It was roughly 18 years ago that I took my first steps towards my journey of healthy living. It was a challenge to find information as I didn’t have a computer to do internet research. I bought some books, watched documentaries, made phone calls, and visited the library a few times. But I still needed more, I had so many questions. I wanted to know “why”. Why were certain chemicals detrimental to our health, why was the quality of our food declining, why were certain foods “bad” for us, and what did that even mean?
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It was three years ago, this month, that I wrote my first blog post for Earth Gypsy Evie. However, this wasn’t my first site. In 2005, I created my first website, Evie’s Earth, with the intention of sharing information about healthy holistic living. I maintained this site for several years and then decided to start a blog instead. This new blog was created in May 2010. It never went further than being created- life was busy, the time wasn’t right, and the virtual cobwebs decided to take over.
The United States of America is a great country founded upon the belief of freedom.
Time? Nope, trash.
Most of us don’t give much thought to something once it has been discarded in a trash can. So where does all that you “throw away” end up? Most of it goes to the landfill, but sadly not all of it. While some people have no issue littering, many people do make an effort to keep our environment clean. However, garbage does find its way into nature, and eventually our oceans. Plastic is the most pervasive due to its slow biodegradability. Although some plastics have been found to biodegrade quickly through photodegradation, resulting in the release of toxic chemicals into the water.
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.