Living Proof is a people powered project paving collective neuropathways to honor our most authentic expression.
Our Mission: we've experienced first hand what happens to our mental health when we give our power away to stigmas and shoulds. that's why we decided to offer wearable wellness tools and a community of support to internally resource, self validate, and embrace what matters to you. reclaiming our power is as simple as giving attention to the parts of ourselves that are real. when we do, we pave new neuropathways in our brain that solidify a reality that reflects a sense of internal validation and external expression. presence is for everyone. and, we believe power grows when we honor each other's unique approach to life. here you will find real people offering living proof that your authentic expression matters. dive inside the mind + hearts of what it means to be human. let's revive the vibe of living in the gray area, where success isn't the end goal and honoring our vulnerability in each moment is the coolest thing we can do.
Meet Gabriela “Gaby” Fox
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Current Location: Boulder, CO
A memory of feeling in your power: Last summer, I made a promise to myself that I would run up Bear Peak every Saturday to keep my mind off the loneliness I experienced throughout the pandemic. This was my escape, my purpose for the time being. After a few weeks, I ran up for my birthday. I fell and broke my arm near the top. I stayed on the ground crying because I felt like a failure. No one was nearby, I was all alone. A beautiful butterfly landed on my foot and it somehow sprung me back to life. I got up, dusted off my shorts, and jogged the hour back to my car. Although I was in excruciating pain, I was able to get down by myself. It may have just been adrenaline, but I certainly felt like I was in my power.
A piece of wisdom you live by: “The only way out is through.”
What matters to you: I am most passionate about taking care of my health and tapping into my strength through exercise. I am a trail runner and yogi at heart, but all forms of movement bring me joy. I have a deep love for animals and have followed a Vegan lifestyle for almost ten years.
Your current intention : To seek joy in my life and be more active in this pursuit. I commit myself to let go of what no longer serves me and forgive myself for evolving as I grow older.
What does it mean to you to be in your power? Having the ability to say no and to establish clear boundaries. I have spent so much energy doing things that I do not enjoy to please others. Having the willpower to say no has brought me many opportunities to say yes to new things that I have grown to identify with.
Presence feels like …. euphoric stillness. It is a warm sensation of connection to my surroundings, free from distractions.
Share something vulnerable: I often place my self-worth and value into things that are not myself like into the way I look, what others think of me or my career. I am working to accept myself fully and find love for who I am at my center.
Agency is … To me, agency means to be in control of my path. I can learn from the past, be in the now, and shape my future.
When you hear the world “choice”, what comes up for you? Choice makes me think of power and sacrifice. It can be difficult to honor priorities when faced with potential loss and in those moments, it may seem as though I am leaving something behind. Though, I must remember that what is not meant for me will not “be” and I am to trust that I am strong enough to make good choices.
If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would that be? Ask for help. I struggled with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety for years. The hardest part was doing it alone.