Ginger (the Local food of the Gods)


              Ginger root (Zingiber officinale) is well known as a remedy for travel sickness, nausea and indigestion and is used for wind, colic, irritable bowel, loss of appetite, chills, cold, flu, poor circulation, menstrual cramps, dyspepsia (bloating, heartburn, flatulence), indigestion and gastrointestinal problems such as gas and stomach cramps.



According to  WEBMD:

Lab and animal studies have found that ginger may, theoretically:

Clinical evidence shows evidence that ginger may be helpful in lowering blood sugar and blood pressure.

Some people apply ginger compresses to the skin for pain. We don’t know if this works or not.

  • Lessen swelling
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Protect against Alzheimer’s disease
  • Prevent blood clotting

There are no known side effects from taking ginger as a regular part of your diet.


Making tea or “steeping roots/leaves”  is the most efficient way to receive the benefits of ginger.  The aroma opens up those sinuses and when you drink it you will notice your circulation improving almost instantly.  Improved circulation has a multiplying affect on the body’s system.  Increased hair and nail growth. Brighter skin and much much more!




Spirituality VS Religiousity

Spirituality may refer to almost any kind of meaningful activity, especially a “search for the sacred.” It may also refer to personal growth, blissful experience, or an encounter with one’s own “inner dimension.”  This definition comes from Wikipedia.

Spirituality is liken to a journey. A perpetual exploration of all things holy and sacred. Where as religion is more of lifestyle steeped in tradition.  Of course there are caveats and this is a serious almost blasphemous over simplification of the two… But this gives you at least point of reference.

I believe that life should be filled with spirituality.  The act of being a moral individual should be forever in perpetual motion. Forever growing.  This to me is a more accurate description of spirituality.


These days I find myself to be less religious than I used to be. Even with that said I believe it was the orthodox religious foundation I had growing up which helped me be the kind of person I am today.  The tenements of the major religions teach love of others over love of self and love of God over all others.  This constant practice and teaching help keep me grounded as I navigated my way thru young adulthood.



Finding decor that speaks to the inner YOU!

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When choosing décor for your home, you should first think about what colors are most appealing to you. Your home should feel inviting but at the same time speak to your personality.


Well I don’t own my home!  This is the case for many is this current economic downturn. But you can still have the style you want even if you are limited on what you can do.  Some of the best ways to add style to your home is to have a clean pallet and add accents that are fun and match your style!

If your landlord won’t allow for colorful walls, it doesn’t mean that your curtain rods and curtains can’t have a lot of pop!  Its common practice to have beige or off white walls.  Strong African patterns can bring life to any area of the home! And don’t forget your fixtures such as handles and curtain rods.  Use items that are unorthodox or zaney for added fun!


Colorful and textures accent throw pillows!  This is a sure fire way of bringing a little style and pizazz to your home!  Try mix and matching texture in the same color hue!

What I love most about home décor is the idea of making small changes that offer big returns when it comes to a fresh look!

And last but not least… Find a painting or wall accents!  These can be moved from room to room, changed according to the season or put away easily to make room for something completely different!

You can find reasonably priced items like these and many others in our home décor page on