April 6

SPREZZATURA DAY

MIND

Raphael 1483

Raphael achieved ‘sprezzatura’ which is a certain nonchalance that conceals all artistry and makes whatever he painted to look effortless. It was this ‘effortlessness’ of Raphael’s paintings that drove Michelangelo mad with jealousy.

*Your goal is to achieve “sprezzatura”. Make life look effortless and drive people mad with jealousy.

BODY

Hilary Rhoda 1987

“I love SoulCycle. It’s just a great workout. It’s so convenient too because they’re all over the city and they’re every hour, so you can go after work, before work, on your lunch break, any time.”

*Make it to your local SoulCycle and get a convenient and great workout.

SOUL

Ram Dass 1931

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”

*What is one thing you expect to happen in life?

If what you expect doesn’t happen, how can you keep moving?

BONUS: William Branham 1909

“The soul only has one sense: Faith (if one is born again), or unbelief (if one is not born again).  It is either the nature of God or the nature of Satan.”

*Ram Dass for the more spiritual and Branham for the more religious view on life.

Do you have faith? Or unbelief?

MONEY

Billy Dee Williams 1937

When Billy Dee once ran out of money to pay for his art supplies, he decided to do something he hadn’t done since he was seven years old: acting.

*Think about something you haven’t done since you were seven years old, and how you could do that to make your fame and fortune.

ENTERTAINMENT

Paul Rudd (2021 Sexiest Man Alive) 1969 –watch Living With Yourself

*Watch Rudd almost win a Golden Globe as he becomes a better version of himself – take notes.

FOOD

Julie Ertz 1992

Ertz loves to cook with her husband, Zach Ertz, a Tight End for the Philadelphia Eagles. One of their favorite meals to make for date night at home is a gluten-free almond flour pizza topped with cheese, garlic, fresh veggies, and sausage. They also love Mexican food—especially steak tacos and burritos.

*Make your own healthy pizza or make it a Mexican food date night.

BONUS: Candace Cameron 1976 – turkey tacos

*Make Cameron’s turkey tacos as a healthier option.

SNUB – Zach Braff 1975

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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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