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 19

By: Gabriela Yareliz My Fitbit thinks I am dead. I haven’t charged it since we started this shelter in place. I log in my daily exercise, into the app, but I haven’t charged it because let’s face it, I am not taking a lot of steps. It’s me going from my desk to refill myContinue reading “Studio Update 19”

Conversations On Being A Woman

By: Gabriela Yareliz Lately, women who inspire me have opened up to start conversations on topics we women have shied away from, typically. I can’t say enough how empowering and interesting it has been to listen and join these conversations on PMS, endometriosis, menstruation, relationships, and health. And I mean deep conversations, not the typicalContinue reading “Conversations On Being A Woman”

Friday Glee: April 7, 2017

By: Gabriela Yareliz Some words I collected throughout the week: “If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Risk beingContinue reading “Friday Glee: April 7, 2017”

Thread

By: Gabriela Yareliz 6:00 am: Woke up. Ate my two gummy vitamins. Watched some Stephen Colbert, after morning prayer. 7:00 am: On the train with three magazines stuffed in my bag for comfort. I don’t open the magazine I was reading the day before. I am not particularly interested in reading about the Egyptian presidentContinue reading “Thread”

Success, Virgin Births And Ordinary Miracles

By: Gabriela Yareliz This past week, I was listening to a “Pocket Pardon My French” podcast, by Garance Doré, about the meaning of success. This is a word and yardstick that tortures young adults and adults, alike. It’s the stuff children’s dreams are made of. Garance spoke about how true success, to her, is knowingContinue reading “Success, Virgin Births And Ordinary Miracles”

Reflections Before Bedtime #72

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was catching up on podcasts, and I *so* enjoyed listening to one of my favorites, BBC: World Have Your Say. I love hearing the diverse guests call in and comment on interesting international topics. I was listening to Egypt Protests Five Years On. It took me back to five years ago:Continue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #72”

New on the Blogroll

It’s winter. This means less time outside. Winter means more time inside reading, watching movies, cuddling and listening to good podcasts and radio. For those of you who spend time checking out the links on the Blogroll (right-hand column on desktop page; at the very bottom on mobile), there are four new additions! First, for the movieContinue reading “New on the Blogroll”