Film Category

I dream of going to Paris! I want to drink in the rich culture and experience all the delicious foods. I want to taste the fresh breads, pastries and creamy chocolates. There is a passion in this city that keeps calling me. So I continue to visualize myself in Paris loving everything the city has to offer. A part of me wants to share this experience with the love of my life and since I haven’t found her yet (as of this writing) I sometimes think that maybe she’s inRead More
Letting go of anything in your life can be a challenge. It is also an important step in making room for new, exciting adventures and desires to come into your life. I often write that in order to move forward you’ve got to let go of things in your life that have been with you a long time. Recently I wrote about how shredding old business paperwork had made room for more exciting opportunities to come into my career in the form of my new column for Zoomer Magazine. HereRead More
At some point we all reach crossroads in our lives and careers where we have to make difficult decisions of what to let go of and what to keep. Some are physical items and some are old ways of thinking. And sometimes the physical items represent what’s inside you that must be released. Ultimately we must let go of what we’ve become comfortable with in order to make room for the new to come into our lives. I’m at a crossroads in my life and career where I can seeRead More
When you’ve gone through as many unexpected life changes as I have, you eventually learn to surrender to the flow of a river you’ve just been dropped into. I’ve learned to be open to whatever direction life has in store for me. I’ve learned to have faith. Of course, sometimes I can still feel resistance in the silliest ways. For example, the movie The Artist had a positive buzz about it even before it hit theatres. And even though it won a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award forRead More

Posted On January 17, 2012By Parvati MagazineIn February 2012 - Love, Film

Film: “Going the Distance”, by Emmanuel Lopez

During the summer of 2010 when I was moving for the second time in just 3 months, I was seeing Drew Barrymore’s new movie poster all over Toronto. I loved this poster because of the affectionate, fun image of the couple. I later discovered that Drew was in a relationship with her co-star Justin Long when they filmed this movie. Their real affection showed on the poster. When I finally saw her movie Going the Distance, I was happy to see that their real-life chemistry was also captured in theRead More
“Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.” Eat Pray Love (2010) I found Eat Pray Love to be one of the most powerful movies I saw in 2010. In fact, at the end and throughout the entire credits I couldn’t stop crying. I was deeply affected because there were so many parallels in the story with my own life transitions at the time. The foundations of my home and my direction in life and career had been shaken up just like the heroine named Liz. In herRead More
“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” Inception (2010) I believe based on my experience that what I want already exists. I just have to focus on it. Proof of this came on the opening night screening of Inception. A friend and I chose to see the movie at a theatre outside of Toronto, so we left by car 90 minutes before the film start time. Unfortunately it was rush hour with multiple road repairs and a public event causing the traffic we were in. Every directionRead More
A magical thing happened to me recently. One Sunday, I was compelled to go to a nearby Starbucks early in the morning around 7:15am. No one was there. I went straight to the counter where something shiny caught my eye on the floor. It was a dime. I have written before that whenever I find a shiny dime that it is a message that my dad is still with me. He had passed away without warning back in December of 2000. I felt a flush rush over me and knewRead More
“Remember, dragon warrior, anything is possible when you have inner peace.” – Kung Fu Panda 2 Surprisingly, the final Oprah Winfrey Show on May 25, 2011 featured no guests at all. And yet it was a deeply inspiring and emotional finale as Oprah simply stood on her stage sharing her heartfelt thanks to her fans around the world. What stood out were her very empowering insights of finding your purpose AND knowing your self-worth. See Oprah finale: Click here Three days later I went to see a morning matinee screeningRead More
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein I will always see the summer of 2011 as yet another test of maintaining my faith and indestructible optimism. The Einstein quote exemplifies how I am facing my latest financial challenges and how I’ve taken steps to approach my problems using different thinking. I’ve discovered that daily, consistent meditation has helped me unearth an inner voice revealing answers I’ve been seeking. One of these answers came in remembering my firstRead More