Category Archive: Vulnerability

Mindful Monday #153 – Put UNITY Back in Community

One day and one month ago I attended a weekend training to learn how to facilitate the Practice of Council. Council is a community circle where strangers share their stories and truths. Every one… Continue reading

Mindful Monday #152 – Life is More about Letting Go

Letting go creates space for new people, opportunities and energy to come into your life.

Wisdom #78 – How to Connect with Anyone

While we have more communities and more ways to connect, we don’t quite know how to connect

Mindful Monday #146 – Honesty

I don’t feel like I am in spaces where I can speak freely both at work and in aspects of my personal life. I’ve been treading lightly a lot lately. I’ve been walking… Continue reading

A Place I Never Imagined

Home get’s better and better with each visit. I visited my childhood home for the holidays as I do each year. When I first moved to Los Angeles, each time I visited home, I… Continue reading

The Year of Adventure

Happy New Year! It’s 2017!!! I hope your 2016 ended well with peaceful resolve on the hard moments and experiences of your year.  I hope you had profound realizations on ways that you… 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

When Did Consistency Become Novelty?

“Stephanie…” my friend, the novelist, got my attention as we sat at a large group dinner. He paused and searched for what he wanted to say. “You’re …” I waited for him to speak.… Continue reading

What Do I Tell The Girls?

Fear occurs when we stop living in our present.

Mindful Monday #137 – The Source of Our Greatest Strength

  This past Friday I wrote a post titled “She told me to stay single.” The post is a real life account of a woman I met this year that kindly told me… Continue reading

Mindful Monday #135 – Meet Someone New

Create a space to invite possibility into your life.

I’m Thankful For: Self Acceptance

The weekend felt ordinary. Late Monday night I realized more happened below the surface than I could see. I was home more then I was out. The 3 intentional activities that I did,… Continue reading

Wisdom Wednesday #64 – Radical Openess

My awareness has expanded in a way that has changed me. I feel like I see more and I feel more and I notice that I need more time at home to rest… Continue reading

Sometimes You Need to Scream

Today calls for some much needed screams. Yet, I am silent. While I want and need to, I won’t actually let go and lean into the flow to scream. In improv, I was… Continue reading

Wisdom Wednesday #62 – Say Something

When I was headed home to my month of writing almost two years ago, I had a fair well coffee with a new friend. Conversation flowed easily between us, but there was moments of silence that could have been… Continue reading