The Shift

Poetry for a New Perspective

The world has changed – but thankfully so have we. The Shift: Poetry for a New Perspective embodies the best of who we are now. From Melody Godfred, author of Self Love Poetry: for Thinkers & Feelers, comes a collection of poems designed to reframe how we see and move through this brave new world.

Each pair of poems inspires a shift from the old way of thinking to the new: from guilt to gratitude, resistance to surrender, and fear to love. The left side of every spread is dedicated to the old way. The right side offers a shift in perspective that lovingly illuminates the new. Each seemingly simple poem instantly elicits a profound reset, and is coupled with beautiful line drawings that awaken not just the mind, but also the heart. The Shift’s unique poem pairings uplift the soul by offering a hopeful salve for our collective burnout.
Whether you read a pair of poems a day, or consume the entire book in one sitting, The Shift will be your trusted companion as you reframe your mindset for a beautiful future ahead.

About the Author

Melody Godfred is the Self Love Philosopher. As a poet, author and entrepreneur, she is devoted to empowering people to love themselves and transform their lives. She is the founder of global self love movement, Fred and Far, and creator of the Self Love Pinky RingTM. Her poetry has been featured by Oprah Magazine and Today with Hoda and Jenna, among others, for its wisdom and ability to deeply resonate and uplift. She is also the author of Self Love Poetry: for Thinkers & Feelers, and The ABCs of Self Love: A Simple Guide for Loving Yourself, Reclaiming Your Worth, and Changing Your Life.
Learn more about Melody Godfred at and and connect with her @melodygodfred and @fredandfar.

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