"You are only one defining decision away from a totally different life."
I am a recently retired speech-language pathologist who worked in long-term care rehabilitation facilities for 30 years. The last decade of my career was eye-opening! I began to see that more and more people who were being admitted to the nursing homes were my age then (mid-forties). These people were suffering from diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and morbid obesity. They were young and alive, but not truly living.
This was a huge wake-up call for me, so I began my own personal health-transformation journey. I drastically changed my diet and reduced the toxic load on my body by eliminating potentially dangerous substances in my environment. I also began studying to become a naturopath and certified health specialist and completed my degree in 2016 from Trinity School of Natural Health.
I believe your mind, body, and soul all function together to make up your overall health. All three need to be healthy in order for you to thrive. You only get one life this side of heaven, so if you want to be healthier and live fully in the life God gave you, I can help! I can't promise it will be easy; but, I can promise it will be worth it.
Writing after retirement was always in my long-range plans and the time is now! I have one self-published devotional book, "Hot Flashes and Jesus," and have recently written my first children's picture book, Mercy Shows Kindness (Tails of Mercy and Grace). At this stage in my writing career, I enjoy writing in many genres: adult non-fiction, children's fiction, poetry, articles, and devotionals.
I live life to the fullest in Orange Beach, Alabama. In addition to writing, I enjoy reading, beach-walking, paddle boarding, and solving world problems over morning coffee with my husband. We have one spoiled Goldendoodle, Grace, and six grown sons who have flown the coop, gotten married, and are now producing the most beautiful grandchildren we've ever seen.
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"This truly is an encouraging book! It’s so reassuring to know that I’m not alone in the way I feel. Renee gives practical and easy to follow advice. I love the devotions and hormone hacks. The only problem is that I want to keep reading and not put the book down!"
"Very approachable style. Nice to realize you aren’t alone in some of the symptoms. I like the devotion part of it and how there is a reading for each week of the year."
"I broke the rules and read Hot Flashes and Jesus straight through, rather than a nugget each week. I was just so excited and relieved to read that what I am going through physically, mentally. and emotionally is normal and manageable (great hacks!). Ten pages in, and I ordered a copy for my best friend. I appreciate the humor, the spiritual tools and encouragement, and above all the author’s raw honesty. I wish every OB/Gyn would read & share this book. These are things Mom did not tell me, much less my doctor. Walking through the change might be a non-event for some, but not for me. I am forever grateful for the insight and comfort I gained from Hot Flashes and Jesus."
"I loved this book! The encouragement was much needed and the practical advice and solutions were very helpful. As soon as I was finished I immediately shared it with a friend. A resource to go back to again and again."
"Very helpful book with some great tips! Well written with easy to follow advice. I devoured it after suffering from hot flashes for awhile. They seem to be letting up now. Hopefully, they will go away completely as I continue to follow the tips."
"Awesome! Easy to read. Feels like you’re talking with a girlfriend."
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