What I’m Doing Right Now

What is this? A Now Page is a replacement destination for social media updates. Ever since I’ve stopped using Twitter and Facebook, I’ve started this Now page to provide readers, friends and clients with a short and sweet snapshot of what I’ve been up to lately. Whether you’re interested in working together, keeping an eye on upcoming projects, or simply staying in touch, this is the place for you.


I’ve been living in a cozy creative enclave in my home state of Rhode Island since 2014. My partner, Laura, and our Frenchie, Lola, moved to the state in early 2017. This year, we’ve traveled to Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Morocco and Portugal, with trips to Atlanta and Italy slated for later in 2018.

In my daily life, I began a new daily meditation practice in March. I’ve been dabbling in watercolor painting, and attempting to teach myself conversational Spanish.


In addition to my personal journaling and newsletters, this summer I am working on a new book proposal as I seek a literary agent (for the first time in a decade) for a nonfiction book about writing. I am also starting to write my first novel this summer, and am considering a varietyy of creative writing projects just for fun.


After four years of teaching yoga, I’m taking a sabbatical that I’ve been anticipating for about a year. During my time away from the yoga studio, I intend to reconnect to my practice as a student, and add new physical practices into my weeks (including kettlebell training, functional movement, and more).


After housing so many different service offerings, teachings, and programs under a singular umbrella (this website) since 2009, I’m separating the various arms of my business into separate entities this year. I actually want to take the me out of all that I do, and to distinguish business, earning and service from being so thoroughly entwined with my own personal identity.

The new places that you’ll find my service offerings and programs will include:

DaveUrsillo.com — The online home of my personal writing and teachings will house my books, poetry, spiritual teachings and musings on living well, with occasional political essays and human interest stories. In lieu of blog posts, I will share stories and essays in my occasional newsletter, which ialways the best way to stay tuned into what I’m creating and teaching, and sharing weekly articles here on my blog.

UnavoidableWriting.com — The online home of my premier writing program and self-expression incubator, Unavoidable Writing, is now the home of all my teachings on writing, creativity and self-expression. Look here for everything from the self-guided writing course to the “live guided” small group coaching version of Unavoidable Writing, and my longterm one-on-one coaching program that I call Writer’s Group of Two‚Ą†.

StoryShine.com — The new online home of my business storytelling offerings, Story Shine, will now house my one-on-one and business-to-business service offerings, consultations, client profiles and how-to advice for everything from resume revamping to About Me page writing and more.


Last Updated: July 5, 2018