Paying It Forward

Paying It Forward

By Tracy Madlener   I have a friend who has a friend that is in need of a little help.  She is a single mom that is barely making ends meet and my friend helps her when she can.  Her friend told her not to help her anymore, not because she was able to stand […]

Don’t You Just Hate That?

Don’t You Just Hate That?

By Knikkolette Church Don’t you hate it when people use social media as their online dating source? How many of you have been approached by a total stranger who says, “I could get lost in your eyes” or “You have a captivating smile”… Gimme a break!   The sad thing is, there’s a sad lonely […]

Ingredient Labels- It Says What?

Ingredient Labels- It Says What?

By Tracy Madlener I can remember the first time I read an article about the health affects of high fructose corn syrup.  As soon as I finished reading the information, I went into the pantry and started checking the labels to see if I had any of that “unknown stuff” in my packaged foods.  Low […]

Living With Anxiety

Living With Anxiety

By Alicia Taylor I don’t look like anything special. No one would take notice of me walking down the street at all. I’m nondescript. That sums me up in a nutshell. However, I suffer from a silent illness that only my closest friends know I have. It’s a mental illness that I have battled most […]

Spicie Travel Tips: Hotel Brand vs Hotel Amenities

Spicie Travel Tips: Hotel Brand vs Hotel Amenities

By Heather Jabusch   Road Trip! Off to Dallas, TX with my co-workers to a regional meeting for our hotel brand. We arrive at a Full-Service Luxury Brand (upper scale) property around 9pm, check into our rooms and run down to order dinner from the bar before they close at 10pm. We had been on […]

GMOs- It’s What’s For Breakfast

GMOs- It’s What’s For Breakfast

By Tracy Madlener The other day my youngest asked me how much GMOs does a person eat on a daily basis.  A good conversation ensued and by the time we were done, I realized that people who don’t read labels or who are unfamiliar with GMOs eat GMOs with every single meal… every single day.  […]

One Dollar = 77 Cents?

One Dollar = 77 Cents?

By Tracy Madlener Listening to NPR the other day, the topic of equal pay came up and I instantly turned up the radio in my car.  I don’t know what I was expecting to hear but after tuning in, I really didn’t learn anything new.  It’s the same ole same ole and women still aren’t […]

Best places to surround you in Spring Flowers

Best places to surround you in Spring Flowers

By Heather Jabusch Are you dreaming of large fields bursting with spring flowers? The ladies at Spicie are too! So I have compiled some interesting places around the world where you can enjoy the biggest assortment of spring flowers that are visitor friendly for your next escape. Most of these places have hotel packages, festivals, […]

Every Scar Has A Story: Self Injury, Coping, Healing

Every Scar Has A Story: Self Injury, Coping, Healing

By Amanda Fox Trigger Warning: this blog post contains information about self-harm. Recently, we were asked if we would cover a rather difficult topic, that of suicide and suicide prevention. As often happens, our discussion of the topic meandered off to that of Self-Harm or Self-Injury to some. While both merit coverage, it is that […]

The Importance Of Autism Awareness Through A Mother’s Eyes

The Importance Of Autism Awareness Through A Mother’s Eyes

By Alicia Taylor Autism has become such a buzzword today that it’s practically a household word. Words like Asperger’s syndrome slip off people’s tongues in casual conversation. In fact, so many people know it that many people don’t take it seriously anymore. I recently read a touching a news story about a girl who ordered […]