Sunday, March 14, 2021

Tip#1238: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 44 – In & Of Itself

This is Day 362 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

I am in awe that it is now a year since we went into quarantine here in Toronto. I know my life has changed dramatically over these long months. And I feel there have been many blessings in disguise that have helped me grow as a stronger, more resilient human being. The COVID-19 pandemic offered me a mirror to look deeper into myself. The year has been a period of massive personal growth and discovery for me. 

Here is a list of what I learned about myself or changed: 

• Decluttered my home/office: Clearing kitchen cupboards, old clothes, papers, unearthing buried boxes of junk etc.
• Donated old belongings regularly to local thrift stores
• Completed many financial tasks
• Vastly improved my personal relationships
• YouTube is a fantastic resource for "How to" videos and entertainment
• Discovered new, local places to shop for healthier foods
• Researched and educated myself on cooking and eating more nutrient rich foods: Read more

In the end all these achievements over the past 12 months helped me feel lighter. I was able to let of so much by having the courage to take inventory of my life. 

There is a unique film I saw that also asks the viewer to take inventory of their own lives. It was recommended to me by a connection on Facebook and my intuition told me to watch it without knowing anything about it. Doing this made it one of the most amazing, rewarding cinematic experiences I’ve had right in the comfort of my home! 

In & Of Itself (2021) 

This will be the first time I recommend a film on this blog without any explanation. In & Of Itself is a powerful documentary that is also highly entertaining and engaging. And as it asks at the start of the film, it is recommended that you watch it uninterrupted as if you were watching a live play. And don't watch the trailer!

Watch free with library card: Hoopla
Watch/Rent or Buy now: Cineplex
Watch/Rent or Buy now: Hulu

I would love to hear your feedback after watching it. Please let me know your thoughts and reactions. 

Remember that every cloud has a silver lining. There is always something invaluable to learn from difficult times. And these blessings in disguise could be powerful instigators in pushing you to take inventory of your life, to see what works or doesn’t work and what you can let go of. Find your silver linings today, look in your mirror and then you’ll be on your way to feeling profoundly lighter! 

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Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America 

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