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Third floor, please.

In the past few months, there have been several occasions where I have been in a situation that I needed to give an *elevator pitch. Although it shouldn’t feel awkward, it’s often the case for me. I have what I refer to as a predisposition to a genetic humbleness. Talking about myself or putting myself out there doesn’t always feel comfortable. And then, more often than not, I have others telling me that I need to put myself out there more.
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Top 17 Earth Promises for 2017

New Year’s Resolutions aren’t really my thing, I prefer to live in the present. It’s a positive act to set the intention and there is much to benefit from such achievements. However, I often view resolutions as ideas that someone sees as a far-off and perhaps even unattainable long-term goal. Set those intentions, but live in the present at the same time. Make those changes today, even if they seem small. Continue Reading

Freedom of Speech

 The United States of America is a great country founded upon the belief of freedom.

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Politics have never been my strong point, as a matter of fact, I struggled severely in high school with the subject. It wasn’t until my adult years that I began to see the value in understanding how the political system works. It wasn’t by choice, instead, it was a necessity.

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Where does it all go?

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.

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Hard work personified

Mom, Grandmaster Pellegrini, Dad

These are my amazing and inspirational parents, 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. 

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Atheists don’t eat organic.

So did I catch your attention or just piss you off? Good….keep reading. When we assume things we miss out on a lot of the in between.  Judgments-we all make them.
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Use your own brain…

…put some mileage on it!  My dad, a lifelong martial artist recently promoted to Grandmaster, always tells the students at our martial arts school this. I can proudly say we are a martial arts family. My dad has always instilled old school values in us and does the same with the students.

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Green Inspiration

What inspires you? Sometimes that is an easy question to answer, and other times not so much. Inspiration comes to us at any time, moment or place. Often not even asking to be inspired, rather it is just dropped on us like a summer rain storm- unexpected, yet very welcome.

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