Victor Rivas Rivers is a veteran film and television star, best-selling author, renowned advocate for violence prevention, and the first Cuban-born football player to land a tryout with the Miami Dolphins. He has achieved extraordinary success in numerous arenas. But given his violent upbringing, few of those achievements were ever likely. If not for a handful of individuals who were willing to take a stand on his behalf, he doubts he would be alive today. He chronicles his story of survival in his memoir A Private Family Matter.
It’s Truth + Tequila Tuesday!
This week’s questions comes from Sarah and she says:
Every year for my job I have to take risk training on suicide and sexual assault. It’s a requirement. The same thing happens to me each year. I start to get really tired and a feeling of exhaustion comes over me…My stomach hurts and I get a really painful sensation throughout my body that’s very, very uncomfortable. I don’t like any of these feelings. Is there a way I can just detatch from them so I can get through taking these tests? Help!