LoveGram: Permission to be sad


I hope you are doing well and finding plenty of ways to take care of yourself and the people you love. This has been a doozy of a week for me because my son moved out to live in a house near his college campus. (That's us in the photo. A blink of an eye from babyhood to manhood!) Hol...

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Sunday LoveGram: Change


  Hello and Happy Sunday ... Today I recorded my audio for you as I was out walking. While recording, I couldn't remember a specific quote, so I shared it on the audio as best I could. But I want to send you the actual quote by Kurt Vonnegut. This is it:  “And I urge you to...

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Lovegram: Open the Door!


  Hello and Happy Sunday ... Today I am sending you the happy faces of Arnold and his two brothers — photo above. I am sending you the quiet ease of a Sunday and the possibility of a shared meal with family or some space alone to read and reflect. I am sending you renewed...

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{Uplift Gifts} Zip-a-dee-doo-dah Days


Hello Friend! I hope you've been having a good week. I hope you've been treating yourself kindly. I hope you've shared some moments of spontaneity and laughter with people you love. If you listened to my most recent Sunday Audio LoveGram, you know that I just spent a couple weeks in...

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LoveGram: Simple Awe Waiting for You


  Happy Sunday! I'm writing to you once again from my mom's house in Ohio. I'm so happy to connect with you! As I write this, there is a squirrel scurrying up a tree right outside and she's noisy as all get-out. I love her playful spunkiness. Right before I sat down to write to y...

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July Celebration Superstar: Alison Luterman


  Happy Sunday! I'm writing to you from my mom's house in Ohio! This is the first time I've seen her in a year and a half. It is so wonderful. Full disclosure — I recorded today's audio LoveGram while I was still in San Francisco. I knew that I would be so caught up in all the...

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{Uplift Gifts} Twice the Fun


  If you listened to Sunday's Audio LoveGram, you heard that I was celebrating receiving the trademark for the phrase, Love List. (Wheee!) For those of you who are new, a Love List is simply a list of specific reasons why we love someone. It shows that person the impact they've h...

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LoveGram: Love is a Practice


  Hello! This morning I send you a feeling of peacefulness, no matter what is going on: a deep breath, the scent of freshly-mown grass, the glimpse of a deer dashing into the woods. I send you permission for self-care, for saying "no," for choosing to do something that makes y...

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LoveGram: Freedom to BE YOU!


    Hello! Today, I send you the sound of the geese overhead and the awe-inspiring "V" they make in the sky. I send you friends and family who can make that metaphorical "V" with you — switching off the lead position, allowing the uplift from the person in front, tra...

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LoveGram: Get on the Boat


Hello. Today, I send you the voice of a friend who is lying in a hammock, watching lightening bugs on a summer night. I send you wild blueberries. I send you the mourning dove. I send you blue water, wide skies, and a wooden rowboat.   Today, my LoveGram is about boats. A...

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