When I was a little girl, I was totally swept up with the fantasy of fairytales, imagining that one day a handsome, strong and brave knight on a white horse would sweep me off my feet, to live happily ever after. Is it justifiable to blame Walt Disney for this utopian ideal? Fast forward a few years, and I here I am in my mid – late 30s reading ‘The Honeymoon Effect’ by Bruce Lipton. Yes, I still believe in ‘happily ever after’ and love setting that intention to create it every day with my husband. So, in honour of all romantics out there who love the idea of love, what a joy it is to share this interview with the ever so romantic and beautiful Renee Slansky.
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … tea, chocolate, flowers, French wine and my fiancé … although not necessarily in that order!
I RELAX BY … going to the gym and sweating out a good session or by listening to music and writing.
I LIKE TO … try and fit a ridiculous amount of things in my day and get the most out of life. This sometimes results in little sleep, running late and many many to-do lists.
I THINK BEAUTY IS … a kind generous heart. In my industry you see many beautiful looking people and learn to understand that someone’s heart is far more important than their appearance.
MY FAVOURITE BEAUTY TREATMENT THAT LEAVES ME LOOKING AND FEELING NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL IS … a hot steam after a workout, I feel like I can totally detox and walk away feeling refreshed and clean from inside out! (although I don’t mind a cheeky facial every now and then as well)
MY NUMBER ONE BEAUTY TIP IS … wear sunscreen!! It will save your skin and keep you looking younger with a more even complexion.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PEARL OF WISDOM THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD BROADCAST TO THE WORLD? Hmm this is tough, I guess it would be : Your past does not define you and your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.
WHAT IS IT INSPIRES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO? I’ve always had a passion to help women live in their potential and understand their self worth. After going through many bad dates and toxic relationships I decided to build a platform which educates women on how to avoid heartache and find the most fulfilling and loving relationship they could have.
Renee Slansky is an Australian established model, tv presenter, writer and motivational speaker, and who’s love for romance and heart for women has compelled her to start an online community for women – The Dating Directory. From a young age she started leading and counselling women and was often called on by strangers and friends for relationship advice. With no professional training but rather what she picked up in experience, teachings and observation, her writings offer a witty and relative outlook with practical advice on life and romance in the 21st century.
“I used to say to people the best way to describe me would be that if I was a piece of furniture you’d find me in the shabby chic section (I’d probably be some ridiculously over priced white chair!) So it’s safe to say that I’m a combination of the old and the new, a woman who gladly sits at home dreaming about roses and romance and white weddings whilst sipping tea …turn the page and in reality I’m still working out life, building a career and learning more about love everyday.
“I was born a romantic, always envisioning my perfect Mr Darcy riding in on a white horse with his top 3 buttons undone revealing a bronzed chest. Oh, I had it all planned out, and of course when you do that , nothing actually ever goes to plan and all of a sudden you’re flat on your bum in your skinny jeans that cut off the circulation, thinking what the hell went wrong?!
“I’ve visited “Square 1” enough times to consider building a home on it, I’ve climbed ex-boyfriends fences and cried on bathroom floors at popular night clubs (for embarrassment purposes we shall bleep the names!) I’ve been loved, hated, revered and ostracized. I’ve been at the top of Success Mountain and tumbled down to the bottom again and again. I’ve dated men with children, men who carry baggage, and men who … well … just aren’t man enough.
“I am just like you, woman to the core. And it is my passion for every woman to live a joyful life, to live in their full potential. So let this site be a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen too or a place to laugh knowingly! You are not alone.” – Renee Slansky