Excerpt from Spicy: Abundance Bakery and MY Upside-down Cupcakes

So, I was commenting on a post about what identifies Chicago, (thanks, Lorraine), and I posted a picture of Abundance. Bakery.  I couldn’t believe that I was publishing an issue of Garden Spices Magazine on the topic, Abundance and that I had not thought of my Chicago crave…

A Life Worth Living: Artist, Trish Williams

I met Trish Williams browsing her artwork on Facebook, which was so powerful in imagery and dimension, most in fabric.  I discovered so many other artists through Williams generously highlighting their work. I was inspired to ask why she advocates for other artists: The reason that I share…

This Issue: Vitality!

Of course, what else?!  We are rolling into a New Year that welcomes nothing else but our presence, our Vitality.  We recognize the mighty conjunction of the planets Saturn and Pluto; while some folks don’t subscribe to what this cosmic event tells us, we can feel a sense…

The Endless Vitality for Democracy

  Peaceful and well-balanced humanity has been a divine dream since the dawn of humankind. That dream has sought its way into communal living practiced by the Egyptian Pharaoh, Akhenaten, the Jewish sect of the Essenes, the Jesuit Priesthood, practical communism, religious organizations, an array of New Age…

“A Shining City on a Hill”

    “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.” Joel 2:28 Throughout 2020, the United States of America…

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Just Keep Going…

What a challenging year 2020 has been! We have had to adapt to covering a part of our faces, social distancing, isolation, self-quarantines, closures, and lockdowns. Most of us have experienced serious illness or the death of loved ones. During times of turmoil, adversity, and limitations, we are…

5 Steps to Revitalizing Our Resilience

Taking a Page From NFL Players WOW! 2020 was some year; it is definitely one we will never forget. If you’re reading this, I’m so happy you made it. The new year gives official permission to reset and revitalize our weary psyches. My inspiration this month comes from,…

Words from Russell Clayton

  SURRENDER Surrender is the shift from no to yes. Say yes to the moment and whatever form it takes. In order to become truly free, you must clear all inner resistance. The antidote for resistance is found in surrender. Surrender to what is. Surrender to truth. Surrender…

That Which Gives Me Life

  By Susan D. Peters Vitality is the very essence of feeling alive! At the dawn of 2020, I anticipated perfect clarity, and somehow, did not allow for the fact that somethings that you see, you-will-not-like! Anyway, I naively thought, “this is my year!” Beloveds, this WAS my year, not in the…

Bronzie De’Marco!

It started in the early ’70s.  Bronzie De’Marco saw her uncle premier as the first Black drag queen in Huntsville.  Today De’Marco celebrates her own career that spans over 50 years. Her illusions include Minnie, Patti, Whitney, and Diana to name a few, and she is an advocate…