VBGold Creations: Restful Reeling

  A “Sister-Sandwich”: Dr. Joyce Brown, Victorine, and Susan Peters Well, if peace is a component of rest, then I have found a new way to rest – making my VBGold Creations reels.  ‘So much fun!  Please enjoy. (Did I mention that music feeds my soul?  It does)….

Dr. Russell Clayton: THE FORMULA FOR DEALING WITH STRESS

Stress is when your body is knocked out of homeostasis (physiological balance). The hormones of stress predispose you to disease in both your mind and body. Your stressful thoughts and emotions can literally make you sick. If it naturally follows that if your anxiety can make you ill,…

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…

“…In Service for my Highest Good”

The simple utterance of the term “…in service for my Highest Good” initiates a most potent element in personal development. It sets focused motion, a forward movement of mental energy. Using “…in service for my Highest Good” becomes a direct interaction with your Soul and, more inclusively, with…

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…

A Couple of Things on My Mind Today…

“We are still searching for our KEY to full freedom in the U.S. which continues to be a thorny existence. Do your work – know your history and build a strong foundation.”#Larueshandinclay #blackwomanceramicist #afriwarebooks #mahoganygalley #peopleofcolorpeopleofclay #thecolornetwork #africanamericanmuseums #blackartinamericamatters #blacksculptorsmatters #afrolatinaartist #chicagoartist #ceramicartistofinstagram #stonewareceramics —Christine “Liz” Larue I…

Sacred Service

Service is sacred. Service is a holy thing — if it is offered cleanly. What does that mean?! When we offer service, are we offering it with open hands and no expectation of reciprocation or anticipation of garnering favor? Serving with expectations or guiding demands is not an…

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…

I Serve

I lift myself OObeyond the evidence OOof my senses. I go to the frontier OOof my world OOand I see beyond. I know OOwe can be more. I know OOwe can do more OOand better I know OOwe are One, Yes, OOsequestered OOin time OOblinded OOby circumstance. Still,…

THE SERVICE FREQUENCY

  Photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash   Do you serve yourself before others? Do you serve yourself at all? Have we been conditioned to give more to others than ourselves? The answer is many times a resounding yes. We have always been told to give more than…