May 28



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?


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.


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.


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?


Carey Mulligan 1985 – watch Promising Young Woman

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


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

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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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