October 2

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Groucho Marx 1890

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In 1964, Groucho went to East Berlin with a group that included his radio show director Robert Dwan and his 16-year-old daughter Judith Dwan Hallet. They visited the village of Dornum, where his mother Minnie had been born. and discovered that all the Jewish graves there had been obliterated by the Nazis. Groucho hired a car with a chauffeur, and told the driver to take the group to the bunker where Adolf Hitler was said to have committed suicide. Wearing his trademark beret he climbed the debris and then launched himself, unsmiling, into a frenetic Charleston dance routine. The dance on Hitler’s supposed grave lasted a couple of minutes. “Nobody applauded,” Hallet recalled. “Nobody laughed.”


“I would never be a member of any club that would have me as a member.”- Groucho Marx

The most important thing about building self-esteem is to remember that it is self esteem. Your opinion of yourself matters above all else. Stop being a spectator to your own life, viewing yourself and judging yourself as if you were somebody else looking for flaws. Get out of your head and into some positive actions. Reward yourself for these efforts. You are as good as you tell yourself you are.


*Get out of your head and into some positive actions today. Don’t judge yourself from the outside. Be prepared to dance on the graves of your enemies one day.


Kelly Ripa 1970

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Ripa likes to mix up her regimen with a combination of activities, including the dance-cardio class AKT four days a week, SoulCycle two days a week and running one day a week.


It all started when the Riverdale actor, 47, posted a picture of Ripa with tousled hair on the beach. As captured by Comments by Celebs, he captioned the sandy snapshot, “@kellyripa whatever you’re about to ask me, the answer is yes… Miss you boo boo….”

Ripa, who celebrated her 22nd anniversary with Consuelos in May, quipped in the comments section, “Can i get a boob job? Oh and i love you.”



*Try an AKT workout online or try a free first session locally. Think of any augmentations you’d like done.


Gandhi 1869

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Everyone wants to live in a better world. We all hope and pray that the world would change and become a better place for our children, but not many of us want to be an instrument to that change.


*How can you help be the change that you want to see in this world? Remember that God has no religion.


Donna Karan 1948

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Karan now devotes 100% of her time to Urban Zen, the company she started in 2007 with LVMH’s approval. Managing her DK brands and a growing company became increasingly difficult over the years, she says . “I didn’t have time to do it all, and I had to make a very tough decision,” she says. Plus, she adds which a chuckle, “I was getting a little bit on in years.” She is 67.


*You don’t have time to do it all, make the very tough decision to devote your time to your passion.


Sting 1951

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Specifically, Lipton asked Sting about his infamous quote regarding “tantric sex,” in which he said he and his wife Trudie Styler allegedly had eight-hour lovemaking sessions. Sting has since backpedaled, saying the whole thing was a joke.

“If we had seven hours, I would demonstrate,” Sting said, to huge laughs and cheers. “Maybe not. But there is some truth to it. The idea of tantric sex is a spiritual act. I don’t know any purer and better way of expressing a love for another individual than sharing that wonderful, I call it, ‘sacrament.’ I would stand by it. Not seven hours, but the idea.”

He then quipped, “Seven hours includes movie and dinner,” getting another round of laughs.


*Listen to The Police and to Sting with your significant other for about 7 or 8 hours.


Don McLean 1945 – Miss American Pie

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Don McLean’s famously enigmatic masterpiece American Pie is about “life becoming less idyllic”, the singer-songwriter revealed after the song’s original manuscript sold for $1.2m (£800,000) at Christie’s in New York on Tuesday.


“A red, white, and blue dessert (with a title that just set half of you to humming that old Don McLean song about driving your Chevy to the levee.



*Listen to a mix of Sting and Don McLean while making this American Pie. Wash it down with whiskey and rye.

SNUB – Johnnie Cochran

Review –

  • Don’t judge yourself from the outside
  • AKT workout
  • Be the change you want to see in the world
  • Devote your time to your passion
  • Listen to Sting
  • Make American Pie

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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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