Grumpy Book Grrrl

a reader and writer

We are excited to announce that we will be adding a semi-regular (bimonthly) feature at Grumpy Book Grrrl – Mental Health Monday! We have been blogging off and on for awhile about our personal experiences and feelings. We will be expanding this to include mental health tips, research/medical news, guest blogs, and more. If you …

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It’s pretty universally accepted that humans need social interactions in order to be mentally healthy and achieve a modicum of happiness. I typed in “humans need social interaction” in Google (it was partly filled in for me after I got through ‘humans need,’ actually) and articles populate like: “Why We Need Each Other” “Why We …

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This is going to be a rant. My anxiety and depression are flaring up like hemorrhoids and I have no other outlet, so I am spewing all my irritation and melancholy out and setting it free in the interwebs, where it will echo hollowly because no one gives a flying fluffernutter about my first world …

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So, my depression and anxiety have been rearing their ugly heads and since I don’t really have anyone to talk to about it, I thought I would write a blog! Here is a conversation-style dialogue between myself and depression/anxiety. Me: I want to get healthy and lose weight! Depression: Why bother? Me: I want to …

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This is a hard time of year. The holidays aren’t joyous for everyone. It’s easy to get depressed. Although I’ve lived far away from where I grew up for almost half of my life, I still get homesick at the holidays. People don’t get as excited for the holidays where I live now. There are …

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Well, I know that it is Friday and normally we have a fun post featuring some pretty freaky subject matters. It’s what we do. It’s how we roll. It’s kinda our “thing.” But here, in the Deep South, it is HOT y’all. Like walk-out dry, walk-in dripping sweat, sticky, gross, humid hot. I mean, it …

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