Once Abused.. Can’t just Look the other way..

Once again, another sleepless night. Seems to be happening more frequently again..

You see, the way I can understand it for me is when you’ve endured abuse and live through it and gotten out of it, like I have because I fought back and I chose a different path. At a very young age I made that decision that it wasn’t going to define me.. and I won that battle, but where I struggle is seeing it all around me.. Abuse, it takes on so many roles: emotional, verbal, sexual, financial, elder, power.. I’m that person who will speak up and speak out all the time, the disheartening and let’s say exhausting part is watching so many Just Look the other way as if it’s becoming the Normalcy in the world we live in today.

Have we become that nation that so many will take the time to record the abuse rather then step in and stop it.

How many times have I heard, “it’s none of our business” or “it’s not your place” when in Turn I’m saying “It’s not right” or “what if that was you, wouldn’t you want help?”

So for social acceptance am I just supposed to sit down now and except that this is the way it is? If only just one person could feel in my heart and see in my head what I feel and see, I wouldn’t feel so alone..

Somewhere out there someplace there is someone that gets what I’m saying. Someone that is going through what I’m going through. Someone, Someplace, Somewhere… I know I’m not alone in this battle.

What is DACA and what you should know

 

THIS IS A REBLOG FROM A POST FROM ANTONIO PEREZ ON LINKEDIN  NEEDS TO BE SHARED AND SHARED.. ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AND POSTED BY ANTONIO PEREZ ON NOV. 9, 2015 BUT SO RELEVANT NOW.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

This post is intended to spread awareness about Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals. Please consider sharing and if you know someone who is a recipient of DACA, please direct them to my linkedin page. Thank you.

What is DACA? On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would stop deporting certain undocumented migrants who came to the United States as children. I myself am a recipient of this program and it has transformed my life. I had very limited opportunities and although things are not perfect as they stand, I’m very fortunate to be where I am today. Under this directive, us youth may be granted temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” The Obama administration calls this program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

How did this impact the Recipients? I think I can speak for many others when I say that DACA has empowered me to be comfortable with who I am. December 25, 1995 was the day my life would change forever, but i was not old enough to comprehend what was going on. My mom, three sisters, and myself were on our way to the US after my father saved enough money to eventually hire a coyote to bring us over. My dad and older brother had already made the journey a year earlier and realized how much better the standard of living was in the US. Who wouldn’t want a better life for their family? For starters we have socialist schooling systems, prior to coming to the US most of my Dad’s salary went towards my siblings tuition and the rest for food and miscellaneous living expenses. I was always told to keep quiet about my status and how we got here; I was always afraid and felt like a black sheep. When I became a DACA recipient all of that changed. I finally felt like I was an American and could work anywhere  I wanted if i worked hard and set my mind to it. I was lucky to be in a state where I could already have a driving license although I have to renew it on a yearly basis; Along with drivers licenses many of us were finally able to seek new jobs, open bank accounts, obtain credit, obtain health care, and increase in our job earnings. This opened my eyes to what’s really out there and not to settle for less.

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced an expansion of the DACA program. However, on February 16, 2015, a federal district court issued an order to put the “expanded DACA” program on hold. People cannot apply for expanded DACA at this time. However, people who believe they are eligible for DACA under the pre-expansion guidelines may still apply.

Who Qualifies for DACA? To be eligible for deferred action under the DACA program, you must:

  • Have come to the United States before your sixteenth birthday.
  • Have lived continuously in the U.S. since June 15, 2007.
  • Have been present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, and on every day since August 15, 2012.
  • Not have a lawful immigration status on June 15, 2012. To meet this requirement, (1) you must have entered the U.S. without papers before June 15, 2012, or, if you entered lawfully, your lawful immigration status must have expired before June 15, 2012; and (2) you must not have a lawful immigration status at the time of your application.
  • Be at least 15 years old at the time you apply for DACA. If you are currently in deportation proceedings, have a voluntary departure order, or have a deportation order, and are not in immigration detention, you may apply for DACA even if you are not yet 15 years old.
  • Have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, be an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or U.S. armed forces, or “be in school” on the date you submit your DACA application. See below for more information about meeting the “be in school” requirement.
  • Have not been convicted of a felony offense. A felony is a federal, state, or local criminal offense punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
  • Have not been convicted of a significant misdemeanor offense or three or more misdemeanor offenses. See below for more information about offenses that may disqualify you.
  • Not pose a threat to national security or public safety. (DHS has not defined what these terms mean but has indicated that they include gang membership, participation in criminal activities, or participation in activities that threaten the U.S.)

 Why should you consider hiring Deferred Action Recipients? We are Dreamers! We are first generation immigrants who come from hard working families looking for a better future. We have everything to gain, and nothing to lose. Things still aren’t where we need them to be but it’s getting there. Although I’ve been able to comfortably seek jobs, things don’t always go my way. We are still unable to join any military program, but we are able to sign up for select service. Before going through the lengthy hiring process with the United States Postal service, I asked if they would hire DACA recipients which they said they would. I don’t think the public fully understand how this program works as we are not granted residency, but are permitted to stay nonetheless. I went through the interview process and the required tests, driving all over the state only to be denied while handing in my W2 and other paperwork because of my legal status. We put our hearts and souls into everything we do because we know the sacrifice our parents gave us in order to put us in a position to live the American Dream. At the end of the day we’ve spent the majority of our lives in the US and are just like other Americans, but don’t have the same opportunities or benefits that others take for granted. I didn’t choose to come here, but i’m choosing to stay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regards,

J. Antonio Perez

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Please click ‘Follow’ if you would like to hear more from me in the future. Please share with anyone you know who is a DACA recipient or if you are one yourself, please connect with my on linkedin. I would like to establish a group on linkedin to network and share ideas. Dream Act Group

Gearing Up for Exciting Launch Australia 🇦🇺 , New Zealand 🇳🇿 and Singapore 🇸🇬

So excited to be a part of this launch with iGalen International, I'm looking for aggressive, entrepreneurial type business partners to help me launch these one of a kind, life changing products that are changing how people address issues like chronic pain, glucose regulation for diabetics, memory care and anti aging. All natural, clinically tested product line. Message me for more information or Check out this site…
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How Their Patients Thank Them For Sharing EMULIN+

Health Practitioners are raving “My Patients Thank Me For Sharing EMULIN+”

EMULIN+ FIGHTS INFLAMMATION PROFOUNDLY..
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EMULIN+ is a Powerful Addition to Every Practice..

Please take a look at the videos below for a comprehensive compilation of information from the Dr. who created Emulin and other Dr.’s who are using  Emulin + in their practice’s. 

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Exciting Times at iGalen Global and our Team

April was a Exciting Month.. Closed out as the largest month to date for iGalen Global and we are just getting started.
We are getting great feedback from the clinical studies and trials for the new and upcoming brain product that iGalen will be adding to the product line soon.
Participating in the clinical trial is non other the JERRY MOSES, former Red Sox player was the youngest player to ever hit a homerun in the professional league. After retirement he had the beginnings of Alzheimer’s. He withdrew from society because he had developed Aphasia, (the inability to talk) After taking iGalen’s soon to be released brain formula, he recovered his speech and went on to become the President of the Association of Retired Baseball Players, now giving speeches across the US.
It is stories like these and the hundreds of testimonials we are receiving a month at iGalen from our flagship product Emulin that make me so passionate about sharing our message of Natural Health.
In Honor of a Fabulous month and to get a pre jump on the Brain Formula Launch, iGalen has a Gold To Platinum special they reinstated until the end of May. This means you can get started as a platinum with a savings of over $500.00. I would love to answer any questions you might have. Schedule your quick 15 minute call at http://www.meetme.so/kathyrodriguez
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I so look forward to working with each and every one of you when the time is right.
Blessings,
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Growing up Broken; Learning Not To Run 

My favorite quote is “Turn Your Wounds Into Wisdom ~ O.W.” This comes out of knowing first hand that it’s exhausting to continually run from the pain.     Growing up I had a childhood that wasn’t ideal to say it mildly. I learned at a very young age that “I” was what would get me to the next day. I took that character into adult hood and as I went through my days I worked so hard to make sure “I” made it happen. Not just for me but as I aged for my kids and my husband. It was me that would make it safe and secure because I certainly didn’t trust anyone to have that responsibility. Not with me or the ones I loved and felt the need to protect. If I worked hard enough it would take care of us all. And I did financially and for them I was there emotionally too, but as the authoritarian not as the mothering nurturing role. Yet I was the mother. My husband stayed home with our kids. Again that was out of a sense of fear. Not wanting to be in a position of helplessness and homeless as I was so many times as a child. Always Running from one disaster to another. Waking up not knowing where tomorrow would find me at as a child I was determined to never have those fears and to make sure my children didn’t either. 

     When I hit 50 it became a whirlwind of emotions as I realized how fast the time had gone. How because “I never stopped to smell the Roses” as so many speak of the memories were so faint. The kids are raised and I am exhausted and still broken. The constant running to make sure I had “safe” never really took care of me. It’s like 15 years of abuse as a child came crashing down all around. 

     I have a mother that still today likes to Guilt you into feeling small. Insignificant in so many ways. Her 14 marriages including one to a man that should rought in Hell wasnt enough. Although she finally found one that was more worthy then she probably deserves and she appears to have found happiness. God forbid if anyone else does. 

     My mother raised my sister and I both as we are only 16 months apart. I’m the younger. I sit and wonder how I found it in me to “Run” as I call it. Emancipated at 16 is where my running journey began. I had my GED (required as part of the Imancipation process) so my full time employment started then. Started full time at a restaurant and moved up to manager, turning that position into a company I created to clean the entire chain of restaurants. That’s when I saw that entrepreneurial spirit in me. The harder your work the more you get paid.. you want more, you do more, sell more. Self employment was in my blood. It gave me a way to then again be in control of my security. Or so I thought. Again. Always running. Never slowing down to think, process and inevitably to heal. 

     My sister, she didn’t run, she stayed in the toxic environment and turned to prostitution and drugs. Her entire life starting at about 17. So why me? What gave me that sense to run!! Both from the same cloth, raised the same way.. My answer to that is “I saw God” I know. Your thinking, yeah sure you did. But I did. I was curled up in the corner of my very small bedroom. (The trailer we lived in was 10 ft wide so yes the bedroom was very small) curled up there because the fighting, throwing things and violanance was more then I could bare and I knew if I didn’t run and hide I’d be next.. (Another gem of a husband. I think that was #7) As I cried in that corner begging for another life ( I was 11) I saw a light hovering in front and above me. It was a silhouette of a man with long hair. From that light I heard him say to me, “Follow me, I’ll keep you safe.” From that moment I knew I’d make it out. That man (God) and I had regular conversations, I would get yelled at for talking to myself but I didn’t try to explain I was talking to him. They would never have believed me anyway. 


I tried on so many occasions to get my sister to believe that what I saw and who I hear in my head was real and that if we followed the light and the voice in my head, we would both be ok. I can’t explain how I new what directions to take but I always did. The voice in my head guided me. People would ask me “how did you know that” I would just say, I don’t know, it just came to me. This still happens to me today at times. I just trust it and follow. But what I try to do today is heal me from my past. I’m tired of running.. tired of it’s all on me. If I can help just one person to know that running isn’t the answer, that you yourself are not expected to do it all alone, that trusting those around you, that tearing down those walls will give you a more secure emotional base then that too will help me as I heal myself.  

I want to write a book. I’ll title it “Growing Up Broken”

     What are my biggest accomplishments. I succeeded at? you might ask. I Broke The Cycle.. The Abuse stopped at me. 

My sister unfortunately wasn’t so lucky. She had three kids and all three suffered. All adults now they are working on letting go of their violent and abusive pasts. I keep praying for them to hang on strong and pull hard very hard to shut that door permanently. 

     My next chapter.. only God knows for sure but what I’m sure about is.. I’m no longer running.  

Sugar, Todays New Drug?

People of this generation have started giving a lot more importance to their health. The average person today wants to have full knowledge about a product before they go on to try it.
Accordingly, the negative truth behind Sugar, which for ages has been one of the most used ingredients in different foods, has now been revealed. As the word spreads about regarding how detrimental Sugar can be for your body, people have started to realize how unhealthy the addiction to Sugar truly was. The different ways that Sugar puts your body at risk are:

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Sugar expands the risk of heart related diseases, diabetes and obesity
Most of the high-glycemic foods that affect blood sugar quickly and are linked with obesity, heart diseases and diabetes are found to have high amounts of sugar. Thus, more sugar consumption equals to being more prone to these diseases.
The immune function is seriously damaged by Sugar.
Research on animals have suggested that Sugar represses the basic immune functions. The bacteria and the yeasts in the human body feed on the blood sugar which can lead to infections and illnesses.
Sugar speeds up the process of aging and precipitates tooth and gum decay
The effects of aging, from your skin to your body, are all accelerated through the intake of sugar. Even sagging skin is linked with the excessive use of sugar as it is an important part of aging.
The stress levels increase because of the use of Sugar
The body’s stress hormone levels increase after an intake of a sugary delight like a birthday cake. This increase leads to an overall rise in stress levels.
These are just some of the few effects that the use of sugar has on your body. But the question here is: Is there a solution?
The Solution
Having duly highlighted the damages that Sugar has been causing for your body, it is now time to mention a solution as well. The solution can now be found in the form of Emulin.

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Emulin is a new patented Carb Manager which makes users to some percent free them from the hassles and damages associated with Sugar. Developed by Daryl Thompson and Dr Joseph Ahrens, both of whom have a lot of credentials before their name and both are two time Noble Prize nominees (2015 and 2016), Emulin was incorporated while studying the application of grapefruit as a weight loss agent.
Emulin is integrated in a way as to tackle some important issues within the body which are further aggravated by the use of sugar. The two adverse activities within the body that Emulin tackles are:
Inflammation: Inflammation is basically how the immune system gets activated in the case of an infection. Infection in the short term is beneficial for the body but in the long term, is detrimental.
Carbohydrates: Refined Carbohydrates are void of any fibers or nutrients. This is the reason why they are known as empty calories. They reduce the amount of proteins during the process of digestion.
Thus, Emulin can help eliminate some of the adverse effects of sugar and enable you to live a healthier life.

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