Takeaways from Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights

By: Gabriela Yareliz I love a good biography. The more unconventional the life, the better. I think there is something powerful about learning from other’s experiences and also expanding your world beyond how you were raised and conditioned. I was fascinated by Greenlights, as it lays out philosophies intertwined with McConaughey’s life experiences. His voiceContinue reading “Takeaways from Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights”

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”

This Week’s Theme

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hard work+belief=results (See Monday Inspiration: November 30, 2015). When I need a pep talk or extra slap in the face– the video in this post is my go-to. It reminds me to always keep hustlin’. So, if you are weary from long hours at work, struggling through a moment of transition orContinue reading “This Week’s Theme”

What’s in an age?

I saw this on Tumblr, and I had to share: “No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages: 1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months,Continue reading “What’s in an age?”

Tough Stuff

       “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” S.L. By: Gabriela Yareliz Life is not a car you can just steer in whichever way you want. It’s more like a canoe in a river with a mind of its own. I think that we often put a lot of pressure on ourselves to make thingsContinue reading “Tough Stuff”

Khoshbin Quotes

Compiled by: Gabriela Yareliz I find a lot of inspiration in the Khoshbins. Manny Khoshbin never fails to remind all who look at his success where he came from, and he continues to give back. He is all about positivity, faith and perseverance. He always reminds me that life is about the things that can’tContinue reading “Khoshbin Quotes”

Sabbath Reading: Malcolm Muggeridge

I read this today, and I loved it. Malcolm Muggeridge was a journalist (he interviewed Coco Chanel for crying out loud!), satirist, and spy (during WWII). “I may, I suppose, regard myself as a relatively successful man. People occasionally stare at me in the streets: that’s fame. I can fairly easily earn enough to qualify forContinue reading “Sabbath Reading: Malcolm Muggeridge”

TKOs and Success

By: Gabriela Yareliz I saw this video, and I had to share. I was super inspired by it. I love the fact that boxing is a huge theme in the video. Boxing is analogous to life; there is struggle; there is pain; there is discipline; there are choices, and there is potential victory. So, if you are down for motivation and fantasticContinue reading “TKOs and Success”

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez Sonia Sotomayor, Cristina Saralegui Antonio Villaraigosa, Gloria Estefan Jennifer Lopez, Becky G Sofia Vergara, Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz Eva Longoria, Rita Moreno Armando Christian Perez “Pitbull”, Nicole Richie Jessica Alba, Ray Suarez Jorge Ramos, Hector Elizondo Naya Rivera, George Lopez Alexis Bledel, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello Dania Ramirez, Judy Reyes, RoselynContinue reading “Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2014”

Heartwarming Life

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today has been a heartwarming day. I had great conversations with people, ate lunch outside with Felicia under the sunshine (which was struggling against the clouds to get some rays out)… By the Reitz Union I made a card with an organization called “Friends For Life” which does cards for pediatric cancer patients.Continue reading “Heartwarming Life”