The Seven Pillars of a Week

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Spirituality, Travel 2 Comments

Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer, Wow…have you ever thought about how much can occur in the blink of an eye that is one week? This past week is definitely a blur. Monday and Tuesday…work and more work drama. Wednesday morning I woke with a chest cold. Despite a nagging cough I made it through the day, only to spend Thursday and Friday …

The Bank of Christmas

Annah Elizabeth Family, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Relationships 2 Comments

Good morning, Journeyer… or, depending where you are, Good afternoon… Good evening… or Good middle of the night for all you insomniacs and those who come to this post in the wee hours before sunup because you’re stressing about how to save your marriage, the world, your family, or maybe even yourself… Today’s edition of this Happy Happens column is …

Take 5

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Relationships, The Five Facets of Healing ™ Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This week’s title comes to you from this week’s marriage counseling session. I haven’t written anything about that part of mine and Hubby’s relationship for many, many months. Here’s why: The last time I did, a beloved reader questioned me about sharing this sort of information and shared her concerns about how discussing our marital work might somehow inhibit …

Delta at Dawn

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, The Five Facets of Healing ™, Travel Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer! I type this post from a packed plane on Delta flight six-two-nine, headed for Atlanta. This day begins at an ungodly hour for me; my alarm set to go off even before the sun rose. But that isn’t the only fatigue that has settled into every pour of my body. Do you know that good tired we …

Headway and Headdresses

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Happy Monday, Journeyer! It seems that many of the things that have been feeding my happy are those that I either can’t capture with my camera or I can’t take time to stop to photo them. Even though I don’t have pictures, I do have the memories. Like all things in life, when I stop to remember those moments that …

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

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

It’s been a full week, Journeyer, and this weekend finds Warren and me on the road, again. Parent’s Weekend gave us a good excuse to visit our last little birdie to leave the nest…a trip that gave me opportunity (and akin to permission) to hug my boy and see with my own eyes that he is indeed eating and keeping …

Worth More than a Thousand Words

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Happy Happens ™, The Five Facets of Healing ™ 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! I have to tell you, I had no idea what I was going to write about until a few minutes ago… My week began with the long trek home from Rock Hill, SC, where I spent the Labor Day weekend helping Fave and Squirrel whip their first joint rental home into shape. One day of catching up from …

Taking Shape

Annah Elizabeth Beauty, Fave, Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Travel 1 Comment

Happy Tuesday, Journeyer! I hope you had a nice holiday weekend with family and friends! I started out my week with a lunch date with Beauty. She’s twenty-one and has been doing what healthy teenagers and young adults need to do…finding herself. It’s odd how all too often the finding of oneself includes the pushing away of those that love …

Lilly, The Boys, and Slammin’ Mac ‘N Cheese

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

Wow, Journeyer, another week has come to an end, with a new one right on its heels! There’s a saying I’ve had many people tell me after I inquire about how they’re doing. “Every day I put my feet on the floor, is a good day.” That is sort of true, isn’t it? Believe it or not, I really don’t …