When you really want something

By: Gabriela Yareliz I began reading the book of 1 Samuel. It begins with the story of Hannah, the childless woman who wanted a child more than anything. It is a story I have referred to before, because it is one that I really love. During the festivities in Shiloh, she is upset. She won’tContinue reading “When you really want something”

Today’s Top Picks: Peace, Clarins and Futbol

By: Gabriela Yareliz 1] Thomas Merton said something along these lines: We cannot have peace with one another because we are not at peace with ourselves. We cannot have peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God. 2] Clarins App en francais On a Shallow Note If you thought I was shallowContinue reading “Today’s Top Picks: Peace, Clarins and Futbol”

Then you are alive- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

If you carry your restlessness in your heart, then you are alive If you carry the flames of your dreams in your eyes, then you are alive Learn to live free like the gusts of wind Learn to flow like the waves in a stream Embrace every moment in life with open arms Each momentContinue reading “Then you are alive- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”

Bellucci; lipstick; Syria; among other things…

By: Gabriela Yareliz She is back– and with her own line of lipstick. Monica Bellucci, out of hiding and back. I felt like I hadn’t seen her forever until I opened this month’s Vogue. Fantastic! It is terribly shallow but there is something awesome about red lipstick and curling your hair… The New Yoker hadContinue reading “Bellucci; lipstick; Syria; among other things…”


By: Gabriela Yareliz We meet again… it is hot outside. Let me rephrase: HOT. The best thing about a car with no AC is the fact that the open window suffices to blow you away. I look like some random gypsy today with a scarf around my head–I think I scared the Subway guy. Poor fellow.Continue reading “Unknown”

The Picture of Dorian Gray & Sensuality

By: Gabriela Gonzalez Why is it that things like pleasure, beauty and art end up leaving us empty and guilty? I found a fascinating book/play on the topic. It is a short play, a fictional conversation between Oscar Wilde, known for his if it feels good, do it philosophy; Blaise Pascal, the brilliant mathematician, andContinue reading “The Picture of Dorian Gray & Sensuality”

Our Father the Weaver: by Ravi Zacharias

I am reading a book by Ravi Zacharias, he is oe of my favorite speakers and thinkers of this time. His book is called The Grand Weaver, and he is of course from India. Those who know me know that I have a special place in my heart for this country, its people and itsContinue reading “Our Father the Weaver: by Ravi Zacharias”