All posts tagged: mind-body-spirit connection

Who’s Training Our Expectations?

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 that people have […]

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 […]

Kids Need To Know That Life Is Supportive By Nature

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

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 and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. My astrology back then said I ate idealism for breakfast. One day, my teacher told a group of us, “A firewalk is […]

We’re All In This Together

One of my best friends rode around for more than a year with our mutual friend’s ashes in the trunk of her car, in a Styrofoam food container, sealed with masking tape, marked “Jim.” She was waiting for the perfect opportunity to scatter Jim’s ashes […]

Love Is Like A Marathon

My daughter-in-law qualified for the Boston Marathon by running in a local marathon, just making it, by an amazing three seconds! She was really hurting the last five miles. A stranger saw her and began to walk-run alongside her, subtly encouraging her. She could hardly […]

Who’s Dominating Our Encounters?

Whatever we focus on expands for us as 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. One of my friends talks often about what she believes is wrong […]

HuffPost Interview: Parenting In A Blended Family

I became a Contributor to HuffPost in 2015. And after posting more than sixty-five articles about 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 […]

10 Things Good Communicators Do Well

1. They maintain their integrity. Effective communicators know what their true intention is. And hold that focus, instead of doing something else. Ron was an altar boy in the Catholic church from age seven to seventeen. Toward the end, he felt disheartened, because he believed […]

What Inspires Our Emotions?

One of my friends lost out on a promotion at work and felt betrayed by his company. And from that point on, he made sure to include a hint of his feeling of betrayal in every internal company message. He didn’t want anyone to not […]