At the Intersection of Passion, Persistence, and Partnerships

Annah Elizabeth Guest Post, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health 3 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer, Life is as Life does, and this week has been a culmination of highs and hopes, lows and losses. I read a social media post that reminded me of that depressed time in my life when I seemed to perceive my entire life as Depressed. What continually kept me hopeful, however, were my journals, for when I …

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 …

Happiness Lives Between Me and I

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Spirituality, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This past week has been a combination of everything. Excitement! Fear. Flu-like symptoms. Friendship. Learning. Love. Laughter. Reading. Sadness. Worry about loved ones who ran into some difficult times.  Writing. Strange as it might sound, my week hasn’t felt like the roller-coaster ride you might think after reading this list above! It’s a good thing because some …

Happiness Comes When We See with Fresh Eyes (and all our senses)

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health, Spirituality Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer!! This morning I woke up ruminating on all kinds of problems. Some people can’t fall asleep at night because they can’t seem to shut their minds off. I used to have the problem and then, out of a sense of desperation, I began doing what I later learned was a form of self-hypnosis. More than ten years …

Peace Be to Us

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Relationships Leave a Comment

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 …

At the Intersection of Family and Growth

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Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer! You know how it is when family comes to visit? Your schedule goes all sorts of wonky. Your floors somehow manage to accumulate dirt and dog hair (if there are pets involved) at the speed of sound. Your kitchen counters are cluttered with the extra items that won’t fit in the fridge or the pantry. And speaking …

Healing and the Two Sides of Truth

Annah Elizabeth Healing and the Two Sides of 2 Comments

Truth. What is it? What does it mean? What does it accomplish? One of the mantras I’ve lived my life by is “There are two sides to every story and the truth lies somewhere in the middle.” To that end, truth is a little like reading between the lines…or compromise…or both…a way of finding balance in a situation, which in …

On Falling from Grace and Forgiveness

Annah Elizabeth Forgiveness, Happy Happens ™, Spirituality 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer and for those who honor the holiday, Happy Easter! As I thought about this week’s post and the upcoming Christian celebration, I thought about how Easter reminds me of all of us, people from all religions and those of non religion. This morning marks the fifteenth year my family has participated in an Easter Dawn pageant, a reenactment of …

Prepping Positivity

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health, Relationships 4 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! Well, what can I say other than this past week has been pretty much dictated by my workplace crap. I’ve spent countless hours in meetings and documenting everything that has been transpiring at warp speed. The good news, as I pointed out in last week’s post is that I am beginning to digest the fact that I’m …

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 …