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This Inspiring Entrepreneur’s Plan To Help End Hunger

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Celebrity comedian Ellen DeGeneres has undoubtedly become one of the most well-known and respected individuals in Hollywood, due in large part to the success of her talk show ‘The Ellen DeGeneras Show.’ On her show, Ellen has built the reputation for luring in the most prominent special guests, for pulling some of the funniest pranks and for giving away some of the best giveaways -especially around the Christmas season.

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However, Ellen is also known for using her show -and the average 3.9 million viewers that it pulls in daily -to also build awareness and help out special causes and individuals that are brought to her attention. This was the case for Mason Wartman, the owner of Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, a small pizzeria located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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As a former worker on Wall Street, Mason stepped away from the world of finance to become the owner of a pizza shop that offers delicious pizza slices at the very low price of $1.00. At that price, Mason’s shop quickly became an affordable food option for the city’s homeless, something that Mason was more than happy to accommodate. Already providing a great option for those in need, Rosa’s Fresh Pizza took its service to the community to the next level after the offer of one particular customer. Check it out:

Pay It Forward

The concept behind ‘paying it forward’ is certainly not new, however, a public restaurant that openly accepts and encourages it certainly is. Hopefully through the exposure that Rosa’s Fresh Pizza receives through this segment, other businesses will find themselves inspired to also create a simple system to help the less fortunate in their community.

As individuals we can always do our part, whether the establishment we are eating at has a sanctioned system in place or not. An easy way to do this is to add something to your order. Once you finish eating, simply give the additional food to a homeless person. The amount you spend is completely within your control and it guarantees you that the assistance you are providing them is going towards nourishment.

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The next level up, which is something that a late friend of mine was famous for, is to ask a homeless individual what they would like to eat or drink (within reason of course) from the restaurant you are planning to go into. This gives them the option to choose what they get to eat, a luxury many of them may be long removed from experiencing and will surely appreciate.

The Importance Of Equal Treatment

In October of last year, we as a team packed up some lunches and hit the streets of Downtown Toronto to feed the less fortunate. In addition to handing out the food, we also took the time to communicate with many of them and were surprised to hear them all present one core issue -which happens to fall inline with one presented by Mason on Ellen:

As difficult as it is to come across food and shelter, nothing is more challenging than the lack of respect and genuine communication that we as a society give to the less fortunate.

Think about it. We walk past them often doing everything we can to avoid eye contact. When we help them we often do it as quickly and passively as possible out of fear. And we choose to judge and make assumptions about them, rather than ever take the time to actually get to know who they are.

Rosa’s Fresh Pizza helps to shatter this behaviour by offering a neutral space where everyone can receive the food and service they deserve -regardless of their financial situation. This to me is truly inspiring and I hope that it inspires many other companies to follow suit in offering this new standard in equitable service.

To see more from when we fed the homeless in Downtown Toronto click HERE.

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Our Discussion About Dr. Fauci Telling People To Wear Goggles To Protect Against COVID-19

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Joe, Ruby and I recently sat down for our weekly show, “The Takeaway” to discuss Dr. Anthony Fauci’s recent recommendation that all people should be wearing goggles as well as a mask in order to protect themselves against COVID-19. As most of you reading this will know, mask mandates in public settings have caused quite a controversy, especially in Canada and in the United States. Well known and reputable doctors and scientists seem to be the catalyst, having brought a lot of attention to themselves by sharing their expert opinions and research. Today, however, we are living in a very different environment as information that contradicts what’s told to us by our federal health regulatory agencies is now deleted, blocked, and censored from social media platforms and Google searchers.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, based on what I have been seeing and from our own experience here at Collective Evolution, we are living in a time where a digital authoritarian Orwellian fact-checker is patrolling the internet and censoring information, deeming it as “false” when in many cases, the information doesn’t appear to be false at all. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of “fake news” out there, but should people not have the right to examine information and determine for themselves what is, and what isn’t instead of having someone else do it for them?

In the episode below we share our opinions and talk about where we see things going within the next few months. It’s a two part episode, in the second part we talk about an interesting document within the CIA’s electronic reading dealing with the affect human intention can have on physical material systems. If you’re interested in that, you can access it on CETV, here.  CETV is a platform we created to combat the censorship we are currently experiencing, as many  of you probably already know of by now.

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Are Mandatory Masks A Precursor To A Mandatory Coronavirus Vaccine? 

 

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Woody Harrelson Shares A Powerful Video: ‘Thoughts From Within’ He Calls It

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Woody Harrelson shares some spoken word with a deep message.

  • Reflect On:

    How do you view our current world? Does it truly resonate with you? Is it something you want to support? If you could put your energy into a world of thriving abundance, would you? Then why so much energy into the way things are?

I sit here today having been reminded of a Woody Harrelson video after watching a movie he acted in. I recalled the first time I saw this video. It was one of the first realizations I had, about 9 years ago, that many celebrities also go through life with trials and tribulations of the average person. Perhaps not in all ways, but certainly in many. This is an obvious thought of course, but sometimes not all that common.

When I saw this video, I remember thinking, wow, I love what he is sharing, and coming from his place of influence this truly has a powerful message. This is an awesome video made by Woody Harrelson sharing some powerful thoughts from within.

In the video Woddy lays out a spoken word masterpiece that touches on all of the main aspects of our current society. If you truly take the time to listen, there is much to reflect on. And of course, there is an inspiring side of it all too.

This one is a bit of a throw back, but it’s a good one. Enjoy it!

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Josh Radnor From How I Met Your Mother Just Started A Conscious Band with Ben Lee

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You might be here because you are a fan of the hit TV show, How I Met Your Mother, or maybe you have fond memories of blasting “Catch My Disease” in your car on a hot summer day. Whatever the reason may be, you are about to discover a lesser-known side to actor-writer-director Josh Radnor and Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee—who now form the musical duo Radnor & Lee.

In this very first episode of Uplifted Life’s new Redefining Success Podcast, Kosta Stoyanoff and I had the privilege of having a conversation with both of them over Skype only a few days before they left for their Brazil tour. We talked about their new musical venture, the effects of having achieved success and fame at a young age, what true success ought to be, spirituality, meditation, self-development and more! Playing the hosts was definitely out of our comfort zones, but we are glad we did it and were able to extract some valuable insights from these two amazing human beings.

There is a rumor circulating that they are a religious born again band because they don’t shy away from using words like word God in their lyrics. The truth is that they do not subscribe to any particular label and are simply fascinated by life’s bigger questions. In our 30-minute conversation with them, we found them to be incredibly grounded, intelligent and wise individuals who simply strive to get back to the basics of what really matters in life and care about becoming the best and most compassionate version of themselves. It was awesome to chat with two public figures who choose to use their influence to spread a positive and conscious message through their art!

Our intention with the Redefining Success Podcast is to collect gems of wisdom from individuals who see beyond our culture’s materialistic idea of success and have discovered a more fulfilling, whole and healthy view of what it means to lead a truly successful life. We believe that doing our part in helping rewrite the cultural story surrounding success can inspire a positive change in how we lead our lives—from our relationships to the way we do business.

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Ben Lee’s Website: www.ben-lee.com
Josh Radnor’s Museletters: joshradnor.instapage.com
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Listen to Radnor & Lee on Itunes and Spotify

 

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