Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tip#1068: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 5 - Justice League

Since I had written about facing fears in tip#1066 I continued experiencing a rapid flow of synchronicities confirming that reprogramming subconscious beliefs was my primary goal to focus on. And this led me to reviewing the Justice League movie in an unusual matter since it connects with my current discoveries!

Dr. Bruce Lipton, The Biology of Belief

As mentioned in tip#1066 I was recommended to Dr. Matt James’s webinar which then led me to purchasing his new Kindle book, Mental & Emotional Release. In the webinar he mentioned biologist Bruce Lipton and his book, The Biology of Belief and I was excited to learn more about his teachings through his lively Youtube interviews. In one video he reminded me that the subconscious controls 95% of our behavior and decisions.

I was then reminded of the perfect metaphor showing a tip of a visible iceberg representing the conscious mind and the massive bulk of it hidden below the surface representing the subconscious mind. It can seem overwhelmingly impossible to deal with any hidden, destructive programs below the surface but thankfully Lipton recommends a three step solution for rewriting the subconscious.

1) Hypnosis - subliminal tapes before bed & early morning
2) Repetition - affirmations, actions
3) Energy Psychology/Belief Change Modification
See video interview: Bruce Lipton, Rewrite Subconscious Programming Quickly 

Vortex Success Subliminal Brain Wave Programs

The mention of hypnosis intrigued me to explore first and discovered a treasure chest of subliminal recordings from Vortex Success on Youtube. They have an extensive audio library with themes such as Attract Love, Money & Abundance and Depression & Anxiety. Within each theme are sub-categories that include a description and list of subliminal affirmations embedded in the soothing, meditative music.

I found the lists of affirmations so empowering that just reading them made me feel confident and strong! Listen to sample & read list of affirmations  Rewire Your Brain To Stay Motivated Focused And Goal Oriented

The Orville TV Show (2017)
Episode 10: “Firestorm”

While I was implementing the subliminal audio recordings I was amazed at another synchronistic moment. The Orville TV show has become an instant favourite show for me because it’s a spoof on the classic Star Trek series and yet actually retains Star Trek’s spirit and optimism in comparison to the latest TV show Star Trek: Discovery (which I also love!). The most recent episode astounded me because it was a mirror for my research into reprogramming subconscious blocks! The episode was about the ship’s Security Chief, Lt. Kitan, dealing with a fear of fire.

*Spoiler Alert!*

What unfolds is Lt. Kitan’s unique solution to program the ship’s holographic room to face her fear of fire and other phobias such as spiders and falling from heights. The key for her was to have a short term memory wipe to forget that she set up the program and think that the holograms are real. It’s timely stories like this that simply fuel my enthusiasm to continue on this path! It then continued with seeing the Justice League movie on opening day.

Justice League (2017)

The superhero film, Justice League, is about the formation of DC Comics heroes Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg and Superman. Despite mixed reviews and numerous flaws I was able to enjoy the movie thanks to dramatic rewrites and reshoots to the film. See: movie trailer 3 (with changes)

It had been reported that director Zack Snyder’s original cut of the film was so poor that they brought in writer & director Joss Whedon to re-write and ultimately reshoot about 20% of the movie. Snyder’s original vision was dark while Whedon’s is much lighter and fun as demonstrated in his other films for Marvel, The Avengers and its sequel. This merging has caused much controversy amongst critics and fans.

However, because I disliked Snyder’s previous film Batman V Superman for it’s dark, pessimistic vision, I welcomed Whedon’s re-writes. Apparently all of Superman’s scenes were reshot and finally I felt his heroic optimism had returned that was missing in his two previous film appearances! Even his costume was much brighter. Plus the original film composer was replaced with Danny Elfman who incorporated his iconic Batman theme from Tim Burton’s Batman films as well as John William’s famous theme from Superman: The Movie. It was a thrill to hear these themes I've loved over the years!


Read more: Justice League Reshoots: Every Change Whedon Made To Snyder’s Film 
See more: Observed Changes In "JUSTICE LEAGUE" (Joss Whedon VS Zack Synder)

So for me these cinematic rewrites were yet another metaphor and mirror for the light and optimism I wish to reprogram into my subconscious mind. All these synchronicities have excited me to continue experimenting with transforming that hidden iceberg within my mind.

If you are seeking solutions for chronic problems that keep coming up in your life then be open to any concepts that excite you to explore. Feel enthusiasm to rewrite your life with new methods and tools. Enjoy your journey for creating a new empowered life for yourself!

Related Tips:
Tip#535: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 1 – The Cabin in the Woods
Tip#573: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 2 – Frequency
Tip#738: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 3 - Stuck in Love
Tip#761: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 4 - Maleficent
Tip#1068: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 5 - Justice League

MOVIES & MENTAL HEALTH INTERVIEW:
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C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Tip#1067: Random Acts of Kindness, Part 4 – Top 10 Inspiring Movies for Kindness

I remember on a cold, grey February morning that I wasn’t feeling well but later felt uplifted and transformed as if tropical sunshine suddenly warmed my heart! At the time I was experiencing depression symptoms that could have been seasonal affective discover (SAD) or winter blues. Whatever it was it didn’t stop me from doing something nice for a stranger because that day was February 17th, Random Acts of Kindness Day.

I decided to buy a bunch of delicious shortbread cookies I loved that had a chunk of chocolate in the centre and gave them out to local homeless people. One man sitting in the freezing weather was so grateful. He said shortbread cookies were his favourites and his mom used to make them growing up. This touched my heart and was happy I made his day a little brighter! That’s the moment my mood shifted into joy. I was so touched that I gave him an extra cookie!

Three Results from an Act of Kindness

This man’s story turned out to be his own random act of kindness for me that lifted my spirits and brightened my day. It reminded me of what Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote in his book, The Power of Intention…

The positive effect of kindness on the immune system and on the increased production of serotonin in the brain has been proven in research studies. Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance in the body that makes us feel more comfortable, peaceful, and even blissful. In fact, the role of most antidepressants is to stimulate the production of serotonin chemically, helping to ease depression. 

Research has shown that a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves the functioning of the immune system and stimulates the production of serotonin in both the recipient of the kindness AND the person extending the kindness. Even more amazing is that persons observing the act of kindness have similar beneficial results. Imagine this! Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved! 

I ended up sharing my story with the homeless man on social media knowing that it would impact the feelings of my contacts so I posted a photo of the cookies and what happened. See: Instagram post

These are the delicious shortbread cookies I gave to homeless people.

Real-life stories as well as movie examples of kindness also inspires me. Here are wonderful examples for acts of kindness in cinema I’ve put together. I hope my top 10 movies inspires your imagination of what you could do to make someone’s day!

Top 10 Inspiring Movies on Kindness

• A Christmas Carol (Scrooge) (1951)
• The Artist (2011)
• The Blind Side (2009)
• Evan Almighty (2007)
• Groundhog Day (1993)
• It Could Happen to You (1994)
• It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
• Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
• Pay It Forward (2000)
• Sullivan's Travels (1942)

A Christmas Carol (Scrooge) (1951)

This classic Christmas film has a wonderful ending with the giddy transformation of self-centred miser Ebenezer Scrooge. After his life review with three Christmas ghosts he is overflowing with love and compassion and gives his housekeeper and employee, Jacob Marley, a big raise. Their reactions are priceless! He then sends Marley and his family a big Christmas turkey and later shows up at his nephew's Christmas dinner party making his nephew and wife very happy.

The Artist (2011)

George Valentin and Peppy Miller are two Hollywood actors in the 1920’s silent era. They’ve been friends for years but then have a falling out. Thankfully that doesn’t stop her from showing him compassion and kindness by anonymously helping her friend in need. When his acting career goes bankrupt and loses his home she secretly purchased his furniture and belongings and kept them safe for him.

The Blind Side (2009)

Based on a true story, Leigh Anne Tuohy and her family open their home and hearts to a homeless black teen named Michael Oher. Together they become his family and help him develop his talents as a powerful football player. Leigh Anne’s initial act of kindness ended up changing her life and the lives of her two children, husband, Michael's high school and later benefiting the NFL.

Evan Almighty (2007)

In this comedy, Evan Baxter wanted to change the world as a congressman but God wants him to build a modern day ark for an upcoming flood. God notices that Evan isn’t kind to a stray dog who wanted a drink of water and uses that as an example that he needed to open his heart and help this one dog. Evan eventually learns from God that changing the world starts with one act of random kindness at a time = Act of Random Kindness = A.R.K.

Groundhog Day (1993)

This classic comedy is about arrogant, egotistical Phil Connors who learns that compassion and thinking of others first is how he breaks out of the time loop he is stuck in living the same day over and over again. His days end up filled with as many random acts of kindness he can accomplish such as bringing coffee and donuts to his co-workers, feeding a homeless man, changing a flat tire and catching a boy falling from a tree.

It Could Happen to You (1994)

Inspired by a true story, a New York City cop named Charlie splits his $4 million winning lottery ticket with waitress Yvonne as a tip. That leads to them doing random acts of kindness for people in the city like giving away free subway tokens and treating kids to play baseball at Yankee Stadium. Yvonne also buys the diner she worked at and made a special table where homeless people could have a free meal.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

In this classic Christmas film, George Bailey is always doing random acts of kindness. When his father’s business needed his help he gave away his college money to his younger brother. Later, right after his marriage, he gives out his own honeymoon money to satisfy upset clients of his savings and loan business. Though George slips into a depression an angel helps him see that his acts of kindness over the years touched the lives of so many people that they were eager to help him in his darkest moment.

Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)

This classic comedy is about a generous small town man with the heart of a child named Longfellow Deeds. He inherits a vast fortune and moves to New York City. There he realizes he doesn’t need luxuries and decides to help hundreds of homeless families by providing them with fully equipped 10-acre farms at no cost.

Pay It Forward (2000)

This film is about junior high school student Trevor and his class assignment for changing the world in a positive way. He puts into action his concept of “paying forward” three good deeds to anyone in need of something. With each act of kindness that new person does another for three other people. Tevor's first deed is letting a homeless man live in his garage. He, in turn, repairs his mother's car. Soon these actions create a massive ripple affect touching the lives of many people beyond Trevor’s town.

Sullivan's Travels (1942)

This classic, screwball comedy is about successful Hollywood director John L. Sullivan who disguises himself as a hobo for research in producing his next film masterpiece. While experiencing real-life hardships he discovers a new compassion for the homeless and sets out to give them money. In the end he decides to produce films that will uplift audiences, make them laugh and fill them with hope and joy.

BONUS, Two Short Films:

Star in the Night (1945)

This Oscar winning short film takes place on Christmas Eve at a desert motel in the Southwestern United States and will really touch your heart. I discovered this film on the DVD for Christmas in Connecticut (1945) but you can watch it on Youtube: Click here
 
Validation (2007)

This award-winning short film is a comedy about a man who loves validating people and making their day brighter. You can see the full film on Youtube: Click here

So remember the uplifting power of kindness because they can transform your mood, the mood of the receiver and of anyone witnessing your act of kindness! It raises serotonin levels in the brain and body making everyone feel good, peaceful and even blissful. And if you need ideas remember to read about real-life examples or watch films with movie heroes demonstrating heartwarming acts of kindness. You may become someone’s unexpected hero with your random act of generosity and thoughtfulness!

Related Tips:
Tip#751: The Joy of Helping Others - Clueless - Miss Match 
Tip#602: You Are Awesome! Part 1 – Validation (short film) 
Tip#1061: Be of Service to Others - Victoria & Abdul
Tip#889: Random Acts of Kindness – Depression - Seven Pounds
Tip#934: Random Acts of Kindness, Part 2 – Dancing Barista – The Ellen DeGeneres Show – It Could Happen to You
Tip#1005: Random Acts of Kindness, Part 3 - Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
Tip#1067: Random Acts of Kindness, Part 4 – Top 10 Movies for Kindness

MOVIES & MENTAL HEALTH INTERVIEW:
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C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Motivational Speaker on Health & Wellness
Discover How Movies Inspire Resilience & Indestructible Optimism
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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Tip#1066: Facing Your Fears, Part 2 - Thor: Ragnarok

This has been an amazing, surreal week of epiphanies and synchronicities that came from TV shows and movies I saw. And the common thread was about how to face some kind of fear or darkness whether it’s outside or inside our selves. Here’s what unfolded for me, I hope it inspires you to face your fears too.

When I finished my new website THE ART OF EMMANUEL LOPEZ I started to identify some deep-rooted fears I buried about my art that I believe have been holding me back in areas of my life and career. I also realized these fears surface every few years feeling like the time loop in the film Groundhog Day. I keep facing and burying these blocks over and over again.
 

Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
“Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad”

This epiphany happened the same day I watched the latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery called “Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad”. It was a fantastic episode of the crew trying to break out of a time loop much like Groundhog Day. In order to break free the series lead character, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), must admit a secret about herself that no one knows about. This moment touched me and is also part of why I love this controversial new Star Trek series. Each episode has relatable life lessons, teamwork themes as well as visually stunning cinematic look!


Happy Death Day (2017)

Synchronicities continued to flow at a rapid pace as I felt compelled to watch the horror film Happy Death Day. It’s another entertaining take on the Groundhog Day time loop concept and I was highly aware the universe was telling me something important! Once again the hero learns through every loop something new to finally break free. She had to face her fears over and over again. In doing so she increased her knowledge, resourceful thinking, confidence and courage.


Stranger Things 2 (2017)

Soon afterwards I felt my intuition tell me to watch Netflix’s Stranger Things 2. As each episode unfolded I could feel something slowly awaken inside me with the show’s concepts of a darkness growing below the town like giant black vines. One of the main kids Will (Noah Schnapp) is psychically connected with this darkness and is in physical pain when this creature is attacked.

Thankfully he is able to sketch hundreds of drawings of what it looks like. How his family and friends piece together all these drawings is brilliant and staggering. When the pattern is revealed I realized this was a huge mirror for the darkness within me. It’ll keep growing and growing if I don’t deal with it.


I was realizing that my deep-rooted fears are like the monstrous underground roots of the dark creature in Stranger Things 2 and will continue to grow if I don’t stop it. I’ve also experienced stomach pains throughout the years but they have increased recently. This is why I’ve been exploring a high alkaline diet (see: tip#1056) to solve this and depression symptoms. I now believe these pains are connected with these subconscious fears or trapped emotions I’ve already been exploring to heal (see tip#839).

Meditation & Prayer for Guidance

First steps I’ve been taking to face my fears is in my morning meditations and prayers. I’ve been asking for guidance and any key therapies I can immediately apply. I’ve been using my Future Self meditation (see tip#759) as well as a new guided meditation with beautiful, cinematic music which I recommend: MEET YOUR SPIRIT GUIDE. Guided Meditation & Spiritual Retreat for your Soul

Very quickly, two results came out of my meditations. The first was having a friend on Facebook connect me with a free webinar by Dr. Matt James talking about his therapy called Mental Emotional Release. While listening to this one hour discussion I could feel a light of epiphany flicker inside me as he talked about the priority of facing and healing unresolved deep-rooted issues if we are to fully move forward in life.

Article by Dr. Matt James: Here’s a Quick Way to Ditch Emotional Baggage

All of these events helped me start facing my fears and admit to myself that the subconscious issues within me will continue to sabotage the success I want in life and work. This week was so surreal in what unfolded and this led to the second result. It was the perfect timing of seeing a superhero film on opening day that mirrored the idea of facing the darkness as well as help me re-energize in a fantastical, colourful world for a few hours!

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

The superhero film, Thor: Ragnarok, continues the story of Marvel Comics’s Thor (Chris Hemsworth) who must face his evil sister Hela, The Goddess of Death (Cate Blanchett) seeking to destroy his homeworld Asgard. This highly entertaining, visually rich and creative film also has a humorous tone thanks to the cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Hopkins and the director Taika Waititi voicing the hilarious CGI character Korg. See: movie trailer

The first benefit of seeing this film was that it was super fun! I felt immersed in a uniquely flavoured space opera thanks to New Zealand director and actor Taika Waititi and an 80’s synth soundtrack. I loved the use of Led Zepplin’s Immigrant song in the film and the trailer! The different planets featured were also so sumptuous to the eyes and Hela’s character was both frightening and riveting on-screen. The surprise cameos were also a delight!

The second benefit came from recognizing the clear separation of the dark characters from the light that mirrored my recent recognition of the hidden dark parts of myself. Hela’s existence was hidden from Thor and his brother Loki by their father King Odin which she revealed with a painting of herself being covered up on the ceiling of the Asgard Palace. This revelation mirrored the unearthing of my subconscious fears. I was actually enjoying these revelations! Once again an amazing cinematic experience entertained, inspired and empowered me to know that I am on the right path.


I also need to share that this movie reminded me that teamwork is always key to success. Teamwork with trusted allies, friends and family was a big factor for facing overwhelming challenges especially those that seemed hopeless. Teamwork and supportive relationships was an important theme not only in Thor: Ragnarok but also in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, Happy Death Day film and Stranger Things 2 series that I was compelled to watch this week.

So remember that facing your own fears and darkness doesn’t have to done alone. You have the resources already in front of you in the form of inspiration from films and TV shows you enjoy as well as people, friends and family that could be part of your success team. And if you really feel stuck then be open to prayer and meditation to receive answers. This will truly be proof that you are never alone in your problems!

Related Tips:
Tip#839: Activate The Power of Your Mind, Part 3 - Trapped Emotions - Pleasantville
Tip#912: The Power of Emotional Release - Supergirl – Creed
Tip#983: The Power of Emotional Release, Part 2 - Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
Tip#406: Facing Your Fears - Media Mastery Bootcamp – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

MOVIES & MENTAL HEALTH INTERVIEW:
Listen to Emmanuel’s interview on the podcast show THIS MOVIE’S ABOUT YOU with Thom Ernst (former host of TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies) and Louis Marrone. Emmanuel discusses his ideal double bill of GROUNDHOG DAY and PLEASANTVILLE and how they helped him cope with clinical depression. Click here

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B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Motivational Speaker on Health & Wellness
Discover How Movies Inspire Resilience & Indestructible Optimism
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Tip#1065: Coping Tools & Methods for Mental Health, Part 4 - Spielberg Documentary


I recently posted a photo of printed samples and archives with scans of my illustration work on Instagram and Facebook. I was touched when an old high school friend expressed her eagerness to see my new website THE ART OF EMMANUEL LOPEZ. That inspired me to finish it! This is what I wrote…

My new art website is almost finished! Going through decades worth of my artwork has been a joyful reunion with so many memories of times in high school, art college and over 20 years of my illustration business Crackers World Communications! I am so glad that many of my art and printed samples of illustrations survived the recent years of turmoil. Plus I'm so happy I invested countless hours to digitally scan as much of my illustrations that I could over ten years ago! This photo is just a small sampling of my unearthed treasures.


On the new website there are two main tabs: Illustration Works and Original Artworks. And then under those headings are the following categories:

Illustration Works: (click here to see)
1) Black & White
2) Colour & Line
3) Mixed Media/Collage
4) Earthy Textures
5) Juicy Colours
6) Caricatures
7) Unreleased Artworks
8) Self-Promotionals

Original Artworks: (click here to see)
• High School Works
• Art College Works
• Professional Works
• Portraits

Equally important is a special section called Creative Tools for Motivation featuring eight key tools I’ve used to help me cope with depression and difficult times. See: click here

While going through hundreds of art and illustrations of over 20 years I knew deep in my heart that my creativity was a huge coping tool for undiagnosed depression since my high school years. I often share in my motivational talks that movies have saved my life in dark times and I now add that my passion for art and illustration did too. Now I want to share this with others who could use their own creative tools for motivation and depression.

Two synchronistic events encouraged me to go on this emotionally healing journey in building this new art website. The first was seeing the awe-inspiring exhibition by fantasy filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro called "At Home With Monsters" (see #tip1061). And the other was seeing the amazing HBO documentary, Spielberg.

Spielberg (2017)

The documentary film, Spielberg, features the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg. This highly engaging, nostalgic movie includes exclusive interviews with actors, family, and the filmmaker himself as well as clips from over 50 years of films such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Catch Me If You Can and many more. See: movie trailer

I grew up loving Spielberg movies and for a long time I considered Close Encounters of the Third Kind as my favourite movie. His early films were so magical for me and purely wondrous on the big screen! He was a huge creative inspiration for my imagination while in high school, art college and right up to the present. So seeing scenes from favourite Spielberg films along with behind the scene stories was incredibly fascinating as well as feeling like a warm blanket of nostalgia!

What touched me even more was hearing Spielberg speak about personal demons with self-esteem growing up and the pain of dealing with his parent’s separation as well as how making movies helped his mental health. Filmmaking was a way to channel his sense of isolation and fractured relationship with his father which you can see in films such as E.T., Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Catch Me If You Can.


Spielberg's quotes from the documentary...

“Most of my demons were self inflicted wounds... I didn't have a lot of high esteem for myself growing up. I was just a lonely guy… I felt good about myself when I was making a film. But when I had too much time to think those scary whispers would start up.” 

“I avoided therapy because movies are my therapy!” 

Spielberg has always been a hero to me and now even more so knowing that his own creativity are coping tools for his personal pain. That is something I can deeply relate to and I hope other creative people can too. I highly recommend seeing this amazing film!

Creative coping tools for self-expression can be the silver lining within dark times and challenges we face in life. If you have a talent in art, music, writing or even filmmaking be conscious that you have a powerful method that could help empower your self-confidence, self-esteem, resilience and indestructible optimism! Find yours today!

Related Tips:
Tip#1015: Coping with Depression, Mental Health & Wellness -Collateral Beauty
Tip#1052: Coping Tools & Methods for Mental Health, Part 1 – Baby Driver
Tip#1056: Coping Tools & Methods for Mental Health, Part 2 – Alkaline Foods – The Martian
Tip#1065: Coping Tools & Methods for Mental Health, Part 4 - Spielberg Documentary

MOVIES & MENTAL HEALTH INTERVIEW:
Listen to Emmanuel’s interview on the podcast show THIS MOVIE’S ABOUT YOU with Thom Ernst (former host of TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies) and Louis Marrone. Emmanuel discusses his ideal double bill of GROUNDHOG DAY and PLEASANTVILLE and how they helped him cope with clinical depression. Click here

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT NEEDS CHEERING UP?
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Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker on Health & Wellness
Discover How Movies Inspire Resilience & Indestructible Optimism
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2017