Demian Yumei

Greetings, fellow dreamer, and welcome! I’m Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist.

Some of my creative projects are a CD of healing music, “For the Sake of Love” and a children’s book on the interconnectedness of life, “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” published by Illumination Arts. Currently, I’m in the process of creating podcasts for my book series on covert abuse.

My commitment is to the creative process especially as it relates to the healing journey. Whether I’m singing at a vigil for asylum seekers, memorial for political activists or sitting around a table sharing tea and conversation with friends who just want to talk heart to heart, I am always deeply moved by the human spirit to love and live with authentic beauty.

Thank you for being here, for reading my posts and/or listening to my podcast. There’s much to share, much to create and the journey has just begun! Meet you on the path.

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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

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

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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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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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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Bk1 Ch4: Fire Behind the Smoke wtss1-006

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:40 — 22.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSS | MoreAn overview of some characteristics of covert abuse — its inherent violence, stages it may go through in a relationship, the major role it plays in  defining any relationship regardless […]

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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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