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Episode Info: This week, we had another enlightening At Home conversation with another talented young creative: Arts graduate, writer and traveller, Gabrielle Downes. Gabby as she is more fondly known, shares her experiences and insights during quarantine, and explains how building a mindfulness and gratitude practice is helping her make sense of our rapidly-changing world. As a passionate reader and learner, Gabby relays the importance of following your intuition when it comes to what you consume - listening to the needs of your body, mind and soul amidst the many distractions of our time. We discuss practical ideas and strategies to create healthier boundaries and develop positive habits, such as journaling and living simply in the present moment. This episode is packed with valuable insight and advice on personal growth and development, based on Gabby’s own research and experimentation - offering takeaways that will help you well beyond this current crisis. Be sure not to miss this one!Learn more about Gabby and follow her work at - Introductions01:34 - Lifestyle changes amidst the pandemic03:01 - What are your biggest challenges?04:28 - Why are we finding ourselves stuck?06:42 - Change and patience08:53 - Being grateful and “quietly hopeful”10:35 - Strategies for optimism 12:40 - The power of writing/journaling14:00 - Researching mindfulness16:30 - Living in the moment17:55 - Practising mindfulness19:55 - “Compassion without boundaries is self-destruction”21:14 - Thoughts on travel25:00 - Self-help resources28:00 - Words of encouragementConnect with Gabby on Instagram and follow her work at Wild Wonderers!References:Staying Positive in a Time of Crisis by Gabrielle DownesThe Magic of Books by Gabrielle DownesThe Power of Now by Eckhart TolleRising Strong by Brene BrownThe Five Minute JournalDear Future Boss is a podcast series produced especially for young people pursuing creative careers.Subscribe now to listen to stories and insights into what it takes to build a sustainable and fulfilling life as a multi-passionate creator.Website: @dearfuturebossFind about more about The Mentorship in touch: the show (
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