A Gift of Fatherly Love: Guest Post by “MrHeartlight,” Mitch Carmody

Annah Elizabeth Guest Post, Happy Happens ™, Parenting 2 Comments

Dearest Journeyer, You know that person whose smile is so bright it lights up a room? The kind of person with a warm hug or firm handshake and a laugh that comes from deep within? The person who knows how to pick you up when you need a helping hand to lift you from the floor of devastation or one …

The Show Must Go On

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, The Five Facets of Healing ™ Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! Each week I sit down at my computer and scroll through my iPhone’s camera roll and through my week’s notes. This look into my week’s rear-view mirror is a way of illuminating my week ahead. Sound strange or contradictory? In the traditional sense of “rear-view” mirror it is, but in the context of my weekly challenge to …

PB & U

Annah Elizabeth 2 Comments

Journeyer, so much to report from this past week! The work issue still stinks and two different law firms have said that, though what my supervisor did wasn’t legal, there’s not really anything they can do to help… So, guess what I decided to do? I’m going back to my union for their recommendation, which will likely entail a meeting …

Leading the Way

Annah Elizabeth 2 Comments

   I took this photo of the staircase in Independence Hall, Philadelphia   Phew, Journeyer, has it ever been a whirlwind week! Traveling has a way of putting sails beneath our time, and I’ve been hitting the highways and skyways for sure. After returning from Hay House’s writing workshop in Denver, I spent Tuesday finishing last week’s Happy Happens piece, …

Hallelujah! – Feedburner Fixed, I’m Not Sad Anymore, & Exciting News!!

Annah Elizabeth Leave a Comment

On May 16, 2013, I not only wrote about my epic sadness, I posted those snotty-nosed feelings on this blog. Well, Journeyer, let me just tell you what happened. I’d love to say that thousands of people reached out to comfort me, that Oprah called to ask me on the show, or Ellen e-mailed to invite me to dance with …

All Shook Up

Annah Elizabeth 10 Comments

Proverbial Shit has been knocking on my door this week, Journeyer. Nagging nuisances that just sort of make us feel icky and ornery and rundown. Three words to kick it off: Snow. SNOW! (EVER-LOVIN’-F-IN’) SNOW!! This is on the hood of Warren’s truck!  And leaving for work in more subzero temperatures that dipped to MINUS TWENTY!   What’s all this …

Date Night, Dessert, and AC/DC

Annah Elizabeth 2 Comments

It’s been a busy and dark and freaking COLD week here in the northeast! A week of learning curves and tax preparations and eye rolling and frozen fingers and shivering… But, you know what I say, it’s the sole purpose for this Happy Happens column: Just like the proverbial shit happens, so does happy! All we have to do is …

Paesanos

Annah Elizabeth 1 Comment

Yesterday, I spent a gloriously exhausting day at a TEDx event, where I met with many wonderfully new and exciting ideas and people. One speech brought together those two entities in the form of a single word: Paesano. Paesano, as he told us, literally translates to countrymen or villager, but the truest essence of what it represents is friend. Not …

What if…

Annah Elizabeth 8 Comments

I had the most amazing experience Friday night. I was sifting through mail, unfollowing a number of Facebook posts because e-mail notifications were blowing up my inbox, and just sort of enjoying a quiet night alone since Hubby is out of town. He and some buddies have been planning a fourteen-day elk hunt for almost a year now. In our twenty-seven …

A Medley of Food, Fun, Healing, and Health

Annah Elizabeth Leave a Comment

I’ve been writing furiously these past few weeks.   Sadly those thoughts haven’t made their way from the scraps of paper or my note journal to this blog. I’ve felt some anxiety. Why aren’t you writing, Annah? Why are you putting other things before your passion? All the research says that if you don’t write on a regular basis, people …