July 2017 – Service Category

Welcome to the July 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. As we evolve on the spiritual path, we come to understand that our personal journey is in no way separate from the greater good of the whole. Our human bodies are of the earth, the matter of our mother, arising into magnificently interconnected form. As such, they have the inherent capacity for a life of abundance that nurtures ourselves, while being of benefit to all. In this month’s issue we explore what it means to serve. May the array of articles youRead More
Parvati Magazine’s Wellness editor, Dr. Karen Ho, spoke with Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD, a holistic women’s health psychiatrist about depression and the brain-gut connection. Parvati Magazine: You say that depression is “not about the brain”, and that “mental health is grounded in the whole body health”. Dr. Kelly Brogan: My medical training taught me that depression is a legitimate entity, with certain characteristic patterns, genetic underpinnings and chemical imbalances that need to be managed chronically through medication. After my own health experience with autoimmune illness woke me up to theRead More
When I thought about what to write about this month, I was brought back to the message Bob Dylan shared with his song Gotta Serve Somebody from his Grammy-winning 1979 album Slow Train Coming: You might be a rock ‘n’ roll addict prancing on the stage You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage You may be a business man or some high-degree thief They may call you doctor or they may call you chief But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are You’re gonnaRead More
This month, I ventured into the raw and vegan blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life, by Emily von Euw. In addition to having a strong online following, she is a bestselling author of several cookbooks, including her latest, The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook. It was love at first sight with Emily’s mouthwatering social feeds that feature rich, decadent treats, and in many cases, bright and fruity desserts. Emily also posts raw and lightly cooked entrees and juices, but let’s be real, the winners in my eyes are the sweet treats. With allRead More
Yoga editor Ella Isakov shares: This month, I interviewed one of my teachers, Seane Corn. I went to Haiti with Seane in 2012 with “Off the Mat, Into the World”, and witnessed first-hand her dedication for justice, equality and peace. This issue, I spoke with her about what it means to be of service. Parvati Magazine: You have been teaching for over 20 years. Was there a specific moment that was a turning point for you in integrating social justice with your yoga teaching? Seane Corn: I have always beenRead More
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
Gifted is a heartwarming, if somewhat formulaic movie, that follows the story of a spirited young math prodigy Mary (McKenna Grace) and her hunky slacker uncle turned-father-figure Frank (Chris Evans). Frank stepped in as Mary’s guardian when his sister, Mary’s mom, committed suicide. They were eking out their somewhat unconventional life in a beachside town and happily living under the radar, until Frank decides it is time for Mary to start school. It is at school where her precociousness is noticed by the school administration and trouble soon follows. TheRead More
I recently learned that Nordstrom was hosting a goop “Pop-In Shop” in Toronto for 6 weeks. After a few strikes at my keyboard, I learned that goop-In@Nordstrom, officially, is one of eight Pop-In Shops across North America. While goop’s products have appeared in some select stores in America, this partnership with a major retailer in multiple locations at once, is a goop first. For those who don’t know, goop is a highly successful, and at times controversial, online holistic wellness community founded by actress Gwyneth Paltrow to share her recommendationsRead More
Image credit: Instagram/Mata Traders This month, I’m featuring fashion blogs and Instagram feeds that I enjoy looking at for fresh ideas, brands, eco-fashion news and information, seasonal highlights, and of course, images for style inspiration! Here are three diverse eco-fashion bloggers and organizations that I adore. “Sustainably Chic” by Natalie Kay Natalie Kay is a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blogger for Sustainably Chic. With a background in fashion, Natalie left the mainstream side in 2014 to focus on sustainable fashion. Three years on, her fresh, beautiful, nature-filled images shot onRead 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