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Awesome Blogger Award 🥇

Reading the definition for this award and being considered as an awesome blogger that adds happiness and laughter to my readers, is truly a great honor that touches my heart. I’m humbled about the nomination and thank the beautiful Mackenzie for her consideration. Mackenzie has a wonderful spirit and spreads awareness about chronic illnesses. Battling several herself she is a fighter and remains positive throughout the struggles. She is a true role model and I’m glad that our paths have crossed. Please stop by and say hello to her here.

Rules For This Award:

• Thank the person who nominated you.

• Include the reason behind the award.

• Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.

• Answer the questions your nominator gave you.

• Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.

• Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.

• Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated.

• Mackenzie’s Questions

• What is your biggest goal in life?

To live my true purpose and make a difference for others in whatever form and way fit

• What is your favorite food?

Mmmh, tough one but I like the bad stuff and pasta is my weakness

• Cats or dogs?

I love all animals and had a cat once named Gizmo that was very close to me, but it was a Shiba Inu Mix named Nikki that stole my heart. So dogs it is and for that matter, my next pooch must be a Shiba

• Why did you start blogging?

I reached a point there was so much to say and share. We don’t always get the chance of being heard in today’s society or to help others. I had faced adverse times and challenges that I know others are faced with as well. I wanted to be a voice, an inspiration, showing that there is life beyond the troubles. I have always been in leadership roles, empowering others that I came across, but the four walls of working in a store became too confined and I wanted to reach out on a bigger scale. It’s a huge task, but given the opportunity to make a difference, even if it is with one person, I couldn’t ask for more and it is for that one person that I got to touch in a positive way..

• Where is your dream vacation?

Wow, either you got tough questions or I’m overthinking things. I can’t name “A” dream vacation and there are many places to see, but Norway definitely comes to mind and Japan.

• What advice would you tell your 13  year old self?

Stay positive throughout the challenges and always search for the silver lining. Some lessons might be tough and are hard to understand, but they will stretch you and mold you into your higher self.

• How many pets do you have?

1-A guinea pig

• Who inspires you?

People who see the big picture and who are selfless in their pursuit of life.

• What is your favorite color?

Mmh, People say that I wear red very well and I take it as compliment. Not everyone can pull off red.

• If a genie gave you only 3 wishes, what would you ask for?

This is the toughest yet, as I can’t think of anything materialistic. In no particular order, I guess I would ask for TIME to pursue all my hobbies and creative avenues. I asked for WORLD PEACE and that we all get along and slow down a bit. To remember kindness towards each other and that itself would make life a lot more peaceful. I would ask to END POVERTY and all SUFFERING, no matter what form.

And here are my questions.

What was your biggest accomplishment in life?

What would you do different if you had to do it again?

What is your favorite past time?

What is your definition of happiness?

What is your favorite season and why?

What quality do you love about yourself?

Optimist or Pessimist?

What was your biggest lesson learned so far?

What is your dream job and why?

What is your best advice for new bloggers?

And my nominations are, really anyone that wants to participate and I think you are all amazing and I love your voices, but if I had to name a few, then here we go.

Nathprasaddhanawat I still owe a nomination post to him and I haven’t forgotten. I’m so bad at writing these things on command but please stop by and say hi. His blog is all about Love, Life and Photography and who could not need more of that?

Wardclever a most recent discovery and a soul that says it how it is. “I’m broken and repaired and broken, repeatedly, but I’m a renewable resource” are just a few of his words that draw me into the mystery of heartache, love, melancholy and magic. You won’t be disappointed.

Iampharaohmaktuk a modern day poet whose words will sweep you away and transport you to feel the magic of every emotion behind it. He is gifted beyond means and if you love poetry, prepare to be amazed.

Artyplantsman the mastermind behind the wonderful blog about Plants, Botanical Art, Humor and random stuff, plus Molly’s human pack leader. Darren, a talent in so many ways, he is also one of the kindest souls you will ever find. Not only is his blog inspiring and informative, but once he closes you into his heart and a friendship is formed, consider yourself blessed that your paths have crossed. Thank you Darren for being you.

Aroundthekornerblog belongs to my friend Kris, an exceptional and strong kind soul who always finds a way to go on, no matter how challenging her troubles are. She speaks from the heart as she lets us into her day to day world and the dilemmas she is faced with. I love her honesty and the no filter approach to speaking her mind. I’m inspired by her courage, her strengths and the will to go on no matter what. You go girl…


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

38 thoughts on “Awesome Blogger Award 🥇

  1. l loved three wishes , which you have wished .. you are really so kind.. thank you so much for the nomination I would love to post the award… pleasure is all mine to know bit more about you .. thanks once again for your kind words .. god bless you ..

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    1. Thank you for your kind words dear and the pleasure is all mine. You’ve been deserving of recognition for such a long time and I’m glad if I can help kn any way. You have a great heart and I appreciate your support. Hugs and blessings my friend.

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      1. I understand Kamal and it’s not always easy to answer these nomination on command. I much write what I feel like writing about instead of being presented with a topic. I just wanted you to know that I think of you highly and that you make a difference for me. No need to feel obligated 🙂


      2. Thanks dear Rhapsody and yes for me also I am K with not answering these questions but u wrote so well and many other people too deserve awards I have been given lots. No problem at all we r always there for each other as friends. Love and hugs to you dear..

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  2. Heartfelt congratulations. Mackenzie is a mutual friend and I am glad you two have met. I loved your answers too. Your words in the nomination brought tears to my eyes I am so touched. Thank you my friend and I am so delighted that our paths have crossed. Have a HUGE hug!😀💕

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    1. Thank you very much and yes I am glad as well and she is truly wonderful. I’m blessed with the connection I have made on here and I’m forever grateful.
      And about the tears, only happy tears are allowed and I am glad that my words moved you. I only spoke the truth but your reaction shows that they came in a time you might needed a reminder of how truly special you are. Perhaps you haven’t heard it enough and life left you believing different. Of course I don’t know what I’m talking about and it’s just an intuition. In either case, I remind you to not ever doubt your special gift and remember that you make a difference. Hugs my friend.


    1. Oh my goodness I hope so too and the Shiba’s are of course part of the plan. I just love the breed with all there corky little trait and Japan of what I have seen from pictures is gorgeous. And of course the Cherry Blossoms are also on the list and it must be simply magical.


  3. There I was scrolling thru the emails when the internet came back. Reading and enjoying the different blogs I follow when I started yours. I was made thoughtful by your answers, intrigued by your choices, and then I saw my name! I was floored and teary and so thankful. Bless you and bless you and BLESS you.

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    1. I’m so glad that this little gesture could mean something to you and it makes me so happy that it did. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to see your contribution if you decide to participate. Have a beautiful day dear Kris. Hugs 🙂

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    1. I’ve stared and stared at your beautiful words and praise for me and I’m in awe. You moved me to tears and I can’t find the proper words to express my gratitude and all the emotions that have flooded me. This was so so sweet and the timing of this couldn’t have been better with the past thought days. Thank you for sending a huge ray of light my way and for truly making my day better. I’m humbled and in awe by your kindness Super D. Xoxo. 🦋💙


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