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.

Introduction to the Series, Covert Abuse, and Making the Journey Your Own wtss1-001

Introduction to the Series, Covert Abuse, and Making the Journey Your Own wtss1-001

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:56 — 11.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreFirst book in the Where There’s Smoke Series on Covert Abuse — “Covert Abuse and the Art of Discernment”,  is an introduction to the manipulation of covert abuse and the importance of developing […]

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No Guarantee, Only Trust

No Guarantee, Only Trust

Written by on August 19, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

 As I take a step on the walk leading up to my house, I startle a monarch butterfly from my little flower garden. I’m hoping it’s one of my caterpillars come through the cycle of chrysalis to wings. It flies quickly away, lighting upon a hanging plant for half a moment before heading out to […]

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In loving memory – Liu Xiaobo

In loving memory – Liu Xiaobo

Written by on July 16, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey, Poetry and Song with 0 Comments

  Liu Xiaobo 12/28/55 – 07/13/17 They took your body ravaged by sickness given time to grow unimpeded — “Death of a thousand cancer cells” — and burned it tossing ashes out to sea not in honor but in haste to get rid of all evidence of your voice and their crime But they do […]

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Podcasts for Keeping the Dream

Podcasts for Keeping the Dream

Written by on May 28, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

I wrote the previous post the day after my last day at work. I worked a paying job in the mental health field for 20 years, on top of my role since childhood as mediator and advocate for family members with mental illness. After years of care-giving and the eventual loss of two loved ones […]

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I fall now…

I fall now…

Written by on December 17, 2016 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Well, Mama, I did it. I took that step off my balcony. The same balcony you affixed yourself to throughout your life, waiting for your boat to come up the river to take you away. Like you, I’ve spent a lifetime looking out over the moving water, life appearing to pass me by… but not […]

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A Turn on a Path

A Turn on a Path

Written by on September 29, 2016 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

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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A Piece of Sky

A Piece of Sky

Written by on September 24, 2016 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

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

This is Not an Archive Blog

Written by on September 11, 2016 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

*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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