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Donner Pass

We made it over the Pass late last night and I’m glad we left when we did. It’s chain controls this morning with the storm passing through and it would have been a treacherous mess. I drove the “Liltank”, (my Jeep) all the way to Dixon where we finally crashed at 1AM for much needed rest.

After breakfast, we are on the move again, heading for the Bay Area where white cranes are lining the road over the waterways. I will do a spirit animal post another time when I’m not on the move but in the meantime I believe in the message of heading towards the the eye of the storm. It is there where my fears lie and where past trauma is stored. Only there, and once I have arrived, will my powers be revealed to me. And with this thought, this warrior is ready to do this and takes comfort in knowing that the universe has my back.

“A strong woman looks a challenge dear in the eye and gives it a wink”

I summoned my strengths and my resources for the journey ahead and I’m ready to tackle what must come next.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

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