April 10

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Mandy Moore 1984

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“It’s normal to be curious about the way that the ex looks, etc.,” she says, “but don’t reach out to the ex or attempt to talk to or stalk him or her. This is unhealthy behavior that will upset your new relationship and destroy the trust that you are building.”


Moore’s passion for singing and the stage can be traced back to Park Maitland School, where she attended from kindergarten through sixth grade in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She lived in Longwood with her family but attended the Maitland school because it had a reputation for supporting children and their natural talents — especially in the arts.



*Regardless of what your relationship status is, take this advice from Mandy Moore and leave your ex and your partner’s ex alone.


Daisy Ridley 1992

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The parallels between the actress and her Star Wars character are almost comically—cosmically?—accurate. Like Jedi-in-training Rey, Ridley was plucked from obscurity (London, not a junkyard in Jakku) and thrust into a role of great responsibility: reenergizing one of the most beloved film series of all time while holding her own opposite veterans like Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill, who returns as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


Daisy Ridley Rey Workout Wednesday: Full Body Strength Training

Exercise Sets Reps
1. Barbell Back Squat 3 8, 5, 3
2. Overhead Press 3 8, 8, 6
3. Bent Over Row 3 8, 8, 6
4. Lateral Raise 3 12
5. Barbell Walking Lunge 3 12 each leg
6. Spider Curls 3 10

*Complete this Jedi workout today. There is no “try”


Babyface 1959

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Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is one of a kind. Aside from his own hit singles and albums over the years, he helped mold many of the industry’s best R&B and soul artists for the last few decades.


*Sit back, relax, and listen to the soul soothing music of Babyface. And when can I see you again?


John Madden 1936

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A lot has changed since Oakland Raiders Coach John Madden spent time on trains drawing up plays with EA (EA) founder Trip Hawkins in 1988. But one thing has remained consistent: The football franchise is still a perennial bestseller for the game publisher.

“Madden is instrumental for EA in the sense that this is relatively easy money,” said Peter Warman, founder of video game research firm Newzoo, who noted that the Madden games sell well on mobile platforms.

But that success does come with a price. EA pays the National Football League and NFL Players Association $50 million to be the exclusive video game licensee, and the company pays John Madden an additional $2 million for the rights to his name.


*Playing Madden could be your entertainment for the day, but realize how much money John Madden has made from lending his name to this video game franchise. He built up his identity as a successful coach and color commentator first. To be a brand you have to create the brand.


Charlie Hunnam 1980 – watch Sons of Anarchy

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He is known in some quarters as the guy who backed out of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” He is known in others as the conflicted capo of a California motorcycle gang in the FX series “Sons of Anarchy.” Four years ago, he starred in Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” and a decade before that played a menacing albino Confederate in Anthony Minghella’s “Cold Mountain.” Across the pond, in his native England, he rose to fame as a teen, playing a coltish gay youngster in the breakout series “Queer as Folk.”


*Watch Charlie Hunnam as the conflicted capo in Sons of Anarchy.


Shay Mitchell 1987

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She said “Unless I’m prepping for something that requires I be really strict with my food, I really do try to eat healthy and clean – but will also have a slice of pizza if that’s what I’m craving.” God bless her. She also said that she loves to switch up her workouts with spin, hiking or boxing. On an everyday, this is what Shay eats to fuel her workouts and to get her amazing body:

For breakfast: A smoothie with 1 scoop of protein powder, a big handful of spinach, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1 tsp. powdered peanut butter, 1 tsp. ground flax, water and ice.

Snack: 2 mashed hard boiled eggs with chili oil, salt and pepper.

Lunch: A huge salad (preferably from a restaurant called Sweetgreen’s) that has organic baby carrots, spinach, shredded kale, spicy broccoli, raw beets, bean sprouts, spicy quinoa, roasted sesame tofu, hot sauce, and carrot chili vinaigrette. If you can’t tell, Shay loves spicy food which definitely revs up her metabolism!

Dinner: Baked salmon with a side of asparagus.



*Eat like this Pretty Little Liar, all day today.

SNUB – Steven Seagal 1952

Review –

  • Leave your partner’s ex alone
  • Jedi workout
  • Listen to Babyface
  • Build your brand
  • Watch Sons of Anarchy
  • Smoothie, snack, salad, salmon

April 9

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Abraham Ribicoff 1910

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At the 1968 Democratic National Convention, during a speech nominating George McGovern, he went off-script, saying, “And with George McGovern as President of the United States, we wouldn’t have to have Gestapo tactics in the streets of Chicago.”


*Don’t be afraid to go off-script today. Especially if it is to prove a point.


Kristen Stewart 1990

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“I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph,” she says. “I get some serious shit about it. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, What an actress! What a faker! That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like shit in half my photos, and I don’t give a fuck. What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, ‘She was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.’ I don’t care about the voracious, starving shit eaters who want to turn truth into shit.




From On the Road, her glowing skin improved. She actually adopted Bikram Yoga to repair her 22 old frame.



*Take a Bikram Yoga class today and some classy photos of yourself afterwards.


Jesse McCartney 1987

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I don’t want another pretty face
I don’t want just anyone to hold
I don’t want my love to go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul


*Looks are fading. A beautiful soul lasts for eternity. Listen to Jesse McCartney for inspiration.


Hugh Hefner 1926

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Even when Hefner does manage to sleep, he doesn’t dream much anymore. He is that rare man without fantasies. He has lived the life he wanted to live, inside a world that he has built to his exacting and permanent specifications. He talks sometimes about the “remaining years,” but not in the way most of us speak about them, with vague notions of unfinished business and aspirations. His only hope is that nothing else changes. “I want the rest of my life to be very much like it is now,”


Do what you love


*Just think if Hugh Hefner would’ve settled on a job to make money instead of doing what he loves. When you get to the end of your life, don’t have regrets. Long to live the last days of your life as you’ve lived most of your life. Wear pajamas all day today.


Gerard Way 1977 – listen to My Chemical Romance

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The Black Parade is a towering achievement – a record that defined a generation, changed and saved lives, and transformed the New Jersey emo contenders into the emo scene kings the world still pines for the return of to this day.



*Listen to My Chemical Romance – actually watch their videos today – very cerebral.


Sunny Anderson 1975 – chicken pan-sagna

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Forget baking! Make delicious chicken lasagna on the stovetop using just one pan.


*Listen to a mix of Jesse McCartney and My Chemical Romance while making Sunny’s chicken pan-sagna. Enjoy it while watching Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria.

SNUB – Dennis Quaid 1954

Review –

  • Go off script
  • Bikram Yoga
  • Have a beautiful soul
  • Do what you love
  • Listen to My Chemical Romance
  • Make chicken pan-sagna

April 8

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Harvey Cushing 1869

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He challenged both his students in the audience who were leaders in the field of neurosurgery and all future neurosurgeons by quoting Leonardo da Vinci: “It is a mediocre pupil who does not excel his master.”


*Don’t be a mediocre pupil in life. Hopefully you’ve had someone “show you the ropes”, strive to be better than that person. My students get sick of me telling them to never be a teacher.


Robin Wright 1966

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Pour Les Femmes is a socially conscious sleepwear company founded by actress and activist Robin Wright and designer Karen Fowler. The two friends started their company with one goal in mind: to make simple, beautiful, and quality pieces while creating economic opportunity for women in conflict regions around the globe.



Her favorite workout are Latin-inspired Zumba dance classes.

‘With Zumba, you’re dancing, you’re moving your hips. So much fun,’ she says.




*Take a Zumba class today. Watch her as the POTUS in House of Cards later while wearing a set of her pajamas from plfdreams.com – wear these pajamas all day tomorrow in honor of Hugh Hefner’s birthday.  I love you Jenny!


Betty Ford 1918

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“As our nation’s first lady, she was a powerful advocate for women’s health and women’s rights,” he said. “After leaving the White House, Mrs. Ford helped reduce the social stigma surrounding addiction and inspired thousands to seek much-needed treatment.”


*In honor of Betty Ford, don’t have an alcoholic drink all day.


Robert Kiyosaki 1947

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His point of view is that the old advice of “get a good job, save money, get out of debt, invest for the long term, and diversify” is bad (both obsolete and flawed) advice. This challenges the status quo. His assertion that “your house is not an asset” has stirred controversy, but it has been proven to be accurate in our economy’s current financial crisis.


*Read this book and learn. It is the impetus for 365DOLF’s insistence on you creating your own job through starting your own business and cash flow. Don’t make someone else more money. Make yourself money and create jobs for someone else. My dad taught me how to work hard for someone else – which he did for 65 years. Learn how to work hard for yourself and then pass it down to your kids.


Chris Kyle 1974 – watch American Sniper

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Be Mature and Strong Enough to Make Big Compromises

After a while, the burden of responsibility can wear down even the most hardened of steel warriors, especially when there are not enough hours in the day to fulfill all promised duties. Chris was a father, a husband, and a member of one of the most elite fighting forces on the planet. Each one of these jobs requires great time and sacrifice. But one of the biggest decisions we have to make in our lives is what takes priority. Who and what do we owe our lives to?



To continue to spread the mission and vision of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, the Foundation welcomes volunteers to submit their contact information to us.

Our aim is to create a highly connected community that allows us to deliver interactive experiences to military and first responder families around the country.

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation aims to create a ripple effect through the positive experiences it creates and developing advocates for the Foundation in these ways.


*Watch Bradley Cooper as American Sniper Chris Kyle and think of signing up to volunteer for his foundation – another way to donate time and energy instead of money.


Patricia Arquette 1968 – potato croquettes

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Patricia Arquette, Executive Director
Patricia Arquette founded GiveLove in January 2010 after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Her hands-on approach to ecological sanitation has inspired the best experts in the field to work on our programs. Patricia’s interest in promoting compost sanitation and improving public health is motivated by the desire to protect water resources, restore soil fertility, and create more resilient communities. Most recently, Patricia spent over a month at Standing Rock to help build over 100 compost toilets.




*Watch Patricia Arquette win an Oscar in Boyhood while eating these potato Patricia croquettes.

SNUB – Taylor Kitsch 1981

Review –

  • Strive to be better than your mentor
  • Zumba class
  • No booze
  • Invest in yourself
  • Watch American Sniper
  • Make Potato Patricia Croquettes

April 7

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Tony Dorsett 1954

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Dorsett once overslept and missed a Saturday walk-through session with his team.

“Coach Landry told me I wouldn’t start in the game the next day, and I probably wouldn’t have playing time,” said Dorsett.

“I learned the lesson of being accountable. Coach taught me that if you do the little things in life, you can make big things happen. I had won numerous awards, including the Heisman Trophy. And then I learned humility from Tom Landry. He taught me discipline. I think he helped bring me back down to earth.”



There are former NFL players who can barely walk on artificial hips and knees, whose hands are gnarled by arthritis, who have the range of motion of a department-store mannequin. Dorsett is lucky in that regard. The game didn’t rob him of his body.

But it did take his mind.



*Be accountable. The little things in life can make big things happen. Dorsett learned a lot from his playing days. Unfortunately, the game has cost him his mind. H2P


Russell Crowe 1964 – watch Gladiator

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His training program included long distance cycling, intense boxing workouts and fighting drills in addition to hitting the weights to pack on lean muscle mass. He also devoted one hour a day to get into fighting shape for his role in Gladiator.


*Pick one of the above to be a Gladiator – long distance cycling, intense boxing, or hit the weights. Watch the movie for motivation.


Billie Holiday 1915

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Do what you do with passion, heart, and individuality. So when it’s your turn to be in the spotlight, it’s all uniquely you!


*Show passion, heart, and individuality all day today.


Jackie Chan 1954

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Buffett refers to anyone who grew up wealthy as a “member of the lucky sperm club” and, like Jackie Chan, firmly believes that if his children work hard enough they can achieve great success the same way he did.



*Make your children work for everything.


Francis Ford Coppola 1939 – watch Patton

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Patton’s principles of command and management:

  • Say what you mean and mean what you say.
  • Always be alert to the source of trouble.
  • Select leaders for accomplishment and not for affection.
  • Every leader must have the authority to match his responsibility.

Patton’s principles for good health:

  • Brainpower comes from the lungs.
  • An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.
  • There is no power in a bushel of blubber.
  • Make the mind command the body. Never let the body command the mind.
  • To gain strength, always go beyond exhaustion.

Patton’s principles for making decisions:

  • In the long run, it is what we do not say that will destroy us.
  • Talk with the troops.
  • Know what you know and know what you do not know.
  • Never make a decision too early or too late.

Patton’s principles for success:

  • Never fight a battle when nothing is gained by winning.
  • Success is how high you bounce from the bottom.
  • Always keep something in reserve.
  • Revenge belongs to God.





*Watch Patton and also research possibly visiting Francis Ford Coppola’s Winery.


John Oates 1948 – overnight oats

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*Enjoy these overnight oats in the morning and the John Oates Cocktail as a nightcap.

SNUB – James Garner

Review –

  • Be accountable
  • Gladiator workout
  • Show passion, heart, and individuality
  • Make your children work for everything
  • Watch Patton
  • Make overnight oats for the morning and a John Oates cocktail for a nightcap

April 6

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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.



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


Hilary Rhoda 1987

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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.




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


Ram Dass 1931

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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.



BONUS: William Branham 1909

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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


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


Billy Dee Williams 1937

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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.



*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.


Paul Rudd 1969 –watch I Love You Man

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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.




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


Candace Cameron 1976 – turkey tacos

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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.


*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

April 5

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Colin Powell 1937

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Powell says that back when he was a lost 17-year-old at City College of New York, ROTC “saved” him and kept him in school.

“I found my place. I found discipline, I found structure, I found people that were like me and I liked, and I fell in love with the Army those first few months in ROTC, and it lasted for the next 40-odd years,”


*Hopefully you have found your place, your discipline. If not, it’s never too late. It might be too late to join ROTC, but you can always find structure and people that are like you.


Pop Warner 1871

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Move More, Drink Right, and Snack Smart.


*Move more – play some touch football in the yard with the neighborhood kids

Drink right – drink at least 8 glasses of water and NO drinks with calories

Snack smart – snack on fruits or vegetables


Booker T. Washington 1856

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Born a slave on a small farm in the Virginia backcountry, he worked in the salt furnaces and coalmines of West Virginia as a child. Determined to educate himself, he traveled hundreds of miles under great hardship until he arrived — broke, tired, and dirty — at Hampton Institute



*Educate yourself today by reading Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington. You won’t even have to be broke, tired, and dirty to read it.


Bette Davis 1908

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Actress Bette Davis left her daughters and grandsons out of her nearly $1- million estate. The bulk of the estate is split between her son and a close friend.

Davis, who died on Oct. 6 of cancer at age 81, had been estranged from her daughter, Barbara Davis Hyman of Charlottesville, Va., since Hyman’s book, “My Mother’s Keeper,” was published in 1985.

Hyman wrote that Davis had been “an abusive, domineering and hateful mother,” and “a grotesque alcoholic” largely responsible for her own mistreatment by some of her three husbands.



*Remember that you can leave money to your heirs but it’s your name that lives on.


Pharrell Williams 1973

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“A Room without a Roof”

My favorite line in the song says,” Clap along if you feel like a room, without a roof.”  I love it because it signifies that happy means recognizing you are limitless, uncontained and free. You’re unrestricted by your obstacles, short comings and limitations.



*Listen to Pharrell Williams and of course be happy.


Matt Bonner 1980 – Full Montagu sandwich

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*Check out Matt Bonner’s website and create one of his favorite sandwiches from his NBA travels.

SNUB – Gregory Peck

Review –

  • Find your place
  • Move more, drink right, snack smart
  • Read Up From Slavery
  • Your name lives on
  • Listen to Pharrell
  • Make a Full Montagu sandwich

April 4

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Maya Angelou 1928

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She once said, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” And that’s exactly how she encouraged others to live as well, using her status as a prominent writer to promote arts and literature up until the very end of her life.


*Angelou’s above quote is why you are sticking with 365DOLF. Use this quote today to give you new life and a new purpose to thrive.


Robert Downey, Jr. 1965

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Since 2003, he has trained using the Wing Chun technique made famous by Bruce Lee, a discipline that’s become a part of his daily routine


*Try this Iron Man workout and also look into a place to practice Wing Chun, and maybe it will become part of your daily routine.


Dorothea Dix 1802

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Spiritually and intellectually driven, she had spent her young adult years teaching and writing moral tomes for children until she suffered a nervous and physical breakdown in 1836. This very personal experience may have increased her sensitivity to the plight of the mentally ill, and, after a chance encounter with “lunatics” in the East Cambridge House of Corrections, she devoted her life to ameliorating the conditions under which they were incarcerated.


Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the creation of Dorothea Dix Park, we are going to need the dedication, time, and talents of volunteers to help make this endeavor a success. For some areas of volunteering, we need help right now; for other areas, opportunities will be coming up as the process progresses. In all cases, we respect the value of your time and will work to maximize the impact of your volunteer efforts. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering so we can keep you in the loop about current and future opportunities.

*If you live in the Raleigh area, or would like to travel there, here is a chance to give your time to a worthy cause without having to donate money.

Finding Help: When to Get It and Where to Go

Mental health disorders are real, common and treatable. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 5 American adults (nearly 44 million people) and 13-20% of children living in the United States will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder in a given year.


*Robert Downey Jr, Clive Davis, and Heath Ledger all suffered from either mental illness or drug dependency. Throw in the fact that your day ends with watching the movie Psycho and today shapes up to being a mental health awareness day. Thank you Dorothea Dix for being a pioneer and a saint when it comes to this topic.


Clive Davis 1932

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Disgraced, broke, and a target of a federal grand-jury investigation, he was so low that friends feared he might commit suicide. Instead, Davis clawed his way back. Within two years, he started Arista. Within months, it was making millions. And, save for some notable bumps, bruises, and back stabbings since, the rest is multi-platinum history.



*No matter how low you get, you can always claw your way back and start your own business.


Heath Ledger 1979 – watch The Dark Knight

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I Am Heath Ledger, a new documentary about the actor supported by his family, dispels one common rumor: The Joker did not bring the Australian actor down.

“Honestly, that’s been the biggest thing for us as a family,” says Kate Ledger, Heath’s elder sister, by phone. “He had an amazing sense of humor and certainly playing the Joker, for him it was one big gag. He had so much fun doing that. It was actually the exact opposite. There was no doom and gloom. … That was a shock to me that people even thought that, really.”




*Watch Ledger in his dream role and enjoy his sense of humor as the Joker, and then watch the documentary about his untimely death. – I am Heath Ledger


Anthony Perkins 1932 – Psycho Tuna Salad

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“I think I was coming home from the theater. I was by myself, and some guys approached me, like they were about to mug me. And I said, `Don’t you know who I am? I’ve been giving you nightmares since you were kids! And they said, `Oh yeah. Norman Bates! Wow! And they left me alone. ”




*Enjoy this Psycho Tuna Salad while watching Psycho…then take a nice long shower and call it a day.

SNUB – David Blaine

Review –

  • Have a new purpose to thrive
  • Iron Man or Wing Chun Workout
  • Find help for you or someone you love
  • Claw your way back
  • Watch The Dark Knight
  • Make Psycho Tuna Salad