Amanda Cade

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

Episode One: Back to Reality After the Important Annual Event and the attack of the PIMOs (see April in Review), the first full week of May was pretty normal. So the first episode of the month would include: Me being totally surprised when the Important Annual Event team presents me with a card and a …

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Chances are that at some point you’ve taken part in a team building exercise. You know, when you and your colleagues are asked to solve a problem, accomplish a task, do some structured bonding, etc. People have mixed feelings about them, but most of the time my coworkers are on board, and I actually think …

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Last Sunday, I wrote about how the universe had conspired to force me to stop stressing over hosting the perfect parties, by throwing some truly insane monkey wrenches into several events. I did take that lesson to heart, and started to relax more. What I still needed to get through my thick skull, though, was …

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Back in November, I shared my tips for low-stress parties and gatherings. Lest anyone think that my life always goes smoothly (although if you read my post about wrapping Christmas presents, you already know better), I have to tell you that I only learned to relax about these things through some very strong lessons. Here …

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Let me preface this by saying that I could not have been blessed with better parents. They always have been, and continue to be, loving, honest, supportive people who are my very best role models. I had a wonderful childhood, and would have to struggle to find anything to criticize about the way they raised …

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