Necessary Rage

“Forgiveness to me is not me forgiving you. I don’t have any godly power. Forgiveness is a gift that I give myself because if I would live in hatred today, I would still be a prisoner, and we are the prisoners of our own mind. The concentration camp is in your own mind, and theContinue reading “Necessary Rage”

A Lesson on Father’s Day

By: Gabriela Yareliz Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are often avoided by people who have experienced childhood trauma. Some people have experienced pain caused by one or both parents, so they distance themselves from the holiday and deeper yet, from the person it celebrates. Father’s Day isn’t a holiday I like to embrace. Sometimes, itContinue reading “A Lesson on Father’s Day”

June 2019 Insights

By: Gabriela Yareliz The insights of the month of June. The insights come to me in between the walks past the bakery that just opened, with its “Grand Opening” funeral flowers, getting elbowed in the face while exiting the train (almost broken glasses– nerdy much?)– only to find the permanently broken escalators of the trainContinue reading “June 2019 Insights”

Construction Paper Hearts

(A vulnerable and open brain dump that marks the beginning of some serious healing. Proceed if you dare.) By: Gabriela Yareliz Some of us in the world experience a deep rejection and distancing from a close family member. Maybe, it’s a sibling or even a spouse. Where close love can exist, true pain can alsoContinue reading “Construction Paper Hearts”

Monday Inspiration: January 19, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hello Monday, and happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! As I am writing this, it is Sunday, and I am up in the sky flying back to the Big Apple. Freezing rain is pelting down the city that is waiting for me. Oh New York! A city God’s providence has taken me to,Continue reading “Monday Inspiration: January 19, 2015”

The Words of a Wise Woman: Corrie Ten Boom

By: Gabriela Yareliz I think it’s in moments of transition and decision, and moments of complete uncertainty and darkness, that you see people seeking for peace and guidance the most. It’s part of the human condition. We all do it, and we all seek for these things in different places. Oftentimes, we show up at empty wells hopingContinue reading “The Words of a Wise Woman: Corrie Ten Boom”

Abedin’s Choice

By: Gabriela Yareliz She’s been on our mind for a while now; ever since her husband announced his candidacy for Mayor of New York. The Huffington Post might as well have a section about Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner’s wife, with the many articles that have focused on her in recent days. The Huff hasn’t beenContinue reading “Abedin’s Choice”

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Out of the depths have I cried unto you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice: let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If you, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who will stand? But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soulContinue reading “[insert name here]”

Never Say Goodbye

This movie was insane. I don’t agree with the plot line, though I agree with the premise of marrying for love. It was suspenseful, and the dialogue was excellent, so kudos Karan Johar. I know I am tardy to the party… this is old. This was, I think, the best line. “We only try toContinue reading “Never Say Goodbye”