Sunday, June 17, 2018

Tip#1098: Law of Attraction, Part 5 – The Benefits of Being Sick in Bed

You've Got Mail (1998)

I’ve been sick in bed with a cold for six days and finally getting better. I relentlessly and endlessly coughed up so much phlegm that I lost my voice. And yet I intuitively knew that I was doing a spiritual clearing and just envisioned the harsh, gross phlegm representing old, negative, destructive thoughts and beliefs that needed to leave my body!

Of course watching movies while having lots of hot ginger tea, Airborne tablets, soups and fresh pineapples loaded with vitamin C is part of healing process! Here's what I saw:

Meet Dave
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
The Firm
Invincible
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Color of Money
Payback

Awesome Audiobooks

In my delirious state in bed during the week I was using Law of Attraction to envision myself well and strong again and was soon guided to listening to amazing Law of Attraction audio books by Catherine Ponder. The first was called Open Your Mind To Receive and is 30 minutes long. The second was called The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity and is over 9 hours long which I'm only 1/3 through. I was so surprised I’d never heard of this author or book before but ironically I knew my thoughts, visioning and prayers had magnetized her work to me!


Vyoo Brand + Content Storytelling Event

I believe my cold and audiobook discoveries were the result of Law of Attraction actions that started weeks before when I attended a very fun storytelling event hosted by Vyoo Brand + Content at the beautiful Vintage Conservatory here in Toronto. I met so many wonderful, like-minded new friends and business contacts while being served delicious foods and wines! The sliders were outstanding! Big thanks to Henry Wong and Michelle Flynn for hosting!

We got to know each other more when we each shared a 5 to 10 minute story about ourselves on the theme of “Beginnings”. My story related to my exciting experiences with the Law of Attraction and how I manifested free tickets to the world premiere of Cloud Atlas here at TIFF 2012! It’s a very personal story and have not featured it in this movie blog before and yet sharing it for the first time publicly triggered a renewed interest in focusing on Law of Attraction techniques for my current goals.

More Awesome Audiobooks

This event actually led me to discovering an engaging audio presentation on Manifesting Prosperity by author Eddie Coronado who, in an interview on YouTube, enthusiastically talked about Stuart Wilde and his short book Miracles which led me to the audio presentation, Creating Miracles in Your Life. I really loved these videos and played them constantly before and after sleep and sometimes in the background while I worked on my dream project!


The Movies For Motivation Online Resource

My dream project is my current goal to finally sharing my new online resource of Movies For Motivation for people needing inspiration and hope. I’ve organized 100’s of blog tips in alphabetical order of movie titles and under motivational themes, top 10 or 20 lists and movie genres. It’s been months in the making and what a blissful experience! Also joyful were the countless hours I spent designing the cool graphics series to promote on social media! I’ve been posting one a day but you can get a sneak preview of the whole series here: Cool Graphics

Feeling good feelings are key to igniting well defined thoughts and goals for Law of Attraction to work. This is why I am trusting that this sudden cold and spiritual clearing was part of the process. All I know is that I discovered a wealth of audiobooks on YouTube that not only provided relief while lying sick in bed but also filled me with inspiring true stories and new tips for using Law of Attraction successfully!

If you find yourself sick in bed and feeling awful do your best to recognize that you somehow magnetized this experience for a higher purpose. And if the concept of the Law of Attraction intrigues you then be open to the wealth of how-to information online to feed your mind and heart with. The universe is waiting and excited for you to discover the magic that happens with the Law of Attraction!

Related Tips:
Tip#9: Law of Attraction, Part 1 - The Secret
Tip#32: Law of Attraction, Part 2 - Start Small - The Secret
Tip#35: Law of Attraction, Part 3 - When You Wish Upon A Star - Pinocchio
Tip#38: Law of Attraction, Part 4 - Believe It Or Not - The Secret
Tip#1098: Law of Attraction, Part 5 – The Benefits of Being Sick in Bed



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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tip#1097: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 7 - Depression - Breathe

This past week saw two celebrities passing away unexpectedly due to suicidal depression. Fashion Designer Kate Spade and Chef Anthony Bourdain both took their own lives which instigated a stream of social media posts of people sharing their grief and raising awareness for more dialogue and understanding. Thankfully there was one key message I saw on Twitter that needed to be heard the loudest.

The message was that the people who need to reach out are not the ones suffering but are actually their friends, family or co-workers. I have faced the hopeless despair of suicidal depression many times and it is so utterly debilitating that it's not possible to reach out. But there is hope for people witnessing others in pain or in denial if they can take time to educate themselves of clinical depression symptoms and how they can offer some effective help.


I believe my work can be of great assistance because my struggles allowed me to document my journey on this movie blog and the films that helped me cope and survive for over ten years. For the past few months I’ve been working on a new website to organize over 1,000 blog posts for easier access for people dealing with depression or difficult times. Most importantly I also designed it for those co-workers, friends, family and loved ones who’ve been searching for a resource to better understand and helped those they see are suffering.

So I’m happy to say that my Movies for Motivation resource is completed enough to share right now. The films are in alphabetical order and there will be a section for top movie lists and a section for specific motivational themes such as perseverance, resilience and optimism. All the movie titles feature personal stories of how 100’s of Hollywood movies helped me through clinical depression & other adversities in my life, career & business. Please share this link with those who could use this resource right now. See: www.MoviesForMotivation.com

Breathe (2017)

The biographical film, Breathe, is about Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), who became paralyzed from the neck down by polio at age 28, and the loving support of his wife Diana (Claire Foy), son Jonathan and the rest of his family and friends. This visually stunning and emotionally rich story is filled with many heartfelt moments and uplifting, inspiring scenes. See: movie trailer

I was dealing with depression symptoms when, after prayer and meditation, I felt intuitively guided to watch this movie. The wonderful music and the pure optimism saturating each scene immediately soothed the ruminating of my negative thoughts and feelings of hopelessness. Diana’s love and support for Robin was truly epic to witness especially when Robin initially asked to let him die due to his growing depression. She remained strong for him when he wasn’t able to be. This is one of the greatest love stories I’ve ever seen.

Witnessing Robin’s struggles in losing his ability to move his entire body is difficult and yet his will to live and ability to innovate new ways of achieving a more normal life while stuck to a bed and breathing machine is exhilarating and so life affirming! He and his wife were pioneers in healthcare and that is another highly inspirational aspect as they help change the world together.

Inspiring Themes:
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Resilience
• Indestructible Optimism
• Supportive Relationships
• A Vision of a Better World
• Having a Vision
• Problem Solving
• Creative Thinking

The story behind the making of this film is also intriguing which I discovered watching the TIFF 2017 Conference on YouTube. Robin’s son Jonathan grew up to be a film producer and pitched the story of his parents to his close friend and business partner Andy Serkis. Serkis is an actor more known for his groundbreaking motion capture work as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Serkis was so moved that he made the story his directorial debut and, in the press conference interview, perfectly described my feelings about the film…

“It’s such an incredibly vivid, brilliant, vibrant and witty take on disaster… The essence of this movie is hope, the essence of this movie is love and the essence of Robin and Diana is this incredible wit and humour. That was reflected in every single aspect of making this film."

Some situations in life can appear to be utterly hopeless and it’s important to remember that the primary solution for moving through the darkness is doing it together. It is the love and support of family, friends, loved ones, co-workers and colleagues that can help each of us facing the blackness of despair and depression.

And uplifting movies can help in these dark times. Find a film and let these characters be shining cinematic role models of indestructible optimism for you or someone you care about today!



Related Tips:
Tip#593: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 1 - Argo
Tip#904: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 2 – Depression - The 33
Tip#974: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 3 - Ghostbusters 2016 
Tip#977: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 4 - Me Before You 
Tip#1058: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 5 - TIFF 2017 - Mary Shelley 
Tip#1095: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 6 - Solo: A Star Wars Story in 4DX
Tip#1097: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 7 - Depression - Breathe

Tip#998: Top 20 Inspiring Movies for Indestructible Optimism!
Tip#200: How To Build Indestructible Optimism - Top 9 Movie Tips
Tip#638: Praying, Faith & Indestructible Optimism - Unconditional

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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
• LISTEN: Emmanuel's CBC Radio Interview on Movie Messages of Hope: The Fresh Air Show
• 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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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker
Discover How Movies Inspire, Motivate & Empower You!
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2018

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Tip#1096: Food & Family Memories, Part 2 - Eat Drink Man Woman

I am so happy and grateful that my family gatherings around birthdays are still celebrated because it keeps our shared love of food alive and well! Delicious foods are the tasty glue that has kept my siblings and mom together despite relationship challenges we’ve been through. It also keeps my dad’s memories alive of how important family really is.

Both my brother and sister are excellent chefs and we’ve enjoyed authentic French cooking, Indian meals, Thai dishes and much more over the decades. I remember countless times I had not been well due to undiagnosed clinical depression and showing up at their homes secretly feeling disconnected, hopeless and in despair.

But once I tasted their homemade cooking my mood suddenly shifted into heavenly bliss! Ruminating negative thoughts disappeared for a few hours as I savored the mouth watering roasted duck, curried chicken or gourmet style mac and cheese!

Succulent grilled duck a la mon frère!

As I write this I am grateful my mental health is stable though I still have depression episodes that strike without warning. One thing I know for sure is that delicious foods and uplifting films are my go-to tonics for feeling better. And when they are combined in a movie it is twice the blissful experience!

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

The Taiwanese film, Eat Drink Man Woman, celebrates food and family while exploring the love and challenges between semi-retired Master Chef Chu (Sihung Lung) and his three unmarried daughters Jia-Jen (Kuei-Mei Yang), Jia-Chien (Chien-Lien Wu) and Jia-Ning (Yu-wen Wang). Directed by Ang Lee, this peek into Asian life is filled with many tantalizing scenes of cooking and some moving performances. See: movie trailer

The opening 6 minutes is a delightful scene of Master Chef Chu preparing a gourmet lunch for his three daughters at their home. It exemplifies his passion and care for cooking and a ritual he’s been doing for years. This scene is what makes this a must-see film for all food lovers! If you can’t wait to see the whole movie here it is: opening scene

Another wonderful foodie scene is when Chu helps a close family friend’s daughter eat a better lunch at her school. He cooks elaborate dishes and brings them to her at school much to the delight and awe of the other kids! It’s scenes like this that I highly recommend you have some Chinese food near you because, like all great foodie films, this will make you very hungry!

This movie was later remade in the US but with a Mexican family called Tortilla Soup starring Héctor Elizondo and Elizabeth Peña (see tip#943). Both are must-see movies for food lovers and both explore family relationships, siblings becoming adults and how fathers learn to adapt to life changes.

The sharing of food and meals can be the loving glue between family. It can give everyone strength to deal with life’s disappointments and unexpected adversities. When you have family gatherings remember to savor the meals you share and the love you feel for one another.

And if there are challenges in your relationships remember to watch an uplifting foodie film to remind you that delicious foods can give you uplifting joy and the feeling of hope that things can get better!

Related Tips:
Tip#943: Food & Family Memories - Tortilla Soup
Tip#1095: Food & Family Memories, Part 2 - Eat Drink Man Woman
Tip#939: Share a Passion for Film, Food & Friends – 360 Gourmet - Burnt
Tip#763: Passion is Fuel, Part 2 - Food Films - Chef 
Tip#764: Passion is Fuel, Part 3 – Food Films - Haute Cuisine
Tip#938: Passion is Fuel, Part 4 - Pleasurable Activities - The Ramen Girl
Tip#944: Passion is Fuel, Part 5 - Food Films - Spinning Plates



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• READ: Emmanuel & Depression featured in The Toronto Star
• LISTEN: Emmanuel's CBC Radio Interview on Movie Messages of Hope: The Fresh Air Show
• 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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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker
Discover How Movies Inspire, Motivate & Empower You!
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Tip#1095: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 6 - Solo: A Star Wars Story in 4DX

I just had a fantastic, blissful week and it’s because I’ve been putting extra attention to practicing the Law of Attraction! I attended two very special events that each had difficult challenges and roadblocks to get through. Thankfully I was able to focus on the positives instead of the negatives to get there.

For one of the events my friend David Pedro and his wife Tricia were hosting a special fundraiser in memory of their daughter called Star Wars for Zoe. It included a special pre-opening day screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 4DX. 4DX is a special sensory theatre with moving seats and environmental effects to match the images in the film such as smoke for explosions, mists of water, jets of air and thumps to the back of your seat.

I already heard pros and cons about 4DX that were not appealing and the only seats available were in the front row. And with this being a 3D screening I knew this was going to be hard on my eyes and not going to be an enjoyable cinematic experience. But as the event got closer I refocused my thoughts and feelings. Instead of focusing on my needs I focused on just attending this event totally in honor for Zoe. That wonderful change of attitude freed me from the anxiety I’d been feeling.

So finally when I was in the 4DX theatre, I was sitting there in the front row focused on enjoying meeting the new people I sat with, being close to friends seated elsewhere and seeing David and Tricia give a heartfelt presentation about Zoe. And thankfully there were 15 minutes worth of ads and trailers because it took that long for my eyes to adjust to the painful brightness and being so close to the screen. In the end the Law of Attraction helped me enjoy this special event and was an amazing test for maintaining my indestructible optimism!

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

The space western film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, is about the adventures of a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) prior to the events of the movie Star Wars: A New Hope, Episode 4. The story shows how Han met Chewbacca and found his iconic spaceship, the Millennium Falcon. Also starring is Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. See: movie trailer

This film has been getting mixed reviews and I had a lot of pros and cons about it. So it’s best you see it for yourself and see what you think. One of the cons was, from the first announcement of the actor playing Han I didn’t feel he was right for such an iconic character. I felt Ansel Elgort from Baby Driver would have been perfect (see tip#1052). As for the pros, I loved the unexpected twists that happened and an amazing fight scene with Qi’ra.

My 4DX Theatre Experience

As for the 4DX theatre experience I again had pros and cons. The pros included my seat moving and tilting fluidly with spaceships that were flying on screen. Thrilling stuff! The cons included watching the fights where someone gets struck in the back (or falls on their back) and feeling like someone just kicked the back of your chair. Not fun! So some sensory effects enhanced the movie but others took me out of it.

In the end I was so happy and grateful I could be with close friends, share a unique cinematic experience and celebrate a special memorial for my friend’s daughter. And this wouldn’t have happened if I allowed a pessimistic mindset to rule my decisions. My indestructible optimism shined brightly and led me out of my ruminating of negative thinking.

So always remember that developing indestructible optimism takes daily practice to maintain a strong, focused and positive mindset. Studying the Law of Attraction and NLP (neural linguistic programming) are two fantastic tools to explore.

You can start right now and look out your window and if it’s sunny out then smile and drink in the sunlight and warmth. And if it’s dark and cloudy then know in your heart that the sun is still there radiating its soothing rays of sunshine to re-ignite your optimism!

Related Tips:
Tip#593: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 1 - Argo
Tip#904: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 2 – Depression - The 33
Tip#974: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 3 - Ghostbusters 2016 
Tip#977: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 4 - Me Before You 
Tip#1058: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 5 - TIFF 2017 - Mary Shelley 
Tip#1095: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 6 - Solo: A Star Wars Story in 4DX

Tip#998: Top 20 Inspiring Movies for Indestructible Optimism!
Tip#200: How To Build Indestructible Optimism - Top 9 Movie Tips
Tip#638: Praying, Faith & Indestructible Optimism - Unconditional

SEE NEW WEBSITE featuring 100's of movies from this blog listed A to Z!


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
• LISTEN: Emmanuel's CBC Radio Interview on Movie Messages of Hope: The Fresh Air Show
• 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

 http://bit.ly/cj7UIphttp://www.pinterest.com/motivatorman1/http://bit.ly/9Je5dhhttp://bit.ly/djk9Yjhttp://bit.ly/bUSAy0

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker
Discover How Movies Inspire, Motivate & Empower You!
See website: www.motivatorman.com
 
© Emmanuel Lopez 2018