Journal: The Traveler

Illuminating the steps of the Pathway in everyday life.

Writings inspired by creative wisdom at play in life, art, and work.

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Honor Yourself
Honor Yourself

About six months ago, our family's life took kind of an unexpected turn. Earlier in the fall, Richard and I were hoping to find Adrian an extracurricular activity that would inspire and engage him, help him build some confidence, and make some new friends outside of...

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On being in-between.

I recently met a new friend who was having a difficult break in her professional life. She was brave and strong, but also struggling. She was highly-educated and professionally accomplished, yet didn't know who she was anymore, and unsure of where she was heading. She...

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On making art and personal truth.

This past weekend I made a pilgrimage to New York City to catch the closing exhibition "Herstory," featuring American artist Judy Chicago at The New Museum. The show was a retrospective of Judy's uncompromising feminist art, as well as a special kind of...

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Welcome to The Traveler

I want to introduce to The Traveler, a re-invigorated version of my email newsletter. I've come to realize that over the past several years, I have been inadvertently experimenting with ideas, and subsequently philosophies, which encompass the nature of music and the...

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The Hardest Thing.

It may not always seem that way, but you are on a Hero's Quest. We all are. Today is my birthday (46!!), and I am committing today to romance my life like a hero. A creative hero. (Even if I don't always feel like one.) It's part of the human story, our archetypal...

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What is the outlet for your creativity?

When I was working as a voice coach and mentor, I observed something that almost every single student of mine was struggling with. It had nothing to do with their singing voice. But it troubled me. To distraction.  (Because I had the same bloody problem. 😩 )Despite...

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On making meaningful changes.

Habits have been my nemesis since forever. (Building the good ones, that is.) We are inundated with ways in which to self-improve our lives, our health, our diet, our mind, our productivity, our practice, our relationships, our accounting, our time, etc. Just about...

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Allison Mondel
Allison Mondel is a musician, philosopher, advocate, and mentor. Her greatest delight is to understand how things work, and share her hard-won wisdom with others. She writes about the higher nature of music and the voice, alchemizing personal roadblocks, and the pursuit of one's creative vocation.

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