Tune Tuesday #7 – Don’t Lose Your Grip on Your Dreams

For as long as I can remember I have experienced the phenomenon of people (friends, strangers and acquaintances) opening up to me and telling me deep secrets and pains upon initial encounters with me. I don’t know why, but I started to accept these encounters when I choose this leap of faith towards writing and…

Mindful Monday #75 – Resonate

Happy Monday! I have been studying improv for almost three years. While I have noticed and written about my growth in my daily life as a result of improv, I have failed to see my growth inside the class room. In the beginning, I often had to remind myself that I am a novice in…

Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Happy Friday. This week has felt both long and short. For the past two weeks I have been very emotional as a result of working with the youth that I serve through the program Awaken Arts. Each week I think about the girls and their stories, and use their stories to inform the motivational speeches…

Choose Your Own Adventure

How often do you think about your childhood? I rarely think about mine. In fact, I usually have to be prompted by someone to think about it, otherwise I spend my time thinking about other things regarding my present and future. From time to time, I think about high school, but only in relation to…

Wisdom Wednesday #34 – Note to My 13 Year- Old Self

It’s Wednesday!  This week I am preparing my speech to give to at-risk youth this weekend through a program called Awaken Arts.  Along with sharing my story of my past, I am interweaving quotes and mantras into my speech for the youth to carry with them throughout the week and throughout their life.  While I…

Mindful Monday #63 – Reflecting on the Past

Good morning.  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  A lot has happened since I last posted, even though it’s only been three days. The weekend was filled with friends new and old, several needed realizations and more strides towards strengthening my voice. The weekend was nothing short of amazing.  My life is…

Wisdom Wednesday #27 – Open Doors, Open Hearts

This weeks Wisdom Wednesday video was brought to my attention by my best friend, Soul Sister.  She posted it on my facebook page and asked that I watch the video to the very end.  This video resonates with me in a lot of ways. The essence of this video is the reason why I choose…

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…

Never Alone

My best friend aka Soul Sister sent me an email with the image below.  In the body of the email was the single line, “Reminds me of you.”  The email, a simple gesture, put a smile on my face this week.  After reading the quote a few more times, I agree that the quote reminds me…