Ask Annah: How Can I Possibly Love Another as Much as I did My First?

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Dearest Neighbor, A question of the ages, spoken by nearly every human that ever walked this earth. Though the query has been asked in countless ways, they all boil down to one ultimate question: “How do we quantify love?” “How can I possibly love another as much as I did my first?” Parents ponder this when thinking about or expecting …

Ask Annah: Why Do I Feel Worse 2-3 Years after My Significant Life Loss Event

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Dear Journeyer, I am often asked some variation of this question: “It’s been three years since my child/parent/sibling/spouse/best friend died and I feel worse now than I did when it happened. What is wrong with me?” Though this query often references the death of a person, I have also heard it with regard to other forms of loss, including but …

What Kind of Mother Has No Child 2016

Annah Elizabeth Child Loss, Family, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Parenting 6 Comments

Dear Journeyer, On  May 8, 2015, I wrote this letter to you. I’m re-sharing it now, with a few time-related updates, because I feel it bears repeating again and again, year after year, until it has reached every single woman who has ever experienced the physical death of a child or the death of her Motherhood dream. Please share it with …

Forgotten and Found

Annah Elizabeth Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health 2 Comments

Happy Friday, Journeyer! I’m so glad this day has finally arrived… The heat wave that hit the northeast, coupled with a hormone surge thoroughly depleted my energy levels this week. If it weren’t for the crow’s feet around my eyes someone might mistake me for a twelve-year old. I am still dumbfounded by the fact that a fifty-one-year old still breaks …

Healing and the Two Sides of Size

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Size matters. How many times have you heard that statement, seen it on shirts, billboards, or bumper stickers? Two thoughts came to mind when I saw that sign recently, the first being stature, as in height. On a big hair day, and I do mean 80’s style BIG HAIR day, I reach 5’2″, which by fashion standards classifies me as Petite. …

Hallelujah! – Feedburner Fixed, I’m Not Sad Anymore, & Exciting News!!

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On May 16, 2013, I not only wrote about my epic sadness, I posted those snotty-nosed feelings on this blog. Well, Journeyer, let me just tell you what happened. I’d love to say that thousands of people reached out to comfort me, that Oprah called to ask me on the show, or Ellen e-mailed to invite me to dance with …

Season of Change

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     There is little like the color that splashes the Northeast topography in Fall. The foliage is almost at the height of its vibrancy this week, nearly a month early for peak color. This is the glorious view from my office window. I love listening to the gentle breeze and watching the leaves float to the ground. I …

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 …

Babies, Babies, and BlogTalkRadio

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Journeyers, I’m so excited to share this with you! I’ve been asked to be a BlogTalkRadio guest and to talk about my work on loss and healing!  Pia Louise, visionary and creativity coach, hosts Lifestyles and Profiles. Join me and Pia, this Tuesday, July 2 at 2:00 for this life-changing discussion. Share the link and spread the word!! This …

Trash, Twenty-Three Candles, Heavenly Hugs, and a Pizza

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Today, we celebrated my eldest’s twenty-third birthday. For some reason, this one is the most dreamlike. Big Guy, Warren, and I sat in the hot tub last night, figuring out how we were going to shape Gavin’s special day. I’ve been listening all week to advertisements for our city’s annual, Downtown cleanup event. I’ve accompanied my children and swept many …