June 20, 2022
ABOUT MID-SINGLE EXHAUSTION

My first divorce exhausted me in mind, body, and spirit. I felt like I had just been kicked in the stomach all the time for about 4 years. I felt so much anxiety about all of the life changes occasioned by divorce that I couldn't even open my mail at certain times. I would think, […]

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June 16, 2022
LILY Letter 62: How Connection and Compassion Save Lives

This month we interviewed Julie Lee, author of "I See You: How Connection and Compassion Save Lives." In the movie Avatar, the main character, Jake Sully, learns the phrase "I see you" from Neytiri, his love interest among the Na'vi people on the planet Pandora. To the Na'vi, "I see you" means more than noticing. […]

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December 23, 2021
AN UNUSUAL ANNIVERSARY

December 23, 2016, five years ago today, was one of those days when I said, like so many of you, "I hate dating!" It was the day Cathy broke up with me. I could tell it was coming for about a month. It had become increasingly obvious that her heart was not in our relationship […]

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October 13, 2021
"YOU MAKE ME FEEL . . ."

Do you ever make the mistake of attributing your feelings to someone else's words or behavior? Just to be really clear, your feelings exist inside of you. They are not transferred to you by another person. I do not mean to suggest that others have no effect on us. We are naturally social creatures and […]

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June 15, 2021
LESSONS FROM POLYNESIA

When I graduated from law school, my first job was as a law clerk for the Chief Justice of American Samoa. In some ways it was the best job I ever had. I'll never forget the first morning I woke up there after arriving in the night. I walked outside and saw paradise. It was […]

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June 5, 2021
WORDS WE WISH WE SAID AT CHURCH

Those of us who are "culturally safe" can choose to be spiritually mature, loving, and kind. We echo what was said in this article, written June 1st. For our LGTBQ+ mid-single members. Our Wild Precious Life - The Words I Wish We Said At Church

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May 5, 2021
FIRST DATE ETIQUETTE

I recently posted a film review in this group about the movie "Bye Bye Love," a comedy about three divorced men. In this little clip from the film, we see one of the men (Vic) on a blind date with a beautiful but neurotic partner named "Lucille" who takes offense to everything he says, takes […]

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March 9, 2021
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONNECTION

During the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, “the world came together as people stayed apart.” Every time I see a photo or video footage of people in other countries wearing masks and social distancing, much like we do here in America, I am in awe of how we are all coming together globally in a common effort […]

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