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On the brink

One of my favorite movies, Walter Mitty touches on a variety of emotions. I like a good laugh just as much as the next person and you know by now that I’m a big kid at heart. I like silly humor and who best to deliver it then one of the best of comedy, Ben Stiller.

Walter Mitty and the song Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men, packs a different message for me all together. It’s one that reminds me that life often requires us to get our paws dirty if we want to achieve anything worthwhile. This movie is a cry and an urge to take chances, to overcome the fear of living out loud and just go for it. To realize and to embrace the memories that are born during those times, as they will forever be the moments we truly feel alive.

With so much riding on the brink of a complete lifestyle change, I know those things to be true. I full heartily embrace the message they bring and yet I’m terrified and scared at times. I need to take note from Walter Mitty and remind myself that I have control over some of the yet to come memories that will stand out later in life. If I want them to become reality, then this is a part of the process and it won’t come by itself or without change. That there shouldn’t be anything fearful about pursuing what sets my very soul on fire, no matter how unfamiliar and new it might be. 

I just need to jump and take that first step, for everything else will fall into place by itself. 



We are the co-creators of our life and the time is now. More than ever are we needed to support Mother Earth and each other. Together we discover and explore our unique gifts in times of strengths, in times we lean on each other, and in times when we learn from each other. This blog started as an outlet and what I ultimately called my “Warriors Journey.” It was a way to document the ups and downs of my life, sharing my hardships as well as my successes. It showcased the struggles, but more important the ways of how to overcome them. Although we are warriors each and every day, I realized that having to be a warrior, comes from a place of pain. I decided to rename this blog, and “Phoenix Rising” now stands for the story of overcoming such a painful place. My motivation for this blog hasn’t changed and I hope to share inspiration and hope, to create a sense of belonging, a space of being heard, and connecting with like minded beings who instill a sense of oneness. We are never alone, and we are unstoppable in the pursuit of what sets our soul on fire. Who I am in a nutshell... 
I am an energy healer and Reiki Master. I am surviving a chronic disease that I’ve sent into remission three times since my initial bout, 15 years ago. I continuously challenge the status quo and by doing so I change my stars. I am a believer that anything is possible. I am a hopeless romantic and I believe that true love exists on various levels. I am an optimist that will always see the glass as half full. I am a dreamer, believing in endless possibilities. Not even the sky is the limit. I have jumped off of the hamster wheel, and I am writing a new chapter. I am chasing my Nirvana to support my most authentic self. This is my story, I am that Phoenix and I am rising from the ashes. Namaste 🙏🏼💙🦋

6 thoughts on “On the brink

    1. And I will have the rewards. It’s complicated, I don’t hurt others easily even when I am treated poorly and it’s hard to completely start over at my age. I’m not pushed easily and I’m struggling to put it into a letter for you. I’ll write this week.

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