March, 2015

Hello, World!

When Garden Spices Magazine announced that the topic for this issue would be “change,” I thought about all of the change that is happening in our country and the world: stunning turnovers in Congress, worldwide terrorism, and vindictive murders. This fast-paced, terrifying demolition of our formerly “safe” spaces lead…

This Issue: Change

I’ve always had a grudge against change.  As soon as I settle into a level of comfort or despair, something unrecognizable or RECOGNIZABLE  happens and smacks me upside my head to make a move! That’s what change does.  It moves and shakes us up, allows us to expand…

Amber: Frank Malaba

His Voice:   Every day a fellow African is made to feel less of a human being by another who feels because they are different, they’re bullied, intimidated, injured, tortured, or murdered because they don’t fit majority principle. That has to stop. We are all here for a…

Wisteria Anyone?

Change is inevitable as we grow older. My husband, Mike, and I experience surprises at every turn. Now that we are both retired, we delight in traveling and noticing things that might have been overlooked during the busy career days. For instance, I have learned that he isn’t…

“You Have Permission to Walk Out”

  By Caroline McGraw, published exclusively at A Wish Come Clear   I’m not proud of this, but here’s the truth: I waste a lot of time gripped by false guilt. Last month, for example, I felt guilty that my husband Jonathan and I spent $11 on ornaments…

I Didn’t Give Up

An Open Letter to My Fellow Contributors I almost gave up. I started having seizures back to back this year. It became harder and harder to share my story because my words were no longer enough to motivate me. I stopped participating as a youth leader. I was…

Commonality

I broke off with a Doctor whom I dated for 3.67 months when I was in London. The on again, off again kept on for several years. Nearly a decade later I decided to fly this person down to see how much of that “love” was alive. I…

New Directions: How Do We Change!

Change – now there is a word that has fueled my life.  Since I am an early baby boomer,  I won’t start at the very beginning but change – really what makes people tick – has always held my interest like nothing else.  I have an undergraduate degree…

Tapioca Pearls Dessert

Tapioca Pearls Dessert is an Indian dessert. It is often had by people when they fasting according to some Hindu traditions. However, it makes a wonderful dessert for all occasions. This recipe is very light and fast to make, and you can serve it chilled or warm. Tapioca…

An Invitation

  Soul Consciousness Is Always Available To You. The Soul Never Sleeps. Find Moments In Each And Every Day To Connect With Your Inner Being. You Will Find ALIGNMENT There.  You Will Find LOVE There. You Will Find PEACE There. Your Perceived Limitations Only Exist In Your Mind….