Life Balance Newsletter  |  February 28, 2013
Renee Trudeau & Associates

Sometimes we have to break down … to break through.
I came out of the womb an optimist. I have what many sociologists call a high “happiness set point.”  Although I have anxious moments, I tend to see the glass half full and cycle quickly through negative emotions (so much so that I sometimes have to MAKE myself stop and really experience the full spectrum of what I’m feeling before I move on to higher ground).
But a week ago, I hit the wall. After two months of working nights and weekends to launch a robust new web site and prepare for a major book launch (on top of running my two sister coaching firms), I was COOKED. And I spiraled into a new and scary frontier for me—depression.  Tearful, hope-less and scattered, try as I might to keep going, every part of me screamed, “If I get back on that computer one more time, I’ll go right over the edge … and may not come back.” READ MORE …

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Need support for your personal/professional life? Check out our upcoming spring events and training:

MARCH 1-31 RTA-Certified Facilitator Training ~ Join an international community and facilitate self-renewal groups/retreats for women in your community based on the award-winning The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal. Learn more.

MARCH 1 ~ Renee’s newest life balance title Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life (New World Library) releases internationally and is available in US bookstores and via online retailers NOW!. Learn more and order today! Interested in scheduling Renee for a book signing or workshop? Email us!

MARCH 20 ~ Nurturing Your Soul: An Evening of Self-Renewal for parents 6-9 p.m. Mercury Hall, Austin, TX. Enjoy an unforgettable evening of rejuvenation, storytelling, creativity, live music, food/wine as we celebrate the launch of Renee’s book. To benefit the Austin chapter of REGISTER HERE TODAY (LIMITED SEATING!).

Esalen RetreatAPRIL 19-21 ~ A New Way of Being: Women's Self-Renewal Retreat, Esalen, Big Sur, CA. Nurture and nourish yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually. Tap the Transformative Power of self-care to nourish your body, heart and soul. Learn to integrate self-renewal strategies into your daily life, slow down and access your Wise Self. Step into a New Way of Being. On the ocean at beautiful Esalen. Ideal for women in career/life transition. Details here.

Kripalu RetreatJUNE 21-23 ~ A New Way of Being: Women's Self-Renewal Retreat, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, The Berkshires, MA. Tap into the transformative power of self-care to nourish your body, heart and soul. Learn to integrate self-renewal strategies into your daily life, slow down and access your Wise Self and step into a New Way of Being. In the mountains at beautiful Kripalu. Ideal for women in career/life transition.

New Way of Being™ Online Work-Life Balance Course ~ Are you done with overwork, overwhelm and ready to discard your old habitual ways of working and being? Would you like to de-clutter, simplify, learn to leverage the power of self-care and step into a more spacious, free work/life flow? Renee will support, guide and coach you into a new way of being. REGISTER HERE.

Private Customized Retreats ~ Renee is masterful at creating/facilitating empowering half, full day or weekend workshops or retreats for companies, organizations and groups. You can learn more about her speaking/workshop topics here and private retreats here. Email Brenda Zook Friesen, events manager at or call 512-459-6700.

Let us know how we can support you this spring and make sure and check out our beautiful new web site to learn about all of our life balance tools, programs and resources (huge kudos to the amazing Amy Hufford/Stellar Communications for bringing this site into being and Bella Guzman/Highwire Creative for her sublime art direction)!

Renée and the RTA Team 

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Sandra Crouch – Los Angeles, CA
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Theresa Sharpe–Corpus Christi, TX
Maria Dolorico – Boston, MA
Jessica English – Kalamazoo, MI

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