March 29

Reach for the * to gain today’s advice.

MELLOW WITH AGE DAY

MIND

John Tyler 1790

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/john-tyler/

John Tyler was the first vice president elevated to the presidency on the death of the chief executive and the first president to marry in the White House. Nearly 175 years later, two of his grandchildren are still around.

Harrison Ruffin Tyler, 89, is one of two living grandsons of President John Tyler, who was born in 1790, one year after George Washington was sworn in as president.

Just three generations — President Tyler, his son Lyon Tyler, and grandson Harrison — span almost the entire history of the United States.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-two-of-president-john-tylers-grandsons-are-still-alive/

http://www.sherwoodforest.org/

*Another presidential DYK to start up conversation in the elevator or at the dinner table.

BODY

Cy Young 1876

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http://www.cyyoungdaysfestival.com/

“The most important are mobility and stability in your shoulders and hips, ‘pillar’ stability, and overall upper and lower-body strength,”

https://www.mensfitness.com/sports/baseball/baseball-training-10-best-exercises-pitchers

http://www.hotspringsbaseballtrail.com/see-the-trail/cy-young/

*Do the 10 best exercises for pitchers in honor of the pitching GOAT Cy Young. Maybe one day an award will be named after you.

SOUL

Walt “Clyde” Frazier 1945

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https://clydesofly.com/

So has Clyde changed with age?

Yeah, I was kind of an extremist. I liked to go out. Now, I’m an even-keeled guy. I rarely go to discos. The things I like to do now don’t cost me money. A little walk in the park, a kiss after dark. I’ve mellowed with age.

https://www.gq.com/story/walt-clyde-frazier-nba-style-icon

*Do something that doesn’t cost you money. Have soul like “Clyde” and take a little walk in the park with a kiss after dark.

MONEY

Sam Walton 1918

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https://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/

Walton – one of the richest men in America – admitted that he barely knew his youngest son and that he even neglected his grandchildren. His wife stayed with him out of commitment. He admitted he spent way too much time investing into his business rather than spending time with those who mattered most – his own family!

https://christianpf.com/a-big-money-lesson-from-sam-walton-walmart/

http://walmart1percent.org/how-rich-are-the-waltons/

*Don’t wait until you are on your deathbed to realize what Sam Walton realized! Make your life count today and leave a legacy that is worth more than any trust fund you’ll leave your children!

ENTERTAINMENT

Brendan Gleeson 1955 – watch Braveheart

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http://www.theagency.ie/brendan-gleeson

One of the most common questions I’m asked is how factual Mel Gibson’s portrayal of William Wallace was in the 1995 film Braveheart. The short answer is that is hasn’t an iota of fact in it.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000I3PERS?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20

Dubliner Gleeson played hulking warrior Hamish, Wallace’s lifelong friend.

Last seen in Tom Cruise’s blockbuster Edge Of Tomorrow, the honorary Scot is one of the most respected and in-demand actors in the business.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/celebrity/braveheart-2014-how-scots-stars-3736127

http://www.scottishhistory.com/articles/independence/braveheart.html

*Whether it’s factual or not, enjoy watching Braveheart today. Remember that ENTERTAINMENT is an escape from reality – not a history lesson. Says the history teacher.

FOOD

Elle Macpherson 1964 – banana, pear, and vanilla smoothie bowl

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http://www.welleco.com/

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/elle-macpherson-fall-guide/slide/2/

I’m a big believer in good gut health. I know if I nourish my body with clean nutrients for inner wellness, it will show on the outside. I try to live by this every day, then throw in plenty of love and laughter into the mix.

https://goop.com/beauty/bath-body/the-ageless-body-elle-macpherson-on-feeling-and-looking-good/

*Work on your gut health by starting your day with Elle Macpherson’s pear, banana, and vanilla smoothie bowl. Have plenty of love and laughter for the rest of today.

SNUB – Lucy Lawless

Review –

  • John Tyler DYK
  • 10 best exercises for pitchers
  • Take a walk in the park with a kiss after dark
  • Make your life count today
  • Watch Braveheart
  • Make a pear, banana, and vanilla smoothie bowl

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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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