Healing and the Two Sides of Trust

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

“Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.” ~Seventeenth-century theologian Isaac Watts Trust. What is it? What does it mean? What does it accomplish? This five-letter word is like a second cousin to another five-letter word–Truth. Trust is basically having faith or a steadfast belief in the people, places, and planet around us. It’s a sense that these things will be …

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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

Happy Sunday, Journeyer, Warren, Big Guy, and I spent most of last Sunday in a parking lot at an inlet’s edge, trying to fix a broken boot on our boat. We’d made plans for a Memorial Day outing with Beauty and her beau, and the boat had been the day’s major attraction. Upon discovering that the repair had ruptured during the …

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 …

Change Trumps Imitation

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

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This week’s Happy Happens edition is a little sparse as it seems I’ve spent a good deal of my time invested in that unpleasant stuff that’s been happening… Talking about it. Talking about my many options. Talking about the effect my decision will have on others. Talking…talking…talking…out loud…while I’m cooking…while I’m driving…while I’m cleaning… Speaking of cleaning, …

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 …

Of Mistakes and Meaning

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Happy Sunday, Journeyer! Wow… Each week as I sit down to write my weekly Happy Happens column, I do two things. 1) I look back through my day planner to see how the previous seven days managed to flash before my eyes. 2) I scroll through my iPhone camera roll so I can recall the many fleeting moments that made …

Healing and the Two Sides of Prayer

Annah Elizabeth Confidence, Healing and the Two Sides of, Spirituality 3 Comments

Last night I attended the rehearsal for this weekend’s Clarity Connects inspirational event. One of the speakers talked about finding the magic in every day life. Christy’s story begins with her struggle to leave a full-time job so she could grow a side-line business that brings her great joy and fills her with an unbridled passion that just resonates from every pore. …

The Heart of a Week

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Spirituality 4 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day, Journeyer! Yesterday I went for a haircut trim before next weekend’s BIG EVENT! Need tickets? Get yours here! This salon is on the second floor of an old building that was originally a local theater! The hardwood floors and the stage are still intact! At the top of the stairs next to the over-sized, barn-style doors is this …

Healing and the Two Sides of Inspiration

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Happy Thursday-Friday, Journeyer! I had a different topic slated for today, but then I received an exciting comment from blogger Live by Surprise. I’m surprised, humbled, and oh so happy to be have been nominated as a Very Inspirational Blogger this week! Liv’s comments on my blog posts are always one of my week’s happy highlights and I’m just plum …