I was born Richard Anthony Silvia. I’m an artist, author, intuitive, singer-songwriter, poet, mentor and cancer survivor.
Born in Newport, Rhode Island, into a blue collar working family that immigrated to America from the Azores Islands, Portugal — what follows is, in part, my story.
ARTIST, author, intuitive, singer-songwriter, poet. artist, author, intuitive, singer-songwriter, poet, and mentor and cancer survivor was born in Newport, Rhode Island, into a blue collar working family that immigrated to America from the Azores Islands, Portugal.
Founder of Yesrising — a Global Movement for Love and Possibility. Its mission, to inspire the global movement of Love, Possibility, and Inclusiveness through the ministry of words, music and art. YESRISING is a conversation of Love and a space for global thinking.
Songwriter at The Rick Eva Music Project —in 2001 his song “Ooh the Sky” off the CD 10 Years to Seventh Heaven gained honorable mention from Billboard.
Author of three books: Merging Worlds —the creative energy emerging from a journey of love, loss, risk and redefined success. HERO, A Young Poet’s Love, a collection of poetical works from 1990 — 2001. And, The Grace of Redefining Love, expanding life to include everything.
A contributing writer for The Power of the Heart blog and Thrive Global. In 2015, The author created a weekly campaign on Instagram, No Fear Friday, aimed at replacing fear with love.
The artist established the Yesrising Foundation in 2017. The Yesrising Foundation for Love, Possibility, and Inclusiveness has three service lines: Cancer Survivorship and Prevention, LGBTQ Youth, and Eldercare Environments.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS