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A little “Cinnamon” Cuteness

How about a little cuteness for you day? If you haven’t yet, please meet Cinnamon my rescue pup.

It’s hard to believe she has come into my life a month ago already. She s about 6 month old by now and like any new Mom would be, she has shown me what it’s like to have a new baby, feeling times of pure exhaustion, haha. Let’s just say that it continues to challenge me, fitting everything into my day, while keeping a healthy balance.

Despite those challenges, she has brought so much joy to my life and I love her to pieces. One of my favorite things have now are early mornings. The same mornings I used to despise and wasn’t fond of. But how could I now, when they include a little wiggling body, standing on their back legs, tail wagging like crazy on the side of the bed, waiting for me to lean over the edge, so we can see each other for the first time that day. It’s so cute and it definitely helps send the early morning blues packing.

It’s been a rewarding and yet trying time for this little one and me, the empath who still feels the effects of the tough first months of her life. Everything was so scary for this little one and walks were a nightmare, stopping every two steps to take caution from rustling leaves or other unfamiliar noises. We are doing much much better by now and it continues to take much positive praise and reinforcements to build confidence. Not all that days are equal, just like mine, and some days we strut with confidence, while there are still a few that are just plain scary.

We are still dealing with some skin disorders and are on a natural, raw, limited ingredient diet now. We have three spots on our little body where our hair thinned or got lost all together, most likely from scratching, biting or excessive licking. Hopefully it will grow back when this is all over and finally behind us. When we are completely settled and the anxiousness is subsiding. We have a natural, homemade anti itch spray, a soothing shampoo with oatmeal and baking soda and you name it. She is under close supervision to watch out for any scratching and biting. Omega 3 fatty acids have been added as well as organic coconut oil. We have cut out chicken and any other allergic triggers. What ones thought to be Ringworm and was treated with an anti fungal cream has been mostly dismissed, believing that this poor baby is suffering from allergies. We have also overcome worms in our stool and are luckily free and clear of that now. It’s a waiting game to find out for sure about the allergies. One that requires constant attention, and at times all I can do is hold her tight and tell her that it’s all gonna be ok. Maybe I’m telling more myself in those moments to soothe my own worried mind vs hers.

On top of it I have started a new endeavor that reduces my week by about 10 hours. Almost nothing if you think, but it feels like a whole day is gone that needs to be divided into the rest of the days, making them longer in the end. Plus it’s time away from the little one. A break that is welcome and which I can use at times having her 24/7, but also more time worrying about her until she will be a 100%.

I guess what I am saying is a big thank you if I don’t get back to you right away. You know I always will and it’s not a matter of you not being important or the priority to me. Sometimes this old body just needs to go to bed at 8PM haha.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

26 thoughts on “A little “Cinnamon” Cuteness

  1. Oh dear lady, her energy is delightful. Her owner has topped her up nicely. And what is wrong with being woken with a big licked face to awaken your day, even the shock value would have to make you smile 😂 🤣
    And to be put 4th, 23rd or 135th for that bundle of Joy is a punishment I take gladly. Enjoy, that is what love is for 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. You are absolutely right my friend and we have gotten in a better rhythm together. She is wonderful and brings so much joy. My heart is full and I am grateful for her well most every minute of the day hehehehe 🤣🤣🤣

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    1. Awe thank you Marcus. She truly is an amazing gift and such a bundle of joy. Have a great week my friend and please stay safe. Crazy times for sure ughhh and my aunt and uncle in Germany are in the hospital with the virus. 😞

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      1. How much more will you need to endure, my friend? I’m sorry for your loss, and will pray for your aunt. This is all going into a terrible direction over here. Will try to give you a call late tomorrow evening my time. Maybe I get lucky 🙂 If not we’ll get together Monday. Stay safe my friend! Hugs, Marcus

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      2. Thank you Marcus. It means a lot and I know you understand. I have a few errands to run tomorrow but can shuffle them around if I know approximately what time you are available. I don’t need much time just a quick run to the UPS store and one more stop. Hope to get it done by noon tomorrow 9PM your time. Was that the kind of late you had on mind? Hugs and can’t wait to see you.

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