February 16

The * will reveal today’s advice.

MIND

Phineas Quimby 1802

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http://www.ppquimby.com/

In the late 1850s Quimby had postulated his metaphysical ideas regarding healing the sick by changing the mind of the patient. Since then, more than a century and half have elapsed. Currently, several modern scientific disciplines have emerged that are confirming the fundamental thesis of the New England healer. Neuroscience, New Biology (Epigenetics), Quantum Physics, Depth Psychology, and Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI); all of them, in some degree, validate Quimby’s theory regarding the power of the mind to cure the physical body.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140710010509-119077956-phineas-p-quimby-discoverer-of-mind-healing

MY THEORY: the trouble is in the mind, for the body is only the house for the mind to dwell in . . . If your mind has been deceived by some invisible enemy into a belief, you have put it into the form of a disease, with or without your knowledge. By my theory or truth I come in contact with your enemy and restore you to health and happiness.

http://phineasquimby.wwwhubs.com/

*Mind over matter. Think a certain way and make it happen today.

BODY

Jerome Bettis 1972

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http://thebus36.com/

How has your approach to fitness changed, post-retirement?

I don’t work out as much as I did as a player, but I try to work out at least three days a week, preferably four. My workouts have changed too — now it’s all about cardiovascular training and not so much about weight lifting. I lift a little bit to maintain muscle consistency, but I don’t do heavy weights anymore — I do lighter weights and more repetitions. That was a major shift from my playing days. For my cardio workouts, I try to mix it up. I ride the bike, I do the elliptical machine and I walk the treadmill on the highest incline.

http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/index_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=223341&sc=3047

*Focus on cardio today. Jog 36 minutes in honor of Bettis #36. And then lift some light weights with high reps. then take the bus home.

SOUL

LeVar Burton 1957

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https://www.levarburtonkids.com/

LeVar Burton, host of the children’s educational program Reading Rainbow, started a Kickstarter campaign yesterday with colleagues to create an interactive online version of the reading program for kids everywhere and to help schools in need.

http://www.ssn.tv/news/levar-burton-helps-raise-2m-for-reading-rainbow-reboot/

Bring Reading Rainbow’s library of interactive books & video field trips to more platforms & provide free access to classrooms in need!

Contribute Now!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh

*As a public school teacher, I know what shape schools are in today – not good. Think of donating to the above cause to help out the future. Or start your own Kickstarter campaign to help the education of those young people who are in need in your community.

MONEY

John McEnroe 1959

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https://www.tennisfame.com/hall-of-famers/inductees/john-mcenroe

Martina Navratilova may moan she’s paid 10 times less than John McEnroe by the BBC at Wimbledon… but he’s a far superior analyst.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-5516003/Navratilova-moan-shes-paid-McEnroe-better.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-john-mcenroe-play-serena-williams-2017-6

Just because your father’s a tennis legend and your mother is an Oscar winner doesn’t mean you can’t use a little extra cash.

http://pagesix.com/2016/03/20/why-is-john-mcenroes-son-broke/

*Tennis is like most businesses – they have to close the gender pay gap. That being said, Johnny Mac is just better at what he does as a tennis analyst and for that reason deserves to be paid more. Get better not bitter.

ENTERTAINMENT

The Weeknd 1990

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http://www.theweeknd.com/

RETRO SOUNDS ARE IN: While he doesn’t pick a particular decade, a couple songs are fused with the spirit of Throwback Thursday. The funky “Secrets” borrows from the chorus of the Romantics’ 1984 rock hit “Talking in Your Sleep” and fuses it with a sample of “Pale Shelter” a 1982 track from Tears for Fears. The bootyshaker “Rockin”‘ carries a bouncy beat that would fit perfectly in an early 1990s house mix.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/lessons-learned-from-the-weeknds-starboy-album/article33047670/

*Fortunately this day falls on a weekend as you listen to the Weeknd – who was born on a Friday.

FOOD

Elizabeth Olsen 1989 – baguette and cheese with rose

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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2012/sep/14/elizabeth-olsen-film-acting-family

In spite of her healthyish habits, there are some things she still won’t give up. “I had this come-to-Jesus moment with my trainer for Avengers. I told him that working out makes me happy and gives me endorphins, but eating a baguette and cheese with rosé gives me an equal amount of joy and happiness. I just don’t think I can do one exclusively.”

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/elizabeth-olsen-wellness

Bonus: Ice T 1958 – drink iced tea

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/perfect-iced-tea-recipe.html

*Try to find a French bakery and get a fresh baguette. Get some creamy cheese and enjoy it as a meal with some rose and iced tea.

SNUB – Kim Jong-il

Review –

  • Mind over matter
  • 36 minute jog
  • Donate to Reading Rainbow
  • Get better – not bitter
  • Listen to The Weeknd
  • Eat a baguette with creamy cheese and drink some rose and iced tea.

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Travis Jones

I was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in a trailer park. I was raised by very conservative and religious (Wesleyan Methodist) parents. By some miracle I graduated college and moved to Florida. I have been a public school teacher since 1995. I have 7 years until I can retire. I was married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. I remarried in 2017 to Kate - 21 years my junior. Some of my life experiences as a 46-year-old, white American male, will come through in my writing, but the majority of this daily journey will be dedicated to improving myself, and hopefully you as well.

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