Hi! Welcome to my blog.
Living the Dream is about nudging dreams forward, yours and mine.
As a freelance writer/editor, I help people live their dreams by expressing themselves in words. I help their words sing, dance, and get attention.
As an author, I write about what inspires me. My first book, Living The Dream–A Guidebook For Job Seekers And Career Explorers, was the book I needed . . . but didn’t exist . . . at more than one point in my career. Later, as I helped nudge, midwife, and coach the dreams of others into reality, it was the book my clients needed . . . but didn’t exist. I was inspired to write it and I wrote it to inspire others to live their dreams. I dared them to dream and then dream the dare into life. I am happy to say that many have.
I know something about dreaming one’s life into being thanks to my work as a shaman. Many years ago, I dropped out of corporate America, became apprenticed to a shaman, and changed my life. I completed that apprenticeship and now am a practicing shaman, myself. My life and work as a shaman has everything to do with stepping into the highest, most beautiful dream I can–on an ongoing basis–and helping others do it, too.
I’m working on other books right now, but I admit that the time spent editing the books of others puts a pretty big dent in my time to work on my own projects.
Living the dream is organic and ongoing. And that’s what this blog is. Over the years I’ve been writing it, I have taken sharp turns from one topic to another, have stuck with the same topic for long periods of time, and have even abandoned the blog for periods of time (most notably after my last 2014 post when I just felt the blog was becoming too didactic). What inspires me at the moment gets written about. Sometimes a friend or colleague triggers that inspiration by suggesting topics, which is how the posts under the heading of “Travels with an Open Heart” came about. And always, always, your comments and questions inspire me.
If everything in the universe is connected at a deep level and if we are, in essence, all one (as I have come to understand it in mystical experience and, interestingly, as science seems to be supporting these days), then this is a shared dream we are living and I would like to pursue it with you.
Walk in Beauty