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Oh, To Be Brave

Knights, martyrs, soldiers, activists, and daredevils. Titles like these remind us of bravery. As a caricature, courage might look like a hunting, smoking, whiskey-swilling Hemingway. But what about the modern…

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Monthly Music Mix: On Gratitude

Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus…

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Shame, You Can’t Stay

Shame is the intensely painful feeling that we are unworthy of love and belonging. —Brené Brown To experience shame is to be fully human; to at times feel inadequate, insufficient, inferior,…

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Myths and Meanings: Anxiety Resources

Anxiety is a mental health issue which informs, not defines, those struggling with it. There are many resources available to help those who have anxiety as a prominent feature in…

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Downsize: Pursuing The Intangible

With colder months ahead it’s only natural to start hoarding our belongings and stockpile what we deem necessities. It’s a season of safekeeping, bundling, and holding close. But, as I recently…

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Monthly Music Mix: Halloween Listenings

October is one of those months that is kind of famous due to its associations. Changing leaves, apple cider, caramel apples, hay rides, pumpkin patches, the color orange, candy corn,…

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Creating Your Own Reading Nook

 This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Decor for modern luxury made easy. It’s the time of year when many of us start romanticizing the chill breeze and crunch of leaves, a time to…

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Myths & Meanings: The Why Behind Anxiety

There are many contributors to why anxiety occurs and why this protective emotion can turn into a debilitating mental health issue. For those who struggle with clinical anxiety, there often…

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Yellow Conference Recap

A few weeks ago Darling EIC Sarah Dubbeldam was asked to speak to the attendees of Yellow Conference, a two-day workshop held in Los Angeles for women dreamers everywhere. It…

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The Power of Place

It was dark, but the air was clean and the evening was fresh. As we sat on a rickety wooden bench beside the moonlit lake, I began speaking candidly with…