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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    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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    The theft of wildness.

    Last summer while visiting my family's favorite spot in Maine, my little one Adrian and I were joyfully clambering over some of those ancient glacier-scraped rocks on the shoreline by our cottage. Alas, we were quite shocked when came upon a dead harbor seal pup who...

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    A revolutionary creative process.

    Imagine my delight when I opened the latest issue of The New Yorker to discover a full-length feature article devoted to my muse, Saint Hildegard von Bingen. Alex Ross wrote a comprehensive piece, and it was wonderful to witness the legacy of the great creatrix seen...

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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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