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Unproductive Bliss

You know the days where everything feels as if you have to force it. When your energy is drained, where everything takes too much effort, and nothing comes together easily. I’m talking about the days your soul already knows that you need a break, it just takes you a moment before you finally agree and give in.

Sometimes, I punish myself for having unproductive days and the guilt creeps up to make me feel bad. And then I’m reminded that I’m only human and that breaks are necessary.

Don’t feel guilty for putting something on pause temporarily while you reconnect with yourself and find a balance. Remember, your mental health comes first.


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 “Unproductive Bliss

  1. You are so right, Rhapsody 🙂
    I find it important to keep those breaks and have learned, this is the only way to live.
    The mental health is the most important, otherwise we can’t function well.
    Much love to you ❤

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    1. Absolutely. I couldn’t always do it and couldn’t rest until all tasks were completed. Today I learned to read the signs when my body tells me to take it easy. The task will still be here tomorrow, I might not.


  2. I am having to really push myself today………and those days are rough………but, i have kiddos relying on me so I guess we just have to push through. Thank you for always encouraging us to take care of ourselves.

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  3. Very true, Rhapsody. I find that if I don’t have a break, and try to push on, I make one mistake after another and achieve very little. For me, the other side to the coin is that I find excuses not to start on things that I know will be difficult for one reason or another, and hide from them with “busy” time: try to forget them by occupying myself with this and that.

    I guess that’s another advantage of having a break: stepping back with meditative awareness, mindfulness, you can see what is driving you and perhaps discover a way forward. PS: reading your blog, your experiences and how you deal with them, definitely helps as well.

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    1. For a minute I thought you are talking about me as your description of how you get sidetracked could easily be applied to myself. I do the same and it results, well, in unproductive bliss, hahaha. I find myself in meditation, do some sort of research or just daydream.
      PS. Thank you for your kind words about reading my blog. You made my entire month I think. Very special, thanks,

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  4. Those days of rest are necessary to take a step back. In the quiet moments, the greatest learning occurs. It might be a eurika idea, or a gentle nudge to change direction on an unproductive path. Whatever the reason, having time to just retreat from the world (even for a few minutes) gives us all greater personal clarity. ❤️

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