Why We Can’t Sleep

By: Gabriela Yareliz I’ve enjoyed Tish Harrison Warren’s Prayer in the Night. One of the chapters I most liked was about praying for those who rest. Ironically, as I write this, I should be sleeping. She writes that sleep is “so vulnerable.” “We sometimes have a hard time embracing it. We stay up late, staringContinue reading “Why We Can’t Sleep”

When the Simple Life Gets Complicated

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I thought we would dive into a No Doubt song few of us understood fully when we were young, but it’s timeless: “Simple Kind of Life.” This song is about expectation, and I truly believe women in or close to their 30s who are unmarried and don’t have children feel itContinue reading “When the Simple Life Gets Complicated”

June 2019 Insights

By: Gabriela Yareliz The insights of the month of June. The insights come to me in between the walks past the bakery that just opened, with its “Grand Opening” funeral flowers, getting elbowed in the face while exiting the train (almost broken glasses– nerdy much?)– only to find the permanently broken escalators of the trainContinue reading “June 2019 Insights”

Boxes

By: Gabriela Yareliz I have had this on my mind, lately; this idea of boxes. No, before you ask, I am not moving. The truth is, there is always a box in every career that you are expected to fit into. There is a set rubric and technique that you need to comply with, toContinue reading “Boxes”

Sunday Throwback: Vulnerability

This post was drafted last Sunday. I never got around to posting it, so here we go: By: Gabriela Yareliz Yesterday was such a lovely day, filled with worship, gardens and long walks. Unfortunately, the end of it was messy. I wasn’t feeling well, and I ended up vomiting about five times. (I know, soContinue reading “Sunday Throwback: Vulnerability”

Raw

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sometimes, I get upset with parts of myself when they react a certain way, or when I feel vulnerable and raw in my emotions. I am learning to manage certain parts of me, in a better way. Sometimes, giving yourself permission is a step and accomplishment, in and of itself. I amContinue reading “Raw”

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”

Napkin Rings

[Image from @KushaAlagband] By: Gabriela Yareliz I recently read a fantastic post by one of my favorite writers, Candid Kay. It was a reflection on a legitimate fear and problem. It made me reflect on something that has been on my mind, all weekend. My own fears. You see, people do the oddest things. WeContinue reading “Napkin Rings”

Monday Inspiration: April 18, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was walking with headphones in (listening to the TED Radio Hour podcast on NPR), when I heard a sound. I turned. A block away, a child, who was maybe 6 years old, had fallen and was wailing hysterically. The fall was loud. So loud, I heard it a block away. OnContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: April 18, 2016”

Friday Glee: March 18, 2016

“Compassion and dialogue are essentially vulnerable positions. If you are into control and predictability, you will seldom descend into the weakness of listening or the scariness of dialogue. You will not only be incapable of hearing others, but you will also be incapable of hearing God. How we do anything is usually how we doContinue reading “Friday Glee: March 18, 2016”