Happy New Year, friends. 🙂 Before jumping into all of our new year content, we’ve got a few fun last goodies to wrap up 2021 with a nice little bow. One being December’s CURoundup, with the month’s top 10 bestsellers, the top 5 THRIVE podcast episodes of the entire year, and a few poppin’ sales if you’re in the shopping spirit. Hope your holidays were merry and bright, and happy to kickoff this year (and week) together. 🙂
2021’S MOST POPULAR PODCAST EPISODES:
1.) How to Be Happier Than You’ve Ever Been Before – with Dr. Wendy O’Conner – Dr. Wendy O’Connor is BACK on THRIVE, which is a true treat – her last episode (Episode 15) is still the MOST listened to THRIVE episode to date, so it’s safe to say that we ALL want more happiness in our lives! Dr. Wendy’s advice is the farthest thing from fluff – she’s a Stanford-trained Positive Psychologist, Life Strategist & Coach, and she’s helping all of us be happier than ever before – even after 2020. Come away from today’s talk with actual tools to look at your own life more clearly, and retrain your brain to free your mind – and your life.
2.) You’ve Got This! How to Trust Yourself More & Better Handle Stress – with Margie Warrell – Dr. Margie Warrell was robbed at gunpoint, experienced three miscarriages, and lost her youngest brother to suicide. She’s also an internationally renowned speaker, bestselling author, and thriving mom of four. Today’s episode of THRIVE is one of the most empowering, energizing, and educational episodes to date, as Dr. Margie dives deep into having our STUFF – the seemingly sh*tty stuff that we ALL have in our stories – shape us and not define us. She shares practical advice on stress management and better handling life’s punches as they come, and she teaches about trusting yourself more wholly and fully, doubting your doubts, and refusing to let your own boat sink. Because you know what? You’ve got this.
3.) Stop Should-ing on Yourself & Build a 6-Figure Business with Balance – with Carolyn Bishop – Sometimes it seems like in life we have to choose: thriving work life, or thriving personal life? Six-figure business or superstar family? Rockstar CEO or rockstar mom? Carolyn Bishop believes you CAN have, do, and be it all – with balance to boot. In today’s episode, Carolyn – who was voted San Diego’s most Impactful Mompreneur of 2020 – shares her favorite tips for planning your day and prioritizing your time to maximize your income and impact. We talk about why copying the exact daily routine of a mentor did NOT help her own business and what worked instead, as well as what sortof systems she recommends entrepreneurs use to start feeling more balanced and in control of your own life.
4.) Is this a Quarter-Life Crisis? – with Smiley Poswolsky – NEWSFLASH: You can have a quarter-life crisis in a job that other people want. If you’re “hitting the marks” on paper but feeling empty, unfulfilled, or otherwise unhappy in life…Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky is about to rock your world. As a popular TED Talker, motivational speaker, book author and millennial workplace expert, Smiley’s work, research, passion, and purpose revolves around helping millennials feel more connected, engaged, and understood in the workplace and beyond. In today’s episode of THRIVE, you’ll learn how to surround yourself with Believers, foster deeper connections in your life, and feel less lonely (since statistically speaking, nearly 2/3 of Americans are lonely). Because as he says, “Why would you be doing anything less than reaching your full potential?”
5.) How to Spark your Creative Juices & Become a More Creative Person – with Rose Gabler – Do you feel like you’re a creative person? If not…what would you say if I told you that we are ALL, in fact, inherently creative people, and you just have to ask the right question to get your creative juices flowing? Rose Gabler was named one of the Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to look for in 2021 and authored the book The Creativity Gene, and she’s with us on THRIVE today to spill the beans on creative success – what it takes, what it looks like, and HOW to make it happen. We talk about actionable intention-setting, embracing vulnerability in the creative process, ways to spark your creativity if you’re ever feeling less-than-inspired, as well as breaking down her 5 discovered characteristics that directly contribute to creative success – and they might not be what you think.
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.) Stretchy Amazon sweater – SO very good – feels like stretchy cashmere. And currently a LIGHTNING DEAL on Amazon for 42% off!!!! I have three. They’re SO good, comfortable, and cover your booty with leggings. Maybe my all-time favorite Amazon sweater!
2.) Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Crayon – Always a classic, always a bestseller. The shade “Trust your Gut” is my favorite drugstore dupe to the Charlotte Tilbury’s cult-classic $25+ Pillow Talk lipstick!
3.) Amazon sweater – Another cute Amazon find with great sleeve detail – and also on sale for under $40!
4.) Personalized doormat – A fun gift option, especially for newlyweds, or for a housewarming or hostess gift.
5.) UGG lookalike slippers – The $20 Amazon pair that’s been a CUR bestseller for YEARS at this point. They’re super soft and stay on your foot better than the UGGs!
6.) Watercolor family portrait – SUCH a pretty, sentimental gift idea. And from a small shop!
7.) Holly Jolly sweatshirt – This was a *freaked out about* sweatshirt on Instagram for the holidays – snag one now for next year!
8.) Bebe It’s Cold Outside mug – My personal favorite holiday mug. 😉
10.) Shiatsu back massager – ‘Twas a hit gift this holiday season – it’s warming, too! #BlessUp
STUFF ON SALE:
Anthropologie – Extra 40% off all sale.
ItCosmetics – 21% off the ENTIRE Bye Bye Collection.
American Eagle – Up to 30% off jeans.
CUR DISCOUNT CODES:
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Little Words Project – ERICA15 (15% off)
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Loopycases – eligenza10 (10% off)
Olay – ERICALIGENZA ($5 off $50)
Pamela’s Brownies – ERICA ($2.50 off)
PinkLily Boutique – ERICA15 (15% off)
Reflections of Christ – ERICA15 (15% off)
Sweetmint Handmade Mugs – INSTA15
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