About Me


I am Renata.

I grew up on the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia and moved to New York City in 2002. I worked as a nanny for several years, briefly as a real estate agent, and I now work from home for a great company. I recently graduated with a BA in Psychology with a concentration in industrial/organizational psychology. Personal growth, wellness and life in general are subjects I enjoy talking about authentically.

The idea for Breathe by Bre emerged after a short time spent in cognitive behavioral therapy in 2019. I needed an outlet to talk about the things I was facing in my life and the solutions that helped me. Knowing you’re not the only one experiencing something makes a world of a difference and creates a community that fosters kinship and growth. This is what the blog is about; finding ways to create wellness and well-being in all aspects of our lives.

When I’m not writing, I love cooking, exploring with my two children and catching up on some of my favorite shows—Monk, Psych, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Law and Order—and spending time with myself. I dream of living in a small town, but for now, I am enjoying city life.

I hope you enjoy my blog.