Month: July 2014

Authenticity

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I’ve started a new journey…it’s nothing new…I mean the concept isn’t but the journey is new for me. 

I’ve been in need of a new book.  Something to inspire me and create a shift for me. I can feel when my spirit is in need of something refreshing and when my mind is ready for a shift in growth and enlightenment. I recently went through a traumatizing break up ( if you can call it that) and was needing to shed some of that unwanted pressure and weight. 

 

I came across Brené Brown’s book while on break from work one day. I’ve definitely heard of her work and past publications and knew that she was a shame researcher and educator. I was still drawn to this one particular book, her newest book entitled ‘The Gifts of Imperfections ‘. Feeling imperfect and unworthy after that ‘breakup’, I was completely drawn to this book. I read through certain parts of the book and loved the tone and content.  I didn’t know how much I needed this book and Brené ‘s guide posts until I was addicted to the ‘what’s next’. 

What I’ve learned thus far

I’ve learned about how impact-full this past relationship was. I learned that being myself required the Three C ‘ s,  courage, connection and compassion. I’ve also learned that I’ve always tried to just be Renee but on some days I fall short and look for approval from others thus transforming myself into someone I’m not just for a sense of belonging. Authenticity over approval is required in my life going forward and I challenge anyone who reads this to do the same. I’ve learned that I am my best when I’m being authentic. For example, achieving my goals, living hard and free, implementing and executing my visions or someone else’s visions and using my talents and gifts. I’m sure there’s more but I’m only 2/3 through the book.

 

Never be afraid to tell your story. Courage is what’s going to get you that connection and compassion to help you over that hurdle and on YOUR imperfect path to being YOU! 

I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time I find the courage to write and own my story! 

 

Turn Your Hobby Into A Hustle

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I haven’t been on here in a minute. I’ve been busy with a new job and trying to balance that with the magazine. But I’ve not forgotten about my favorite hobby/side hustle. Check out my Esty account for my handmade body butters and hair moisturizers. Place your order right online and have them delivered to your door!

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