Gaby’s smile is simply the best! Scroll down for my fav pics that show it off! 😉
You’ll notice it right away. I super attracted to people who smile a lot. I vibe with them.
But for real, this girl has true uplifting energy, and it doesn’t stop with her smile. Within a few minutes of catching up, I felt at ease and energetically lit up in her presence. This is rare. Gaby is a person who fills up your cup when you spend time with her. She’s one of those people. Simply – the best.
We met for coffee to chat about this post among other things, like hydrotherapy, yoga teacher training, and sitting with pain. Not surprising, we got into the deep stuff fairly quickly. I felt comfortable voicing painful experiences, trusting quickly that she could hold space and reserve judgements.
She gifted me a hydrotherapy session which I’m sharing more on soon! But this post is specially about her answers to my questions about her life in the wellness business plus other random and slightly serious questions.
Gaby has so much to share and give to the world. Let me introduce ya!
Name: Gabrielle (Gaby) Barboza
Location: Portland, Maine
Social media: @intuitivehealing_
On her nightstand: It’s across the room where my phone charges next to a salt lamp and white crystal rock. I never let my water bottle out of sight so that is in bed with me.
Random item in your bag right now: My dearest oil, ylang ylang, and a pack of dark chocolate peanut butter dipped almonds that I got in a gift bag. I avoid dairy and they are mocking me. Any takers?!
What book do you always recommend to people: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
What does your self care/love routine look like? Through self exploration, I have learned that I refuel by being quiet and/or alone. The more I allow myself this time (sometimes having to say no multiple times on busy weeks), the better my relationships have become. My self love routine changes as I work to tune into the things I need.
Describe your fitness/movement routine: I feel my best when I move my body early to mid morning, after I’ve woken up a bit and ideally after I have some matcha running through me. Right now, it looks a lot like yoga/barre at PYP, spin, and I am working on bringing heavy weights back into my routine. I move in a way that feels the best to me on that day, even if that is just a long walk. My fitness mindset is no longer associated with a physical aesthetic, which has been so freeing.
How long have you been in the wellness business? 4 years