Resources & Referrals

AKA… Renee’s Favorite:
books, skin care, herbs, things, yoga props, etc…

I live on Maui, so Amazon is often my go to – as resources on the Island are limited… but if you can find them locally then know
I do SUPPORT shopping locally.

However, Amazon is a great place to help make things accessible to many peps – around the world even. It can also be a resource of information as products have descriptions and so on… so this is where I chose to share to the WORLD! You can use my favorites list for research or to purchase.
Thanks for being here WORLD and to all you BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE who occupy the world!

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First of all let me say I don’t have much time or patience for reading books! Don’t judge, chances are you get it and know where I am coming from!

Thank goodness for smart phones and audible books! Can I get a ‘dilly-dilly’ if you agree? LOL!

If you don’t have an Audible account you can get 2 free books! Whoot woo!

Now my favorite books that I listen to often, not just once, but I replay as needed!

  • You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
  • Unfu*k Yourself: Get out of your head and into your life by Gary John Bishop
  • Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message by Tara Mohr

Skin Care

As an Esthetician, Master Herbalist and an Allergy sufferer that is one step from living in a protective BUBBLE! I like to make my own skin care products by infusing herbs and single ingredients like honey and oils. Also, my favorite go to tool is a Clarisonic Brush that requires NO product to clean my skin! While a cleanser does help the brush glide and work more effectively, I don’t have to worry about buying a specific cleanser that could be too harsh for my skin or cause my skin to react! Using this manual form of exfoliation to cleanse my skin always leaves me feeling clean and fresh!

Plus a few of my favorite oils for your skin, the largest organ of your body, so they are good for more than just your face… go ahead a slather it on everywhere!

ALSO… listen to my podcast to learn more about skin care, Clarisonic and oils.


Being a Master Herbalist you gotta know it is HARD for me to share just a couple of things… so to not overwhelm you! I choose herbs that are good for just about ANYONE and are generally safe to suggest. Always consult a Dr, or professional, if you are under the care of a physician or taking any medications. To have a full consultation with me some day to discuss more and more specifically what your body might need then contact me!

Lions Mane… it is a mushroom and very popular right now… Traditional Chinese Medicine has used them for century’s for its powerful cognitive-boosting abilities. Now days it has found its way into the media, grocery stores and cupboards alike via coffee! Yup, there are some coffee companies putting it in their instant coffee for the extra boost! It is pricey and my being a practical Taurus, plus an Esthetician I had to figure out a way to get the benefits by making my own! So I buy the powder in bulk and put a teaspoon of it in with my coffee grounds!

It must work, because I feel pretty alert and smart! Tee Hee!

Triphala – An Ayurvedic combination supplement. It is created to be tri-doshic and help balance all 3 doshas.

From Depaak Chopras website: The biggest impact is perhaps the health benefits as they relate to digestion. This mixture encourages balanced, full elimination, by pulling stagnated Ama or toxic residue from the digestive tract and increasing the colon’s absorption functions.

Yoga Props


Blue blocker glasses! They block the blue light that we see! I use mine in the evening, prior to bed if I am watching TV or still on my computer (ugh, reality some days).

It is said that blue light, which is also found in sunlight, can interfere with melatonin. Melatonin is our lovely night time hormone that helps us sleep… so as the sun is going down I put on my blue blockers to block any artificial blue light around my house between sunset and bed time!

Chemex Pour Over Coffee Maker. I got hooked on this beautiful carafe when I was seeking out a way to make coffee without any plastic parts involved! For my own health reasons and the environment! The PLUS side is it makes amazing coffee!

Chemex Coffee Filters… yup… you will need these… I buy the Natural ones!

Tea Pot for HOT water!