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Amy's Weird Bet with Her College Boyfriend (5th Thing)

Careful planning that ensures a consistently good mood = curating anticipatory joy. Kat is all about this, but Amy is a proud type B and isn't trying to control or plan out her fun/joy. Anticipatory joy is so important to Kat's well-being that she plans her life in such a way that she almost always has something to look forward to!! Are you like Kat or like Amy??

Speaking of planning things, Kat is working on her bachelorette party and Amy is feeling her "Coastal Grandma" theme. They want it to be cool and a good time, but also not be out late, as that would result in exhaustion upon return and nobody has time for that. ha.

QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” ― Carl R. Rogers

"Anticipatory joy is often greater than the joy brought to us by experiencing the very things we anticipate. This is often because what we expect an experience to be like is often not what it's like and the difference between our expectations and reality mutes our experiential joy. But it's also because anticipating a pleasure is itself intrinsically pleasurable." ― Psychology Today

"Did you know a loving, connected conversation with someone will turn on genes that shut off inflammation? Your mind is the most potent pharmacy ever , and it will either drive inflammation or it will stop inflammation simply by your thoughts." ― Dr. Mark Hyman

EMAILS: April reminding us to not downgrade big things that we're doing in life!! From this note Amy & Kat realized that they both ran the same exact St. Jude half marathon/full marathon back in 2013 before they ever even knew each other!

- Lauren who gave us a good whey protein recommendation that is lactose free so Amy doesn't have to only use her "goat's whey" powder! This leads to a memory from Amy's college days and a weird bet she made with her college boyfriend that involved a protein powder oatmeal situation.

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