Ask Annah: How Do I Move Forward When the Past Keeps Repeating Itself? Part I, Relationships

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Dear Neighbor, Oh, let me count the ways I understand your question. How do I move forward when the past keeps repeating itself? This question is deep and complex and covers so many areas of our lives and across each of our five facets. When it seems as if life keeps dealing you one blow after another, it can feel …

Ask Annah: Why Do I Feel Worse 2-3 Years after My Significant Life Loss Event

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Dear Journeyer, I am often asked some variation of this question: “It’s been three years since my child/parent/sibling/spouse/best friend died and I feel worse now than I did when it happened. What is wrong with me?” Though this query often references the death of a person, I have also heard it with regard to other forms of loss, including but …

Level II Intermediate Meditation

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You’ve completed the Meditation for Newbies and have applied the skills you learned. What’s next?

Take your meditation practice to the next level! We’ll discuss the progress you made and the benefits you’ve already begun to witness! Then we’ll learn new skills and strategies to deepen the self care and self discovery benefits of your meditation practice.

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 …

Healing and the Two Sides of Your Calendar

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I recently sat in on a class titled Administrative Skills for Office Professionals. One of the things I’ve always said to my children and anyone else who would listen is this: “We can learn something new every day if our  mind is open to it. It might be something as simple as a person’s name, but we’ve learned something.” I’ve …

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 …

Energized by Envy

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Happy Sunday-now-Monday, Journeyer! First up on the Happy Happens tribute list? First week of Back to School is behind me!! Woot! Woot! As always, the return to the early morning six o’clock alarm is a little daunting. Thankfully the first day back wasn’t a split shift, which meant I was able to entertain a much needed, midday nap! My mood …

Living Life Wide Open

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Happy Monday-Tuesday,Journeyer! As I type this week’s Happy Happens column, I am aboard Delta flight 3674 headed from Charlotte to Detroit, where I’ll board another plane for my final destination. Home. Typing that word I am reminded of a phrase I often use: “Home is where I am.” I don’t use the expression “Home is where my heart is” as …

Healing and the Two Sides of Freedom

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As I prepared for my family’s July 4th celebration, I couldn’t help but think about some of the events and threads that comprise our freedom. Our freedom, for all of us who live in countries that afford us the privilege of choosing our own daily course of actions, was born on the backs and of the bloodshed of too many to …