New song! New song! New song!
Hello friends! If you follow me on my social networks (and hopefully you do), you already know about my new song, "Starts With One!" Thank you to everyone who has already listened to, and downloaded the song and shared it as well.
It's definitely a sound from me that you might not be used to hearing, but for those that are closest to me, they can hear that it is definitely "very Kerrie." I've described it as "Kerrie does Joni Mitchell" vibe wise and I'm super proud of that. It's very organic and the lyrics are maybe some of the most poetic ones I've ever written.
I guess the biggest difference, is the purpose of the song. While at its heart, it is meant to point to ultimate truth, this song was specifically crafted for the documentary, "PlantPure Nation." I know that after I've posted about it, some of you have already seen the film. THANK YOU! If you haven't checked it out yet, please do so! It's on Netflix! CHECK IT OUT!
The movie is about a food revolution, a life revolution and I am SO PROUD to be able say that I'm a part of that. It might be weird to you that I'm so passionate about food, but changing the way I eat has changed my life in more ways than one. The ripple effect has been one where I question more about everything. I'm now constantly more aware of the impact of my choices and am now more mindful of the fact that every time I "vote" with my dollars, I'm making decisions that affect myself, my health, the planet, and God's creations.
There's not enough time as I sit here, to dive into the debate about scripture and how we should eat, that's not what I'm trying to do. It is an interesting debate tho, and one I don't shy away from. And BELIEVE me, if you want to start talking about how you eat, just make changes that make other people uncomfortable and THEY will bring it up for you!!! (fun times)
What I want to use this piece of art for, is to disrupt the "regular programming." We have freedom and choices to make. What will you choose? We have the power in our hands, literally at the end of our forks to bring health and healing to our bodies. It's no accident that we've been given this planet that contains what we need for optimal existence; natural, unprocessed food full of life.
It's such a basic thing. Food. And yet most of us aren't mindful of it at all. We cram whatever we can into short breaks in between massively busy schedules. I'm asking you to slow down and think! What can you do? Eat foods that bring life and not death and do it in a way where you share that time with the ones you love. It's basic and yet everything.
For me it started with the film "Forks Over Knives" and then cascaded into a million books, lectures on youtube and seminars. I've found SO MUCH JOY in this way of living. There's something very grounding about it and it all has come together in a timing when I was willing, or forced to take the time to learn these truths.
It's all a part of this journey I've been on, from drinking A TON of mountain dew while on the road and in the studio, eating whatever I wanted (never thinking about my health, because I looked fit), bad, HORRIBLE sleeping habits, eyes ever on the prize of whatever I was chasing after and not the price of it. A revolution began in my own life as I was challenged to evaluate what I value most. What do I truly want to spend my time and best effort on? I hope that revolution continues.
I already know I'm on a crazy unknown adventure being a new mom, but I love that I'm starting it with a different perspective. The best way I can describe it is "slower." I want to take time for the simple things, the basics, the foundations of life and love and truth. It might sound strange to you that food is such a major part of that journey, but for me (and I believe it can be for you too) it has been my story.
PLEASE engage with me on this... Facebook seems to still be the best way for conversations, or you can comment here on my website, so ask questions please! I have a ton of resources that are FREE that can get you started with the knowledge of why this is so important. The knowledge was what truly moved me into action. I can't "un-know" the truth and so I have to share it!!! And being me, I want to share it through song.
When I heard about the film "PlantPure Nation" I wanted to lend my voice to it. That's never an easy thing to do- getting a placement in film or tv or whatever, but I'm so thankful that this time it happened! I'm able to combine two of my greatest passions for music and for healthy living into one happy little 3 minute and 6 second package. I truly hope it inspires you. Check it out on Itunes!