Inspirational Movies and Clips

The Butterfly Circus

The Butterfly Circus (20 minutes) At the height of the Great Depression, the showman (Eduardo Verastegui) of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover Will (Nick Vujicic), a man without limbs at a carnival sideshow.

This beautiful, touching movie, about a " whom God himself has forsaken!" is inspiring as the characters re-frame life's challenges and see the gift that they really give to us.

Amy Purdy - The benefits of boundaries, the gifts that come from challenges

Amy Purdy and the Benefits of Boundaries

When she was 19, Amy Purdy lost both her legs below the knee. And now ... she's a pro snowboarder. In this powerful 20-minute talk, she shows us how to draw inspiration from life's obstacles and to see the gift in all life's experiences.

My Stroke of Insight - Dr. Jill Bolte, TED talk

My Stroke of Insight Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it , saw it as a gift -- and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.

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