Category Archive: Be Grateful

I’m Thankful for: Courage

Somewhere within in me is a fear to speak at this time. A lot of wounds have been open this year at a very large public scale in both our country and the… Continue reading

Soulful Cries

I’ve been very emotional these past two weeks. This past week alone I’ve cried almost every day. If I cried in public, it might alarm people because of the depth of my tears.… Continue reading

Mindful Monday #151 – Slay Your Own Dragons

I’ve grown so accustomed to living alone, that I overlooked this…

Mindful Monday #148 – Uncover Your Blessings

Life is no joke. For all it’s beauty there is ugliness. The ugly is often created by us or toward us. How we carry ourselves in our hardest moments speaks volumes to our… Continue reading

Gratitude in an Uncertain Time

I’m trying my hardest to stay zen day in and day out. I’m not doing well with this intention. I notice my breath restricts when I hear the news or when I read… Continue reading

Blind Trust

I’m filled with emotion. I just saw a screening of a movie that I worked on last fall, called “La La Land”. It was amazing and is perhaps the best movie I have… Continue reading

‘No Longer the Quiet, Shy Girl Who was in Pain’

I never planned to be here. I never thought I would write this blog, write this consistently and live the life I am living. Today is my three-year anniversary of starting The Illuminated Voice. This blog started out… Continue reading

Tune #40 – Oh!

“Nothing in my life has changed this year with the exception of [one thing].” My friend told me as we caught up last week. Even though I started the conversation, I deliberately did… Continue reading

Mindful Monday #134 – Moving Forward

My bags are packed and I am moving forward. I have been packing light these days. I never realized the weight of the bags, or the that I was carrying bags prior to… Continue reading

Mindful Monday #132 – Count Your Blessings

Count your blessing, you may be overwhelmed by the amount you encounter daily.

I’m Thankful For: Beautiful Strangers

As I ventured on my own, I was never alone.

I Am Thankful For: The Friend & Mentor Within

What you seek might already be within you.

I’m Thankful for: Blowing Out the Walls of Fear

It’s almost a month since I have been back from my two month summer hiatus. I approached those months with intention. I wanted to write my first book, deepen my spirituality and focus on… Continue reading

Tune #38 – I Can See Clearer

Through awareness and mindfulness, clarity is possible.

Mindful Monday #129 – Stillness

Peace and stillness are true states of being.