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Are you tired of feeling weighed down by your worries and anxieties, especially during those long winter months? Do your thoughts constantly dominate your life and leave you feeling like you're stuck in a mental rut? Well, have no fear, because I have the solution: cold therapy!

Getting into cold water might seem unconventional, but trust me, it's a great way to be present in the moment, even if it's just for a few seconds! And let's be real, cold water therapy has some pretty impressive benefits. When we immerse ourselves in cold water, our body and mind are forced to focus on survival, which means living in the present moment rather than dwelling on past regrets or worrying about the future. It's like a wake-up call that reminds us that we're alive and kicking!

Now, I know what you're thinking, "Jumping into cold water? No way!" But let me tell you, the sensation of cold water on your skin can be invigorating and give you a burst of energy. Of course, it's important to take the necessary precautions, like proper preparation and supervision, to avoid turning into a human popsicle.

Personally, to achieve my own cold plunges, I slow down my heart rate through breathwork while visualizing the activity as a playful and warm experience. I add the "fun" factor to my mental rehearsal and just go for it, like in my visualization. On my first few cold plunges, I couldn't feel my limbs and started to feel dizzy. That's why I make sure that when it gets too intense, there's always a hot tub nearby to warm me up quickly.

If you're interested in trying cold therapy, one of the best ways is by visiting a Nordic Scandinavian type of spa, where you can alternate between hot and cold therapy. It's like a rollercoaster for your body and mind, except instead of screaming in terror, you'll be screaming in delight!

So, if you're feeling stuck in your thoughts, give cold water therapy a try. It might just be the shock you need to shake things up and get back to the present moment. And who knows, you might even have some fun with it. Just remember, don't turn into an icicle!

Note: The water was a 4 degrees celsius (39.2 Fahrenheit) that day!

My takeaway: it made me realize that the sensation of cold can only exist if there is a body to experience it.

Photos by David Deïas.

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Updated: Mar 27, 2023

Are you tired of feeling stuck, uninspired, and unproductive in your work environment? Have you considered the impact that your physical surroundings could be having on your creativity and energy levels? I can tell you from personal experience that creating an energetically supportive space can make all the difference.

I have gone beyond simple tidying up and organization and applied the principles of Feng Shui to my home and office, and the results have been nothing short of remarkable. By making intentional changes to the arrangement and decor of my workspace, and my editing suite, I have unlocked a new level of focus, inspiration, and productivity, allowing me to achieve my goals at an accelerated pace. I have even used these principles on the set of #MontrealGirlsMovie, when choosing the best direction for the actors in order to support their performances energetically.

Placing lead actor Hakim Brahimi into his best Feng Shui energetic direction to support his performance on the set of "MONTRÉAL GIRLS". I discussed these directions with the director of photography and the production designer. Photo by © Bernard Brault.

Using Chi Energy during the rehearsals with the actors of MONTRÉAL GIRLS. [Photo: Noa Blanche]

Placing the lead actor in his best direction during key scenes in MONTRÉAL GIRLS. [Photo: Walid Ghodbane]

This is not just about rearranging furniture and hanging up artwork. It's about understanding the subtle energetic shifts that can occur in a space and harnessing those energies to enhance your own. Each person has a different energy attraction direction. It's about creating an environment that supports and uplifts you, rather than draining your energy and dampening your creativity.

When you take the time to cultivate an energetically supportive space, you'll notice a profound difference in your ability to access a state of flow and tap into your creative potential. You'll feel more inspired, more focused, and more productive, with the energy to tackle even your most challenging projects.

So if you're ready to unleash your full creative potential, it's time to start paying attention to the energy of your surroundings. Take a page from the ancient practice of Feng Shui, and start creating an energetically supportive space that will empower you to achieve your goals and realize your dreams.

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Updated: Mar 19, 2023

Hello fellow storytellers!

Crafting a personal and sensitive story has the power to connect with audiences and create positive change. But let's take a moment to consider the key ingredient that can take our storytelling to the next level - and that most writers are not familiar with: energy awareness.

Energy awareness means being in tune with the energy we emanate and that we bring to our work and how it impacts our audience.

As we tap into deep emotions and experiences, even traumas, our work can have a profound impact on ourselves and our readers. Without energy awareness, we risk bringing negative energy to our project leading to writer's block, procrastination, and a lack of motivation. And ultimately, a story that doesn't transcend the audience's hearts.

But fear not! Let's make energy awareness our top priority as we embark on personal and sensitive storytelling. Incorporate mindfulness strategies, take breaks when necessary, stretch those muscles, and practice self-care. With a positive and compassionate mindset towards our work and ourselves, we can create stories that are powerful, sustainable, and impactful for both ourselves and our audiences.

And speaking of energy awareness, have you heard of accessing the 'Akashic Records' for storytelling?

It's an incredible experience that I've personally had success with.

Comment below if you want to learn more or if you already use them in your filmmaking process. Let's elevate our storytelling game together!

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