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A Journey of Hope and Transformation

Hello, I am so happy you are here!

I was fortunate to grow up in a vibrant ski town with parents who modeled a healthy and active lifestyle, that included a great diet and tremendous fun practicing year-round outdoor sports. I pursued a career in nursing out of high school, believing at the time that it aligned with my commitment to health and wellness. At the end of our second year of nursing school, my roommate and I were driving to our parents' homes that afternoon, when an intoxicated driver struck the car we were in causing an accident that we were fortunate to survive.


Like my roommate, it took the summer to recover from my injuries, but my health never felt the same afterwards. Years later, a  diagnosis of Hashimoto's thyroiditis soon triggered a downward spiral into chronic illness. Over the following two decades, my husband, Scott, and I raised our four active children while also caring for our elderly mothers. 


I also made the never-ending rounds of doctors and specialists, prescribed treatments and even surgeries. They always diagnosed acute and temporary health issues, and the treatments only ever provided short-term relief. In hind sight, it now amazes me that none of the doctors or specialists ever suspected the possibility of a chronic illness given that I was constantly sick, exhausted, experiencing insomnia and growing sensitivities to the outdoors as well as to my workplace, to household cleaning products, perfumes, and a food list that was only becoming longer. Later on, widespread body pains also appeared. My husband, Scott, would often tell me he wished he "could build a bubble to protect me from everything so I could maybe feel well again!"

Incredibly, despite everything, I managed to work full-time in hospital administration, volunteer on school committees, complete a Bachelor's degree in Psychology through part-time distance education, and handle the numerous responsibilities of a full family life and home. To say that it was challenging would be a huge understatement!


As my symptoms intensified so did the limitations on my daily life become increasingly more restrictive. Cherished activities with family and friends were becoming more difficult until, one by one, they each had to be reluctantly abandoned.

After 20 years of going like this, my health eventually crashed! Now bedridden and in excruciating daily pain for many months (which was later identified as a severe fibromyalgia flare) my husband became my rock. When the prescribed medications only made me feel worse, this became the major turning point of my journey.

I felt betrayed by western medicine! This gave me a fierce determination to take things into my own hands to reclaim my health and life back again. I set out to find the right diagnoses and treatments outside of my former comfort zone—Western medicine.


I set out on this new part of my journey with a Nurse-Health Coach. Thanks to her, I learned the empowering practice of compassionate self-care. After searching on my own and asking my family doctor for referrals to health experts that I would find myself, I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity & environmental hypersensitivity (MCS & EH), as well as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS).


This felt like a lot to take in, but thankfully, under the care of these amazing health specialists, their treatments helped rebuild my health back to full vibrancy and wellness again! I also received the kind of health education I never would have received otherwise. Furthermore, I learned powerful effective self-management tools for living with invisible chronic illnesses.


Today, while there is no cure for these conditions, I feel like myself again—symptom-free, enjoying my life and the activities that I have always loved: swimming, cottaging, boating, and sharing delicious foods with loved ones. My husband and I can also enjoy our life together as our children now add partners and grandchildren to our family.


Today, I am passionate about helping others living with fibromyalgia and the other chronic illnesses that often come with it. The specialized health coaching I offer today helps women like you reclaim their health and lives again. Working with me, helps them save many years of wasted time and resources trying to peacemeal treatments through a lengthy process of trial and error.


If you find yourself navigating similar challenges, I want you to know that you do not have to be on this journey alone. I know first-hand what you are going through, and I can provide you the guidance, support, and hope you need to help you break free from the chains of chronic illness so you can finally find vitality, joy, and fulfillment while living life on your own terms again! 

Discover a path to thriving beyond invisible chronic illness!

Together, let's embark on a transformative journey towards renewed vitality and joy!

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Gisèle coaches clients who live with fibromyalgia, multiple chemical and environmental sensitivities,

myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome, and long-Covid

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