Natalie Marie Collins is not afraid of change.
As a matter of fact, in Nat's previous podcast, released Monday, she shared how she changed her diet, her relationship status, her zip code and her attitude about everything. She lost weight, got a divorce, found love again and was livin' the dream until her new love was dropped like a hot rock with a widow-maker heart attack. You can get all of those details in Lee Collins' two episodes here: Surviving a Widow-Maker Heart Attack and What Crosses Your Mind When You Are Dying and Reviving a Broken Heart, Southern Style.
In Episode Two of her two-part story, Natalie shares her scary PTSD spiral after learning the man she loved had suffered and survived an almost always fatal heart attack. One would think she would be elated with joy that he was well and had little to no lingering affects, but one would be wrong. Just as one would be wrong believing that they can eat just one slice of pizza and simply walk away.... Some things don't happen easily.
After Lee survived, Natalie was paralyzed by the overwhelming weight of the issue. She nearly lost someone she loved and it was difficult to find a new normal. This level of stress and crisis was new to her.
She did take steps to get back on track and this episode is all about
That's the good stuff and what I love most about this podcast. It teaches people how to take action in their own best interest.
Natalie isn't super human. She does have some mad skillz in business planning, smoothie making and essential oils, but I digress...
Sometimes we just need someone to talk to. A coach, a friend, a therapist.
Sometimes we reach the end of what we know to do and that opens up the opportunity for us to connect with someone who does know what to do.
When I need a burrito, I can NOT make it the same way as Chipotle. I NEED them to do what they know how to do....make damn good burrito's, so I can do what I want to do.....eat myself into a Mexican-ish food coma.
Natalie sought help and took action to get herself back on track, married and living La Vida Loca while keeping her husband away from stress and saturated fats.
Join Natalie and I on this final episode of her journey and glean some seriously awesome skillz for your own crisis-proof tool kits.
(Oh, and after reading all of the food references in this post, I obviously need to visit the fridge as I am apparently starving....)