Books and Threads

March 3, 2019

In which Carla talks about where she has been--in complex PTSD therapy and in major EDS flareup--and reviews the very best books she has read this year, in therapy and, of course, for fun. Much horror and true crime was enjoyed.

Referenced Episodes:

Recommended Reading:

CPTSD:

My five-star reading this year so far:

  1. Dream Work by Mary Oliver (poetry) 
  2. Three Early Stories by J. D. Salinger (short stories) 
  3. Hannah-Beast by Jennifer McMahon (horror—audio) 
  4. The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson (true crime—audio) 
  5. Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder by Kathryn Casey (true crime) 
  6. Amy: My Search for Her Killer by James Renner (true crime) 
  7. Come Closer by Sara Gran (horror) 
  8. The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry (horror) 
  9. Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better by Madisen Kuhn (poetry) 
  10. I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame by Brené Brown (psychology: updated edition title: I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't): Making the Journey From "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough"

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The Use of Sorrows

January 30, 2019

In which Carla celebrates two lives well lived, one in letters, one in play, both in finding and making cupcakes. Both lives have anniversaries in January: Mary Oliver, and Carla's younger brother, Eric.

 

Source for Mary Oliver’s reading her poem “Wild Geese”: https://soundcloud.com/brainpicker/mary-oliver-reads-wild-geese (https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/09/24/mary-oliver-reads-wild-geese/)

Link to full Instagram watercolor and tribute on There Might Be Cupcakes account: https://www.instagram.com/p/BswBGT2hgoR/

On Being with Krista Tippet: Mary Oliver: https://onbeing.org/programs/mary-oliver-listening-to-the-world-jan2019/ * direct download: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/560660913-mary-oliver-listening-to-the-world-jan2019.mp3

 

Recommended Reading:

Long Life: Essays and Other Writings https://amzn.to/2FY6pcn

Dream Work https://amzn.to/2Gdbw7N

 

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Tachy Tacky

June 22, 2018

In which Carla faces down the shame that can come from POTS’ symptoms.

 

Other episodes about Chronic Illness:

 

The Mighty.com: All About POTS by People with POTS

 

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Extra Extra

April 25, 2018

In which Carla lets you know where she's been and where she's going.

 

Referenced reading:

Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret That Tore a Family Apart by Diane Fanning

Under Cover of the Night: A True Story of Sex, Greed and Murder by Diane Fanning

All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell

The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur

 

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Referenced episodes:

Spoiler Country: Podcast Signal Boost #2!

Semi-Intellectual Musings: Chronicity 0: Welcome to Chronicity, Chronicity 1: The Unraveling

There Might Be Cupcakes:

3: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties

4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night (recommended: listen to the remastered versions of 3 and 4, released Feb 15 and Feb 27, 2018)

11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29

12: Driving, Dancing and Pizza Hut

27: Halloween Enormous Stories

29: Unpacking the Bunny

30: A Zebra with No Spoons

Chasing That Skinny

March 17, 2018

men with eating disorders

 

In which Carla and Eli Sirota discuss their own past and healing eating disorders, and the layers of stigma for men with eating disorders in seeking treatment.

Suggested reading material:

Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson

Eli's podcast: Blizzard the Wizard and Eli

 

Eating Disorder Self-Screening Tool (for ages 13 and up)

Eating Disorder Hotlines:

US: 800-931-2237 or support via online chat

Canada: 866-633-4220

UK: 01494793223 or support via email support@eatingdisorderssupport.co.uk

AUS: 1800 33 4673 or support via email support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au or via online chat

 

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Remastered Poe & Cupcakes & Carla: Nicetameetcha

January 24, 2018

Remastered, aka re-edited and recompressed, episode 1:

It's still a "first episode", but it's cleaned up, and the transitions are smoother. Enjoy.

 

In which Carla explains why eccentric doesn’t equal crazy, that horror poetry is a thing, and cupcakes are linked to better mental health. And books. So many books.

Believe only half of what you see, and nothing of what you hear.

–Edgar Allan Poe

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Best Fiction of 2017

January 10, 2018

In which Carla analyzes the books she read in 2017, and reviews and shares the best fiction.

 

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A Zebra with No Spoons

December 1, 2017

In which Carla gets really honest about what it is like to have chronic pain, to be chronically ill, and to be disabled. Let’s get real, honest, and awkward.

 

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Pilgrim at Little Piney River

October 26, 2017

In which Carla explores a Pulitzer Prize winning book, and her own Virginia mountain and river. (That is the fifth draft--each time it sounds disturbing or dirty. It probably still does.)

 

This episode is dedicated to Greg Behrendt and Jerry Berry.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

 

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The Bell Tale Heart

October 7, 2017

In which Carla commemorates the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death by exploring its mysteries...and reading his poetry to you.

 

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