I loved learning about the hospitality industry, how she navigated a having rare cancer in the prime of her career, her experience with the medical industry, and how she used her cancer as a learning opportunity to discovering food as medicine, shifting her perspective on death, intuition, and listening to her body. We cover tips for those dealing with a cancer diagnosis, in the hospitality industry or wanting to be as well as for being a patron, networking, and seeing things from a new lens.
I was unsure what to expect when I met Laura, I was connected to her by pervious podcast guest Camilla Ruth Marcus. I knew she was lovely via email, Camilla spoke highly of her, and that she had a thriving career in the NYC hospitality industry but that was about it. Days before our interview she sent me a keynote she'd given a few months prior. I read the 12 pages on a long train train and found myself fully weeping by the time I arrived at my stop. When I spoke to her in her cozy West Village apartment a few days later it was clear immediately she'd worked in hospitality her entire career. She is a host through and through, I felt so cozy in her space chatting with her about our fascinating story for hours. I loved learning about the hospitality industry, how she navigated a having rare cancer in the prime of her career, her experience with the medical industry, and how she used her cancer as a learning opportunity to discovering food as medicine, shifting her perspective on death, intuition, and listening to her body. We cover tips for those dealing with a cancer diagnosis, in the hospitality industry or wanting to be as well as for being a patron, networking, and seeing things from a new lens.
Notes from the Show:
- Laura Wagstaff on Instagram | The Nomad Hotel (Laura is the Special Events Director)
- NYC Spots we talked about: Mama Medicine | Ash Center of Comprehensive Medicine | Flower Power | 10th street in NYC | Maha Rose | Anima Mundi
- Food we talked about: Sunfood Coconut Wraps | Sun Potion
- Books we talked about: Setting The Table | Shoe Dog | Sweetbitter (also a TV show)
- Beauty store we talked about: CAP Beauty
- We also talked about: The Old Inn on The Green | Eleven Maddison Park and their Hamptons pop-up | The Herbal Academy of Massachusetts | Wilson's Ceramics | Hippocrates Health Institute | Human Design with Jenna Zoe
- Information about Synovial Sarcoma from MD Anderson
-La Saison Napa Valley Anandamide Bars Recipe that Laura talked about on full show notes page : http://katiedalebout.com/podcast/laura-wagstaff/Album art by Zoie HarmanAll original music composed by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
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I’m super excited to share LilSpace App with you. They are a new app that is 100% in alignment with a lot of what I’ve been talking about lately around the need to balance use of technology and social media. The LilSpace app is all about building a community around taking breaks from our phones so we can feel connected even when we are disconnected from technology. The app helps you break bad phone habits and develop some healthier ones by rewarding you for the time you spend disconnected. You can also Unplug to support causes and earn rewards. It’s totally cool and inspires you to put away your phone, be present, mindful, and live your best life.
AND for the month of July you can join the "Let It Out Podcast Listener Challenge" where we will track our time unplugged as a group. Until the end of this month, lilspace will donate $1 for every hour tracked in our "Let It Out Podcast group" to the RealGirl organization which supports guiding girls towards reaching their highest potential. Here's how: 1) Download the lilspace app for iphone or android, 2) search in the app for the "Let It Out Podcast" and 3) let's unplug together for a great cause!
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