January 25

BURNS NIGHT

MIND

Marcus Samuelsson 1971

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“I love meeting new people and learning about different cultures, because this helps me expand my knowledge of different foods, spices, and techniques. Different sounds and colors influence the way I design a dish. The creative process is always fun for me, whether in food, art, music, writing, or fashion. I’m heavily influenced by music and art, and whenever possible, I take those experiences and place them in my creations.”

*Think about how each of the following helps expand your knowledge

Meeting new people

Learning about different cultures

Sounds and colors

Music and art

BODY

Steve Prefontaine 1951

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“Stress, re-cover, improve, that’s all training is,”

*Stress your body by running 3.1 miles, then recover, then improve on your time the next time

BONUS: Iris Mittenaere 1993 (Miss Universe 2016) – “The best way to stay in shape is to walk whenever you can. And don’t use the elevator — use the stairs!”

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SOUL

Virginia Woolf 1886

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Virginia’s suicide note to Leonard, written before she drowned herself in the River Ouse in March 1941 is a testament to closeness: “What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good . . . I don’t think two people could have been happier.”

*Wolf suggests that you are not getting older, but that your soul is changing. Suffering from mental illness throughout her life led to her suicide.

How is your SOUL changing?

What if you were to write a letter to the person that you love the most, what would you tell them?

MONEY

William Colgate 1783

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Colgate remembered the encouraging words of his mother and the words of a boat captain he had met. They both told him to earn his way by working hard and by being honest in his business dealings.

*As you brush your teeth this morning, think about the best advice that someone has given you.

What are your Colgate values?

What is going to be at the heart of your success?

ENTERTAINMENT

Alicia Keys 1981

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*Listen to Alicia Keys and let her distill the chaos of today while connecting you to another. 

FOOD

Robert Burns 1759

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Every year on 25 January, Scotland raises a glass in patriotic celebration of national bard, Robert Burns. In addition to poetry readings, dancing and piped music, central to the revelry is a hearty supper.

Starter: Seared salmon with heather honey dressing []  

Main course: Baked haggis []   

Side dish: Neeps & tatties []      Side dish: Buttered leeks []  

Dessert: Raspberry cranachan trifle []

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/burns-night-recipes

SNUB – Charlene, Princess of Monaco 1978

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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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