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A grandmother’s advice by Elena Mikhalkova

My grandmother once gave me a tip:

In difficult times, you move forward in small steps. Do what you have to do, but little by little. Don’t think about the future, or what may happen tomorrow.

Wash the dishes.

Remove the dust.

Write a letter.

Make a soup.

You see? You are advancing step by step. Take a step and stop.

Rest a little.

Praise yourself.

Take another step.

Then another.

You won’t notice, but your steps will grow more and more. And the time will come when you can think about the future without crying.

Image of Tasha Tudor, American Illustrator 1915-2008


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

33 thoughts on “A grandmother’s advice by Elena Mikhalkova

      1. I enjoy practicing yoga, rather i practice yoga whoever it is enjoyable. But in fact, finding time for yoga is a challenge, and that is true for others like gymns, Tennis etc.

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      2. I can see it being a challenge with time, especially in a hectic work life, but also know that if it is important and we prioritize, we can make it work. It doesn’t have to be for hours on time and a short routine, meditation or just time to be still can help and make a huge difference.


      1. I’m doing a project today..most of it tomorrow, that I hope makes a difference. I’m putting sparkly marbles and shiny flat gem things in wire and tacking them to the knot holes in the fence around the house. Maybe people will notice them and smile!

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      2. I haven’t finished it. I shared the marbles in the fence on the post before today’s post.. I should just email the pictures to you! :o)

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