SELF LOVE

12 Inspiring Quotes About Self Love

At Fred and Far, we make a promise to choose, honor, remember and love ourselves every day. Practicing self love is so important for your inner peace, happiness, health and life. It is so easy to put others first in an act of selflessness, but it’s nearly impossible to give your all to someone else if you don’t give your all to yourself first. You deserve to place yourself on a pedestal and practice what makes you feel good, from acceptance, to love and care, and everything in between. Below are 12 of our favorite quotes that speak volumes to...

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Let's Get Happy on International Day of Happiness!

March 20th is many things: among them, the first day of Spring, and also the International Day of Happiness. It’s no surprise that these two days coincide: happiness is all about being in bloom, growth, a hopeful future after a cold winter. First, some history behind the International Day of Happiness. Founded in 2013, this campaign is a global celebration to increase awareness of happiness as a "fundamental human goal." It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries. We're so excited to join in on the celebration and share our passion for happiness with our tribe. At Fred...

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Share Your Self Love Pie Chart on Pi Day 2018!

Hey, Fred and Far Tribe! We’re wishing a very happy Pi Day. For those of you very confused as to why 3/14 is affectionately called “Pi Day,” it’s a day to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π), approximately 3.14. While we definitely encourage you to eat copious amounts of your favorite (our is cherry, followed closely by apple), we also want you to invite you to fill out our #SelfLovePieChart. Our mission at Fred and Far is for women worldwide to make a pinky promise to choose, honor and remember themselves on a daily basis, and a huge part of...

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8 Inspiring Quotes From Women Who Changed The World

Happy International Women’s Day to all of the fearless, strong, lovely 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 will, 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. Get ready to print out inspiring messages so for your mirror to serve as daily affirmations of your...

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Breaking Up with 2017

  2017, you kicked my ass. You brought me to my knees. you presented me with some of my biggest life lessons. You challenged me. You pushed me. You broke me and then built me back up, piece by piece with a bigger bandwidth for pain, for love, anger, for heartache and for the ability to grow. You stretched my muscles. You trained them and had me work them in a new way I haven’t worked them before. You rewired my thinking. You had me look doubt in the face. Look love in the face and question it.  Look myself in the face and...

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On Believing Your Blessings

When something good happensA phrase I catch myselfUttering, repeating, livingOver and over... is"I can't believe it." I use this phrase when I look at my daughters.I say to them, "I can't believe you're real.""I can't believe you're mine." And the truth is, I can't. Because blessings feel out of reach.Otherworldly.Not real.Not mine.When these good things comeI catch myselfHolding my breathAnxiously waitingFor it to go wrongFor them to vanishLike a mirage that was never reallyReal, to begin with. I don't feel this way about my worries.They are real.They are so real, in fact, thatAt night they enter the roomAnd lay beside meAs real...

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Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power by Audre Lorde

As an empowered woman, you've probably already heard about feminist, womanist, activist and writer Audre Lorde. And if you've read any of her quotes, you know that she's a master at crafting evocative poetry and prose that gets straight to the heart of the matter. The thing is, a quote from her is simply no match for her essays. In The Erotic as Power, published in 1978, Audre offers a detailed analysis of female power and why it is so often limited, constrained, labeled, put in a box, left to gather dust. I would paraphrase, but I'd be doing her and...

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Find your ME

I found my ME in an A Minor chord waiting to be played on my piano  I found my ME tucked away on the top shelf of my library in a book by Toni Morrison filled with the most decadent prose  I found my ME in ticket stubs from an outdoor concert where everyone knew the words and was singing along  I found my ME in a picture of cobbled streets of a far away city only explored by the most curious travelers  I found my ME in a faded journal filled with feelings felt by a girl who felt everything ...

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How to Love Yourself (The Cycle of Self)

You begin by knowing yourself. Who you are, now, today, not who you were before, who you wish you were, or who others wish you were. You. Today. Now. Your essence. Your me. This is self discovery.As you discover and embrace yourself and your needs, you begin to care for them. You make time. You make space. You nurture yourself with your attention and commitment. This is self care.You know who you are, and you care for yourself. All parts of you. The good, the bad, the light, the dark, the popular, the unpopular, the complex, the simple. This is...

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Eartha Kitt on Love and Compromise

  A must-watch video of Earth Kitt being interviewed about love and compromise in relationships. Question: Can anyone live with Eartha Kitt? That’s not for me to decide. That’s for someone who decides to live with me to decide. Not for me. Question: But are you willing to compromise within a relationship? Compromise? What is compromising? Compromising for what? Compromising for what reason? To compromise? For what! What is compromise.   Question: If a man came into your life, wouldn’t you want to compromise? (laughing hysterically, incredulous) Stupid. A man comes into my life, and I have to compromise? You...

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Self Love Is All Your Need

If anger sets you on fire, let self love be your water. If shame suffocates you, let self love be your air. If doubt paralyzes you, let self love be your wind. If fear isolates you, let self love be your shelter. If anxiety attacks you, let self love defend you. If depression clouds you, let self love be your light. 

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I am Mine

I am mine: to define. to encourage. to enlighten. to adore. to delight. to accomodate. to accept. to welcome. to love.