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New word week brings us the word querencia which is Spanish.

It describes a place from which ones strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self.

For me it is not one specific place but a feeling I get when I am surrounded by Mother Nature. It can be a little serene corner off of the beaten path, a place that allows me to just be. As I breathe deeply, I feel peace and strengths restored, filling my reservoir until the next time.

You might also find this feeling in the arms of loved one or amongst your tribe. You know the ones that simply get “you” and allow you to be yourself. The ones that actually embrace your kind of crazy, make you feel that you are not alone, while accepting every quirk and uniqueness you bring to the table.

Maybe you feel inspired to see how this word relates to you.


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 💙🦋

24 thoughts on “Querencia

  1. I love this word, so beautiful!! I totally resonate with that second to last paragraph, but I think where I feel most at home is on the tennis court (I’m a high level tennis athlete, gone through so much on that court 🤪) and when my fingers touch the keys, something about writing soothes my soul. Thank you for broadening my vocabulary once again, and for this gem of a post! Keep shining, big love 🖤🖤

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    1. Awe that is so wonderful and thank you for sharing this with me.
      I can relate to you feeling this way on the court and you have built many memories there. I used to play ping pong in leagues in Germany and querencia can really happen anywhere. It’s associated with a feeling, peace, something powerful and meaningful.
      So glad you enjoyed this one my friend and be well. Hugs. 💙🙏🏼

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  2. Mmm, I think its when I’m In that place…the middle of a loving post, doing a hands on healing or talking to another’s heart.
    Then maybe, among this crazy world, I’m ‘becoming querencia’…I hope so.
    Great post, something for us all to look forward to ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣

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