The last few months have been filled with changes. Along with the medication additions and adjustments I’ve made some significant diet changes. In December we moved to a mostly vegan diet. The only dairy I eat is the occasional cup of milk or the few eggs in some of the breads I still make. I … Continue reading Progress Update
I’ve been struggling with a manic swing the last few weeks. I can’t sleep, I’m agitated and irritable, and I can’t concentrate. To make matters worse the quarantine has made my usual coping skills impossible to utilize. I can’t go wander through Barnes and Noble or go sit in my favorite diner for breakfast. I … Continue reading Mania and Mini Breads
Lemon Ginger Biscotti-gluten free Makes about 24-30 cookies/ 350F for 25min then 250F for 45 min Ingredients 2 ¼ cups gluten free, plus a bit for dusting 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup finely chopped ginger … Continue reading Gluten Free lemon and ginger biscotti
I tried making a small loaf of rye bread. I found two different recipes with two different rising/proving directions. One recipe had only one rise and was for 8 hours or overnight. The other had an initial rise of 4 hours, knock the dough back, fold into loaf again, then rise a second time. I … Continue reading The Rye Bread Experiment
http://www.cnn.com/2020/04/12/world/meanwhile-in-america-april-10-intl-bread/index.html Ok. Seriously people is everyone baking bread now?! I can’t find flour anywhere! How am I supposed to do any coping baking, and eating during this quarantine without my baking supplies? I love that everyone is baking more but holy hell. Flour is getting impossible to find. I’ve even tried to purchase online from a … Continue reading Is Everyone Making Bread!?
This is what happens when you take your eyes off of your rising bread. My cat decided to mark this one as her own. Continue reading Baking with Cats
How do we keep connected to those around us when we’re struggling with the symptoms of our mental illness? How do we keep our relationships healthy as well as take care of our own individual health? How do I talk about my mental health without making others uncomfortable? How do we make meaningful connections? Is … Continue reading How do we stay connected?
During this stressful time, it’s even more important for us to take a breath, refocus, and find gratitude for the little things. Continue reading Grateful
Each year World Bipolar Day takes place on 30th March and this year members of the public across the globe are being encouraged to use social media … 7 things you need to know about Bipolar Continue reading 7 things you need to know about Bipolar
The holiday season can be difficult. Continue reading Holiday Blues
Traveling. Who doesn’t love to take a vacation from the daily grind? Unfortunately for many of us, traveling can be stressful. And a possible bipolar mood episode trigger that we may spend months recovering from. The packing, the planning, the crowded airports, the plane ride, the car ride, the sleep disruptions….and on and on. I … Continue reading Bipolar and the Nightmare of Travel
For some, autumn can mean beautiful leaves and fresh, crisp air; for others, it can spell the sad ending of the warm glow of summer. For those of us with — Read on http://www.bphope.com/bipolar-buzz/bipolar-life-fall-brings-more-than-just-a-change-in-colors/ Continue reading Fall Brings More Than Just a Change in Colors | bpHope.com