Did Your Resolution Love You As Much As You Loved It?

Annah ElizabethHappiness, Loss, Grief, and Healing, The Five Facets Philosophy on Healing ™Leave a Comment

Maybe you spent months dreaming up a plan that was sure to take you to new heights or maybe you thought the exciting energy surrounding the trending new diet, exercise or self-help regimen sounded like the next best thing for you, too. Now, for whatever reason, your in-it-to-win-it spirit has turned into God-how-I-hate-this-I-just-might-puke-if…or a You-suck-you-quitter/loser/faker/despicable/[insert your whatever]-You.

Regardless of how you came to setting your resolution, it is obvious that this is more than a little slump; it is just not working for you. In fact, it could be all wrong for you. A few simple questions will help you isolate where the breakdown(s) might be and help you redirect.

Holiday Healing Tips: Family Gatherings & Being Flexible

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Holidays are meant to be a time for remembering, reflecting, celebrating, giving thanks, and of coming together, Journeyer. Like many of you, I enjoy everything about hosting family and friends in my home. The smell of a meal wafting from the oven, the themed tableware, the drone of catching up chatter and the magic of laughter fill my home and … Read More

Ask Annah: Why Do Friendships Change After a Significant Loss?

Annah ElizabethAsk Annah, Family, Loss, Grief, and Healing, RelationshipsLeave a Comment

“Friendships are discovered rather than made.” ~ Harriett Beecher Stowe Dear Journeyer, “Why do friendships change after a significant loss?” is a question and conversation I hear regularly from people of all ages and across all loss forms. If you have discovered that your relationships with friends or family feel strange or estranged since a Significant Life Loss Event entered … Read More

Life’s Formations

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Happy Sunday, Journeyer! If you can believe it, I don’t have a current picture one that I can use to capture this week’s moments that are a part of my happiness. Not. A. One. What comes to mind right now is a photo Glennon Doyle Melton did when one of the school years began. The image captured her jumping high, fists … Read More

Taking Shape

Annah ElizabethBeauty, Fave, Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Travel1 Comment

Happy Tuesday, Journeyer! I hope you had a nice holiday weekend with family and friends! I started out my week with a lunch date with Beauty. She’s twenty-one and has been doing what healthy teenagers and young adults need to do…finding herself. It’s odd how all too often the finding of oneself includes the pushing away of those that love … Read More

Healing and the Two Sides of Change

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A thick and frigid, wintry haze blocked the sunrise and dampened my spirit as I drove to work this morning. Bob Segar’s, Turn the pagesuddenly penetrated my yawns, sighs, and sense of dread. I was taken back to my teenage years, to a night when two boys and two girls were doing things they shouldn’t have been, and then many … Read More

Healing and the Two Sides of What If?

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Happy Thursday-Friday, Journeyer! Yesterday I received some equally sad and happy news: Hay House Publishing picked the three winners of their Denver workshop book proposal contest. The world is about to be inspired in magnificent new ways and these authors are about to embark on a fabulous new adventure! The disheartening bit is that The Five Facets Philosophy on Healing … Read More

New Year, Same Me

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Happy New Year (and happier reflections,) Journeyer! ‘Tis the time of year when millions make New Year’s resolutions, set plans to exercise more, eat less, finally get around to writing that book, be kinder, take that long-desired vacation, or save some money for a rainy day… I’ve been reading many articles that are dressing up and toning down the “resolve,” … Read More

Katie, a Kid’s Teacher Needs You!

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Dear Katie, Maya Angelou once said, “When you learn, teach. At our best, we’re all teachers.” I say, “We can learn something new every day, if our minds are open to it.” That means that day in and day out we are all students and we are all teachers… I woke at 6:30 this morning, made breakfast for my daughter … Read More

#IBaredIt: Bare It. Share It. Better Boobs., Banding Together for Breast Cancer Early Detection

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Journeyers, WOMEN EVERYWHERE NEED US! Last week I posted this piece, one designed to encourage women to have their annual mammograms done. I highlighted how my recent mammogram experience made my week’s Happy Happens column. I briefly discussed a few of the physical and emotional discomforts we women (and men) face in the name of good health. During the exam … Read More