With every addition to AUTR, we’re constantly reminded of our purpose– Why Blue Matters. It is our hope that through the posting of every artist and entrepreneur, whether through their works or the interviews we have with them, you will at the very least be inspired. Today is no different.
Taking inspiration to all new heights, we’re immensely proud to bring you closer to Arielle Caputo; mom, creator and founder of D.E.A.P (Dream Endlessly, Actively Pursue), entrepreneur, author, suicide intervention coach and community leader. To describe her as anything less than amazing would be diminishing her worth. Her efforts, phenomenal. Her impact, makes a difference.
Another great reason Why Blue Matters.
WBM: Some say first impressions are everything. Using only 7 words what’s the best way to describe you?
Arielle: Vibrant, loving, contagious, bubbly, friendly, determined, infectious.
WBM: When did you know that you wanted to make a difference in the lives of others?
Arielle: I’ve always known deep down. I am the oldest of 8 children so I have always been the nurtering motherly personality. But it was from a rough place last year and being depressed, I said ok enough is enough I want to help others so no one ever feels this way again.
WBM: Why does what you do matter?
Arielle: Everything we do now is creating and molding our future. Every thought, deed, action is so importation. It creates a karmic imprint in the world which either helps us or hurts us.
WBM: Finish this sentence: My life is so much better because…
Arielle: My life is so much better because I found my truth to discovering inner peace and happiness – and that is “be of service to others”.
WBM: We’re deeply inspired by the starfish story that inspired you, when was that piece first brought into your life?
Arielle: You know I started my Instagram in Sept with 200 followers hoping to inspire others… and I think I stumbled across a post that mentioned the starfish story. So I looked it up and it was everything I believed in. and has been my motto ever since.
WBM: Speaking of inspiration, what are some of the things that inspire you?
Arielle: I am inspired by close friends who have been through tremendous obstacles and have gone on to start some amazing organizations. I have three people I can think of at the top of my head who just inspire me to do more and more. I love hearing stories about people who started from nothing like Oprah or those like Ellen who have been thru their journey of pain and are now influencing the world in a positive way.
WBM: Congratulations on the upcoming release of your new book, Love You. Love Me. Love We. Would you mind sharing a little bit about it?
Arielle: I was extremely depressed and crying all the time last year. One day after crying non stop, I sat down and started thinking about it all. And all of a sudden a thought shocked me: I have been crying non stop; in the grocery store, class, the library, in my car, on the bus… and not one person ever stopped and said “Miss are you ok?” I was shocked. But more importantly I was like oh my, how many people did I pass by and I had no clue they were crying? It was that moment, I said, “Ok, enough is enough.” I feel like I am screaming on the top of my lungs for help, yet no one seems to hear me. I am looking for someone to lean on, someone to hold my hand, someone’s shoulder to cry on. That is it, from this point on I am going to be that person for everyone and anyone who needs it. We always hear, If you want love then spread love. Or put love and good out and it will always come back. So I purposed in my heart to do one random good deed a day. Then I started posting my IG videos hoping to encourage others. If you go back to the first few video posts, I am literally crying. I then went and got Suicide Certified so I could be properly trained on how to respond and help others. I had found my happiness, my inner peace and my passion in life. I wanted to show others that is it possible and the how to. So I wrote this book. Read more to find out my story. I hope you all enjoy and begin your path to happiness.
This book is for everyone: feeling suicidal, depressed, sad, lonely, bored, just ok, wanting more…everyone in all walks of life will, I believe truly benefit.
WBM: How do you plan to impact the world next?
Arielle: My next goal is to start speaking at high schools around the country. Then to create a motivational app. And then my ultimate dream is to open a live-in recovery center for all ages.