STRETCHING

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 […]

How to Talk About Finances With Your Significant Other

As a couples therapist, it may not surprise you that I see many couples struggling with conversations and disagreements surrounding the topic of money. It’s a classic fight that couples have, like loading the dishwasher, asking for directions and driving. Money is just one of those things we expect couples to disagree about. However, what […]

Darling Letters: Disappointment Is A Comma, Not a Period

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. After a long day of frantically refreshing my inbox, I […]

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 […]

How to Start and Grow a Business

Starting and growing a business is a deeply gratifying experience. Your business is a reflection of your unique gifts and experience—a contribution that no one else can make to the world. However, it’s not always easy. Throughout several years of running a custom jewelry studio and coaching purpose-driven entrepreneurs, I’ve grown and been stretched more […]

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,” […]

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 […]

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