“I’m never really abandoned no matter what happens in my life, because I will never abandon myself.” – Gabrielle Stone
Today I’m sharing an interview with Gabrielle Stone. She’s an actress, podcaster, director, and best-selling author of two books: Eat, Pray, #FML, and her newest book, The Ridiculous Misadventures of a Single Girl. We have a long conversation about love, loss, and self-love, and Gabrielle shares the compelling story of how she moved on from being cheated on by her husband of two years to arrive where she is today.
- 02:16 What inspired Gabrielle to write her first book Eat, Pray, #FML?
- 07:20 How did Gabrielle become an author despite never planning to be one?
- 09:16 How a ‘thought onion’ can help you dive beneath your superficial thoughts
- 11:48 The self-love cocktail and how Gabrielle learned to love herself
- 15:54 Gabrielle’s biggest personal takeaway from writing Eat, Pray, #FML
- 23:20 About The Ridiculous Misadventures of a Single Girl
- 26:40 What happened when Gabrielle came home from Europe?
- 28:52 Gabrielle’s experience with the grieving process
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Gabrielle Stone is no stranger to the world of entertainment. Growing up on set with her legendary scream-queen mother, Dee Wallace (Cujo, E.T.), she had days of licking off mommy’s fake blood and watching behind the scenes movie magic. Seeing the world with mom and dad gave her the travel bug at an early age—until Gabrielle experienced a real-life horror when she lost her father suddenly at age seven.
After many years in the industry herself, Stone transitioned from meaty acting roles to writing and directing. Her award-winning films It Happened Again Last Night and After Emma gained her awards for writing, directing, and acting—but she had a bigger role in life that would soon present itself: freaking badass.
After the rug was vigorously pulled out from under her when her husband’s affair came to light, she found herself falling into the arms of another man. After a second failed attempt at love and a massive heartbreak, she decided that instead of landing flat on her ass—she’d make a career out of it.
And so came the birth of the book Eat, Pray, #FML, where she shared all the mistakes, all the lessons, and most importantly, how she became a fearless leader from it all.
After fans around the world demanded more, the highly anticipated sequel, The Ridiculous Misadventures of a Single Girl, and the podcast FML Talk were born—and Gabrielle soon realized that her broken heart has blossomed into a movement.
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