This page is work in progress, as am I.
I believe we all have the opportunity to be the co-creators of our life and the key to our destiny lies in our own pocket. It is my pleasure and gratitude to share my journey here with you.
Together we discover and explore our unique gifts in times of strengths, in times of weakness – leaning 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 of documenting the ups and downs of my life, sharing my hardships, but even more so my successes. It became a platform to voice the struggles and the ways on how to overcome them. This blog shares diversity and you never quite now what you get when you stop by. Every day new pondering’s capture my mind as I question the deeper meaning of our existence.
All of us are warriors in our own way and often fight battles few know anything about. At some point I realized that the need to be a warrior, comes from a place of pain and hardship. It is derived from our negative experiences, from being strong for too long, our need to protect ourselves, and our struggles. I decided that I no longer wanted to focus on the hardships and the negative although it was still very relevant. I wanted to change the vibe of the blog, now called “Phoenix rising” which stands for overcoming and getting back up more times than I have fallen. I wanted to show that our experiences hold valuable lessons and are essential for our growth. Even when they sting and hurt at the time. How else would we ever take note of them if they were pleasant?
I hope to share inspiration and hope, to create a sense of belonging, a space of being heard, while connecting with like minded beings who instill a sense of oneness. We never truly walk alone, and we are unstoppable in the pursuit of what sets our soul on fire.
Further, I am an energy healer and Reiki Master, as well as a shamanic practitioner. I believe in the holistic approach and that pain in our bodies is an outcry that something is not in balance and aligned within us. While pharmaceuticals often serve as a bandaid to cover a problem, I am all about discovering the root cause and treating the issue. I am a survivor of a chronic disease, sent into remission three times since my initial bout in 2006.
I am a believer, a gifted child, a misfit, a book worm, a collector of the eclectic, an artist, nature lover, Dog-Mom, a writer, the black sheep, the one who doesn’t walk to the drumbeat of convention. I am the one who struggles to fit in, who is different and often misunderstood. I am an old soul and I am here to help, guide, inspire and share my humble journey and findings in the hope they serve someone else who might need them.
In 2018, led by unforeseen circumstances, I jumped off of the hamster wheel, retiring myself from a demanding retail environment as a Store Manager. I believe it was my own beginning journey of saving my own life. Many adjustments, downsizing, re-evaluating what is important and what truly matters in life, later, I am trying to live my best life. One that carries peace within my core being. I am chasing my Nirvana to support my most authentic self. I am learning to embrace the pain and remember that darkness and light both have a place in our lives. Keeping a healthy balance with everything is key.
This is my story, I am that Phoenix, rising from the ashes, and I’m not done yet.