Marlena specializes in addressing the individual uniqueness of every home and knows how to take a home from "Oh" to "WOW"!
I have always loved learning and I have been blessed with rich experiences throughout my lifetime. Today, many people know me as a Realtor and Home Stager. Some people know me as an award-winning author; others know me as a national and internationally-recognized child, family, and community advocate. Some people know that I served as a Consultant to the California Department of Education for over 10 years and ran three state-wide initiatives during that time.
But, not too many people know that there was a time in my career when I graduated as a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Educator. This part of my career evolved as an answer to a time in my life years ago when I was under extreme stress that jeopardized my health.
After learning how to deal more effectively with my stress through the use of biofeedback and stress management skills, I knew I had to share my education and experience with others. I started my own private practice and specialized in Mindfulness-Based Stress Management training for school districts working with children, parents, teachers, and administrators. At the request of a district psychologist, I designed a program for elementary-aged students who were identified as High Achievers. My own journey took me to unexpected places where I could help others.
As a speaker at national conferences, workshops, and statewide trainings, many of my books have helped kids and parents, and professionals such as social workers, mental health workers, teachers, and caregivers.