May 2017 – Laughter Category

In this first half of a two-part Parvati Magazine interview, Dr. Karen Ho asks Dr. Deepak Chopra about medicine, interconnection and the cosmos. Parvati Magazine: How can your latest book, You Are the Universe, help people to improve their health and well-being? Dr. Deepak Chopra: By understanding their connection with all that exists they will experience more love, joy, compassion, and equanimity. PMAG: You are still actively practicing and teaching medicine. How has that experience evolved for you as you now reach a wide audience outside the clinical setting? DC:Read More
Love, the force of the universe, is ever flowing, eternally present, continually effervescent, whether or not we choose to perceive it. Many of us can be like the child who plays hide and seek with his caretakers. When covering his eyes, he believes that because he cannot see his environment, no one can see him. We laugh in delight at such innocence when we see a child doing it. We forgive his ignorance because we understand that he does not clearly see the limits of his perception. When you feelRead More
Naturally Nourished is Sarah Britton’s most recent contribution to food lovers everywhere. The blogger, nutrition expert, master creator and photographer behind My New Roots since 2007 has blessed the world with another great addition to anyone’s cookbook shelf. Sarah is a self described “whole-food-lover” and she’s got some serious credentials to back up her recipes, as a Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP). Her first cookbook My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season has a five-star rating on Amazon and she even has her own healthy recipeRead More
In the second half of our two-part interview with Deepak Chopra, he answers questions about his recent book “You Are The Universe”, written with the physicist Menas Kafatos. Parvati Magazine: The understanding you share in You Are the Universe could be profoundly game-changing for many people. What is your wish for how people may change their lives and the world after reading it? Deepak Chopra: Human beings suffer because: They do not know their true self. They have cravings and addictions. They identify with their ego(s). They fear impermanence. TheyRead More
I’ll admit I was excited to hear about the brouhaha that was the announcement of the Best Picture Award at this year’s Academy Awards. I mean, if a live broadcast of a multi-million-dollar production with Hollywood’s best and brightest can’t nail the delivery of their grand finale, doesn’t that give us all permission to embrace our own imperfections? I saw La La Land in the theatre last month with the intention to write a review for this column… but the whole thing was just plain ‘blah blah land’ for me.Read More
Innovators of pop punk, Blondie, have come out with a new album Pollinator that just may be the 2017 equivalent of their 1978 classic album Parallel Lines. The leadoff single, Fun, certainly lives up to its name. It’s a witty, entertaining song reminiscent of tracks off the Parallel Lines record. While the production value is right in keeping with today’s great pop tracks, it’s still the sound that made Blondie so famous. Its pacing is urgent while laid back. The spaces in between the melodies breathe. It punches and kicksRead More
“A smile can relax hundreds of muscles in your face, and relax your nervous system. A smile makes you master of yourself. That is why the Buddhas and the bodhisattvas are always smiling. When you smile, you realize the wonder of the smile.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Freedom and joy are found when you rest into the whole and flow in harmony with the rhythm of life. My teacher, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), says that happiness is a choice. In every moment, we have the ability to choose howRead More
  With the intake of air that fills your lungs comes the accompanying power of the force of life itself. Your breath ebbs and flows, as do day and night, the sun and the moon, the leaves on the trees, and the waves along the ocean’s body. As you befriend your breath, you learn to feel its rise and fall as an effortless expression not just of your human experience, but as a source of connection to a much greater whole. We can find a sense of presence through ourRead More
This month, Parvati Magazine spoke with Linda Balti, the founder and creative director of  Amour Vert, an eco-conscious company that creates clothing using natural, organic and recycled materials without toxic dyes. Made in America, this company has adopted a zero-waste philosophy and planted over a hundred thousand trees with their tree planting program. Parvati Magazine: What was the inspiration behind Amour Vert? Linda Balti, Amour Vert: Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world behind big oil. We wanted to create a brand where great style and sustainabilityRead More
This month, Beauty Editor Joy Elkayam spoke with Jane Iredale, the president and founder of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd. For over 20 years, this company has been creating skin care products full of natural ingredients and mineral makeup free of toxins and chemicals. Parvati Magazine: Your new spring makeup collection is vibrant with mauves, pinks, smoky brown hues to name a few. One of the appeals is that it offers the “elegant to edgy” look. What is the inspiration behind your Spring collection? Jane Iredale: Our spring collection brings fresh,Read More