May 28

AND THE PIPS DAY

MIND

Colbie Caillat 1985

“Throw away self-pity, don’t give time to self-hate, and most importantly, stay away from people who make you feel bad about yourself.”

*Reflect on your most recent bout with self-pity

What do you hate about yourself?

Who should you stay away from?

BODY

Jim Thorpe 1887 – get your heart checked

King Gustav V of Sweden told Thorpe: “Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world.”

Thorpe died on March 28, 1953, of a heart attack.

For prevention & peace of mind – Do not let heart disease and stroke get in the way of the life you love. Schedule an affordable, accurate health screening today.

*Even if you are the greatest athlete in the world, get a heart check-up today.

SOUL

Gladys Knight 1944

She is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, performer, restaurateur, and businesswoman with a spiritual outlook on her life. Her faith in God has been the driving force behind all her endeavors, guiding her through her many successes.

*Have your faith in God be the driving force behind all your endeavors, guiding you through your successes. Listen to Gladys Knight for inspiration today.

How has your faith guided you lately?

BONUS: Patch Adams 1945 – think of contributing to the health of individuals, families, and communities with fun, friendship, and the joy of service at his Gesundheit! Institute.

MONEY

Jerry West 1938

Does the NBA pay Jerry West royalties for using his image and printing it on the mountains of merchandise they sell? The short answer is “No.” That’s also the long answer, because the NBA won’t admit that it’s Jerry West on the logo.

*Get paid for what you deserve – don’t settle for anything less.

What is one thing that you are currently doing that you should be getting paid for?

ENTERTAINMENT

Carey Mulligan 1985 – watch Promising Young Woman

*Watch Mulligan almost win an Oscar in Promising Young Woman.

FOOD

Kylie Minogue 1968

For breakfast [], she likes toasted bread with goat’s milk butter and almond paste. 

For lunch [], she usually has grilled fish with veggies, or she goes for a piece of tuna on a green salad

She cooks everything and for dinner [], she tends to eat some protein with a great salad.She also loves having a good glass of wine [] with her dinner. In fact, she has recently launched her own wine label.

*Eat like the original Kylie all day. Listen to a mix of her, Caillat, and Gladys Knight as you cook.

SNUB – Rudy Giuliani 1944 and Marco Rubio 1971

May 27

BEER BREAD DAY

MIND

Rachel Carson 1907

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”

*Focus your attention on the wonders and realities of the universe around you.

What did you discover?

BODY

Lily-Rose Depp 1999

“I actually do love working out. It makes me feel happy – it releases endorphins and makes you feel good. I like to walk places as much as I can and keep active. I think if you’re having a bad day, go and run around or walk around! I think it makes you feel better.”

*Go and run around or walk around with your dad. It’ll make you feel better.

Where did you walk around or run around?

SOUL

Andre 3000 1975

“I had a strict Christian upbringing; my parents and I were members of a southern Baptist church. But with age I got closer to God all while moving away from the church. Today, I have my faith without having to listen to those purveyors of nonsense.”

Reflect on your upbringing

How has it changed as you’ve aged?

Describe your faith today

MONEY

Cornelius Vanderbilt 1794

With $100 borrowed from his parents, Cornelius Vanderbilt purchased a periauger (a flat-bottomed sailing barge) and began a ferry service between Staten Island and Manhattan.

At the time of his death in 1877, the Commodore was worth $105 million, a larger sum than in the United States Treasury at the time.

*If you haven’t started your business yet, take $100 (borrowed from your parents, if need be) and use it to start your business. Even if it is securing a domain name – anything to get the ship moving.

BONUS: Jim Koch 1949

“Two craft breweries open every day in this country. It is very competitive. But if it makes you happy, do it. You’re better off being happy than rich. Being rich is a booby prize for people who didn’t get what they really wanted.” 

*If it makes you happy, do it. Maybe the best advice all year. Drink a Samuel Adams and continue to work on your dream business.

ENTERTAINMENT

Joseph Fiennes 1970 – watch The Handmaid’s Tale

*Watch Fiennes almost win a Primetime Emmy in The Handmaid’s Tale.

FOOD

Jamie Oliver 1975 – beer bread

“Take beer bread, for example. All you need is 375g of flour, 3 teaspoons of sugar, and a 330ml bottle of fragrant beer. No yeast, no warm water, no kneading, no proving. The yeast and the air bubbles are in the beer already – you just mix it, bake it for 45 minutes, then eat it. Probably with a beer.”

*Listen to Outkast while making Jamie Oliver’s beer bread. Use Samuel Adams.

BONUS: Paul Bettany 1971 “The fact that in America bread lasts so long. You buy bread, and then it’s bread forever – it’s Forever Bread!”

SNUB – Vincent Price 1911 and Christopher Lee 1922 – two Draculas

May 26

TRUE GRIT DAY

MIND

Helena Bonham Carter 1966

“Confidence comes and goes in life, at different ages and different times. A bit like… tides. You definitely get more of it as you get older.”

*Each day 365DOLF focuses on famous people getting older, but so are you. With that aging comes added confidence.

BODY

Lenny Kravitz 1964

“Take a picture of yourself, do this routine at least 3 times a week for a month and take another picture – including the big grin on your face!”

*Take a picture of yourself. Then do Lenny’s workout. When you take a picture of yourself next year on his birthday, you will see a new you.

SOUL

Dr. Jack Kevorkian 1928

“Dr. Kevorkian, My son is dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease. … He would like your help to leave this world and free his soul to everlasting life,”

After Dr. Kevorkian assisted in her son’s suicide, she wrote again: “It is impossible for me to express the blessing of your assistance and the gratitude I feel as a mother.”

*My wife knows that I do not want to live in a vegetative state. She is to pursue all means of me leaving this world and freeing my SOUL.

What are your thoughts on this?

Make sure your loved ones know.

MONEY

Hank Williams, Jr. 1949

“Well now money can’t buy you happiness but neither can poor ole me
Money won’t help you very much if you wanna find true love
But that don’t mean just being poor will make you better off”

*Don’t be a martyr. All things equal, go for the money. Don’t strive to be poor – you won’t be able to help anyone, most importantly yourself. Strive to be rich and then give it all away if you truly want to be poor. Listen to Hank Williams, Jr. for motivation.

How could money buy you happiness?

ENTERTAINMENT

John Wayne 1907 – watch True Grit (1969)

*Have true grit and watch John Wayne win an Oscar in… True Grit. Pilgrim

FOOD

Stevie Nicks 1948

“As for me, whenever I’m sick, the only thing I can tolerate is Mexican food!”

In 1998, Lucy Lawless did an impression of Stevie Nicks imagined as the owner of a bad Mexican restaurant – Stevie Nicks’ Fajita Roundup

*Find a Hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant and get some Stevie Nicks fajitas.

BONUS: Sally Ride 1951 – make a Ride Sally Ride cocktail for a nightcap.

https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/ride-sally-ride

SNUB – Pam Grier 1949

May 25

THE TERRIBLE AWFUL DAY

MIND

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

“The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.”

“Commit to work on yourself every day, to become a little better, a little smarter, and in time the best version of you will be realized.”

*Work on yourself today. Become a little better, a little smarter – the goal of 365DOLF. Read Nature – his essay in which he put forward the foundation of Transcendentalism.

BODY

Roman Reigns 1985

The main contributor to his success is the intense workouts he goes through.

*Follow the “Big Dog’s” workout

https://www.sportskeeda.com/wwe/roman-reigns-workout

SOUL

Aly Raisman 1994

“I would like to be remembered for standing up for the right thing. It’s always more important to do the right thing than to win medals. I’d like to change this generation and the next generation so that by the time I have kids, everyone will be educated, so a child never, ever has to say the words, ‘Me too.’”

What is one thing that you will be remembered for?

When was the last time you stood up for the right thing?

MONEY

Ian McKellan 1939

Beyond acting, Sir Ian owns East End pub The Grapes, in Limehouse. He purchased the boozer in a business agreement back in 2009.

*Today is the day to focus on buying your own pub. Sure it is hard work with a lot of risks but imagine your life if your only job was to manage your own bar.

https://us.businessesforsale.com/us/search/bars-for-sale/articles/9-things-to-consider-before-purchasing-a-bar

ENTERTAINMENT

Octavia Spencer 1972 – watch The Help

*Watch Spencer win an Oscar in The Help.

CROSSOVER: FOOD – Minny refers to her poo-filled pastry as “the Terrible Awful,” but she could also have called it Humble Pie.

*Serve someone Minny’s pie and then watch The Help.

https://ew.com/movies/2017/03/31/the-help-minny-chocolate-pie-recipe/#:~:text=The%20infamous%20poop%2Dpie%20scene,of%20her%20famous%20chocolate%20pie.

FOOD

Mike Myers 1963

Breakfast: Shrek and Donkey Waffles []

Lunch: For its Super Bowl debut, Uber Eats got Mike Myers and Dana Carvey to reprise the Wayne’s World schtick to promote ordering local – so order from a local place for lunch. Excellent! []

Dinner: Go to Chili’s for Fat Bastard’s beloved baby back ribs []

Snack: Cat in the Hat Cookies []

Nightcap: a marshmallow, Nutella, RumChata, and whipped cream drink called the “Phat Bastard.” []

*Eat all day like iconic Mike Myers characters.

https://www.emerils.com/126458/shrek-and-donkeys-manly-waffles

https://www.missannieshomeandkitchen.com/recipes-ideas/cat-in-the-hat-stacked-cookies

SNUB – Molly Sims 1973

May 24

ROBERT ALLEN ZIMMERMAN DAY

MIND

Bob Dylan 1941

“Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.”

*What is your fondest memory?

How can you take care of it?

BODY

Mark Ballas 1986 – TRX workout

“If I dance in the morning, I won’t do cardio when I go to the gym because dancing for four to five hours gets you pretty warm! Usually, we do a lot of TRX and core work and weightlifting, too.”

*Dance in the morning and complete a TRX workout in the evening.

https://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/dancing-with-the-stars-mark-ballas-fit-for-tv/

SOUL

Patti Labelle 1944 – “The Godmother of Soul”

“Thinking about my life, all the pain that I’ve experienced, and everything that God has brought me through, I would say that God is a Healer. He is my Savior. My life hasn’t been easy. People look at me and see “Patti LaBelle – the celebrity.” But I’m “Patti LaBelle – the child of God.” I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs, and God has been my Healer and Savior through every one of those experiences. That’s who He is to me. God has gotten me through many years of pain.”

*What pain have you experienced?

How has God healed that pain?

Who is God to you?

MONEY

Tommy Chong 1938

“Focus on your passion.”

*Focus on your passion. It will guide you to your fortune. Chong’s passion was weed and he’s made millions off of it. You can too. Maybe not weed – but your passion

ENTERTAINMENT

John C. Reilly 1965- watch Chicago

*Get with your stepbrother and watch Reilly almost win an Oscar in Chicago.

FOOD

Priscilla Presley 1945

Her marriage to Elvis culminated with a $10,000 breakfast buffet where they were joined by 100 guests for a champagne breakfast featuring lobster, oysters Rockefeller, roasted pig, and Southern fried chicken.

*Have all your friends and family over for the above champagne breakfast buffet.

Shopping list

Champagne [] Lobsters [] Oysters [] Roasted pig [] Fried chicken []

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/oysters-rockefeller-recipe-1909957

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/roast-suckling-pig-3644927

https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/easy-southern-fried-chicken

BONUS: Queen Victoria 1819 – Queen Victoria Sponge Cake for dessert

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a32711083/queen-victoria-sponge-cake-recipe-buckingham-palace/

SNUB – Brianne Howey 1989

May 23

DANCING MEATBALLS DAY

MIND

Ambrose Burnside 1824

“It is not death therefore that is burdensome, but the fear of death.”

*Live a full life so that you never fear death.

BODY

Marvin Hagler 1954 (d. 2021)

A typical training camp for Hagler saw him training 6 days a week with double sessions a day. Hagler woke up early in the morning and began his roadwork at 7am, running 6 miles. []

After his run, Hagler was back for breakfast — “cold cereal and fruit, maybe a mixture of Corn Flakes and Sugar Pops, a pear and a glass of grapefruit juice” — and spent the rest of the day relaxing (“listening to music, reading, eating, writing letters, talking on the telephone, watching television or sleeping”) before his next training session. []

At 6pm, it was time for more training; a 2-hour session focused on boxing work and strength & conditioning: several 3-minute rounds on the jump rope, heavy bag and speed bag, with a 1-minute rest in between. The same routine applied to sit-ups – three minutes work, one minute of rest. []

*Train like Marvin Hagler until you look marvelous. Check off as you go.

BONUS: Drew Carey 1958

His regimen restricts his beverages almost exclusively to water. No diet drinks, coffee, or sports drinks. And no alcohol.

*The price is right – nothing but water today.

SOUL

Mitch Albom 1958

“Do you believe in anything? I had to ask myself that in Have A Little Faith. And by the end, when I sadly have to take pen to paper and write the farewell for a man I have come to love and respect, I find that I believe in more than I thought. And perhaps you will, too.”

*As I “put pen to paper” to create 365DOLF, I question my faith but stay focused on living my best life.

MONEY

Jewel 1974

“Do I want to be famous and rich or do I want to be an artist?” “I used that as my road map to guide me on my decision-making and I turned down a million-dollar signing bonus as a homeless kid.”

*What is your ultimate career goal?

What are you using as your road map?

ENTERTAINMENT

Joan Collins 1933 – watch Dynasty (1981)

*Watch Collins win a Golden Globe in the television show Dynasty.

FOOD

Aaron Donald 1991 – Dancing Meatballs and Breakfast Tacos – H2P

The Dancing Meatballs got their name because when Donald first tried them, he danced because they were so good. And as for the Breakfast Tacos, it’s “the meal Aaron craves the most.”

*Make Donald’s favorites – dancing meatballs and breakfast tacos.

SNUB – Monica Naranjo 1974

May 22

HARVEY MILK DAY

MIND

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859

“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”

*Your greatest lesson is yet to come. Keep learning. Read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

What are you doing to continue your learning in life?

BODY

Novak Djokavic 1987

Djokavic has gluten and dairy intolerance and his diet was causing issues on the court.

*Avoid gluten and dairy (no milk on Harvey Milk Day) today. Play tennis with a friend – no joke.

SOUL

Maggie Q 1979

“I’m a big prayer person, and this is not a religious thing. I want to wake up with a heart that is good, a heart that is led. I know that whatever I do in my day, there has to be a part of the day that’s in service. If you have that in your mind as your intention, you’ll find it. It’ll manifest in your day and it’ll come and you’ll go, “Oh good. There was something bigger than me in this day.” 

*Wake up and pray for a day that’s in service.

MONEY

Dustin Moskovitz 1984

“I never viewed money as being ‘my money.’ I always saw it as ‘The money.’ It’s a resource. If it pools up around me then it needs to be flushed back out into the system.”

*View money as “The money” that needs to be flushed back out into the system.

How are you flushing money back into the system?

ENTERTAINMENT

Laurence Olivier 1907 – watch Hamlet (1948)

*Watch Olivier win an Oscar in Hamlet.

FOOD

Naomi Campbell 1970

“The first thing I do [in the morning] is have hot water with lemon and pro-biotics.”

“I never thought I would [go vegetarian]. It was just something I decided to do. I don’t know how long it’s going to last, but I just feel lighter and easier.”

 “I have probably two or three green juices a day.”

*Eat like super model Naomi Campbell all day.

Hot water with lemon and probiotics []            Green juice [] [] []        

Eat vegetarian []

BONUS: Harvey Milk 1930

*Here’s a list of easy-to-buy and easy-to-make Vegan plant milks.

SNUB – Emma Chamberlain 2001

May 21

FATS AND BIGGIE DAY

MIND

Mr. T 1952

“Some people expect a free ride in life, cruising by on good looks and luck. Let me tell you something right now, it don’t work that way.”

*Watch the Mr. T video for motivation. I pity the fool who doesn’t.

BODY

Josh Hamilton 1981

Hamilton is immensely talented, but his demons never will be exorcised, and he will be only a drink or drug away.

BONUS: Ricky Williams 1977

“Marijuana, if you use it in a responsible way, accentuates the parts of sports that you love and helps you to do them better.”

*Exorcise your demons and exercise your body. Smoke weed responsibly and go to the gym. See what happens.

What is one demon that you need to Exorcise?

What is the one part of your body that you need to exercise?

SOUL

Lisa Edelstein 1966

House star Lisa Edelstein organized her first protest at age 16 as a cheerleader for Donald Trump’s New Jersey Generals, outraged that the cheerleaders were forced to flirt in bars.

*What outrages you?

How could you organize a protest against this?

MONEY

Josh Allen 1996

Allen’s earning power isn’t limited to the NFL. If all goes to plan, he’ll be able to reap the financial rewards of some expensive nuts planted on his family farm.

“I grew up on a ranch, basically in the middle of nowhere,” “My dad does cantaloupe, cotton, wheat, so now I’m going into pistachios with him. We just bought the trees; we’re probably going to plant in probably March or April.”

“We haven’t thought of any of the naming of our product yet, but I’m thinking ‘Josh’s Nuts.”

*Even if you have NFL money, have the nuts to look toward future earnings.

What is your plan that will reap financial rewards?

ENTERTAINMENT

Notorious B.I.G 1972

“Stay far from timid. Only make moves when your heart’s in it and live the phrase: the sky’s the limit.”

*Listen to Biggie Smalls – the Brooklyn Thumper – the Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa.

FOOD

Fats Waller 1904 – hot and sassy cornbread

One of the greatest of all jazz pianists

*Biggie Smalls and Fats Waller share a birthday. Enjoy this hot and sassy cornbread while listening to a mix of both.

https://www.food.com/recipe/fats-waller-hot-and-sassy-cornbread-413361

SNUB – Fairuza Balk 1974

May 20

TURN BACK TIME DAY

MIND

Dolley Madison 1768

“It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people’s business.”

*Your life starts getting better the second you stop worrying about everybody else.

Who is one person that you should stop worrying about?

BODY

Cher 1946

That she can hold the plank position for more than five minutes has further cemented her icon status.

*Turn back time and see how long you can hold the plank position while listening to Cher for motivation.

How long can you hold a plank position?

BONUS: Rachel Platten 1981 – Use jog.fm to download workout songs by Rachel Platten

SOUL

Busta Rhymes 1972

“I live my life by Islam,”

“At the end of the day, I think that’s pretty much what grounds me in the way that I think most people should be grounded. That’s just enjoying who you are as a human life, as opposed to trying to add all these other additive and preservatives to your perspective on life.”

*Find a religion that helps you enjoy who you are as a human life.

How does your current religion help you enjoy who you are?

MONEY

Dietrich Mateschitz 1944

“People didn’t believe the taste, the logo, the brand name,”

He ignored the recommendations and went on to create Red Bull

*Ignore the recommendations and go with your gut – especially when it’s your dream. Drink a Red Bull for motivation.

What does your gut tell you about becoming your own boss?

ENTERTAINMENT

James Stewart 1908 – watch The Philadelphia Story

*Watch Jimmy Stewart win an Oscar in ‘The Philadelphia Story’

FOOD

Ted Allen 1965

Every May 20 National Pick Strawberries Day is observed.

*Pick some fresh strawberries and make Ted Allen’s bruschetta with strawberry and tomato salad on National Pick Strawberries Day – do not get chopped.

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ted-allen/bruschetta-with-strawberry-and-tomato-salad-5388902

SNUB – Timothy Olyphant 1968

May 19

BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY DAY

MIND

Ho Chi Minh 1890

The 5th lesson from Uncle Ho: Humility. Honesty. Bravery.

*Practice humility, honesty, and bravery today. Be a Ho

BODY

Georges St-Pierre 1981

*Get to an MMA gym and attempt Georges St-Pierre’s Kick-Ass Workout.

SOUL

Malcolm X 1925

“Well, I’ve done a lot of traveling and, I think over all, travel does broaden one’s soul.”

*Broaden your soul by traveling. Go on or plan a trip today.

MONEY

Kevin Garnett 1976

Garnett retired in 2016 as the highest-paid NBA player in history at the time, having earned $326 million. Kevin’s lawsuit alleges that Wertheim funneled money to a guy named Charles Banks IV who then invested the money in a bunch of shady ventures. When it’s all said and done, Kevin claims $77 million vanished. When you factor in taxes, he lost almost 45% of all the money he earned.

*Who is helping you watch over your money?

What are you investing in and how risky is it?

BONUS: Watch Garnett star alongside Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems for more MONEY lessons.

ENTERTAINMENT

Grace Jones 1948 and Berenice Marlohe 1979 – watch Skyfall

*Watch Jones as a villain and Marlohe as a Bond Girl in Skyfall.

Which character did you like better?

FOOD

Nicole Brown Simpson 1959 (d. 6/12/1994)

Eatery Where Nicole Simpson Had Last Meal Is Auctioned Off

The former wife of OJ Simpson had a nice meal at the Mezzaluna cafe. Her last meal was: Rigatoni, Salad, and Ice Cream

*Go out to your favorite Italian place and eat like it’s your last meal. Do not flirt with the waiter and do not leave your sunglasses behind.

BONUS: Andre the Giant (7’4) 1946 – drink 156 beers

Andre’s unofficial record is 156 beers in one sitting

DOUBLE BONUS – Peter Mayhew (7’3) 1944 – Wookie cookies

*Andre the Giant (7’4) and the man who plays Chewbacca (7’3) share a birthday (2 years apart)

https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/wookie-cookies-101653

SNUB – Eleanor Tomlinson 1992