There is this woman that I met one time at a speaking event that I was doing and she was in my arms crying afterward. Before I get to how that all went down, let me share an important idea.
As we grow up, we start to believe a certain story about ourselves. Collections of memories and experiences help define it. Most people never fully heal their shit. It’s sad but true. They stay stuck repeating patterns and living out this story…
They live out this story and it shapes their entire identity in life.
When I was about 4 years old, the neighbor woman, across the street told me I had a whiney voice . After she said that to me, I ran away from her and my mother as fast as I could across the street, back to my home and sat on the porch and cried. Then, a few years later, a child on the bus told me I had a squeaky voice like Minnie Mouse. She continued to tease me about it all year long.
These experience and others were enough for me to one day decide to stop using and trusting my voice.
This story of my “voice” impacted everything in my life… my body, health, relationships and career choices.
In my early 20’s I learned that I could change my identity. I could live into a different version of me, change my story and still honor all of “me” at the exact same time.
Back to the woman who cried in my arms.
I told the audience a story one day when I was speaking. It was of one of my clients, as a young girl, she was sitting in the lunch room of her new school, all alone.
She felt nervous and uncertain where to sit. She felt like the only one and scared. I can relate to that experience, how about you?
Soon, several girls came over and sat down next to her. She felt hopeful and looked at them with anticipation and relief.
It wasn’t long after they sat down, that one of those girls looked at her and told her that she looked “huge and fat”.
When I finished telling that story and wrapped up my speech for the audience, a woman came up to me with her husband and told me in tears that she was also a version of the woman in that story. She had something similar happen to her.
She told me that she was in her 50’s now and she has been walking through her entire life believing that she was the “fatso” that she was called when she was little.
She realized that all of her actions, choices she made and world view revolved around her believing that she was a “fatso”. All because of that little girl who sat next to her in the lunch room.
She hugged me in tears and thanked me for helping her see that she could choose a new identity. She doesn’t have to believe that she is a fat anymore.
And you know what, I could tell by looking deeply into her eyes that she didn’t believe it anymore.
That woman in the audience experienced a huge shift in her perception.
Most of us stay stuck, not because we don’t have the willpower or we don’t care, but because we are still believing in some story that isn’t true.
My mission is to help you change your story and change your food at the same time. Both need to happen simultaneously to make it sustainable for the long term.
If I can do it, so can you!
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We can eat all the healthy foods we want, but if we still believe at the core, a story that isn’t true… we’ll live into it forever.
And most people do.
I can show you how to be unlike “most people”.
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