Bella’s Illness

image1-1This will be our third Christmas with Bella, every year she gets excited and uses her nose to sniff out all her treats wrapped under the tree. When we rescued two-year-old Bella from the MSPCA she was a little ball of energy. There were signs that she had been abused in her previous home so it took her a few months to feel safe and realize all image1we wanted to do was love her.
We wanted to give Bella the best most loving forever home we possibly could. We wanted her to feel safe and secure, loved, and wanted. Bella went multiple times a week to run with her friends at doggy daycare or as we called it school, she knew the days she wanted to go see her friends because she would bark and follow you around the entire time you were getting ready for work. Bella loves to watch the voice and lay in front of her fake fireplace.capture
We know that Bella didn’t have the easiest life in her previous home. When we adopted her we wanted to give her the best possible life we could give her. She is a sweet and lovingcapture7 Bulldog that wins over the hearts of anyone who has the pleasure of knowing her.

Recently Bella had started whimpering and crying out in pain. It has taken multiple Vets several weeks and many tests before they finally found what is causing Bella’s pain. capture4Through an MRI administered by a Neurologist they have been able to diagnose her with Inflammatory Brain Disease, this is a brain disease which is causing her severe pain; as well as, seizures and vertigo. As her family we want to give her every chance she has to live a full and happy life especially since Bella is only five years old. Vets have recommended a series of chemo treatments, steroids, and pain medicine to keep her comfortable.

capture5This makes me so sad not just because she’s my pup but because  She deserves to be happy and healthy!!!! We are blessed to have her grace our home with her spunk and personality.

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Embracing Change

Hello everyone, Happy Tuesday!
Today I want to talk to you all about change. Summer is one of those seasons where you are waiting for change. Some of you may be moving into collage or high school. Others may be starting a new job, getting married, welcoming a new baby, or moving across country.
All these things I’ve mentioned are big changes some of you may be going through smaller changes as well. And everyone knows any type of change can be difficult to except or live through, but I like to think everything happens for a reason and these changes will benefit you in the future.
If you just sit there in your comfort zone nothing will ever happen your life will remain exactly where you are know! For many of us we dream of a big future you know the dream job adorable little family cute house with a garden out back. Well unless you have all of that know you will have to embrace many changes before you achieve that goal!!
So for all of you who fear these new changes coming up take a deep breath and look at it as just one more step towards your future! Life is an adventure!
I hope you all are well!! Love you guys!
Michelle

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

Hello, all you beautiful people!
Today I what to talk to you about what makes you different! Being different is a good thing, you may not see that now but believe me all these little things that are different from your friends or peers will make you who you are! No one is exactly like you whether this be your appearance, belief or personality, I can guarantee you that there is something inside of you or outside of you that makes you different than others.
I never try to focus on looks in my posts but I have received a lot of letters from girls who hate one part of their appearance because it’s different than the norm or how the supermodels they want to look like! The first question you should ask yourself if you find yourself thinking this way is why? Why do you want to look like everyone else? or why do you want to look like the newest Victoria secret models? If your answer is because they are beautiful, then it is about time you look in the mirror because you are beautiful too!
Many of these models and actresses that you’re dying to look like went through times in their life when they didn’t feel beautiful either. In fact, Jennifer Gardner has spoken out recently about how shocked she was growing up when people would tell her she was pretty.

“It was a shock when I got to college to hear people say I was pretty,”

~ Jennifer Gardner

Everyone goes through times when they don’t feel beautiful, but you always need to remember you are! Not everyone is going to look the exact same and that’s what makes you beautiful! So be confident with who you are and know that you are beautiful! Have you ever heard the expression you must love yourself before you can truly be loved? Well, it’s the same thing with beauty! In order to really be yourself, you need to shed away your insecurities and realize that you are beautiful! There will always be those people who try to tear others down but if your confident and secure enough with yourself you will realize that they are wrong and that you are perfect just the way you are!
I am a natural red head so growing up in school was always hard since it was something that always made me different! In high school, I would dye my hair blonde every few weeks to try and hide my natural hair color. Also, their was a little show called South Park that made my life a living hell. They invented rude names for people with red hair and even established a
“kick a ginger day” fortunate for me I never got kicked but still it wasn’t the best time in my life! When I got to college I realized that my hair color doesn’t matter and that red is beautiful! I still enjoy changing my hair around when I get bored but not because I don’t feel beautiful! I love the red hair that I have and I know that its something that makes me me!
Beauty is something that lies in the eye of the beholder and your definition of beauty should be you! Because you should always feel like the most beautiful woman in the world!
I hope you all look in the mirror today and tell your self that your beautiful because you are!
~Michelle ❤

I’ve Never Gotten Tall Making Someone else Feel Small

Hello Everyone,

Today I want to talk to you about the extremely important topic of bullying! Recently my inboxes have been packed full of messages from girls who dread riding the bus or finding a seat to sit at during lunch time, I have also received an overwhelming amount of emails from mothers asking for any type of advice I could give them on what to tell their child when they come home crying every day. I have emailed all these people back personally to try and help but I think there is a lot of things that everyone should hear. So maybe the people out there who are to shy or afraid to find help will unerstand that they are not alone and they have nothing to fear in getting the help that is needed in situations like this!

The first thing I want to make clear is that being bullied is never your fault. You didn’t do anything to attract this type of nagative attention, Most bullies pick random targets in attempt to make themselves feel better or to attract any sort of attention they can get even if its negative attention. If someone picks on you for your glasses, style, sexual orientation, disabilities, weight, nationality, race, or anything else just know that you are beautiful and perfect just the way you are. And you should never change yourself for someone else. You are you and you should love that! The person who is bullying and picking on you doesn’t understand humanity. People are not toys and harming someone emotionally can be just as harmful as a physical attack. Bullying is attacking, it is wrong and needs to come to an end. If you are being bullied you need to know that their is nothing wrong with you but rather something wrong with the bully. If some one needs to harm others and rip them apart then they live a sad existance and they should be the ones who are ashamed of themselves and what they did not the people who they are victomizing.

I am sure that many of you have heard the advice of “just ignore it” but to me this sounds like horrible advice! Bullying is a horrible thing it can rip apart a person and casue fatal problems like depression, self harm drug abuse and even suicide. Instead of ignoring a big problem like bullying you should talk about it, talk to a councelor, teacher, parent, friends, sibling anyone and don’t worry about being a “tattle tale” bullying is worng and needs to be brought to the proper peoples attantion like a guidance councelor or teacher. Don’t be afraid to talk about it if you are being bullied like I said before its not your fault so don’t feel embarrassed.

With bullying tragedies making head lines in the news recetly a lot of celeberties have come out to talk about their own experiences being bullied and have even come up with songs and videos to help people through this hard time. There are alot of people who have gone through things similar to you in their life time talking to them can be helpful as well as theraputic. You are not alone and you should never feel alone! There are so many people in this world experiencing the same thing and having the same problems. I promise you that you are loved in this world and that people will understand and want to help you! What you face today or tomorrow is not going to be forever you need to understand that life gets better and rough times do pass. You should always be proud of who you are and live a life that is true to yourself. Do not change you apearance opinions or actions to make someone else happy or to try to be like everyone else! Being you is the one thing that you have that know one else has or could ever have! You should be proud of it and you should love it!

Here are a few songs and videos(click the pictures):

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I hope this has helped a few of you! I am always an email away to talk if any one needs venting however I do suggest that you talk to a parent or teacher who can help you in your everyday life and put an end to the bullying. I will link some advice websites and hotlines below as a refrence for any one who may need them. Remember that it does get better, you are stronger then you may think and to never give up!

Love you all

Refrences to find help:

http://www.kidshelp.com.au/teens/get-help/web-counselling/

http://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/

http://www.stopbullying.gov/get-help-now/index.html

Safe Haven

So tonight i sat down with my mom to watch Safe Haven It was a great movie about falling out of love and falling in love. Not to give anything a way but a lot of the movie revolved around “katie’s” past with an abuse alcoholic husband. This idea brings up a lot of issues. 

Everyone wants to believe that the person they love is perfect, never going to hurt them, and will always be there for them. Unfortunately this is not always the case, there are far to many cases of abuse in the world and as woman we need to stick together. People in this scenario usually do not see a way out the abusers have them scared for their lives so scared they feel they will be killed if they are caught. But believe me if you are in this situation you have options. There are numbers you can call, contact the police, tell your friends, tell your family. What ever you choose to do TELL SOMEONE!!! Woman die from this to many times and please don’t let this happen to you this is NOT your fault you need to get out of there and find your own safe haven.Image