Hi! MY NAME IS MARLENA MACARTHUR.
I am so excited to meet you!
I am a certified professional "self" relationship and self-confidence coach, a certified yoga teacher, a CorePower Yoga manager, a meditation junkie, an adventure-aholic, a nature enthusiast, a life-long learner, a coffee snob, and a lover of life.
I believe that everyone can have self-confidence and believe in themselves. I believe that self-confidence is essential to living your best life. I believe that the relationship you have with yourself is the most important relationship you will ever have. I am on a mission to help young adults/adolescents stop hiding who they truly are, so they can let their light shine.
I help the younger generation stop doubting themselves and start loving themselves.
I always felt like an outsider growing up. I never quite fit in, never felt at home, and did not find a friend group who I really jived with. I struggled with self-confidence, self-love, and self-acceptance. I grew up wishing I was someone else.
I never felt like I was good enough, and I had the continuous mind chatter telling me, "You’re fat. You’re ugly. You’re not smart. You can’t do that. Just give up." I struggled with an internal battle for many many years which led me to self destructive patterns.
All I wanted was to feel loved and accepted, but really the one who I didn’t feel loved and accepted by was...Me!
I felt completely lost and wasn't sure who I was. I spent many years being so consumed with trying to be someone else that I didn't follow my passions or live life to the fullest. I was unhealthy, unhappy, and unsatisfied with my life. In fact, I hated my life.
Fast forward to my sophomore year of college when I somehow stumbled into a yoga class in Boulder, CO.
The class was totally packed, I had no idea what I was doing, and I was dripping with sweat. The yoga teacher kept saying these little tid bits of inspiration, and I swear she was speaking directly to me.
She said, “You are beautiful just the way you are. You are enough. Life doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle.”
At the end of the class, when we laid down in shavasana, I felt like someone had just cracked my heart open. Someone just pulled all the stuff that had happened in my life to the surface and I couldn’t hide from it anymore.
Although I was a total disaster and crying my eyes out, I felt completely at home. At yoga, no one judged me for what I had been through. No one cared that I was broken and needed to be fixed. Everyone just loved me for me. This day, almost nine years ago now, was the first day of my journey to self-confidence.
The train to self-confidence and holistic health is an incredible ride. It is hard work, it is extremely challenging, and it is totally and completely worth every second.
Yoga is the first outlet that helped me on this journey, but there have been many other avenues I have taken as well. I started going to every motivational conference I could find. I read (and still do read) many self-help books and started to work on my internal dialogue. I studied nutrition and the effects it can have on your body. I started to eat what was right for my body and exercising because I loved myself.
I started to meditate every day and ask the universe/God for guidance. I started finding gratitude for the little things in life and remembering gratitude in the face of struggle. I started spending time with people that encouraged me to be the best version of myself. Little by little, I started to peel back the layers of self-doubt and fear, and what was left was love, acceptance, and peace.
I started to unveil my “truth” and realized that my truth was actually pretty spectacular.
I have always wanted to help people. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve known that helping people was my life's journey. My life's mission is to help young adults/adolescents become totally excited that they are the person they are. I am here to help people believe in themselves like never before.
I want to help young adults realize just how extraordinary they are, so they can stop hiding, and start living. When you remove all the self-destructive mind-chatter, there is a lot more room for passions, dreams, goals, and love.
When you love yourself, you will love your life. And my mission is to help you with both.
My goal as a holistic health and self-confidence coach, is to help you love who you are and live with confidence.
It’s not easy, but I promise you it will be worth it. You will begin an internal journey that will shed the layers of doubt, hate, fear, resistance. What will be left is joy, abundance, happiness, love, and freedom.
I will help you to find gratitude for the person you are and gratitude for your life. If you have been blessed with struggles like I have, sometimes that is really hard to see. But, there is no light without darkness, and those who have been through hell and back can shine like the brightest star in the sky.
Your light is a gift, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
Come on this journey with me because…YOU are worth it.
The University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Ethnic Studies
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching - Certified Professional Coach & Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner
Touch For Health 1 & 2 - Applied Kinesiologist
CorePower Yoga - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification (Vinyasa, Hot, and Yin Yoga)