Where Compassion & Health Intersect

“….This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step toward transforming your experience of the world.”
Oprah Winfrey

Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be a chore.

You can eat well because you love how food tastes, as well as how something makes you feel.

You can eat well because you know your body is the vehicle through which you experience life, and you love the energy you receive when eating well.

You can enjoy food because it is meant to be enjoyed: take in the sights, aroma, company, and tastes you experience when eating a meal.

You can eat certain foods simply because you enjoy them.

You don’t need a permission slip to take care of yourself in the ways that work for you.

With love,



1 Comment

  1. Love this! I have cut sugar and flour out of my diet over the last 6 months. It was suggested that these may have been the culprit to my swollen joints and puffiness. A side benefit to no more pain or puffiness has been the energy I get when I know I’m taking really good care of myself. It feels amazing.

    Thanks for your insights, Ashley. I always look forward to your posts.


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