Wellness Category

In her latest book “Making Life Easy: A Simple Guide to a Divinely Inspired Life”, Dr. Christiane Northrup has put together a truly holistic guide to the good life. She brings together medical research with time-honoured wisdom, as well as decades of experience as an obstetrician/gynecologist, to provide a comprehensive approach to living life fully and joyfully. Dr. Northrup has long championed a holistic view of women’s health, one that includes a woman’s life story in her health history. In her latest volume, she continues to embrace the fundamental ideaRead More
Parvati Magazine interviewed Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz, MD, PhD, about her most recent book “Heal Your Mind, Heal Your Life”, co-authored with Louise Hay. PMAG: Please tell us about your book. MLS: 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 that has to do with the mind, and how the body’s chemistry influences the mind. In essence, a mood isn’t just affected by say, trauma (such as PTSD),Read More
With the growing interest in yoga and meditation over the last few decades, there has been an explosion of popular literature on these subjects, and a resurgence of classic yoga texts updated for a contemporary audience. At the same time, biomedical research has started delving into the scientific basis for the benefits of yoga and meditation, in order to explain the physiological underpinnings. Undoubtedly, these will form a body of knowledge that will further our understanding. But most uniquely, in Parvati Devi’s YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine, you will findRead More
I began writing poetry when my first love moved on. I was nineteen and my heart was broken. I didn’t have any true friends yet and so I began talking to myself, by writing. In time, I began to mend and realized that through my raw and honest reflection I’d begun a lifelong conversation with the Universe. This is the medicine of poetry: that through raw and honest reflection, we deepen our conversation with life. The purpose of poetry and expression is to make life real, to remove everything thatRead More
Ocean of Insight: A Sailor’s Voyage from Despair to Hope is a memoir of six years and 15,000 eye-opening miles traversing the wilderness while querying the Great Atlantic Teacher about how to be in a suffering world. Parvati Magazine interviewed the author, Heather Lyn Mann. Parvati Magazine: Please tell us a little about the impetus for your six-year adventure and for writing this book. Heather Lyn Mann: The energy behind the journey was a romantic dream more than 30 years ago to someday sail over the horizon with my husband.Read More
Many scholars predicted that brain research would prove conclusively that consciousness is a product of the physical brain. It is ironic, however, that as we learn more about the brain, we discover that the local brain cannot account for the nonlocal ways in which consciousness manifests. Why isn’t a brain-based approach to consciousness sufficient? How does nonlocal consciousness manifest? Human consciousness is fundamentally nonlocal—not localized or confined to specific points in space, such as brains and bodies, nor to specific points in time, such as the present. A mind thatRead More
Continued from last month’s issue: Parvati Magazine spoke with Marianne Williamson about her new book, From Tears to Triumph. Parvati Magazine: I also want to talk about another big theme in the book, you say that it is important to bear witness to another person’s suffering, that speaks to our core as compassionate beings. Can you speak to this theme of inherent interconnection? Marianne Williamson: Yes, one of the things I talk about in the book is that we should not want to desensitize ourselves to our own suffering. TheRead More
Parvati Magazine spoke with Marianne Williamson about her new book, From Tears to Triumph. This is the first of a two-part interview. Parvati Magazine: The book is very timely. At the same time, your teachings are very timeless. Was there a personal impetus for this book? Marianne Williamson: Well, people go through difficult times in life, whether it is now or 1000 years ago. Heartbreak is not new. But what is new is that we have an odd conversation around it now. There is very little provision societally these daysRead More
Becoming more aware of our intentions, observing their effects and becoming more skillful with them is an absolutely fundamental and powerful source of benefit for ourselves and others. Through establishing our intentions, we have tremendous influence over our life. Therefore, our intentions bring us both great responsibility and great opportunity. Our intentions arise, are represented and pursued in the brain. The brain is like a committee, and the frontal lobes are like the chair of that committee managing executive functions: plan, organize, monitor, and direct. Those executive functions are veryRead More
There’s no worse feeling than dragging the past behind you without knowing how to shake it off. Fears, limiting beliefs, and other traumas can take years to heal—if it’s possible even then. Almost as bad as emotional baggage is the feeling that you’re not quite living up to your full potential. If you can’t quite see yourself succeeding, an internal sense of “stuckness” can make it hard to move forward or to claim the victories that are nearly within reach. Emotions are no simple matter, but therapists and laypersons aroundRead More