April 4

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY

MIND

Maya Angelou 1928

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

*Angelou’s above quote is why you are sticking with 365DOLF. Use this quote today to give you new life and a new purpose to thrive.

BODY

Robert Downey, Jr. 1965

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Since 2003, RDJ has trained using the Wing Chun technique made famous by Bruce Lee, a discipline that’s become a part of his daily routine.

http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/robert-downey-jrs-iron-man-workout

*Try this Iron Man workout and also look into a place to practice Wing Chun, and maybe it will become part of your daily routine.

SOUL

Dorothea Dix 1802

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After a chance encounter with “lunatics” in the East Cambridge House of Corrections, she devoted her life to ameliorating the conditions under which they were incarcerated.

Finding Help: When to Get It and Where to Go

Mental health disorders are real, common and treatable.

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/finding-help-when-get-it-and-where-go

*Robert Downey Jr, Clive Davis, and Heath Ledger all suffered from either mental illness or drug dependency. Throw in the fact that your day ends with watching the movie Psycho and today shapes up to being a mental health awareness day. Thank you Dorothea Dix for being a pioneer and a saint when it comes to this topic.

MONEY

Clive Davis 1932

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Disgraced, broke, and a target of a federal grand-jury investigation, he was so low that friends feared he might commit suicide. Instead, Davis clawed his way back. Within two years, he started Arista. Within months, it was making millions.

*No matter how low you get, you can always claw your way back and start your own business.

ENTERTAINMENT

Heath Ledger 1979 – watch The Dark Knight

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I Am Heath Ledger, a new documentary about the actor supported by his family, dispels one common rumor: The Joker did not bring the Australian actor down.

*Watch Ledger win an Oscar in his dream role as the Joker, and then watch the documentary about his untimely death. – I am Heath Ledger

FOOD

Anthony Perkins 1932 – Psycho Tuna Salad

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http://www.silverscreensuppers.com/anthony-perkins/recipe-month-anthony-perkins-tuna-salad

*Enjoy this Psycho Tuna Salad while watching Psycho…then take a nice long shower and call it a day.

SNUB – David Blaine 1973

Review –

  • Have a new purpose to thrive
  • Iron Man or Wing Chun Workout
  • Find help for you or someone you love
  • Claw your way back
  • Watch The Dark Knight
  • Make Psycho Tuna Salad

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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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