April 6

Look to the * for today’s advice.

SPREZZATURA DAY

MIND

Raphael 1483

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Raphael achieved ‘sprezzatura’ which is a certain nonchalance that conceals all artistry and makes whatever he painted to look uncontrived and effortless. It was this ‘effortlessness’ of Raphael’s paintings that drove Michelangelo mad with jealousy.

https://owlcation.com/humanities/Raphael-a-master-Renaissance-painter

http://www.raphaelpaintings.org/

*Your goal is to achieve “sprezzatura” in life. Make life look effortless and drive people mad with jealousy.

BODY

Hilary Rhoda 1987

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http://www.hilaryrhodafans.com/welcome-to-hilarys-official-website

I love SoulCycle. I don’t know if you can still even call it a trend at this point because it’s been around for a long time now. For me, I never get sick of it. It’s just a great workout. It’s so convenient too because they’re all over the city and they’re every hour, so you can go after work, before work, on your lunch break, any time.

http://www.elle.com/beauty/health-fitness/news/a30864/hilary-rhoda-fitness-secrets/

https://www.wmagazine.com/gallery/hilary-rhoda-best-looks-all-american-beauty/all

https://www.soul-cycle.com/

*Make it to your local SoulCycle and get a convenient and great workout.

SOUL

Ram Dass 1931

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https://www.ramdass.org/

If you know you’re dreaming, can you continue to dream? That’s what the soul does – the soul appreciates that it’s a dream and that it contains the ego. If you push away the ego, if you cultivate an aversion to that dream, you’re never going to be free because there will be an attachment.

https://www.ramdass.org/soul-identity/

https://www.amazon.com/Ram-Dass/e/B001HCS3GS

BONUS: William Branham 1909

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http://www.williambranham.com/

The soul only has one sense: Faith (if one is born again), or unbelief (if one is not born again).  It is either the nature of God or the nature of Satan

http://www.theendtimemessage.com/the_soul_change.htm

*Ram Dass makes an excellent read but Branham excels in simplicity. Ask yourself – do you have faith or unbelief?

MONEY

Billy Dee Williams 1937

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https://coolwatersprods.com/004bdwilliams.html

Creativity costs money, even when you’re on a two-year art scholarship. The story goes that when Williams once ran out of money to pay for his art supplies, he decided to do something he hadn’t done since he was seven years old: acting.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/93906/8-suave-facts-about-billy-dee-williams

https://www.amazon.com/Brians-Song-James-Caan/dp/B00004TJQJ

*Think about something you haven’t done since you were seven years old, and how you could do that to make your fame and fortune.

ENTERTAINMENT

Paul Rudd 1969 –watch I Love You Man

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http://paul-rudd.com/

In the end, we see that friendship has transformed Peter into a healthier version of himself. The friendship instills many facets of mental health: self-exploration (Sydney questions Peter’s motives for marriage), overcoming fears (Sydney increases Peter’s professional exposure as a real estate agent), finding balance (Peter’s sense of masculinity increases) and gaining self-efficacy (Peter learns that he can make friends). Considering the lessons about friendship buried in the subtext, I Love You, Man could also be called, I Love You, Self.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/reel-therapy/200904/i-love-you-man-lessons-friendship

https://www.amazon.com/Love-You-Man-Paul-Rudd/dp/B001PR0Y6W

https://www.empireonline.com/movies/love-man/review/

*Overcome your fears and find balance by watching Paul Rudd in I Love You Man.

FOOD

Candace Cameron 1976 – turkey tacos

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http://www.candacecameronbure.net/

http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2011/05/candaces-turkey-tacos/

Bure, who is open about the fact that she suffered from bulimia in her 20s, admits she keeps “a fairly strict diet” because her job depends on it.

https://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/1124313/celeb-food-diaries-enforce-unattainable-ideals/

*Make these turkey tacos part of your 365DOLF “fairly strict diet”

SNUB – Zach Braff

Review –

  • Achieve “Sprezzatura”
  • Soulcycle
  • Do you have faith or unbelief?
  • Go back to your youth for fame and fortune
  • Watch I Love You Man
  • Make turkey tacos

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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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