Susan is a fim maker and writer living in Costa Rica. Her documentary film, The Coffee Dance, explores the environmental and emotional aspect the crop of coffee has woven into the lives of the poor. As a group of women fight for their own empowerment, they commit to educating women around the country of Costa Rica about the accelerated risks of breast cancer linked to picking coffee due to the high use of pesticides. Also, Susan's new travel book to Costa Rica is available for preview at www.travelwisecostarica.com. Finally, see her new documentary film project called Thy Daily Film: A film a Day to Nourish the Soul.
More About Susan Lutz
Perhaps the definition of organic living should include “whole living.” I believe an organic lifestyle must be an integration of mind, body and spirit. To become a drill sergeant in the kitchen and insist our kids eat seaweed and wheat grass could be more detrimental to their health than learning to strike a healthy balance based in empathy and love. We live in a processed, stressed immediate-satisfaction world. An organic, whole lifestyle is a journey with long term benefits, and it takes patience and the unity of those around us to make it work. And over the years of trials and tribulations, I can safely say no one has the answer to IT all. There is a different “whole-life” formula for each of us and our families.
My roots are in storytelling. I find "whole living" often a theme that appears in work I am called to pursue. My first documentary film, The Coffee Dance, became a story encompassing human rights and how the use of pesticides make us all toxic, from crop to cup.
The process of changing to a more alternative life style is a story, your story. Consider the day a success if one less cupcake was eaten and an apple instead. Jump for joy when the kids ask for water instead of a sugary pop. That’s where it starts, each new seed will plant the growth for another. And one day, you’ll marvel at the results.
Her first book about Costa Rica is called, The Paradox of Paradise: A Woman’s Journey to a Place called Heaven on Earth. The book previewed at www.theparadoxofparadise.com.
The Coffee Dance is available for purchase at Amazon.com. A trailer maybe be seen at www.thecoffeedance.com.
Susan's new travel book to Costa Rica is available for preview at www.travelwisecostarica.com.
See her new documentary film project called Thy Daily Film: A film a Day to Nourish the Soul (www.thydailyfilm.com).
Visit her website: www.motherjungle.com
San Jose, Costa Rica South America