Episode 16

Real Women Real Lives > Go Back To Your Factory Default Settings
Go Back To Your Factory Default Settings

With Barbara Patterson + Melissa Palazzo-Hart

All of nature—even our bodies—have an innate intelligence that brings things back into harmony and balance. Wouldn’t the same be true of our minds?

Today, join Melissa and Barb for a discussion highlighting the inherent reset capabilities within all of us, focusing on the profound difference simply realizing this can make in our lives. 


  • Melissa shares the recent story about how she explains to her 8-year-old daughter, Maya, that fever in the human body is there to help the body get back into balance, setting the stage for today’s conversation about how intelligence is behind ALL of life. [00:01:54]
  • Barb shares her realization that our minds and every aspect of life are fluid, pointing out that even when things go awry, as they sometimes do, the mind’s default setting is clarity and balance—we don’t have to help it do its job. [00:06:42]
  • Melissa recognizes how our minds can easily shift out of the present moment to conjure thoughts that aren’t necessarily helpful while demonstrating how gently we can shift and recommit to returning to the present moment where all is well. [00:10:50]
  • Barb reminds us that feeling in any moment is relevant and that we can trust that we are designed to have moments of insight and clarity even in times of strong emotions. [00:11:55]
  • Melissa shares how beautiful it was to see Maya express to her doctor that her body can heal and how powerful it was to witness Maya’s wisdom surfacing. [00:14:12]

Do You Have Questions for Barb & Melissa?


Meet Your Hosts

Barbara Patterson is the owner of a global coaching and consulting company bringing the insights of performance and fulfillment to clients around the world. She helps organizations, leaders, entrepreneurs and coaches access more clarity, creativity, have greater impact and higher levels of performance in work and life. Barb is the Founder of Beyond Limits in Business and is hosting the BEYOND LIMITS BUSINESS SUMMIT in Edinburgh Scotland this May.

You can follow Barb on Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at

Melissa Palazzo-Hart has 25 years’ experience leading marketing, strategy, finance, operations, and talent for some of the most prestigious agencies and brands including Disney, Activision and Omnicom. Throughout her career, she has built campaigns for some of the biggest names in entertainment and media which have been awarded Emmy Awards, Cannes Lion Awards, Effies, Telly Awards, Game Marketing Awards, Broadcast Design Association Gold Awards, and Clio Awards. Melissa is building a movement of paradigm shifters to unlock the potential of their minds to affect change in our world through seeing and living beyond perceived limits. She guides leaders and organizations at the highest levels how to make a meaningful impact through the power of heart work, instead of hard work.

You can follow Melissa on Linkedin and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at


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