Ask Annah: How Do I Move Forward When the Past Keeps Repeating Itself? Part III: Fear

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

Dearest Neighbor, Thank you for your courage to heal your heartaches big and small and for sharing, for in reaching out, you are also giving strength and hope to others. “How do I move forward when the same bad stuff keeps happening over and over again?” Millions of us can relate to your question and in countless ways. I joked …

Ask Annah: How Do You Know if You’ve Officially Let Go?

Annah Elizabeth Ask Annah, Health, Mental Health Leave a Comment

Dear Journeyer, “How do you know if you’ve officially let go?” asks one of our neighbors. What a beautiful question. There really is no one right or wrong answer. The simplest answer is that you just know. You feel a sense of peace or resolution from your belly to your bones. Sometimes the heavens open, the angels sing, the doves …

Who Knew? The Opposite of Love is Not Hate

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

“The opposite of love isn’t hate,” Counselor Sandy said several months back, “it’s indifference.” Those words have come to mind a few times since the wisdom was imparted. The opposite of love isn’t hate. Indifference isn’t a word I commonly use and since my understanding of the word was simply “to not care,” I couldn’t quite put Sandy’s words into perspective. And, …

Healing and the Two Sides of Fear

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

Well, Journeyer, it’s been one heck of a couple of days! Two days ago a cyber monster ate my five-hundred and some new and saved e-mails. Gone! Totally, absolutely, one-hundred percent gone… Though most of them were correspondences I’d saved for further research, there were a few critical ones I’d hoped to refer back to. If you are waiting for …