November 2017 – Vision Category

In Part 2 of our interview with Byron Katie (Part 1 appeared in last month’s Books column), Parvati Magazine’s Wellness Editor Dr. Karen Ho discusses The Work and Katie’s latest offering, A Mind at Home with Itself. Parvati Magazine: You awoke spontaneously, and The Work was born, this process of intense self-inquiry and the dissolution of the self. Do you believe that you had done anything to precipitate this awakening? Byron Katie: For years I was feeling desperate and suicidal, filled to the brim with self-loathing. Things came to aRead More
As the UN General Assembly opened in New York City in September, a new environmental initiative kicked off – and Parvati.org played a role. The new innovative online funding platform 300×2050 has launched an initiative to identify, fund and achieve Climate Restoration. With the support of The Be Earth Foundation, a UN Intergovernmental Organization and The Healthy Climate Alliance, 300×2050 celebrated the launch of this new funding initiative by hosting a breakfast and expert panel discussion about key issues related to Climate Restoration — and the impact this pursuit wouldRead More
Until recent years, the art of cursive handwriting was taught in most schools in the West. Perhaps you remember learning it. Having mastered printing one letter at a time, we learned gradually to write whole words without ever having to lift our pens, gracefully connecting one letter to the next. The flowing script was the standard for the written word before the advent of typewriters and computers. It came from patient practice, as we learned to build one loop or line onto another. Eventually we found ourselves writing it withRead More
This month Parvati Magazine connected with Ian Rosenberger, Founder & CEO of Thread and Team Tassy, created in 2012 in the wake of the Haiti earthquake. To date, Team Tassy has helped prepare almost 500 Haitians for employment. Thread has shipped nearly 30,000,000 plastic bottles out of Haiti and Honduras to be turned into high-performance materials. So far the network supports nearly 4000 jobs. This interview has been edited and condensed. Parvati Magazine: What was the inspiration for Thread and how does Team Tassy fit in? Ian Rosenberger: I wentRead More
If people don’t know Rodney Yee’s name, they certainly recognize his face from highly acclaimed Gaiam/Living Arts yoga videos beginning in the 1990s. Yoga editor Ella Isakov speaks to Rodney about his vision for the future of yoga and its impact on people and the world. Parvati Magazine: What has kept you inspired over a 35-year teaching career? Rodney Yee: Any subject, but especially yoga, as you get deeper into it, becomes more interesting. It becomes more a part of your everyday life. The main thing is that I loveRead More
A lifetime of travel has led me to appreciate the power of perspective on the moment. At times, as I move through my work day in Toronto, an inner giggle bubbles up from within, and I see the streets of East York as though they were a borough in Scandinavia. The supermarket where I get my daily needs becomes a Tesco in England or a Carrefour in France. Similarly, I have cooked rice over a camp stove by the back of my musical tour van in a campground in NorthRead More
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
This month Parvati Magazine spoke with Derrick Emsley, CEO of tentree, an outdoor lifestyle brand that plants ten trees for every item purchased. By combining social and environmental consciousness with lifestyle apparel, tentree allows consumers to have a direct impact on the environment and communities worldwide. Parvati Magazine: Congratulations on reaching the milestone this August of planting 15 million trees in your first five years of business. This is a great demonstration of your vision to protect and give back to the environment. How does that commitment translate into theRead More
Brené Brown is a storyteller, proud Texan, professor and researcher turned TED talk star and sought-after speaker. For over a decade, she has been evangelizing the importance of courage, vulnerability, empathy and the high cost of shame. Already the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers, Brown prepares to jump up the bestseller list again with her most recent offering Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone. In it, Brown defines true belonging as “the spiritual practice of believing in and belongingRead More
Welcome to the November 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. I am continually inspired by the vision of a healthy, interconnected world in which all realize their magnificence and serve the whole. Everything I do, from writing, producing and performing top 40 radio pop songs to ambient Electronica soundscapes to YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine products to self-help books to the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary and, yes, to this magazine itself, is in service of that vision. People often say “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Yet, the late bestselling authorRead More