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We know what to do.  We even know how to do it.  Overcoming our emotional need for certain foods?  That’s the hard part.

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It’s Not the Diet Plan or Spending Hours in they Gym That Helps You Lose Weight AND Keep it Off


Haven’t you had enough of trying to lose weight through diets that just don’t work over the long term. 

In the end most diets work….for a while. It’s not about the food, exercise, or some magic potion.  When you want to lose that weight and keep it off, the key is overcoming emotional and stress eating.  


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Welcome to Pack Your Own Bag

I am so happy you stopped by. 

My practice is dedicated to helping you lose weight and keep it off through discovering and managing those things that get you off course.   We can unpack all the emotional stuff that drives us to food for comfort or keeps us stuck, so we can move forward as our best selves ready for the journey we’ve always wanted but never truly believed we could live.

Our “baggage” is often packed for us along the way, and we unwittingly drag it with us for decades.  The good news is, we can unpack the stuff we no longer need or want and repack for the journey we want to be on rather than the one chosen for us or the one we stumble into.

My mission is to help everyone heal their hearts and overcome emotional eating.  When we face our stuff, we no longer need to stuff our faces.

I sincerely hope that you will find the support you need to reach your goals.  Everything on this site is dedicated to helping you.  For more information or to contact me, please go to my Contact page.

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My Latest Blog Posts

Food as Reward or Comfort

“I deserve this.  It’s my reward for _________.” Ever said that?  I have.  And it is often the lie of self-sabotage. Our culture supports it, and it’s still a bit like our collective gremlin that pops out when we can’t get what we want or believe we’re being minimized or in some other way demands

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That “Go-To” Food

What’s your “go-to” food when you’re stressed, upset, angry, or otherwise driven to food for an emotional reason?  One of my clients lamented hers, and I had to confess that it was also mine before I broke my Diet Yo-Yo:  Cheap grocery store cake – white cake, buttercream frosting, and sprinkles.  The more frosting, the

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Creepy Crepe Myrtles for the Win?

Walking my dog each morning, I pass a house with “creepy crepe myrtles,” the kind planted between the sidewalk and the street as a screen.  Creepy in the early morning.In March, they dug up a pipe across the length of their property from the back to the street ripping out two Crepe Myrtles and tossing

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How to Work With Renée

If you want to learn online at your own pace, you can try one of my online courses.

If you would like to work with me personally to really get you over a long time struggle, we can do that.

My Make It Happen Program provides an intensive and personalized program to get results for the long term.  It combines online learning with individual guidance from me.

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