Wellness Category

Posted On November 1, 2015By Parvati MagazineIn November 2015 - Luminosity, Wellness

Wellness: Illuminate the Winter Blues

As the days shorten in the Northern Hemisphere, the lack of strong daylight can affect mood for many people. While we don’t depend on sunshine in the same way that plants do for survival, we seem to do best as humans when we receive light each day. When we don’t get it, some of us seem to shrug it off, but some of us can find brain chemistry so altered that we experience seasonal depression.Read More
Forgiveness and joy are two very powerful sources for healing and happiness that are often underestimated and misunderstood. As coaches and healers, Laura May Culver and Nicole Odelle Morrison, aka The Joy Journal Girls, have spent the last two decades teaching and cultivating joy and forgiveness within clients and within themselves. They have experienced and witnessed countless transformations of healing and celebration from fear-based existence to love-based living. Do most people desire to experience more joy? More love? Absolutely. Joy is our natural essence; our birthright. We yearn to returnRead More
Parvati Magazine interviewed Dr. Neha Sangwan, the author of TalkRx, on the power of communication to support health. Parvati Magazine: You seem to have a strong background in science and engineering before you moved into medicine and what now seems to be a holistic approach. How did you get from there to here? Dr. Neha Sangwan: I grew up believing there were only two career choices: engineering or medicine. When I figured out they weren’t mutually exclusive, I pursued them both. I worked as a manufacturing engineer before attending medicalRead More
Dancing with Parkinson’s is a Toronto dance class for people living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). It was founded by Sarah Robichaud and now holds multiple classes per week. Parvati Magazine spoke with Sarah about the work she’s doing. Parvati Magazine: What is your background in dance? Sarah Robichaud: I am a classically trained dancer who has studied and performed extensively throughout Canada, Europe and Moscow where I studied at the Bolshoi Ballet School. I have performed and choreographed for many theatre, film and television projects over the last 15 years.Read More
This month, Parvati Magazine spoke with Dr. Bernie Siegel, an internationally recognized expert in cancer treatment and holistic medical care, about his work. The following is some of what he had to say. A full recording of the interview is available on Soundcloud now and is embedded at the end of this post. Dr. Siegel’s latest book, The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing, is now available in bookstores. Joseph Campbell put it in these words. If you’re going through hell, ask yourself what am I toRead More
Image credit: Becky Bingham Healthy living is rooted in “non-resistance to what is”, that is, receptivity to what this moment brings. Virtually every second each day, our ego-minds are busy filtering our experiences through the lens of our perceptions wired to support an illusory sense of security in our limited beliefs. Our egos thrive on feeling separate and divided, taking all opportunities to attach a sense of “me” to an idea, action or circumstance. We do this so that we may feel more powerful than this moment, because in someRead More
This month, Parvati Magazine interviewed Kerry Rowett, an energy kinesiologist in Australia who works with entrepreneurs. Parvati Magazine: What is Kinesiology? Kerry Rowett: Kinesiology is a form of natural therapy. Your Kinesiologist uses muscle testing (on you when the session is in person, or on themselves if the session is via distance) to tap into your body, subconscious mind and higher self to identify and clear imbalances on various levels including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Kinesiology can be particularly powerful at helping you identify and understand the root causesRead More
Image credit: Tara Angkor Hotel The time has come for a new healthcare paradigm that views the human being as more than simply the sum of its parts. Those who have long seen the reductionist western medical approach as the only valid means to healthcare, are now exploring some alternatives to symptom management and wellness maintenance. This can include healing services from an ever-growing list of holistic modalities, including Reiki, massage, acupuncture, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, acupressure, and aromatherapy, just to name a few. These types of therapies are part of anRead More
For many people, the 3-month period of December through February can be a difficult time of the year, especially for those whose significant relationships are problematic. THE TRILOGY First comes Christmas with all its potential addictive pitfalls. Compulsive shoppers spend far over their budgets, people-pleasers agonize over the right gifts to get so that everyone will be happy with them, gamblers worry about that elusive big win. Food addictions run rampant. People with substance abuse issues try to hide from it all by getting high or drunk. Just one weekRead More
In the fall of 2010, I travelled to the North Pole and gave the northernmost musical performance, to help raise awareness of the melting polar ice. I was guided to go by an important shamanic dream: I lay motionless on the frozen polar ocean, beneath which a great blue whale was waiting for me. When I arrived in Canada’s most northern village, two Inuit elders greeted me, saying they had known I was coming – the whale had told them. I understood then that I was part of something muchRead More