One Day at a Time

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Parenting, Relationships 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! Life is as life does; a perpetual ebb and flow of darkness and sunshine. And so it continues…the work saga that incites fear and insecurity and a continuous feeling of unsettledness… And so it continues…my dedication to Step 5 of The Five Steps of Healing…Choose Vitality. I attempt to choose vitality each and every day, Journeyer, to …

Of Mistakes and Meaning

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

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! Wow… Each week as I sit down to write my weekly Happy Happens column, I do two things. 1) I look back through my day planner to see how the previous seven days managed to flash before my eyes. 2) I scroll through my iPhone camera roll so I can recall the many fleeting moments that made …

A Wringer of a Week

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

Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer! Well what can I say but it’s been another interesting week, with a few dilemmas that left me feeling like I was put through the proverbial wringer… You know those expressions…”When it rains it pours…” And so it continues… Warren and I spent several evenings correcting errors in our year-end tax documents… I’ve been fighting off some kind …

The Griever’s Game: My Loss is Worse than Your Loss; a Guest Post by Mary Lee Robinson

Annah Elizabeth Guest Post, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Marriage Leave a Comment

Journeyer, do I have some exciting news for you! Today I’m participating in a blog swap! At the bottom of this post you’ll find the link to my piece “Why You Feel Alone,” but first I bring to you a wonderful woman I met at last year’s National Grief and Hope Convention.   For those of you who are familiar …

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 …

The Intersection of Gender with Jaden Smith, Louis Vuitton, and Two Men Named Bruce Weber

Annah Elizabeth Confidence, Family, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships, Spirituality 2 Comments

Earlier this week I read Amazing Women Rock’s social media share about Jaden Smith modeling Louis Vuitton Womenswear. Many of the comments were disheartening and some were downright disturbing. The one that made the most sense to me came from AMR: “Plenty of women have dressed in men’s clothing over the decades…” The truth is that it has been going …

The Perfect Gift

Annah Elizabeth Family, Parenting, Relationships 2 Comments

Dearest Journeyer, One quote from this Christmas season seems to have neatly wrapped itself inside my brain. “That’s a thoughtful gift,” someone exhaled when she opened my gift to her. A handcrafted, glass color palette seemed like the perfect gift for an artist. Apparently it was. I’m a bit like Santa; I spend an entire year preparing for gift giving. …

The Bank of Christmas

Annah Elizabeth Family, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Relationships 2 Comments

Good morning, Journeyer… or, depending where you are, Good afternoon… Good evening… or Good middle of the night for all you insomniacs and those who come to this post in the wee hours before sunup because you’re stressing about how to save your marriage, the world, your family, or maybe even yourself… Today’s edition of this Happy Happens column is …

Take 5

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Relationships, The Five Facets of Healing ™ Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This week’s title comes to you from this week’s marriage counseling session. I haven’t written anything about that part of mine and Hubby’s relationship for many, many months. Here’s why: The last time I did, a beloved reader questioned me about sharing this sort of information and shared her concerns about how discussing our marital work might somehow inhibit …