Podcast Episode 92: The Importance of creating personal boundaries and self-care with Melody Murray

By Karen Robinson

Heal Thrive Dream 

It can be challenging to find the time and energy needed to take care of ourselves. We often prioritize work, family, and social obligations over our own well-being, leaving us feeling drained and overwhelmed. However, creating personal boundaries and practicing self-care is crucial for maintaining a healthy mind and body.

To delve deeper into this topic, we spoke with Melody Murray, a licensed therapist who specializes in helping individuals establish healthy boundaries and develop self-care routines. In this article, she shares insights on why personal boundaries are essential for emotional wellness and how self-care practices can help prevent burnout.


  • Improved mental health and reduced stress levels by learning to prioritize your own needs and limit exposure to toxic situations or people.
  • Increased productivity and efficiency by setting clear limits on your time and energy, allowing you to focus on important tasks and goals.
  • Enhanced relationships with others by establishing healthy boundaries and communicating your needs effectively, leading to more respectful and fulfilling interactions.
  • Greater self-esteem and confidence as you learn to prioritize self-care and prioritize your own well-being, leading to a more positive self-image and improved overall quality of life.
  • Reduced risk of burnout and exhaustion by regularly taking time to recharge and care for yourself, leading to increased resilience and greater ability to handle challenges and setbacks.
Podcast Episode 92: The Importance of creating personal boundaries and self-care with Melody Murray

Introduction to Melody Murray

Melody Murray is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Child Mental Health Specialist. She counsels individuals, adolescents and families helping them manage emotions and behaviors associated with trauma, stress, shame, depression, racism, infertility, low self-esteem and abuse in private practice. She also provides therapy in schools to students in crisis. Melody was a mental health evaluator in the Emergency Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital for several years . Melody utilizes personal experiences as well as intensive training in trauma and suicidal ideation to help a multitude of populations become healthy, positive and productive.

You have to take care of yourself, and you have to have healthy ways of taking care of yourself as you do this work because you're going to be triggered.

Melody is originally from Texas and moved to Washington in 2013 after spending 12 years working as a television producer and director in Los Angeles. She took a break from production to complete graduate coursework in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University - Los Angeles. Melody is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the Producers Guild of America. Melody is a frequent guest on television shows and podcasts as well as motivational speaker speaking on topics such as self-care, effects of childhood trauma, creating and maintaining boundaries and suicidal ideation. Melody just completed her first book, "Mourning the Living" which
teaches techniques to manage relationships or sever ties with toxic people.

Website: www.melodylmft.com/

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I'm licensed therapist with 25 years of clinical experience. Service driven, specializing in trauma recovery, anxiety, and depression, holistic care, and transformation to create an impact for trauma survivors globally. Services include coaching, therapy, virtual courses, digital products, and on-line memberships.

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