I recently accepted a new position at the Melrose Institute, which is our eating disorder facility.  Yesterday, I had my orientation, and I just have to say how absolutely excited I am!  It's still within the health care system that I'm currently in,and it's still a frontline position, but a "higher level" so I"ll actually be getting paid a little more, and working a little less!  (4-9 hour days.. Tuesdays off!  Woop!)  I'm also just so excited about all of the new things that I'm going to be learning.  The architecture of the building alone is just beautiful, and there's a chapel where they have nondenominational services as well as Thursday morning meditation services for employees.  They also offer yoga classes over lunch shifts, and there's it's all on a beautiful reserved park that has a 2 mile path.

I'm a little bit inspired, just about life right now in general.  There are some people who just think
"Ok, here I am, and that's just fine for me." But I just think it's so important to always be growing, learning and finding new experiences.  No matter how big or little they are, take in all of the experiences and knowledge you can!

I came across this article today and I just love it.

Some of my favorite "21 Habits of Happy People"

-Choose Friends Wisely: Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals.  Friends that have the same ethics as you will encourage you to achieve your dreams.  They help you to feel good about yourself.  They are there to lend a helping hand when needed.

-Be Considerate: Accept others for who they are as well as where they are in life.  Respect the for who they are.  Touch them with a kind and generous spirit.  Help when you are able without trying to change the other person.  Try to brighten the day of everyone you come into contact with.

-Learn continuously: Keep up to date with the latest news regarding your career and hobbies.  Try new and daring things that have sparked your interest.

-Enjoy Life: Take the time to see the beauty around you.  There's more to life than work.  Take time to smell the roses, watch a sunset or sunrise with a loved one, take a walk along the seashore (or wherever), hike in the woods, etc.  Learn to live in the present moment and cherish it.  Don't live in the past or future.

Trying to pick my favorites is actually really hard..  

Meditate, Love unconditionally, Gratitude, Laugh..  They are all good.  It's good to reflect and check in with yourself sometimes to see which of these you are striving at, and which ones could use improvement.  We can all use improving sometimes.



  1. Congrats on the new job! It sounds very intense! And like you'll be in a position to help a lot of people. How beautiful :) And thanks for sharing the article!

  2. YAY!! So inspirational, love it!!!! Im excited for your new position Ash, way to go chica!


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