August 2016 – Mission Category

Posted On July 17, 2016By Parvati MagazineIn August 2016 - Mission, Beauty

Beauty: Fable Naturals, with Gwen Richards

Parvati Magazine spoke with Gwen Richards, founder of Vancouver-based skin care company Fable Naturals. Parvati Magazine: Fable Naturals is a relatively new company that features plant based skincare products. How do you go about creating your products? Gwen Richards: We set out to create skin care products that are not only good for you, but also good for the environment and the communities where the ingredients come from. My partner Chris and I are passionate about finding the most natural raw ingredients and creating products that are part of aRead More
“The master accumulates nothing but the more he does for others the greater his existence.” – Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching Do you believe you can effortlessly ride the path to prosperity – living in a state of wealth, balance and ease? Prosperity is not something that can be appropriated – by cleverly acquiring the right resources and deploying them through an intelligent strategy. What we miss is the awareness that in every moment we are in a relationship – certainly with major stakeholders – employees, customers, investors, vendors, communityRead More

Posted On July 17, 2016By Parvati MagazineIn August 2016 - Mission, Music

Music: All Mankind, by Rishi Deva

The best part of my job is listening to new music, discovering artists and predicting future music hits. I am pleased to say that I have a great track record in knowing who’s going to make it. The rule of thumb is that one in over 2,000 artists have what it takes to make it. These are the five things that make a successful band: The right songs, the right attitude, the right lyrics, the right team and the right mission. But following those five rules alone is not enough.Read More
Are you looking for a way to reconnect with your creativity? Do you consider yourself an aspiring writer, painter, or musician, but find yourself blocked on the very work that you most want to be doing? Do you feel like you could be an artist, if only you had more time, more energy, and more clarity? If so, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron could be exactly the tool you need to help you reclaim your creative life. Spirituality meets psychology in this beautifulRead More
I’ll be honest, I didn’t got to the theatre last Saturday to watch the new Ghostbusters movie. My roommate was driving me crazy and my house was hot and I was escaping to the air conditioned movie theatre to see the hopefully lighthearted and heartwarming Finding Dory. Except when I got to the theatre, the show times at the box office didn’t match the ones I looked up on their website earlier. And so that’s how I ended up seeing the new, revamped, sex-reversed Ghostbusters. In case you’ve been campingRead More
Developing a New Mindset is the Key to Having it ALL! Committing to a daily workout, minimum of four days a week, is key. What is the one sure way to ensure you do that? You must reprogram your mind. You must stop seeing yourself as someone who is on a diet, “trying “ to lose weight, fat, or pounds. Let’s say you are a non-smoker, on your way to the store to buy a magazine. You do not think before going to the store, “I hope I can avoidRead More

Posted On July 17, 2016By Parvati MagazineIn August 2016 - Mission, Yoga

Yoga: The Flowering Body, by Parvati Devi

A hatha yoga practice flowers from the inside out. It is never about how it looks from the outside in. Life itself grows from within. We often get caught up into thinking that the source of love we all want to experience is somewhere outside. So we push and pull at the moment, wanting to be somewhere else. All the while, the fullness of love we wish to find has been quietly waiting for our fluttering minds to grow quiet. In stillness, we see that love is like a seedRead More
Acceptance is not blind and resigned, but active and awake. Life is not happening to you; you are an active co-creator in actualizing what is. You are not an isolated island, but part of an intelligent whole. So try this exercise to help you feel more rooted, expansive and vital in your life and embrace the possibility of change: 1. Find a quiet place to lie on your back, so that you can relax without the risk of falling asleep. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on theRead More
When I came back from India, my psychic senses were so alive that I could not take a bus or sit beside someone as I felt completely overwhelmed. I would know what happened to them when they were six or what would happen at 86. An Ayurvedic doctor said I was like a hi-fi stereo on volume ten. I had sensory overload and my dials were up too high. The psychic doors had blown open. I needed to learn how to turn down the volume and master the lock onRead More
I have often been asked how I found the courage to follow my dreams. It is a question that is very close to my heart. I feel that my life as an artist is an organic one. As such, it is evolving and ongoing. It is not about arriving, but about being. So the immediate answer to this question is, I am in an ongoing, day-to-day process, learning and discovering a deepening courage to live my dreams. However, I can offer what I have learned so far in finding theRead More