June/July 2018 – Creativity Category

Positive Possibilities Creativity
Before I committed to a full-time musical career, I had trained as an architect. I graduated from the highly competitive co-op program at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, and had begun a promising career before I realized that my heart and soul urged me to go in a different direction. Today, though my work is in a recording studio rather than on drafting boards, I am deeply grateful for all I learned as an architect. It informs what I do as an artist—both practically, in terms of theRead More
Veja Fair Trade Sneakers
When childhood friends Sébastien Kopp and Ghislain Morillon set out to create a brand over a decade ago, VEJA was born. From beginning to end of production, every piece they create is made eco-friendly. This month, Parvati Magazine talked with them about their beginning, their process, and what they have in store for the future. Parvati Magazine: How long did it take to build the foundation of VEJA? VEJA: VEJA started more than twelve years ago. In general, people start from the design and then produce, but Sébastien and GhislainRead More
Parvati Magazine June/July 2018 - Creativity
 Welcome to the June/July 2018 edition of Parvati Magazine. We are all interconnected, far beyond what our limited senses can perceive. As we each open to this moment in loving wonderment, everyone wins. Because of this interconnection, and because of the power of our media to affect our lives, I feel that the role and corresponding responsibility of artists – and anyone doing creative work in the public eye – has never been more potent. In this issue on the theme of “Creativity”, we explore Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts’s yogaRead More
Ellie Krieger is an American nutritionist who has worked alongside Michelle Obama on her “Let’s Move” campaign and hosts the television cooking series “Ellie’s Real Good Food”. Parvati Magazine talked with Ellie about transitioning to a wholesome, nutrition-packed diet. Parvati Magazine: What does “real, good food” mean to you and what inspired this as your brand? Ellie Krieger: I always love a play on words, and food that is both real and good has multiple meanings that speak to my core food philosophy. Said together “real good” describes food thatRead More
Make Fitness Playful with Ryan Hurst
Training doesn’t always have to be structured and goal-oriented to yield results. We tend to get caught up in “getting the skill” or “getting a good workout,” and while those goals have their place, if we never take the time to explore movement without any specific goals in mind, we lose out on a sense of play and freedom. In this post, we’ll look at what play is, why we think it’s important for everyone to engage in, and we’ll give you three movements to try out. What is “Play”Read More
organic beauty products from Ecco-Bella
Ecco Bella is a pioneer of natural and organic beauty products. Founded by Sally Malanga over 23 years ago, Ecco Bella is based in New Jersey and features a comprehensive line of body, hair and face care products, makeup, and perfume. We interviewed Darlene Zembrod, the New Product Development Coordinator at Ecco Bella, about their approach. Parvati Magazine: We appreciate your philosophy, “Every decision we make about what to use on our bodies or to eat affects not only us, but the planet.” Tell us more about the inspiration behindRead More
YEM-Tree Pose-Parvati
Trees have long been revered in cultural traditions around the world, such as in druidry (the oak), Native American spirituality, Hinduism (the tulsi and bilva), Buddhism (the banyan), African tribal life (the baobab), and Chinese culture (the gingko). It is not an exaggeration to say that we owe our lives to trees. Trees take in carbon dioxide (as much as 48 lbs of CO2 per tree per year) and release oxygen. They remove greenhouse gases from the air and give us fresh air to breathe. In addition, they clean, filter,Read More