Article on A Letter to my Mom


A Letter to my Mom

Thank you, mom. For seeing my most authentic self the moment I was born and naming me Melody. Thank you, mom. For bravely leaving your home country and family when you were only 21 and I was only 3 months so I could have a better life. Thank you, mom. For giving me an idyllic childhood, despite having to make a life out of nothing with no one to lean on but Dad. Thank you, mom. For the homemade birthday cakes with pudding centers and handwritten invitations. Thank you, mom. For the singing and piano lessons, the art and dance...

Article on 8 Inspiring Quotes From Women Who Changed The World


8 Inspiring Quotes From Women Who Changed The World

Happy International Women’s Day to all of the powerful women in our lives. Today we celebrate YOU, your stories and all of your accomplishments in addition to all the amazing women that have paved the way. From Coco Chanel to Tracee Ellis Ross, each woman below is a testament to the phrase, “Where there’s a WOMAN, there’s a way.” With courage, strength, love and a bit of ingenuity, these women overcame life’s challenges to transform our culture and the world.  1. "It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody." - Maya Angelou Maya Angelou’s poems...

Article on With “I Love Me,” Demi Lovato Chooses Self Love


With “I Love Me,” Demi Lovato Chooses Self Love

Demi Lovato’s new single  “I Love Me” drops tonight and it is the pinnacle of self love. Demi is reclaiming herself and taking a stand for women everywhere. Only a 30 second snippet has been revealed, but we love that in I Love Me she’s wearing our power color: red. While we’re counting down the minutes ‘til I Love Me drops, let’s take a look at the I Love Me lyrics we do have and see what Demi Lovato has said about self-love and self-care: “Why do I compare myself to everyone? And I always got my finger on the...

Article on 5 Oprah Quotes from 2020 Vision Tour LA


5 Oprah Quotes from 2020 Vision Tour LA

On Saturday, 13,000 people gathered at the Forum in Los Angeles for Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour. Oprah carried the day with her vision, her abundant wisdom, her generous heart and spirit. But if you’ve read the news, there’s only one thing you probably know about the day: she fell. While giving her first address of the day, Oprah was sharing about the need for balance, and she fell. As she expressed on her Instagram afterwards, her fall became a meme. She deserves better. So do we. Maybe it’s because she’s Oprah - one of the most celebrated, influential and self-made...

Article on The Self-Partnered Ring: A Commitment to Loving Yourself


The Self-Partnered Ring: A Commitment to Loving Yourself

Emma Watson recently went viral for claiming her relationship status - without shame. “I’m very happy being single.” She went on to explain, “I call it being self-partnered.” This phrase not only has a great ring to it, it holds a lesson for all of us - regardless of our status. If you’re looking for a self love ring to symbolize your #selfpartnered status, The Self Love Pinky Ring has represented this concept since its launch in 2016. A few weeks later, actress Ryza Cenon followed suit - declaring herself self-partnered and putting a self-partnered ring on to signify her...

Article on I wish I learned to love my body sooner


I wish I learned to love my body sooner

I remember when my self-body-shaming began. I was about 10 years old and suddenly it dawned on me: I have thighs. At nine, I had legs. Like everyone else on the planet, male, female, adult, child. But now, at 10, the same age I developed my first crush on a boy, I realized I didn’t have legs. I had thighs. And I didn’t like them. Add into the mix that with puberty came body hair, and now my thighs were not only too big, they were too hairy, and I, an introvert who very easily falls prey to shame, was...

Article on Lose You To Love Me By Selena Gomez Is Self Love In Action


Lose You To Love Me By Selena Gomez Is Self Love In Action

Selena Gomez just released a new single, Lose You To Love Me, that offers a stripped-down sound that is the perfect pairing for the song's unprecedented vulnerability. While we can guess who the song is about, the theme is unmistakable: that sometimes, the road home to oneself is paved with broken hearts. But is it worth it? Absolutely. About the song, Selena wrote in a statement, "This song was inspired by many things that have happened in my life since releasing my last album. I thought it was important to share the music, as I know many can relate to the fact that...

Article on The ABCs of Self Love Challenge by Melody Godfred


The ABCs of Self Love Challenge by Melody Godfred

Ready to jump-start your self love journey with a new self love challenge? When I wrote The ABCs of Self Love, I wanted to create a toolkit that makes practicing self love and self care easier, more clear, and more accessible. Through this challenge, I'm going to bring the concepts I write about in the book to life. While reading the book isn't required to take part in the self love challenge, it does offer additional action items, poetry and education to empower your journey. I hope you'll consider picking up a copy on this site or on Amazon. Please...

Article on The School of Self-Love is in Session!


The School of Self-Love is in Session!

It's 2019, and we're kick starting this year with a January Self-Love Challenge that links with our book, The ABCs of Self Love, which you can buy on Amazon HERE! "So many years of education yet nobody ever taught us to love ourselves and why it's so important!" With a new letter a day, learn how to be and love your most authentic self. Use our checklist to track your progress. School is now in session! Make a new year resolution worth keeping–new year, true you.    

Article on Thank U, Next self love


Why Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande's Self Love Anthem, Is Her Best Song

Ariana Grande’s new single, "Thank U, Next," is good. Really, really good. Maybe even the best song of her career. And not just because of its infectious hook and uplifting melody. It is the perfect self love // gratitude anthem for our self love movement. After a very public broken engagement, and the sudden loss of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, it would have been very easy for her to come out with a traditional heartbreak anthem burning her exes. But instead of dwelling on the negative, Ariana handles loss on multiple levels with inspiring grace and self love, and shifts her perspective...

Article on This Halloween Let's Embrace Our Fears


This Halloween Let's Embrace Our Fears

Halloween is interesting because it’s the one night out of the entire year in which being afraid is celebrated. For 364 days, we’re taught to brush our fears away, to be fearless, to act like nothing can spook us. This is of course a terrible mental health strategy, as to be fearless is impossible, and the more we try to get there the more inadequate we feel and the more we hide our true feelings and selves. Then comes Halloween. One night only. Be afraid, get validated! Enter the haunted house, leave with candy. What if we approached every day...

Article on Banksy Made Me Do It: Transforming Everyday Ads Into Self Love Campaigns


Banksy Made Me Do It: Transforming Everyday Ads Into Self Love Campaigns

Earlier this month, street artist and activist Banksy made headlines and history once again with his latest performance art prank. After his famous work, “Girl With Balloon,” sold at auction for a whopping $1.4 million, a mechanism inside the frame went off, shredding the piece in an act of self-destruction. This stunt can have multiple meanings, as Banksy often uses his art to comment on such structures as capitalism, power imbalances, and corruption.  Wrapped up in the Banksy frenzy ourselves, we started questioning art and its subjective worth. What makes art valuable? What qualifies as art? In what way can...