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My Best Self - The Mountain

Posted: Thursday, 24 February 2022 @ 12:04

This year sees a sixth year of our My Best Self campaign, which we kicked off when we first launched Mantra in 2016.

The idea is to share stories about how we can all step up and be our best selves. For me, having a mantra – a memorable set of words – in a given moment can really help to change our thoughts and our behaviours. That is why I created Mantra Jewellery – to bring together inspiring words and a tangible reminder, in a beautiful piece of jewellery.

This year, we are sharing stories and examples from some of you, our lovely customers, about why you chose a particular mantra.

We hear your stories when we come to events, and you tell us why you have chosen that specific mantra; when you phone us up to ask for advice; when you message us on Live Chat, to get our opinion; or when you give us a review on Feefo and you tell us what the gift was for. Or when you explain the message which you’d like us to write on the card.

We will never identify who you are; or use your name in a story. We absolutely don’t want to embarrass you, or intrude on your privacy. But we do want to share your lovely kindness, your belief in a friend, your love for your daughter, your support for a colleague  – to inspire others with your thoughtfulness.

If you’d like to contribute to our year-long campaign, then please drop us an email with your story, to enquiries@mantrajewellery.co.uk, with the subject line – ‘Sharing a Story’. We’d love to hear from you – and we promise to share all stories anonymously.


‘I can, and I will’ – the Mountain


This mantra came out of a new product competition we ran in 2020. The lady who suggested this mantra had used it over and over again on her slimming journey, and it helped her to lose over 4 stone.

It is a message of determination and self-belief, 'I can, and I will'. It reminds us of our ability and capability – ‘I can’; and of our resilience and determination to succeed – ‘and I will’.

Mountain I can and I will

We brought it to life as a mountain range, with the celebratory feeling of scaling the summit. We recognised that many challenges in life – from losing weight, to getting fit, to changing jobs, to quitting drinking – can feel like a mountain looming ahead of us. By putting one foot in front of another, and taking things slow and steady, we can achieve anything in life - even climbing a mountain.

Since we launched the Mountain – initially as a necklace, and then as a bracelet – we have sold almost 300. Many were bought as self-purchases, to remind you of your own strength and determination; and others as gifts to encourage, motivate, and strengthen a loved one’s resolve.  

Here are just a few examples from your stories –

Reassurance: We have seen the Mountain used many times to reassure someone about to set off on a new adventure in life, whatever that may be - sometimes, moving to a new job; other times, a completely new country. 

Mantras for Celebration

Celebration: To celebrate a promotion at work, after much hard work to get there; to mark several years in a role; and to celebrate a new career

Birthdays: To celebrate 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th birthdays, with high hopes for the decade ahead, and to honour all their achievements so far  

Sobriety: We have seen it used to mark one year sober - a great achievement

Encouragement:  We have seen the Mountain be gifted as a mantra of encouragement, to face all sorts of challenges

Mantras for New Baby

New Baby: To welcome to arrival of a new baby, and send love and strength for the inevitable rollercoaster ahead

Facing Illness: The Mountain has been gifted several times to wish someone strength who is facing treatment or serious illness, as they are reminded of their inner resilience

Mantras for Positivity

Positivity: We have seen the Mountain given as a celebratory gift to praise and admire someone’s ability to handle whatever life throws at them  

Achievement: We have seen it used to celebrate all sorts of achievements in life, including honouring someone’s mindset through the ups and downs of life

Study: We have seen it used to wish someone well as they embark on a degree, helping them to stay strong during the tough times

Mantras for Tough Times

Tough times: We have seen the Mountain used many times to reassure someone that tough times will pass – be that job, relationship, or health problems – and encouragement that the summit will be reached eventually 

And here are just a few excerpts of the thoughtful messages you have asked us to write on the accompanying card:

Mountain Necklace

“Believe in yourself. You have come so far and are loved very much. Wear & say this mantra - you can and you will!! Well done x”

“You can and you will. Your new mantra! These mountains represent what you have achieved and for what you are still to conquer! I love you so much. You are a rock in my life. Love you to the moon and back”

Mountain Necklace

“Dearest XX.  Hoping that this gives you the confidence to face anything that comes your way! Whether it be work, love, family or just life in general. You are one of a kind and you deserve to always be happy and proud of who you are. With love always, xxx”

“Dear XX, Happy 30th birthday! So happy to be able to share this special year with. Excited to see what amazing achievements this decade brings you - as well as being so kind and lovely, you have amazing strength and determination. Wishing that all your dreams come true. Lots of love xxx”

“Go where you feel most alive. New sunrises and paths are over the mountain”

Mountain Necklace

“Last year was tough but you got through it, this year will be no different and you will come out stronger than ever”

“Let's climb together”

“To one of the strongest people I know. No valley too deep, no mountain too high. Know no limits, you won't give up the fight. You do what you want and you do it with pride... Happy 40th Birthday XX”

Mountain Necklace

“You got this. You are strong, confident and resilient. You are an amazing person, who deserves the best, so don't let anyone ever treat you otherwise. You can, and you will, get through this. You are so brave and courageous. Trust me, better days lie ahead, I promise you. Love always xx”

“Believe in your super powers! With love XXX”

“Keep climbing, chick, one day you WILL reach the highest peak! But most of all, don’t forget to admire the view along the way xx”

Mountain Necklace


So – choose the Mountain to boost someone’s self-confidence; to remind them how much you believe in their strength; to help them summon their own determination; to celebrate their perseverance; or to remind them of their inner willpower and ability to overcome challenges


View our Mountain collection here

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