My Million Mile March and Dream of Unity

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Mental Health Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday, Journeyer, Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” When I think about this quote I think about taking a step forward, one of hope, excitement and wonder mixed with a little healthy does of the fear of the unknown. I don’t know where I heard or read this philosophy, but …

Giving the Gift of Receiving

Annah Elizabeth Gift Giving and Receiving, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health, Relationships 2 Comments

Dear Journeyer, ‘Tis the season for giving, right? A time of year when we do more and give more of our time and our money. And yet there is one gift that many of us overlook. I call it “The Gift of Receiving.” We parents, nurturers, teachers and healers often find it difficult to receive anything, whether it be a …

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 …

Bucket Fillers

Annah Elizabeth 4 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! I’m preparing this post from the passenger seat of our very loyal minivan! Yes, we’re on the road, again. Like my mother’s father, I give all of my vehicles a name, usually some form of Bessie, which is what I remember my grandfather calling his prized pickup. Our Bessie, a 2004 Chrysler Town & Country, started the …

To Boston, Bostonians, and a Bereaved World

Annah Elizabeth 2 Comments

You don’t know me, but I love you. My arms are reaching out to wrap you in a warm, tight embrace. There are no words. No words that will help, and yet I am compelled to tell you that, absurd as it sounds, someday it will be okay, if you keep choosing healing, keep fitting the pieces of your own …

The Gift of Receiving

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I find great joy in giving. And following my recent surgery, I acknowledged how great it felt when friends delivered food to my back door. But there was more to that story. An uncomfortable more that made me stop and access my behavior. The third bearer of gifts sat down at the table and chatted with me as I scarffed down …

The Kindness of Friends

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Last Friday I had surgery to remove my appendix, right ovary and tube. Thursday evening, one of my pals showed up at my doorstep with Friday’s dinner. I returned home after the day procedure to find this gift from another friend.     And yesterday another girlfriend appeared at my doorstep with the evening meal for me and my boys.     …

Six Cents

Annah Elizabeth 4 Comments

This woman gave me money,even when I didn’t need it “Do you have six cents?” the cashier asked me after she rang up my $4.06 purchase. “No, ma’am, I’m sorry. I only have this ten.” “I have six cents,” the woman behind me said, and then fished coins from her change purse.I thanked her, this woman who gave me money, …