Parallels Between Skydiving & Living #2

Skydiving revealed many similarities with daily living as well as accelerating a new friendship with my skydiving partner, Jamie. While we drove out to Triangle Skydiving Center, Jamie and I, deepened our connection and awareness of one another through candid conversation. Our first discovery was that we are each going through similar personal situations. The comfort felt by each of us allowed a ‘safe place’ for sharing our thoughts, feelings & experiences. Both of us face our challenges by remaining focused on love and respect for ourselves, families and those around us.

Observe the people and circumstances that surround you. What do you notice?. Many of our experiences are directly similar or opposite of our encounters. “What?,” you may be thinking. “That doesn’t make any sense. How can you say that something is both similar and opposite?” Here are some anonymous examples:

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Informe sobre proyectos de ley relacionadas con los animales

Informe sobre proyectos de Ley relacionadas con los Animales que se aprobaron o no en La Sesión Legislativa que termino en Junio

Gracias a Sam Eschenbrenner y Jan Markarian por el resumen. Traducido a Español por Rob English.

Aquí hay unos proyectos pro-animal que nosotros y nuestros aliados promocionamos (tres estrellas indican un proyecto de alta prioridad para PAR). En cuanto a los legisladores de CNY, he notado solo a ellos cuyos distritos tocan el Condado de Onondaga. Se nota que unos de los proyectos que avanzaron esperan la aprobación de Gobernador Cuomo.

Pre-emption Bill (A 740/S 3753, proyecto para permitir que municipalidades promulguen leyes más fuertes para regular distribuidores para mascotas). Se aprobó en las dos cámaras (120/21 si/ no en Asamblea, 53/10 si/no en Senado). Espera la aprobación del gobernador.

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Report on Animal-Related bills

Report on Animal-Related bills that passed or were stalled during session on of NYS Legislature which ended in June

Thanks to Sam Eschenbrenner and Jan Markarian for the summary below.

Translated by Rob English.

NOTE: Some of the bills which passed the legislature are waiting for action by Gov. Cuomo.

Some animal friendly bills that we and our allies lobbied for.

***denotes high-priority bills for PAR.

For CNY legislators, I have only recorded those whose districts are at least partially in Onondaga County.

Pre-emption bill (A 740/S 3753)

(to allow municipalities to enact stronger laws to regulate pet dealers)

passed both chambers (120/21 yea/nay in Assembly, 53/10 yea/nay in senate).

awaiting Governor’s signature.

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HEALTH – September 2013

Glaucoma

Our eyes provide a portal through which many of us experience the world, make decisions, and capture memories. For many of us, losing our vision would mean losing significant quality of life. With age it is not uncommon to experience changes in your vision, though the majority of these changes will not lead to blindness. Unfortunately, however, there are some diseases, such as glaucoma, that can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated properly.

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. The optic nerve begins at the back of our eye. It receives all the information taken in by our eye from the world around us and transmits that information to our brain. It is our brain that then organizes and presents that information to us. When the optic nerve is damaged in glaucoma, that communication between the world around us and our brain is interrupted. As a result our vision is diminished and can eventually be gone all together.

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SALUD – Septiembre 2013

El Glaucoma

Nuestros ojos proveen un pórtico por lo cual muchos de nosotros experimentamos la vida, tomamos decisiones, y capturamos recuerdos. Para muchos de nosotros, perder la vista significaría disminuir nuestra calidad de vida. Con la edad avanzada no es raro experimentar cambios de la vista, aunque la mayoría de los cambios no conducen a la ceguera. Desafortunadamente, hay enfermedades, como el glaucoma, en que uno puede llegar a perder la vista permanente si uno no recibe el tratamiento debido.

El glaucoma es una enfermedad del nervio óptico. El nervio óptico empieza en la parte posterior del ojo. Recibe toda la información que llega al ojo del mundo alrededor de nosotros, y transmite la información a nuestro cerebro. Es nuestro cerebro, entonces, lo que organiza las imágenes que vemos y nos presenta la información. Cuando se daña el nervio óptico en el glaucoma, la comunicación entre el mundo alrededor de nosotros y nuestro cerebro se interrumpe. La consecuencia es que nuestra vista es diminuida y al final se la puede perder por completo.

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Una Vida ordenada para salvar: Una enseñanza para todos nosotros

Dr. TrianaEn celebración al mes de la Herencia Hispana, CNY Latino quisiera destacar a uno de muchos Latinos profesionales de la salud que esta haciendo una diferencia en nuestra comunidad. Queremos honrar al Dr. Ted Triana por su extraordinaria dedicación y pasión a la calidad de vida de la gente del condado de Onondaga.

El Cuidado de Salud ha sido la vanguardia de la agenda de nuestro país por DEMASIADO tiempo. Con el Obamacare retrasado hasta el año 2015, la cobertura de salud a nivel nacional parece casi inimaginable. Me pregunto, ¿por qué será esto una decisión tan difícil para la nación líder en el mundo? Es nuestro derecho estar sanos…¿no?

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A life mandated to save: A lesson for all of us

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, CNY Latino would like to highlight one of many
Latino medical professionals who are making a difference in our community. We want to honor Dr. Ted Triana for his outstanding dedication and passion to the quality of life for the people of Onondaga County.

Health care has been the forefront of our country’s agenda for an UNGODLY amount of time. With Obamacare being pushed back till 2015, nationwide health coverage seems almost unimaginable. I find myself asking, why is this such a difficult decision for the world’s leading nation? It is our right to be healthy…right? 

For most of us health care dictates the majority of our life decisions and the quality of our life. It’s so strenuous to even get the needed care with coverage, and without the annoyance of feeling like a commodity by your doctor, I often wonder how people on the other side of the system are surviving.

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