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Welcome to the July 2015 issue of Parvati Magazine. This month, we explore the theme of Surrender. For some, the word “surrender” may conjure images of giving in or losing control. When we consider slowing down or softening, thoughts may arise such as we can’t because if we did, our world would fall apart. If we look more deeply, we may meet a fear that we will be overtaken by an elusive force from which we have been running our whole lives. Somehow, surrendering seems to mean something else wins.Read More
Welcome to the special double issue of Parvati Magazine for May and June of 2015. In the busyness of our lives, we quickly forget to take pause and contemplate the meaning of our existence and interconnection, or to question our attachments to the stresses and worries we carry. We easily become identified with achieving as a means to feel valued and loved. Though life is fleeting, it is full of opportunities for deep inner wealth. As we learn to look slightly beyond our habits and humdrum, we discover jewels forRead More
Welcome to the April 2015 issue of Parvati Magazine! “We create our reality” is a popular phrase in today’s New Age thinking. The implication that “we” are the doers may bolster our sense of being powerfully in charge. But the idea that a self, separate from the whole, is doing the work comes at the expense of our inherent sense of interconnection. Timeless spiritual sages teach us that the “I” we think to be so solid and real, is an illusion, perpetuated by our perceptions. In reality, we are oneRead More
Welcome to the March 2015 edition of Parvati Magazine. About twenty years ago, I heard someone say that if you are stressed, you are in your ego. At that time, I was identified with the stresses in my life, convinced they were permanent and real. I had no idea what a life with greater awareness would look like. Yet somehow, the words stayed with me and have acted as a backdrop to the ongoing spiritual experiment that is my life. I now feel closer than ever to understanding what it looksRead More
Welcome to the February 2015 edition of Parvati Magazine. Emotions move through our body as a means for us to understand more viscerally our mental reactions to thoughts. When we feel afraid, our heart races. When we feel angry, our temperature rises. We feel in response to our thoughts. Our minds are a collection of expectations and memories. As such, our emotions tend to reflect our past experiences and future hopes. As we evolve, we learn to move beyond the chatter of emotional reactions and allow the room for compassionRead More
Welcome to the December 2014/January 2015 edition of Parvati Magazine! This special New Year’s edition is a double issue on the themes Consequence and Beginnings. These themes are fitting as we look back at what we have learned from 2014 and towards the newness of 2015. It has been an exceptionally busy fall as we prepare the launch of a new website for early 2015, complete with an online TV channel. (The site looks amazing and I can’t wait to share it with you!) In the midst of this, theRead More
Welcome to the October 2014 edition of Parvati Magazine. As we move beyond the equinox into the fall season when summer seems of the distant past, we may feel overwhelmed by increasing to-do lists and wonder how we keep healthy, happy and whole in meeting the goals we have set for ourselves. When the season turns and we adjust to the cooler temperatures, we are called to find balance in the face of change. Please enjoy this month’s articles that explore the theme Equilibrium to help you cultivate balance at allRead More
Welcome to the September 2014 edition of Parvati Magazine. The word “fierceness” may conjure images of aggression, even violence. But from a spiritual perspective, fierceness can sit alongside us during our meditation practice, as we find fierce, single-pointed focus even when our mind creatively attempts to pull us from this moment. Being fierce along the path means finding profound courage and compassion to overcome habitual patterns and situations that eclipse our true magnificence. Fierceness inspires us to face rather than run from life’s challenges. Fierceness is not about attacking orRead More
Welcome to the summer 2014 edition of Parvati Magazine.  This issue has a double theme: Freedom and Delight. My summer has been both delightful and full of fresh insights that have given me a sense of new-found freedom. Since the last Parvati Magazine publication, we launched my new website. We hosted a preview party of my soon-to-be released music video “Yoga in the Nightclub”. We are in post-production for a second music video for my song “Shanti Om”. (Please watch the teasers!) On a personal level, my spiritual teacher Amma recentlyRead More
Welcome to the May 2014 issue of Parvati Magazine. This edition of Parvati Magazine goes to print on the Easter weekend. I believe that any one of us can be inspired by the grace that occurs during spiritual festivals from our varied and beautiful world traditions. For those who are willing, spring and the time of Easter are rich reminders of the truth that the process of rebirth and renewal is available to us in each moment, if we are willing to soften, open and be present for what is.Read More