Many times, emancipation of the soul happens as we heal our traumas, settle our disputes with life, learn to create, speak our truths, and give back to the community through our compassion and commitment. Welcome to my vision: Sum Love provides tools for connection that honor hope, wellness, and love in every aspect of life and relations—starting with Self. Sum Love embodies and manifests my commitment to make change with one foot mindfully in front of the other, with conscious, necessary, vulnerable, and revolutionary Selfcare.
We shall foster connections to support healing.
We shall be conscious of how we show up in the world, of who and what we support, of how our actions affect others and the earth.
We shall face, with bravery and tenderness: ourselves, our histories, our beliefs, our thoughts, and our patterns,
…..so that we may heal
……so that we may be free
……so that we may be healthy
…….so that we may be connected
…..so that we may radiate healing into the world, fueling a total effect of collective bliss, aka Sum Love.
Early 2020, I crafted and curated the first release of products, services, and opportunities based on my treasure trove of experience in personal healing and helping loved ones because I had noticed a parralel in my own journey and what the collective was experiencing. I seemed to be about 6 months ahead of the large, heavy, powerful transitions and emotions the collective was processing through, and, I had spent years dealing with depression, anxiety, panic, not fitting in, addictions, eating disorders, medical issues, love, parenting, education, jobs, money (or lack thereof), looking at the intersection of economics, race, gender, politics, and health. That fall and winter of 2019-20, I was in need of extreme selfcare. My experiences had beaten me down and checked me out of a LOT. On the daily, I rubbed my whole body with luxurious oils that I instinctively crafted with healing plant allies that I met and came to rely on during this extremely transformative (and hard) time in my life; I rested and soaked in “loaded” (salts and herbal blends) mid-afternoon baths while listening to guided meditations, inhaling the scents, feeling the silkiness of my skin in the healing water. Taking time to acknowledge, feel, and love ALL OF ME. I also relied on my practice of yoga and spent a ton of time laying on the ground next to a wild rose bush, enveloped by the scent of selflove. These rituals helped me address all the layers of my being, allowed for integration, and were indispensable in healing the traumas stored in my body, heart, and mind—all while holding space for the revealing chaos that was 2020, but at the same time envisioning a just future. I heavily relied on love and support from others too: community is essential to healing!! We cannot do it on our own, yet no one can heal us but us. I learned to love and trust myself through that process of integration and healing and it brought me creativity and focused, purposeful action.
The result is Sum Love: Inside-Out, Integrated Healing, Connected Transformation. We connect to and love: self, others, our creator, and earth. In short, we love and value and care for our collective.
I want to share with you the rituals, habits, tools, foods, herbs, oils, products and ingredients that I have researched (which was sometimes crazy making). These plant friends, products, and tools comforted and healed me from traumas, insecurities, physical ailments and injuries anxiety, depression, addiction, sexual abuse, and more. They’ve helped me along this hard process of becoming whole and at peace. I learned that I can do hard things, I can love all of me, I know that you can too, and I want you to know it too. I look for ethically sourced and responsible materials in all things- from ink and glue for labels to the bottles and packaging, to the plants, resins, oils and salts. Everything guided by the principle of ahimsa, (striving to do as little harm as possible). I create products with sustainable materials, buy from small business owners who treat their land, animals, and people with care, and we use organic, cruelty-free, and vegan ingredients. Ethics, treatment of life, justice, access, and health are all important to me and guide every step and every action and connection of Sum Love. If offer applicable skills and practices to foster healing and connection. My vision is transformative healing for the world through selflove.
Won’t you join me on this journey?