The Benevolent Universe, The Story of Your Unique Genius is finished.

1 million-plus words written, 8 rewrites, 6 editors, and 13 years of my life.

This book is my third child—as much heart and soul as one can put into something non-human. I feel much the same way as I did right before the birth of my two daughters as well. It also feels like I am 13 years pregnant and ready for this baby to come out.

I was hoping to have an Amazon launch date this week, but the best I can tell you is, “Soon.” Lots of pieces to coordinate with a book—especially when one is self-publishing. Lots of wonderful people helping me, too—and I am grateful. I could not do this alone.

So when will the book be ready? I don’t freaking know yet. BUT, I promise you will be the first to know when I figure it out!!

Pictured above is my “Vlog Machine.” I hate the word vlog–it sounds like I am doing something dirty or wrong—it does not roll off the tongue, either.

Honestly, I’m having the time of my life making these darned videos! Who new?

Now I just have to tell my family—I can hear my mom already.

“You’re what…? What is va-logging?” (She’s from Texas.)  Then there will be silence. Then there will be the phone calls to my siblings and her friends, “Oh my word, she says she’s va-logging now….”

Good times. Good times.

And yes, it has been hard at times, thanks for asking.

I left a very stable, lucrative job to venture into a career where I have no degree, no training. I’ve had people read my work and tell me I should’ve kept my job, pat me on the head like I was so cute for trying. I’ve also been told I have the grammar of a 5th grader. That part is tragically still true.

I chose to continue writing because it saved my life—and I hope it can help you in some way.

The Benevolent Universe, The Story of Your Unique Genius  is written as a spiritual guide, a consciousness companion.

My hope is that you will read my work and experience the biggest magic trick of all—enlightenment.

I call enlightenment “magic” because spiritual awakening is exactly like the best magic tricks. When you first see a magician performing tricks, it looks amazing and appears to be supernatural.

What you see is clearly impossible. Even when you witness the trick repeatedly, you still cannot figure out how it was done.

Yet when the magician shows you how it was done, you wonder why you never saw it before.

The Benevolent Universe is written to help you see the answers that are always right in front of you.

Onward I say! And Happy July!!

Namaste,

Dana