My Sacred Pause:

Daily reflections on looking within, loving who you are, and living out loud


“You are not a problem to be fixed.

There is nothing wrong with you.

In fact, everything you need is already within you.

I want to help you connect with your inner wisdom.

I want to help you remember your worth, your truth, your joy.

I want to help you create a sacred inner space within yourself where you can seek solace no matter what is going on around you.

That is the purpose of this book: the work of reclaiming self-love and self-trust so that you can live your life guided by the deep inner knowing that has always been within you.”

~ excerpt from My Sacred Pause by Melinda Scime, Ph.D.


My Sacred Pause: Daily reflections on looking within, loving who you are, and living out loud is a collection of essays designed to inspire busy women to pause and take a few minutes for themselves each day. The daily reflections are a culmination of my work as a therapist, yoga teacher, and creator of Badass Self-Care®.


This hardcover book is gorgeous and meant to be used each day as you pause and take a few minutes for yourself. My intention is to offer you a moment of mindfulness amidst the chaos of daily life. My hope is that the simple ideas and practices within these pages will add up to create a powerful impact in your life. I encourage you to create a ritual around the reading of this book. Give yourself space to turn inward and reflect on the message of the day, perhaps over your morning cup of tea or snuggled up in bed at the end of your day.

The stories and strategies that I share in My Sacred Pause have grown out of my experiences as a woman navigating self-care in this patriarchal world. I believe they will resonate deeply with all women but particularly with those who identify as sensitive and empathic. Throughout the pages of My Sacred Pause you will learn how to give yourself the same beautiful care you so easily give others. You will reclaim self-love and self-trust and learn strategies for taking care of your needs, setting healthy boundaries, and honoring your truth. We do this work for ourselves and we do this work for our world. Because women taking care of themselves creates powerful shifts within and without.

Orders are now open for shipping in the continental USA! Bonus pdf workbook included with all orders received by 12/31/2019. Workbooks will arrive on 1/1/2020.

$34 includes a signed copy of the book plus shipping.