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About Marilee

If you’ve clicked on the preceding pages, you know that my seventh book, Between Fires, is about creating an abundant life after devastating losses. I've loved and lost two extraordinary men and will always love them both. At first blink, this is quite a diversion from my earlier work. But actually, it relates to a line from a book I wrote years ago - Inventing the Future: “The moment you alter your perception of yourself and your future, both you and your future begin to change.”

If you haven’t seen the other pages of this website, I’ll give you some of the basics of my professional life. Titles of my previous books are The Right-Brain Experience: An Intimate Program to Free the Powers of Your Imagination, Inventing the Future: Advances in Imagery That Can Change Your life, Splinters in My Pride, Someone Special, God is a Verb! and Catch the New Wind. (God is a Verb! and Catch the New Wind were written in collaboration with Marge Champion.)

Since 1980, my work has centered on the application of brain research for our personal and professional lives. It’s been a fascinating experience to be one of the pioneers to advocate the use of that information for creativity and problem solving. In 1983, I founded Right-Brain Resources, Inc and began working as a consultant. It’s been deeply rewarding to address audiences at the World Economic Conference in Davos, Switzerland, Pharmacia in Sweden, the Kongresshalle in Berlin for their recognition of creativity in all of the manifestations. Addressing Broadway casts, Stanford University students, and teaching for twenty- five years at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been deeply satisfying.

I’ve written some reviews for The Los Angeles Times, and for Psychiatric Clinics of North America, where I also conducted a research project that was the basis for the article.

The little book, Someone Special, was based on the one-woman show I wrote for Carol Lawrence. It was performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.

There have been an abundance of interviews about all of the books. The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek and TV shows, starting with the Today Show, back when Barbara Walters held court. There was CNN and about a hundred interviews when The Right-Brain Experience was a best seller. All of this is to tell you that I’ve had an interesting professional life.

The deeper story, the personal one about loves and loses, you’ll find in my memoir, Between Fires.

My greatest honor is being on the Board of Directors of Hospice of Santa Barbara. Also, as a volunteer, I use guided imagery with those who want to learn how to release their pain through this healing process. Life is good. My children, grandchildren, friends and my rescue pooch are my treasures. My roller coaster life has settled into a lovely ride.