Article on The Self-Partnered Ring: A Commitment to Loving Yourself


The Self-Partnered Ring: A Commitment to Loving Yourself

Emma Watson recently went viral for claiming her relationship status - without shame. “I’m very happy being single.” She went on to explain, “I call it being self-partnered.” This phrase not only has a great ring to it, it holds a lesson for all of us - regardless of our status. If you’re looking for a self love ring to symbolize your #selfpartnered status, The Self Love Pinky Ring has represented this concept since its launch in 2016. A few weeks later, actress Ryza Cenon followed suit - declaring herself self-partnered and putting a self-partnered ring on to signify her...

Article on I wish I learned to love my body sooner


I wish I learned to love my body sooner

I remember when my self-body-shaming began. I was about 10 years old and suddenly it dawned on me: I have thighs. At nine, I had legs. Like everyone else on the planet, male, female, adult, child. But now, at 10, the same age I developed my first crush on a boy, I realized I didn’t have legs. I had thighs. And I didn’t like them. Add into the mix that with puberty came body hair, and now my thighs were not only too big, they were too hairy, and I, an introvert who very easily falls prey to shame, was...

Article on Lose You To Love Me By Selena Gomez Is Self Love In Action


Lose You To Love Me By Selena Gomez Is Self Love In Action

Selena Gomez just released a new single, Lose You To Love Me, that offers a stripped-down sound that is the perfect pairing for the song's unprecedented vulnerability. While we can guess who the song is about, the theme is unmistakable: that sometimes, the road home to oneself is paved with broken hearts. But is it worth it? Absolutely. About the song, Selena wrote in a statement, "This song was inspired by many things that have happened in my life since releasing my last album. I thought it was important to share the music, as I know many can relate to the fact that...

Article on The ABCs of Self Love Challenge by Melody Godfred


The ABCs of Self Love Challenge by Melody Godfred

Ready to jump-start your self love journey with a new self love challenge? When I wrote The ABCs of Self Love, I wanted to create a toolkit that makes practicing self love and self care easier, more clear, and more accessible. Through this challenge, I'm going to bring the concepts I write about in the book to life. While reading the book isn't required to take part in the self love challenge, it does offer additional action items, poetry and education to empower your journey. I hope you'll consider picking up a copy on this site or on Amazon. Please...

Article on The School of Self-Love is in Session!


The School of Self-Love is in Session!

It's 2019, and we're kick starting this year with a January Self-Love Challenge that links with our book, The ABCs of Self Love, which you can buy on Amazon HERE! "So many years of education yet nobody ever taught us to love ourselves and why it's so important!" With a new letter a day, learn how to be and love your most authentic self. Use our checklist to track your progress. School is now in session! Make a new year resolution worth keeping–new year, true you.    

Article on Thank U, Next self love


Why Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande's Self Love Anthem, Is Her Best Song

Ariana Grande’s new single, "Thank U, Next," is good. Really, really good. Maybe even the best song of her career. And not just because of its infectious hook and uplifting melody. It is the perfect self love // gratitude anthem for our self love movement. After a very public broken engagement, and the sudden loss of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, it would have been very easy for her to come out with a traditional heartbreak anthem burning her exes. But instead of dwelling on the negative, Ariana handles loss on multiple levels with inspiring grace and self love, and shifts her perspective...

Article on This Halloween Let's Embrace Our Fears


This Halloween Let's Embrace Our Fears

Halloween is interesting because it’s the one night out of the entire year in which being afraid is celebrated. For 364 days, we’re taught to brush our fears away, to be fearless, to act like nothing can spook us. This is of course a terrible mental health strategy, as to be fearless is impossible, and the more we try to get there the more inadequate we feel and the more we hide our true feelings and selves. Then comes Halloween. One night only. Be afraid, get validated! Enter the haunted house, leave with candy. What if we approached every day...

Article on Banksy Made Me Do It: Transforming Everyday Ads Into Self Love Campaigns


Banksy Made Me Do It: Transforming Everyday Ads Into Self Love Campaigns

Earlier this month, street artist and activist Banksy made headlines and history once again with his latest performance art prank. After his famous work, “Girl With Balloon,” sold at auction for a whopping $1.4 million, a mechanism inside the frame went off, shredding the piece in an act of self-destruction. This stunt can have multiple meanings, as Banksy often uses his art to comment on such structures as capitalism, power imbalances, and corruption.  Wrapped up in the Banksy frenzy ourselves, we started questioning art and its subjective worth. What makes art valuable? What qualifies as art? In what way can...

Article on How Self Love Can Fuel a Better Sex Life According to Dr. Shannon Chavez


How Self Love Can Fuel a Better Sex Life According to Dr. Shannon Chavez

First off, I'm sure you get this all the time, but can you tell us a little bit about your background and when/how you knew you wanted to be a sex therapist?  I always felt comfortable talking about sex despite growing up in a conservative household. I started my career pursuing medicine and along the way found my passion in psychology.  I was surprised to learn that there was minimal training in my clinical program on human sexuality. I knew I wanted to work with couples and individuals and that it was inevitable that we would be dealing with sexual...

Article on Beyonce on Self Love, Self Care, Body Acceptance and Body Positivity


Beyonce on Self Love, Self Care, Body Acceptance and Body Positivity

From the role self love and self care play in her life, to why body acceptance is so important to her, Beyonce gives one of the most candid interview of her life to Vogue for its September Issue, detailing the birth of her twins Sir and Rumi, and sharing how after a C section, she's learning to love her new body. "After the birth of my first child, I believed in the things society said about how my body should look. I put pressure on myself to lose all the baby weight in three months, and scheduled a small tour...

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11 Women's Empowerment Songs that Will Kickstart Your Day

It's World Music Day, and we're celebrating by putting together a women's empowerment playlist just for you. Music is powerful. Women are powerful. And when you combine the two, you get absolute magic. So, naturally, as a company dedicated to empowering women, we put together a list of our top favorite feminist songs right now. These artists and their music empower women of all generations around the world, and we are all about it. Check out what we have listed below, and head to the Spotify playlist at the bottom so you can easily add, share, and empower others as you please!  1. “Scars...

Article on self love summer playlist


19 Self Love Songs to Play All Summer Long

Summer is right around the corner, and we're celebrating the start of lazy beach days and cool summer nights with none other than a self love playlist filled with self love songs just for you. If you’re anything like us, music is an escape from the day. It can instantly affect your mood. And, if there’s anything we know about the music industry, it’s that female artists are bad ass boss ladies producing songs for fellow boss ladies (like yourself) to enjoy! We’re not just creators of the Self Love Pinky Ring. We’re music lovers through and through. Seriously, we sing a lot...