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My Path to Happy

Struggles with My Mental Health and All the Wonderful Things That Happened After

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From the author of May the Thoughts Be with You comes this refreshingly candid, illustrated account of one woman’s journey through and beyond depression.

Anyone who has suffered from depression understands that the “path to happy” is a winding one, marked by roadblocks and confusing intersections. In My Path to Happy, Charlotte Reed shares her own experience of depression as well as the practices that ultimately helped her through the darkest time of her life. A quick, uplifting read, this playfully illustrated book acknowledges that recovery looks different for everyone. Rather than a prescription for healing, it offers honesty, solidarity, and a hopeful tale meant to comfort and inspire.

 

When Charlotte Reed began suffering from depression in 2008, she decided to fight her illness by making lifestyle changes involving exercise, diet, and acupuncture. In addition, she began publishing an online “Thought for the Day” – a positive thought she posted on Facebook each morning. These daily mantras became a massive hit among her friends, as well as a healing exercise for Charlotte. She went on to publish them in a book, May the Thoughts be with You, which she hand-sold by the thousands at the world-famous Portbello Road Market in Notting Hill, London. Today, Charlotte has a weekly "Thought for the Day" in London's Evening Standard.

"This is a gem of a book and will provide many people with comfort and reassurance that a struggle isn't the end and you can get better. A beautiful, hope filled read." (Being Unique Books, Blog Review)