small steps

I know it’s hard right now - but continue to look for the small moments of good in this world. We will need it to survive.

Listen boys and girls and everyone in between, three years ago I could not leave my house by myself without crying uncontrollably and giving up by the time I stepped on the sidewalk and today I took a 2 hour flight, navigated the airport and took a cab home by myself. So. It WILL get better. I’m telling you from experience: with patience and therapy and by taking small steps, you can do anything you set your mind to.

Double Chocolate Mug Cake


Yields 2 mug cakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup self rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt
Equipment
  • 2 small mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Rubber spatula
  • 2 microwaveable mugs
Decoration
  • Powdered sugar
  • Small sifter

Let’s get started!

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and sugars.
  2. Whisk the egg, milk, vanilla and melted butter until smooth.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Divide evenly into mugs and microwave on high for about 1 minute. If cake is not set, microwave in intervals of 10 seconds until fully cooked.

Time to decorate!

  1. Allow mug cakes to cool slightly then dust on some powdered sugar on top.

on days where you’re in pain and seemingly haunted by shadows and overcast thoughts, be gentle and overtly kind to yourself. remember moments where you’ve felt unbridled bliss, with cotton candy and honey coursing through your veins as dripping golden skies illuminated your wondrous, bright life. one day, you’ll embrace that warmth and pure joy time and time again. take small steps, be patient and embrace your kaleidoscope of emotions, tending to them whether they are brimming with dark hues or coated in light. take care, balance and bloom.