LoveGram: Be Gentle with Yourself07-18-2022
Welcome to your Sunday audio LoveGram.
Today I send you the smell of cinnamon.
I send you a warm, gentle hand resting on your shoulder. (And a little loving squeeze!)
I send you a strong and beautiful weeping willow tree, which whispers to you all the ways you are strong and beautiful, too.
How are you doing, my sweet friend? How is your heart?
I know there are so many hard things happening in the world — and in many people’s personal lives. I know there are losses of all kinds that everyone is grappling with.
I’m here with you.
I’ve been talking to you the last couple weeks about my own journey of practicing “not hiding” when things are hard. I’ve been getting out from behind Cardboard Sherry and asking for help from people I love.
This is so important.
In today’s LoveGram, we talk about some other simple practices we can do to take care of ourselves when we are going through difficult emotions or life challenges.
You’ll see that these are also loving ideas you can offer to people you know who may need emotional support.
Because, of course, when we feel uplifted ourselves, we can offer a hand to someone who needs it.
You know me, I am all about the really small slices of time that we can live into because tiny moments of care and love for ourselves are always possible. (When I start thinking days or weeks or months, it is too overwhelming!)
A moment of self-care, gentleness, or beauty is always possible.
(To listen to the audio, just click over to this page, scroll down, and hit “play” on the audio player.)
I want to thank you for being here with me. Even though we may never have met in person or even corresponded, we are traveling this path together.
We are energetically supporting one another.
You are not alone. Nor, am I.
As Ram Dass so perfectly said it, “We are all just walking each other home.”
Thank you for being by my side, my friend. It matters. YOU MATTER.
Seek celebration — even in dark corners,
P.S. This past week, the Mango Publishing Author Panel I facilitate was focused on “Navigating Grief of all Kinds.” The two authors shared some simple and gentle tools to supporting ourselves through any kind of grief — death, illness, job loss, divorce, empty nest, disappointment, etc. Watch the replay as a self-care gift to yourself.