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Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Ph.D., MBA, CHHC, RYT

What do you get when you cross a Harvard MBA with a Certified Professional Coach, Holistic Health Counselor and registered Yoga Teacher? Quite a bit of Yin-Yang!


Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy is president of Power Living Enterprises, Inc. and an internationally-recognized Executive Coach and Wellness Empowerment Expert. She offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach to success and personal energy management - with 20 years of business experience as a corporate executive and entrepreneur, and 25 years in holistic living. She has helped thousands around the globe work smart, be healthy and thrive in our fast, ever-changing world.

She started her career as the youngest staff member at the Harvard Business School, where she wrote case studies on Fortune 500 companies. She was also a Creative Consultant for Universal Studios and an executive at MTV Networks – moving from Management Associate to Vice President of Business Development & Operations in just five years. In the process, she founded VH1 Interactive, helped to re-position the VH1 TV Network, founded VH1@Work radio network, worked on the launch of six digital music video channels, and managed an almost 200-person operation.

In 1997, she almost died from Crohn’s and then transformed her life using an integrative approach. With a renewed spirit for service, she left her successful media career and founded the first yoga studio in Harlem. Now, as an award-winning entrepreneur, she coaches clients from all walks of life blending her real-world experience with research-driven principles and hands-on techniques. She is a sought-after speaker and host/moderator and has demonstrated the ability to communicate with many different audiences, from community, religious and youth groups, to corporate executives, politicians and world leaders. Dr. Kennedy’s range is tremendous - from teaching executives at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services how to manage stress and demonstrating the Body-Mind-Connection to researchers at the National Institutes of Health, to teaching yoga to the girls basketball team at the Thurgood Marshall Academy and presenting on peace and social change for the Newark Peace Education Summit which headlined His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Everything she does is about harnessing human potential. Called “smart with a heart,” she is a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, is on the faculty at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and has served six years on the board of Yoga Alliance.

From a family of pioneers in communications, she is the author of multiple books including 40 Days to Power Living: Think, Eat and Live on Purpose and her latest book, Seven-Day PWR Detox: Cleanse Your Body, Mind & Spirit While Living Your Daily Life. She is the host of “Power Living with Dr. Terri Kennedy” and has been featured in media around the world from CNN and Tokyo FM to Prevention and Oprah's book Live Your Best Life! Although she is American, she was born in Ghana, started school in Australia and studied/lived in Italy. In 2009, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She has participated in Forums in Brazil, China, India, Jordan, Morocco, South Africa and Tanzania, and has been a discussion leader for the Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. She recently contributed to The Youth Effect: Toolkit for Decision Makers on Engaging With Youth which was debuted at the 2010 Summit of the Global Agenda in Dubai. She also co-created the Young PWR Brokers program which teaches self-esteem to girls in Harlem, and is part of the Braintrust development team for “A New Way Forward,” an initiative created by The National CARES Mentoring Movement. She also has a Ph.D. in World Religions and executive education in Global Leadership & Public Policy from both Yale University and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

She can be reached at terrik@power-living.com. Visit www.drterrikennedy.com for additional information and www.power-living.com for daily inspiration.

Entries by Dr. Terri Kennedy

7 Ways to Love Yourself

(2) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 7:07 AM

How committed are you to your own happiness? If you were dating yourself, would you be blissful or ready to break out of the relationship? Self-love is an active process of becoming aware of who you are and appreciating all aspects of what makes you unique. It is a practice...

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Nelson Mandela's Lesson on Love

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2013 | 10:46 AM

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I was just in South Africa a few weeks ago and had lunch in Mandela Square in Sandton City, a commercial and entertainment hub in the heart of Johannesburg. A jovial bronzed statute of Nelson Mandela towers almost twenty feet above the sidewalk...

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7 Ways to Optimize Your Brain

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 4:48 PM

How can neuroscience-based innovation enhance behavioral and brain health? This was the question asked at the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, which brought together 170 participants from 19 countries. More than 2 billion people worldwide suffer from brain-based health and productivity challenges resulting in a global economic burden...

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10 Most Fearless Women I've Met

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 3:37 PM

As poet and Nobel Prize Laureate Rabindranath Tagore said, "Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but be fearless when facing them." Fearlessness is a quality of spirit that enables you to walk an uncharted path and push forward, no matter what obstacles you face. I'm quite grateful...

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7 Things I Learned From Mom

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 2:18 PM

As Harriet Beecher Stowe said, "Most mothers are instinctive philosophers." My mom has certainly been the source of constant inspiration. Anyone who has heard me speak has heard stories about her. Although she is highly educated and accomplished, her advice is usually quite simple yet powerful if applied. I didn't...

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1-Minute Mini-Escape: Today, I Am Calm

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 4:36 PM

Water has a calm strength. I shot this video in Dakar, Senegal. It is beautiful coastal city with temperate weather. Join me for this one-minute Power Living Mini-Escape. To capture its power, say the affirmation out loud.

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This is the affirmation:

Today, I am calm.
As I look out on the horizon, I am centered in the present.
I have quiet strength to face the waves of change.
As I inhale, I let peace wash over me.
As I exhale, I let tension float away.
I relax in the now.
Today, I am calm.

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7 Ways to Renew Your Life Today

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 8:30 AM

Just like a loaf of bread that's been left out too long, life can sometimes seem stale if we let routine take over. We get comfortable with what is and ignore what could be. Being present is important -- it's the foundation of Power Living and experiencing the special moments...

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1-Minute Mini-Escape: Today, I Am Free

(1) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 12:58 PM

I love watching the wind flowing through the trees and listening to the waves. It instantly relaxes me. I hope you enjoy it. I shot this video in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Join me for this one-minute Power Living Mini-Escape. To capture its power, say it out loud.

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7 Steps to Making and Keeping Resolutions

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 3:48 PM

Have you ever made a New Year's resolution only to break it within weeks? According to ProactiveChange and a University of Scranton survey, about 40 to 45 percent of American adults set at least one resolution. However, by February the majority of us have given up. Is it...

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The Loud Voice of Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 4:05 PM

What would you do if you heard the words "You've got cancer," and then "triple-negative stage two aggressive cancer"? How would you approach your next steps? Would you be open to seeing a silver lining or closed off by a cloud of fear? Get inspired by the infectious spirit of...

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1-Minute Mini-Escape: Today I Focus on the Good

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 12:05 PM

I love watching the clouds. It's so peaceful. As always, I pause to take in nature and then write an affirmation. I shot this video in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Join me for this one-minute Power Living Mini-Escape. To capture its power, say it out loud.

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This is the affirmation:

Today I focus on the good.
I let limiting thoughts float by like clouds in the sky.
As I inhale, I affirm the miracle of life.
As I exhale, I release fears and doubts.
I am present in the moment.
I am at peace with what is.
Today I focus on the good.

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Read about The Power of Meditation and view more Power Living videos.

For more information and inspiration, go to www.power-living.com. Be sure to Like Us on Facebook. If you're wondering how coaching can help you, schedule a free consultative interview. To book Dr. Kennedy for a speaking event, go to www.drterrikennedy.com....

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Conversation With Masood Ali Khan and Sheela Bringi on 'Music and the Spirit'

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 12:08 AM

How does music and sound affect the spirit? Be inspired by my conversation with Masood Ali Khan and Sheela Bringi on "Music and the Spirit." Masood is an instructor at the Academy of Human Universal Energy and Spirituality, and has been a practitioner of yoga for two decades. In addition...

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Conversation With Elena Brower on 'The Art of Attention'

(2) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 7:50 AM

Where are you focusing your attention? How would you benefit from more focus? Be inspired by my conversation with Elena Brower on "The Art of Attention." Elena is founder and co-owner of Virayoga. She offers a realistic and reverent approach to the world through her teaching and writing. She has...

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Conversation With Rev. Jaganath Carrera on 'Yoga and Spirituality'

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 12:28 AM

What is the connection between yoga and spirituality? How can you benefit from meditation? Be inspired by my conversation with Reverend Jaganath Carrera on "Yoga and Spirituality." Rev. Carrera is founder and spiritual head of the Yoga Life Society and author of Inside the Yoga Sutras and Awaken: Inside Yoga...

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Conversation With Cyndi Lee on 'Integrating Your Self'

(1) Comments | Posted September 29, 2012 | 12:00 PM

Do you ever feel like you're running around like a chicken with its head cut off? How can you integrate the various pieces of yourself together? Be inspired by my conversation with Cyndi Lee on "integrating your self." Cyndi took her first yoga class in college in 1972, and founded...

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Conversation With Beryl Bender Birch on 'Being Present'

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 12:30 AM

How present are you in your everyday interactions? How can you be more conscious in your daily life? Be inspired by my conversation with Beryl Bender Birch on "Being Present." Beryl is a dedicated student of yoga and the study of consciousness since 1971. She has been training yoga teachers...

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Conversation With Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee on 'Being Yoga'

(3) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 12:30 AM

How can you stop doing and simply be? How would you benefit from more stillness in your life? Be inspired by my conversation with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee on "Being Yoga." Rodney and Collen are two of the most recognizable names in yoga. Rodney cofounded Piedmont Yoga Studio...

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Conversation With Peter Sterios on 'Going Within'

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 12:10 AM

How often do you turn your attention inward? How would you benefit from greater self-awareness? Be inspired by my conversation with Peter Sterios on "Going Within." Peter is creator of the popular Gravity & Grace yoga DVD, one of the top 15 yoga DVDs of all time according...

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Conversation With Sharon Gannon on 'Yoga, Life and Being Vegan'

(45) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 12:50 AM

2012-09-04-images-SharonnamasteGuzman_280R.jpgWhat is the relationship between yoga and transformation? How can what you eat affect how you live? I caught up with the co-founder of the Jivamukti Yoga Method, Sharon Gannon. With over 25 years of teaching and activism, she is credited for...

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7 Ways to Transform your Life... From 7 Expert Yogis

(7) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 6:57 AM

I recently attended Omega's 2012 Being Yoga Conference Retreat at their beautiful Rhinebeck, N.Y. campus. This conference attracted me because I was interested in how the concept of "being yoga" can apply to personal transformation for the everyday person -- not just the avid yogi. Here's what I learned from...

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