. . . and then she found her strength again

The end of one chapter is the beginning of a new one. We all have our own stories, with unique chapters, and all of us experience pain somewhere along the way. Loss. Loneliness. Grief. Disappointment. I am well-acquainted with emotional pain. I have lived through 10 years of domestic abuse, lost my first love to divorce, and then I lost him again- forever- to suicide. I lived powerless, hopeless, and broken for longer than I’d like to admit, so that’s why I do what I do now.

I believe pain is inevitable, but suffering is a choice. That’s right, a choice. When we lack the tools to navigate life’s hardest curveballs, suffering seems like the only route. But it’s not. I want you to be empowered in all the areas of your life where you feel you are lacking: confidence, connection, purpose, hope. If you’re ready to expand your emotional and physical intelligence, do some INSANELY gratifying HARD work, and start building a life you LOVE, you’re in the right place!

If ever you feel powerless, it’s a cue there is work to do. I am a hardcore power addict and I don’t settle for anything less. That doesn’t mean I don’t have hard, grievy (yes, that’s spelled exactly how I want it to be. It means I understand it’s OK to be sad and miss things/people), low days… I’m human, those are part of the deal. But I have learned how to not stay there and how to allow those days to bring even deeper healing, truth, and connection. It’s a wonderful trick really!

So, where do you want to begin? Linktree is a one-stop shop for all the quick links to all the goods. Otherwise, my podcast is a great start: Real Talk with MBK on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Spotify. 1:1 Coaching is the most in-depth work I do, email me at hello@marybethkoenes.com for details. My online courses are perfect options to start learning how to “do the work” and find your Authentic Self. My social media pages (IG, FB, Twitter) will keep you motivated and up to date on all things MBK (Join my private FB group: MBK Getting Conscious). And my blog: is my heartwork; where I unpack my deepest thoughts and most intimate processes through pain and feelings.

Take your pick and get to building a life you LOVE!


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