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Community Highlights: Meet O’Shea René of Self Honeymoon

Today we’d like to introduce you to O’Shea René.

Hi O’Shea, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I have always enjoyed empowering people to be the best version of themselves, even at times where I found it difficult myself. For a long time, I struggled with depression and had created a habit of self-sabotage and just plain negative energy. One Summer, I created a plan by dissecting my life into categories that I saw fit. I knew that I needed to build my confidence and understand who I was, so I made a plan to “master myself.” I knew that I needed a better way to manage my life and stay organized to prevent myself from repeating past mistakes, so I made a plan to “balance my life.” I knew that I needed to re-evaluate my goals for my career and take more practical steps to be more well-rounded, so I made a plan to “build my brain power.” Lastly, I knew that while all of these things were going to be important for my growth, it would be difficult for me to stay on course if I didn’t understand what made me unique and how to keep improving the characteristics and mannerisms that would take me far in life. I created a plan to define what kind of woman I wanted to be and how I was going to become her. Ultimately, this became known as “creating my signature.” I created a system that guaranteed I would make improvements no matter what pace.

If I had to identify the most important aspect of self-evolution, I would say that it is strengthening your intuition. This helps with confidence, self-esteem, clarifying your vision, prioritizing your well-being and peace, unlearning limiting beliefs and learning how to re-parent oneself. I think that the best thing that anyone can do for themselves is to put in the work to communicate clearly with their inner guide.

Success means to trust in yourself to do your best, being proud of that effort and being inspired to strive for better. How do you learn to trust yourself? You have to take the time to get to know yourself deeply. The same effort that you give to others when getting to know them and trying to prove your love or loyalty give yourself the same effort (if not more). When you strengthen your relationship with self, your inner dialogue shifts and expands, and your life will accordingly. That’s why Self Honeymoon has been such an important part of my life because as I get older, the meaning changes and evolves, but it always feels like I’ve reached a better level of acceptance and guidance.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Between my vision boards on my walls, boards and phone, I came to the conclusion that I had enough information now. My Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram may be flooding me with new ideas and quotes to give me a boost of assurance and inspiration, but at the end of the day, I still found it to be more challenging to make use of what I was absorbing. Too often, we overload on “good information” because there’s plenty of it out there. There seem to be a million ways to relieve stress and a hundred million resources that exist to tell you what you should do and why. It’s incredible! But it’s also overwhelming. After realizing that finding what works best for me now will require some trial and error, I decided I needed my own little guidebook to at least store all of this information until I knew what to do with it. That’s when I started creating the worksheet templates. I wanted my own personal vade mecum for living a well and satisfied life. One place that I could go to and find helpful tools and information that I know and trust.

One of my favorite things to do is helping others to create effective systems for themselves to elevate their life across different dimensions of their well-being. I have been lucky enough to be able to create brands that align with my purpose and my passions. I have written guided journals since 2015, and each of them have a blend of practical, common sense advice but organized in a way that removes the “what now?” question after finishing. My best-seller, Elements Volume I, guides you to create a “menu of wellness” and your own recipes for improving your well-being. You decide what ingredients play a role and how much they contribute to your inner world. The journal is a journey, and in this journey, I have learned to just take a step back and when I feel like I need a reset, I can go back to this space and remember that I hold the key to what has helped me in the past. You can change your path, and you likely will, because we’re always growing and we’re always elevating and that’s what this human experience should be. Since I love to offer great value, I have created a system that includes a personalized experience with Self Honeymoon, so that putting yourself first doesn’t have to be something that you do on your own.

We’ve been impressed with Self Honeymoon, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Self Honeymoon is growing and expanding, and I could not be prouder of how far the community has come already. I am excited to keep expanding into different industries and continue with creating more involved and unique experiences. As for me, I am moving into a new chapter of celebrating the things that I enjoy most in life. I have been making this change over the last couple of weeks but shifting from productivity guilt to prioritizing wholeness in each day, even if it means just going back to the basics. Life is meant to be lived, and I want to do what I can to manage the things that I can control to my best ability.

If you want to join our community, you can follow me @selfhoneymoon on Instagram. You can also stay updated on www.selfhoneymoon.com

If you want to be featured in Self Honeymoon Magazine, you can inquire here: www.selfhoneymoonstories.com

Networking and finding a mentor can have such a positive impact on one’s life and career. Any advice?
Most everywhere that I go, I am actively seeking mentorship. I have established great relationships with people that help me to better make decisions in all areas of my life. I value other people’s insights and experiences and believe that by learning from others, I have been able to avoid unnecessary mistakes and have the tools and resources to better navigate the inevitable.

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