About Meredith Eastwood
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Dreams have always fired my imagination and inspired my creative projects.
As a child:
I lived day dreams through whimsical play. I pretended to be a wood elf, climbing trees in my grandmother’s back yard. I painted my face, donned a feathered headband, and played the role of Tonto joining my best friend who dressed as the Lone Ranger. I imagined life in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood and pictured myself a maiden during the days of Arthurian knights. I sailed with pirates on a buccaneer’s schooner, walked the plank with Peter Pan and wandered the Yellow Brick Road with the Cowardly Lion and Tin Man. I soared to the far reaches of the universe as an astronaut, meeting Flash Gordon on his space ship.
As an adult:
I dreamed of knowledge and wisdom.
I earned degrees from the University of Florida, Butler University, and Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis.
I dreamed of a better world.
I advocated for civil rights and supported environmental organizations.
I dreamed of helping others.
I have been employed as a teacher, school counselor, tennis coach, summer camp leader, and youth mentor, working with students of all ages. I earned “Educator of the Year” in my previous professional position.
I dreamed of adventure and faraway places.
I toured the countries of Europe, sailed the Mediterranean, and led student groups to Greece, Italy and Turkey. I trekked the Appalachian Trail, Grand Canyon, Himalayas, Alps, and Peruvian Andes. I crawled into the Great Pyramids of Giza and Tomb of King Tut, strolled through the shopping bazaars of Istanbul, Cairo, and Delhi, hiked along paths among iguanas and birds on the Galapagos Islands, and climbed the Maya pyramids in Honduras. I rode horseback along the Lewis and Clark Trail, scuba dove on shipwrecks and kayaked coral reefs in the Caribbean.
I dreamed of Love.
I developed treasured friends, married my college sweetheart, and became a mother and grandmother.
I dreamed in pictures.
I see beauty and love in the world around us.
Today dreams and life experiences shape the tales I write and the groups I facilitate.
Meredith Eastwood is a writer, speaker, photographer, teacher, workshop leader, and dreamer. She received her BA in Secondary Education from the University of Florida, her first MS from Butler University (also in Secondary Education), and her second MS in Education-Counseling Psychology from Indiana University.
Certifications, awards, licenses, and affiliations include:
Lifetime Indiana Teaching Certificate
I-STAR Administrator Finalist
Outstanding Educator of the Year for Marion-Adams Schools
Indiana School Counselor License
Ropes Course Facilitator
Myers-Briggs and Murphy-Meisgeier Training
Graduate of the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming
Studied at the Chopra Center in Carlesbad, California
CPR and First Aid
PADI Master Scuba Diver/Rescue Diver
Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honorary
PEO (women’s educational service organization)
Silva Life System Training
Accomplished tennis player and coach
In addition to Meredith’s many achievements, she enjoys reading, camping, sea kayaking, hiking, wilderness travel, gardening, and learning about ancient civilizations and foreign cultures.