May 2018 – Effervescence Category

Simply Straws-photo credit DUKE BURCHELL
Image credit: Duke Burchell Simply Straws launched in 2012 with a mission to create the best straw possible while helping reduce pollution caused by plastic straws. They have since won awards for their social activation and light footprint on the environment. Parvati Magazine spoke with Simply Straws co-founder and X Games medalist snowboarder Chanelle Sladics, and Simply Straws Awesome Ambassador, pro snowboarder and four time Olympian Kjersti Buaas. Parvati Magazine: What inspires Simply Straws to be so engaged with education to protect the environment? Chanelle Sladics: As we started onRead More
Wayne J reggae star
There is a historic groundswell of youth activism today. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers rallied across the U.S. to end gun violence in the United States. Youth are standing up for what is right, showing adults that they have a lot to learn from them. In Jamaica, one teenager in particular is tearing up dance halls, while sending a message to his peers, his country and the whole world. By the time this issue comes out, Wayne J will have just celebrated his fifteenth birthday. But don’t let his ageRead More
This Messy Magnificant Life-Geneen Roth
Geneen Roth has been one of the leading women’s voices in examining and transforming the relationship between food, self-worth and love. Parvati Magazine’s wellness editor, Dr. Karen Ho, spoke with her about her latest book, “This Messy, Magnificent Life”, on living authentically, moment-by-moment. Parvati Magazine: You speak about “The Me Project” in your most recent book, about trying to fix our perceived imperfections and what is “broken”. How does this relate to messy, magnificent living? Geneen Roth: The book started with a question of what it would be like toRead More
Moive Review-A Wrinkle in Time
“A Wrinkle in Time” is a truly fantastical translation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book by the same name. The novel has been enjoyed by children and adults alike for decades, but this is the first attempt at bringing the adventure to the big screen. Brought to life by director Ava DuVernay (of “Selma” fame), the movie follows the reluctant heroine, Meg (played by the lovely Storm Reid) as she travels (or “tessers”) to the fifth dimension with her precocious younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and admiring classmate Calvin (Levi Miller).Read More
Natural Beauty 100% Pure with Susie Wang
This month Parvati Magazine spoke to Susie Wang, the founder and chief creative of 100% Pure. After disappointing experiences developing high-end mainstream cosmetics, she created 100% Pure in 2005: products with organic and natural ingredients, void of toxins and chemicals. Parvati Magazine: 100% Pure carries a large and comprehensive range of natural beauty products in makeup, body, hair and face care, with a strong following on social media. What do you attribute your success to? Susie Wang: To start, we were the first company to develop healthy, natural beauty productsRead More
Parvati Meditation when your thoughts are driving your crazy-
My daily meditation practice gives me energy and clarity in all I do. It opens me to an effervescent field of possibility through which life arises. I cannot recommend it enough. Yet, since meditation is now commonly known as a means to find inner peace, it may be tempting to turn to it with a desire to escape the challenges of life. In a culture where pills can remove pain, we can misunderstand meditation as happiness medication, and come to our cushion with a hope to feel better. For thoseRead More
World Pulse Jensine Larsen
Image credit: Darcy Kiefel Jensine (Yen-See-Nah) Larsen is an international journalist who took her passion for sharing women’s stories and developed a collaborative network of women leaders called World Pulse. We sat down with her to find out how it all happened. Parvati Magazine: How did a 19-year-old girl from rural Wisconsin get a job as an international journalist in the Amazon and Burma? Jensine Larsen: I created my own dream job, which seems to be the story of my life. I had no formal training in journalism. I becameRead More
The Trust Frequency-There is Only Love
Happy Spring, dear friends! We trust you have pondered the Trust Frequency definitions we offered last month. Those definitions contain some important assumptions. Are you willing to take these ideas as absolutes, and receive the Ten Assumptions within the context of their profound meanings? For example: Humanity: A collection of divine, autonomous, sovereign beings who have chosen to incarnate on Earth to learn and grow on our soul’s journey to wholeness, each with an individual purpose and a unique gift. This vision of humanity recognizes an overarching act of freeRead More
cover, The Measure of My Powers, Jackie Kai Ellis
This memoir from Jackie Kai Ellis takes the “Eat, Pray, Love” genre to a new level, surpassing even Elizabeth Gilbert’s original. It’s a warm, relatable story about love—with food, with passion, with life, and with self. The book’s cover makes a strong first impression. The richly colored roses, arranged mindfully with succulent fruit on a dark moody background, clearly set the stage for the reader by illustrating the contrast between light and dark. Inside, Ellis’s essays and short stories are interspersed with similarly inspired photography – of a single, extremelyRead More
Parvati Magazine-May-2018
Welcome to the May 2018 edition of Parvati Magazine. When I am in flow, my life unfolds with ease, no matter the challenges that may lie before me. In a state of deep receptivity to this moment as it is, I feel as though my cells and my entire being are open like a flower to a field of possibility. Light fills me with clarity and a sparkling  effervescence. I feel inspired to inspire, as my heart bursts with a sense of interconnection with all. This month we explore the themeRead More