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  • With the year winding down, a new year is knocking on our doors. I reflect on everything that happened this year, and no doubt was it huge in many ways. Quite a journey actually, the journey of a lifetime. Still in recovery from the stresses, emotionally and physically, I realize that I gave almost to the point of no return. Selflessly, putting another being before my own needs. To the point of huge risks, health issues and emotional pain. I realize the danger, and yet I would do it all over again. Without hesitation, I realize that there is no other way for me. I’m gonna be ok, and the lessons learned will pave my future.
  • With every new year, we expect and hope it to be “The one” that changes everything for us. I wonder what it really is that we want to change? If we wish for change, does that mean we are not content with our current blessings? Have we forgotten the roof over our heads, the food on our tables. These things have become such a given and second nature to us that we might not consider them. Maybe we wish for a better job, a different car, the list goes on. But is this dependent on the new year, or could we make those changes ourselves?

    I think that every year will carry their own set of obstacles and I am not expecting the new year to be perfect. Perhaps “The kind, everything going right” year is not for us to be seen. Perhaps it doesn’t exist. Perhaps a good year depends on how well we roll with the punches it has for us. Gosh, I rolled a lot this year, so I have practice and hope it will become easier next year.

    But I am not sitting back waiting. I am going for something off the charts, something that stirred something within. A new course, a motto that dares my soul to dream.

    “Why settle for what you can get, when you can pursue what may not exist and have a great journey?”

    Never forget to dream…


    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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