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Held Hostage

5 Year-Old Hostage Victim "Unharmed"?

Michelle Renee | Posted 04.03.2013 | Media
Michelle Renee

Newscasters and reporters, do us a favor and remember that not all harm shows up in the form of an outer visible wound.

Time To Help Discovery Channel Survivors With Invisible Wounds

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michelle Renee

My job led to my being taken captive, held hostage, threatened with death, and taped with explosives. Sound familiar? I know about the realities of ...

Saying Yes to Love Again, or Just Getting Your Flirt On

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

I hadn't been grabbed around the waist and kissed like that in so long I could hardly remember what warm sensual lips felt like on mine. I loved every second of it, but still something inside of me rang.

Will DJ AM Quote About PTSD Get People To Finally Listen?

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Renee

Getting people to take notice of PTSD as it relates to youth and adults who have survived violence, abuse and trauma -- outside of those returning from combat -- has been an uphill climb.

The Emotional Aftermath of Flight 1549

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

People naturally adopt survival skills that protect the psyche during and immediately following the trauma. Choosing to take positive action on your own behalf and choosing positive recovery is key.

Home Invasion & Kidnapping: Banks Need To Wake Up

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michelle Renee

What have they done to update their policies to better protect and inform their staff? I'm a former banking industry executive who survived home invasion, kidnapping, hostage and bank robbery.

Every Penny Counts

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

I knew these women were a very special audience. They were living in safe houses with their children, in hiding due to violence, abuse and trauma. I know exactly what that is like.

Mumbai Hostages: The Long Term Effects

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder was something I had never even known about until I was experiencing it while I watched my daughter emotionally disappear right along with me.

Breaking The Chains of Domestic Violence

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

My daughter and I were violently attacked in November 2000 by three masked gunmen. Held Hostage takes readers from the dark aftermath of this painful experience to confronting my abusive past and what it took for me and my daughter to overcome tragedy with self-love.

Want Success? Change Your Attitude and Be Shameless!

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Since our actions are based on our attitude towards any given situation, attitude must be considered one of the key ingredients for success, not just in business but in recovery, relationships and life in general.

Learning to Love Yourself Through It All

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

I was in a meeting the other day and found myself uttering the words, "You have to love yourself through it all." as a response to the question of the...