Lara Govendo,  —

Lara resides in Vermont as a wild, adventurous lady who also happens to be a clinical mental health counselor. She dives deep into controversial topics by talking about her own struggles to help others feel less alone, educating about all aspects of health and encouraging others that there’s always hope. Thanks to her double-lung transplant in 2017 due to cystic fibrosis, you can now find Lara ministering with Jesus, exploring the glorious outdoors, and belly laughing with her loves. She’s passionate about connecting with like-minded people, so join her at and on social media (“Lungs4Lovey”) while she flies by the seat of her (no) pants.

Articles by Lara Govendo

Let’s Talk About the Invisible Battle of Mental Health

I wonder what it would look like if our mental health struggles were visible to the outside world. Most of the time, they aren’t. In school, we weren’t taught how to manage our mental health. There was no subject about being healthy mentally or emotionally. Western medicine has led those…

I’m Learning How to Better Manage My Stress

Sometimes stress turns me into someone that I’m not. I’m never proud of knee-jerk reactions and am always looking to improve my coping skills. It’s a constant balancing act I haven’t mastered quite yet. Life with cystic fibrosis is stressful, and a double-lung transplant added another level of stress…

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