Every day is a miracle

Every day is a miracle

Green Renaissance

We must teach our children to smell the earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow. Our children have always decided the future. Let them choose one that aligns with our earth.  “Encourage your kids to look for nature everywhere you go. It’s the weed breaking through the pavement, It’s the leaves forming small clumps along the side of the road. It’s the sky at any given time of the day or night. It’s the wind doing what it likes to your hair. Look around, it won’t take long to find it.” ~Penny Whitehouse

We “Green Renaissance”, make these short films as passion projects, to share inspiration. You can help us make more films like this by making a tiny donation, so we can continue this journey with you –  @greenrenaissance

Who is Green Renaissance? We are a tiny collective of 4 passionate filmmakers (Warren, Jacky, Michael and Justine). We live off-grid and dedicate our time to making films that we hope will inspire and share ideas.

Green Renaissance
Every single day I live life

Every single day I live life

Green Renaissance

“Every single day I live life. It is living today. It’s not about ‘someday I’ll do this’… that may never come. You do it now.’

Joel made a decision to move out of the city, and create a more natural way of life for himself. And the positive benefits on his health have been incredible. Take a listen to his story…

We “Green Renaissance”, make these short films as passion projects, to share inspiration. You can help us make more films like this by making a tiny donation, so we can continue this journey with you – @ greenrenaissance

Who is Green Renaissance? We are a tiny collective of 4 passionate filmmakers (Warren, Jacky, Michael and Justine). We live off-grid and dedicate our time to making films that we hope will inspire and share ideas.

Green Renaissance

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• No shortcuts
• It’s hard work it’s not that easy
• My prime years
• Doctor’s rooms
• I changed the whole way of eating
• Allopathic drug
• It’s a holistic situation
• Growing my own food
• Clean water
• My priority
• It’s the air I breathe
• It’s pure free of chlorine and chemicals
• Every single day I live life
• Living today
• That may never come, you do it now
• It’s quite amazing
• Every day I am grateful that I’m here
• But that’s not the word I’m looking for
• It’s an absolute privilege to live out here

Have you heard of Hygge?

Have you heard of Hygge?

[Euromaxx]

The Danes are ranked as the world’s happiest people. Hygge may have something to do with it. Difficult to sum up in one word, “hygge” is a Danish ritual of enjoying life’s pleasures.

Vocabulary chunks from the video :

• The Danes are the happiest people on Earth
• At the top of the list
• Togetherness
• The art of creating a good atmosphere
• Hygge as part of our DNA
• Simple pleasures of life
• A cup of warm chocolate or tea
• At home with a candle
• Reading a book
• Spending quality time with friends and family
• Winter is the peak season for hygge
• More living space per person
• Lighting is important too
• Design concepts
• A state of mind
• A simple walk outside
• The focus is on being together

How to Hygge

What are you here for?

What are you here for?

[Green renaissance]

“What are you here for? What are you living for? We’re here to do something, and it starts from being able to listen to that little voice inside.” – Nirmala Nair

Nirmala doesn’t want to live a settled down life. She continuously questions the status quo and works towards living a more authentic life.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• I’m a social misfit
• I’m quite unusual in my thinking
• Settle down
• Sharing the ability to question the status quo
• Be comfy
• What are you here for?
• What are you living for?
• A tiny little thing
• To be disconnected inside
• Time has become linear
• I have a deadline
• An enthusiasm to discover
• Ready-made answers
• We don’t go out and engage
• We don’t relate
• We don’t discover
• Take the risk to follow ones’ heart
• Make mistakes
• That is authenticity

 

Happiness is taking what you can in the moment

Happiness is taking what you can in the moment

greenrenaissance.co.za

Our world has become so full of daily demands. Helen has found a way to escape this.

“It feels like land has become so cluttered with so much stuff – cellphones, and cars, and appointments. When I’m in the water, it feels like the one place that I can get away from everything” – Helen Walne

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• I’ve gone through phases
• When is this phase going to end?
• This one is going to stick
• Something so immersive
• Not just physically but mentally as well
• I grew up on a farm
• Far away from the sea
• I’m trying to find my way around water
• Taking what you can in the moment – right now
• Cluttered with so much stuff
• One of the few places that we can get away from everything
• It slows everything down
• It’s magical, it’s truly magical
• There is this entire world that you have never experienced before
• Just floating and looking
• It’s not just underwater it’s under wonder