Midlife Enlightenment and Becoming Your Own Butterfly (or how to move on from being a disoriented grub)

Butterfly Life Cycle / Butterfly Metamorphosis “The pupa stage is one of the coolest stages of a butterfly’s life.  As soon as a caterpillar is done growing and they have reached their full length/weight, they form themselves into a pupa, also known as a chrysalis.  From the outside of the pupa, it looks as if … Read more

It’s All About Me!

Now that I’m an Elephant Journal veteran (he says facetiously, I’ve published one article, Compassion: The Game Changer with a second article in queue) I have some thoughts on the platform. I don’t think I’m a great fit for Elephant Journal. I submitted four articles prior to being published. Elephant Journal wanted me to re-craft the … Read more

Surviving Thanksgiving: Strategies for the Newly Divorced & Separated

Thanksgiving is the first “big” holiday my ex-wife, Caroline and I will share since separating last April, after 28 years of a mostly happy marriage. This year, a not-so-small army will attend. Besides our three daughters, Caroline’s five brothers and sisters, and their families, will join us. Along with my sister, her husband, and her … Read more