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This recent picture of a life guard chair at Sand Harbour / Lake Tahoe, brought a little extra to me. It reminded me of some special people in my life, people that touch my heart, and sometimes even save us from drowning when we struggle.

We all struggle from time to time, and it has been no secret that my health really played a number on me since Germany. I am still fighting and this picture with the still waters reminded me to stay cool, to remain calm and keep the faith. To wait for a new dawn and to never let go of hope. The heart shaped snow tells me to keep love within my heart, it’s the beginning and the end to everything. The chair itself brings the message to rise above, and get up no matter how many times we fall. To stand tall and know that your own life guards always have your back.

Wishing you a beautiful Sunday. In light and love. ❤️🦋


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

11 thoughts on “Life-Guard

  1. I really love how you related that picture to your life. I understand what you are saying. I just printed out your whole blog posting to put in my journal

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  2. Stunning harmonious elements in this one, Rhapsody, the colours and textures all work so beautifully together, and your powerful life reminders: to rise above, to sit there and truly see the world in all its glory. Thank you.

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