I love LA! And here’s my Top 10 Reasons to Live in LA. Plus, celebrity shout-outs to Angelina Jolie for her latest surgery, and to Little League icon Mo-ne Davis for having a heart and offering a second chance to the college baseball player who got kicked off his team for a racial tweet. Thanks for tuning in – R. Watch weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks and all social: @richtola
No matter what life’s throws at you, turn everything into chicken salad and not chicken s–t. Just like a baseball batter who has no trouble adjusting to the curve ball, consider all life’s mishaps as a positive and not a negative. Plus, Lady Gaga’s love & relationship advice for Taylor Swift.
Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks
Tola Talks Academy Award predictions and celebrity kudos to Jon Stewart and Chuck Lorre for Two and a Half Men. Plus, we’re 50 days into the New Year so have you fallen off the Fitness wagon? No worries, because now you can get back on track with ‘The New New Resolution’.
Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks and all social: @richtola
Tola Talks about all things WTF today including the plane crash in Taiwan, the Chinese teen cutting his hand off to cure his Internet addiction, the 911 hero who saved a boy, plus the Super Bowl of Lip Syncs with Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell. Watch: youtube.com/tolatalks
Tola Talks about Google’s Eric Schmidt saying “the internet will disappear“, former college athletes suing because they didn’t get educated, and it’s Fitness Friday so get clued-in with some proper gym etiquette. Plus, a celebrity shout-out to the star of Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, Bradley Cooper. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks. Social: @richtola
Tola Talks about the uproar over beautiful women and the Miss Universe photograph on Instagram, the Super Bowl, plus Happy Birthday to Martin Luther King Jr. and Tola Talks (100th show). On Movie Monday, Rich also reviews Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks
Tola Talks about the A-listers who should have but didn’t get nominated for an Oscar this year and why, RIP tribute to the original Marlboro Man, plus we throwback to 1970 and give the Get Your SH!T Together Award to parents in Maryland who let their kids (ages 10 & 6) roam the streets by themselves. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.
So what does that mean, you might ask…go to the Yoga? Because as tradition may have it, we usually associate “the going gets tough” with the likes of Clint Eastwood and our ability to toughen up and power through any challenging situation with “the tough get going”, right?
Well, at least it’s wrong in the sense that what is really needed in challenging times is our ability to find peace within ourselves and truly understand that everything is temporary and everything will be OK. To be calm, to reassure yourself that the Universe is conspiring for your highest good in every aspect of your life, and to know that letting go of fear, angst, frustration, disappointment, judgement and self-doubt are all part of the powers of Yoga.
Embracing a lifestyle based on Yoga principles is not just about practicing asanas (i.e., Yoga poses) in a church-like studio with other like-minded individuals. It’s also about how you think, feel and project your positive energy and charisma out into the world, not to mention how you handle tough situations by remaining tranquil and patient and believing you will persevere.
Easier said than done, perhaps, but totally do-able. Whether it’s living week-to-week while always searching for new gigs and barely making ends meet (like my creative friends), or enduring a 3-day flu that keeps you from your Daily Fitness Program (like I just did), or mourning the sudden death of a family friend (RIP – John Scheifele).
Just GO TO THE YOGA, because it works.
And if you’ve never practiced Yoga or don’t even know where to start, try a simple Tree Pose or Childs Pose (see photos), or check-out our 15-second Yoga sequence I recently posted on Instagram @BLVDZEN.
Get Fit. Live Healthy. Lose Inches. Stay Zen.
Enjoy – R