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Just Accept it, Cupcake

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Early last summer, I visited a college mentor who offered to help me with my website and computer illiteracy. She had helped me start on this whole blog road, despite my terror of joining forces with computers and the looming danger of SkyNet. As a token of my appreciation, I brought her a small crystal bracelet from one of my favorite stores. Later that evening, she thanked me and wrote, “It’s just what I needed, but you are too generous!”

This seems like a normal, everyday “thank you” moment. On the surface,  this is a grateful and humble statement. In reality, this moment actually lowers both of our cellular vibrations and repels other good things from coming our ways. Why? In a nutshell, we are deflecting the good vibes that have been intended for us. We are not really accepting our gifts from others. We do not practice the art of receiving. Continue reading Just Accept it, Cupcake

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Hey, Cupcake, Stop Comparing Yourself to Apples and Oranges (or Others)

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Have you ever noticed how in today’s society, we rarely celebrate the person who comes in second place? We see this most obviously in sporting events. In sports, the winners are treated like war heroes, and the losers are lucky to get five minutes on the screen (and they are usually on the blooper highlights).  The announcers may interview the loser first, but the main focus is on the winner (who gets a much bigger check and a much bigger endorsement). And be honest: the only people who remember  finalists are parents and the fans who keep up with stats better than their checking accounts. Do we ever hear people screaming, “We’re Number Two!” at games? Does anyone wave a foam finger showing a peace sign instead of a solitary finger? Um, no.  Continue reading Hey, Cupcake, Stop Comparing Yourself to Apples and Oranges (or Others)

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I Just Can’t Let You Go, Cupcake! (Sometimes, it IS OK to hold on to our past)

http://ownyourcupcake.com            All sorts of mental health experts tell us we need to let go of the past in order to move onto the future. I completely agree. Except, well, except for when I disagree, like right now. This time, I can’t let go, and I argue that sometimes it IS OK to hold on to our past. Continue reading I Just Can’t Let You Go, Cupcake! (Sometimes, it IS OK to hold on to our past)

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What Can You Add to Your Cupcake? (10 Ways to Change Your Brain Pattern Without Thinking)

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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)

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