Mindful Monday #47 – Reflection

The new year is upon us in less than three days.  Where did the time go?  While this whole year felt like it was going so fast, there were moments where it felt like it slowed down and moments when it felt like time stopped.  I felt every moment of this year both large and…

Home Sweet Home

Welcome home.  For many, this time of year is filled with reconnects, reunions and trips back to our home states, cities and towns.  We head back to the places that shaped us in our early phases of life, we come home.  For many coming home is a place where we can rest, rejuvenate and celebrate…

Mindful Monday #46 – Pain

I am so happy, content and at peace with all the moments of 2014.  I’m very, grateful to see all the growth, wisdom and goals that I achieved this year too.  This week, I realized that I also achieved long term goals that I set a few years ago.  I worked so hard for everything…

Wisdom Wednesday #23 – Random Act of Kindness

Today’s Wisdom Wednesday came to me through my Facebook news friend.  The video had an eye-catching headline “Unique Traffic Stop Bring Drivers to Tears.”  Curious of what brought drivers to tears I had to watch the video.  As I watched the video my heart was warned by the random acts of kindness practiced in the…

Mindful Monday #45 – Growth

Hello everyone.  I hope you are enjoying your holiday season.  This year has been full of highs and lows both in life and in personal energy.  Recently I went from zero to 100 with work and my body is calling for me to rest.  As I rest, one of the main thoughts that has surrounded…

Does Peace Have a Chance?

As a little girl, I was aware that there were problems in the world, way before I could fully understand those problems. I always believed that world peace was possible and hoped that as I got older I would hold on to that belief. Recently, when I was home with my family for Thanksgiving we…

Mindful Monday #44 – Awareness

“How are you?”  A very simple question that is often followed with a basic answer.  Greetings between people are so common in daily life that they have become mechanical.  We give the same answer to everyone we come in contact with, regardless if we truly mean what we say.  These general questions that are asked…

A Note to the Readers

December 6th marks the 1 year anniversary of “The Illuminated Voice.”  For those of you who have subscribed, read weekly or are reading for the first time, thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  This blog was created for one goal, to write weekly.  I felt I lost my creativity somewhere in college and in 2013…

Giving Tuesday – Awaken Your Heart

There is Black Friday, Cyber Monday and I recently learned that today is Giving Tuesday.  Of the three days mentioned today is my favorite day because is focuses energy not on consumerism which, no matter how hard you try, can never fuel or feed your soul like generosity.  In generosity there is a feeling of…

Mindful Monday #43 – Surrender

Last year I learned to loosen my grip on life. This year, I decided to let go of any remaining grip I had. The grip that I am talking about, is the grip that everyone has on their life from time to time, that makes life feel safe, secure and predictable. That very grip can…