Films that educate, inspire and connect you to a better way of life.
Episode 5 - with Dan Barber of Hudson Valley, NY
I am not saying everyone should not eat meat or that I am a vegan but what I do wish is more people ate less meat and were better educated on where their food comes from. The quality of your food matters. There is a large disconnect between the animal and the slab of color in your local grocery store's chilled section. I chose this specific episode because I believe it is so important to not only understand where your food comes from but to respect the life you're consuming. Dan Barber talks about a better way of raising animals for consumption. People are going to do what they want no matter what so instead of shouting "don't eat meat!" I believe it is best to educate everyone so they can make the best choices for themselves. I also believe more respect should be given to the animals being consumed and it is proven that animals who lead a happier life taste better.
+ I highly recommend any episode of Chef's Table because nearly all the Chefs educate the audience on the importance of food sourcing.
The Minimalists: Less Is Now
This documentary touches the surface on minimalism. It provides specific actions you can take to de-clutter your home and free yourself from consumerism. The founders, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, explain how living with less lead them to a happier life. This eye-opening 53 minute documentary may just change your life.
Down to Earth
Episode 2 "France" - H2O
Hydration is key to creating a healthy environment internally and externally for your body. But what kind of water should we be drinking? This episode is full of great information and shows what other countries are doing to ensure their citizens have quality potable water. After watching this episode I changed the water I drink on a daily basis from purified water to natural spring/mineral water. I am lucky enough to live in an area with a natural spring. Not only am I healthier but I am connecting with nature on a deeper level.
This documentary is an incredible introduction into meditation. It provides simple to follow instructions on how to begin meditating and at the end of each episode is a guided meditation to start you on your journey of enlightenment. It only takes 8 weeks of meditation to change the way you think and your perception of this life.
It is so interesting to learn about different cultures. One thing we all have in common is food. There is a plethora of unique ingredients in this world and so many different ways to prepare them. How better to get to know your fellow human beings than through the way they eat?