Hello, I’m Natalie
I’m a Health Coach, who helps those with Kidney Disease develop effective coping to manage stress & anxiety. While finding confidence in themselves and reach full potential in their lives. Awakening the Inner Warrior and refusing to let Kidney Disease rule their lives.
I was diagnosed as a child with Polycystic Kidney Disease. As I grew older and progressed into later stages, I went into a renal program catered for those who are in Pre-Renal Failure.
At the age of 26, I went on Peritoneal Dialysis. Having to learn how the dialysis worked, adjusting to my new diet and coming to terms with my situation was overwhelming. However, I pressed on finding ways to navigate this new normal. By being proactive and persevering through the difficult times.
When I was 30, I received my first transplant. That alone was a life event I will never forget. Adjusting to a whole new normal outside of Dialysis wasn’t easy and never is at first. However, I knew my life from that point on would be changed forever in a way I could have never imagined.
I struggled with stress as a result of managing such a complicated disease. One thing the doctors don’t tell you is the mental & physical stress this disease can have on you.
I learned effective coping skills to manage the stress in a positive, healthy way. Skills to not only help manage the disease itself but to also manage all other areas of my life as well.