“What Day Is It?”

The “new normal” of life from COVID-19 is certainly challenging. I keep thinking: “What day is it? What time is it? What’s happening to me?”

We have to find some humor in all the insanity going on around us. Take a listen…

Stay calm. Stay safe. Stay home.

It’s a good thing.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

“I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends”

As we all settle in for the next 15 days to help to stop the spread of COVID-19, it’s important that we stick together and are there for one another in whatever way that we can.

I will continue to share my posts with you and will be doing a LIVE video each day to check in with you. 

I am also letting you know that beginning tomorrow, March 18th, I will be here and available for anyone who needs to talk to help them through this time. I will be available by phone at 732-800-1012 between the hours of 10 am until 4 pm EST.  You can PM me if there is a specific time of day that you want me to set aside for you or just give a call when the spirit moves you! If you need an evening time let me know. I know I’M not going anywhere! LOL! 

Tensions and anxiety can run high during times like that and it’s important that we remain as calm as we can. If you’re having one of those moments or just feel like “checking in” with me, give a call! 

We’re all going to get through this and now, more than ever, we need to believe that “we’ll get by with a little help from our friends!”

Because we will.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

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“High Risk”

That’s what the cancer institute told me yesterday when they called to reschedule my six month check-up for this morning. They didn’t want anyone coming there unless it was for treatment. Yes, I’m six years clear of cancer but I also take a medication once a day which keeps it gone, and because chemo stays in your body for years and because of the medication I take, I’m high risk.

I asked them what I should do. They said to stay out of crowds and not to be anywhere with more than 15 people there.They said to wear a mask and to follow the protocol of hand washing and be careful to stay clear of crowds and sick people.

So, what does that mean to me? Am I scared? 

No.

I’m not scared.

Everyone has a different opinion on this virus and I respect them all, but my feeling is that the governments across the world are simply trying to prevent the virus from spreading to more people than those who already have it.

I don’t think we’ll all be living a different lifestyle forever, just for now. The focus is on COVID-19 but the same protocol goes for any virus or flu. Maybe it’s blown out of proportion, maybe it’s not, but it is what it is. All the lock downs and shutdowns of public events are for a reason: to prevent the virus from spreading.

I’m not scared, but am concerned. I’ll be taking my precautions as the oncologist has told me and will look at this as positively as I can. It’s a time to be home with my family, a time to write and declutter my home, and a time to reflect on the many things we take for granted that can now be appreciated.

I know that “this too shall pass” and until it does I’m going to make the best of it.

And I hope you will, too.

Be well, stay healthy, and wash your hands every chance you get!

And let’s keep each other in our thoughts and prayers.

It’s a good thing.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

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“Social Distancing On My Birthday”

“And on the first day of the next year of my life…”

I’m practicing “safe social distancing” and helping to “flatten the curve.” Aside from the precautions that we’re all being told to take, I have my boys doing the same for me. They’re telling me what I should and shouldn’t be doing and as a mom it melts my heart to know how much they care about me.

They’re still looking out for me even on my birthday! My two youngest were here with my birthday cake and as you can see by the picture, they were sure to practice social distancing! Of course I laughed because I think laughter is the best medicine in any situation. It lightens the mood and takes your mind off of things.

And we sure laughed!

So here I am on the “first day of the next year of my life” laughing with my family, enjoying my “vegan” chocolate birthday cake, and finding peace and serenity by sitting in my backyard with the sun shining on my face.

Maybe this “social distancing” thing isn’t such a bad thing after all.

Stay well. Stay healthy. Stay calm.

And remember to laugh.

It’s a good thing.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

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“Guilt-Free Time”

Here’s something for you to think about if you’re having a difficult time with social distancing for the next 15 days. So many people I speak to are focused on what they CAN’T do during this time instead of what they CAN do. There’s so many things that you can be doing yet here’s the problem.

Many of us feel guilty because we’re thinking of all things we SHOULD be doing instead of turning that around to see all the things we COULD be doing. In other words, take these 15 days as “Guilt- Free Time!” Yes, lives are certainly turned a bit upside down right now but this too shall pass and until it does, find all the positive in it that you can.

Stop feeling guilty about things that you SHOULD be doing. You can do them once we’ve “flattened the curve.” Start thinking about the things you COULD be doing!  This is one way to alleviate any stress or anxiety that you’re feeling during this time. Change your mindset. Change your perspective. Change your thinking.

It’s  “guilt-free time” for at least the next 15 days. Do the things you SHOULD be doing if you can, but now is the perfect time to make a list of all the things you COULD be doing and start doing them!

It’s a good thing.

Stay calm. Stay healthy. Stay home.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

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“How Is Your Day Going?”

“How is your day going?”

Those five words can mean the world to someone. They can change their bad mood to good. They can say “you mean a lot to me” to someone who needs to hear it or be reminded of it. And they say that you thought about someone in the midst of your busy day.

I love those five words and I love when someone takes a moment of their day to let me know that they’re thinking of me. 

Those five words tell me that I’m an important part of their life, that they’re grateful to have me in their life and that I am loved.

Those five words are powerful.

Be sure to use them every chance you get.

It will mean the world to someone you care about.

And it’s a good thing.

Wishing you love and light and from me to all of you: “How is your day going?”

~Anne Dennish~

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“Say What You Mean”

“Say what you mean and mean what you say, but don’t be mean when you say it.”

It’s a simple concept yet a very important one.

It’s okay to voice an opinion or share how you’re feeling with someone. It’s your truth, but never, ever be mean to someone when you say it to them. It’s hurtful and it’s unkind.

There’s no reason to be mean to anyone.

Be kind. Be compassionate. Be respectful.

Speak your truth but don’t be mean when you speak it.

It’s a good thing.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

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“You’re Invited To My Women’s Writing Workshop” in Italy!

I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to conduct a “Women’s Writing Workshop” in beautiful Emilia-Romagna, Italy, this summer and I’d like to invite you to attend! 

It will be an amazing week filled with learning, teaching, inspiration and motivation to help writers become published authors and the perfect chance to enjoy and marvel at the wonders and beauty of Emilia-Romagna. I’m hoping that you will join me for one or both of the weeks being offered.

Take a look at the flyer and feel free to call for more information and to sign up.

Meet me in Italy this August and let’s embrace “each breath along the journey” together!

It’s a good thing.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

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“Do It A Lot More!”

The New Year of 2020 has begun and there’s a whole year ahead of us. Let’s live this year and every day in it with “a little more” of all good things.

Let’s be more loving, kind, compassionate, empathetic and respect.

Let’s take all those good things and do them a little more.

In fact, let’s do them “a lot more!”

It’s a good thing.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

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“The New Year’s Eve Mindset”

It’s New Year’s Eve, the last day of 2019 and the last day of the decade. At midnight tonight a new year and a new decade will be upon us: 2020! How exciting, how wonderful that we’re blessed to be here for this night, how amazing it is that we have a chance to start over, to have a new beginning in our life, to change our lives.

I believe in taking the life lessons of the old year into the new year, but I also believe that New Year’s Eve is a mindset. It’s another day, another month, and a new year, yet why do we put so much importance on changing our life on that one day? It’s because it’s tradition. It’s what people all over the world celebrate and we do, too. After all, it IS a new year and a new decade and that does deserve a celebration of its’ own.

My point is that we don’t need to wait until that one day to make changes in our life. We have the choice to change our mindset from waiting for that one day to one of embracing all the days in between to taking the steps to have the life we want and deserve.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and the beginning of a New Year and New Decade.

And celebrate all the days in between.

It’s a good thing.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

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