Amanda Cade

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

In last week’s post, we looked at the dangers of spending extended periods of time stuck in the stress response-aka survival mode-as well as how to recognize it. This week, let’s discuss how to respond. Short Term Response Just like the stress response is physiological, our bodies have a counter mode: the relaxation response. This …

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This weekend really got away from me! Actually, that’s true of all last week-lots of extra time at work, plans with family, and hosting a friend’s birthday party left me with very little free time. I’ve also been, for some reason, struggling with writer’s block this week. I started drafting posts on four different topics, …

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Depending on who you ask, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, a Hallmark inspired scam, or a depressing reminder of being alone. I tend to go with the celebration of love, despite being single. In my Valentine’s themed post last year, I talked about different ways to think about Valentine’s Day, whether you’re single …

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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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Happy New Year, everyone. I hope 2020 is off to a great start. I’m officially calling an end to my Blogmas and probably won’t be posting again until Sunday. I’m super proud of myself for thirty-two straight days of blogging, but after much consideration I’ve decided not to try continuing to post every day. I …

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