Posts tagged ‘mo karn’

7/25/17

Three hundred gallon

Rain water collection tank

Is empty. Such drought.

7/24/17

Not every witch

Has been interrogated

For witchcraft on stand
 I have been in court

 and questioned as a witch in

Two thousand fifteen

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

7/11/17

Attention seekers

Should perhaps be ignored so

As to not reward

7/10/17

Farmer’s market hot

Sun beating down. Customers

Just look but don’t buy

7/9/17

Gummy baby has

Fifth tooth cut through, his love bites

Are getting more fierce

Anti robot haiku

​I am a luddite

Against robots in all forms

Dont trust the robots

Automation is

 elimination of the

Human touch we need

If capitalists

Dont need workers we are then

Expendable trash

Except I hear they

Might want to use us for blood

Transfusions ah youth

Frankly we need to

do more physical work not 
Less, lest we grow weak

If you attack me

Saying that last haiku was

Ableist, i swear…

Humans need nature

We need to be out of doors

Bodies are for use

Do not automate

Cars and factories. Grow food 

In soil and sun please

Tear down offices

And cubicles and come 

Outside to play now

Bureaucracy and 

Robots both protect only

Themselves in the end

Innovation is

Ok i guess but lets work

With what we have now

Fuck robots and fuck

Capitalism and fuck 

Government ok

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