Article on The One Who Fought For Herself... and Won

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The One Who Fought For Herself... and Won

I choose to love myself everyday. My Self Love Pinky Ring signifies all the struggles I have had and the strength I have needed to overcome them. I had a rough start in life. I was born in the 70s to drug addicts and a mom who suffers from depression. Homeless for a large portion of my childhood, abused by my parents, brother, and older men, I lived in a constant state of fear. And when I emerged from that upbringing, my self worth and value was nearly gone. It’s taken me 43 years to fight back and win against all odds. I am...

Article on The One Who Reclaimed Her Body As Her Own

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The One Who Reclaimed Her Body As Her Own

"I am a sexual assault survivor and the last 3 years have been a rollercoaster of emotions. This year, I finally made the decision to love myself again. When I first saw the “Mine” necklace I immediately fell in love with it. Not only is it a reminder to choose myself, but for me it represents that I have reclaimed my body as my own." --Cassie Shannon To connect with Cassie reach out to her on Instagram  @cassnshannon

Article on The One Who Wasn't Defined By What Happened To Her

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The One Who Wasn't Defined By What Happened To Her

  Almost a year ago, I was drugged and raped in a foreign country. I began to feel defined by what happened to me and it made me feel unworthy of love. Then, by accident, I came across the Self Love Pinky Ring. Fred and Far and the self love movement - helping women love themselves - spoke directly to me. Thanks to learning about self love, I realized that despite what had happened to me, despite how terrible I felt about myself every day, I was worthy of love. More specifically, I was worthy of love from ME just for being...

Article on The One Who Made a Pinky Promise with Her Daughter

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The One Who Made a Pinky Promise with Her Daughter

When I came across the Self Love Pinky ring, I fell in love with everything about it... During this pandemic, negativity is a natural reaction. But I chose to be positive:  to spread love and positivity within myself and others. It must have worked because my 13 year-old daughter ALSO wanted to choose self love, so I ordered us both Pinky Rings. When we got them, we made a promise together: to feel whole, worthy, and loved within ourselves and to give that same love to each other. Thank you to the beautiful Melody and Fred and Far for reminding us all the...

Article on The One Who is the Star of Her Own Life

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The One Who is the Star of Her Own Life

I don’t know when it happened, but over the past few years I started living for others before I lived for me. I chipped away pieces of myself and gave them away freely. I felt like I was the supporting friend in a movie and letting others take the lead... in a movie that was supposed to be MY life! And then, suddenly, I had no more pieces of me for myself. At my rock bottom, I relearned that you can’t take care of others if you’re not right within. Wearing this pinky promise ring is a daily reminder to save some unconditional love for myself too...

Article on The One Who Unapologetically Committed to Me, Myself and I

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The One Who Unapologetically Committed to Me, Myself and I

When I was in my mid-20s, I had managed to get everything I thought I wanted: a long-term relationship, a masters degree and a dream job. Within the space of 18 months, my relationship ended, my job was abruptly over, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and lost my beloved grandmother. Every day since then has been a step in the climb back. Not back to who I was, but to my transformed self; an older, wiser and more deliberate woman. It’s a journey towards a cloudy peak and it isn’t clear who is waiting for me there, but the conscious choice to always choose myself...

Article on The One Who Never Lost Faith

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The One Who Never Lost Faith

We all have our stories; those stories make us who we are. Our stories set us free. Life happens, and life changes us. I’ve been asked so many times where I find my happiness and peace. I don’t believe in religion, but my happiness and peace comes from Jesus. I was raised in a Baptist church, and my Daddy was a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He and my Momma sang in the choir. I was taught about Jesus ever since I can remember. I’ve been through some horrific events in my life, from being abused as a young girl...

Article on The Shift I Wasn't Expecting in 2020 (Essay and Video)

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The Shift I Wasn't Expecting in 2020 (Essay and Video)

I thought 2020 would be the year I got everything I wanted. Didn't we all? 2020. The year our dreams come to fruition. A new beginning. A new era. The year of perfect vision. My 2020 vision board captures a lot of what I hoped for this year: a long-awaited trip to Japan, a book tour for the new book I was going to write, cutouts of beautiful gowns for the celebrations I planned to attend. Wellness, balance, joy… all represented in various ways. I also had role models on my board, like Toni Morrison and Oprah Winfrey. And on...

Article on The One Who Is Beloved

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The One Who Is Beloved

When I met her my wife was an oncology nurse mixing chemo drugs and administering them to cancer patients.  She was beloved by her patients and was showered with gifts while other nurses were not. After five years of administering chemo with 60 cc syringes she developed pain running up and down her hand, wrist and arm.  She was forced to retire from oncology And her Worker’s compensation doctor suggested surgery to her wrist.  All they did was prescribe her opioids and surgery.  She was not happy with the Western Medical options that were presented to her. We went to...

Article on The One Who Pinky Promised for a New Beginning

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The One Who Pinky Promised for a New Beginning

Pinky promises were a part of my childhood and I always took those acts of keeping a promise to heart! I am going through a journey of healing after the end of my marriage. When I saw the Self Love Pinky Ring I knew I could make the same pinky promise I did when I was a child: to give back and choose myself. I took my wedding ring off and am replacing it with the Self Love Pinky Ring as a promise to take care of me and who I am. Even if I decide to get married again one day,...

Article on It’s Time to Marie Kondo Your Brain

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It’s Time to Marie Kondo Your Brain

Most of the information that clouds my brain can be put into two categories: don’t forget, and can’t forget. This past year, I’ve made a conscious decision to do away with both. The result? Liberation. Let me explain. For most of my 37 years, I kept track of things, not on to do lists, or in calendar entries, but in my brain. Floating among my 100 billion neurons, were thoughts like, “Buy birthday present. Make dentist appointment. Pay doctor bill. Plan date night. Call friend from college. Replace light bulb. Write newsletter. Pay IT vendor.” And on. And on. And...