- Producer19/03/2017Friendships lost, can we ever go back?I have this ritual that I do. Ever so often I sit on the floor in my bedroom and pull letters out of my special drawer. This drawer holds letters from many of my close friends and even casual acquaintances, the experience makes me sad at times...
Comments20/03/2017 #5 Harvey LloydFriendship is really a shared journey. A kindred understanding of each other as you battle existence in that phase of life. My wife and i woke up one day to the empty nest and realized a lot of our friendships left when the children did.
Friendship is like a bottle of wine of shared, once its gone you can't share the same bottle again, but you can open a new one. Not necessarily with the same person every time.
Great thoughts.20/03/2017 #4 Paul Walters@Katyan Roach " I hear the voices of friends, vanished and gone" Always thought that a poignant phrase from Bruce Springsteen . However some stay in you and you in them. I have been a wanderer by trade and sometimes I re visit places I have lived and curiosity sometimes drives me to knock on a door of an old friend often with varying results. I do however find it gratifying when after twenty or thirty years after a silence lasting just a nano second our conversations are taken up where we left off. Thanks for a heartfelt post!20/03/2017 #3 Donna WoodI'm currently working on the acceptance that my best friend of over twenty years is slowly drifting away. She's not the same person she was when we were younger, as it should be. But, it's hard to accept that life has taken us both down different paths. Perhaps they will cross again in another time. Until then, I will cherish the years we've had thus far.19/03/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWhat a precious insight into your mind, @Katyan Roach! I could sense every nuance of that ritual. And I, like probably many others have remnants of those sorts of letters.
Friendship is a complex form of love that often flourishes with proximity (which as pen pals classically show, isn't really only strictly about physical distance) and recedes with change.
I am coming to believe that the key to longevity in any relationship is whether or not the pair constantly work to affirm their commitment to continuing relations - via looks, words, or simply the mutual experience of the flowing of positive energy.
We should cherish when everything aligns and treasure the memories of the friends who moved into a different phase.
- Producer10/03/2017The Power of Friendship in Life and Why We Need FriendsThe following video inspired me to write this post. It's a very meaningful memory about the power of friendship. Have you recently thought about the most meaningful and happy moments in your life? Do they include friendships running through them?...
Comments12/03/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#23 "Friendships are perfectly imperfect." I have found this to be so true over the years @Ivette K. Caballero. That's the beauty of friendships and what's even better is when we can laugh at our own imperfections with a good friend, while they laugh with us! I'm not sure about you but if I go any length of time without speaking to one of my good friends, I feel a void. Women are more social creatures than men and it has been proven we need each other. We can tell our good friends things we may never share with a man and they also get our quirky moods, humor etc... Great buzz!!11/03/2017 #17 Ivette K. Caballero#14 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit We need to spend time with people in order to know them, we need to listen more and talk less. Not doing so leads to misinterpretations, disagreements, and so on. Labeling people based on their age is what creates separation from each generation, sadly. Thank you for your objective observations and for sharing them.10/03/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#10 This "quality of friendship" is what millennials do so well and rarely get credit for, instead we question young people's attitude to work, drop a marketing label like millennials over them and judge individual relationships with a group moniker. The best thing I ever did was get involved with bright kids at my local college - it keeps my perspective grounded that every human being is unique.10/03/2017 #10 Ivette K. Caballero#6 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you for sharing your thoughts about friendship. It's true that media has contributed to distorting what friendship is all about. Having hundreds of connections/followers on social media doesn't translate to friendships; sadly, younger generations are the most impacted by this. "Our basic social drivers still emanate from the cave rather than emerge in 21st Century renaissance," another truth you share, thanks. I also prefer quality of friends rather than quantity. I wouldn't be able to dedicate quality time to hundreds of "friends." The meaning of friendships is taken so lightly.10/03/2017 #7 Ivette K. Caballero#3 @Javier 🐝 beBee Thank you for sharing your thoughts about friendship. Indeed, there's some superficiality through networking, it's not necessarily focused on making friends. We can have hundreds of connections online, some close ones, though the truth is that friendships require time, effort, and presence. However, you meet people online who become your friends. The key is that true friendships grow more beautifully offline. Face-to-face time is a must to develop healthy friendships, nothing can replace that. FRIENDS ARE VERY IMPORTANT!!! I completely agree with you.10/03/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThere is friendship and then there is the reality distortion field of media and then there is test of friendship. A part of tribal reality is fight or flight, which means our basic social drivers still emanate from the cave rather than emerge in 21st Century renaissance.
This is why I am fascinated by "small group friendships" - and the privacy and value of that - because there is an evolution in that and that is one of the dynamic things that I am observing that is worthy of being described "21st Century" evolution.
- Producer19/01/2017In my lifeIn my life, was on the radio, and I thought what a wonderful song for a dreary rainy Thursday in January. Our guests have come and gone and I thought this is a good time to think of people who have come and gone in my life. When I was involved in...
Comments19/01/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI think becoming friends can be both serendipity and choice. Maybe in the end if we continue the friendship and it blossoms that is by choice. I have met some wonderful people on Social Media eg. and never thought I would end up becoming friends with them. A few of my good friends I've known for 5 years or more via social media. Those who are in my life and live close to me are by choice. I think when we are younger we choose friends for different reasons, I guess that would still be a choice? Good food for thought @Royce Shook!
- Producer02/01/2017How to Dump a Lousy Friend.Lately I’ve been wondering what constitutes a friend—not so much a friend as a true friend. I read all these comments on Facebook and LinkedIn, where people say wonderful things like “That’s a great shot of you holding Fluffy,” or “How old is Fluffy...
Comments03/01/2017 #9 Robert Cormack#5 I agree to a point, Pamela, but my ex used to always tell her daughter, "Don't say anything, Katrina." Better to remain silent and likeable than try to offer constructive criticism and possibly fail. This is how young women think today, and it's a shame that so many will end up being "lousy friends" simply because they listened to their mothers or social media. Better to risk and fail than to never have tried at all.03/01/2017 #5 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI'll give you an example of the friend who lowers your self-esteem when they're 'praising' you. It's back-handed compliments or 'correcting' you; "I think what you really mean is..." (not what I meant at all). "Your life is so sweet" (aka: your life sucks). After a bad day at work you say jokingly "I'd rather mop floors for a living" and their serious response is "That's something you should look into" (aka: That's about all your good for). I've encountered 'friends' like this, and I've seen my daughter subjected to 'friends' like this and my advice to her; is "If you question whether or not it's a compliment; it probably isn't" "Give them a chance to explain their words because usually if you confront them immediately they don't have time to come up with a cover story and they'll show their true selves". There is constructive criticism and advice and then there are those who have such low self-esteem themselves they need to bring others down to make themselves feel better. It's just manipulation in it's most insulting form and it chips away at your self-esteem.03/01/2017 #3 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Robert. I'm a huge fan of Rev. Norman Vincent Peale and love his books on the importance of being a positive person. I think real friends, whether online or off, are those who go the extra mile for you without expecting anything in return. Real friends derive happiness by helping others, plan and simple.
Regarding "dumping a lousy friend" I would just note it appears much easier to do so online compared to off. I'm reminded of that saying, "Breaking up is hard to do."
I'm sharing this on three hives. I look forward to reading more buzz from you in 2017!
- 08/12/2016The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship…
It is the spiritual inspiration that comes to you when you discover that someone believes in you and is willing to trust you with friendship.
Who are your real friends, and who are you a true friend to?
Reflect on those questions as you read this moving storyTHE DAILY SHORTCUT #6www.empowernetwork.com THE DAILY SHORTCUT...
- Producer30/09/2016Desventajas de trabajar con tu pareja / Disadvantages of working with your partner (BF/GF)Read in english below:En EspañolPara los que aún pensáis que es positivo trabajar con tu pareja, expongo una serie de desventajas que he visto a lo largo de mi trayectoria profesional.1.- No tienes privacidadSon al menos ocho horas del día las que...
Comments01/10/2016 #22 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#21 Uyyy @Perla Rodriguez Dieguez, eso de que no haya cuñadas en la empresa suena a que tiene historia suculenta detrás!!! Perdona... 😉
Yo llevo 20 años con mi pareja y nunca hemos trabajado juntos, cada uno tiene su profesión y su ámbito laboral. Y para mí es lo perfecto porque yo he aprendido mucho con él de lo suyo y él conmigo de lo mío, y así se enriquece la relación. Supongo que depende de cada pareja, cada una es un mundo y tenemos una capacidad asombrosa de adaptación y de aceptación. Pero en líneas generales me parece más enriquecedor a nivel individual que cada cual tenga su espacio laboral.
Muy acertado por cierto el dicho rudo... 😂01/10/2016 #20 Perla Rodriguez Dieguez#18 La verdad que si, me encanta,
Llevo más de 20 años con diferentes tipos de emprendimientos y por una u otra razón, terminamos juntos en el proyecto, así que si alguna o alguno necesita consejo, aunque cada pareja es un mundo, en cuestión de organización en la empresa... aquí me tienen. :P01/10/2016 #16 Perla Rodriguez DieguezEscribo mi experiencia que por una razón u otra, termino trabajando con mi marido casi siempre, será porque es la persona con la que te apoyas y según las circunstancias, si ambos estamos en el paro o queremos un cambio, juntamos los conocimientos, experiencias de ambas partes para formar algo nuevo, yo lo que veo es lo siguiente
* Es difícil separar los roles:
-Al tener una relación cercana, muy cercana, a veces resulta muy difícil llamar la atención sobre algo que se hace mal tanto para una u otra parte y que no se ofenda.
-Las diferencias de opinión sobre como hacer tal o cual trabajo puede llevarse a la casa, al almuerzo y a la cama.
- Es complejo el finalizar una relación LABORAL, cuando es un proyecto juntos, normalmente puede terminar en divorcio, no fue mi caso, pero son situaciones muy difícil de abordar, para evitar situaciones tensas, terminas por abandonar el barco y asumir uno las culpas, y en cierta manera, todos los tenemos, por ese problema de no saber separar los roles.
Si tuviera que dar una opinión? Como experiencia cada pareja es un mundo, pero yo no lo recomiendo, es mejor extrañarse, llegar a casa y contar las experiencias y anécdotas cuando comemos o salimos. Puede llegar a ser desgastante.30/09/2016 #15 Pedro🐝 GómezEn principio depende de las personas, como lleven su relación, de qué tipo de trabajo se trate...de lo que el trabajo implique mayor o menor roce, si existe jerarquía en el mismo...son muchas las variantes que pueden hacer viable esa situación o convertirla en un infierno.....y hay de todo...yo creo posible la adaptación a trabajar juntos, pero con muchos "depende"....los hay favorables y contrarios...!!! muy buena tertulia...saludos @Javier 🐝 beBee30/09/2016 #9 Carlos Antonio Fernández LópezYo he emprendido con mi pareja y es cierto que existen algunas desventajas, pero con una buena organización y dejando claro cuándo estamos trabajando y cuándo no, es suficiente. En mi caso veo muchas más ventajas que inconvenientes: confianza para tratar cualquier tema por conflictivo que sea, expresar tu opinión sin el miedo a "qué pensarán", conocer las fortalezas y debilidades de cada uno perfectamente y aprovecharlas para ayudarse mutuamente,...
- 06/06/2016Want to improve your relationships? Listen to our newest episode with Doug Hacking, Author of Relationship Resounance. #relationship #podcast #leadershipBuilding Better Relationships with Doug Hackinggrowthnowmovement.com There is so many awesome topics we touch on in this episode with Doug Hacking , the Author of Relationship Resonance. Mainly because relationships impact so many areas of our lives. Whether it’s...