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 it was difficult for him to express or receive love thus he often pushed me away. 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 I became withdrawn suffering from anxiety, depression, frustration, fear of rejection, abandonment issues, low self-esteem, feeling different and negative thinking.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 than just settling. I was seeking to truly connected 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.