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Change; It's a Good Thing

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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)
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  1. ProducerCory Galbraith

    Cory Galbraith

    04/12/2016
    Hack Your Brain for the Ultimate Life
    Hack 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,...
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    Jared Wiese 🐝
    05/12/2016 #2 Jared Wiese 🐝
    #1 I totally agree, Irene. Well done, Cory. Sharing...
    Irene Hackett
    04/12/2016 #1 Anonymous
    There 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.
  2. Pamela L. Williams
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    Pamela L. Williams
    20/11/2016 #4 Pamela L. Williams
    Thank you for the share @Max J. Carter, honored to be the Church of Rock-n-Roll!
    Pamela L. Williams
    20/11/2016 #3 Pamela L. Williams
    #2 Thank you @Irene Hackett. Will always be a fan of his music, his moves, but especially his heart.
    Irene Hackett
    20/11/2016 #2 Anonymous
    Shared on twitter!
  3. Gary Sharpe

    Gary Sharpe

    05/11/2016
    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 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"
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    11/11/2016 #6 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    You are awesome, Gary Sharpe!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    10/11/2016 #5 Laura Mikolaitis
    Pretty amazing, Gary. So glad to see you making such progress and advances.
    RenΓ©e Cormier
    10/11/2016 #4 RenΓ©e Cormier
    Gary, this is nothing short of miraculous. I'm so happy for you and hopeful for others who must deal with this and other neurological disorders. The brain is an amazing thing, isn't it?
    sadaf ayubi
    08/11/2016 #3 sadaf ayubi
    Thanks for this useful message.
    Javier beBee
    08/11/2016 #2 Javier beBee
    @Gary Sharpe you are a star !
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    05/11/2016 #1 Jared Wiese 🐝
    What an Awesome message. As usual. Thanks for sharing, Gary!

    Keep the hope in Action alive...
  4. Jared Wiese 🐝
    Tony Robbins: Use Your Emotions to Change Your Life (Tony Robbins Motivation)
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  5. ProducerMelissa Hughes

    Melissa Hughes

    25/10/2016
    What Happens Inside a Grateful Brain?
    What 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,...
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    Jared Wiese 🐝
    28/11/2016 #25 Jared Wiese 🐝
    #24 Ha! Those are the only two I've heard of. Thanks!
    Melissa Hughes
    28/11/2016 #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/ ).
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    01/11/2016 #23 Jared Wiese 🐝
    #21 #22 Dr. @Melissa Hughes, any research you can cite on threees?!
    Richard Buse
    01/11/2016 #22 Richard Buse
    #21 Three is a wonderful number. It's large enough to be meaningful and have impact,, but small enough to be manageable and memorable. Because it's also an odd number, it eliminates the side by side comparisons that accompany a pair of items.
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    01/11/2016 #21 Jared Wiese 🐝
    #6 #12 There is something special about the "Rule of 3", per my post in my last comment.
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    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-life
    Melissa Hughes
    31/10/2016 #19 Anonymous
    #15 I'm so glad you found value in this one, @Donna-Luisa Eversley!
    Melissa Hughes
    31/10/2016 #18 Anonymous
    So true, Irene! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I'm really glad this one resonated with you! #16
    Irene Hackett
    29/10/2016 #17 Anonymous
    Sharing in Sanctuary hive and on Twitter.
    Irene Hackett
    29/10/2016 #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!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/10/2016 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Melissa Hughes gratitude always feels good.πŸ˜‰ Now I understand why.
    Thanks for sharing
    Melissa Hughes
    28/10/2016 #14 Anonymous
    #3 Would love that, Lisa!
    Melissa Hughes
    28/10/2016 #13 Anonymous
    #4 Thanks, @Loribeth Pierson! I would love to know your thoughts about the book!
    Melissa Hughes
    28/10/2016 #12 Anonymous
    @Richard Buse, it's such a valuable, yet simple practice! Those three thoughts each morning point your brain in a positive direction. Isn't that a great way to start the day? Thanks for sharing! #6
    Melissa Hughes
    28/10/2016 #11 Anonymous
    #8 Thanks, Pamela! I'm glad this one resonated with you!
    Melissa Hughes
    28/10/2016 #10 Anonymous
    WNMS.... I so LOVE that, @Deb Helfrich! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment! #9
    Deb Helfrich
    27/10/2016 #9 Deb Helfrich
    I 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.
    Pamela L. Williams
    27/10/2016 #8 Pamela L. Williams
    Very thought provoking post @Melissa Hughes. Any day I can learn something new is a great day!
    Richard Buse
    27/10/2016 #6 Richard Buse
    Thanks 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.
    Loribeth Pierson
    26/10/2016 #4 Loribeth Pierson
    I Love my Gratitude Journal, it really does make a difference in the way my day plays out. Grateful for your buzz- @Melissa Hughes and I will check out your book!
  6. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc
    The Healthy Habit Of Tasting Truth
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    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    05/11/2016 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #15 that is such a precious comment, @David Navarro LΓ³pez. Truly appreciated! Happy to count you among my audience!!!
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    05/11/2016 #15 Anonymous
    I 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.
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    03/11/2016 #14 Jared Wiese 🐝
    #13 You too! Keep on buzzin'...
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    03/11/2016 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #8 thanks so much @Jared Wiese and @Karen Anne Kramer, have a wonderful week!!!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    03/11/2016 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #7 thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley, enjoy your week.
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    03/11/2016 #11 Jared Wiese 🐝
    #10 Wow, @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015...
    I'm humbled by such kind words. Thank you so much!

    And thank you for all of your buzzing too ;)
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    30/10/2016 #9 Jared Wiese 🐝
    Sharing in Change; It's a Good Thing
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    30/10/2016 #8 Jared Wiese 🐝
    Wow, what a moving story. At once thought provoking. Then action inspiring. Finally, they meet!
    Captivated...
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/10/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc , Bravo! Theory needs practice, and experience needs some theory for moving faster..πŸ˜‰..πŸ€—
    I love the way you can share a lesson within a story☺
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    26/10/2016 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #1 wonderful motivator you are @Phillip Louis D 'Amato!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    26/10/2016 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #2 your comments always a delight to read, thank you @Deb Helfrich
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    26/10/2016 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #3 beautiful @Chas Wyatt. Thank you!
    Chas Wyatt
    26/10/2016 #3 Chas Wyatt
    "A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible." ~Welsh Proverb.
    Deb Helfrich
    26/10/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    Your stories are always so eye-opening and assumption-busting, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. I smile so much while reading them. Thanks for that!
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    26/10/2016 #1 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Fantastic work Liesbeth Leysen.
  7. ProducerChristine Stevens
    Change is Hard, But You Can Do It With the Right Incentive... and the Rewards Rock!
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    Christine Stevens
    24/10/2016 #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.
    Deb Helfrich
    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.
    Christine Stevens
    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 and
    Deb Helfrich
    24/10/2016 #13 Deb Helfrich
    #11 I am a synchronicity purveyor these last few days; it is becoming really meaningful.

    @Christine Stevens - there is another post just published on fasting, which I've seen can help reduce migraines depending on correlating factors.... something to look into.
    Christine Stevens
    24/10/2016 #12 Christine Stevens
    #10 @Jared Wiese 🐝, the second link in the first paragraph has some good advice on motivating yourself for change. It is phrased in a way that is geared for weight loss/fitness, but it really applies to any major change.
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    24/10/2016 #11 Jared Wiese 🐝
    #8 I appreciate your astute comment, Deb!

    Ironically, I had just heard or come across that book. Plus, have a talk on habits I am going to tomorrow. Always learning..

    The stars appear to be aligned - or at least telling me something ;)
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    24/10/2016 #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!
    Deb Helfrich
    24/10/2016 #9 Deb Helfrich
    #7 Perhaps we are not as insulated from survival decisions as we think. Only now the threats are microscopic and unseen, therefore seemingly absent.

    Highlighting that word appears highly motivating to me.
    Deb Helfrich
    24/10/2016 #8 Deb Helfrich
    #6 Given your luminaries cloud, Jared, Switch is one you will be promoting in no time. The book is actually structured with a business case outline....
    Christine Stevens
    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.
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    24/10/2016 #6 Jared Wiese 🐝
    #5 Such wonderful sentiments, @Deb Helfrich! And thanks for the book link. Will check that out!
    Deb Helfrich
    24/10/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich
    This 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.
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    24/10/2016 #4 Jared Wiese 🐝
    #3 glad to hear that. I had a feeling it was more than posture.

    There is so much that is toxic in our environment these days. Food, air, plastic water bottles...

    Ever notice how many more allergies kids have than when we were young?
    Christine Stevens
    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. ;)
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    24/10/2016 #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.
  8. Jared Wiese 🐝
    Indeed @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"
    Jared Wiese 🐝
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    Jared Wiese 🐝
    24/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese 🐝
    Wait a few more minutes :) . . .
    Pamela L. Williams
    23/10/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    Thanks Jared. I just put your LinkedIn post on change in the hive as well. You're just on a change roll today :-)
  9. Jared Wiese 🐝
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/change-disruption-opportunity-jared-j-wiese-business-analyst-v3-
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    How Change Can Positively Disrupt Your Opportunities and Career
    www.linkedin.com I was really impressed when I read the followingΒ 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,...
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    Jared Wiese 🐝
    25/10/2016 #3 Jared Wiese 🐝
    Thank you for the share, prabhakar.
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    23/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese 🐝
    Thanks for the share, @Pamela L. Williams. Sounds like a great hive.
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    23/10/2016 #1 Jared Wiese 🐝
    Thanks for the share, @Javier beBee :)
  10. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    22/10/2016
    An array of Autumn colour taken this morning, and still a couple of yellow flowers on the senecio! Andrew Porter
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    Irene Hackett
    23/10/2016 #11 Anonymous
    #10 Aw, your sentiments are touching and your buzzes could never disappoint!
    Andrew Porter
    23/10/2016 #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!
    Pamela L. Williams
    23/10/2016 #9 Pamela L. Williams
    #7 Eyes are peeled! Looking forward to it!
    Irene Hackett
    23/10/2016 #8 Anonymous
    #7 You are MOST welcome dear friend @Andrew Porter - your buzzes make me happy and I shall look forward to your camera productions this week :-)
    Andrew Porter
    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.
    Irene Hackett
    23/10/2016 #6 Anonymous
    So pretty !
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    23/10/2016 #5 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    How stunning! I love fall colors and this is a gorgeous display of color. I took a pic of a tree decked out in fall colors the other day. I will share it. Our temps are starting to feel like fall.
    Pamela L. Williams
    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 :-)
    Andrew Porter
    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.
    Pamela L. Williams
    22/10/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    It 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.