When Everything Feels Dark…

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu

“We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us thru that darkness to a safe and sane future.”-  John F. Kennedy


Ruthie and RA have their Monday Morning check in.  America seems divided on many fronts.  Is everyone really fighting the way the media portrays? What can a person do when everything feels dark? Listen below to hear the holistic mamacitas latest podcast.

Are You Having Bad Dreams? RA Chats Overwhelming Times

Something is in the air…  the vibe feels like “something is up” . This is making some people really nervous.  Is this a signal that we should prepare? Why are so many people having bad dreams? Listen below and hear RA’s latest Cafecito Break. Recorded live at Botanikal. Enjoy.

Time to Prepare – Are You Ready?

NEW CAFECITO BREAK Podcast – with Ruth Guten and Rosangel Perez
Emergency Alert System Test Oct 3rd, 2018 via your cell phone
Time to Prepare. Are You Ready?   (Please share with your loved ones and remind them that this is a test.  Seeing this alert may startle/scare people.)

See/Listen below for more information.

Source: https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test

“Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once. The WEA test message will have a header that reads “Presidential Alert” and text that says:

“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

The WEA system is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. The national test will use the same special tone and vibration as with all WEA messages (i.e. Tornado Warning, AMBER Alert). Users cannot opt out of receiving the WEA test.

The EAS is a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency. The test is made available to EAS participants (i.e., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers) and is scheduled to last approximately one minute. The test message will be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar. The EAS message will include a reference to the WEA test:”

MORE SOURCES:
Here is the reflection Ruthie Guten opened up with:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoWyZhCgKIf/?taken-by=thepeculiardaughter

Information about Emergency Preparedness
https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/presidential-proclamation-nat…/
https://www.ready.gov/sit…/default/files/FamEmePlan_2013.pdf

CAFECITO NOTE:
RA didn’t wrap up her thoughts regarding Dr. Jonathan Haidts message, but you can hear it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE5qXeb2U5c

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RA chats Remembering Sept 11th pt3

Why is it that 17 years later we are still trying to figure out what really happened on September 11th?  For many of us… life changed forever on that day.

I invite you to listen below to pt3 of my reflection.

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Thank you, RA

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

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/