Sunday, September 13, 2015

Tip#886: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 5 - Walk the Line

The 40th anniversary of the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF is in full swing here in Toronto and I had a fantastic time at two film festival parties so far! What was different about these events was that I was feeling like my old, energetic enthusiastic self! As I wrote in a recent blog post (tip#884) my mood has been extremely positive with no depression symptoms for a week now!

And since I believe our thoughts and feelings can be magnetic I was meeting wonderful new people just by standing in one spot at these parties. At an opening night party for the comedy “Us” the director Rob Tari was standing next to me so I introduced myself and congratulated him on his new movie. He surprised me by immediately saying he knew who I was and that he’s read my movie blog!

More magical connections happened at the Pix Ray VFX/Lategan Media Group International Filmmakers Reception where I had the pleasure of meeting this Amazon beauty, actress Avaah Blackwell, who could be a future Marvel movie superhero because of her 10+ years of advanced martial arts training! Her gorgeous dress was by Azalea Yang. When she found out I was a blogger she was excited to ask for advice for her own blog called Life on Camera which is documenting her journey as an actress.

It was so heartwarming and encouraging to connect with new people who exuded an inspiring sense of community and support. Once again this synchronistically reflected how I felt after recently feeling compelled to see the film Walk the Line for the first time!

Walk the Line (2005)

The biographical film, Walk the Line, is based on the early life and career of country music artist Johnny Cash. The amazing music and the electric chemistry between Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) and country singer June Carter (Reese Witherspoon) are highlights in this powerfully engaging story. Witherspoon won an Oscar for Best Actress. See: movie trailer

This film was inspiring on so many levels. Cash had a vision and dream of being a singer and persevered to seeing that vision come true. He also endured and overcame substance addiction and depression. In addition, June demonstrated a strong sense of character and loyal support for helping Cash when he was at his lowest in life. Phoenix and Witherspoon also blew me away when I discovered they trained hard to sing all their songs and learned to play their instruments from scratch!

I loved seeing Cash perform for the prison inmates after reading supportive letters from them about how much his music meant to them. Cash also documented his life experiences into his song lyrics and that was inspiring to me because this was my intention for this movie blog and to make a difference in other people’s lives. There are many people to thank for how good I’ve been feeling lately. 

Inspiring Themes:
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Resilience
• Having a vision
• Supportive Relationships
• Friendship & Unconditional Love
• Believing in Yourself
• Redemption

There are friends who gave me the probiotics insights (see tip#880) and new Hawaiian spiritual practices I needed for improving my mental health (more about that soon). And there were all the wonderful Facebook friends and readers of my movie blog that continually send me uplifting words of support and love. Thank you all!

Be inspired by the uplifting movies, people and stories you discover that demonstrate loving support. And be inspired to be supportive for others as well and you’ll be creating an indestructibly optimistic community!

Related Tips:
Tip#300: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 1 – Top 25 Movies 
Tip#824: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 2 – Bell Let’s Talk Day - Wild Card  
Tip#856: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 3 - Mental Health - John Nash - Welcome to Me 
Tip#859: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 4 – Paper Planes
Tip#886: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 5 - Walk the Line
Tip#899: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 6 – Depression - A Little Chaos
Tip#907: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 7 – Depression - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2  
Tip#918: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 8 - The Intern   
Tip#1118: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 9 - Alpha  Tip#41: Recognize The Support Around You - 4 Movie Tips 


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