Mental illness lies to us about isolation

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, my chronic illnesses of EDS, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Episode 12: Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut

Book suggested for Audible: Yes Please by Amy Poehler link for free copy of Yes Please and a 30-day trial of Audible, the wonderful audiobook subscription service and store with the best customer service of any bookstore link to purchase Yes Please in audio format, narrated by the author, from Audible’s partner, Amazon Books quoted […]

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, […]

Episode 3: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties…

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Paranormal

True ghost stories as told by Carla, round one: Books recommended in/for this episode (all added to the podcast bookshelf on Goodreads): book which I used to verify my experiences with hearing family members go through their routines yet not be home: Grave’s End, by Elaine Mercado true ghost stories: Ghosts by Hans Holzer — This […]

Carla: Pinterest

See? Wasn’t kidding. Everything fascinates me. I want to learn it all and do it all and write it all down and this is why I need a podcast as an outlet. This is what my brain looks like, peeps. The podcast’s board: My books board: My true crime board: All of my boards: