The Age of Rage

“The best fighter is never angry.”
Lao Tzu

Many of us are constantly being bombarded by rage, anger, and chaos on television, radio, the news, and social media.  We also witnessing this collective rage within some of our communities and loved ones.

Being in a constant state of anger and rage is depleting to your/our energy and unhealthy.  Listen below for Ruthie and RA’s latest Cafecito podcast where they talk more in depth about this, as well as share some suggestions that can help manage anger and rage.

Sources:
“The Oldest Soul Trapping Game” – Tobias Lars
“How Anger Hurts You” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“Love Makes Your Baby’s Brain Bigger… Neglect, Abuse and Trauma Kill Billions of Brain Cells, Neurologist Says” –
“Child Trauma – What We All Need to Know, Part 1” -Sarah Westall

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”
Ambrose Bierce

RA Chats Identity Politics and #walkaway

There are some days I feel so frustrated with the direction of polarized politics that I get the urge to run for public office, But then reality sets in. I rather have your vote towards Cafecito Break. We are a brand of trust, critical thinking, community wellness, love, and integrity. That to me is priceless. ra

You are invited to listen below…

 

The Level of Tension in the Air is Affecting Everyone Across the Country – Assemblyman Marcos Crespo

“And it’s not a healthy environment right now, but we need to find our way out of it..”

Assemblyman Marcos Crespo from the Bronx, NY is back with Ruthie and RA for a live Cafecito Chat.

A community is mourning.  Many people are feeling hopeless and enraged. The political environment is dramatic and extremism on both sides seem to be dominating the conversation.  People have lost faith in media and are losing faith in politics.

We begin our conversation discussing the traumatic loss of Junior Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in the Bronx.  How do we move forward as a community to ensure that we are all actively being vigilant and using discernment so that we can prevent tragedies of this nature from ever occurring again?

The tension is the air is so strong that some people, politicians, and certain media personalities are screaming and pointing fingers, instead of initiating a conversation.

Marcos cautions us to be aware of what he calls, “misguided anger syndrome”, where people tend to blame and react to the wrong sources.

While there seems to be so much hopelessness in the air, Ruthie, RA and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo all agree that is it a time to come together.  It is time for a shared vision.  It is a time to focus on shared values and ideas.

Conversations like these remind Ruthie and I that there are good authentic people working in government and that we can not lose faith in all politicians.  We invite you to listen to our interview below.

About: New York State Assembly Member represents the 85th Assembly District: Soundview, Bronx River, Hunts Point, Clason Point, Harding Park, Castle Hill. Learn more: http://nyassembly.gov/mem/Marcos-A-Crespo/

 

 

Just Do it…

“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” – Paulo Coelho

RA and Ruthie’s message for their latest Cafecito Break podcast is… “Just Do it.”  They both share stories of taking a daring chance and how that seeming unimportant spontaneous decision proved to be a pivotal life changing moment.

In the words of Ruthie’s friend who’s passed on, “Be good to you…” – Sleeper

Source: Psychology Today – Just Do it
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/headshrinkers-guide-the-galaxy/201207/just-do-it

RA’s recommends “Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya” Dance Break – Osibisa – Do it – Like it Is

In the End… RA chats By Stander Syndrome and Silence of Our Friends

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cafecito Live at the Hive with RA