Welcome, I’m Dave Ursillo.

Becoming more of your whole true Self is the essential ingredient for living an artful and purposeful life. I’m a healer, teacher and writer whose life revolves around creating containers for transformation. Join my journey for self-knowledge through self-expression. Learn More…

Live Your Leadership.

After September 11, 2001, I wanted to be a part of positive change in the world. So I sought a career path in public service.

But, disillusioned to the system and feeling held back, by 2009 I had quit my job and committed to sharing words and lessons with the world, one soul at a time.

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Change the World? Start Within.

From weekly blog posts to books, workshops to destination retreats, online programs and local yoga classes, I teach writing, creativity, storytelling and yoga to help souls access their inner wisdom.

I believe that your inner truth is all you require to live a brilliant life of meaning, while making the world a better place.

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I want to show you how living your unapologetic life is the gateway to purpose, personal leadership, and leaving a legacy of love in your wake.

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As a Story Shine client, drug kingpin turned entrepreneur and activist Coss Marte, founder of ConBody, needed a story that was authentic, respectfully articulated past, and conveyed his passion to create change in the wake of personal mistakes.

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Who Can You Trust Online Nowadays? (Or, I Am Not a Russian Twitter Bot)

Even in today’s weird, wild, scary world of Internet deception and half-truth and over-marketing-everything, I’m trying to do what I can to continually create trust, rapport, relationships and lasting emotional bonds with my readers. Because I am not, in fact, a Russian Twitter bot.

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How to Overcome Writer’s Block

All writers understand that words and stories make up the experience of our lives. So why do we keep breathing life into the story of writer’s block, a widespread and mysterious affliction that has no apparent cure? It’s time that the story of writer’s block comes to an end.

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