Sometimes, chance seems to favor us, and happiness happens, seemingly by accident. Other times, life seems to plague us with problems and we feel depressed. For these challenging times, we can harness the power of grace to transform obstacles into opportunities and happiness that overflows to others.

Spiritual freedom in an evolving universe.

This site explores the ancient religious concept of grace in the light of neuroscience and evolution. The better you understand how your mind evolved and develops, the better you are able to rewire your brain to experience more grace and create a more beautiful life.

Grace is joyfully awakening to the awe and wonder of the vast and magnificent power that creates the universe. The “awe-wakening” to the gift of life inspires us to generously contribute to this grand evolutionary adventure called life. Grace empowers us with spiritual freedom, emotional strength and effortless success that benefits ourselves and others.

You are the Artist, Create Your Masterpiece

What you choose to experience influences how you create your life. As the artist of your life, your soul is your canvas, your thoughts are the paints that color your emotions, and your actions are the brushstrokes that create your world.

By understanding the neurobiology and evolution of grace, you can more effectively rewire your brain to create a more joyfilled and generous life. By learning how your neurons and synapses wire together your thoughts and emotions, you will gain the knowledge to "sculp" your most beautiful brain and grace-filled life.

The Evolution of Grace

Traditionally, grace has been defined as the "free and unmerited favor of God." For some non-religious people, grace, like God, is just another delusion. For others, grace is even more beautiful and awe-inspiring n the light of science. Now, as technology allows scientists to elucidate the workings of the mind, we are beginning to understand grace from a neurobiological perspective. This knowledge helps us cultivate happiness and compassion in more predictable ways. Like electricity, grace has energy and the more we understand it, the better we are able to harness its healing, transformative and creative powers. With an evidence-based approach to grace, more people have access to the power of those "grace-inspired" people such as Buddha, Jesus, St. Paul, Martin Luther King Jr, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Bezos and many others whose experience of grace was so powerful, it redirected their lives, in turn changing the course of history and improving the lives of millions. Today, more people than ever in the history of the planet are illuminated by the light of grace to become greater parents, teachers, doctors, artists, business people, and scientists. These grace filled people are solving some of our greatest challenges, ensuring our future evolution on this planet and beyond.

Benefits of Grace

When people are in a state of grace, they experience flow, connection, lightheartedness, balance, strength, purpose, happiness and creativity that is a blessing to themselves and to others. Some of the many benefits of grace include: freedom from mental slavery, flowing energy, balance, emotional strength, clarity of purpose, focus, better decision making, serenity in all circumstances, healed relationships, effortless success, abundance, enhanced creativty, and greater compassion. Grace is the antidote to spiritual dis-ease, the spark of spiritual growth and the elixir of creativity.


Many teachers, wisdom sayings, poems, prayers and good news from science inspire feelings of grace. These inspirations, from diverse philosophies, religions, and positive psychology, remind us that many paths lead to grace. Just as artists express their visions in various ways, people experience grace in many ways, some of which are described in these pages.


This site is brought to you by Cathy McGowan Russell, a proud mother and happy wife, an explorer of evolution, hormone health and neuroscience, a celebrator of each moment, and an enthusiastic creator of her most magnificent life.