We respect and love the cycle of life here at Sum Love. We also believe in acknowledging all aspects of that cycle, of honoring space with the pause, of staying grounded yet leaning in.
We recognize and respect that mothers have a special and imperative roles in all life and that for far too long, many mothers have had to go without support, and therefore without the resources that nature intended. This has had devastating consequences on human life as well as on the earth and its other inhabitants.
We recognize that life can be harsh, traumatic, hard, lonely AND be wonderous, joyous, connected, and full of love. The journey is sometimes SO dramatically shaking, we MUST have support to stay afloat. To heal we must have community and we must be connected to the flow of love. Unfortunately, our society and culture isn’t currently set up to give support – especially in such heavy times as violent, sudden trauma. In general, our society avoids feeling and sometimes even with acknowledging that pain exists. It’s more common for people to sensationalize and profit off of pain, than it is for someone to have a genuine care network that holds space and provide supports and resources for expression and healing.
Love Sum Mommas is born out of the knowing, the observation, and the experience of these factors, along with the understanding and experience of the reality that it is even less likely that a person gets appropriate care and resources when the above factors are layered with additional stressors and inhibitors, such as systemic oppressions, poverty, and generational barriers to access.
Love Sum Mommas is a way to change these dynamics. Sum Love fosters the growth of a community who collectively and actively care for the mothers in our world who are in the shadows, showing that we all Love Sum Mommas.
This set is crafted for grieving mothers, to give space and support for processing and healing heavy, traumatic grief. Please note that this is not counseling. It is access to a safe, supportive community and products and services for processing, support, and healing.
This bundle may be purchased for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Donations or contributions may also be made in any amount and designated to provide this service for the local Knoxville, TN area mothers who have had children taken by violence, with special regard to BIPOC mothers.
Each $333 purchase includes:
Sum Love Goodies:
*RestoreMe Herbal Blend, 2 cups
*LoveSum Me Herbal Blend, 2 cups
*Sum Bittersweet Love Oxymel, 1oz
*Hold Me Body Butter, 10oz
*Frankincense & Myrrh Anointing Oil, 10mL
*Soothe Me Soakin’ Salts, 2 cups
*Hold Me Soakin’s Salts, 2 cups
Sum Love KulaKit:
*12 30-minute sessions, 1/week: Momma’s choice of supportive services (see list below), to be scheduled between the momma and Sum Love. The services will be provided by Liz Popp.
*12 Downloads (various practices to give self sum love, to help ground and connect when it all seems too much, and to express and release emotion and creativity).
Supportive services may include any combination of the following per the mommas choice, and can be conducted online or in person if in the Knoxville, TN area:
a plant walk,
spending time in nature,
meditation/mindfulness (word/mantra, breath, candle, walking, loving kindness, tonglen),