KTD: The Healing Journey

A New Home, A New Life

A New Home, A New Life

Written by on January 8, 2018 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

On November 1st, 2017, my world made a dramatic turn into a whole new direction. I had already gone back to work a couple weeks earlier, not very happy about it, but a necessity. My first night at work alone, I received a text from a friend who informed me the apartment in her home […]

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What is the Healing Journey?

What is the Healing Journey?

Written by on September 18, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

This blog, Keeping the Dream is about the Healing Journey, my healing journey, actually, and one I wish to share with you. The healing journey, for me, is inextricably tied to the creative process. For that reason, creativity in its various forms are an intricate part of this blog. The healing journey is made up […]

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My Cup Runneth Over

My Cup Runneth Over

Written by on September 3, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey, Poetry and Song with 0 Comments

My cup runneth over… Divine Love, expand my cup Expand the cup of my willingness to receive Broaden my mind to ponder truth Sharpen my ears to hear your voice Awaken my eyes to see your presence Strengthen my legs to walk your path Sweeten my tongue to speak with kindness Temper my pride to […]

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The Writing Process

Day 1: Thank you, Mrs. Douglas

Day 1: Thank you, Mrs. Douglas

Written by on January 9, 2018 in Writing Process with 0 Comments

Day 1 from Gabriela’s Book Club diyMFA.  When did I become a writer? Happy the Sad Dog of Dogtown — don’t remember what spurred me to write that story, my first attempt at a chapter book. I just remember the joy of writing it as I labored over the steel keys that stuck out from […]

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WTS: Podcast

Something to Think About wtss1-009

Something to Think About wtss1-009

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:30 — 5.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSS | MoreCommentary by Demian Yumei on letting another decide whether or not a relationship continues in a covert abusive context. Written and narrated by Demian Yumei of KeepingtheDream.com. There are many […]

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Bk1 Ch5: Perspective wtss1-008

Bk1 Ch5: Perspective wtss1-008

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:15 — 16.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSS | MoreEpisode 8; Chapter 5, Bk 1 Covert Abuse and the Art of Discernment from the Where There’s Smoke Series. Written and narrated by Demian Yumei of KeepingtheDream.com Perspectives of Demian […]

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WTS Series Announcement wtss1-007

WTS Series Announcement wtss1-007

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:37 — 5.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS | MoreWell, hello! So after a rather long totally unplanned hiatus I’m back! The end of last year going into this one has been a whirlwind of activity — a new job, a serendipitous opportunity to move […]

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Covert Abuse Commentary

A Promise

A Promise

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Book 1: Commentary with 0 Comments

Creating this podcast, I find myself thinking more about the different ways covert abuse can manifest and how often we can’t see its overall presence, because we’re too busy reeling from a specific attack and trying to regain our balance. When a person attacks you with insults and threats and then acts as if you’re […]

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New Discoveries

New Discoveries

Written by on October 16, 2017 in Book 1: Commentary with 0 Comments

The experience of writing and recording the episodes for my first podcast has been an enriching and eye-opening experience. For one, I discovered a new way of writing that I really, really love. Words that work on the page suddenly become awkward when you try to speak them and new ones that better spring onto […]

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