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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 🙏🏼


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

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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