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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…

This Issue: Serve!

  Always ready to go serve!  Susan Peters Loved Ones! This is the season of gratitude and gifts, but Garden Spices is celebrating the most powerful contribution we can give to society – the ability to serve. Perhaps you recognize the woman featured on our cover, Susan Peters. She is…

Called to Serve

To serve is a daunting task. It’s okay not to be okay. It’s okay not to be able to resolve your own personal, professional, health care, or family difficulties/distresses/disasters. It’s okay not to understand or fix the political quagmire that is the United States of America. It’s okay…

Serving a Permanent Sentence

While the word ‘Serve’ has many meanings, in the context of this commentary, we ponder what serving one’s time in prison means and whether the time served intersects with eventual redemption. Hundreds of thousands of men and women serve prison sentences for wrongful acts they have committed. They…

This Issue: Vote!

    Loved Ones, Two months until we vote in the USA. In two months, we exercise a right that has been fought for, trampled over, given, and taken away. Yet, many of us choose to close our eyes to it – we choose not to Vote. Yet,…

This Issue: Mental!

  Painting by Artist, Brenda Davis, (1962-2022) What an Anniversary!! Loved Ones, We celebrate eight years of Garden Spices Magazine with a topic relevant to the news of these days – “Mental.” Mental, as in one’s faculties, health, disorders – anything relating to the mind. We understand that…

This Issue: Direction!

Loved Ones! Where are you going? What is in store for you in the milleu of the universe? Who/what is guiding you? Garden Spices Contributors take on all of the above in splendid form. Columnist, Marquetta LaRae is our Featured Image, and In The Positive Power of You: …

Thanks for Listening: Life Directions

  Back in the Day… Starting in life, I began to formulate how I would impact my world and eventually the world at large. When I was three or four years old, my parents opened a juke joint named “The Dew Drop Inn.” And my aunt and uncle,…

The Course Shifted… Again

  On April 27th, 2016, I finished the initial draft of my first novel, tentatively titled ‘Eleven Fifty-Nine.’ I was giddy with excitement and had a feeling of achievement because I had completed a project I didn’t think I would… ever. The idea for what I thought would…

This Issue: Insight!

Loved Ones, Our featured image by photographer David Rhodes portrays the beauty and fragility of a child. He captured her fatigue of waiting; we are all waiting for the world to come together, and we must be the catalyst.  We are about to spring forward, and we must do…