For those of you that have asked me–Dr Angela, why are you so excited about doing a local film–are you getting into filmmaking or just promoting your wellness program? Well, actually neither. Let me give you a little history lesson on the film “Ingenue” that is scheduled for release in 2013 (an amazing film by Kate Chaplin). Kate’s film is based on the historical icon Rosalind Franklin, frequently coined “The Dark Lady of DNA”. Rosalind was a British biophysicist who made substantial contributions to the understanding of DNA. It was her work using Xray diffraction images that led to the discovery of the DNA double helix even though it was Watson and Crick who received credit for this important find. Her contribution to the discovery of DNA was largely overlooked due to widespread sexism in science in the 1950’s.
Kate’s storyline of “Ingenue ” follows a family that finds a genetic clone of Rosaline Franklin’s DNA that is discovered living as a human analog in the basement of their home. They are badgered into raising this clone as a human child. The film outlines the issues of healthcare’s treatment of people, corporate treatment of society, and issues of the negligence of science being overcome by the underlying force of life —LOVE. Please look for this film in theaters next year if you support the change that our nation needs to make to get back to the essentials of human existence.
Our friend Kate Chaplin has a charming book entitled “The Celebration Diet” that is a welcome addition to any plan to get healthy. This blog embraces the mind, spirit, and body. After all, how can your body be healthy when your mind is cluttered by stress and you start losing faith and spirit? Kate offers some great ideas on how to center your mind to help improve your overall health! You can purchase a copy at http://katechaplin.wordpress.com/ Here is an excerpt worth reading. Thanks Kate for making a difference!
“Every January, I make a resolution to lose weight. The year starts with great progress; I am eating healthy and exercising. There are a few holidays and birthdays of long distance friends and relatives, but no parties or triple-layered chocolate cakes to dodge. Then BAMB! We are in February through June, otherwise known as my “weight gaining season”.
Valentine’s Day is the warm up. Some flowers and a few chocolates but I am still on track. What I do not realize is that the Ides of March are fast approaching. In which lies my father’s birthday and my birthday. Somewhere in March, there will be cake and ice cream. I think to myself, “It’s my birthday, I deserve a treat.”
No sooner do I reward myself than my anniversary approaches. “We have to celebrate our anniversary at a nice restaurant” I say. A few glasses of wine later the power to resist the sweets, fats and carbs are fading away.
May comes along with my husband, daughter, and brother’s birthday and they will definitely want cake and why not they each weigh a buck-twenty. Soon Mother’s Day approaches which inevitably will be a repeat of Valentine’s Day filled with flowers and candy. Before I know it, swimsuit season is upon us and I have gained at least ten pounds. It’s the celebrations that kill me. I knew I had discovered my Achilles heel and I had to come up with a way to celebrate without food”
Posted on June 20, 2012
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