It’s a clear theme from this Holiday Round-Up that words of affirmation must be (at least one of) my love language(s)! So Worth Loving is another amazing brand dedicated to spreading positive messages through clothes and accessories - and one in particular, “You are So Worth Loving.”
I believe that we are bombarded in our lives with messages that we are not exactly where we should be - not happy enough, successful enough, or driven enough. For me, personally, processing these emotions left me feeling unworthy and unlovable.
This is one of the many reasons I’m pleased to share the work of So Worth Loving and the founder, Eryn Eddy. A musician who had a music video go viral, Eryn was feeling the unworthiness emotions when the haters and naysayers showed up to take her down a notch. She put a call out that if anyone would send her a t-shirt, she would spray paint, “you are worth loving” on it and send it back. Unsurprisingly, this also went viral and So Worth Loving was born.
Of all of the stories I heard, I thought if all of these 100s of stories knew they weren't alone, we could all muster up the energy to persevere during maybe one of the darkest seasons of our lives and through that dark time we could cast a light for others. - Eryn Eddy
Speaking of music, I’ve been listening to “I Am Woman,” by Helen Reddy on repeat lately. The line where she says, You can bend but never break me 'Cause it only serves to make me More determined to achieve my final goal, has been causing me to tear up. While preparing to write this post, I realized I feel the same emotions when I put on my “I am Worthy” tank top or read the manifesto from So Worth Loving:
No matter my history, past mistakes, relationship status, or career choice, I am worthy of love. I am not defined by my past. I am prepared because of it. While my own voice and others may tell me different, I will lean into the safe people that affirm this way of thinking. When I encourage others to love themselves I am encouraging them to treat themselves with kindness, patience, respect, and all that embodies love. We live our life knowing we have worth. So Worth Loving. It's a lifestyle.
I believe so strongly that if we all had built into our missions to help the rest of the world feel loved and supported and heard - what a wonderful world this would be. Eryn is also in the process of launching a new retreat site called, “Restore” - and on the coming soon page she references Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Such beautiful words that capture so much of what So Worth Loving (as a brand) is about and my own personal missions to create a happier world through spreading the message of values-based business.
I personally think this brand is a superstar option for the teens/college age kids in your life. So much of what I believed about myself came from going away to college - being surrounded by people who were just getting to know me as opposed to my amazing family that had adored me for so many years. I spent many hours a day trying to figure out how I fit into this new world and what “group” I might feel at home in.
I can only imagine how different that entire experience might have been if I had constant reminders of being worth loving and worthy of love.
It seems Eryn agrees with my sentiments on this as you can find So Worth Loving merch on 80 college campuses and she is working to establish a foundation to provide support for mental health in college communities.
I should also share with you that all the things I’ve ordered from So Worth Loving are of amazing quality and style! The yoga tank I got was one of the softest things I’ve ever owned and washed great!
If you do choose to purchase from So Worth Loving this holiday season, you can use the discount code CH10 to save 10% through December 31, 2018. And I truly hope that you will - especially if you have a teen/college age person in your life. I also recommend that you follow So Worth Loving on Instagram for constant reminders that YOU are So Worth Loving!