The Diabetic Toolbox
By Renee Reid
Welcome to The Diabetic Toolbox, where we are helping midlife folks win the battle against type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. If you are prediabetic or have a family history of type 2 diabetes, you will find tools and tips to help you lose weight naturally, heal your mindset, and strengthen your body through yoga and walking. TDT's mission is to reduce the number of amputations and the number of people who die due to complications associated with Type 2 Diabetes. Join the Movement! Hosted by award-winning podcaster, certified health coach, and yoga teacher Renee Reid.
22. Three Easy Steps to Creating Your Morning Routine
Hello, my friends; today, we are discussing creating a successful morning routine. You might be thinking, how would making a morning routine help to manage diabetes? Successfully managing your diabetes requires the creation of healthy habits that will become the foundation of your healthy lifestyle. A morning routine is one of the pillars of that foundation. It is no secret that how we start our morning can affect the quality of the entire day. Don't forget to share this episode with someone you love and follow the podcast at www.thediabetictoolbox.com so you don't miss an episode. With Peace & Love, Renee Resources: Download your Lose Eight pounds in 30 days walking kit designed to help you naturally lose your first on next eight pounds. Find the next inspirational gift to yourself or someone you love at thediabetictoolboxstore.com. Enjoy 20% off your entire purchase. Your body needs protein for strength and fuel; check out the MBODY 360 Store: for dairy-free and gluten-free protein powders and energy bars. They are delicious and healthy. Free shipping is available on orders of $50 or more.
January 31, 2023
21. Diabetes & Gut Health
Hello friends, today we are talking about the connection between your gut health and successfully managing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. 70-80 percent of your immune cells are in your gut; an unhealthy gut can promote insulin sensitivity and inflammation, and insulin is the primary hormone that controls your blood sugar; by strengthening your gut and reducing inflammation, you have a better chance of stabilizing your blood sugar daily. In addition, research has shown that when the microbiome is not healthy, it can cause the walls of your gut to weaken, leaving space where toxins, bacteria, and partially digested food can leak into the bloodstream causing leaky gut syndrome. I am sharing some simple tips to help you improve your gut health, lower your blood sugar, and reduce inflammation. Don't forget to share this episode with a friend and follow the blog at www.thediabetictoolbox.com, so you don't miss an episode. With Peace & Love, Renee Resources: · Download your Lose Eight pounds in 30 days walking kit designed to help you naturally lose your first on next eight pounds. · Find the next inspirational gift to yourself or someone you love at thediabetictoolboxstore.com. Enjoy 20% off your entire purchase. · Your body needs protein for strength and fuel; check out the MBODY 360 Store: for dairy-free and gluten-free protein powders and energy bars. They are delicious and healthy. Free shipping is available on orders $50 or more
January 30, 2023
20. The Truth about Intermittent Fasting
Hello friends, today we are talking about intermittent fasting. I am sharing the two most popular ways to fast intermittently and what happened when I tried to do this myself. Intermittent fasting is all the rage now but is it safe, and can it help you in your quest to reverse or successfully manage your prediabetes or type 2 diabetes? Well, let’s find out. To be clear, I am not an advocate of this eating protocol; everyone has to find their own rhythm to eating and digesting food. Before you start any new eating plan, please check with your primary care physician to ensure that it is safe for you. Fasting is nothing new; some religious sects include fasting to assist followers with deepening their spiritual connection or becoming more mindful of how they live. But intermittent fasting has become all the rage for helping practitioners to lose weight, lower their blood sugar, and reduce inflammation, to name a few of its benefits. With Peace & Love, Renee Resources Lose Your first or next eight pounds, download the free Lose Eight Pounds in a 30-day Kit today! Visit the Diabetic Toolbox Store for a curated selection of inspirational eBooks, merchandise, coaching programs, and gifts, all designed to help support your wellness journey. Head over now and save 20% off your entire purchase.
January 12, 2023
19. Taking An Honest Look at the Food We Eat
Hello, my friends; today, I am sharing two simple tools to help you become more mindful and create healthier habits that support your wellness journey. Creating healthier habits will not only affect your health, but I believe that as you get healthier, so will your family. So, learn how to be your family's health change agent. The two tips we are talking about today are keeping a food journal and eating more slowly. Did you know that it takes about 20 minutes before your brain registers that you have eaten enough food and are full? Eating slowly will also help you to enjoy food more and help you to stop overeating. With peace & love, Renee Resources Lose Your first or next eight pounds, download the free Lose Eight Pounds in 30-days Kit today! Visit the Diabetic Toolbox Store for a curated selection of inspirational eBooks, merchandise, coaching programs, and gifts, all designed to help support your wellness journey. Head over now and save 20% off your entire purchase.
January 10, 2023
18. Before You, Make That New Year's Resolution, try Self Reflection
Hello, my friend; before you get too deep into your New Year's Resolution, I invite you to take a step back and reflect. Today's podcast is about the benefits of self-reflection, how you can get started today, and why it is important for the success of your wellness journey. Don't forget to share this episode with someone you love and follow the podcast at www.thediabetictoolbox.com, so you don't miss an episode. With Peace & Love, Renee Resources Download your Lose eight pounds in 30 days walking kit designed to help you naturally lose your first on next eight pounds. Find your next inspirational gift to yourself or someone you love at thediabetictoolboxstore.com. Enjoy 20% off your entire purchase.
January 09, 2023
17. Three Ways That Walking Improves Your Overall Health
Hello friends, in today's podcast, I am sharing the benefits of one of my favorite activities, walking. You will learn the three tips for integrating walking into your wellness journey, and I am sharing some tips on helping you get started. As someone diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, you always look for the best way to lose weight and get healthy. Because we know from the research that losing weight is one of the best tools for reversing or successfully managing our diagnosis. The American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control recommend getting 150 minutes of moderate cardio activity each week. I do not just love walking because it is one of the core components of my coaching program, the Diabetes Weight Loss Lab. It was the primary way I lost forty-three pounds and reversed my prediabetes. I hope you enjoy today's podcast and don't forget to share it with someone you love. With Peace & Love, Renee Download your walking calendar and get started on your walking journey today. The Diabetic Toolbox Store for a curated collection of eBooks, coaching programs, and merchandise designed to help you craft a lifestyle that supports your wellness transformation.
December 07, 2022
16. The Power of Using Affirmations in Your Healing Journey
Hello friends, In today's episode, I am sharing why affirmations are a wonderful tool to help you reframe negative thoughts that could be impacting your healing. I believe holistic tools and medical science can work together to help us create a wellness plan that addresses our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. After all, isn't that how we create a lifestyle that will help us to sustain our health and fight against disease? I hope you enjoy this podcast, don't forget to follow, and please share it with someone you love. Click this link. If you want to download my new eBook, You Are Stronger Than You Think: Affirmations to Heal Your Mind, Body & Spirit. With Peace and Love, Renee PS Thank you so much for your support; your donations help us continue offering free diabetes prevention and yoga classes in person and online. We couldn't do what we do without you. Click this link to become a sustaining donor, just $ .99 a month would make the world of difference.
November 03, 2022
Episode 15 Don’t Wait Until Next Year! Three Tips to Help You Get Back on Track
Hello, my friends, In today's episode, I am sharing three tips to help you get back on track with your wellness goals. No need to put your health on the back burner even if you are not where you hoped you would be when you made your New Year's resolution at the beginning of the year. The tips are simple, show yourself some grace, move your body, and connect with your tribe. I will show you how. Remember, self-care must be your priority if your goal is to reverse or successfully manage your prediabetes. When you function at your highest level, every area of your life is better, and your work, relationships, health, and finances will shine because you decided to put yourself first. Remember, you are stronger than you give yourself credit and more blessed than you know. With Peace and Love, Renee Click Here to Register for The Healing Circle! Don't Let Diabetes Win Our Monthly Support/ Workshop for midlife women navigating a prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis: November's Topic Why Is Losing Belly Fat So Hard? It's All Happening on November 11th at noon.
November 01, 2022
Episode 14 TDT Yoga Audio Connecting To the Breath
Hello, my friends, and welcome to our first yoga audio class. I hope you enjoy it. Today’s class will focus on what I believe is one of the most essential foundations of your yoga practice. The breath! If you can tap into the breath and breathe intentionally, you can reduce stress and increase your joy throughout the day. We tend to look to external strategies to reduce our overwhelm and manage stress. But unfortunately, strategies like overeating, bingeing on our favorite Netflix series or surfing social media do little to improve our health outcomes or equip us to fight prediabetes or any chronic illness. I want to invite you to tap into an internal source that is readily available to accompany you into battle as you manage the physical and emotional symptoms of your illness. That source is your breath. With Peace and Love Renee Ready to become a sustaining member for just $.99 per month, you can help us to continue providing free yoga and diabetes prevention classes. Thank you so much for your support. The Diabetic Toolbox • A podcast on Anchor
September 19, 2022
Episode 13 TDT Don’t Go It Alone: Ending the Stigma of Diabetes
Hello friends, in today's episode, I am sharing four reasons you should not keep your prediabetes or type 2 diabetes diagnosis a secret. Because type 2 diabetes and prediabetes are considered a lifestyle disease associated with how a person or group of people live. Unfortunately, this thinking has cast a stigma on the disease; many folks keep their diagnosis a secret. But keeping such a secret can be dangerous not only for you but for your children as well; not telling them will leave them unable to protect themselves against this disease. Plus, you need to have the love and support of people who love you. Take a listen to the podcast and let me know what you think. I am only an email away at firstname.lastname@example.org Do me a favor and share this episode with someone you love. With Peace and Love, Renee P.S. Did you know that for just $.99 a month, you could help us continue providing yoga and diabetes prevention classes in our communities? Click this link to become a donor and thank you so much for your support. The Diabetic Toolbox • A podcast on Anchor
September 16, 2022
Episode 12 TDT Four Habits That Could be Keeping You from Losing Weight
Hello friends, on today's show, we are discussing four habits that could sabotage your ability to lose weight and keep it off. Taking a look at our habits and rituals is so important to creating the life you want because your habits and rituals will determine if we can set sail towards our goals or if we stay stuck and idle on shore. Forgive the sailing analogies. :) Remember that this is a judgment-free zone; we make changes by observing, not judging, our behavior. Please share this episode with someone you love, With Peace and Love, Renee Follow the Podcast Catch up on the Blog Let's chat on Instagram Download your copy "You are Stronger Than You Think-Affirmation to Heal Your Mind, Body, and Spirit." Thank you so much for your continued support of the podcast. Click this link to donate. With your help, we can continue providing free community-based diabetes prevention and yoga classes. I appreciate your support!
September 06, 2022
Episode 11 TDT How to Use Mindfulness to Keep Stress & Diabetes Under Control
Hello friends, on today's podcast, I am sharing tips on how to use mindfulness to control diabetes distress. Diabetes distress is an emotional response to the burdens of living with diabetes and the self-care necessary to manage diabetes. Mindfulness will not help you manage your stress levels overnight, but continued practice will help you to make it a powerful tool in your fight against this disease. Please share this episode with someone you love, With Peace and Love, Renee Podcast Links Download your copy of the new E-book You are Stronger Than You Think: Affirmations to Heal Your Mind, Body, and Spirit. Become a patron of The Diabetic Toolbox for as little as $.99; your support helps us to continue podcasting and providing free yoga and diabetes prevention classes within the community.
September 05, 2022
Episode 10 TDT Affirmation: I Live an Abundant Life
Hello, my friends, Today's affirmation is entitled I Live an Abundant Life. Most often than not, when we have a chronic illness, we tend to forget or overlook the goodness in our life, I understand. Dealing with a chronic illness day in and day out can zap the joy right out of your life if you let it; this affirmation and the journaling questions at the end will assist you with remembering the good and positive things in your life and leaning into those instead of focusing on the negative aspects of your life. If you have not done so, you can download your copy of You Are Stronger Than You Think: Affirmations to Heal Your Mind, Body, and Spirit. So that you can answer the journal questions at the end of the affirmation. With Peace and Love, Renee For as little as .99 per month, you can become a patron of The Diabetic Toolbox Podcast. Your support helps us to continue to offer free yoga and diabetes prevention classes in our community. Thank you so much!
August 30, 2022
Monday Affirmation: I Call Upon My Inner Strength
Hello, my friends, I will be reading from my new book, “You Are Stronger Than You Think- Affirmations to Heal your Mind, Body, and Spirit, in today's show. I hope you enjoy it. To get the whole healing experience, click the link in the show notes to download your copy of the eBook so that you can start working on the journaling questions for this week. Today's affirmation is entitled "I Call Upon My Inner Strength" If your chronic illness has you feeling weak and out of control, this affirmation will remind you of the strength you have inside; you need to tap into that strength, so you do not lose heart and stop fighting. This affirmation will help you to do just that. Follow the Podcast Catch up on the Blog Let's chat on Instagram Download your copy "You are Stronger Than You Think-Affirmation to Heal Your Mind, Body, and Spirit." Thank you so much for your continued support of the podcast. Click this link to donate.
August 08, 2022
Six Simple Ways To Manage Your Self-Care
To be clear, self-care is not just the latest buzzphrase in the wellness community. Research has shown that if you do not increase your level of self-care, you risk not being able to manage your physical, mental, or spiritual health. Self-care simply means taking better care of yourself, putting your needs first more often, and doing things that make you happy. In this episode, you will learn six simple ways that you can manage your self-care: Get active Eat Healthier Take Your Medication Wash Your Hands Connect With Community Create an Emergency Kit Self-care can no longer be something you put on the back burner; your health cannot wait for you to make it a priority. Work deadlines, community events, and family obligations will go unattended if you are laid up because you did not effectively manage your health. You have spent your whole life putting others first. Isn’t it time to remember that you are important, that you matter? My answer would be yes. With Peace and Love, Renee Be sure to read the blog post and donate to the cause. With your help, we can continue providing free community-based diabetes prevention and yoga classes. Thank you for your support!
June 25, 2022
The Prediabetes Weight Loss Lab
On today's show, I am giving you all the deets on my private coaching program, The Prediabetes Weight Loss Lab. I created this evidence-based eight-week private coaching program to help midlife folks win the battle against prediabetes. It is designed to help, you lose weight naturally, reduce your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers, help you change your habits, and create a lifestyle that supports your health and brings you joy. Let's win the battle against diabetes together, there are only 20 spots available. Click here to claim your spot today! With Peace and Love, Renee
June 20, 2022
Is Your Weight Holding Your Life Hostage?
How many times have you said, I will start living my life when I lose weight? Well, today I am going to show you three ways to start living your life with joy regardless of what the scale says. In today's show, you will learn how to be mindful, build a wardrobe you love, and why you should start doing the things you love. Just because you need to lose weight to successfully manage your chronic illness. You are beautiful at your present weight. Losing weight may give you more confidence in the short run, but if you do not heal your mindset and stay present in your life, the weight is going to come back, and you will be back on that diet merry-go-round of self-defeating, negative self-talk which leads to self-loathing and comfort eating. You deserve more than that. Share this episode with someone you love, there are 88 million folks in the U.S. struggling with prediabetes, so let's help them out. Remember, you are stronger than you give yourself credit and more blessed than you know! With Peace and Love, Renee How To Use Mindful Eating to Lose Weight & Keep It Off: Download your Copy Today! If You are Ready to manage your weight without another medication or new diet that doesn't work. MBODY360Wellness Store Shop now or soy-free, preservative-free protein powders, energy bars, supplements, you will be glad you did.
April 12, 2022
Ready to Stop Dieting? Do This Instead!
Hello friends, I am sharing my secret weapon for losing 43 pounds and keeping it off in today's episode. It's called mindful eating and the 20-minute meal. Mindful eating means taking the time to honor your body by choosing nutrient-dense whole foods, that you prepare with care, yes that means cooking more meals at home and eating slowly and attentively using your five senses to really enjoy it. It means setting aside quiet time in your schedule to prepare and enjoy eating your meal without rushing or multitasking at the same time. Mindful eating is a way of saying to yourself: “I respect my body enough to be completely aware of what I put into it and of the way I eat.” The 20-minute meal will help you to stop eating on the run, overeating when you are full, and repair your relationship with food. With Peace and Love, Renee Resources: Ready to lose weight eating the foods you love? Download your eBook and Workbook bundle today! How to Use Mindful Eating to Lose Weight & Keep It Off Your purchase will be donated to the Atlanta Mission to help fund their Easter dinner this year for the thousands of homeless men, women, and children in the Atlanta area. MBODY 360 Store: Check out their Gluten-free, dairy-free protein shakes and energy bars they are delicious and healthy Let me help you to lose weight naturally, lower your A1C level, and your high blood pressure sign up for private coaching: 28-Day Heart Health Challenge is open there are 20 spots available and 50% off the regular price. Let’s Get Healthy Together
March 27, 2022
Creating Your Health Vision For Spring
Spring is a time of renewal, and what better time to reset your wellness goals than the beginning of a new season. In today's episode, I will show you how to create a health vision for spring. Not to get philosophical on you, but you cannot plot a course for your health or any area of your life without creating your vision. In Habakkuk 2:2,” the prophet writes, “The LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” So your health vision is your unique way of seeing your medical goals become a reality. Your vision for your health is the one thing you must articulate to your health team so that the plan of action is not only medically sounds but also answers the question, what do I want to accomplish? That is what we are going to talk about today! Remember, you are your best advocate for your health. With Peace and Love, Renee Resources: Ready to lose weight eating the foods you love? Download your copy today! Bonus: with your download, you will receive a free invite to April's Seven-day clean eating challenge to help you get started on your wellness journey. MBODY 360 Store: Check out their Gluten-free, dairy-free protein shakes and energy bars
March 24, 2022
Stop Overthinking Your Wellness Goal
Are you overthinking your wellness goals? I know that you aspire to make your wellness goals stick this time. Instead of creating a wellness plan fit for an Olympian. Your best way of making sure you stick to your wellness goals this year is to keep it simple. Try these four strategies to simplify your wellness journey, and you will have success this year! Overthinking your wellness goals will only lead to stress, overwhelm, and giving up on yourself. The key to success is to keep it simple. In today's show, I am sharing four strategies to help you to keep your wellness goals simple and attainable. Don't be afraid to start where you are and celebrate every step of the way. With Peace and Love, Renee Resources: Visit the MBody360 Wellness Store Download How to Use Mindful Eating to Lose Weight & Keep It Off eBook and workbook bundle. Let's Connect on Instagram
March 22, 2022
Are You Struggling with Your New Year’s Resolution? Four Strategies to Get Back on Track
Are You Struggling with Your New Year’s Resolution? Four Strategies to Get Back on Track In today's show, I am sharing four tips to help you get back on track. 1. Be proactive about managing your stress 2. Eat More Nutritious Foods and Exercise 3. Manage Your Thoughts and Emotions 4. Use Positive Affirmations Don't forget to share this episode with someone you love, and if I can help, please feel free to email me at email@example.com With Peace and Love, Renee Resources: Sign-Up Today: 14-Day Clean Eating Challenge MBODY 360 Wellness Store: Check out these Gluten-free, dairy-free protein shakes, and energy bars
March 11, 2022
10 Ways to Love Your Body When Managing a Chronic Illness
Hello everyone, if you would like to watch these video-it's on our YouTube Channel just click this link. Welcome to the Diabetic Toolbox This video and workbook bundle is designed to help you to incorporate actionable strategies that will promote self-love, help you regain your self-confidence, and fall in love with your body again. Today’s training will cover: What is a chronic illness? Ten strategies to help you improve your body image Why your body image is an integral part of your healing progress. Click this link to download the free workbook that accompanies this video https://sowl.co/s/xrRFj Download the new book selection from the Courageous Woman’s Series: The Courageous Woman’s Guide to Stop Thinking Like a Victim eBook and workbook bundle; you get a free 45 -minute coaching session with me with each purchase. https://sowl.co/s/YYiGH Ready to lose weight naturally, heal your mindset, and take the stress and overwhelm out of your weight loss journey? Then join me for the 28-Day Walking & Clean Eating Challenge. This is the exact program I used to begin my 43-pound weight loss journey. Click this link to join me for this private 4-week program. Using my proven system, I will help you lose up to ten pounds and learn how to keep it off. There are only 20 spots available. Plus, you will get $200 off the regular price. Click this link to join today! Enjoy! With Peace and Love, Renee
February 22, 2022
Episode 59 Before you Say Take This Job and Shove It: Five Ways to Manage a Job You Hate
It can feel like a trap when you are working a job you do not enjoy. The last place you want to go every day, five days a week or more, is where you don’t feel valued, where your skills are not being used to the fullest. You feel like you don’t have the support to grow and reach new levels in your career. In today's podcast, I share actionable tips to help you salvage your work situation or plan your exit gracefully. Download The Courageous Woman's Guide to Thinking Like a Victim. Click here to download your copy: https://mailchi.mp/759515a02126/stop-thinking-like-a-victim This E-book and workbook bundle is for the woman tired of living in the past, one who understands that by healing her mind she can create a life filled with peace, love, and joy by healing her mind You get both for only $6. Are you ready to change your life? We donate $1 from every purchase to the Atlanta Mission. To help them continue their work feeding, clothing, and supporting homeless moms and their children. We are healing ourselves and helping others! With peace and love, Renee
November 23, 2021
WTYL Episode 58 Five Ways to Let Go of Being a Victim and Gain Control Over Your Life
Hello Sister, Today we are going to talk about one of my favorite things mindset shifts. The shift we are going to make today is to stop thinking like a victim and to begin thinking like a warrior. In today's episode, you will learn five strategies to help you get started. Increase your awareness. Be sure to take responsibility. Stop waiting for someone to rescue you. Try Prayer or meditation. Discover and implement your favorite stress-relieving activity. You can reclaim your power as you experiment with different stress-relieving activities. In time you will learn how to avoid or diminish negative thinking in your personal space. Your first response will not be to blame others, your luck, or your circumstances. Instead, you will manage your emotions with calm and ease. It is time to regain your power. Which one will you try today! With Peace and Love, Renee Hi guys, my name is Renee. I am a Certified Coach and Yoga teacher host of the award-winning Welcome to Your Life Podcast and the Courageous Woman's Book Club founder. Thank you so much for checking out today's episode This month our goal is to raise $700 for the Atlanta Mission to help support homeless moms and their children-download The Courageous Woman's Guide to Stop Thinking Like a Victim E-Book and Workbook Bundle. You get both for only $5. Take control of your circumstances and create the life you want to live. We donate $1 from every purchase. Join the Group: Ready to heal, connect, and grow? Join the free Welcome to Your Life! Facebook Group for training, support, and love Check out past episodes of the Welcome to Your Life Podcast. Don't forget to follow.
September 27, 2021
WTYL Episode 57 Five Things Every Single Mom Should Consider Before Dating Again
Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.” ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass Hello, my dear sisters, Today I want to talk to you guys about dating. The tips I share in today’s podcast are for single moms, but can really be used for any woman who is about to embark on the dating scene. In the podcast you will learn: Why healing first is so important. How to make sure that your kids are adjusting. Organize your household. Get your finances in order. Create your village. Let me know what you think and if you have any tips to share, just hit reply to this email. Click here to listen to today’s podcast Do me a favor, and share this post with someone you love, and don't forget to follow the blog I don't want you to miss an episode. Click this link to read the full post With Peace and Love, Renee Remember, I am only an email away, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hold on to your dream, you are worth it! Hi guys, my name is Renee. I am a Certified Coach, yoga teacher, host of the award-winning Welcome to Your Life Podcast, and the founder of the Courageous Woman’s Book Club. Thank you so much for checking out today’s blog post and podcast episode. This month our goal is to raise $700 for the Atlanta Mission to help support homeless moms and their children-download The Courageous Woman's Guide to Stop Thinking Like a Victim E-Book and Workbook Bundle. You get both for only $5. Take control of your circumstances and create the life you want to live. We donate $1 from every purchase. Join the Group: Ready to heal, connect, and grow? Join the free Welcome to Your Life! Facebook Group for training, support, and love Check out past episodes of the Welcome to Your Life Podcast. Don’t forget to subscribe. Read the Welcome to Your Life Blog
September 15, 2021
WTYL Episode 56 Forgiveness is Not Forgetting
Hello, my dear sisters, This week we are embarking on a new series, Forgiveness. I know so much is discussed why we need to forgive the people who hurt us, but still, it is so complicated that many of us find it challenging to get it done. So if you are holding unforgiveness in your heart for anyone, it is time to let it go so that you can heal and move on with your life. This new series is designed to help you do just that, listen to today’s episode of the Welcome to Your Life Podcast. Today we start healing, and forgiveness is the cornerstone to that process. Let me know what you think; just hit reply to this email. Do me a favor, and share this episode with someone you love, and don't forget to follow the podcast I don't want you to miss an episode. With Peace and Love, Renee Ladies, this month our goal is to raise $700 for the Atlanta Mission to help support homeless moms and their children-download The Courageous Woman's Bible Discovery Journal. It's only $3.58. Connect or reconnect with God in 15 minutes a day. -We donate $1 from every purchase.
August 22, 2021
WTYL Episode 55 When Life is Out of Control- Believe in Something Greater Than Yourself
Hello my dear sisters, Life as we knew it has changed forever, it seems that we will be wearing our masks for a while and some of us will continue to shelter in place either by ourselves or with the people we love. I know that as women our first inclination is to fix what is broken, but sometimes fixing what is broken requires us to step back and let faith step in, in today's episode we are discussing why believing in something greater than yourself could be the very thing you need to gain some semblance of control over your life, health, and overall well-being. Do me a favor, and share this episode with someone you love, and don't forget to follow the podcast I don't want you to miss an episode. With Peace and Love, Renee Hi guys, my name is Renee. I am a Certified Coach and Yoga teacher host of the award-winning Welcome to Your Life Podcast and the Courageous Woman's Book Club founder. Thank you so much for checking out today's episode. This month our goal is to raise $700 for the Atlanta Mission to help support homeless moms and their children-download The Courageous Woman's Bible Discovery Journal. It's only $3.58. Connect or reconnect with God in 15 minutes a day. -We donate $1 from every purchase. Join the Group: Ready to heal, connect, and grow? Join the free Welcome to Your Life! Facebook Group for training, support, and love Check out past episodes of the Welcome to Your Life Podcast. Don't forget to follow the podcast so you don't miss an episode.
August 12, 2021
Episode 54 WTYL Four Things to Do to Help Your Adult Children Process Your Parenting Style
Hello, my sisters, today's episode may touch a little close to home. But let me say, that I did not record it to condemn anyone for their parenting style. It is simple to help you help your children when they ask you why you parented them the way you did. Believe the questions are coming and I want you to be better prepared than I was, instead of trying to defend your parenting record I want you to try these four tools. Listen Actively Correct inadequacies with love Show yourself some compassion Beware of guilt We have all made mistakes as parents and while you cannot go back and fix your parenting mistakes, you can help your children to understand why they turned out the way they did and how they can become better people and better parents. We know that parenting is a lifetime commitment and as our children grow into adults we get to be not just their mom but maybe even their friend. With Peace and Love, Renee Hi guys, my name is Renee. I am a Certified Coach and Yoga teacher host of the award-winning Welcome to Your Life Podcast and the founder of the Courageous Woman’s Book Club. Thank you so much for checking out today’s post. This month our goal is to raise $700 for the Atlanta Mission to help support homeless moms and their children-download The Courageous Woman’s Bible Discovery Journal it's only $3.58 Connect or reconnect with God in 15 minutes a day. -We donate $1 from every purchase. Join the Group: Ready to heal, connect, and grow? Join the free Welcome to Your Life! Facebook Group for training, support, and love Check out past episodes of the Welcome to Your Life Podcast. Don’t forget to follow.
August 08, 2021
WTYL Episode 53 Feeling Safe in An Unsafe World: Three Ways to Create Your Own Safety Bubble
Hey guys, welcome to another episode of the Welcome to Your Life Podcast. Today, we are talking about how you can create your own safety bubble and promote healing, love, and connection in your life. You know many of us rely on others to make us feel safe, and it might be time to ask ourselves if this is fair to them. As humans, they will ultimately fail us, and then we will feel even more disappointed, abandoned, and alone. I know that the world can feel anything but safe, especially for women or people of color. But what if you could create your own safety bubble and grow into the woman you were meant to be. In this episode, I share three simple but powerful tools you can begin to use today. Including healing, believing in something greater, and creating your village. You cannot control what happens in the world, but you can control how you respond. Taking control of your healing will help you to stay positive and keep moving when things get tough, and you want to quit. Remember, I am only an email away, email@example.com With Peace and Love, Renee Hi guys, my name is Renee. I am a Certified Coach, Yoga teacher host of the award-winning Welcome to Your Life! Podcast, and the founder of the Courageous Woman’s Book Club. Thank you so much for checking out today’s post. Support homeless moms and their children-download The Courageous Woman’s Bible Discovery Journal -We donate $1 from every purchase. Join the Group: Ready to heal, connect, and grow? Join the free Welcome to Your Life! Facebook Group for training, support, and love Check out past episodes of the Welcome to Your Life Podcast. Don’t forget to subscribe.
July 11, 2021
Episode 52 When The People You Love Don't Support You
"Our world has changed. We must prepare for what's going to happen next.” - Mike Smith You have decided to do something positive and make a change in your life. You would think that your family and friends would gather around to support you and become your biggest cheerleaders. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. In this episode, I will share with you the number one reason your family and friends might not support your move towards a new life and the quick and easy way you can create a village that will help you empower your mindset and lend you the emotional fuel you need to keep going when you feel like you are running on empty. Read the Welcome to Your Life Blog I want to invite you to download this month’s selection, The Courageous Woman’s Bible Discovery Journal. if you are looking to connect or reconnect with God in a powerful way, this journal is for you. Plus, I show you how to incorporate your daily time with God in as little as 15 minutes a day. Start or end your day with the word of God, and empower yourself to move through any obstacle life throws your way. Also, this month we are raising funds for the Atlanta Mission $1 of your purchase will be donated to the Atlanta Mission to help them continue their mission of housing, clothing, and feeding homeless mothers and their children. Thank you in advance for your support. With Love and Peace, Renee
July 06, 2021
Episode 51 Yes! You Can Find Love After 50: A Conversation with Internationally Recognized Dating Coach Lisa Copeland
On today's show, we have Lisa Copeland. Lisa is a best-selling Author, Speaker, Love Coach, and Dating Expert. She is a leading, internationally recognized expert and dating coach for women over 50. She is the author of The Winning Dating Formula For Women Over 50 and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post/50, The Huffington Post Women, The Examiner, and Tribune News Services newspapers. Her website, www.FindAQualityMan.com was named one of the Top 5 Online Dating Services by The Examiner and one of the 10 Best Senior Dating Blogs by DatingAdvice.com. On today's show, you will learn: That it is not too late to find the man of your dreams. The art of flirting. How to improve your confidence so you attract a quality man. Lisa's Website: Find A Quality Man Download Lisa's Free E-BooK: 5 Little Known Secrets For Finding A Quality Man Apply for a Complimentary Session with Lisa Enjoy this episode and share it with a friend! With Peace and Love, Renee
May 18, 2021
Episode 50 Are You in a Toxic Relationship? It is Time to Get Out
Toxic relationships are not found only in personal relationships. They can plague every aspect of your life. In today's episode, you will learn: the symptoms of toxic work relationships. the symptoms of toxic personal relationships. How you can plan you escape. Toxic relationships can be challenging and hard to leave, especially in midlife. You might be hoping that something will change, and you will not have to give up your paycheck or the person you love. Regardless of how much pain this toxic relationship is causing you, losing your source of income or facing the world alone, even temporarily, can be frightening. But you deserve to live a life that is filled with joy and happiness. With Love and Peace, Renee
February 07, 2021
WTYL Episode 49 You Can Create a Life That Is Balanced and Joyful
Download The Best Self-Care Journal Heal your body and soul through self-love and mindfulness. Today we are talking about how to create and live a balanced life. I know that that can be difficult to achieve considering the times we live in now. But I hope that today’s show will give you some insight into how to accomplish this. Now, if you can listen with a pen and piece of paper close by, as I will be asking you to answer some reflective questions to determine how balanced your life is now. Why am I talking about living a balanced life? Because we spend so much time compartmentalizing the various areas of our lives, trying to ensure that everything has its own place. Our relationships, career, money, exercise, health, but we all know that our whole lives will be affected if one area is out of whack. Don't forget to subscribe! With Peace and Love, Renee Download The Best Self-Care Journal Heal your body and soul through self-love and mindfulness.
February 07, 2021
WTYL Episode 48 My Inner Voice is Kind to Me -Monday Affirmation
Monday affirmation: My Inner Voice Is Kind To Me A line from today's affirmation, "I choose gentle words and stick to the facts. I ask myself open-ended questions that help me view situations from a different perspective and clarify my purpose." My Inner Voice Is Kind To Me Too many times we are defeated by the negative self-talk in our heads. That small voice that tells us what we want to do is stupid, won't work, or we are not smart enough to make it happen. Let's put an end to negative self-talk now! Recite this affirmation each day this week, make it part of your morning or evening routine and answer the questions at the end. Answering those self-reflection questions will help you to implement and internalize these new words and replace that negative self voice in your head. You can read the entire affirmation here. One of the questions in today's affirmation is: What is one positive thing I want to tell myself each morning? This year let's make your dreams come true! PS If you want to tap into some midlife love and support, join The Welcome to Your Life! Midlife Made Easier Facebook group. In this group, there are extra training, resources, and support from midlife women just like you. Click here to join!
February 05, 2021
Episode 47 I Leave the Past in the Past and Focus on the Future
Download your copy of Today's Affirmation Here For additional support, training, and resources, join the Welcome To Your Life! Midlife Made Easier Facebook Group Today is affirmation Tuesday and we begin the journey of using affirmations to center and our minds and refocus our goals. Each of our affirmations will have journaling questions at the end to help you personalize the affirmation and begin to implement it in your own life. Affirmations have been proven to boost your motivation and confidence. I know from personal experience that they can give you the push you need to move forward with your dreams. Include today's affirmation in your morning or evening routine, make sure to answer the self-reflection questions at the end so that you begin to implement the affirmation in your life. It is time, that we learn from our past mistakes and our successes and begin to focus on the future, and leave the past behind us. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast. With Peace and Love, Renee
January 05, 2021
Episode 46 Kamala is Calling-Will You Answer?
My gift to you Beating the Midlife Slump! 10 Strategies to Help You Boost Your Self Confidence, Self-Love, and Self-Care Like so many Americans, I found myself shouting and celebrating the election of Joe Biden as our new President-elect and Kamala Harris as our Vice President-elect. After the most intense election cycle I have ever experienced, I was glad to see it come to an end. As each news outlet proclaimed the dynamic duo the winner, I watched interview after interview, parents of young children and young college students extolled what this historic election meant to them. While I am ecstatic that my grandchildren will see someone who looks like them in the White House. I found myself thinking about what it would mean to have a woman in mid-life become the most powerful woman in our country, in the world. And I got even more excited. Not only did she shatter the glass ceiling, but she crushed all our excuses. Too often in my coaching practice, I meet women in midlife who have given up on themselves and their dreams. They genuinely believe that the life they have is all they are entitled to; that simply is not the truth. Kamala's election proves to us that we can continue to dream and fight for ourselves after fifty. We still have a future. But many of us are so committed to living in our past that we end up living our lives backward. That must end. I believe her election is a wake-up call for all us midlife women to reawaken to the possibility of creating the life we want. Will you answer the call? It is time to dust off those dreams and recalibrate them; they will be the foundation for your new future. I must be honest with you, I had to check myself. I have found myself crossing off goals this year and labeling them as impossible to achieve. Mentally, I was drained and unresponsive. But this election result has re-ignited a fire in me, and I hope it does the same for you. The world may have written off as obsolete, what they do not realize is that we are the classic models that never go out of style. There is someone out there waiting for you to become the woman you were called to be; there are souls tied to our dreams; we may never meet them, but they will find us, and as our life changes, we will give them the power to change theirs. Look at Kamala; she did what no one in this country believed was possible. Let her be your beacon until you are strong enough to become your own. You have the power to create the life you want to live. Our families, our communities, the world, is looking to us to be the light on the hill. I believe in you; I believe in us! Kamala is calling, will you answer? With Love and Peace, Renee Join the private Welcome To Your Life Midlife Made Easier Facebook group, a curated community exclusively for fun-loving midlife. Learn from and connect with other midlife women this is your village a safe place to vent your concerns and celebrate your wins. Click here to join (note: you must answer the questions to be considered).
November 19, 2020
WTYL Episode 45 No One Expects You to Win!
#midlifewomen #fitbabyboomer My gift to you Beating the Midlife Slump! 10 Strategies to Help You Boost Your Self Confidence, Self-Love, and Self-Care Can you believe that we are only 90 days away from 2021? In today's podcast, I am giving you a pep talk to get you started on attacking and completing one small goal or task that has been plaguing you throughout the year. Let me know what you plan to conquer-just hit reply to this email. You may have had many false starts this year, but you can do this I believe in you. It is time for us to enjoy our lives! With Peace and Love, Renee Head to the blog here: Welcome to Your Life! Midlife Made Easier Blog
September 30, 2020
WTYL Episode 44 Embrace Imperfection and Enjoy Your Life
Start enjoying your life: Download Now! Beating the Midlife Slump! 10 Strategies to Help You Boost Your Self Confidence, Self-Love, and Self-Care Hello ladies, Do you compare your life to the seemingly perfect ones you see on social media? I know we all do at one point or another, but doing that could be stealing your joy. In today's blog post you will learn 4 tips to help you embrace your imperfect life: you'll learn 1. Why you should stop judging others 2. How to accept imperfection 3. Why you should relax and enjoy the journey 4. Why adopting imperfection could increase your joy It is time for us to enjoy our lives!
September 21, 2020
WTYL Episode 43 Three Ways to Fight Age Discrimination in the Workplace
#midlifewomen #wtyl #fitbabyboomer #atlantapodcast #midlifecrisis #genxwomen While its been 50 years since Congress passed the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, unfortunately, ageism is one of the ism’s that is still sociably acceptable in the United States. Age discrimination is real. Two out of three workers between ages 45 and 74 say they have seen or experienced age discrimination at work, and job seekers over age 35 cite it as a top obstacle to getting hired. And if you happen to work in the high-tech or entertainment industries, your chances of experiencing age discrimination are even higher.” Older workers have been called names at work like old school, geezer, or grandpa, but many do not report these offenses for fear of rocking the boat and missing out on a promotion. But there are tools you can use to protect yourself against this type of discrimination. Your first step is to make sure that you are doing something you still enjoy, this is part of your mindful self-care strategy. In today's show, you'll learn three tools to help to empower you in the workplace 1. Keep abreast of new technological advances. 2. Create your own gig, 3. Get fit The world may be changing, and others may forget, but you must always know your value! With Peace and Love, Renee Download Now! Beating the Midlife Slump! 10 Strategies to Help You Boost Your Self Confidence, Self-Love, and Self-Care Work with me! Let me help you lose your next 8 pounds. I am looking for women over 40 who are looking, lose weight naturally, reduce their stress, increase their joy, and begin the journey of making peace with their bodies. If this is you, sign up here. Sign-up before 9.20.20 and receive 50% off coaching package. No coupon is necessary.
September 10, 2020
WTYL Episode 42 Stop Accepting Your weight Gain and Fight Back!
Gaining weight is not something we have to accept just because we are getting older. In today's podcast I am sharing two tried and true methods that will help you to get back on track. A study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion followed nearly 200 middle-aged women for three years, tracking eating patterns, overall health, and lifestyle. The researchers found women who did not change their eating habits as they aged were 138 percent more likely to put on about six pounds or more during midlife. You'll learn: Why you should keep a food journal for the next seven days How much exercise you should be getting each week We don't have to settle! With Peace and Love Renee When I stopped dieting and began to love my body, I lost 43 pounds, reversed my prediabetes, and created a life I love. I help mid-life women lose weight without dieting by helping them to increase their self-confidence, self-love, and self-care without guilt. My gift to you Beating the Midlife Slump! 10 Strategies to Help You Boost Your Self Confidence, Self-Love, and Self-Care
August 26, 2020
WTYL Episode 41 Creating Peace on Demand! Using Meditation to Enhance Your Self-Care
My gift to you Beating the Midlife Slump! 10 Strategies to Help You Boost Your Self Confidence, Self-Love, and Self-Care In this episode, you will learn why you need to add meditation to your self-care toolkit to create peace on demand. Meditation is all about focusing on yourself for a few moments each day, and that can be hard for us as women who feel that focusing on ourselves with all that is happening in the world is a selfish thing to do. But, if we do not start to become more intentional about taking care of ourselves we will be no good to the people we love. Self- love is not selfish it is necessary if you want to thrive, grow, and have peace in your life. Don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with someone you love. Remember, you are stronger than you give yourself credit and more blessed than you know! With peace and love, Renee
August 05, 2020
WTYL Episode 40 Self-Care and Your Career: 3 Ways to Make Sure That You Are Still Doing Something You Love Monday
#midlifecareers #selfcare #selflove There was a time when you joined a company, you were expected to stay in their employ until you retired. But, that is no longer the case, especially as the pandemic continues to force companies to close or drastically reduced their workforce. Even in these unprecedented times, you must see your choice of career as a way of engaging in your self-care. Doing work that you love and find purposeful can be instrumental in helping you to reduce your stress. In today's show, I am sharing three things you need to consider to ensure that you are still doing something you love You'll learn: Why you should be running to something, instead of away from something Why making a decision based solely only money could lead to disaster Why you need to continue learning Whenever you are ready: Join the private Welcome to Your Life Midlife Made Easier Facebook group, a curated community exclusively for fun-loving midlife women. Learn from and connect with other midlife women; this is your village, a safe place to vent your concerns and celebrate your wins. Click here to join (note: you must answer the questions to be considered).
July 20, 2020
WTYL Episode 39 Do Not Be Afraid To Feel Your Feelings
My gift to you, Beating the Midlife Slump! 10 Strategies to Help You Boost Your Self Confidence, Self-Love, and Self-Care The world is in chaos it is scary and a bit overwhelming. Before we get started, let us take a collective moment to breathe. Maybe like me, you have been holding your breath as every one of your body’s senses has been bombarded by emotions too quick to process. I am going to let you in on a secret. I have been so overwhelmed with what's happening in the world, that I have been using food and Netflix as coping strategies. The problem is when the ice cream tub is empty, my feelings are still there lurking underneath my comfy sweatpants. In today's episode, I explain why it's important to feel our feelings, and provide you with a little homework to help you get started. Be brave! I know you can do it. With Peace and Love, Renee Whenever you are ready, here are two ways I can help you create the future you’ve always wanted: Join the private Welcome to Your Life Midlife Made Easier Facebook group, a curated community exclusively for fun-loving midlife. Learn from and connect with other midlife women; this is your village, a safe place to vent your concerns and celebrate your wins. Click here to join (note: you must answer the questions to be considered). . Work with me privately. I am looking for 10 women over 50 who are looking, to lose weight naturally, reduce their stress, and increase their joy. If this is you, please fill out the form below. All eligible applications will be contacted by phone or email. Click here to apply! Your first call is free!
June 24, 2020
WTYL Episode 38 How to Create the New Life You Have Always Wanted
#motivation #midlife #selfcare Let's Find Out What Is Holding You Back: Schedule your Soul Transformation today I get it, this was going to be your year. 2020 was the year you were going to lose weight, get a new job, disconnect from distracting or destructive relationships. Find your soul mate, really take hold of your self-care, and make it a regular thing. Maybe, you were well on your way to making this happen, and then the world fell apart, and you with it .In today's episode you will learn: How taking tiny but consistent steps towards your goals will give you the motivation to finish What happens when you create micro goals instead of focusing on large tasks Why creating small goals will reduce your overwhelm tired of banging your head against the wall and you need help to figure out your next steps. Schedule your Soul Transformational call with me, it is completely free, and during our time together we will figure out what barriers are keeping you from the life you want. Just click this link to schedule. Remember, guys, you are stronger than you give yourself credit and more blessed than you know! Talk to you soon!
May 13, 2020
WTYL Episode 37 The Anniversary of Loss: Three Ways to Get Through the Day
#anniversary #loss #midlife Has your life stalled? Download the Ultimate Midlife Guide: Beating The Midlife Slump-10 Strategies To Help You Boost Self-Confidence, Self-Love, and Self-Care Greetings my friends, If you have made it to midlife, you know what it means to lose someone you love. The anniversary of that loss can be painful. In today's episode I share three ways I have used to get through the day. Grief is one of those emotions that never really goes away, a smell, a song, a photo can bring back all the raw feelings of loss. Take the time to care for yourself and tap into your inner strength. Take a long walk, write your thoughts in a journal, take a yoga class, or talk to a therapist or coach, don’t suffer in silence. That is the one thing I am sure your loved one would not want you to do. With Peace and Love Renee Don't forget to subscribe, comment, and share this episode with someone you love. If you are listening on anchor.fm please leave me a voice message. Your message could be included in an upcoming episode.
April 24, 2020
WTYL Episode 36 Midlifers Tell the Truth: Are You Lonely? Three Ways To Combat Loneliness and Protect Your Health
#midlife #loneliness #atlantapodcasters Are You In a Slump? Download The Ultimate Midlife Guide: Beating The Midlife Slump-10 Strategies To Help You Boost Self-Confidence, Self-Love, and Self-Care A 2018 Cigna survey of American adults claims loneliness has reached epidemic levels across all age groups. But as people reach the age of 45, isolation can increase. In this episode, we will discuss how you can protect yourself against loneliness and its devastating health outcomes. You'll learn: The difference between isolation and loneliness The health risks associated with loneliness Three tips that you can use to combat loneliness It is a myth that the older you get, the lonelier you will become, yes, your life will change, kids grow up and move out, you might get divorced, or your spouse might pass away, maybe your friend of 25 years will move to another state. I have found that one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is to be flexible and to live your life with a curious mind and to be open to new possibilities. Don't forget to subscribe! Share this episode with someone you love.
April 15, 2020
WTYL Episode 35 What Can You Do When the Weight Comes Back?
#healthandwellness #midlife Download The Ultimate Guide: Beating The Midlife Slump-10 Strategies To Help You Boost Self-Confidence, Self-Love, and Self-Care On today’s show, I will be answering a question from one of our listeners. If you have a question you would like to ask, about health and wellness, relationships, or life please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and your question could be featured on a future podcast. I am sharing five tips that will help you to get back on your wellness journey. These tips will help you to begin your weight loss journey naturally without a crazy diet or any deprivation. They may take a little longer than starving yourself but the results of good health and a sound mind will last. Be sure to share this episode with your family, friends, and followers. Don't forget to subscribe!
April 03, 2020
WTYL Episode 34 Self-Care In the Time Of Covid-19
#selfcare #midlifewomen #midlifebeauty Download The Ultimate Midlife Guide: Beating The Midlife Slump-10 Strategies To Help You Boost Self-Confidence, Self-Love, and Self-Care Complete At Home Workout Guide Wakeup calls come in many forms, being let go from a job, the breakup of a relationship, or a pandemic that threatens the whole world. While it is inevitable that you will feel some fear and trepidations at the thought of an unknown future, this is your chance to take stock of your life and finally make the changes you have been putting off until someday. Someday is now! In today's show I am sharing with you 8 tips that will help you to put your self-care first, during this time of crisis. Whether you use one or all eight of these tips, I am asking you to replace your fear with faith and action. Because we will get through this together. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to subscribe and I will talk to you all tomorrow. Wishing you love and peace, Renee
March 19, 2020
WTYL Episode 33 "Create The Life You Want To Celebrate" A Conversation with Master Certified Life Coach c.Renè Washington
#midlifewomen #wtyl #mindfuleating Welcome To Your Life! Midlife Made Easier Podcast has been selected by Feedspot.com as one of the top 30 Midlife Podcast on the Web. Thank you all for your support. Don’t Forget To Subscribe Help a mother in need! Download the 21-Day Total Body Cleanse Kit for only $15 and $5 of your investment in yourself will be donated to the Atlanta Mission Check out the great work of the Atlanta Mission Website: cReneCoach.com Career Triage Masterclass, April 2, 2020, 9am CST - 12pm CST, register here, https://crenecoachservices.lpages.co/career-triage-online-masterclass/ c. Rene's gifts to you guys: The Reneisms: 20 Lessons for 2020 http://bit.ly/Reneisms2020 The Midlife Manifest Manifesto, http://bit.ly/MidlifeManifestManifesto Today I had the absolute pleasure of visiting with c. Rene' Washington. c. Renè Washington is a master certified life coach who empowers women at that midlife What About Me? stage to successfully navigate major life transitions. She is also a career coach and founding partner in the company, Career Triage HQ, LLC. René helps people get clarity on redefining their ‘Who I Am’, what they want, and how to get it. Each one of René’s clients walks away with a clear plan of action and a powerful mindset to get them from dreams to reality. Prior to launching her coaching businesses, c. René had a successful corporate career with a major health insurance company, where she ran the management and soft skills training programs and provided coaching for executives. Wanting more flexibility, she retired from corporate life, graduated from Dr. Martha Beck’s (Oprah’s life coach) life coaching school, started her coaching practice for midlife women and a career coaching company for people stuck in careers on life support. c.René lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband, writes a popular blog at cReneCoach.com and hosts the podcast, Midlife Woman Redefined. The Career Triage website is coming soon. If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, Download the 21-Day Total Body Cleanse Kit - $5 of your investment in yourself will be donated to the Atlanta Mission This is a win-win
February 28, 2020
WTYL Episode 32 Stopping Skipping Meals To Lose Weight
#midlifewomen #wtyl #mindfuleating Welcome To Your Life! Midlife Made Easier Podcast has been selected by Feedspot.com as one of the top 30 Midlife Podcast on the Web. Thank you all for your support. Don’t Forget To Subscribe Join Me for the 21-Day Total Body Cleanse Starting February 16th- $5 of your investment in yourself will be donated to the Atlanta Mission Check out the great work of the Atlanta Mission Are you skipping meals in hopes of losing weight? I see this quite often in my health coaching practice, and I used to be guilty of it myself. It’s common for people to think that when they skip a meal, they are ‘saving’ calories. What happens though is it backfires! By mid-afternoon or early evening, they’re starving, and then they feel like they have no ‘will power.’ Our body needs fuel in the form of food to function, so when it’s deprived, it screams out for what it needs – food! Your willpower is no match, and then you end up feeling guilty. Skipping meals sets you up for failure and feeling guilty. In today's episode you will learn: Three things that happens to your body when you skip a meal How you can plan to eat healthy without the overwhelm Don't forget to comment and subscribe-this is the only way we can tell the powers that be, that midlife voices matter. If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, Join Me for the 21-Day Total Body Cleanse Starting February 16th- $5 of your investment in yourself will be donated to the Atlanta Mission This is a win-win
February 11, 2020
WTYL Episode 31 Is Your Weight Holding Your Life Hostage?
#cleanse #mindfulness #midlifewomen Welcome To Your Life! Midlife Made Easier Podcast has been selected by Feedspot.com as one of the top 30 Midlife Podcast on the Web. Thank you all for your support. Don’t Forget To Subscribe Join Me for the 21-Day Total Body Cleanse Starting February 9th- $5 of your investment in yourself will be donated to the Atlanta Mission Check out the great work of the Atlanta Mission How many of you have said, the moment I lose this weight, I will plan my dream vacation. I am going to get some new sexy underwear. I am going to get a new hair cut or get rid of this soul-sucking relationship. “When I lose weight, I will get my teeth whitened.” I was working with a woman who told me she was waiting to get her teeth whitened until she lost the weight. In today's show you will learn three tools that will help you to live your life now: 1. Stay Present: You have to start loving where you are right now, stop warring with your body and learn to love it just the way it is rolls and all. 2. Go Shopping Now: Get out of that worn sweat suit, black yoga pants, and hot polyester outfits. 3. Start Doing the Things You Love; do not be afraid to go out to dinner just plan. Buy those tickets to see your favorite band, each week you should be doing something fun. Whether you decide to jump in and try all three or, take it slowly and try just one at a time, I promise your life will never be the same. It's time to live the life you deserve. Join Me for the 21-Day Total Body Cleanse Starting February 9th- $5 of your investment in yourself will be donated to the Atlanta Mission Check out the great work of the Atlanta Mission ** DOWNLOAD THE FREE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE 10 Strategies to Boost Your Self-Confidence, Self-Care, Self-Love **
February 06, 2020
WTYL Episode 30 You Want to Lose Weight? Cook More Meals at Home
#midlifewomen #mealprep #feedspot #healthandwellness Welcome to Your Life! Midlife Made Easier Podcast has been selected by Feedspot.com as one of the top 30 Midlife Podcast on the Web. Thank you all for your support. Don’t Forget to Subscribe Download Your free guide here Beating the Midlife Slump10 Strategies to Boost Your Self-Confidence, Self-Care, and Self-Love Join the Welcome to your Life! Midlife Made Easier Facebook Group In today’s show, I am sharing with you guys how eating more meals at home could help you to lose weight and reach your wellness goals. You will learn: Why eating home is helpful especially at the start of your wellness journey How cooking meals at home will save you time, money, and calories My favorite recipe and food delivery options to help you ease into meal prepping and cooking at home. Wishing you love and peace, Renee
January 21, 2020
WTYL Episode 29 Five Tips on Finding a Gym You’ll Love and Use This Year!
#workout #lifestylechange #midlifewomen #feedspot Welcome To Your Life! Midlife Made Easier Podcast has been selected by Feedspot.com as one of the top 30 Midlife Podcast on the Web. Thank you all for your support. Download my free guide: The Courageous Woman’s Guide to Beating the Midlife Slump: Ten Strategies to help you Boost Your Self-Confidence, Self-Care, and Self-Love Join the Welcome to Your Life! Midlife Made Easier Facebook Group for additional love, training, and support In today’s episode, you will learn why starting an exercise routine is important for midlife women I am sharing five tips that will help you find a gym that you will love or at least one that you will visit as much in July as you will in January: You’ll learn: Why choosing a gym close to home is important? Why your gym membership should fit into your budget Why you need to choose a gym that has activities you love Why an accountability partner can help you reach your wellness goals. How to choose a gym with a culture that fits your needs Don't forget to subscribe and share this episode with someone you love! Wishing you peace and love, Renee
January 20, 2020
WTYL Episode 28 What is Prediabetes? Three Lifestyle Changes You Can Implement Now to Help You Fight Back!
#prediabetes #lifestylechange #midlifewomen Join the Courageous Women's Network for additional love, training, and support In today’s episode, I want to break down for you precisely what is prediabetes and provide you with three pretty easy lifestyle changes you can make to protect yourself from a Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis. These are the same lifestyle changes I made to get healthier, and I still practice all three of them today. According to the CDC, 100 million people in the US are prediabetic or Type 2 Diabetic. “Diabetes could become the new epidemic of the 21st century. In today's show you will learn: The different types of Diabetes What is prediabetes? What blood tests your doctor will use to determine your status Three lifestyle changes that could prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes Don't forget to share this episode with someone you love! Wishing you peace and love, Renee
January 09, 2020
WTYL Episode 27 Stop Being A Midlife Wallflower! Four Ways to Face Your Fears Today
#midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #genxwomen #subscribe I am starting a movement. I am lending my voice to women in midlife just like me, who feel that society, their families, and their co-workers are trying to keep them silent. In today's episode, I am sharing with you four ways to face your fears so that you can live the life you deserve. For many of us, aging has caused us to retreat safely into the background of our lives. We have become midlife wallflowers who still dream of accomplishing big things in our lives but are afraid that what we have to say will not matter to anyone except us. That stops now! Being fearless is not about the absence of fear. Being courageous is facing the things in life that scare you, despite the sweaty palms and racing heartbeat. Being fearless is realizing that what you want is more important than any fear you have of achieving it. But being fearless does not need to involve life or death situations. Fearless is falling in love again after being brokenhearted. Fearless is leaving a successful career for an uncertain opportunity. Fearless is standing by someone who's disappointed you in the past. Fearless is falling and getting back up again (and again). "I've been absolutely terrified every minute of my life—and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do." Georgia O'Keeffe Learn how to Own your fear. Psychologist Carl Jung said, "What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size." So, it goes with fear, as well; resisting fear expands it. Reshape your fear. You are smart, and that can be a problem. Are you a habitual 'catastrophizer,' always assuming the worst will happen? Take a risk. Playing it safe often feels like a low-risk proposition, but what if the opposite is true? What if playing it safe is a high-risk approach? Build your courage muscle. If you have ever started a new exercise habit, you know that building muscle requires starting slow and working your way up 2020 is your year. Do not be a midlife wallflower. It is time to join the party. The good news is you have what it takes to break through your fears right inside of you. Please share this episode with a family or friend who could use this information; there is nothing more powerful than women helping women. Join the Group If you are looking for a group of women who understand what its like to struggle through hot flashes, self-doubt, hormonal surges, and hard to lose belly fat. Join the Courageous Women’s Network our free Facebook group, in this group you will receive love, support, and a little kick in the pants when you need it. Plus, you’ll get outstanding training from me that will help you cut out the guesswork and get to your wellness goals. Click here to request to join Remember, you are stronger than you give yourself credit, and more blessed than you know. Talk soon!
December 23, 2019
WTYL Episode 26 5 Strategies to Survive the Holiday Parties and Stick with Your Wellness Goals.
Episode 26 of the Welcome to Your Life Podcast: Podcast Anchor: Subscribe -Support-Message #holidaywellness #midlifewomen #fitbabyboomer #genxwomen #healthylifestyle #veganwomen Can you believe it, the holiday season is upon us, and for some us this can be the most stressful time of the year as we try to navigate the office parties and family gatherings while trying to get stick with your wellness plan. It can be especially daunting in midlife, because the weight just does not come off as quickly as it used too, believe me I know, so it’s crucial to stick with our wellness plans so that we don’t have to keep starting over, which can play havoc on us both physically and mentally. In today’s show I am going to give you five strategies that you can use have fun this holiday season without stressing over what you’re going to eat. Now, whether you decide to use one or all five, I promise you won’t regret it. These tips can help you stick to your wellness goals throughout the year. Wellness is a lifestyle, not a temporary state of mind. To be successful, we have to plan for success. To recap: · Eat mindfully and, enjoy experience and savor your favorite foods- stop when you’re full · Don’t skip meals aim at keeping your blood sugar steady all day this will help you to prevent overeating · Don’t skip your workout: short on time break your exercise routine into two 15-minute intervals. · Get some rest: the holiday season is stressful maintain a regular sleep pattern will help you to continue to burn calories and build lean muscle · Bring your own food: invited to a party bring a dish, you can enjoy your healthier options and so will the other guest. Join the Courageous Women's Network The Courageous Women's Network Would you like to leave me a message, click this link to leave me a message, it just might be used in an upcoming episode. Podcast Anchor: Subscribe -Support-Message Ready to schedule your FREE Total Transformation Call
November 15, 2019
WTYL Episode 25 What Are the Dangers of Being Skinny-Fat and Three Strategies to Get Healthier?
#skinnyfat #wtyl #fitbabyboomer #midlifewomen Welcome To Your Life Podcast: Podcast Anchor: Subscribe -Support-Message What Are the Dangers of Being Skinny-Fat and Three Strategies to Get Healthier? Hello my friends, welcome to Episode 25 of the Welcome to Your Life Podcast. WTYL is a podcast for midlife women who want to re-energize their wellness goals and learn how to create a work/life balance without losing their minds. I am your host Certified Health Coach Renee Reid, and I am on a mission to reduce the number of women who die each year from heart disease and diabetes. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button if you haven’t done so already and share this episode with someone you love. Ladies, if you are looking for a safe space and a group of women to love, support you and give you a little kick in the pants when you need it, consider joining our Free Facebook Group, The Courageous Women’s Network, in this group you will have access to additional training, informative Q/A sessions, and a sisterhood like no other. Click the link below in the show notes to request to join. Let me ask you a question, do you think that being skinny automatically means you’re healthier, or are you a thin person who thinks because of your size, you’re immune to heart disease, diabetes, and the plethora of medical conditions that threaten us each and every day. Hey guys, so in today’s show, we are talking about what it means to be skinny fat, how dangerous is it for you, and how you can learn to protect yourself. I found this topic really interesting because, as a health coach I encounter women in midlife who are so proud of the fact that they’ve never had a weight problem their whole lives. “I am already at my ideal weight,” they love to tell me. I know that we live in a culture that bombards us with diet plans designed to help us lose weight and finally live the magical lives waiting on the other side. Because we have been brainwashed to think that skinnier, we are, the healthier we are- and that is simply not true. Weight loss is daunting, especially in midlife. Because what wouldn’t we give to lose that peri-menopausal or menopausal belly. So many women between the ages of 40-59 look absolutely fabulous in their clothes and still have a high percentage of body fat compared to lean muscle, which leads to osteoporosis the weakening of the bones, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes The medical term for being skinny fat is metabolically obese normal weight or MONW, it occurs when women who are normal weight or underweight, are inactive, have an imbalanced fat to muscle ratio, or who partake of a diet is high in fat and sugar. Ladies, if you are looking for a safe space and a group of women to love, support you and give you a little kick in the pants when you need it, consider joining our Free Facebook Group, The Courageous Women’s Network, in this group you will have access to additional training, informative Q/A sessions, and a sisterhood like no other. Click the link below in the show notes to request to join. https://buff.ly/2AKoTIB
November 04, 2019
WTYL Episode 24 Why Millennials Have Said No To Church A Conversation with Poet/Essayist Matthew L. Thompson MFA
#millennialsandchurch #babyboomers #wtyl #womenandfaith hy Millennials Have Said No To Church? A Conversation with Poet/Essayist Matthew L. Thompson MFA In today’s episode, my son Matt and I are back with another edition of Generation Gap. Can a Baby Boomer and Millennial agree on anything? Today we are tackling the question many baby boomer parents are asking, why have Millennials stopped going to church? What can a parent do to get them back in the pews. We’d love to hear from you, if you have a topic you’d like us to tackle on a future episode, email us at email@example.com But, research has shown that it is not just Christian parents of millennials, Max Wiseman, a self-proclaimed nontraditional Jew writes “ I don’t go to synagogue. This isn’t because of a millennial rejection of my “parent’s Judaism” but my generation’s longing to create and customize. While older generations feel comfortable in the wheelhouse of tradition, my generation wants to reinvent it. My parents and their synagogue friends love that their synagogue has its unique tunes and its tailored outlook on Jewish values. They also like that if they venture to another synagogue, be it in Brooklyn or Bangladesh, the tunes may be different but there is a commonality and familiarity with the prayers and the values. For me, this commonality feels confining.” Max Wiseman Listen up elders and baby boomers if we want to bring the millennials back, we have to open the dialogue and listen to what they need, the church or the synagogue can be stalemated by tradition it has be alive and flow and meet the needs of people that make up the congregation. After all, isn’t that what Jesus did, he was a true social justice warrior Get Your Read On! Why Millennials Are Opting Out of Synagogue Why Millennials Don’t Go To Church 12 Reason Millennials Are Over Church You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org Let’s connect-Twitter: @iamreneereid IG: iamreneereid Matthew is a writer & filmmaker from Cleveland, Ohio living in Brooklyn, NY. Poems, essays, and his mama’s church plays brought him to writing. Also can’t discount the time he spent riffing jokes in high school math classes. Born out of Midwest existential worlds his work thinks through sanity, sex, religion, music, nostalgia. Matthew is a graduate of The New School’s writing program. You can find his things in The Seventh Wave, Racebaitr, NBCC blog, Brooklyn Magazine, Juked Poetry, and elsewhere. Matthew has performed and shown his film work across the U.S. and internationally including: Melrose Ballroom, Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, Pratt Institute, Godsbanen Museum, and Apache Cafe. Matthew is currently a Writer-In-Residence at Teachers & Writers Magazine. Also mentoring with St. Ann’s School and Urban Word NYC. Connect with his headspace @blondemattmatt on Instagram and Twitter. #millennialsandchurch #babyboomers #wtyl #womenandfaith
November 03, 2019
Episode 23 Are Parenting Pushing Their Kids too Hard too Excel in Sports and Academics? A Conversation with writer Matthew L. Thompson MFA
Just play, have fun, enjoy the game- Michael Jordan Today’s show is a special edition of Welcome to Your Life, I am calling it Generation Gap. Can a baby boomer and millennial agree on anything? In this episode, my son Matt a former scholar athlete talk about how parents can support their kids while they journey this sometimes overwhelming road of mixing life with the business of sports and academics. Matt is a writer & filmmaker from Cleveland, Ohio now living in Brooklyn, New York. Poems, essays, and his mama's church plays brought him to writing. Also, he can't discount the time he spent riffing jokes in high school math classes. Born out of Midwest existential worlds his work thinks through sanity, sex, religion, music, nostalgia. Matthew is a graduate of The New School’s writing program. You can find his things in The Seventh Wave, Racebaitr, NBCC blog, Brooklyn Magazine, Juked Poetry, and elsewhere. Matthew has performed and shown his film work across the U.S. and internationally including: Melrose Ballroom, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, Pratt Institute, Godsbanen Museum, and Apache Café. Matthew is currently a Writer-In-Residence at Teachers & Writers Magazine. Also mentoring with St. Ann’s School and Urban Word NYC. Connect with his headspace @blondemattmatt on Instagram and Twitter. Are parents pushing their kids too hard to excel at sports and/or academics. What does this vigorous encouragement do the parent/child dynamic. A new school season is about to begin, so If you or someone you know has a budding scholar athlete or mathlete, you want to share this episode with them. Are parents pushing their kids too hard to excel at sports and academics. What happened to the lazy days of summer when kids could enjoy running through the water hose, going to the park, or just playing video games with their friends. Well, that kind of summer appears to be over, to prepare kids for college and for life parents have to become life coaches to their kids and not just mom or dad. But, what about the system itself that supports the socialization of our children as athletes or scholars What can a parent do to support their athletes and scholars, while helping them to have a balanced and healthy life? We would love to hear from you email us at email@example.com If you have a topic you would like matt and I to tackle in a future episode please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org The Ruby L. Stewart Health Coaching Scholarship is now open , there are only ten available the scholarship allows the winner to take $200.00 off the Welcome to Your Life 30 day or 90 day health coaching programs. Your health is too important to put on hold, lets schedule some time to talk, Your discovery conversation is completely free, remember you are not alone! Click here to schedule Don’t forget to subscribe, when you subscribe you actually help the podcast to get out to more women who need this information. Let’s talk soon Study mentioned on the show: Academics versus athletics: An examination of the effects of background and socialization on African American male student athletes Krystal Beamon and Patricia Bell
July 28, 2019
Episode 22 Four Strategies to Move Pass Fear and Into Your Purpose
Grab your journal, On today’s show, I am giving you four strategies that you can use today, to move through your fears and get what you want. Fear will always be with you, once you understand that and use the proper coping strategies you can move through it and not stay stuck in it. These four strategies include: acknowledging your fear, saying your fear out loud, giving yourself a time limit to make your decisions, and asking for help. Your don't have to do them in order, but you do have to get started. Choose one and get started today! Sometimes, we don’t move because we tell ourselves that we don’t have a choice. If you are a woman between 40-60 Midlife. You can get stuck in the way things are, you tell yourself that you don't want anyone to know your business but the truth is you are afraid to move. Once you realize that you have a choice. Then the option to move forward falls squarely on your shoulders. You have a choice, so will you stay where you are, or move! Ultimately, our lives are a cumulation of the choices we make-whether you are afraid or not you have to live with the outcome. Giving up is not an option-someone is waiting for you to move in your purpose. Yours is not the only life you will save. Schedule Your Transformational Confirmation Are you ready to find out what is holding you back from living the life you deserve? Is it fear? Lack of support? Or, is it that you just don’t have a doable plan? Are you frustrated with trying to figure out what to eat and how to eat foods that will help to heal your body so that you can stop dieting? Let me help you, during our transformational conversation you will discover what is holding you back and together we will create a plan that will help to heal you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The call is absolutely free and you can click this link to register https://calendly.com/reneereid/30min *** JOIN THE COURAGEOUS WOMEN’S SELF LOVE AND SPRITUAL RENEWAL NETWORK*** Just click here to join: Being a Courageous Woman doesn’t mean that you go through life unafraid it means that you're are aspiring for more and that you are willing to choose your faith over fear... even when it's hard. This group for woman juggling midlife, chronic health conditions, and work/life balance and much more. If you need help, accountability, and a whole lot of love to take the leap into your dreams then you want to join us. When you join The Courageous Women’s Self-Love and Spiritual Renewal Network, you have access to the support of other, like-minded women, and access to FREE trainings and resources from me! It's basically my Podcast content but this exclusive and personalized content is only for the women in this group. Doesn’t sound wonderful? REQUEST TO JOIN! Join Today Click Here
July 16, 2019
WTYL Episode 21 Dreams Do Come True If You Don't Give Up: A Conversation with author Andrea L. Ellis
Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you’re waiting. Joyce Meyer On today’s show, I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrea Ellis, Andrea is the author of Business Left Unfinished, The Final Winner. it is available on Amazon and trust me you are going to love it. Andrea is a 50 year old mother of two lovely daughters. She’s been married for 21 years to her wonderful husband. She is an administrative assistant for surgical oncology at the University of Cincinnati. She likes to do crafts, read, bake, and drink wine. Andrea had a dream to write a book, it took her 19 years through working a full time job, raising two girls, and being a loving wife to get it done and published but she did it. Her story proves that dreams can come true with hard work, determination, and faith. In today’s episode, she tells us how she found the time to complete her dream. She gives us a hint on her upcoming project and tells us all how we have the power to add a little peace in the world. There are so many of us waiting to fulfill a dream and some of us have been waiting so long that we have given up hope. But, Andrea gives a loving kick in the pants and tips to help us get it done. If you need help making your dreams a reality, let’s talk, please email me email@example.com If you haven’t done so already click the link in the show notes and download the Healthy Journey Journal. This is my free gift to you, get organized the inside/out and live a happier and healthier life. Until tomorrow, Wishing and peace and love Bye for now, Healthy Journey Journal https://bit.ly/2XyZk75 #womenauthors #womenwriters #womenover50
May 08, 2019
WTYL Episode 20 Taking Your Power Back: Creating Your Own Forgiveness Ceremony
You deserve to be happy. But, that cannot happen until you take your power back and forgiveness allows you to do just that. Forgiving someone doesn't mean that you have to like them, invite them for a coffee, or even speak to them ever again. Forgiveness is your way of telling them that you are ready to put the incident behind you and move on with you life. In this episode, I teach you how to create your own forgiveness ceremony. This ceremony can be as simple or elaborate as you like, the important thing as I've said before is that you feel safe and supported. When I think of how something so simple could help women break free -I am so grateful to be able to offer this gift to you. As a coach, No matter how often I guide someone through this ceremony, I am just blown away watching women take their power back. Now this is not some magical thing that washes away all the anger and trauma you feel around the incident. But, it is a first step a beginning toward wholeness. Don't forget to download your free journal this is my free gift to you, inside you will find space to help you organize your day, record your daily food intake, sleep, and exercise there is also a space to for you do some self-reflection so that you can identify the changes you need to make in order to live a happier and healthier life. Let's stay in touch, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I answer every email. Until tomorrow, Wishing you Love and Peace Healthy Journey Journal https://bit.ly/2XyZk75 Alone with God Instrumental https://youtu.be/fOB73qRVGJs Can This Relationship Be Saved Letting god of Emotional Baggage https://bit.ly/2UOg4tW
April 21, 2019
WTYL Episode 19 Kinship vs Foster Care Which one is better for the children? A Conversation with Lisa Cutner MSSA
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2012, there were 2.7 million grandparents who had the primary responsibility for caring for their grandchildren who lived with them. There is a crisis in this country and its not the children trying to get in through border. It is the children left behind when their natural parents are no longer able to care to them. This could be due to drug and alcohol use, poverty, or mental illness. What is the best solution for these children? Are you prepared to take care of children in your family if there parents are unable too? If you decide to take on this responsibility what support can you expect from the city or state child welfare organizations? what is kinship care and is better for the children than being placed in a foster home? Today's guest answers that question and much more, our guest today is Lisa Stevens- Cutner. Lisa Stevens-Cutner has 31 years’ experience in Child Welfare at the Cuyahoga County Ohio Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS). She has nine (9) years as a Direct Service worker; nine (9) years as an Ongoing Supervisor; Four (4) years as a Senior Manager of a Direct Service Department and nine (9) years as the Senior Manager of Community Initiatives. Mrs. Stevens-Cutner holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science Degree in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSSA) and was a Child Welfare Fellow. Lisa is a 31 year veteran at the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services where she serves as the Senior Manager of Foster and Adoptive Parent Recruitment Unit, as well as the Kinship Permanency Incentive Program (KPIP), which is a state program created to support children in the homes of family or friends who have committed to caring for them when birth parents cannot. A big thank you to our donors whose support helps us to bring life changing information to women in need around the world. If you are thinking of becoming a donor remember this, for just 99 cents per month you can help to keep the flow of ideas moving and changing our world. Thank you in advance for your support.
March 28, 2019
WTYL Episode 18 Can This Relationship Be Saved? Letting Go Of Emotional Baggage
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it” Tori Amos Today is Relationship Monday , a heavy topic to be attacking at the beginning of the week, but I think you can handle it. We are doing a deep dive into Part 2 of our Can This Relationship Be Saved Series- Today we are talking about emotional baggage, and how it can ruin your life and your new relationships. Don’t think just romantic, think friendship, family, co-workers, church members, emotional baggage left unchecked can permeate every area of your life and leave you feeling empty and alone. Breathe! I am going to give you three tips you can use to unpack and unload this burden. Have you stopped speaking to your parents or siblings because of something they did to you? I want you to know that you are worthy of being happy. You are worthy of having stable relationships in your life. You are worthy of being loved. You are worthy of having a great career and doing something every day that you love. But to do this, you must heal your mindset and change the way you interact with the world and the people in it. Acknowledgement is the first step towards healing and with healing comes forgiveness and acceptance. Your homework for this week, sit down in a quiet area. Clear your head space, put away all your electronics. Take out that journal you purchased at the beginning of the year, :) or, just a piece of paper, think about your relationships and the things you would like to change. Write down the three steps: Acknowledge and release, forgiveness, learn from your mistakes-and write down the piece of emotional baggage you would like to release. Once you walk you way through those three steps, Answer the following questions. 1. Ask yourself, how could I have handled that situation differently? 2. What will I do to ensure that it doesn’t happen again? 3. Is there something I can do to salvage this relationship and make it whole? 4. How should I apologize? 5. Who will I become when I’m healed? Why is this so important to me? Wishing you love and Peace, Renee JOIN The Courageous Women's Network *** https://buff.ly/2AKoTIB Being a courageous woman doesn’t mean that you have no fear, it means that you are determined to move through the fear and live the life you deserve. and that you always choose your faith over fear... even when it's hard. This is a support group for women who need help re-energizing their relationships, wellness goals, faith, and parenting. We are all about self-love and spiritual renewal. If you are ready to get out of your slump and live your best life now, then join the Courageous Women's Network and surround yourself with high-vibe, like-minded women who are ready to support, love, and give you a gentle kick when you need it. . When you join The Courageous Women's Network, you not only have access to the support of other successful, like-minded women, but you also have access to FREE trainings and resources from me! Sounds good to you? REQUEST TO JOIN! Everyone who asks to join is not accepted, we want the group to maintain a warm and supportive environment. https://buff.ly/2AKoTIB
February 18, 2019
WTYL Episode 17 Episode Using Prayer To Recover Your Joy-
"Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things are” Marianne Williamson How would you like to learn how to use your spiritual weapons to recover your joy and live your life in peace? The world can be scary and unfulfilling place, dealing with all the chaos that surrounds us can zap the joy right out of our lives. We spend so much time focusing on the problem that we forget we serve a God who has all the answers. It is time that we begin to trust the Lord, especially if we want to live the life we deserve. Proverbs 3:5 reads, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding". We don't have to suffer in silence or carry the full burden of our problems alone. But, why is joy so important you might be asking yourself, why can’t I just mine my own business and let other people do the same? Because your lack of joy affects others and your ability to be a witness to God's love. Praying is your first line of defense against the enemy and against the troubles that rise up in your life. You were meant to live in joy and peace. Reclaiming your joy, today! Whether its of or own making or due to the enemies attack if you have made a habit of reaching out to God through prayer then you will win. In this episode, I share with you how to use prayer strengthen your connection with God and how to create a string prayer when you need to re-energize your prayer life. There will come a time when you have to be your own prayer warrior, when you are in the thick of battle and cannot wait to get to church on Sunday to have the mothers pray for you. Building a relationship with God through prayer will diminish the time we spend worrying, and our own doing or due to the enemy’s attacks, we will commence to praying. Having established a relationship with God through our prayers this will be as natural as breathing. Don't forget to subscribe- this is part one of the series and I don't want you to miss an episode. Wish you Peace and Love, Renee JOIN The Courageous Women's Network Being a courageous woman doesn’t mean that you have no fear, it means that you are determined to move through the fear and live the life you deserve. and that you always choose your faith over fear... even when it's hard. This is a support group for women who need help re-energizing their relationships, wellness goals, faith, and parenting. We are all about self-love and spiritual renewal. If you are ready to get out of your slump and live your best life now, then join the Courageous Women's Network and surround yourself with high-vibe, like-minded women who are ready to support, love, and give you a gentle kick when you need it. . When you join The Courageous Women's Network, you not only have access to the support of other successful, like-minded women, but you also have access to FREE trainings and resources from me! Sounds good to you? REQUEST TO JOIN! Everyone who asks to join is not accepted, we want the group to maintain a warm and supportive environment. https://buff.ly/2AKoTIB
February 17, 2019
WTYL Episode 16 How Do Your Values Shape Your Beliefs?
“Open Your Arms to Change But Don’t Let Go Of Your Values” Unknown Have you ever thought about your values? Those things that you hold to be true and important. Our values help to shape the way we see the world and what we are able to achieve. Many of us are living on a rote value system that stopped working years ago. In this episode, I am asking you six questions to help you discover or rediscover the values that create your emotional, financial, physical, or spiritual foundation. We use our values every day to make decisions whether we realize it or not, and if we are not careful we may be using an outdated value system that no longer serves us. Eliminating un-serving values will allow you to replace them with new values that will open the door to the endless possibilities that are available to you. This simple test we are taking today is by no means the end of the line, this is just to wet your appetite and open the doors to introspective communication. Think of this as a chance to discover your purpose and to create your personal foundation on what matters to you and not someone else. With Love and Peace, Renee Conversation, friendships, connection, free trainings, you can find it all in the Courageous Women Facebook Group. Ladies the only thing missing is you-click the link to join. https://buff.ly/2AKoTIB Free Gift Thank you for listening and supporting the show, learn how to use the 20 minute meal method that helped me lose 25 pounds : How to lose weight when nothing else is working https://mailchi.mp/8c0d5aba0a17/loseyourbellyfat
February 07, 2019
WTYL Episode 15 Saying Yes To Self- 3 Ways to Implement Guiltless Self-Care
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” Lucille Ball In our last episode, we heard from Dr. Erica Gamble who spoke about how the sandwich generation is growing. This is the generation of women who are now taking care of underage children and their parents. I applaud you, as you have stepped up to the challenge with grace and dignity. But, are you tired? Are you burned out? Each day, are you staring at an endless to do list that leaves you feeling sad and anxious? Let’s face it, we are inundated with work, people, errands, kids activities, caregiving tasks that eat away at our time and zap our energy. Have you every wondered where do I fit in? When do I get to focus on me? When was the last time you got your hair done, or sat for a manicure without checking your phone? Hey, I have been there, and it is not easy taking care of your little part of world, juggling so many balls at once, something will fall through the cracks, and that is usually your self-care. In today’s episode, I am giving you three tools that you can use starting today to say yes to self and implement guiltless self-care. So, pour yourself a glass or cup of your favorite beverage , sit back, close your eyes, and listen to today’s episode. Give yourself permission to check out for 30 minutes to recharge your emotional battery. Your three tools are: 1. Create a new list 2. Get enough sleep 3. Take time to reflect Whether you decide to use one, two, or all three of these tools I promise you that you will see a happier you. Don’t forget to subscribe, leave a comment, and share this episode with someone you love With love and peace, Renee Join the Tribe Conversation, friendships, connection, free trainings, you can find it all in the Be Courageous Facebook Group. Ladies the only thing missing is you-click the link to join. https://buff.ly/2AKoTIB Free Gift Thank you for listening and supporting our show, this is my gift to you: How to lose weight when nothing else is working https://mailchi.mp/8c0d5aba0a17/loseyourbellyfat
February 02, 2019
#14 Protecting your job, caring for family, honoring self care: A conversation with Dr. Erica Gamble
Care Giving is a Constant Learning Experience: Vivian Frazier According to the Pew Research Center, just over one of every eight Americans aged 40 to 60 is both raising a child and caring for a parent, in addition to between seven and ten million adults caring for their aging parents from a long distance. US Census Bureau statistics indicate that the number of older Americans aged 65 or older will double by the year 2030, to over 70 million. Today’s guest is Dr. Erica Gamble a 15 year veteran in the field of Human Resources-in this episode, Dr. Gamble provides us with some field tested tools and tips to safeguard our employment while caring for a sick child or other relative. If you or someone you know is responsible for the day to day care of a relative who has a psychiatric diagnosis or physical disability today’s episode will be a life changer! Dr. Erica Gamble is a Human Resources Professional by discipline. She is a Human Capital Consultant who specializes in Human Resources issues and in management development to create forward thinking workplaces with over 15 years of experience . Dr. Gamble has worked for several fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Progressive Insurance Company, Banc Of America and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Erica is also a professional facilitator, professor of Human Resources and Business, trainer, and writer. Dr. Gamble has worked in Human Resources since 2000; in addition to starting a consulting company in 2006: she has consulted with clients in the Ohio and Georgia markets, and facilitated a myriad of training and planning sessions. She is currently a full time Assistant Professor of Human Resources and Business Management at Columbia Southern University, and a Dissertation Coach and Walden University. Dr. Gamble is a past board member and chairperson for the Sickle Cell Association of Ohio and still currently serves on the volunteer and fundraising committees for the Georgia chapter. Dr. Gamble recently published a book titled “My Brother Has Sickle Cell” which is available through Author House Publishing, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble Stores or at http://www.mybrotherhassicklecell.com/ Free Gift Psst! Come closer, listen I have a free gift for you, but its only available if you are tired of dieting, starting over every Monday, weighing your food, and gaining back more than you lost in the first place. Download my free PDF guide, How to Lose Weight When Nothing Else Is Working. In it, I am sharing one tool you can start using today to lose weight and keep it off for good. No gimmicks, just facts. Click here to download Help Us Feed a Family This episode is sponsored by Ruby’s Bringing Vegan Goodness to Life. I created Ruby’s as a tribute to my mom who taught us that to whom much is given much is required. Won’t you help us end hunger in the United States? Did you know that 44 million Americans suffer from food insecurity? Visit our Partnership in Giving Campaign 20% of your purchase will assist grassroots organizations in our communities working to stomp out hunger in our lifetime. Plus you get 20% off your entire purchase. It truly is a win-win. Stop by today!
January 29, 2019
WTYL Episode 13 From Christianity to Buddhism, A Conversation with Sensei Alex Kakuyo
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller How does one make the decision to transition from one faith to another? How does that decision impact the way you live your life? How does it impact your relationships with family and friends, especially those who may not agree with your chosen path? In today’s episode I have the pleasure of interviewing my son Alex, who talks about his seven year journey into Buddhism. His decision to seek something different to end the suffering he felt and how his Buddhist training has given him the impetus to work with other faith leaders to make a difference in the world. Sensei Alex Kakuyo is an author, activist, and Buddhist teacher in the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism. He teaches a nonsectarian approach to the Dharma, which encourages students to seek enlightenment in everyday life. You can read more of his work by visiting his blog, The Same Old Zen, or following him on Twitter: @sameoldzen Free Gift Psst! Come closer, listen I have a free gift for you, but its only available if you are tired of dieting, starting over every Monday, weighing your food, and gaining back more than you lost in the first place. Download my free PDF guide, How to Lose Weight When Nothing Else Is Working. In it, I am sharing one tool you can start using today to lose weight and keep it off for good. No gimmicks, just facts. Click here to download Help Us Feed a Family This episode is sponsored by Ruby’s Bringing Vegan Goodness to Life. I created Ruby’s as a tribute to my mom who taught us that to whom much is given much is required. Won’t you help us end hunger in the United States? Did you know that 44 million Americans suffer from food insecurity? Visit our Partnership in Giving, Campaign 20% of your purchase will assist grassroots organizations in our communities working to stomp out hunger in our lifetime. Plus you get 20% off your entire purchase. It truly is a win-win. Stop by today!
January 19, 2019
12Thriving While Working with Family in a Male Dominated Field: A Conversation with Paulette Goodman
Paulette is a wife, mother, grandmother and business owner. In this interview, she explains the importance of building relationships in business, how to work with your husband, and overcome obstacles. Paulette has 16 years experience working Business owner, Manager and Medical administration. While she loved working with young adults, she is now focused on problem solving and creating new ways of expanding their brand and acquiring new business. Her company, D&L Operations provides delivery services for different Courier companies. The company has been in business for 3 years with over 20 + years of delivery and customer service experience. Our company has experienced installation of appliance and furniture assembly. We have experience in residential delivery as well as commercial delivery. Our services very according to the needs of the companies we service. Paulette is available for private of group consultations. You can reach Paulette at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . Don't forget to subscribe and please consider becoming a monthly donor, your gifts help to sustain our community and provide for future episodes. Ladies keep the conversation going to you speak with Paulette in our private Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Courageouswomenselfloveandspiritualrenewal/
December 16, 2018
Should We Ban Cell Phones In School?
“People Crave Comfort, People Crave Connection, People Crave Community” Marianne Williamson Should smartphones be banned, or do parents have a responsibility to teach their children to obey the school rules. In this episode, we discuss the school smartphone policies and the ways that parents can assist their children with have a stellar school year, while not having their phone taken by teachers or school administrators. . If you haven’t done so also, don’t forget to subscribe. And for those of you with a little extra change in your pocket , please share some holiday cheer and consider becoming a monthly donor. Your gifts help to sustain our community and provide for future episodes. Let me know what you think, drop a comment below,, or if you can email me email@example.com Don’t forget to share this episode with someone you love. Let’s talk tomorrow.
December 09, 2018
Is Happiness A Choice?
Hello Truth-seekers, You are listening to the Welcome to Your Life Podcast. I am your host Renee Reid. Welcome to Your Life is an Atlanta based lifestyle podcast for women, helping you to live the life you deserve. Yes, you can get organized, live a balanced life, and get rid of your belly fat. If you're looking for tips on relationships, wellness, vegan recipes, parenting and lifestyle hacks. You’ve found your tribe, welcome home. If you haven’t done so also, don’t forget to subscribe. And for those of you with a little extra change in your pocket , please consider becoming a monthly donor. , Your gifts help to sustain our community and provide for future episodes. Today’s episode is entitled Is Happiness A Choice? Do you believe that you have the power to choose happiness for yourself? What I want you know deep in your spirit, that your level of happiness is directly linked to the choices that you make. So then the question becomes, what are you willing to do to create happiness? How proactive are you willing to be to seek happiness in your own life? Are you willing to give up a relationship that is causing you pain? Are you willing to get up earlier so that you can walk 30 minutes before going to work? Are you willing to spend sometime organizing your household so that it runs more smoothly? Are you willing to do the work on yourself that will help you heal? don’t forget to subscribe, I don’t want you to miss an episode and share this podcast with someone you love, someone you know is struggling, especially now that the holiday season is upon us, a lot of our sisters will be struggling through the holiday’s and we need to be there to life them up, until they are able to stand on their own. Let’s be friends, you can find me on Facebook and Instagram @iamreneereid or by email firstname.lastname@example.org Get Connected: Surviving and Thriving Single Parenthood: We dive deep into parenting, health, and relationship. https://www.facebook.com/groups/survivingandthrivingsingleparenthood/ Be Courageous: This group is designed to assist women who feel physically or spiritually stuck, gain control of their health and their spiritual journey. We will explore tools and tips to assist with strengthening your faith, your relationships, and your health. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Courageouswomenselfloveandspiritualrenewal/
December 04, 2018
Doing It My Way!
“You May Not Control All The Events that Happen to You but you can decide not to be reduced by them! Maya Angelou Hello truth seekers, welcome to the Welcome To Your Life-Live The Life You Deserve Podcast 2.0 that's right I'm back. Let me ask you a question, have you ever wanted to start a new project but all the experts told you it would not work? Well that's what happened to me, so in today's episode I am sharing my journey of finding my own voice, living my own truth, and doing this thing my way. My story may not new or unique, but I own it, it's mine. I am hoping that after listening to today's episode you will find the courage to pursue and conqueror your dreams. If you have a dream collecting dusk on a shelf, pick it up, dust it off, and make it happen. I will always be your loudest cheerleader. Truth seeker: a woman who pursues(goes after) and conquerors (overcomes, defeats). Is that you? Don't forget to subscribe, and leave a comment, I would love to know your thoughts. You can find me on Facebook and Instagram @iamreneereid or email me at email@example.com I read every email. Wishing you peace and love! Let's talk tomorrow.
December 02, 2018
Can This Relationship Be Saved?
On today's episode, I am asking the question can this relationship be saved? This is the first part of our four part life and relationships series. In this episode we tackle the relationship we have with ourselves. It is after all, the most important relationship we will form in our lifetime. Why? Because, it impacts every relationship that we will have. No matter what is going on inside of the relationships we form with family, friends, and co-workers, we will be the one constant in all those relationships, Some of us treat relationships like revolving doors, as we search for someone to make us whole. That is an unfair responsibility to put on another person when we are responsible for our own happiness. Answer the questions honestly, you don't have to share. But, they just might help you save the relationship with yourself. I am praying that they will put on the road to finding your honest truth and open the door the your healing. Enjoy! Blessings and Peace Renee
April 02, 2018
Is it too late to start?
Is it too late to start? Do you have a dream that’s still sitting on the shelf waiting for you to say yes. Today, we are going to talk about three ways to get your dreams back on track . The good news is that you’re still on this side of the dirt. As long as you’re breathing you have time to create the life you want and deserve. All you need is plan.
March 27, 2018
Mar 17, 2018
Is it too late too start? Get your dream off the shelf and make it a reality.
March 17, 2018
Who Shares Your Space?
All relationships are not created equal. There will be some relationships that you will need to leave behind in 2017. Are you ready to make the cut?
December 31, 2017
Where Is Your Spark?
Hello truth seekers, are you stuck in an unhappy life? Do you wake up excited about the prospects of the day? Or, do you dread getting out of bed ? I want you to live the awesome life that you deserve, To do that you must find your motivation to move forward. That\u2019s what we are talking about today. Where is your spark? Don\u2019t forget to download your free Secret To Happiness Special Report . https://tinyurl.com/ydedz7x6
December 27, 2017
What Is Your Vision?
Do you compare your life to others , measuring your accomplishments by what you see in Instagram photos and Facebook posts? Well stop it- you can create the life you want by creating your own life\u2019s vision.
December 17, 2017
Do you enjoy your meals? Chew your food- lose weight- and enjoy your food .
December 17, 2017
3 things we’re leaving behind
Three Things We Are Leaving Behind in 2017
December 12, 2017