THE REAL THING

Once upon a time Coca Cola said they were ‘the real thing’. They were doing it partly to imply their superiority to Pepsi Cola, which is interesting given the two are pretty much identical [...]

ROOTS AND SEEDS BEAR FRUIT

Ayurveda is in my blood. Born in 1908, my paternal grandfather Hazari Lal Passi began to study Ayurveda in Amritsar when he was a settled family man aged 30. 4 years later, eager to learn more [...]

THE SHAPE OF NATURE

It’s been snowing today. From my window I see a tree that at the moment has a stark form. Against the sky its structure has an intricate beauty. Our brains like those shapes more than they do [...]

EXPLORE MEDITATION WITH TRI-DOSHA

Life might happen to us randomly…or not – we probably won’t ever know. How we respond to what it presents is what distinguishes us from one another, and maps our progress across different phases [...]

TREAT YOURSELF TO AYURVEDIC FACE MASSAGE

If you’ve had an Ayurveda massage, you may be familiar with the concept of marma. They’re a network of vital points across and through the body that allow tension to be released. And – well, we [...]

FOR A NATURAL LOOK, LISTEN TO NATURE

One principle that shapes my choices around creating beauty products is the necessity for them to be made simply from natural products. Many are those which we also think of as being therapeutic [...]

IT’S JUST HALLOWEEN, SO I’M THINKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS

Hello! Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer Gigi here with some festive ideas. Call it Christmas, call it Yule, call it Dongzhi as they do in China and Taiwan, there are many ways to enjoy the [...]

ALL ABOUT NEEM – THE WONDERLEAF

Part of the family of trees that mahogany is the most celebrated member of, neem trees commonly reach 50 feet and can get as tall as 100 feet. They’re a familiar sight in India, valued by [...]

THE REAL PANDEMIC IS FEAR

Covid is a reality that friends of mine are living with. It’s becoming apparent that some who’ve experienced it and thought they were on the other side of…aren’t. We’re starting to see that it [...]

SOIL, SEED, AND STATISTICS

When I started writing this piece the first words that came were “it’s vitally important”. And I listened to what I’d said. ‘Vital’ is to do with lifeforce in whatever way you understand that. [...]