My goal is to help you re-imagine your life, to feel less "stuck" and to know that there is another way for you, that you can do this and most importantly, that you're much stronger than you think.
Why? Well, because I was there once.
Hi there, Im Marie.
I moved from Ireland to Sydney, Australia in March 2006 on a 1 year working-holiday visa. I was having a ball, making new friends, partying & enjoying this new adventure. Oh yes, and working too! It's here that I met my husband.
Today, (15 years later) I'm a mum to 3 beautiful children with my amazing supportive husband.
August 2018, after I had my 3rd baby, something wasn't right, I didn't know what exactly but I just knew that something wasn't sitting well with me mentally. I didn't feel good. I wasn't enjoying parenthood like you're supposed to. I was feeling sad & tired all the time. I didn't want to see anyone, talk to anyone. Some days I'd just want to stay in bed & ignore the outside world. Some days I'd just cry. Most days, I'd feel jealous of my husband leaving the house to go to work. I couldn't sleep, my mind would race & race at nighttime, have I done this & that? are the kids ok? Did I put the rubbish out? Am I going crazy? Why can't I do it all? Why can't I be a supermom? I was feeling stuck, backed into a corner, like I couldn't escape, trapped in my own home & head! You see, it's just my husband and I, we had no support network, no family around us to help with 3 small children. We were "on" all of the time. We were living life in the fast lane, everything was done now, it was a constant "go go go." The gravity of all this got to me, big time. I needed support, physically, mentally & emotionally. I could have called on my friends for help but I felt that I needed to be able to do this parenting thing and everyone seemed too busy so I didn't want to be a burden to anyone. I went to some dark corners in my head, at times I just wanted out- out of my own life, I wasn't suicidal, I wanted to live, I wanted to enjoy my life & my children but I just didn't know how, I didn't know how to communicate this to anyone. I didn't want to be judged, I didn't want to feel like a failure, I didn't want to feel shame.
I desperately needed a break.
Hello burnout #1.
(burnout is a state of emotional, mental & often physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged or repeated stress)
I told my husband that I needed to do something, I needed help...fast! I was exhausted & stressed to the max. I spoke to my GP, she then put me in touch with a psychologist, Debbie. This was the start of a 2.5year self-discovery journey for me.
Debbie has helped me along my way and is a very important part of my life still today and will be into the future.
I questioned everything. I was annoyed that I didn't "feel right", that I was "supposed" to feel another way. Was I good enough? Could I even do this? Is this life? Is this all there is? I had such self doubt, limiting beliefs and compared myself to others. I would consume social media, letting it influence my next choice. I had to unpack so much emotional baggage with debbie, between being a new mom in a different country with no family around me, no support network, to negative self-talk, doubting myself, judging myself, feeling mom-guilt & overwhelming stress. I was in desperate need of a constant hug! I needed someone there to help me emotionally & mentally. At the same time I also wanted to feel better, be better, I did know that there was more out there, I just hoped I could reach it.
I started to gain a real interest in emotional intelligence, emotional maturity, burnout & how stress can affect the body. I have first hand experience at all of these. Human behaviour, Human nature, psychology & how the mind works - these also fascinated me, so I threw myself into this work, I researched college papers & read book after book. I wanted to learn why we do what we do.
I really wanted to help someone else identify these emotions & learn how to manage them effectively.
I soon realized that all the power to change is within me - ME!
I am in control - ME!
I control my thoughts & actions - ME!
I then came across Life Coaching. This is it! This is what i've been searching for all along....
I embarked on a Diploma in Life Coaching with The Life Coaching College Australia.
Today, I am a work in progress, I think we all are. I'm learning everyday. But, I know that I am in control of what I see, hear & believe. I have learned to slow down a lot & I love it. I have learned that I need to be present for my children. I have learned what self-care is and how important it is. I have factors in place to help me with stress, to help me identify my emotions, & deal with them if needs be. To listen to certain thoughts or not.
I believe that I am worthy and that I can give & serve to other people.
I truly believe that we all have the power to change or improve within us, it's already there. My passion is to help you unlock all that potential & breakthrough to be your best self.
Don't take 2 years to realise your full potential & how worthy you really are like I did, let me help you get started today...
As a professionally trained certified life coach, I have the tools and understanding to help you to create the life you imagine and get a renewed sense of self. Do you know who you really are? Do you know what you can achieve? Do you really know your full potential?
Committing to a healthier lifestyle is just that – a commitment, and it’s a big one that will take a lot a dedication. My commitment is to provide you with accountability, understanding and support. To show you direction & trust.
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