December 3

Look to the * for today’s advice.



Anna Chlumsky 1980

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Only Hang Out with Those Who Are Intellectually Stimulating’My+Girl’/articles/Gk_S28qKYZP/Only+Hang+Out+Those+Intellectually+Stimulating

*Try doing this today. It’s easier said than done. See if doing this makes your day better and then try to make it a habit if it does. Watch My Girl for motivation.


Amanda Seyfried 1985

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On Pasternak’s 5-Factor Diet, Seyfried eats five times a day: breakfast, a snack, lunch, a snack and dinner.  A snack is half the size of a meal. Every time she eats, there are five factors: a low-fat protein, a healthy carbohydrate, a fiber, healthy fats (or the absence of unhealthy fats) and a sugar-free beverage.

*This is your diet for the day. The Pillsbury pesto crescent chicken ring is cheating a little bit for dinner, but stick to this 5-factor diet the rest of the day.


Benny Hinn 1952

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To experience a deeper dimension of God’s presence, your soul must hunger and thirst for God in the same way a deer pants for the safety and sustenance of water.

*With just a month left, hopefully you have formed a deeper relationship with God or at least a deeper understanding of spirituality and your soul.


Ozzy Osbourne 1948

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“The guys at Metal Casino told me that their brand was all about being true, relevant and dedicated to the customer and that really resonated with me,” he said. “To me, that translated as keeping it real, keeping it original, and doing it all for your fans, and that’s all I’ve been trying to do my whole life.”

*With just a month to go, hopefully your business plan is in place and following Ozzy’s lead would be wise. Keep it real. Keep it original. Do it for your fans.


Julianne Moore 1960 – watch Still Alice

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Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell reminded us “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” For those suffering with conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease (not to mention those burdened with the sadness of witnessing their loved ones going through it), we’d be wise to heed those words, especially when it comes to our awareness of living in the moment. The present is a time that will not come again, so we should make the most of it while we have the chance – and the wherewithal to shape it to our liking.

*Watch Julianne Moore win an Oscar in Still Alice

BONUS – watch Chloe

Two of our birthday girls share more than a birthday. Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore star in the movie Chloe and share some pretty steamy scenes together. Watch this one late at night, after the kids have gone to bed.

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Charles Pillsbury 1842 – pesto crescent chicken ring

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*This Pillsbury  pesto crescent chicken ring should be your 5th and last meal today. Enjoy it while watching one of the suggested Julianne Moore movies.

SNUB – Brendan Fraser

Review –

  • Only hang out with those who are intellectually stimulating
  • 5-factor diet
  • Your soul must hunger for God
  • Keep it real. Keep it original. Do it for your fans
  • Watch Still Alice
  • Make a Pillsbury pesto crescent chicken ring

December 2

Look to the * for today’s advice.



Charles Ringling 1863

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Charles Ringling was one of the seven brothers who formed the Ringling Brothers Circus in the late 1880s. However, by 1920, there were only two brothers left, John and Charles. John Ringling, a natural showman, was the front man for the circus, while Charles ensured day to day operations and was in charge of advanced billings and actual production.

Although Charles is overshadowed by his brother John, his contributions and accomplishments remain a legacy to Sarasotans today.

*Think about your contributions and accomplishments. What type of legacy are you leaving?


Aaron Rodgers 1983

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The Aaron Rodgers workout is the brainchild of fitness coach Todd Durkin in San Diego, CA. Durkin is famous for the Impact Workout, making famous quarterbacks including Aaron Rodgers puke, and the “Do or Do not, There is No Try” slogan posted throughout his gym.

*Any time you can mix a workout with motivation from Yoda, it’s a win-win.


Nelly Furtado 1978

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I always remember that to be critiqued is part of being human; no one can escape it; it’s the price you pay for putting your vulnerability on display as a creative person. Failure is very important, as it is inevitability in life. Incredible growth, self-realization and reflection comes from failure.

*Don’t be afraid to fail today. Think about the last time that you failed at something and how you grew from it. Listen to Nelly Furtado for inspiration.


Gianni Versace 1946

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To maintain absolute control, the Versaces favour a style of management that verges on the medieval. ‘Gianni always said he only wants (to employ) people who aren’t as smart as him. If they are too intelligent, he doesn’t want them. He wants people who will snap to attention, and carry out his orders without question. To prosper, not only must you work there, you have to completely take on their mentality. Gianni wants everyone to think of him as some sort of living God.

*This would fall into the “what not to do category”. An example of how not to run your business empire. We know how things ended for Versace.


Britney Spears 1981

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DUN DUN DUN. “Oh baby, baby …” In just three seconds …Baby One More Time, which turns 20 this year, announced the arrival of a new superstar: the then 16-year-old ex-Mouseketeer from Kentwood, Louisiana, Britney Jean Spears.

*Listen to Britney, bitch.


Lucy Liu 1968 – Lucy Liu Crush Cakes

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And so, let us end with some quiet, solemn meditation upon how wonderful Lucy Liu is. Remember, when you walked along the beach and looked back and saw only one set of footprints, it’s because Lucy Liu was carrying you. (If you looked back and saw two sets of footprints, it’s because Lucy Liu was carrying Jesus, but being way chill about it.)

*Listen to a mix of Nelly Furtado and Britney while making these Lucy Liu crush cakes and then watch the end of Kill Bill Vol. 1

SNUB – Charlie Puth

Review –

  • What will your legacy be?
  • Aaron Rodgers workout
  • Don’t be afraid to fail
  • Learn what not to do in business
  • Listen to Britney Spears
  • Make Lucy Liu Crush Cakes

December 1

Look for the  * for today’s advice.



Woody Allen 1935

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The thing is to find a “Yes to life”.

The fact that death could be lurking around any corner makes every day vitally important for the existentialists. Instead of being depressed about death, they recommend embracing life and squeezing as much as we can out of it. Søren Kierkegaard talks about finding “the idea for which I am willing to live and die”. Nietzsche suggests finding a “triumphant Yes to life”.

*Watch Woody Allen’s Irrational Man and then determine what your “Yes to Life” is.


Janelle Monae 1985

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Time to update your playlist: Janelle Monáe’s newest song, “Yoga,” is three and a half minutes of empowering perfection—less Zen and more pump-you-up—that it’ll likely be your spring anthem for the gym and life.

*Download Janelle Monae’s “Yoga” and listen to it to get your favorite workout started. (It’s the last month of the year. You should have a favorite workout by now.)


Bette Midler 1945

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Midler worked in a pineapple factory before escaping to New York City where she got a role as one of the sisters in Fiddler on the Roof. She played the eldest daughter. “She was supposed to be tall and lean,” said Midler in an interview a long, long time ago, “and I was short and fat.” But what did it matter how beautiful she was with humour and talent like that?

*Hopefully you have shaped your body and soul over these last 11 months and your humor and talent will shine.


Anne Cox Chambers 1919

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  1. Anne Cox Chambers, ambassador to Belgium under Jimmy Carter, and her sister took over the now privately held media conglomerate Cox Enterprises after the passing of her father. An heiress who continues to increase her wealth, Chambers has experienced a couple of setbacks in relation to running her company. For example, there was once a proposed $4.9 billion deal between Cox Enterprises and Southwestern Bell that fell apart. However, even more embarrassing is the fact that her newspapers “make waves, but not too many.” That’s not a good reputation to have in a troubled field.

*Think about your reputation in your current field. How can you improve it today?


Richard Pryor 1940 – watch Harlem Nights

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From Peoria, Illinois poverty to Hollywood affluence. From abandonment by his mother to adoration from millions of fans. From a childhood in a brothel to eight marriages (twice to the same woman) and seven children. From tragedy to triumph and back again, Richard Pryor has earned the status of Legend as a masterful storyteller, a multi-talented entertainer, a comic of acerbic wit, and a survivor with no self-pity.

What is it like to direct a hero?

It’s no surprise that Richard Pryor was a hero of Eddie Murphy’s– just like every other modern day black comic. So when Eddie came up with the script for what would eventually be Harlem Nights, he already knew that he wanted to cast Pryor in the film. For most of us it might be a bit weird to direct someone we’ve idolized for most of our lives, this is what Eddie had to say about it in his episode of “Inside the Actor’s Studio:”

“It was daunting, being on a set directing a guy– the reason why you’re here is because of him. It was a little surreal but it was a great experience…”

*Turn Harlem Knights into a drinking game. Every time you hear the word “Quick”, take a quick drink.


Sarah Silverman 1970 – vegetarian pot pies

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The normally outspoken Sarah Silverman has never really been shy about discussing her love of pot and distaste for alcohol. So, for her appearance on the YouTube series My Drunk Kitchen, she and host Hannah Hart ditch the “being drunk” part and instead get high so that Silverman can whip up vegetarian pot pies (of course) out of broccoli, carrots, potatoes, kale, and a dull knife. They even dream up plans to launch a pot-pie franchise.

*Get high. Watch the above episode of My Drunk Kitchen and make your own vegetarian pot pies. Think seriously about launching your own “pot”-pie franchise.

SNUB – Pablo Escobar

Review –

  • Find a “Yes to life”
  • Download “Yoga” for your favorite workout
  • Let your humor and talent shine
  • Improve your reputation at work
  • Watch Harlem Knights
  • Make a vegetarian pot pie