Article on Marta Spirk, Member of Fred and Far

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Marta Spirk: Why Self Love Is Crucial to Being a Successful Entrepreneur

For this week’s Friday Feature, we’re excited to share Fred and Far sisterhood member Marta Spirk. With over twenty years of experience as a teacher, translator, and interpreter Spirk herself underwent a revolution of self love after having triplets.  Very few of us will ever be able to understand the full experience of having triplets, but many of us can relate to Spirk’s pilgrimage through the isolating forces of new motherhood. We first enter as an independent, powerful professional with much of our identity wrapped in our outward ability to perform. And then suddenly, with virtually no ability to emotionally...

Article on Meet Melody Godfred: The Story Behind the Self Love Pinky Ring

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Meet Melody Godfred: The Story Behind the Self Love Pinky Ring

The era of women's empowerment is exploring new depths, thanks to the global shift towards recognizing the importance of self love and self care. Melody Godfred, founder of Fred and Far was an integral forerunner of the self love movement. In adopting the philosophy that “Self love is the foundation of all love,” Self Love Philosopher Melody Godfred was quick to realize that lasting female empowerment was impossible outside of a cultural awakening to the need for internal self-fulfillment. Thus the Self Love Pinky Ring and subsequent movement were born, giving women around the world a symbolic and daily reminder of their...

Article on Molly Berger: Holistic Financial Planning Is the Self Care You’re Missing

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Molly Berger: Holistic Financial Planning Is the Self Care You’re Missing

It’s 2021, the 34th Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day. You would think by now women would have an equal seat at the financial planning table. Sadly, that’s just not the case. The finance sector remains heavily male-dominated (not to mention its strong “wealthy member’s only” vibe) with few avenues of pursuit for independent, forward-thinking women seeking holistic financial planning. Add to the mix a lower income, single parentage, or atypical life circumstances, and well, better luck next time.  "Financial planning is self care, period." That is until women like Molly Berger decided to carve out space for women...

Article on Friday Feature: DeenaOH Body Mindfulness & Dynamic Posture Specialist

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Friday Feature: DeenaOH Body Mindfulness & Dynamic Posture Specialist

The Fred and Far Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our sisterhood who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. This week, I am proud to share Deena Odelle Hyatt, also known as DeenaOH, a Body Mindfulness & Dynamic Posture Specialist. I've had the tremendous gift of working with her personally to shift my relationship with my body and mind, and now I'm grateful to share her with you. You’re an Alexander Technique Teacher. What is the Alexander Method? Alexander Technique is the practice of holistic self-awareness, and was created by FM Alexander in the 19th century. It is mindfulness in motion where...

Article on Shalini's Pinky Promise to Herself

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Shalini's Pinky Promise to Herself

Two words. Eight letters. Say them and you’re all yours.  Self Love.  Looking back at the twenty-five years that I have been around, it amazes me to think that it took me so long to embrace this concept. Self love is complex, but it is also very simple. It’s a lot of effort that you have to put in to become the best version of yourself, but it is also defined by the small moments that make you who you are. Overall, I like to think of self love as a balancing act between those big formative steps and the...

Article on Friday Feature: Sound Healer Shanila Sattar

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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 Friday Feature: Christen Eulian CEO of Kissy's Fine Apparel

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Friday Feature: Christen Eulian CEO of Kissy's Fine Apparel

Each week, our Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our sisterhood who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. A few weeks ago, we started a series celebrating women in our community whose passion and creativity have made them fierce entrepreneurs. These go-getters share their journeys, hurdles they've had to overcome, and wisdom they've picked up along the way, which we are so excited to be able to share. We are excited to introduce you to Christen, who owns and operates a women's fine apparel boutique in Massachusetts with her mother, Heidi, and sister, Heather. We are honored to have partnered up with these...

Article on Friday Feature: Leanne Aranador founder of Ladoru

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Friday Feature: Leanne Aranador founder of Ladoru

Each week, our Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our sisterhood who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. A few weeks ago, we started a Boss Babe Friday Feature series, and chatted with multiple women in our community whose passion and creativity have made them fierce entrepreneurs. These go-getters share their journeys, hurdles they've had to overcome, and wisdom they've picked up along the way, which we are so excited to be able to share. We're especially excited to share Leanne Aranador, the founder of Ladoru, because she played an instrumental role in developing our brand as our first Art Director. Leanne worked hand-in-hand...

Article on Friday Feature: Boss Babe Rianna Lane

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Friday Feature: Boss Babe Rianna Lane

Each week, our Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our tribe who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. Two weeks ago, we started a Boss Babe Friday Feature series, and chatted with multiple women in our community whose passions and creativity have made them fierce entrepreneurs. These go-getters share their journeys, hurdles they've had to overcome, and wisdom they've picked up along the way, which we are so excited to be able to share. Meet Rianna Lane, Founder of Coast + Cove Give us one line describing what your business is about!  Globally inspired, creatively designed goods. When did you start the business?  I...

Article on Friday Feature: Boss Babe Lani Llacuna Morales

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Friday Feature: Boss Babe Lani Llacuna Morales

Each week, our Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our sisterhood who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. Last week, we started a Boss Babe Friday Feature series, and chatted with multiple women in our community whose passions and creativity have made them fierce entrepreneurs. These go-getters share their journeys, hurdles they've had to overcome, and wisdom they've picked up along the way, which we are so excited to be able to share. Meet Lani Llacuna Morales, Founder of Love Knots Give us one line describing what your business is about!  love to create ╳ create to live ╳ live to love When did you start the business?  2018 Why...

Article on Friday Feature: Boss Babe Julia Ahrens, Founder of Miakoda

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Friday Feature: Boss Babe Julia Ahrens, Founder of Miakoda

Each week, our Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our sisterhood who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. This week, we started a Boss Babe Friday Feature series, and chatted with multiple women in our community whose passions and creativity have made them fierce entrepreneurs. These go-getters share their journeys, hurdles they've had to overcome, and wisdom they've picked up along the way, which we are so excited to be able to share. Meet Julia Ahrens, Founder of Miakoda Give us one line describing what your business is about!  Eco friendly, sustainable, and ethically made clothing that is comfortable [and cute!]. When did...

Article on Friday Feature: Hydrowarrior Gabrielle

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Friday Feature: Hydrowarrior Gabrielle

Hi love, tell us a little bit about yourself! I’m Gabrielle. I’m 25 and I was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus in 2016 after two tough years of misdiagnoses.  For those of us who are not familiar with it, can you explain what it is? Hydrocephalus is a chronic, at the moment incurable, neurological condition that affects the brain. It is a build up of cerebral spinal fluid in the skull causing the ventricles to become dangerously enlarged, causing the fluid to not properly drain to the rest of the body. This, in turn, puts unnecessary and dangerous pressure on the brain and causes it...