Ask Annah: Am I a Lost Cause?

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

Dearest Neighbor, Oh, how I relate to your current struggle and remember well feeling like I was the only person on the planet who wasn’t “getting it.” “I just can’t relate to my friends, my family, or my therapist because what they are saying just doesn’t make sense to me. Am I a lost cause?” Let me assure you that …

Ask Annah: How Can I Fix My Grief Pain?

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Dearest Neighbor, I feel your pain and I am so very sorry for your losses. “How can I fix my grief pain,” you ask? I wish there was one simple answer I could give you, some magic wand I can wave to make the hurt all go away, but since I wasn’t born with those gifts, I’ll be happy to …

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 …

Healing and the Two Sides of Darkness

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Winter is well underway, Journeyer, and Seasonal Affective Disorder looms over many of our heads. This post I wrote a year ago was wildly popular and I can only surmise it is because there are many thousands of us whose bodies don’t work quite right during those winter days and months of shortened daylight. May you find some modicum of …

A Break in the Clouds

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Happy Sunday, Journeyer, It has been a rough two weeks, a sort of calm before the storm. Days filled with anxiety and unrecognized fear, two things that when combined are a cocktail for Anger and Frustration and Heartache. Despite abundant sunshine, my days were filled with a thick haze that precedes a storm. My nights  interrupted by persistent, yet unusual, lightening …

Flying Lessons

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Healing and the Two Sides of, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health 2 Comments

Full Disclosure: This post comes with connections to other healing allies as well inspirational posts that are ever so close to my heart… There is no way I can contain links to the recommended limit of three… Grab a box of tissues, your favorite beverage and reading spot, then put your feet up and sit with me for a while…I’m so happy you’re …

Over the River and Through the Woods of Mental Health

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Happy Thursday, Journeyer! I have a post that needs to incubate a little longer, and I’m a little curious about a few things… Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Every year since my children were born, I have purchased Christmas ornaments for each one of them and one for Warren and me. The decorations are themed around some event …

Nanu Nanu: Hello Depression, Goodbye Robin Williams

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Robin William’s suicide has put mental health awareness in the spotlight again. And it has sparked a firestorm of thoughts and opinions from those who feel our mental health system is “the worst,” to those who believe the illness doesn’t exist, to those who think a person should just suck it up and accept whatever reality they are in. As …

The Wait is OVER: Digging for the Light is HERE!

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Today’s THE DAY, Journeyers!! I’m excited and honored and nervous and happy as all get-out… If you pre-ordered the Nook version, it’s waiting for you now! The Kindle version went live a few hours ago! And you can order the print version here. The paperback link hasn’t quite made its way to Amazon’s search database, but should be there within …