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Behind the ruins

“Once upon a time, happiness was found behind the ruins of these walls.”

I’m sweating up a storm this morning as my body is fighting the symptoms of being sick. I’ve been resting as much as possible, but it’s been tough. I saw this building yesterday after seeing Mom and although our house looks like a 100 times better and is not abandoned, the title of this post is what it reminded me off. These walls once knew happiness and have seen so much. From blood, sweat and tears, to happy moments filled with memories and laughter. It’s not the same without Mom, and how could we ever think that it would be, when such a key part of it’s history is being removed. I’m touched by all of your prayers and kind thoughts to my prior post and will answer all comments shortly and on a personal level. I’m going to fight through the sickness and not feeling good once more, and go see Mom in a bit. I’m grateful for all the help and support I have gotten from my family here, as it is not always easy without your own wheel.


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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