October is breast cancer awareness month

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October is breast cancer awareness month

 

This is something that I speak about every year as it is near and dear to my heart.

 

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 45, she was one of the lucky ones, after having a mastectomy she didn’t need chemotherapy or radiation and she went on to be completely healthy until her seventies.

 

My aunt was not so lucky, she waited when she found a lump and she died of breast cancer way too early.

 

I have been getting check ups since I was in my late 20’s. Every year I get a mammogram and a sonogram and I encourage all my women friends to do the same.

 

Here are some startling facts from the Breast Cancer Association:

 

-About 40,610 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2017 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989.

 

-Women under 50 have experienced larger decreases. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.

 

-For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.

 

-Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2017, it’s estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers.

 

-In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women. Overall, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. For Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women, the risk of developing and dying from breast cancer is lower.

 

-As of March 2017, there are more than 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.

 

-A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Less than 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it.

 

-About 5-10% of breast cancers can be linked to gene mutations (abnormal changes) inherited from one’s mother or father. Mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2

genesare the most common. On average, women with a BRCA1 mutation have a 55-65% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.

 

-For women with a BRCA2 mutation, the risk is 45%. Breast cancer that is positive for the BRCA1 or BRCA2

mutations tends to develop more often in younger women.

 

-An increased ovarian cancer risk is also associated with these genetic mutations. In men, BRCA2 mutations are associated with a lifetime breast cancer risk of about 6.8%; BRCA1mutations are a less frequent cause of breast cancer in men.

 

-About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.

 

-The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).

 

These facts are both good news and bad news for us as women but again the best prevention we have right now is early detection.

 

We must encourage each other to take care of each other, to make ourselves a priority in our lives. On a plane the one thing they teach you over and over is if anything happens put the air mask over your face first, then over your loved ones.

 

Same advice in life, you must take care of you first in order to take care of others. So take the time today, call your girlfriends, make a day out of it, go together, have some wine afterwards and laugh how things would change if men had to get their dicks smashed in a machine all ways till Tuesday but don’t put it off, do it for your loved ones, they want to keep you around for a long time.

 

In the month of October, they have free or low cost mamograms all over the country, call the National Breast Cancer Foundation or

The Susan G. Komen Foundation

Today to schedule yours today.

 

Don’t lose your life over your fear.

 

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When is sexual harassment ever okay?

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When is sexual harassment ever okay?

 

Yesterday the big news story was about sexual harassment, from politicians to Hollywood’s big wigs, it is happening all across this country, more and more.

 

We found out that Republican Senator Bryce Marlatt has just resigned after being accused of sexually assaulting a female Uber driver.

 

Then it came out that Hollywood big wig, Harvey Weinstein had not only done this once but it’s now coming to light that this was an on going thing for him.

He used his power as a famous Hollywood movie producer to do this time and time again.

 

He held the power to make or break these women’s careers and what makes it worse is his intimidation, whether physical, emotional, or professional. As the perpetrator, he threatened the well-being of the victim, for them it was their careers.

 

Men like these assume that, because of customs in corporations, or their status and power, that no one will challenge their actions. But these brave women are bringing to light the dark and disgusting facts of these men.

 

It seems like more and more Hollywood actress are coming forward with their stories and the scandal has seemingly rocked the entertainment business despite the fact that so many claim to have known about Mr. Weinstein’s sexual harassment and lecherous doings.

 

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis spoke out against famed fashion designer Donna Karan, who recently defended Weinstein, saying his alleged victims might have been “asking for it.”

 

Curtis asked how a “fellow woman” who has “made her living dressing famous women in tight, sexy dresses” could “throw these brave women under the bus in a weird, mean girl version of slut shaming.”

 

It’s the same old version of the “good olde boys club” that has been around for centuries. Men in power, using it to victimize women into doing what they want them to do.

 

But hell why should we be shocked when our own president talked about his power and how he got away with grabbing women by their pussys…really? And this is okay how?

 

This kind of abusive towards women is never okay, this is why we have such a growing number of physical and mental abusers out there, this whole mentality that it’s okay…well if the president can do it, so can I, is sickening.

 

It’s not okay nor will it ever be okay!! What is wrong with you people? What is going on with the world that would ever make this kind of thing okay and what really makes me sick is when a women like Donna Karan says “she asked for it” really? They asked to be treated like a piece of meat? They asked to be degraded? They asked to be man handled? Have you lost your frigging mind Ms. Karan?

 

You obviously have never been sexually abused, you obviously have never been in a abusive relationship,  you obviously have never lived in the real world where a man thought he had a right to do or say something to make you feel uncomfortable, how big is that rock you’ve been living under?

 

We need to stand up, we need our voices heard… this is not okay, we will no longer accept this kind of behavior, we need tougher laws, longer sentences, bigger penalties so these types of men will think twice about doing this again.

 

Sexual harassment, verbal or physical abuse, rape, molestation and any other kind of demeaning acts against women is not okay and we need to be the voice of reason because it’s obvious that the boy’s club is not.

 

So today my friends, do something, speak out, protest, write your congressman, post on social media, don’t vote for these men, do all that you can do because if not, we will be going back to the days where we had no rights, where we were our husbands property, where we had no voice.

Do not let this happen, this is not okay! Sexual harassment is never okay.

 

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Don’t be an afterthought

Don’t be an afterthought

As this month is National  Domestic Violence month, I felt this would be perfect to start of my series of blogs about this epidemic we are facing today.

Did you know 23% of women will be abused verbally and or physically and 11% of men will be as well? We need to change this, but most of all, we need to change the way we see ourselves and what we will put up with.

I realized as far as I have come to pull myself out of a 24 year verbally abusive marriage, even though I own my own business, I bought and remodeled my home on my own, as far as I come to learn to love myself again, I still have lasting resude from this.

I have let men get away with all kinds of crap since I’ve been divorced, shit I would have never let anyone get away with before I was married, when I knew my worth.

Hell, I have even made excuses for them…oh come on, if you’ve been there, you will hear yourself in these words…

“Oh, he’s had a rough childhood

“Oh, girl you don’t know him, really he’s nice”

“He’s been really hurt in his past relationship”

Fill in the blank with the bullshit story you tell yourself, your friends and family.

Yes, I’ve done this and I wondered why? It’s because no matter how far I’ve come, somewhere deep down, is his voice still saying I am not good enough, this is all I deserve, that no one will truly love me…

Yes, I am a grown women but 24 years of put downs, of lost self esteem, of hearing this and so many other things have made me believe this.

But the wonderful thing about life is, there is always lessons to be learned and there is always possibility for change.

And for me I am realizing my worth, I will not be an afterthought, you want to see me, make an effort, call me in advance, make plans, go out of your way to make me feel like you want to see me, don’t just call me at midnight saying you miss me or you want me to come by. That is just an afterthought….

I am finally learning my value, I don’t care you had a bad relationship or a messed up childhood, or that your busy, that does not give you the right to be an asshole. Don’t blame your bad behavior on other’s, own your shit.

If something or someone is important enough to you, you will find the time, you will lose sleep, you will do what it takes and if they aren’t doing all of that, they are not worth your time, are you listening, my queens??

I am learning to not except crumbs, that I am worthy of the whole meal, that as my dear friend said to me “You need to bring more to the table than your dick! That a man should want to walk on broken glass for you, because your worth it!”

Yes, this last week a lot of my male friends reached out to me for my birthday, they seemed to all have one message for me….I am worthy, I am a great women, and that any man should consider themselves extremely lucky to have me.

I was shocked and grateful for their kind words…but why? Don’t I know that I am a great women?

See even if no one said that, I should know that, you should know that, we should know our worth.

You should know you need to come first, no bullshit excuses, no, I’m busy, I work a lot, I didn’t get your message…

Please….and we believe this… Why? Are we that desperate? We are beautiful, self sufficient,  independent women, we need to say:

“I don’t need you in my life, your there because I want you in it and just as quick you can and will be replaced”

That is how we need to look at this, we must set boundaries, “This is unacceptable and if you chose to do this behavior, your outta here”

Period, not just speaking the words and them just ignoring them, acting like you never said them or that your feelings were hurt and they chose to pretend they weren’t. Why do we constantly give 2nd and 3rd, hell some of us give 6th and 7th chances for them to entertain the same bad behavior?

No, I now know what I want and I will not settle for some half ass, broken, too self absorbed man any more!

Yes, it’s taken me a while, it’s taken lots of friends and family to tell me this, it’s taken many heartbreaks (If you read my blogs you know that I am hard headed) To realize my worth.

 But now that I’ve learned this lesson, I am good and from now on, you better be bringing more to the table than just your dick or your outta here!

So today my friends, remember you are worthy, you have value, you deserve to be treated like the queen you are, do not accept anything less, remember you are not, nor will you ever be…an afterthought.

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I am not perfect

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I am not perfect

 

I have recently been called out about being a Christian, because of the blogs I have written in the last week.

 

I have been called out to stay in “my lane” that I should only write inspirational blogs, that they are not interested in my views on the world.

 

That I should be more “Christian” with my views, yes, it seemed like everyone had something to say.

 

Here’s the thing, I am not on a pedestal, don’t try to put me on one. I am far from perfect and I tell you this all the time…I go to church because I am broken and need his help.

 

I screw up all the time, I curse, I go out and then go to church in the morning. I date losers, I break all kinds of commandments, I am human. This is why I go to church to try to be better, sometimes I am, sometimes I fall short..

again…I am not perfect.

 

Yes, sometimes my emotions get the best of me, sometimes I am so passionate about things and I speak my mind because my heart hurts that so many people are suffering, that there are so many injustices in our world today.

 

I may not believe in your political views but I will surely not call you names nor will I curse at you, like I have seen so many people do on social media lately.

 

I will allow you to have your views, I won’t agree with them but I will not be hateful against you, I will not call you out or tell you to stay in your lane.

 

And I most certainly won’t tell you that you are not a Christian, because who am I?

Do I not have sins? Am I better than you because I go to church? Please, I am no better because of any of that and it is not my job to judge you, just like it’s not your job to judge me.

 

Please don’t think it’s okay to throw stones at me for being human, we all make mistakes but the difference between us, is I have big balls and I put all my failures, all my mistakes and every time I fall short, out there, for all to see.

 

I am no longer thin skinned about what people will say about me, people have  always and will always talk about me and I realize not all of it will be good and that’s okay.

 

But the thing that bothers me is you throwing my faith at me.

Let me tell you I am in good company because Jesus didn’t pick any of you “holier than thou” people, he didn’t pick priests, or prophets.

 

No, he picked killers, liars, cheaters, the bottom of the barrel, to go with him to preach his word. Why? Because they were not perfect, yet they were trying to change and even then they fell short, time and time again. Yet, he still loved them, he never once threw his faith in their faces, he forgave, he taught forgiveness, he taught them..

“He who has no sins, cast the first stone….”

 

I got lots of stones…anyone like to go first???

 

Yeah, I didn’t think so…

 

So here’s the thing people, I will occasionally write about what’s in my heart, with what’s going on in the world, with injustices that I think are occurring out there, but I will never argue, call you names or question or throw your faith in your face, I only ask the same respect in return.

And if you can’t do that, do what your mother’s taught you “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”

 

So today my friends and obviously my critics, I am here to remind you to think before you tear someone down, remember we all have a right to our opinions, that we are all not perfect and we all make mistakes but that doesn’t give you the right to judge, to chastise, to be hateful to someone else…

Because then, what kind of Christian would you be?

 

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Pursue peace

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Pursue peace

 

“The Lord gives strength to his people and he gives us peace”

 

Peace is a spiritual vitamin,

it is a freedom from disturbance, it’s quietness, it’s tranquility. We all want to acquire peace, it is the ultimate goal in life.

 

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, were called to peace and be thankful”

 

So many people today lash out because they do not have peace within. They are stressed, they are afraid, they have no faith and so in return, they have no peace.

 

Peace is something you cannot see, its a spirit, it’s within oursleves.

Peace is so important in all areas of your life it brings calmness, stability and it produces great things in your life.

 

But here’s a question you need to ask yourself, do you bring peace or chaos into an environment?

Are you stressed out? Or do you have peace through the storms? What are you bringing to your table?

 

I use to live in chaos, I use to be unhappy, I walked on eggshells trying to please someone else…when I found God, I found the strength to leave and it was then I found peace. I know God and what he has done for me, I no longer stress, I know now what true peace feels like and I will never live without it again.

 

“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone”

 

“They must seek peace and pursue it”

 

Don’t worry about what other people say about you, don’t worry about what others do to you…stay in peace.

 

“Let your heart be not be  troubled, neither let them be afraid”

 

God wants to help you handle your problem, God is going before you and he is going to fight your battles for you.

But you must turn it over to God.

 

Be careful who you follow in the world today, the only way you will be able to deal with life difficulties is through the word of God.

 

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you”

 

See there is always a message when I need to hear it, this was definitely one I needed to hear, with all that went on in the world these last few weeks, I said things I wouldn’t normally say, but the message today said “Don’t take matters into your own hands, don’t fight them in the flesh, stand back and let God fight your battles.God’s grace is with you and will keep you in a happy, meaningful and victorious life”

 

A victorious life is not a life without problems, it’s really about successfully getting through the problems of life, when you have the peace of God in your life.

 

“I have told you these things so you may have peace in your life”

 

The one thing you need to have in your life is peace, it will change your life, you will no longer be angry, full of hate, of negative thoughts, even with all the drama around you, you will still be in peace.

 

Yes, I’ve learned this many years ago when I gave my life over to God but as a human sometimes you forget, sometimes you get overwhelmed and you do things your own way, it is then I feel my peace slipping away, it is then, I realize that I must step back and assess the situation and get back in line with my peace.

Because peace is a gift you can either accept it or reject it

 

So how do you get peace?

Here are 7 easy steps to help you:

 

1-Don’t worry

2-Stay calm

3-Let bitterness go

4-Forgive

5-Create a gossip free zone

6-Don’t argue with close minded people

7-Take a break from the chaos

 

So today my friends, to maintain and keep your peace you need to change, you need to remember that God has you, you need to give up worry and stress. You need to practice these steps and it’s okay if every once in while you slip, you will come to realize what peace feels like and you will do anything for that feeling to return.

Try it today…find God, find faith, find peace.

 

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We are on sensory overload

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We are on sensory overload

 

I know I am not the only one, when I say that I am on sensory overload, that all the things that are going on in the world hasn’t effected us on some deep level.

 

Lately I feel melancholy, like a cold that you can’t shake, no matter what you try, it’s still lingers.

 

Between the fires out west, to the major earthquakes in Mexico, to the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and now Puerto Rico, it’s like you don’t know where to look first, your heart goes out to everyone.

 

Of course there is always going to be something going on in your life as well. For me, after going through my own hurricane and the aftermath I am still dealing with, it has been unbelievable stressful.

 

As if that wasn’t enough, I did not work for 2 weeks during this hurricane, then my refridge, my toaster, my stereo all broke at the same time and my both cars were damaged in the storm. I am also helping out my both girls with their bills and money as they are still looking for work, this has been a rough few months for me.

 

Add to this the shooting in Las Vegas, the loss of so many innocent lives yet again and the fact that we still haven’t changed the gun laws.

 

Then we have #45… oh lord… I don’t have enough time to write all his screw ups…like his threats to Korea, his daily outrageous tweets and lack of compassion that makes me want to scream.

 

There is also the fact that so many of my dear friends are sick with worry about their families in Puerto Rico that has added to this melancholy.

 

As a single mom of 2, it’s so hard, you have to worry about keeping a roof over your head, food on the table and the bill collectors at bay. I constantly have to be the strong one, there is no one to hold me at night and tell me everything will be okay. I have no one to depend on and so I have to suck it up and put on my big girl panties every day and my superhero cape and whether or not I feel like I have the strenght to go on, I must for my girls.

 

I am not the only one going through this, there are plenty of single moms doing the same things, feeling like life is hitting them from all sides, who smile when they drop their kids off at school and as soon as they round the corner, bust out in tears because it is all too much.

 

How when everyone is asleep, we cry ourselves to sleep praying for help. Asking God for the strenght to go on, as we have none left.

 

Here’s the thing, don’t get me wrong, I am grateful as I know it could be worst, Hell, it was worst for many years.

 

I am blessed because I know “There before the grace of God goes I”

… especially when I look at Texas or Puerto Rico…

There is never a day I don’t give thanks but some days I am human…it’s hard to always be the one to have to blow smoke up everyone’s else’s ass.

 

That when I write about my feelings on the government or what is going on in the world people tell me to stay in my lane…”Just post what you do best, you know… inspirational and motivational stuff”

As if I don’t have a say in things that go on in this world, like they don’t effect me as well.

 

Sorry, that’s not going to happen because if you read my blog I am 100 percent real, I am not Willy Wonker I do not sugar coat anything. I am a open book, I am here telling you what you have no guts to do, bearing my soul to show everyone that it’s okay to be vulnerable, that it’s okay to not be perfect, to be flawed, to fall on your face in front of the whole world and to have the strenght to get back up time and time again.

 

So yes, my friends right now I am feeling like so many of you, that I am on sensory overload and yes, the storms are coming at us right now but I know that it will get better.

How can I say this with such conviction? Because I have hit rock bottom not once but twice and I know that deep inside we all have that fighter in us, we are tougher than we think and we will survive.

 

My advice to you is help others, get out, do something you enjoy, change your thinking, wake up every day grateful your alive, be a blessing for someone else, know that it could be worst, hell it was worst..

Be the change you want to see in this world, it only takes one person…be that person and we will all get through this.

 

Be the change you want to see”

 

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Showing compassion by throwing paper towels?

Showing compassion by throwing paper towels…really?

 

As if there wasn’t enough mess going on in our country, with fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and mass murders, we now have this…

 

A sitting President of the United States of America going to, not a third world county but part of our own country, a state that has been devastated by the biggest hurricane they seen in years.

 

And here he is throwing paper towels at people there…. wtf?

But just when you think it can’t get any worst, he then tells our country… don’t worry it’s not as bad as hurricane Katrina was, even though 93 percent of the country still doesn’t have electricity, how much worst does it have to be?

 

And then he says… “By the way, this is really messing up our budget” Are you kidding me?

 

This has to be a joke right?

but no, the joke is on us people, as we are stuck with this non compassionate, narcissistic, self-centered, reality tv show president for the next four years!

Yes, folks you voted him in!

 

Is this what you do when you finally go to part of your own country, where so many people lost their homes, their cars, their jobs, do you think handing out flashlights and then telling them they need to work harder is helping?

 

As a person who went through hurricane Andrew and hurricane Wilma and I was no where in need as these people in Puerto Rico are, I know how hard it is, how much clean up there is.

 

During Wilma we worked 10 days straight just on the yard, we lost power, there was long lines at every gas station, no food to be found and we were no where near as bad as they are right now.

 

I can not even imagine what they are dealing with day after day, for weeks now. And this is how you chose to speak to them, you should be ashamed of yourself.

 

My heart broke every day when so many of my friends couldn’t get a hold of their parents or family, when they cried when they saw the damage on the television and then the relief of finally knowing they are alive but living in sub human conditions. I also have family there, this touches me deeply but not even for that fact but just because people are suffering, doesn’t that alone make you want to do something, make you want to rise above and do the right thing. If it doesn’t there is something wrong with you.

 

Maybe we are all getting desensitize to all of this, I for one am on sensory overload, I am sad and as a empath, I feel others emotions and I know so many others are feeling this way as well.

 

There are too many tragedys going on in the world, just when you are almost finishing processing one thing here comes another at you. It almost does feel like the world is coming to an end.

 

I don’t know what is going to happen next but I know we need leadership that shows compassion for all human beings, some one who cares about all of us not just the ones with money. Who is out there for the good of all mankind not just his own kind.

 

We need to stand up and be heard, we need to stand together as a united front and say “This is unacceptable and we will not stand for this anymore”

 

We need to protest, to blog, to put it out on all of social media, that we need to once again become the country that other country’s look up too, not the one that they make fun of.

 

And we need to help each other out, as I always say be the change you want to see, step up, help your neighbor, volunteer, send what you can to people who need it.

 

Start your own movement, be the voice of change…show the world we are the light…not the throwing of the flashlights.

 

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We need tougher gun laws

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We need tougher gun laws

 

Yesterday after I posted that I thought no one but our armed forces needed a gun that shoots off 100 rounds in 10 seconds. I and a bunch of my friends got inundated by a former high school friend, who went off the deep end cursing at us, calling us pussys and snowflakes…whatever the fuck that means.

 

Well sir…and I use that term loosely, very loosely… this is for you and your militant friends like you, out there.

 

You had no idea my views on guns or the 2nd amendment, yet you chose to go off on me and my friends.

 

Let me tell you something, I never once said we should take away our right to bear arms, I have always had guns.

 

I learned to shoot at 13, I went hunting with my high school sweetheart, I taught my girls gun safety and how to shoot, as soon as they were old enough.

 

Yes, I beleive in the 2nd amendment, that everyone should have that right, if they choose to.

 

My grievance is with a gun that shoots a 100 rounds a minute, my fight is for tougher gun laws for people having them or selling them, longer prison sentences, taking more of them off the streets so that a tragedy like this doesn’t happen again.

 

I want background checks and people who are mentally unstable to not be able to get a gun…wow is that so much to ask for?

 

Do you know the gun laws in Nevada?

Yeah me either, it was scary as hell:

 

Nevada law does not require firearms owners to have licenses or register their weapons, nor does it limit the number of firearms an individual posses.

 

Automatic assault weapons and machine guns are also legal in the state as long as they are registered and possessed in adherence to federal law, according to the National Rifle Association.

 

Nevada does not prohibit the transfer or possession of assault weapons, 50-caliber rifles or large-capacity ammunition magazines. Local law enforcement issues concealed handgun licenses.

 

Open carry is legal without a permit.

 

But Nevada is not the only state that have these crazy “laws” there are many other states that also have lost their minds about guns as well.

 

Does this sound sane?

Wait…sorry that was a rhetorical question to you… after your rant..

 

I’m not saying take away guns, I am saying do the responsible thing here.

 

Do I mind waiting 7 days to get a gun, no why should I, I am not planning on killing anyone in the heat of the moment.

 

Do I mind a background checks? No, I have nothing to hide.

 

If I was mentally unstable I wouldn’t want you to give me a gun either

 

If I wanted to carry, do I mind going to a course or filling out tons of paper work? No, if I want it, I will do what is required of me.

 

If I wasn’t allowed to have a barn full of guns would I be upset, Hello.. who the hell needs a barn full of guns??

 

Let’s get a grip people, this is not about taking away your rights, it’s about enforcing safety in our nation.

 

It’s about not allowing this to happen again and if this makes me or my friends “snowflakes”

Because we obviously care about human rights more than gun rights, well then so be it!

 

This is still America and for now… as long as we are still a free country, I will voice my opinion. You don’t get to call me or my friends names because we don’t agree with your point of views, leave the name calling to “your” President.

 

So today my friends, I sincerely apologize for the behavior of this and other people like him that viciously attacked you on my page, it hurts my heart knowing we can’t speak our minds anymore without someone attacking our character.

 

I will continue to speak out about the injustices in our world and I will continue to delete small minded, racist, non compassionate people off my page and out of my life…take these hateful rants somewhere else…I have no room for them or you in my life…

 

I am here to preach love, to preach compassion, to preach that we can all change into better people and until you decide to change…you gotta go.

 

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Another mass murder… in Las Vegas

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Another mass murder in Las Vegas

 

Yesterday there was yet another mass murder in Las Vegas.

58 people were confirmed dead and 400 people injured during this mass shootout.

This was the biggest killing spree we have seen since the mass murders in Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida, last year.

 

The gunman was an older white man who was on a balcony of a Las Vegas hotel and shot into the crowd of a country music concert.

 

We still have no idea why he would do something so heinous.

 

My question is, what the hell is going on in this country? It is really scary, the shootings all over the country, the hatred these gunman have, that they have no recourse for people’s lives, for family’s who will wake up today without parents, love ones, children…what is in your crazy mind to make you snap and do something like this?

 

If it isn’t enough that our world is falling apart already, do we need more mass murders? When are we going to have mass love ins…mass peace gatherings…mass social media postings, that we will not tolerate this anymore…that love will conquer hate…

 

These poor people, out on a beautiful night, on vacation, visiting relatives, hell it could have been me as I was there last week, people enjoying their lives, suddenly gone.

 

But I will tell you, how scary it is that people you know will snap at you and others because I watched it yesterday on my Facebook page.

 

I posted how sad I was that this happened and that why do we need guns that shoot off 100 rounds in 10 seconds.

 

Well a few of my friends commented on it, agreeing there should be stricker laws, well a few of my “high school friends” actual lost their shit.

They started calling my friends snowflakes, pussys, all kind of names because they didn’t agree with their point of view. It was ugly and I was shocked, that just because I don’t or my friends don’t agree with your point of view that you can snap just like that, resort to name calling and cursing someone out. (Kind of sounds like #45 but I won’t get into that..now)

 

And we wonder how this old man snapped….

Just like this high school “friend” did, I presume.

 

Look we all have our own point of views, we have our own beliefs and values, this was just me saying how sorry I was that this had happened and how I wished something would change so that it would never happened again.

 

But anymore it’s all about the hate and not the love, it’s about what seperates us and not what brings us together.

 

This is a real shame, as a tragedy like this should bring everyone on the same side, it could have been anyone of us, anywhere in this country, at any public event…this could have been your sister, your cousin, your children, if it was, would you then want tougher gun control?

 

This was not about you, this was about innocent lives cruelly snuffed out, this was about making changes so that this never happens again. This was about showing love and respect for these victims and their families, not about your rant how because we don’t agree with you that we are “snowflakes” whatever the fuck that means.

 

So if you will excuse me, I will continue to say how deeply we all feel about this, the worst mass murder in our history and excuse me while I get on my soapbox for the next week and become a advocate for those who no longer have a voice.

 

I will be preaching love not hate, stronger gun laws, compassion for others, something you clearly don’t have but are in desperate need of.

I will also be praying for you and others like you that you don’t snap like this man did, just because we don’t agree with you or look like you or believe in what you do.

 

In America, the land of the free ….for however long that might be…. we will speak our minds, we will question why this tragedy happened and we will grieve for these people and their families.

 

So today my friends, say a prayer for these families, say a prayer that this never happens again, say a prayer for people on the edge, for those that are out there planning the next attack, pray for all of us because we need prayers right now, our country needs prayers….

 

“What the world needs now, is love sweet love”

 

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Faith is fueled by hearing the word of God

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Faith is fueled by the word of God

 

Lots of people say they want faith but look to other sources. They look towards people, a job, life, a partner..

But if your saying I want my life to go to another level, you need to look to only one source…God.

 

The reason you can’t increase your faith is because your are not using the power of God.

 

“For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed

The righteous will live by faith”

 

We are humans so we have doubt, we live by natural resources, we don’t live by faith. Don’t live your life based on your schooling, by other people in it or by the job you have.

 

You need to live your life by faith not by anything else.

You need to live your life with a passion to see things the way God sees them, it is then you will see the whole world in a different way.

 

But when you live your life in the world, when you think your greater than others, when you use people, when you put people down, you are not living God’s way.

 

We are all God’s people…black ,white, Spanish, Muslim, Jewish… we were all created by God, why can’t we see that we are all God’s people.

 

We may come from different cultures, different backgrounds but we all bleed the same color.

We all have the same God that loves us, he created us equal, so why are trying to separate us, to segregate us, to think one is better than another.

 

Paul encourage us that there is two kingdoms

The Kingdom of Righteousness and the Kingdom of Darkness.

You can’t bless someone then curse them.

You cannot be in the the two worlds at the same time.

 

When you are born again you automatically give yourself to the Kingdom of righteousness

But when you turn yourself over to God and the kingdom of righteousness, you need to have faith that keeps you through the storms, you know that we are all one, all children of the most high God.

 

Never let someome stand in the way of knowing who God is, don’t let anyone unplug you from God. Remember you are the light for others.

 

You can be made right through faith..

When you start living by faith, when you start reading the word, you will be putting on new clothes, the clothes of Christ.

 

There’s no way you can put on the clothes and then speak evil of people or think your are better of them.

 

“There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female, for you are all are one in Christ Jesus”

 

That’s what we all need… one Christ, all of us together speaking his word, being the light for others.

 

Don’t judge others, show them we all need God’s word to change.

The gospel is the good news, it’s the answer to your family crisis, to fixing your business, in your relationships, to fix all areas of your life, if you tap into the gospel it will help you to fix things, it teaches us how to be right before God.

 

So get into the word of God and let it transform your mind, let go of pain, stress and misery, you have made decisions based out of hurt, frustration but the word of God will change your life.

 

The most effective way to please God is to put his word to life,

“Without faith it is impossible to please God because anyone that comes to him and believes him will be rewarded”

 

“Faith comes by hearing by the word of God”

 

The word of God will empower you, it will transform your life, if you believe in the word of God.

He will change your life,

Trust in the Lord, even when it doesn’t make sense.

 

So today my friends remember faith is fueled by the word of God, be the light, have an unstoppable faith, know that God has this…he has you.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

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