Episode 88: About looking out for each other, with Harper Spero

podcast Dec 02, 2021

In 2012, Harper Spero learned she had a tumor in her lungs the size of a golf ball. After her subsequent surgery and that transformational experience, Harper began taking radically good care of herself. This included changing her health routines, and also starting her own business so she could be in charge of her work habits.

When the pandemic hit, Harper became outspoken about her experience as an immunocompromised person, and the importance of making personal decisions that support the collective.

In this heartfelt episode, Harper shares her story and speaks to the resistance many feel about getting vaccines and wearing masks. We may not like having to take these measures, but they’re the way we look out for each other.

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Show Notes:   


  • 0:00 - Welcome Harper Spero to the podcast.
  • 2:00 - Elissa shares how she and Harper know and work with each other, and why they are such a good fit for each other. 
  • 4:30 - Harper shares her story.
  • 12:00 - After her diagnosis and surgery, Harper’s priorities shifted. Elissa also adds to the conversation on unseen illnesses and challenges. 
  • 20:00 - Harper’s definition of resistance. 
  • 21:30 - Harper shares how she has moved the world during COVID, as well as her viewpoints on masks, vaccines, and more. 
  • 29:30 - Elissa asks Harper how she wants to respond to people who say it is their freedom to not get vaccinated and not wear masks. The interplay of taking care of ourselves and each other.
  • 33:20 - Our Voice Body Connection process. Harper feels like bricks are piled on her shoulders like she needs a big deep breath. Elissa feels achiness in her neck and tingling throughout her body. 
  • 44:20 - If we can accept our reality, we can move forward.
  • 44:30 - Harper shares what it means to have a voice and to speak her truth.



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Production Credits:

Our Editor is Sean Brennan

Our Photographer and Graphic Designer is Laura Sills

Our Videographer is Miguel Garzón Martínez

And our theme song is “Waters of Body” by Strange Weather


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