One Day at a Time

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Parenting, Relationships 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! Life is as life does; a perpetual ebb and flow of darkness and sunshine. And so it continues…the work saga that incites fear and insecurity and a continuous feeling of unsettledness… And so it continues…my dedication to Step 5 of The Five Steps of Healing…Choose Vitality. I attempt to choose vitality each and every day, Journeyer, to …

Heartsongs

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Mental Health 4 Comments

Dear Journeyer, As I reflect on the photos of this past week, this early morning video stands out. Morning Bird Song in December One week after Christmas I woke up to birds singing outside of the bedroom window, something I haven’t heard in the month of December since moving to upstate New York thirty years ago. The last week was one …

American Pride and Pumpkin Pie

Annah Elizabeth Family, Fave, Happiness, Happy Happens ™ Leave a Comment

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” ~ W.J. Cameron Journeyer, as I reflect on last week, the one designated for “Giving Thanks,” I can’t help but ponder Cameron’s quote above. For many of us, the act of giving thanks takes place in the kitchen where we bake pies, baste turkeys, break out the fine china, and then nearly …

Spooks and Spoils

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

Short and sweet, Journeyer! Last week brought with it a major toothache that caused me five days of grief. I finally got into the dentist on Friday, where I learned I need a root canal. Fortunately for me a bottle of Penicillin and some major doses of Ibuprofen helped give me some relief. Enough comfort that I was able to …

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 …

Family Matters

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health, Relationships Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! I’m coming to you today from a fabulous gym in a historic Baltimore district. I’ve spent much of the past two days in this adorable little cubicle set up for little ones who tag along with the gym members.   Though we didn’t have much time to converse yesterday, a couple of the camp attendees did poke …

It’s Never Too Late

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health, The Five Facets of Healing ™ 4 Comments

“You know you’re a little late,” she said. I was having lunch with a woman I’ve dealt with many times during the nine year span our children have been coming through our local high school. When I sent her an e-mail thanking her for all her help over the years, she suggested we actually meet over lunch. I learned about …

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 …

Clarity, Joy, Wisdom

Annah Elizabeth Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Happy Monday, Journeyer! I’m totally exhausted, the good kind of fatigue that follows an emotional high. It was another full week filled with appointments and preparations; but thankfully we had the week off, which gave me so much more productive time. Big Guy had a college visit on Monday and Tuesday. Check out this old barn along the route. It’s …