Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tip#1071: You Are Not Alone, Part 2 - The Shape of Water

I recently did one of the most exciting motivational presentations for The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) here in Toronto. It was the first time I got to show my art from OCADU (art college), play samples of my music and show my photography of nutritious meals I’ve been learning to cook! The topic was called How to Re-Energize & Feel Good Fast.

See samples here: 8 Creative Tools for Motivation & Depression

It meant a lot to me to openly demonstrate how these creative tools helped me manage decades worth of clinical depression. Sharing my experiences makes me feel less alone on my journey. And I could see in some of the eyes in the audience that they were feeling a connection with my story of personal challenges and solutions. I few people approached me afterwards and thanked me for my presentation.

"I found Emmanuel's presentation to be so sincere, true and honest on how he coped with depression. His creative solutions were so brilliant and natural at the same time. I just felt his story was so close to me and what I've been feeling as a newcomer to Canada and from a totally different culture, with no family and friends. I want to thank him for his work.” 
Giga Ishkhneli


Speaking at the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators. Photos by Michael Cooper

Experiencing depression, mental illness or any disability can make someone feel isolated and separated from others. My creative tools like art, music and the writing of this blog always helps me feel less alone. I know from personal experience that I just feel loved and supported when others respond positively to my creative forms of expression. I feel re-energized when someone lends a helping hand or a comforting word of encouragement. And if no one is around I always have the magic of cinema to keep me warm during dark times.

The Shape of Water (2017)

The fantasy drama film, The Shape of Water, is about a mute, isolated woman named Elisa (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a mysterious, scaled water creature (Doug Jones) being studied at a secret laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. This gorgeously filmed tale, by visionary writer/director Guillermo del Toro, is overflowing with magical scenes, sensual moments and touching performances by the whole cast that also include Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg. See: movie trailer


This has got to be the most unusual yet beautiful love story I’ve ever seen on screen. It explores timely themes such as accepting someone’s disabilities, prejudice and different sexual preferences. The movie is also dedicated to movie lovers as well as a loving look at the films, songs, lifestyle and visual designs of the early 1960’s. And if you look carefully you will recognize parts of Toronto where it was filmed.

Actress Sally Hawkins’s silent performance as Eliza is mesmerizing to watch as she expresses a deep romantic and sexual love for the creature. Actor Doug Jones is also fascinating to watch as the creature. Despite their vast differences they are able to help each other feel loved and supported and less alone. They are both unable to speak and yet transcend their disabilities. Eliza will inspire you with her new found courage, passion, resilience and indestructible optimism. I highly recommend you see this amazing film on the big screen!

If you feel different or isolated from other people always remember that you are not alone. Keep believing there is someone somewhere that knows your pain and struggles. Believe there is someone somewhere that loves and supports you. And if there is no one around just remember the magic of cinema. A good movie can feel like a loving blanket to help you feel safe and warm!

Related Tips:
Tip#594: You Are Not Alone - Henry Poole Is Here
Tip#1071: You Are Not Alone, Part 2 - The Shape of Water 

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Sunday, December 03, 2017

Tip#1070: Heartwarming TV Christmas Movies, Part 3 - A Christmas Prince - A Princess for Christmas

I have a dream of finding a special woman to be my loving partner in life and in my work helping others. It’s one wish that is always re-energized whenever I see real-life examples like The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They are doing wonderful work with young people, charities and veterans with their Heads Together initiative. They believe unresolved mental health problems lie at the heart of some of our greatest social challenges and are helping to promote more supportive dialogue. See: Heads Together campaign

The Duke’s brother, Prince Harry of Wales, is also involved with the Heads Together campaign and he’s also become a new inspiration with his recent royal engagement to American actress Meghan Markle. She has said that she would retire from acting and devote her time to humanitarian causes as a member of the British royal family. Reading this wonderful news really touched my heart and am looking forward to how their love story unfolds while helping others!

See interview: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on how they met

I found this engagement announcement highly synchronistic because just before the news I had felt a strong urge to watch two specific Hallmark and Netflix Christmas movies that involved a common class American woman falling in love with a European Prince. First of all these holiday TV movies is a “not so guilty” pleasure of mine because, despite the cheesy scripts, they really make me feel good and always lift my spirits.

Secondly they remind me that any dream can come true as long as we keep believing in our vision. The love stories and mental health work of The Duke and Prince Harry along with the power of movies remind me to keep believing in magic! 

A Christmas Prince (2017)

The romantic comedy, A Christmas Prince, is about an American reporter, Amber Moore (Rose McIver) undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy, Prince Richard (Ben Lamb) of Aldovia. This entertaining and lavish Neflix production was similar to Hallmark holiday movies that have the same charm and lovable (and silly) characters you’ll grow to love each holiday season. Some of the mountain scenery and interior of the castle is so beautiful and breathtaking! See: movie trailer

A Princess for Christmas (2011)

The romantic comedy, A Princess for Christmas, is about Jules Daly (Katie McGrath) and her niece and nephew from Buffalo invited to spend the holidays with their estranged grandfather, Duke Edward of Castlebury (Roger Moore) and his son Prince Ashton (Sam Heughan). This fun, entertaining Hallmark film features many hilarious moments and lively characters. See: movie trailer

Another factor I found inspiring was this film was directed and written by actor and singer Michael Damian with his wife Janeen Damian. Knowing this further energized my vision of the kind of life/work adventure I am looking to share with a wonderful wife!

Real-life examples of loving couples, as well as heartwarming Christmas TV movies, can re-energize your spirit and fill you with hope for the kind of relationships, life and other dreams you desire. They can help inspire you to never give up and that dreams do come true! Just keep believing in magic!

Related Tips:
Tip#716: Heartwarming TV Christmas Movies, Part 1
Tip#1012: Heartwarming TV Christmas Movies, Part 2
Tip#1070: Heartwarming TV Christmas Movies, Part 3 - A Christmas Prince - A Princess for Christmas
Tip#908: Movie Messages of Hope for The Holidays, Part 1 - The Night Before
Tip#916: Movie Messages of Hope for The Holidays, Part 2 - Crown for Christmas

Related Tips on Believing: 
Tip#869: Believe in Magic, Part 1 - Edge of the Garden
Tip#876: Believe in Magic, Part 2 - She’s Funny That Way
Tip#911: Believe in Miracles, Part 1 - Miracle on 34th Street
Tip#945: Believe in Miracles, Part 2 - Health & Wellness - Miracles from Heaven

MOVIES & MENTAL HEALTH INTERVIEW:
Listen to Emmanuel’s interview on the podcast show THIS MOVIE’S ABOUT YOU with Thom Ernst (former host of TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies) and Louis Marrone. Emmanuel discusses his ideal double bill of GROUNDHOG DAY and PLEASANTVILLE and how they helped him cope with clinical depression. Click here

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Remember How Movies Can Help You:
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C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Motivational Speaker
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tip#1069: Believe In Synchronicity, Pt.6 – Evan Almighty - Dragonfly

This was an extra special week because of two unexpected gifts I received! The first was doing an interview and photo shoot for a major newspaper article on my experience with clinical depression and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The second was finding a gift from a friend in my email for a concert ticket to see my favourite band ELO coming to Toronto in 2018!

I felt so grateful, excited and blessed for these wonderful gifts and felt they are somehow connected with the daily subconscious reprogramming exercises I wrote about in tip#1068. Just before bed and in the early mornings I’ve been listening to subliminal meditation recordings with themes such as overcome fear, feeling worthy and loving yourself unconditionally. Plus these recordings included the embedded affirmations that always felt empowering to read.

I believe that this new practice has been slowly altering my subconscious belief systems as well as the positive energy I radiate. The act of believing is an important key to begin with! And during this time two movies synchronistically came into my life to support my current research on reprogramming subconscious beliefs that have been holding me back.


Evan Almighty (2007)

The comedy film, Evan Almighty, is about congressman Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) and his prayer to help change the world and how God (Morgan Freeman) asks him to build a modern day Noah’s ark. Despite Evan’s immense reluctance to do something he believed was ridiculous and impossible he eventually realizes that this task is just part of achieving his dream. He just needed to believe in all the extraordinary, synchronistic messages being sent to him. See: movie trailer

Dragonfly (2002)

The supernatural drama film, Dragonfly, is about grieving doctor, Joe Darrow (Kevin Costner), being contacted by his late wife through repeating images of dragonflies and his patients’ near death experiences. All these synchronicities push him to opening up his mind to believing these extraordinary circumstances and eventually discover something wonderful by the end of the film. See: movie trailer

These two films really helped inspire me to continue believing in extraordinary signs and synchronicities in my life and confirmed that I’m on the right path in life. What also made me smile at the universe was discovering that both movies were directed by the same director, Tom Shadyac! That realization sent a little, joyful shiver up my spine and was just another confirmation to stay on this course!

Believing in something that appears unbelievable can be a challenge and even a threat to a belief system. And yet if you keep receiving synchronistic signs pointing you down an unknown road then find the courage to at least explore it. This road may be brimming with all the answers and solutions to problems you’ve asking for in the first place!

Related Tips:
Tip#13: Believe In Synchronicity, Pt.1 - 4 Movie Tips
Tip#869: Believe in Magic, Part 1 - Edge of the Garden
Tip#876: Believe in Magic, Part 2 - She’s Funny That Way
Tip#911: Believe in Miracles, Part 1 - Miracle on 34th Street
Tip#945: Believe in Miracles, Part 2 - Health & Wellness - Miracles from Heaven

MOVIES & MENTAL HEALTH INTERVIEW:
Listen to Emmanuel’s interview on the podcast show THIS MOVIE’S ABOUT YOU with Thom Ernst (former host of TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies) and Louis Marrone. Emmanuel discusses his ideal double bill of GROUNDHOG DAY and PLEASANTVILLE and how they helped him cope with clinical depression. Click here

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B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Motivational Speaker
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tip#1068: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 5 - Justice League

Since I had written about facing fears in tip#1066 I continued experiencing a rapid flow of synchronicities confirming that reprogramming subconscious beliefs was my primary goal to focus on. And this led me to reviewing the Justice League movie in an unusual matter since it connects with my current discoveries!

Dr. Bruce Lipton, The Biology of Belief

As mentioned in tip#1066 I was recommended to Dr. Matt James’s webinar which then led me to purchasing his new Kindle book, Mental & Emotional Release. In the webinar he mentioned biologist Bruce Lipton and his book, The Biology of Belief and I was excited to learn more about his teachings through his lively Youtube interviews. In one video he reminded me that the subconscious controls 95% of our behavior and decisions.

I was then reminded of the perfect metaphor showing a tip of a visible iceberg representing the conscious mind and the massive bulk of it hidden below the surface representing the subconscious mind. It can seem overwhelmingly impossible to deal with any hidden, destructive programs below the surface but thankfully Lipton recommends a three step solution for rewriting the subconscious.

1) Hypnosis - subliminal tapes before bed & early morning
2) Repetition - affirmations, actions
3) Energy Psychology/Belief Change Modification
See video interview: Bruce Lipton, Rewrite Subconscious Programming Quickly 

Vortex Success Subliminal Brain Wave Programs

The mention of hypnosis intrigued me to explore first and discovered a treasure chest of subliminal recordings from Vortex Success on Youtube. They have an extensive audio library with themes such as Attract Love, Money & Abundance and Depression & Anxiety. Within each theme are sub-categories that include a description and list of subliminal affirmations embedded in the soothing, meditative music.

I found the lists of affirmations so empowering that just reading them made me feel confident and strong! Listen to sample & read list of affirmations:  Rewire Your Brain To Stay Motivated Focused And Goal Oriented

The Orville TV Show (2017)
Episode 10: “Firestorm”

While I was implementing the subliminal audio recordings I was amazed at another synchronistic moment. The Orville TV show has become an instant favourite show for me because it’s a spoof on the classic Star Trek series and yet actually retains Star Trek’s spirit and optimism in comparison to the latest TV show Star Trek: Discovery (which I also love!). The most recent episode astounded me because it was a mirror for my research into reprogramming subconscious blocks! The episode was about the ship’s Security Chief, Lt. Kitan, dealing with a fear of fire.

*Spoiler Alert!*

What unfolds is Lt. Kitan’s unique solution to program the ship’s holographic room to face her fear of fire and other phobias such as spiders and falling from heights. The key for her was to have a short term memory wipe to forget that she set up the program and think that the holograms are real. It’s timely stories like this that simply fuel my enthusiasm to continue on this path! It then continued with seeing the Justice League movie on opening day.

Justice League (2017)

The superhero film, Justice League, is about the formation of DC Comics heroes Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg and Superman. Despite mixed reviews and numerous flaws I was able to enjoy the movie thanks to dramatic rewrites and reshoots to the film. See: movie trailer 3 (with changes)

It had been reported that director Zack Snyder’s original cut of the film was so poor that they brought in writer & director Joss Whedon to re-write and ultimately reshoot about 20% of the movie. Snyder’s original vision was dark while Whedon’s is much lighter and fun as demonstrated in his other films for Marvel, The Avengers and its sequel. This merging has caused much controversy amongst critics and fans.

However, because I disliked Snyder’s previous film Batman V Superman for it’s dark, pessimistic vision, I welcomed Whedon’s re-writes. Apparently all of Superman’s scenes were reshot and finally I felt his heroic optimism had returned that was missing in his two previous film appearances! Even his costume was much brighter. Plus the original film composer was replaced with Danny Elfman who incorporated his iconic Batman theme from Tim Burton’s Batman films as well as John William’s famous theme from Superman: The Movie. It was a thrill to hear these themes I've loved over the years!


Read more: Justice League Reshoots: Every Change Whedon Made To Snyder’s Film 
See more: Observed Changes In "JUSTICE LEAGUE" (Joss Whedon VS Zack Synder)

So for me these cinematic rewrites were yet another metaphor and mirror for the light and optimism I wish to reprogram into my subconscious mind. All these synchronicities have excited me to continue experimenting with transforming that hidden iceberg within my mind.

If you are seeking solutions for chronic problems that keep coming up in your life then be open to any concepts that excite you to explore. Feel enthusiasm to rewrite your life with new methods and tools. Enjoy your journey for creating a new empowered life for yourself!

Related Tips:
Tip#535: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 1 – The Cabin in the Woods
Tip#573: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 2 – Frequency
Tip#738: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 3 - Stuck in Love
Tip#761: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 4 - Maleficent
Tip#1068: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 5 - Justice League

MOVIES & MENTAL HEALTH INTERVIEW:
Listen to Emmanuel’s interview on the podcast show THIS MOVIE’S ABOUT YOU with Thom Ernst (former host of TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies) and Louis Marrone. Emmanuel discusses his ideal double bill of GROUNDHOG DAY and PLEASANTVILLE and how they helped him cope with clinical depression. Click here

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Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Motivational Speaker
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Tip#1067: Random Acts of Kindness, Part 4 – Top 10 Inspiring Movies for Kindness

I remember on a cold, grey February morning that I wasn’t feeling well but later felt uplifted and transformed as if tropical sunshine suddenly warmed my heart! At the time I was experiencing depression symptoms that could have been seasonal affective discover (SAD) or winter blues. Whatever it was it didn’t stop me from doing something nice for a stranger because that day was February 17th, Random Acts of Kindness Day.

I decided to buy a bunch of delicious shortbread cookies I loved that had a chunk of chocolate in the centre and gave them out to local homeless people. One man sitting in the freezing weather was so grateful. He said shortbread cookies were his favourites and his mom used to make them growing up. This touched my heart and was happy I made his day a little brighter! That’s the moment my mood shifted into joy. I was so touched that I gave him an extra cookie!

Three Results from an Act of Kindness

This man’s story turned out to be his own random act of kindness for me that lifted my spirits and brightened my day. It reminded me of what Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote in his book, The Power of Intention…

The positive effect of kindness on the immune system and on the increased production of serotonin in the brain has been proven in research studies. Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance in the body that makes us feel more comfortable, peaceful, and even blissful. In fact, the role of most antidepressants is to stimulate the production of serotonin chemically, helping to ease depression. 

Research has shown that a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves the functioning of the immune system and stimulates the production of serotonin in both the recipient of the kindness AND the person extending the kindness. Even more amazing is that persons observing the act of kindness have similar beneficial results. Imagine this! Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved! 

I ended up sharing my story with the homeless man on social media knowing that it would impact the feelings of my contacts so I posted a photo of the cookies and what happened. See: Instagram post

These are the delicious shortbread cookies I gave to homeless people.

Real-life stories as well as movie examples of kindness also inspires me. Here are wonderful examples for acts of kindness in cinema I’ve put together. I hope my top 10 movies inspires your imagination of what you could do to make someone’s day!

Top 10 Inspiring Movies on Kindness

• A Christmas Carol (Scrooge) (1951)
• The Artist (2011)
• The Blind Side (2009)
• Evan Almighty (2007)
• Groundhog Day (1993)
• It Could Happen to You (1994)
• It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
• Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
• Pay It Forward (2000)
• Sullivan's Travels (1942)

A Christmas Carol (Scrooge) (1951)

This classic Christmas film has a wonderful ending with the giddy transformation of self-centred miser Ebenezer Scrooge. After his life review with three Christmas ghosts he is overflowing with love and compassion and gives his housekeeper and employee, Jacob Marley, a big raise. Their reactions are priceless! He then sends Marley and his family a big Christmas turkey and later shows up at his nephew's Christmas dinner party making his nephew and wife very happy.

The Artist (2011)

George Valentin and Peppy Miller are two Hollywood actors in the 1920’s silent era. They’ve been friends for years but then have a falling out. Thankfully that doesn’t stop her from showing him compassion and kindness by anonymously helping her friend in need. When his acting career goes bankrupt and loses his home she secretly purchased his furniture and belongings and kept them safe for him.

The Blind Side (2009)

Based on a true story, Leigh Anne Tuohy and her family open their home and hearts to a homeless black teen named Michael Oher. Together they become his family and help him develop his talents as a powerful football player. Leigh Anne’s initial act of kindness ended up changing her life and the lives of her two children, husband, Michael's high school and later benefiting the NFL.

Evan Almighty (2007)

In this comedy, Evan Baxter wanted to change the world as a congressman but God wants him to build a modern day ark for an upcoming flood. God notices that Evan isn’t kind to a stray dog who wanted a drink of water and uses that as an example that he needed to open his heart and help this one dog. Evan eventually learns from God that changing the world starts with one act of random kindness at a time = Act of Random Kindness = A.R.K.

Groundhog Day (1993)

This classic comedy is about arrogant, egotistical Phil Connors who learns that compassion and thinking of others first is how he breaks out of the time loop he is stuck in living the same day over and over again. His days end up filled with as many random acts of kindness he can accomplish such as bringing coffee and donuts to his co-workers, feeding a homeless man, changing a flat tire and catching a boy falling from a tree.

It Could Happen to You (1994)

Inspired by a true story, a New York City cop named Charlie splits his $4 million winning lottery ticket with waitress Yvonne as a tip. That leads to them doing random acts of kindness for people in the city like giving away free subway tokens and treating kids to play baseball at Yankee Stadium. Yvonne also buys the diner she worked at and made a special table where homeless people could have a free meal.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

In this classic Christmas film, George Bailey is always doing random acts of kindness. When his father’s business needed his help he gave away his college money to his younger brother. Later, right after his marriage, he gives out his own honeymoon money to satisfy upset clients of his savings and loan business. Though George slips into a depression an angel helps him see that his acts of kindness over the years touched the lives of so many people that they were eager to help him in his darkest moment.

Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)

This classic comedy is about a generous small town man with the heart of a child named Longfellow Deeds. He inherits a vast fortune and moves to New York City. There he realizes he doesn’t need luxuries and decides to help hundreds of homeless families by providing them with fully equipped 10-acre farms at no cost.

Pay It Forward (2000)

This film is about junior high school student Trevor and his class assignment for changing the world in a positive way. He puts into action his concept of “paying forward” three good deeds to anyone in need of something. With each act of kindness that new person does another for three other people. Tevor's first deed is letting a homeless man live in his garage. He, in turn, repairs his mother's car. Soon these actions create a massive ripple affect touching the lives of many people beyond Trevor’s town.

Sullivan's Travels (1942)

This classic, screwball comedy is about successful Hollywood director John L. Sullivan who disguises himself as a hobo for research in producing his next film masterpiece. While experiencing real-life hardships he discovers a new compassion for the homeless and sets out to give them money. In the end he decides to produce films that will uplift audiences, make them laugh and fill them with hope and joy.

BONUS, Two Short Films:

Star in the Night (1945)

This Oscar winning short film takes place on Christmas Eve at a desert motel in the Southwestern United States and will really touch your heart. I discovered this film on the DVD for Christmas in Connecticut (1945) but you can watch it on Youtube: Click here
 
Validation (2007)

This award-winning short film is a comedy about a man who loves validating people and making their day brighter. You can see the full film on Youtube: Click here

So remember the uplifting power of kindness because they can transform your mood, the mood of the receiver and of anyone witnessing your act of kindness! It raises serotonin levels in the brain and body making everyone feel good, peaceful and even blissful. And if you need ideas remember to read about real-life examples or watch films with movie heroes demonstrating heartwarming acts of kindness. You may become someone’s unexpected hero with your random act of generosity and thoughtfulness!

Related Tips:
Tip#751: The Joy of Helping Others - Clueless - Miss Match 
Tip#602: You Are Awesome! Part 1 – Validation (short film) 
Tip#1061: Be of Service to Others - Victoria & Abdul
Tip#889: Random Acts of Kindness – Depression - Seven Pounds
Tip#934: Random Acts of Kindness, Part 2 – Dancing Barista – The Ellen DeGeneres Show – It Could Happen to You
Tip#1005: Random Acts of Kindness, Part 3 - Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
Tip#1067: Random Acts of Kindness, Part 4 – Top 10 Movies for Kindness

MOVIES & MENTAL HEALTH INTERVIEW:
Listen to Emmanuel’s interview on the podcast show THIS MOVIE’S ABOUT YOU with Thom Ernst (former host of TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies) and Louis Marrone. Emmanuel discusses his ideal double bill of GROUNDHOG DAY and PLEASANTVILLE and how they helped him cope with clinical depression. Click here

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT NEEDS CHEERING UP?
SEND THEM THIS: Uplifting Movie Montage produced by Emmanuel Lopez!

LISTEN TO EMMANUEL’S CBC RADIO INTERVIEW on
MOVIE MESSAGES OF HOPE: The Fresh Air Show

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 on Health & Wellness
Discover How Movies Inspire Resilience & Indestructible Optimism
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2017