Mental illness lies to us about isolation

View this post on Instagram Hi, my name is Carla, I’m 46, I’m a podcaster, I have 2 dogs…and I have chronic primary and secondary depression and anxiety. What I mean by this is that I have them as stand-alone diagnoses, then have them compounded as both symptoms of, and then also natural consequences of, […]

Book Lists: Chronic Illness

Listopia on Goodreads: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Firsthand Accounts of Living with Chronic, Invisible Illness(es) my chronic illness Goodreads bookshelf Bumped to the top of my to-be-read list from these two Listopia/Goodreads lists: The Lonely Patient: How We Experience Illness * Michael Stein The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness * Karen Armstrong In the Kingdom […]

Ask Me Anything

Ask me a question about being disabled. Suggest a topic for the podcast. Recommend a book, or ask me to recommend a book. Ask away!  

Episode 19 Teaser

Lovelies, I am sorry, but I am not going to be recording and publishing until tomorrow. I almost had a syncope (POTS fainting) episode today–luckily thwarted by last week’s ER doc’s medical advice, but even “almost” tears my body up. But it’s going to be a good one, and since I am late, I will […]

Episode 15: Old School Brownies

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Girl Scouting

The Scottish Brownie, from Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, by George Douglas, 1901: The Scottish Brownie formed a class of beings distinct in habit and disposition from the freakish and mischievous elves. He was meagre, shaggy, and wild in his appearance. In the daytime he lurked in remote recesses of the old houses which he […]

About Me, Myself, and Cupcakes

Hi, I’m Carla. I’m a 46-year-old disabled writer. I live on a mountain in the Appalachian range, in the section known as the Blue Ridge in the state of Virginia, right on the edge of the George Washington National Forest. The latter makes the Missing 411 phenomenon extra spooky. I created and write the website […]

Now available on Stitcher

Another podcatcher for your convenience! Accepted and settled in, with my own nifty URL: stitcher.com/podcast/carla-pettigrew-hufstedler/there-might-be-cupcakes How to listen to Stitcher: iOS, Android, and desktop

Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book

…and a true crime mystery from Carla’s past to solve. Truly! In which Carla extolls the haunting music of the musician she has been highlighting in episodes, bemoans the dentist appointment that makes this episode short (but 1 of 2 this week!), and reads you a Scottish folktale explaining how evil was loosed unto the […]

Patron: So many plans! So many cupcakes!

So many plans! Not for me–for us! So, if you please… (Or on Patreon, either or. Same reward structure, same results.)   Why? Glad you asked! There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast Patron Announcement from Carla Hufstedler on Vimeo.   Want even more information before you decide to invest? No problem!: Podcast Episodes About Me, Myself, […]

So Many Books: You Were Forewarned

Books are my friends and my passion. I love words. I cannot emphasize that enough. When I’m not reading…I’m growing my TBR list (to be read) with one eye always hunting. Hunter-gatherer over here. I say I am a bookdragon–a bookworm is just the pupal stage of a dragon. The key is fireproof books, y’all. […]

There Might Be Cupcakes: Reason No. 3

Reason number three that I have called this podcast-to-be There Might Be Cupcakes: They allow mingling, because they are more finger food than plate food, like cake. Think back to your last shower or reception. Cake is served, and everyone sits down or perches somewhere and fills their…well…cakehole. A cupcake fits in your palm, your […]