July, 2014

Welcome to the first issue of Garden Spices “Now, Heal!”

Welcome to Garden Spices Magazine! The gate of Garden Spices (GS) opens to a vibrant array of living colors, shapes, life expectancies, and fragrances — diversity. Embracing diversity is what the world is commanding of us, as we make our way into an awareness of change. This awareness…

Bottomline Photos: Lumpini Park

They call it the ‘Green Lung,’ and Lumpini Park is fresh air and a reprieve from the concrete jungle of Bangkok.  Come any time of day to find many of Bangkok’s 8,280,925 residents enjoying the park.  They may be engaged in Tai Chi or any of the many activities…

On Healing

A bit of advice.   When you find yourself three years removed from a nightmare hospital room on the neurology wing where you watch helplessly as your professor wife with a long history of MS declines so precipitously during a flare-up of her disease that her hand curls…

Dear World

May 31, 2014 Montevallo, Alabama Dear World: My story is mixed and complicated, and I have only recently reached a peace with it, so I will tell you now where I am (physically and spiritually). I have retired from my beloved university on disability following a major MS…

The Healing Code Applied To Success

Certain things in this world just go hand in hand. A car and fuel in it, for instance. Only then will the vehicle move forward to take us places. It is safe to say success tailgates productivity and holds the door for healing to walk in. We need to go…

Be a Pure Kind Of Beautiful

We are creations of nature, and ugly is a strong word to describe nature’s creations. Beauty is not in the clothes a person wears; the way they comb their hair, or a perfect body adorned with precious jewels. Beauty is in one’s eyes. They are the doorway to…

Eden Energy Medicine

 I understand my contribution to the illustrious adventure known as Garden Spices Magazine will be a column under Modalities. I have always been interested in finding strategies, techniques, methods that help people to and through the changes they would like to make in their lives. The elements for…

Fusion of Style

We turn to the designs of Takara Beathea-Gudell to discover  international couture for every woman. Organic defines her design signature, and her clothing interprets her signature to transcend anything resembling the norm.  Her store, TAKARA, is nestled in the city of Oak Park, IL, 123 N Marion St, Oak Park, Illinois…

Kemet – Restorative Healing

To heal is to restore balance to wholeness. There are different modalities to heal. Healing moves at different rhythms. It wears different faces. It’s unique to all circumstances! Healing is indescribable but we do our best to capture its essence. So I share my story: Growing up Black…