What do you hold on to?
to possess and label MINE?
this stuff I shuffle
room to room
I’d like to peel them all off -layer by layer- see them lift up
and float back to their source, my trunk, a store, a shelf,
stuffy crate, rusty boxcar, sewing machine, threads
careening, a farm, a branch, molecules of cotton…
Exhalation -into a crowded space, all these collections
arranged by room
Pushing at the edges of empty space
All Elbows and feet Kicking
and looking for my “Sound of Music” across an open sky.
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I am a professionally trained and certified Life Coach with personal experience overcoming cancer as a mom in my mid-30's. After a diagnosis in 2014 I began blogging as a way to communicate with my family and friends, but it soon became much more than that. Writing was my lifeboat and connection with the outside world while immune compromised and healing from surgery.
Now I’m using my personal and professional experiences and living my dream of supporting others as a Healing Hope Cancer Coach. I help my clients understand their options, develop the best care team and a supportive network. Together we unpack the experience of having a cancer diagnosis, processing the emotional impact of a cancer. I offer stress reduction techniques to help manage fear and uncertainty, and coaching to support healing on all dimensions. After treatment ends, I help people find their personal roadmap through the pain and uncertainty, to a life fueled by clarity, personal strength and a connection to their unique life purpose. From diagnosis, through treatment and recovery, no one should go it alone!
I draw upon 10+ years of work immersed in holistic health and wellness. I was born and raised in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York and live there still with my husband and son. My survivorship blog Melissashealinghope.com chronicles my healing journey. You can learn more about my work as a coach at MelissaEppardCoaching.com.
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4 thoughts on “2015 -Lighten the Load”
was at mental health association today and they had a flier for some unclutter workshop. i was like “i know some people who aren’t headcases who could use this.” heheheh
That was amazing, and exactly my feelings about stuff.
Beautiful sentiment Melissa. Stuff – guess we all get to the point where purging becomes necessary for our souls to evolve.
On 12/18/14 1:25 PM, “melissa’s healing hope” wrote:
> Melissa Eppard posted: “What do you hold on to? to possess and label MINE? -or > ours this stuff I shuffle room to room S-uffocating T-hings U-nder F-oot > F-orever I’d like to peel them all off -layer by layer- see them lift up and > float back to the” >