January 25

PRE DAY

MIND

Robert Burns 1759

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In 1788 Robert Burns sent the poem ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to the Scots Musical Museum, indicating that it was an ancient song but that he’d been the first to record it on paper. The phrase ‘auld lang syne’ roughly translates as ‘for old times’ sake’, and the song is all about preserving old friendships and looking back over the events of the year.

*Take today to look back over the events of this year…all 24 days of them. Reflect on what you’ve liked about 365DOLF and the things that you are going to continue to do throughout the rest of this year.

BODY

Steve Prefontaine 1951

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“Stress, re-cover, improve, that’s all training is,”

*Stress your body by running 3.1 miles, then recover, then improve on your time the next time you run.

SOUL

Virginia Woolf 1886

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Virginia’s suicide note to Leonard, written before she drowned herself in the River Ouse in March 1941 is testament to that closeness: “What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good . . . I don’t think two people could have been happier.”

*Wolf suggests that you are not getting older, but that your soul is changing. Suffering from mental illness throughout her life led to her suicide. How is your soul changing? What if you were to write a letter to the person that you love the most, what would you tell them? How have they helped shape your soul?

MONEY

William Colgate 1783

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Colgate remembered the encouraging words of his mother and also the words of a boat captain he had met. They both told him to earn his way by working hard and by being honest in his business dealings.

*As you brush your teeth this morning, think about the best advice that someone has given you about working hard and being honest. What are your Colgate values? Either as an employer or employee, what is going to be at the heart of your success?

ENTERTAINMENT

Alicia Keys 1981

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*Listen to Alicia Keys and let her distill the chaos of today while connecting you to another. 

FOOD

Marcus Samuelsson 1971 – Swedish Meatballs

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“My perfect weekend is to play soccer with my friends and then cook for them. My wife, Maya, and I entertain friends from all over the world, so it is great to cook something that might be familiar to them, yet has been prepared in a completely different way.”

http://marcussamuelsson.com/recipe/swedish-meatballs-recipe

*Play some soccer with friends then make them the above Swedish meatballs meal form Marcus Samuelsson while listening to Alicia Keys.

SNUB – Charlene, Princess of Monaco 1978

Review –

  • Reflect on 2020, so far
  • Run 3.1 miles
  • You’re not aging; you’re soul is changing
  • What are your Colgate values?
  • Listen to Alicia Keys
  • Make Swedish meatballs

January 24

PRE-HANGOVER DAY

MIND

Edith Wharton 1862

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In 1885 she married Edward Robbins (Teddy) Wharton. Though imperfectly suited for each other, the couple filled their early married years with travel, houses, and dogs.

*My advice to anyone who is or wants to be married, is to find that common interest and have it be the guiding light of your marriage. Maybe like Edith Wharton it could be travel, houses, and dogs. 

BODY

Tatyana Ali 1979

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“Health, to me, is more mental and spiritual than physical,” says Ali. “But with the physical, I drink lots of water and sleep. You don’t have to be out all the time. Go home and go to sleep. If you’re comfortable with yourself and you’re being yourself then your health will radiate.”

*Drink lots of water throughout today. Catch up on your sleep tomorrow – sleep off your hangover.

SOUL

Oral Roberts 1919

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Welcome to the Oral Roberts Ministries Prayer Group. Here at ORM we believe in prayer! We believe that prayer is the key that unlocks the throne of God’s mercy.

http://oralroberts.com/

*Go to the website and send a prayer request. Whatever is weighing most on your mind today, use the Oral Roberts website to help in prayer.

MONEY

Neil Diamond 1941

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Neil Diamond may have set a new trend in the music world by giving an unprecedented refund to his fans after performing with a raspy voice.

“Songwriting gives me the greatest joy, the greatest sense of accomplishment, the sense that my life does have some purpose, although I don’t fully understand it right now. It’s what I am.”

*Set a trend like Neil Diamond and always give refunds when the customer hasn’t received your best. Hopefully you are striving to do what gives you the greatest joy and the greatest sense of accomplishment for a living.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ed Helms 1974 – watch The Hangover

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*Get together with your wolf pack and watch The Hangover. Booze it up so you can experience a hangover tomorrow morning. You’ve been working hard and you deserve to let loose. Make a dentist appointment for 2/13 at 2:30.

FOOD

John Belushi 1949 – Billy Goat Cheezborger

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THE BUN
Kaiser

THE PICKLES
Kosher Dill Pickle Cheeps

THE MEAT
Fresh. Never Frozen. All-natural. 100% Beef 

*On John Belushi’s birthday, make Billy Goat Tavern cheezborgers. Try not to yell out “food fight” as you and your wolf pack watch The Hangover and maybe follow it up with Animal House and/or The Blues Brothers

Wash it down with some Hangover Roofied Jager shots.

A Doctor’s Advice

The worst hangover booze on earth: Jäger.

“All of my worst cases have included the stuff. Germans, they don’t even drink it! It’s practically diesel.”

SNUB – Luis Suarez

Review

  • Use a common interest as a guiding light
  • Lots of water and sleep
  • Send a prayer request
  • Strive to do what gives you the greatest joy
  • Watch The Hangover
  • Eat a cheezborger – no food fights

January 23

NATIONAL PIE DAY

MIND

Richard Dean Anderson 1950 – (MacGyver)

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“Another day, a whole ‘nother set of fresh possibilities … I’m a sucker for mornings.” – MacGyver 

*Be a sucker for this morning as a new beginning. Watch an episode of MacGyver and it will help you realize that you can overcome any obstacle today.

BODY

Walter Frederick Morrison 1920

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When Walter Morrison died in 2010, his family cremated him and turned him into the very toy Morrison invented in 1955, then under the name Pluto Platter.

It would later become one of the most successful toys of all-time under the new name adopted by Wham-O: the Frisbee.

*Go outside with a friend and throw a Frisbee around. Take today to think about your funeral arrangements.

SOUL

Chesley Sullenberger 1951

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http://www.sullysullenberger.com/

*For an uplifting story, you can watch the movie Sully or read some blogs from the birthday boy himself.

MONEY

John Hancock 1737

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“John Hancock” is synonymous with “signature.”

*What will your name be synonymous with when you are gone? At the very least, you can leave a legacy of some financial independence to those you have left behind. Take today to focus on your life insurance and if it will be enough to provide for your family after your passing. Use the John Hancock website on his birthday to research not only life insurance but also investing and retirement plans.

ENTERTAINMENT

Mariska Hargitay 1964 – watch Law and Order SVU

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*I can almost guarantee you that it is on TV somewhere right now.

FOOD

Tiffani Thiessen 1974 – Mom’s Cream Cheese Pie

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NATIONAL PIE DAY

National Pie Day is celebrated annually on January 23rd.

http://tiffanithiessen.com/pie-in-the-face/

“It’s important for me to recognize how my life has changed since becoming a mother. The role of mom, more than any I’ve played as an actress, has given me new levels of comfort, joy, love and belonging beyond any measure of words, time or space.”

*Enjoy Tiffani Thiessan’s mom’s cream cheese pie with your mom on National Pie Day.

SNUB – Tito Ortiz

Review –

  • Be a sucker for this morning
  • Throw a Frisbee with a friend
  • Watch Sully
  • Get life insurance
  • Watch Law and Order SVU
  • Make cream cheese pie

January 22

BLONDE BROWNIE DAY

MIND

Francis Bacon 1561

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Bacon, “more fully than any man of his time, entertained the idea of the universe as a problem to be solved, examined, meditated upon, rather than as an eternally fixed stage upon which man walked.”

*Take today to look at the world around you as a problem to be solved, examined, and meditated upon. In fact, meditate right now for just two minutes. Get to a quiet place and close your eyes for two minutes. Try to shut out the rest of the world and see what answers you come up with.

BODY

Diane Lane 1965

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Diane Lane’s diet is based on portion control. This type of diet allows Diane to eat whatever she likes as long as it is kept in small amounts.

*No love is ever wasted, but don’t be afraid to waste food. Today’s message is about portion control. Practice this with all of your meals today and especially with the blonde brownies for dessert.

SOUL

Linda Blair 1959

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I was not raised Catholic so I didn’t have any answers, and I certainly didn’t understand a lot of what was happening in the story either. We didn’t talk about any of these things – God, the devil, evil – before we started shooting, and I really didn’t ask any questions either; to me it was just a character that was made up from special effects and not a symbol of something more like Regan has become over the years.

I feel that it’s my job to use my voice, my money and my charity to give people guidance as to how they can make a difference- whether it’s to rescue or adopt an animal, to volunteer in the community or to just keep our local food banks stocked. Animals and people out there are suffering, and we need to do something about it. You can find all the info on the official The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation website and through The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation Facebook page, too. I feel that it’s important that we all find a way to give back somehow.”

*Linda Blair took what could have been a negative and turned it into a positive. She could have shunned religion but instead has become a champion for helping communities find better ways to serve people and animals.

MONEY

DJ Jazzy Jeff 1965

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“My name used to be Mix Master Jeff, so to promote your name, you would go to the store to get your name out on your shirt, and it was pretty much 50 cents a letter. Mix Master Jeff is really, really long,” he laughed. “I shortened it to Jazzy Jeff because that was a little bit easier on my pocket.”

*As suggested, hopefully you are trying to become an entrepreneur and sometimes that entails cutting some corners to save money. DJ Jazzy Jeff has proven that to get started at least, sometimes cutting corners can work out for the best.

ENTERTAINMENT

Steve Perry 1949 – listen to Journey

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*Don’t stop believing and listen to Journey all day today.

FOOD

Guy Fieri 1968 – blondies with dark roots

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NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY

National Blonde Brownie Day on January 22 recognizes a treat often referred to as blondies.

Blonde brownies are similar to the traditional brownies known almost everyone.  In place of cocoa, brown sugar is used, giving it a sweet tooth-satisfying molasses flavor!

*The fact that Guy Fieri was born on Blonde Brownie Day is proof to me that 365DOLF had to be written. Enjoy his “Blondies with Dark Roots” recipe today. Think about getting a new hairstyle.

SNUB – John Hurt 1940

Review –

  • Look at the world around you as a problem to be solved
  • Portion control
  • Become a champion for helping communities
  • Sometimes short cuts work out
  • Listen to Journey
  • Make blondies with dark roots (eat just 1)

January 21

GOLDEN BEAR DAY

MIND

Paul Allen 1953

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“Life is too short to spend it unhappily.”

*Even those of us who appear perfectly healthy have no idea how long or short a time we have left on this Earth, and wasting years of that limited time on work that makes you miserable is simply wrong.

BODY

Jack Nicklaus 1940 – walk 18 holes

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Early in his career Nicklaus was made fun of because of his weight.  Nicklaus slimmed down significantly in the late 1970s and in the 1980s, but who is to say he didn’t play his best when heavy?

*Get out and walk 18 holes, even if you are a few pounds overweight.

SOUL

Eliza Snow 1804

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“In the talents with which God has blessed you, choose to be great.”

*Use today to be great with the talents that God has given you.

MONEY

Christian Dior 1905

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“Simplicity, good taste, and grooming are the three fundamentals of good dressing and these do not cost money.” — Christian Dior

*A reminder to dress for success – without going broke.

ENTERTAINMENT

Geena Davis 1956 – watch Thelma and Louise

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*Take a few hours today and watch this landmark film. Also take today to plan a road trip in the future. Please don’t recreate the ending.

FOOD

Detlef Schrempf 1963 – German Shrimp Salad

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*Enjoy this German shrimp salad in honor of the German Detlef Schrempf. 

SNUB – Rasputin 1869

REVIEW –

  • Life is too short to spend it unhappily
  • Walk 18 holes of golf
  • Choose to be great
  • Focus on things that don’t cost money
  • Watch Thelma and Louise
  • Make German shrimp salad

January 20

QUESTION DAY

MIND

Bill Maher 1956

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“You’re a different person every decade, and every decade you have different needs and desires and values. In my fifties, what became important to me was comfort and acceptance. I wouldn’t have said those two things in my twenties.”

There are certainly aspects of my life that I would like to take back, but you can’t. I’ve probably spent too much time saying, “Oh, God, I hate myself for doing this or that…” But we’re all in a state of evolution.”

*Which decade are you in? Think about how your life has changed from 20s to 30s and so on. Realize that you are evolving and do not hate yourself for any of the mistakes that you have made. Look forward to continuing to evolve.

SIDE NOTE: Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th POTUS on this day in 2017 – much to the dismay of our birthday boy.

BODY

Buzz Aldrin 1930

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His current fitness routines involves some daily mind exercises while he is working out. Buzz even reads and studies while he is training, “You have to be organized more as you age to get it all in.”

*Be like Buzz Aldrin today and read while working out. You have been given several reading suggestions so far. Use one of those to read while on the elliptical or stationary bike. Working out the mind and body at the same time.

SOUL

Stacey Dash 1967

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“Because I was broken emotionally and broke financially, I couldn’t do anything but call out to God. Finally. After all of those years sort of running away from God, I know He got my attention. This is when I went to Him and made a promise. Okay, God, I give up, I cried. “I surrender. Let’s do it Your way from now on.”

*Hopefully you haven’t hit rock bottom – before you do, call out to God and try doing it His way from now on.

MONEY

Lorenzo Lamas 1958

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Some people suffer some sort of major life event that impacts their finances. For some it’s job loss, for others, divorce. For some, as in Lamas’ case, it’s a combination of both.

*Are your prepared financially to survive a major life event? If not, today is the day to start prepping. Try not to get divorced 5 times like Lamas for a start.

ENTERTAINMENT

Paul Stanley 1952 – listen to KISS

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*You work hard for your money – so does KISS. Let them play for you.

FOOD

Rainn Wilson 1966 – Schrute Farms Beet and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

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Beet, Arugula & Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

*Our birthday boy, Rainn Wilson could be your Entertainment with The Office. I also suggested following an uplifting handle on social media. He is the co-founder of SoulPancake and it is an excellent one. Regardless, enjoy the above beet recipe in honor of Schrute Farms.

SNUB – Evan Peters 1987

Review –

  • Look forward to evolving
  • Read while working out
  • Call out to God
  • Be prepared financially for a major life changing event
  • Listen to KISS
  • Beet and goat cheese grilled cheese

January 19

RELEAP DAY

MIND

Robert E. Lee 1807

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  • A leader seizes the opportunities of the day – carpe diem.

*Be like Robert E. Lee and seize the opportunities of today. 

BODY

Shawn Johnson 1992 – SoulCycle

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“I love SoulCycle.”

*Hopefully your gym has spinning classes available. If not, seek out a gym that will give you a one-time free spin class or even better a SoulCycle class. This will be recommended several times this year.

SOUL

Mac Miller 1992

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“Well, I was raised Jewish but I went to a Catholic school, so I learned a lot about religion and it has always kind of infatuated me. I’m just very interested in it. But, as far as my personal views, I believe that there’s something out there, but I don’t believe that anyone knows what it is.”

*Be a believer. No matter what religion you partake in, simply believe that there’s a higher power.

MONEY

Edgar Allan Poe 1809

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Despite the relative success of stories such as “The Gold Bug,” Poe was unable to make enough money to support his family.

*Maybe the ultimate tale in not being recognized in his time. Make sure that you are being compensated for your brilliance. However, read The Gold Bug to get some perspective on money.

ENTERTAINMENT

Janis Joplin 1943

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*If you do smoke weed, today is the day to partake as you listen to the counter culture icon Janis Joplin.

FOOD

Paula Deen 1947 – South Georgia Caviar

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*On Paula Deen’s birthday, enjoy her South Georgia Caviar in honor of Robert E. Lee’s birthday.

BONUS BIRTHDAY: Dolly Parton 1946

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Country singer Dolly Parton has discarded “Dixie” from the name of a popular dinner show, “Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede,” due to cultural concerns.

*Some times the birthdays just go together. Proof that 365DOLF is my destiny.

SNUB – Katey Sagal 1954

Review –

  • Seize your opportunities
  • SoulCycle
  • Be a believer
  • Be compensated for your brilliance
  • Listen to Janis Joplin
  • Make South Georgia caviar