Grand Hotel

By: Gabriela Yareliz There are shows like Grand Hotel (and telenovelas, in general) that attract the masses. They are deliciously dramatic, salacious and mysterious. Part of what makes the storyline what it is are the layers and layers of family secrets and deeds that are being hidden from the audience and others in the story….

Lessons from a Golden Morning

This was written but never shared in November of 2017, from my sunny kitchen.  By: Gabriela Yareliz The morning starts with light seeping through the kitchen window. At first, the light just hits the white chairs and my window friendly plant, but then, it seems to escape its rays, and it dances around the room….

Construction Paper Hearts

(A vulnerable and open brain dump that marks the beginning of some serious healing. Proceed if you dare.) By: Gabriela Yareliz Some of us in the world experience a deep rejection and distancing from a close family member. Maybe, it’s a sibling or even a spouse. Where close love can exist, true pain can also…

Pad Man

Countless Bollywood actors are rising up in support of the film Pad Man, based on the true story of a man whose pad-making skills changed India and women’s health. It’s a fantastic film celebrating a feminine hygiene pioneer. It has been powerful to see some of India’s most famous faces holding a pad. No big…

Transformation

“Change is inevitable, but transformation is a conscious choice.” Heather Ash Amara By: Gabriela Yareliz The quote above has been my lock screen wallpaper now, for months. (Thank you The Chalkboard Mag!) It has been a sort of theme in my life. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7) King…

Saying This Once

By: Gabriela Yareliz As my friend Milica used to say, “I AM ONLY GOING TO SAY THIS ONCE,” so listen up: Today is yours. No more wasted emotions, thoughts and words. You are more powerful than you think, and it’s time to acknowledge that. Be emboldened. Step out of the box you were put in….

For the Seeker

By: Gabriela Yareliz The city was bustling with visitors from all over; it was Passover time. The priests had arrested Jesus, and wanted to “get rid of Him” in the most discrete manner, while the people were preoccupied with Passover. Pontius Pilate was the Roman ruling in Judea, and his wife came to him disturbed…

Condolences: Priyanka Chopra

By: Gabriela Yareliz Deepest condolences to Priyanka Chopra and her family, for the passing of her father. May God grant them the peace and comfort they need in this difficult time.