Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Tip#810: Resilience Resources, Part 3 – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - A League of Their Own

Synchronicities always blow my mind when they happen and are usually a sign I am on the right track with something important. As I continue to persevere this winter with high symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) I discovered that comedian, actress, author and television personality Rosie O’Donnell has spoken out about her SAD. This inspired me to continue to be open with my SAD and also made me want to see her film A League of Their Own again.

That same evening I was at a friend’s home and suddenly I heard Tom Hanks and Geena Davis in the living room on their big flat screen TV. I was stunned that A League of Their Own was showing and I got chills up my spine! Also just hours before I wrote down this quote I found online…

"I too suffer from SAD: seasonal disorder... so if it's sunny in Miami, I instantly feel happy, and when it's gray and cloudy, I feel like I'm being tortured by someone." 
Rosie O'Donnell, TODAY Show 2007

So seeing this film again at this synchronistic time was a big reminder for me to stay resilient with my own challenges with SAD, be open about it like Rosie O’Donnell and that movies always have a magical, inspirational place in my life!

A League of Their Own (1992)

The comedy-drama film, A League of Their Own, is a fictional story about the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) in 1943. Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and her sister Kit (Lori Petty) join the first woman’s baseball league calling themselves The Rockwell Peaches during World War II. This movie features hilarious performances by Tom Hanks, Rosie O’Donnell, Madonna and Jon Lovitz. See: movie trailer

The Real-Life Rockford Peaches

The story also shows the resilience woman had to endure during much discrimination against them for playing professional baseball. At first their games had very small turnouts and yet when they started to perform for the media they demonstrated their strengths as women AND as talented ball players. Their courage and perseverance helped changed history and society’s views on women as more than just housewives and mothers.

Inspiring Themes:
• Resilience
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Indestructible Optimism
• Teamwork
• Leadership
• Power of the Media

Adversities can come from external circumstances or internally with the thoughts we think or the state of our mental health. Be inspired by movie heroes and real-life stories reminding you that you are never alone in your struggles! Persevere and stay resilient no matter what!

Related Tips:
Tip#804: Resilience Resources, Part 1 - Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - The Theory of Everything
Tip#805: Resilience Resources, Part 2 - Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Tip#810: Resilience Resources, Part 3 – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - A League of Their Own
Tip#811: Resilience Resources, Part 4 – Top 15 Movies for Dealing with Depression & Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Tip#812: Resilience Resources, Part 5 – Mental Health - Mumford
Tip#813: Resilience Resources, Part 6 - 50 First Dates 
Tip#819: Resilience Resources, Part 7 - Wild 
Tip#822: Resilience Resources, Part 8 - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Tip#823: Resilience Resources, Part 9 – Super Bowl -Invincible
Tip#825: Resilience Resources, Part 10 – Mental Health & Healthcare - Big Hero 6
Tip#829: Resilience Resources, Part 11 – The Tartigrade – Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
Tip#830: Resilience Resources, Part 12 – Depression & Graham Moore - The Imitation Game 
Tip#833: Resilience Resources, Part 13 – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tip#834: Resilience Resources, Part 14 - Top 10 Movies for Inspiring Resilience in the Workplace
Tip#857: Resilience Resources, Part 15 - Instagram - Pitch Perfect 2
Tip#873: Resilience Resources, Part 16 - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Tip#881: Resilience Resources, Part 17 - Love & Mercy
Tip#892: Resilience Resources, Part 18 – Problem Solving - The Martian 
Tip#896: Resilience Resources, Part 19 - Depression – J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Tip#910: Resilience Resources, Part 20 – Depression – A Christmas Carol – It’s a Wonderful Life 


Remember How Movies Can Help You: 
A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Insights, Epiphanies & AHA moments 

“Movies for Motivation: How To Stay Strong in Your Life & Career”
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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker & Resilience Expert
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