Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life

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What would it feel like to experience more ease, harmony, and flow in the midst of navigating homework squabbles, mealtimes, commutes, and other challenges of everyday life? Nurturing the Soul of Your Family is a guidebook for personal and spritual renewal from the award-winning author of The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal.  It offers nurturing support and practical ideas to guide you toward a new way of being.


Enjoyable, down-to-earth, and empowering, Renée Peterson Trudeau’s ten paths to peace will help you learn how to:


  • find your center and move through chaos and uncertainty with renewed strength and ease
  • live every day aligned with your values and what matters most
  • slow down, tap the wisdom of your wise self, and know what’s best for you and your family
  • release old habits, fears, and anxieties as you explore a new way of being
  • access more joy by living in the present moment (the best antidote to stress!)
  • experience more freedom and unscheduled time

Read excerpts from the book here:

Learning to Ask for Help Excerpt
Slow Down… On the Inside Excerpt

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Praise for Nurturing the Soul of Your Family

“Without healthy families we cannot have a healthy society, and Renée Trudeau’s wisdom and guidance are a substantive contribution to both.  Renée helps readers learn to create sustainable connection and discover the soul of their family.  Acccessible to all — I highly recommend it.”
~ Harville Hendrix, PhD, author of Giving the Love That Heals

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“Renée’s book gives families the support, tools, guidance and inspiration to define ‘who they are’ and align this with ‘how they live,’ so they can experience more peace and well-being in everyday life.  Empowering and encouraging, Nurturing the Soul of Your Family will motivate you to want to create the life you desire for yourself — and for your family!”
~ Vicki Abeles, creator/director of award-winning documentary Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture

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“A life-enhancing book recommended for all families seeking to move from chaos to a more joyful, fulfilling existence.”
~ Richard Louv author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods

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 “A must-read for parents, Nurturing the Soul of Your Family is THE guidebook on self-care and stress management for families.  Renée Trudueau gives us what we most need: practical strategies for managing the sometimes outrageous expectations of modern parenting.  Not only that, but Renée delivers her instructions for a more balanced life with a huge dose of inspiration and compassion.  This book is a joy to read and a delight to put into practice.”
~ Christine Carter, PhD, sociologist, author of Raising Happiness and happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center

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“A gift to families, this handbook for everyday spirituality is filled with practical, down-to-earth, and transformative wisdom.  Renée’s accessible and empowering approach provides new ways to stay connected to your true nature and help your family do the same.  A must-read for peace in the midst of chaotic family life!”
~ Amy McCready, founder of Postive Parenting Solutions and author of If I have to Tell You One More Time

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“What an inspiring balm of a book, a beckoning invitation to see your family as a sanctuary instead of an obligation or another to-do on your list.  This is the road map you crave to find the river of peace you desire — let it carry you toward true well-being.  I cannot imagine a more timely nor more desperately needed book.”
~ Jennifer Louden, author of The Women’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer

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“In a world where many of us wear our stress and ambitions as badges to prove we are not wasting space, Renée Trudeau delivers permission and real inspiration to slow down, relax, and nourish ourselves, our families, and our communities.  What a timely, important, and enjoyable book.”
~ Dr. Claudia Welch, DOM, author of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life and Senior faculty member of the Ayurvedic Institute, Kripalu School of Ayurveda

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Nurturing the Soul of Your Family is the owner’s manual I wish I’d received as a child.  Renée skillfully and compassionately reminds readers that we each possess an innate sense of wellbeing that is always present, and that it is possible to feel safe and secure with ourselves, even when life delivers to our table the most challenging of circumstances.  She points the way, step-by-step through powerful, yet simple exercises so that we can rediscover our innate ability to trust ourselves and discover that for every life situation, we have, inbuilt, the perfect response that will enable us to make our way skillfully and harmoniously through each and every interaction we face in life.  May you feel as blessed as I do to have her book in our lives as a beautiful, timely guidebook to lead us back home to ourselves.
~ Richard Miller, PhD, clinical psychologist, author of Yoga Nidra, and founder of Integrative Restorative Institute (iRest)

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This is a beautiful and brilliant book.  Renee dives deep, under the surface, to the depths of truth and wholeness that can only be discovered through family life.  This book offers the perfect combination of practical tools and real wisdom.  It offers parents a trail map that leads straight to inner knowing, love and hope — hope that family life can be the rich intimate well of deep and true connection that it is meant to be.  I recommend this book to everyone interested in slowing down, making connection the priority and tapping into the magnificence of healthy family life.
~ Carrie Contey, PhD, parenting coach and co-founder of Slow Family Living


Praise for The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal

“Of all the books on balance, this is the very best one. Practical, clear, and true, it invites you to engage deeply with your own experience. Only then can the superb guidance that Renée provides find its way out of your mind and into your life.”
~ Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of Inner Peace for Busy Women

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“I love your book!!! Loving mothers are self-loving mothers; Renée’s book informs, supports, and completely inspires this essential journey. This book is a jewel!”
~ SARK, bestselling author and artist of Glad No Matter What and Succulent Wild Woman

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About Renée

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Renée Peterson Trudeau is an award-winning, internationally recognized life balance coach, speaker and president of Career Strategists.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, US News & World Reports, Spirituality & Health and numerous media outlets.  On the faculty of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Omega Institute and Esalen Institute, she has been creating transformational learning experiences for companies, national conferences, nonprofits and organizations worldwide for more than 20 years.  Thousands of women in more than ten countries are participating in and facilitating Personal Renewal Groups based on her award-winning curriculum. She is the author of three life balance titles including the award-winning The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and teenage son.

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