Paper Doll

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I ventured out of my house and had hit 8k steps before 4 pm. I was exhausted. (I am so out of shape). Mind you, many of those steps were literal steps on a staircase. I felt weirdly human being out there in the wild earth. I felt the sunshine onContinue reading “Paper Doll”

A Lesson on Father’s Day

By: Gabriela Yareliz Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are often avoided by people who have experienced childhood trauma. Some people have experienced pain caused by one or both parents, so they distance themselves from the holiday and deeper yet, from the person it celebrates. Father’s Day isn’t a holiday I like to embrace. Sometimes, itContinue reading “A Lesson on Father’s Day”

The Childhood

By: Gabriela Yareliz I walked into Claire’s to get a birthday gift for a beautiful, bright little girl who is special to me, and it took me on a ride down memory lane. I remember how much I loved Claire’s, as a kid. I liked it more than the Icing because the Icing had mostlyContinue reading “The Childhood”

Reflections Before Bedtime #53

By: Gabriela Yareliz I just finished a spoonful of cocoa almond butter, and I am trying to think, but it feels like there is a broken record playing in my head. This weekend was oddly but deliciously warm. I had the nice opportunity to spend some face time with good friends. With life’s routines andContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #53”

Facing Yourself

[Awesome gifs in post from: Boy Meets World Gifs] By: Gabriela Yareliz Anyone remember Boy Meets World? In Girl Meets World, Cory and Topanga return as parents. Who didn’t love the hilarious Cory and smart Topanga? Topanga became a New York lawyer, and pretty soon, it seems like she will be facing her childhood selfContinue reading “Facing Yourself”

Influences

By: Gabriela Yareliz When you look up a comedian, musician or entertainer, often times, something that pops up are influences. Those who they grew up watching or listening to, who greatly influenced them as a person. So, other than Jesus, my mother and the influence of family, like grandmothers, I was thinking who in theContinue reading “Influences”