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- Green Lights
- Monita Rajpal
Kundalini yoga, in its original form, was derived from Vedanta, an ancient Indian philosophy. The kind of kundalini yoga as we see today and by numerous allegations against its founder "Yogi Bhajan", is cultural & religious appropriation at its worst. Read this stark account of how one man convinced legions of Americans that he was a Sikh guru divined to enlighten, making millions of dollars in the process.
Rosh Mahtani's jewellery was borne out of loneliness. And for this self-taught designer, each piece represents a moment, an imperfection, a lifeline. Alighieri, Mahtani's jewellery brand, is her way of communicating that there is beauty in darkness and strength in our vulnerability. And through that message, Alighieri is more than a brand. It's a community.
They are the glue that keeps a family functioning. And for wealthy families around the world, Filipina helpers are the ones they look for to help raise their children and maintain a household. Yet, so little is known about these women's lives and the loved ones they leave behind. Here is compelling insight into one story, one helper who left her family to raise someone else's.
She is 19 and she sings with such depth and emotion that I will often stop what I'm doing to listen to her stunning words and vocals and stare out the window. Arlo Parks is a revelation. A talent whose star is just rising. And it is because of her honesty, her connection to herself that she is finding that her songs are connecting to others too. Authenticity at its finest.
Ariel Meadow Stallings had been having a difficult year. Back in 2016 she found both her physical health and the health of her marriage were on the decline. Her health improved. Her marriage didn't. Amidst the heaviness around her she found one thing that helped to lift herself out of the greyness that surrounded her: complimenting strangers.