I am Tay and welcome to my table. As the name suggests, I have Bipolar II Disorder and PTSD (non-Military). Since my teens, I have been dealing with my mental health. While my symptoms would vary in intensity over the years, things came to a head for me in 2015. The things I learned crawling out that hole has laid the foundation for the person I am today. I’m living my best life in my forties! If you want to know more about my story, check out the “about Tay” page.
Why I started Tay’s Bipolar Kitchen?
I started this blog to share my mental health journey, which my love of food and cooking played a big part. This blog will be part food blog, part journal, and part sharing skills, which have helped me immensely. There will be informational mental health posts, via a segment called Monthly Menu Talks. I will pick a topic, which will be discussed each Tuesday for a month.
Welcome to My Table!
On the food side, I will share my recipes (recipes not my own, will be noted) through the Special of the Week segment. In the future, there will be posts involving cooking techniques and methods, cooking tools and equipment, and more.
At times, I’ll infuse my personal experiences and how I used different methods to make it out of the brier patch. I am not a licensed therapist. Please reach out to a professional or emergency room if you find yourself in a crisis.
My goal is to provide information and experiences to show no one is alone in their struggles. I wish to combat the stigma associated with mental disorders for people to be open and honest about their mental health. Please check out my trigger warning.
Once again, welcome to my table. Have a seat. Let’s talk and get cooking!