Our Life Changing Content Recommendations

This is a list of high quality life changing content from our MALA FOREST community. Every single item on this list is hand picked and has had a significant positive impact of the lives of the people its effected.

It's our hope that you'll find something here that changes your life for the better, and through your better life, we create a better world for all life :)

NOTE: If you have a recommendation you would like to see added to the list you can send us a message through our Contact Us page :) - We would also love to hear from your if any of these recommendations positively affected your life!

Life Changing Books

The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity: A Modern Practical Guide to the Ancient WayBook Title - The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity: A Modern Practical Guide to the Ancient Way
Author - Daniel Reid
What's It About - Healthy living from a holistic (mind, body, soul) standpoint
Description - "With a detailed introduction to the ancient philosophical, ethical, and religious Chinese practice of Taoism, The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity is a unique, comprehensive, and practical self-help guide to live a balanced and positive Taoist lifestyle. Written by a Westerner for the Western mind, The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity is perfect for the modern reader interested in exploring the balanced and holistic health care system used by Chinese physicians, martial artists, and meditators for over 5,000 years."

The Power of NowBook Title -
 The Power of Now
Author - Eckhart Tolle 
What's It About -
 A practical guide to experiencing enlightenment
Description - In his book, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart explains how the delusional egoic mind prevents us from living in the now. When we are cut off from the current moment, we are also cut off from our true selves where inner peace and happiness await. Much of the emotional pain we experience, as well as the violence that humanity has unleashed (onto ourselves, and most of all, other life forms) can be attributed to our inability to SIMPLY. BE. PRESENT.

But there is even more to it. When we overcome the ego and enter the now, we have access to the most extraordinary of truths: We are literally one and the same with everything that exists! We are never alone, and always whole.



tom robbins jitterbug perfume book coverBook Title - Jitterbug Perfume
Author - Tom Robbins 
What's It About -
Spiritual Fiction Novel
Description - "Jitterbug Perfume is an epic. which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn't conclude until nine o'clock tonight [Paris time]. It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle is actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop of two left.




Life Changing Documentaries & Movies

what the healthVideo Title - What the Health
Creators - 
Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn 
What's It About - 
Discussing the benefits of plant based diets 
Description -
What the Health is a ground breaking feature length documentary from the award-winning filmmakers of Cowspiracy, that follows the exciting journey of intrepid filmmaker, Kip Andersen, as he uncovers the impacts of highly processed industrial animal foods on our personal health and greater community, and explores why leading health organizations continue to promote the industry despite countless medical studies and research showing deleterious effects of these products on our health.


Cowspiracy: The Sustainability SecretVideo Title - Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
Creators - Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn 
What's It About - Animal agriculture and its effect on the environment
Description - Following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

before the floodVideo Title - Before the Flood
Creators - Leonardo DiCaprio & Fisher Stevens
What's It About - Climate change and global warming
Description - If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. “We need everyone to demand bold action from their political leaders and to elect representatives who have their best interests at heart, not the interests of corporations to perpetuate a cycle of greed and destruction,” says DiCaprio. “This documentary shows how interconnected the fate of all humanity is — but also the power we all possess as individuals to build a better future for our planet.”


NOTE: If you have a recommendation you would like to see added to the list you can send us a message through our Contact Us page :) - We would also love to hear from your if any of these recommendations positively affected your life!