Uplifting, empowering, direct, humorous and compassionate are some adjectives used to describe Professional Speaker, Author and Philanthropist René Steelman. René knows that life is precious and there isn’t time to waste on negativity, self-pity nor victim roles. As a “recovering interior designer,” René creatively leads audiences to examine the layers of their life by comparing it to the elements of interior design, which makes for a fascinating metaphor. She clearly draws conclusions from Point A to Z and shares her no-nonsense approach to taking charge of life. Motivated audiences leave with tools and solutions to assess, plan, prioritize, layer and live or work joyfully!
Heaven Sent and Bent
BECOMING A MOTHER OF STRENGTH
Is Your Family a Little Bent Too? Motherhood is one of the hardest jobs on the planet, but one of the most important ones as well. What do you do when your child doesn’t live up to society’s expectations of perfection and instead, gives you gifts beyond measure? When René Steelman’s sixth child was born, he looked perfect on the outside. Yet, the inside of his body was damaged by Cerebral Palsy and other health challenges.
In Heaven Sent and Bent, René shares the story of her life with a house full of imperfect children and grandchildren. This is a book of faith, humor, and inspiration for any mother who has struggled, loved her children fiercely, and laughed through her tears.
I recently received a letter from a distraught mother whose son was in a horrific motorcycle accident. She explained that the end-of-life team had suggested they let her son go. The neurologist recommended they take him off the ventilator. She reported that even her son and she had discussed death and he had stated that he would never want to be kept alive by machines and intervention. In spite of this, that is what they are planning on doing. "We are leaving it in God's hands," they say. But are…