Paula Renaye

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Paula Renaye is a passionate intuitive coach, healing facilitator, motivational speaker and eight-time award-winning author.

In 2010, she took a leap of faith and fully stepped away from the corporate world to live her dreams full time and she has never looked back. Dedicated to healing the wounds of the past, she combines her extensive and diverse training with her own experiences of family alcoholism, adoption, divorce and abuse to ease the self-discovery process for others.



BY Paula Renaye • POSTED ON Sept. 1, 2012

In her practical, hard-hitting yet realistic program for self-improvement, Renaye demonstrates that there’s still plenty to say in the self-help industry.

A professional life coach and transformational speaker, Renaye has created a concise, encyclopedic guide-cum-workbook that does the job of multiple existing titles, all while adding profound, useful insights and strategies to the conversation. She breaks self-exploration and retooling into manageable, sharply focused steps that help push the reader into honest reflection, emotional and physical health, and ultimately, empowerment and maturity. Though hints of other popular spiritual works shine through, such as the creation of vision boards to visualize what you want in life, the perspective is refreshingly grounded, and Renaye’s confessional, empathetic narrative invites readers to identify with her while buying into her approaches. Each chapter focuses on a discrete issue or aspect of life—feeling stuck, body wisdom, living for others—and ends with a transformational insight worksheet (copying is advisable, since space is limited) with questions for self-analysis. Even without the worksheets, tripwires for aha moments run throughout the book. Recognizing that some difficult people are unavoidable, she prescribes stockpiling diversionary tactics in advance. She also lays out simple, sanity-saving strategies for navigating conversations, as well as tips for climbing out of inevitable dips in mood. She expands the vision board concept into a vision script that can help reprogram your thinking, with guidelines, precautions and sample language for recording. She calls her methods tough love, but they’re also deeply human, compassionate and supportive.

A self-help guide with real-world value and applicability, which proves it’s never too late to grow up.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-0967478692

Page count: 288pp

Publisher: Diomo Books

Review Posted Online: Sept. 26, 2012

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 2012

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Entrevista a Paula Renaye: Vive la vida que amas!, 2013 Award-Winning Self-Help Book Released in Spanish in Mexico and US and Available Worldwide, 2013 Author of New Self-Help Book Reveals Surprising Reasons People Stay Hooked to Chronic Complainers and Crisis Junkies, 2013 Award-Winning Self-Help Book Released in Chinese by Mufone Publishing Company of Taiwan, 2013


Dead Man Falls by Paula Boyd

The 2nd Jolene Jackson Mystery (Revised--all books have been revised and are only available in eBook formats) Thanks to her old sweetheart, Sheriff Jerry Don Parker, high school wasn't that bad for Jolene--if you don't count the scandal with the non-teaching English teacher, the daily death threats from a jealous rival or the cocky come-ons from the perverted principal. Okay, maybe things weren't that great after all, but with bodies turning up faster than beer cans in the river, they're a darned sight worse now. And it doesn't help matters that Rhonda-the-lying-slut Davenport is telling anyone who'll listen that Jolene ought to be the one showing up dead.
Published: Dec. 18, 2011

Hot Enough to Kill by Paula Boyd

The 1st Jolene Jackson Mystery (Revised--all books have been revised and are available in eBook format only.) Jolene Jackson would rather be anywhere but Kickapoo, Texas. But when her 72-year-old mother's boyfriend gets himself murdered and Lucille winds up in the county jail because of it, Jolene has to deal with it. With Lucille at the top of the murder suspect list and the dead mayor's wife is in town with her own agenda, Kickapoo is a hotbed of scandals. There's also trouble with a county commissioner, the ATF's found enough weaponry to outfit a small militia and rumors are flying as fast as the chicken is frying. And when bullets from a drive-by shooter nearly kill her would-be lover the sheriff and then barely miss her own head, Jolene's got a personal interest in finding out who's on the loose in the mesquites with a rifle and Hot Enough to Kill.
Published: Dec. 18, 2011
ISBN: B006O2G6B0

Living and Loving on Purpose: The Couple's Guide to Conscious Connection and Relationship

Falling in love is easy; staying in bliss isn't. Fate, chemistry and soulmates may sound exciting, but in reality, those romanticized ideals can lead you down a trail of heartache. To avoid that, you have to get clear on what you really want in a partner and what you don't--and most importantly, why. Clarity and honesty--with yourself and your partner--from the beginning is essential, and this guide lays out the steps for establishing a healthy foundation of mutual trust. Renaye uses a series of Conscious Contracts to help readers design their own understandings and agreements, and provides examples for everything from date nights, money, children, responsibilities, expectation and yes, even divorce, The goal of the book is to establish a place of emotional safety where each partner can talk about the tough stuff with the only outcome being understanding, healing and a forward step to greater joy.

Turkey Ranch Road Rage by Paula Boyd

The 3rd Jolene Jackson Mystery (Revised--all books revised and available only in eBook format) No matter how hard she tries to escape her Texas roots--and her mother--Jolene Jackson finds herself dragged back to Kickapoo to deal with both. This time, there’s an RV park going in behind Lucille’s house and they want her property too. She’s not selling and has joined up with a dubious group that just rolled into town to save lizards. Protest rallies are underway, and with a naked lizard girl in a cage on the courthouse lawn, Jolene knows that quicker than you can say “I’ll have an ice tea with that chicken basket” things are about to get much worse. Drill rigs and earthmovers are at work in the mesquites behind the house and they aren’t making camper pads. The owner of the would-be-park land turns up missing, the leader of the lizard group turns up dead and there’s rabbit chow raining down on Main Street. And when her own family skeletons start flying out of the closet, Jolene’s got to find out who’s after money, who’s after blood, and who has a deadly case of Turkey Ranch Road Rage.
Published: Dec. 18, 2011