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Melanie Steele

Melanie has spent years helping people find, embrace, and become their best selves. With a Master's degree and tons of teaching and counseling experience, she provides a beautiful combination of support, guidance, and inspiration to lead you through a powerful journey to the person you can be and the life you can have. Contact Melanie: Melanie@forthewriterssoul.com

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About this course

New Retreat Starts February 14. Learn more and sign up here >>



Every once in a while, an opportunity comes along that can be truly transformative. "Retreat for the Student's Soul" is this opportunity. 

"Retreat for the Student's Soul" is a 12-day online journey that guides students to explore, recharge, and empower themselves to become who they’re meant to be and create the lives they're meant to live. A truly life-changing experience.

For too many students, college is not what it should be. Instead of being nurtured and inspired, students are stressed and discouraged. Instead of being encouraged to pursue their dreams, they are taught to accept the status quo and commit to a life of complacency.

“Retreat for the Student’s Soul” is working to change that. Through one-on-one interaction in an intimate, small-group setting, Melanie will help you connect with your truth and develop the tools you need to embrace and pursue your dreams. Your dreams. The ones that will lead you to the life you can and should create.


How it works

Through this nurturing online gathering place, you will take a 12-day journey that will guide you to align with your truth, connect with your dreams, and develop the tools you need to pursue and create the life that is right for you. You will work with Melanie and other students in an online platform that serves as a nurturing, welcoming safe-place.  Investing just 30 minutes a day, you will make your way through daily meditations, tasks, and discussions on a personal journey that will lead to a happier, healthy, more fulfilled you.


A Gift to Yourself

College is a critical time. It’s the point where you set off down the path towards the rest of your life. If you are thrown off course at this critical time, it could end up keeping you from your dreams, from becoming the person you should be, and from living the life you’re capable of living.

Don’t allow that to happen. Make a commitment to yourself and your dreams. You’re the one who holds the key. You’re the one who knows the truth. You owe it to yourself (and the rest of the world) to embrace your true potential and step down the path that is right for you.


What to Expect

Every day for twelve days starting January 3, you’ll log in to the retreat. Think of it as a coffee break, a little time for yourself. Pick a time, preferably in the morning, and commit to meeting daily.

Every day when you stop by, you’ll be introduced to a new discussion topic, and you’ll listen to a guided meditation that will help you align and connect. You’ll then have a task to complete at your convenience, and we’ll share and discuss the progress we’re making as we go along.

This retreat is a safe place, where we respect and encourage each other. It is a place for you, and you are always welcome. I am here to guide and support you during our time together.


What's Required?

Thirty minutes a day.

Decide to put aside thirty minutes of your time each day to invest in yourself through this retreat. That is all it takes to transform your relationship with yourself. You don’t need to clear your schedule or abandon your obligations. Just set aside thirty minutes a day to join us in this safe place, and allow yourself the opportunity to transform into the amazing person you can and should be. Note: while morning is preferred, as it allows you to start your day on the right track, the time of day is ultimately up to you. The door is always open, so stop by for the 30 minutes (or more!) that works best for you.

A quiet spot.

As we go through our days together, we will be listening to a series of guided meditations. Each one is only five minutes, but you'll need to spend the entire five minutes in a quiet spot where you will be comfortable and undisturbed. Maybe that spot is at your computer... or in your bedroom. Maybe you can lock yourself in the bathroom for five minutes... or maybe you know of a great spot outside. You decide. Just make sure you'll be comfortable and undisturbed for the full five minutes as you listen to the audio.

A commitment to yourself.

We ask that you come to "Retreat for the Student's Soul" with an open heart and mind. Be willing to explore and discover. Think about the material we cover, complete the tasks every day, and be open to becoming happier and living more in line with your truth.

This retreat is an investment in yourself... and you're worth it!


Why Participate?

"Retreat for the Student's Soul" is an opportunity to become the person you were meant to be. If you choose to take this journey, you'll set yourself on the path to a happier, more authentic, and more fulfilling life.

What magic is waiting for you? What truth lives within you? How would it feel to step in line with your authentic voice and become your best self? Make an investment in yourself…

Join us and find out what's waiting for you.

I know firsthand how hard it can be to take the step to investing in yourself. But it's worth it. You're worth it! You are:

  • Wonderful, smart, and amazing!
  • Filled with potential!
  • A gift to the world!

It’s time to recognize the truth of who you are and the path that is right for you so you can fully embrace life and become all you can be. 


What Others Have Said

"I don’t know what my life would be like if I hadn’t taken “Retreat for the Student’s Soul.” It helped me in so many ways. Not only did it help me see my dream, it gave me permission for follow them." ~ Justine Haines, 2015 retreat participant

"I am much clearer about my purpose and much more confident now. Thank you." ~ Paige, 2015 retreat participant

"I didn’t realize just how much I needed this. It really was a life-changing experience!" ~ Janet Wiley, 2015 retreat participant


Payment and Scholarships

We work hard to keep “Retreat for the Student's Soul” affordable. We think you’ll agree the $89 course fee is very low for the amazing content, guidance, and inspiration you receive. As many past participants have noted, the retreat is invaluable, and the cost is worth every penny.

For a limited time, we’re offering a 25% discount for new participants, so the price is only $65. 

We also have a few scholarships available, made possible by past retreat participants who wanted to help ensure that others could participate. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please contact Melanie at: Melsteele.writer@gmail.com.


Please Join Us!

What magic is waiting for you? What truth lives within you? How would it feel to step in line with your authentic voice and create the life you were meant to live? Join "Retreat for the Student's Soul" and find out what's possible.

New Retreat Starts February 14. Learn more and sign up here >>