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What people just like YOU are saying about Melissa and her work:
A Powerful Affirmation of Life in the Midst of Grief and Loss
Sometimes there are no more words to say, and that’s when it’s time to tell a story. I Will Always Love You, A Journey from Grief and Loss to Hope and Love is that story!…Recently, I read this book at a Memorial Service, where a woman had lost her last brother within the past year, her 28-year-old son within the past ten days, and now her mother. It is a powerful affirmation of life in the midst of grief and loss, and my experience is that it is a commanding message across several generations. This book belongs in the library of every pastor, priest, imam and rabbi!Read More+
Simplifying The Grieving Process
As a psychologist, I work with people in all levels of grief. Melissa’s books simplify the grieving process, acknowledging that you can grieve, while encouraging you to celebrate the gifts left behind…Melissa’s books [I Will Always Love You & Until We Meet Again] leave readers with a sense of peace and the gift of feeling that someone really understands what they are going through. Her words have not only transformed my personal life, but they have also impacted the lives of many of my patients.Read More+
Dr. Michelle Yep-Martin
For the first time, in a very, very, very long time, I feel at peace within. The time that I have spent with Melissa during our one on one coaching has been life changing…Melissa has taught me how to show up for myself, to feel the freedom of ‘it is ok to be me’, to recognize what aligns with my values and what doesn’t. This has allowed me to make decisions that are good for me and have empowered me to ask for what I need. For many years I gave all of myself to others because I felt like a victim of my circumstances subconsciously – it was over a period of many years…giving away pieces of myself and never refilling my heart – ignoring the self care that I so badly needed.Read More+
Melissa’s one on one coaching provides a guided, safe, open and supportive environment to discuss sometimes sticky things that needed to bubble up and be released. I know that I could not have done this work without her and I wouldn’t do this work with anyone else.
Melissa’s daily affirmations provide continued this support and was an integral tool for me on my path to me. Together Melissa and I created actionable steps to work through – visualized and manifested future moments – created a vision for myself that I thought would never be possible – regained faith in myself. Emotional blocks would be removed, emotional baggage would be released – my heart cup is filling again!! For this I am forever grateful.
So Beautiful and Comforting
Melissa conveys such an authentic wisdom and clarity that motivates her audience to take meaningful steps to be the person they want to be. Her works help me stay present and focused on what really matters.
A Universal Book for Parents and Grandparents
I Will Always Love You. I love this book. It is the rare book that becomes The Velveteen Rabbit that everybody has because it is just so universal. This book has a lot of potential…for adults to buy it too. I gifted it to one of my close friends who lost his wife because I knew it would touch him on a very sweet level, and it did. The book has that broader appeal than the average children’s book has. If you are a parent or a grandparent, you should have this book available because you are going to need it at some point. We don’t look forward to those points, but it is good to have this tool when you need it.Read More+
A Timeless Book For All Ages
I absolutely love this book. I lost a very close friend recently and I was finding it very difficult to understand why or accept that she was really gone. The very first time I read this book I could hear her voice+telling me that she was okay. I realized then that it was me who needed to find a way to heal on the inside. I keep a copy at my desk at work and find myself picking it up every so often to hear the comforting words from my dear friend. Other days I pick it up and hear my Mom and Dad talking to me. It’s been fifteen years since I lost my Mom and coming up to fourteen years since I lost my Dad. It’s hard to explain. I still miss them very much and I find comfort every time I hold this book. Some days I don’t even read the words, I just follow the story through the pictures and watch the healing journey of the children. I Will Always Love You is a timeless book for anyone, young or old, who needs help in coping with the loss of a loved one.Read More+
Losing A Pet Is Heartbreaking
When comfort is needed, the book Until We Meet Again, From Grief to Hope After Losing a Pet, is a compassionate gift for grieving pet owners and a valuable tool for veterinarians to use when supporting families through the process.
Deeply Touching and Meaningful
I am no stranger to loss and overcoming traumatic life experiences. Until We Meet Again, From Grief to Hope After Losing a Pet, impacted me in a healing and loving way with the deaths of both of my beloved dogs…I think this book reaches the ‘universal pet owner’ and also feels deeply touching and meaningful for each animal companion that we’ve been fortunate enough to care for in our lives.Read More+
From The Gentle Barn Founder
Every animal lover should read and own this book! At The Gentle Barn we rescue animals from abuse and neglect. With 200 animals, most of whom are elderly, we deal with a lot of loss…when our rescued animals reach the ends of their lives. But all of us who love animals will suffer loss, as they typically have shorter life spans than we do. The way we make it through the loss is by gradually turning our grief into gratitude for the time spent together, for the many gifts our animals gave us, and by knowing that their spirits are always with us. In doing this we’re eventually left with tremendous joy in our hearts. Until We Meet Again helps us do that in a beautifully written, tremendously inspiring way.Read More+
Loving Book For Our Journey of Grief
As a Campus Minister at a secondary school in the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, I work with students and families when they are faced with tragedies and loss.+Over the past few years our community has suffered many terrible losses. We gift a copy of I Will Always Love You to the students who are impacted by the loss. It helps to ease the pain. For me personally, when I think of my own nephew, who passed away suddenly last year, I also pick up a copy of the book and read it. The words are comforting. It is a blessing to have such a loving book to help us on our journey with grief.Read More+
Every Page Has a Message
Wow! Just read I Will Always Love You. Absolutely beautiful!!! I want to read it again and again. Every page has a message that is true and concise. It may only take 5 minutes to read…however it provides a lifetime of comfort. Thanks for sharing. Extra: There are no filler words or phrases to make the lines rhyme – they all have a job and purpose and they get the job done. That’s what really caught my attention and kept my attention. That’s talent above and beyond the story itself.Read More+
A Powerful and Magical Book
This book is magical. Don’t ever underestimate its power. Coming from someone who was orphaned very early in life…. words can not justify how powerful it is. Soothing and impressive, it appeals to people of any age.
Embrace Potential and Permission to Heal
A chance crossing of paths with Melissa changed my life forever. In working with her, I have gained more clarity of purpose and I am able to see and embrace my potential better than ever before. Melissa has helped me….give myself permission to make my healing a priority and I am learning to make other important decisions without guilt or fear of the consequences. She is relatable and understands what I am going through. I am very grateful to have had this opportunity.Read More+
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