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The One Who Won't Give Up

Four years ago, I was planning my wedding to a man I loved with every fiber of my being. We had been close for several years and now we were two years into being “officially” together. Our relationship was full of obstacles from the start – prior relationship baggage, work, living on opposite sides of the country - but somehow, we managed to work through it and were closer than ever.  I downloaded Pinterest with the sole purpose of finding wedding venues, saving photo opps I liked, dresses I loved and every time I heard the song “I Won’t Give Up”...

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The Who Who Did It Right

Am I doing it right? I have wanted to write to you or comment on things you post, but I have not been pushed to actually do so until now.  I've had a hard week. I came home crying from a long night at work Monday. I'm an RN. Next month will be 15 years in this job. I am an expert at taking care of others. I know what they need and when they need it. Somehow though... I never learned how to take care of me, or to be able to express what I need and when I...

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The One Who Glows - Yara Shahidi in her Citrine Self Love Pinky Ring

"I call it a brownie promise. I’m committed to being authentically myself! 😘😘 @fredandfar x @melodygodfred for this piece of art with a citrine stone that reminds me of 🇮🇷 Happy Sunday from me and my skin that I’ve committed to love in every and all states 💕with travel + work + 24/7 in makeup I have to actively remind myself to not sweat the details (aka the blemishes) and reframe it as a reminder to make sure I’m taking care of myself." Yara Shahidi To connect with Yara follow @yarashahidi on Instagram. To share your pinky promise, click here! 

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The One Who Honored Her Dad

"I bought my ring on Feb 1, 2019. December and January had been particularly hard months for me, between work and my personal life. I bought this ring in the morning, deciding I would start making some changes. I got off work early, and thought I would fit in a little nap before my son got off the bus. I woke up to a phone call from my mother, telling me to come to my parents right away. It was my dad - paramedics were working on him but it wasn’t good. Two hours later, he was pronounced dead at...

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The One Who Changed Everything

“In July 2018, I bought my first Fred and Far ring. After seeing the Facebook posts, following Melody's inspiring messages, and debating with a gal pal about which ring I wanted, I ordered the black spinel ring that was being promoted for ‘Friday the 13th.’🔻The purchase was symbolic of a journey I started that previous spring, which included finding things about myself and learning who I was all over again after some previous set-backs. It was to mark the changes I made in myself and the changes I planned to make going forward. Since then, I've lost 80 lbs (my...

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From Self-Sacrifice to Self-Care: One Mother's Wake Up Call After Cancer

Should there be a change in cabin pressure… put on your oxygen mask first before helping others.  As a new mom, I would roll my eyes every time I heard these instructions before a flight.  At the time, I believed I had an invisible cape and that all moms were invincible. I couldn’t comprehend how these flight attendants could suggest for a mother to put herself and her needs before that of her children. As a new mom, I genuinely believed motherhood was synonymous with self-sacrifice.  And living with this belief was exhausting. When I was at work, I had...

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The One Who Saved Herself

"You Gotta Love Yourself Boo. Let’s get real for a moment with a topic that’s close to my heart, self-love. Self-love isn’t getting the love it should as often as it should. I get it, especially as women, we tend to put others first. Sometimes it’s our families, friends and sometimes even work. Whatever it is, the self-love gets put on the back burner and that needs to stop! Self-love needs to be at the front of our minds at all times. Just as they advise to put the oxygen mask on yourself before you helping others, your self-love needs...

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The One Who Keeps Fighting

"There is a quote by Kaci Diane that floats around the internet from time to time: “I love the woman that I’ve become because I fought to become her.” The mantra of self love is something I rely on daily.  I have struggle with Depression since I was a little girl. It followed me growing up between spilt parent houses, to sleepovers, on dates, in classrooms, to work. I felt mortified that I had to be given a pill in order to be "Normal". The weight of that insecurity led me to feel unconfident growing up, as if everyone could...

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The One Who Inspires

"Since childhood, I have been raised as a traveler due to my father's job. I've had to adjust to different countries and cultures time after time. All throughout, I grew a passion to be kind and love each person that I meet. I am committed and determined to be an inspirer, to match the frequency of my heart with every soul I meet. I recently came to a point in my life where I realized that while I choose to give the world happiness, I don't love myself enough. After all, how can I inspire others if I don't inspire...

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The One Who Made Her Destiny

“I love my ring and it is a daily reminder that I am the maker of my own destiny! I have forever struggled with insecurities and self doubt. It took me hitting rock bottom and losing things I hold so dear to my heart to realize it all starts with me.  How could I fully love someone or believe they could fully love me without loving myself?? Every day is a struggle but every day I am now waking up and choosing myself. I will love myself first in order to get the greatness I deserve! Thank you for being...

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The One Who Conquered

"In the past 18 months I: received a late-in-life autism diagnosis, lost my dog to cancer and found out my husband is leaving me. I've shouldered the brunt of a loved-one's depression while trying to sort out how to address and manage my autism. I've had my heart shattered in numerous ways, to a painful depth I never knew possible. I've been betrayed in ways I took for granted would never happen, and saw my life spinning out of control with no discernible way to stop it. But somehow the chaos became calm, the fear became resolve, the sadness became...

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The Intentional One

“I received the self love pinky ring a month ago as a heartfelt 24th birthday present from my parents and brother. A few months ago, I got this "go be it" tattoo as a reminder to be who I want to be and to do what I want to do. To not let insecurities and self doubt get in the way. This self love ring goes hand in hand with that. My @fredandfar ring is a daily reminder to be intentional in choosing myself, to put myself first, to know that I am enough and that I am worth it....