Where it all started: I started meditating, and obsessing about wellness, when I was a teacher. I used to teach high school theater in a neighborhood with one of the highest homicide rates in the nation, so I'm no stranger to workplace stress! I loved my work, teaching young people the skills of acting and the magic of theater, but there were gunshots down the block, an impossible workload, and never-ending papers to grade. On my commute home on the train, I often turned to relaxation exercises and meditations. However, the wellness content I found often felt contrived and inauthentic, missing the very essence of what relaxation and meditation should be about. This frustration fueled my desire to combine two passions—voice acting and wellness—and create genuine, heartfelt content that would truly resonate with those struggling with the kind of workplace stress I was struggling with.
The Quest for Authenticity in Wellness Content
My dissatisfaction with the state of wellness content was deeply rooted in a sense of inauthenticity. Many of the recordings I encountered had a particular sound, a tone that felt artificial and disconnected from the sincerity of the practice. A friend of mine called it the "NPR Voice" -- more on that in a later post! I longed for content that could genuinely connect with people, evoking a sense of trust and warmth.
As someone deeply passionate about voiceover and the art of delivering messages through sound, I realized that I could be the change I wished to see in the world of wellness content. My journey began with a simple question: "What if I merged my love for voiceover with my dedication to meditation and wellness?" This question ignited a fire within me. I embarked on a mission to infuse authenticity into relaxation exercises and meditation guides. I wanted to be the voice that didn't just guide but also empathized with those on their wellness journey. I wanted people to really feel that I'd been there, too.
Creating Genuine Wellness Content
Crafting genuine wellness content became my calling. I immersed myself in the study of meditation, understanding its profound impact on mental and emotional well-being. I learned how to weave the principles of mindfulness and self-compassion into my voiceovers. It wasn't just about the words I spoke; it was about the intention behind them.
My goal is to make each recording a heartfelt offering, one that resonated with people on a deep level. I focused on creating an atmosphere of trust and empathy, making listeners feel heard and understood. Today, as a voiceover artist specializing in wellness content, I find immense joy in my work. It's a privilege to be part of someone's wellness journey, to guide them towards moments of inner peace and clarity. And, I still keep in touch with some of my former students, and support them on their own wellness journeys!