Why We Remember

By: Gabriela Yareliz Call me crazy, but I love slowness in my own solitary moments. Maybe, this is because I strive to be efficient and productive in my work life. A slow morning is therapeutic, and I savor it. I love being mindful in “ordinary” moments, whether it’s feeling water rushing over my hands, as…

Reflections Before Bedtime #79

“It would be hung in attics, she thought; it would be destroyed. But what did that matter? she asked herself, taking up her brush again. She looked at the steps; they were empty; she looked at her canvas; it was blurred. With a sudden intensity, as if she saw it clear for a second, she…

Monday Inspiration: March 28, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz From a productive weekend to, what I hope will be, a productive week. Happy week. We begin anew. Last week was absolutely dreadful and draining. Not sure how I survived it, but by the grace of God and my mother’s wisdom, I am still standing. It was a loud week; a headache-inducing,…

Monday Inspiration: March 21, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz Greetings! Ready to not only survive Monday but to thrive on Monday? It’s Holy Week and officially spring. SPRING!!! *Spring* (Spring) Spring make us feel like no other season. Autumn is cozy and romantic. I love it. However, there is something about fresh new air, soft rains and flowers. Rebirth is moving. Life…

Weekend Inspiration

“‘I want to write a novel about Silence,’ he said; ‘the things people don’t say.’” Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out [If you need to, have a Barbra Streisand moment] A late-night epiphany brought to you by: Gabriela Yareliz You are entitled to make decisions in whatever way you decide to do so. Some people mistake wisdom and…

Who is afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Quotes from one of my most adored writers.-Gabriela Y. Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent. -Virginia Woolf Life is not a series of…

Week’s Picks: Dec. 17, 2012

By: Gabriela Yareliz 1] 2] “I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only the past.” -Virginia Woolf 3] 4] Theodore Roosevelt “It is not the critic who counts: not the man…

Smooth Sailing

“She had the perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous to live even one day.”  ―    Virginia Woolf,    Mrs. Dalloway By: Gabriela Yareliz This book is probably the weirdest one that has made…