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”

Everyday Life, Uncategorized

My $8.99 Experiment Fail

It was time.  I was frustrated.  I had had enough.  It was time to do something about it.  It was time to take control into my own hands.  It was time to dye my hair.   I have dyed my hair a few times myself and was never happy with how it turned out.  I… Continue reading My $8.99 Experiment Fail

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Letter to 65 Year Old Me

This was an assignment for my Developmental Psychology class and I had FAR too much fun writing this letter...   Letter to Self Dear Michelle, Have I told you lately how much I love you and how awesome I think you are?  I haven’t? Well, let me correct that.  You are an amazing, encouraging, charismatic… Continue reading Letter to 65 Year Old Me

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

What I’ve gained: Part Two

I see my psychiatrist this afternoon after a month since my last appointment.  I do not clearly remember the last time I was able to go an entire month without seeing my doctor.  For the last two years, I have seen her more than I have seen my friends and family, nearly every one to… Continue reading What I’ve gained: Part Two

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Communing with Nature: Fossil Creek

Prior to the temperatures hitting the 90’s towards the end of this week, we ventured out this weekend on an adventure.  Well, it was an adventure for me.  Unbeknownst to me, the hike that I was embarking on would be a twelve (12) mile round trip hike with more elevation gain than I have ever… Continue reading Communing with Nature: Fossil Creek

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Michelle’s Makeover

It’s been nearly six months since I sat in the hair stylist chair.  My hair has grown quite a bit and it, in my opinion, resembles that of a poodle that was washed and dried with high heat.  My hair is large and in charge.  Like a mane of a lion.  It’s thick and wavy… Continue reading Michelle’s Makeover

anorexia, Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

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