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Trust Frequency Second Assumption Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey
The First Assumption creates a major paradox by saying “There is only Love.” What about all those things we consider not to be love? The Second Assumption resolves the paradox by clarifying the unconditional nature of the Love that creates and drives all things. Read More
Book Review-Dr. Qing Li Forest Bathing
Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku in Japanese, is essentially the act of being in the presence of trees. The therapeutic qualities of forests have been lauded as both a cure-all and a preventative measure in Japan since the 1980’s and “Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness” offers Westerners insights into both the science and benefits of this free treatment. Dr. Qing Li is one of the world’s leading experts in forest bathing and has been studying the effects of environmental chemicals, stress and lifestyle on immuneRead More
Hey Ocean!
Canadian indie-pop sensation Hey Ocean! is back from a several-year hiatus of solo albums to release a new album entitled “The Hurt of Happiness”. Parvati Magazine sat down with lead guitarist David Beckingham to discuss the album, the ocean, and the power of giving back to the community. PMAG: What was the inspiration for Hey Ocean!’s name, and what is your take on the state of the oceans these days and the way humans are treating it? DB: Hey Ocean! got its name on the beaches of Costa Rica whenRead More
The Miracle Season
Despite a tragic beginning, “The Miracle Season” is a feel-good movie based on the real-life tale of the 2011 high school girls volleyball team from West High School in Iowa City. Fresh off a state championship in 2010, best friends Kelley Fliehler (Erin Moriarty) and Caroline “Line” Found (Danika Yarosh) are excited to lead the team to another banner year. Line is clearly the ringleader and instigator of the two, while Kelly happily tags along with a friend who regularly pushes her out of her comfort zone to ensure sheRead More
Veja Fair Trade Sneakers
When childhood friends Sébastien Kopp and Ghislain Morillon set out to create a brand over a decade ago, VEJA was born. From beginning to end of production, every piece they create is made eco-friendly. This month, Parvati Magazine talked with them about their beginning, their process, and what they have in store for the future. Parvati Magazine: How long did it take to build the foundation of VEJA? VEJA: VEJA started more than twelve years ago. In general, people start from the design and then produce, but Sébastien and GhislainRead More
Wayne J reggae star
There is a historic groundswell of youth activism today. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers rallied across the U.S. to end gun violence in the United States. Youth are standing up for what is right, showing adults that they have a lot to learn from them. In Jamaica, one teenager in particular is tearing up dance halls, while sending a message to his peers, his country and the whole world. By the time this issue comes out, Wayne J will have just celebrated his fifteenth birthday. But don’t let his ageRead More
Moive Review-A Wrinkle in Time
“A Wrinkle in Time” is a truly fantastical translation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book by the same name. The novel has been enjoyed by children and adults alike for decades, but this is the first attempt at bringing the adventure to the big screen. Brought to life by director Ava DuVernay (of “Selma” fame), the movie follows the reluctant heroine, Meg (played by the lovely Storm Reid) as she travels (or “tessers”) to the fifth dimension with her precocious younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and admiring classmate Calvin (Levi Miller).Read More
The Trust Frequency-There is Only Love
Happy Spring, dear friends! We trust you have pondered the Trust Frequency definitions we offered last month. Those definitions contain some important assumptions. Are you willing to take these ideas as absolutes, and receive the Ten Assumptions within the context of their profound meanings? For example: Humanity: A collection of divine, autonomous, sovereign beings who have chosen to incarnate on Earth to learn and grow on our soul’s journey to wholeness, each with an individual purpose and a unique gift. This vision of humanity recognizes an overarching act of freeRead More
cover, The Measure of My Powers, Jackie Kai Ellis
This memoir from Jackie Kai Ellis takes the “Eat, Pray, Love” genre to a new level, surpassing even Elizabeth Gilbert’s original. It’s a warm, relatable story about love—with food, with passion, with life, and with self. The book’s cover makes a strong first impression. The richly colored roses, arranged mindfully with succulent fruit on a dark moody background, clearly set the stage for the reader by illustrating the contrast between light and dark. Inside, Ellis’s essays and short stories are interspersed with similarly inspired photography – of a single, extremelyRead More
Sustainable Fashion-Novel Supply Co-Kaya Dorey
Image credit:Cam Hilts edited by @erikjrojas NOVEL SUPPLY CO. is a clothing company based in Vancouver, Canada that focuses on sustainability. After Novel Supply founder Kaya Dorey realized just how much material went into landfills in the making of clothes, she decided she wanted to create something better for the Earth. Parvati Magazine sat down with Kaya to talk about how natural and organic can be stylish. Parvati Magazine: You mention on your website that Novel Supply is inspired by the “West Coast Lifestyle”. What does the West Coast lifestyleRead More