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JOMO (noun)

The perfect new word has crossed my radar and it instantly made me smile. I was already living this word, not realizing it’s existence and how much I need it in my day to day existence. Are you one to rush through your day, having to do multiple things for it to feel right? Are you afraid you are missing out on something? If so, then JOMO is not for you. It stands for the joy of missing out. Feeling content with staying in and disconnecting as a form of self care. Pleasure is derived from living in a quiet or independent way without feeling anxious that one is missing out on exciting or interesting events that may be happening elsewhere.

I suppose I have practiced JOMO since early June this year and I have become a great supporter of this contentment that allows my own pursuits and activities, without worrying over the possibility of missing out on what others may be doing. I like the quiet and too much noise and ruckus makes my head spin. Even if someone talks too loud or sudden loud noises. I know there is actually a medical condition for it, but it’s more than that and it is the stillness, the peace within that turns into sheer bliss that I’m talking about. And as a little side joke “you cant feel the good vibes of JOMO until you stop obsessing over everyone else’s Facebook postings.

JOMO was first recorded in 2000-05 and I didn’t even realize that I was missing out. It’s definitely a word I could have used much earlier in life, but I know it wouldn’t have had the same meaning as it has now. JOMO can also be used to describe the pleasure of taking a break from social activity – especially social media – to enjoy personal time. This holiday season I made an effort to practice JOMO before I even knew about the word. I am always amazed when things like that happen. When I stumble across something I should be doing and somehow have started it already without a reason as to why. It’s almost like an inner guiding system that can work for a variety of things, including fashion and makeup. I might get the inkling to wear a red lip and next thing you know, it’s in style and the beauty trend of the year. JOMO however is not a fashion trend or something that is here temporarily for me. I have a feeling that JOMO is here to stay and new way of life for me.


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 🙏🏼💙🦋

7 thoughts on “JOMO

  1. I love missing out…of arguments, of bills, of traffic, of pollution, of politicians…in fact I sometimes miss me 🤣 😂. But hey, I need a cuddle sometimes too 🤣 😂 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 🎅🏽 🕊 🎄 🎁 ⛄️

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