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

Annah Elizabeth Holiday Healing Tips, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health Leave a Comment

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 …

My Million Mile March and Dream of Unity

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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 …

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 …

Energy Reset

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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 …

Peace Be to Us

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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 …

The Color of a Week

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health, Relationships 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This week’s Happy Happens edition seems to be all about the color yellow! Yesterday I had the awesome experience of attending an Intuition Boot Camp, where we learned things about getting in touch with our energy field and connecting with our intuition. The light in my meditations is always a vivid, sparkling gold color. I forgot to …

Peace, Love, Joy, and Chute Happen

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

The northeast heat wave has been oppressive this past week. But it’s been a beautiful week, nonetheless, because we’ve been on vacation. No business. No mail to collate, cats to feed, plants to water, dog to walk, or phones to answer… Why do we DO that anyway, run to grab the tele, just because it rings?! No hospital visits or …

Something Old, Something New, Something…Shiny

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Where to BEGIN?! I guess with this. Warren and I had a week without any fights, without any SUPER H…E…A…V…Y… conversations, a week without Tension. I think we’re going to be alright, I first realized and then said to him, as we chuckled over some random inside joke. And I hate to admit this, but guess what? I wasn’t all …

Pampering, Peace, a Piebald, and Hope

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The end of the school year is barreling down on us. For all intents and purposes, classroom work is done. The students are all but singing School’s out for summer! They are bounding off the walls off Hurricane Andrea’s barometric barometer. And the conclusion of this academic year can’t come fast enough. Times like these call for some serious pampering. …