seeRITE OF PASSAGE VOL.1             by Chuck Kelley


Many countries and cultures have forgone the rite of passage. Rite of passage is a ceremony that celebrates an individual’s passing from one stage of life into the next, such as from adolescence into adulthood. Prior to the event, an individual undergoes a “course of studies” which informs and prepares the individual for the next stage.  Lacking this insider’s information, it’s easy to envision how an individual can get stuck at certain stages and remain there, floundering, in limbo.

I know that I have always wished that we had rites of passage…anything that would give me some idea where I was on the course of life and tell me some of the damn secrets that would allow me to move forward and flourish! Having not had that, I have been guessing my way through the whole damn thing. Because, like me, most of us are stuck at 18…we still feel 18…we still want a ton of the stuff that we wanted at 18…and what are we at 18? Are we the real deal…are we actually, really, no longer kids, but an authentic Man or Women? I know that, at the time, we thought that we were all grown up and had all the answers, but before long we realized that we knew notta! But, here we are now…we’re still 18. Some people feel and see themselves a bit older, but it ain’t by much! By the way, I Hate mirrors! With a passion!


So, with the rites, I’m going to lay out some goodies over the next few blogs that’ll make life a hell of a lot easier to negotiate, plus we can start feeling more comfortable in our skin.

To be continued…



Chuck Kelley
Since his early teens, Chuck Kelley has tried to understand what makes us tick. Having had a troubled youth, he sought anything and everything that might assist him in getting his life together. Feeling universally misunderstood, he was determined to understand our nature and find some peace in his heart. Wanting to fit in while believing that he was totally unacceptable, he spent the majority of his life trying to become who and what he was not. The successes in business, the restaurants, the food manufacturing companies and all the other businesses he owned and operated, meant little to nothing to him because his accomplishments felt small when compared to certain others'. He felt that he was cursed to living a life of not being enough. Over the past forty plus years, Chuck has read practically every self help book, taken practically every self help course and tried an equal amount of self help programs. Along the way he has become certified in practically everything that hints of personal development, such as; Life Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis. In short, he is a walking, talking self-help clearinghouse. Now, he shares the things that work universally and he leaves out the rest. Having discovered that perfection is unattainable, and acceptance is subjective, he continues his research into every field that may lend insights into how to be more comfortable in our own skin and thrive in life. Embracing and openly admitting his perfectly perfect imperfections, "Because that's how I roll", has brought him more freedom than a massive trust fund. His wish is to save others the time, trouble and the wear and tear.
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