Award-Winning Author to Share Holiday Tips on How to Avoid Family Gathering Drama at Arkansas Event on Saturday

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Award-winning self-help author and tough love media expert Paula Renaye will share fun and timely holiday tips on how to avoid family drama during the holiday season at a special Arkansas event. Ms. Renaye will explain the 3-D approach to neutralizing negative people and present other how-to techniques at Books-A-Million in Hot Springs, Saturday, November 10, at 1 pm.

Paula Renaye, author of Living the Life You Love: The No-Nonsense Guide to Total Transformation

Paula Renaye

The best holiday stress-relieving thing you can do is a little housekeeping between your ears.

If you’re going home for the holidays and your experiences never turn out to be the happy ones you wish for, tough love media expert and five-time award-winning author Paula Renaye has some holiday tips that can keep you smiling and out of the swirl of old family dramas. Renaye will share simple techniques to use at family gatherings and provide sanity-saving strategies to neutralize negative people, including her popular 3-D technique from her new book, Living the Life You Love: The No-Nonsense Guide to Total Transformation ($15.95 Diomo Books, September 2012). This special Arkansas event will be at Books-A-Million, Cornerstone Mall, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Saturday, November 10, at 1 pm.

“Getting an early start on holiday tasks can help reduce stress,” says Renaye. “But the best holiday stress-relieving thing you can do for yourself is a little housekeeping between your ears.” And, she says it is simpler than you might think.

In Living the Life You Love: The No-Nonsense Guide to Total Transformation, Renaye confesses that she was one of the ‘happily miserable’ and didn’t even realize it. “And worse, I expected the happily miserable people I’d grown up with to somehow make things different for me when I went back home.”

Renaye found a way to continue her own personal growth, while allowing others to simply be themselves, by making conscious choices about what activities she was going to participate in and in what ways. Most importantly, she says, she also became clear on why she was doing so.

In her book and her talks, Renaye offers up plenty of inspiration, motivation, engaging stories and ah-ha moments, but she says you have to embrace what makes you cringe in order to make peace with it, including old hurts and the people who caused them. “By facing what you don’t want to, you take away the power it has over you,” she says. “Once you aren’t running from it, your old baggage becomes an exciting springboard to move you forward—even through the button-pushing potential of the holidays.”

According to Renaye, if you do your homework, you can enjoy your time with your drama-prone family even if you’re the only one who’s changed. “Because, if you think about it,” she says, “you’re really the only one who needs to.”

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Paula Renaye is a five-time award-winning author, certified professional coach and transformational speaker. She is a frequent tough-love expert on radio shows and in print media, and her television appearances include BookTV. Recent media features include Brain World Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, For You, Glo and Kirkus Reviews. For more personal development tips and articles, visit her blog at

Living the Life You Love: The No-Nonsense Guide to Total Transformation ($15.95, 288 pages, 5 ½ x 8 ½ paperback, ISBN: 978-0-9674786-9-2; eBook ISBN: 978-0-9674786-8-5) is published by Diomo Books and is available at neighborhood and online bookstores.

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