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  1. ProducerVictoria Lewin

    Victoria Lewin

    29/08/2016
    Caitlin's Wish Young carers awareness presentation
    Caitlin's Wish Young carers awareness presentationhttp://www.slideshare.net/VTaylorAuthor/caitlins-wish-young-carers-awareness This is the SlideShare I created for Young carers awareness day this past January.Please please share it to raise awareness of young carers. With more awareness comes...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Victoria Lewin, 🐝here is your Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/Dmargaretaranda/real-person-victoria-lewin/ :)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Shared to Hives: (1) Positive Parenting: Child Imagination; (2) Authors and Bloggers and (3) beBee in English. Perhaps @Franci Eugenia Hoffman and @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, could you please Share to Author Hives? Thank you~
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Welcoming Sweet VIctoria Lewin, author of Caitlyn's Wish, to beBee.com! We both share a lot about being a Primary Caregiver, and know that our children (even young ones) carry that role. And how does a child grow up with a disabled parent? Let's talk about it, all in the name of Positive Parenting, Increasing Awareness, and just...being human~ :) ...or being bees~that affinitize once again! Thank you bees, for all your flexibility! @Lisa Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @Pamela L. Williams, @Matt Sweetwood, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, Ph.D., @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz, please help me welcome a Newbee! Thanks!
  2. ProducerDon Kerr

    Don Kerr

    31/08/2016
    Collateral Damage
    Collateral DamageThe following was first published on my site Riding Shotgun (https://ridingshotgun.squarespace.com) on January 4, 2015.I am reposting here as a result of a couple of prompts including my response to Jena Ball's superb posting...
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  3. ProducerMichael Hillebrand
    A VERY Personal Thank You..
    A VERY Personal Thank You.. Well.. this is going to be a very big risk. I'm about to be very personal. Very vulnerable. And very sincere. If I say that YOU, the one reading this, and beBee as a whole, changed my life in a very big way, you'll surely roll your eyes and call me...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    10/08/2016 #83 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @Michael Hillebrand, my being commenter #83 must mean something to you. I'm glad I got to read this before you delete it. I will probably be repeating some of the same things your other readers have said but, so what? Right? It bares repeating. I appreciate learning about the man behind the interviews and the fan of the Detroit Red Wings. You are a gutsy guy and a sensitive soul. I also hope that you realize that being able to provide your son the love you have for him is no easy matter and is the foundation from which everything else comes. I am glad to hear about what beBee means for you but it is important for you to realize that you had to be open to receiving from beBee what it is meaningful to you. All the power to you Gerald for telling your story and in the way you chose to tell it. Wishing you strength, fulfillment and success!
    Brian Brandt
    09/08/2016 #82 Brian Brandt
    You are so...f-----g awesome. You have a talent for writing. I am blown away. I've been on those walk-talks about as many times as you, with generally similar issues. I can't tell you how many people I have seen walking and talking on super late night runs on the Charles across 24 years in Boston. Your honesty is admirable,and your thank-you is the greatest one ever told. So, thank you! (And the Grammar Goddess would alert you that thank-you as a noun is hyphenated; but, it is not when stated. I did not make a grammar boo boo.)
    Phillip Hubbell
    09/08/2016 #81 Phillip Hubbell
    @Michael Hillebrand no, thank you. You have given us great insight into the people whose posts we get online and look for each day. If in turn you benefit...well, that's just gravy.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    09/08/2016 #80 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #78 One day, beBee will become top propelling social media platform of this global village!
    Carolyn Kiel
    08/08/2016 #78 Carolyn Kiel
    I've observed that beBee has a unique power to facilitate the building of strong, caring relationships among people who start out as strangers to each other. I've never been part of anything like this on any other social media platform. It's a very special, supportive community. I'm glad that you've found support and inspiration here as well!
    Pascal Derrien
    31/07/2016 #77 Pascal Derrien
    Every now and again there are some small miracles happening in social media land :-) pretty courageous too to come forward with some harsh yet lucid and self criticism comments !!! to your new self then :-)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    31/07/2016 #76 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Life becomes wholesome when you are cheery, and to be nothing soaked in fear and aloofness is disheartening. Mr. Michael you have taken a great leap, with boldness...to show the world what you are is your frankness, and to keep the world of beBee engaged is worthwhile accomplishment. Be happy, inspire others and as you pen down others' stories, chisel your own success and hope for best times ahead in your life. Good luck!:)
    Vincent Andrew
    31/07/2016 #75 Vincent Andrew
    This is a really powerful personal story @Michael Hillebrand. Thank you for sharing this. Your interview questions are brilliant. They make the interviewees think deep. I believe such interviews can only come about as a result of your total engagement and active listening during the whole process. It's a privilege to get such insights from what you've done in the interview series. Thank you!
    Fatima Williams
    31/07/2016 #74 Fatima Williams
    Thank you so much for sharing this buzz @Michael Hillebrand You came out strong and this is what matters at the end of the day, I love all your interviews.
    I wish you all the very best . Keep rocking :)
    Irene Hackett
    30/07/2016 #73 Anonymous
    #68 Such a wonderful reply to my comment @Michael Hillebrand! Yes, you have been brought into this world for a reason and you are finding meaning by providing service to others. Love in action; doesn't get much better than that!!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    30/07/2016 #72 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #64 Amen! And anchors aweigh!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/07/2016 #71 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #52 You sure did John @John White, MBA...it's the article of your journey as an entrepreneur, took me back to 2007 a life changing time for me and my family.
    Gerald Hecht
    30/07/2016 #70 Gerald Hecht
    @Michael Hillebrand I think I can see it anyway, lol! #69
    Michael Hillebrand
    30/07/2016 #69 Michael Hillebrand
    #67 @Gerald Hecht I had a 6 hour drive yesterday afternoon/evening/night and arrived home late. If I could add a picture to my comment (@Javier beBee) I would show that I have my coffee mug raised to you in return. Cheers buddy.
    Michael Hillebrand
    30/07/2016 #68 Michael Hillebrand
    #65 @Irene Hackett having turned that corner, and taking a moment to reflect by looking back on my journey, your words are exactly how I feel now. I am so incredibly thankful for all of the struggles. I have learned a great deal, and am VERY excited to build on the small successes I have been able to experience here, and through my business, and use that as the springboard to use my new voice and confidence to look back and bring the next one behind me, into the light. The compliments, advice, and all of the love I have been given isn't just going to help me, but be the fuel to help as many others as I possibly can. I was put here for a reason. It wasn't just to raise a strong you man in my son, but to also be a guiding light to others, and I intend to begin finding a way to let that light shine, and help guide others. I am learning that not being focused on me, but instead helping others more, makes me feel so much better inside than I have ever felt, by trying to make myself feel good. I just had my light shining the wrong direction.. haha Thanks for your kind words. Really.
    Gerald Hecht
    30/07/2016 #67 Gerald Hecht
    @Michael Hillebrand none of us is "already there"... I would propose a toast such as this: "here's to never arriving, always invested in the journey!" (except it's 8:30 am and I gotta do a lot of stuff this weekend...a coffee [and] toast) #64
    Michael Hillebrand
    30/07/2016 #66 Michael Hillebrand
    #56 @Gerald Hecht. Sincerely. Thank you! I have much respect for you from reading your posts and comments. Your words are not lost on me.
    Irene Hackett
    30/07/2016 #65 Anonymous
    @I really don't have the 'right' words to express my appreciation for the bravery I see here in your outstanding buzz @Michael Hillebrand. I've read all the comments and am so proud to be part of the Bee family. You have found a home of kindred spirits. Even though we may have not shared the degree of the darkness in our journey, I think it is safe to say we all have been in the throws of deep pain and sorrow. The experiences you've described - I don't believe were for naught. (No such thing as failure by the way - just a lesson in what doesn't get you to the expected outcome.) Pain is the impetus for growth; for discovering the REAL YOU, deep beneath the surface of the performance/acceptance treadmill we may find ourselves on. There is something bigger going on. Keep seeking. Your perseverance is commendable and offers great value to all of us. It is my honor to come to know you on this friendly platform and look forward to your continued contribution. I wish you all the great things this one life has to offer! Be blessed my friend - the best is yet to come!!
    Michael Hillebrand
    30/07/2016 #64 Michael Hillebrand
    #55 I'm not all the way there. While I may have turned a figurative corner and heading the right direction.. this is only the start! The perspectives on life I am learning from the members here, surely reminds me there is still much to learn, much to explore, and so so much more to appreciate. I'm not where I was before, mentally or physically. I feel amazing now. But I know how temporary things can be when riding an emotional high. That is why I am so grateful for the relationships I am forming here. I know that when I have a bad day, and I will, I will have the support of others to help prop me back up. That's a big piece of the puzzle that has been missing for years. Being able to use the help of others. Not as a hand out. But a hand up. I see slipping back into a dark place, harder to do when surrounded by those that truly care. So for your words, and the words of so many others here, "Thank you" just isn't enough.. but it's the best I can do right now. Think of my interviews now, moving forward, as my gift to you to help return the favor of influence and inspiration. I have a few good ones coming I think all of you will like.
    Michael Hillebrand
    30/07/2016 #63 Michael Hillebrand
    #53 Thank you @John White, MBA. I admire your work, and all you have earned. Your words are very well received, and much appreciated.
  4. Don Kerr

    Don Kerr

    16/07/2016
    With many thanks and full credit to @Emilia M. Ludovino, my latest posting to Riding Shotgun:
    Don Kerr
    Talking with children about the incomprehensible
    ridingshotgun.squarespace.com As progress continues on getting my book, Riding Shotgun, ready to publish I have been doing lots of edits with the help of friends who are helping me. David Holmes took on the edit of the first draft and made some very helpful...
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  5. Don Kerr

    Don Kerr

    15/07/2016
    And while I'm on Bees providing inspiration, this one's for you @Aaron Skogen I know we're naughty for not kneeling but it was such fun to have Sam in the bow. Don Kerr
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    Michael Hillebrand
    15/07/2016 #7 Michael Hillebrand
    Great Photo!!!
    Don Kerr
    15/07/2016 #6 Don Kerr
    #4 Sam is 6
    Aaron Skogen
    15/07/2016 #5 Aaron Skogen
    That's awesome @Don Kerr! It's always a good idea to put the powerhouse at the helm! :-) Nice pic of you two.
    Javier beBee
    15/07/2016 #4 Javier beBee
    How old is he ?
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/07/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    It's nice to see you know how to hold a paddle @Don Kerr, and are not a 'lilly-dipper'. Another consummate Canadian skill.
    Mamen Delgado
    15/07/2016 #2 Mamen Delgado
    Lovely...
    Javier beBee
    15/07/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    Another great picture ! Thanks!
  6. Don Kerr

    Don Kerr

    28/06/2016
    This quote is from a lovely, emotional story in today's Globe & Mail. It resonates powerfully with me. "So many times I’ve seen “courageous fight against cancer” in obituaries. Not here. Here, I see grace. Quiet strength. God, I love this woman. She could do this without me. I could not do it without her." The author, John Beamish, is thankfully sharing his vulnerability in the face of his wife's cancer diagnosis. You can read this life-affirming, love-affirming piece here.
    Don Kerr
    My wife’s quiet strength living with cancer
    www.theglobeandmail.com Since cancer dropped into our lives, I tell my wife daily that I love her. I don’t tell her I love her...
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  7. ProducerDon Kerr

    Don Kerr

    27/06/2016
    Time to go: moving forward vs. leaving behind
    Time to go: moving forward vs. leaving behind“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.You’re on your own, and you know what you know.And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”Dr. SeussI originally published this on...
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    Don Kerr
    27/06/2016 #3 Don Kerr
    #1 Thanks so very much @Dean Owen That means a great deal to me.
    Johnson Thangiah
    27/06/2016 #2 Johnson Thangiah
    Only god Jesus have solution.
    Dean Owen
    27/06/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Hi @Don Kerr, I just headed over to your Riding Shotgun blog and got completely engrossed. I am so happy for the joyous result. Thanks for sharing this.
  8. Don Kerr

    Don Kerr

    24/06/2016
    Hi All Encore une fois: Here's the second link to my blog Riding Shotgun. This posting features Nancy Stordahl's take on a recent article published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Always beneficial to have perspective and alternative points of view.
    Don Kerr
    Fresh perspective on quality of life
    ridingshotgun.squarespace.com Regular readers will know of my admiration for fellow cancer blogger Nancy Stordahl. Her blog, Nancy's Point, is a regular source of inspiration and insight to me. She recently composed a rebuttal to an article published by the American...
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  9. Don Kerr

    Don Kerr

    19/06/2016
    Happy Father's Day to all my beBee dads! I am one lucky Dad. Don Kerr
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    Mohamed Amroussi
    19/06/2016 #5 Mohamed Amroussi
    Happy father day to you and to all the fathers on beBee
    Jim Cody
    19/06/2016 #4 Jim Cody
    Thanks Don. Same to you.
    Javier beBee
    19/06/2016 #3 Javier beBee
    Happy fathers day !
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    19/06/2016 #2 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Congrats!!!
    William Rakow
    19/06/2016 #1 William Rakow
    Thank you Don, and also to you.
  10. ProducerCyndi wilkins

    Cyndi wilkins

    14/06/2016
    Saying Goodbye
    Saying GoodbyeLast night I lost a very good friend to cancer...He fought it with every ounce of his being, right up to his last breath. Even as he passed, he went out kicking and screaming...He so loved life! The following is something I wrote for a young lady in...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    14/06/2016 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    @Don Kerr, @Milos Djukic and Luciana de Sousa Gaillac...My humble thanks for the shares on this buzz...I know it will reach those who need to see it in the right time...God Bless.
    Cyndi wilkins
    14/06/2016 #8 Cyndi wilkins
    #1 #4 #5 #6 Thank you all for your wonderful comments of support...I have just returned from visiting with Tad's wife and we shared an amazing evening of laughter and tears as we recalled the life and times of a beautiful soul...My heart aches for his loss but I am grateful for his life;-) Don't ever miss the chance to tell someone you love them...
    Deb Helfrich
    14/06/2016 #6 Deb Helfrich
    "The tears you cry are your LOVE...give of it freely as you go through your experience of life." We are meant to feel emotions, most especially the loss of another whose path crossed our own. Thank you for being open to channel these words for many others who are struggling with grief today, @Cyndi wilkins
    Pamela L. Williams
    14/06/2016 #5 Pamela L. Williams
    I'm so sorry for your loss @Cyndi wilkins. Beautiful words that I am sure were sent to you.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    14/06/2016 #4 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    Please accept my heart felt condolences, @Cyndi wilkins. And thanks for sharing this. It is so important to be emotionally present, especially to grieve the loss of loved ones openly, and to welcome the memories . . . to allow the legacy of what they meant to us to continue taking shape as part of the eternal birthing of our own souls.
    Rebel Brown
    14/06/2016 #2 Rebel Brown
    I lost my cousin who was raised as my sister last week to cancer @Cyndi wilkins Blessings and thanks for the powerful read:)
    Luciana de Sousa Gaillac
    14/06/2016 #1 Luciana de Sousa Gaillac
    Que lindo.
  11. Don Kerr

    Don Kerr

    31/05/2016
    My book is becoming more real day by day. Still lots of editing and work to do but getting closer to publishing. Don Kerr
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    Don Kerr
    01/06/2016 #6 Don Kerr
    #5 Thanks so much.
    Catalina Serrano
    01/06/2016 #5 Catalina Serrano
    Congratulations
    Don Kerr
    31/05/2016 #4 Don Kerr
    #1 Appreciate it @John White, MBA
    Don Kerr
    31/05/2016 #3 Don Kerr
    Pamela L. Williams
    31/05/2016 #2 Pamela L. Williams
    That must provides such a sense of accomplishment, I can 'hear' it in your voice. Wonderful news @Don Kerr
    John White, MBA
    31/05/2016 #1 John White, MBA
    @Don Kerr, tremendous news!
  12. Miguel Ángel Del Fresno Rodríguez
    Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence [Official Music Video]
    Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence [Official Music Video] Download the song on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/immortalized Directed by Matt Mahurin http://www.mattmahurin.com New Album "Immortalized" Out Now! iTunes -...
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    Louise Smith
    18/07/2016 #6 Louise Smith
    #4 Me too! I like bass!
    Nick Mlatchkov
    16/07/2016 #5 Anonymous
    One of the very few inventive covers nowadays ....!
    Gert Scholtz
    16/07/2016 #4 Gert Scholtz
    I can listen to this again and again.
    Louise Smith
    16/07/2016 #3 Louise Smith
    Different take on Simon and Garfunkel but great huge sound !
    Aaron Skogen
    31/05/2016 #2 Aaron Skogen
    Love this tune! A great cover!
    Don Kerr
    31/05/2016 #1 Don Kerr
    L.O.V.E. this cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Sound of Silence. Velvet power and awesome vocals.
  13. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    25/05/2016
    Suicide In The Workplace Is No Easy Pill To Swallow
    Suicide In The Workplace Is No Easy Pill To SwallowI was not quite sure I wanted to write about suicide, I was not sure I should ultimately I was not sure I could either. I am no moral authority and maybe talking about suicide was a bad idea.I was told this is really personal and you should leave...
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    Pascal Derrien
    26/05/2016 #11 Pascal Derrien
    #10 thank you @Gert Scholtz an uneasy topic I know
    Gert Scholtz
    25/05/2016 #10 Gert Scholtz
    Such and important matter @pascalderrien which you describe thoughtfully. Thank for taking the time to share this.
    Pascal Derrien
    25/05/2016 #9 Pascal Derrien
    #8 thanks so much Julie
    Pascal Derrien
    25/05/2016 #7 Pascal Derrien
    #5 thank you @Don Kerr I know it is an uneasy topic thank for reading and commenting :-)
    Don Kerr
    25/05/2016 #6 Don Kerr
    Transparency and facing adversity are necessities of our lives. Well done for sharing this @Pascal Derrien
    Don Kerr
    25/05/2016 #5 Don Kerr
    @Pascal Derrien It is important to share perspective openly and transparently. Well done sir.
    Pascal Derrien
    25/05/2016 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 when empathy and compassion are not part of a company culture it is bound to fial at some point no matter what
    Pamela L. Williams
    25/05/2016 #3 Pamela L. Williams
    A manager I once worked under told me another employee was under a suicide watch. At first I thought this was a real decent program for the company to have until I realized the 'watch' entailed planning for the impact on the business should this person follow through. I was horrified beyond measure that a company could have such a callous and dehumanizing program. They didn't reach out to this person, didn't seek to encourage or support, they were developing contingency plans should the person commit suicide. I had already resigned and was fulfilling my final days at the company but had I learned of this prior to resigning, this new found knowledge and understanding of the company culture would have definitely motivated me to resign.
    Pascal Derrien
    25/05/2016 #2 Pascal Derrien
    #1Thanks @Brian McKenzie we are not helped either with the likes of Kurt Cobain and the romanticized aspect of the tortured artist......
    Brian McKenzie
    25/05/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    The shit they never tell you, what to do with a rotten life after several failed attempts. Suicide is a sin / illegal, because it spooks the other sheep. Simply can't have the flock seeing how futile life is. I spent an entire summer trying to kill myself when I was 14, life sucked so much, I couldnt even get that right.
  14. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    02/05/2016
    Mindfulness for chronic pain requires effort. It won’t work for everyone as openness and willingness to do training is necessary. While it may be easier to take a pill or rely on a GP, chronic pain does not seem to be solved by these simple solutions.
    Louise Smith
    Mindfulness Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain in Clinical Trial
    www.painresearchforum.org Government officials, physicians, and the public are increasingly aware of a need to move away from using opiate drugs to treat chronic pain. More and more, doctors are searching for ways to help patients manage pain with non-pharmacological...
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  15. ProducerLori Boxer

    Lori Boxer

    21/04/2016
    Obesity and Cancer Risk
    Obesity and Cancer RiskIn recent years, numerous studies and reviews bear out the relationship between obesity and cancer risk, treatment outcome and recurrence.  More recently, however, two articles are worthy of special mention: In the winter 2016 issue of Your...
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    Don Kerr
    02/05/2016 #5 Don Kerr
    #4 Can't and won't argue with you on any of your factual points @Brian McKenzie. Will suggest however that managing one's 'terroir' is critical to improving prognosis and prevention. Suggest those seeking qualitative and quantitative information read David Servan-Schreiber's book Anticancer: A new way of life. Thanks for your observations and alert to ensuring we find reliable information and advice. Also encourage folks seeking more insight into the entire cancer experience visit my site www.ridingshotgun.squarespace.com
    Brian McKenzie
    02/05/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    Ok, I will not debate that losing weight, eating better, getting more exercise, hydrating, and sleeping well can lead to an over all improved health status. However - the Huffington Post landing page is an Ad page written by a Mental Health counselor promoting his book and therapy treatment path - it is a glorified commercial, hardly clinical - definitely not impartial. And the Obesity Action Coalition is a political action group with no physicians listed as STAFF : None. They are a SJW mouth piece for PC messages about body shaming and 'feels' about obesity. They are as clinically trustworthy as CNN. Their Position Point is that Obesity is NOT your personal responsibility. 8?/
    Sandra Smith
    22/04/2016 #3 Sandra Smith
    #2 Thanks Lori. I am doing diet chef here in the uk, and vlogging about it to stay motivated.
    Lori Boxer
    22/04/2016 #2 Lori Boxer
    #1 Good for you, Sandra. If I can help you in any way, please let me know. No charge for questions . . . ever!
    Sandra Smith
    22/04/2016 #1 Sandra Smith
    This is why i'm working hard to lose weight x
  16. ProducerDon Kerr

    Don Kerr

    18/04/2016
    When life and work coalesce - acknowledging the full person
    When life and work coalesce - acknowledging the full personAlthough relatively new to this platform, already beBee impresses me. Not for any whiz-bang technical features or intriguing algorithms. Not because it has opened a door to a much more Continental experience nor due to the incredibly active,...
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    Don Kerr
    19/04/2016 #27 Don Kerr
    #26 Thank you
    Chema M. del Hoyo
    19/04/2016 #26 Chema M. del Hoyo
    Great reading! Thanks for sharing, @Don Kerr!
    Cat Gal U.
    18/04/2016 #25 Cat Gal U.
    Thank you @Don Kerr for such kind words. We work and will keep on working so that every bee here feels like that always. beBee is all about the bees and the bees are each one a world full of professional and personal aspects, so we will do everything to keep all the aspects alive always. Feeling such a happy bee right now myself because of this buzz!
    Don Kerr
    18/04/2016 #24 Don Kerr
    #7 thanks so much
    Don Kerr
    18/04/2016 #23 Don Kerr
    #10 most welcome
    Don Kerr
    18/04/2016 #22 Don Kerr
    #11 many thanks
    Don Kerr
    18/04/2016 #21 Don Kerr
    #12 thank you
    Don Kerr
    18/04/2016 #20 Don Kerr
    #15 thank you
    Don Kerr
    18/04/2016 #19 Don Kerr
    #16 merci
    Don Kerr
    18/04/2016 #18 Don Kerr
    Excellent observation #17
    Álvaro Beltrán
    18/04/2016 #17 Álvaro Beltrán
    Thanks for your words and I totally agree @Don Kerr, but I'd like to go further into the question "Who are you?", I'd say that I am my parents, my brothers and sisters, my children, my city, my country...
    Probably we tend to think we are an individual entity, and maybe some people are, but most of us are an ecosystem formed by people, situations and events which mold our personality, and any change on that ecosystem can produce a totally different answer to the question "Who am I?"

    Ok... I digress... time to go to bed! :)
    Mamen Delgado
    18/04/2016 #16 Mamen Delgado
    Chapeau Don Kerr!!
    cathal Morrow
    18/04/2016 #15 cathal Morrow
    Excellent post, Don
    Javier beBee
    18/04/2016 #14 Javier beBee
    We - the team - feel very honoured, but , again, you are the heros, who make possible this adventure continue growing fast !!!
    Juan Imaz
    18/04/2016 #13 Juan Imaz
    I loved reading this. We have tried to do exactly what you are explaining. Many thanks @Don Kerr!
    Qamar Ali Khan
    18/04/2016 #12 Qamar Ali Khan
    Welcome @Don Kerr with such a compelling talk! This is absolutely spot on.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    18/04/2016 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Very well said Don Kerr...we are not the careers we have attained, but much more. The human element makes us more than we aspire to . Looking forward to reading more from you :-)
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    18/04/2016 #10 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Thanks Don Kerr!!
    Javier beBee
    18/04/2016 #8 Javier beBee
    Thanks @Don Kerr !! We still will be improving thanks to the beBee community !
  17. Don Kerr

    Don Kerr

    13/04/2016
    Do this. Read about these people. Pick someone to recognize. I voted for every one of them. That's because I know what the co-survivor goes through and how very much they deserve recognition and support.
    Seriously. Do this. Visit now.
    Don Kerr
    Co-Survivor Award 2016 - Facing Cancer
    www.facingcancer.ca
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  18. Don Kerr

    Don Kerr

    11/04/2016
    Word! Don Kerr
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    Don Kerr
    12/04/2016 #5 Don Kerr
    #4 Thank you @Sandip Danekar
    Sandip Danekar
    12/04/2016 #4 Sandip Danekar
    very true sir
    Don Kerr
    11/04/2016 #3 Don Kerr
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    11/04/2016 #2 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    This is a lovely image and sentiment. Thanks for sharing, Don!
    Don Kerr
    11/04/2016 #1 Don Kerr
    I must correct the typo that exists in the cutline of this image. It should read "Age has taught us much, but what we CAN live without is ego, hatred and grudges that prevent us from forgiving and moving ahead."
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    Don Kerr

    31/03/2016
    To introduce myself and this Cancer and the Male Caregiver hive I am going to share some of the postings from my Riding Shotgun blog. Not all of them certainly but some which I hope readers (if any arrive) will find relevant.
    Don Kerr
    Does time diminish memory?
    ridingshotgun.squarespace.com “Four years, one month, and 13 days. 215 weeks. 1,505 days. 36,120 hours. 2,167, 200 minutes. 130,032,000 seconds. No matter how you count it is at once immediate and distant.” — DK I began writing this post on...
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    Don Kerr

    28/03/2016
    Facing adversity? Seeking resilience? Insight from my friend and fellow cancer blogger Dr. Alex Ginty.
    Don Kerr
    The challenge of moving forward
    ridingshotgun.squarespace.com “How do we get through these hurdles when we just want to curl up and hide and fatigue rules every cell in your body? The hardest part in the uncomfortable world is to begin. ” — Dr. Alex Ginty My friend and inspiration, Dr. Alex...
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    Don Kerr

    25/03/2016
    While my profile revolves around my career, my greatest passion focuses on my site Riding Shotgun where I share insights and experiences as a male caregiver in the world of breast cancer.
    On November 3, 2011 I received a phone call from my wife's GP advising that Kate had breast cancer. The ensuing months brought bewilderment, fear and anger. I immediately struggled to find a way to express what was happening to our family. I began to write.
    Why write? What was my motivation? The first driver was selfishly cathartic. I am a storyteller. I manage my emotion with the written word and writing was an effective outlet. The second driver revolved around hope.
    For all of the kind words offered, caregivers have a tough row to hoe. Riding Shotgun on the cancer coach, while certainly preferable to sitting in the driver's seat, is no easy feat for anyone. Perhaps sharing my experiences will help someone else.
    Would be appreciative if anyone within this community cares to visit
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    Blog
    ridingshotgun.squarespace.com
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    Lisa Gallagher
    17/05/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher
    #5 Awesome news about the 5 year mark for Kate @Don Kerr!! And, I find it enduring to hear how proud you are of her. I'm so glad that her practice of mindfulness has been beneficial to your entire family :))
    Don Kerr
    17/05/2016 #5 Don Kerr
    #4 @Lisa Gallagher thanks so much for making the time to chat. Yes, Kate is a full-blown MBSR consultant offering mindfulness training to corporations and in the education sector. You might enjoy a visit to her site www.wakeupkate.com where she blogs on a regular basis. Her practice of mindfulness has been life altering for our entire family in so many ways, none more significant than making clear the benefit of living in the present moment. The cathartic benefit of writing is not to be underestimated and there is never a need to apologise for taking that route to coping. Kate is approaching her five-years clear date (this fall) and is truly a remarkable young woman who has welcomed adversity into her life and turned it to creating real purpose. As you might guess, I am incredibly proud of her.
    Lisa Gallagher
    16/05/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    Hi @Don Kerr, is your wife practicing mindfulness or are you both? I would love to learn it and teach it too. I can relate to your writing about what is going on in your life- cancer IS a life changer. I wish I would have written earlier about my mom's journey after she was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer, but I waited until she became bed-ridden and wrote for many of the reasons you stated above. A few were put off but the idea that my writing appeared cathartic but it was more for myself than others at the time- even though I wasn't aware of that. I think to write even if it's for cathartic puproses is healthy. How is your wife? It's very hard being a care giver but it's also the most rewarding job as well. No regrets. When I clicked on the link there was a video about mindfulness and her seminars have since passed. Thanks for sharing and look forward to reading more from you. Sending good thoughts!
    Don Kerr
    16/05/2016 #3 Don Kerr
    #2 Thanks Kevin and great to hear your news. Katie is approaching five years clear and my book records the experience of riding shotgun as a male caregiver. Not a trip I recommend, as perhaps you know, but one from which great learning and reinvention can emerge.
    Kevin Pashuk
    16/05/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    What a journey you are on now @Don Kerr. There are very few people who's lives are not impacted by cancer. There are many who would be willing to share and walk with you during this time. We have had (past tense) cancer in our house (with a great outcome). I do look forward to your posts as you ride shotgun, and will add my prayers to the many I'm sure are already being spoken.
    Don Kerr
    16/05/2016 #1 Don Kerr
    A little excitement on the home front - just completed the first draft of my book. Still lots of work to do with editing and so on but still feels like a milestone. Riding Shotgun on the Breast Cancer Trail: Finding Beauty in the Wreckage.