45. Coping with Tragedy w/Heather HernandezIn this episode of No Excuse to Miss Podcast, Scott Volquartsen is back with Heather Hernandez to take a closer look on life when tragedy strikes. Going to college and excelling in her athletics, Heather received a call her freshman year of college that dramatically changed her life– the unexpected passing of her mother. Heather shares just how difficult it was to continue in everyday life but shares that, as cliche as it may sound, we truly do not know when the last time we speak to someone may be the last time. So, we should be present in every moment and every interaction we have with those we are close to and those that ask us for help.
Scott and Heather discuss throughout the episode different bits of advice and coping strategies to deal with tragedy. Heather shares advice that if you are faced with such an event as losing a loved one, or any stressful or traumatic event, that we have to think of our future and learn to accept it. We don’t have to be happy about the circumstances, but accepting it will help us move forward.
Seeking out those that have gone through similar situations is something that Heather wholeheartedly believes in and claims helped her through the loss of her mother and, eventually, put her in the position to help others. Sharing about her great loss combined with the injuries she had sustained, Heather emphasizes the empowering idea that we can’t wait to accomplish our goals.
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