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I’ve wondered this about others a lot...Maybe because I find it curious how strength shows up differently for each of us. . It’s truly amazing what we are capable of withstanding and how we can rise after the darkness. . I want to be more mindful of this on a daily basis. In the meantime I will focus on being grateful for life’s earthquakes since they serve a purpose in creating strength. . Thank you @berrymankristi for sharing this earlier! . . . #mindset #mindsetiseverything #selfdiscovery #innerpeace #mindfulness #wellness #awareness #perspective #beherenow #selfcare #selfcarefirst #strength #strengthquotes #progressnotperfection #kindness #bekind

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Happy 9th birthday to my birthday boy @sirhumperdink Spoiling him today starting with his fave - a puppuccino! #happybirthday #dogbirthday #happybirthdayhumperdink #birthdayboy

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Happy 2019! . . I’m not a believer in resolutions for a new year...but I do value looking back at the previous year with gratitude. . From starting 2018 in Sundance, then NYC, Vegas, Costa Rica, Alaska, Seattle, and finishing in Miami my year has been filled with fun places & experiences indeed! . . . More important to me, 2018 brought such wonderful people into my life that I’m so grateful for. It’s been a ridiculously abundant year. . Loved the fun trips & experiences, combined with lots of learning & growth along the way...but I’m especially grateful for the hard times as they allow me to become stronger and to appreciate life’s ups more too. . Wishing you all an amazing powerful year of growth and love in 2019! . . #happynewyear #happy2019 #happynewyear2019 #grateful #gratitude #mindsetiseverything #theforceisstrongwiththisone

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Ended my 2018 with a new one rep max PR of 205 pounds 😊💪🏼. . . #pr #deadlifts #deadlift #womenwholift #onerepmax #latergram #happynewyear #bye2018

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gabrielagonzalezinla. #tbt to this past weekend. .
I’m so grateful to have spent time with s

#tbt to this past weekend. . I’m so grateful to have spent time with some of my nieces who are all such smart, caring & amazing women. . I only wish I would’ve gotten pics with all of them but these are some fun ones from last week. Love being silly with them! . . Thanks to @danvilleda for being our 🎥, our 📸 & our 🚗 😘❤️ #nieces #niecelove #ilovemynieces

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A rare sighting: all 7 Gonzalez kids together. . The 2nd pic is my parents with their favorite of the bunch: Lucky # 7. . . #siblings #gonzalezkids #gonzalez7 #parentsanniversary #60thweddinganniversary #lucky7

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Pictures of the bride and groom from Saturday’s celebration of their 60th anniversary. . . #parentsanniversary #60thweddinganniversary

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14/10 - Penny Marshall’s AWAKENINGS (1990). . “People have forgotten what life is all about. They’ve forgotten what it is to be alive!...They need to be reminded of what they have and what they can lose. What I feel is the joy of life, the gift of life, the freedom of life, the wonderment of life!”. . . When things are not going well, I sometimes think of this film & it reminds me of the sentiment behind the quote above. . It’s a powerful script written by Steven Zaillian & beautifully directed by Penny Marshall - based on the true story of neurologist Dr. Saks who discovers in 1969 that his catatonic patients may not be so asleep after all. . . I absolutely LOVE this Oscar-nominated performance by DeNiro and also love Robin Williams’s highly underrated & gentle performance (who deserved a nomination too IMHO). . . Roger Ebert wrote in his book LIFE ITSELF that “movies are like a machine that generate empathy. It lets you understand a little more about different hopes, aspirations, dreams and fears. It helps us to identify with people who are sharing this journey with us.”. . I feel that way here about this film (and cinema in general) and recall the way this movie moved me so deeply the first time I saw it & each time since. I think I’ll watch it again today. . . . #tendaymoviechallenge #awakenings #pennymarshall #stevenzaillian #robertdeniro #robinwilliams #femalefilmmakers #femaledirector #femaledirectors #femaleproducer #femaleproducers

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13/10 - Robert Zemeckis’s BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985). . This was one of the first movies I saw without parents - (shout out to Rockway Elementary Summer Camp in Westchester Miami 1985). . . Was there anyone more awesome than Michael J Fox in this era? I doubt it. . . I’m not ashamed to say this movie is the one that made me want to make movies. And it was the first time I wondered what a “producer” was after seeing Steven Spielberg’s name listed as such in the credits. . I’d love to go back (in a Delorean of course) to tell 6 year old me that one day the film’s other producer Neil Canton would be my producing mentor at AFI. She’d probably ask what’s AFI? Just you wait kid! . . . #tendaymoviechallenge #backtothefuture #robertzemeckis #stevenspielberg #neilcanton #afi #aficonservatory #afialumni #afiproducers

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Happy Monday! I’m happy to announce that Humperdink’s transformation into a human is almost complete. . . #humperdink #doxle #doxlesofinstagram #doxles #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedogsoflosangeles

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Day 12/10 - Spielberg’s E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982). . . This is the first movie that made me cry my eyes out (thanks Dad!). I still get emotional watching it today...but I love the camera work so much! . . Spielberg’s films and John Williams’ scores make up the backdrop of my childhood 😊...(even though I’m seeing a pattern where Spielberg’s films are closely related to all my childhood traumas 😜). . . . #et #ettheextraterrestrial #stevenspielberg #spielberg #johnwilliams #tendaymoviechallenge

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Day 11/10 - Malick’s BADLANDS (1973). . Oh I was supposed to go to 10 only? 🤷🏻‍♀️. I do what I want 😘. . . Happy birthday Terrence Malick. . #terrencemalick #badlands #badlandsmovie #tendaymoviechallenge #sissyspacek #martinsheen

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Two things @sirhumperdink hates:. . 1 - the rain. . 2 - his raincoat. . #humperdink #doxle #doxlesofinstagram #dogsoflosangeles

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#tendaymoviechallenge . Day 10/10 - George Lucas’s STAR WARS A NEW HOPE (1977). . If I have to explain this one, why are we even friends? . Settle down nerds, I know it’s not the greatest film ever but it definitely had and continues to have an impact on generations...and because of that George Lucas might be the Dickens of our time. . . It was nice finding other Star Wars fans in film school so on that note I tag my fellow AFI peep & Star Wars fan @schoucs for his 10 films. . #tendaymoviechallenge #starwars #starwarsanewhope #princessleia #georgelucas

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#tendaymoviechallenge . . Day 9/10 - Fellini’s NIGHTS OF CABIRIA . . . . Giulietta Masina is just incredible as a prostitute with a good heart in Rome. The film overall & her performance are so moving...and that last scene - good God. 💔 . . . I tag @teritadarby for her 10 films 😊😘❤️ . . #tendaymoviechallenge #fellini #nightsofcabiria #giuliettamasina #federicofellini

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#tendaymoviechallenge . . Day 8/10 - Robert Wise’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965). . To pick one image from this one isn’t fair! 😜. . This is one of my favorite movies of all time - for sure my favorite musical. . . This film has everything- a family of 7 kids like me and my siblings, badass nuns, Nazis, songs, dancing, romance, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer (swoon💕). It’s pretty much a perfect film 😊. . I watch this movie also at least once year right around this time. So let me take out my lederhosen and warm up my vocals so I can start singing about solving a problem like Maria! . . I tag @feelingcinester for her 10 films 😊. . #tendaymoviechallenge #thesoundofmusic #robertwise #julieandrews #christopherplummer #ilovechristopherplummer #howdoyousolveaproblemlikemaria

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Took a little hiatus but I’m back with my #tendaymoviechallenge . Day 7/10 - Coppola’s THE GODFATHER: PART 2 (1974). . I like to watch 1 & 2 once a year and I recently had the privilege of introducing both films to @danvilleda . . It’s so great to watch someone else experience this masterpiece for the first time. It’s like getting to watch it with a new perspective. . I tag my love @danvilleda for his 10 movies 😊😘❤️ . . #tendaymoviechallenge #thegodfather2 #coppola #corleonefamily

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gabrielagonzalezinla. Happy birthday to my amazing sister Ceci - my first hero. .
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Happy birthday to my amazing sister Ceci - my first hero. . I’m so lucky to have a sister who is a great friend and such a caring human being. . Happy birthday Ceci! I love you and can’t wait to see you (we need some recent pics of just you and me btw 😜). . #happybirthday #happybirthdayceci #bff #bffs #sisters

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