Homemade Happiness

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

Happy Sunday, Journeyer!! There are three times in the last seven years that I have missed a Happy Happens column. Seven years, Journeyer! The motto has always been “Just like the proverbial shit happens, happy happens.™” This column has been an exercise in making me notice, appreciate, and honor those fleeting moments that collectively are my happiness, even in the …

Sometimes Life and Happy are Hard

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

Journeyer, Sometimes Life and Happy are hard. This week has been one of those for me. I’ve been battling a bug for over a week, one that moved up through my body and settled into an awful respiratory ick. A lingering sore throat finally forced me to the doctor’s office. I’m happy that an antibiotic took care of that neck …

At the Intersection of Passion, Persistence, and Partnerships

Annah Elizabeth Guest Post, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health 3 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer, Life is as Life does, and this week has been a culmination of highs and hopes, lows and losses. I read a social media post that reminded me of that depressed time in my life when I seemed to perceive my entire life as Depressed. What continually kept me hopeful, however, were my journals, for when I …

Energy Reset

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

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! Right now I am a puddle of nothingness and everything-ness, so this post is likely to be quick and to the point. You see, I spent a few delicious hours pampering myself earlier today. Yep. You just gotta do it now and again. I’ve been hearing RAVE reviews about a new local spa and wellness center called …

By the Light of a Full Moon

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

Happy Monday-Tuesday, Journeyer! Last week is such a blur and when I reviewed my calendar notes and my week’s photos, everything seems as if the events were eons ago. I contribute that to two things: The beautiful full moon and the breathtaking training I am proud to have been a part of this past weekend. Emerging Full Moons have a …

A Break in the Clouds

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Parenting, Spirituality Leave a Comment

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 …

Happiness Lives Between Me and I

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Spirituality, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This past week has been a combination of everything. Excitement! Fear. Flu-like symptoms. Friendship. Learning. Love. Laughter. Reading. Sadness. Worry about loved ones who ran into some difficult times.  Writing. Strange as it might sound, my week hasn’t felt like the roller-coaster ride you might think after reading this list above! It’s a good thing because some …

Peace Be to Us

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

Dear Journeyer, Toward the bottom of this post is an original poem of peace; one penned for Us, for our World… Please read to the bottom, then share…Together we can heal a world of hurt… As I think about this Happy Happens post, I can’t help but reflect on the unrest I hear our country is facing right now. I read a social media post …

At the Intersection of Family and Growth

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Relationships, Spirituality Leave a Comment

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 …