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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 […]

A Lesson From the French on How to Rest Well During Summertime

It’s difficult to put into words what summertime means in France. An analogy that seems fitting is to compare summer in France to a finely aged wine. The French work hard all year to harvest the fruit of their labor, but when it comes to summer vacation, they know that, like an aged bottle of […]

Why You Need to Stop Waiting for a Relationship to Pursue Your Dreams

Some of the most beloved storylines end with the hopeful words “happily ever after.” The nostalgic phrase takes me back to childhood and evokes warm memories of bedtime stories, rainy days spent watching fairy tales and daydreams of romantic first dances. In great literature, the “happily ever after” narrative is characterized by a beautiful and […]

Portuguese Footwear Brand Unreal Fields Launches Dreamlike Shoe Collection Inspired by Life in Quarantine

Inspired by the quiet moments of introspection and loneliness from the last year and a half of isolation, Lisbon-based footwear brand Unreal Fields is launching a dreamlike universe of shoes for its upcoming SS21 campaign. “A time to reconnect with our innermost selves, this last year of isolation has brought forth a profound need for […]

Independence Day and the Ongoing Road to Freedom

Fireworks exploding dimly Colors splashing silently Against the midnight blue sky I stay inside heart broken and awry I want to celebrate you today—I do Even if you haven’t always loved me too Celebration for liberation I cannot feel For I need space within myself to heal Land of the free, home of the brave […]

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