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We need your voice

XEmuW5Vv1EhrPWQ3-z2d8t6bl_fyo43aQA8oax-XzI0,yB_uJhRlDfN_CiJpEF9SRNeBeFQX2yWyHdQhOLHcIloI spent the weekend at the Yoga Journal conference in NYC where I met a yogi named Seane Corn. This woman taught a killer two hour class that had every person in the room empty of tension and open to receive some quality wisdom. Seane’s message was simple: What is it that you have been called to do?

Whatever that is, she said, we need you to do it. As the world gets more technologically advanced with iWatches slapped on wrists, cell phones glued to hands and earphones blasting beats– we are more wired in to our devices, and at the same time, we are more anxious and disconnected from each other than ever.

It’s estimated that by the year 2020, depression will be the second leading cause of disability throughout the world. Yoga and meditation have been shown to reduce depression and anxiety.

Yoga’s aim is to unite ourselves with our spirit and our breath so that we may become more aware as we engage with the world.

As our world becomes more technologically advanced, Americans have also become more open and interested in mindfulness, yoga and meditation practices. It’s all happening in synch because it is helping move us toward balance, Seane says.

Now, more than ever we need ways to unite human beings. We need more paths toward understanding. We need to build bridges of connection. If yoga’s not your thing, that’s ok. You can find other ways to bring joy and connection into your life and into the lives of those around you.

If you have a desire to sing, to dance, to start a club, to join a team, to teach– do it. It doesn’t matter if you look around and you see 20 other people doing it better than you. There is something unique about your voice, your personality, your talent that someone else will relate to.

Your voice is needed.

As you continue to walk forward in your truth, you will become more confident. You will grow stronger. You will make an impact in someone’s life.

Let’s build a happier future together…while we still can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Turmeric Almond Milk Tea — “Golden Milk”

Since it’s still freezing in NYC, I decided to get adventurous and try whipping up one of my very favorite warm drinks.

Golden milk has turmeric in it which makes it insanely good for you and also extremely yellow– so yellow, that it stained my Vitamix this crazy shade of polarized Ray Ban.

very yellow vitamin

Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory which makes it really good for joint health. It also brightens the skin and helps to detoxify the liver. The benefits go on and on, but the drink is just plain yummy. So give it a try, and let me know how you like it!

 

 

 

 

Golden Milk Recipe:

1 caterpillar of fresh turmeric — look for this in the produce aisle at Whole Foods

1/2 cup boiling water

Blend these two ingredients together for about a minute. Then add:

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

a few small pieces of fresh ginger

1 medjool date

1 tsp honey

4 cups unsweetened almond milk

Blend all of these ingredients on high for about a minute or so. Then pour the mixture into a pot and heat it up. Stir occasionally.

Serve and drink while it’s warm. Enjoy!

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You’re It

God

Disguised

As a myriad things and

Playing a game

Of tag
Has kissed you and said,
“You’re it—
I mean, you’re Really IT!”
Now
It does not matter
What you believe or feel
For something wonderful,
Major-league Wonderful
Is someday going
To
Happen.
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– Hafiz, “You’re It”
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Purva - Dear Parvati,
It was so wonderful to meet you at the Raw Bar tucked away in magical Tulum. Reading your bio and learning about your extensive yoga and travel background explains your gentle and peaceful aura about you. I am happy I didn’t have a camera after all; it is nice to have a real moment. Best wishes to you and yours on your next adventure. Namaste.
Purva

Parvati - So lovely to meet you and your sweet daughter. I look forward to bumping into you again someday.