Being happy doesn't require a lot of time or money. It does require the right attitude. A willingness to stop and luxuriate in the moment, and a desire to sharpen one's gaze so that the moment is recognized and appreciated. Life is Cake is an ongoing celebration of the beautiful, the luxurious, the inspirational, and the delicious! As purveyors of Cake we are happy to share delightful morsels with you!
Life should be full of moments of simple, pure delight. Like enjoying a piece of cake. It is not realistic to expect these moments to be the norm, and they would not be so treasured if they were. The whole point is to seize these tiny moments of bliss whenever they appear, and to savor them. Also, to make an honest effort to Join us on our online "Talk Show" where we share our progress in creating and/or seeking out such moments, to enrich our ongoing life experience, and discuss the roadblocks on the path to feeling your best.
I am a mom of a 3-year-old; I own and run a business, and I also run my professional dance career, performing and creating instructional video products for belly dance and stiletto dance. I work long hours, play trains and legos with my son, and look forward every week to saving my sanity by treating myself to a whimsical creative project that rekindles my commitment to live my life feeling beautiful inside and out. Cocktail hats, wild body paint, floating in the ocean in an evening gown are my escapes from the sameness of my work days, and my method of coping with anxiety and relieving stress. I am bored with yoga/meditation and other non-creative, mechanical stress management techniques. I need to play, to laugh, to have my mind fully engaged in creating something unique from scratch: Only then the shadows of fatigue and depression recede and I emerge happier. Travel, the geographical escape, doesn’t do this for me. Like watching TV, travel is a form of consumption: I prefer my imagination to escape via the fancy of creativity, while my body stays right here, in New York City.
We collect and publish motivational resources - positive affirmations and inspirational quotes - on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. If our work - ideas expressed in our talk show, dance / music videos or inspirational memes - strike a chord with you, let us know, and share your own experiences and ways of staying positive and depression-free through creative pursuits. The easiest way to reach us is on Facebook, on the Life Is Cake page or on our individual accounts. We hope to hear from you!