Well stay with me, for I am not.
–Love Poems to God, Hafiz
My dear readers, I write this for you.
Since I become sick, and went from being a doctor to a patient, you have stood by me. I will try to translate the appreciation I have for all of you into words.
Whenever I was feeling shitty (often), I knew I could check my emails or comments and have so many kind and supportive messages from you it would warm my heart. And every time I wrote an update (a feat I was up for rarely), I knew you would be there to welcome me back, no matter where I was coming back from. Your presence has been solid earth beneath my feet when the rest of my life felt groundless.
I say this to you because I want to explain the shift that is occurring in me, and by extension, on this blog. You may have already noticed.
The last six months have been an upswing for me, with the improvement at times gradual and at times punctuated. Over the last few weeks—largely, I think, due to the relief I felt learning I did not relapse and, therefore, that my prognosis is now very, very good—the change has been profound. Less and less I feel like a cancer patient. More and more I feel like a person, and then, a healer.
The natural consequence of this fact is I find myself less interested in talking about myself and more interested in being of service to you. I have already started writing about some non-Elana-cancer-related topics, and am planning on teaching a workshop on overcoming fear and trauma after a difficult life event (thank you for the feedback on my first video blog on this topic, by the way!).
But before I take off on this new trajectory, I wanted to pause for a moment and thank you. Sincerely, thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for me. I have read your emails and comments, I have heard your kind thoughts, and I have felt your loving energy.
About the workshop: I am creating a specific email list for those of you interested in this course, which will be separate from the emails I send out with my blog posts—you can sign up for one list, or the other, or both (or none!). But if you are interested in the workshop, please do sign up with the form below because for now I will only be making announcements about it through this list and not the blog. I would also like to open up slots for individual coaching sessions, so definitely sign up if you have ever considered wanting to work with me one on one.
Thank you and I look forward to sharing more with you on this topic soon!
The workshop interest is currently closed. Stay tuned and I will announce when I am opening registration for the next course.