October 2017 – Transformation Category

Gretchen Rubin is the bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before. Parvati Magazine’s Wellness Editor Dr. Karen Ho spoke with Gretchen Rubin about her new book on personalities, The Four Tendencies. This book explores in depth a personality mapping Rubin introduced in Better Than Before, based on how people respond to expectations both from within and from without. Parvati Magazine: How is the Four Tendencies framework different from other personality frameworks? Gretchen Rubin: I think all personality frameworks are fascinating, and each have their own power althoughRead More
Tamara Levinson, also known as Cuchira, inspires thousands of people around the world to step up and be themselves. Tamara created MovMEANT which integrates dance and yoga to transform people from the inside out. In this issue, Yoga Editor Ella Isakov speaks with Tamara about her evolution through movement, and what drives her to help others on their journey of transformation. Parvati Magazine: You were an Olympic rhythmic gymnast from childhood and then moved on to dance, dancing for people like Madonna. What instigated your transition into yoga? Tamara Levinson:Read More
Amy Kellestine, Book Editor: I first stumbled upon The Work, conceived by Byron Katie, approximately six years ago. To say it has been life-altering would be a gross understatement. In her latest literary offering, A Mind at Home with Itself, she collaborates with her husband, the poet and translator Stephen Mitchell, who has published modern translations of works such as the Bhagavad Gita and Tao Te Ching. A Mind at Home with Itself brings a fresh perspective on her approach and philosophy by providing reflections and commentary in response toRead More
Brianne Theisen-Eaton is the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist and Canadian record holder in the women’s heptathlon, a grueling combination event involving 100-metre hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-metre run, long jump, javelin throw and 800-metre run over the course of two days. Recently retired from competition, she spoke with us about what she’s learned and what’s next. Parvati Magazine: What’s the one thing most people don’t realize about an Olympic heptathlon? Brianne Theisen-Eaton: You get next to no sleep between the two days of competitions, maybe four hours if you’reRead More
When we turn our energies to start anything new, we usually experience some level of fear and doubt. Sometimes the fear is so great, we never make it to the starting line. Imprisoned by our fear, we shackle ourselves to what we believe to be true and look out at life, wondering how we will ever live the life we want. Fear and doubt are not bad. But when they become overwhelming, they hinder your ability to live a fulfilled life. Some fear when starting a new project or embracingRead More
We live in an age where people’s attention is the most valued currency. Amidst the constant noise of sound bites, video memes and text bites it’s not easy for any band to hold attention for long. So how does a band that has been off the radar for over four years manage to do it? For James Murphy, and his band LCD Soundsystem, it seems effortless. After a vocal retirement four years ago, LCD Soundsystem is back with a new album, an arena tour and plenty of buzz. When askedRead More
One of the most easily recognized yoga asanas in the West is the Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) pose. It thoroughly stretches the back of the body, strengthens the arms and legs, lengthens the spine and because it places your head below most of your body, it can also calm the mind and relieve stress. Since the downward dog pose opens your hamstrings, you may find some of the same issues arise as in the previous exercise, Feet to Sky. Your hamstrings connect you from the ground to your rootRead More
Just when you thought you couldn’t handle another romantic comedy, along comes The Big Sick to prove you wrong and redeem your faith in this worn-out genre. The film is based on a real-life story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon (who, coincidentally, wrote the script together). Pakistan-born comedian and uber driver Kumail (played by himself) and grad student Emily (played by Zoe Kazan) navigate the modern-day challenges of dating in ways that are both heartwarming and hilarious. They form a romantic attachment after she “woo-hoo”sRead More
Parvati Magazine is delighted to introduce Vancouver-based nutritionist Aura Ziv, RNC CPT, as a contributing editor for the Nutrition column. Aura helps people all over the world to make healthy choices and get free from emotional eating. This month, Aura spoke about oils with celebrity chef Rob Feenie. Rob is High Chef at the Vancouver location of the Cactus Club Cafe, a trendy Canadian restaurant chain offering the best in global cuisine using local, fresh ingredients. Learn from Aura and Rob which oils will provide the best complement and healthRead More
Mineral makeup generally consists of titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and iron oxide minerals mixed with pigments. In addition to creating a natural healthy glow, these minerals remain on the skin’s surface and do not clog pores, and are also water resistant. This month, Parvati Magazine spoke with Tim Schaeffer, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Mineral Fusion. Since 2007, Mineral Fusion has been producing handmade cosmetics, skin, hair and nail products in Denver, Colorado. Parvati Magazine: What are some of the benefits of minerals in makeup, hair care and skinRead More