Erwin McManus: The Futurist

By: Gabriela Yareliz Erwin McManus is one of my favorite thought leaders. He is a pastor, philosopher, writer and futurist. I identify so much with how he communicates Jesus and authentic faith living. Born in El Salvador, McManus has overcome so much. Christ found him, and since then, he has dedicated his life to sharingContinue reading “Erwin McManus: The Futurist”

Being Human: Here Comes Autumn

FALL TRANSITION By: Gabriela Yareliz And here we are. Inside of my little studio, French jazz playing, little amber candles burning and the drawers of my dresser only half closed. That’s the way it goes on a Friday where I don’t want to leave my house anymore, and I just want to start my sentenceContinue reading “Being Human: Here Comes Autumn”

On the NYC Train

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s November. Apple picking is done for the season. The elections came and went, and here we are. Amazing. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, like that girl whose podcast I always listened to, but then she said the same thing every time and would cry in every episode,Continue reading “On the NYC Train”

An Octobery October

[Photo by Betty Binon of Stems and Forks] By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy October! It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s super important to keep educating ourselves on these issues and monitoring our own health. (This goes for men and women). I wanted to link this article on 8 Common Breast Cancer Myths That Need To BeContinue reading “An Octobery October”

Autumnal Asks

[Image from Tumblr] Because tomorrow is the first day of fall– let’s celebrate! autumnal asks lantern – how did you meet your best friend? What were your first impressions of each other? I met her in high school. We were total opposites. She was always talking in class, and I was the quiet one inContinue reading “Autumnal Asks”

Turtlenecks, Snow Globes, and Other Sources of Magic

By: Gabriela Yareliz The bridge is glittering outside. The city is falling asleep. I closed my window and watered my plants. And here is some randomness for the night. [Amal Clooney, Yahoo! News] Turtlenecks  Turtlenecks. I grew up wearing them. My whole family wore them during my childhood in Michigan. Mine came in every color andContinue reading “Turtlenecks, Snow Globes, and Other Sources of Magic”

Sunday Girl: October 23, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz Friday came to a close as I sat down to eat a stale piece of leftover pizza after making my apartment look like Monica Geller had come to visit. As I chewed on the pizza, I perused an article about the shelf life of pizza in a refrigerator, on BuzzFeed. Halfway throughContinue reading “Sunday Girl: October 23, 2016”

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”

Monday Inspiration: December 21, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz This Monday Inspiration is special to me. This post has all of my own photography. I’ll be sharing some of the New York City autumn glory we experienced this year. I hope you enjoy. Have a beautiful, empowered week. Yours truly. “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than heContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: December 21, 2015”

Monday Inspiration: October 26, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz A happy Monday eve to you. Where are you going this week? I took a walk today. The neighborhood smells like leaves and bonfires. I forgot what sweet therapy walking is for the soul. I think this week it’ll be time to take the camera out for a spin to document theContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: October 26, 2015”