Welcome! My name is Şirin and I am a Conscious Parenting and Personal Coach, living in the UK with my beautiful and amazing son. I work with clients all over the world to support and empower them with their parenting and personal development journey.
I am a qualified Breastfeeding Peer Supporter and I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Sociology. I am obsessed with personal development; and on my own continuous journey of being coached by some of the best in the coaching industry. My biggest education has come from being a mother to an amazing toddler; who has positively changed my world and challenges me daily to break my own cycles and strive to be the best I can be!
I initially decided to write about parenting after my personal experiences as a first time mother. I became frustrated at the lack of support, decent information and guidance available to parents. I was disappointed to realise that the attitudes towards parenting (especially in Western Societies) have shifted so far from our natural, evolutionary and innate ways; which I believe is the root of all the problems we are experiencing in our current world. I was also saddened to realise that the subject of parenting has become an extremely sensitive one, with people avoiding an open and honest dialogue, at the risk of parents feeling ‘judged’ and ‘shamed’. So I began reading and researching to find out where we went wrong. This made me even more passionate about the subject, which is how I began my blog.
Since starting my blog, I have delved massively into my own journey of self-reflection and self-development. This has in a huge way shifted my attitude towards myself, other people and the world we live in. I have shifted in my feelings of anger and frustration towards the state of this system (as you may witness in my earlier articles!)… to compassion and wanting to understand why society has become so disconnected and reacting from fear. This has inspired me even more to share my own experiences and medicine with the world, in order to inform and empower people to make it a better and more loving place!
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein
You may here this often… but there truly is nothing else in this world that will test and teach you to question and look at yourself quite like becoming a parent! Due to not wanting to continue the cycle of my own childhood wounds (and EVERYONE has them, just look up Gabor Mate’s work!), I have embraced the opportunity of allowing my child to teach me how to be a better person and parent. This has added a new dimension to my passion and drive for guiding and supporting others and challenging the status quo. I have realised that my soul’s purpose is to empower parents to dig deep, lean into and trust their intuition, and find their higher self.
Throughout my blog you will find several links to scientific studies and articles that I have found to be useful and informative. I really hope you enjoy reading it and find the information useful.
If you would like any coaching and support in your parenting journey, or someone to share your overwhelm with, then please feel free to contact me.
With love and gratitude,
I am not writing this blog to judge, shame or criticise parents.
We all want to do the best we can do for our children; and to equally feel seen, heard, valued, loved and part of a community/tribe.
I strongly believe that everyone deserves and needs that love and support, and it all starts with children.
It is therefore more vital than ever for us as parents to have an open and honest dialogue, and to question everything
(instead of allowing our own wounds, limiting beliefs and egos to get in our way).