THE BEGINNING OF ‘MY STORY’
Imagine waking up and discovering one day that your husband had lost all your money. Imagine that you woke up one day and had nothing left but your wits. And further imagine that a few years after your divorce he got in trouble and lost his license to work. You’re left with no alimony, no money, nothing but the clothes on your back.
This emotional and devastating roller coaster ride was now my life. I resolved that no women would end up in the same position as I was. Ever. Again.
Hi, my name is Holli and as the creator of O Yes I’m going to share a little bit about myself. I think it’s important to be totally transparent so we can begin to get to know one another. Yes, the above statements are true about me but I gave myself permission not to wallow in self-pity—well, ok, I did allow myself a few pity parties. I picked up my big girl panties and channeled my anger. I made it my mission to empower women to step into their best lives for health, wealth and happiness (more about how I did this below).
MY OFFICIAL ‘BIO’
- My early years were spent in Wayne, New Jersey (a half hour outside of “The City).” Even though I moved to sunny South Florida after college with my family, I am, and always will be, a Jersey Girl.
- I have been trained as a dietitian and an entrepreneur.
- Attended Syracuse University where I received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nutrition and Dietetics; and Florida International University where I obtained a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.).
- I have been called friendly, outgoing, optimistic, authentic, and extremely honest and trustworthy. I have never met a stranger and am as comfortable speaking with the Queen of England as I am with a janitor.
- Blessed with two beautiful, fabulous, and empowered children who are the light of my life.
- When I am not creating, writing or presenting, I like to spend time dancing, reading, cooking, playing bridge or Mah Jongg, hiking, playing pickleball, skiing, traveling, going to the movies, attending shows, opera, dance and music events (and I just gave herself permission to learn how to play Canasta — what a fun game!).
- My self-confidence and ability to deal with life situations is what helped me learn how to “Dance in the Rain,” survive and thrive with a smile always on my face.
CONTINUATION OF MY STORY
Because of the devastation of my financial life, I dug in and learned as much as possible about personal finances. I wrote The Simple and Sassy Guide to Financial Empowerment during this time. Fast forward a few years and while working during the day (yes this was necessary if I wanted to have a roof over my head and eat), Empowering Women Monthly was created which has grown into The Women’s Inner Circle. The Women’s Inner Circle, encompasses all aspects of wellness:
- Social health
- Emotional health
- Environmental health
- Intellectual health
- Spiritual health
- Sexual health
- Financial health
As you know, when one of these is ‘off-kilter’ it really affects how you feel, think and act. The Women’s Inner Circle is for women who are ready to celebrate, share and live their best lives. Since traveling and experiencing new things contributes to our overall state of wellness, one of the ways I help empower women is through retreats. The Ultimate Travel Journal: A Woman’s Blueprint to crafting meaningful moments, unforgettable adventures, and memories to last a lifetime. was written for the wonderful ladies who attended my first retreat to Tuscany, Italy, but is also available for anyone who loves to travel!
HOW O YES FITS INTO THE PICTURE
The O Yes Product Line was sparked from an idea. Once the idea took root, I gave myself permission to create products to help women pamper themselves so they could feel like a million dollars. O Yes is all about Giving Yourself Permission to do more for YOU. I believe it’s time to Give Yourself Permission to do more of what makes you feel good, “lights you up inside,” and feeds your soul. Give yourself permission to laugh more, smile more and do things that are quite simply, just … for … you!
This is truly what O Yes is about. It’s about stretching your comfort zone and Giving Yourself Permission to explore, and try new and different ways to take your life to the next level. Whether it’s buying yourself some beautiful flowers, wearing that shirt you’ve been saving for a special occasion, using our O Yes Foot Cream, taking yourself on that trip you’ve always wanted to go on, … it’s time for you!
I encourage you to learn more about Giving Yourself Permission through our Permission Manifesto.
You may be wondering what women think about our O Yes Creator.
Here’s a sample of what women just like you have said about her:
Holli is a great motivator and a positive thinker. She shares a wealth of ideas and helpful suggestions pertaining to increasing women’s self-esteem and confidence. She creatively uses tools such as video clips, quotations, blogs, a website, emails, etc. to get across her message of empowering women to be their best selves. Her topics and the tips she provides are always interesting and varied; examples include healthy eating, recipes, finances, pampering oneself, fashion, etc. I’ve been reading her “blissful moment” emails for the past two weeks and have found myself waking up in the mornings excitedly wondering what new topic Holli will have in store. I look forward to these daily affirmations so much. I have incorporated several of her ideas into my own life which has made me feel better about myself.
I thoroughly enjoy the uplifting quotations she shares on Facebook; with each one I read I find myself wanting to “pay it forward” or “give back” as what Holli is doing for others. Even more inspirational is the fact that Holli is going through a divorce. Instead of wallowing in self-pity over the cards dealt to her, she has chosen to make lemonade out of lemons. Drawing upon her own experiences, she has chosen a personal mission involving empowering women to take control of their lives, finances, health, and overall well-being. I wouldn’t be surprised if one day Holli Rovenger lands in one of those top ten lists in a popular magazine featuring women who are making a difference in the lives of others. Thank you Holli for being a positive influence in my life!
Holli has given we women a helpful road map on how to care and nurture ourselves with joy and ease. She gives practical, easy activities to integrate into our lives, to help bring our awareness and attention to developing our inner and outer beauty. In our fast pace society where we can easily lose sight of adding self care into our routines, Holli makes the habit come to life. By following her expert guidance you can feed your body and soul with golden nuggets to transform your body, heart and mind.
I have known Holli for some time now and have been following her “How to be Nice to You” program. It is incredibly important to be nice to yourself, but it is so easy to be last on the list. Holli reminds you to take care of yourself. She is also a great coach, nutritionist and offers brilliant advice about looking after your finances. Holli is a true advocate for women everywhere and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
Holli is the woman I have always wanted to be. She has motivated me to become the best I can be and empowered me to reach for excellence in every area of my life.