I spent my life in various corporate positions and after many years and lots of different careers; I now devote my focus to creative passions. I write stories and poetry, paint and carve stone sculptures.Bio2

Having spent a lifetime studying many different ancient spiritual belief systems I was inspired to action when a new puppy, Maya, came to town. I live in Connecticut with my wife, Maya, and a couple of cats.

I define myself by my spiritual interests and values. I have been artistically inclined all my life, and at 6 years old, I was one of the youngest members of the Art Student’s league of New York (across from Carnegie Hall). However, I always used my creativity for only spiritual pursuits. I carve stone, paint, write poems and stories and many other creative passions – all for the give away. My life changed the day when while I was walking Maya, I heard the answer to the questions I had always asked.

The single most important guiding principle that I have and try to live is the Golden Rule. I have a strong desire to make a difference and believe I can help people to feel and deal better during these challenging times of stress and anguish.

My path to get to my first book is a 61-year journey of taking every circuitous route.  I didn’t want children to have to wait that long to open to the possibilities of the spiritual side of life. There are so many wonderful things that have influenced my life in such mystical ways and after having experienced so much magic, I felt compelled to help. I hope to further the practice of the give-away to children’s hospitals, hospices and senior communities, where uplifting of spirits can heal and help mend broken lives.

I have authored and illustrated 3 additional books as well as an app for iphone and android devices. Rich Okun: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

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“This is what love makes,

and as it has made you

so too

does it make me..”