Amanda Cade

Worth It! (Things to try, read, watch, hear, and discuss)

So this past week work stayed crazy, the weather was annoying, and I had yet another cold. Despite all that, I was in a great mood. Why? We celebrated my sister Audrey’s birthday. A coworker’s cancer was officially declared to be in remission. A friend’s son received early admission into his first choice for college. …

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When I was a teenager, I had the privilege of attending a presentation by Mark Scharenbroich, an award-winning motivational speaker, author, and filmmaker. It was a powerful experience at the time, and many years later, when I was struggling with depression and negativity, I looked him up, read his book, and was reminded of the …

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Well, my new year is off to an interesting start. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you would probably need only one guess to predict what I’m about to say: Work. Went. Crazy. (I am now picturing all of your shocked faces.) I also have not been feeling one hundred percent this last …

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As I mentioned in my Gingerbread House Day post, my plans to decorate a cookie house with my niece fell through, so I drafted my friend Mike to help me in the endeavor. Here are some highlights Mike: So I’m filling in for an eight year old? Amanda: Exactly. Mike: Good, because that’s about my …

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  I’m really excited to have completed the first week of Blogmas! So far, I’ve posted: Day 1: Accepting a challenge Day 2: Lights and Lessons Day 3: Giving Tuesday Day 4: An Amazing Holiday Experience Day 5: Holiday Playlist Day 6: Emergency Gift Stash Day 7: Dear Blogging Community Today, I wanted to share …

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Last weekend, my mother and I attended the Cirque Dreams Holidaze performance at the Fox Theater here in St. Louis. It. Was. Awesome. Check this out: The music and costumes were amazing, but of course the incredible performances by the acrobats, jugglers, and magicians were the center of the show. As a huge circus fan, …

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