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Conversations with the Inspiring Dana Lagomarsino

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dana Lagomarsino.

Dana, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
At an early age, I was exposed to a multitude of healing modalities from my injuries as a dancer. Throughout my healing process, I started sharing these techniques that had helped me with my peers and I started to notice the instant relief it also brought to them. I have always been inspired to seek a career that could offer a symbiotic relationship and fulfillment between my offerings and talents with the relief and relaxation experienced by others.

After humbly working and learning from some amazing people and companies, here I am over 10 years later, loving my life by pursuing my heart, gaining certifications in the health and wellness field, and offering JUST LAGO: an inner and outer “chillzilla” experience to all of our brides and clients.

Has it been a smooth road? What is some advice you would give to other entrepreneurs?
( 1 ) Keep doing your inner work. The more love you are able to fill up in your life for yourself, the more you are able to share. Explore, because all journies are different.

The fastest way for me to tune into my inner voice and to gain balance is through yoga, meditation, and education through podcasts/books. I love the saying from Eckhart Tolle’s the Power of Now: “pluck the weeds and plant a flower”. Imagine yourself physically retracting a negative thought and planting it with a new positive one; a mantra, a saying, or a mindset.

( 2 ) Allow yourself to have that side hustle. It’s actually been studied that entrepreneurs who pursue their passion while they have a full-time job can become more successful since they have a solid foundation they can slowly build upon. This is how I was able to branch out and focus on JUST LAGO after cultivating this idea for years.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Just Lago story. Tell us more about the business.
JUST LAGO was created to bring tranquility to every wedding and event by blending our expertize in the health, beauty and wellness fields. We have been coined the “Wedding Doulas” because our team brings out the “chillzillas” out there. We offer massage, meditation, nutrition, aromatherapy and more to all of our Brides and clients. Our team uses all cruelty and paraben-free products.

It is incredibly important for us to share our knowledge and offer support. We are revolutionizing the Wedding world as we celebrate and empower women to feel totally centered and relaxed before their big day.

Looking back on your childhood, what experiences do you feel played an important role in shaping the person you grew up to be?
At 17, I met this incredible woman, 70 years young, who asked me what I was to study in college. I’m sure I rambled off a bunch of different ideas and her response was simple: “Well, what do you LOVE?”

She said: “Go with that. And, if it changes, then go with that”. She had given me the permission to follow my heart and to not stress about what the future holds. And, if my passion or career ever changed, that it is O.K. Life is all about the beautiful pivots and evolutions.

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Pretty Branch Photography, Bree and Stephen Photography, Briana Nolan

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