Demian Yumei

Demian Yumei believes in humanity, loves to write and adores her family. She is the author of "Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes" an award winning children's book on interconnectedness based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, and singer/songwriter of the DreamSinger CD, "For the Sake of Love". She is currently working on a book series, "Where There's Smoke" about covert abuse. She's constantly learning and engaged in more creative projects than she can realistically accomplish. Her favorite drink is tea, preferably sweetened with a side of chocolate and her favorite season is snow -- any time of the year.

When Covert Abuse No Longer Needs to Be Covert

Written by on November 7, 2016 in Covert Abuse with 0 Comments
When Covert Abuse No Longer Needs to Be Covert

Excerpt From Book 1 of “Where There’s Smoke” by Demian Yumei “Covert abuse first introduced itself to me when I was a child, behind closed doors. Today, I see it out in the open. I hear it over the airwaves, watch it on television and see it online. It seems the bad behavior that comprises […]

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A Turn on a Path

Written by on September 29, 2016 in Tea & Conversation with 0 Comments
A Turn on a Path

Last Tuesday my baby granddaughter came into the world. Today my youngest daughter turned 19. One is beginning her life. The other is continuing hers by taking a turn on a path that honors who she is as a person and artist. I hold my grandbaby in my arms and I think of new beginnings. […]

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Updating Recovering from Covert Abuse

Written by on September 24, 2016 in Covert Abuse with 0 Comments
Updating Recovering from Covert Abuse

Now that this blog is live, I’ll be updating this section of it as I intend it to be quite active. I’m still working on the structure and features of this blog and once I have that to my reasonable liking, I’ll be focusing more of my energies on content. Not only will I post […]

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A Piece of Sky

Written by on September 24, 2016 in Tea & Conversation with 0 Comments
A Piece of Sky

It’s been three years since I made the announcement I was archiving this blog. I closed it to launch my namesake blog as part of a marketing plan. But shifting from focusing on an action — keeping the dream, to focusing on a person — Demian Yumei, didn’t work for me. I thought, at first, […]

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This is Not an Archive Blog

Written by on September 11, 2016 in Tea & Conversation with 0 Comments
This is Not an Archive Blog

*Updated Revision* Not anymore! On June 16, 2013 I archived this blog, Keeping the Dream, to launch my namesake blog, DemianYumei.com. For reasons I will go into later, it didn’t work for me. I’m currently updating this site. I have already imported the articles from my namesake blog here. Posts dated after June 2013 in […]

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When It’s Darkest

Written by on June 19, 2015 in from demian yumei blog, Tea & Conversation with 2 Comments
When It’s Darkest

When it’s the darkest is when we need to shine the brightest, each in our own way. Don’t underestimate the importance of each sun ray, of every moonbeam. We have no idea just who we will touch, what it will mean to them… or to us. Whether falling full faced onto a well tended garden […]

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A Fluttering of Wings…

Written by on January 11, 2015 in from demian yumei blog, Tea & Conversation with 0 Comments
A Fluttering of Wings…

I hear a fluttering of wings coming from the two pine trees next to the bird feeder. Several birds, sparrows, perhaps a mourning dove fly out. “Good morning!” I sing cheerfully stepping from the porch onto the snow. I have come to feed them. Just at that moment a red tailed hawk flies out of […]

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Was No One There?

Written by on October 24, 2014 in from demian yumei blog, Tea & Conversation with 0 Comments
Was No One There?

This poem came from a day, October 18th to be exact, when sorting through some of my journals I had glanced through them and the naivete and vulnerability of who I had been just cut through me like a knife. The day triggered me horribly — waves of grief and then depression that threatened to […]

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