To live ardently is to feel alive in the truest sense of the word. To seek a full life by finding the essential, the meaningful, the whatever it is that moves you. And by cutting away that which does not matter.

We believe that by embracing the beauty of simplicity, we create space for the something more that exists within all of us. When we remove the excess, when we slow down and seek within, we clear the path, and rediscover our spark.

Ardently is about honing in on what makes you excited to be here, and finding a way to spread that passion and goodness like wildfire.

Ardently Magazine was created to start a new conversation about what we want out of life. We’re not about self-improvement, quick fixes, or shiny distractions. We’re here to inspire, not to improve. We know that life is so much more than going through the motions, that happiness is not a commodity, and that beauty is not a standard of measurement. Many of us are hungry for depth, quality, and sense of purpose.

So, how can we achieve this? Our approach is two-fold:

We begin by slowing down, taking a breath, and clearing away whatever might be holding us back. Whether it’s creative burnout, a toxic relationship, or an overflowing closet. We take care of ourselves, first. Because it’s only when we do right by ourselves that we are in a place to give back to those around us.

Then, we discover our purpose. We believe that there’s something incredible in all of us that is waiting to be shared. Maybe it’s spreading awareness by picking up litter in a local park. Or creating a work of art that speaks to others. It doesn’t need to be big or flashy, photogenic or Pinterest-worthy. It just has to be yours. Here, we share the stories of other individuals living out their purpose in the hopes that their stories will inspire you on your own path, whatever direction that might lead.