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Good to have you here!

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

              People with a burnout 

              People who are facing a burnout 

              Partners, children, family of people with a burn out


              People who find it an interesting topic


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

During my burn out I missed an explanation about how a burn out works, therefore I made this website. A site that can help you to better understand burnout. 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 burnout.

A burnout compass for you…

(the website is not finished yet, so left and right still needs to be refined)


My name is Marco Ambaum, 46 years old and live in The

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


In December 2018 I got a burn out 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 burn out.


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. 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!!