My Story, Experience and Coaching
“I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can't change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.”
― Charles de Lint
Those words hold all philosophy and intention that I have.
My Name is Marija( Mariya ) Mladenovich
and my personal journey reaches out 8 years back in time, but let me tell you a little bit about me before my journey started.
I was born in Central Europe-Serbia, where I worked in the dental area. A couple of years I was involved teaching some of the practical dental-technician subjects in the High School( equivalent to junior College over here).
So, I had a medical background but certainly wasn't prepare for what my destiny was holding in for me. I immigrated to Canada where I spent 2 years before moving to the USA.
In 2008 I was faced with heart crashing situation and the biggest challenge of my life. My son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, life-long condition, and label.
Because he hit all the bells that ring, in order to get ASD diagnosis, he was considered a "severe case". No clues how to help him, no language or communication to reach him, no map to "fix " his brain and body...only excruciating pain in my chest and soul. I was angry, sad, desperate and more than anything else terrified. Fear of the future was so big that my whole body was shivering for hours and days.
What future is gonna bring? What kind of life is he gonna live? Am I capable of doing right things for him, to help him, to support him and the most important to make him happy?
Since that day, my pursuit of healing started. The pursuit for solution-for not a curable condition that was out of my league at that time and wrestling with unknown began.
Last eight years I spent in the great passion and pure love learning about Biomedical healing, Diets, Nervous System, Brain, Neurology, the Anatomy of Human Body and Craniosacral Therapy, researching, cooking, playing, healing, meditation overall trying to help my son to overcome his condition.
For me, the other road didn't exist. I was ready to move the mountains until I see him reaching his highest potential and live happy and healthy life.
I've heard that " Success is doing ordinary things extraordinary well " Jim Rohn, can's say that my "job " was an ordinary but certainly I did it extraordinarily well. In May of 2015, he was out of Autism Spectrum Disorder land.
My purpose over here is to use all my knowledge embedded with experience, and offer to you. To help you, to reach out to you and be part of your personal journey. To be useful, to be compassionate, to make some difference.
Despite "mission impossible ", we did it, we made it, we succeeded, I got my son back, I hacked the code of his biology. As I opened that heavy door, entered into the land of pain, spent time hanging there, and on the way back we walked out completely changed. The transformation was mutual.
Uncertain as the situation was I pushed forward, I felt right in my pushing, as if effort itself meant something. I didn't know for sure if its gonna be successful or not, but I knew it's totally worth it.
I gained new light in my eyes. The light that is brighter than before, light that I want to share with you if you find yourself in the tunnel, feeling lost and stuck. Or if you have a higher mission for yourself, to reach places within you that not many people have reached.
Personally, I am very bright, compassionate, positive, persistent, achievement oriented, mentally strong and very authentic individua. For me, science and inner work (spirituality) are the two sides of the same coin. Through my work, I found them interconnected and impossible to be separated.
Talking to clients, and walking with them through their processes is very natural for me.
As I have been working on myself since I was in my early twenties( nearly 20 years), meditating, exploring my emotions, abilities of my mind...etc I feel very confrontable doing it with my clients, too.
Dealing with my son's such a complex condition made me be involved with many aspects of well-being, I attain knowledge about nutritions, supplements, brain games and exercises, diets. Have been practicing GF/CF diet, SCD diet, Feingold diet, Low oxalate diet, Low histamine diet, GAPS, Bulletproof diet...etc
In order to understand how the brain works and neurology, I was taking different classes and successfully pass Fundamentals of Neuroscience part 1 at edX Harvard. Attended Fundamentals of Neuroscience part 2 and Immunology.
Studied at Upledger Ins. Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Somato Emotional Release, throughout I have gained a better understanding of our body as a whole system rather than a separate mechanism.
On Aug 30th, 2016 I was certified as Bulletproof Coach, ready to offer my service and gratefully give back to the community.
If you felt motivated by my story and have a desire to truly work on your goals I will be delighted to connect with you and help you.