All Posts by Melody Fletcher

37 How I Finally Made My Peace With Religion

I grew up Catholic. I even went to Catholic school and everything. Whenever I use to meet others who’d been subjected to the same fate, I’d give them a knowing look, followed by “Ah, so you know my suffering…” I couldn’t discuss religion in general without adopting a heavy, sarcastic tone. Religion, to me, was […]

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5 Why Children Blame Themselves

Many of us carry enormous scars from our childhood. Some of these were formed by living through obviously traumatic experiences, but many resulted from seemingly mundane incidents that caused us to form life-long beliefs. At the heart of most of these beliefs is the tendency for children to take any negative event and immediately turn […]

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13 Stop Blaming the Parents

It’s a parent’s job to worry. When the kids are little, they worry that they’ll screw them up for life. When they’re adults, mom and dad worry that they could’ve or should’ve done countless things differently. Could they have spared their children pain? Did their decisions cause irreparable scars in their offspring, forever condemning them […]

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8 Why Don’t We Remember the Law of Attraction From Birth?

A few weeks ago, I was asked a poignant question: “Why don’t we remember this Law of Attraction stuff from birth? Why do we have to relearn it? If it’s so important, why isn’t it hard-wired into our brains?” I thought this was an excellent question, and one which deserved to be shared. The short […]

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14 Why Being Around Your Family Turns You Into A 16-Year Old

You’re an adult. You pay your bills. You live on your own. You’ve managed to keep a plant alive, have relationships, and maybe even raise kids. You hold down a job, maybe you’re even the boss. People look to you to be the leader. It doesn’t matter how much responsibility you carry in your everyday […]

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7 Finding Enlightenment…Again

We all seek it. Whether we know it or not, we’re all looking for enlightenment, in our own way. A lot of people think that if they just study the right philosophy, find the right answers, figure out the right method, that they’ll finally “get” it. Understanding will lead to an enlightened state. I’d like […]

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4 Authenticity Versus Radical Honesty

In the brilliant and funny June 2007 Esquire article I Think You’re Fat, A.J. Jacobs explores the concept of Radical Honesty, a “movement” started and being championed by Dr. Brad Blanton, a Washington D.C. psychotherapist. The basic idea behind Radical Honesty is that people should tell the blatant truth – all the time. Actually, it […]

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21 Are You Good Enough for the Lover You Want?

In the article How to Visualize – The Secret to What Visualization Really Is, I explain that visualization is really just a way to test out your vibration before you let it create your reality. When you visualize your perfect love life, for example, you might find yourself taking the story into a dark place: […]

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