1. Nora Zelevansky: Want a Memorable Life? Smash the Archetypes and Up Your Empathy. Patrick Huey 32:07

What’s the hard truth of Nora Zelevansky's latest novel, Competitive Grieving, you ask? You have to force yourself to break old patterns and develop into a different person again and again in your life. You must reinvent yourself over and over again. You also must do all the things you aren’t allowed to do; laugh at a funeral, take the bucket-list trip now, pursue the impossible dream. Why? Because it’s so easy to get stuck in the secrets and the Grief and the old ideas about who you are, and time and life are quick and precious; they must not be squandered. 

As we watch the main character Wren go through the process of throwing open the doors of her worldview, we are reminded that we are all flawed and incongruous creatures. We all hold onto stereotypes and ideas about who we are and who other people are way past the point of truth or usefulness. And if we can, just for a moment, break the stereotypes and allow other elements into our vision, that is where we will find empathy.

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Patrick Huey Global Hospitality Executive, Creator & Host At the Podium Podcast

With over 20 years of experience in the global luxury hospitality and wellness industries, Patrick has built a dynamic career as an international leader within this elite field, running multimillion-dollar operations successfully by delivering the highest levels of performance and guest satisfaction.

Patrick has worked for such iconic brands as Four Seasons Hotels, Montage Resorts, Equinox and Sandals Resorts.Patrick serves as Chairman of the Board for the International Spa Association – the premier spa association with a presence in over 70 countries that fosters the development and professionalism of the global spa and wellness industries.

Patrick holds a Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama in Acting and a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in Creative/Nonfiction Writing, English Literature and Theatre.

He is also the Creator and Host of the podcast and video podcast “At the Podium with Patrick Huey” which has reached over 600,000 people since its inception in 2021. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube, the show and its weekly newsletter focus on sharing the stories of people from a diverse background of lives, careers and experiences who have stepped boldly into saying “yes” to the unexpected and transformational detours of their lives.