January 2018 – Assertion Category

Livestrong YWCA
When the founder of your charitable organization, whose name recognition drove massive revenue for you, becomes caught in scandal, how do you keep the focus on the good work you’re doing? The Lance Armstrong Foundation had to figure this out when the cyclist and cancer survivor who was its founder and namesake was revealed in 2012 to have been doping extensively. His Tour de France and other victories invalidated, he departed the foundation under a cloud. Nike, which created the iconic yellow LIVESTRONG bracelets that were seen everywhere in theRead More
Oprah Winfrey, The Wisdom of Sundays
By now, Oprah Winfrey is more than a household name. She is a bona fide legend, truly the stuff that American dreams are made of: an entirely self-made media mogul, actress, producer, philanthropist and one of most influential people in the world. After ending a 25-year run as the matriarch of the Oprah Winfrey talk show in 2011, Oprah turned her focus to different formats to teach and inspire. Super Soul Sundays was born later that year as an hour-long program on her self-titled television network (Oprah Winfrey Network, orRead More
parvati magazine wellness meditation super mind
I must admit that I had some initial hesitation when I picked up Dr. Norman Rosenthal’s latest book, Super Mind—another book on Transcendental Meditation (TM)? Did he not write one already a few years ago? This latest offering is in some ways an extension of his previous work, Transcendence, though this book aims to bring TM to a wider audience and integrates up-to-date research. While I do not practise TM, its popularity intrigues me. After flipping through a few pages and doing my own personal meditation practice, I decided toRead More
In 2011, writer and director Josh Fox and activist actor Mark Ruffalo were on a mission to stop fracking in New York State. Ruffalo had read that in 2009, Stanford professor Mark Z. Jacobsen had proposed the feasibility of a nationwide transition to one hundred per cent renewable energy. Financier Marco Krapels brokered a meeting between them and The Solutions Project began. They use scientific research, financial proposals and celebrity power to get the word out that all fifty US states can be one hundred per cent renewable-powered. Parvati MagazineRead More
Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places
CuriosityStream is the world’s first streaming service dedicated to quality, factual television programming. It was created by the founder and former chairman of Discovery Communications, John Hendricks. This month Parvati Magazine sat down with CuriosityStream President and CEO Elizabeth Hendricks North. Parvati Magazine: Less than three years after launching, CuriosityStream is now in 96 countries with a near-term target of growth to one million subscribers. What has fueled this exceptional growth and what challenges has it brought to you as President and CEO? Elizabeth Hendricks North: CuriosityStream has grown competitivelyRead More
Hailing from Manchester in the United Kingdom, the organic women’s clothing line Beaumont Organic began in 2008 with eight t-shirts made of organic cotton. They saw rapid growth in 2009 after winning the Best Organic Textile Award, and soon started to sell their line in Japan. In the following years, they launched an online shop and expanded their collection from t-shirts to a 60-piece collection. Customers can choose from an all-natural textile line, including organic cotton, chemical-free processed bamboo, linen, wool, silk, and natural vegetable-tanned leather. Production is close toRead More
Parvati Magazine - Assertion, January 2018
Welcome to the January 2018 edition of Parvati Magazine. A new year is beginning, full of promise. How you embrace its potential for the highest good in your own life and in the world depends on the choices you make in each moment. You always have the choice to either assert your ego, or to rest in the knowing of your inherent interconnection with all that is. As such, everything you do, think and feel literally affects everyone and everything. When you meet what is with an open heart and mind,Read More
This month, Parvati Magazine spoke with Lena Korres of KORRES, a natural skin care, bath and body company that focuses on plant-powered ingredients with a special emphasis on Greek flora. Parvati Magazine: What routine skin care practices do you recommend for all ages alike? Lena Korres: It’s so important to always cleanse your face (morning and night), moisturize, and use an SPF. It’s also important to not forget about the rest of your skin. Our body butters and shower gels are formulated to not just smooth and hydrate the skin,Read More
Ten countries recently came together to sign an agreement banning commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean for sixteen years. This is great news. But there are even bigger threats to the vulnerable Arctic ecosystem that we need to address immediately. The Arctic polar ice, which regulates temperatures and weather patterns for the entire planet, is in what scientists now call a “death spiral”. There is 75% less late-summer ice now than there was half a century ago. Parts of the Arctic Ocean are 4C warmer than usual. Yet, in theRead More
Krista Scott-Dixon is the Director of Curriculum at Precision Nutrition, one of the top online nutrition coaching and coach certification programs in the world. Parvati Magazine caught up with her to talk about nutrition, coaching and how consistent daily actions can create significant change in our lives. Parvati Magazine: What would you say is the main philosophy behind the Precision Nutrition approach to health and wellness? Krista Scott-Dixon: The main philosophy is basically this: ● Do something. Knowledge is great, but only action can create change. ● Do what youRead More