#PrayforParis

I’m really upset with the events in Paris yesterday. I have no words for the state of the world at this time. Whatever you are feeling, let it not harden your heart towards negativity. Love and light is all we need at this time and more then ever. Above all else, please hold on to…

NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) starts tomorrow. This past Wednesday, I found out that this event exists and I have never heard of it before. I already wanted to focus the month on writing daily, so coming across this event felt serendipitous. November will be a big month for me for writing with this challenge,…

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?…

Get Real – My Leap of Faith – Reflection

Take a moment to think about where you are at this moment. Really take the time to reflect on every aspect of your life: job, career, love life, health, and social life. Where were you last year at this time? Have you or your life changed or has it stayed the same? Are you the…

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…

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…

Grounded – My Month of Writing

This month of writing is taking on a life of it’s own.  I found myself in conversations with authors, a mentor from college, my friend the fiction writer, my friend the spiritual intuitive, my friend the psychologist and my friend the yogi.  If last week was about healing (Heal First, Write Second – My Month…

Heal First, Write Second – My Month of Writing

“I think you need to let God heal you, before you write,” my college mentor told me. My first week home has revolved more around re-connection then writing. Each time I sat to write, I couldn’t write. I tried different ways to start writing and still a blank page. I grew frustrated that I focused…

UPDATE – Special Post – Cleansing My Soul

At last!  I had a breakthrough in improv!!! In my post, “Cleansing My Soul,” I resolved to break though my fear of being vulnerable so that I could have break through in my improv class. It’s been a year in the making. I knew I could do it. I grew frustrated that this breakthrough hadn’t…

Special Post – Post Valentine’s Day

Still feeling the Valentine’s Day blues post Valentine’s Day?  This song may help.  Imagine yourself singing this song in your future.  The lyrics are below. DIE ALONE – Written By Ingrid Ellen Egbert Michaelson CABIN 24 RECORDS, LLC I woke up this morning, a funny taste in my head Spackled some butter over my whole…

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…

Home for the Holidays

“We don’t remember days, we remember moments.” -Cesare Pavese Coming home for the holidays had a deep meaning for me since I moved to Los Angeles. My first visit home was for Thanksgiving in 2010.  It had been two months since I moved, yet the move itself made home feel foreign.  My life completely changed. …