Esquinita translates to "little corner". This space comes from a longing for going deeper and digging into the juicy magic of our lives. Here you'll find real stories, inspiration, connection, ease, abundance and joy. xo, Gaby
Reclaiming Our Personal Power
Over the past few weeks we’ve heard so much about The Great Resignation, as millions of people across industries and levels have quit their jobs.
It feels like the collective has turned the volume all the way up, on something I’ve been seeing the past seven years in my work:
There is a kind of deep satisfaction that only happens when you walk out of a job that you can no longer stand.
You reclaim your power over your own life.
Suddenly you see possibilities you did not see, you are willing to take risks you didn't think you could, you are TIRED of what you've put up with in the past and you say "no more."
After a year and a half of the strain of this pandemic, we've seen a massive collective shift in our perspective, our priorities, our possibilities. We're looking at our old jobs and so...
In the Summer of 2011, I was living in NYC and getting divorced, after 7 years of marriage.
I had baby who had just turned one. I had been with his father for 11 years. I was 30 years old, living in Brooklyn with a new job in Manhattan. I was terrified and lost.
A few months after, I was terrified and lost plus, I was looking forward to start dating.
When you haven't been single since the 1990's and you've never seen an online dating site - the dating world can seem incredibly intimidating.
I had no idea what I was doing when it comes to dating. I later learned, no one really does. It's not something you figure out with your head alone.
It would be nine years later - mid-pandemic on a first date that was mostly masked and socially distant - that I would reconnect with a friend and have that bloom into the committed partnership I have today. The one I had always wanted.
There is a moment when your vision is set, the plan is created, the strategy is clear and it's time to take action.
This tends to also be the time when suddenly the house must be cleaned, the Netflix show is just getting good, and everyone else really seems to need you.
It's also the time when you start analyzing the plan over and over again, wondering if you've made the right call, and whether you need to start from scratch.
As we expand to big dreams and new ideas, there is an inevitable contraction. I've noticed the place where it happens most often is during the actual doing of the thing.
It's often hard to anticipate that these things will happen, and yet the doubts and excuses tend to sneak up on us.
It's the reason we keep pushing down what matters to us in the list of priorities. It's the reason we keep postponing our goals, quarter after quarter. Year after year.
And it's not inevitable.
Here are the four elements that...
Recently, I taught a Masterclass for the Las Comadres community.
I founded Las Comadres in the Fall of 2018, out of a deep desire to create a space where womxn knew they could show up fully as themselves, and know that they are supported.
Today, the mission lives on with Jaime Nolan as the lead.
I taught a one hour Masterclass on How to Run an Intuitive Business.
Usually, these recordings are exclusive to active members of the community. And it was just so powerful that we decided to share the recording with the broader community.
Masterclass: How to Run an Intuitive Business
Grab your headphones and enjoy this one as you work today.
Ok, I'm saying this out loud because it is years in the making, and it is finally happening.
Last month, I sat down for 90 minutes, and I brainstormed on what my podcast could look like :
I have been thinking of starting a podcast for several years.
If I'm honest, I simply had not made it important until now.
I convinced myself it would be too overwhelming. That I didn't wanna learn or deal with the tech part. That I didn't want to start and then stop it.
Even as I knew I had so much to share and say. Even as I felt called to dig into subjects we often avoid that are actually running us behind the scenes. Even as my throat chakra was on fire. I sat on it.
The day finally came. When I got tired of watching myself push off or find excuses for something I have been saying I want...
I spent the better part of the last 12 years working with big brands and individuals helping them to tell their stories. Since becoming an entrepreneur, I've always strived to tell my own - in the most authentic, consistent, and raw way that I knew how to.
This year has been such an invitation to deepen:
I'm re-emerging and feeling a rebirth in so many different ways. And here's what I hear and am being powerfully called towards:
Depth, Focus, Intimacy, Truth, Impact, Rest, Joy.
Something about turning 40 and embracing the sacred feminine in me has made me (even more) allergic to gimmicks, trends, and fads. I want to own my energy, and I want the spaces I show up in to reflect and honor the profound healing and power that I have to share.
And so a blog. This is where I feel called to put my...
There's a woman that I follow that you've probably heard me mention many times. Her name is Carolyn Elliott. I met her at a conference in the Spring of 2016, and I became an immediate fan.
She was bold, unapologetic, quirky AF and fully owning her self expression and authenticity. She introduced herself as a witch.
I saw in her everything that was true and asleep in me.
I soon took several of Carolyn's courses, In early 2017, in one of those courses, she asked us to say "I am the most powerful witch in the world."
I was so triggered I stopped the course right there altogether. I was all...
"That's not true!"
"How could I say that?!"
"It's so presumptuous!"
"This is not for me."
My "brujaness" to me, is all about owning my wholeness, my purpose, and my connection to the divine - to Mother Earth, my ancestors, my guides and angels. Owning my path, my spiritual practices, honoring my own divinity. That owning has been a process.
And the last four...
The women in my family have been reading our "tazas" for each other for as long as I can remember. We do these readings mainly when we all get together, which happens a few times a year.
After dinner, someone starts making the cafecito and we all know what's coming. These gatherings are spiritual, powerful, and this energy takes over us. We end up staying up really late, sharing stories and feeling the love and presence of our ancestors around us.
The older we all get, the deeper our intuition and the stronger our knowing and our bond to one another.
I have known that these moments together with the women of my family and these gifts - which always felt private and hidden - were my true inheritance.
For every time it felt forced to walk into a Catholic church in my youth, these nights with the women in my family feel like home in a way nothing else ever has. There is deep love in these moments - it feels ancient and so special.
I recently realized...
There was a seed planted in me in late 2020 that is starting to bear fruits.
After everything we went through last year - I felt a desperate need to reimagine the way I did business. Inspired by the activists and scholars I had been studying reimagining a new world - I began wondering if there was a way to reimagine doing business.
Here's what that means for me:
I'm still in progress of creating the others...
And so, today...
The Spring Equinox is here, a time for fertility, blooming, and creation. A time for beginnings.
It's the sun in your face, fresh flowers, and your favorite song carrying you through.
What will you create this season?
This question can feel daunting - whether we know or don't know what's next for us.
And so, I've prepared a quick guide to your very own Spring Equinox creation: