Blog Category : Celebrating in the Dark

LoveGram: Celebration and Sadness


  Hello beautiful friend.  Welcome to your Sunday audio LoveGram.  Today I send you sixteen sunflowers, standing tall.  I send you the woman crying, who says, “it’s okay I cry; talk to me anyway.” I send you a scrub jay, a lemon, a fresh bar of soap, a single cy...

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LoveGram: This is not an easy topic.


Hello beautiful friend.  Welcome to your Sunday audio LoveGram.  Today's LoveGram comes to you from Oakland, California where I'm in the midst of a three-day slumber party with a couple of girlfriends, Alison Luterman and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.  Both of them are writers and ...

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LoveGram: Press the Pause Button


  Hello beautiful friend. Welcome to your weekly LoveGram. Remember, in last week's audio LoveGram we were were looking at the willingness (and courage!) to be the person who takes relationships to deeper, more meaningful levels? There is so much more connection, joy, and m...

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LoveGram: You can get through this.


    Hello beautiful friend. Today I send you a sweet song from the seventies. (Literally!) I send you the sound of the wind through the trees at the end of a long, hot day. I send you a chipmunk, scurrying across the porch — bringing a smile to your face. *** ...

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LoveGram: Sending love backward


  Hey there, beautiful friend! I am thinking of you and sending love. Today I send you a letter postmarked from the future, addressed to your beautiful now self. I send you the whispers of the willow trees, “hello, hello, hello” as you pass. I send you a wave of well-be...

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LoveGram: Advance love for your future self.


  Hello Friend! Today I send you a love letter you mail to yourself. I send you clean sheets that smell like lilac, which you luxuriate in when you crawl into bed, exhausted. I send you a song on the radio, one that you love from long ago, which you hear unexpectedly, and i...

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Celebration Moment: Grief Belongs, Too.


How are you, my friend? I'm sending this beautiful poem along to anyone who may need it — for yourself or for someone you love. *** Are you surprised that I called this a "Celebration Moment" and included a poem about grief? I hope not. I hope you've been walking by my side...

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LoveGram: Be Gentle with Yourself


  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 ...

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When we need help.


  Hello my beautiful friend. Here's your link to today's LoveGram. My conversation with you today is about asking for help when we are unsteady on our feet. *** On Friday I sent you an email confessing how hard it is for me to reach out to people when I am in a hard pla...

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LoveGram: Feel all the feelings


  Hey there, beautiful friend! I am thinking of you and sending love. Today I send you permission to lie down and rest. I send you permission to sit in a soothing hot bath and cry until your insides feel a little less weighted. I send you permission to reach out to someo...

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