Hi! My name is Christle. I am 30 years old and live in Utrecht, The Netherlands with a cat named Pongo.


This website is named after my official first name: Christle-Caroline. I never actually use this full name. This saddens my dear mother. I'll now change this in my very own way. when you shuffle the letters of Caroline you'll eventually get Clarione.


A Clarion is a trumpet with clear tones. In addition to that, the word Clarion means clear and shrill. This is how I want to live my life from now on. Unhindered, present and out loud!

For a long period of time I have walked around being ashamed of anything and everything and I know that my life wasn't what it could be. So, I complety changed the course of my life and will take you on my journey while writing about shame.

You might remember that a couple of years ago there was an 'awkward turtle' hype This is what I have to think about when I think of shame. That uneasy feeling. This is why you will find many turtles on Christleclarione. They represent shame which have carried with me for a long time but I am now ready to set down. 

I want to invite you to do the same.

Because I know that if I felt trapped under the weight of my many turtles there are other people that recognize this feeling and the weight of it. On the turtle page on my website you can anonymously share what shame/turtle you've been dragging along with you for years and what the consequences have been for you.


I'll share the turtles stories on my website and Instagram so people can see that they are not the only one with heavy turtles on their backs. 


If sharing these stories makes just one person breathe in relief because they are not carrying the weight alone anymore, I'll have reached my goal.


Click HERE to share with me how heavy your turtle has been.