Naked Idealism

You’re an ambitious visionary, dreaming of the changes you wish to help create in the world.
There’s so much you want to do. You also want to enjoy life.
Sometimes it gets overwhelming.
This book is for you.

Introducing the empowerment guide for socially and ecologically conscious people, and outside-the-box thinkers and creatives.

Introducing Naked Idealism: Expose Your Authentic Self, & Create a Sustainable Life & World.

This unique guide includes strategic tools for navigating life or career transitions, and for gaining greater clarity, effectiveness, and life balance.

Whether you feel overwhelmed, lack direction, energy, or time, or have specific ideas you aspire to bring to life, it has something to offer.

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Do any of these sound familiar?

  • Do you dream of a sustainable and just world, but also desire more happiness, direction, balance, or fulfillment?
  • Do you work or volunteer in an idealist field and feel like an overwhelmed martyr?
  • Do you earn a decent paycheck but want a more meaningful career?
  • Are you a current or aspiring progressive leader, a concerned citizen, or a student seeking more focus and impact?
  • Do you long to bring forgotten ideals, dreams, or creative talents back into your work and play, or know someone who does?

What you will learn

  • how to reveal your authentic core
  • how to clarify what’s really important to you
  • how to integrate your personal and community-level visions
  • how to relate to the world more genuinely and effectively
  • how to examine your intentions for doing good, perhaps even chuckling at yourself during some of the exercises

And, of course, much more…

If any of the above describe you, you’re in the right place. Naked Idealism will entertain and refresh you with an approach that supports both personal fulfillment and a sustainable world.

Move toward the life and world you envision.

Get your copy of Naked Idealism today!

Second edition (minor revisions, updated cover): Amazon | CreateSpaceKindle

First edition (some folks like the original cover): Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Powell’s

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Praise for Naked Idealism

A stimulating and novel blend of self-help manual and sustainable living guide…exceptional advice on the peculiar crossover aspects of the personal and the socially responsible life.

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The Sylvanian (Pennsylvania Sierra Club Magazine)

On those days when I thought I was completely insane for taking such a risk–especially in THIS economy, I would often reference some pages…Your book was an incredible resource when I was trying to juggle many new hats and make this little endeavor a success.

A fascinating and fun journey of self-realization so that our vision can be realized. Supplies all the essential tools to help us discern, define, and develop our strengths, identify key values, and devise an effective strategy for finally living what Wheitner calls an authentic life.

Jo Stepaniak
Jo Stepaniak
author or co-author of 16 books on compassionate and sustainable living

Dave offers humor, stories, tips and techniques to assist you in your quest to be more authentic, true to yourself, and capable of impacting change in the world at the same time.

A comprehensive and inspiring guide for socially conscious people...Wheitner’s unique background and training in public policy, counseling, and coaching enables him to address this topic in such a comprehensive manner.

Karen Litzinger
Karen Litzinger, MA, LPC

A wealth of tools, information and honest personal experience covering many largely neglected topics…It empowers those with a high level of social consciousness to become more effective and engaged, while also encouraging deeper awareness in areas they may not have considered.

Robbie Ali
Robbie Ali, MD, MPH, MPPM

A thoroughly user friendly guide to being oneself and taking life how it should be taken–with a grain of salt and a dash of humor.

Midwest Book Review
Midwest Book Review

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Excerpts

Table of Contents | Chapters 1 and 2 | Prologue

Subscribe to the Wheitner Authentic Living Newsletter to get a free ebook with many of the life purpose exercises from Naked Idealism.

Media Coverage

Mansfield News Journal | Pennsylvania Sierra Club | Pittsburgh City Paper

 

Top image by Flickr user James Wheeler. Size adjusted. License.