Worth It: The Wondrous Workings Of The Urban Smith [#Giveaway]

Founded by Molly Cruit in San Francisco, The Urban Smith is a line of creatively saucy-crafted jewelry that is meant to inspire, express and reflect life around us.

Whether fun, serious, endearing or timeless, The Urban Smith is your ability to make your mark on the world.

In my personal opinion, the beautiful pieces that Molly makes are nothing short of personal and there are not enough words to describe how much my customized “Worth It” necklace from Molly means to me.

My father got sick last year. Very sick. He has the advanced stages of Frontotemporal Dementia that came on rapidly that he deteriorated so dramatically in the last 18-months.

He can’t write anymore. His speech is basically nonexistence. He barely walks anymore.

Molly made me a beautiful necklace out of his original handwriting that she stenciled and crafted with “Worth It” on one side and “Love, Neville” on the other side.

It’s to remind me that no matter what — I’m WORTH IT.

Just as my father always encouraged me and told me.

This is my reminder — to wear and show off — that I can overcome anything.

He always believed in me, no matter what. And in those moments when I feel broken and sad and like I can’t take it anymore … I just need to remember what he is unable to tell me.

It’s like another permanent piece of him that I can hold on too: it looks like a piece of him; it is a piece of him.

“Worth It”, like Molly’s other gold pieces, is made of [Read more…]

{Bookworm Review} Q & A with Mari Ruti on “The Case for Falling in Love”

In a world where today’s relationship industry is generally annoying and oozing with commercialized fads, amongst other sets of nonsense,The Case for Falling in Love by Mari Ruti, PhD  is refreshing, insightful and not overly simplified.

Image by Sasha H. Muradali. All Rights Reserved 2009.

Yes, it’s self-help, but of the tolerable and conventional kind.

After all, Ruti was educated at Brown, Harvard and the University of Paris, where after finishing her doctorate at Harvard, she spent four years as the assistant director of the university’s program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality.

But don’t let her academic background deter you, her easy to read book, makes you feel like she’s talk to you and not at you.

According to Ruti, some destructive thoughts are that:

  • …men and women are hopelessly different.
  • …in order to attract a man, women must hide their strength, feelings and desires.
  • …the only way to catch and keep a man is to manipulate him into new ways of thinking.

She says that these ideas have not only been proven wrong by reality (and history), they’ve proven to be destructive to women’s emotional makeup and psyche.

In The Case for Falling in Love, Ruti urges women to ignore the noise, and redefine how they look for love; what they look for in love, and why they are looking. [Read more…]

{PinkSPIRATION} The Love Files

**{PinkSPIRATION} is Little Pink Blog’s newest series giving weekly inspiration, affirmations and quotes.**

Love is more than just an emotion and feeling.

Love brought down empires and caused wars.

Love is a powerful thing.

To truly love someone you must first love yourself. Love your whole self imperfections, flaws, and all [Read more…]

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear II: Happiness, Heart and the Soul

“We are each responsible for our own life – no other person is or can ever be.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Sometimes we make things harder than they are, a life thrust forward into the twisted changing of the wind, under an immaculate sun, as I have come to call it.

In life, a lesson should be learned for each action we react to. Small or large, lessons learned teach us and facilitate in our growth. Without growth we cannot progress, we cannot move onward — most of all, we cannot achieve the completion of a fulfilled self.

Call it a rite of passage, the lessons of life, part of the eternal rising of the sun — call it what you wish, but embrace it because [Read more…]

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear…

On December 23, 1776 Thomas Paine said,

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls.”

It was the heart of the American Revolutionary War and, as Bob Dylan might have said, these times, they were a-changin’.

Life [Read more…]

{Tickled Pink} Un bel di, vedremo…

“Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.
Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite a virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.”

– Reinhold Niebuhr 

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{Tickled Pink} Happiness, that grand mistress…

Photo by Bob Fornal. All Rights Reserved 2009.

that grand mistress of the ceremonies
in the dance of life,
impels us through all its
mazes and meanderings,
but leads none of us
by the same route.

Charles Caleb Cotton


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{iStyle} Dress Me Up in My Love

Cinderella by *slumberdoll via DA

This week’s {iStyle} will be guest blogged by: Sasha H. Muradali

Every little girl dreams of that one day; that faraway day in never-neverland when Peter Pan would swoop down onto her window sill and take her away into the forest of imagination.

I find as we get older we grow out of our childhood fantasies and tastes; often we hide them and indulge secretly. It’s a hidden part of our lives that no one sees. We keep it hidden away because exposing it exposes us. No one likes to be exposed: open and raw for the world to see. It’s a weakness. We don’t like [Read more…]

{Tickled Pink} Life is…

Photo by AtlantaTom. All Rights Reserved 2009.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
To keep our faces toward change and
behave like free spirits in the presence
of fate is strength undefeatable.

Helen Keller


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{Tickled Pink} Love is like…

Smiling Flowers by MethoxyRoxy. All Rights Reserved 2009.

Love is like wildflowers; It’s often found in the most unlikely places.


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