Thursday, July 15, 2010


Give Up The Struggle


We all have had our ups and downs in our lives, some more than others. But, how we end up in the end, determines how we actually see the storms. The storms help us to change to a better and stronger person. Resisting change can make the obstacles, the hindrances and the storms become even more unbearable. However, if we choose to view them in a different light, change can move us into a bigger and better job, or a more rewarding, loving relationship -it indeed can make us better. The affirmations presented in "Transformations: Give Up the Struggle" by author Renee Wiggins can be a turning point in your life.


Owner of Results by Renee has mentored, trained and changed lives in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years. A strong believer and encourager in living an authentic, healthy lifestyle, Renee specializes in designing customized lifestyle programs that are tailored to client needs, goals and habits. Her areas of expertise are Diabetes and Weight Management through which she uses a variety of presentations to educate, including workshops, lectures and one-on-one consultations.

Professionally, Renee Wiggins holds the following certifications and credentials:
  • Registered and Licensed Dietitian (RD/LD)
  • Certified Physical Fitness Trainer (CPFT)
  • Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)
Renee has a website with more information that you can read about by clicking HERE.


I think it would be good to have a little background on Renee before we get into the rest of the questions.

Renee Wiggins has mentored,coached, motivated and changed lives in the health and wellness industry for more than 20 years. A strong believer and encourager in living an authentic, healthy lifestyle. Renee specializes in designing customized lifestyle programs that are tailored to client needs, goals and habits. Renee is a registered dietitian and certified massage therapist. She is the author of several books including,"Stress Down and Lift Up" and "Can I Exercise Sitting Down?" Renee can be reached at Follow :http://twitter/. com/giveupthestrugg.or Http://transformationsgiveupthe struggle. .

1. Hi, Renee. Thank you for consenting to answer a few questions for my readers. Where did you get the inspiration or idea for this book?

I wrote the book in response to situations I saw all around me. I saw women and men struggling simply because they didn't know that change is not a negative thing. When we are open to taking ourselves from one level to the next. we take our power back, brick by brick , and chains are broken, and positive things begin to happen in our lives.

2. How did the title of your book come about?

I was looking for a word that would express the idea of change. So, I came up with four different titles that embodied that theme and i sent them to friends, colleagues and family members I trusted. With their help, I narrowed the four titles down to just two. Then, I examined the reason why my reviewers liked some of my titles more or less than others and determined that the word "Transformation"really got to the core of the message I wanted to share. Thus the title"Transformations:Give Up The Struggle was born . I added the "Give Up The Struggle" because I wanted readers to immediately understand that in order to transform, one must give up something.

3. Do you see yourself in your characters? Which characters are easiest or more difficult to write?

I wrote the book based upon what people around me were struggling with, as well as my own pain and disappointments.

4. What books would you say have made the biggest impression on you, especially starting out?

Max Lucado, a pastor, a christian writer, and Joyce Meyers,are my favorite authors. I appreciate the fact they use Bible verses to explain ordinary mishaps in a person's life. I especially enjoyed Joyce Meyers' "The Battlefield of the Mind." The book does a great job of explaining how our minds can help our existence or destroy our existence.

5. What are you currently reading?

I just finished Zig Zigler's book"Embrace The Struggle"

6. What is the next or current book/project you are working on?

I am currently writing Part Two of my current book, Transformations:Give Up The Struggle. This book will be a collection of stories fiction and non-friction provided by people who have successfully danced through some of life's most turbulent storms. I 'm hoping that their stories will provide the strength and guidance others may need to change their lives for the better.

7. What is something about you that you would want people to know about you that we probably don't know?

I like to crochet,knit and do arts and crafts.

8. What is your best advice to anyone, including young people, who want to be writers?

I encourage writers to take classes, go to seminars, connect with other writers(there are several groups at http://www.linkend/.

Thank you, Renee. For my readers who want to get a copy of this interesting and inspirational book, just click below.


Steve Capell said...

This book sounds like a perfect self help book. You talk about the storms of life ... I will add that you can't have rainbows without a storm. GREAT interview and thanks for sharing.