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…

Lightstones

Gemstones are said to emit the energy needed to heal mind, body, and spirit.  These precious treasures from Mother Earth are featured in jewelry by Karen Gill and Ronda Le Blanc. KAREN JOY JEWELRY      onyx, fine & etched, patina German silver Karen Joy Jewelry was established in…

Sage: Art Gallery

ARTIST CECIL BERNARD Artist Cecil Bernard  was born in Austin, Texas, and started drawing at the age of six. He moved to Dallas when he was ten years old, living there until adulthood. He started selling art while in high school and later while attending Southwestern Adventist University…

Candid Conversation: Camille Bennett

I was impressed, the first time I met her. She was dressed in a lady-like-dress, killer heels and hair flicked to perfection. She stood confident on those heels and held her hands out for the open prayer meditation at Living Spirit Church. Then Camille Bennett, held little hands…

Emily’s Hats For Hope Initiative

Emily Kubin is 19 and she created Emily’s Hats For Hope Initiative (EHFHI) when she was 17. Emily wanted to help the homeless people in her hometown of Morristown, NJ. She had grown up seeing them on the street and had always wanted to do something to make…

Sista Speak On It!

  I Made The Decision ( A Monologue Performance Piece) Ever since I was five, I wanted to be a performer, like the old soul singers I would see on the music channels. I would sit in front of the TV and become completely enthralled in whatever song…

Clarity

The Reason You Are Not Accelerating Fast Enough Is That You Are Carrying Too Much Baggage Most People Carry Their Pain From Their Past. They Carry The Stress Of Today, And Also The Worry Of The Future. Let It All Go~ You Can’t Change The Past, You Must…