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A new month

We have started a new month, with February underway of the much anticipated “20’s”. How would you summarize January? Did you make a New Years Resolution and are you still on track? I sat the other day, reflecting back on January, letting all my successes and shortcomings pass by in front of my eyes, in what felt like a slow motion rewind. It actually felt good to reflect and to track my progress. There are some things that hurt a lot during January. I lost a dear sister and I dealt with a hitting too close to home heart attack, (not me) but if I’m honest, overall there is progress as well.

Ah yes…the lessons. What were the lessons. What were the lessons of January? I guess people will always come and go throughout your lifetime. Make the most of the time you have because one day all that will be left are the memories.

As far as my health and the heart attack scare, I have work today. I might have my rheumatoid arthritis under control right now and the pain in check, but my blood pressure is very high and my blood sugar has spiked. February will be all about keeping my physical heart healthy, cutting all sodium and sugars and making healthy choices. I am tracking each day and I also want to add additional meditation and reiki time this month. Having turned the house upside down, nearly being finished, I hope to pursue my arts and get back into the creative world.

Here is to wishing you a heart healthy February. ❤️


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

17 thoughts on “A new month

  1. Just love you dear lady. Be gentle on you because your journey does ask many things of you…but all it wants is for you to touch an unconditional, become something so wonderful to be beyond words. Your nearly there. Be brave, be hopeful, be you. You are all that is required, exactly as you are. Give her a hug, she is doing well…I just did (((Hug))) xo 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 🦘 🐬 🐳 🌺

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    1. I had to save this comment, and easily I could save each and every one you send to me. Your words mean a lot and the hug… priceless. Thank you for always believing in me. 🙏🏼🙋🏼‍♀️🙏🏼🦋❤️

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      1. Something that might help you, a rebounder, it is very gentle on your body, but really helps with your joints and such and helps to get rid of inflammation. I use one they really are amazing, all you do is gently bounce, even a few minutes a day would help. Lots of videos on YT to get great information about them. All the best

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  2. Reflections are good, when we try to learn by them, Rhapsody.
    You gave me a great idea here, as I will use to see my progress too. Maybe a little more often than one time a month, if I still should be able to remember all 😀
    Good to hear, that you are going to take better care of yourself too. You have had a rough time for long time now. Now it must be you, as are the most important to take care of, dear friend.
    Send you much love and huge hugs ❤

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    1. Awe this is amazing and I think you will enjoy the progress once you start. It’s great motivation to keep going and breaks it down a bit so it’s not so overwhelming.
      Thank you for your kind words Irene. They mean the world to me, thank you 🙏🏼

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