March 2021

Breaking Up is Very Hard to Do

As of April 1st I’ll be in a new office two days a week. I can’t believe how hard it’s been for me to make this calculated and very practical move.


My daughter had the perfect take on it.  When you break up with someone you know is no longer right for you, it’s hard. Even if you initiated the break up, it’s still hard.


I’m looking at the final few weeks in the office I’ve cherished for 17 years. Between my certification as a hypnotherapist in 1992 and having my very own space yawned years of wandering, subleasing, sharing. A professional space of my own was sublime. Suite 254 was as much a haven for me as it was for the hundreds of clients who experienced its peace. 


Then last year I started to feel taps on my shoulder from the Universe nudging me in new directions. The flood in my office at the end of July 2020. A yearning for more time with my retired husband and my grandchildren. An astonishing Hawk message in October, “I love you. It’s time to move on.” Winnowing my clinical practice to two days a week was relatively easy. Letting go of my full-time office has not been easy at all.


This ending has so many facets and I keep finding myself tangled there. A sense of physical loss, inexplicable fears around diminished purpose, even dark alleys around aging. Avenues of thought and feelings that put my right and left brain at odds with each other, putting me at odds with myself. 


Perhaps you can relate? Bring to mind some of your own elected experiences: a break up you initiated, a move across town or across the world, a promotion at work, a marriage, parenthood. Just because the change is your choice and clearly for the better doesn’t make the letting go of the old or the uncertainty of the new any easier.


The best remedy has been to remind myself of the unequivocal rightness of my decision, this choice. But at the same time I’ve had to acknowledge the grief and the fears. Again and again and again.  Noticing. Accepting. Forgiving. Refocusing. It’s been quite the mindfulness practice, I can assure you. Professional help has been invaluable.


As we welcome spring this month, may you benefit in every way from its promise of rebirth and renewal, of new beginnings. If you could use a higher perspective on a transition you’re going through, remember that I’m here for you -- with fresh empathy and understanding. 

Until next month, remember: All is moving toward the good.

A Higher Perspective
2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 254  

San Ramon, CA  94583  



New Beginnings


Over the next four weeks I’ll be transitioning my clinical practice just down the hall to Suite 246. Same building, same hallway, same Guides & Angels in a fresh new environment. Gifted Tarot expert Tarah Conklin has created a beautiful space, all in soothing mauves, grays and white. I’ll be fully vaccinated by April 15th and welcoming clients in person there on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In the meantime, Zoom sessions are still an wonderfully effective alternative. Check out her readings and classes at

Someone to Watch Over Me makes a great gift!


Please add Someone to Watch Over Me to your list of supportive resources for children and adults. Here are some reasons why:

  • It's beautifully illustrated by visionary artist Mary Derrick

  • It offers 26 avenues of connecting with Heavenly Guides and Angels - one for each letter in the alphabet.

  • It can be a door to spirituality for children and adults who are aren't already oriented that way

  • It's non-denominational and non-religious so you don't have to worry about offending anyone you give it to

  • It is a keepsake hardcover workbook that the reader makes his/her own

  • It requires the reader's active participation through questions

  • It invites and fosters artistic imagination through the reader's own illustrations

  • It establishes life-long pathways for spiritual resourcing

  • It generates conversation and discussion about spirituality within families

  • It teaches kindness, compassion, confidence, inner peace and inner strength

  • It's simple enough for children and sustaining enough for adults

  • Autographed copies are available directly from me

  • Direct ordering is available from Amazon (qualifies for Prime shipping) and Barnes & Noble. See details below.


I now have copies available for purchase via PayPal which can be individually autographed and shipped as you wish. The cost per book directly from me is $19.95 + 8.5% sales tax and ground transportation costs. Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble are fulfilling orders within a couple of days and depending upon your account with those online retailers, you may qualify for free shipping.

Those of you who have taken the time and care to post your review of Someone to Watch Over Me on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, thank you very, very much! Those online reviews help tremendously to bring new awareness to the book.

My goal is 100 5-star reviews by December 31, 2017. Will you help me reach it? You don't have to have purchased the book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble to write a review of it on either site.



Did You Know...

I'm very excited to be generating deeper engagement on the AHP Facebook page, LinkedIn and via Twitter, and would love for you to be part of these conversations. Your comments, likes and shares are welcome.

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Craving More of A Higher Perspective?  


Interested in backstories of my practice? My blogs often highlight client experiences as well as links to articles in the media about all kinds of fascinating mind-body-spirit topics. You're always welcome to comment on what I post either on the blog itself or my A Higher Perspective Facebook or LinkedIn pages. Also, I'd love to connect with you via Twitter (@LucyGrace888).

A Portal of Grace  


The Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT) has been "a portal of grace." It's the newest technique in my celebrated mind-body-spirit toolbox and there's nothing else like it in the cutting-edge world of meridian therapies. If you enjoy the tranquility of meditation, then TAT may just be the mind-body-spirit avenue of healing for you. Even the creator of TAT, licensed acupuncturist Tapas Fleming , doesn't know exactly how TAT works - it just does. 



Tap It Away! 


I have been using The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with adults, teens and children since 1997. A recent study confirms that there's nothing better than EFT for the stress carried by returning veterans. If you are interested in a copy of the study, please email me. My website has a lot more information about EFT, including client comments. EFT can be done in person, via Skype or by phone with outstanding results.

A Higher Perspective Anywhere! 


Skype sessions are now available for handwriting coaching, The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and the Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT).   I'm excited about bringing these extraordinary mind-body-spirit tools to a new, world-wide audience. Since I will be conducting all the Skype sessions in my San Ramon office, those clients will benefit from the high vibration so many of you have enjoyed there over the years. 

Trauma Relief 


In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston TAT professional Patricia Thatcher put out a call to the TAT Professionals community worldwide for volunteers to join a Trauma Response Team . Along with many of my colleagues, I answered Pat's call.


Please keep me in mind as a resource in case of future need. I am available for three free TAT sessions via phone or Skype (preferred) in the aftermath of any natural or man-made disaster.



Success at Your Fingertips 


Believe it or not, writing in cursive is an important mind-body-spirit connection. Although handwriting originates in the part of the brain that's most capable of change, I've always thought of The Vimala System of Handwriting as success at your fingertips. Using The Vimala Alphabet in a daily handwriting practice offers incredible benefits to your mind, your body and your spirit. Check out Vimala Rodgers' wonderful alphabet for the 21st Century on my website; then call me to arrange a series of handwriting coaching sessions in person, via Skype or by phone.


Vimala Rodgers has designed a postage stamp using the Vimala Font. You can see and purchase it here.

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Mailing Address: PO Box 2267  San Ramon, CA 94583