We have started to serve our Free Food meals to residents at Live Oak Apartments, a transitional home in Ukiah where most residents are food-insecure. They look forward to Friday meals every week.
Free Food Harlem is now serving 300 people a week, with a rotation of chefs from Harlem cooking meals at the church before dining service every Friday evening.
Soulmaker group facilitators at Central California Women’s Facility are designing 12-week curriculum based on new version of Art of Soulmaking that’s been expanded to 26 weeks.
Free Food has served over 8,000 meals this year, many of them sit down meals in Harlem, NY and Ukiah, CA.
Free Food Philo hosted our first sit down meal in Philo at The Company Kitchen to a large turnout of people in Anderson Valley, CA. Three other local restaurants have since offered to host future community meals!
Our freedom comes from consciously putting our attention on what we want to, not on where it’s drawn to or hijacked. We put our focus where we want. The economy, the media, the ex, whoever — they don’t get to draw our attention if we don’t want it to go there.
When I was in my late teens I began reading cookbooks like novels. It turns out I have something called synesthesia where a stimulus that comes in through one sense gets transferred to another sense. For me, it meant that when I read a recipe, I could smell it and taste it.
Why is it essential to be kind to ourselves? It’s astonishing that this question would even come up, but it’s more astonishing how many of us don’t think we deserve kindness — a tragic tribute to demeaning childhood programming and trauma.
Art as Therapy: Releasing Complex Thought and Emotions into an Abstract Visual Image Painting: “The Revelation”
Give yourself to the process, inspiration, and promise. Let the poignancy of what you carry guide you in your expression and process, rather than letting your mind guide you. Let the mind follow.