CONNECT TO THE BELOVED DAY
Til Schweiger 1963
“I want to do everything as well as possible. When I tackle something, I take it seriously – I have never liked dabbling in this and that. I got up at five in the morning, did my workout routine from beginning to end, reviewed, went to school, and then reviewed and reviewed again after that. No parties, no going out. I’m just as determined when it comes to making my films – or actually everything in my life.”
*When you took on this year, hopefully you took improving your mind, body, and soul seriously. If not, a whole new year starts in less than 2 weeks.
How can you go into next year with an inexhaustible drive and ambition?
Jennifer Beals 1963
When she feels the most beautiful: After yoga or after sex.
“Don’t you just feel so juicy and wonderful and loving?”
“The yoga is the connection to the divine and the sex is the connection to the beloved,”
*Connect to the divine, connect to the beloved, or both.
Which was better? Yoga or sex?
Reggie White 1961
“God didn’t do this for Reggie White. I didn’t ask God to heal me—I couldn’t believe he would do that. But other people prayed for me to be healed, and God answered so that people’s lives would be impacted.”
*Who did you ask God to help heal?
Abigail Johnson 1961
“Don’t get caught up with trying to get a specific job title, because a title in one company could mean something completely different in another. Instead, focus on obtaining new skills, more education, and new experiences. Always bring your whole self to work and get involved in the communities where you work and live—if you do this, you’ll have a lasting impact and find more meaning in your job.”
*With your current job, describe how you will focus on obtaining –
and new experiences
Jake Gyllenhaal 1980 – watch Brokeback Mountain
CROSSOVER – BODY – Jake bulked up for boxing movie Southpaw, with 2,000 sit-ups and six-hour training sessions each day
*Watch Jake almost win an Oscar in Brokeback Mountain. Afterwards, try to do 2,000 sit-ups.
Alyssa Milano 1972 – eggplant lasagna
*Eat as much of Alyssa Milano’s eggplant lasagna as you’d like – remember that you are knocking out 2,000 sit-ups, practicing yoga, and having sex today.
BONUS: Leonid Brezhnev 1906 – a shot of Zubrovka vodka for a nightcap
Brezhnev’s favorite vodka was Zubrovka, which is Belarusian bitters made from plants grown in Belovezh Reserve.
SNUB – Paulina Gretzky 1988