About Darlene


mental health, recovery,

The truth will set you free

About Darlene
 After struggling my entire life with dissociative identity disorder, multiple personality, chronic depression, and the effects of child sexual abuse,  in 2006 I finally found the help that I needed and I began to emerge from broken. My life today is dramatically different than what it used to be. Living, really living, isn’t just getting from one day to the next coping with those issues. Living is fully embracing life and participating in it. It is about knowing who I really am and not being defined by my past or by any other person.

Everything changed when I learned to look at “where the broken began.” My journey has been both difficult and exciting, instilling in me an extreme passion for helping others live in freedom, without the shackles of fear and shame. Wherever we find ourselves in the recovery process, we have the hope of wholeness and a purpose filled life. Mine is a story of hope. Having come from the depths of despair to being thrilled at the prospect of a new day, this blog is about the process of healing, learning to face fear and walking forward in truth and joy. It is about thriving and flourishing in day to day life knowing that I wasn’t born broken.

I am a certified professional life coach, emotional healing expert and inspirational speaker. I’m happily married to the man I used to be unhappily married to and together we share life with our three children, (all young adults today) cows, pets and horses on the wide open spaces of Southern Alberta Canada. If you would like to work with me, please see my coaching and consulting information page. I work with clients internationally, over the phone or on Skype.

If I can do it, YOU can too!  ~ There is Freedom on the other side of Broken

Darlene Ouimet CTACC

Founder of Emerging from Broken