4/20

CELEBRATE LIKE MARLEY DAY

MIND

Adolf Hitler 1889

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

BODY

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.

http://www.womenshealthandfitness.com.au/fitness/workouts/179-supermodel-shape-

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

SOUL

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.

MONEY

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.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jessica Lange 1949 – watch Blue Sky

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*Watch Jessica Lange win an Oscar in Blue Sky.

FOOD

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

SAND APPRECIATION DAY

MIND

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.

BODY

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.

SOUL

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.

MONEY

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.

ENTERTAINMENT

Kate Hudson 1979 – watch Almost Famous

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

FOOD

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

PIECE OF CANDY DAY

MIND

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.

BODY

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.

SOUL

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.

MONEY

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.

ENTERTAINMENT

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.

FOOD

Kourtney Kardashian 1979

Kourtney Kardashian Says That 'KUWTK' Became a 'Toxic Environment'

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

KICK ASS DAY

MIND

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper 1954

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

BODY

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.

SOUL

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.

MONEY

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.

ENTERTAINMENT

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.

FOOD

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

April 16

YOU’LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT DAY

MIND

Bill Belichick 1952

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“If there is something that’s your passion when you’re young, do it,”

“Let everything else take care of itself. Don’t pick a career for money or some other reason. Do what you love, because it will never feel like work.”

*This could be under the MONEY section but when you’ve got the best MIND in NFL history, your advice should be followed. Even if you’re not young, start today by doing what you love.

BODY

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1947

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“I managed to stay on the court and avoid serious injury throughout my career thanks to a dedicated fitness regimen that included eating a balanced diet and practicing yoga.”

*This can help your SOUL too. Eat a balanced diet and practice yoga today. Also, get to a basketball court and work on your sky hook shots.

SOUL

Pope Benedict XVI 1927

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“Prayer is The Breath of The Soul and of Life.”

*Pray when you wake up and pray again when you go to bed tonight. It is the breath of your SOUL.

MONEY

Charlie Chaplin 1889

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Charles Chaplin not only financed and produced all his films (with the exception of “A Countess from Hong Kong”), but was the author, actor, director and soundtrack composer of them as well.

*Once you do have your dream job/business, don’t be afraid to do it all to make it your way. Delegation is needed, but remember it is your dream.

ENTERTAINMENT

Selena 1971

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*Watch the movie about her life and/or listen to her music.

FOOD

Peter Billingsley 1971 – A Christmas Story meal in April

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  1. Red Ryder cocktail – Start your meal with this cocktail, made with triple sec, cranberry juice and moscato. It may not shoot your eye out, but you’ll probably start seeing double after your second glass.
  2. Homemade Ovaltine – Make it from scratch using this recipe — you’ll totally feel like you’ve cracked the code to taste bud happiness.
  3. Mashed potatoes even Randy would eat – Who’s Mommy’s little piggy? We all are if you know how to make your mashed potatoes right.
  4. Perfect turkey – it’s everything the holiday meal aspires to be — the perfect burnished bronze turkey complete with all the fixin’s. 

*Listen to Selena while making A Christmas Story meal. Enjoy it while watching Ralphie in the movie or any of the movies that Peter Billingsley has produced. Think of planning a trip to the actual house in Cleveland, OH. – you can actually spend the night in Ralphie’s or the Bumpus house.

SNUB – Martin Lawrence 1965

Review –

  • Do what you love
  • Yoga
  • Pray
  • Do things your way
  • Listen to Selena
  • A Christmas Story meal

April 15

EMMA DAY

MIND

Leonardo da Vinci 1452

Leonardo da Vinci - Paintings, Inventions & Quotes - Biography

Leonardo da Vinci had CURIOSITÀ — “An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.”

*Have CURIOSITA like Leonardo da Vinci. 

BONUS: Emma Watson 1990 – watch Beauty and the Beast

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Belle’s insatiable appetite for knowledge inspires us to learn something new every day.

*Watch Emma as Belle in Beauty and the Beast – as an example of CURIOSITA

BODY

Antonio Cromartie 1984

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Antonio says his top 3 drills are:

  • Jump Balls
  • 5-Cone Reactions
  • Tire Pulls

*The above website has videos and descriptions of the Antonio Cromartie workout.

CROSSOVER: MONEY

Just having 14 children would leave most people in awe, but the news is especially noteworthy with Cromartie because he supposedly got snipped in 2013. Clearly the vasectomy didn’t take because this is Cromartie’s third child since the alleged procedure.

*Invest in birth control.

SOUL

Maisie Williams 1997

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“If you’re constantly trying to please everyone else, then you’re just gonna be an unhappy person. As long as you are happy, then leave other people alone. Do not make other people unhappy to fuel your happiness.”

*Make yourself happy, then leave other people alone.

MONEY

Roy Raymond 1947

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*Roy Raymond started Victoria’s Secret but sold the company shortly before killing himself. Don’t worry about money, but don’t give up on your dreams either. If it’s your dream, see it through.

ENTERTAINMENT

Emma Thompson 1959 – watch Howards End

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*Watch Emma Thompson win an Oscar in Howards End.

FOOD

Seth Rogen 1982 – wiener wellington

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http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017512-pineapple-express

*Learn how to make it from the very funny video and then invite your best friends over to watch Sausage Party while enjoying Seth Rogen’s wiener wellington. Wash it down with a Pineapple Express cocktail.

SNUB – Luke Evans 1979

Review –

  • Have CURIOSITÀ
  • Antonio Cromartie workout
  • Make yourself happy
  • Don’t give up on your dreams
  • Watch Howards End
  • Make wiener wellington

April 14

TRAIN LIKE A SPIDER DAY

MIND

Sarah Michelle Gellar 1977

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“There’s no secret to a successful relationship,”

“It’s work and you have to be willing to put the work in any relationship that you have in your life.”

*Take today to work on a relationship that needs it.

BODY

Anderson Silva 1975

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“I stick to high intensity training to get more done in shorter periods of time rather than going to the gym and slugging it for hours. I build up a sweat and burn fat quicker. And no alcohol or desserts when training.”

http://addictedtoeverything.com/motivational/anderson-silvas-diet-and-exercise-regime/

*Do this high intensity training, possibly at an MMA gym near you, and remember no alcohol or desserts today.

SOUL

Anne Sullivan 1866

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Donations to the Anne Sullivan Foundation are currently used to support our Outreach Service, the development of services for people who are deaf/blind.

*Another opportunity to donate to a worthy cause – to help change misconceptions about people with disabilities.

MONEY

Pete Rose 1941

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What people keep buying is not just the autograph, but also the experience of getting it. Plenty of ballplayers can engage with the fan base, but nobody does it better or embraces it more than Pete Rose does.

*Realize that people may want the experience as much as the product. Keep this in mind as you come up with your business model. Don’t gamble on not giving someone an experience.

ENTERTAINMENT

Adrien Brody 1973 – watch The Pianist

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*Watch Adrien Brody win an Oscar in The Pianist.

FOOD

Abigail Breslin 1996 – spaghetti oreganata

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https://www.deseretnews.com/article/695194694/Food-Network-is-featuring-recipes-inspired-by-No-Reservations-movie.html

The Food Network is airing three hours of programming celebrating the movie “No Reservations.” “Emeril Live” will feature guest appearances by two of the film’s stars, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin.

*Enjoy this spaghetti oreganata from the movie No Reservations, while watching Abigail Breslin in it.

SNUB – Baker Mayfield 1995

Review –

  • Work on a relationship
  • Spider workout
  • Donate to Anne Sullivan Foundation
  • Give people an experience
  • Watch The Pianist
  • Make spaghetti oreganata

April 13

PLAY SCRABBLE DAY

MIND

Thomas Jefferson 1743

Thomas Jefferson : Inaugural Address (1801) | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in  the Republic of Korea
  1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do to-day.
  2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
  3. Never spend your money before you have it.
  4. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
  5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.
  6. We never repent of having eaten too little.
  7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
  8. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
  9. Take things always by their smooth handle.
  10. When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.

*Pick one of the above Thomas Jefferson practical life lessons to focus on today. For me, I’m going to focus on #1. I’m not going to put anything off until tomorrow. I’m taking care of everything that I can today.

BODY

Allison Williams 1988

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“I do two different things. For cardio I do SoulCycle. I really don’t like to run, plus I have terrible knees and get bored on the elliptical. SoulCycle is basically a dance party on a bicycle, and you burn calories and it’s so fun. Then I also do Core Fusion at Exhale Spa locations. It mixes together Pilates and barre method. It’s really hard and kicks my butt, so those two together work perfectly. 

*SoulCycle and a Core Fusion workout. Find a class or a workout online.

SOUL

Madalyn Murray O’Hair 1919

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“An Atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An Atheist accepts that heaven is something for which we should work now — here on earth — for all men together to enjoy. An Atheist accepts that he can get no help through prayer, but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it and to enjoy it. An Atheist accepts that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help lead to a life of fulfillment.”

*A true leap of faith for some may be that the above description of an Atheist sounds pretty good.

MONEY

John Paul DeJoria 1944

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John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair products and Patron tequila, grew up in the slums:

“I lived off $2.50 per day. When you’re down and out, you make with what you have and you learn how to survive … if you look at the glass half full.”

*Make with what you have and survive for now. Your dream business is coming!

ENTERTAINMENT

Alfred Mosher Butts 1899 – play Scrabble

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https://scrabble.hasbro.com/en-us/tools

Butts died in 1993 and did not become rich from his invention, but he was able to enjoy the worldwide popularity of Scrabble

*Play Scrabble with someone you L O V E

FOOD

Baron Davis 1979

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“When I was growing up, my grandmother cooked every day. Mac ‘n cheese, collard greens, all kinds of desserts. And she was the best vegetable-maker in the world!”

*Ask your grandmother to make you mac ‘n cheese, collard greens, desserts, and the best vegetables in the world.

BONUS:  -John Paul Dejoria sold his 70% stake in Patron to Bacardi in a $5.1 billion deal

*Wash it down with a shot of Patron

DOUBLE BONUS – “I have a doughnut every morning. Vanilla frosted with sprinkles on one half, weirdly. How hard is it to sprinkle the whole thing?”  – Allison Williams

 *Have your daily doughnut for dessert. Get Out

SNUB – Kelli Giddish 1980

Review –

  • Thomas Jefferson life lesson
  • SoulCycle and Core Fusion workout
  • You don’t have to believe in God to be a good person
  • Make with what you have and survive for now
  • Play Scrabble
  • Grandma’s mac ‘n cheese

April 12

AL BUNDY APPRECIATION DAY

MIND

Ed O’Neil 1946

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Jay lives in a big house with a beautiful wife. He has a pool, a dog, and a successful business. He’s everything Al Bundy wanted to become but didn’t have the smarts, the drive, or the motivation to accomplish.

*Watch an Episode of Married With Children and then one of Modern Family. This should motivate you to strive for a life like Jay Pritchett and NOT Al Bundy.

BODY

Brooklyn Decker 1987

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Step 1: Jump Rope (100 jumps)

Step 2: Burpees (10 reps)

Step 3: Jumping Jacks with 3-lb weights (25 reps)

Step 4: Mountain Climbers (10 reps)

Step 5: Squat Jumps (10 reps)

http://www.shape.com/celebrities/celebrity-workouts/brooklyn-deckers-fat-burning-cardio-workout

*Do the above Brooklyn Decker workout to burn fat. 

SOUL

Katelyn Ohashi 1997

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“I like to go to the beach and write, and I’ve been trying to focus on giving myself time to be alone.”

*Give yourself time to be alone today. Writing at the beach sounds pretty good.

MONEY

David Letterman 1947

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Top Ten Things we Learned from David Letterman About Finance

  1. Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses

David Letterman was always his own man. His career was long because he didn’t compare himself to the Joneses. He won Emmys because he didn’t compete.

*How are you different? Are you following your own unique path? What could you eliminate in your life to stop “competing?” – don’t try to keep up with us Joneses.

ENTERTAINMENT

Saoirse Ronan 1994 – watch Little Women (2019)

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*Watch Saoirse Ronan almost win an Oscar in Little Women, or Lady Bird, or Brooklyn…

FOOD

Andy Garcia 1956 – cream cheese flan

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https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/cream-cheese-flan-234359

This is one of actor Andy Garcia’s favorite dishes; the recipe comes from his wife, Marivi.

BONUS: Claire Danes 1979 – salad from Omen restaurant in Soho

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“I found myself fantasizing most heavily and most readily about this one salad I eat at a restaurant called Omen, a Japanese restaurant in Soho.”

Avocado & Arugula Salad with cucumber, red radish, oyster mushroom & sesame dressing

*Make yourself this Avocado & Arugula salad for dinner and then reward yourself with the cream cheese flan. 

SNUB – Jessie James Decker 1988

Review –

  • Have a life like Jay or Al
  • Fat burning workout
  • Give yourself time to be alone
  • Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses
  • Watch Little Women (2019)
  • Avocado and Arugula salad with cream cheese flan for dessert

April 11

BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT DAY

MIND

Jason Varitek 1972

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Jason Varitek only got one hit when he played in the 1984 Little League World Series, but he is the only player to play in the LLWS, College World Series Championship, MLB World Series, Olympics, and World Baseball Classic.

*Don’t let early disappointment keep you down. Keep working towards your dreams.

BODY

Alessandra Ambrosio 1981

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Alessandra demanded long legs, thinner thighs and a tight buttock. This gave birth to a great idea called “Brazil Butt Lift”

http://healthyceleb.com/alessandra-ambrosio-workout-routine-and-diet-plan/3487

*Perform the Brazil Butt Lift today.

SOUL

Ethel Kennedy 1928

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Despite a life of privilege, Ethel Kennedy is no stranger to tragedy. Her parents were killed in a plane crash in 1955. Besides her husband, she lost two children — Michael in a skiing accident in 1997 and David from a drug overdose in 1984.

*No matter how great someone’s life looks, remember that people are dealing with life’s tragedies all of the time. You don’t know what the people that you encounter today are dealing with.

MONEY

Michelle Phan 1987

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“I didn’t have a road map, I just did it because it was meaningful to me and I wanted to disrupt the beauty industry,”

“The first advice I give to any women who want to become an entrepreneur is find a problem that you see in any industry, and if you’re very passionate about it, find a solution,”

*You might not have a road map – do what is meaningful to you. With YouTube and social media, the sky is the limit to be an entrepreneur. Find a problem and solve it online for people. What industry can you disrupt? 

ENTERTAINMENT

Joss Stone 1987

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Joss Stone is a free spirit full of positivity and substantial spunk, who has chosen how she wants to live her life and has made those dreams come true.

*Listen to the positivity and spunk of Joss Stone.

FOOD

Jennifer Esposito 1973 – banana French toast

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Actress Jennifer Esposito came by The Chew to talk about her struggle with Celiac disease and to whip up her No-Bake gluten-free Banana French Toast recipe.

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/banana-french-toast-jennifer-esposito

*Enjoy Jennifer Esposito’s banana French toast while watching her in Crash.

SNUB – David Banner 1974

Review –

  • Keep working for your dreams
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Everybody is going through something
  • Find a problem and solve it
  • Listen to Joss Stone
  • Make Banana French Toast