Grace Allison is a prime example of someone who pulled herself up by her bootstraps and took notes along the way. When she turned to writing, she chose subjects that she was intimately familiar with—and their scope is surprising.
Having been raised by abusive parents—an angry alcoholic father and a mentally ill, eventually suicidal mother—Grace was put in charge of her three siblings when she was only ten years old. Her life was bleak and devoid of friends or any kind of social life. She ran away and married at 16, managing to find a husband who was just as abusive as her father. After divorcing, she found another husband to “rescue” her, but he was essentially a replica of the first.
Ultimately escaping a second dysfunctional marriage, Grace decided that if she was going to be rescued, she would have to be the one to do the rescuing. That became a turning point, and she began her quest for methods and techniques that would give her real empowerment. The end result of that adventure was her first book, A Dream Is a Wish the Heart Makes: Or, if at first you don’t succeed, change the rules.
By applying and refining the principles that ended up in that book, Grace transformed from a victim of life to a successful entrepreneur, providing coaching on life skills and business success practices. She also developed a health/nutritional counseling practice, and entered into a happy, successful marriage with a partner instead of a protector.
Over the course of her adult life, Grace also became a serious student of the spiritual. She found that, often, psychological principles and practices were incomplete, but could be filled out by adding the missing spiritual component. Her approach was always to find practical applications for what she uncovered in the mystical. It was through immersing herself in this field of study and experience that she came up with her idea for her second book, Einstein’s Compass, currently in progress.
Grace is a successful award-winning author, modern mystic, wellness consultant, business development adviser, marketing coach and workshop facilitator. She has faced many life challenges, including a life-threatening disease, and used what she encountered as a stimulus to gain greater happiness and fulfillment. She lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband John Blair, and maintains a private health and success coaching practice.