June 1

Look for the * for today’s advice.



Marilyn Monroe 1926

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‘Breakfast. I’ve been told that my eating habits are absolutely bizarre, but I don’t think so. Before I take my morning shower, I start warming a cup of milk on the hot plate I keep in my hotel room. When it’s hot, I break two raw eggs into the milk, whip them up with a fork, and drink them while I’m dressing. I supplement this with a multi-vitamin pill, and I doubt if any doctor could recommend a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry.


*An interesting way to start your day, but give it a try. You might just have a new morning ritual, thanks to the GOAT – Marilyn Monroe


Heidi Klum 1973

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My best advice to readers is to work out with a buddy. They keep you motivated and get you out of bed.


*Get a buddy out of bed and work out with them today. Make it a habit.


Brigham Young 1801

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The Spirit of Christ is given to all God’s children to enlighten them and help them know good from evil.

The Spirit of the Lord enlightens every man that comes into the world. There is no one that lives upon the earth but what is, more or less, enlightened by the Spirit of the Lord Jesus. It is said of him, that he is the light of the world. He lighteth every man that comes into the world and every person, at times, has the light of the spirit of truth upon him


*Allow the light of the spirit of truth upon you to really know good from evil today.


Markus Persson 1979

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In a bit of a warning to all those striving to become billionaires like him, he says he’s “never felt more isolated” than while hanging out in Ibiza with friends and partying with famous people.


*As you strive to become a billionaire, don’t forget about the people that you would hang out with on the way up. The people at the top may not be for you.


Morgan Freeman 1937 – watch Shawshank Redemption

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“Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of shit smelling foulness I can’t even imagine, or maybe I just don’t want to. Five hundred yards… that’s the length of five football fields, just shy of half a mile.” – Red

Sometimes you have to ‘crawl through a river of shit’ to get out clean on the other side. Life is never meant to be easy or smooth, it is capriciously treacherous in every turn, but it requires liberating our mind, body and soul to believe in an enlightened life.


*Help liberate your mind, body, and soul by watching another GOAT – Morgan Freeman – in Shawshank Redemption.


Andy Griffith 1926 – leg of lamb

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Andy Griffith grew up in Mt. Airy, NC, which became the fictional town of Mayberry on TV. Griffith insisted that the characters in the show reflect a small town way of life as he knew it, without poking fun at rural or Southern people.





*Enjoy one of Andy’s favorites from the Mayberry Cookbook while watching episodes of The Andy Griffith Show or Shawshank Redemption.

SNUB – Amy Schumer

Review –

  • Marilyn Monroe morning
  • Get a buddy out of bed to workout
  • Know good from evil
  • Remember the people on the way to the top
  • Watch Shawshank Redemption 
  • Make Mayberry Leg of Lamb

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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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