February 18

TRA VOLTA DAY

MIND

Alessandro Volta 1745 – Yes, Volta shares a birthday with Travolta

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We honor Volta even now since the word “voltage” – meaning the unit of electrical potential – is named for him.

“You must be ready to give up even the most attractive ideas when experiment shows them to be wrong.”

*It’s February 18 and hopefully you’re not ready to give up because this experiment has proved to be wrong. Keep plugging along.

In honor of Volta’s birthday, try to see how little electricity you can use today.

BODY

Jillian Michaels 1974

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https://www.jillianmichaels.com/

For individuals of ALL fitness levels, from total newbie to super advanced.

http://www.jillianmichaels.com/fit/the-regimen/the-routine

*Go to Jillian Michaels’ website and choose a workout of your liking. Or download her app and do the same.

SOUL

Yoko Ono 1933

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http://imaginepeace.com/

Join in with these participatory artworks by Yoko Ono. Print out WAR IS OVER & IMAGINE PEACE posters. Send your wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER & SKYLANDING. Add your smiles to #smilesfilm. Send your testimonies to ARISING. Tribute your parents at My Mommy Is Beautiful & My Daddy Is Beautiful.

*Yoko’s imaginepeace.com website is really interesting and interactive. Try one of the above to soothe your soul today. And take today to forgive her if you blame her for breaking up the Beatles. Give peace a chance.

MONEY

Dr. Dre 1965

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Dre was part of the earliest rap scene, and learned how to be an entrepreneur almost out of necessity. Dr. Dre became a master of hustle. He created opportunity by forging ahead, even when met with great resistance and skepticism.

*Be a master of hustle today. Create opportunity by forging ahead, even when you meet great resistance and skepticism. Listen to Dr. Dre for motivation.

ENTERTAINMENT

John Travolta 1954 – watch Saturday Night Fever

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*Watch and learn Travolta’s epic dance and be prepared to perform it at the next wedding reception you go to.

FOOD

Molly Ringwald – lentil soup

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Favorite Family Recipe
Lentil Bean Soup for New Year’s Day

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/easy/a34581/molly-ringwalds-mom-moms-lentil-soup/

*Even though it’s not New Year’s Day, make Molly Ringwald’s mom’s mom’s lentil soup. And wash it down with a Pretty in Pink cocktail.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/pretty-pink-drink-recipe

SNUB – Vanna White 1957

Review –

  • Keep plugging along – don’t quit
  • Jillian Michaels workout
  • Participatory artwork by Yoko Ono
  • Don’t buckle to skepticism
  • Watch Saturday Night Fever 
  • Lentil soup

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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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