My Story

ABOUT SHERENE

My Story

ABOUT SHERENE

My vision is one where I motivate and inspire people to transform their lives.

My vision is one where I motivate and inspire people to transform their lives and live happier.

I was born and raised in Luton, Bedfordshire in a working class home where struggling was the norm. My childhood was shattered when at the tender age of 12, I lost my dad to suicide. Battling through my teens with depression that went undiagnosed, I lacked purpose and direction which resulted in me walking a lonely path.

Trying to make sense of my life after such a traumatic and tragic loss,  I turned to faith and eventually started to feel empowered. I developed self-help coping techniques which gave me the strength and resilience to push through the toughest of times. These skills are now some of my greatest assets. 

Experiencing such a great loss at a young age taught me resilience early on. It taught me how to push through the pain and restore my life. My vision is to inspire, support and motivate people to restore and transform their lives and ultimately, live happier.

By providing a platform that enables people to feel motivated to define their purpose, I hope to help people recognise their personal power and support them to rise up and reach their true potential. Sharing my own personal story and experiences is what keeps me connected to the world around me and helps people relate to my struggles and understand my passion for purpose.

I was born and raised in Luton, Bedfordshire in a working class home where struggling was the norm. My childhood was shattered when at the tender age of 12, I lost my dad to suicide. Battling through my teens with depression that went undiagnosed, I lacked purpose and direction which resulted in me walking a lonely path. Trying to make sense of my life after such a traumatic and tragic loss,  I turned to faith and eventually started to feel empowered. I developed self-help coping techniques which gave me the strength and resilience to push through the toughest of times. These skills are now some of my greatest assets. 

Experiencing such a great loss at a young age taught me resilience early on. It taught me how to push through the pain and restore my life. My vision is to inspire, support and motivate people to restore and transform their lives and ultimately, live happier. By providing a platform that embraces my vision, I am helping people recognise their personal power and inspiring them to rise up and reach their true potential. Sharing my own personal story and life experiences is what keeps me connected to the world around me and helps people relate to my struggles and understand my passion for purpose.

I’m on a mission to create life changing content, programmes and campaigns that show people the way.

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Back in 2014 I became a mum for the very first time. Giving birth to my son was the most amazing thing I have ever done. After a few weeks of him being in the world, I developed a deep sadness that I could not shift. I never loved him any less, in fact I protected him so much that I never wanted him to be out of my sight. I knew that what I was feeling was not right but was too scared that my baby would be taken away.

So, I put on a brave face and never spoke to a professional about how I was really feeling. Instead I created a motherhood blog as an outlet and found strength to challenge the negative thoughts I was having. This was the start of me sharing meaningful content online.

Once again, I recovered from a depression that could’ve sent me into a very deep and dark hole but found the strength within myself to get through. When depression crippled me, I was scared of being judged, labelled and having depression on my medical record, believing it would affect my future prospects.

As a result, I remained quiet and it grieves me that I felt so disempowered to speak up about how I was really feeling. Part of my work now involves breaking the stigma of mental health and suicide, because it is important for people to understand that it’s ok not to be ok. I’m proud to have created the #ONITSHEAD campaign which has been featured on BBC News and BBC Radio.

I’m on a  mission to create life changing content, programmes and campaigns that show people the way.

Back in 2014 I became a mum for the very first time. Giving birth to my son was the most amazing thing I have ever done. After a few weeks of him being in the world, I developed a deep sadness that I could not shift. I never loved him any less, in fact I protected him so much that I never wanted him to be out of my sight. I knew that what I was feeling was not right but was too scared that my baby would be taken away. So, I put on a brave face and never spoke to a professional about how I was really feeling. Instead I created a motherhood blog as an outlet and found strength to challenge the negative thoughts I was having. This was the start of me sharing meaningful content online.

 

Once again, I recovered from a depression that could’ve sent me into a very deep and dark hole but found the strength within myself to get through. When depression crippled me, I was scared of being judged, labelled and having depression on my medical record, believing it would affect my future prospects. As a result, I remained quiet and it grieves me that I felt so disempowered to speak up about how I was really feeling. Part of my work now involves breaking the stigma of mental health and suicide, because it is important for people to understand that it’s ok not to be ok. I’m proud to have created the #ONITSHEAD campaign which has been featured on BBC News and BBC Radio.

The power to change your life is in your hands.

During a period in her college years which saw Sherene uncommitted to her course and her life, she was told by her teacher that she would not amount to anything if she carried on the way she was going.

That conversation resulted in Sherene reflecting on her habits, mindset and weighing up her potential. Her teacher believed in her ability but ultimately it was Sherene who had to change. She developed a different way of thinking, a new routine and aced her course, attaining a double distinction.

The power to change your life is in your hands.

During a period in her college years which saw Sherene uncommitted to her course and her life, she was told by her teacher that she would not amount to anything if she carried on the way she was going. That conversation resulted in Sherene reflecting on her habits, mindset and weighing up her potential. Her teacher believed in her ability but ultimately it was Sherene who had to change. She developed a different way of thinking, a new routine and aced her course, attaining a double distinction.

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