Here her journey unfolds.
It was tough growing up! One day my dad became ill suffering from a serious mental illness.
My whole life Changed.....
When he was around things were strange and at times scary. I felt rejected by him frequently as he pushed me away often. My dad brought me up with some strict controlling rules. At times I felt isolated.
Fortunately, I had the love & support of my family. However, it was difficult for everyone and I was deeply wounded.
As you can imagine it was frightening for a child & wasn't easy. I became withdrawn suffering from anxiety, depression, frustration, fear of rejection, abandonment issues, low self-esteem, feeling different and negative thinking.
When I was 15 years old, I left school early with no qualifications and immediately began spiralling down a destructive path. I ran away from home for a while. I was angry with the world, disliked myself & was self-destructive. Hanging out with the wrong people, drinking and partying.
Something had to change. I knew I had great potential but didn't know how to change my life. Deep down I knew Sunshine was still inside me under all the pain.
I felt like I lacked identity & confidence that I had when I was younger. Suffering from PSTD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Feeling like I had lost myself & that I was constantly re-living pain from the past. Stuck in the past giving to everyone but myself.
I realised, my dad wasn't well, and I knew he had no control over what was happening. Sadly, he has passed now. Before he passed, we managed to re-connect and repair our relationship. Which was a massive step for me. I learned to forgive, and loved him dearly remembering good times.
I still needed to heal my wounds. I was totally frustrated and fed up with my life. I was stuck and going nowhere. I started with some counselling. After a while, I decided to go back into education ending up in me graduating in Biology BSc with a 1st class honours! My determination was back, and I was on fire.
Whilst I was proud of my achievements and getting back on track I felt something was missing. I wasn't sure what was next. I still felt disconnected, held back by past wounds & I still felt like there was more for me.
I was moving forward but my focus was on the wrong thing. Being a rescuer type of person, I was stuck in the habit of putting others first & being a people pleaser not truly loving myself and knowing my worth.
I delved further into self-healing, personal development & focused on growth.
I remembered back to my younger days the childhood I fondly remembered before things changed.
I was surrounded by a loving Greek family & being raised by my parents who were into personal development & spirituality.
Before my dad fell ill, we often had fun seeing auras, getting in touch with our senses in nature, and doing readings. A magical bond. Growing up with a certain freedom, curiosity & love for life.
It was here where my spiritual journey began building a strong connection with nature, my values, intuition & the ability to heal.
I remember my favourite bright yellow skirt that my mum bought me which i used to spin around in bringing me much joy. It reminded me of Sunshine which has been my favourite nickname since a child.
I had a gift for seeing other people’s gift & shine. With a strong will & optimistic outlook empowering those around me.
I realised that this was what I was yearning for. This feeling again.
After working for a few years following university, I started to get back into my passions. I was finding myself again. Bursting with energy and excited about life. Like I had been re-born.
Some didn't understand this energy, my positive attitude.
I had been through a lot and was learning to love myself & life again. I worked but didn't fit in. I was often bullied and singled out for being different & standing out. I was even told, "I don't like your smile, the way you are so friendly with people”!
It was here I found my real passion for dancing. In the office, I often hid my shine but when I danced, I found a place to always shine. Where I could express my positive and confident self. Sharing my shine with the world whilst illuminating others at the same time.
I wanted to be free to be me, not just in dance but in life. I wanted more than a life just settling. I was seeking to truly connect to my authentic self, gifts and desires. I wanted to create a life and business of meaning.
I wanted something different, where I could embrace being different and walk my own path. Here, I delved into the entrepreneur world.
Trying out numerous things. It was a new world, a different more independent way of thinking and being. I loved it but was seeking to do something to truly tap into my authentic gift & dreams of causing a ripple effect.
I kept looking and I found it!!
My calling. I wanted to help others like me. Always having a passion for helping others as well as the mind, body & spirit connection.
My life truly changed when I underwent mentorship & coaching. I delved deeper into who I am. Gaining clarity on what was holding me back and what my deepest dreams were.
I overcame limiting beliefs, rewired my mindset and created new healthy habits.
Understanding the power of the mind and how to develop my mindset to stop negative thinking and limiting beliefs.
I realised that facing rejection was a gift that had given me the strength to overcome anything, empowering me to find self-love & making me fearless with an unstoppable drive.
I unleashed my power. Tuning in to my own power realising my unique place in this world and the power to create what I was looking for. Only we are responsible for changing & creating our lives. Making ourselves happy!
I came into alignment with myself, adopting healthy routines & finding a balance between Mind, body & spirit to become my higher self & finding my flow.
With the combination of coaching and my self-healing transformation, I realised my life had taken me to this place, to my destiny.
I went from hating my life to truly being grateful for everyone and every part of it. Without these challenges, I wouldn't be the person I am now with the alignment, confidence and drive I have today. To inspire others & the world. Re-writing my story.
"Shine!! Don't Play Small to Ease a Few, the World Needs you at Your Fullest Potential Shining your Light"
I found myself again, Sunshine. There was no more hiding, and nothing was holding me back. Radiating. Stepping back into my power intuitively connecting with myself & gifts to thrive. Finding balance and loving who I am. Being in the flow of my higher essence & joy.
Now knowing I had to go through these life challenges to transform & know how important it is to truly shine and keep driving forward no matter what, to find and create the soulful life I love.
Finding the confidence to become my best self in life & business. Whilst being totally authentic!
I know exactly how to tune into what is in alignment and authentic to self. Creating the life you love and finding a balance connecting mind, body & spirit.
Finding the shine within & having the resilience & drive to keep striving for our magnificent best life.
Creating shine & unstoppable empowered drive allowed me to be my best self, attract love, opportunities, and success. Once I was in alignment, my higher energy flowed & things changed for the better.
The beauty of Transformation.