Over the past 30 years, Jim Leonard has experienced a deep desire to understand the human condition as it relates to spirituality. To this purpose, he has studied philosophy and pursued courses in religious studies at San Diego State University, as well as participated in other forms of education and self-improvement. Currently he is addressing the nature of intimate relationships between men and woman with a group called Men Getting Real with Men, a group associated with the spiritual community The Stream Center for The New Spirituality. Their most recent workshop/retreat addressed why men are angry with women and evoked deep realizations of men's relationships with their mothers. Jim Leonard has been employed by FedEx for the last 23 years, and his wife is a health educator. Jim and his wife Cherie will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in December, 2013. They currently live in San Diego California where they have raised a son who is in his junior year of college.