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 …

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, …

New Year, Same Me

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Happy New Year (and happier reflections,) Journeyer! ‘Tis the time of year when millions make New Year’s resolutions, set plans to exercise more, eat less, finally get around to writing that book, be kinder, take that long-desired vacation, or save some money for a rainy day… I’ve been reading many articles that are dressing up and toning down the “resolve,” …

Opening to Change

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I must admit I wasn’t so keen on the new kitchen gadget when my mother insisted on buying me a new one.   “I don’t need a new can opener,” I replied to her, “the one I have is just fine. Besides they don’t make things like they used to.”   But the truth is, the old one had started …