It was a pleasant morning temperature wise today so I took my coffee and bagel outside. We’re surrounded by wildfires right now so we try and take advantage of the breaks in poor air quality. I sat down with my breakfast and was quickly,and not very quietly joined by two visitors. The large family of … Continue reading Backyard breakfast company
Yes, I know. I hate hearing, reading and talking about exercise and my mental health. I get tired of my doctors suggesting more exercise to help battle the side effects of my medications. I despise listening to the doctors that have prescribed the meds tell me that I could balance out the weight gain from … Continue reading Exercise, Bipolar, and the Battle for Self
Holidays have been a bit rough the last few years. And this year is no different. It’s during these winter months that the deaths of my mother and grandmother are most felt. The holidays are very hard without them. I think one of the reasons I started to teach myself how to bake was to … Continue reading Holiday Planning
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
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!?
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
The holiday season can be difficult. Continue reading Holiday Blues
It’s been a VERY difficult 3 months. This last depressive episode has been a stubborn one. I’ve had two medications adjusted, changed some sleeping habits, made some attempts at getting more exercise and attended some group sessions. I’m slowly getting back to being me. Let me just say…I hate dealing with medication adjustments. This reason … Continue reading Getting better
To say I’ve been a little anxious is
Continue reading Relax. Breathe. Bake
One afternoon I attempted 4 different batches… Continue reading No Tears Choux Pastry
I made ciabatta, listened to my favorite playlist Continue reading Coping Ciabatta
..sometimes the kitchen wins. Continue reading Not So Hot This Time Hot Cross Buns