Breakout Session Speaker – Aurea Bishop

Breakout Session Speaker – Aurea Bishop

Destroy Fear with Love


I am a certified health life coach. I am super happy that you have found me. I hope I am able to support you in turning on your beauty, radiance and power today.

You see, I believe that if we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and open to new beliefs and ideas, it allows us to benefit hugely from what lies deep within. Besides, if I was perfectly content, I would never have had begun searching for another way and looking for my deepest truth and authentic self. Once I allowed myself to be open to different perspectives and stopped judging situations or people based on past experiences, I was amazed at how my life shifted. I no longer felt stuck. My life became so much more fulfilling and purposeful.

After being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease over 10 years ago, I decided to jump on the personal journey train, but not until several years ago. You see, being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease really makes you get curious about how the heck this could happen. I was at a total loss because beginning in my late twenties, I was always very conscious about my health. I worked out regularly and I ate healthy. Seriously, I just really didn’t know how this happened to me. Have you ever questioned why me? One thing for sure, I was not going to be the victim. I witnessed firsthand what happens when you take a diagnosis and let that become your story. No thank you. Not for me. Instead, I chose to not let this diagnosis define me. I knew I was not my diagnosis.

I continued to live my life as if I was completely healthy. I never used this diagnosis as an excuse because, really, I felt awesome most days. The only days I did not feel great, was when I ate crappy or if I drank a bit too much (you know, sometimes you gotta get your party on).

So, approximately three years after my diagnosis, I really wanted an answer to how and why my kidneys were not functioning normally. In my research, all I ever found were these highly technical reports and medical documents with a bunch of terminology and scientific equations that I could not make any sense of. And according to the all accurate internet, I would die long before I lived. Oh yay! Well, at the advice of my husband, I stopped looking at the darn internet.

So I stopped that part of my research because that was just leading me on the road to death and I definitely was not ready to die. I was ready to continue living and ready to heal. Now I had read a study that said every part of the body regenerates every so often, so I held out hope that my kidneys would regenerate. Hope is what I had. I also had two beautiful children and a loving husband whose lives I still wanted to be a part of. They are my WHY.

As part of my journey of self-discovery and healing, I discovered that my story inspired others to have hope. And, if I am able to touch just one life then it’s worth telling my story. I learned that by aligning my mind, body and spirit that I was able to slowly heal my body. But here is what else I discovered that blew my mind…FEAR resides in the kidneys. So, as part of my healing, I had to release a lot of fear. Fear of not being enough, not being worthy, not being deserving, not being beautiful, not being loved. You name it, I feared it. Damn, my middle name could have been FEAR. This may be hard for some of you to believe, but the truth is, I didn’t inherently know these things about myself and it’s doubtful that you do either. If you don’t grow up hearing you are beautiful and you are not to made to feel worthy, deserving or enough, you simply do not possess these qualities.