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We all have different ideas about the divine, likely because it is beyond description or full comprehension by our limited understanding. The divine is all that is. When we feel we cannot relate to the divine, we are in some form of delusion and under the tricky spell of our ego. Our choice is simple: be disconnected, or connected, to greater or lesser degrees. How do we see the divine and how do we experience it? We are often left wondering what and where this elusive, sacred thing is. TheRead More
Lemongrass was never something I kept in my kitchen, until lately. Over the summer I had a few delicious soups, curries and thai dishes flavoured with the zesty herb. This piqued my curiosity to try cooking with the green at home. When a friend pointed me towards Sprouted Kitchen, I came across Sara Forte, who shares savoury and sweet recipes on her blog, social media platforms and in her books: 2012’s Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods and 2015’s Bowl + Spoon. Forte describes her love of foodRead More
Native to Canada, ILIA Beauty started off selling tinted lip conditioners in 2011. Now based in Los Angeles, ILIA creates natural and organic makeup and skincare products. Founder and CEO Sasha Plavsic made it a priority to create a line that was just as aesthetically pleasing and sustainable as it was functional. This month, Parvati Magazine spoke with Sasha about lips, skin, and eyeshadow. Parvati Magazine: ILIA carries many beauty and skin care products, with a wide range of vibrant lip colours and lip care products. How did lips becomeRead More
It’s 6:27 in the morning. You’re shivering in a stencilled t-shirt in the pre-dawn light. Dozens of hugging people around you vary from couch potatoes to Olympic athletes. The air is filled with exclamations of “f— yeah!” It happens rain or shine. Welcome to the November Project’s group workouts. The November Project started out when two collegiate rowers in Boston – Brogan Graham and Bojan Mandaric – wanted to create accountability to keep working out in the off-season. As you might guess from the name, it was supposed to lastRead More
This month, Beauty Editor Joy Elkayam interviewed Tammie Umbel from Shea Terra Organics. This line features ingredients indigenous to Africa, and supports local communities and natural habitats across the continent. Parvati Magazine: What inspired the creation of Shea Terra Organics? Shea Terra Organics: Shea Terra Organics was the result of a lifetime fascination with wildlife, cultures and the desire to eradicate poverty. Growing up I was the “weird one”. From the time I learned to read at the age of four I began comparing food labels. I would request myRead More
As a personal trainer, I have had hundreds of conversations with people about their bodies. Particularly how they are unhappy, frustrated, and sometimes even disgusted with their bodies. The ability to love oneself seems to be a lost art. Most are so very quick to judge how they look and their ability or inability to stay focused on goals. Your body and energy levels are a result of what you have eaten, the workouts you have done and your mindset about your worth over the past several months, and maybeRead More