Article on Becoming the Self Love Philosopher - Melody Godfred on Single Serving Podcast


Becoming the Self Love Philosopher - Melody Godfred on Single Serving Podcast

I'm proud to share a transcription of my conversation with Shani Silver, founder of Single Serving Podcast, a podcast (and community!) dedicated to change the narrative around being single (spoiler alert: it's not a bad thing after all). In it, I share about my journey from litigation attorney (Shani and I met in law school!) to self love philosopher. I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I enjoyed having it. The link to the podcast episode is available at the end of this post. Shani Silver: Welcome to A Single Serving Podcast. This is where we change the discussion around...

Article on The MINE Necklace Makes A Bold Statement About Belonging


The MINE Necklace Makes A Bold Statement About Belonging

I'm so proud to launch my latest product, the MINE necklace. The MINE necklace makes a bold statement to the world about belonging.  What does it mean to belong? It is both a matter of possession, and inclusion. We spend much of our lives seeking to belong- to a person, to a group. And sometimes in that pursuit, we relinquish our autonomy, our worth, our very wholeness with ourselves. This statement necklace tells the world, I am MINE. Is there a more powerful statement to be made? When you wear it, you take possession of yourself, and responsibility for yourself....

Article on Why Ruby is the Ultimate Self Love Gem


Why Ruby is the Ultimate Self Love Gem

Rubies are the ultimate self love gem, and our ruby Self Love Pinky Ring is the only ruby you’ll ever need (especially if you’re a July babe and ruby is your birthstone!). Not only will it improve your relationship with yourself, but it has a number of other associated benefits, which you can find listed below: 1. Enhanced Intimate Relationships Need to spice up your relationships? Ruby is known for being an epitome of undying love, evoking feelings of love, warmth, and compassion. Even more, ruby will help you to resolve conflicts and fix underlying problems with others.   2. More...

Article on The Alexandrite Self Love Pinky Ring Is Here (June Birthstone Ring!)


The Alexandrite Self Love Pinky Ring Is Here (June Birthstone Ring!)

At long last, and after many requests, the Alexandrite Self Love Pinky Ring has arrived and she doesn't disappoint. Pictures simply don't do this gem justice. Perhaps the most magical stone we've introduced yet, the color-changing Alexandrite mysteriously shifts from a dreamy blue to a rich purple depending on the light.  While Alexandrite is the June birthstone and represents our Gemini and Cancer sisters born in June, it's the perfect choice for anyone who is navigating a period of change (basically - all of us). The chameleon-like Alexandrite is connected with concentration and learning. It is a reminder that change is the...

Article on Friday Feature: Sound Healer Shanila Sattar

Friday Feature

Friday Feature: Sound Healer Shanila Sattar

Our Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our sisterhood who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. This week, we are proud to share Shanila Sattar, a sound healer, wellness activator, women's researcher, speaker, and the founder of AlwaysPlay Studios. She uses ancient modalities with a modern twist to balance the everyday person and has worked with groups with anxiety, stress, depression, mood imbalances, and sleep troubles. In addition to this thoughtful interview, she created a custom sound bath for restful sleep for the Fred and Far community that we will be sharing here and on IGTV. Scroll...

Article on The One Who Came Back to Life (With a Vengeance)


The One Who Came Back to Life (With a Vengeance)

"In 2018, I went through a terrible breakup when someone I thought I trusted. It was so bad that for months I didn’t know who I was. I felt like I had lost myself and my creativity. I deleted all of my social media and completely isolated myself with the exception of Pinterest which helped me heal and find myself again. One day while pinning to my narcissistic abuse and self love recovery board, I stumbled across a Fred and Far pin. I IMMEDIATELY visited the website and wrote to Melody to thank her for advocating self-love. That was a pivotal...

Article on How To Keep Your Self Love Pinky Ring Sparkling


How To Keep Your Self Love Pinky Ring Sparkling

When we designed the Self Love Pinky Ring, our intention was to create a ring that you would wear every single day as a symbol and reminder of your commitment to yourself. Just like you need self care to stay your sparkling best, so does your pinky ring. Here are our top four tips for keeping your Self Love Pinky Ring as bright and shiny as you are: 1. Give Your Ring a Bath Whether you have a Sterling Silver or Solid Gold Ring, it’s a good idea to give your ring a bath every month or so to remove...

Article on The One Who Got Out


The One Who Got Out

"I was in a abusive marriage for 6 years. God gave me a final opportunity to get out. I had been ignoring it, trying to see the best and praying that things would improve. I see now, God was trying to tell me to leave from the beginning. I saw this as a ad first and was immediately drawn to it. Pinky promises since childhood have been an unbreakable promise! As I go though this journey of healing, I thought, as I take my wedding rings off I'm replacing with the pinky promise to take care of me for once. Even...

Article on The One Who Was Reborn


The One Who Was Reborn

"To me, this ring symbolizes a rebirth in the form of self-love. With my tribe, my new home, and my new ring, I slowly put the pieces back together and become the girl I lost over the years- the girl beyond the hardened facade." "To this day, I can’t remember a time that self-love wasn’t something that felt impossible- unattainable. Growing up, I paled in comparison to my brilliant, older sister. While she took her high school classes at Ohio State and scored a perfect on her SAT, I grasped at anything noteworthy about myself. I sat in silence as...

Article on My Name Is Melody, And I'm A Highly Sensitive Person


My Name Is Melody, And I'm A Highly Sensitive Person

I'm grateful for the opportunity to share my story as a highly sensitive person with Authority Magazine. See below for the most vulnerable and freeing interview of my life. Reframe Your Sensitivities as Superpowers. When I was a litigation attorney, my sensitivity was something that made it impossible for me to do my job. I remember one project in particular, where I was tasked with tabulating and explaining all the bills that had accumulated during a years-long case (the bills my firm had charged added up to millions), I felt so bad for the client that I could barely speak. Now...

Article on A Letter to my Mom


A Letter to my Mom

Thank you, mom. For seeing my most authentic self the moment I was born and naming me Melody. Thank you, mom. For bravely leaving your home country and family when you were only 21 and I was only 3 months so I could have a better life. Thank you, mom. For giving me an idyllic childhood, despite having to make a life out of nothing with no one to lean on but Dad. Thank you, mom. For the homemade birthday cakes with pudding centers and handwritten invitations. Thank you, mom. For the singing and piano lessons, the art and dance...

Article on 8 Inspiring Quotes From Women Who Changed The World


8 Inspiring Quotes From Women Who Changed The World

Happy International Women’s Day to all of the powerful women in our lives. Today we celebrate YOU, your stories and all of your accomplishments in addition to all the amazing women that have paved the way. From Coco Chanel to Tracee Ellis Ross, each woman below is a testament to the phrase, “Where there’s a WOMAN, there’s a way.” With courage, strength, love and a bit of ingenuity, these women overcame life’s challenges to transform our culture and the world.  1. "It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody." - Maya Angelou Maya Angelou’s poems...