“When I say I’m engaged in a spiritual experience of being, it’s because every morning and every night, I make sure I’m connected in this thread from my heart to the world in, in a way where I always ask the question, how can I listen more deeply, how can I help, am I on my purpose, and how does that make me feel?”
– Gabriella Wright
Meet Gabriella Wright
Gabriella Wright is an actress, model, activist and motivational speaker with long-standing humanitarian engagement. Alongside her Chopra Foundation initiative, Never Alone, and Deepak Chopra, she is the creator, co-host, and executive producer of Never Alone Artists on Triller. The series brings together popular artists with the Never Alone co-founders, to dive deep into their mental space, creating bridges to our collective vulnerability through the art of storytelling.
As a lifelong thespian, Gabriella has an equal passion for humanitarian causes. She developed Never Alone, a mental well-being and suicide prevention initiative of the Chopra Foundation, which she currently oversees as co-founder alongside Deepak Chopra and Poonacha Machaiah. She is the innovator of the Mental Hygiene Toolkit, a collection of mind cleansing and self-awareness tools that help individuals nurture their bodies, minds and spirit, while developing inner guidance to consciously choose the best path for their lives. Born from the tragic passing of her sister who took her life in 2018, Gabriella’s mission in life has expanded to provide free services to those struggling, and to promote healing for those touched by suicide. She will soon also be seen starring in the indie feature film “I Am Never Alone” in partnership with the Never Alone initiative, which will be making film festival rounds in 2022.
In This Episode
In this episode of the Get Loved Up podcast, Koya talks to actress and model, activist and motivational speaker Gabriella Wright. Gabriella opens up about her own traumatic experiences, how she found the inner strength to overcome them, and the many initiatives she started as a way to help others who are also dealing with mental distress.
“Never alone is a love story. And it’s a love story because my sister died by suicide and it’s an, it’s an homage to who she is. But also to all of the others who have experienced the depth of the dark night of the soul and how that dark night of the soul didn’t see the light. And unfortunately they lost their lives to suicide.” – Gabriella Wright
Get Loved Up with Gabriella Wright
I hope you find an incredible amount of hope, inspiration and value, as I did, in what Gabriella Wright shares with us in this episode. If so, please tag @ladygwright, and I, @koyawebb, on Instagram with a screenshot of the episode and your favorite takeaways. Hearing about what you’ve learned from us, and what your favorite moments were, inspires us to continue making a positive impact in this world.
Until next time, love yourself, love others, and love the world. One day at a time, one breath at a time.
- 05:22 The importance of mental and spiritual hygiene
- 10:24 Surviving sexual assault and committing to find joy
- 19:16 Life after divorce and remaining friends with an ex
- 24:29 The inspiration behind ‘Never Alone’
- 34:50 What the world would look like if it was up to Gabriella
- 44:31 Be the change you want to see in the world
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Check Out Gabriella’s Website
- Order Koya’s book Let Your Fears Make You Fierce
- Learn more about Koya’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs
- Join the Get Loved Up Membership