When Darren Littlejohn wrote the book, the 12 Step Buddhist, he had no idea if his truth, his teachings, or his unapologetic ways of being would be accepted. He was full time addict who found stability at recovery meetings and in the teachings of the Buddha.
But today, he’s a best selling author, group facilitator, and a spiritual practitioner with just one wish: May all beings be free from suffering and the cause of suffering.
Leopold Ketel and Partners is a Portland advertising agency that was founded by Jerry Ketel. For 14 years, he fueled memorable campaigns for high profile clients until a drastically different road appeared before him. It required him to leave his company, gather a new plan, and reemerge as a spokesperson for introspection and unbridled creativity. Today Jerry is a speaker, writer, and consultant for those who want to redefine success and tap into their natural gifts of creative and intuitive expression.
My oldest brother, Shawn Donley, is an awesome example of independence and dedication. He left a high paying corporate job to travel nonstop for 7 years in over 60 countries. When settled in Portland, Oregon, he landed a job at the legendary bookstore, Powells, and became obsessed with climbing mountains and running marathons. On top of that, he was offered a regular column in the Oregonian as a travel writer. Shawn's enthusiasm is contagious and his zest for life could light up even the darkest room.