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This Issue: Health!

Sawasdee krab/ka! Hello! I went to Bangkok!!! I was in sensory overdrive with the beauty and splendor of the temples, food, markets, and the people.  I’ll share some of the wonder of my experience in Scanning Bangkok, but I am ashamed to describe what I felt about my…

Blossom: The Manna of Susan D. Peters

Susan D. Peters and I go way back.  We share Old School Chicago and the years as teens when we rocked our way through social clubs, Ivy League clothing, and boys who could dance. It was not until Facebook that Susan and I reconnected as adults, and I…

This Issue: Harmony!

Don’t sing a familiar song around me; I have to try to harmonize with you.  Not always pleasing to the ear, my voice sometimes belies my intention to make beautiful music.  However, it is the intention that counts.  Although our music may be off-key, we are challenged this…

This Issue: Celebrate!!

Celebrate! Here we are, two days before the election of a lifetime.  On November 6th, whether we are “blue” or “red” in the United States, the universal paradigm shift will still be in operation.  We are forever evolving.  So, we might as well celebrate each moment “with our…

This Issue: Laughter

  “Get a hold of yourself!” I can’t!  I scooped our Featured Image from family friend, Teasha Renee.  She was traveling Amsterdam, and this photo caught her in an uproar of laughter that says it all.  Sometimes we laugh so uncontrollably, we spiral into simultaneous crying.  We all…

This issue: Truth

Happy Anniversary!!!! Four years ago, we opened the gate to Garden Spices Magazine. Our mission continues to celebrate our differences so that we all remember the truth of who and what we are – love.  In 2018, this is more important than ever. Watch us, as we parade our…

JL Yoga

  Question: Do late Yoga Class students bother you? JL Yoga answers: I give 20 lashes of the whip for every minute late. If more than 10 minutes late then you can place your mat on the sidewalk outside and peak through the window. That’s on days I…

This Issue: Music!

  David “Hummingbird” Walton Welcome to our serenade! Due to my personal relationship with this mellifluous energy, I cannot wait to hold open the Garden Gate to this transformational, consoling, mystical, heart aching, life-generating  gift.  It has walked with me, made me swoon, cry, and often rocks me…

This Issue: Balance!

Loved Ones, We open our gate to the possibility of maintaining our posture on the narrow road of “Balance.” Narrow, because it is so easy to fall into the myriad of emotions that keep us embroiled in daily news, narrow because we run to any source of activity…

This Issue: Joy!!

We commence!  We are holding 2018 to what we envision at Garden Spices, Joy.  The news may tell us differently, but we are affirming we can find joy in our living, no matter what our circumstances.  As usual, joy, like all gifts, resides within us.  Our contributors invite…