Friday Finds || Vol. 4, Week 13

As I mentioned on Monday, Friday Finds is where we can escape everything that’s going on in the world for a few minutes! In these posts for the next few weeks, you’ll solely find things that are making me happy, and hopefully spark joy for you, too. With the current climate and hand-washing being top of mind, I wanted to visibly share these two new soap scents I got because they smell absolutely INCREDIBLE and actually make me enjoy the constant hand-washing!

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Trend to Try: Tie-Dye

After the ~hEaVy~ posts this week, I figured it was time to lighten things up with some mood-boosting content! If you’re new around here, I’m essentially a 7-year-old when it comes to rainbows and pastel, unicorn-like prints. And especially right now… I don’t know if it’s the fact that Coachella got cancelled, how badly I’m longing for summertime, or just the simple fact that all of these tie-dye prints make me HAPPY. But lately, all I’ve got eyes for are unicorn hues that make me smile!

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Dinner with Frederick Fekkai

I had the opportunity to attend a dinner with the Frederick Fekkai a few weeks ago (on March 3rd, before the Coronavirus had really impacted things for us here in Chicago), and I left feeling all sorts of inspired and had planned on sharing this post later that week. But that was the week of the false alarm with the move, and then everything with the quarantine started happening the following week. But now that I’ve got plenty of time at home to comb through my “drafts” folder, here we are.

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How I Manage My Anxiety

Today’s post is one I’ve had sitting in my drafts since last summer, never really knowing when was the right time to press publish. I’ve mentioned anxiety a lot before, and even did a whole podcast episode about it — AFTR #7. But in today’s current coronavirus climate, I don’t think there could be a better time to hit publish on this one. I know a lot of people are experiencing anxiety right now, and some may be for the very first time. Anxiety is a term that gets thrown around a lot, almost to the point where people use “stress” and “anxiety” interchangeably. But as someone who’s been diagnosed by a psychiatrist as having “generalized anxiety disorder,” I can assure you they are not the same.

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