Tag Archive: conscious living

Every Sunday in Spain it amazes me and warms my heart to see families and friends gather inside or out, enjoying each other’s company, and actually sitting down to have a meal together. This week I share my experience of the European notion “Switch off Sundays” and how this S.O.S. has been life-changing for me, my family and can be for you too. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a... Get the full story

After visiting the Vegfest in Brighton last weekend and being part of several Vegan forums, I really would like to share the need for a new concept: Ecocentrism. Many of the people who become vegan do so for the animals; they decide to pursue a route of kindness and avoid cruelty against other living beings. I really could not agree more, even though I became vegan for health reasons, that really did open my eyes to the need for kindness and the reality that living beings do die, for human’s taste buds (not survival). But for many vegans, the connection... Get the full story

​A few months ago I started hearing about Biet Simkin, one of the coolest up-an-coming meditation guides and voices coming out of NYC. I was intrigued by her style and the unique way that she connected to art, music and meditation. So when I was connected to her via email, I knew that I needed to take the chance to have a real dialogue about meditation. Below are snipets of our e-conversation: ​Millana: ​A couple of years ago I had a life changing spiritual experience, for a few months that followed meditation was terrifying because I would go very deep,... Get the full story

Join Meghan Kay and Sophia Peppas on October 24th for a charity ride to support ZIMELE, an organization dedicated to empowering women in the impoverished communities of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. Founded in 2007, Zimele is an organization dedicated to confronting the root causes of poverty by removing the barriers to self-sufficiency for women in the impoverished, and often AIDS-stricken, communities of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.   “To Stand on One’s Own Two Feet”   By providing accessible programs in economics, education, financial management and job skills, Zimele has empowered over 8,000 women to become small-scale entrepreneurs who not only independently... Get the full story

  Girls’ education is critical to growth. Providing girls an education helps break the cycle of poverty, as educated women are less likely to marry early and against their will; less likely to die in childbirth; more likely to have healthy babies; and are more likely to send their children to school. Join Commit to Change on October 21st at Vermillion in working towards creating a new sustainable framework: one in which every girl  has the opportunity to realize her dreams and one in which her children have the opportunity to dream. Enjoy a uniquely curated wellness experience centered on each of... Get the full story

Me ygeia is a Greek word that means “with health” in English. Megia is the marriage of the name Meghan and Sophia and represents the spirit in which they do things. It’s a fun hashtag used by two women who’ve discovered they have a lot in common, and it has a nice ring to it. It’s with health in mind that Meghan Kay and Sophia Peppas do most things. As the Senior Global Communications Manager of Christian Louboutin and a holistic health coach Meghan makes sure that she feeds her physical and spiritual body well. She met Sophia two years... Get the full story

For some reason, when people see a kind young woman they’re surprised to find that she’s a force to be reckoned with; that beyond the mild-mannered exterior resides powerful rivers of living water. Perhaps they don’t realize that power is like love in that it is patient, and kind, and does not boast. Speaking with WTF Digital founder Natasha Garoosi there’s something present that lets you know there are entire oceans just beyond her warm smile and sincere energy. Raised by a Chinese mother born in Columbia, and an Italian and Persian father, Natasha’s magazine reflects the diversity of her... Get the full story

I’m a conscious consumer. So you want to live more consciously. Great! But … where do you start? Well, the options can be a bit overwhelming. You can’t just wake up on Earth Day and “live sustainably” any more than you can wake up and run the New York City Marathon. It takes training, information gathering, practice, and working your way through challenges. But the other big thing about living sustainably is that it comes in a lot of flavors! And some of those flavors actually don’t work well together. For example, do you want to eat locally or organically?... Get the full story

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