- Producer04/12/2016Hack Your Brain for the Ultimate LifeThere is increasing proof that the mind is more powerful than we realize. We can think our way to financial success, rewarding relationships, and even good health.Medical researchers now say that in many cases, a placebo - a pill with nothing in it,...
Comments04/12/2016 #1 AnonymousThere is so much being written about this subject matter today and I find it very uplifting. In this buzz, you've gotten to the 'pulse' of it all - and in very practical terms, with very practical examples on how to apply it. Very nice! I am sharing this in the Sanctuary hive as well as on twitter.
- 20/11/2016Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror Music video by Michael Jackson performing Man In The Mirror. © 1987 MJJ Productions...
- 05/11/2016If you know a family affected by Parkinson's Disease, please will you tell them about this video?
If you are a family member of someone affected or have the disease yourself, please watch this to the end...
Please Never, Ever Give Up. Don't Let Them Sell You A Message of Hopelessness. The only thing special about me is that I found hope again - and I invite you to see where this has got me for yourselves. The joy in the type of movement I am now finding again, which I demonstrate here, is indescribable. If I can find my way back, so can you. It took me 10 months to get this far, lots of setbacks, but I never gave up. And now my recovery within the past two weeks has self-accelerated not back to where I was before PD, but well Beyond.
Whoever you are, where-ever you are:
Never, ever believe that you CAN'T make the Change.
Never, ever believe that you CAN'T make the Difference.
Don't let them tell you there is no hope. Don't let them tell you the dream is over. Let's dream again. Dream on.
Don't let them tell your life is a downwards spiral from now on. Don't let them take the rest of your life. Let's stop dying inside. Live again and live on.
If you want something to live for, a dream of achievement to focus on, something to work towards, then here is an undeniable truth. The human brain and body are capable of incredible self-healing and the power of human will pushes every boundary of what's possible every single day. With a positive mind and empowering knowledge, anything can happen.The Power of Hope and "I Can" If you know a family affected by Parkinson's Disease, please will you tell them about this video? If you are a family member of someone affected or have the...
- 03/11/2016Tony Robbins: Use Your Emotions to Change Your Life (Tony Robbins Motivation) Tony Robbins: Use Your Emotions to Change Your Life (Tony Robbins Motivation) Learn more detail - Please Click Here to Get Your Free Book:...
- Producer25/10/2016What Happens Inside a Grateful Brain?With Thanksgiving on the horizon, gratitude will once again be part of many conversations, classroom projects, family traditions, religious practices and community service initiatives. Somewhere between the chestnut stuffing, football, and shopping,...
Comments28/11/2016 #24 Anonymous#23 Jared, there are many research studies to support the impact gratitude has on physical and emotional well-being. I'd start with Robert Emmons ( http://emmons.faculty.ucdavis.edu ) and Martin Seligman ( https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/who-is-martin-seligman/ ).01/11/2016 #20 Jared Wiese 🐝WOW, Dr. Hughes! What an amazing, science-based, insightful article. It has so much great information in it that I will need to refer to it often!
Some of my favorite takeaways:
"Dopamine is the reward chemical, but... is also what sends your brain into what neuroscientists call the virtuous cycle."
"your brain also produces oxytocin when you experience gratitude... the key: the body's natural baseline for oxytocin is almost zero. We don't automatically produce it; we need a stimulus."
"A genuine expression of gratitude to someone else gives your brain a bigger reward than the person you thank!"
"The outlook you choose determines whether you’ll get stuck in the virtuous cycle or the vicious cycle. The only way to get out of the vicious cycle is to intentionally point your brain in the other direction." Indeed the "confirmation bias" is a self-fulfilling prophecy!
I saw a reference to the study by Robert Emmons, but you summed it up so much better! I am, indeeed, doing a like, comment and share.
Further, you suggested we ' take a moment - every single day - to look for reasons to say "thank you." '. I came up with a way to do just that.
I would be delighted if you would take a look:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-daily-questions-create-a-quality-life29/10/2016 #16 Anonymous@Melissa Hughes - I will chime in with the same sentiments as other comments because it is true, I am grateful for this buzz and the work you do to in this area! I really love what Brother David Steindl-Rast says: "Gratefulness is mindfulness that is interactive." Being grateful somehow stirs connection to all that is. This is the beauty beneath it that opens our hearts!27/10/2016 #9 Deb HelfrichI am grateful for this buzz, @Melissa Hughes. Man, oh, man - am I grateful. I am certain we can spread a little WNMS - Why Not Me Syndrome. It seems to be a trending phrase and it makes sense. Stuff happens. We really are just as likely to experience good stuff, most especially if that is where our minsdspace is trending.27/10/2016 #6 Richard BuseThanks for sharing this @Melissa Hughes. I list three things to be grateful for every morning. For me, the long-term impact I see every day is observing my Dad, who's approaching his 90th birthday. He's faced far more hardship than I ever have, but he's always found ways to be grateful and generous. I cannot help but wonder how much his outlook has to do with his longevity and relative good health.
- Producer25/10/2016The Healthy Habit Of Tasting TruthHe knew the theory. Very well. He was allergic to practice. It made him feel uneasy. Leaving his comfort zone was not his duty. He left it to others. Years passed by. He made a living out of it. King of rules. Protecting his royal field. He lived in...
Comments05/11/2016 #15 AnonymousI love the style of your writing, is some kind of "impressionist art" of writing. Furthermore, your content is very meaningful. From this buzz, I have learned something: fear for experiencing new things is "unhealthy", and an absolute lack of fear is "unhealthy" too. The answer is the balance. Well done Liesbeth, you have made of me a devoted reader of your buzzes.
- Producer24/10/2016Change is Hard, But You Can Do It With the Right Incentive... and the Rewards Rock!Making a radical life change is hard, whether it is career-, relationship-, or health-related. There are no shortage of articles out there for why and how you should make one. It’s brutally hard. You have to change everything from your mindset...
Comments24/10/2016 #16 Christine Stevens#15 Diet is such an individual a thing. I know so many people who have no issues with the additives that were causing me so much grief. I tried the fasting hoping it would help, it didn't. Others, like yourself, have had great success with it. If fasting helps someone, they should go for it. It had more negatives than positives for me.24/10/2016 #15 Deb Helfrich#14 It is certainly a personal thing and depends on quite a lot on a number of individual factors as to whether it is helpful or hurtful - nutrition is more complicated that we allow. People survive on drastically different diets from the equator to the arctic. I do find it funny, though, that most people will react with revulsion when I bring up fasting as something I have implemented with great success. It brings up a lot of stuff and it is perhaps an interesting thought exercise when one is on a journey of change, especially one towards better health.24/10/2016 #14 Christine Stevens#13 @Deb Helfrich, I've tried fasting in the past to no discernible effect. I'm not much of a fan. All they succeeded in doing was making me cranky and giving me hunger headaches. I've had much better luck with the eating better, more frequent, smaller meals. I actually eat five times a day now, which keeps my metabolism running higher and24/10/2016 #10 Jared Wiese 🐝#7 I understand the struggle. I face it daily. There are always deadlines, pressures and busy-ness that get in the way. Further, I've heard it called "reaching threshold". We won't change until Enough pain in the past, present AND future that we cannot Survive UNLESS we change. That's a Tony Robbins instant change thang. Sometimes, it's not so easy ;)
The assistance and accountability can be huge! I do my best to eat well, mostly organic. Still have temptations and illness (dang!). Life is like a box of .... journeys!24/10/2016 #7 Christine Stevens#5 @Deb Helfrich, I might try the raw cacao powder at some point, but I so rarely indulge anymore.
I think everyone has to find their own trigger and the will to make the change. I have gone back to that article about how, even when faced with death, only 10% of people will make the life changes necessary to save themselves or @Jared Wiese 🐝's example of the family member who smoked until she died even though it was killing her. If surviving isn't a good enough reason, I don't think anyone can give that person a reason. I was tired of the constant pain and endless rounds of food bingo trying to identify one thing that might cause my headaches. It took the assessment that I was actually "disabled" because of migraines to say enough with all of it.
The other thing to note is I didn't try to do it without some sort of assistance. For me it was the food delivery of fresh, organic foods all ready to be prepped and cooked. Now, I continue as a matter of convenience, but I also use the food prep methods and recipes on my own as well. There's no cheating in survival, and for me this was survival.24/10/2016 #5 Deb HelfrichThis is such a fantastic story, @Christine Stevens. But boy, do I feel the hurt of all those years of migraines. This is the second time in 24 hours that I want to shout about how important nutrition is to our brains. Navitas Naturals makes a raw cacao powder that is first class, if you want to experiment with making your own chocolate treats.
But what to do about the most important question you have raised? How do we find the strength to stick with fundamental change during those times of being tested, and stressed to revert to our old ways because the new journey seems long and hard? The word disabled seemed to have been your trigger. It would be so great if we could find a way to help people reach a trigger than doesn't have to wait until 'rock bottom'.
The book "Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard" by Chip and Dan Heath is absolutely a pillar of my own change agendas.24/10/2016 #3 Christine Stevens#1 @Jared Wiese 🐝, posture does have an impact on headaches, in that poor posture can cause/aggravate them. I do yoga, which helps me keep my posture the way it should be as well as building strength and keeping me centered mentally. Planks still suck, but you take the good with the bad. ;)24/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese 🐝See https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/starting-today-you-don-t-have-to-live-in-pain View moreSee https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/starting-today-you-don-t-have-to-live-in-pain
... If it might help at all... Close24/10/2016 #1 Jared Wiese 🐝Wow, Christine, I had no idea! That you were suffering from this nor that it could be so bad.
Thanks for sharing your story. I'm sure it will help others.
Say, recently I became aware of the impact of posture on the head and related structures... Leading to some head pains, including migraines. Have you tried the Egoscue Method?
For the change aspect, lately I've been into the Miracle Morning. Also a hive on that.
Change, routines and habits fascinate me. I witnessed a family member smoke until her last day, despite that being the probable cause of her demise.
- 23/10/2016Indeed @Pamela L. Williams, the Northern seasons is a great way to express change. Born in Wisconsin, gone for 9 years to sunny Florida, I prefer the CHANGES. :)
Change, it does the body... A lot better than milk... Although I better bee careful, being back in the dairy state ;p
Caught this pic from work recently. "Stop (sign) and smell the... Leaves"
- 23/10/2016How Change Can Positively Disrupt Your Opportunities and Careerwww.linkedin.com I was really impressed when I read the following post by the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Often the message coming down from the C-Suite is a we-need-to-improve-our-numbers one. Perhaps,...
Comments23/10/2016 #10 Andrew Porter#8 @Irene Hackett you are a friend indeed thank you, yes I am out and about to a few places of natural beauty this week, and once I have all the pictures downloaded I shall endevour to fit the best into an appropriate buzz....as I haven't contributed a buzz for a few days now! so hopefully my upcoming buzz won't disappoint!23/10/2016 #7 Andrew Porter#3 That would be around 21 celsius Pamela, it is down in the low 50's over here!
This week I'm going to be out and about with my camera, so who know's what I will end up sharing or even writing about, you'll just have to keep your eyes peeled! thanks also to @Irene Hackett @Franci Eugenia Hoffman and @Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes for all of appreciative comments.23/10/2016 #3 Pamela L. Williams#2 Today we are FINALLY below 70 F. (what is that Celsius?? :-), us metric lacking American!!) Tonight it is to get into the 30s and we should finally see some color changes locally. Last year it changed so fast the leaves just turned brown and fell off the trees. It was so sad to this Autumn loving soul. Oh, and nature is never ever boring to me. I'll take all brown if there is texture and diversity. In the eyes of the beholder my UK friend :-)22/10/2016 #2 Andrew Porter#1 I love the colour changes Pamela, if I had taken this picture a month ago it would have looked quite boring, and some flowers are still popping out over here, it's been quite warm for this time of year!
I'm now waiting for the trees to turn down in the valley, as it's the ones on higher ground that change first over here. It should be fun with the camera! thanks for the contribution.22/10/2016 #1 Pamela L. WilliamsIt is those last struggling flowers that I watch for when Autumn arrives. They are the remnants of time passed as it continues to march on. Beautiful photo Andrew. We are still mostly green on the plateau but I hear that last weekend was the peak for the Autumn colors in the southern Appalachians. That's the beauty of these mountains; the color changes happen in a wave from north to south.
Change; It's a Good Thing~ 100 buzzes
Everything changes, every second of every day, throughout the universe. We can fight it or we can accept it, even celebrate it. This hive is being created in the Autumn of the Northern Hemisphere and if anything illustrates just how beautiful change can be it is the brilliant and spectacular colors of Autumn. Share here what changes you experience, whether or not they are celebrated!
Background image by Bee: Andrew Porter (Horticulturist)
Background image by Bee: Andrew Porter (Horticulturist)