Posts by Gabriela Maya Bernadett

Gabriela Maya Bernadett is originally from Oakland, CA. She graduated from Yale University in 2008 with a degree in the History of Science/History of Medicine and went to Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. A proud medical school drop-out, she is currently working in the field of higher education at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She is an aspiring writer.

An Ode to Solitude: The Beauty of Just Sitting

“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Meditation makes you realize it’s not so much the silence as it is the not being around people that’s so profound. No human interaction, a human break if you will, is its own simple kind of joy.

Who knew that as a species who can’t function without the social ties of community, it is solitude that re-charges us and gives us the strength to go out into the big, bad world and interact with that lovely mess I like to call humanity?

In our hyper connected, …