Katie here! I feel like Erica and I say this every time it comes to the end of the month CURoundup (it’s because we do…ha!), but I cannot believe we are going into May next week. I’m so looking forward to warmer weather, sunny days, and lots of outdoor time with Henry (my little guy)! Highly recommend all of the past month’s THRIVE podcast episodes (all listed below) – these were some of my most favorite episodes to date!
APRIL’S PODCAST EPISODES:
1.) Pain-fueled Purpose: Finding Yourself (+ Hope) Again after Tragedy – with Tasha Wilson – If you’ve experienced tragedy, it can be hard enough getting through it – let alone seeing past it to hope on the other side. And if you’ve experienced more hardship after that, it can feel like you need a personal guide to get through the darkness to see light again. Today on THRIVE, Tasha Wilson may be that guide. She experienced so much grief, shame, and fear after being hit with unexpected tragedy as a teenager, but she was able to get from a place to a posture of promise and now helps other women do the same. This episode does come with a trigger warning for sexual assault, so if you’re feeling more sensitive to the topic today, feel free to choose a different episode of THRIVE.
2.) How to Authentically Become your Most Confident Self – with Clarissa Burt – You know something? You actually CAN’T be anything you want to be in life. And that’s truly, totally A-OK. In today’s episode, Clarissa Burt gives you a boost of reality to boost your confidence levels, to help you find YOUR wish that is unique to your heart, your gifts, and your desires and dreams. Clarissa is an internationally renowned multimedia producer, award-winning actress, motivational speaker, radio and TV personality and supermodel who just added another title to her resume: author. Her new book The Self-Esteem Regime: An Action Plan for Becoming the Confident Person you were Meant to Be is full of down-to-earth advice to help women develop more confidence in literally every area of their lives: relationships, family, friendships, career, and the everyday. She also volunteers as an ambassador for DomesticShelters.Org, an organization that helps find domestic violence shelter services and programs in the US and Canada. In this conversation you’ll grab some helpful tips to take on your own confidence journey – because we’re all always works in progress – so that you can release what might be holding you back, take responsibility for your own role in your own life, and rebuild your present to create a future that you love.
3.) The Art of Difficult Conversations – with Angie Colee – Angie Colee might be one of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet – also, one of the kindest. But just because she’s got a big heart doesn’t mean she can’t shoot you straight – and just because she can speak truth doesn’t mean it’s not kind. Today, we’re talking all about the art of difficult conversations, of which Angie is a true professional. After having her world turned upside down, she picked up and became a nomadic traveler, living in a different place, state, even country for a month at a time. In our conversation today, we talk about learning how to reframe your story to successfully shift your perspective when necessary without feeling fake or invalidating feelings. We talk about how to physically pivot your life sails in a different direction, and of course, we talk about how to have hard, tough, super freaking difficult conversations – Angie even shares a specific formula to break them down so that you can take it into your next one with a bit more grace and a bit less anxiety.
4.) Listen to this if you’re feeling Overloaded or Overwhelmed – with Lily Allen-Duenas – Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Overloaded? Stressed AF? You’re in the right place. Lily Allen-Duenas is an international yoga teacher, meditation guide, and holistic health and wellness coach; she is especially fabulous at helping overwhelmed folks (like you! Like me!) reduce emotional overload and find balance, breath, and space for self-care. (Bless up). Today on THRIVE, Lily breaks down breathwork and how (and why!) it works, scientifically. We talk about stopping the downward spirals in their tracks, and pressing pause in our digitally charged, perpetually stimulated worlds to re-gain peace, calm, and center in our beings and bodies. Lily also leads us through an awesome mindful meditation during this episode, so you’ll leave feeling SO much better and lighter than you came.
Top sellers are pulled from my analytics data, where I can see what YOU guys shopped + clicked the most all month long! No worries – it doesn’t tell me what all was in someone’s cart, or who bought what? But it’s helpful for me to see what’s most popular with the CURowd, and hopefully helpful/fun for YOU to see what fellow readers are shopping, too!
1.) Colorfulkoala leggings – Recently shared a comparison of both this legging and the $98 Lululemon Align legging! Spoiler alert: these are a better deal 😉
2.) Amazon slippers – A great gift option for the mom’s on your list for Mother’s Day! So comfy, warm, + they don’t slip off your feet!
3.) Stanley 40oz Quencher – Just ordered this in the most recent restock to test out + compare with my favorite Simple Modern tumblers. Stay tuned!
4.) Maybelline lip crayon – Must-have product for your makeup bag. There are tons of color options for this matte lip crayon that performs better than some of the higher end designer brands!
5.) Custom Minnie Mouse jean jacket – Upcoming Disney trip??? Snag this custom jacket for your little AND get a matching one for you 🙂
6.) Floral mini dress – This dress screams SPRING to me. Comes in 30 color/pattern options and is under $30!!
7.) ItCosmetics CC+ Cream – I keep stock of this CC cream at all times. It is just that fantastic.
8.) Pink eyelet blouse – Love the eyelet details on this blouse! Grab it before it’s gone!
9.) Botanic Tree self-tanner – I wrote a complete review (+ how-to) on this self-tanner. It’s truly amazing AND I have a 25% off discount for you (ERICATAN25).
10.) Blue swiss dot dress – Love this lightweight, fun dress for any events for Spring! Would be so cute for bridal showers, baby showers, brunch outings, and even for weddings!
STUFF ON SALE:
Anthropologie – 20% off gifts for mom!
Nordstrom Rack – Up to 60% off Spring shoes!
H&M – 20% off $75+ and free shipping [code: 3840].
CUR DISCOUNT CODES:
REMINDER, keep this page bookmarked so that you have easy access to any/all of my CUR-exclusive discounts for you in one place! I GOTCHU, BOO.
Botanic Tree self-tanner – ERICATAN25 (25% off)
Colleen Rothschild – ERICA20 (20% off)
Daily Harvest – ERICAL (3 free cups!)
Declan and Crew – ERICA15 (15% off)
Dime Beauty – ERICAG20 (20% off)
Equilibria CBD – ERICALIGENZA (15% off)
FabFitFun – ERICAL10
Grove Collaborative – Get a FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Gift Set when you use my link!
Home Chef – ERICAL80 ($80 off your first 4 orders!)
Little Words Project – BBERICA15 (15% off)
Liquid I.V. – ERICALIGENZA (25% off!)
Loopycases – eligenza10 (10% off)
Olay – ERICALIGENZA ($5 off $50)
Pamela’s Brownies – ERICA ($2.50 off)
Paragon Fitwear – ERICAL10 (10% off)
PinkLily Boutique – ERICA15 (15% off)
Reflections of Christ – ERICA15 (15% off)
State of Being Co. candles – ERICA15 (15% off)
Sweetmint Handmade Mugs – INSTA15
The Sis Kiss – ERICA15 (15% off)
Tula – COMINGUPROSES (15% off + free shipping!)
Verb Energy Bars – Use the link to get a full sized Starter Kit PLUS 4 FREE bars for HALF PRICE ($10!)