Dalai Lama Quote

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity answered, "man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health. Then he is so anxious about the future he does not enjoy the present. The result being that he does not live in the present or the future: he lives as though he is never going to die, and then dies having never lived."

“I Need A Drink”

Always ask yourself before you drink, “why am I drinking?”

For the holidays, most people love to go to parties and drink (or do a variety of other drugs lol). Holidays are a great time to “escape,” but I want to remind everyone that alcohol is for celebrating, not for self-medicating.

Interview of Eating Disorder Clinic’s Yoga Instructor: Ashley Rideaux

Artwork by Heidi van den Berg

Ashley Rideaux teaches at a residential eating disorder treatment center for girls and women called Monte Nido Vista in Agoura Hills, California. She talks about how different her Monte Nido Vista yoga class is from a regular class, and how it helps the patients’ healing process. Besides yoga, Rideaux describes what a typical day at the center would be like, surprisingly reveals her own past struggles with body image, and offers advice for everyone on how to love their life. <333  

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ashley image 2Shannen: Tell me about your yoga class at Monte Nido Vista.