August 25

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Tim Burton 1958

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Don’t bear a grudge

Despite his rather Gothic image, Burton actually started out in the cartoonish, fluffy world of Walt Disney, working as an animator on such feel-good fare as The Fox and The Hound and The Black Cauldron. Eventually he was fired from the studio after making the short film Frankenweenie, which his bosses felt was too dark for kids and a waste of money. Nearly 30 years later he returned to Disney to make a full-length, critically acclaimed version of the film. “There is a twisted humour about it,” he has said about the situation.

*Think about someone who has hurt you or maybe even fired you. Let them know that you are thinking of them today and that you do not hold a grudge. See what happens next.


Blake Lively 1987

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Day 3: Pool day

This is definitely not pool play time (AKA no on-trend unicorn floats in sight). Lively did interval work in the water—and mixed it up by treading water or doing long-distance swimming for about 30 minutes a day.

*This comes from a great website, and is the Day 3 of Blake Lively’s workout week that stresses intensity. Tread water and do long-distance swimming today. Watch her in The Shallows for motivation to swim faster – think Castaway meets Jaws meets Baywatch.


Marie-Eugenie de Jesus 1817

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Her story is that of a woman who, springing from an irreligious background, came to understand that each one of us is called by God to a unique way of service, and that hers was to inspire countless others to strive for the building of the Kingdom of God through education. Her life is marked by her three great loves – for Jesus Christ, for Mary the Mother of Jesus and our mother and for the Church.

*God is calling you to a unique way of service. If you don’t know what that is, take today to pray and reflect on what God wants you to do.


Gene Simmons 1949

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“Life is business, and I approach life the way sharks approach life – they must keep moving or else they will drown.

“I’ll never stop hunting more money, I’ll never have enough.”

*Keep moving today and never stop hunting more money. Listen to KISS for motivation.


Sean Connery 1930 – watch The Untouchables

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“You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That’s* the *Chicago* way! And that’s how you get Capone. Now do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that? I’m offering you a deal. Do you want this deal?”

Thank you for visiting the Official Home of Sean Connery Day. Sean Connery Day is an annual celebration of all things Connery held on August 25th which is the birthday of Sir Sean Connery. On that day everyone is encouraged to “Talk Like Sean Connery” too!

*Watch The Untouchables and talk like Sean Connery on Sean Connery Day.


Rachel Ray 1968 – dirty martini deviled eggs

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-Have sex in the morning: morning testosterone is highest within the first hour or two of waking, and sexual desire is strongest. It’ll also give you a dose of oxytocin, making you peaceful and calm as you start the day.
-Exercise in the morning: Dr. Breus says to elevate your heart rate immediately upon waking. If you wait too long, you may talk yourself out of it. If you can exercise outside, the exposure to sunlight will help wake you up.
-Eat dinner at night: you should eat dinner on the later side, between 7:30 and 9PM. This will help you avoid late-night binging.
-What to eat for dinner: you should eat your largest meal in the morning, and lunch should be half that size with dinner being your smallest meal of the day. Choose something filling like soup or stew with a side salad.

*Go to Rachel Ray’s website and take the quiz to figure out the best time of day to have sex, sleep, exercise, and eat for your personality type.

I’m a Bear! What are you? Use this to guide you for the rest of the year.


Each year on August 25, people across the United States observe National Whiskey Sour Day.

*In honor of Sean Connery (James Bond), enjoy these shaken not stirred, dirty martini deviled eggs. Wash them down with Rachel Ray’s scotch sour on National Whiskey Sour Day

SNUB – Claudia Schiffer

Review –

  • Don’t bear a grudge
  • Pool day
  • God is calling you to a unique way of service
  • Never stop hunting more money
  • Watch The Untouchables
  • Make dirty martini deviled eggs and a scotch sour