(So)(Co) Sit Down with Alyson Valpone

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I'm excited to share this week's (So)(Co) Sit Down with you! Aly Valpone and I met through a mutual friend many years ago and although I always adored her, it wasn't until about a year or so ago that we actually became close. She is one of the most optimistic people I've ever met - (almost) always has a smile on her face and is so excited about life and what it has to offer. We have a mutual obsession with all things ginger-flavored and she constantly educates me on the newest items on the market. Aly has a true passion for exploring new and thrilling things in the world. She is definitely one of those people who makes me want to be the best version of myself, always.

JOIN ME ON THIS JOURNEY OF SHARING STORIES AND INSPIRING ONE ANOTHER TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF OURSELVES IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.

READ ON TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ALYSON VALPONE.


HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR DAYS?

Ensuring that I'm continuously  learning! On the job, my time is spent helping individuals realize their full potential and the power of collaboration and team work.

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR?

My family, my friends, my health

EXPLAIN YOUR LIFESTYLE IN 5 WORDS OR LESS.

Open mind to new experiences

IF YOU WERE TO ATTEND A POTLUCK DINNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BRING?

Mike's Hot Honey.

IF YOU COULD GIFT EVERYONE YOU MEET WITH ONE BOOK, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?

Take out my mouth guard.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR YOU TO MAKE THAT CHANGE?

Eating lunch at my desk. I've been learning to stop and know that work can wait . I have actually started taking advantage of the nice weather by getting outside during my lunch break which makes me so happy (and more productive)! 

WHAT DOES BEING HEALTHY MEAN TO YOU?

Caring about and nurturing my body, mind and soul. 

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN FACED WITH HEALTH CONCERNS THAT PUSHED YOU TO CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE?

 I luckily haven't but I have seen health issues that people close to me have gone through and its made me more conscious of how precious our bodies, minds and souls are. It's made me realize how important it is to listen to your body and make decisions that help you feel and perform your best, even if it requires altering your lifestyle by seeing specialists regularly, eliminating your favorite foods or vices, etc. Caring for your health requires making tough decisions sometimes. 

WHAT SONG CAN IMMEDIATELY CHANGE YOUR MOOD IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE?

Fatboy Slim 'Gangster Trippin'

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU THAT SHIFTED YOUR WAY OF THINKING?

 Do something every day that scares you.

WHAT ARTICLE OF CLOTHING/OUTFIT DO YOU FEEL MOST EMPOWERED WEARING?

Any one of my jumpsuits. They say I mean business but never without some fun. 

COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: "IN ORDER TO BE HAPPY, I NEED TO..."

Love myself and trust myself!

WHAT DO YOU HAVE GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE (SO)(CO) COMMUNITY?

I'm working on creating a blog of my life experiences and these 'scary things' I try every day. If not for anything than to look back on them and see the amazing things I've done and learned throughout my life. Stay tuned...

In celebration of NYC Honey Week, we'll be hosting a Thirsty Thursday on September 10th at Whole Foods Market in Columbus Circle. Click here to learn more and join us! 


Alyson Valpone is a Marketing Manager at Whole Foods Market in New York City. When not spotting the latest consumer retail trends she can be found trying out the latest New York restaurants, enjoying good conversation with good friends over hopefully worthy food!.

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