I continue to soak up the sunshine’s vitamin D here on my annual Christmas vacation in sunny Las Vegas! I’ve been feeling no seasonal affective disorder (SAD) symptoms! I also continue to see that my mom and dad had kept my artworks especially ones I drew for them as gifts over the years! I found this anniversary card I did displayed on a shelf. Not only was this fun illustration remind me of my artistic talents it also reminded me of the immense love of family I had growing up.
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I also got emotional when I watched Matt Damon's opening monologue on Saturday Night Live's Christmas show. He talked about his dad letting him stay up late to watch SNL with him when he was a kid. To my surprise Matt then said his dad passed away a year ago on Dec. 14th and that got my tears going because it's the same day my dad passed away in 2000. Hearing that touched my heart and I just felt happy feelings that my dad’s love and spirit was with me and my mom this Christmas vacation. See: Matt Damon on SNL Christmas Show
The science fiction action film, Bumblebee is the sixth installment of the live-action Transformers film series where the title character is discovered hiding in 1987 by teenager Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld) who is struggling with the passing of her father. This action packed, heartfelt story also includes exciting special effects and battle scenes starring John Cena and Jorge Lendeborg Jr..
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• Indestructible Optimism
• Supportive Relationships
It was so synchronistic to see this film and witness Charlie deal with her father’s unexpected death at a time when I miss my own dad the most at Christmas and New Years. I loved how Charlie’s mom, brother and step-father did their best to love and support her. In the end the story reminded me how the trauma of losing a family member does heal over time and that the love of family and friendship are key to overcoming these painful times.
Movies can help comfort you by triggering happy, nostalgic feelings of your life growing up. They can remind you that family is so important no matter what challenges they include. Films can also help you see you are not alone when dealing with the loss of a loved one. Cinema can help take you away from your problems and return you feeling happier and even fill you with hope. Find a special film today to be your warm blanket and lift your spirits!
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DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE DEALING WITH
DEPRESSION OR DIFFICULT TIMES?
• READ: Top 10 Inspiring Movies for Managing Depression
• READ: Emmanuel & Depression featured in The Toronto Star
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• WATCH: Uplifting Movie Montage produced by Emmanuel Lopez!
• DISCOVER: 8 Creative Tools for Motivation & Depression
Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation
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