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Green Wisdom

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This covers life fitness, family strength, medical well-being, community health, village physiology and planet health. Overall this all flows into the study of Physical Intelligence. Green Wisdom is about my different homes. The body is the starting place of home. Then the place where one resides as home, then the workplace which is home for our talent and then that third place which is home for community and finally the planet that is home for all of us.
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  1. Malini Chaudhri  Ph.D
    Malini Chaudhri  Ph.D
    Books by Malini Chaudhri
    askdavid.com • Neuromuscular Massage Therapy - Alternative Medicine by Malini Chaudhri • LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS - Skills Development by Malini Chaudhri • Shiatsu. Skills development - In Spa therapies framework by Malini Chaudhri •...
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  2. CityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    02/12/2016
    Architects and Technicians
    Architects and Technicians
    Architects and Technicians Official Architecture hive on beBee. Connect with people in your field and exchange information, knowledge and professional
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  3. CityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    02/12/2016
    Design & Sustainability Network
    Design & Sustainability Network
    Design & Sustainability Network This hive is where professionals in the design and construction industry & the public get together to come up with sustainable design initiatives to solve housing and environmental issues. All over the world people are coming up with ideas to
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    Claire Cardwell
    02/12/2016 #1 Claire Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @CityVP Manjit!
  4. CityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    02/12/2016
    Home Decor
    Home Decor
    Home Decor
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  5. CityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    02/12/2016
    Environment, Health, and Safety
    Environment, Health, and Safety
    Environment, Health, and Safety
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  6. ProducerKenneth Overton

    Kenneth Overton

    02/12/2016
    Making Your Apartment Unique and Stylish
    Making Your Apartment Unique and StylishNot everyone has a flair for decorating. In fact, many of us are a little clueless when it comes to making our apartments look stylish. That is why you walk into so many apartments that look the same. If you are having trouble getting your apartment...
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    CityVP Manjit
    02/12/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    If only I had such style ability. I can however still appreciate those that do. Also the two hives linked in this buzz are very well curated, even if there is no overall administrator for these hives

    https://www.bebee.com/group/environment-health-and-safety View more
    If only I had such style ability. I can however still appreciate those that do. Also the two hives linked in this buzz are very well curated, even if there is no overall administrator for these hives

    https://www.bebee.com/group/environment-health-and-safety

    https://www.bebee.com/group/home-decor

    They are great examples of or top class hives - but then again, it is being created by people who intuitively are in sync with style. The closest I have ever got to quality style is listening to Style Council songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HMAVU1k7kg Close
  7. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    27/11/2016
    "you make decisions in a PASSIONATE state"

    What have you decided while engaging on beBee?!
    Tony Robbins - Your Mind is the Key to Your Success
    Tony Robbins - Your Mind is the Key to Your Success Tony Robbins - Your Mind is the Key to Your Success Learn more detail - Please Click Here to Get Your Free Book: http://pursueyourpassion.me ►About Tony...
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    Deb Helfrich
    27/11/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    I enjoy being in the presence of someone who is clearly living their own right livelihood.

    Anyone who can convey that life can be totally about meaning, joy, and fulfillment is helping to fix the world in their own unique way.
    Jared Wiese
    27/11/2016 #2 Jared Wiese
    #1 Well said, CityVP! He certainly brings SOMETHING to this world. Glad this caught your eye and hope it creates energy or at least some different thought waves for others.
    CityVP Manjit
    27/11/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    Man, this guy is pure high energy, love him or dislike him - respect to that kind of energy that seeks to create more energy..
  8. ProducerFatima Williams

    Fatima Williams

    23/11/2016
    The  Wait
    The WaitSo you sit and you tell yourself it's gonna be alright. You will get past this phase. It's a trying time in our life and we need to wait it out. You tell yourself that you are strong and this cloud of testing will soon fade away and there will be...
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    Fatima Williams
    28/11/2016 #41 Fatima Williams
    #40 Thank you dear @CityVP Manjit
    CityVP Manjit
    27/11/2016 #40 CityVP Manjit
    #39 If we are what we eat, we are also what we think and in this regard there is plenty of suggestions on how to get unstuck. The 7 things to remember when stuck by Allison Fallon serves as an example of the mental shifts available :

    7 Things to Remember When You're Feeling Stuck
    http://allisonfallon.com/stuck/
    Fatima Williams
    27/11/2016 #39 Fatima Williams
    #38 Thank you @CityVP Manjit It's an inevitable truth waiting is a part of our life.

    But I feel sometimes we get stuck in our cocoons afraid to fly and spread our beautiful wings.
    I remember a story of how an impatient person who saw a butterfly struggling to come out of the cocoon tried helping it and that eventually lead to the death of the butterfly.

    This waiting phase in the cocoon is sometimes required to collect the strength as you said that required to break out and fly.
    Transformation is the fruit of waiting but lets not wait too much. 🤗🤗🤗🤗
    CityVP Manjit
    27/11/2016 #38 CityVP Manjit
    #37 I welcome moments of life which are a cocoon. In modern culture we treat cocoon as a euphemism for prison, but it is not that, the caterpillar is not a prisoner of the cocoon, but a transformation in waiting and we are not butterflies, we are are more than a transformation that is no bigger than our thumb.

    Let me take the song by Milky Chance called "Cocoon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ernVvrYH9vg so while his main lyric is "so lets go back to our cocoon" the context is still escape and not transformation. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/milkychance/cocoon.html If we identify with this song, we identify with escape and pain rather than transformation and privacy.

    I do not offer this as a perspective to a single a person because my own cocoons are a source of personal liberation. I am not afraid of melancholy or sadness, for when grief comes I will participate in the process of grief, but when freedom comes, I can place that in a cocoon too - for that is a different kind of waiting. The best privacy is to close my eyes or enjoy time at home.

    Whether it is waiting such as Van Morrison "Days Like This" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UUWkr4FUlo or I have to do what it is I must do for this thing called our work life and I can't open up my mind to you - there is something gestating in the waiting, there is something fermenting in the waiting, there is something good changing in the waiting. Waiting is a part of life.
    Fatima Williams
    27/11/2016 #37 Fatima Williams
    #36 Thanks @Deb Lange. Yes the incubation time gives us time to feel the joy and happiness and outcome that is gained on the Move. Incubation is just a short phase and the egg needs to hatch 😊😊😊😊
    Deb Lange
    26/11/2016 #36 Deb Lange
    Dear @ Fatima I resonate with the wait and the move. I wrote a buzz last week which was well received. I said there is a part 2. I know I have been putting off part 2 as I feel some pressure in myself to have it as well received as part 1, but maybe it won't be. --and maybe it will. I know incubation time is useful but I sense I wait a little too long and need to be bolder with my action in the world. Things are never perfect and are always perfect just the way they are. And can always be updated and improved.
    Ali Anani
    26/11/2016 #35 Ali Anani
    Part 2
    I have just responded to a comment by dear @Sara Jacobovici on my linked buzz and urged her to read this buzz. I also invite @Irene Hackett, @Deb Helfrich, @Deb Lange, @Max Carterr and the two Lisas @Lisa Gallagher and @Lisa Vanderburg to enjoy this great buzz and to contribute to the discussions.
    Ali Anani
    26/11/2016 #34 Ali Anani
    Dear @Fatima Williams- you are a greater writer, thinker and communicator. I read your buzz comprehensively, with great interest and enjoyed the flow of your ideas your buzz. You leave me with so much to think about. I just request you to read my last buzz and the two co (Parts 1 and 2) and you shall realize what I mean.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/conscious-and-subconscious-questions#c69
    We are working on developing a formula for movement and we need your brain. I hope your time would allow you to visit.
    Your explanation of the wait time, steps how to deal with it and highlighting the Waiting Step as the critical step leave me with much to think about.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/11/2016 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    #31 Thanks for the tag @Fatima Williams. I found your buzz intense. You cover much ground related to a challenging "place" to be. I appreciate your energy and insights. Thanks again.
    Gert Scholtz 🐝
    26/11/2016 #32 Gert Scholtz 🐝
    @Fatima Williams A most inspiring and uplifting post - thanks for sharing Fatima.
    Fatima Williams
    26/11/2016 #31 Fatima Williams
    Cc@Ali Anani @Sara Jacobovici and @Renée Cormier 😊😊😊 Tagging you all if thats ok 🤔
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #30 Fatima Williams
    #29 It's my pleasure @Graham Edwards 🐝 Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    24/11/2016 #29 Graham Edwards 🐝
    Thanks for the inspiration @Fatima Williams
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #28 Fatima Williams
    #23 @Lisa Gallagher It's true and that's why we need self-realization to be at it's peak always. Life is a balancing act indeed. Thank you Lisa for reading and commenting :)
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #27 Fatima Williams
    #22 Lovely quote @William VanDorin :)
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #26 Fatima Williams
    #20 Ahhh @Deb Helfrich first of all I love you ! Can I say that I hope your love doesn't get angry with me LOL. I love your character, personality and the way you interact and share your thoughts. I am no longer looking at people like Steve Jobs for motivation. I just come here on beBee and connect with you amazing people and I'm more than Good ! Look at the lovely buzz @Franci Eugenia Hoffman wrote today. I am on TOP of the world Today !
    " I Flourish on beBee " That's the word I would like to use.

    Coming to the buzz I'm so happy you had something to take away from here that was my goal achieved. Stay Awesome and GET MOVING ( winks)
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #25 Fatima Williams
    #18 Thank you dear @Aurorasa Sima & @Bill Stankiewicz
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #24 Fatima Williams
    #17 Thank you @David B. Grinberg I'm happy you enjoyed reading this.
    Lisa Gallagher
    24/11/2016 #23 Lisa Gallagher
    Such an honest piece @Fatima Williams. I think we can all get stuck in the 'wait phase,' from time to time. We do need to draw on something stronger than ourselves at times or from deep within. I thought of one more thing, guilt can also put people into 'the wait.' If we hold on to self-guilt too long, it will immobilize us. Life sure is a balancing act!
    William VanDorin
    24/11/2016 #22 William VanDorin
    Never wait, strive beyond your limits and leave love in your wake. Life happens while you wait.
  9. ProducerLisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    20/11/2016
    Relationships and Empathy
    Relationships and EmpathyThere have been a lot of articles, buzzes and/or blogs written about Empaths and empathy.  I read many articles, then shake my head while thinking, "you might be making some valid points but do you honestly live the life of an empath or are you able...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    24/11/2016 #81 Lisa Gallagher
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley thank you for the share! I know I'm missing others who shared and I apologize!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    24/11/2016 #80 Lisa Gallagher
    #79 I need to find a new keyboard for that phone @Deb Helfrich, so yes... I will go with 'the pirate stole my phone," matey! ;-)
    Deb Helfrich
    23/11/2016 #79 Deb Helfrich
    #76 Did a pirate steal your phone, Lisa? Are you doing battle with a snow-plow driver and losing your cool?
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #78 Lisa Gallagher
    #77 Thanks @Leckey Harrison. Just laugh at my typing. I cant even type typo without a typo lol! My comment below. It sounds like I called myself a queen haha!
    Leckey Harrison
    23/11/2016 #77 Leckey Harrison
    #74 Thank you, @Lisa Gallagher, that's very kind of you. I respect you, your experience, and your perspective as well.
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #76 Lisa Gallagher
    #73 arrgh matey, I am the type of Queen on my phone's keyboard LOL
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #75 Lisa Gallagher
    #73 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, you do work hard! I bet (judt knowing whast I do about you that you're always putting others first and forgetting to put yourself first sometimes. I'm happy that you're relaxing now. I actually got a tear in my eye when I read your comment. Have a great holiday with your wife and family if for some reason I don't talk to you before then!
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #74 Lisa Gallagher
    #72 Well ssid @Leckey Harrison, I eill have to remember that phrase. Your a good man! Much respect to you!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    23/11/2016 #73 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Thanks, Lisa, I needed that. I've been so hung up lately trying to get stuff done before the Holidays that I seem to have forgotten why those Holidays exist in the first place.

    So, again, thank you. . . I'm shutting my computer now and going to sit with my wife. Time enough for work tomorrow.
    Leckey Harrison
    23/11/2016 #72 Leckey Harrison
    #47 I sometimes say, healed people heal people. Or, "sane healthy people don't hurt people."
    Leckey Harrison
    23/11/2016 #71 Leckey Harrison
    #46 Tis indeed. I have witnessed it. It isn't a microwave experience, but real one.
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #70 Lisa Gallagher
    #69 I thought that was important to point out because people who are highly sensitive are viewed as weak, that is not true (at least in many cases). Some of the strongest people I know are extremely sensitive but they don't wear it on their sleeve ;-) Thanks @Melinda Brain, appreciate your comment!!
    Melinda Brain
    22/11/2016 #69 Melinda Brain
    @Lisa Gallagher lovely post! I like your statement that empaths are highly sensitive and this really rings true to me
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #68 Lisa Gallagher
    #65 Hi @Ebenezar John Paul, I'm so glad you and your friend are able to share those unspoken words! Many times it is the unspoken that speaks to the heart more than words alone, thanks for sharing!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #67 Lisa Gallagher
    #63 Hi @Elizabeth Bailey, I think even people who feel deep empathy for others can burn out so it can be a work in progress! Thanks for reading.
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #66 Lisa Gallagher
    #62 "People are drawn together based on common ground and not an emotional obligation to do so." Isn't that the truth @Sou Abbas?!! Great way of putting it and couldn't agree more, thanks!
    Ebenezar John Paul
    22/11/2016 #65 Ebenezar John Paul
    I can relate to the Unspoken understanding of each other" with a best my friend of mine. Very true and it gives a sense of content and happiness knowing that we share more than what can be put into words!!
    Great article @Lisa Gallagher View more
    I can relate to the Unspoken understanding of each other" with a best my friend of mine. Very true and it gives a sense of content and happiness knowing that we share more than what can be put into words!!
    Great article @Lisa Gallagher :) Close
    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #63 Elizabeth Bailey
    Food for thought indeed. Empathy is a quality I am always working on esp to others who don't show it or whose difficulties I don't know.
    Sou Abbas
    22/11/2016 #62 Sou Abbas
    I like how you think Lisa. It is important to allow yourself to feel what you feel and express it as it is for you. People are drawn together based on common ground and not on emotional obligation to do so. With an open heart and mind to explore further what that common ground is whether spoken or unspoken. Thank you.
    Ken Boddie
    22/11/2016 #61 Ken Boddie
    #59 Well said, Fatima! You go girl! 😊
  10. ProducerAmy Blaschka

    Amy Blaschka

    14/11/2016
    Is Your House in Order?
    Is Your House in Order?Last week I awoke from a strange dream. In it, I was barefoot and walking on rich, coffee-colored soil. I entered the home of my "neighbor," a well-known and respected writer whom I admire a great deal. The house was clean and tidy but in...
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    CityVP Manjit
    15/11/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    #2 Only one major proviso Amy, "made our life truly ours" - the home is a rather special thing, far more than the statement "no place like home". I am no longer an answer to the question "what do you do?" my home is the answer to "what do you love?". Work took meaning away from home, now in the 21st Century, home must take meaning away from work - if this does not happen, then the technological advancements we make in this century is simply an exponential extension of the industrial age.
    Amy Blaschka
    15/11/2016 #2 Amy Blaschka
    #1 Wow, @CityVP Manjit, thank you for sharing your story and for your kind words — I'm so glad my post resonated with you! Sounds like you've listened to your heart and made your life truly yours. Well done!
    CityVP Manjit
    14/11/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    Loved the post! One thing I have done well over the last two decades is to focus on foundation first and while that focus means I give up some "greater glories" - much of that thing we like to call "success" simply takes us to other places, working on other plans. I have not tried to "simplify" my life, but ensure home is the place I return to often, if not a lot. I also ensure I appreciate that which is utterly priceless in my home, which is my family.

    What I have given up is living out of a suitcase, moving from airport and hotel, to airport and hotel - for sure I am not directly involved with meeting high-flyers and people at the top of their professional game - but even after the lovely hugs and welcomes, everyone departs back to their respective homes. Half my kids have graduated, the other half are still working their way through university and all of them will have graduated by 2019 - so this time I have with them is ever so important and ever so precious.

    One day all of them will be moving along their respective careers, some will marry and move to new homes, some will still be around, but ALL are committed to remain connected no matter where they are, and with modern technologies, everyone is just one Face-time away. It is a good age to live in - and then there is the arrival of the next generation - another one this year in the form of a second grandson, and that part of the family tree will over time spread its branches also.

    That is why I love this post - I am reading the writings of a true kindred spirit and I dig that - nup scratch that, I love that !
  11. ProducerVirag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    13/11/2016
    Sometimes it takes time to set yourself free...
    Sometimes it takes time to set yourself free...This is me.After my first ever Gaga, dance class. After my 3rd dance class ever since I stepped away from the world that gave me a lot but perhaps hurt me more.I don't know about you, but I spent more than half of my life fulfilling demands,...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 #20 I couldn't be more impressed or grateful for your ability to "get it" and "communicate it" in your unique and powerful way @CityVP Manjit. It is because of what you have connected to that I went into the field of Music Therapy and trained in collaboration with Art Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists. That was over 30 years ago. What has been exciting to witness is that using, in this instance, the body through movement and dance, and taking it out of the health and mental health institutional community and into the mainstream and flow of our lives, enables us to return to our organic nature and get our bodies "in sync" with our minds. Anyway, you said it better than me. Thanks again Manjit.
    CityVP Manjit
    14/11/2016 #20 CityVP Manjit
    #18 Virag, this is what Naharin is quoted as saying about fear :

    [ ..." I don’t think I’ve gotten rid of my fear. I’m actually aware of the fear. Sometimes I enjoy being afraid. It’s less a matter of getting rid of the fear and more a matter of knowing that it’s all right to be afraid "... ]
    from http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/famed-choreographer-still-feels-the-fear-1.423779

    You have already confronted the primary fear and stepped forward, what I am enjoying tonight finding out about Naharin is that his thoughts recognize the body is alive and that he see's dance as a living expression. That is why when he says "sometimes I enjoy being afraid", he is so in tune and touch with his body that he reads and recognizes what his body tells him - this is a marvelous faculty. In discussing these things we use our head rather than our body - but when I think I notice most my fingers moving - my brain then serves my fingers and in that I know thoughts have traveled up both my arms to deposit thoughts.

    There are very few people who think of the body as vessel of intelligence, Bruce Lee was one of the rare people who understood putting great meaning to body and this is explored in The Art of Expressing the Human Body" http://bit.ly/2g4GuUb whereas Bruce Lee took that body intelligence into martial arts, Narahin has taken it into dance - and that is why I grasp his greatness.

    When we are scared, it is the foundation of what we are walking into that matters, the foundation that you have had the courage to walk into is full of meaning and spirit, courage that takes us into emptiness is blind folly, courage that takes us into life is why I am happy for you - this form of courage has meaning and in that meaning one finds their freedom, and then sometimes as Narahin says he enjoys being afraid and that it is all right to be afraid.
    Irene Hackett
    14/11/2016 #19 Anonymous
    @Virag Gulyas - I can feel the sense of freedom you have drawn me into with this honest expression and if I could, I would give you a hug! You are beautiful and you are coming to realize it! Continue to live with your hair down and never stop dancing your own moves!! :-)
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #18 Virag Gulyas
    #14 Ohad Naharin is a genius who goes against all mainstream. Making his dancers go out of the ballet training towards a movement that is fully pushing their bodies into unknown areas, is simply courageous. And it works. The video clip you've shared with me is incredible, and I have seen it before. Thank you for sharing. Going for a Gaga class for me was scary --- especially after 8 years of no training. But stepping into the 'scary' is where is start to grow.
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #17 Virag Gulyas
    Thank you for all of your for reading it, and sharing your kind thoughts. Aren't we all in the same boat after all? :-)
    Milos Djukic
    13/11/2016 #15 Anonymous
    Dear @Virag Gulyas, Freedom of self-expression is worth fighting for, that is the essential meaning of the self - similarity concept. As we get older the desire for freedom is growing. Your concerns and decisions are a sign that you're on the right track. Congrats, I'm a semi-professional dancer, It is just that believe it or not :)
    CityVP Manjit
    13/11/2016 #14 CityVP Manjit
    Oh! Virag Gulyas what have you unleashed here ! You have just put the name Ohad Naharin smack bang into my vocabulary, for when you mentioned freedom, it overwhelmed me to know the extent of freedom as dance philosophy this is. Incredible! I just ran the film trailer for Mr.Gaga and a whole new world opened up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6gd8xpFMsM a world that I love where freedom is tattooed as a way, as an expression, as a force that is born from a rigid culture, freeing itself from a constraint.

    This reminds me of the antonym side of the movie Whiplash - where Whiplash dictates a passionate man who loves drumming and is grounded into submission by a ruthless teacher - and the antonym here is Mr.Gaga - a dance expression that releases the ruthless world of dance. We already know what it takes to become a professional ballerina, the immeasurable sacrifice, the dream that is chased by many girls but then funneled into a excruciating and demanding test to emerge with the few and not many. Cue the movie Flashdance - but Flashdance was not about creating something new, but another recital of the hero's journey. For sure it dealt with class but it was not a philosophy and it certainly did not offer any form of freedom.

    You should feel justifiably liberated because you are clearly an early adopter of this transformation, this giving dance back to the people, the loosening of rigidity, the renewal of form and function, to exercise what one actually loves about this passion. The more I read http://www.danceadvantage.net/questions-about-gaga/ and http://gagapeople.com/english/ the more I honour your post and I thank you for opening the curtain for me and I say kudos to you for embracing this, for this is truly freedom.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    @Virag Gulyas tells how she found her freedom.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    You are a great storyteller @Virag Gulyas and it always feels like it's coming straight from the heart.

    Because one of my pillars of life is movement (paradox intended), you made me think that it is not simply the freedom to move but how to move that makes the difference; the freedom lies in choosing the how.

    The other thing that I found "moving" in your story is when you say, "I understood more about my body today than during my whole rigorous dancer education.". Again, here the education lies in the freedom of movement and the understanding that results from that.

    Wow! Thank you for sharing your amazing life experience Virag and wishing you from strength to strength.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    13/11/2016 #11 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Aww, I love this, @Virag Gulyas because you are living your life your way and being who you really are. Life is too short to not fulfill your dreams and just be YOU!
    Michael D. Davis
    13/11/2016 #10 Michael D. Davis
    Good move Virag! It sounds as if you are truly finding your "Smile" Many blessings to you.
    Michael Dowling
    13/11/2016 #9 Michael Dowling
    Go free...
    David B. Grinberg
    13/11/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos to you Virag, for taking that leap after so long. I think your conclusion nails it: "So many of us stay in that tight leotard we force on ourselves - because, we get used to it, we feel too comfortable to leave. But don't stay because you got used it; because it is too comfortable. Wear that damn loose t-shirt and go free."
    Life is too short to be running around on a hamster wheel road to no where. No one ever got anywhere by running (or dancing ) in place. Moreover, I think it would be great if you did a Live Buzz (when ready) from your dance studio. I'm sure you're very good. Remember, we are all our worst critics. Good luck and dance on...
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #7 Virag Gulyas
    #6 haha. Nope. "Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin in Israel to help dancers (and non-dancers alike) reconnect to the way they move."
    Nick Mlatchkov
    13/11/2016 #6 Anonymous
    What kind of dance is Gaga? Any link to the so-called Lady?
    Donald Grandy
    13/11/2016 #5 Donald Grandy
    Thanks for sharing @Virag Gulyas. Congratulations on setting yourself free! Never lose the song in your heart.
    Mamen Delgado
    13/11/2016 #4 Mamen Delgado
    Your freedom makes me happy @Virag Gulyas, and reminds me my own one and why I keep on fighting for it every single moment.
    THANK YOU!! 💝
    Andrew Goldman
    13/11/2016 #3 Andrew Goldman
    Always follow your passion. It makes you alive. And never give up! That makes us happy! @Virag Gulyas Thank you for being dedicated to your dream!
    Lisa Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    What a beautiful message @Virag Gulyas. Im so happy you found not just your freedom but your authentic self. A good thing for all of us to keep in mind.
  12. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    07/04/2016
    May Contain Shot !!!  - In Defense of British Food
    May Contain Shot !!! - In Defense of British FoodAfter 25 years away from Blighty, of all the things I missed dearly, British food was never one of them. And so it was that spending a month in my hometown, London, I was keen to rediscover the nourishment of my childhood. The world at large seems...
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    Dean Owen
    04/11/2016 #26 Dean Owen
    #25 Thanks for making me hungry Wayne!
    Wayne Yoshida
    04/11/2016 #25 Wayne Yoshida
    Re: @Kevin Pashuk Challenge: Great post by @Dean Owen. Dean covers a bunch of topics.
    Wayne Yoshida
    04/07/2016 #24 Wayne Yoshida
    #23 Yes, I think you will like it. I spent a week in Ireland and they have similar meals. And I also love the various "pie" served at pubs.
    Dean Owen
    04/07/2016 #23 Dean Owen
    #22 I will have to dust off the reel and warm up the projector for that movie @Wayne Yoshida!
    Wayne Yoshida
    03/07/2016 #22 Wayne Yoshida
    As a British foodie fan - if you watch the Alfred Hitchcock movie -- "Frenzy" -- there are some great (maybe not great but maybe funny) food scenes at the detective's house. . .
    Dean Owen
    19/04/2016 #21 Dean Owen
    @Jamie Gamez Cruz, they are great. The best? Not so sure. I love Mille Trous pancakes that can be found in North Africa, and Nasi Lemak in Malaysia. Thanks for reading.
    Jaime Gámez Cruz
    19/04/2016 #20 Jaime Gámez Cruz
    British breakfasts are the best!
    Dean Owen
    09/04/2016 #19 Dean Owen
    @Jan Johnston Osburn, it does not bode well for British food if the thing you missed most was a Dominoes pizza! In fact, I think the thing that Brits miss most when they leave the country to some remote part of the world is their chocolate (Maltesers/Bounty etc). Walker Crisps... Agh, one great British invention has to be salt and vinegar flavour crisps! Thanks for the comment!
    James McElearney
    07/04/2016 #17 James McElearney
    #16 Haha, yes Listen Dean Owen, I´m under no dispute that as a Nation our food sadly ranks way down on the culinary charts. I will however, disagree with you on the cheese, as we have gone head to head with the French over our cheeses and we won that challenge hands down!! But my point is that British food doesn´t just consist of the typical, there are some amazingly talented chefs creating a whole new side to British food that gets over looked so often, and I´m not talking about the celebrity chefs. It´s such a shame that when people talk of British food, the comments like "Chicken Tikka Massala is our national dish" come out. That being said, who doesn´t like a CTM :)
    Dean Owen
    07/04/2016 #16 Dean Owen
    @James McElearney Now let's not get ahead of ourselves here. Compared to other nations cuisines, even British pride cannot deny that British food ranks way way down. And hold your horses on the cheese and wine! Yes there are some speciality cheeses that can give the French a run for their money (Stilton or Westcombe cheddar), but as a whole .... And yes you have your celeb chefs, but they would not stack up against Ferran Adria, Thomas Keller, Seiji Yamamoto etc. That said, Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck did become the world No 1 restaurant when El Bulli closed if I recall rightly, but only for one year, but he was trained in classical French cuisine. Let's not forget that Britain's national dish is arguably Chicken Tikka Masala!
    Dean Owen
    07/04/2016 #15 Dean Owen
    @Sara I guess their perception of British food is from all the touristy British restaurants in Marbella etc. But in general, every country has it's gems and Britain is no different. One thing for sure is that us Brits have no clue how to make simple vegetables taste good. I am thinking Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, which I used to hate ... until I came to Asia. Thanks for the comment!
    Louise Smith
    07/04/2016 #14 Louise Smith
    #13 Jamie O eat your heart out ?
    James McElearney
    07/04/2016 #13 James McElearney
    @Dean Owen, Great article, love the fact that someone is giving British food the glory it deserves. However, British food is more then just Pie and Mash, Sunday roasts, Fish n Chips and cooked Breakfasts, We, as a country, boast not only some of the best restaurants in the world, but also some of the biggest and best chefs in the world and a diverse range of British Classic dishes that are so often over looked for the typical. Besides the fact that some of our local produce is among the best in the world, for example our Cheeses will rival any country, and even our Wines are fast becoming recognised. There is more to the UK culinary scene then meets the eye
    Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    07/04/2016 #12 Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    I love this buzz! I am Spanish and, although Spanish people usually don't like British food, I totally disagree. Everytime I've been there, I have enjoyed amazing breakfasts, pies and Sunday roasts, And let's not forget sandwiches and salads, which of course can't be compared with the ones we have in Spain, In the UK, you can find every sandwich or salad you want. I LOVE Spanish food, of course, but I like very much the British one as well, and people everywhere should give it a try.
    Dean Owen
    07/04/2016 #8 Dean Owen
    #5 @Trent Selbrede I must say the culinary scene in London is buzzing (except for Japanese food, which has really gone downhill since my mother sold her restaurants - she opened the first Japanese restaurant in Europe which was frequented by the likes of the Beatles/Rolling Stones etc). Hotels in London have improved vastly (since recently the staff are all from Europe and not Brits!). Grosvenor House and the Dorchester have always been good, but also recently gems like The Halkin. Burgers, well, our only choice back in the 80's was The Hard Rock :(
    Dean Owen
    07/04/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    #2 @Louise Smith, yes I do miss the pubs. There seems to be an Irish pub in every city in Asia with Guinness on tap, but no English pubs. The Harrods Food Hall, well what can I say... Paradise? And the Cheese and Branston Pickle sandwich (A Ploughman's Lunch) ... It's been 30 years for me but I can still remember the taste.
    Dean Owen
    07/04/2016 #6 Dean Owen
    #1 @Julie Hickman, yes I don't have that many memories of fruit in London, aside from the strawberries (with cream) and a glass of bubbly during Wimbledon. Used to be some good fruit and veg markets in Chelsea where I grew up, but all replaced by M&S, Sainsburies ready cut fruit in plastic packaging. Shame really. Thanks for the comment!
    Trent Selbrede
    07/04/2016 #5 Trent Selbrede
    I had some great food in London. There were a few "misses" but you'll find those anywhere.

    The Grenadier, The Audley, and wet loved St Stephens for the view. I hist don't recommend burgers in London but I was an idiot for ordering one.

    The JW Marriott Grosvenor House (across from Hyde park) had amazing food...every time!
    Louise Smith
    07/04/2016 #4 Louise Smith
    @julie hickman @Julie Erickson the 2 fn is doing a LI!

    I can't get @julie hickman only @Julie Erickson and now not even her... weird @Juan Imaz & @Javier beBee FYI
    Louise Smith
    07/04/2016 #3 Louise Smith
    Fruit in Harrods but at what price and not equal to down under ordinary quality @Julie Hickman !
  13. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Daylight Saving Time: Early Birds vs. Night Owls
    Daylight Saving Time: Early Birds vs. Night OwlsWe've all heard the famous 17th century English phrase, "The early bird catches the worm." But this is not necessarily true for everyone, especially in today's high-tech modern world. Therefore, I pose these questions:Are you an early...
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    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    07/11/2016 #50 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Hola Mr David,

    you talk me not know what are the problem with Karen Anne kramer.

    Hmmm she are good lady, maybe beBee delete profile.

    She will help me plus contact with me hmmm
    Thanks very much
    David B. Grinberg
    07/11/2016 #49 David B. Grinberg
    #48 Thanks for your message @Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes. I think @John White, MBA or @Federico Álvarez San Martín can best explain what the issue was with Karen Anne Kramer, as I'm not up to date on that situation. I think it was a fake profile.
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    07/11/2016 #48 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Hi Mr David B,
    You know because Mrs Karen Anne Kamer, are not more on beBee?.

    She are one Super really friends, she will me help with bad inglés.

    Can you talk me yes or not know what are the problem with Mrs Karen Anne Kramer.

    I am missing she.

    Thanks and blessings
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    07/11/2016 #47 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Hello Mr David B,

    I'm like now to much this hour a clock, and talk again to you ja ja ja ja ja, with humor Bing.

    Tic tac tic tac tic tac tic tac .
    plus have you one Powerful energetic vibrations and to much existing / Éxitos.

    You are very Simpatiche tipo.

    From Spain Alicante, blessing.
    Mariat
    Javier beBee
    07/11/2016 #46 Javier beBee
    #42 @David B. Grinberg beBee will have a powerful tool to make collaborative stories & articles soon :-)
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/11/2016 #45 Aurorasa Sima
    #44 In Germany they made studies and discovered that after a change the number of accidents is higher on the next day. Our biorhythm does not embrace this kind of change.

    Because working hours are not 9 - 5pm for many anymore, it also does not save money.
    Jan Barbosa
    07/11/2016 #44 Jan Barbosa
    Im NOT fan of Daylight Saving Time... Once I set my routine i keep at it.. dislike sudden changes... ( Guess That Makes Me An Old Person ??? ) :D
    David B. Grinberg
    07/11/2016 #43 David B. Grinberg
    @Elizabeth Bailey, brilliant thinking about the "little message" - cheers! @Karin Sebelin @Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes always great to hear from you. @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira what an amazing idea of "building a small power generator by means of magnetism." That would be great. @Ali Anani, hope you're feeling better. I love your buzz, "Is Time Fractal?" @CityVP Manjit: yes, more light has positive health benefits. May the sun shine brightly on all bees!
    David B. Grinberg
    07/11/2016 #42 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for all of the awesome feedback, which is very much appreciated! @Alexa Steele: that video is hilarious. I love John Oliver's show. @Pamela L. Williams, I like your idea to "customize the sun to each person's wishes." I'm on it...@David Navarro López, this post was inspired by what @Javier beBee wrote about Spain. @Sushmita Thakare Jain, glad to know I'm in good company.
    Pamela L. Williams
    06/11/2016 #41 Pamela L. Williams
    I asked myself this question this week. Since my latest contract started I have been driving to work in the dark, with few on the road. Since I use mainly back roads to get there it can be pretty dark. But now the alternative; I'm will be driving home in the dark with a lot of other cars on the road. I'm a morning person, love the light in the morning, but considering some of the crazy drivers I encounter, I'm thinking; maybe this year I would rather not drive home in the dark. :-) Too bad we can't customize the sun to each person's wishes :-)
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    05/11/2016 #40 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Upssss Angay come on, Tic tac tic tac tic tac.

    Ja ja ja ja

    blesses
    David Navarro López
    05/11/2016 #39 Anonymous
    I was a night owl some years ago, but I feel much better since 4 years or so when I realized that I was much more productive in the early morning hours when I am fresh than at the end of the day when I am quite tired. I really enjoy getting up really early, sometimes earlier in my free days than in working days. It works for me, and it does not mean it is this way in all cases.
    Concerning to the DST thing, I am sure that if experts can come with numbers to demonstrate the energy savings, better productivity, and health, it is very likely going to be like they say. In the case of Spain, some time ago @Javier beBee wrote a buzz about what we do in Spain with it, which is completely wrong since the times of Franco and his German mate, because we should be in time with greenwich and not one hour later like Germany or Italy. So we miss the benefits of the DST thing, but oh, we are european (or they say so)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    05/11/2016 #38 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    @David B. Grinberg I must confess of being an night owl, but when it is necessary to wake up early I manage it out! Was a thought provoking post with inspiring pictures. Thanks for sharing!
    Elizabeth Bailey
    04/11/2016 #37 Elizabeth Bailey
    Thought provoking article and very topical. Here in North Wales, UK by the time the clocks "fall back" it's dark when I get up at 6am regardless of the change and it's really only those few weeks each side of the summer solstice that it's still light when I go to bed. Whilst I do miss the daylight generally during the winter months, the clock changes seem to make little difference to me, I just run round the house changing the ones that don't do it themselves and try to carry on like nothing's happened wondering why I'm hungry earlier than usual for a day or 2. The one thing I would change is having a little message on my phone that says "Yes, your clock has been adjusted to BST (or GMT) " to save that split second panic when I wonder "has it? hasn't it?" and rush downstairs to turn on the TV just to check.
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    04/11/2016 #35 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Hi,

    Tic tac tic tac.
    Energetic end week
    Mohammed Sultan
    03/11/2016 #34 Mohammed Sultan
    O Summer Sun ,what an hour shall fate? only human noise and busy glittering street or what delights ever to equal these ;only to taste the warmth ,the light and moving trees.With an hour more or an hour less ,only to be a live and feel that life is sweet.You shouldn't run counter your creator's own will because HE has given us the choice to live well.Nature is the real master of time management,dear @ David B.Grinberg.You either be an early bee or a late owl.whatever the joys of long hours sleep ,they vanish with the day light.
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    03/11/2016 #33 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    @David B. Grinberg liked your article in a general scope, but do not agree with the summer time, it's only to save energy, but do not believe anything anyone talk about energy, after what happened to Tesla, in my country, power wires are placed in towers, my brother is an electrical engineer, working on a major international power company, the only reason not to put the wires on the floor out, what would generate major savings for the company and for the people, the answer? many earn tuition fee with the purchase of material, as soon as a system that generates maintenance is not feasible, I am building a small power generator by means of magnetism, if you can, never pay for energy in my life!
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #32 Ali Anani
    @David B. Grinberg- great buzz and I agree with it and your previous comment. I share same views as symbolized by my buzz titled :Is Time Fractal? This means the spacetime is one unit and time alone without reference to the space is a reductionist approach. Shared
    David B. Grinberg
    03/11/2016 #31 David B. Grinberg
    #8 @Chas Wyatt Thanks for your valuable comments. I agree with your astute observation that, "Our measurement of time is abstract and illusional..." -- that's a great point to explore further. This is particularly relevant when considering "time" from the vantage point of cosmic time and Einstein's space-time continuum, in which both space and time are one unit forming the fabric of the universe. But perhaps that's for another blog post. I recall reading about a primitive culture somewhere that doesn't even believe in time, much less act upon it. I think the bottom line is that time is relative depending on the person making the observation and considering the larger context. cc: @Ali Anani @Milos Djukic @Aurorasa Sima @Irene Hackett @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    David B. Grinberg
    03/11/2016 #29 David B. Grinberg
    #9 I agree with you about a shorter work day and work week @Phil Friedman, like many countries across Europe have adopted. But that's an issue for another blog post. I wrote something previously here about work-life balance (maybe you read it). I wish you calm seas, captain!
  14. Fatima Williams

    Fatima Williams

    30/10/2016
    I watched this TED Talk and thought you would find it interesting. A very inspiring personality with something great to give away with every message of his !

    Isaac Lidsky: What reality are you creating for yourself?

    Live your lives wide open!

    Your fear , Your critics Your heroes Your villians They are your excuses, your rationalisations, your shortcuts your justifications Your surrender.
    They are Fictions your perceive as reality

    Choose to see through them;Choose to let them go
    You are the creator of your reality !
    With that empowerment comes complete responsibility !
    Fatima Williams
    Isaac Lidsky: What reality are you creating for yourself? | TED Talk | TED.com
    go.ted.com Reality isn't something you perceive; it's something you create in your mind. Isaac Lidsky learned this profound lesson firsthand, when unexpected life circumstances yielded valuable insights. In this introspective, personal talk, he challenges us...
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    Fatima Williams
    23/11/2016 #18 Fatima Williams
    #17 Thnak You Mr Manjit Its very true what you about ability. A reality that we have to open our eyes to ; we have to Choose to see through them; Ability is what we should be focusing on.
    CityVP Manjit
    23/11/2016 #17 CityVP Manjit
    Have commented about Isaac Lidsky on the hive that linked to this @ https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/paradise-vs-parasite View more
    Have commented about Isaac Lidsky on the hive that linked to this @ https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/paradise-vs-parasite Comment 3. Close
    Fatima Williams
    01/11/2016 #16 Fatima Williams
    #15 Thank you @Chas Wyatt
    Chas Wyatt
    01/11/2016 #15 Chas Wyatt
    @Fatima Williams, what a wonderful talk. Thank you for sharing. I am also sharing it in the hive, "Conscious Excavations".
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/11/2016 #14 Lisa Gallagher
    Excellent TED Talk. Isaac touched on realities that many of us may be somewhat aware of but can push it to the back of our brains and ignore. Fear can be a motivator or an isolator. A lot to take in... I loved his description of walking towards a hill with a backpack on. Perception can be skewed.
    Fatima Williams
    31/10/2016 #13 Fatima Williams
    #9 @Deb Helfrich Intervention becomes inevitable as Sara mentioned. This speech has been on my mind the whole day and Sara thoughts had added more flavour to the entire concept . @Sara Jacobovici this variation , this unique finger print is not realised in our current world. Every one thinks if one person can''t do it neither can I or if one does something why cant I ? If she doesn't wish vote why should I and so on. Even children are all forced to think like alike so is our system.

    To me !
    Silencing our internal critic, correcting our misconceptions and harnessing our internal strength require great determination and self-empowerment . The body-mind feedback , control-loop and self empowerment forms a triad here for reality check. This responsibility of keeping this triad alive is the biggest question to myself ! And questions are endless !
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/10/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 "All humans are 99.9 per cent identical and, of that tiny 0.1 per cent difference, 94 per cent of the variation is among individuals from the same populations and only six per cent between individuals from different populations." Yet we each have our own fingerprint. Intervention always matters. Predictability is, again, only a certain percentage, but that 0.1 percent makes all the difference. Keeps things interesting.
    Irene Hackett
    31/10/2016 #11 Anonymous
    What a great share - it seems to be touching on a lot of the buzz discussions of recent weeks. I agree - a must see!
    Deb Helfrich
    31/10/2016 #10 Deb Helfrich
    #7 @Fatima Williams - makes the phrase 'reality check' take on a new depth of meaning....
    Deb Helfrich
    31/10/2016 #9 Deb Helfrich
    #6 Well, it strongly reinforces your belief that therapy has to be tailored individually. Even twins would have unique realities.

    I am just really curious these days about the 'tension' between the concept that we are all utterly unique and yet we are operating the same basic equipment. Which is exactly the same conundrum as the body mind feedback & control loop. Does the point of 'intervention' matter? Or will a change in any part of the continuum resonate through an individual's entire system?

    Isaac's skills as a speaker are still resonating with me!
    Fatima Williams
    31/10/2016 #8 Fatima Williams
    cc@CityVP Manjit & @Anees Zaidi I'm sure you both will enjoy this one too !
    Fatima Williams
    31/10/2016 #7 Fatima Williams
    #6 So true @Sara Jacobovici I even had myself asking the same questions. Is this reality we have created for us or were they created based on the assumptions/fear etc ? It is indeed an eye opener for me as well. We are the creators of our reality and I'm glad you were inspired.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/10/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you so much for tagging me @Fatima Williams. A most impressive and inspiring talk. On many levels it reinforced my perception but, thanks to your opportunity for me to hear this presentation, it "opened my eyes" to an important and for me, unspoken factor; if we create our realities, then the universe is made up of billions of realities. Is there "a" reality, universal in nature, to which we can compare and be able to say; see, your living a lie, in reality...? How do we know what we have created is not real, is not true? What reality are we tapping into? It's still very raw for me, this idea, so I can't yet communicate it properly but am excited at exploring this further. Thanks again Fatima.
    Ali Anani
    31/10/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    #4 This is a beautiful talk dear @Fatima Williams. I agree as much as I enjoyed this talk. I wrote a presentation on "Thorny Assumptions", which blur our insight and reality. Same with fear. I encourage all to watch this video.
    Fatima Williams
    31/10/2016 #4 Fatima Williams
    CC @Ali Anani @Sara Jacobovici @Anees Zaidi incase you missed this lovely inspiring ted talk by Isaac 'Lidsky. I remember us discussing fear extensively in one of Dr @Ali Anani's Buzzes and this one adds more value to my thoughts on fear.
    Fatima Williams
    31/10/2016 #3 Fatima Williams
    #1 #1 Your most welcome @Deb Helfrich He is pretty inspiring. I was wowed !
    Deb Helfrich
    30/10/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    Standing ovation!!! This is a must watch 12 minutes!!! And I am only half way through....

    Thanks, @Fatima Williams!!!
  15. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    02/10/2016
    Spain & Tourism
    Spain & Tourism By 2015 Spain was the third most visited country in the world, recording 68.1 million tourists which marked the third consecutive year of record-beating numbers.If you consider population and size of the top three most visited countries (France, US...
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    CityVP Manjit
    30/10/2016 #54 CityVP Manjit
    The furthest south I went in Europe was Southern France, Spain is way too much a beautiful country for me not to visit at least once in my own lifetime.
    Pamela L. Williams
    29/10/2016 #53 Pamela L. Williams
    Well now I know why my oldest and dearest friend is retiring in Spain! I'm going to have to squeeze myself into her suitcase and fly with the baggage! Thank you for the tour Javier! Sharing in my Cultures of the World hive
    Lisa Gallagher
    13/10/2016 #52 Lisa Gallagher
    I want to visit Seville! My son and husband went to the Canary Islands, over to Tenerife and golfed. On the way back they had a layover in Scotland and my husbands luggage was lost. We never got re-imbursed and they never found it. They had fun though and wow- the photos were astounding. After seeing this again, Wow- so many beautiful places to visit in Spain @Javier beBee, I think I would need 3 weeks to take all that I'd want to see :))
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/10/2016 #51 Aurorasa Sima
    #50 Yes, yes with Rioja (: I like how you think, @Mamen Delgado
    Mamen Delgado
    08/10/2016 #50 Mamen Delgado
    #43 😂 😂 @Aurorasa Sima, my favorite dessert is Manchego with half a cup of red wine. I know your feeling... 😉
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/10/2016 #47 Lisa Gallagher
    #46 Each day I become even more excited when I log on @Javier beBee, I didn't know that would be possible!! I'm going up to a friend's home in the next week to do a live buzz of her horse farm (it's very large) and she has an acre of blueberries she grows we are going to video too. It's beautiful where she lives and it's only 15 minutes from me but about 6 miles up the hill, the Alleghenies are at her backdoor!
    Javier beBee
    08/10/2016 #46 Javier beBee
    #44 @Lisa Gallagher beautiful words ! Let's dream big together!
    Javier beBee
    08/10/2016 #45 Javier beBee
    #43 thanks @Aurorasa Sima, you are welcome !
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/10/2016 #44 Lisa Gallagher
    #42 These are exciting times @Javier beBee!! Many of us share in your dream and one day soon it will become reality. It's evident by the growth we all see daily!!
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/10/2016 #43 Aurorasa Sima
    On the first look (and having been there about 20 times) Spain has it all: Beautiful country, Manchego, nice sounding language, great weather, Manchego, stunning ladies and the guys have the good of "macho" without being players, Manchego, awesome food.
    Javier beBee
    07/10/2016 #42 Javier beBee
    #41 @Lisa Gallagher I try to sleep and I use to rest, this is an important part of our lifes, but beBee is a BIG DREAM :) ... beBee will go on working for you ! We want to get the best platform ;)
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/10/2016 #41 Lisa Gallagher
    #38 Thanks, you too @Javier beBee? Ps: More time, do you sleep 😜?
    Javier beBee
    07/10/2016 #40 Javier beBee
    #39 @Henri Galvão yes, Andalucía is amazing!
    Henri Galvão
    07/10/2016 #39 Henri Galvão
    This is wonderful. Spain is the country I'd most like to explore (specially Andalusia). I was fortunate to spend a few hours in Málaga and Tenerife, but I still have a lot to learn about these places.
    Javier beBee
    07/10/2016 #38 Javier beBee
    #37 @Lisa Gallagher, my goal is you to expend more time on the platform :-) have a great day !!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/10/2016 #37 Lisa Gallagher
    This is so detailed, it should be in a travel magazine @Javier beBee!
    Declev Reynier Dib Ferreira
    04/10/2016 #36 Declev Reynier Dib Ferreira
    #32 Destas, eu conheço Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela, Barcelona, Madri. Ainda falta muito pra mim, na Espanha... rs Gostei muito de Barcelona, onde já fui duas vezes, e Salamanca. Salamanca é uma grandiosidade! Gosto muito.
    Andrew Porter
    03/10/2016 #35 Andrew Porter
    This is a wonderful insightful buzz about Spain its cities and what they and this country have to offer tourists who are planning to visit, well presented @Javier beBee
    pedro santos
    03/10/2016 #34 pedro santos
    ES UN HONOR MUY GRANDE PARA MI,
    Rose Spot
    03/10/2016 #33 Rose Spot
    I forgot to say that even if spanish people tell you they don't, most of them speaks english which is really helpful for tourists...
  16. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    24/10/2016
    I made a short video of my Sunday afternoon stroll around my new neighbourhood. As some of you know, I recently moved from new Shanghai to old Shanghai, and I'm glad I did. Spot the frogs and the pigmaker, great street food, and a buzzing vibe.
    Nanxiang Old Street
    Nanxiang Old Street Dean Owen explores Nanxiang Old Street in...
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    Dean Owen
    27/10/2016 #44 Dean Owen
    #42 I would say then that it is 20%/60%/20% with the other 20% being a photogenic location. Thanks @CityVP Manjit, I hope in some way I lead others to explore video as a medium despite my amateurish effort. Nothing captures the essence of a location as much as video.
    Dean Owen
    27/10/2016 #43 Dean Owen
    #39 #40 #41 Much appreciate the kind replies and you taking the time to watch. I wasn't convinced there was much audience for video but I gather that is changing. You are all welcome to drop me a buzz if ever you visit. I'd be honoured to take you to some special places here.
    CityVP Manjit
    27/10/2016 #42 CityVP Manjit
    #33 My compliments are 20% technology, but 80% what technology cannot do, which is how one frames a shot, how one see's the story and details of a shot and that requires the eye of an artist. Film-makers and great photographers are artists. The creative flair is not because Apple make a great iMovie app, it is because it is in you. Even if I were to edit a video like this, no matter how good the software is, my timing and transitions would still be amateurish. What you have produced speaks to an excellent storyboard and content selection, and the ability to capture people and places in ways that make me wish I had that same talent.
    Sarah Elkins
    26/10/2016 #41 Sarah Elkins
    So awesome! I want to be there!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    26/10/2016 #40 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Thank you @Dean Owen to introduce me to Shanghai! Have been always fascinated by different cultures around the world and would love to visit some day. Also I love to explore food as well.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/10/2016 #39 Sara Jacobovici
    Great "mouth watering" video @Dean Owen. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to read the comments but I can imagine your video has produced a nice buzz. Wishing you all the best in your new home and neighbourhood!
    Irene Hackett
    26/10/2016 #38 Anonymous
    #34 Thank you @Dean Owen - I most certainly will! And thanks for the link with more stunning images that left me dreaming of a future visit.
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #37 Lisa Gallagher
    #36 I use a Chrome Book and some of what you mentioned may be available, or something similar. I will have to check! I do have something on my Chrome Book to edit video's but I've never used it. I will have to play with it. Thanks Dean!
    Dean Owen
    26/10/2016 #36 Dean Owen
    #35 I don't think so. But there are so many video editing software apps available. If using Windows, perhaps download Movie Maker, Wondershare Filmora, VirtualDub, Wax, Avidemux, Blender, Lightworks, Movica, Adobe Premiere Elements.
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #35 Lisa Gallagher
    #33 @Dean Owen is Imovie only available for IOS?
    Dean Owen
    26/10/2016 #34 Dean Owen
    #31 Let me know if you do manage a trip to China. It is a fascinatingly diverse country. The beauty though is outside the cities.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/the-middle-kingdom
    Dean Owen
    26/10/2016 #33 Dean Owen
    #29 Thanks @CityVP Manjit. It's really quite easy. All photos and footage taken and edited on an iPad. Creating the movie took about two hours using iMovie, but I am now familiar with iMovies, I can probably do it in one hour next time. The downside is looking like a fool taking photos and video with my huge iPad pro, but I'd probably look just as geekish using my Sony video cam. The upside is of course that everything, from photo/video taking, to editing, to posting on beBee was done on a single device using just one finger. Wish I could say I am creative, but the genius is Apple!
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #32 Lisa Gallagher
    #22 Look forward to more @Dean Owen! Its wonderful seeing parts of the world I've never visited from people who I've gotten to know and live in places some of us dream of visiting one day!
    Irene Hackett
    26/10/2016 #31 Anonymous
    @Dean Owen - This just convinces me that when I get the opportunity to travel one day, China will be my first choice! I know this sounds sheltered, but when my husband & I watched the panorama movie of China at Disney's Epcot for the 1st time, we simply fell in love with it's beauty. I love how you put this together, showing us the streets and the people, the market and it all looks wonderful!! Very creatively done - nice little music touch also. Can't wait to see more :-)
    Laurent Boscherini
    26/10/2016 #30 Anonymous
    Thank you Dean for sharing your beautiful video as an amazing invitation to dream about the flavor and colors of this part of Shanghai so unknown.
    CityVP Manjit
    26/10/2016 #29 CityVP Manjit
    I am blown away with the quality and detail of the video and the exquisite shots. Love the way you have combined still-frame with live action, and the quality of the video recording is film-like and highly professional. I would love to read about your video-making and what goes into such exceptional workmanship time wise and in terms of craft.
    Pamela L. Williams
    26/10/2016 #28 Pamela L. Williams
    #14 Well I'll bring my own. I am soy sauce addict. :-) But I like black vinegar too!
    Loribeth Pierson
    25/10/2016 #27 Loribeth Pierson
    Wow thanks Dean, that was a beautiful tour of your new neighborhood. I tried frog when I was a flight attendant many years back and it tasted like chicken!
    Dean Owen
    25/10/2016 #26 Dean Owen
    #25 it's pretty cool. If you've never been to China, I'd recommend it. So much to see: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/the-middle-kingdom View more
    #25 it's pretty cool. If you've never been to China, I'd recommend it. So much to see: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/the-middle-kingdom

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/in-the-kingdom-of-women Close
    Paul Kearley 🐝
    25/10/2016 #25 Paul Kearley 🐝
    WOW Dean, what a culturally stunning beautiful place to be! Jealous.
  17. Teresa Gezze

    Teresa Gezze

    23/10/2016
    Enjoying a long weekend in Ireland!! The luck of the Irish is with me :) Teresa Gezze
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    Andrew Porter
    25/10/2016 #5 Andrew Porter
    #4 Well if you ever get to Ireland again @Teresa Gezze you should add the ruby sessions to your list of things to see, it's well worth the £6 entrance fee to see 3 acts performing 3 songs each, and the best thing is that you never know who is going to perform on the night!
    Teresa Gezze
    25/10/2016 #4 Teresa Gezze
    #2 Hi, @Andrew Porter! That would have been great, but I came back on Monday afternoon... =(. I did go to different places with live music, though! I really love live music and Irish folk. It was incredible!
    Teresa Gezze
    25/10/2016 #3 Teresa Gezze
    #1 Very interesting, @CityVP Manjit!
    Andrew Porter
    23/10/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    I notice you are outside a record store @Teresa Gezze if you had been in Ireland on a Tuesday, you could have popped along to Doyles Pub in Dublin and taken in some live acoustic music, where people such as Ed sheeran and The Corrs have appeared live, the are called The Ruby Sessions and it's only a few pounds to gain entrance, well worth the money!
    CityVP Manjit
    23/10/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    I was immediately curious about what Claddagh was, which sent me to this link "The Legend of the Claddagh" https://www.irishindeed.com/legend-of-the-claddagh/ View more
    I was immediately curious about what Claddagh was, which sent me to this link "The Legend of the Claddagh" https://www.irishindeed.com/legend-of-the-claddagh/ Immediately I had another wow! The wow! was in learning about the the Claddagh Ring - where the Irish Jewelry Company said this "To wear a Claddagh ring on the right hand with the crown turned outwards, away from you indicates that the wearer is single. To wear a Claddagh ring on the right hand with the crown turned inward, towards you symbolizes that the wearer is being courted in a relationship." So now I am thinking, how does meaning that is associated with jewelry become a record store? There is not much said about the origins on the shops website, but it does point out to the founder of Claddagh Records, which turns out to be quite a distinguished character called Garech Browne - the wikipedia about him is rich in traditional Irish culture and he turns out to be a very wealthy patron of the Irish Arts, but his Wiki opens up whole new stories that by themselves are quite amazing. In this one photograph I learned more this morning than a well crafted buzz of text. It is not only travel that opens our eyes to the world, it is the personal affinity with one's own learning journey, and as I travel through beBee here, this is mine. Close
  18. ProducerGert Scholtz 🐝
    The Bushmen of Southern Africa
    The Bushmen of Southern Africa/ /? // ! . These are but a few variants of the clicking sounds of the Bushmen language. Sounds that on hearing it in song are as softly charming as these forgotten peoples of southern Africa. If you sat beside their camp now, you would hear...
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    Andrew Porter
    23/10/2016 #22 Andrew Porter
    #19 @Gert Scholtz 🐝 thanks for the link, what can I say...except I did find it more than just interesting, and as you say a very intriguing theory on human evolution, thanks Gert!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    21/10/2016 #21 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #17 That's the beauty @Gert Scholtz 🐝 it's fun to connect with you all and learn as well as share via writing!!! ✌️😀✌️
    Irene Hackett
    21/10/2016 #20 Anonymous
    Oh yes, that's an iconic memory in my mind as well dear @Gert Scholtz 🐝. I wonder how many people have been touched by that image?
    Gert Scholtz 🐝
    21/10/2016 #19 Gert Scholtz 🐝
    #14 @Andrew Porter The "Out of Africa" theory on human evolution is indeed intriguing. Related to this theme - here is a post I wrote earlier this year which you may find interesting: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gert-scholtz/the-cradle-of-humankind Thank you Andrew.
    Gert Scholtz 🐝
    21/10/2016 #18 Gert Scholtz 🐝
    #15 @Irene Hackett Many years ago there was an anti-littering campaign in which an American Indian had a tear running down his cheek - or at least that is how I remember it. Somehow that picture has stayed in my mind. Thanks Irene.
    Gert Scholtz 🐝
    21/10/2016 #17 Gert Scholtz 🐝
    #13 @Sushmita Thakare Jain Thank you Sushmita - and through your post I learn more about Mumbai!
    Gert Scholtz 🐝
    21/10/2016 #16 Gert Scholtz 🐝
    #12 @Ken Boddie The Gods Must be Crazy did place Bushman on the international map - so to speak. Quite sad that apparently Xi, who played the role in the film, had a difficult time adapting back to his family. Thanks Ken.
    Irene Hackett
    21/10/2016 #15 Anonymous
    I enjoyed this very much @Gert Scholtz 🐝. It reminds me of the once vibrant culture of the Native American Indian. Something quite profound emanates from within these people and their close connection to nature and natural living. So much we can learn from observing their response to life and the world around them.
    Andrew Porter
    21/10/2016 #14 Andrew Porter
    @Gert Scholtz 🐝 a really good informative post about the Bushmen of South Africa, I found it a most enjoyable read thanks Gert, and it actually fell in line with a new documentary that I started watching last night called 'The Incredible Human Journey' which is about the earliest human life on the planet, and how human life spread out of Africa to inhabit other parts of the world, such as Europe and Eurasia, it even showed the cave at Pinnacle Point where early human bones had been found!
    In fact according to this bbc documentary there are parts of everyone's DNA that can be traced back to the earliest human life in Africa some many many thousands of years ago, certainly an interesting programme!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    21/10/2016 #13 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Thank you @Gert Scholtz 🐝 for introducing us to the bushmen of Southern Africa it's always fascinating and interesting to know about different cultures around the globe.
    Ken Boddie
    21/10/2016 #12 Ken Boddie
    Thanks for the education, Gert, on another of this world's aboriginal people and their fast disappearing culture. I would guess that many of us have heard of the Bushmen through the popular movie "The Gods Must be Crazy" but your well illustrated buzz takes us well beyond the coke bottle falling from the sky and Xi's trip to the 'edge of the world'. Interesting how their stories, explaining how the universe around them came to be, seem to be a common solution to man's common questions. The traditional custodians of the land here in Oz also have a range of explanatory stories dating back to a time generically referred as the 'Dream Time', and obviously well before we 'white fellas' came to stuff things up.
    Gert Scholtz 🐝
    21/10/2016 #11 Gert Scholtz 🐝
    #7 @VDS Brink Thank you VDS. A quote from a Bushman of today: "No more do we Bushmen hunt in these hills. The fire is cold. Our songs are quiet. But listen carefully. You will hear us in the water. Look carefully. You will see us in the rock."
    Gert Scholtz 🐝
    21/10/2016 #10 Gert Scholtz 🐝
    #8 @Pascal Derrien 🐝 They are amazing artists: http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/2014/08/28/the-incredible-history-of-bushman-rock-art-in-southern-africa-revealed1
    Thank you Pascal
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    21/10/2016 #8 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    I have not realized they were artists too, I did not get time to explore that particular part of the country's history when I was in SA a while back now :-)
    VDS Brink
    21/10/2016 #7 VDS Brink
    " / /? // !, " This is just brilliant Gert! What can we do for them and so much to learn from them and their history. Where I grew up in the North Western Cape their descendants were all around, Sadly every bit of the culture long lost. Our little town and its people are beautifully described in a new blog: https://karooblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/erfenisrap/ and https://karooblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/klein-insidente-groot-impak/
    Dean Owen
    21/10/2016 #6 Dean Owen
    I hope the soothing clicking sounds of the Khoisan languages survives although I have never heard it first hand. Let's hope the coke bottle does not mark the sign of the end of the remarkable Bushman. That would be most sad.
    "When it grows dark she throws up a handful of white ash. This becomes the stars of the Milky-way that guide the hunters home." this is so poetic.
    Deb Helfrich
    21/10/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich
    I think we most certainly can learn a great deal from their fairness and playful exuberance. In any way we can get back to a less aseptic, driven, and combative lifestyle we will gain joy in being alive and most likely commensurate gains in health and well being. Tremendous buzz, @Gert Scholtz 🐝
    CityVP Manjit
    21/10/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    Whether it is bushmen in Africa, or native peoples of America or the aboriginal people of Australia - for sure there is so much that they understand about the immediacy of existence, that we can all learn so much from. We can also learn to appreciate their storytelling, rather than condemn their poetic observation of the universe.
    Milos Djukic
    21/10/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Thank you @Gert Scholtz 🐝.
    Paul Walters
    21/10/2016 #2 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz 🐝 Love these 'little''people and their complex language. Nice piece , thank you
  19. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    A building in Germany gets its energy from what’s growing inside it.
    grendz.com Does it make sense to power buildings with algae? That’s the question that arises with the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building, in Hamburg, Germany, which has now been operating for more than a year. Residents living inside say they are happy....
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    12/10/2016 #4 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Very interesting and so is your idea, @Deb Helfrich.
    Ali Anani
    11/10/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    #2 That is a great suggestion @Deb Helfrich- will do. I love the concept of this buzz
    Deb Helfrich
    11/10/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    Very interesting. Perhaps our scholar of nature metaphors might be interested in the co-habitating angle. @Ali Anani - at the very least, I anticipate that you will be writing about tree houses in the near future.
    Froilán Pérez
    11/10/2016 #1 Froilán Pérez
    love this!
    the College I attended on exchange in Bremen (Germany) was testing algae energy production.

    http://www.phytolutions.de/welcome/
  20. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    25/09/2016
    Fellow bees - Introducing Honeycomb Oat Noodles from Inner Mongolia. No live buzzes from China yet, but hopefully soon. So please make do with prerecorded buzzes from me for now.
    A Taste of China
    A Taste of China Dean Owen visits Xibei Youmian Cun restaurant in Shanghai to try the famous YouMian Wo Wo (Honeycomb Oat Noodles) of Shanxi and Inner...
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    Juan Imaz
    26/09/2016 #13 Juan Imaz
    yummy!
    Dean Owen
    26/09/2016 #12 Dean Owen
    #11 Hey thanks for watching. Wonton are slightly different. I live in a part of China famous for wonton and will do a video shortly....
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/09/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    Oh wow, that just made me very hungry @Dean Owen ! Thsts a lot of work they put into making the honeycomb pasta, and what we call wontons hrre, well I bet they are delicious with the minced lamb mixture. I could have used some of that soup yesterday; )) Loved the video , thanks for sharing
    Mamen Delgado
    25/09/2016 #10 Mamen Delgado
    #4 We will share it some time in the future. Thanks Dean!!! Deeply grateful!!
    Dean Owen
    25/09/2016 #9 Dean Owen
    #7 I think it is very rare that you'll find lamb on the menu in Chinese restaurants in the West as they are usually Beijing, Cantonese or Sichuan restaurants, but good luck! The girl is unbelievable. Fortunately they appear to be on a rotational shift as ten minutes later I saw her on another station. I can't imagine doing that for hours on end. It is amazing how she presses a tiny bit of dough between her fingers, then flattens it with her palm, meanwhile the other hand is busy as bees.
    Dean Owen
    25/09/2016 #8 Dean Owen
    #6 I am becoming a fan of video as a medium although this is only my second production, it's so easy with the tools we have these days. IF I'm making people hungry, I guess it is working! Now being barred from the kitchen is a punishment worse that watching a Trump speech!
    Pamela L. Williams
    25/09/2016 #7 Pamela L. Williams
    Oh, I want one of the minced lamb sandwiches! It was amazing how the cook had both hands constantly working making the noodles and rolling them for the steamer. Now that's talent! Well thanks for sharing Dean, now I want some steamed noodles with lamb and I don't know of a place in Greensboro that makes it! I must be deprived of this craving.. :-)
    CityVP Manjit
    25/09/2016 #6 CityVP Manjit
    Lovely Jubbly! I am glad this was a pre-recorded video because until I decide to upgrade my personal technology, I cannot view beBee Live Video. I also surrendered my cell phone - which is all a part of my learning journey shtick I practice here and at my offline club. Only draw back was that this video was so delicious, I now need to plan a new commando raid into our kitchen - which is well defended by the women of our house, who apparently have ordered me to get back on a fitness discipline to curb my eat on demand.
    Dean Owen
    25/09/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    #3 Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for sharing! I'd love to share with you a bowl of honeycomb noodles but the beBee technology, as cutting edge as it is, is not quite ready for food sharing!
    Mamen Delgado
    25/09/2016 #3 Mamen Delgado
    OMG!!!! Thanks so much for this video @Dean Owen!!!! It took me to China and the wonderful tastes there... Ohh, how I love Chinese food, but Chinese food in China.

    Sorry I'm going to write a little Spanish to bring @detapitasenlacalle .. to this wonderful corner. Este vídeo de nuestro querido Dean es todo un lujo Detapitas. No te lo pierdas!!!
  21. ProducerNissar Ahamed

    Nissar Ahamed

    24/09/2016
    A Comprehensive Guide to Staying Productive and Happy At Work
    A Comprehensive Guide to Staying Productive and Happy At WorkThis post was Originally Published hereStaying Productive and Happy in your job is key to feeling an immense sense of job satisfaction. We spend a whole lot of time at the places we work, which means we must be happy there to have an overall happy...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    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 Harris
    CityVP Manjit
    24/09/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    Welcome 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.
  22. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    14/09/2016
    Imagine a future when one in 8 trees along your street was a Wind Tree. Would you mind? I certainly wouldn't....
    Dean Owen
    'Wind Tree' uses blades to generate electricity from light breezes
    www.dailymail.co.uk French company 'New Wind' is installing the first at Place de la Concorde in Paris and is hoping to expand throughout the country and abroad. The trees currently retail at £23,500...
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    CityVP Manjit
    14/09/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit
    #4 I favour the kind of cradle to cradle design advocated by William McDonough, https://www.ted.com/talks/william_mcdonough_on_cradle_to_cradle_design?language=en View more
    #4 I favour the kind of cradle to cradle design advocated by William McDonough, https://www.ted.com/talks/william_mcdonough_on_cradle_to_cradle_design?language=en that is why I like the quote from Michaud-Larivière - if the French initiative has systemic viability then that has value, what I fear are expedient answers that simply shift one set of problem makers, to create a different set of problem makers for constituencies we in the end turn a blind eye to such as e.g. the Lake Ontario communities http://lakeontarioturbines.com/studies-resources.html These are not objections to wind-power, these are challenges to solve in cradle to cradle design. We are going to reach new ways of thinking, but first we must rethink how politics polarizes us. We need whole systems thinking to be the way forward - and McDonough does a good job of showing some of the possibilities in moving in that direction. Close
    Dean Owen
    14/09/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    I think it is also critical, for national security and disaster recovery reasons, to shift off dependence from a system of centralised grids.
    Dean Owen
    14/09/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    #1 It all starts with a great idea generating support, then economies of scale can kick in and bring the price down. Refinements to ensure wildlife is not harmed. Certainly a better prospect than fossil fuels that does untold damage to nature.
    CityVP Manjit
    14/09/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    The main objections seem to be payback on the $23,500 investment and whether it endangers wildlife see comments here http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/tree-shaped-wind-turbines-paris/ View more
    The main objections seem to be payback on the $23,500 investment and whether it endangers wildlife see comments here http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/tree-shaped-wind-turbines-paris/ What I like about the MailOnline article is the suggestion at the end QUOTE: ["In the future Mr Michaud-Larivière hopes to develop a 'perfect tree that has leaves with natural fibres, roots that could generate geothermal energy and 'bark' covered with photosensitive cells"] END QUOTE. Close
  23. ProducerDavid Navarro López
    Can the Character be Forged?
    Can the Character be Forged?It is obvious that surrendering to our own emotions, desires and external influences, can modify our way to understanding life and our subsequent reactions to it, and somehow, forge our character. Of course, that is the easiest way, but allowing it...
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    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    22/11/2016 #21 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #20 David Improvisation is a must I am also changing each day in some way or the other, but changing who you are for someone who doesn't understand you is what is not must not go for.
    David Navarro López
    22/11/2016 #20 Anonymous
    #17 As long as nobody is perfect, there is always something one can improve. The better we think we are, the more difficult will be to forge our character to improve. So nobody should be at ease on working hard to improve and grow as human beings.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    22/11/2016 #19 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #18 @Ali Anani it's my pleasure!
    Ali Anani
    22/11/2016 #18 Ali Anani
    Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for your kind mention
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    22/11/2016 #17 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    @David Navarro López yes, the character can be forged I don't believe one must but have met a few who have like you said allowed the circumstances to forge their character or them as a person, thank you @Ali Anani View more
    @David Navarro López yes, the character can be forged I don't believe one must but have met a few who have like you said allowed the circumstances to forge their character or them as a person, thank you @Ali Anani for sharing this buzz! Know few with whom this needs to be shared. Close
    CityVP Manjit
    21/11/2016 #16 CityVP Manjit
    We have iron in our blood, that is fact that makes our blood red - otherwise nature could have chosen copper and our blood would be blue. Iron in our will is a different story because the forging of that is in our mind, that is something that is individual.

    The classic character speech from The Big Kahuna speaks to the X-factor of character that goes beyond meaning and strength and takes us into our daily day-to-day experiences https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PkOc-B64dY
    Ali Anani
    21/11/2016 #15 Ali Anani
    Dear @David Navarro López- I mentioned this great buzz in my buzz of today on Finding Answers to Simple Questions:
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/finding-answers-to-simple-questions
    Ali Anani
    20/11/2016 #14 Ali Anani
    #13 One thing I am sure of is that you have a hotly-forged character with great purity and self-transformed with great attributes dear @David Navarro López
    David Navarro López
    20/11/2016 #13 Anonymous
    #12 That's interesting, dear Ali, I did not know about Emily Dickinson. To write the post, I took my inspiration of a much older book, the bible. On it, many references about it can be seen, using gold and silver as a metaphor for character, and how making ourselves to become red hot in a melting pot would separate the "contaminating" parts, and reveal purity.
    Ali Anani
    20/11/2016 #12 Ali Anani
    It was Emily Dickinson who first introduced this metaphor. One aspect of this metaphor is "This is when the iron ore grows impatient. It has become too hot for the forge to handle and soon the lighted ore is released from the forge. This describes the longings in the soul. In time these passions become too heavy and too pain the bare. The only way to stop the pain is to succumb to the desires"
    .https://americanrenaissanceii.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/the-metaphor-of-the-iron-forge/
    May be this exlains thecmment of @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    @David Navarro López- I enjoyed gain the explanation of cold and hot forging. Yes, it is painful to change permanently and this why we fall back sometimes to what be were and not what we aspire to be
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    07/09/2016 #11 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    @David Navarro López said: "The good thing about it is that forging a character, unlikely to forging a metal, it has no end" ...There is another good thing in the case I may say..Metal are not able to feel the pain in the transformation ....
    Metal cant moan in pain ..and sometimes it is really painful to improve some changes in life.. even though the change is necessary it can be at the same time extremely painful.. A lot of to think about .. thanks for sharing this motivating buzz
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    02/09/2016 #10 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    @David Navarro López said: "The good thing about it is that forging a character, unlikely to forging a metal, it has no end" ...There is another good thing in the case I may say..Metal are not able to feel the pain in the transformation ....
    Metal cant moan in pain ..and sometimes it is really painful to improve some changes in life.. even though the change is necessary it can be at the same time extremely painful.. A lot of to think about .. thanks for sharing this motivating buzz
    David Navarro López
    02/09/2016 #8 Anonymous
    #4 Mr Randy Keho, I am sorry I don't know about Colin Kapernick, but I understand your point.
    This is precisely what I meant, that there is a work we need to do with ourselves, and that is to mold our character according to our will and convictions, no matter what other people say.
    This is what is nice of being a human being. You have the right to be unique, and no one has the right to tell us who should we be otherwise.
    Am I or are you a bit off-center? No, i am sorry. Nobody has the right to say what the "center" is.
    (I know what irony is, I am Spaniard, you know?, but precisely with the people who want you to be like they think you should be, the ones who think having the right to set what "center" and "off-center" is, one can not go with irony. Irony is for intelligent people. They aren't)
    Ali Anani
    02/09/2016 #7 Ali Anani
    #6 The whole posts must be read in its integrity my friend @David Navarro López to enjoy it. I read it in Google Translate first and then in English and I find it a very thorough post that deserves full attention.
    David Navarro López
    02/09/2016 #6 Anonymous
    #3 Dear Ali @Ali Anani I am afraid I do not understand fully your sentence "Your reasoning in strong and extracting scattered points from this well-thought post is unfair"
    David Navarro López
    02/09/2016 #5 Anonymous
    #2 Thank you Praveen for your deep thoughts which it worth another buzz. I agree that, in your words "we are born into a certain family, in a certain place, at a certain time", and it could determine the type of character it should be forged.
    Nevertheless, some human values are universal, love, respect, you name it, valid for any culture or place in time.

    The process you mention "It is Character that drives the Will to shape the hot smouldering metal of Desire into something that would translate its intent into being." it is, effectively, how it should be.
    My question is, what if you have fallen into a type of negative/destructive character?
    For the same reasons, you would follow this pattern on and on, and it must be a point on which you need to stop, start from scratch , and breakthrough this process. Otherwise, your own survival would be at a thread.
    Then is when it comes the choice you mention, I suppose, and were your destiny can be changed, don't you think?
    Randy Keho
    02/09/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    Character building is all about choice. If a person does not, or refuses to, "do the right thing." they are deemed of low moral fiber (character).
    If a person, in the face of peer pressure, fear, or whatever, chooses to "do the right thing," they are deemed of high moral fiber (character).
    However, the line between the two has become blurred.
    Is Colin Kapernick, the controversial professional football player who is refusing to honor the American flag, of high or low moral character?
    Some, even though they do not agree with his actions, accept his choice because of the freedom's provided by the Constitution of the United States.
    There's also a difference between having character and "being" a character, although "being" a character does not mean you are of low moral fiber. It simply means your choices may appear a bit off-center. For that, I am often guilty as charged.
    Ali Anani
    02/09/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    I love your metaphor dear @David Navarro López. We have saying in Arabic "hammer the iron while hot". You present a great verification of how powerful your metaphor is. Your reasoning in strong and extracting scattered points from this well-thought post is unfair. I call upon readers to enjoy reading it in full..
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/09/2016 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That is such a rivetting pic dear David! A seasoned engineering working the bellows. Your buzz took me back to Thomas Hardy...and his ''Character is Destiny'' principle. The Immanent Will and the characteristic moral flaw in every human being that inexorably drives the person to a logical conclusion based on his/her Character. The very fact that we are born into a certain family, in a certain place, at a certain time indicates a prior purpose that determines a particular setting for a soul to manifest in a particular gender to fulfil or live out a certain drama or role. We arrive predisposed, with egos and affinities. Parents add the next level/layer of conditioning that either clashes or strengthens innate Character. While events, friends/acquaintances and situations are the tempters or facilitators. We eat that Apple every day don't we! It is Character that drives the Will to shape the hot smouldering metal of Desire into something that would translate its intent into being. A weaker character is always influenced by a stronger one. At work or in life. The stronger influence may be positive or negative. Making a choice is sometimes going against Character too, and some choices can change destiny I suspect.
    David Navarro López
    30/08/2016 #1 Anonymous
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD we have been talking about it in one of your buzzes, and since then I wanted to expose these ideas more properly. Hope you like it, and look forward to your comments.
  24. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    04/09/2016
    Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) and its benefits.....a follow up article!
    Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) and its benefits.....a follow up article!This is the first of some short follow up articles where I will be backing up my Horticultural knowledge with some facts and reviews, these follow up articles continue on from….. “It’s the only one we have! Let’s look after it” which can be found...
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    Andrew Porter
    05/09/2016 #5 Andrew Porter
    Well even drinking black tea @CityVP Manjit you still get some of the benefits they are just fewer, personally I like to mix and match....if its healthy for me then I will eat it or drink it, at least you like your cuppa!
    CityVP Manjit
    05/09/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    Whenever I read health buzzes, it is like post-convention bounce that Democrats and Republicans experience and I might last a couple of days drinking green tea (not just because the health benefits are outlined here but a large number of my family members choose green tea), unfortunately I have never took the taste of green tea. So normally I go back to regular tea - the kind I grew up growing up in England - and even though I know that putting milk in black tea neutralizes some of it's health properties, I have not got to used to sugarless black tea either - but I sure like my cuppa tea butI wish one day it might be way more green.
    Mamen Delgado
    04/09/2016 #3 Mamen Delgado
    #2 I take around 4 cups of tea daily but I mix them. In the morning Earl Grey, after lunch red tea and the other 2 used to be green tea, but now I prepare a mix of thyme (which is great for the throat) and agrimony (which is called "the voice over plant") ;). I LOVE also Darjeeling tea but it dries as well the throat membranes, so... I mean no problem if I have a cup of green tea every now and then, but not possible 2 cups a day as it used to be.
    Andrew Porter
    04/09/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    Thanks for your appreciation @Mamen Delgado that is really unfortunate, yes one can take the capsules as a supplement, as with anything we eat or drink it should always be taken in moderation and never excessively.....by the way I'm not saying you were consuming too much green tea Mamen! the ideal intake for green tea is around 2 to 3 cups daily according to the University of Maryland Medical Center!
    Mamen Delgado
    04/09/2016 #1 Mamen Delgado
    I LOVE green tea but I had to stop taking it because it really dried mucous membranes of my mouth and throat, and when I went to the recording studies that caused undesirable noises to vocalize. I was thinking of taking green tea capsules to take advantage of all its properties. By the moment I can not drink it because of that secondary effect... Great article @Andrew Porter!!
  25. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Careful Where You Step
    Careful Where You StepWhy do so many of us view happiness as a pursuit? Why are we always seeming to be chasing it? #thedailychalkboard may just give you some fuel for thought on the the subject. #michaelddavis...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 (See my note 3 lines below) woO! Here's you Pinterest Pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/425097652311663933/
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Ah! I just Refreshed the Page and You Scared Me! Oh HaHaHa! ;) ~I got you covered! (I couldn't +1 myself on that; I think @Michael D. Davis may have a beBee term for that?
    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #4 Ben Pinto
    #3 YOU ARE THE BEST SUPPORTER. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Michael D. Davis: I'm looking at your Profile as I've missed many of your posts~ I think that if you add just one more image, you would be a "Producer!" Encouraging you to go to Edit at the top right - add an image then Publish - do this all in Producer Mode. Then I think your hard work will be more mainstreamed here - and please Tag me on your posts so I can be sure to get them! Awweee! I want to start over from the top! These all deserve more exposure and I'm tagging @Ben Pinto to be sure!
    Michael D. Davis
    04/09/2016 #2 Michael D. Davis
    Thank you for sharing @Julie Hickman and I hope that you are enjoying #thedailychalkboard !
    Julie Hickman
    04/09/2016 #1 Julie Hickman
    "The moment you find your purpose in making life better for others is the moment you will begin living life to the fullest." - @Michael D. Davis
    Simple and brilliant!
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