Carnival is Here!: Tatiana Gibs (Tatje)

There is nothing like Carnival in the Caribbean, and Sint Maarten jams during this festive season of celebration.  Tatiana Gibbs captures the vibrancy of the Caribbean in her tribute, Carnival Is Here!  Tatiana and Dakey also sing calypso, the genre that makes you either move or swoon.  Their…

Direction: Words of Dr. Russell

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 following your lower self. Anytime you’re being less than your authentic self, you are creating and starring in an illusion…

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…

Insightful Aging 

  Susan Peters, ” living a vigorously physical and intellectual life…” “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced” James Baldwin. I am in my seventh decade. A former runner, my sprint through life, along with that of other…

Avenues of Insight 

Insight has many definitions and applications of its usage. The meaning I favor: the act or results of understanding the inner nature of things, concisely best serves me in this article. The real quest is the depth of insight I need to arrive at to claim satisfaction. For example, how good is…

Love, Hope, Art: Luis Peralta Del Valle

Man, every brush stroke comes with pain but it hurts more not to create.…This Baldwin quote is the truth. People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned. Luis…

Thanks for Listening: About Life Insurance…

What is the best thing that I have learned over my76 years that can help us move toward financial equality? PROPER USE OF LIFE INSURANCE My Non-Professional Advice: As near as possible to the age of responsibility, 18, buy as much quality-level term life insurance as you can….

Spiritual in Nature: Art of Verlena Johnson

  Self Portrait, Raven and the Owl   The halos in her work echo and conjure up the ethereal, ancestral strength and intuition that is female.  It is spiritual and diverse and its essence is recognized by eyes that seek insight. Garden Spices celebrates and honors the work…