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”

Screenless

By: Gabriela Yareliz First, I just want to say that I believe everyone should get a spring break. Now that we have that out of the way, I come to my thought on windows. The other day, I sat down to watch a chunk of a movie just before bed. I hadn’t showered yet, andContinue reading “Screenless”

Serenity

“For several days after that meeting I wanted only to be in places where the lights were bright and no one counted days.” Joan Didion, “Getting Serenity,” 1968 The words above were written by Didion after she attended a Gamblers Anonymous (G.A.) meeting. She said she hated the word “serenity” because she associated it withContinue reading “Serenity”

A Word On Prayer

By: Gabriela Yareliz A lot of resources and messages have come together for me pertaining to prayer. I feel this is no accident. It’s like God is trying to teach me something new in this season. Something more effective. A better connection with the authority and power of Heaven. Throughout the week, the phrase “takeContinue reading “A Word On Prayer”

Fuel

By: Gabriela Yareliz At any given moment, we have a million different lives and outcomes within our reach. The choices we are faced with are terrifying and empowering, all the same. Where does the time go? The pandemic has made it feel like life is just passing by. Maybe, I told my dad, we fillContinue reading “Fuel”

Leaving Burnout Behind: Lessons Learned

By: Gabriela Yareliz I once heard a conversation between Erwin and Aaron McManus on Battle Ready, where they were discussing the concept of burnout. Basically, what was expressed is that burnout doesn’t typically stem from having too much to do but rather by not finding fulfillment in the work you are doing. I found thatContinue reading “Leaving Burnout Behind: Lessons Learned”

How to Have a Charmed Spring

By: Gabriela Yareliz I loved Gigi Chomiak‘s 100 Ways to Romance Life email newsletter (sent February 11). It got my mind wandering and thinking about the things that I feel make (or could make) spring magical. Spring is my favorite season, so I figured it would be fun to make a little list of howContinue reading “How to Have a Charmed Spring”

When the Simple Life Gets Complicated

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I thought we would dive into a No Doubt song few of us understood fully when we were young, but it’s timeless: “Simple Kind of Life.” This song is about expectation, and I truly believe women in or close to their 30s who are unmarried and don’t have children feel itContinue reading “When the Simple Life Gets Complicated”

Trust

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s fitness practice had a moment where she (the guide/instructor) directs you to step back without looking down or around. You pick a focal point and move, trusting in what you know is there. As simple as this was, I found it to be a bit profound. It was an exercise inContinue reading “Trust”

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”