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Fortunate during unfortunate times

I am revisiting wildfire season again and we still have some weeks left to battle. I have been extremely fortunate this year during the most unfortunate of times. While multiple fires are still at large, my surrounding area has recorded the worst air quality in the world. In the WORLD, can you believe it. And even here I feel spared, mostly, but drive a few miles down the road and the scenery looks as grim as this picture I recently took.

I was mourning Summer this morning. Summer has become no longer enjoyable and it marks a time of great devastation, loss, fear, awful air quality and obstructed views. It’s like living in the thickest fog and the mountains disappear for weeks and months at a time. I remember last year and the many times we scouted out areas away from the smoke. It was crazy how far we had to drive to get away. It was a great time to explore our home state Nevada vs visiting the neighboring state of California which has been our main get away. It’s amazing how different two connecting states can be and it was a bit like the Sound of Music meeting Mad Max.

It is said that one of the current fires will not be contained until the end of September and another new fire just recently started, which is burning close to Lake Tahoe. It has destroyed more than 400 homes already. My blessings and prayers go out to those living close, in fear of losing everything. I know from last year what a frightening feeling this is and I pray for rain and these fires to be the last of the season.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

8 thoughts on “Fortunate during unfortunate times

  1. These fires are absolutely heartbreaking. I have a loved one that just recently lost her home because of these fires. I can’t even begin to imagine how she is feeling right now. I did happen to see on the news this morning that they arrested a woman in Nevada for some of the fires there.

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  2. You have much heartfelt empathy coming your way dear lady, it is indeed not a nice thing to experience. And not just for the many things it affects all around now but afterwards as its damage is truly seen and the rebuild of homes, nature and the hearts it scars going by. Keep safe dear lady, there is nothing worth more than just keeping you and Cinnamon safe. Blessings, love and light, may it guide you beyond its flames ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. Thank you so much my dear friend. We’ve been lucky so far and it will definitely be heartbreaking driving for hours to see nothing but charred trees, national parks burned down and scared animals driven out of their home. 😞

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    1. Thank you my friend. This is the second year I’ve had close calls and it definitely puts things into perspective. I don’t think I want to build here any longer and gave this fear every year. It’s just a matter of time until all goes up in flames. So sad.


  3. I’m always certain that the year we are in has the worst fires ever..and then the next happens. We need rain, but not downpours. Those would strip the black land and create mudslides. Today it is super windy here and the fires around are being whipped up and encouraged. Blessings as you walk and breathe in your wilderness.

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    1. Thank you my dear friend. I feel the same, especially during the last two years. I’ve nearly been evacuated twice and the feeling feels all too familiar. What a devastation it is and I hope you are safe and doing ok.

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