I'm Maya Lombarts, a health coach certified in Functional Medicine, and I'm passionate about natural health and how we can boost our body's energy system to live our passions with full energy and enthusiasm.
Why? In my own journey, I suffered from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, and when I finally got better, I became this overly busy business woman. My drive pushed me into overdrive.
I absolutely love combining positive psychology, systems biology, mindfulness and productivity hacks to give driven people the full package: a healthy body, a calm mind, and limitless energy!
My body broke down at the age of 15, and doctors had no idea what to do with me. I couldn't go to school, I couldn't shower without my mom's support, I couldn't walk without a walking cane.
I lost many years of my teenage life.
The doctors told me: "You just have a small energy bucket and you need to learn how to live with it." I am a stubborn person, and the most hopeful and optimistic person you'll ever meet, so I refused to accept my 'faith' and went looking for solutions.
I found my answers in Functional Medicine and in the Peruvian lifestyle. I lived in Peru for 3 years from my 21 to 24 and it completely changed my life and my health. All of the sudden, I could work full-time, dance salsa, have a vibrant social life, work as a singer in bars and hotels, and live without an agenda so I could listen to my body when I needed to.
For 10 years, I had been studying and experimenting to slowly but surely improve my digestive issues, my low immunity, my extreme fatigue, my random muscle aches, and my brain fog.
I had never even thought about becoming a health coach until my own coach told me: "Maya, if you love working with people, and you've been studying this stuff in your free time, and you know what it's like to have this constant struggle with your own body ... Have you ever thought of a career switch?"
Isn't it crazy how we can be so blind to the most obvious path we should be taking in life?
I don't want anyone to go through what I've been through.
Not being able to build a career, not being able to have an exciting hobby, not being able to have a social life, ... We should have it all!
My mission is to help high achievers chase after their ambitions combining a booming career, a thriving social life, an exciting passion PLUS restoring moments to yourself.
I want you to become super efficient with your energy, to start your day feeling enthusiastic and wide awake, to have a life filled with positive people and challenging projects, and to literally build the life you've always dreamed of, but stopped dreaming about somehow.
If you're not sure where to start, let's just have a chat and see what your next move could be. Together we develop personalized action steps to get you to banish fatigue and overwhelm.
I used to think I wasn't good at all because I compared myself to Christina Aguilera and I wanted to give up, until a guitar player in Peru invited me to perform with him and asked: "So how much do you want to earn?" All of the sudden, singing became my evening job ... The greatest side effect of my Peruvian adventure!
Which is how I ended up living in Peru, working at an NGO with single moms. It seems like a totally different thing, but actually my very practical and organized mind and my time management skills have been my best assets to manage my energy levels and help my clients use their energy to its fullest potential.
I was only 6 years old when I started. Saying "I can't do this." meant doing 10 pushups. Can you believe how hard it was to actually start listening to my body after 10 years of having a push-through mentality? When my body broke down, I woke up every morning thinking: "Today I can do it. I can go to school." And when I reached the bathroom I had to admit to myself: "Actually, I can't."
I did all kinds of crazy jobs and got so comfortable with jumping out of my comfort zone. I was a Master of Ceremonies mixing English and Spanish. I just looked up videos on YouTube and totally winged it. I think that's the day I conquered my perfectionism. Fake it 'till you make it!