The Water of Life

Monthly Men's Gathering

Brotherhood | Support | Community | Guidance

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"The time is ripe for men who want to be torch carriers in our new world order to emerge, to band together and to do the work of transforming the planet by transcending our own life story. Our life's story is merely a chronology of what has happened to us on the road already traveled. Who we are in Spirit so much more!"

-James Herbert, Founder of The Water of Life Men's Community

The Water of Life Men’s Community is an online monthly gathering that welcomes all who identify as male to join together in sharing our individual hero's journey as we continue to learn and grow.


As our world continues to shift I believe it is our responsibility as men to create the space for healing. We all need to be seen, heard and held. When we listen to each other with the sole intent to offer loving support, we help each other know that we are not alone in carrying our burdens. 


Old paradigm mindsets continue to crumble. Vulnerability and compassion are now openly accepted as strengths instead of weaknesses. Come to our circle and unveil your inner strength. 


Our next Zoom call is scheduled for Thursday June 8th at 6:30 p.m. central. Send me an inquiry below for more information and the link to join us. All are welcome.

"Jim’s ability to direct group discussion and ensure safe/supportive environments for personal growth and constructive feedback are uncanny. Jim has purposeful intentions and he puts a tremendous amount of forethought and preparation into the experience and knowledge he shares with the group. Jim’s guidance ensures a wide range of responses from the many diverse backgrounds of people in the group which provides inspiration and the opportunity for massive personal growth for everyone involved.”


-Craig L, National Account Manager, Chicago, IL

Our Story:

In February of 2015, I took my first bold leap into working specifically with men by launching my New Moon Men’s group. I had no experience in moderating group discussions. I had only limited coaching experience. I had a whole bunch of limiting beliefs and a ton of fear, but I asked a few friends to help me get it all started and before I knew it we had held dozens of meetings. Over the next seven years our men’s group had monthly online gatherings and our community grew to over 100 men who either came religiously or occasionally to our group sessions. After a one year sabbatical from men’s circles in 2022, I decided to build something new from the ground up. 

I chose the name Water of Life for two primary reasons. The first reason is in tribute to author, storyteller and mythologist Michael Meade. I learned about Meade’s teachings from one of my great master teachers, Yogi Gabriel Halpern. Gabriel would share stories from Meade’s “Men and the Water of Life” collection during our yoga classes in the mid 1900s and the whole experience created foundational shifts on my views about masculinity. The second reason I chose the name was to accentuate my belief that as men we are deeply in need of coming to a greater understanding of our softness…our yin…our feminine…or our water element. By embracing to duality of our nature we are free to live. 

In this group we will open our hearts and minds to redefining what it means to be men and embracing all our aspects of self and all of our parts.


Contact me for more details or to join a circle.

"I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Jim since 2016 and I have regularly  participated in his monthly men's groups.  Jim is a wonderful leader and he fills many roles within our community. He is our organizer, facilitator, interviewer, spiritual guide and mentor. I am very selective about how I spend my time and energy. Without question, Jim’s program is a 10 out of 10 and I keep coming back to it again and again. In fact in the 5+ years I’ve been part of Jim’s group, I have only missed 2 of the monthly calls.


-Chris S, Senior Underwriting Counsel, Downers Grove, IL