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Ashley
28 December 2012 @ 06:10 pm




Such an interesting study of marriage, infidelity, and such. Like infeidelity of the heart versus the body. Is marriage possible, fidelity possible? Is it always the thing you should strive for, or should true love conquer? What is a good relationship? Can we stay in one or will we always be seeking more? Should you stay or should you leave? What is moral?

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Best Movies You Have Never Seen
 
 
Ashley
15 December 2012 @ 07:54 pm

1. The Awakening by Kate Chopin (1899)
-Winner
2. Daughters of the North/ The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall (2007)
-dystopia
3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012)
-toxic relationships
4. Seductive Delusions by Jill Grimes (2008)
-practicality --> STD's lol
5. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1936)
6. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (1970)
-victim of prejudice to harm self-esteem
7. Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway (1986)
-Hemmingway
8. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (1984)
-commitment and monogamy
9. Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories by Alifa Rifaat (1984)
-Orthodox Muslim Society=real rough for women
10. The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood (1969)
-falling in love with the wrong person
11. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker (edited by Marion Meade) (1944)
-women's issues


And for later-5 ways to keep a Man's Attention -___-
http://www.lifescript.com/life/relationships/love-101/5_ways_to_keep_a_mans_attention.aspx?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=relationship
 
 
Ashley
15 December 2012 @ 07:47 pm


When did we become so afraid to love someone with vulnerability? When did we become so fearful of spilling our guts and being who we are?
Per the brilliant Harvey Milk -
"Go scream it and be with her in meaningful ways because that is beautiful and that is generous and that is what loving someone is, that is raw and that is unguarded, and that is all that is worth anything, really."
 
 
Ashley
15 December 2012 @ 07:41 pm


Life Lessons from Yoga
1. Focus is everything.
without something to focus you, you’re bound to fall.
2. The places you’re happiest can start off as the ones you hate.
3. Sometimes you need to stop, step back, and start again.
Stopping and restarting doesn’t mean you’ve failed; it just means you recognize that you can do better when starting from scratch.
4. Turning up the heat brings out your best.
When the circumstances are toughest, your best finally shows through.
5. Your surroundings shouldn’t change your habits.
6. Tiny changes add up.
The smallest of changes, even if you aren’t fully aware of them, can eventually produce the most satisfying results.
7. Being forced to do something makes you automatically hate it.

Bikram = Cure for everything
Oxford University Department of Psychiatry has produced evidence of the neurological changes that occur as a result of meditation.
Research suggests that it is as effective as antidepressant medication. Bone density, sleep quality and stress have also been shown to improve.
Now Harvard Medical School is studying whether Bikram Yoga could also be a treatment for depression. Doctors believe these Eastern practices once favoured by hippies and yummy mummies could be the key to treating some of the 21st Century’s most common illnesses.
‘It has been shown by measuring electrical and chemical activity that meditation alone may bring about structural changes in the brain. The amygdala – the part that controls panic – shrinks. This is why it can be an effective treatment for depression and for pain, because much of the problem is feelings of hopelessness that come with endless discomfort. Yoga was developed as a preparation for meditation and it may have the same effect. ’
‘We think the health effects these people experience may be due to the synergy of mindfulness, intense exercise and heat – all of which have been associated with the treatment of depression.’
Bikram says his series is designed to stimulate every organ and gland, bringing about perfect harmony... ‘The meaning of yoga is connection of mind, body and spirit,’ he says. ‘If you have a bad telecommunication system your body gets sick. Yoga helps fix that."
 
 
Ashley
15 December 2012 @ 04:22 pm


1. Fashion
"Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim."

2. A lady's imagination
"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."
-Pride and Prejudice

3. Speech
"I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible."

4. Love
"Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then."
- Pride and Prejudice

5. Truth in talk
"Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken."
- Emma

6. Seeking happiness
"If one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere."
- Mansfield Park

7. Doing it our own way
“One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.”
- Persuasion

8. A lively mind
"A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer."
- Emma

9. Happiness in marriage
"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance."
- Pride and Prejudice

10. Saving trouble

"I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them."
 
 
 
Ashley
15 December 2012 @ 03:28 pm
 
 
Ashley
25 November 2012 @ 03:01 pm
Are you kidding me?
 
 
Ashley
22 November 2012 @ 11:59 am
 
 
Ashley
22 November 2012 @ 11:56 am

Oh, don't I know this one. Make you more creative? point taken...
Lose inhibitions

Your brain doesn't make long term memories right when sloshed, making you forget parts of your night.
Sigh, also familiar

Male alcoholics appear to have a great deal of difficulty recognizing emotions in verbal language...men have a weakened ability to show empathy — which could play a role in why alcoholism leads to emotional and relationship problems.
Interestingggg

it only takes a few months of intermittent binge drinking to damage the brain of a rat.
Well, boom there goes every college student.

Andddd...
The good, but mostly bad, of marijuana