I’m dying. Not like “buried in the ground” dying, but definitely at the end of my rope. I am exhausted. My heart rate is just barely faster than a bunny rabbit’s, and I’m in the cool down. I can’t hold my leg up for a quad stretch because my arms are too weak. Everything feels heavy, and I am covered in so much sweat that I am my very own swimming pool. My friend, Heather Santo, shared Bob Harper’s new Daily Burn workout site on her Facebook page, and I thought to myself, If Heather thinks it’s great, it’s gotta be a ton of fun, right? Continue reading Bob Harper Needs a Cupcake! (What Happens When Competition and No Mind Merge)
Between advertisements and teachers of the Law of Attraction, people are telling us that we are, in one way or another, unhappy. Are we? With all the clutter and noise in our heads, what do we believe? The bigger question is this: how mentally aware are you, Cupcake? Do you constantly cruise around in your head and monitor your thoughts, or do you let your thoughts monitor you? Continue reading Hey, What Kind of Cupcake Are You, Anyway? (Practicing Our Mental Awareness)
Some people think that vanilla is boring. It has nothing to offer because it is not flashy or loud, and it never gets “new and improved.” Do not be swayed by such people: vanilla is amazing. And the same people who do not see the importance of vanilla are the same people who are unaware of their brain power, negative or positive. Do not fall into this category: vanilla is awesome. And you are vanilla with brain power. Continue reading Vanilla Is Not Just Another Flavor (4 Steps to Helping Your Brainwaves Claim Your Extra- Ordinary Cupcakeness.)
When we work on self-improvement, we often try to “let go” of things, and most people agree this is best for us. If we rid ourselves of “items” or emotions that no longer serve us, we will be happier, more complete. Our brain patterns will change with our sacrifice, because we are sacrificing that which harms us.
But is this all we have to do? Is sacrifice truly the key ingredient to making ourselves one hundred percent amazing? Continue reading What Can You Add to Your Cupcake? (10 Ways to Change Your Brain Pattern Without Thinking)
So, today my computer world crashed. All of it. My iPad, my HP laptop, my Gateway desktop; they all went blue-screen berserk on me. I borrowed my husband’s computer for a few minutes; then he realized what I was doing and yanked it away from my murderous hands lest my poisonous fingers kill his livelihood along with my own. There’s no telling what went wrong: I have no idea, so please don’t ask. I came home from the tennis courts, worked out, then tried to do my graduate homework. All hell broke loose. The iPad went dark, as if its battery died, so I moved to my laptop. It froze, turned a brilliant shade of aqua blue, so I politely left it to sort itself out and I moved to the desktop. Continue reading What’s in Your Cupcake? (The Tao of Killing a Computer)
Breaking Free from Shame
The word “gratitude” is the new shame word for this decade. How many times have we heard “You need to be grateful” over the course of our lives? We hear this phrase as children, as teenagers, and even as adults, the theme echoing from past and overlapping the present. Continue reading Quit Feeling Sorry for Yourself, Cupcake! (Breaking Free From Shame)
Own Your Cupcake
Thank you for coming to the party! I am so very glad you’re here! Let’s celebrate your greatness!
Ownyourcupcake is here because everyone needs a little sugar in her life. Lately, the word cupcake has been associated with weakness. The phrase “Suck it up, cupcake!” is yelled when someone isn’t performing well or wants to quit an activity, and a person is called “cupcake” when she is perceived as lazy, weak, or just not up to someone else’s standards. Speaking as an avid lover of cupcakes (especially chocolate cake with chocolate chips and cream cheese frosting–yummy!), I am here to inform you of three things: Continue reading Welcome to Own Your Cupcake