THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DIWALI IN DIFFERENT RELIGIONS

The word “DIWALI” is derived from two words ‘deep’, which means lamp or diyas, and ‘’ avali’’ which means row – so the meaning stands for a row of lights. During the festival of Diwali all the houses in India, offices, and streets are decorated with lights or…

This issue: Stand

Loved Ones, Thank you. Thank you for standing with us, and for considering the myriad perspectives offered by Garden Spices Magazine. We are here with you in the flow of each moment. Our intentions lead the way, and our Contributors invite you into how, where, and when they…

Will You Stand OR Compromise?

“Your ability to stand up for your truth is a muscle, and the more you exercise it the stronger it gets” Dan Pallota Our world is a sphere of shifting moral and ethical values -the clear-cut delineation of black and white, has morphed into more than fifty shades…

Chrisje Comvalius: Standing Strong

Stage and screen actress, educator, life coach –  the list goes on and on for Chrisje Comvalius.  A little over a year ago, her kitchen table in Amsterdam was the place to land for counsel, fun, and divine food.  Today, you must travel to Rotterdam to receive her…

My Stand

When asked to write an article about something I “Stand” for, it took me a good bit of time to finally settle on something. I know I have stood for many things throughout my 48 years, but one that has touched me personally and that I have fought…

Stand

I grew up in the presence of women—mother, three sisters, aunts, cousins, neighbors, and friends. My grandmothers’ presence was felt in their admonitions and advice sent in letters from rural Arkansas or when we visited during the summers. While the women talked, their hands were productive: shelling peas…

PUERTO RICO: PEPE VILLEGAS

I asked Pepe Villegas to share his artwork dedicated to Puerto Rico, since the ravaging of this American island by  hurricane Maria.   This work needs no text; it reveals the pain of Maria, yet Puerto Rico emerging.-Victorine   Please send donations to Puerto Rico Recovery Fund – Pepe…

Standing for Peace: The Last Frontier

Aristotle believed that the function of a state is to ensure supreme good of people, in the moral and intellectual sense. Happiness comes from virtue and it is the ultimate goal of mankind. State is the agency that helps men to achieve their ultimate goal. [Samuel Enoch Stumpf,…

Frank Malaba: Soul Stirrings

 The ocean is a flapping endless salty fabric that sounds majestically in tune with its infinite purpose to remind me that all of life could easily be enveloped and silenced in one swipe. And yet the seagull’s squawk is allowed to dart in and out of its roar…

Old woman, Young Girl

“Today out of the blue my fingers were itching to write, I didn’t know what and then this came out. The Old Lady was back with her conversations with the Young Girl. I said to my mom, “I thought the Old Woman had gone away for good.” My…