Vicki Goldston

This Issue: Rest!

Happy New Moment! My annual greeting for the New Year invites another moment to contemplate/activate our existence, to live and love strong. One of the chief Contributors to the mission of Garden Spices, Author, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur, Activist, and Advocate for all things positive and just, Susan Peters, transitioned…

Rest Required

Our lives are crowded with busy distractions, racing schedules, and self-imposed demands. We need to include some downtime to sit and rest. Even the Winter teaches us this – let go, be silent, be still and rest. I am a confessed workaholic. I love nothing more than to…

Go Rest High on That Mountain

  Sister-Friends, Joyce A. Brown and Susan Peters This article is not what I was writing for this issue of Garden Spices…however, this is my catharsis moment. My sister friend, Susan D. Peters entered her eternal rest on December 16, 2022.  On December 14, Susan shared with me…

The Complexities of Rest

The moment I found out that the theme for this next issue of the Garden Spices Magazine was “Rest,” my mind went blank and drifted into nowhere. Suddenly I felt a surge of information about how complex the notion of “Rest” is.  The first thing that came to…

Not Resting in a Great New Year

 Today, it occurs to me that perhaps I have been “resting “a bit too much from writing for Garden Spices. You see, words have become challenging for me during the past year. May I please explain? Several years ago, I was diagnosed with “Early Macular Degeneration .”Now, as 2022…

Rest…

Pause. Don’t move forward. Don’t look back. Stop. Collect yourself, OOyour thoughts and emotions, OOall of you. Give yourself OOto the moment. Let your breath OOcatch up with you. Let it find its way OOwith you. Set your body OOat ease. Shift your consciousness OOinto idle. Invite Time…

Sweet and Savory Soul, LLC

Five years ago Amber Wess was keeping her God-child and cooked seafood for her family dinner.  Bellies full, mouths began to wag about the delicious meal and to request that sWess start selling plates. Wess then developed a daily menu including meat, fish, seafood, and sides. Licensed and…

Breathe

  Deep Breathing:  Christine “Liz” Larue We are living in stressful times. Not a day goes by without hearing some story on the news that causes one to catch your breath. You hear about some issue you grit your teeth about; it could be some political snafu, your…

Give Fear A Rest

    As we begin 2023, imagine what the world – your life – could be like if we gave fear a rest. A long rest, a longer than a day rest.   Fear mongering has surpassed fever pitch and has created schisms and disunity on a global and…

Intersection: Designs by Nadene Mairesse

There is nothing more beautiful than Indigo, the mystical color of wisdom, intuition, and spirituality.  The Indigo workshop held by the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, AL was enlivened by the stamps of pattern, and the magic of working in this medium with designer, Nadene Mairesse.  Of…