Ask Annah: How Do You Know if You’ve Officially Let Go?

Annah Elizabeth Ask Annah, Health, Mental Health 0 Comments

Dear Journeyer, “How do you know if you’ve officially let go?” asks one of our neighbors. What a beautiful question. There really is no one right or wrong answer. The simplest answer is that you just know. You feel a sense of peace or resolution from your belly to your bones. Sometimes the heavens open, the angels sing, the doves …

Ask Annah: Why I Stayed Married after My Husband’s Two Affairs

Annah Elizabeth Ask Annah, Family, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Relationships 0 Comments

Dear Journeyer, Many people enter a state of disbelief when they learn that I am still married to the man who had two affairs following our wedding vows. And while some just can’t seem to wrap their brains around it, others have appeared flustered or fustrated, while one person wrote a scathing comment that basically described me as the reason …

Ask Annah: Why Do I Feel Worse 2-3 Years after My Significant Life Loss Event

Annah Elizabeth Ask Annah, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health 0 Comments

Dear Journeyer, I am often asked some variation of this question: “It’s been three years since my child/parent/sibling/spouse/best friend died and I feel worse now than I did when it happened. What is wrong with me?” Though this query often references the death of a person, I have also heard it with regard to other forms of loss, including but …

A Gift of Fatherly Love: Guest Post by “MrHeartlight,” Mitch Carmody

Annah Elizabeth Guest Post, Happy Happens ™, Parenting 2 Comments

Dearest Journeyer, You know that person whose smile is so bright it lights up a room? The kind of person with a warm hug or firm handshake and a laugh that comes from deep within? The person who knows how to pick you up when you need a helping hand to lift you from the floor of devastation or one …

The Reason Grief Feels Eternal

Annah Elizabeth Family, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health, Parenting 3 Comments

Even though it’s been twenty-seven years since my firstborn’s arrival into this world, I remember how eternal those weeks following his birth were. Like many moms do, I swayed in the rocker at the foot of the crib we’d so lovingly adorned the nursery with. I twisted the dial on the bed chamber’s musical mobile and awaited its soothing melodies. I …

May We All Be

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Spirituality 0 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! For all you Mothers, whether you hold a child in your heart, your dreams, or your arms, Happy Mother’s Day to you! Last week I wrote about about manifesting intention, how I worked on changing my thinking to change my situation. But this past week has been all about creating a state of being, one based on …

And So It Is

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health 1 Comment

Happy Sunday,  Journeyer, Some of our greatest thinkers and spiritualist have these or similar sayings, “Your  thoughts create your reality,” and “Change your thinking; change your world.” Part of mindfulness meditation is allowing feelings and sensations to move through us without effecting us in harmful or negative ways. One of the ways we create our desired realities is by creating …

When Happiness is Hard

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™ 1 Comment

“Hard times always lead to something great.” ~ Fashion Designer, Betsey Johnson Dear Journeyer, This last week was tough…really tough. After three years of struggle at my other job, I finally faced something that I can’t comprehend. I had two, back-to-back events that ultimately triggered panic attacks. For those of you who have ever endured these physiological symptoms, my heart …