Class

“Hope we can teach our daughters that the word ‘class’ doesn’t involve flying private, wearing loboutin shoes and carrying a Kelly bag. ‘The word ‘class’ and ‘classy’ should mean what happens when you are able to be thankful, able to give and be a true friend to anybody regardless of their background and where theyContinue reading “Class”

Thoughts on Grace

By: Gabriela Yareliz As people who have had their fair share of disappointments or hurts, we often reflect and then adopt an attitude that says, “I shall not be fooled again.” Most people see it as a virtue to expect the worst from people. (Especially in places that just drag the cynicism out of youContinue reading “Thoughts on Grace”

Thoughts on Gratitude

The cursor was blinking back at me for about a minute, and then, I remembered that I wanted to talk about gratitude. November always has a special emphasis on gratitude. It reminds us of how grateful we should be each and every day. There is so much for which to be grateful. I feel likeContinue reading “Thoughts on Gratitude”

Reflections Before Bedtime #81

By: Gabriela Yareliz I just finished what is probably one of the best books I have read in years: Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. Attorney Stevenson’s non-fiction account of many of the cases he took on to save people from execution on death row are haunting, memorable– and pretty much each story will fill your eyesContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #81”

Monday Inspiration: November 23, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz This will be a simple, no-frill post. I don’t have too much to say. I know. Rare. Maybe that is a lie, though. We’ll see how long this post ends up being. This weekend was pretty introspective. Apparently, I appreciate the art of making myself uncomfortable. So, after a weekend of lovelyContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: November 23, 2015”

Monday Inspiration: September 14, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hi, hi! It’s Monday! (Partytime music in background). I hope you are ready to conquer your week. The weekend was nice. I met some new people, walked like 70 blocks through Manhattan in fall weather (in heels), cooked, wore a hairnet, started up some Arabic lessons after years of neglect, caught upContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: September 14, 2015”

Wednesday Musings: January 21, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz Back to reading and studying like a beast. Yep. We are back. Vacation is over, people. The law school is bustling like an ant  pile that has been stepped on. The adrenaline is pumping, the soul is sufficiently sleep-deprived, and the arms are full of 50-pound books. It is a weird feeling,Continue reading “Wednesday Musings: January 21, 2015”

Autumn Inspiration

By: Gabriela Yareliz It was a chilly night, but I was blessed to be warm and wrapped up in sweaters and blankets. Yes. We are already there. I woke up to a sunny, 55-degree morning. I feel autumn in my bones. It’s Monday. Garfield hates Mondays–That is why Monday calls for EXTRA inspiration. We are trying to turn MondaysContinue reading “Autumn Inspiration”

Today’s Dose of Inspiration: Sept. 3, 2014

By: Gabriela Yareliz Woke up at the crack of dawn; I had to drink three cups of water to get one horse-pill multi-vitamin down; today will be a long day filled with classes– the struggle is real. After waking up early and getting some stuff done, I thought, I can go to bed and sleepContinue reading “Today’s Dose of Inspiration: Sept. 3, 2014”