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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 cypress tree.  

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In today’s LoveGram, we are talking about how sadness and celebration are two sides of the same coin. 

We’re human beings. We get lost and we lose things. We are beauty and we see beautiful things. 

And everything in between. 

(To listen to the audio, just click over to this page, scroll down, and hit “play” on the audio player.)

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If we want to have deep, meaningful, and connected relationships in our lives, we have to learn how to be together in the hardest of times. And also the happy times, too. 

We have to be willing to accept that it is all a part of being human. 

But most of us weren’t taught how to do this! 

Today, I talk about the practice of allowing ourselves to feel the whole range of human emotions and not to judge ourselves for any of them. 

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I think we do ourselves a huge disservice in our lives when we think that life needs to be black and white, or when we think that our emotions need to be this or that. We’re so complex. 

What if we stopped fighting it?

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Thank you for being here and showing up for all of it — for the ups and downs and everything in between. 

When we are open to celebrating ALL of life, it allows us the spaciousness to find connection and meaning in the hardest of times and also in the happy times. 

Flip! Two sides. Same coin. 

Listen to your audio LoveGram now. 

Thank you for your beautiful heart. 

Thank you for wanting to love and be loved as best you can. 

I’m grateful to be on this journey with you. 

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

P.S. I love this new podcast on grief by Anderson Cooper. It is tender and filled with love for humankind. 

P.P.S. Just a reminder that any loss in your life can be filled with grief — death, illness, divorce, miscarriage, empty nest, job loss, alienation from a friend, etc. If you feel something as sadness or grief, I hope you honor it, seek support, and let it move through you. 

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.

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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 for long enough that you know how I feel about celebrating all aspects of who we are and all the feelings of being human — even the hard and messy and keening and weepy ones.

I want us all to take a moment and re-define for ourselves what the word “celebration” can mean.

It can be a way that put hand to heart and honor all of who we are. It can be the way we whisper, “I’m here with you” to ourselves when we are sad. 

Celebration can mean that we are planted firmly in the here and now and allowing ourselves to feel all the human feelings. 

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My teacher, Cheri Huber, always says, “It is hard to be human. Please be kind to yourself and everyone you meet.”

This poem — posted up above— by my dear friend, Rosemerry, reminds us that we can all get the weighed down feeling of grief, as if we cannot move. And that is exactly the moment to treat ourselves with extra tenderness.

Also, if we can be vulnerable and open up to others when we are in that space, we never know when we will help someone else open up to their own vulnerability and grief.

I always say, if you are having a hard time, reach out for help. 

If you are energized and feeling good, reach out to someone who needs help! 

We’re all in this together.

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There’s nothing to be afraid of.

You are safe. You are loved. You are not alone.  

What are we celebrating in this moment?

That we are here, together, supporting one another on this journey. We can show up smiling, weeping, laughing, angry, worried, uncertain.

It is okay.

Everything is human.

I love you and am cheering you on, always.

Be gentle.

Celebrate everything you are and feel.

Thanks for who you are.

Seek celebration — even in the dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

 

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 someone no matter how much everything in you tells you to hide.

I send you a friend on the other end of the phone line who is able to hold anything with you — your joy, your grief, your anger, your confusion, your lethargy, your angst, your fear, your laughter, your mess.

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I also send you one of my favorite quotes from my spiritual teacher, Cheri Huber. She often says, “It is hard to be human. Be kind to yourself.”

And it’s so true, no matter who we are, no matter what our current circumstances, we all go through hard times. We lose people. Life changes. We grieve. We worry about people we love. We get angry or disappointed.

It’s all part of the human experience.

And so, it is essential to hold all of that with deep compassion for ourselves.

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Welcome to your Sunday audio LoveGram.

(To listen to the audio, just click over to this page, scroll down, and hit “play” on the audio player.)

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I am here with you.

I am holding it all with you.

I am feeling all the feelings with you.

Thank you for being here with me.

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry