Hi Jenna,

may your day be wheely great.


QUOTE OF THE DAY


"It will never rain roses: When we want to have more roses we must plant more roses." - George Eliot


 

WORDS ON A WHIM-SY

 
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Here you may find a poem by yours truly, words of wisdom from someone wiser, meaningful lyrics by a beloved musician, or a relevant piece of reading material. No matter what, it will be whimsical in its own way and garnished with a GIF!




On this day in 1940, Ernest Hemingway's "For Whom The Bell Tolls" was published. It has since been revered as one of his greatest works. So, to honor Hemingway, below are a few excerpts from his 82-year-old novel that I've interpreted (thanks to his iceberg theory) to represent poignant lessons today.


To be present:


“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that? There is only now, and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in it will be in proportion. This is how you live a life in two days. And if you stop complaining and asking for what you never will get, you will have a good life. A good life is not measured by any biblical span.”


To stay open:


“How little we know of what there is to know. I wish that I were going to live a long time instead of going to die today because I have learned much about life in these four days; more, I think than in all other time. I'd like to be an old man to really know. I wonder if you keep on learning or if there is only a certain amount each man can understand. I thought I knew so many things that I know nothing of. I wish there was more time.”


To love again:


“I loved you when I saw you today and I loved you always but I never saw you before.”

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FUEL YOUR SENSES


See the incredible snake house just outside Mexico City, which you can rent on Airbnb for a ssstay like no other (no snakes included - just amazing architecture!).




Hear the Smartless podcast crew (Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes) chat with Anderson Cooper about everything from how an interview on 60 Minutes really goes down to how many pairs of underwear to pack.




Taste any of these 11 nacho recipes from Food + Wine magazine to celebrate International Day of the Nacho (today 10/21)!





Smell all the best stops on your next road tripwith this simple tool that identifies fun, unique destinations along your route, anywhere in the world. 




Feel how these deep breathing methods can boost your immune system, digestion, and head and heart health.

 
 

I'M LOVIN' IT

Ashton Kutcher is running the NYC marathon this fall to raise money and awareness for his non-profit, Thorn, and has partnered with Peloton to properly prepare. Not only am I a devoted Peloton user (it has drastically improved my health and life), but I also had the unique opportunity to meet with the Thorn team and learn more about their mission several years ago. This week, I ran with Ashton and one of my favorite instructors, Robin, while they interviewed Kim Kardashian in the series "Our Future Selves". Ashton shared how Kim is the most misunderstood person he knows, noting the efforts she's made to supply an entire NYC hospital with PPE at the start of the pandemic, rescuing the Afghan girls' soccer team, and taking on criminal justice reform, to name a few. It was a fun conversation that made my 30-minute run fly by. You can check out all of his runs, including other exciting guests, and learn more here.





AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW

The application for student loan debt relief is officially here.


 



JAM OF THE DAY



Free - Florence + The Machine, live at Madison Square Garden 9/16/22 (the album from this entire concert just landed on Spotify)



 


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