My three guests today speak from the heart about their experiences during COVID-19 as patient advocate (Lara Loverro) and healthcare workers (Shannon Hughes and Katy Gaston). We discuss the meaning of compassion “to suffer together” and how the personal and collective traumas we’re experiencing challenge us to reframe our value, how and why we practice Body Kindness for resilience and personal growth.
Here’s a glimpse of what what we discussed:
- Human kindness and how altruism and compassion give people the biological drive to help.
- Gratitude to healthcare workers, Shannon Hayes a physician assistant and dietitian and Katy Gatson, a clinical registered dietitian specializing in respiratory issues.
- How we can best show our gratitude and support to healthcare workers and advocate for our needs as families and communities.
- The story behind the healthcare workers counter-protests throughout the U.S.
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Lara Loverro is holistic health and lifestyle coach. She works with individuals to help them reconnect with food, their bodies and their lives. She is a Certified Health Coach, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach and Certified Personal Trainer.
Shannon Hughes, MMS, RDN, PA-C is a registered dietitian and physician assistant. These days she wears two professional hats in her career. One is as a pediatric physician assistant at a large children’s hospital where she specializes in Infectious Diseases. But following her passion as a Registered Dietitian she founded The Lifestyle Nutrition RD, a nutrition and weight-inclusive private practice. Here she specializes in helping individuals transform their health and well-being through a mindfulness-based approach to self care including finding freedom with food and their bodies. She believes everyone, no matter what their size, deserves compassionate care and to live their life unapologetically.
Katy Gaston is a registered dietitian working as a clinical RD in a long term acute care hospital in San Francisco. She also has a private practice where she sees clients virtually with a focus on intuitive eating and healing relationships with food.