Essential Strangers

By: Gabriela Yareliz Thoughts in the AM: There is a barista whose efficiency and chipper attitude brought sunshine to our days in the summer of 2020 (those were dark days, y’all. People had bubble wrapped their windows and duct taped their doors shut). It’s funny because at first, I thought this barista was a jerk,Continue reading “Essential Strangers”

Studio Update 8

By: Gabriela Yareliz Do I choose eggs or life? I started off the morning debating whether it was worth risking my livelihood to get eggs at a NYC grocery store. It’s not. You see, I am a vegetarian, and I avoid dairy, but I do eat eggs on occasion. Not often. But sometimes. There areContinue reading “Studio Update 8”

Studio Update 5

By: Gabriela Yareliz I accidentally said Kenny Chesney died. Nope, it was Kenny Rogers. I always do that. I always accidentally kill the wrong person in my head. I once said Larry King was dead. I seriously believed it. Nope, he is still getting married and getting divorced (has he not heard of dating?). Sigh.Continue reading “Studio Update 5”

This is how 2017 began

By: Gabriela Yareliz It began with a kiss from the most amazing man, after I had stuffed my face with grapes, per Spanish tradition. I was surrounded by my loved ones, and Antena3 TV Española was blasting in the background. Squeaky, the cat, had gone missing, and the night was humid and dark. On theContinue reading “This is how 2017 began”

D’Ormesson

“Jean Bruno Wladimir François de Paule Le Fèvre d’Ormesson was a French novelist. He was the author of forty books, the director of Le Figaro from 1974 to 1979, and the Dean of the Académie française.” D’Ormesson passed away December 5, 2017. I am actually currently reading one of his books, Dieu, les affaires etContinue reading “D’Ormesson”

Monday Inspiration: November 27, 2017

By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy Monday, my lovely friends. I wanted to start off the week with the following thought. I was listening to a podcast on the train, as I often do. It was The Skinny Confidential, featuring guest Melissa Wood-Tepperberg (of @melissawoodhealth). She was sharing information about her health journey, past eating disorders, plantContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: November 27, 2017”

November 23, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MY BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS! I am grateful for your friendship, messages and support, as I fill this page with thoughts, ideas and lessons learned. I am grateful to Jesus who is the source of all good things in us and outside of us. He is merciful, loving and blessing us beyond our comprehension. IContinue reading “November 23, 2017”

Thoughts on Gratitude

The cursor was blinking back at me for about a minute, and then, I remembered that I wanted to talk about gratitude. November always has a special emphasis on gratitude. It reminds us of how grateful we should be each and every day. There is so much for which to be grateful. I feel likeContinue reading “Thoughts on Gratitude”

Better

By: Gabriela Yareliz Imagine if we could see the repercussions of a word, act or omission; how things play out in the future. If we could see that perhaps a snarky comment or selfish act later leads to us hurting the ones we love and our own destruction, what would we do differently? What if?Continue reading “Better”

Tuesday Badinage: January 10, 2017

“Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.” Fyodor Dostoevsky A bit of inspiration for the day. NYC is such a public place. We all sort of partakeContinue reading “Tuesday Badinage: January 10, 2017”