Ask Annah: Your Doctor Called You Lucky After Your Son Died?

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“Your doctor called you lucky after your son died?” You asked? He sure did, Neighbor…and here’s what I later gleened from that experience… …………… “You’re lucky we were able to do a bikini cut,” my obstetrician said to me during my six-week checkup. Lucky? I sat across from this man who had come to know my body—well, certain parts like …

Ask Annah: Can I Say Screw You to the New-Year-New-You Resolutions Hype?

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Dearest Journeyer, Your inbox is filled with NEW-YEAR-NEW YOU invites to every type of inspirational class and program known to man. Your friends are breaking out words for the year of 2018: TRUST! FLOURISH! REFLECT! DRIVE! DANCE! People are posting vision boards and nearly shouting how they are signing up for weight loss programs, writing classes, and locking in one-year …

Special Announcement and one Question: Do You Ever Feel Alone?

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Dear Journeyer, Do you ever feel conflicted when someone says to you, “You are not alone?” Does that expression sometimes feel contradictory? Do you ever wonder why you feel alone when there are so many people around? 5 Reasons You Feel Alone and How to Change That is for you! These are questions and experiences I felt after my son …

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

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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 …

What’s an Annah-ism

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What’s an Annah-ism, you ask?   I am notorious for mixing metaphors, continents, and timeframes.   You know how it is when traveling to a foreign land, no matter how hard you try to understand the cultural idiosyncrasies and allegories, they just don’t make sense?   Well, I’m like a tourist in my own native land.   Over the years, …

Taking This Show on the Road

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  Hey, ya’ll, it’s actually happening.   It’s ACTUALLY happening! Today, is THE day for the first interview on The Five Facets, The Five Secrets of Healing. I am so blessed that Pia Louise from Tiny Whale Media not only found me, she invited me to be a guest on her BlogTalkRadio program, Profiles and Lifestyles. Please stop on over …

Recycling Hope and Miracle

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Last month I reunited with Miracle. I’ve spent many years pushing against her, resisting the mere mention of her name. Turns out I had been seeing her all wrong. You see, Miracle isn’t about some prize granted to a select few, Miracle is what happens when we bear witness to life’s marvelous events and amazing qualities. Miracle is what happens …

Cold, Moving Waters

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I paused to capture this image on a recent walk with my dog. Cold. Majestic. Picturesque. Soothing. Today, the image inspires this, an original poem. Cold, Moving Waters No matter how frigid Life may seem- ice coursing through frosted veins- Movement melts… warms the surface of its soul… What about you? What moment moved you this week? Stirred a simple …

Kodak Moments, a Digging for the Light Excerpt

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  Glennon over at Momastery recently wrote this brutiful piece about feeling overwhelmed and down because she didn’t perceive her family to be happy and normal like all those snapshots we see in Christmas cards and on our social media pages. In the post she wrote that she feared people might consider her a fraud and she used the phrase, …

The Scent of Rape, A Digging for the Light Excerpt

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I recently wrote (Not) God’s Plan, God’s Will, or Divine Intervention in response to Richard Mourdock’s statement that pregnancy from rape was part of God’s plan. I talk about the rape in Digging for the Light. Below is an excerpt from that work, which is looking for an agent and a publishing home… Pass it along. J * * * …