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.

Housden_course Faith 2.0

Ready to Explore Faith
Not as a Set of Received Beliefs
But as Deep Inner Knowing?

Join us September 8- October 3, 2014
for a four-week interactive online course

Roger Housden
plus guest teachers Cynthia Bourgeault, Jamal Rahman, Mirabai Starr and Andrew Harvey

According to the New York Times, in a 2012 survey by the Pew Religion and Public Life Project, many Americans now describe their belief system as being “spiritual but not religious.” Today millions of people are seeking a new approach to spirituality that honors both the rational and the mystical in equal measure. In his book Keeping the Faith Without a Religion, Roger Housden offers a guidebook for this growing population of free-thinking seekers-an inspiring call to step beyond the need for answers and trust ourselves to the unfolding of our singular, extraordinary life. Click here to learn more.

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:

Keeping the Faith Without a Religion Now Available

“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

Order the book on Amazon here.

The Surprise of Online Courses

Online classes can be a great vehicle for people to share their reflections and truths with each other around a theme that matters for everyone. The depth of sharing, the clarity, and the authenticity of people’s writing is inspiring. There is a 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 Stop the Struggle and Trust Your Life and it starts on September 1st. See the Events/Online page for details.

Click here and listen to a brief description of my online courses.

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