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Posts that explore intentional self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-care, and self-expression.

May '10

25

For the Women

For the women
	who crossed the plains
		of blame and shame
			for being more
				than a little different
			more than exceptionally gifted	
...
 
 
 

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30 FREE Ways for 30 Days to Step Into Your Full Greatness™

30 FREE Ways for 30 Days to Step Into Your Full Greatness™

Are you secretly yearning to create a life that is easier, richer and more fulfilling than the one you live now? Do you feel called to do something different than what you’re doing but you don’t know how? Have you been trying everything to accomplish your goals but you keep coming up short?

You’re not alone dear one.

 
 
 

Feb '10

12

The Gift

Got a special present today
	waiting for me to open it
		I hesitated...
			waiting to see just what it might be	
...
 
 
 

Feb '10

12

Pledge of Self-Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to my Self. I stand firmly rooted…planted in this fertile soil…this miraculous existence I am blessed and grateful to call me.
...
 
 
 

The Gift (Video Excerpt)

Venue: 
Back Home with Lisa Smith Putnam Variety Show, Seattle, WA

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Dr. Melody Ivory to Perform at Gaia's Temple

Dr. Melody Ivory will be sharing her women’s anthem, For the Women, and other works at the Mother’s Day Service at Gaia’s Temple. The theme of the service is Mothering Ourselves.

Melody Is: 
Spreading Good Vibes
Melody Is: 
Performing Poetry
Melody Is: 
Exhibiting Products and Services
Date: 
Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:45pm
Location: 
Gaia's Temple
3003 Northwest 66th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
 
 
 

Dec '10

7

Daily Masterpiece Focus for 12/07/10

Today's Masterpiece Moment

Today, I am the gift that keeps on giving.

 
 
 

Dr. Melody Ivory to Appear on the Voices of Women Today Radio Show with Host Kris Steinnes (12/10/10 at 1pm PST)

Can poetry really help you to develop a stronger sense of self, boost your confidence or release your negative emotions and energy? Performance poet, author and scientist Dr. Melody Ivory discusses the power of performance poetry as a personal growth tool, her poetic healing journey from violence, abuse and parental abandonment, as well as her recent 40-poem performance and attempt at the Guinness World Records®.

Melody Is: 
Spreading Good Vibes
Melody Is: 
Being Interviewed
Kris Steinnes
Date: 
Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
 
 
 

For the Women (Local Video)

Venue: 
Women's History Celebration, Overlake Hospital, Seattle, WA

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3rd Annual Women's Empowerment Summit™

The 3rd Annual Women’s Empowerment Summit™ is where Women of POWER Unite to share and exchange individual experiences; encourage women to widen their network; do business with each other; and increase their access to powerful information.

Melody Is: 
Spreading Good Vibes
Melody Is: 
Speaking
Melody Is: 
Sampling Body Song Products
Melody Is: 
Performing Poetry
Melody Is: 
Leading One-Minute Tea Rituals
Melody Is: 
Leading Centering Activities
Melody Is: 
Facilitating Discussions
Melody Is: 
Exhibiting Products and Services
Women's Empowerment Summit™
Date: 
Friday, June 18, 2010 - 9:00am - 8:30pm
Location: 
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104
 
 
 

Rejuvenate. Refresh. Renew. An HR Possibilities Event

If you’re an HR professional, you know all too well what a brutal, high-stress ride the last couple years have been. No one can blame you if it has left you feeling depleted and burned out. This day is designed to help you breathe passion, purpose and energy back into your career – and your life!

Melody Is: 
Spreading Good Vibes
Melody Is: 
Speaking
Melody Is: 
Performing Poetry
Melody Is: 
Leading Centering Activities
HR Possibilities
Date: 
Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
Maritime Event Center at Bell Harbor
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121
 
 
 

For the Women (Video)

Venue: 
Women's History Celebration, Overlake Hospital, Seattle, WA

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The Gift (Local Video)

Venue: 
The Gift Live Event at O'Asian Restaurant, Seattle, WA

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Affirmations for 30 FREE Ways for 30 Days to Step Into Your Full Greatness™ (Audio)

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One-Minute Self-Acknowledgement Ritual (Audio)

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One-Minute Self-Acknowledgement Ritual

Self-Allegiance Performance

Do you make sure that you thank everyone else but feel uncomfortable when you receive a thank you? Do you compliment others but downplay things when you receive a compliment? Do you recommend others for accolades but think you don’t deserve an award yourself?

 
 
 

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Pledge of Self-Allegiance (Document)
 
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The Gift (Document)
 
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Truth of Me (Document)
 
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Feb '10

12

Being Connected to Others

Are you feeling disconnected from others? Are you struggling to get an idea, project, or business off the ground?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time for you to spend time revisiting your connection to others. Explore the work of a professional connector as you take time out to listen to this interview with Jenny Capella of the Capella Group (www.TheCapellaGroup.com).

 
 
 

Feb '10

12

Helping Women Earn Their Worth

Are you earning less than what others make for the same work? Are you struggling to feel like you deserve to earn more?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time for you to spend time examining your earning beliefs. Learn from a model agent of change as you take time out to listen to this interview with Mikelann Valterra of the Women’s Earning Institute (www.WomenEarning.com).

 
 
 

Feb '10

12

Truth of Me

Rummaging through the closet of my mind
Searching and searching but have yet to find
The truth of me

Although I know that it is in there
A garment I want so desperately to wear
Just hiding from me
...
 
 
 

Intention Composer

Diffraction Mandala by Nevit

Craft your intentions with incredible ease and get support with making them a reality.

An Intention is the bigger vision you are committed to stepping into. It is the “what” you strive for—a life of fulfillment, security or love—rather than the “how” or specific way you want to get there (i.e., the goal). It is the essence or experience you want to create. Like a guiding star, a powerful intention lights the pathway from where you are to where you want to be. By setting your intention, revisiting it consistently over time and taking action consistent with it, you will manifest your vision.

To support you in doing so, Dr. Melody Ivory spends time each morning meditating and working energetically on your intention.

 

Self-Affirmation Composer

Colored Mandala by Nevit

Take your affirmations to the next level.

An Affirmation is a declaration or statement about what is true for you. The statement may not be "true" in the moment, but by your declaring it, revisiting it consistently over time and taking action consistent with it, you will create the reality you seek. It's like planting seeds that take root and grow into a plant that bears fruit.

 

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Truth of Me (Audio)

Venue: 
The Dr. Pat Show, Bellevue, WA

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Dr. Melody Ivory to Appear on A Life on Fire (Contact Talk Radio)

Don’t miss the airing of this broad-ranging interview with Dr. Melody Ivory!

 
 
 

Jun '09

25

Quote #0289

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“You are the answer to someone’s question.”
 
 
 

Jun '09

24

Quote #0139

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“Be at home in your own body.”
 
 
 

Jan '09

12

Quote #0221

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“Self-mastery is the ultimate Ph.D.”
 
 
 

Jan '09

11

Quote #0168

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“You are a living work of art.”
 
 
 

Jan '09

10

Quote #0138

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“Self-worth is the distinction between seeking to be valid and being valid.”
 
 
 

Jan '09

8

Quote #0120

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“Your success is directly proportional to the effort that you put into taking care of yourself.”
 
 
 

Jan '09

5

Quote #0045

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“The most important knowledge is self-knowledge.”
 
 
 

Jan '09

4

Quote #0003

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“A star exists within the universe of every body.”
 
 
 

Jan '09

4

Quote #0016

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“Dare to be different.”
 
 
 

I Love Me Soundscape

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An Open Letter to People Who Accomplish Great Things But Don’t Feel Good About Themselves

Greetings and blessings from the depths of my heart. You don’t know me, and I don’t know you, at least not personally. I do, however, know you intimately by experience. I know your secret…

 
 
 

Nov '08

13

Invisible Guns

I ran across an article the other day that talks about how gun sales have skyrocketed since Obama became the president-elect.

 
 
 

Nov '08

11

Answering a "Calling"

Lately, I’ve been having an interesting discussion with my husband about what happens when people feel “called” to do something or answer their “calling.” In the midst of these conversations, I rea

 
 
 

Nov '08

2

Being an Agent of Change and Renaissance Masterpiece Soul

Who Is Melody Ivory?

In answering the question, “Who is Melody Ivory?,” I’ve been working from the core outward as depicted in the image that I developed for this thread. Here’s the answer I’ve provided so far.

 
 
 

The Pledge of Self-Allegiance (First Performance)

Venue: 
Freehold Theatre, Seattle, WA
 
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Nov '08

1

Being an Agent of Change: Part 4 - The Movement

Who Is Melody Ivory?

In early December 2006, I articulated what I considered to be one of the most important changes for humanity—self-allegiance.

 
 
 

Self-Allegiance Symbol

Self-Allegiance Symbol

This symbol represents the complex concept of self-allegiance.

 
 
 

Self-Allegiance Symbol

Self-Allegiance Symbol
 
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Oct '08

10

Being an Agent of Change: Part 3 - The Mission

Who Is Melody Ivory?

One day, I will complete this blog thread. I promise. The truth is that it’s turned out to be more of a multimedia book. Oh well, it’s that Renaissance Soul thing again.

 
 
 

Sep '08

20

Never Too Young to Lead

This video coaxed me out of my writing hiatus. It is truly a testament about the power of self-love, self-acceptance, and self-expression.

 
 
 

Sep '08

11

Being an Agent of Change: Part 1 - "Finding" My Purpose

Who Is Melody Ivory?

Continuing with my discussion about being an agent of change, I want to switch from hypotheticals to specifics.

 
 
 

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I Am Soundscape

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The Fountain of You Part 1 (Video)

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Part 1 of the Fountain of You

Here is the first installment of the collection. It features eight randomly selected positive attributes and my first soundscape. Enjoy.

 
 
 

The Fountain of You

Are you your own worst critic? Are you struggling to see the good in you? Are you questioning your value?

 
 
 

Helping Women Earn Their Worth Part 1: Conversation with Mikelann Valterra

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Helping Women Earn Their Worth Part 2: Conversation with Mikelann Valterra

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Aug '08

27

Being Ok with Being You

One of the clearest examples of being ok with being you is…Hillary Clinton.Tearfully, I watched her speech at the Democratic National Convention last night.

 
 
 

Aug '08

20

Being a Renaissance Masterpiece Soul

Who Is Melody Ivory?

In the previous posts, I addressed Being a Renaissance Soul and Being a Masterp

 
 
 

Aug '08

19

Being a Masterpiece Soul

Who Is Melody Ivory?

For about six months, I observed, contemplated, experimented with, and resolved myself to take a stance for a group of people with whom I most identified and felt passionate about helping.

 
 
 

Aug '08

17

Catching a Trail

As I took a stroll around the lake today, I observed a very interesting life lesson play out in a seemingly simple occurrence: watching boats and kayakers go under the Fremont drawbridge.

 
 
 

Aug '08

15

Willing to Work for Free?

We’ve seen people with the "Will work for …" signs. The big question, especially when it comes to what we spend most of our time doing, is will we do what we’re doing for free?

 
 
 

Aug '08

7

Leading from the Spirit

Who Is Melody Ivory?

There’s been many times that I’ve pondered the question: How should I live my life? That question was at the center of my decision to leave academia in 2005.

 
 
 

Aug '08

6

The Self

This series of impromptu talks (and the accompanying videos) discuss the various aspects of the Self, as I came to understand it. This understanding is based on my self exploration and experiences during my transition from a computer science professor to my current life’s work.

 
 
 

Exploring the Self (Part 4): The Integrated Self

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Aug '08

6

Being a Human-Spirit Being: Part 7 - The Integrated Self

Who Is Melody Ivory?

As I wrap up my discussion on being a human-spirit being, I wanted to share the remainder of the talk that I recorded as part of this series.

 
 
 

Being Connected to Others: Conversation with Jenny Capella

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Exploring the Self (Part 3): The Human Computer (Audio)

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Exploring the Self (Part 3): The Human Computer (Video)

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Aug '08

2

Self-Esteem Rescue

I ran across an interesting and funny self-esteem repair article by Martha Beck.

 
 
 

Jul '08

23

Being a Human-Spirit Being: Part 5 - The Core Self

Who Is Melody Ivory?

I can’t believe that it’s been over four months since my last blog entry! Oh, this is so embarrassing. It’s not that I didn’t want to tell my story.

 
 
 

Exploring the Self (Part 2): The Core-Self (Audio)

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Exploring the Self (Part 2): The Core-Self (Video)

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Jul '08

18

Pilfered Identities

The story about the fake priest at the Vatican (see CNN article) got my attention for several r

 
 
 

Jul '08

17

Building a Career Out of LEGOs

The inspiring story of Nathan Sawaya, LEGO-builder extraordinaire (www.BrickArtist.com), holds a lot of lessons for making our lives sing.

 
 
 

Jul '08

10

Love Words

Following up on Love Lines, I wanted to share a video on the subject. It’s a song that features my favorite artist, India.Arie.

 
 
 

Jun '08

21

Beautiful Flower

Occasionally, I find a song that says exactly what I feel or wish I could say succinctly, elegantly, and melodically.

 
 
 

Jun '08

15

GENTLE Change

I want to share an inspirational story about a college professor who shed nearly half of his body weight

 
 
 

May '08

26

Flying Solo

I’m in New York going to the Stationary Show, all alone. It’s been a while since I’ve gone solo, struck out on an adventure all by myself. And I’m loving it.

 
 
 

May '08

8

Live Art

I just LOVE being among groups of people, especially from the vantage point of a silent observer. It feels like being in a gallery of exceptional human works of art.

 
 
 

May '08

2

Self-Love

I have so much respect and admiration for the presidential candidates: Clinton, Obama, and McCain.

 
 
 

Exploring the Self (Part 1): The Whole-Self (Audio)

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Feb '08

28

Being a Human-Spirit Being: Part 3 - The Whole-Self

Who Is Melody Ivory?

Now, I’m finally getting to the self. I’ve been talking about the self within the context of being a human-spirit being.

 
 
 

Exploring the Self (Part 1): The Whole-Self (Video)

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Silence: The Talk Show

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Feb '08

25

Being a Human-Spirit Being: Part 1 - Self-Expression

Who Is Melody Ivory?

For this post in the conversation, Revisiting Who I Am, I’d like to elaborate on what I mean by Choosing to Be a Human-Spirit Being.

 
 
 

Feb '08

24

Choosing to Be a Human-Spirit Being

Who Is Melody Ivory?

We all know what a human being is. On some levels, we all know what a human-spirit being is. It’s something that we all are, whether we’re conscious of it or not.

 
 
 

Feb '08

22

Revisiting Who I Am

I’ve been in silence for most of this week—stumped, frustrated, and wondering. Wondering why I’m doing what I’m doing, what I’m doing, and whether or not it even matters. Wondering if things will ever turn out. Wondering if things will ever get easier. Just wondering.

 
 
 

Feb '08

13

Honoring Our Unique Perspectives

Renewed by Melody 03/25/06

Take a look at the attached image; it’s a photo taken of one of my first touch drawings. What do you see in this image? Do you see a poised lady who has a cloud or halo around her head?

 
 
 

Feb '08

11

Being GENTLE with Ourselves

In working with other superwomen (and recovering ones like myself), I’ve discovered a common pattern. The pattern is that we treat others better than we treat ourselves!

 
 
 

Being GENTLE with Ourselves

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Feb '08

9

Keeping Our Lives in Perspective

In all my being, doing, and having, I sometimes lose site of the bigger picture of my life, especially in relationship to the whole picture or the universe.

 
 
 

Jan '08

23

Practicing Self-Care in Every Moment

The Nutriment Pyramid

In Raising Your Success Quotient (SQ), I wrote about the role of self-care in the pursuit of greater success. In this post, I want to provide more insight about making self-care a regular practice.

 
 
 

The Nutriment Pyramid

The Nutriment Pyramid
 
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