Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

The Doctor Will See You Now

It had been six weeks since I saw my doctor last, the longest I have gone without seeing my psychiatrist in the past.  Everything had been going ok during the time between visits until it wasn’t ok.  And it was the instability that I had experienced in the previous weeks that had me worried about… Continue reading The Doctor Will See You Now

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Fighting Depression

After sleeping some 13 hours (yes you are reading that correctly) from Friday into Saturday morning, I was determined that I was going to take an assertive attack on the depression that was lurking over my head like a dark cloud.  It was during the consumption of a cup of coffee that I devised my… Continue reading Fighting Depression

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me

Laying in bed, I can see the sun shining through the window.  My red curtains are illuminated and resemble more of a dusky pink in the darkened room.  I am on my stomach and am in the most incredibly comfortable position.  Everything is bliss, except for the sound of my alarm chirping away.  It’s the… Continue reading Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

How Music Can Affects My Mood

I like music.  It fills the emptiness that is in my car while commuting to work.  It creates company when I am in the kitchen cooking my family dinner.  It provides a distraction while I am studying and attempting to concentrate on the concepts that I am learning. There are so many types of music… Continue reading How Music Can Affects My Mood

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

The Ups and Downs of a Mixed Episode

My last post was about all the things that I accomplished within a week or two period.  There were cakes, birthdays and concerts, oh my!  I was going from one thing to another, be bopping along, nearly constantly moving minus the times when I was zonked out taking a nap mid-day because my energizer battery… Continue reading The Ups and Downs of a Mixed Episode

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”

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

The Ebbs and Flows of Life

This weekend I embarked on a backpacking trip with my partner.  To say I was excited to take this adventure, was an understatement.  Knowing that I would be carrying all I need on my back and spending a full weekend in the forest was more than I could handle. On Saturday, upon arrival at the… Continue reading The Ebbs and Flows of Life