All posts tagged: mind-body-spirit connection

Life’s Three Acts

During my years as a single parent, there were times when we ate oatmeal for dinner because it was what we had. And there were times when I kept the school proofs because I couldn’t afford to buy the actual photos. And there was one […]

My Main Takeaway From Visiting Qumran

In my 20s, I lived on a kibbutz in Israel. I first considered leaving America and moving to Israel when I was working in a school for children with special needs in Atlanta, where I became close friends with a 65-year-old foster mother of several […]

Managing A Late-Life Autism Diagnosis

I feel as though I’ve been putting a jigsaw puzzle together all my life, and I just looked under the table and found a pile of missing pieces, and I can put them into the puzzle and finally see what the picture is. An autism […]

In The 80s, We Walked On Fire

In the 80s, I was young and impressionable, living in a spiritual community, cooking for visiting luminaries like Buckminster Fuller, Barbara Marx Hubbard and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. And my astrology back then said I ate idealism for breakfast. One day, my teacher told a group of […]

Earthworms And Angels

Recently, I dreamed of watching myself, seated in a gold-framed box hanging in outer space, tethered by a thread to something out of sight. Hanging from my left shoulder blade was a long, folded angel wing. And in my arms, I was cradling the other […]

Who’s In Charge?

One of my friends talks a lot about what she believes is wrong with people. It’s become her tendency, because she keeps practicing it, even though she feels bad as she does it. She’s a faith-based person who aspires to be accepting, kind and forgiving. […]

HuffPost Interview: Parenting In A Blended Family

I became a Contributor to HuffPost in 2015. And after posting more than 65 articles on effective living through focused thought, HuffPost asked to interview me for its Blended Family Feature. HP: How many family members do you have? Grace: My husband, Ron, and I share four […]

9 Things Children Will Benefit From Knowing

1. THEY ARE LOVED, LOVABLE AND LOVING More important than getting our children to make good grades, or to be polite, or to follow our instructions, is to cause them to feel and know that their natural state is to be loved, loving and lovable. […]

Marathon Communicating With Our Children

Many cultures use rituals during the adolescence and teen years to mark the time when children transition to becoming responsible for themselves. 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 […]

Love And Jealousy Can’t Coexist

One of my friends has a husband who adores her, and he’s loyal to his core. But she feels jealous and tries to control him. So he behaves cautiously. He avoids being alone with women and avoids talking to them in her presence. But because […]

15 Keys For Loving And Being Loved

In every interaction, whether we’re creating a special dinner or starting an argument, we’re searching for an opportunity to share love. Whether we love ourselves affects everything else in life, including our relationships, career, finances and health. Loving ourselves means not holding someone else responsible […]

Why Romance Phase Doesn’t Last

During romance phase, life is perfect for everyone. We’re on our best behavior, because we want to impress each other. We begin the relationship thinking, “It makes me feel so good when you adore and appreciate me. So I’m going to show you only my […]