Hello, I’m Richard~


OWNLoveWriter, Artist, and Creative Visionary (a thinker and planner of imaginative ideas) at YesRising Ventures. Founder of Yesrising.com  — a platform inspiring and empowering the global evolution of health, wellness and happiness. Singer-songwriter at The Rick Eva Music Project, and author of Merging Worlds, and the forthcoming HERO.

I believe we have Power to Redefine our personal future. As a global thinking society, we possess the skill and means to lift, empower, and motivate each other – we can turn our dreams into realities. I believe that Love is the common thread of hope and possibility shared by all religions, tribes and species.

I’m passionate about: Film, music, gentleness, mindfulness, love, inclusiveness, possibility, workplace wellness, the expansion of cutting edge wellness initiatives, the future of society, human contact, healthy work-life balance, quality of life, social connection, creativity and play.

Current Projects: HERO – A Young Poets Love (a collection of poems written between 1990-2004), Inter-Dimensional Love (a handbook redefining Love — a new approach), Because Everything Speaks (five song EP)

As a Usui Reiki practitioner, certified wellness advocate, and Intuitive — I offer Intuitive Coaching. Guidance to help identify and resolve creative blocks and fears by interpreting what I see, hear, sense and feel along with traditional coaching methods.

In 2012, a series of life-altering events, lead to the transformational narrative – Rising Heart, Beat and Song — a brief account of the years between 2009 and 2014. The book, Merging Worlds, is the culmination and creative energy emerging from that journey of loss, struggle, risk, and triumph.

Earlier poetical works, including “The Fragile Thread” and “Bits of Red“ have been published in various literary journals and the song “Ooh the Sky”, received an honorable mention for songwriting from Billboard.

Previously a successful fundraiser and event planner for many non profit organizations, helping raise significant funds and awareness for cultural and neighborhood development, and healthcare.

I love traveling and have visited Prague, the West Mexico Coast, and Caribbean and throughout the U.S.


This is a link to some of my songs:



28 thoughts on “ABOUT ME

  1. Hi Richard — I just found my way here today, and I think it’s great how you are using this blog to set peaceful and healthy intentions. I agree there’s a lot of power in both the connections people make online and the words chosen! This year I’ve resolved to visit and comment on a positive blog every day, while chronicling my journey on my own blog. Your site is today’s entry. 🙂

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  2. Hello Richard 🙂 Thank you very much for contacting me, and taking the time to listen to my music. I really like your blog. I resonate with what you are doing on many levels. For one thing, I think Reiki is wonderful. I also applaud your song-writing – I especially liked the clip of ‘Once Upon a Time Where the Sky is Free’ 🙂 – and I really appreciate the way you are using your blog to put your good intentions you are putting out into the universe. And your word list – above – is also particularly heartening. Thank you for putting your positive energies out into the universe 🙂

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  3. I totally resonate with all of the good energy you RADIATE on your site, Richard! You are a rare beautiful soul, I can tell right away. 🙂

    So very, very grateful to connect with you. Thank you for visiting Glory Begin!

    Blessings and light,

    And peace always, always,



  4. Hi Richard, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. Your site is full of inspiration — lots of great information to take in.


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