Holiday Healing Tips: Family Gatherings & Being Flexible

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

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 …

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

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“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 …

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 …

Taking Shape

Annah Elizabeth Beauty, Fave, Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Travel 1 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 …

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 …

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,” …

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 …

#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 …

Leading the Way

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   I took this photo of the staircase in Independence Hall, Philadelphia   Phew, Journeyer, has it ever been a whirlwind week! Traveling has a way of putting sails beneath our time, and I’ve been hitting the highways and skyways for sure. After returning from Hay House’s writing workshop in Denver, I spent Tuesday finishing last week’s Happy Happens piece, …