Living and Writing Wild

This site is for creatives, spiritual explorers, and the irrepressibly curious! Please join me in exploring the soul’s journey through writing and inner inquiry; in finding insight and awakening in your own words, your own life, your own wisdom. My courses use the written word as a tool to give form to our life experience and to encourage us to have faith in our own authentic voice.


“Trust the Changes” on The Huffington Post

“My memory is not what it was. My face is not what it was. I am changing before my eyes. I didn’t used to look like this, but then they don’t make mirrors like they did. Three years ago I had money. Now I have no money. This morning I was peaceful, at lunch I was impatient, this afternoon I was joyful. Tomorrow will not be a repeat of today, nor will next year be like this one. We are walking, all of us, into the glorious unknown of the rest of our lives. Only two things are certain: it will keep changing, and sooner or later, it will end.”

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Tami Simon of Sounds True interviews Roger on his book, Keeping the Faith Without a Religion

Sounds True’s founder Tami Simon and Roger discuss traditional religions, faith, and poetry. You can listen to the conversation at:

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“With passion, clarity, and wisdom, Roger Housden offers ways to develop a personal spirituality disentangled from religiosity. A powerfully moving book.”
—Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

“The genius Wittgenstein, about a century ago mused, ‘I can imagine a religion with no doctrines, so that nothing is spoken.’ Roger Housden imagines the end of -isms. A great relief for the whole community. I love all of Roger’s healing, enlivening, and heart-opening work.”
—Coleman Barks, author of Rumi: The Big Red Book

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Join Me on a Literary Pilgrimage to the Soul of England

Sunday June 1 – Sunday June 8, 2014

Maximum group size: 10
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The Surprise of Online Courses

Over the last half year I have discovered what a great vehicle an online class can be for people to share their reflections and truths with each other around a theme that matters for everyone.I have been inspired by the depth of sharing, the clarity, and the authenticity of people’s writing. I have been especially surprised by the sense of community that grows so quickly in an online context when people are willing to share their vulnerabilities, aspirations, and insights into this wild and incredible thing we call life. My next six week online course is Stirring the Creative Fire–to inspire you with your own possibilities– and it starts on March 3rd. See the Events/Online page for details.

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I also offer private sessions as a writing coach and mentor. Email me at for latest details on courses and private sessions.