#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 …

Man vs Woman, What’s Really at the Root of Inequality?

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As I read Daily Plate of Crazy’s Girl Gaps, a post that reflects on women in-and-out of the workplace, ponders male/female inequity, and the stereotypes society hands out like Halloween candy to our children, I couldn’t help but think about a piece I wrote a decade ago. I audited a creative writing class during the summer of 2003, and one …

On Sense and Sensitivity

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“I have more awareness of other people and, I hope, more sensitivity to their needs. I also find that I’m more direct and outspoken.” ~Christopher Reeve One of my most beautiful, longstanding friendships has been disintegrating for years now. Several of them, actually, have experienced varying degrees of altered states. And I’ve recently come to realize that I‘ve been the …

I Am The Cure

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I am the cure. For what ails me. And I’m so glad that this past week of Mad and Sad is over. Some weeks are that way, where The Shit seems to flourish. That seemingly eternal anguish makes me all the more appreciative for those times like Mother’s Day week, when I noticed plenty of Happy. Honestly, until Friday, I …

I’m Mad

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  I’m mad. Not in the mental sense, though that could be arguable, as much as I’m in my head. I’m just ill-tempered. Have been from the time I walked out the door and saw what last night’s freeze did to my plants. To the flowers that have brought me so much joy. Slumped over like defeated souls, petals heavy …

The Gift of Receiving

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I find great joy in giving. And following my recent surgery, I acknowledged how great it felt when friends delivered food to my back door. But there was more to that story. An uncomfortable more that made me stop and access my behavior. The third bearer of gifts sat down at the table and chatted with me as I scarffed down …

Addressing Attachment Injury

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“I’ve been thinking about you two,” Trish said, “and about how I can best help.” The last time Warren and I were in this therapist’s office, we had some heated discussions about The Future—Ours, His, Mine—The House, Retirement, The Economy, The Funds (now and forthcoming). He, who has lived in the same community—within a ten-mile radius—his entire life, is not …

I Love My Bed

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There are days and weeks when we feel as if every minute is a mountainous climb. Hours where we long for some reprieve from the (seemingly) endless distress. This past week has been one of those eternities for me. I took a new assignment at work and am dumbfounded by the lack of respect for adult authority. Whereas my previous …

Decoding the Divine with The Indie Chicks

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 Are you looking for spiritual resolution?Wondering about God and Divine Intervention?Join me over at The Indie Chicks, who have just published my piece, Decoding the Divine.Sending out rays of hope for your own spiritual healing… Soon…