Hello, I’m Natalie
I’m a Kidney Health Coach, who helps Transplant Recipients develop effective coping skills to reduce stress. While creating healthy lifestyle habits that last.
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 & emotional stress Kidney 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. I used what I have learned to create a one on one coaching program to help others struggling with stress.