Master your psychology with therapeutic insights for your life, relationships, & career

Top-performers seem like they have it all. They’re…

  • Highly motivated & Ambitious
  • Smart & Educated
  • Striving to be the best in all areas of their life

But the unspoken secret is that on the inside many of them feel like they’re:

  • Constantly taking on way too much
  • Always making sacrifices
  • Fighting a losing battle against self-doubt and unhappiness

The truth is that these thoughts are natural, and if you feel that despite all of your accomplishments you’re still not at peace with yourself, you’re not alone.

Unfortunately there is a flipside to success that can deeply affect the types of women who are always trying to achieve more. The emotional intelligence and ambition that often give them their edge can unfortunately also lead them to feel an increased sense of self-doubt and sabotages them from fully enjoying their achievements.

Sometimes they feel like they’re just on an incredible string of luck and are constantly afraid that their next project will be the failure that exposes them as a fraud (Imposter Syndrome). Others worry that with each new accomplishment what they’ve achieved is too good to be true and it’s going to come crashing down sooner rather than later (Upper Limit Problem). Or their success is overshadowed by baggage from dysfunctional relationships and negative patterns that follow them into the office.

Your success doesn’t have to be a source of suffering.

The good news is that many women have overcome the emotional challenges that come with success. I’m Melody, and I’ve found my calling helping women like you put an end to the cycles of guilt and unhappiness that hold you back from a lasting and balanced feeling of fulfillment.

What would it mean for you if you could fully enjoy your next promotion or achievement, instead of immediately worrying about whether you’re going to live up to the additional responsibility? How much more could you do each day if you were fully engaged instead of having the complications of a rocky relationship constantly dividing your attention? Don’t you deserve to be confident and content instead of always comparing yourself to others and feeling like you don’t measure up?

If you’re ready to break away from your self-destructive behaviors, I’d love to help you out. Subscribe to my email list for practical, weekly guidance to help you master your psychology using therapeutic insights for your life, relationships, & career.

Melody has an innate ability to quickly identify what is happening in a situation with a limited amount of information and then guide you through the chaos to help you reach the other side. Before I started working with her, I felt like I was drowning in the stress and overwhelm at my job (which no amount of yoga, self-care or anything else I tried seemed to help). Using the tools that Melody introduced me to, I have a new-found sense of control over my life and an excitement for my future that was not there before. Melody helped me re-frame my thought patterns to be more growth mindset oriented and I am OVERJOYED with the positive changes to my attitude, self-esteem, and outlook in 3 short months.  Most of all, Melody is authentic and realistic. She does not preach fluffy concepts that sound good on the outside but don’t really work for what’s happening on the inside.  If you are looking for a Sherpa in your life’s journey who can help you find your North Star – Melody is the one for you!

- M.M., Human Resource Director


  1. 5 Ways to Take Control of Financial Stress

    Photographer: Negative Space

    There’s no sugarcoating the staggering facts: student loan debt has reached record levels, totaling over $1 trillion.

    Student debt in our country is now more than car loans or credit card debt. Under current law, student loans are one of the very few types of debt that can’t be discharged, even in bankruptcy court.

    On the other side of these cold, hard facts is the psychological toll debt can take. The greater the financial strain, the more likely you are to experience symptoms of depression, anxiety and overall ill-health that can leave you feeling distracted at work.

    If you’re one of the millions saddled with student loans or any other type of debt, you’ve probably experienced feelings of hopelessness. You might feel as though you can’t leave a high-paying yet toxic job that pays well. Maybe you’ve feared making life decisions like starting a family or buying a house, all because you need to make payments. You might be running yourself into the ground working multiple gigs and side hustles just to make ends meet.

    Some studies have even found the mental stress of debt closely mirrors the stages of grief.

    • In the denial stage, you want nothing more than to bury your head in the sand and pretend your student loans don’t exist.
    • Next might come anger, however irrational. You might feel angry at your school, your lender, society and even yourself for taking out these loans in the first place.
  2. Here’s Exactly What to Say When Someone Asks to “Pick Your Brain”

    When you’re an expert in any field, people may regularly ask to “pick your brain,” buy you lunch or some other form of asking for advice. For free, of course.

    If you feel conflicted at time like these, it makes perfect sense. Your schedule is packed, yet your instinct might still be to jump in and help. In fact, your generosity and desire to make a difference likely played a huge part in you going into business to begin with.

    But in certain instances you’ll need to draw a line. Maybe you’re simply too busy or you sense someone is seeking endless free consulting without giving anything back. No one likes feeling used. Yet you know these informal meetings can help with growing your network, building your business through referrals and more. It can be a sticky situation.

    Even when you feel confident with the concept of saying no, asserting yourself is a skill that takes practice and often doesn’t come naturally. In the moment you may be at a loss for words, agonizing over the right thing to say to put up a  supportive-yet-firm boundary that doesn’t burn any bridges.

    It’s important to become familiar with concrete strategies and scripts so you can maintain that ideal mix of being generous without being taken advantage of.

    The next time someone asks to “pick your brain”, you can:

    1. Offer Help—On Your Terms

    When an acquaintance contacts you to set up a coffee date to talk business, first get a sense of what specific questions they have.

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