April 23



William Shakespeare 1564 (died April 23, 1616)

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Shakespeare had a power which is rarely absent from great poets, the power of absorbing the fruits of reading.

*Read. You should still have a book that was suggested to you. Take time and read today – maybe start reading Shakespeare.


John Cena 1977

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The 10-time WWE champ and two-time World Heavyweight champ tries to hit a new max on his main lifts every six weeks.


*Use today to hit a new max on your main lifts. Bench, squat, deadlift.


Gigi Hadid 1995

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It can only be a good thing for a new generation in the US to grow up seeing names like “Hadid” and “Malik” and for their first thought to be a heart emoji and not “Ugh, terrorist”.

*What are your first thoughts when you hear the word “Muslim” or “Islam”?


Michael Moore 1954

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“Actually, the number one reason for people being foreclosed upon is because they don’t have health insurance, and they’ve been paying medical bills and now they can’t pay their mortgages,”

*Make sure you have the right health insurance for you. Watch Capitalism: A Love Story for motivation.


Roy Orbison 1936

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*If you listen close enough, you can hear the pain in Orbison’s lyrics.


Valerie Bertinelli 1960 – cherry cheesecake pizza pie

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April 23 recognizes the food holiday National Cherry Cheesecake Day.


April 23rd is a day for everyone to enjoy a meal outside.  It is National Picnic Day!


*Make Valerie Bertinelli’s cherry cheesecake pizza pie and take it on a picnic today.

SNUB – James Buchanan 1791

Review –

  • Read like Shakespeare
  • Max on your main lifts
  • Fix your thoughts on Islam
  • Make sure you have enough health insurance
  • Listen to Roy Orbison
  • Cherry cheesecake pizza pie

April 22



Amber Heard 1986

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“Everyone advised against it. But I had a dream and a passion, and I wanted more,”

“If you want to do something – you find a way.”

*Being a Hollywood star was her dream and she made it happen. Find a way to make your dreams come true.


Marshawn Lynch 1986 – 6:24am 200 sit-ups and pushups

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Marshawn Lynch wakes up every morning at 6:24 a.m. and does a couple hundred sit-ups, a couple hundred push-ups and then gets back in bed.

*Wake up at 6:24 and don’t go back to bed until you’ve done 200 sit-ups and push ups. Reward yourself with some skittles.


Kaka 1982

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At the age of 18, Kaká suffered a career-threatening and possibly paralysis-inducing spinal fracture as a result of a swimming pool accident. He remarkably made a full recovery.

Today, Kaka says that it was God’s hand that saved his life.

*Take today to thank God for your health.


Willie Robertson 1972

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When Willie became CEO of the company, he used his business degree and sales experience to take the company out of the living room and into the big time.

*Don’t be afraid to take your dream business into the big time.


Jack Nicholson 1937 – watch As Good as it Gets

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*Watch Jack win 1 of his 3 Oscars in As Good as it Gets.


Vladimir Lenin 1870 – milk soup with dumplings

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The founder of the Bolshevik revolution loved simple but well-prepared food, such as milk soup with dumplings.


*Enjoy Lenin’s favorite comfort food. Lead a revolution!

SNUB – J. Robert Oppenheimer 1904

Review –

  • Find a way to make it happen
  • 6:24 am push ups and sit ups
  • Thank God for your health
  • Take your company to the big time
  • Watch As Good as it Gets
  • Make milk soup with dumplings

April 21



Queen Elizabeth II 1926

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She enjoys a brisk walk. Mealtimes are at formal hours: lunch at 1 pm sharp, high tea at 4.30 pm. Bed is never later than 11.30 pm unless there’s a formal banquet.

*Take a brisk walk. Eat lunch at 1:00. Have high tea at 4:30. Be in bed by 11:30 pm.


Tony Danza 1951

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“I exercise religiously and I do something every day. I spend time on the floor, push ups, sit-ups and low back exercises, I lift weights, box, in-line skate, tap dance, and ride a recumbent stationery bike, which I think is the holy grail of fitness as we’re aging.”

*Try to be “The Boss” and do all of the above exercises. Especially riding a stationary bike – the holy grail of fitness!


Andie MacDowell 1958

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“My mother died when I was 23, so it was a very short… My mother, the best advice she told me was I could do whatever I wanted to do. I believed her.”

*Believe that you can do whatever you want. Talk to your mother for motivation.


Tony Romo 1980

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“I love football. I love working for CBS. I love the fact that I get to be an analyst doing football games.”

*Think about your ideal job situation and complete this sentence – I love __________. I love working for __________. I love the fact that I get to __________.


James McAvoy 1979 – watch Split

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Though he never plays all two dozen characters in “Split,” we do see him effortlessly transition between eight significant roles.

*Gather all of your personalities and watch Split.


Iggy Pop 1947 – spicy Waldorf salad

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Iggy Pop played the Waldorf-Astoria (the birthplace of today’s meal) when he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.


*Enjoy this spicy Waldorf salad while listening to Iggy Pop

SNUB – Rob Riggle 1970

Review –

  • Take a brisk walk
  • Ride a stationary bike
  • Believe that you can do anything
  • Love what you do
  • Watch Split
  • Make a spicy Waldorf salad




Adolf Hitler 1889

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*Think for yourself. Question your government. Don’t be a sheep.


Miranda Kerr 1983

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Exercise 3 to 4 times a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes each time.

Warm up with 5 to 10 minutes of stretching.

Target all aspects of your body: 30 minutes on your legs, 30 minutes on core, arms and balance and 15 minutes of stretching.


*Miranda Kerr keeps it simple in this workout. Try it today.


Stephen Marley 1972

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*Listen to Stephen Marley on 4/20 and celebrate as his father would. It’s good for the soul.


Luke Kuechly 1991

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Working his first job as a young teen ultimately helped him to assign more value to the things he had growing up.

“Because once I was working, my Dad’s like, ’You’ve got money now. You can go buy things if you want them. And then it starts to teach you: ‘Oh, do I really need it?’ You start to understand what 20 bucks really means.”

*Understand what 20 bucks really means.


Jessica Lange 1949 – watch Blue Sky

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*Watch Jessica Lange win an Oscar in Blue Sky.


Luther Vandross 1951 – Luther Burger

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The “Luther Burger,” is a bacon cheeseburger served on a Krispy Kreme doughnut bun, named after R&B singer Luther Vandross.

*Listen to some Luther Vandross (maybe “One Shining Moment”) while indulging too far with a Luther Burger.

SNUB – George Takei 1937

Review –

  • Think for yourself. Question your government
  • Miranda Kerr workout
  • Listen to Stephen Marley
  • Know the meaning of money
  • Watch Blue Sky
  • Make a Luther Burger

April 19



Ashley Judd 1968

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“Now I try to remind myself that if I engage in perfectionism, I am abusing myself.”

*Don’t try to be perfect today. Just be the best that you can.


Maria Sharapova 1987

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Maria works out six days a week and relaxes her body through massage and spa at least once a month. She also meditates for five minutes a day to purge stress.

*Play tennis and then get your monthly massage to purge stress today. You’ve worked hard. You deserve it.


Troy Polamalu 1981

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His journey for worship and further understanding of his faith has taken him to Greece, Turkey and beyond. Polamalu missed Tomlin’s first camp because he was abroad in his worship and studies.

*Where has your journey for worship taken you? Take today to look into a trip abroad to further your understanding of your faith.


Hayden Christensen 1981

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“I guess I felt like I had this great thing in Star Wars that provided all these opportunities and gave me a career, but it all kind of felt a little too handed to me.”

He traded in the glitz and glam of Hollywood for a simpler lifestyle which saw him turn part-time farmer.

*Never be afraid to switch to a simpler lifestyle.


Kate Hudson 1979 – watch Almost Famous

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*Watch Kate Hudson almost win an Oscar in Almost Famous.


James Franco 1978 –  (Yes, he was born 1 day before 4/20) Korean BBQ Lasagna

*Watch The Interview while enjoying this Korean BBQ Lasagna.

SNUB – Jayne Mansfield 1933

Review –

  • Don’t try to be perfect
  • Get a massage
  • Look into a trip to further your faith
  • Think about a simpler lifestyle
  • Watch Almost Famous
  • Make Korean BBQ Lasagna

April 18



Conan O’Brien 1963

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“Like many people, I thought that achieving that goal would define me as successful. But that is not true. No specific job or career goal defines me, and it should not define you… whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.”

*Accept disappointment as a way to gain clarity and with that clarity comes conviction and true originality.


Chloe Bennet 1992

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“So I did two months of rigorous stunt training — kickboxing, boxing, krav maga, jiu jutsu”

*Do your research and get to a gym to do kickboxing, krav maga, or jiu jutsu.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley 1987

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“I think any time that you’re going through a challenging time or there’s a struggle, for me the number one thing to remember is to take that time to centre myself and be present in the moment.”

*Center yourself and be present in this moment.


Derrick Brooks 1973

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“Financial discipline – stocks bonds, savings – all those add up to financial discipline. It’s not up to how much I make, it’s how much I preserve and save.”

*Continue to work on your financial discipline each and every day.


James Woods 1947 – watch Ghosts of Mississippi

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*As you watch James Woods almost win an Oscar in Ghosts of Mississippi, think about the work environment of him filming with liberals Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rob Reiner.


Kourtney Kardashian 1979

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Morning: “I usually have a bowl of whole grain oatmeal made on the stove”“I’ll add fruits, sprinkle seeds or bee pollen, or drizzle honey on top to mix it up.”


Midday: Kourtney will eat a salad with added protein (chicken or salmon) and homemade balsamic or ginger dressing for lunch

Afternoon: After lunch, Kourt likes to sip hot green tea, and if she gets hungry later, she’ll snack on “fresh vegetables with avocado hummus, raw almonds or fresh fruit.”

Evening: “I love fresh, simple soups made with asparagus, sweet potatoes or beets. I also make turkey chili when it’s cold outside. I usually try to make soups and chili on a Sunday, so I have the extras in the fridge when I’m busy during the week,”

*Eat like Kourtney Kardashian all day.

SNUB – Eric Roberts 1956

Review –

  • Accept disappointment to gain clarity
  • Kickboxing, boxing, krav maga, or jiu jutsu
  • Center yourself
  • Have financial discipline
  • Watch Ghosts of Mississippi
  • Eat like Kourtney Kardashian

April 17



“Rowdy” Roddy Piper 1954

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*Just look yourself in the mirror this morning and say this out loud.


Victoria Beckham 1974

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Not only does she regularly go to the gym, she also practices Yogalosophy.

*Research and practice Yogalosophy while listening to the Spice Girls.


Jennifer Garner 1972

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“The idea of soul mates lures people into believing that marriage will be easy and perpetually passionate.” 

*Believing that you’ve met your soulmate is great, but you are still going to have to work on your relationship every day.


JP Morgan 1837

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He was asked if commercial credit was based on money or property.

“The first thing is character,”

“Before money or anything else. Money cannot buy it.… A man I do not trust could not get money from me on all the bonds in Christendom. I think that is the fundamental basis of business.”

*Money can’t buy trust and trust is the fundamental basis of business.


Rooney Mara 1985- watch Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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*Watch Rooney Mara almost win an Oscar in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.


Sean Bean 1959 – Sunday Roast

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4 skinless chicken breasts
1 can tomatoes
1 tub creme fraiche
1 jar red pesto
fresh basil
fresh black olives

Brown chicken in a pot.
Meanwhile mix creme fraiche, tomatoes and 3 dessert-spoons of red pesto sauce in a bowl. Add to saucepan with the chicken and simmer on low heat for 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook some rice – I recommend heartily boil in the bag Uncle Ben’s!
Just before serving add basil leaves and chopped black olives.
Then, stuff your faces!

*Yes, stuff your face with Sean Bean’s Sunday Roast.

SNUB – Redman 1970

Review –

  • Kick ass
  • Yogalosophy
  • Work on your relationship
  • Trust is the fundamental basis of business
  • Watch Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Make Sean Bean’s Sunday Roast