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"Every time I come here I feel like I am reading some of my own thoughts and feelings. It's refreshing to read a site devoted to the exploration of self and the betterment of our emotional freedom along with other aspects of being female and sensitive. Thank you."
| Comment from Faye, That NY Naturalista

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"I have been stuck in my healing process for so long. This course has moved my healing into a deeper more focused process. My daily devotion are deeper when I do them along side this course. I read the lesson at the start of my day so I am a day behind. I have been at my company for over 30 years, in the last couple of years things have changed dramatically. This course has helped me look at these changes in a different light. I am no longer trying to resist, but practicing the lessons in the course. Willing surrender with mindful intentions are some of my daily goals. 

I love the step by step approach of the lessons. I would like an advanced course to take after this. Something to reinforce what I am learning this month. 

I love to journal, but I am not consistent with it. I started reading your blog for journaling inspiration. Thank you for sharing your gift, it is a real blessing to me." | Cheryl G. 



"At first I was unsure about taking this course, for years I struggled with being honest with myself. I was always the girl who played by the rules and did what everyone ask. I was this person for so long that I truly did not know how to live for myself. January 2014 my life changed with the birth of my daughter. She gave me so much strength and made me a strong woman. After her birth I have been on a personal journey, transitioning from girl who wanted others approval to the woman who is carving her own path.

This course has made me ask questions and dig deep for those answers. Some days being honest with myself brought me to tears. But I am loving this person I am becoming. Thank you for allowing me to continue on this positive journey." |  Bee Edwards




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"I truly enjoyed Soulful writing with GG. I feel so much love and gratitude for her. She is talented, generous, and a rich resource! In surfing the web you never really know what you'll get and I feel so blessed that I took a little risk to experience GG & her magical writing ways. I felt comfortable, understood, and supported throughout. She affirmed my gifts and strengthened my weaknesses. I feel more enlightened about the writing process and have all the tools I need to move forward in my writing goals. As a result, my writing is getting published and it's a lot easier for me to just flow and get my vision on paper. I look forward to working with her again soon!" - Nawala Thule Gani

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"I have found the experience extremely valuable. I am more aware of how I structure my posts and the fact that I leave so much of “me” out of my writing. This is something I will be conscious of and your feedback about writing as though I’m speaking with a friend is great. I now ask myself, if I was having this conversation with a friend, what else would I say, and how would I say it. In summary, I loved it and I’m truly grateful for the experience and your feedback." - Leanne


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"Speaking with GG was nothing short of amazing. As a Financial Planner, explaining complicated money matters is not always easy. Working with GG helped me not only figure out ways to simplify the topics but come up with unique ways to explain it to my clients and readers."  - Mina


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"It was just wonderful and extremely motivating to talk to you, someone who is knowledgable about what it takes to start and run a blog. Our 30 minute call seemed like only 5 minutes but our conversation was really inspiring for me. Your feedback and helpful suggestions certainly helped me to get my wheels turning. Our conversation opened me up to possibilities with my blog and growing my blog that I hadn't even thought about.

Using your workbook really helped me to drill down into who exactly my target reader is. I knew that I wanted to write for women but there are so many types of women. Using your workbook helped me gain a clearer vision of my ideal audience and I think that's so important. Also, I thought the suggestion to use a mind map for brainstorming blog content was AWESOME! I always worry about running out of things to write about, so to speak. The idea of the mind map was really refreshing to me because it allowed me to see that there are several ways in which to develop posts about a topic. Creating mind maps has become a staple for me when it comes to brainstorming blog posts. Again, thank you."  | Neeka, @neekaisnice

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"I knew I wanted to write.I knew what I wanted to write about; I just wasn't sure how to start and if it was relevant.

Between the initial contact and my Skype session with GG, I spoke with a few Friends, wrote a few things down and mulled over some ideas, but I still felt a little under prepared when it came to our 30-minute conversation.

GG really understood my vision and where I want to go with it.
She helped me flesh out some of my ideas and gave me new ones to play around with.
The most helpful aspects of the Blog and Bloom coaching sessions for me, are concentrated on thinking about who my ideal reader is and how I can relate to and develop a relationship with them, as well as how to develop content in such a way that my Blog remains relevant to those readers.

I'm really glad I bit the bullet and invested in my creativity.
My session was brief - but that was all that was needed, because now just a few weeks later, I'm still buzzing with ideas and inspiration even though I'm nowhere near ready to get started!
Working with GG has been a great experience that I'd definitely recommend to anyone who wants to give their voice a platform to empower and inspire others."
| Rae, @FlyyBlkGrl

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"The Blog and Bloom coaching helped me to become more clear on what I needed to do by being able to speak with someone who understands my feelings and questions I have concerning my blog. By using the mindmap idea that was provided I was able to experience a very organic way to come up with ideas without feeling stuck. Writing ideas and topics just seem to flow when you are able to let these flow naturally. 

The whole workbook has gems that are guaranteed to get the mind turning and excited to dive into it or back into it. Definitely a worthy investment and would absolutely recommend. Thank you for providing this service. I am no longer scared or fearful of starting my blog, I am now excited to see what the future holds!"
Shay, Regal Kinks

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"Blog and Bloom helped me understand more about who I really am, who my target reader is and what value the blog should add for the reader. 

Identifying your ideal reader was the most valuable aspect of the workbook for me. I loved when you challenged me to "dig deeper" to really understand her fears, motivation and what keeps her up at night. I loved how you said you refer to your ideal reader for every blog post in order to create content that connects!

I would absolutely recommend Blog and Bloom. I felt that I finally have the "missing piece" that I needed to develop a blog business that can connect with readers." - Lynnette, Blog & Bloom




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"I can't stop thanking you for getting this course together. I've been so blessed already from the first session. How so? I no longer feel alone. I was on a call with other women who felt like me! Not well meaning friends and family, but strangers, kindred spirits.

Because of your generosity, I was able to afford to attend. I have been successfully fighting my negative thoughts and putting one foot in front of the other one just as you encouraged me to do. I was asked last minute today to be a co-host of an Internet radio show. Without hesitation, I replied, yes. I'm terrified, but I'm more afraid of what will happen to my dreams if I don't say yes. You helped me to do that by asking is to write about what we don't want. I don't want to stand in my way." | M L


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"I ended up finally getting a chance to listen to the recording from last week's session of "Write. Release. Renew." and I just wanted to offer you a huge thanks. After listening to the session, I have taken my whiteboard and I wrote down "Do. Think. Feel." at the top of it, in hopes that I will follow the 10-minute clean up exercise each morning, at least a few days a week. 

I find myself feeling overwhelmed as we talked about last week, with everything going on at my job and with my blog. But, once I heard about the 10-minute clean up, I thought it would be a great way to prioritize my thoughts and feelings for the day ahead. Too often, I find myself saying, "I wonder how long I'll feel great until someone at work pisses me off." (Like...that exact sentence). And, I don't want to do that anymore or be so vulnerable to the moods of others. Thank you again for building and teaching this course. You keep me inspired and motivated every day with what you do and how you do it. Looking forward to the remaining two sessions!"  | Tyece


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"I'm so happy I decided to join this course with you! I started my awareness journal sunday evening and everyday I have been writing down my moments of becoming more aware. It's been quite an opening experience and allows me to slow down, evaluate my reactions and responses to things and helps me to accept more of my deep diving and what i discover about myself.


So thank you! You've been such an inspiration -- more than i'm sure you realize. your books (reading again) have been tremendously helpful and are reminders that forgiveness of self and patience are the only tools we need in learning to love and accept who we are and where we are." | S J

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"I feel some sadness now that the course has ended. The course helped me discover a lot about myself and I am looking forward to part two if that makes sense. I would like another course to keep me on the path of learning and accountability. I am also a mother of two and this was one hour a week that I had to focus on ME, not the hubby or the children just ME. It has been such a long time since I felt a sense a purpose outside of my roles as a wife, mother, employee, daughter….etc. And it felt great."  |  Victoria 




"I just wanted to let you know that everything you wrote in this week's session rang true for me. I am currently in a stage of life that I placed myself in by doing everything for someone else. I wear the mask of normality so that I don't burden other people with my issues.

As a result, I have become very bitter and angry. I've never been this person, and this Purpose Session is helping me rediscover myself and remember who I was before I became a wife and mother because somewhere along the way I've lost myself.

Thank you for sharing your story and giving me the push to redefine my happiness." -  Monica O.


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"I read The Beautiful Disruption in April. It coincided right along with what I was feeling. It was a sweet and (in hindsight) brief distraction to the pain of my second broken heart. I also began my Purpose Sessions. I have not completed all of them yet as I chose to take my time. I write so much on my own (poems, essays, etc). This is my first thank you. I thank you for your choice to bravely use your talent and your story to try to help others. 

 Last night, I went back to older Purpose Sessions and wrote the letter of forgiveness to myself. OH MY GOSH!!! I knew I was struggling with forgiven myself. I thank you 1,000,003 times for the idea of that forgiveness letter! I already knew forgiving myself was a process, but I am aware of how severe the issue has been. Also, I realize that this Queen needs to forgive herself (like yesterday) and continue her growth. I am continuing to heal and continuing forth with this journey. I am in such an amazing place and have had a sense of conviction especially from writing my forgiveness letter. I have yet to start my Write, Renew, Release series, but will in due time. I just wanted you to know that all your effort isn't in vain. Your work and ideas have touched the soul that you hoped." | Bianca W.



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7 comments:

  1. GG Renee is a blessing. Her writing is a written manifestation of all of my thoughts and emotions. It is as if the Creator sends affirmations and inspirations through her blog right to me. I am thankful and humble to have stumble upon her blog. Thank you GG Renee. Thank you.

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    1. Nelda! Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the kind words! Feedback like yours always gives me that little push to keep going, keep writing, and stay determined to reach more people. Thank you and sending lots of love and light to you. xoxo

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  2. GG Renee you are like a star that shines brightly above us. Yesterday, I read your article "Why Black Girls Don't Cry" on the curly nikki website. That entire article felt as if someone had been writing directly of and to me. It is ME. It is exactly what I'm experiencing and where I'm at in my life. Everything in this article, every single point made, describes my life. I was already suffering with so much. To add to everything, on Aug.14th/13 I went into the hospital here in Canada to have a procedure done. I was mistreated/mishandled and may now have a permanent speech impediment and facial deformity. I'm devastated and dying inside, quite literally, I'm sure. Yet more ingredients to add to the pot pourri of pain I've suffered since the age of 4. I've been trying to once again hide my pain (physical & emotional) from everyone, especially my two small children. I think I've done well too. I can't take the pain. I don't know who to turn to anymore. I'm dying inside. Finally, after putting my kids down for a nap today and re-reading your article, the tears flowed and flowed. I tried to stop it. I'm not sure how much longer I can keep them contained. I really, really need help. I have no one. But I just want to thank you for writing this article. It's incredible, the timing of things in life. Clearly, I was supposed to read your essay. Thank you for it. You have no idea how this very article has impacted my life, and so many others, I'm sure. Thank you for throwing me a lifeline. Even if I don't get a hold of it, at least someone, somehow, helped ease the pain and damage, even for a moment. Thank you. You are a blessing and a beautiful angel. Anyone that is knows you personally is beyond lucky to have you in their life. I wish could be so privileged. Peace, and continued success to you.

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    1. Ashley, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond. I hope things are looking up for you. I literally just read this quote and you might find this helpful: "We work through trauma in order not to escape the darkness, but to integrate it.
      Trauma becomes a portal to insight and creative development."

      In other words, you've been through a lot and you still have hope and you still believe that it will get better and you have these two little people looking up to you for inspiration. Please hang in there and do whatever you can to stay inspired & hopeful. Sending you love & light.

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  3. I consider this blog my morning 'get right' read if you will. I open my email and search for this as part of my daily routine. The honesty and bravery you display in your writing is truly inspiring and I just want to say thank you and keep doing what you are doing because you are helping people in so many ways that you may not even realize.

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement! The fact that I can make a small ripple with this blog by sharing what inspires me shows me that anything is really possible. Thanks so so much for letting me be a part of your mornings!! That's crazy and amazing and makes me really happy :)

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  4. wow, I just found your blog! I am going to drink my coffee, read it all, and soak in the beauty.

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