LeAnn Rimes Leads With Vulnerability in Second Season of ‘Wholly Human’ Podcast

“Real Women, Real Work” is a Darling series about everyday women who work in various fields including business, entertainment, science and education. We want to get to know the WHY behind their WHAT and get an inside look into different industries. LeAnn Rimes is known for her success as a Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and […]

Why We Should Celebrate Other People and Life’s Small Moments

Standing ovations always make me cry. Without subtlety or reservation, my heart melts at the sight and sound of a crowd rising to their feet as they roar with cheer, shouting as loud as their voices will carry. As the echoes of applause fill the room, no matter the musical, movie or ceremony, a familiar lump […]

Darling Letters: On the Type of Leaders We Choose to Be

We are bringing “Darling Letters” from your inbox to the blog! We love the art of letter writing and believe it helps build authentic community. Our editors and contributors have thoughtfully written encouraging letters to cut through the busyness and speak straight to your heart. In her novel “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” […]

How to Cultivate Emotional Intimacy With Your Spouse

As I sat across the table from him, I wanted to know his thoughts, ones I hadn’t heard before. An undeniable thirst to know him better washed over me in the moment. Not even the perspiring glass of water in front of me could satisfy the feeling.  What I was craving was emotional intimacy, which […]

How To Navigate Seasons of Change

I think my aversion to change began when I was 17 years old. Before that age, I had everything under control or at least I felt like I did. I had a carefully thought-out roadmap for my life. If I just followed it and executed it, then I would arrive at my destination as planned—such […]

Tips for Succeeding as a Full-Time Freelancer

The start of my career as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and content creator was unintentional. I was 21 years old when I found myself simultaneously graduating from college and being my grandmother’s primary caretaker. At the time, I felt like I had the rug pulled out from under me. Up until that point, I’d lived […]

Darling Letters: How to Take Up Space

We are bringing “Darling Letters” from your inbox to the blog! We love the art of letter writing and believe it helps build authentic community. Our editors and contributors have thoughtfully written encouraging letters to cut through the busyness and speak straight to your heart. I can’t remember the exact moment I realized something wasn’t […]

What My Children Have Taught Me About Courage

Growing up, I thought that having courage meant doing big, daring and heroic things. I thought it was the kind of things that you watch superheroes do in movies. Yet, the older I get and the longer I am a mother, the more I see that courage is in the small, often everyday choices we […]

Transition: How to Leave a Good Thing Gracefully

Ever since I was a kid, I longed for adulthood. As a little girl, I politely declined swinging on the monkey bars with the other kindergarteners, opting to converse with the teachers. I played “school” with my dolls, imagining what it would be like to call the shots—to teach instead of being taught. In middle […]