I want to tell you about true bravery and share a coaching success story. A dear client of mine Patti Z. recently had a serious health scare.
Just days after her daughter’s wedding, Patti collapsed from Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection or (SCAD.) Patti survived the trauma but it can be fatal.
Patti said a few miracles saved her life that day, including her husband being home when she fell, instead of being at work.
What is SCAD?
According to the Heart Foundation’s website, SCAD is a rare life-threatening condition which affects a tear in the coronary arteries. SCAD happens suddenly and without warning. The symptoms can resemble a heart attack, so it’s important to call 9-1-1 immediately.
Since the incident, Patti has been recovering and is becoming stronger daily through cardiac rehab and other therapies. She also has experienced some memory loss, but she is hopeful these will return.
How Patti Uses Meditation to Cope
Through all these health challenges, Patti has kept up her mind-body practices almost daily. She either meditates, uses guided imagery, or pauses to breathe to remain calm and centered. Being a coaching client of mine, Patti has learned that overreacting to stress can impact her health.
The Mayo Clinic says extreme physical or emotional stress can be triggers to SCAD. But the large majority of people who have experienced SCAD go on to live healthy lives without further problems.
The good news is that Patti is learning to let go and take a vital PAUSE in her life as needed. Patti’s story is truly AMAZING—a miracle–and I am so proud of her!
Wishing you the best!
PS: Please book a complimentary Breakthrough Session if too much stress is affecting your health and happiness.
Vicki Atlas Israel is a Mindset and Meditation Coach, and the Amazon bestselling author of “Inner Power NOW.” The Foreword is written by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jack Canfield, co-creator of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” (R) High-achiever women hire Vicki to improve their wellbeing to live their best life. Vicki is also passionate about bringing more inner peace to parents, children, and those who work with children.