NATURAL BEAUTY PROFILE
5 MINUTES WITH
ACTIVIST AND MOTHER.
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … my two daughters Colette Blu and Charlotte Rumi. I also can’t live without a connection to the trees, mountains and sea.
I RELAX BY … taking a bath, drinking my roobois tea with almond milk and raw honey. I also relax by working in my organic garden where I try to supply my girls and I with fresh produce.
I LIKE TO … connect with my girl friends, read books on every subject, discover vintage treasures, work on my web site, help out at my theater company, cook for friends.
I THINK BEAUTY IS … courage, compassion, not trying too hard, being as natural as you can, being kind to our great mother.
MY FRIDGE USUALLY CONTAINS … raw milk, raw yogurt, raw cheese, raw almond butter, Mylkman almond milk, produce from my garden, some sweet coconut dessert.
MY EXERCISE ROUTINE IS … also part of my meditation which includes a daily walk up in the Santa Monica Mountains behind my house.
MY FAVOURITE BEAUTY TREATMENT THAT LEAVES ME LOOKING AND FEELING NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL IS … always slathering on some kind of all natural, organic skin care line (see The Local Rose) or coconut oil. Coconut or neem oil for my hair. eating lots of avocados with olive oil, and getting enough sleep.
MY NUMBER ONE BEAUTY TIP IS … to release resentment, don’t go in the sun without a non toxic sunscreen, get enough healthy fats, and lots of laughter.
Shiva writes for her holistic lifestyle website The Local Rose. She has also written for Vogue, Huffington Post, Lucky, LA Confidential, and Eco Stiletto, and a play called Fragile Life. She is currently working on a book.
Shiva won best breakthrough actress award at the Fort Lauderdale Festival for David and Layla.
In Theater, Shiva has appeared in numerous productions such as the Pacific Resident Theater’s award-winning production of “The Swan” and “Necessary Target” by Eve Ensler, the author of ‘Vagina Monologues’. Her favorite theater credits include: Hennie in “Awake and Sing”, Therese in “Therese Raquin”, Joan in Caryl Churchull’s “Far Away”, Antonia in My Antonia.
Shiva has also worked at The Berkshire Theater Festival, The Roundabout Theater in New York and The Mark Taper Forum.
Her television credits include the Lifetime series “The Division”, “Gideon’s Crossing” and “The Practice” for ABC. Shiva has appeared in CSI: Miami as the recurring character Sonya. She also appeared as herself on an episode of “The Young and the Restless”.
Shiva is active with numerous charities such as V-Day (created by Eve Ensler, her in-law) to end violence against women. She also created a program called Resource that fed the homeless, which she launched while attending college at UCLA. She is a sponsor for VIP, which helps abused children and volunteers at CCFA (Caring for Children with AIDS).
To read more about Shiva visit www.thelocalrose.com