Bestfoot4wardblog is an eclectic overview of my life passions and stories. It is dedicated to my son, Yohan, who always amazes me with his wisdom, insight, and extraordinary passion for life. It is dedicated to my son Yohan, who has risen above many challenges, living a full life despite any limitations CMT may impose.
I initially started this blog to highlight the ups and downs, the horizontals, the inside outs, and the upside downs of the many facets of life. There are many articles about my family’s life experiences with CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, an inherited and progressive nerve disease my son Yohan was diagnosed with at 7 years old (he’s 30 now! Yikes!!). I’ve documented his struggles along the way and added stories of my friends who live alongside this insidious disease without letting it swallow them up whole. I call them “The Much Admired.”
During the past 20 years, I’ve been a volunteer advocate for people with CMT at the CMTA or Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association. I’ve written articles about CMT foot reconstruction surgery, perceived differences, teaching kids about CMT, CMT awareness, CMT fundraising, Cycle 4 CMT, and CMT 4 Me podcast ….you get it – all things CMT!
I’ve also included stories revealing many of my own issues, including living and dealing with chronic foot pain for the past 30 years – half my life. Craziness!
In 2021, I was certified as a bona fide Life Coach under the guidance of my mentor and Rise 2 Realise founder, Arda Ozdemir. It’s never too late to change or find true happiness, and for the first time in my life, I am discovering my authentic self and helping others along the way. I love coaching. It’s in my blood.
I help my clients reach their goals and true potential through gentle guidance and deep introspection. Working with individuals, couples, and families who seek support with anxiety, stress, physical and emotional pain, relationships, grief, self-esteem, personal fulfillment, career change, and mindset, I empower my clients see to see with their hearts, trust their intuition, and take charge of their destinies. I walk hand-in-hand with my clients on a fascinating journey of self-exploration where the path to personal freedom becomes illuminated with tangible dreams, achievable goals, and ultimate purpose.
And when I’m not coaching, I’m with my horse, Cantaro, and hairless cats, Luna and Tsuki, playing with my friends’ dogs or any other animal who enjoys love, attention, and playtime! Training animals has always been a passion, and I believe that with patience and the right tools (clickers and treats), animals can learn to do just about anything. They are genuinely superior being in so many ways!
Thank you for reading. I am grateful for your time and feedback. If you are interested in personal coaching sessions, reach out to me: email@example.com. I’d love to work with you!
Elizabeth M. Ouellette
Wonderful blog Elizabeth!
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