Amanda Cade

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

As I explained in last week’s post, things have been tough lately. As a result, I’ve been doing even more reading than usual, because as Kate Morton wrote in The Forgotten Garden, “She’d understood the power of stories. Their magical ability to refill the wounded part of people.” Luckily, there were a lot of new …

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Last week, I mentioned the benefits of reading and offered some suggestions for finding the right book for you. This week, it’s all about finding the time, which is a strangely appropriate plan because last week I barely had time to breathe. Here’s my best advice for getting your pages in: Keep Your Book Handy With …

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I’ve always been a rabid reader, right from childhood. For 2019, I set a personal goal to read 250 books, and having finished number 176 yesterday, I’m right on schedule. When I talk to friends and colleagues about reading, I often hear, “I’m just not a reader” or “I wish I read more” or “I …

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I recently reread Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, for the fourth or fifth time, and the other day I watched the movie for the second. It’s been on my mind this week, especially because of world events that have led me to reflect on the importance of kindness and tolerance. So this week, I wanted to …

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As I mentioned in my January in review post, the first month of 2019 was crazy, stressful, and challenging, although I ended the month feeling positive and ready to take on February. It didn’t take me long, though, to realize that I needed to rethink my plan for the month. Burnout January’s insanity was ultimately …

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