A Woman for Every Season: Charlene Carter

Charlene Carter has a smile that signifies her vitality. She is an exuberant trailblazer that shares her many gifts and talents in the Shoals area. The oldest of 3, Carter revels in the fact that she is fabulously 60. “We can be free at any age.”  She grew…

The Roots of Joy

 Deep inside your body, your DNA begins to dance causing a ripple effect known as joy. Almost spontaneously, an expression of joy emerges and beckons to be shared. It’s a wonderful biophysical event based on a conceived perception, which happens to be psychological. Yes, there’s more to the…

JOY IN THE MORNING, JOY EVERY DAY

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy” – Rumi Do you feel there is something missing from your life, that perhaps the world is against you or that other people seem to smile, laugh and be a lot happier…

E-mails from Jason

October 27, 2007 Hello once again, everyone!  This is Captain Carter coming to you live from Gardez, Afghanistan.  Sitting at 7800 feet above sea level, this is my base camp.  Well, not much has happened since last week.  We are still grounded but are fixing to be able…

Moments of Joy

Every Wednesday afternoon, I drive to Room in the Inn, the homeless ministry in Florence. On my drive to the center, I am usually filled with self-doubt. I am socially awkward, and I always try to get there early enough to nab the snacks and supplies duty so…

Affirmations with Russell Clayton

  Coming Soon… Seven years ago I started writing The Greater You. I was inspired by the death of my father to write an in-depth book about the keys to life for the benefit of my children. In order to prepare myself, I read over one hundred books…

Goin’ In: History and Memory

Confederate monuments continue to be controversial as we Americans seek to understand our past. In memorializing the past by building monuments, it is easy to obscure reality, to glorify a cause, and to justify the actions of a group of people. The difficult part is acknowledging the past…

A Starfish Minister

I am a Starfish Minister. I bestowed this label upon myself in conversation with a philosopher who was describing her “purpose in life” as a “systems changer”. When she finished the description, she then inquired about how I see myself as contributing to the evolution of humanity. It…

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DIWALI IN DIFFERENT RELIGIONS

The word “DIWALI” is derived from two words ‘deep’, which means lamp or diyas, and ‘’ avali’’ which means row – so the meaning stands for a row of lights. During the festival of Diwali all the houses in India, offices, and streets are decorated with lights or…

This issue: Stand

Loved Ones, Thank you. Thank you for standing with us, and for considering the myriad perspectives offered by Garden Spices Magazine. We are here with you in the flow of each moment. Our intentions lead the way, and our Contributors invite you into how, where, and when they…