New “Beauty and the Beast” Poster

Here’s the new gorgeous poster for Disney’s live action “Beauty and the Beast.” Tonight during the Golden Globe Awards, we will get a new preview! Is it March 17 yet?

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The Exclusive Trailer for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” 

 

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We finally have the trailer for Disney’s live action version of “Beauty and the Beast.” It is perfect in every way! Check it out!

New Images from Disney’s Live Action “Beauty and the Beast”

“Entertainment Weekly” has released nine new images from 2017’s live action version of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to see this film. It looks beautiful. Check out the images below!

Who’s Your Disney Princess?

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It was Thanksgiving weekend in 1991, when I first viewed “Beauty and the Beast.”  I was eight years old and had an awful haircut. I went to see the film with my mom and my aunt, and remember an older lady sitting in front of us telling her child not to sit there because the little boy behind us could not see. She was referring to me. I shrugged it off and sat back with my Skittles wondering if this movie would be better than “The Little Mermaid” because everyone wanted to be Ariel.

I left the theater obsessed. I could relate to Belle in every possible way. She was different, loved to read, she was smart and wanted more than just some mundane life. I started to ignore the bullies in school who teased me for reading. I kept my head in that book to remind myself that life would get better. I didn’t let others crush my dreams or tell me what I couldn’t do. Belle was my princess during a time when female self empowerment was still on the rise.

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As the years went by, I never lost my love for the film. I continued to collect figurines, film posters, coffee mugs and t-shirts. I was blessed to be able to see the Broadway Musical before it left New York in 2007. I wrote countless research papers in college on the origins of “Beauty and the Beast.” I studied the self empowerment of the female lead in all types of different versions.  My husband understood my love for the film so much he made sure to propose to me in the Beauty and the Beast area of Fantasyland in Walt Disney World. I cannot believe we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of this classic tale. It truly is a tale as old as time.

What is Power, Really?

In Season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy was faced with her biggest challenge.  She had to figure out how to defeat Glory and save her sister Dawn from unlocking a portal to hell. There was a great scene where she tells the Scooby Gang the following:

“I’ve had a lot of people talking at me the last few days. Everyone just lining up to tell me how unimportant I am. And I’ve finally figured out why. Power. I have it. They don’t. This bothers them.”

We all have demons in our lives, and some of us have demons like Glory who are demon gods. Demon gods are a little harder to defeat. They suck the life out of you. They make you feel less of a person. They put you down, stab you in the back, and bully you until your entire life because miserable.  I was hoping I would never have to experience this type of torture in my life, but I have.  I have learned that the best technique when dealing with this kind of person is to remember you have the power.

Power is not about having the one up on someone else. Power is not about bossing others around just because you can. Power is not about gossiping and putting others down in front of colleagues.  Why do you think there are heroes and villains? The villains always think power means having a one up on the heroes.

Having power means you own up to your mistakes. Powerful people never blame others for their problems. Having power means you take the time to help others become successful. Powerful people admit when they are wrong, and they find a solution.  Powerful people have successful followers who want to lead as well.

Buffy finally realizes that she holds the power in this situation. She learned from her previous mistakes, and found a solution. She has a team willing to fight with her to the end. Once Glory learned Buffy held the power, she became obsessed with taking her down.

Don’t let the demon god in your life steal your power. Remember you have the ability to take control of any situation.

 

Let’s Make Everyday Magical

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I don’t live very far from Walt Disney World, but my current daily life doesn’t allow for many quick trips to my happy place. My ultimate goal is to become a Disney insider one day, but for now I plan to inspire others through my own daily magic.

How can you add a little Disney magic to your daily life? We all have our favorite movies, songs and also coffee mugs that add that extra magic to our days. I decided to create a fashionable scene from “Alice in Wonderland” wearing a Cheshire Cat top from Disney Boutique, a Cheshire Cat bow from Hot Topic and vintage Cheshire Cat cat toy from Walt Disney World circa 2008. I may not have the back drop of Cinderella’s Castle or Alice in my picture, but it was fun to create a little magic on my own.

I invite you all to share your magical photos and stories with me. How do you create a little Disney magic in your daily life? I will feature your story and photos on my blog, Instagram and Twitter.

You can email me at tara.fisher05@yahoo.com with your story and photos.  You can also use #dailydisneymagic to have your photos featured on my Instagram and Twitter.

 

 

 

The Puppy Blues

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Bella stared at me with her big brown eyes as she anticipated her next move. She lunged toward the back of my head grabbing my hair. I covered my eyes hoping she would calm down or go away. Seconds later, she attacked the couch pillows making them her next victim.

My first thought, this dog is evil.

My second thought, did we make the right choice?

My final thought, can I handle this lifestyle?

My husband and I adopted Bella in 2013. As a little girl, I loved the movie “Milo and Otis.” I only wanted a pug in my life. I watched pug videos, learned about pug health issues and researched pug training tips. We were prepared for this new addition in our lives.

There was one big problem to this equation, I never owned a dog. My husband grew up with a farm of different animals, but I only understood cats. Cats were independent and clean. Dogs were dirty and smelly.

The day Bella entered our home; my husband had to work all day. I was left alone with Bella. Once the foster parent drove away, Bella immediately took control. She pooped upstairs, peed on the bed, and attacked the furniture. She earned her nickname Gremlin by the end of the day. When my husband came home from work, he found me locked in my room hiding from Bella. This little pug beagle mix had me terrified.

I cried for days about our decision to adopt Bella. I had no connection to her, and I didn’t want to understand her. My husband told me I had to learn how to be patient with her, but it was hard when she was interrupting “The Walking Dead.”

The days passed and I was overwhelmed, irritated and angry at Bella. It was her fault that my routine was different. It was her fault if I had to get out of bed early. I began to wonder if postpartum depression happened to people who adopted dogs. I worried if I was experiencing these symptoms with Bella, would this happen if I had children?  I decided to research post dog depression, but the technical term is Post Puppy Depression (PPD). It turns out that there are millions of people who adopt dogs who are not aware of PPD. After learning that I was not alone, I realized I needed to step back and try to understand this little Gremlin.

About a month later, my husband and I took Bella to see the in-laws. Bella was having a wonderful time playing with the other dogs. As she was chasing another dog, she fell into the pool. I immediately went into panic mood screaming for my husband. He didn’t hear me so I started coaching Bella how to swim. She naturally found the stairs and I pulled her out. My heart was racing, and I picked up that little Gremlin and hugged her for a long time.

It’s hard to imagine my life without Bella. She puts a smile on my face every day. She is my other half and I consider her my child. We adopted our second pug, Sookie, last year. I didn’t experience any PPD with Sookie. I knew what to expect the second time around, and I was open to learning how Sookie would be different from Bella.

My experience with PPD has not scared me away from having children. I know children are different from dogs, but at least I know that trust and patience takes time.

Copyright 2016 Tara Fisher