When I was 18 I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type one and two years later with celiac disease. It was really hard at first to come to terms with the fact that I would have to add limits to the food and drinks I could consume.

I was a born foodie, culinary school was on my mind and the last thing I wanted to do was have to give up my favorite foods. It was challenging and frustrating. Years later I started my blog Follow Our Passion as a way to share my struggles with the world and hopefully inspire others and give them hope. I grew up in South Florida and Panama and a year ago or so moved to New Mexico, on a spontaneous weekend trip to Colorado started a love affair with the beautiful mountains and the incredible laid back vibe Colorado has. I now live in Boulder with my cat. I love to hike, bake and read.