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Bench with a view…

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”

~Andy Rooney

Fact is that the climb is often difficult and hard.

Are you willing to put in the effort?

Would you stay and sit for awhile?

Can you listen to the silence?


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

22 thoughts on “Bench with a view…

  1. What an extraordinary picture! I can do the silence and the sitting. I am polishing up on my listening skills and need to take the ski lift or railway to get up the mountain. I still get my fair share of happiness and growth, but miss out these days on the feelings of awe and accomplishment when it comes to the uphill struggle. xx

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      1. OMG! That mountain has got a face, his eyes are closed, he looks sleepy and a bit squished, looks like an Tree Ent from Lord of the Rings, cool! You’re looking him in the face, Rhapsody. xx

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      2. Do you know what? After you mentioned the other face before, I looked and looked and could not see it and now, straight away, there it is! Yeah, it least he doesn’t look all squished and sleepy. xx

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  2. Might I ask where this photo was taken? It looks a little bit like Zugspitze, which we visited when we were in Germany and very much enjoyed. Lovely picture and quote to go with it! And I ALWAYS stay and sit for awhile 🙂

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