Sunday, March 27, 2022

Tip#1268: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 74 – CODA 2021

This is Day 737 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

With the warm Spring weather in the air I’ve had a very special week of insights and opportunities thanks to two reunions with friends I had not seen in years. The timing felt profound as the first occurred exactly when mask restrictions lifted here in Toronto heralding a new chapter to this two year pandemic. 

The first reunion was with a dear friend I hadn’t seen in over 15 years. Vanessa Vaughan is an artist, actress, film producer and an advocate for the deaf community. She has been enjoying my foodie posts on Facebook and Instagram and we were excited to finally meet over delicious fish n chips. 

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Vanessa also expressed an interest to purchase products I posted such as key vitamins, minerals and foods so I took her on a thrilling Wellness-shopping-spree to four stores in the Stockyards area of Toronto. We even went to my favourite Value Village thrift store where she found many exciting books and beautiful shoes! We were both dealing with seasonal affective disorder (SAD, seasonal depression) but our wellness shopping therapy did wonders for uplifting our moods!

During our fun day together Vanessa insisted I see the Oscar nominated film CODA. It’s been on my list to see so I moved it to the top. I watched it the next day and it immediately filled my spirit with so much hope, bright light and love! 

CODA (2021) 

The coming-of-age comedy-drama film, CODA, is about Rudy (Emilia Jones) who is a CODA (child of deaf adults), the only hearing member of her deaf family, who struggles to balance attempts to help her family's struggling fishing business and her dream to sing and attend Berklee College of Music. This highly entertaining film showcases excellent performances from the entire cast that also include Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin, Eugenio Derbez, Daniel Durant, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo and Amy Forsyth.
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This film started out as a familiar coming-of-age story but then extraordinary little moments came up and touched my heart deeply. It’s best that you don’t know anything more about the movie and just know that you will experience deep feelings as you watch a powerful, unique story about family that you may not have seen before. 

The story also highlights many life lessons such as resilience, perseverance, indestructible optimism and the love and support of friends, family and teachers. As of this writing the 2022 Oscars will begin in a few hours and I am rooting for this amazing film to win Best Picture! (Just hours after posting this CODA did win Best Picture along with two other Oscars!)

The loving support of people may be the ultimate gift one could ask for and receive in life. Seeing examples of this in the movies can help inspire this possibility in your own life despite any disabilities, physical or mental, you feel are blocking your path. Find a film today to activate this positive vision to elevate your life to a higher, joyful level!

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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
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  
Part 54 – Oxygen 
Part 55 – Cruella 
Part 56 – History is Made at Night 
Part 57 – The Celestine Prophecy 
Part 58 – The More the Merrier 
Part 59 – Born a Champion 
Part 60 – Chef  

Part 61 – Night at the Museum Trilogy 
Part 62 – Free Guy 
Part 63 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings  
Part 64 – Source Code   
Part 65 – Super Me  
Part 66 – Battlestar Galactica 2003 
Part 67 – No Time To Die 
Part 68 – The Eternals 
Part 69 – They Call Me Trinity – Trinity is Still My Name  
Part 70 – Ghostbusters: Afterlife 

Part 71 – Spider-Man: No Way Home 
Part 72 – A Boy Called Christmas 
Part 73 – Delicious 2021  

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