The Art of Life Spilled Over

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

Happy Sunday, Journeyer, This past week I opened the microwave door to find my lunch bowl of oatmeal boiled over. Already running late, I could easily have gotten all upset about the necessity to now do a little cleaning before I returned to work. There might have been a second of irritation before I noticed the artistic patterns that formed …

At the Intersection of Something Old’s and Something New’s

Annah Elizabeth Family, Happy Happens ™, Marriage 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This week I’ve been a bit quieter than normal on all of my social media outlets, but I can honestly say it was for a great cause. One of my younger cousins got hitched on Friday and Warren and I came out last week to vacation and help my aunt and uncle with the preparations. Though there …

Life is Too Big for a Bag

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Spirituality, The Five Facets Philosophy on Healing ™ 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! Today I come to you from atop a mountain that overlooks the beautiful Lake Michigan. Yep, we’re on the road again; this time a pleasure trip to visit family and attend a wedding. Yesterday my relatives took us to some local street fairs where we picked up numerous homegrown and handmade goods. You know the type of …

At the Intersection of Family and Growth

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Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer! You know how it is when family comes to visit? Your schedule goes all sorts of wonky. Your floors somehow manage to accumulate dirt and dog hair (if there are pets involved) at the speed of sound. Your kitchen counters are cluttered with the extra items that won’t fit in the fridge or the pantry. And speaking …

Life’s Formations

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

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! If you can believe it, I don’t have a current picture one that I can use to capture this week’s moments that are a part of my happiness. Not. A. One. What comes to mind right now is a photo Glennon Doyle Melton did when one of the school years began. The image captured her jumping high, fists …

Celebrate Good Times, Anniversaries, Fathers, & Weddings

Annah Elizabeth Family, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Relationships Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! What comes to mind is that 80s hit by Kool & the Gang, Celebrate, Good Times. This past week has had numerous reasons for me to celebrate. I’ve let go, held on to, let go, held on to, then finally let go of another workplace dilemma. Something just broke in me this week and I’ve decided that …

Tai, Chi, and the Journey

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

Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.  ~Canadian entertainer, Drake Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This has been such an interesting week, and for the most part it’s all about exploration and travels for my family. Warren has been in Cartagena this past week and I am so happy for all of the successes he and our …

Best Parenting Advice Ever: You’re Going to Kiss Ass

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

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! Looks like I’ve still got it in me. That knack for mixing metaphors in humorous ways. Not too long ago I actually mentioned to Warren that I hadn’t had any Annah-isms in a while. That notion went out the window when Big Guy handed me the open calendar I sent with him when he went away to …

Living Life

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health 4 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! As I looked scrolled through my iPhone camera roll and the pages of my day planner, there wasn’t a whole lot of “happy” images and messages that jumped out at me. I’m still battling this cough and cold. But I feel eight percent better than I did last week. Recovery makes me happy. I am tired all …

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 …