Ask Dr. Renee: Corolla Makes A Comeback

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Corolla Makes A Comeback



I have to tell you the last time I was in a Corolla was in the 90’s my good friend Tiffany had one and it was a nice car for a college student. This car has come a long way!! I think the Corolla would be a great family car or young professional like myself. This Corolla had all the bells and whistles including a nice sunroof. The sound system was amazing and it had a special setting to help me to prevent sliding in the snow and ice that we briefly experienced during my time in this car.


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I visited Harpo Studios for the last time. Oprah Winfrey sold Harpo Studios a couple years ago and they have officially moved out and the BIG sign on Randolph had already been removed and the sign on the building was gone. This is the last sign that states Oprah was here.


Here is the first time I went to Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Show

Ask Dr. Renee: Mazda Helps Me Ring In The New Year

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Mazda Helps Me Ring In The New Year



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This truck is wonderful!! It was cold but the heated seats took the edge off as soon as I got in the trunk. When the vehicle arrived there was fresh snow on the ground. The Mazda CX-5 handled the roads like a pro I had nothing to worry about it no spin outs or getting stuck in the snow in this vehicle.

If you have any more questions about the Mazda CX-5 or any of their other cars please visit Mazda

Ask Dr. Renee: Mazda Makes A Merry Christmas

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Mazda Makes A Merry Christmas


Christmas is my favorite holiday and Mazda made it extra special this year. I was so excited to have a stick shift to drive because I love the way they drive. The Mazda 3 made it possible for us to do all of our Christmas rituals in style. We were able to drive my mom and dad around instead of the other way around. This vehicle was the perfect size for our family of four adults, we all fit comfortably. Here are a few pics of Christmas with the Matthews’ in Michigan.



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This car was so cute and it was a manual transmission. I love stick shifts ever since I purchased my first one back in 2003.

This is a great first car for a new college graduate. And because of the roominess of the vehicle it makes a good car for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. Please visit Mazda to check out pricing and features of this vehicle.

Ask Dr. Renee: General Hospital Star Reveals Miscarriage On Blog

Kimberly McCullough


Some of you may know that I was a huge soap opera fan for MANY YEARS!!! I watched All My Children, One Life To Live and General Hospital faithfully. I used to wait until my parents fell asleep… I would sneak into their bedroom and watch my soaps on the VCR that I had recorded that they had no idea I had recorded. I felt like I was apart of their stories. There are special moments from the soaps that I will never ever forget. Well when I read Kimberly McCullough’s (Robin Scorpio, General Hospital) blog today I knew that I had to share her story with my readers.

My heart was so full and then it broke. I had lost my baby girl. It was too much. I didn’t need to learn this lesson. I wasn’t interested. But I wasn’t in control. These things happen and no, I don’t believe they happen “for a reason.” I’m still processing, still healing, but anyone who has gone through it knows, losing a baby at 22 weeks is tragic. One thing I am proud of however was that I allowed myself to be happy and to relish the moment. I sat in all that goodness and I can recall those feelings (when I’m having different ones) and hope that it can be like that again.

My thoughts and prayers are with her. That has to be rough to have a 22 week loss. If you visit her website you can see a pic of her belly. Her blog is here.

Ask Dr. Renee: Holiday Partying With Kia Sedona

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I love this holiday season because of the holiday parties and seeing family that you do not see any other time during the year. Thank you Kia for this Sedona that got me around the city of Chicago. It was unseasonably warm when the car arrived and started to get cold when it was time to give it back. The Sedona has 2 sunroofs so you can imagine I was cruising down Lake Shore Drive with the sunroofs open. As far as safety features go this car was full of them. If you have to drive a minivan this is a very safe one. When the car was stopped you could see 360 degrees around the vehicle. There is no way someone could approach the car without the driving knowing. There were buttons that would open each of the sliding doors and close them as well. If you would like to check this car out further please visit KIA.


Dave Chappelle's Juke Joint

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This was the most interesting party I have ever been to. Derrick "D-Nice" Jones DJ'd and The No Name Band (Stevie Wonder's band). It was really cool how Dave Chappelle hosted this party. DJ D-Nice would play something and the band would start playing. I was so happy that I was able to get around to a couple functions during this holiday season. I had a BLAST!! Dave Chappelle knows how to throw a party!!