Healing and the Two Sides of Cooperation

Annah Elizabeth Healing and the Two Sides of, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health, Spirituality Leave a Comment

Cooperation. It’s one of the first words we learn with regard to getting along with others. It often first appears in forms of obedience: cooperate with your parents by doing your chores, helping out in the household or with other siblings. We then move on to structures outside the home, daycare and school, where these same expectations for cooperation are tied …

Be Well. Work Well. Do Well.

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Spirituality Leave a Comment

It is not happiness that makes you grateful; it is gratefulness that makes you happy. ~David Steindl-Rast Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This week has been all about you! I have dedicated this entire summer while I’m on break to learning and growing The Five Facets so that I can better serve you in your endeavors to heal your heartaches big and small. …

The Seven Pillars of a Week

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Spirituality, Travel 2 Comments

Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer, Wow…have you ever thought about how much can occur in the blink of an eye that is one week? This past week is definitely a blur. Monday and Tuesday…work and more work drama. Wednesday morning I woke with a chest cold. Despite a nagging cough I made it through the day, only to spend Thursday and Friday …

On Falling from Grace and Forgiveness

Annah Elizabeth Forgiveness, Happy Happens ™, Spirituality 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer and for those who honor the holiday, Happy Easter! As I thought about this week’s post and the upcoming Christian celebration, I thought about how Easter reminds me of all of us, people from all religions and those of non religion. This morning marks the fifteenth year my family has participated in an Easter Dawn pageant, a reenactment of …

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 Life

Annah Elizabeth Beauty, Fave, Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Travel 2 Comments

Journeyer…have you ever felt like you were living “the life?” You know the one…that expression “She’s living the life of her dreams!” or “He’s living the high life!” That’s sort of how last week presents itself when I look back at the photos and notes I jotted down for this Happy Happens column. As usual, I am short on time …

Everything’s Going to Be Okay

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Relationships, Spirituality, The Five Facets of Healing ™ 1 Comment

Journeyer, this week (like most) has been one hell of a ride! Last week ended and this week began with Warren and I running away. A little R&R always does the body, the mind, and the relationships good, don’t you think? There’s been the usual day-to-day drudgery like dishes and laundry and noticing the dust on the furniture and floors… …