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My “0” day

A “0” day is a common term amongst thru hikers and stands for an off day and 0 miles hiked. A few weeks ago I started my 3 mile a day regimen to help kickstart the green juice benefits, but it wasn’t long until I added to it and before I knew it I was doing 10-11K steps a day. It used to be a distant goal of mine, something to strive for in the future and I had no idea I would achieve it so quickly. Now I do it most days and I can feel the difference. My body is slowly changing. It used to be that I was most active on my two hiking days per week, and it was then that I could accumulate the steps easier. Now it seems to have reversed and my hiking days at times become the lazier days. How strange.

I have also adopted one day per week I call my “0” day. One day to take off from the regimen and do whatever, without having to worry about getting all the exercise in. This day usually falls on Monday’s now, and I can focus on other creative ventures. Most of my days are planned by not planning for them. Sounds funny doesn’t it, but that’s exactly how I like it. I will never take such a luxury for granted and being able to do so is sheer bliss.

It was in one of my zero days that I wanted to re-focus on my online Etsy shop called Youniqua. It was long overdue and these essential oils diffuser bracelets were a few things I added to the shop. They are made from Lava beads and/or Rosewood and painted beads. They are amazing and just a few drops of your favorite essential oil let’s you enjoy the scent and it’s therapeutic benefits for hours to come. Each bracelet comes with a genuine tourmaline gemstone for protection, to strengthen the aura and raise your vibrations, while teaching you to expand limited thinking.

What do you think of them? Thank you for stopping by and taking a look. Maybe I see you there 🙏🏼


Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

12 thoughts on “My “0” day

    1. Thank you Wendi. Reiki, exercise and juicing (1 shake a day) has made a big difference for me and I’d love to share more with you if you are interested. I have blogged about the process and you will find info there too.
      You add a drop of your essential oils to either the lava beads or the rosewood beads. It will soak in and hold the scent as well as r he therapeutic benefits for hours. One of my favorite things. Also helpful with pain management and getting better. 😉

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      1. I have been forcing myself to walk every day…….it hasn’t helped yet, maybe it hasn’t been long enough even though it’s been 5 months. I have a juicer and I would love to try it again……..Reiki – i am very familiar with this but do not know anyone near me who does this. I will check out your previous blog posts about it and gather all of your awesome information, thank you for letting me know. And the bracelet……I am going to ask for one for Christmas. Many blessings………..

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      2. Dearest Wendi, I think it’s great you are trying to walk and get some exercise every day. Do you measure how far you are waking? 5 month is a good time and you should see a difference depending on how far you walk. What is your goal? Mobility, weight loss, overall health?
        I would love to help where I can, but knowing a big more about your circumstances would be helpful. Did you find the green juice recipe on my blog?
        I’d also love to help with Reiki but need your full name so I can connect with you energetically to send healing energy. Can you or are you comfortable emailing me this info?
        Reiki can be done over a distance and doesn’t need to be in person.
        Awe and it would be wonderful for you to have one of my bracelets. I would really love that.
        Bless you ❤️🦋

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