by Michelle Montoro

Oftentimes, we get stuck in our comfort zones. It’s a natural occurrence and it’s completely understandable to want to stay within the confines of what makes you comfortable. Because, well, it’s comfortable. And who wants to feel uncomfortable?

But I have learned that nothing great comes out…

by Michelle Montoro

I spent the first 40 years of my life being a “yes” girl.

Craving to be popular, to be liked, to become the friend my friends could rely on.

Always.

To the point that I exhausted myself. Overwhelmed myself. Literally made myself crazy.

But I had only…

by Michelle Montoro

Twenty-one years ago, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder after a lifetime of struggling within the darkness of my own mind. It has been a disturbing history but one that I survived.

Through countless hours of therapy, endless cocktails of psychotropic medications, measureless pools of tears, and…

by Michelle Montoro

We as human beings have many ways of communicating with each other…words, body language, facial expressions, actions, the way we dress, the way we walk, our overall presentation of ourselves to the world.

So you see, there are many underlying reasons why I do the things I…

by Michelle Montoro

After 22 years of active duty service in the United States Army, my husband is retiring this summer and will no longer be a soldier. To honor him as well as all of the military families past, present, and future, I wanted to share some truths about…

Shelbee On The Edge

Michelle is a passionate scholar and a lover of words with a driving desire to help others in the pursuit of becoming the best possible versions of themselves.

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