Melissa’s Healing Journey Through Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer has the reputation of being a "silent killer". But many women know, and science has confirmed, that ovarian cancer DOES have symptoms. Women with ovarian cancer report that symptoms are persistent and represent a...

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Twisted Gift

Twisted Gift

Dear Moving Community ~ As most of you know, just over a year ago I completed a successful treatment journey through late stage ovarian cancer into health. When science, consciousness, and prayer get together in harmony, alchemy can happen. During the process, I...

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Let’s talk about resilience

Let’s talk about resilience

It is the one-year anniversary of when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A diagnosis on a Friday. Surgery on the following Tuesday. The weekend in between spent communicating with family, friends, with you all. Will signed. Real conversations. Preparing to possibly...

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As the wheel turns

As the wheel turns

Last night, I was home alone for the first time in a long while. I just had to dance. Whew. What a year. On every level, I and we have all been so tested. I found myself dancing the last year into completion, being with some of the intense realities I had just...

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Groovy. Grateful. And some Good news!

Groovy. Grateful. And some Good news!

In respect to the environmental imbalances that show up as floods and cancer and infertility, for a few ….Today at Movement Mass, we focused our attention on our love and gratitude for the natural world. We moved with all sentient beings, those so often forgotten when...

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Bravery

Bravery

As I open into my 5th cycle of chemotherapy, I am weeping at the moral courage that these times require and the many ways that people all around are standing up together to address the hatred, the destruction, and the fear that is being poured into the psyches of so...

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LOL

LOL

LOL! Sometimes the best laid plans do not unfold as predicted! Just after I made the previous post, I went to receive the magical infusions that are designed to make me strong and healthier through this chemo ride. Well, I got sicker than I have been at any point this...

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Keeping on!

Keeping on!

This cancer dance is shifting my life in so many brilliant ways. I love what is happening. Every few weeks, just as I am beginning my next cycle of treatment, I like checking in. So here is what is unfolding now. On a down to earth note, here is the scoop on what is...

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To Life!

To Life!

There’s been a lot of conversation and tender wondering about what happens if I die early from this journey through fallopian cancer. The tears I have shed alone and in the gaze of many of you is divine, truly delicious. Like lovers making their vows to one another,...

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Naked!

Naked!

Tomorrow, I join with the loving medicine people offering golden fluids to put any last cancer cells lurking around on alert. Be gone. Today was a simple day of iv chemo. Tomorrow is the full on day of chemo into my belly. I am so grateful for this infusion and...

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Keeping it Real

Keeping it Real

Hair by Mariah Tuffy and Tosha JayOriginally posted at: https://www.facebook.com/melissa.michaels.587/posts/1535685513131159

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Pleasure

Pleasure

Warm greetings to you dear dancing community, As we head into summer here in the Rockies, and of course some of you are heading into winter, I find myself deeply contemplating pleasure and detachment.Pleasure … the all encompassing scent of the lilacs in full bloom;...

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MOTHERHOOD is a GREAT BIG GIVE AWAY CEREMONY

MOTHERHOOD is a GREAT BIG GIVE AWAY CEREMONY

MOTHERHOOD is a GREAT BIG GIVE AWAY CEREMONY Please enjoy this piece I wrote honoring the reality of Motherhood. Every egg generating being has some kind of story about motherhood, the longing for, the release from, the loss within, the boundless joy of, the confusion...

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Pre-Chemo Alchemy Dance!

Pre-Chemo Alchemy Dance!

Hello lovely souls ~Thank you for your reflections about this facebook communication process. I am moved to hear that you appreciate personal news about my journey of liberating cancer from my body. I will continue to post updates. Without information, fake news and...

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Eradicating Cancer Dance

Eradicating Cancer Dance

A little afternoon eradicating cancer dance! BAM.Originally posted at: https://www.facebook.com/melissa.michaels.587/videos/1506597239373320/

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Authentic Leadership Talk at Naropa

Authentic Leadership Talk at Naropa

Last night while speaking at the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa, Mark Gerzon and I shared some of the story of our journey into and through this first and essential cycle of eradicating cancer. Tender teachings from the threshold. Please feel free to watch. The...

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Love Is…

Love Is…

Love is... Sam…Flying across the country with two days notice at 92 years old with your former wife to sit at your daughter’s bedside during surgery. Sue…Sending home made chicken noodle soup via air express to your daughter just days after her surgery. Mark…Leaning...

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Rainy Day Healing

Rainy Day Healing

Too much rain today to take a walk. Had to dance. P.S. Since you asked ... Yes, this dance was my maiden session one week after surgery!Originally posted at https://www.facebook.com/melissa.michaels.587/videos/1480392298660481/

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Thank you

Thank you

Dear friends ... Thank you. I am so moved by the love outpouring, the prayers sounding, the cradle of protection that arose from you all when the call for help was sounded. I needed you. I felt you. I know that the mythic journey that I am on in this body is deeply...

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Post Surgery Dance

Post Surgery Dance

(Posted by Robin) "How is your mom doing?"Well, here is your answer: Originally posted at: https://www.facebook.com/robin.brody.39/videos/10154189246611114/

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Good morning! I am heading out now. Spring cleaning time. The Shamans in the white coats (as my friend Catherine Weser says) are going to guide me through. I'll be back. There are many more dances to be made. For now, I feel your powerful prayers and shine in...

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Into the Dance of Healing…

Into the Dance of Healing…

Beloved ones, With a tender and fiery heart, I write to you today. The universe is really limitless in it’s design. As the forthcoming author of a book called Threshold Dancing, I am being asked to face another threshold, one like never before. And, as I prepare for...

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