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Your best life “NOW”

When asked what surprised him most about humanity the Dalai Lama answered,

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.

Make sure you live today ❤️


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

18 thoughts on “Your best life “NOW”

  1. The Dalai Lama is such an impressive person. I would love to meet him but think I would be too gobsmacked to say anything. He is so full of laughter for one who has such heavy burdens on his shoulders. Thank you for bringing this quote, very timely for me, I’ve been thinking a lot about the ‘now’ and how we are constantly revisiting our truth and faith in order to hold it in the ever-changing ‘now’. And it was you, my lovely sister, who brought the ‘now’ and its importance into my consciousness at this time, knowing as you do what I always need. Thank you, beloved. xx

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    1. Me too but I’d probably be, what you call it..gobsmacked lol, mouth and eyes wide open unable to speak. Is that it? Yeah that then. Hahaha. Have I told you how much you make me laugh. You don’t know what a handy is yet you come up with a word like gobsmacked. Just gots to love you dear soul sister. ❤️

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      1. You’ve not heard of ‘gobsmacked’? You have described it to a tee. That surprised look you get when someone smacks (hits) you in the gob (mouth) 🙂
        You have to be German to know Handy and you have to be British to know ‘gobsmacked’. There’s plenty more where that came from, you’ve given me the challenge now to try using as many colloquialisms as I can – just what you needed! (big grin) xxxx

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      2. Are you cracking up over there? I’m chuffed you found it blinding but get a grip and don’t lose the plot, and don’t get your knickers in a twist coz my phrases are the dogs bollocks! 🙂 🙂 🙂 xxx

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      3. Pfft I was cracking up indeed, but then came this. What the heck did I just read, I haven’t got a clue, other then the knickers part and I’m sure mine won’t get into a twist. Bollocks????? Sandra Bollocks. Oh wait that is Sandra Bullock hahaha. I probably still misspelled it. Don’t make me get German in you, then we see.

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      4. I was a bit naughty with the dogs bollocks, a lot of people don’t realise it’s a nautical term for the bow-locks on a boat, (where the oars go), but for some reason has come to mean testicles. With this well known British saying, we must presume the dog is very fond of his testicles because ‘the dog’s bollocks’ simply means ‘absolutely brilliant!’. 🙂 x

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      5. Do you ever look back over some of our conversations and wonder if there’s anyone else on earth who talks like this? This particular conversation, case in point, I think. 🙂 x

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