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Donald Michael Schwartz

"To Help People Meet Their Personal, Professional and Acitivist Goals through the Power of Creative Writing"

Ypsilanti, MI, USA
male, age 59
single
Speaks: English
Joined Jan 1, 2008


 
My Missions
My Lifelong Mission:
To promote the use of creative writing to focus energy on personal and societal change.


In April of 2006, I found myself homeless, and very depressed. I used my writing, research and creative skills, gained from my journalism and library science backgrounds, to find a powerful way to start to visualize a better life for myself, which lead to gainful employment, a place to live and healing family relations.

After extensive research of various religious and philosophical traditions, I found a recurrent theme citing positive visualized prayer or meditation as a means to moves one's life forward with God and the universe. In philosophy it is known as creative visualization. I also found that twelve-step programs talk about a spiritual process which one undergoes in partnership with one's "higher power" to overcome addiction and strife in one's life. All the steps involve a creative positive visualization of some sort.




After seeing the positive effects my writings were having on me and others around me, I decided to use my talents and background to teach others about the power of words to heal, and move one's life forward with positive effects on one's environment. Most importantly my personal spiritual and creative journey keeps producing evidence that the karmic connection with my mother, who has advancing Alzheimer's, is stronger and larger than her disease. Since my journey has began in earnest, her emotional skills have improved remarkably even though her cognitive and physical skills have been declining. That has been the greatest gift of this journey. Thank you for reading my story.





I believe these principles can be applied to community, Business and activist causes!




Join me at my blog: The Huron Beacon @ http://greatlakesgreatideas.com








 
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Joined Jan 1, 2008 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups "Trail Friends", (MSN) Mastermind Success Network, Acoustic Coffee House, Age discriminators needs to go to jail!, All survivors of Sexual Abuse, Alzheimer, FTD and Other Dementias (AFOD), Americans for a BETTER America, Barack Obama, Better Ways for a Better Planet, Buddhism, DNC - Democratic National Committee, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Healthy Cooking more »
Hometown Detroit, Now Ypsilanti (near Ann Arbor, Michigan) 
Homepage http://greatlakesgreatideas.com  
Birthday March 29, 1955  
Languages English  
About Me I try not to judge people in my personal life, focusing on empowering myself and others.
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Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Zen Buddhism  
Eating Habits Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me I rode my bicycle from the middle of Ohio to the Middle of Florida after I graduated from college.
My Philosophy Meditate
What Gives Me Hope Meditation
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Make it more bicycle friendly
What/who changed my life and why My mother with her gallant struggle to keep her spirit alive in the face of progressing Alzheimer's
What Bugs Me Those who hurt others weaker than them, abusive people, Any one that would hurt a child  
Passions Trail walking/running, Hiking in the wilderness, biking, making a difference, writing, spirituality, Energy Healing And Love, broadening my horizons, animals, laughter, mythology, nature  
Inspirations to fulfill my purpose on earth, The Great Spirit, the beauty of nature, My mother, Birds chirping  
What Scares Me global warming  
  Favorites
Role Models John F. Kennedy, Princess Diana, myself, Mother and father, Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus Christ, god, Dalai Lama, buddha, Albert Einstein  
Quotation "The true measure of a creative work, is the art created inside the hearts of those experiencing that creative work."
Donald M. Schwartz, 2008
Interests psychology, wildlife, Spirituality/Philosophy, Mind/Body/Spirit, aromatherapy  
Books Poetry, Russian Literature, spirituality, Self improvement  
Music Niel Young., classical, jazz, Jimmy Hendrix was a music God, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Classic Rock  
Movies Casa Blanca, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption  
TV Shows Top Cat, Bullwinkle, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Twilight Zone  
Favorite Foods My Homemade Kosher Chicken Soup, Amish Chicken, Ezekiel 4:9 bread, sprouts, mangos, wild rice  
Favorite Places Ann Arbor MI, bohemia, Amsterdam - Netherlands, Heidelberg-Germany, new england, Central California Coast, Southern Ohio, Northern Michigan, colorado, Idaho  
Can't Live Without friends, freedom, sunshine, shelter, water, music, laughter  
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    Them got ears let em hear. Them got eyes let em see. Turn your hearts, and eyes to the lord of the sky. The Guthrie Family will take care of the rest. His yoke is easy and his burden is light. That which is not of those 2 things, does not come down from above.


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    One hell of a young lady here.  From Years ago, and yet here words still are not fulfilled.


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