How I became the me my younger self needed.
I was born Sheri Ann Santora in Hammonton, New Jersey on September 2, 1972. I was raised and lived in the same town until I was married in 2002. I am Italian and raised Catholic. We had Sunday dinners at my grandparents, that my grandmom prepared at the crack of dawn. I had great memories with my family, but also some crappy ones too. It was church on Sunday, Catholic guilt the rest of the week.
September 18, 2009, changed my world, my dad died. Not realizing I was spiraling out of control, I found myself alone with a broken heart, fighting with my family, my marriage falling apart, to finally landing myself in the hospital once with GERD the second time with Bell’s Palsy and all the while, using broken tools that no longer worked where I was stuck.
In 2011 I was introduced to Reiki and it saved my life. Years of receiving Reiki, I found myself wanting to share this freeing feeling and I became certified Reiki First Degree, Second Degree, and Reiki Master Teacher. I currently am an approved continued education provider with the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Body workers to teach Reiki First and Second degree.
With Reiki, life coaching, meditation, self-reflection, dedication, and hard work, I find myself living with gratitude, mindfulness, passion, confidence, empowerment, forgiveness, and love.
After being certified Reiki Master Teacher, I wanted to share my personal relationship and journey with Reiki. That is when I decided to write and then publish my own Reiki Manuals.
I have an inspiring and relatable story, so writing Become the You Your Younger Self Needed was easy. Along with many useful tools I have learned and used over the years and of course, my personal meditations will allow anyone when you are ready, become THE YOU that your younger self-needed.
I currently work with schools and youth organizations teaching mindfulness and meditations. I dedicated my book Become the You Your Younger Self Needed to the students in Atlantic City High School that changed my life in 2017.
Oh yes, I left the corporate world in 2017 after 17 years with a company because I believed my gifts, my tools are tools that can be the change that I want to see in this world.
I do not wake up seeing butterflies and flowers, I redirect, mediate, get Reiki treatments, talk to my life coach, and live with passion and love.
You can purchase any of my publications including Become the You Your Younger Self Needed on Amazon.com.