Why I’m Resolving Not To Make Any New Year’s Resolutions In 2020

Confessions of a Resolution Enthusiast I need to come clean about something: I’m a resolution junkie. It’s taken me almost thirty years to realize this, but it’s true. Each year, without fail, I sneak away during the final week of December to curl up with my journal and write down all the reasons ‘next year … Read moreWhy I’m Resolving Not To Make Any New Year’s Resolutions In 2020

What Is Intentional Living?

What It Means To Live Your Life With Intention Whenever I feel thrown off course, my therapist reminds me, “Don’t believe your feelings, believe your values.” It’s a reminder that feelings are situational, but values are consistent. “Intentional living means understanding your fundamental beliefs and values, and then actively living your life in line with … Read moreWhat Is Intentional Living?

Why 2020 Is *Officially* The Year Of Staying Hydrated

The Thirst Awakens Looking in the mirror the last few weeks of 2019, I gently poked my finger on my forehead skin like I had seen an Instagram influencer do. I’m dehydrated, I diagnosed, ignoring the irritability and the fatigue that were already begging me to take a few sips of water. Those fine lines … Read moreWhy 2020 Is *Officially* The Year Of Staying Hydrated

A Year In Review: The Most Inspiring Women Of 2019

100 Years Later: We Honor the Women’s Suffrage Movement. I’ve been compiling this list for three years now, and, every time, I become more astounded by the achievements of women. It’s not just the awards or the title, either; it’s the grit and the fight. The way the word “no” feeds the fire in our … Read moreA Year In Review: The Most Inspiring Women Of 2019

How To Maintain A Long-Distance Relationship (From Someone Who’s Actually Had One)

Does Distance Make the Heart Grow Fonder? In the ten-odd years I’ve been with my partner, we’ve spent a cumulative of two years and 11 months living apart—sometimes in different countries.  “My partner and I have spent a cumulative of two years and 11 months living apart—sometimes in different countries.” It started in college. He … Read moreHow To Maintain A Long-Distance Relationship (From Someone Who’s Actually Had One)

Why Should Process and Acknowledge Rejection – Darling Magazine

Let’s just acknowledge up front that it is not a good idea to tell someone to befriend rejection—especially when they are in the midst of a recent encounter with this hard emotion. Yet, developing an inner practice in the face of rejection is essential. Whether starting a new relationship, business venture or position—rejection is inevitable. … Read moreWhy Should Process and Acknowledge Rejection – Darling Magazine

10 Affordable Organic & Natural Mattresses For 2020

We reviewed dozens of organic, eco-friendly, and non-toxic mattress brands you can buy online. Here are our top picks. Finding an affordable organic mattress can be daunting, but a good night’s sleep shouldn’t be elusive. We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, yet the average mattress contains a cocktail of chemicals and flame retardants.  … Read more10 Affordable Organic & Natural Mattresses For 2020

Where I Come From: An Incubator of Black Excellence – Darling Magazine

“Where I Come From” is a Darling series that pays homage to the cities, towns and countries that we call home. Although we are not defined by where we come from, these places are a defining part of our stories.    Where I come from most of the faces are brown and black Where I … Read moreWhere I Come From: An Incubator of Black Excellence – Darling Magazine

Our Editors Share What They’re Bringing Into 2020—And What They’re Leaving Behind

“Let the dead leaves drop.”– Rumi With the approaching new year (and new decade!), our team’s been discussing the not-so-healthy habits and thought patterns we wish to leave behind, along with the practices and rituals we hope to implement in 2020. We’re not making resolutions, per se, but resounding to prioritize the things we love, … Read moreOur Editors Share What They’re Bringing Into 2020—And What They’re Leaving Behind

The Importance in Learning to Address Our Hidden Biases – Darling Magazine

“Remind me of your surname again?” she said, very politely, as it rarely appears on my social media.  “Hussain,” I quickly remarked through a warm smile, proudly, pre-empting the kind of response that recipients so often give when they hear my name. It’s impossible to blame them. My appearance portrays a young, female with distinctly … Read moreThe Importance in Learning to Address Our Hidden Biases – Darling Magazine