I Dreamt About an Ex…

I woke up profoundly changed, about a month ago. This change occurred while I was asleep having, what at first felt like a nightmare, but in actuality it was a dream. Over seven years ago I ended a relationship that went on longer than it should have. I was young, naive and I did not know…

A Series of Leaps

“All roads lead to this…” I have told myself repeatedly these past few weeks. It all started with a harmless post on the gifts that come from breakups. What I initially wanted to say, evolved into something different and guided me to a deeper reflection. The day Breakeven pt I posted, all I could think…

The Soulmate – 1 Year Anniversary – Reflection

One year ago today, I was in Arizona for my month of writing and went out for a girls night. A week prior, I had just forgiven myself for my actions or lack of action in a relationship that went on longer then it should have and weighed heavily on me since we break up….

My Aching Heart

Apparently this year is the year where I write blog posts that scare me. Of the handful of blog post that I have hesitated to both write and post this year, this one has caused me to hold my breath because I am terrified of what I will uncover. I don’t know where to start?…

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…

Mindful Monday #33 – Do Something You’ve Never Done

The time has come for me to write about my month of writing reflection.  The profound realizations and changes that occurred during the month of May and June have become a part of me and how I live my life.  This year has been incredibly hard with all the universal truths that I have both…

Lose Sight of the Shoreline

“Be careful what you wish for…” is the phrase that has come up a lot these past two weeks.  Never before has that phrase ever applied to me like it does at this moment.  In the month that I have been back in Los Angeles, since my month of writing, my life has made a…

Plan to be Surprised

“I don’t know why I never thought that would apply to me?”  I told a girlfriend, over dinner.  It’s been over a month since I’ve been back from my month of writing and I am still chipping away at seeing friends that I either haven’t seen since I was out-of-town or haven’t seen at all…

Mindful Monday #25 – Patience

Enter sigh of relief here…ahhhh. The weeks preceding my month of writing were the most challenging and emotional weeks I experienced this year. In February and March, I was in a similar emotional place as I witnessed in the moment many full circle moments and had realizations that made me feel humbled and grateful. My…

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…