Flying Lessons

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Healing and the Two Sides of, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health 2 Comments

Full Disclosure: This post comes with connections to other healing allies as well inspirational posts that are ever so close to my heart… There is no way I can contain links to the recommended limit of three… Grab a box of tissues, your favorite beverage and reading spot, then put your feet up and sit with me for a while…I’m so happy you’re …

Just Like the Proverbial Shit Happens, Happy Happens

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Good morning, Journeyer, This week has been agonizingly long and brutal… I did not write. I accomplished few, if any, of my daily designated tasks or goals. I fought regularly with Warren. I spent the better share of three days trying (unsuccessfully) to unravel an internet connection problem. I experienced several nights of interrupted sleep, which is a rare occasion …

Symbols of Sweet Success

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 “Is it a resume that defines success?” It’s a question Counselor Hank posed to me during one of our sessions, some eight years ago. I was lamenting my concerns about an impending job move and how the multiple transitions I’d made in previous years was going to appear to prospective employers. A resume is, after all, a window into who …

All Shook Up

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Proverbial Shit has been knocking on my door this week, Journeyer. Nagging nuisances that just sort of make us feel icky and ornery and rundown. Three words to kick it off: Snow. SNOW! (EVER-LOVIN’-F-IN’) SNOW!! This is on the hood of Warren’s truck!  And leaving for work in more subzero temperatures that dipped to MINUS TWENTY!   What’s all this …

Date Night, Dessert, and AC/DC

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It’s been a busy and dark and freaking COLD week here in the northeast! A week of learning curves and tax preparations and eye rolling and frozen fingers and shivering… But, you know what I say, it’s the sole purpose for this Happy Happens column: Just like the proverbial shit happens, so does happy! All we have to do is …

Paesanos

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Yesterday, I spent a gloriously exhausting day at a TEDx event, where I met with many wonderfully new and exciting ideas and people. One speech brought together those two entities in the form of a single word: Paesano. Paesano, as he told us, literally translates to countrymen or villager, but the truest essence of what it represents is friend. Not …

Over the Moon

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  Did you see the Harvest Moon this week, Journeyers?! Warren and I were taking Thunder for a walk when this glorious ball started her ascent over the hills. A friend of mine laughs at how much delight I take from nature’s beauty, but honestly, who isn’t mesmerized by such grandeur? Though I can’t take credit for the image, my …

I’m Home

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I’m home, Journeyers, literally and figuratively. We’ve spent a fair amount of time on the road since last fall, following our three children to and fro. Though I feel at home wherever I am, it sure is nice to be able to plant myself in my office chair and sleep in my own bed. This week, I got together with …

Five Fabulous Things

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It’s always nice to get away for a vacation, and equally nice to return home to our beds and familiar surroundings. In the midst of those joys is the reality of catching up on mail and bills and unpacking… I dread the unpacking so much that I’ve been known to live out of my suitcase for weeks after a trip. …

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 …