Thursday, September 20, 2012

Words To Live By

Just wanted to share a quote I stumbled upon this week:

"Its nice to be important, but its important to be nice"

Word.


<3



Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Appreciation

"Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it."

Something today reminded me of something very important. Don't ever ever ever forget to appreciate others. A simple thank you email/call/text, goes a long way. It can be as small as calling a relative you haven't spoken to in awhile to let them know you're thinking about them,  sending your friend a "happy monday  hope you have a good week" text, you get the point...

I hope this makes sense, it is 2am. Goodnight friends. 

xoxo
-Ash




Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ommmmmmmmmm

Hot Yoga is the shiz.  I bought a membership to a hot yoga studio over winter break through a groupon deal and I can officially say I am obsessed. I started out with a bikram class, where you go through a series of 26 poses and sweat buckets upon buckets as the room reaches 105 degrees. I thought I was going to faint halfway through my first class. I was overwhelmed by the old half naked people, the unbearable heat, the moans and sighs as people vocalized their yogic experience, if I had the right clothes on, and everyone who was bending and stretching so effortlessly. To my surprise, by the end of the class I did not want to get off my mat. 

Yoga is the perfect combination of exercise and rest. I fell more and more in love after each class. I began to not mind the so-hot-you-want-to-collapse-heat, the “ommmmmmms”, and the repetitive postures I would challenge myself in class after class  (as a beginner that’s probably one of the reasons I love bikram over any other type of yoga I’ve tried). After each class I felt stronger, energized, revitalized, I slept better, and overall I just felt so in touch with my body. Summer is the perfect time to try something new, try yoga!!

Namaste my friends
-Ash

Monday, March 5, 2012

For Today…

So I found this  “daybook”idea on a blog and decided to try it.
And here is my post:

Outside my window...    Cars cars and more cars and darkness

I am thinking..  About a gazillion things. Also how this reminds me of those really cheesy myspace surveys everyone was obsessed with

I am thankful... For my beautiful mother. Oh, and for lactaid pills

In the kitchen... Is where my food is


I am wearing
... Favorite jeans, a t-shirt, sorority sweater


I am creating... A wonderful event for cancer survivors

I am going
...       To tackle some items on my to do list once I’m done with blogging fun


I am wondering... What tomorrow will bring

I am reading
...  Make Him Look Good by Alisa Valdes-Rodriquez. A nice light hearted read to go towards  my new years resolution of reading 10 books for leisure reading


I am hoping...    To continue working towards having a successful semester with my personal and academic goals

I am looking forward to... Weddings, parties, 21st birthdays, spring break, yoga, the start of a new week, etc,  etc.

I am learning... To take risks

Around the house... Is a constant mess but amazing roommates nonetheless

I am pondering...  The future

A favorite quote for today
...




One of my favorite things... How I Met Your Mother :)

A few plans for the rest of the week... Tackle items on my to do list, get some study hours in, and anything else written in my planner, oh and saving the world. Kidding on that last one.

A peek into my day
...

xoxo
-Ash




Friday, February 10, 2012

Hi my name is…

I really believe in the importance of a handshake. Think about it next time you shake someone’s hand. Do they look you in the eye? Touch your shoulder with the opposite hand? Have a firm grip? Exude confidence? Remember your name? Smile with confidence? Or do they crush your hand? Is their hand a limp dead fish in yours? Do they look uninterested? Nervous? Make no eye contact? Do they have their body turned away from yours? …Learn to shake what your momma gave you, correctly. Own your handshake people. Own it.  

xoxo
-Ash

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Bon Voyage Deux

Alright, if you read one of my very first blog posts you’ll know I have a love for everything travel, flying included and the possibility of sitting next to some really really cool stranger(s). I had an interesting encounter with two about a week ago. A guy and a girl, I was sitting in the middle. I was dozing off when the guy on my left side asked me how good my tabloid magazine was. I replied something lame like, “Not too good, I fell asleep reading it”. He kept going on and on about the magazine, anyways I ended up just letting him borrow it. I thought he’d flip through it on his own but no, said guy kept chatting away inviting me to discuss celebrity gossip, fashion trends, and what jersey shore is all about (for the record I don’t watch that garbage). We then got into the typical questions one asks a stranger. The more we talked the less I felt I had to add. He went to Berkley, stayed there after graduation and currently works in a lab researching caloric restrictions on mice and the effects it can have on areas such as the hippocampus (thank you biopsychology). He was handsome and extremely intelligent. I felt lame. I had no intellectual banter to add to the conversation. A few minutes after our conversation died, he started chatting up the girl to the right of me. He was interested in her reading selections. She had been reading two books, one by the feminist Angela Davis and through our questions (mostly his) I learned basic bits about her life as well. She revealed to us her books were just pleasure reading, and counted towards her new year’s resolution of reading 50 books. Sure, this wasn’t as fun as my encounter with the Asian cutie but it left me desiring more from life, intellectually. I used to watch the news, follow politics, and even though they were mostly light subjects I used to read, a lot. January 1st already past but it’s never too late to make resolutions. I now have two, to read ten books by the end of the year and stay more informed with current events. I guess I have my strangers to thank for this so, thank you.  

xoxo

-Ash

Saturday, January 7, 2012

What’s on your mind?

When will people realize their facebook status is not a free therapy session? But, seriously. You need to pay a professional for that. By revealing your deepest darkest secrets, concerns, worries-whatever, you are making yourself seem desperate, pathetic, needy, and like an attention whore.

I don’t want to know that today is the hardest day of your life, but you’re pushing through it even though your boyfriend broke up with you yesterday. I don’t want to know your relationship woes, how badly you wish you had someone to cuddle with because it’s rainy and cold, that your parents kicked you out, about your latest fight with your boyfriend, blah blah blah. Perhaps you should get off your status and go find a date, maybe you’ll end up cuddling tonight, perhaps you should stop writing passive aggressive statuses and call up the person you’re pissed at, perhaps you should call up your good friend and tell them about the heart wrenching emotional heartache you’re going through right now so they can comfort you in real life not by a “like”. Perhaps.

I get we all use this social network to keep in touch with friends and such but revealing personal things you wouldn’t normally tell people is just embarrassing and awkward for people reading your status. Please get a journal.  If you can’t express to your real life friends what you can express in your facebook status in 420 characters or less to your 1,243 “friends” then you have a problem. 


Rant over,
Ash