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Father Winter returns

With the official beginning of Spring, Father Winter made another return, and brought more snow. It’s cold outside, but luckily the heating situation is resolved in the house, and there is no need to freeze anymore. The flu is getting a little better each day, and I feel alive and human once more. I feel mich better and it seemed to hang on forever. I’m grateful to have my health back and be able to function better.

I did laundry for the first time yesterday. Another milestone, and something I never did at Mom’s house before. Moni had to help me understand Mom’s foreign washing machine, but we managed. t was another little win, another little thing that in the end became something huge and made me feel all emotional. For a moment I thought I lost my mind, getting all grateful and happy from the sound and sight of a working washing machine, but I soon realized that it was a moment of relief, a little break and the stress falling off that in the end brought on this emotion. Further I had a wonderful lunch at Moni’s with Wiener Schnitzel, Michel her husband prepared for us and he is truly and amazing chef. As always I was in for a real treat to spend this time in a family setting and with my nieces Leni and Emily. Later in the afternoon, we enjoyed coffee and cake at my godmother (Mom’s sister) and later towards the evening I got some groceries, a big canvas and a basic starter set of acrylic paints and brushes. 😉

Life was good.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

8 thoughts on “Father Winter returns

  1. Hey…I don’t know if you realised that it’s me, Maria (superwifeandmummy) Wishing you all the love my dearest and lots of embraces 🖤🖤 (please delete my name and username from this comment. I am very low profile this time round) 😘

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  2. It’s been absolutely fascinating to read through, about new experiences, adventures, and pieces of a jigsaw puzzle falling into place. The badger, the chimney sweep, but I have to say your photograph here is a stunner. The composition, the figures, the dashes of color against the snow are just scrumptious, like a dream. 💙

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    1. Thank you so much Steve. Your words means so much, especially coming from an accomplished artist like yourself whims work I happen to admire a well. There was a certain mood that day as I took the picture. It has snowed overnight as we set out in freezing temps to walk the dogs. I’m glad I could convey that moment and that you liked it. Thank you

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