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Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally-recognized life balance teacher/speaker. Raised by spiritual seekers, Renée is the oldest of seven Montessori-inspired children. Growing up in Northern California, she attended a yoga school based on the teachings of Parmahansa Yogananada, rode horses bareback and hiked in the vast wilderness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and learned stained glass window-making and philosophy from the Bhagavad-Gita.

Her clients include Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Ernst and Young and national women's organizations/conferences and her work has appeared in The New York Times, US News and World Report, Good Housekeeping and more. She is on the faculty of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Wellness and Esalen Institute and she speaks and leads life balance workshops/retreats for corporations, conferences and organizations worldwide.

The author of the award-winning The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life and Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life, (March, 2013), thousands of women in more than ten countries participate in monthly Personal Renewal Groups based on her work.

Renée lives in Austin with her husband and son. Learn more at and

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Remember Who You Are

Your work is to remember who you *really* are. Who you are is not defined by your family history or the pains or tragedies you experienced growing up. Your parents loved in the best way they could. Moving into compassion for them can bring you to a place of liberation you only dreamed was possible. The ability to feel grateful is one of the biggest gifts we have been given. Every morning, take a few minutes to express your gratitude for the simple things in your life. The simpler your life is, the happier you are. In fact the fewer…

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