natalia (NAT) fernandez
In the spring of 2017, after suffering from horrific insomnia, depressive episodes, brain fog, anxiety, and suicide ideation, Nat was diagnosed with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).
Harnessing her character strength of love of learning, Nat slowly started on this path of understanding what exactly PMDD is, how she could live with her "hell week", and how to heal herself from this seemingly chronic diagnosis. Beyond studying PMDD, Nat felt a strong desire to help improve the livelihoods of others who struggle with premenstrual disorders.
By tapping into the social entrepreneurial skills developed in her undergraduate degree with Enactus, Nat created "period". She would not just accept the fact that hardly anyone knew about PMDD in the medical community, or the menstrual health space.
"period" created optimism for Nat as she continued in her healing journey.
In the beginning, Nat often felt alone, and quite helpless about her PMDD. Yet,
the constant desire to bring helpful resources to others that were also suffering from PMDD,
brought her out of the darkness, and into the light.
Nat had learned that PMDD didn't have to be this life sentence, and
that there were ways to help treat her PMDD.
One of the resources that helped Nat to create hope and inspire her future was Functional Medicine.
By better understanding the beauty and intelligence of her own body, she was able to have more compassion for a body that she once felt betrayed by.
For once, there was the possibility of a cure that might work for her, and heaps of new information just waiting to be connected, to better understand how medical conditions manifest in the body.
Leaning into her suffering with a loving inquiry has brought Nat to an entirely new relationship with her body, her menstrual health, her premenstrual health, and her overall health.
Life is meant to be blissful.
To be joyful.
You deserve to be heard.
Your pain deserves to be recognized.
Give yourself the gift of healing, and watch the beauty of life unfold before your eyes.
After years of suffering with PMDD,
Nat realized that her suffering had a purpose-
to help others in their healing journey.
When Nat came to this realization, it was time to wake the hell up.
It was time to access her resources for others, and also do the inner work to help unlock the forgotten, and unhealed parts of herself.
As she continued to do work with the IAPMD as a Patient Insight Panelist, she brought awareness to her past traumas and thus, the subconscious longing for healing.
Whilst living in Bali, Nat experienced different types of therapies in the form of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Himalayan Kriya Yoga, Applied Kinesiology, EFT Tapping, Kirtan, and Sound Healing, to name a few.
Nat had to surrender to her fears surrounding her menstrual health. And through surrendering, she's been able to work with her body to heal her PMDD.
Life isn't meant for suffering.
You're not cursed, you're not unlucky to have this medical condition, but rather, you are in a place in your life when your body is loudly asking for you to listen. Listen to the pain, listen to the suffering, so you can move through the pain, and beyond it.
If you feel that you're ready to start that conversation within,
book a 100% risk free, complimentary intro call with me,
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