Il faut oser!

By: Gabriela Yareliz We tend to tiptoe around things. If we don’t stomp or get all trippy, there’s less of a chance we will trip in our rubber sandals and smash our toes against the floor (true story). If we don’t wear the lipstick under the mask, we won’t get it all over our teeth,Continue reading “Il faut oser!”

Fighter

“Be me, or fight me“ Conor McGregor By: Gabriela Yareliz I grew up watching boxing and fighting, from a young age. At the age of four, I was sitting on Muhammad Ali’s lap for a photo (went to pre-school with his son). My grandfather would order the fights on Pay-Per-View– usually on a Saturday night.Continue reading “Fighter”

Courage

In The Courage to Be Disliked, a statement/rhetorical question continues to emerge: Do we have the courage to be happy? The philosopher in the book emphasizes that life is less about the hand we have been dealt but more about our courage, regardless of the hand. I pray we can all find the courage toContinue reading “Courage”

Choice

“It is the ability to choose which makes us human.” Madeleine L’Engle By: Gabriela Yareliz I was reading Essentialism this morning, and in the book, there was a powerful reminder to remember our power to choose. “The ability to choose cannot be taken away or ever given away– it can only be forgotten.” pg. 36Continue reading “Choice”

Being Human: Emotion In Our Veins

“What is most striking to me today about the diary I kept in the camp, seventy-five years ago, is what I left out.” Zuzana Justman By: Gabriela Yareliz WHAT IS LEFT UNSAID I was struck by a piece I read in The New Yorker, called My Terezin Diary, about a holocaust survivor, Zuzana Justman, lookingContinue reading “Being Human: Emotion In Our Veins”

Clarity

Excerpt from The Clarity Cleanse, by Dr. Habib Sadeghi: “The more we reach for clarity, the more space we create in our consciousness. The more space we create, the more room there is inside of us for love to expand and grow. Love is a natural state of being, the divine state of being. WhenContinue reading “Clarity”

Wisdom from Brené Brown’s Wilderness

Quotes from Braving the Wilderness: “All too often our so-called strength comes from fear, not love; instead of having a strong back, many of us have a defended front shielding a weak spine. In other words, we walk around brittle and defensive, trying to conceal our lack of confidence. If we strengthen our backs, metaphoricallyContinue reading “Wisdom from Brené Brown’s Wilderness”

Following Coach Orders

By: Gabriela Yareliz Coaches, lifestyle and career coaches alike, do it. They make you say and write things. They make you act on things. They force you to visualize and strategize. There is this thing where you write out your purpose. It’s like your own personal mission statement, if you will. It’s about who youContinue reading “Following Coach Orders”

Nightmarish Fear

By Gabriela Yareliz Our minds can often play us on our worst fears. Take it from someone who had nightmare after nightmare this week, and each was tied to a deep fear, that our bodies and minds respond to our thoughts and emotions. It can affect our mood, our disposition and our peace. Fear alwaysContinue reading “Nightmarish Fear”