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Transcript: The Shocking Truth About Chronic Illness
Laura Bautista: Ah, so psyched! Welcome to season one, episode one of Prosperous Practice. This is a very, very special project, a really, really heart-centered project that I've been working on for months and really years, and so I am just so freaking happy to be here. I'm so happy to be alive. I'm so happy to be where I'm at, and to be in a place where I can really provide you some super rich insights, and just stuff from my experience of like how to heal your body from chronic illness, from chronic pain, from chronic just dis-ease, whether that's in your body or in your emotional world or in your relationships, how to do that and then create a platform for prosperity where you are serving others to heal the same shit that you just healed yourself from!
Welcome to the Prosperous Practice podcast! I'm your host, Laura Bautista, and I am so honored, excited and happy to have you here with me. Let's get into it.
This season, season one is called “From Multiple Sclerosis to Multiple Six Figures.” And so in episode one, we're talking about the shocking truth about chronic illness. There are so many shocking truths about chronic illness and, if you're here, what I'm about to share with you might be a shocking truth. Or it might not be, it might be something that, you know, you're very well aware of or it might be a little bit of both. It might bring up stuff that does not seize to shock you about chronic illness. We'll talk about what I mean by that. So welcome to the podcast.
So a little bit about me. I started health coaching almost 10 years ago and I have been in private practice for almost five. Just a little over five actually, now that I'm going to actually celebrate myself realizing I had an anniversary. Um sometimes we really steamroll our wins and don't celebrate ourselves enough. And so yay for me and for you for being here.
I started my private practice a little over five years ago, and my practice is called Root Your Radiance. And it started because I figured out how to heal myself from multiple sclerosis, chronic hives, digestive issues, chronic yo-yo weight; like I gained and lost the same 60 pounds over and over and over again multiple times in my life. And I healed my body and my life by addressing root causes.
And I don't say that lightly. What I mean is, I struggled with multiple sclerosis for years for about seven years, really, really heavy. I really struggled. I had the most access to healthcare that one can have. I had a medical doctor actually living inside of my home. You know, he's my dad, who ultimately played a pretty big role in encouraging me to get into health coaching. And so again, by addressing root causes, I healed myself from what people told me, many, many, many medical doctors told me was unhealable when I was diagnosed with MS.
Not only was the diagnosis delivered really, really harshly, it was like a double punch. It was just like, left hook, you got MS. Right hook, stop crying! You need to really just kind of buckle down and get your questions together because this is going to change the rest of your life. This is what I was told, almost verbatim what I was told and I was told that I could end up in a wheelchair, I was told I could end up blind. I was told that I could end up losing control of my bowels someday, losing control of sexual arousal or losing access, I should say, to sexual arousal, all of these things, all of these seeds were planted.
And I had baller insurance. I worked at some of the top hospitals in the world which I'll tell you more about. I was also a patient at some of the top hospitals in the world. And I'm not knocking doctors or hospitals; however, Root Your Radiance, my health coaching practice, started because there were no answers for me in the Western model. In spite of this extraordinary level of access that I had, the best insurance, the best access to the best doctors ,and no one could help me even though they really wanted to. I could feel they really wanted to.
And so during the peak of really the first couple of years I found success very quickly because I went all in on my business, and I started to develop a reputation for helping people with very complex health issues. And not only did they have complex health issues, they themselves were healers, practitioners, coaches, I'm working with them and I'm discovering a very common thread in all of them. These people, these practitioners, these coaches, were having health issues that were being caused by the fact that they were not living their purpose. They couldn't serve in the way that they knew they were here to serve and also make a living.
What I knew was that I have a business savvy, a natural business savvy. I always have known that about myself. I've developed that. I also watched my mother run my father's business for many years. My mother ran my father's private practice for many, many, many years. So you know, I have the health in my genes and I also have the business in my genes, but I never put all of that together until I realized that the same was true for me. I got sick because I was chasing all of these pathways, all of these ways of being these ways of living these dreams, these ideas, these ideals that were never really mine in the first place.
So I was on track to be a hospital administrator and to get my MBA at Columbia University. I worked at Columbia University Medical Center. I also worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering and MD Anderson, and I worked for a bunch of different practitioners in private practice. The common thread amongst all of these practitioners who were sick and who had health issues was that their work was affecting them in one way or another.
So for my coaches and practitioners, it was that they weren't making the money that they needed, they weren't getting their message out, they weren't showing up in the way that they wanted to show up. And so it was resulting in chronic symptoms. Once they were in my care and I was guiding them along a healing journey, we would address these areas and I happened to be very good at helping people make money.
And I realized that really early on, because I was really good at tapping into the truth of what I'm talking about and the value of what I'm talking about and then translating that into an experience. And I've had a ton of training. I know how to help people heal their bodies, remove root causes, and also remove root causes to what's holding them back in their business.
Prosperous Practice Podcast is a result of struggling to grow my business and seeing so many practitioners run stressful, unfulfilling practices or simply quitting in the process because the business side of things takes a minute, right? And it's not taught when you're in clinical training, you're not taught how to grow your business inside of these clinical trainings. It would probably be too much, honestly. So it's okay for it to take a season for you to pause and really immerse. I didn't like to start business until I got good at it.
And so that's what I love helping practitioners do. I love helping them get good at business in a way that feels really juicy for them and then everything else starts to flow. You start to make money, you start to have more time for yourself, for your family, more spaciousness and this is how you live a healthy life.
My mission is to help normalize this so called air quotes alternative medicine because there's just too much needless suffering and addiction and suicide in this world today. And I didn't think that there could be more purpose, more conviction, more energy to what I was doing, to what I'm here to do and how I'm here to help people. And it's ultimately not about me at all, it's about helping people free themselves from this chronic suffering that shows up in many different ways and given I'm only one person, the best way for me to do that is to help other incredible practitioners, truth tellers, wisdom seekers and sharers. I'm relentlessly committed to helping those that are relentlessly committed. So I'm glad you're here and I'm glad you're listening
And when we talk about the shocking truth about chronic illness, I live in, you know, I can dance in many worlds and I'm still shocked sometimes at how little people know and believe about their body's ability to heal themselves. And the thing is that I remember believing that your body breaks and believing that you just get diseases because you get older and that's just part of it and it's just genetic. And then I started to transition and I healed my body and I really released these symptoms.
Like when I say I don't have MS anymore. Call it what you want. People are like, “oh well have you been checked? Like do you still have the criteria?” Honestly, I don't know. I don't know. What I know is that I haven't had any symptoms, no need for Western intervention at all or any medication. And I was on daily injectables for years and steroids and frequent hospital visits. If you had an autoimmune issue, you know what I'm talking about, you know what the options are. And I'm not saying it's one or the other. But what I'm saying is when I started to really heal from the inside out, it felt like a miracle. It was a miracle.
And I say that with so much awe and gratitude and emotion,because people are healing miraculously every single day, every single day and the more we can normalize that and learn about that and seek that out and find that information and listen to the stories and yeah, the anecdotal evidence, but also the scientific research that very much backs that anecdotal evidence and really for me it backs everything that I've always known to be true in my body. I've always known intuitively that there was more for me from the moment I got that diagnosis, so there's more for you too, and if you're a practitioner and you've healed yourself from some shit, you know what I'm talking about and, and you can turn these wounds into a platform of purposeful prosperity, okay, because this work is needed in the world and anyone can grow a prosperous business.
I can't tell you, and I say this with so much love, but there are so many entrepreneurs and people out there who are just making money and running really successful, financially successful businesses and they're doing fucking low integrity shit right there where they're at, but it's low integrity shit, it's not as good solutions as yours and they're not as smart as you, they're not as smart as you.
It's really not hard to make 100K in your business. If I could take myself back to the 2016 version of me, there's no way you could have convinced me that it's easy, but the way to make it easy is to align with mentors, with processes, with energies that truly feel like things that you want to embody: energies you want to embody, ways of being that you want to embody right? And with mentors and hiring people who provide you the path that feels most in alignment with the way you want to feel? And we'll talk much more about that in that podcast, but it's really not that hard.
Healing your body and growing your business both require lots of unlearning. Both share a lifting of the veil and a reframing or an alchemy of how we let our emotions control our lives. Both journeys require this lifting of this veil, deconstructing where all of that is coming from, where all of our limitations are coming from. So we can clear it and step into a new level of health and prosperity that radiates outward, right? It starts from within and it radiates outwards.
So when I started Root Your Radiance, it was about getting to the root cause of things and then radiating health outward and also getting to the root of who you really are. You are not designed to build someone else's dream forever, unless that's what you want. But if you're here, you're probably kind of a rebel. You probably want to learn how to prosper in your own way in your body and in your bank account. So, welcome, thank you for being here.
So what do we do? What do we do about the fact that chronic illnesses, many of them are totally healable, yet it's not hitting the mainstream. What do we do about that? How do we take this shocking reality, that for me is relentlessly shocking and how do we create change? How do we play our part, what is our part?
My intention, my invitation, is to join me in learning what is your role and how can you, in whatever way feels right, feels good. Maybe it's for your personal life or maybe you're a practitioner and you really want to help people and play a role in the evolution of medicine, it's happening, it's live right now, you get to play as big a role or as little a role as you want, but play a role. That is my invitation.
My invitation is that you come, you learn, you listen, you think about, you know, entrepreneurship, you think about health coaching, you think about, am I meant to serve? How am I meant to serve? What scale feels good to me?
Each episode I will make an invitation for you to take action on your purpose, to build the practice of your dreams, whether that is your private practice because you are a health coach and you are helping people or whether that is your daily practice.We're all practitioners here, and so again, it is not hard to make the money that you want, deserve, and need doing what you love.
In fact, I really invite you to seek out how you can make that happen for your life because it is one of the most healing things you can do for your body. If you've ever struggled with a chronic health issue, an autoimmune issue, something that just comes up a lot, you know, it gets in the way of your work, but when your work is no longer a stressor, it's just way less prominent in your life.
So thank you for joining me for episode one of season one, “From Multiple Sclerosis to Multiple Six Figures,” and I look forward to supporting you in your journey of healing and prosperity. This season I will be sharing everything that I have learned that helped me grow to $121,000 my first year as a holistic practitioner. It was an integration of passion and relying on everything that I had learned and some real practical tools and strategies that just you just gotta know if you're going to grow a business that actually makes money so that you can support your dreams. You need to have a solid foundation as a health coach and as a practitioner if you want to show up as your most radiant, supportive, helpful self. And so that's what I love to teach people how to do.
I think that one of the hardest things about stepping into your truth is feeling like you have the permission. And so my invitation is for you to take some time to search the internet and to see who out there is healing themselves from wildly unhealable shit? And how do you see them giving themselves permission to talk about it? Maybe we're talking about Kris Carr who healed herself from cancer or Chris Wark who also healed himself from cancer, or Terry Wahls, who healed herself from multiple sclerosis, or Palmer Kippola who also healed herself from multiple sclerosis, or the multitude of people who are healing themselves from chronic health issues and sharing a different narrative.
Tapping into the energy of permission is what I will leave you with today, because the shocking truth about chronic illness is that we've never been given permission to believe that we can heal from these issues, and the more we can align to the energy of permission for ourselves and others, the more we grow, we radiate what's really true and we give ourselves permission to grow the prosperous practice of our dreams.
I'm so freaking excited to be able to put this out into the world. And if you are a practitioner who's looking to grow your business exponentially in the next year, please head over to my instagram @thelaurabautista and send me a DM. I have a mastermind starting at the end of the summer that is going to completely explode your business in the most graceful and sustainable of ways. Thank you so much for being here and for sharing in this in this world with me.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for joining me for this episode of the Prosperous Practice Podcast. To catch all the magic that's being offered here, I want you to subscribe to the show or if you want a weekly dose of wisdom in your email inbox as you evolve your wellness practice, sign up to receive my letters at rootyourradiance.com.
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And thanks to those who make this Prosperous Practice Podcast so freakin special. Our wonderful music is by James Wilder, and Prosperous Practice is produced by Particulate Media. The ideas and inspiration come from beautiful humans like you that I truly feel so lucky to be in circuit with.
Once again, I'm Laura Bautista. Take good care and be well. Until next time. Bye for now.
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