A Mother’s Day Tragedy and a Birth-Death Day Celebration

Annah Elizabeth Family, Gavin, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Parenting Leave a Comment

Dear Neighbor, Twenty-eight years ago, a miracle happened when a child was born. When you think about everything that must occur prior to any birth, the precise nature of so many scientific details, every delivery is miraculous. When I began writing this post, I realized that twenty-eight years ago, at the exact same hour, I was timing and logging contractions …

Ask Annah: Does Grief Last Forever?

Annah Elizabeth Ask Annah, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health, Parenting Leave a Comment

Dearest Neighbor, First, I’m sorry for your loss and your heartache. Please know that, though it might sometimes feel like you are all alone, you have a world of support to help you in your grief and beyond. Will your grief last forever? It doesn’t have to, Journeyer, but it all depends on you. In the 5 Steps of Healing, …

Ask Annah: I’m Not the Same Since My Loss. How Do I Get Back to “The Old Me?”

Annah Elizabeth Ask Annah, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health Leave a Comment

Dearest Neighbor, “How do I get The Old Me back?” is a question I hear in many scenarios but most often when one of our fellow journeyers has faced a significant life loss. “My loss has changed me” and “I’ll never be the same again” are two common comments people make following a tragic or chaotic life event. What happens …

Holiday Healing Tips: Family Gatherings & Being Flexible

Annah Elizabeth Holiday Healing Tips, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health Leave a Comment

Holidays are meant to be a time for remembering, reflecting, celebrating, giving thanks, and of coming together, Journeyer. Like many of you, I enjoy everything about hosting family and friends in my home. The smell of a meal wafting from the oven, the themed tableware, the drone of catching up chatter and the magic of laughter fill my home and …

Springing into Action

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

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! As I type, the sun is blazing through the picture window at my back, a welcome change from the cloud-covered rainy days of recent. Every spring I find myself springing into action in new and refreshing ways. Warren is in Thailand and this cat has a full day of play ahead of her, beginning with last minute …

Healing and the Two Sides of Darkness

Annah Elizabeth Healing and the Two Sides of, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health Leave a Comment

Winter is well underway, Journeyer, and Seasonal Affective Disorder looms over many of our heads. This post I wrote a year ago was wildly popular and I can only surmise it is because there are many thousands of us whose bodies don’t work quite right during those winter days and months of shortened daylight. May you find some modicum of …

The Art of Life Spilled Over

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Relationships Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday, Journeyer, This past week I opened the microwave door to find my lunch bowl of oatmeal boiled over. Already running late, I could easily have gotten all upset about the necessity to now do a little cleaning before I returned to work. There might have been a second of irritation before I noticed the artistic patterns that formed …

At the Intersection of Passion, Persistence, and Partnerships

Annah Elizabeth Guest Post, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health 3 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer, Life is as Life does, and this week has been a culmination of highs and hopes, lows and losses. I read a social media post that reminded me of that depressed time in my life when I seemed to perceive my entire life as Depressed. What continually kept me hopeful, however, were my journals, for when I …

Life’s Happy Puzzle

Annah Elizabeth Energy Therapy and Energy Healing, Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Relationships 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! I hate to admit it, but it has been one strange and bizarre week, one that feels like the full moon energy has a death grip on me that won’t let go. Sometimes Life’s Puzzles are hard. It might have a little something to do with the return of not one, but TWO little chickadees to what …