5 Things to Watch During a Snow Storm

AAARGH!   Snow Storm Stella has me stuck up here on the mountain. Stella has me stuck inside. The 180-degree view of the valley is down to an 180-degree view of white, snowy blur. In November this would be an adventure but during the Ides of March, it’s kind of a winter jail. So, to keep me from snow blindness I’ve had the chance to watch some of my favorite youtube videos; those videos that keep my spirit up and give me the motivation to do whatever I want.

From the sublime to the stupid, here are my top five:

1. The speech from Rocky Balboa. Rocky, the fictional character, with Sylvester Stallone’s voice about life and aging gets me every time. The younger version of me thought he was goofy until I really began to listen. I love to listen to this speech when I’m feeling blue or just don’t want to exercise.

2. Jane Fonda’s TED talk on the Third Act and women.  This talk gives voice to my experience.

3.  Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight TED talk.  Woot Woot, by the end of this one I feel good and totally positive about my own power to create a life of joy and peace.

4. J.K. Rowlings Havard Commencement Speech on the importance of failure and imagination can become the backround voice in my hear when I’m beset by doubt.

5. This is perhaps my favorite.  Just a few moments to watch something that both confirms and makes me laugh out loud every time.

The Man Cold

These five videos keep my spirits up and going through any snow storm, internal or external.

As always,



  1. Snow Snow Go away! We didn’t watch too much however, I made up by eating way too much! Spring is right around the corner!

    1. Beth says:

      Oh yes, the eating factor. Fresh baked banana bread with lots of butter at my house.

  2. Grammy Dee says:

    Oh my, I hate cold and snowy weather. Good thing you didn’t lose power. Thank you Beth for sharing this post at Wednesday AIM Link Party at Grammy’s Grid. I shared it on social media. Hope you get lots of traffic!

  3. Donna says:

    Thank you for sharing these incredibly inspiring videos, Beth. I had seen the ‘Man Cold’ and ‘Rocky Balboa’ clips before, but not the other three. They each give much pause for thought and are remarkably insightful!

  4. I can’t imagine a snow storm as where I live it is sunshine most of the year (sorry to rub it in!). Love a good motivational video though! I would probably be watching movies and eating comfort food. I would love to live where there is snow but I think the novelty would wear off pretty quickly in a snow storm. Take care. xx

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