The Soul’s Interpreter

“The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.” Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre By: Gabriela Yareliz For some, our identities are complex and odd things that have layers upon layers. Some layers are closer to the heart. Some stick together. Others hide. Some layers areContinue reading “The Soul’s Interpreter”

The Slap Heard Around the World

By: Gabriela Yareliz #GifleMacron is trending. It was the slap heard around the world. My jaw almost hit the floor, last night, when I saw the video of the French President being slapped on his tour to “take the pulse” of the nation before next year’s presidential election. Mission accomplished? Twitter in on fire withContinue reading “The Slap Heard Around the World”

Takeaways from Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights

By: Gabriela Yareliz I love a good biography. The more unconventional the life, the better. I think there is something powerful about learning from other’s experiences and also expanding your world beyond how you were raised and conditioned. I was fascinated by Greenlights, as it lays out philosophies intertwined with McConaughey’s life experiences. His voiceContinue reading “Takeaways from Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights”

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”

Confronting Miss. Minchin

By: Gabriela Yareliz In life, you will run into a few people who are just like Miss. Minchin, in A Little Princess. They are cruel and mean. They take pleasure in your misfortune, and their aim is to take away from you. They take pleasure in seeing you serve harder, in seeing you in aContinue reading “Confronting Miss. Minchin”

Tag: Day #3

By: Gabriela Yareliz Last day of the Three Days, Three Quotes challenge! “Language and identity are so fundamentally intertwined. You peel back all the layers in terms of what we wear, and what we eat, and all the things that mark us, and in the end what we have are our words.” Jhumpa Lahiri, VogueContinue reading “Tag: Day #3”

This Month’s Picks: June 2015

“I have only one hope in life and that is to be used by God. The more highly we think of ourselves and our abilities and our talents, the less God can use us. I pray that God might humble me so that I understand that I am just an instrument in His hands.” A.Continue reading “This Month’s Picks: June 2015”