Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Medical Withdrawal

Friday afternoon I sat on the couch that was opposite my doctor.  She looked at my file (large, filled with numerous pages depicting my numerous visits).  She looked up and said, if you are back this soon, something must not be going very well.  I sighed (I hate sighing, I hate when others sigh, but… Continue reading Medical Withdrawal

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

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Rewriting Old Narratives

I sat before my therapist yesterday and I listed off several things that I wanted to work on during our sessions.  The two big ones were how my past relationships are still affecting me and my negative body image issues.  We started to work on the past relationships. I was in relationships where I was… Continue reading Rewriting Old Narratives

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

You are Worthy

You are worthy. You are intelligent. You are strong. You can accomplish all that you put your mind towards. You can do this. This too shall pass.   Oh affirmations, those lovey little bugs that are a pain to do, but my oh my they make a difference.   I first was exposed to affirmations… Continue reading You are Worthy

Bipolar Disorder

Boiling Pots

Psychologist. Psychiatrist. Primary Care Physician. Gynecologist. Dentist. Orthodontist… I was updating the calendar that I share with my boss (I am an executive assistant and it’s pertinent that I keep the calendars up to date), and I was adding in all the appointments that I have scheduled so far for the month of February. First… Continue reading Boiling Pots