Did Your Resolution Love You As Much As You Loved It?

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Loss, Grief, and Healing, The Five Facets Philosophy on Healing ™ Leave a Comment

Maybe you spent months dreaming up a plan that was sure to take you to new heights or maybe you thought the exciting energy surrounding the trending new diet, exercise or self-help regimen sounded like the next best thing for you, too. Now, for whatever reason, your in-it-to-win-it spirit has turned into God-how-I-hate-this-I-just-might-puke-if…or a You-suck-you-quitter/loser/faker/despicable/[insert your whatever]-You.

Regardless of how you came to setting your resolution, it is obvious that this is more than a little slump; it is just not working for you. In fact, it could be all wrong for you. A few simple questions will help you isolate where the breakdown(s) might be and help you redirect.

Change Trumps Imitation

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This week’s Happy Happens edition is a little sparse as it seems I’ve spent a good deal of my time invested in that unpleasant stuff that’s been happening… Talking about it. Talking about my many options. Talking about the effect my decision will have on others. Talking…talking…talking…out loud…while I’m cooking…while I’m driving…while I’m cleaning… Speaking of cleaning, …

The Heart of a Week

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Spirituality 4 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day, Journeyer! Yesterday I went for a haircut trim before next weekend’s BIG EVENT! Need tickets? Get yours here! This salon is on the second floor of an old building that was originally a local theater! The hardwood floors and the stage are still intact! At the top of the stairs next to the over-sized, barn-style doors is this …

Smile Because It Happened

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Patches the Pooch, Relationships 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! As I scroll through this past week’s events, I can’t help but notice the stark contrast between happiness and strife… This week brought with it two more deaths of people who left this earth way too early, and both of these men took their own lives… This is the fourth death of someone we know and the third …

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Happy Happens ™, The Five Facets of Healing ™ 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer (said in the voice of Frosty’s “Happy Birthday!”) This afternoon I come to you from the passenger seat of a car that Fave and I rented for a quick road trip. But first, let me start from the beginning… As you know, I spent last Saturday and Sunday in a hotel, waiting for my son to make …

American Pride and Pumpkin Pie

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“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” ~ W.J. Cameron Journeyer, as I reflect on last week, the one designated for “Giving Thanks,” I can’t help but ponder Cameron’s quote above. For many of us, the act of giving thanks takes place in the kitchen where we bake pies, baste turkeys, break out the fine china, and then nearly …

Delta at Dawn

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Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer! I type this post from a packed plane on Delta flight six-two-nine, headed for Atlanta. This day begins at an ungodly hour for me; my alarm set to go off even before the sun rose. But that isn’t the only fatigue that has settled into every pour of my body. Do you know that good tired we …


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Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer, I hope today’s post finds you well and warm, and if not, that it finds you mending… Yesterday morning I had an overwhelming urge to sweep my floors and to catch up on the laundry. For those of you who’ve been around for a while, you know that I’m not usually one to whistle while I work …