Good Enough Mother | Mental Health Monday

With René Syler

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Monday, April 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am PST

Good Enough Mother With René Syler

After 20 plus years of chasing deadlines, Rene Syler discovered the real secret to success in life is just being “good enough”.

During this engaging session of #MentalHealthMonday René will help us learn:

  • About her life growing up in California, her career as a broadcaster and now as a social media influencer.
  • Her recent decision to embark on an alcohol-free life.
  • Why she created her community Good Enough Mother, and published a book by the same name.


René Syler knew she wanted a career in television. Unfortunately, she did not come to that realization until after she had spent thousands of dollars on a degree in psychology. She forged ahead and after reporter/anchor jobs in Reno, Birmingham, and Dallas, landed a plum assignment as one of the anchors of The Early Show on CBS.
It was there, René capitalized on her natural curiosity. She interviewed former First Lady Laura Bush, both in-studio and at The White House. She spoke with politicians such as Senator John McCain, Senator John Kerry, and countless authors, Jeffrey Deaver and Walter Mosely, among her many favorites. In her four years at The Early Show, she delved into the lives of Russell Crowe, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Selleck, Antonio Banderas, Denzel Washington, Beyonce, and Will Smith to name a few. She danced with American Idol winner Fantasia, even giving her the blue shoes off her own feet after Fantasia complimented her on them! Alas, she was not particularly adept at the cooking segments, which will come as no surprise to those who know her.
In March 2007, René’s first book Good Enough Mother: The Perfectly Imperfect Book of Parenting, was published by Simon  Schuster. From that, her website, was born.
Rene is a sought after commentator for CNN Headline News, the Today Show and The Doctors. She hosted Sweet Retreats, which highlights vacation homes for rent airing on The Live Well Network. Rene also spent several seasons as host of Exhale on Magic Johnson’s Aspire Network.
René is the daughter of two breast cancer survivors. Her parents’ diagnoses and her own pre-cancerous condition led to her preventive mastectomy in 2007, a surgery that was profiled on The Oprah Winfrey Show. That experience also ignited her passion as she now travels the country as an ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, spreading the word about early detection and treatment of the disease. René was also awarded the prestigious Gracie Allen award for her television series on breast cancer.
When not traveling, Rene spends her time soaking up the sea and sun at her home on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.






We believe that when women heal, families heal, and communities do too.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation Weekly #MentalHealthMonday Educational Series is composed of hour-long, live, recovery-focused educational sessions featuring today’s leaders in women’s wellness, mental health, and addiction recovery.

All #MentalHealthMonday sessions are broadcasted on Facebook and added to our Youtube Channel for future viewing.

With Great Thanks

This series is made possible by Alkermes.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation was awarded funding in 2021 as part of the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program to re-launch #MentalHealthMonday in the fall of 2021. This critical grant support will help us to continue delivering our innovative #MentalHealthMonday Educational series and better meet the increasingly diverse needs of our growing community. We are humbled, grateful, and invigorated by this honor.

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