Holiday Healing Tips: Putting ME on the calendar and Self Care

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

Holidays and special events demand more of our time and our energy…shopping…cooking…planning… 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, or something you fear or maybe even downright dread. There are a few simple strategies that can help you navigate the holidays with …

The Reason Grief Feels Eternal

Annah Elizabeth Family, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health, Parenting 4 Comments

Even though it’s been twenty-seven years since my firstborn’s arrival into this world, I remember how eternal those weeks following his birth were. Like many moms do, I swayed in the rocker at the foot of the crib we’d so lovingly adorned the nursery with. I twisted the dial on the bed chamber’s musical mobile and awaited its soothing melodies. I …

It’s Time

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 Late Sunday night, just as I was about to sign off and go to bed, I received an e-mail from a writer I had referenced in a Happy Happens post. She not only read that July piece, she became the very first person to inquire about submitting a guest post to this column. I was over the moon, Journeyers! …

Taking Time

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 Three weeks since my last post. Countless notations in my calendar: “Blog.” Thousands of minutes sucked into some ethereal vacuum. Hubby and soon-to-be-graduated son out of the country. Meetings/planning/work for graduation event for said son. Mother flew in from California for event. School events, carpooling, soccer matches, and social gatherings for son and daughter at home. Work. Paying bills. …