Sep 10, 2019
Anger, rage, and screaming were
some of the things I dealt with when I was neck deep in depression.
I should say, these are some of the things those around me dealt
with. My depression comes out in waves of anger. Today's guest is
Natalie Hixon who is a certified professional life coach. I am so
excited to have her on the show today, because she specializes in
helping women overcome destructive anger and
The theme for season 2 was body,
mind, and soul. I was upset because I didn't have a theme for
season 3, but everything came together. Season 3 is really about
cleaning out our hearts, homes, and souls. It's about ridding
ourselves from junk and clutter that threaten our health and
relationships. Burnout, self-destructive patterns, addiction, and
anger will destroy who you are and what you're setting out to do.
This is why I’m so honored to have Natilie on the show to share her
- [03:39] Natalie lives in
Montana. This is one of my bucket list states.
- [04:58] Natalie married Mike,
her high school sweetheart. They have three daughters ages 15, 12,
and 8 years old. They love living in Montana. Natalie has been
there her whole life.
- [05:23] Natalie spends her days
coaching moms who suffer with anger and burnout.
- [06:29] Growing up, Natalie
knew she was an angry person. When she first got married, she
noticed she was screaming at Mike.
- [07:13] She knew there was a
problem when she was on the floor throwing tantrums with her
- [08:51] After a couple of
years, Natalie took her daughter to a therapist and discovered she
was the one who had the real anger problems.
- [09:39] When a child has an
issue, it's often the mother who has things to work
- [12:01] Natalie would scream at
her kids, throw things, slam doors, squeeze arms, and spank. She
would cry that she abused her kids with destructive
- [14:59] Melissa doesn't
struggle with this now, because her kids are older, and she has had
a lot of counseling.
- [17:19] Natalie is opening
group coaching, because so many people feel like they are alone.
There is a multitude of women who are beside
- [20:41] Natalie's journey
started in the therapist's office.
- [23:13] Communicating how you
are feeling helps your kids understand their
- [24:30] Anger is a natural
human emotion. Destructive anger is what needs to be worked
- [25:36] Slamming doors,
screaming, hitting, throwing things, or causing any type of pain is
- [29:08] Gaining control of
anger and restoring relationships in family is
- [30:17] When Natalie would blow
up in rage, she would ask for forgiveness. This is the recovery
- [33:14] Open and honest
communication is how we restore, heal, and grow.
- [34:42] When mom's get angry,
they can practice what they are learning and teach their kids how
to get angry.
- [35:58] It's not okay to deny
destructive anger in your life. Reach out for help.
- [37:31] Recognize how you feel
after exploding. Create awareness.
- [40:03] Natalie loves pizza and
- [40:39] Friendship means love,
openness, and sisterhood.
- [41:17] Her favorite movie is
You've Got Mail.
- [42:04] I love women like
Natalie who take their pain to change the world. I love the kind
that bravely ask for help.
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