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Hygge – pronounced “Hoo-Ga” A Danish word that means cosines.

It is a feeling more than a word –

it is the ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures

and making the ordinary more meaningful,

beautiful and special.

I always knew there was a word describing the magic and the wonders felt from the simplest of things. If you can feel the simple joys, the moments money can’t buy, and the memories that are made during the times when we are stripped of all luxuries, you might as well consider yourself richer than many and say hello to your higher self.

This is the first time that I have heard this word, and I feel it’s meaning in every sense of this peaceful image. It was a stormy day and I found myself borderline with the storm clouds and the sun. To the left was a puffy clouded blue sky and sunshine, while to the left were storm clouds that engulfed the mountains and covered everything in mystery. I felt Hygge deep within while watching this beautiful balance of struggle as the snow was gently falling from the sky.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

24 thoughts on “Hygge

  1. The word Hygge in Denmark is mostly used, when you are in good company and just enjoy to be together with either friends or family, doing something together. It could also be enjoying a dinner together, talking and feeling good and in relaxed company.
    Wow for a photo, Rhapsody 🙂

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  2. hoo-gah? really? It sounds so much better in my head when I think it is Hig-gy……………and it seems I have been hoo-gahed for a while now…because I spend so much time just having a wonderful and comfortable time with friends……LOVE that picture.

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