Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:12pm
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In late May, I strolled through my small town’s farmer’s market for the first time this season. Things were obviously different: no dogs to make friends with, masks and the “six-feet apart” rule blocking conversations, a lack of free samples at vendor booths (an understandable, but tragic regulation). Despite these adjustments, farmers and flower growers set up shop, desperately hoping the pandemic wouldn’t tank their weekly sales — especially those without an online option. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 3:08pm
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In a little over a month, it’ll be the anniversary of my childhood cat and dog’s death. It may sound morbid and depressing, and that’s because it is. I was an emotional wreck for months after they crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I arguably still am —  especially when I see a photo of either of them. But that’s not to say I didn’t grow tremendously following my first, real experience with death.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 4:39pm
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:38pm
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Lockdown encouraged me to attempt an activity I’ve fervently hated for my entire life: running. I laced up my decade-old Nikes and curated a Spotify playlist titled “chill run,” replacing my usual dance-pop workout songs with tracks from Frank Ocean and SZA. At the very least I wanted to enjoy the music. Then, I set off into my Metro Detroit subdivision.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 3:04pm
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In two months, I’ll be celebrating my five-year anniversary with an online community that has completely changed my life. From curing unhealthy sleeping patterns to relaxing nerves during an anxiety episode, this form of self-care might be exactly what you’ve been searching for during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s called ASMR.