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In 1997, twenty-three-year-old Julia Butterfly Hill climbed into a 1,500 year old redwood tree to protest the clear-cut foresting that eventually left a mere three percent of the original redwoods standing in California. When she climbed down again in 1999, the world knew her name. Julia, who chose the name Butterfly as a little girl after a butterfly landed on her hand and stayed for seven hours, had her outlook changed forever by a nearly fatal car crash in her early twenties. Her head injury required a year of difficultRead More
This month Melinda Emerson, the “Small Biz Lady”, sat down with Parvati Magazine to discuss her passion for serving by helping small business owners succeed and how she starts her own busy days as entrepreneur and Mom. Parvati Magazine: What inspired you to begin your mission to end small business failure? Melinda Emerson: When I first wrote my book, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, I spent the time to write the book because it was advice I wish I had when I started my first company nearly 20Read More
Have you ever felt overwhelmed or frustrated about something happening in your community? What would inspire you to take action? In 1987, three surfers from Malibu, California found their moment of inspiration when increasing private development and pollution on their favourite beach threatened their surf scene. Glenn Hening, Lance Carson and Tom Pratte organized a successful grassroots protest and unknowingly created a movement. Thirty years later, beach lovers band together as part of worldwide Surfrider Foundation initiatives. Dr. Chad Nelsen worked for 16 years as Surfrider’s Environmental Director while earningRead More
Parvati Magazine spoke with David Allen, author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, a perennially bestselling book on personal organization. Parvati Magazine: What is the GTD productivity system? David Allen: It’s a set of best practices I discovered, uncovered, tested, researched, and implemented over the last 30 years with thousands of people. It’s a way to be able to surf on top of your work instead of being buried by your work. The basic process is to build an external brain to get things out of yourRead More
Marshall Goldsmith is a world leading executive coach and the million-selling author or editor of 34 books. His books have been translated into 28 languages and are best-sellers in ten countries. Parvati Magazine: How does your “life is good” philosophy reflect in your life and your work? Marshall Goldsmith: My “life is good” philosophy is based on Buddhism. I have been a Buddhist since my mid-twenties. Buddhism underlies three of my favorite sayings: “Life is good”, “Be happy now” and “Let it go.” Buddhism meshes perfectly with behavioral coaching. IRead More

Posted On April 17, 2017By Parvati MagazineIn Community, Community, May 2017 - Laughter

Community: TerraCycle, with Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky is a man with a mission to eliminate waste. Parvati Magazine caught up with him this month to inquire about some of the innovative ways he collects and repurposes hard-to-recycle waste through his global company TerraCycle. Parvati Magazine: Individuals, schools and offices in 20 countries send TerraCycle their hard-to-recycle waste, and you have it made into cool stuff! At this time, which of your products are you excited about? Tom Szaky: I am excited about an announcement we recently made with Procter & Gamble to manufacture the world’sRead More
Parvati Magazine interviewed Amanda Steinberg, who founded DailyWorth in 2009 to bring a new perspective to personal finance. In 2016 she launched the digital investing service WorthFM and her book Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms, was published in February, 2017.   Parvati Magazine: Your background is in technology, yet you launched DailyWorth to help women manage their money. Why did you choose this path? Amanda Steinberg: I’ve been concerned about the state of the world since I was five years old, and even though I’ve had theRead More
Captain Paul Watson is the founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which protects whales, seals and dolphins around the world. Parvati Magazine connected with him to ask about his work. Parvati Magazine: You have devoted your life to protecting and serving marine mammals. Was there a moment in your life that you knew this was what you had to do? Captain Paul Watson: I started rescuing beavers from leg hold traps when I was eleven years old and I am pretty much doing the same thing sixty years later. MyRead More

Posted On February 17, 2017By Parvati MagazineIn Business, Community, March 2017 - Relations

Business: Meaning Motivates

“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” – Viktor E. Frankl Today, more than 50 percent of American employees are “disengaged” with a full 17% “actively disengaged”, as reported by Gallup. They have been researching employment engagement and motivation for many years and tell us these numbers have been rising by about 2% a year since 2000. This is a big problem because when people are disengaged they are unhappy in work and in life and productivity drops. It’s a lose/lose situation.Read More
Parvati Magazine spoke with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, the Youth Director for Earth Guardians, a worldwide conservation organization. Still in his teens, he has been an environmental activist for over a decade. Parvati Magazine: You got started with environmental activism when you were six years old. Can you tell us how that happened? Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: I’ve always been super passionate about life and the outdoors. As a young kid I was in nature all the time. My dad raised me in the Aztec/Mexica (Meh-sheeh-kah) tradition and instilled in me that all lifeRead More