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Renae Rossman, founder of Candy Coated Reality

Cincy Chic: What is the concept behind Candy Coated Reality?
Renae Rossman, founder of Candy Coated Reality: Candy Coated Reality is a growing positivity community whose readers are ready to reflect upon and share perspectives on thought-provoking topics with a unique spin. It’s a dose of positivity, inspiration and motivation aimed at helping those who struggle with positivity and optimism by sharing stories, ideas, quotes, life lessons and images. I started with a daily focus on positivity and found that writing helps keep it in the forefront of my mind – daily.


Cincy Chic: What inspired you to launch Candy Coated Reality?
Rossman: In December 2010, I experienced what I call an emotional apocalypse. My entire world suddenly felt like it was in vast turmoil. By mid-2011, I made a choice of movement or progress to build my world anew. My plan was to use affirmations, gratitude and writing to manifest positive change that could emanate out into the world and help others. Every time I write, I leave pieces of me on the page as I pour my whole self into each blog. Writer has become my therapy – my bliss, my passion. Sharing stories of life experiences can be intensely intimate where very personal thoughts and lessons are moments of purposeful risk – exposing demons or darker sides for one singular hope that it helps others find positivity and light within and around them.


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Cincy Chic: What do you hope people will take away from visiting Candy Coated Reality?
Rossman: The blog presents and supports a new way to look at life that draws from all things positive: memories, quotes, meditations, prayer, personal beliefs, supporting statements, positive imagery, spirituality/faith/religion and more. I hope readers walk away with believing in the power of positive thinking and that we are all one world community with like experiences and needs but with unique roles and purposes. I also hope that people will learn to be kind to everyone while striving to look on the bright-side even when bad things happen. My sincerest hope is my writing helps at least one other person find happiness and positivity in life, and purpose! Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” In the end, I write all of this because I want my clients and readers to be blissfully happy and living the life they’ve imagined while cultivating their passion.


Cincy Chic: Do you have anything new on the horizon for Candy Coated Reality?
Rossman: I have so many ideas, goals, and projects that my friends jokingly call me “squirrel” (based on the movie UP because the dog, Doug, is easily distracted by a squirrel). Without showing my cards too fully, some things include a collaboration with my 13-year old niece to write a book about “Inspired Living” for teens, a tip book for Inspired Living adults to help you focus on the “right” things and further building my Whole Life Visionary business where I help others live a balanced and inspired life by being their Positivity Guide.


Cincy Chic: Where can readers to go learn more?
Rossman: Readers can visit or my Facebook Page to learn more. If you’re interested in exploring next steps or coaching, email me at