Perseverance

By: Gabriela Yareliz Days like today are spent looking out of the window while the snow falls in wide, fluffy snowsaucers. I’ve got to say, I crave nature. Perhaps this is why my mind was in the Hudson Valley, yesterday. I just want to take off my shoes and ground somewhere. I want to feelContinue reading “Perseverance”

Thoughts on a Bitter Cold Winter Day

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America By: Gabriela Yareliz What we learned today: It’s freezing outside. My mailman is my friend now– he knows who I am and which packages are mine. This is status inContinue reading “Thoughts on a Bitter Cold Winter Day”

Reflections Before Bedtime #88

By: Gabriela Yareliz summer We will be the ones to run around in warm summer rain, until we are soaked and our chests are heaving from so much laughter. Our hair, stuck like wet yarn, on our faces and skin. Raindrops will run in paths paved by tears long ago. Sweet heat; and sweet healing.Continue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #88”

#StormJonas

Gabriela Yareliz By: Gabriela Yareliz We thought autumn would be eternal in these parts, or at least we hoped it would be. Storm Jonas said, “Nah.” Autumn treated us well. Mild temperatures and pretty colors. I love this photo. Oh, how I love the moon! The storm ended up being a lot more impressive thanContinue reading “#StormJonas”

Monday Inspiration: January 4, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz Does anyone else’s week seem a bit daunting? Don’t worry. I am not going to sit you down, so to speak, in a dark, dusty study with the tick-tock of an old grandfather clock in the background and tell you my to-do list for the week, while I pace the floor. IContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: January 4, 2016”

New on the Blogroll

It’s winter. This means less time outside. Winter means more time inside reading, watching movies, cuddling and listening to good podcasts and radio. For those of you who spend time checking out the links on the Blogroll (right-hand column on desktop page; at the very bottom on mobile), there are four new additions! First, for the movieContinue reading “New on the Blogroll”

Monday Inspiration: October 19, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s time for another week. It will bring its ups, downs and standstills. Sometimes, time seems to go fast and slow and then disappear altogether. It’s cold here now; winter coats, heater drying contact lenses and ear pain. Ahhh… A taste of winter for the soul. This weekend, I had a lovelyContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: October 19, 2015”

Winter Ambles

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am going to be taking a break from the city soon. I am going to drain Fifth Avenue from my veins for a bit. Going home is a detox. Slowly, I stop wearing black structured clothes, pretentious city makeup, and I breathe a little more deeply; my adrenaline levels become normal;Continue reading “Winter Ambles”

Exam Madness Inspiration

By: Gabriela Yareliz One word: Exams. Whole Foods had gluten-free pop tarts as buy-one-get-one-free. It also had a sale on Coconut Milk “Nog.” There is true joy in Manhattan. I also managed to trek in 20-something-degree weather (for my readers outside of the U.S., about -6 C?) for kale. Kale. Kale juice. Kale in allContinue reading “Exam Madness Inspiration”

Pre-Finals Week Wednesday

1] When New Yorkers walked outside today: 2] BOSS INSPIRATION (to get me through finals, along with prayer and kale): Amal Clooney 3] Fifth Harmony dropped two music videos recently. One is a cover of one of the greatest Christmas songs (ever), the other is the long-awaited “Sledgehammer.” I sing Camila’s part at the topContinue reading “Pre-Finals Week Wednesday”