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  1. Christina
    March 15, 2017 @ 7:19 pm

    I am sitting in deep gratitude for this sharing Renee. This could not have come at a more perfect time for me. I literally filed for divorce yesterday after being separated from my daughter’s father for 4 years.
    It has been a long time waiting for this time of legal and energetic separation and now that it is here I feel confused.
    I have also built my business with his last name (which I only took because I wanted to escape the association of the last name I was carrying from another man I never knew…)
    I also wanted my daughter and I to have the same name.
    Now I know I am ready to shed. Ready to be all me and only me.
    Thank you for this inspiration, your authenticity, vulnerability, and loving light.
    Many Blessings,
    Christina

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    • rheigel
      March 15, 2017 @ 7:34 pm

      Wow, Christina, that sure is good timing. So you filed yesterday, I know that feeling and it’s bitter sweet to say the least. I haven’t legally changed my last name just yet. I’m taking the steps in my business legally first. It’s a long process and I’ve been reminded that we have time to allow it to unfold. I’m rooting for you and I’m so glad you shared. Stay in touch.

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  2. David Schindler M.D.
    March 17, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

    Renee,, I have to applaud you on your transformation so far!!! Your boldness to follow your dreams and make them happen has been a wonderful process to watch. “Re-birth” is so fitting as I can see you experiencing rebirth many times in your life as you continue to evolve. Each experience that you have lived , both happy and not so happy, has contributed to who you are so the name Renee holds true from the first time I met you and will persist through your entire life. Your ability to share your strength and character is truly an indication that God is Gracious, confirming your now chosen name. We are not defined by the other people in our lives, as you have shown but those experiences are part of us whether we take their name or not, we are ourselves. And for those who can learn from you to Flourish through these experience we are enriched. The population up here would benefit from that, but more challenges than either of us are used to. I am sure you are aware of why I capitalized Flourish 🙂 Keep making your dreams a reality!

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    • rheigel
      March 18, 2017 @ 3:05 am

      Thank you so much David. I’m grateful for your friendship and to be known by you and to know you too. I also appreciate you sharing, I will keep dreaming and maybe we can create our health sanctuary in this decade. Love the Flourish reference 🙂

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  3. Sherry Yagiela
    March 17, 2017 @ 8:01 pm

    Such an awesome, inspiring message. I am incredibly impressed by your authenticity. It will be weird at first but your name doesn’t matter!! Your message, teachings, knowledge and passion to help people are what really matters!!
    I think it is wrong that this society looks down on women who don’t accept their husbands last name. I was young when I married and never considered not taking his name.

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    • rheigel
      March 18, 2017 @ 3:07 am

      Thanks Sherry! I appreciate you Sherry this.

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  4. Diana
    March 23, 2017 @ 3:02 am

    Renee, lovely and profound words. I am so happy you chose truth and courage over fear. Blessed to know you. XO

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    • Renee Heigel
      March 24, 2017 @ 10:52 pm

      Diana, thank you for sharing that. I feel blessed to know you xo

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