Amanda Cade

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

Giving Tuesday has been around since 2012, and is intended to encourage people to donate time, support, money, etc. to good causes and to their communities. For more information click here. I’ve been participating in Giving Tuesday since I first heard about it in 2014 (missed the first two years, unfortunately) and it’s always a …

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A while back, I wrote a post about how to take a few minutes to jolt yourself out of a bad mood. Sometimes, though, we donโ€™t have the luxury of removing ourselves from a situation. When your boss is chewing you out, customers are yelling at you, your kids are having a tantrum, or lots …

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Last week I suggested listening to music as one of several ways to quickly improve a bad mood, so it seemed like a good time to share a few more selections from my personal happy mix. These songs in particular acknowledge that sometimes things aren’t going great, and encourage a more optimistic attitude. If You’re …

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The other day, I had a seriously rotten morning. I massively overslept, which threw a major wrench in my routine. I left my house so late that I had to deal with rush hour traffic (which, if you read last weekโ€™s post, you know I despise), and while I wasnโ€™t officially late for work, I …

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I think I’ve mentioned that I sometimes (often) imagine my life as some sort of cosmic sitcom. I’ve sort of been in the mindset for the last couple of posts, so when I sat down to write about March, I thought it would be fun to imagine what this month’s “episodes” would contain. So thanks …

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