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- Producer17/01/2017Broken: When the struggle feels a little too real.I work very hard at being positive. I surround myself with positive quotes, I have a spiritual life, I have a vested interest in myself and in making the world a better place. I try to do all the right things, read the right things, do the right...
Comments17/01/2017 #13 Todd JonesJulie, I cope with the occasional bout of the blues by trying to recognize and remember that nine times out of ten, it's not so much what is going on out in the world, but what's going on in my brain. My perceptions. I tell myself repeatedly, "This too shall pass."
Thankfully, I have discovered that my brain is somewhat like an etch-a-sketch, and that a good nights sleep works wonders. Very often, it seems that the act of sitting up in the morning shakes the screen of my mind if not clean, at least considerably less vivid. I suppose this is one of the rewards of having been blessed with a limited intellect :)
Most of all, I try really hard not to take myself nor my perceived problems too seriously.17/01/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWow @Julie Sullivan, I feel like I was meant to read this tonight. I had a similar experience last night on Facebook. I went through my timeline and saw just a few things, then I broke down crying hysterically too. I called my daughter and told her I was going to deactivate my FB page because I could not take the toxicity on there anymore and wanted to warn her so she wouldn't wonder why she couldn't find me on there. I rarely allow myself to break down and cry in front of my kids but I did last night. She agreed it was the best thing to do and said she may do the same soon. After I deactivated my page I felt a sense of relief. I don't miss it. My daughter was so cute, she even sent me a positive quote and posted it on pinterest for me. After the rain, we can see rainbows and the sunshine. Thanks for sharing this!17/01/2017 #11 Julie SullivanSo I guess maybe a bit of backstory: I spent most of my younger years pretty much the opposite of positive. I've dealt with depression, anxiety and anger for a lot of my life: conscious re-framing is what I've trained myself to do. It's pretty
much changed my world for the better. So much of your story and of the world is
How you choose to tell it, and the way you choose to interpret that of others. But it's also totally a process. I really appreciate all the feedback!17/01/2017 #10 Max🐝 J. CarterThank you @David B. Grinberg I do have a few thoughts on it.
They have done studies that show that people who have a form of spirituality in their life deal with better than those who do not.
They tend to outperform at work around those who do not have a form of spirituality in their life.
In my study and experience as a Shaman we are not physical beings in need of a spiritual life, we are spiritual beings in learning how to be human. Science has been catching up and some even say that when you start in physics you become an atheist and after while you realize God does exist.
Nikola Tesla said some of his ideas came from entities he was in contact with.
Einstein even noted the importance of spirituality.
Personally I find the song THE LIGHT by Disturbed does it for me these days..
I am the Rock 'N' Roll Shaman and music is my main form of spiritual comfort as I connect soul to soul with the artists realizing that if every word is heard as an open prayer than every word we sing is as worship.
That said I also respect any form of spiritually some one chooses for themselves as long as they are not asked to harm animals or humans in their spiritual practices.
To sum up if you don't have a form of spirituality in life you do not deal with life as well as those who do and that is the result of several studies not my opinion.17/01/2017 #9 Robin BartonThank you for the openness. I've been there many times so I totally understand, especially when we still have to be an adult! I find that being in nature helps me breathe, helps me think, and helps me heal. I also love to collect quotes and write them down in a small notebook. I use different colored pens and markers to make it creative. I doodle. I'll use stickers. Whatever catches my imagination. Creativity is calming, even snippets of it. When I need a pick me up, I pull the latest version of my notebook and read quotes. Just a few things I do. :)17/01/2017 #8 Aleta Curry#4 I think I know what you're saying here Phil, and I would say something somewhat similar. I don't think it's so much an excess of positivism as it is looking at the world in completely the wrong way. Somehow our belief systems: our national myths, our religions, the ethics we were taught etc. all conspire to have us believe that if we do right, Life will be fine. Rather, I think we should say that Life does what it does, you have to be ready to deal with it.17/01/2017 #6 Aleta CurryAmong many fun things at beBee is the fact that we're always 'meeting' new people and, via them, discovering new ways to stretch our brains: reinforce what we knew to be right, learn something we didn't know, and occasionally change our minds about something.
Julie, your post reminds me of how lucky I am. I can say this without feeling that I'm bragging because I had nothing to do with it; it's the result of the genetic lottery, and the luck of having my upbringing, by which I mean that a) I'm inherently an optimist, and b) as much as I might sometimes have castigated my parents for their mistakes in childrearing, I should bless them for having given me the basic tools to deal with what Life throws at me, and the ability to acquire tools I need and don't yet have.
Interestingly, being a pollyanna doesn't mean that I never get down; when I crash I can crash hard. I don't tend to stay down for very long, however. I'm not a mental health professional so I can't definitively tell you why I'm the way I am (beyond what I've already suggested) but here are some of the things I do when overwhelmed:
a) a small task - not the time to paint the house, but something little like sweeping the floor or washing the dishes b) go outside (or gaze out the window if the weather is inclement) it's amazing how good this is for me c) sing aloud - change songs if I find myself singing something depressing d) stop what I'm doing and distract myself completely if it's really bad, like put on a comedy DVD or something.17/01/2017 #4 Phil FriedmanJulie, I am personally wont to point out that cynicism is often the last refuge of an idealist. Sometimes an excess of positivism reduces one's ability to bend with the bad and the ugly in the world, and instead increases the chances that one will break. In other words, do not expect that love and a positive attitude will conquer all, and you might not be shattered when they do not. Nice post. A lot of common sense here. And I think a genuinely uplifting message. Cheers!17/01/2017 #3 David B. GrinbergThanks for your profound and poignant post, Julie. I think many people turn to faith, religion and/or spirituality during very troubling times. Personally, I've always found the Psalms to be deeply comforting. Please note I'm a secular, albeit spiritual, person.
cc: @Max🐝 J. Carter any thoughts, Max?
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Comments15/01/2017 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad@Max🐝 J. Carter More than anything you have made us to recall our past and delve our memories to sum up something interesting about many patterns of networking during one's schooling days.
Let's revive our spirits to boost beBee and bolster it in brilliant ways! :)
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Comments15/01/2017 #43 Praveen Raj GullepalliHey Chas! Congrats again! Outside beBee land Brand Ambassadors are engaged/contracted or bought to endorse something good (or even dubious), irrespective of their patronage or conviction in the efficacy of the product or service being endorsed. Here the only thing that matters is your belief in beBee. If you got the title from beBees, rest assured, you earned it in full. What's left to do is to do what AmBees are supposed to do, best you can ;) I felt like an AmBee long before it was announced. I even expressed that. Because I believed then as I do now that this is the place for incubating value-based relationships that go the distance. That go into personal space as deeply as they do into professional space. Keep buzzing away!15/01/2017 #42 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI just read through the comments and agree with everyone. If Javier feels you qualify, then by golly, you sure do! @Chas ✌️ Wyatt, you are an uplifting person with a very positive attitude. I'm glad you were appointed. Loved reading about your journey on Social Media. I used to be a myspace addict until it fell apart, then we all left at once and joined Facebook. I have a love/Hate relationship with facebook. We don't use it for business because it doesn't suit my husband's needs. I used to have fun being 'me' on facebook until family members I hardly know found me, friends from HS found me and on the list goes. Now, I feel I can't just let loose like I used to there. That was sort of my playground ;-) My first experience with chat on the internet was using Windows 3.11 IRC. Wow... talk about a dinosaur but I made connections and even went to Penn State and volunteered at a golf outing for some friends I met online. I attended their awards dinner and met the infamous Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno... ick, cant believe I actually shook hands with Sandusky now!15/01/2017 #38 Gerald Hecht#37 @Aleta Curry I hope that you are feeling better; I just wanted to say that both you and @Chas ✌️ Wyatt make me feel less isolated --I also have no FB, Twitter, Snap, Instagram, etc. accounts --I feel like I don't know what's going on half the time...but that's the "price" I guess... I don't want those things.
Again Chas, I think that you are a cool (and cool headed) ambassador!15/01/2017 #37 Aleta CurryThanks for tagging me, Chas ✌️ Wyatt Sorry, I had a medical emergency (sudden, severe drop in Iron levels) and I've been resting (yes, really!) for a couple of days.
I see everyone has already addressed your 'fitness for ambassadorship' questions, so there's nothing for me to add. I will speak a little to your chronicle of your social media journey, though, which I read with great interest. I think we've been at beBee a comparable length of time, though you were here first and I remember how happy I was when I got your 'follow'. Your social web journey is very similar to mine, and these are the reasons, I daresay, you brought this to my attention.
Since I have spent so much time marketing my business, I have tended to stick to the large venues, with one caveat: the system has to work for me, that is, it has to be pretty intuitive and easy to use. I also have to get the feeling that there is engagement of some sort; the writer in me just wants to know that *someone* is reading what I write. beBee answers that for me, so that's why I'm here and that's why I tell others about it. It's really a matter of customer satisfaction: you put out a good and useful product, your fame spreads by word of mouth. That's it, really.
Like you, I still don't get the charm of Twitter; Facebook I do use because, as I've said before, Facebook for business is invaluable to what we do. Since you mention Pinterest, I'll say that it might suit you, because you are an artist. I have an account there but just can't keep up so it's staledated. I might also suggest Ello; the reason I'm not active there is because it's such a visual platform that seems to really suit people with portfolio, which is why I mention it to you.
Okay, that's it. And yeah: you're a great Ambassador, blah blah blah. :D13/01/2017 #32 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorChas, you are an honest to goodness representative, and a true ambassador. I agree with Chas, and do I truly love what Javier beBee, Juan Imaz and the entire beBee team have created. What a group duo here & all the Bee's that I met over the past year. beBee will continue to be very successful & has great spirit. Best regards, Bill Stankiewicz13/01/2017 #29 🐝 Fatima Williams@Chas ✌️ Wyatt Your straight-forward and down to earth attitude makes you a very special beBee and you contribute in your own unique way which make the experience even more special to us all.
I thank Javier and his team and the awesome ambassador team that we are super proud to be a part of. #beBeesforever
@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Love the poem 🤗❤🤗13/01/2017 #26 Emily🐝 BeeChas, if @Javier 🐝 beBee & @Juan Imaz think you're good, then you're good! Take this honor and bee proud. Clearly you are doing enough to get you the Ambassador name and that's awesome. Keep it up. Great article by the way detailing your Social Media travels between so many platforms. :-)
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Comments12/01/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Liesbeth. In my experience being positive and fostering a positive mindset almost always pays off in one way or another. Everyone has a choice whether to think positive or negative. Choose positive. Recommended reading: any of numerous books by Norman Vincent Peale...
I've also shared in three hives, "beBee in Engilsh" and "Lifestyles" and "bee Inspired."
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Comments13/01/2017 #10 Max🐝 J. Carter#9 Cannabis has many uses including being used as medicine and in the USA in 28 of the 50 states it has been legalized for medicinal use and more and more studies are coming out all the time showing all the different ways cannabis can provide relief and in some cases cure. .
There have been many stores in recent years showing how it has helped to give relief to children who suffer from seizures as well as reducing the tremors for Parkinson's patients and has been identified as a cure for cancer several times over.11/01/2017 #1 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.Hi Max: Thought you might enjoy this (if you haven't already seen it). The American Anthropological Society is fascinated by shamanism and trance state healing, and has traced these practices back thousands of years across cultures throughout the world. http://genealogyreligion.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Shamans-Healers-Winkelman.pdf
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Comments10/01/2017 #8 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝Couldn't agree more about the inspiration-giving part. I don't think I could be as generous though with the people that inflict pain or drain our inspiration because they just can't stand anyone around them not sharing their sense of misery. The fact that you could, however, is quite inspiring.10/01/2017 #7 debasish majumderexcellent craft-work @Prakashan B.V! yes, inspiration is perhaps the only devise to bring out top most out put from one person to change the scenario from hostile to amenable. however, empathy is the value which we lack a lot nowadays. your memory of the past is heart rending, but, on the other hand it brings clarity of a picture where so many people are going through various hardships and one day their journey will be ended with much hue and cry! thus, we are losing plenty of humane elements who could a true imperative. however, great post indeed! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.10/01/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a very deep story above @Prakashan B.V. Thank you for tagging me. It sounds like life was rocky for you growing up and even in your 40's you were dealt a tough hand again. I'm sorry you lost your parents at such an early age. I'm glad you had relatives to take you in. The photos you posted above are beautiful. Life sure can throw curve balls and not one of us is immune to them. I love the quotes, including @John White, MBA's that you used. I clicked on your link and I will have to give a title some thought! Best to you for your hard work on the book. Sharing!10/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichA thought well-worth remembering, @Prakashan B.V: "those who not only did not inspire me in anyway but probably added to the pain in whichever way possible by being different in a negative manner....."
"Because of them I know what I shouldn't be doing to others."
That is a lesson that can truly have an impact.
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Comments08/01/2017 #5 Aleta CurryIt's a great list, Nissar.
One comment on the 'do hard things first' item. I used to always do this, but sometimes it's not the best. If the hard task is one that will take a long time, then you need to do the quick and easy 5-15 minute tasks first. That way, at the end of the day you will be seen to have at least done *something*, as opposed to having nothing to show for a day's work (even if you've been very hard at work all day).
When tasks take a comparable amount of time, then I do the unpleasant ones first. (I eat my vegetables first, to - get them out of the way so I can get to the nice bits! ;)08/01/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Nissar Ahamed, this is very detailed. I love the tips you left- they aren't boring and easy to achieve with the exception of sunlight... I live in the second cloudiest county in the US, no wonder people's spirits are extremely down in the winter! I guess I will add to your list, put money in your piggy bank and save enough to travel to a warm, sunny place each winter :))12/10/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Excellent, motivating and 'Quality of Life' - oriented Buzz of prime importance to all, @Nissar Ahamed! And welcome to beBee! I like, "Even if you’re getting emails that you do need to respond to, you should always have a specific time for this, and don’t check them outside of this time." Golden. Great advice especially for Youth and Vets. @Renée 🐝 Cormier, @Aurorasa Sima, @Randy Keho, @Charlene Burke, @Nicole Chardenet, @Elizabeth Harris24/09/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWelcome to beBee Nissar. I welcome you also as someone who has served District 60 Toastmasters and while you are more focused on career and productivity issues, what I find interesting is your degree in Bachelor of Technology/ Engineering, Material Science - and as you also operate as a sales executive in the area of the Cloud, I can't think of a more well rounded individual that I have come across at beBee . I look forward to your future buzzes Nissar.
Comments08/01/2017 #13 Aurorasa Sima#11 Glad you like them! I made 20 with music to send a positive vibe to people suffering from anxiety too.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aurorasa/20-powerful-affirmations-to-reduce-anxiety08/01/2017 #12 Aurorasa Sima#8 If you are lucky enough to find one with that credentials, good for you.
100 % agree with the definition of meditation. Just would like to add that by being present you actually get away from everything.
Yes, rewiring is possible, takes about 90 days but will not happen if you meet the 08/15 doctor that puts you on meds.08/01/2017 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr#6 However, if you are working with a psychotherapist with an understanding of neuroscience then the benefits of mindfulness based stress reduction practice and it's ability to assist on the neuroelasticity front, i.e., it is never too late to rewire, progress can be made and sustained. I don't ever (now) underestimate the genuine benefit of mindful meditation. While it is far from 'affirming' since it demands that you face adversity and explore it with curiosity and openness leading to acceptance and love, it is effective for many. "The point of meditation isn't to be peaceful, to be better than where you are now, or to get away from everything. It's to be present. Present with whatever is." Waylon Lewis08/01/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#6 I would trust in neuroscience since it is a scientific study of the nervous system, rather than psychotherapy, which could be made up of those in the field but with varying degrees.
Interesting discussion, Aurorasa, especially relating to traumatic experiences.08/01/2017 #6 Aurorasa Sima#4 I learned three years ago that EI is not always enough when I discovered that 8 years of traumatic experience had changed my brain.
Similar to anxiety and depression, traumatic experience changes our brains in a way that regions of the brain that do not serve us when it comes to achieving goals and happiness become part of our default mode network (the DMN turns on when we "turn off" = relax).
Affirmations can never be more than a short positive sprinkle for a depressed person, for as long as they did not retrain their brain - for which everyone is in needed to check out my offering.
I don´t trust in psychotherapy. I trust in neuroscience.07/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThank you for sharing, Aurorasa! This is an inspiring selection of positive affirmations. Depression is difficult to detect as it can tuck itself away deep in the mind. There are some obvious signs but not always. It's transparency is frequently elusive and treatment is a guessing game. Depression=the hidden disease.