Honoring Self

By: Gabriela Yareliz That image above is the image the world associates with the Nikki Bella-John Cena breakup. She is crying in that photo. Nikki Bella (and Brie Bella) announced her (their) pregnancy (Brie’s second child; Nikki’s first), this week. It brought me back to this moment that changed everything. Nikki’s breakup with John Cena…

Birthday Month Reflection: Lessons Learned

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was inspired by Lauryn Evarts Bosstick’s Birthday Reflection post, where she shared three things she learned in the past year. As a fellow May baby, I thought I would reflect on this year. Here is my list: Exposure I have been super intentional about exposing myself to material and things I…

Per Dimenticare

[Per Dimenticare= Italian for: [In Order] to Forget You] By: Gabriela Yareliz It has been a happy set of months, where I have been watching friends’ wedding videos, attending weddings and finding out about new life chapters beginning. It has filled me with so much happiness for those friends; those I love so much. In the…

Women’s Month: Berta Cáceres

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we mourn the assassination of a great indigenous rights and environmental rights champion and activist, Berta Cáceres. She is known for her tireless work to bring awareness to important issues. She was co-founder of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations in Honduras and the 2015 winner of the Goldman…

Women’s Month: Katharina von Bora

By: Gabriela Yareliz First day of March! March is Women’s Month, and throughout the month, I like to feature notable women who marked history, show boldness, take up action or causes, or minister to people in a special way. The first woman I want to feature is one my mother told me about, Katharina von…

Ségolène

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s no secret that Nicolas Sarkozy holds a very special place on my “fascinating politicians” list. Okay, I admit it, he’s at the top of the list. Meeting him and speaking with him was pretty much mind-blowing. A fantastic birthday gift, God, very thoughtful. In 2007, Sarko was challenged in his race…

Reflections Before Bedtime #64

Dance to the soundtrack of life. Make it a good dance. Make it your own. Be in it to win it.   [Image from @LeylaMilani]

This Week’s Theme

By: Gabriela Yareliz Life and its weird, stressful situations and out-of-control chaos can make you feel trapped. When life makes you feel like you are trapped in a burning building, there is only one thing to do. When the fire is too big for a fire extinguisher, you have to become fire and burn it…

Thoughts from a Temporary Cat Lady

By: Gabriela Yareliz Where I am staying, there is a little cat that is afraid of many things. Any sudden movement, and she disappears. I suppose many past, bad experiences brought her to her nervous state. So now, even though she is safe, she is still afraid. I was talking to the cat while I…

Words Have Power

“I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was.” Muhammad Ali