These are my amazing and inspirational parents, in between them is Grandmaster John Pellegrini. He is our Tae Kwon Do and Combat Hapkido Grandmaster and the founder of the ICHF. (International Combat Hapkido Federation) They were both recently presented with major achievements; my dad, a Lifetime Achievement Award and his 8th degree in Combat Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do, and my mom her 1st degree in Combat Hapkido. My mom is also a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. This was a well earned recognition for the both of them, only achieved through many years of perseverance, commitment, and dedication.
So what does this have to do with holistic living and earth friendly lifestyles? Quite a bit, in fact a lot……
We are living in times right now that are challenging our beliefs, our rights, our freedoms. It is only through hard work that we will over come such challenges. What are these challenges? They are all around us and they are sure to affect your life in some way, sooner or later. Political, religious, medical, ecological, lifestyle choice-I am sure at least one of these is something you care about.
Are you going to stand idly and watch while our freedoms are being stripped away? The very freedoms that our beautiful country was established on? The freedoms so many brave men and women have given their lives to protect?
Do you want to be controlled in every aspect of your life- what you eat, how you care for yourself and your family, your ability to defend yourself, what you believe or choose not to believe?
Stand up and face these challenges….don’t quit or back down. Don’t accept what you don’t agree with. Be hard work personified!