Just in time for our January babies, I’m excited to announce this month’s featured stone: Garnet! Garnet is the January birthstone, carries the perfect energy for starting the new year, and is a celebrity fave. The garnet gemstone, which is a rich mystical red, is known for its ability to battle negativity and create balance between the mind and emotions. By keeping away the negative and letting in the positive, the garnet stone helps bring energy, strength and direction. It also helps detox the body and promotes sexual energy. Historically it is a stone that has been used for healing, to strengthen, and to...
"My choose yourself moment began brewing four years ago. I set out on this journey starving for love and bared it all just to suppress my appetite. After undergoing lapband surgery for all reasons outside of myself I thought that fitting in would suffice. It took me four years, surviving sexual abuse, physical abuse, dead-end jobs, one-sided friendships and living in the throes of a debilitating eating disorder to choose a better tomorrow. It was one of many nights that I'd be leaning over the toilet vomiting that I remember beating my fists at the ground covered in vomit crying...
2019 was many things. A year of surrender, a year of vulnerability, a year of authenticity, and most of all, a year of self love. Now that we’re in full holiday swing and getting ready to say goodbye not only to 2019, but to the last decade as well, music is the best tool for reconnecting with and centering your true self. A year of surrender, a year of vulnerability, a year of authenticity, and most of all, a year of self love. While we love the holidays and the promise of a new year, it can bring up a...
While we love the original white sapphire Self Love Pinky Ring that started it all, it’s exciting to now offer the Self Love Pinky Ring birthstones collection so you can make your ring extra personal. Each stone is metaphysically charged with certain benefits and meanings, so make sure to read through them all to pick the birthstone and Self Love Pinky Ring that is just right for you. January Birthstone: Garnet Self Love Pinky Ring Garnet, with its rich, mystical red, is known to eliminate negative feelings and instill confidence and mental clarity. This gorgeous gem also promotes creative thinking and peace...
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...
Wear a symbol of belonging
Carve out a moment to delight.
You’re the catalyst.
You’re the cause.
You’re the one.
In life. In love. In health.
Shed the weight of uncertainty.
Commit to something better.
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”...
When I think about what I'm grateful for, the first place my heart and mind goes to is my tribe. My tribe at home, and my tribe at large, this precious community, the women of Fred and Far. I'm profoundly grateful for each and every one of you. Your stories. Your commitments. Your pasts. Your presents. Your futures - which we now get to witness and celebrate. Thank you for sharing yourselves so authentically, courageously, brilliantly, and abundantly, my self love sisterhood. And so on Thanksgiving, I offer you a Gratitude Meditation that will hopefully serve as a useful tool as...
After four years of running an e-commerce business, let me share a secret with you: want to know the easiest way to get someone to join your mailing list, or purchase your product? Offer a discount code. And that seems like an innocuous enough thing to do. The customer gets what she wants (a lower price) and I get what I want: a customer. But the true cost is much greater: to me, and to you - my customers, my community. Let me explain. For the first three years, I ran this company without a concrete plan. All I knew is that...
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...
"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."
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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...