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Movie Review: Gratitude Revealed * A Thought-Provoking Piece With Gorgeous Footage, But Falters To Keep Viewers Engaged

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Movie Review: Gratitude Revealed * A Thought-Provoking Piece With Gorgeous Footage, But Falters To Keep Viewers Engaged

An epic journey forty years in the making, Gratitude Revealed from acclaimed filmmaker, Louie Schwartzberg, the director of cult hit Fantastic Fungi, takes us on a transformational, cinematic Experience of how to live a more meaningful life full of gratitude through his intimate conversations with everyday people, thought leaders, and personalities revealing gratitude is a proven pathway back from the disconnection we feel in our lives; disconnection from ourselves, our planet, and each other.

KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Eshaan M. comments, “A thought-provoking piece, Gratitude Revealed shows promise in its concept and features gorgeous footage, but falters to keep viewers engaged in the film past the midway mark.” See his full review below.

Gratitude Revealed By Eshaan M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 16

A thought-provoking piece, Gratitude Revealed shows promise in its concept and features gorgeous footage, but falters to keep viewers engaged in the film past the midway mark.

Composed of stunning nature footage and high-profile interviews, Gratitude Revealed shows us how to live a more meaningful life full of thankfulness through filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg’s conversations with everyday people and eminent personalities. Featured are chats with figures like Norman Lear, Deepak Chopra, Jack Kornfield and more. The film makes the point that we need a pathway back from the disconnection we feel in our lives, within ourselves, and with others.

The thought behind this film is remarkable. However, the substance of the film is revealed painfully slowly, and some of the insights are rather obvious. It is unfortunate that the film lacks momentum and vibrancy beyond cinematography, as this makes it a difficult watch for young viewers accustomed to a faster pace of cinema. If it was the intent of the filmmaker to slow down viewers caught in the rat race of life, he certainly achieved it… almost too well. The camera work and editing in Gratitude Revealed are the highest points of the film, along with the cachet of the big names Schwartzberg speaks with. I especially love the way the interviews are framed. I feel that some of the interviews are way too long and tedious. It sometimes feels as if the nature shots are being used to compensate for the repetition of certain points. This leads to Gratitude Revealed feeling less like a documentary and more like an experimental film.

Gratitude Revealed promotes finding joy in the small things in life and just “being.” It’s a beautiful message that is perfect for the Thanksgiving season.

I give Gratitude Revealed 3.5 stars out of 5 and recommend it for ages 12 to 18, plus adults. Gratitude Revealed releases on VOD November 1, 2022.


QDNA® Living with Intent, Love, Positive Passion™ and Purpose with author Mallika Chopra and Marina Rose

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QDNA® Living with Intent, Love, Positive Passion™ and Purpose with author Mallika Chopra and Marina Rose


Join Marina Rose, QDNA® and Mallika Chopra at 3:00pmPST on 11/10/15.

QDNA® Living with Intent, Love, Positive Passion™ and Purpose with author Mallika Chopra
and Marina Rose, QDNA®.

Oprah Winfrey stated, “The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.”

Life is meant to be lusciously lived, loved and appreciated. Life is meant to be simple. We are able to live like this when we’re able to get out of our own way.

We talk about living consciously and mindfully. A lot of us do live consciously and mindfully when it comes to others. How many of us really live consciously and mindfully regarding our own lives? Do you ever stop and ask yourself what is important in your life? Life can be so simple when we nurture ourselves and our truths. Part of this journey is taking a different action towards what we want in our life. Can life be that simple that we can ask for what we want with our intentions and we get them without exhausting ourselves? Mallika Chopra, author of ‘Living with Intent’ believes that to live a life that is meaningful, inspiring and fun we must first identify our intents, grow the seeds of our deepest longings then state them and pursue them. Explore intents, create the life you want to live and put the process in motion.


Mallika Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. Her most recent book, Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy, was published in April 2015.

Mallika is the founder of Intent.com, a website and app focused on personal, social and global wellness. Her intent is to harness the power of social media to connect people from around the world to improve their own lives, their communities and the planet.

Her books, “100 Promises To My Baby” and “100 Questions From My Child” have been translated and sold in dozens of countries worldwide. Her varied background includes launching the Heal The World Foundation in the 1990’s with Michael Jackson, being part of the initial team to re-launch MTV in India, and serving as a Health Ambassador for the Pepsi Refresh Everything Project in the US – an initiative that gave millions of dollars to individuals, non-profits and companies for projects in their communities. Mallika is also the founder of “The Chopra Well”, a premiere YouTube channel, she launched with her brother, Gotham Chopra, and father, Deepak Chopra.

Mallika has taught meditations to thousands of people. She enjoys speaking to audiences around the world, and has shared her passion about Intent at TedXBerkeley, Ideacity, Business Innovation Factory, the Green Festivals, LOHAS, The California Women’s Conference, The Prevention R3 Conference, as well as at companies such as LinkedIn and Coca Cola. Her writing and work have been featured in Time.com, Self Magazine, Women’s Health, Prevention Magazine, the LA Times, and Huffington Post.

Mallika has a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University,
and MBA from Kellogg Business School.


Come tune in and learn how to take back control of your life™.

Marina Rose is an alternative health pioneer who employs cutting edge techniques that sit squarely at the intersection of the most leading edge scientific research and the ancient arts of traditional mind-body-energy medicine. She founded and developed QDNA®, Quantum DNA Acceleration®, a revolutionary new technique for quantum growth in health, life and business, offering seminars, programs, lectures and private sessions in QDNA® that accelerate personal and professional transformation.

QDNA®, Quantum DNA Acceleration® combines the paradigm shifting and frontier science in Neuroplasticity, Epigenetics, DNA Reprogramming and Quantum Field Theory into a powerful new technique to assist you to achieve optimal results. Accelerate your life and business now.

Marina has been a healing arts and wellness facilitator for the past twenty-one years and holds certifications in more than twenty-four healing modalities. She is a highly respected facilitator, educator and lecturer in the field.

Marina is the author of numerous articles on health and wellness, and the author of The Magnificent Human Experience™: Explorations in Consciousness and The Human Body, a Blog dedicated to far ranging topics that bridge the worlds of science, health and spirituality. She is a regular contributor to Whole Person Magazine and Malibu Chronicle Magazine, both featuring diverse
content on holistic health, personal and spiritual growth.

Change Your DNA. Instantly Change Your Life™.


Quantum Connection™: Exploring Health, Science, and Spirit with Marina Rose, QDNA® airs live on Tuesdays at 3 PM Pacific on The VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

Sage Summit 2015 NOLA

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Sage Summit 2015 NOLA


Attention to any VoiceAmerica listeners who are or will be in the New Orleans Area —


Voice America has been invited to broadcast from the “Sage Summit 2015” in New Orleans Monday-Thursday, July 27-30. We have an amazing offer if you would like to join us! We have two pairs of complimentary tickets to attend the summit, a value of $799 per ticket!


Featured conversations for the July 27-30 event include Sage CEO Stephen Kelly, Retired four-star U.S. army general, Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin L. Powell (Ret.), pioneer in the field of alternative medicine, New York Times bestselling author, champion for a business approach he calls “enlightened leadership,” and founder of The Chopra Foundation, Deepak Chopra, the award-winning creator, writer and executive producer of the game-changing series Mad Men, Matthew Weiner, comedian and Comedy Central’s new host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah and entrepreneur and professional skateboarder, Tony Hawk, and YouTube Cofounder Chad Hurley to name a few.


The tickets do NOT include travel or accommodation expenses so you will be responsible for those, but this is definitely a can’t miss event if you are in the area.


If you are interested and will be able to attend the Sage Summit, please send an e-mail to socialmedia@voiceamerica.com with the subject line SAGE in capital letters. We will have a drawing this Friday at Noon Pacific Time and will award the two pairs of tickets and notify those lucky individuals who have won the chance to join us in New Orleans.


For more information, about Sage Summit 2015, please visit http://na.sage.com/sage-summit


We hope you will be able to make the Summit July 27-30. Good luck!

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