Ask Annah: Does Grief Last Forever?

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Dearest Neighbor, First, I’m sorry for your loss and your heartache. Please know that, though it might sometimes feel like you are all alone, you have a world of support to help you in your grief and beyond. Will your grief last forever? It doesn’t have to, Journeyer, but it all depends on you. In the 5 Steps of Healing, …

Holiday Healing Tips: On Happiness and Setting Boundaries

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“The Holidays” are associated with any things, one of the most prevalent being gift giving. For those of us who enjoy giving meaningful gifts that will bring joy to the recipient, celebratory events can add extra demands on our time and energy. Toss in the effects of conflict and grief due to some life loss event and the holidays can …

Holiday Healing Tips: Being Okay with Not Being Okay and Self Care

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Holidays and special events demand more from you, your time, energy, and patience. Toss in the effects of conflict and grief due to some life loss event and the holidays can become something that leaves you feeling overwhelmed, something you fear, or maybe even downright dread. There are a few simple strategies that can help you navigate the holidays with …

When Happiness is Hard

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“Hard times always lead to something great.” ~ Fashion Designer, Betsey Johnson Dear Journeyer, This last week was tough…really tough. After three years of struggle at my other job, I finally faced something that I can’t comprehend. I had two, back-to-back events that ultimately triggered panic attacks. For those of you who have ever endured these physiological symptoms, my heart …

The Circle of Life

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Happy Sunday, Journeyer! I know you will understand and appreciate the brevity of this post. I spent this past week preparing projects for this work, to train and certify five of our neighbors in the Integrated Energy Therapy® modality, and working my Outside Job. Today sums up so much of what Life is all about. In a matter of hours, …

Here’s What Happens Amidst the Storm of a Century

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Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer! Okay, so first let me admit that I took a little literary license in the title; Storm Stella was certainly a force to be reckoned with, yet for must of us she was far from the storm of a century. Some magical things happened as the storm raged on outside of my home, Journeyer, the most significant …

The Healing Powers of Your Energy

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Happy Sunday, Journeyer! Wow…what a week…a gloriously busy and FAST week! Blink! It’s Sunday. It’s that start of Daylight Savings here in the Northeast. As I reflected on this past week, there were the many moments that I no longer take for granted…colorful sunrises…my wind chimes that have played continuous music in this winter’s consistent breezes…music…laughter…watching The Voice with Hubby…the …

A Passenger’s Slice of Life

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“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” —Shauna Niequest Happy Sunday, Journeyer! As I reflected on this week’s events, all I could think of was that each moment that fed my happy was like a little slice of Life Pie. And then tonight Warren, Big Guy, his gal friend, …

Happy New Year and Other Grand and Happy Events

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“You will be the main character of a grand event” ~ Chinese Fortune Happy New Year, Journeyer! The eve of this day is one of the most wildly celebrated events of the year; a mass celebration of hope and resolution and dreams of letting go of the past so that we can move forward in living our best personal, professional, …

Making Merry, Nice, and the Most of Life through Changing Our Thoughts

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“The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they make the best of everything.” ~ Author Unknown Happy Sunday, Journeyer, You know those expressions about being split wide open or having our hearts swell to the breaking point? Those are the things that happen right before our greatest personal growth moments. They are the loss events that eventually lead …