Words by Dr. Russell Clayton

THE PATH OF YOUR TRUE SELF When you are evolving, you are on the path of growth, and following your true self. When you are static you are not growing, and following your lower self. Anytime you’re being less than your authentic self, you are creating and starring…

This Issue: Education!

Garden Spices Magazine welcomes you to the new decade! We are turning the page of a tumultuous year and holding the vision of truth for every aspect of our living in 2020. We have the seeds planted for being what we need to be, and what we don’t…

Hashtags Come Alive With Action…

May 15, 2017 This story contains information about violence which may be triggering to survivors. My neighbour, an outgoing, friendly lady in her thirties ALWAYS jumps in fright each time I emerge from my apartment or from the other end of the corridor of our apartment block. It is often…

Learning and Living with Change

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”-Mahatma Gandhi Are we here to continually learn and grow? There is something about the human condition that causes us to reject change. I think it’s the pain that accompanies growth. But without…

Our Strength, Our Salvation

  I was taking my Morehouse Brother across the street to meet my Grandmother. She lived across the street from Mom and Dad. As soon as He and I walked into her house, she looked at him and said, “Eddie Whitlock. You were in my pre-school class at…

Considerate Education

The word “education” comes from the Latin, educare, meaning to lead out. To lead out of what and into what is the question that parents and cultures and civilizations have always had to consider. Each child that is born is in a sense a million years old because…

Art in Education

While a current and former educator, I used to question why the work of fine artists is displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry rather than at an institute of art, an art museum or gallery. Later I learned that our public schools have targeted a STEM…

The Toolbox

During a spirited conversation with my wife last week, I argued that the educational system in America is outdated. It fails our kids because it sets them up for failure. The best teacher in the world can’t teach an elephant how to climb a tree or a fish…

Life-long Learning

  After working at a few professional jobs that were not leading me toward my dream of improving my community, I reassessed my formal educational studies, experiential learning, and forced myself to become a lifelong learner. My first employment opportunities were with State agencies providing counseling, educational, and…

True Wisdom IS Within You

  For eons, it has been said that true education means to “draw out” knowledge not put it in. One might ponder, then, why, the world over, education systems require paid teachers to formally dispense what they “know”. Presumably, teachers know by learning from others who have learned,…