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Get To Know Me

I’m American, and my husband’s from Amsterdam. So we straddle the ocean to keep up with family on two continents. I was a single mom of three sons for seven years. And toward the end, I only wanted one more romantic relationship in my life. So I […]

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Check Out My Books, Available On Amazon

Grace Notes: A Manual for Partnering By Grace de Rond, and Ron de Rond Grace Notes: A Manual for Partnering uses an easy to grasp page-a-day format and includes everything from shaping the life we want, to communicating effectively, to living prosperously, to finding great love. Grace Notes is available, […]

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The Conscious Living Program is about shaping life on purpose!

The Conscious Living Program, which we offer through Level Insights, combines business and spirit, corporate and core. We guide participants in using their inner worlds to positively re-shape their outer worlds, both at home and at work. For more information about The Conscious Living Program, please write […]

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Guilt Lets Us Do It Again

The summer that I was nine, I begged my parents to let me attend our church’s residential camp. The requirement for a discounted rate was to read The New Testament by a certain date, so I committed to do it. I procrastinated for weeks and […]

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9 Things Our Children Need To Know

1. They are innately loved, lovable and loving. Our children need to feel that they matter to us, that they’re needed, and that they contribute to the quality of our lives. They need to feel useful. When I was a single parent, our toilet seat broke […]

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Marathon-Communicating With Our Children

When my son turned thirteen, I asked two-dozen of our friends who had known him throughout his life to write their memories and encouraging words for him in a book, and he still has it today. I wanted to send him an empowering message of […]

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33 Tips For Achieving What We Want

We get what we want by focusing on what and why, rather than how and when. That means giving our attention to what we want and how we’ll feel when it comes, rather than the lack of it and how we should struggle to change […]

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How Can We Help?

The immediacy and relevancy of the vast amount of information coming at us now has made desk chair activists out of many of us. We feel a need to do something. So we often protest things by detailing what’s wrong and what’s not working and […]

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Jealousy And Love Can’t Coexist

On a trip to Scotland, I took a bus from Edinburgh to Rosslyn Chapel, which was the film location at the end of The Da Vinci Code, from Dan Brown’s book. Walking up the hill to the chapel, I passed someone’s creative effort to make […]

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The Most Important Decision We Make As Parents

The future depends on how we parent, so it’s our biggest responsibility. Too bad there’s no manual or required training. Here’s a key though. The most important thing we can do for our kids is to be good to ourselves, to enjoy life, and to […]

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Let’s Let Our Partners Off The Hook

I met my first husband when we were in our early 20s, and I thought he was a young god. But when we married, neither of us was prepared. His father had died when he was four, and his mother when he was twelve – […]

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I Woke Up On Patmos One Morning

On a trip to Greece, my husband and I island-hopped, which means arriving without a reservation for a place to stay, with just a small backpack and one other set of clothes. And using ferries to travel between the islands, where entrepreneur-ish elderly women are […]

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What Language Is My Child Speaking?

As a mother of three boys, I would sometimes ask them during their adolescent years, “Are you practicing to be ventriloquists? Is that why you don’t open your mouths when you speak?” Eventually, I realized that, since teenagers are often expected to stop saying what […]