Wellness Category

More Together Than Alone-Mark Nepo-
We are becoming increasingly aware that in our busy, agitated world, disconnection from the people around us is an epidemic that hurts our well-being on all levels. Social isolation is now linked with chronic disease. Wellness Editor Dr. Karen Ho spoke with celebrated poet, writer and philosopher Mark Nepo about the critical need for community-building, and its deeper roots and significance in our world today. Parvati Magazine: What is community, and why is it so important? Mark Nepo: The word community derives from the Latin, commun, meaning “common.” The sameRead More
Tao Porchon-Lynch
Dr. Chelsea Jackson is actively working to make Western yoga more inclusive and reach marginalized communities. Parvati Magazine’s Yoga Editor, Ella Isakov, speaks to Chelsea about yoga as a tool for social change. Chelsea Jackson: My ideas become reality because I am rooted in a knowing that I am a continuation of work that started way before I arrived.Read More
Gluten-free Vegetarian-Emma Galloway
New Zealander chef, mom and food blogger Emma Galloway was raised on the values of local and seasonal food by a family that grew much of its own vegetables with organic permaculture methods. Discovering that her children had food allergies prompted her to become creative in developing and sharing gluten-free vegetarian recipes, which was the kernel for her site “My Darling Lemon Thyme”. Parvati Magazine interviews her about her unique perspective on healthy eating. Parvati Magazine: How did growing up vegetarian and eating from your own garden influence your relationshipRead More
Natural Nail Polish_Kure Bazaar
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to adorn your fingers and toes with an array of colours. If you love nail polish, you might know that the availability of top-notch natural nail polish lines does not compare to the wide range of natural skincare and makeup companies. Given that, it was a treat to speak to Kartika Luyet, the co-founder of Kure Bazaar—an award-winning natural-based nail polish line with over 60 colours. Parvati Magazine spoke with Kartika about the beginnings of Kure Bazaar, and how their no-compromise standards led to success.Read More
Meditation - Compassion
The great teachers through the ages have emphasized the importance of compassion on the spiritual path. It is not just a sweet sentiment, but a deep awareness that takes us beyond our small self and connects us with infinite love. Compassion is born in our being when we rest in the knowing of our inherent oneness with all that is. It flowers as our ego dies and we are born into the reality of our eternal Self. It is a divine nectar that flows effortlessly when we are willing toRead More
YEM-centering-Parvati
Yoga’s gift to us is the way we can embody, here and now, an experience of bliss and unity. It reminds us that our way to joy happens within the body, a magnificent and multidimensional vehicle that connects us with all things. In our busy days and agitated world, it can be easy to lose our sense of ground. Agitation can tend to draw us up and out of our bodies, out of the present moment. So this month’s YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine practice offers a simple way toRead More
Fit Bottomed Girls
Fit Bottomed Girls is fitness with a difference—that begins with the tagline “You can’t hate yourself healthy.” Co-founder Jennipher Walters is an ACE-certified personal trainer and health coach, who writes and edits content for the Fit Bottomed Girls site. She has been joined by Kristen Seymour who became co-owner of the brand and Editor-in-Chief of Fit Bottomed Eats. Now, the two have expanded the body-positive brand with Fit Bottomed Mamas, Fit Bottomed Eats, Fit Bottomed Zen, a book, a podcast, and more potential live events in the future. Parvati Magazine:Read More
Dr. Chelsea Jackson is actively working to make Western yoga more inclusive and reach marginalized communities. Parvati Magazine’s Yoga Editor, Ella Isakov, speaks to Chelsea about yoga as a tool for social change. Chelsea Jackson: My ideas become reality because I am rooted in a knowing that I am a continuation of work that started way before I arrived.Read More
Parvati Magazine interviewed Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz, MD, PhD, about her book “Heal Your Mind, Heal Your Life”, co-authored with the late Louise Hay. Parvati Magazine interviewed Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz, MD, PhD, about her book “Heal Your Mind, Heal Your Life”, co-authored with the late Louise Hay. Parvati Magazine: Please tell us about your book. Mona Lisa Schulz: The book is about the five basic emotions: fear, anger, sadness, love and joy; and about cognitive areas: attention, memory and learning as well as intuition. It is about all thatRead More
Meditation-Parvati-Listen to the sounds
I have been hibernating this past winter in my music studio, but have been far from asleep. Instead, I have been sparking with immense creativity to compose five upcoming albums in support of MAPS, the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary. Feeling as though I was holding a thread of an inspired download, I felt honoured to listen to the unseen as sounds were making themselves audible for me to render into form. I felt immersed in a creative sea. At the same time, I strongly felt the presence of the greatRead More