How Two Little Comments Destroyed Me

I’ve written before about how I have a speech impediment, specifically a lisp and rhotacism. I wanted to talk a little bit more about that today, and about how two little comments led to my becoming severely depressed. While I did experience some bullying about the way I talk in middle school, I didn’t encounter […]

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My Bipolar Type II Diagnosis

At the beginning of last year, I started a new full-time job, one that had great health benefits. Previous to this, I had worked jobs that either didn’t offer health care or didn’t offer good healthcare. I’d gone most of my twenties without having insurance, which meant I had zero access to mental health care. Once I […]

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Blog Hiatus – I’ll Be Back on July 8!

To celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and some other stuff going on in my personal life, I’m taking a brief hiatus/vacation from blogging. I’ll be back on July 8th with a lot of new content! Have a great couple of weeks until we meet back here! I love y’all!

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Quick Note: Posting Schedule Change

Hey friends! I just wanted to let you know that I will not be able to post any content on Thursday, June 13. I’m working a 9am-11pm at my day job, and as such will not have any time to log onto the blog. Instead, I’ll be posting content on Saturday of this week to […]

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When Love of Literature Becomes Book Buying Obsession

I’ve written about my issues with anxiety and depression on this blog before, but I want to talk about a specific problem that arose out of my depression that I wasn’t aware of until recently. I’m a bit ashamed of it, but I’m proud of myself for being aware of the issue so that I […]

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Introducing My Bookstagram!

I’ve been wanting to set up a book-centric Instagram account for a while, and I finally dived in this week! Read Yourself Happy – Instagram It’s just getting started, but I’ll be posting around two to three bookish pictures per day! I’ll also be hosting a giveaway when I get to 1000 Instagram subscribers. I’m […]

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Sugar-Free January – Week Two

At the beginning of the month, I announced that I would be going sugar-free for the month of January in an attempt to detox a bit from all the sugar I’d starting eating. Last week, I shared my thoughts at the end of the first week, which can basically be summed up with: I noticed […]

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I Have a Speech Impediment

I’ve been wondering for a while if this is something that I wanted to write about on my blog. Even though Read Yourself Happy is a blog about books and wellness, the way I talk has had a very large impact on my life and is one of the things that made me fall in […]

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A Look Back on 2018 and My Goals for 2019

2018 has been an exciting year for me. I moved in with the love of my life, Ian, and living with him has been even more fun than I could have imagined. I started Read Yourself Happy which has given me a hobby and community that I never want to do without. I started a new job […]

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How a Single Trip to the Library Changed My Life

I had a really rough time in high school, as do many people. I was horribly depressed, had crippling social anxiety, felt like an epic loser, and fantasized about suicide. At a time when I really should have been in therapy or on anti-depressants, I had no outlet for my building stress and no one […]

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Reader Survey: Help Me Improve Read Yourself Happy

The end of the year is always a time of reflection, and as such it’s a great time for me to reflect back on the first several months of Read Yourself Happy and where I want the blog to head in the next year and beyond. My original goal for the blog was to combine […]

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November 2018 Wrap-Up

November was a bit of a stressful month for me. As I mentioned in a post at the beginning of the month, the anxiety and depression medication I was on was making things significantly worse and I was really struggling with staying motivated and positive. Fortunately, I’m currently on a different type of medicine and […]

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A Quick Life Update

For the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much as I normally would. My goal for this blog was to post something at least once a day since there are always things to talk about in the book world. That is still my goal, and one that […]

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Friday Favorites: Penny W

Friday Favorites is a new weekly feature that asks readers to share their favorite books. My boyfriend convinced me to start with my own, so here we are. If you would like to contribute just shoot me a message! Tell us a bit about yourself I’m an avid reader and book blogger, when I’m not […]

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