I was born and raised in Sardinia, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean. I grew up in a very dysfunctional family. My mom openly admitted that she had no desire to have children, but my father insisted. This led to very difficult experiences that were manifestations of what I call a family’s toxic emotional inheritance. Family toxic emotional inheritance includes childhood traumas, family convictions, tendencies, emotions and inner conflicts that were reflected upon me from multiple members of the family. This toxic environment led me to develop a severe depression, eating disorders and, later in life, I experienced domestic violence. If I hadn’t fought to overcome these challenges, I would have been condemned to living a painful existence.
At 19, I began to see things differently. I woke up. I identified the real reasons for my suffering and made a choice to free myself from them. I began to detoxify myself, and this is when I found my strength. At the age of 20 I left Italy and moved to The Netherlands. I fulfilled my dream of studying in the field of Human Behavior. I have master’s degrees in Latin American studies from Leiden University and Utrecht University. My studies were oriented in Literature and Cultural Anthropology. I worked with refugees and victims of political violence in The Netherlands, Peru and Guatemala.
I have a love for languages, and I speak six: Italian, Dutch, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. I am currently studying Russian. I have traveled and observed the huge societal issues the world is facing. I created Sentidu Life Coaching to help people understand how they contribute to these issuesand what leads to destructive behaviors and experiences.
Throughout my life I have faced many obstacles. I faced despair and I saw ugliness. I confronted failure and experienced loneliness. I was humiliated. I felt a disgust for life and have looked death in the eyes. I stood on the edge of a cliff time and time again but never gave up on myself. I’ve always chosen me, knowing I deserved better.
I now live my life and choose myownexperiences; I am free from my family’s toxic past and I am conscious and present.
My work gives me energy and I really enjoy what I do. I let my body guide me on what it needs and how to stay healthy, how to nourish it. My new level of consciousness has allowed me to create and experience more balanced relationships. I know when to stand up for myself and can put up a fight if needed. I can embrace failure and move on from it. There is a new level of flow in my life, where there are lots of opportunities for growth and places to evolve from. I can observe my negative emotions, without being attached to them. I am aware they are there, but they don’t consume me. They are a part of me. I have developed a great level of self-care and compassion.
I am being myself to the fullest extent, and you can too.