It's been difficult for you to show the world who you are and what you are capable of.

You are smart, creative and sensitive and you have lots of potential, but it's not coming out, despite all your efforts. In fact, you are exhausted from trying so hard. You've experienced periods of overwhelm, stress, fatigue and depression. 

You've felt different and out of place your whole life, feeling like other people just don't get you.

The truth is, you are a sensitive, intuitive and creative person, which are your natural strengths, but we live in a world dominated by the (logical) mind.
You haven't used your natural strengths effectively, because nobody taught you how. In school and work we mostly learn how to use our mind, not our heart and soul. 

You have big dreams and you would love to make an impact on this world, but by now you've started believing it might not be possible for you to thrive.

Hi, my name is Marleen. I'm so happy to meet you here. I know you have a lot to give, and I want to help you to get out of survival mode, connect to the wisdom in your heart and share it with the world.
You have big dreams for a reason! I believe you are here to create change. You are a leader, not a follower, and deep down you know this. 

Ready to get started? Learn the essential practice to thrive.

I know what it's like to feel trapped in survival mode, feeling stuck, because I've been there several times. 
In my twenties I started my (office) jobs excited and full of energy. Over time (on average 4 months) I started feeling distracted, experiencing tiredness and foggy brain. Very little came out of my hands and I felt depleted at the end of every workday. I could barely get through three workdays a week. 

I tried again and again in different jobs to 'get it right'. People around me didn't understand (I didn't understand either), and would tell me to try harder, so I did, forcing myself. It didn't work. Instead I experienced more stress, anxiety and fatigue. Some days I would cry in the bathroom because I couldn't cope anymore. 

I burned out three times over a period of 10 years. The 2010 burn out left me unable to move for almost 2 years. I didn’t understand what was happening to me. I was supposed to be thriving, I was only 30 years old. I lived in my parents’ attic for several months, because in addition to the burn out I lost my relationship and my home. 

It felt like the ground disappeared from under my feet. I was deeply lost, sad and depressed and very afraid to move forward, because I couldn’t go through another crash and risk losing everything again in the future.

I had lots of talents and abilities that couldn't come to the surface

People couldn't see who I really was, because I struggled expressing myself the way I wanted and needed to.​​​​ 

The tossing between periods of energy and enthusiasm and periods of fatigue and depression, made it almost impossible for me to build up anything lasting in my life. It was also very difficult to earn a living. I found myself receiving unemployment benefits in between jobs and asking my parents for extra money. I felt so ashamed about this that I would rather lie about it then admit this struggle to others.

I thought there was something wrong with me, because others could do it. They could work all week without experiencing the problems I had. They could showcase their talents. They could build up something lasting. They were earning a nice living. I felt like a huge failure, which only confirmed my inability to function as a ‘normal’ human being.

I tried to find out what was wrong with me for years. I tried different therapies and picked up a few labels along the way, like HSP (which explained a lot!) and AD(H)D.

I kept on struggling for a while longer, until one day I stepped in the office (I was working at an ADHD specialist at the time, ironically) feeling sick to my stomach, and a huge inside hit me.

I'm not supposed to be here! This is not the right place for me!

I suddenly realized I had been trying to fit myself in all these years, believing there was something wrong me because I couldn’t. I realized there's NOTHING wrong with me. 

This insight was the beginning of a new journey. A journey of getting to know myself again and learning how to walk my walk and talk my talk. I really dived in and found lots of amazing ways to start navigating through life from my own inner strength. I raised my level of awareness through the daily practice of yoga, and started teaching yoga as well, which felt like coming home to me. I became more authentic each day and my ability to express myself increased. Of course it's a process of growth, but I enjoy the ride 🙂

It's YOUR time to step into the light and start thriving, because you have so much to give just by being YOU.

Get started today, just because you are worth it and I would love for you to shine.

You can start your new journey by getting my free guide The essential practice to stop surviving and start thriving, which includes the WHY behind the practice and get's you up to speed with the HOW as well, because we all know that knowledge alone is not enough. This is about applying these practices in your life, so real change can happen. 

I would love to talk to you soon.

So much love and light to you,