journey of my original heart shadow light music

Music balances the intellectual with heart. Enjoy.


step one

Let’s start with a new song, recorded in 2023 with a new producer, Omito. It celebrates the beauty of diversity, something that provides resilience that is much needed to transform our culture from the most destructive to the most restorative force on the planet. 

From my second album, Sometimes Good Things Happen. Celebrating the idea of re-membering all of who we are, bringing all the pieces together — integrating all of who we are — in the context of someone reflecting on the end of their life. 

Hear more music in the form of a musical journey

at a pace of about one step per month
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About Donal

Integrated Expertise

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the best national program in his field
  • Therapist for 20 years, helping hundreds of individuals, couples, and groups learn to thrive
  • Published 20+ scientific articles related to sustainable well-being, anxiety, depression, and dysregulated behavior
  • Survived 13 years of personal suffering (3 years of child’s cancer, family implosion, and 7 years of wife’s disabling pain)
  • Member of cohousing community for 16 years
  • Studied with world experts in ecology, sustainable agriculture, and permaculture
  • Ran several political campaigns (back in the day)
  • 4 albums of original music and a new group of songs released in 2023

Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People

As a scientist, Donal worked closely with Dr. Richard Davidson, named a Time Magazine 100 Most Influential Person and known for his neuroscience work with the Dalai Lama.

Co-inventor of Proven Wellbeing Program

Donal co-invented and scientifically validated a group-based program that helped hundreds of people thrive and increase their sustainable wellbeing.

A little Journey of


one month at a time