutrition!

Coming Soon! Expected Release Date: March 1st! Please take our poll and let us know if you would like updates on this book, related programs and services as well as other books in the Healthy Haiku series! Thank you for your continued interest and support!

Dr. Imani Ma’at

“Reinventing Wellness”

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Haiku Tribute to Trayvon Martin…and Change!

  “Them against us and

Us against us ~ Something’s got

To Change or we’re doomed!”

This Haiku speaks about White on Black crimes (or systemic injustices) as well as Black on Black crime (homicides committed daily in the streets of major US cities). Yes, we have to address the systemic injustices by making it illegal to to kill a young Black boy for walking “while Black.” That goes without saying. And, we also have to look internally and do what we can to stop killing ourselves. More young black males die from murder than suicides, accidents and diseases combined. Since the murder of Trayvon Martin, there have been hundreds of young Black males killed at the hands of other Black males.   Do we care more when the aggressor does not look like us? Both types of crimes are wrong, senseless and have to be addressed and halted.

Healthy Haiku Productions is dedicated to making a change in the lives of youth and families.

     Vision: To raise self-esteem and the understanding of important health issues by youth and adults dedicated to improving individuals and communities across the globe.


Mission:​  To offer health-focused workshops, training programs and motivational speeches to teens and adults across the globe.


​     Values: ​ We each have unique gifts to share with the world and a specific path –proper training and skills building help individuals to discover their gifts and paths in life.

Here is a piece that I wrote about Change several years ago and can be found in both Healthy Haiku Publications

CHANGE

Change

     Of the heart, the mind

     The openness to love

     To challenges, risk, failures.

Change

     Of the opoprtunities

     To learn and to experience Life

     Through another lens.

Change

     Of our attitudes about change

     Stepping out of the box

     That is just an illusion anyway!

Change

     Of our Perceptions of time

     Knowing that tomorrow is a

     Day away from when we

     Must start activating our dreams.

Change

     From being victimized to

     Being Energized!

     Ghetto-ized to En-Grandized.

Change

     That makes us stop to breathe

     And be he embodiment of God

     That we were created to be

     In the First Place.

Change

     That makes us tap into our

     Brilliance in a way that

     Sends us whirling through space

     Igniting new stars

     And geniuses along the way!

Change

     So powerful that it makes

     Us realize that the place

     That had us stuck no longer exists

     So we are now freed up and fired up

     To achieve in ways that only mirrors

     The magnificence of our

     Creation on this earth!

Copyright @ Dr. Imani Ma’at

Contact Healthy Haiku Productions to schedule workshops for teens, training for mentors/teachers to learn the Healthy Haiku Approach and Motivational Speaking engagements for High School and College Orientation Programs. Call today! 404-702-4382

or email: drimani@healthyhaikuproductions.com

Help us to Bring Healthy Haiku Workshops to Youth Across the U.S.

Help us to Bring Healthy Haiku Workshops to Youth Across hte U.S.

Greetings Friends. GoFundMe funds will be used to bring this amazing workshop to schools, summer camps, mentoring organizations etc. all over the U.S. We are asking our friends and family members to donate just $5 and to share this with all of your contacts to support this campaign. We appreciate you so much and want the best for our children and teens across the U.S. All levels of support selected below will earn points for organizations to earn a free workshop. Thank you for your donation and support.

Building Self-Esteem in Teens

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Every dream followed

By Action takes me closer

To Finding my Way!

(Have the courage to implement your ideas!)

Peer Pressure is as

Powerful as I allow

In my Life’s choices!

(I have the power to say no!)

Find out more about our books, workshops, trainings and speaking engagements.

Also take advantage of our huge 50% off sale of Healthy Haiku Training Manual and Poetry Books!

Look for Healthy Haiku on http://www.amazon.com

Healthy Haiku Blog Talk Radio – Hosts Open Mike Tues 30th 6:30-7:30pm E.S.T. with Special Guest: Ms. Oni Lasana

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We are so excited to announce an Open Mike for Poets, Rappers, Spoken Word Artist who would like to share their work.  The great and talented Ms. Oni Lasana has agreed to open the show for us – sharing her words of wisdom and excerpts from her poetry.  After that – the Mike is Open!  Here are the stipulations (I know you can’t box in an artist!). But, here they are anyway.  You must:

Be ages: 18-30 something;

Speak about something related to health and/or empowerment of young people;

No profanity or you will be muted;

Encourage all of your friends and family members to listen in to the show (Please!):

Let us know that you would like to participate and if you have any questions by contacting us at: About Me

Call in number: 646-915-9853 6:20-6:27 for mike check. It will be first come, first heard so if you call in late you might not be aired. Calls will be accepted from the US and Canada only unless you use Skype – which will make it open to everyone (Show currently airs in English only)

Check out the Healthy Haiku Blog Talk Radio site to listen to previous shows and check out our format.

We will feature as many artists as possible!

This is a great opportunity to promote yourself and your craft.  We are planning to host a Spoken Word Conference about a year from now and we are pre-screening for the best young talent around!

Our motto: “Empowering Youth…Changing the World!”

Text healthyhaiku to 22828 for more information about our programs, services,

books, speaking engagements, Affiliate Program etc.

Healthy Haiku books on 50% discount on Amazon.com

Due to Overwhelming Demand ~ Huge Spring Sale of Healthy Haiku Training Manual and Poetry Book

 50% OFF SALE!!!    SPRING SALE OF First 2 Books of the Award-Winning Healthy Haiku Series through May 15th: Easy Purchase on Amazon.com – Don’t Miss out on these wonderful resources for families, school, churches, mentoring programs summer camps and more! Limited Supplies available!

(1) Healthy Haiku Poetry: Using Creative Expression to Transform Youth ($10 normally $20)

Healthy Haiku Poetry Book

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~ AND~

(2) Promoting Healthy Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Among Youth Using Haiku and Creative Expression ($20 normally $40)

Healthy Haiku Training Manual for Mentors

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Our Motto: “Empowering Youth…..Changing the World!”