If the goal is to is find people that rise above adversity Gabriella van Rij is at the top of that list. Her starts at the age of 3 when she adopted in Pakistan by a Dutch family. While some may have used their story as an excuse for self-loathing, Gabriella is
using her story to create a movement called #DareToBeKind. At the end of the blog post please listen to our conversation together. She is wonderful and endearing.
This what she has to say about her process:
My process is to learn how to take care of your needs and how to work inwardly on yourself to have a better outcome instead of blaming. My quote is “blame is not the cure, action is”. And I can teach people how they can be better by going using these principles.
Gabriella wants people to learn:
To do that means you have to set the example, we think that something we hear on the news does not touch us but it truly does and I explain how through the connection of others it effects us all in the long run, not short term.
Gabriella has 7 points to focus on to make the Dare To Be Kind Movement to work:
- That without wanting to do the work yourself instead of thinking you can hire someone to do the work will not work
- The world is not against you
- Learn to become a good listener
- Stop being reactive
- Don’t engage in the drama of others
- Dare to be kind to self
- Dare to be kind to others
Listen to our conversation here