anorexia, Bipolar Disorder, endometriosis, Uncategorized

“There’s Glory in Sharing Your Story”

Myloudbipolarwhispers (myloudbipolarwhispers) started a compaign in honor of May being National Mental Health Awareness Month, where they are working to have people share their story. I am honored to share my story as a way to help her with her movement. Who Am I? Hi! My name is Michelle, but I have been called Bella… Continue reading “There’s Glory in Sharing Your Story”

anorexia, Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

The Waredrobe: Out with the Old

It was time. I have postponed this for long enough. There was no more room left for excuses and wishful thinking. I stood in my walk-in closet and looked at my extensive collection of clothing.  Shirts all organized by style, followed by skirts, then dresses.  There are so many items on the rack that it… Continue reading The Waredrobe: Out with the Old

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Better than Before

Often, I get these grand ideas.  Ideas about all the wonderful things that I can and should do.  To be honest, I am not sure what exactly it is.  Excessive motivation?  Obsessed with improving my overall well-being? I read Gretchen Rubin’s book, Better than Before, twice. (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/better-than-before/about-the-book/ ) It was an informative read the first… Continue reading Better than Before

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Back in the Day: March 2016

Two years ago, in March of 2016, I was in a much different place than I am today.  Currently, I am working a nearly full-time job, in school as a part time student, a fully engaged step mother and spouse and in a place of stability mentally speaking.  But, two years ago, this was not… Continue reading Back in the Day: March 2016

anorexia, Bipolar Disorder, endometriosis, Uncategorized

The Perfect Figure: 36″-24″-36″

For many, many years, I have had it in my head of what I think I should look like.  And much of this can be summed up in a Victoria Secret model.  Flat stomach, edged with muscles, thin thighs, perky butt and very present, a voluptuous bosom.  And in addition to have the “perfect” measurements… Continue reading The Perfect Figure: 36″-24″-36″

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Self-care Sundays

Sunday morning was spent baking up a storm, gluten free cakes, of course.  In previous years I have been known to make castle of cakes and have even completed wedding cakes for a few brides.  But, when the mental break down of 2016 stormed through, the creativity that used to swell within me, dried up… Continue reading Self-care Sundays

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Grandma’s Table

It’s a very basic, oak, round table that comfortably seats four people, but when extended can seat up to eight.  There are panels that hold up the sides of the table where two people will always hit their knees.  And when the family sits down together for a steak dinner and starts to cut their… Continue reading Grandma’s Table