Storage

By: Gabriela Yareliz We often think of movement as something we need for our physical well-being, and while that is true, we often miss the deeper mind-body connection that occurs when we move. In 2014, I published a post called A Philosophy of Walking: Living Deeply, where I quoted philosopher and writer Gros stating thatContinue reading “Storage”

Trust

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s fitness practice had a moment where she (the guide/instructor) directs you to step back without looking down or around. You pick a focal point and move, trusting in what you know is there. As simple as this was, I found it to be a bit profound. It was an exercise inContinue reading “Trust”

Come Walk With Me: Old San Juan

By: Gabriela Yareliz Our first outing in the Old San Juan was lovely. The sun was bright, the sky was blue, and we got rained on a bit by an impromptu shower that lasted five minutes. The cathedral where Marc Anthony got married:

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,Continue reading “Monday Inspiration: March 28, 2016”

#StormJonas

Gabriela Yareliz By: Gabriela Yareliz We thought autumn would be eternal in these parts, or at least we hoped it would be. Storm Jonas said, “Nah.” Autumn treated us well. Mild temperatures and pretty colors. I love this photo. Oh, how I love the moon! The storm ended up being a lot more impressive thanContinue reading “#StormJonas”

A Philosophy of Walking: Living Deeply

“The eternal child is one who has never seen anything so beautiful, because he doesn’t compare. […] But the walker who marvels while walking (the blue of the rocks in a July evening light, the silvery green of olive leaves at noon, the violet morning hills) has no past, no plans, no experience. He hasContinue reading “A Philosophy of Walking: Living Deeply”

What’s in a Church?

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of my favorite things to do in New York is visit churches. Many of them are old and filled with exquisite beauty and detail. This post is about how I recently found one of my favorite churches in the city. I was walking the Highline Park some weeks ago, and IContinue reading “What’s in a Church?”

Noticing the Details

By: Gabriela Yareliz While walking home, I opened my new textbook on criminal activity and the law. I always look for book dedications. I am that kind of person. Even though I was walking, it didn’t stop me from shuffling through the pages for the dedication. Even textbooks get dedicated to someone. Inside was aContinue reading “Noticing the Details”

The Gardens at St. Luke in the Fields, Hudson Street

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of Manhattan’s loveliest places is tucked away at 487 Hudson St. I have spent many evenings at the Gardens at St. Luke; sometimes they are empty, sometimes they are full of children playing, while the mothers and nannies sit in a circle on the grass surrounded by strollers. The guardians occasionallyContinue reading “The Gardens at St. Luke in the Fields, Hudson Street”

Summer Cleaning and Mental Spillover

By: Gabriela Yareliz Summertime cleaning is here. Euro fashion bloggers are out in Ibiza and Napoli tanning. Unconsciously, the rest of us are wondering how we can get to Ibiza in the first place, someday. I know, it’s about being happy with our own unique blessings and realities. We believe this, but at the sameContinue reading “Summer Cleaning and Mental Spillover”