Mindful Monday #65 – The Future

We have two weeks left with the youth that I am working with for Awaken Arts. This weeks theme is the future. We will spend this weekend working on setting goals, which is one of my favorite activities. There are so many wonderful quotes that I have memorized about the future.  While those quotes are…

Mindful Monday #56 – Make YOU Happy

It’s still Monday!  The day is not done. March officially kicks off my “back to basics” goal to get back into the habit of my Mind, Body and Soul goals i.e. meditating daily (soul), bring back yoga (body/ health) and digging deeper with Improv (Mind). While I set these goals in the past and achieved…

2014: The Year Of…

Just when I thought I was done with my 2014 year-end reflection, another reflection popped in my head and it’s bugging me to give it air. You know you are doing something right in life when the lessons that will help guide you to the next level of your evolution appear to you versus you…

Face Your Fears

Whew. What a year?! I can’t believe it happened and I can’t believe it’s over. The way last year started was far different from how it ended. 2014 was filled with many new experiences and profound lessons that I cannot summarize and do it justice.  I thought about this post for several days and played…

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…

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…

A Life All It’s Own – Month of Writing – Reflection

“I feel old.” I told my friend as we caught up at his restaurant.  “Not old, but mature. And I feel worn down too.  ” I went back to my hometown in May with the hope that I would write the rest of my solo show (The Unimaginable).  The writing I planned did not happen,…

Lessons from a Soulmate – My Month of Writing — Reflection

I am not a hopeless romantic. I was never in a relationship for the sake of being in one. I have never stayed in a relationship because I was afraid of being alone, and I never jumped from relationship to relationship with no down time in between. I have been single more that I have…

How to Get a Grip on Your Life

I decided to focus my life on balance last year.  I sought to balance my mind, body and soul and yoga naturally seemed to fit into those goals.  I wanted to study yoga for years until that point, and now I am a year into my yoga practice and prefer restorative yoga, which uses props…

One Life to Live

“ I got married so I could get away from my mother.”  A classmate revealed to our small group, when I was an undergrad.  Her conversation piece was completely off topic for the group.  We were a task-based group, assigned to that specific group, to complete a research assignment.  Our group never opened up in…

Cleansing My Soul

Last week I was on location in Houston. (This is the third time I have been on location in almost eight years since I have been in the industry and it’s the first time I have been on location since I have been in LA.) This show has been many firsts for me. It is the first…

The Unimaginable

I have been silent for a good part of my life. I was made fun as a girl and I never defended myself. I learned to be stoic to hide what I was feeling (Un-Masked). Kindness was my defense and as a result the teasing stopped. Having trouble with reading and writing added to my…

A Dream with a Deadline

“If you aim at nothing you’ll hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar This year I had the same conversation with two different people about goals.  To my surprise I learned that both people have never set goals in their life.  A life with out goals is mind-blowing, since my life has been about goals…

Goal Setting Can Change Your Life

Change is inevitable.  I don’t fear change, I welcome it with my goals. My life long goal is to be the best person I can be and live my best life. I think stagnation means you are dead or close to it. Life is about living. I choose life. I have never been so attached to…