Posts tagged ‘community’

Annual Halloween Parade in Richmond

All the Saints Theater Company Presents

Annual #halloween #parade in #rva #monroepark 7pm on October 31st. Come in costume and help carry puppets and celebrate #smashysmashy #patriarchy our ancestors and reclaiming our city (and park)
#costumes #puppets #art #artists #thosewelost #mourning #radical #anarchist #southern #queer #lgbtq #funeralmarch #divinefeminine @allthesaintstheaterco

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Annual Halloween Parade in Richmond

All the Saints Theater Company Presents

Annual #halloween #parade in #rva #monroepark 7pm on October 31st. Come in costume and help carry puppets and celebrate #smashysmashy #patriarchy our ancestors and reclaiming our city (and park)
#costumes #puppets #art #artists #thosewelost #mourning #radical #anarchist #southern #queer #lgbtq #funeralmarch #divinefeminine @allthesaintstheaterco

Rojonekku Hand to Hand Haiku Basho May 9 at Firefly in Charlottesville!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/399971843800624/?ti=as

Richmond Food Not Bombs serving in the cold

Richmond Food Not Bombs has been serving free, vegetarian meals for over 23 (24?25?) Years now in Richmond. Usually served in Monroe Park, the group has persevered through the closing of that park and now serves routinely on Sundays in Abner Clay Park.

Additionally they serve on Mondays and every night when it is below 40 degrees outside of the cold weather shelter in Richmond. It will be in the single digits next couple nights. Please encourage people sleeping outside to take shelter at the Cold weather/Overflow shelter at 9th and Marshall. Make breakfast at your house and serve there at 5am sharp or come help cook at Createspace on Wickham at 5pm every night if you want to do something nice.

The new art is by Bizhan of Mended Arrow. http://www.mendedarrow.com for more of his amazing work.

The cooksite for Food Not Bombs is at Create Space at 607 Wickham Street on the Northside.

They are always looking for donations of money, food, kitchen equipment, vehicles, kitchen equipment repair or vehicle repair. They are also always looking for volunteers to drive, pick items up, help cook, help clean, and help serve. Helping with promotion is another way you can get involved.

Food Not Bombs seeks to save food from landfills, keep people from being hungry, and work for housing justice. The group does a ton of solidarity work with homeless/houseless people. 

Find Richmond Food Not Bombs on Facebook and get involved!!!

New Year’s Resolution

I love lists, and I love resolutions. I often come up with overly ambitious lists for my New Year. 2017 has been a year of barely keeping my head above water, what with farming, Herbalism, two toddlers, construction business and getting to job of opening and running a café for a church. And then managing the Farmer’s Market was thrown in too. I have pahlenty (sic) to do.  I may not make a big list this year. It may be something as simple as ‘have 2 days off a week’. Not quite sure yet.

In the mean time, I have decided to give a 20% discount on coffees, teas, and smoothies to people who come into The Cafe @ St. Stephen’s and write down one of their New Year’s Resolutions for us to display. We want to celebrate, encourage, and inspire everyone who is trying to make positive changes in their lives.

So come by 6000 Grove Avenue and get a discount from now until the end of January. I want to see what goals Richmond has for the new year. 

8/27/17

Farmer’s market do

Seem to make community

But do they profit?

Emotional Trauma and Stress Self Care

As the Richmond community received more bad news yesterday regarding the pedophilia of a local comedian I wanted to take the time to remind folks of some important self care. I know when I am stressed out or traumatized I often forget to do the things I usually know to do. 

Emotional stress and trauma are real. They take a physical toll on the body. When you are reeling you can do physical things to support yourself.

1. Drink water. Especially since we are having extemely hot weather anyways. Water is so important and you can hrlp your coping ability a ton by increasing your water consumption. Consider if you are sweating or crying a lot, and increase even more.

2. Eat deeply nourishing foods. We feel drained during and after extreme emotion and stress because we are. Give your body back the vitamins, minerals, and nutrition it needs. Broths, bone broth, nettle tea or food, oats or milky oats, and more can all help you get the nourishment you need. Include some probiotic sources like yogurt or fermented foods and beverages.

3. Baths or showers. Wash off the sweat. Refresh and soothe yourself. Use bath salts or sugar scrubs or something you find luxurious.

4. Smudge. Using a sacred plant like sage or palo santo smudge yourself and your space. Use incense or an essential oil burner or whatever you have that works.

5. Take a nap. Rest. Reset your body.

6. Take an internet break. The internet is the worst.

7. Meet up with friends to talk in person. Talk about what is stressing you out if that helps, or just talk about other stuff if you need a break.

8. Exercise and/or go outside. Sometimes the best way to cope is to spend time in nature and get some endorphins going. A walk in the woods, pumping iron at the gym, or running may help you cope.

9. Look to the plants. If you are into herbal medicine at all go to your herbal teas and tinctures. Chamomile tea and other relaxing blends are available at almost all grocery stores these days. Try a tea to soothe your nerves.

10. Express yourself. Sometimes writing or making or or music can help you deal with the emotions you struggle with. Give yourself an outlet.

We can’t stop people from their bad behavior or always protect them from their demons. We can not know what is in others’ hearts. The best we can do is nurture ourselves and those around us. My heart is with everyone reeling today. 

With Love,

Mo

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