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This Issue: Closure!

The question is, do we ever have closure, or are we perpetually open to new understandings about past relationships, events, and circumstances?  This topic was suggested by Contributor, Dr. Robert Yarbrough, aka, Rev. Bobby, and as usual, we have a myriad of perspectives on how closure has shown…

“Tears of the South China Sea”

Excerpt from a witness from the Hue Massacre: “…a squad with a death order entered the home of a prominent community leader and shot him, his wife, his married son and daughter-in-law, his young unmarried daughter, a male and female servant and their baby. The family cat was…

This Issue: Patience

Say the word, “patience,” and your soul hears you.  Immediately, you are encouraged to slow down and let the universe move you. ( I think it’s that soft “c” in the word). Then why is it so hard to take the action to…wait? We fuss and cuss to…

This Issue: Choice!

Happy New Year!! Choice. This is the year we will make many socio-political choices; we will also make personal choices that effect our living. My year-end Garden Spices trip to Barbados set the plate for how I will enter into 2016. The traffic dangerous, the local people unfriendly,…

This Issue: Family!

Light your candles; bake your turkeys, dance in the streets to celebrate your holiday season, whatever it is. No matter what we do to unfold and revel in the holidays, family is at the core of it. Garden Spices Contributors make it clear that family means much more…

This Issue: Wisdom!

We are shifting.  Whew!!  These are the days folks are calling on their Higher Self to get by.  It doesn’t matter what your faith tradition or if you don’t have one.  Wisdom is the invocation.  We seek the discernment to do what is right for us and for…

Garden Spices Magazine Anniversary Issue: POWER

Last year, Garden Spices embarked upon a mission: … to explore and celebrate diversity through the lens of people of various ethnicity, beliefs, genders, physical and mental abilities in hopes of finding the core of understanding and realization that we are all part of a universal garden. A year later, I am…

The Story of a Family

Madanlal was a strong and powerful businessman who was an expert in his industry. His community appreciated his knowledge of business and the way he built his empire. His wife, Mayavati, was very good as a homemaker and caregiver, and she was also a powerful administrator for the…

This Issue: JOY!!

We are grabbing it by the handfuls.  “Delight, pleasure, bliss, glee, exuberance, happiness, treasure, wonder, treat, prize… so many words to express JOY, ” according to Managing Editor, Pratik Mamtora.  Garden Spices feels it through honoring our family, through our spiritual walk, remembrances, and in the case of…

This Issue: Change

I’ve always had a grudge against change.  As soon as I settle into a level of comfort or despair, something unrecognizable or RECOGNIZABLE  happens and smacks me upside my head to make a move! That’s what change does.  It moves and shakes us up, allows us to expand…