The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life

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Take a mini retreat with "The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal." Reconnect with who you are and learn how to create balance from the "inside out" with this gorgeous, color-illustrated, month-by-month guide. Beautiful photographs, powerful themes and stories, personal vignettes from moms, guided journaling and exercises, and information-packed resource sections support you in crafting the life you desire. The guide soothes the body and soul like cup of hot tea while allowing you to enjoy a meaningful exploration of ...

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Overview

Take a mini retreat with "The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal." Reconnect with who you are and learn how to create balance from the "inside out" with this gorgeous, color-illustrated, month-by-month guide. Beautiful photographs, powerful themes and stories, personal vignettes from moms, guided journaling and exercises, and information-packed resource sections support you in crafting the life you desire. The guide soothes the body and soul like cup of hot tea while allowing you to enjoy a meaningful exploration of what it takes to love your life as a woman and a mother. Chapter themes include: Reconnecting with Who You Are; Managing Your Energy: Setting Priorities, Saying No and Asking for Help; Motherhood as a Spiritual Journey; Unleashing Your Creativity; Building Your Support Network; Good is Good Enough and more. Recommended for women at all life stages. Go to www.reneetrudeau.com for information on how to join or start a personal renewal group.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978977603
  • Publisher: Balanced Living Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 391,565
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

A nationally-recognized speaker and career/life balance coach, Renee Trudeau is president of Austin-based Career Strategists. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies and national women’s organizations and her "inside out" approach to creating balance has been featured in US News and World Report, Family Circle, Working Mother, AARP, Pregnancy, American Way magazines and in numerous other media. Her current passion is training women around the globe to lead self-renewal circles-- from which the book was born-- in their workplaces, wellness/yoga centers and in neighborhoods. She believes these powerful "women circles" can change the world.

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Table of Contents

The Evolution of The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal and How to Use This Book     1
How to Get the Most from the Guide     5
Motherhood and Identity: Reconnecting with Who You Are     9
The Transformative Power of Self-Care     25
Creating Your Personal Support System     37
Managing Your Energy: Setting Priorities, Saying No and Asking for Help     51
Good Is Good Enough: A Mother's Mantra     65
Let Your Light Shine: Owning Your Personal Power     77
Unleashing Your Creativity     91
Outrageous Living: Reclaiming Adventure in Your Life     101
Changing Relationships: Staying Connected     113
Motherhood as a Spiritual Journey     127
Reclaim Your Life: Strategies for Balance     139
Being Present and Remembering What Really Matters     153
Final Thoughts     163
Resources to Support You     165
Get a Guide-Get a Group-Get Renewed!
How to Start or Join a Personal Renewal Group In Your Community
Community Building: Getting Fed by Giving Back
Tips on Journaling
Resources for Mothers Managing Depression
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  • Posted August 14, 2009

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    The Mother's Guide...Not just for Mothers

    This book is really for anyone at any stage in life. It gives you the tools to unplug, reflect and get back in touch with the person you forgot you were. I am not a mother, but the message of self care really resonated with me. Anyone living a hectic life could benefit from this message.
    Really great read, her writing is inspirational and insightful without verging on cliché like other books of this nature.

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  • Posted August 9, 2009

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    A Must-Read for All Women!

    This book was very empowering for me. It was refreshing and inspiring. After I read it, I knew immediately I needed to become a facilitator for the Personal Renewal Groups. I wanted to share this book with all the mom's I knew. It's a simple book with guided journaling exercises and great tips. Renee shares her personal stories freely and they are easy to relate to. Renee is able to put into words what I've been trying to explain to my hubby for years--just how wonderful yet challenging & exhausting it is to be a mom. He read it too and now he's my biggest supporter in my quest to share this. It's a very empowering book...helping moms realize that we're doing the most important job out there, but that it needn't be all-consuming. When we practice self-care we are happier, stronger, and calmer; which makes us better moms, friends, and spouses.

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