Bipolar Barriers"

About Us

Live Beautiful Now (LBN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization inspired by the memory of the beloved Latrece Bell and her struggle with Bipolar Disorder. Latrece's 
 sister, Lora Bell-Rosemon  and best friend Carmen Martinez founded Live Beautiful Now  to “Break the Barriers on Bipolar Disorder” for women in the Houston Community and their supporters. 


To promote awareness, provide education, and information for women suffering from Bipolar disorder, their families, and supporters, emphasizing symptom recognition, minimizing stigmas, and prevention of suicidal incidents. 


Live Beautiful Now envisions that by reaching out to women of the Houston community that are  affected by Bipolar disorder, and giving them the benefit of professional counseling and support will result in hope, treatment, and an adoration for the gift of life.

Our Story

Latrece Miranda Bell

Resurrected into the hearts of the supporters of Live Beautiful Now

Live Beautiful Now is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to honor the life of Latrece Miranda Bell and to help others in similar circumstances. Latrece was a loving and vivacious daughter, sister and friend. 

During her lifetime, Latrece was a graduate of The University of Houston with honors obtaining a Bachelor's in Business and Finance. Latrece became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority while attending UofH.  In January of 2003, Latrece obtained her real estate and broker's licensure, later to open her own real estate company Latrece Bell Realty. 

In November 2003, Latrece was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. In 2011, symptoms of her illness re-surfaced. Her friends and family struggled to find assistance for her condition. Sadly, on April 20, 2011, Latrece succumbed to the symptoms of her mental illness and took her life. She was 32 years old.  

After her death, Carmen and Lora decided to create a non-profit in her memory. The name was inspired by Latrece's real estate slogan "Opening the Doors to Living Beautifully". As a child, Latrece's favorite color was purple. In addition, purple signifies the loss of a friend or family member by suicide. The members of Live Beautiful Now display purple on all paraphernalia.  

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