Tiny Whisper

I hit a milestone this week and I almost missed it. For these past few weeks, one week has felt almost like a few weeks. This feeling is not boredom. It is the result of daily, mindful progression towards my career goals. Each afternoon/ evening I spend time working on my business plan, working on…

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. Amaya Angelou in her poem “Still I Rise” would call my tears “soulful cries”. As you read this, you may think that…

My Inciting Incident

This past Friday was my 5 year anniversary of moving to Los Angeles (LA). My move was prompted by my desire to further my career in the entertainment industry. In college, once I decided to actually pursue this career (versus dream about it), I knew LA would be in my future. The year before I…

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?…

Mindful Monday #61 – Regret

Happy Monday! I am currently out of state, at home with my family for the week. Coming home is always a blessing because I get to spend time with friends and family. For me, home is a place where I can rest and relax. I always gain great insights here because I am able to…

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…

Mindful Monday #32 – Trust Yourself

The week following my anniversary of finding my voice naturally pointed me toward my present and the life that I am currently living.  This year has been one of the hardest years of my life, but it will stand the test of time and be one of the best years of my life because of…

Wisdom Wednesday #13 – Brave

Wisdom Wednesday posts are usually posted twice a month.  During this week, the week of my one year anniversary of finding my voice, I wanted to share a song that calls its listeners to use their voice and be brave. Brave by Sarah Bareilles You can be amazing You can turn a phrase into a…

Mindful Monday #31 – Voice

Today is my one year anniversary of finding my voice! People often ask what does finding my voice mean?  I started to study improv last year to nurture my creativity and I noticed a pattern. I was often the last person on stage, the last to speak and when I spoke I didn’t say a…