May, 2016

Dear Closure

Dear Closure, You ambiguous creature, why do you haunt me with your expectations? Why are you so tantalizing but at the same time so repellent? Why do I crave and fear you? What is wrong with me that I’d rather prolong the torture of being unheard or unknown…

A Soul Journey: Walking the Camino

Rebecca Santos had her designated role as a married woman and a mom.   Santos is still a mom, but she went through a divorce and found herself with a new designation – a single person.   “I had never done anything by myself,” Santos admitted.  “If I could do…

Sarin’s Thai: Steamed Fish with Ginger

  Steamed fish with ginger is suitable for reducing cholesterol, containing foods that are easily digestible. Spices and ingredients: 1 whole Tilapia Fish 2 tbsp light soy ginger 3 cups celery 1 long red chili soy based tablets. Garlic 1 tbsp 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons soy…

Goin’ In: Project Say Something

Project Say Something Garden Spices Magazine has been a fan of this ebbing organization in Florence, AL.  And now,  we invite you to learn about their intentions and their work. Project Say Something’s Mission is to unify, educate, heal, and empower communities in the mid south to realize…

No Victimization

Can we talk about closure? I know I’m not the only one on this earth who has hurt people, been hurt, and crashed hard. Here are three examples you might relate to: I was married for 10 years to a soul mate and that marriage dissolved. It hurt…

Overcoming Disappointment

Bikundo Onyari Recently, I had a long phone conversation with a former student of mine.  She was struggling in her new business enterprise that was under two years old. She was having challenges, especially on getting enough clients to keep her business afloat. The solution in her mind…

Walking

As I walk away, I can hear her breathing heavy. She is fighting the gigantic urge to scream after me to ask me to stay. I have left a half drunk steamy cup of rooibos tea on her mahogany coffee table that she kindly made before she knew…

Row: The Door Never Closes

‘Closure’ can be a highly controversial subject as it has different meanings, or applications, for different people. The term is frequently used in reference to the disappearance of a person. The family feels a need to locate the missing loved one so they can have ‘closure’. I am…

Dealing with the “C” Word

“Some people think that it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go.” —Unknown What is this C word? While it could stand for a number of things and elements, I chose 3 words for this article to justify the connection of heart and mind: care,…

Over

Closure eludes me. Or maybe it’s an illusion. Or maybe it’s an urban legend like Bigfoot. Does anyone ever really have closure? People talk about it, but is it really a real thing? Seriously, does closure exist? Maybe I just can’t see it, because I’m always spinning like…