Look back at the 28 Days. Start again. Now that you know about it, empower yourself to do it all at once. Get friends. Family. Pseudo-Family. To join you.
The 28 Days has come to end, but it doesn’t have to end. I know I am going to have the time to look back, reflect on all the good energy received from the Cooking Comrades, the Community, and the crew at ThePeoplesCook, and really engage in the 28 Days again. (I’ll probably be off line, only coming online to share with you past experiences from the 28 days!)
Especially, with Tia Tencha’s circle. That’s right! All of this good energy can continue through simple acts. And being down with Water, Movement, and Moderation. Balance.
To keep it going, I saved one of my favorite songs, that puts Water, Movement, and Moderation together in one: You Make Me Feel Mighty Real by Sylvester: Play this song when you are cooking and eating together as a community or when you are making lunches for the week or nourishing yourself. From 28 to 365!
Viva your Soul Power,
Today YOU think of something to do that nourishes you.
Nourishment is about raising, forming, developing a person through sustenance. What is that sustenance? And how can you always be about nourishment for the rest of your life.
Start today. It can be something you didn’t do in the 28 days, or bust out something that you know fulfills you but you keep putting off, like that guitar or those little figurines you have in a box that you like to play house with. Walk somewhere new. Ask your loved one a question you’ve never asked them before. Check out a new restaurant or art gallery. Start eating like Tia Tencha, follow the Circle. If we give the day that little bit of extra energy that it takes to do something slightly different or slightly out of the ordinary.
And if you have time, celebrate with us at the Party for the People at the Icehouse. It’s just the People getting together, hanging out, eating, drinking, celebrating the end of the 28 days together. Hopefully, you have made good energy a habit. And Nourishing yourself with Water, Movement, and Moderation as a cornerstone.
We know we’ve changed during these 28 days. Hope you have, too. Celebrate!! Nourish! 28 days can be 365!
Bollywood songs nourish me sometimes, as do really good food and company. I leave you on the 28th day with one of my favorite songs by the nourishing Asha Bhosele and R.D. Burman. To be down with The Movement, Dance with them!
It’s world Diabetes day. Here at ThePeoplesCook we’d like you to participate in this day of awareness by remembering Paul Wellstone. No. He did not have diabetes. But he was famous for saying “We all do better when we all do better”.
If this is so, could it be true that by eating well and taking care of your own health, you are increasing the health and well being of your brothers and sisters and non-gender-specific members of the community with diabetes?
If this is so, eating that salad and taking that walk isn’t just for you, it’s for the good of your family, your community, maybe even your nation. So think about helping people today by picking an activity for yourself involving movement, water, or moderation (eat following Tia Tencha or the VSP Circle).
Today we’re going to also honor workers today. It’s our Viva La Worker, and what better day to honor workers than on World Diabetes Day. If you don’t honor your body, the workers, yourself, and others in the community, how else will you get good energy?
Yes, gratitude is tough, but we don’t take the time to do it.
First, thank yourself, your body, your food. Then, thank your partner, your homies, anyone else, and then your community (how ever you define it.) This may take more than one day, but start today. Just one person. Anyone for something they did to give you good energía!!
Classic Inspiration to get you to make that call, take that time:
Eat something new, something you never had, maybe it’s something you wanted to try, or maybe it’s that cool restaurant down the street, or maybe it’s that spicy papaya salad. Yes, mmmm.
And do this with someone else. They can be a stranger, someone you know for a long time. It doesn’t matter. Risk and joy are fun when done in pairs, triples, or whatever combination!
The musical inspiration is a mashup of people that could’ve been friends, we hope.
Make lunches for the week like Tia Tencha from Ohio! Or go shopping to plan to make lunches for the week!
We’re repeating the Sunday activity, so it becomes a habit!
Here’ s Day 17′s post to remind you:
“If you know it’s going to be a busy week (and when is it not?), you can always help feed yourself with a little a planning. Sunday evening is a nice slow time for most of us. Tia Tencha from Ohio used to always make sure she packed our lunches with 50% vegetables, 25% starch, and 25% protein because she wanted us balanced! Maybe try out that great grandmother recipe again. Think of how many times she must have made it to get it as good as she did.
We know we are going to be busy tomorrow for sure throwing together the next People’s Cook Happening. We can’t tell you much… just go to THIS PLACE at THIS TIME to GET THIS GOOD ENERGY!
And tell us what you’re making!”
Music for while your making lunch! Tell me something good! Feed me something good!
Take Care of Someone or Finish off a task you have been trying to do.
It’s the last day of Viva La Soul Power. We’re going to enjoy the pants off of this show one last time and then move on. What’s something you’ve been meaning to finish? Pick something that just needs a little extra time and energy and take care of it today. You’ll find that extra space in your brain (and maybe your living room) feels good.
Don’t forget to have a good lunch or dinner or breakfast afterwards that nourishes you and follows Tia Tencha’s way of cooking!
Find a way to eat with someone for free, take someone out for free, donate so someone can eat for free.
Yes, it’s the last one!
Free Food Friday!
Here’s some music from some folks from OHIO to make FREE FOOD FRIDAY FUNKY!
If you need to drink water with a sprig of mint, or lime, that’s great. Not everyone has equal access to fresh water, so savor the moment: make a game out of drinking water, drink it with someone you love.Make it about joy and good energy!
Comrades Bhunk, Annata and Gusto love to move a lot, and think you should Parkour for your exercise. (Be as safe as possible, though! It’s what they do to exercise all over the city. It’s what unites them even though they are of different parties. It’s anarchy to gravity; it’s telling gravity I don’t let The Law keep me down! Don’t know what it is?
Here’s a video to inspire you!