How To Get Festive When You Aren’t Feeling It

By: Gabriela Yareliz Wishing you all a merry merry Christmas Eve from my little candle-lit apartment to your home and heart. It has been a year that we have survived together, and I don’t blame you if you aren’t in a very festive mood tonight, or tomorrow or on New Year’s Eve. We’ve been onContinue reading “How To Get Festive When You Aren’t Feeling It”

Rituals

I am up at 4:34 am, as we wait for the downpours Hurricane Laura is supposed to bring to NYC. There is an occasional drip-drip outside, but nothing else. I have been thinking a lot about rituals, lately. Sometimes, rituals get a bad rap. They are considered to just be routine or things on aContinue reading “Rituals”

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”

Emotional Undercurrent

By: Gabriela Yareliz This morning, I was speaking to friends of mine, in my home church in Florida. We send a text on Saturday mornings, when we pray for each other and our families. He and his wife are two of the most amazing people I know, who live their lives in full ministry— God’sContinue reading “Emotional Undercurrent”

Studio Update 13

By: Gabriela Yareliz I saw this image this morning, and this is how I felt walking out (more like running out) of the grocery store with my eggs, the other day. I was so tired yesterday, guys, that I woke up tired. Two days ago, I saw myself in a video moving my hands likeContinue reading “Studio Update 13”

Studio Update 3

By: Gabriela Yareliz It was prison break, today. Kidding. Well, for some inmates, it really was. That’s beside the point. I left my house! (Despite the inmates). Through the front door; I didn’t roll out of the window (this is a true story, I swear). I marched out of the door, and I saw theContinue reading “Studio Update 3”

God’s Answer to Uncertainty

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was reflecting on the many uncertainties we face in this life. It’s a challenging adventure for all of us finite beings. As I thought about this, I was praying and I decided to read out of a devotional I sometimes dive into, by Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life DailyContinue reading “God’s Answer to Uncertainty”

God’s Answer to Uncertainty

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was reflecting on the many uncertainties we face in this life. It’s a challenging adventure for all of us finite beings. As I thought about this, I was praying and I decided to read out of a devotional I sometimes dive into, by Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life DailyContinue reading “God’s Answer to Uncertainty”

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 CenaContinue reading “Honoring Self”