The Huffington Post Interviewed Me

I’ve been a regular Contributor to The Huffington Post since 2015. After posting more than 60 articles about relationships and effective living, HuffPost asked to interview me for its Blended Families Feature. HuffPost: How many family members do you have? Grace: My husband, Ron, and I […]

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Live On Purpose!  By Grace de Rond and Ron de Rond. As a guidebook for Partnering, Parenting and Living Well, Live On Purpose! wraps cutting-edge insights and step-by-step advice in humorous and heartfelt stories that empower as they entertain. Available now on Amazon USA and Amazon UK.   […]

The Appeal Of Vincent Van Gogh

A new film about Vincent van Gogh just opened in America, called Loving Vincent. Its creators, Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, gathered 115 artists to paint 65,000 oil canvases, which comprise a painted animation of Vincent’s life. A few years ago, a friend of mine […]

Making Things Happen

When I became a single parent, my three sons and I moved into a temporary rental that turned out to be infested with mice. And everyone involved told me that there was no way to get rid of them, because everything had been tried. It […]

Who’s Dominating Your Encounters?

Whatever we focus on expands for us, because we feed it with our attention. So whether we’re thinking and talking about what we want, or what we don’t want, it will get bigger. It’s as if we’re watering seeds and giving them life. One of […]

Who’s Training Your Expectation?

People comprise endless possibilities. And whatever we see in them is a reflection of what’s active in us concerning them. So it helps to understand where we’re coming from, in our behavior toward others. Are we reacting from autopilot, based on expectations people have trained […]

How I Went From A Valiant To A Jeep

As a new single parent, I had to quickly get a car. My first choice was a soft-top Jeep Wrangler, because the family car I’d learned to drive on was a Wrangler and it was so much fun. Instead, I ended up with a ’68 […]

What’s Up With Today’s Super Sensitive Kids?

One of my friends recently took her three-year-old son to a sensory-friendly theater – where kids who are susceptible to sensory input, or who have trouble sitting still for long periods, can enjoy a movie in a safe, comfortable environment. The lights and sound are adjusted, […]

3 Steps To A Better Future

Sometimes, it seems like everything always goes wrong. And if that’s the case, we’ve probably been practicing unsupportive thought patterns so long that we’ve created a norm for ourselves that isn’t likely to result in another type of experience. If we make an effort to manage […]

Our Perceptions Are Planning Our Future

When I was nine, the poorest girl in my fourth grade class invited all of us to her birthday party, and everyone expressed excitement and agreed to come. On the day of the party, my best friend and I arrived on time, greeted her family, […]

Intuitive Intelligence

When my stepdaughter was ten, she walked into a local restaurant and asked the Greek owner if he would sell her an over-sized wooden rosary that he’d brought from his homeland and hung behind the sales register. She knew I’d seen it and liked it, […]

10 Things Good Communicators Do Well

1. They maintain their integrity. That means knowing what their true intention is, and saying and doing that instead of something else. My husband, Ron, was an altar boy from age seven to seventeen. Toward the end, he felt disheartened that so many churchgoers seemed […]