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

Annah Elizabeth Ask Annah, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health 2 Comments

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 …

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 …

Healing and the Two Sides of Faith

Annah Elizabeth Healing and the Two Sides of, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Spirituality, The Five Facets of Healing ™ Leave a Comment

Faith. Many of us think of faith has having to do with a belief in God or some form of organized religion. We talk about putting faith in some person, system, doctrine, or deity. We tend to think of blind faith as believing in some God without proof the It exists. But here’s where the contradiction comes in, for we …