November, 2015

My Family, My Tribe

On North Wood Ave., in my hometown of Florence, Al., sits a two-story white house, with stained glass windows, steeped in years of character with a charming personality. Within these walls, on a regular basis, I meet with people from an eclectic array of backgrounds, belief systems, cultures,…

Mary Katherine Murphy

  Mary Katherine Murphy sings, plays, acts, and models, and whatever she is performing, it  is with the soul of a woman whose heart is part of the Singing River. This is the same Singing River that drives the Muscle Shoals Sound, and Murphy is a part of…

One.

However we define family it means a lot. It is a blessing when we can see how all of life connects us as One family. In early 2015 I was blessed with an opportunity to visit many places in Asia for almost 3 months. We are taught early…

New Age – 6:00PM

This poem was written six years ago after a tumultuous breakup. This poem is my “wisdom to know the difference” as it applies to love and relationships. I am thankful for the sadness during this time in my life, because it made me stronger, wiser, and better. -Tam…

Postcards From GS

We are thrilled to introduce ‘Postcards from GS’ – our new initiative! Enjoy the daily dose of inspiration from Garden Spices Magazine. Stay in touch with our Facebook page. Embracing the Gift of Diversity.

Chosen Families

As we approach the holiday season, I am reminded about the importance of really slowing down and being present in each moment to fully receive the blessings within. In a world that glorifies busyness and overly committed schedules (multi-tasking, ha!), this time of year is a wake–up call…

Say Something: Starrdust on Cultivating Poise

Garden Spices is a part of a movement that encourages the universe to shift towards acceptance of all viewpoints through awareness, education, and communication tools – Say Something.   This article speaks to the importance of self-awareness, and we thank RJ Starr for allowing  us to share it….

Eat-Love-Pray

The Julia Roberts 2010 movie could be the Marquee on my parents’ Philadelphia row home. Yes, I grew up in the City of Brotherly Love in the 40’s and 50’s.   My parents were first generation Italian American. My street and the streets parallel to mine were occupied, mostly by…

Atlantic City Fashion Week: Rang Outlet

Rang means ‘Colors’ in Hindi. Hindi is one of the official languages of India. Rang Outlet is an online store that brings you the best of Indian culture with a global twist. They showcased their products at Atlantic City Fashion Week in October 2015. RangOutlet.com is eCommerce based one stop…

Jozmos: Global Perspective

Hello Family! I address you all as family because on some level, we are all family, united at least, by just being human. Family is sacred to some, and for others, it doesn’t hold much sway. What does family mean for you? Usually, the family one is born…