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How to define your voice.

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel Think back to the last time you were about to start singing something. What was the first thought that came to your mind?I hope this comes out ok.Don't do it wrong.What will they think of my voice?Is there enough ________?Am I doing...

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A solution to transcend worry.

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel I'm sitting in a room full of unopened packing boxes in my new home.It's been a time of rapid upheaval and change in my family's life. My back aches from lifting and my mind is cluttered (just like my new dining room).Yesterday I...

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What is your *real* voice lesson?

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel Sometimes I joke that everything I have learned about life I learned from singing. But it's so true! It has been quite the journey, though. Sometimes it was pretty tricky, sticky, and ugly. But then also wildly illuminating,...

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How to believe in your ideas

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel I know you may not talk about it, but I know you have A Thing that's been on your mind for a while. That quiet vision, that unspoken desire, that shimmering dream, that kernel of an idea, that sticky feeling that you really, truly,...

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Are you a Sacred Rebel?

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel As a young girl, then a teenager (oy), then a young adult, I would never in one million years have considered myself a "rebel." I have excellent manners, listen to instructions, pay my bills on time, do my chores, and do all the...

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The wisdom of Rest

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel I am taking some time away up on the coast of Maine with my family for two weeks.(Two weeks. It seems like two years!)It's such a vital reflection point, taking the space and time to remove yourself from the regular comings and...

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How to be patient

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel Do you know Frog and Toad? They are *wonderful* anthropomorphic children's story characters (but really, these stories are for adults). In a story titled "The Garden," Toad comes to visit Frog one day, and sees his glorious and...

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Personal genius

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel One time recently I was watching the Beatles documentary, Get Back. It's a long, arduous haul through a rocky period for the band. But there was one moment caught on camera that created a new awakening for me about the creative...

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Navigating the Messy Middle.

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel There is a place between your desire and its culmination. I call it the Middle. Otherwise known as in progress, in process, undergoing, unfolding, happening, rolling out, you get the idea. Years ago when I was a student, I was...

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The outlet for your voice.

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel Have you ever thought... If only I knew exactly how I am supposed to use my voice! This is one of the most common questions I hear, borne from a deep, soulful longing mixed with some heady, existential frustration. Let's reframe the...

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Leading in Your Own Life ♥️🔥

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel Leadership is a term that implies some kind of role, or top-tier position, or a person stepping into the spotlight to take charge.But I believe that true leadership, if understood at the personal level, is about how we courageously...

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The pursuit of greatness

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel What does the term greatness bring up for you? I believe we all strive to realize our best, and seek our own, personal version of greatness in our lives.  But somehow, when it comes to music, art, the voice, and personal expression,...

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Being courageous🔥

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel One of my favorite movies of all time is The Wizard of Oz. I even had a mural of Oz painted in my girlhood bedroom! 🌈My parents were crazy about classic films, and we had a non-stop stream of movies playing on our television during...

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Your voice purpose♥️🔥

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel Have you ever experienced that inner longing that hungers to know...How am I supposed to use my voice? 🔮It creeps within our consciousness, and bubbles up every so often (or sometimes very often), because it's a really important...

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The P Word 🤫

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel It was over dinner the other night that Adrian, my darling six-year old, eagerly reminded my husband and I that we hadn't yet asked him what happened at school that day. Well, it wasn't pretty. In a nutshell, he became so frustrated...

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Ride the ups and downs 🌊

W R I T T E N  B Y  Allison Mondel Like good days and bad days, we understand that life always changes, just like the weather. 🌦 Weather is a state of external conditions that you cannot control. Rather, you adapt. ☔️ But no matter what is happening outdoors, you are...

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I'm so grateful you are here. I hope this content will help to illuminate and guide your own musical and creative journey through your best life, art, and work.