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Good to have you here!


This site is written for anyone who has something to do with a burn-out. That could be:

–  People with a burnout 

–  People who are facing a burnout 

–  Partners, children, family of people with a burnout

–  Employers

–  People who find burnout to be an interesting topic


I am not a psychologist or burnout coach. But I am someone who has had a burnout. So, I know what it feels like to be burned out and what you can encounter.  


During my burnout I missed an explanation about how a burnout works, therefore I made this website. A site that can help you to better understand
burn-out. Especially if you are just (shortly) in it, you might use some guidance. 


This site is full of topics, personal experiences and tips that can help you recover,
prevent or understand a burnout.

A burnout compass for you…


(At this moment I am re-writing the theme about being nice and pleasing (fase 3). A very large and private story about the road I went from being nice to pleasing and back. I hope you”ll enjoy it.)


My name is Marco Ambaum, 47 years old and I live in The

I live together with my wife; 3 adolescent
children and I work in secondary education.


In December 2018 I got a burnout that left me at

I got through it by trial and error. Supported by my family, friends, employer and the


As a teacher, I often took too much work with me. In addition to teaching, there were also many tasks, assignments and work groups that I
participated in. I also found my involvement with the children and the
pressure from parents heavy.


Having a young family asked a lot of me. Just like an old house, maintaining a social network and a large garden.

The balance in my life was quite disturbed.


Now, more than two years later, I am doing a lot better. I have gained understandings and have become a lot wiser.

These ideas, understandings and wisdom are the core of the website.

how is this site set up?

This site is made up out of the 3 phases of a burnout.


Phase 1, you are just at home and what is coming your way.

Phase 2, you go back to work again.

Phase 3, how do you prevent this from ever happening again.


Each stage has many topics that you can click on. 


Sometimes it’s good to overthink a topic. A burnout is often a longer process. It is good for your recovery to take the time for that.


Decide for yourself which phase you are in. If you are just starting out, phase 1 might be useful. Are you further in your recovery than phase 2 or 3 might be useful?


If you have any tips, questions or comments, please fill out the contact form.


That only makes the site better.


Hopefully you enjoy reading and good luck recovering!!