November 2022 Favorites

Elon is crashing Twitter, Kanye is exposing the illuminati, Ghislaine is drafting her memoir, Trump is back to causing mayhem, and Biden still doesn’t know he’s been elected. The drama level is so high.” Jessica Kraus (@houseinhabit)

That quote above basically sums it up. November felt like a short month with too much to do. The month started with the anticipation of election day. I was disappointed in the general apathy of the general public, as expected.

The World Cup is weirdly in winter– it just feels wrong. (Rooting for the motherland-Spain). I wrapped up Christmas shopping (I can’t do the anxiety-filled December shopping). The Chosen, as I write this, sits at #3 in the box office, and I am so excited to watch Season 3.

Balenciaga, who earlier cut ties with Kanye due to “antisemitism,” decided it would take the moral high ground and feature a holiday ad campaign that sexualizes children. No celebrities have expressed outrage, of course (also as expected). Jessica Kraus’ coverage of the Weinstein trial has been FIRE. Hulu is onto me and my hopes for a free trial, and every Christmas movie on the platform looks lame (so take that, Hulu!). Back to The Holiday.

Melissa Wood Health has redone its platform, and I am super excited about it. Congrats to Melissa! Been a member now for years and ready to have more fun working out.

We approach deep winter, now. We have had strange warmer weather, so far. Very mild. I hope we see some snow stick at some point. Wouldn’t that be magical? Has it snowed where you are? Buffalo was drowning in snow, just the other day…

Before December takes over with Christmas music full blast, I leave you with my November favorites.

November’s top post was The Libraries.

December awaits…


A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied by excellence of heart.” Fielding

“What is ahead of me is worth healing for.” Nakeia Homer

Practice not freaking out as you watch the unexpected circumstances God brings unfolding in front of you.” Bob Goff

“Whenever you are fed up with life, start writing; ink is the great cure for all human ills, as I have found out long ago.” C.S. Lewis (On Writing)

Surround yourself with relentless humans. People who plan in decades, but live in moments. Train like savages, but create like artists. Obsess in work, relax in life. People who know this is finite, and choose to play infinite games. Find people going up mountains. Climb together.” Zach Pogrob

“While the world changes, the cross stands firm.” St. Bruno

“You gotta start believing that your morning commute is cute and fun, that every cup of coffee is the best you’ve ever had. That even the smallest and most mundane things are exciting and new. You have to because that’s when you start truly living. That’s when you look forward to every day.” Gregg Braden

“Be careful what you learn for that is what you will know.” Annie Dillard

If people are uncomfortable because of your boldness, you’re on the right track.” Bob Goff

Following Jesus means being constantly misunderstood.” Bob Goff

“It’s time we stopped acting like our failures somehow disqualify us from God’s love, when in reality these setbacks might lead to a keener awareness of it.” (screenshot from my Kindle, I forgot the book).

Until we believe that life is war, we will not know what prayer is for.” John Piper

“All get what they want; they do not always like it.” C.S. Lewis, The Magicians Nephew

“Ne jamais regretter d’avoir reve trop fort, se tromper est le seul risque– et alors? Demain matin sera un jour nouveau, un jour pour faire autrement s’il le faut, et vivre, vivre.” Charlotte Husson

“Let’s face it: most people who vote are not ‘well informed’. They have little interest even in debate because they’re already convinced that their duty is to vote up and down the entire ticket for one of two corrupted tribes. When it comes to measures that aren’t already designated to a party, all the average voter wants is for someone else to tell them what to do.” Rob Herring

Yes, hurt people might hurt others. But fortunately, free people free others. Safe people shelter others. Enlightened people illuminate others. And love always wins.” Vex King

Now more than ever we must pick ourselves up and rise to the occassion.” @therealrukshan


These Wellness Candles look so neat. On my list to try.

The Laila Gohar collab with Byredo.


Starting an upward spiral.

A Food52 guide to cozy weekends.

People I am Intrigued By

Daphne Oz

[Image via TheHowToZone]

Rob Dyrdek

(loved this podcast with him)

[Image via TSC Podcast]

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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