- Producer09/10/2016When a KISS Isn't Just a KISS... and a LIST Isn't Just a LISTFriends List: Daniella Umpierrez, Catalina "Cat" Galvez Urrutia, Qamar Ali Khan, Gerry Bermudez, Loribeth Pierson, John White, Dr. Allen Brown, Ali Anani, Catalina Serrano,, Candice Galek, Javier Camara Rica, Paul Croubalian, Mamen Delgado,...
Comments09/10/2016 #3 Deb HelfrichYou have heard about the live buzz feature.....surely we will, in the fullness of time, get a snippet of your masterful DJ or MC skills!!! I know you could play either role when you form your next hip hop duo...... Hope fall is treating you well, @Alan Geller View moreYou have heard about the live buzz feature.....surely we will, in the fullness of time, get a snippet of your masterful DJ or MC skills!!! I know you could play either role when you form your next hip hop duo...... Hope fall is treating you well, @Alan Geller. Close
- Producer28/09/2016Bee Social - Bee HappyA Happy DayThis morning, I awoke and I'm happy. What is different about today may not appear significant to someone, but to me its extra special. I'm not sure what is going to be different but expect a great day. To be awake means another day to be...
Comments29/09/2016 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley#41 Hey @jesse kaellis glad you may be thinking about buying a smartphone, you don't need to break the bank with an iPhone (I'm a very practical person, smile), you can look at an android phone and there are a number of great brands and selections to choose from. I'll send you an inbox on this soon. Yayyy, maybe we will see you soon :-)28/09/2016 #41 jesse kaellis#40
My sister has an iPhone, an i5 phone, one of the smaller ones. Those are expensive unless you open a contract for 80 something bucks a month for three years. I suppose I could do it. I'm intimidated by those phones. And they look so flimsy and maybe they are judging by the cracked screens people end up with. The touch screen part is cool. I don't even use my phone, I carry it for emergencies only. I have a pay as you go plan. I pay 100 bucks a year and get -- I don't know one hundred minutes free and free evening usage and whatever. As I said, though, it's only for emergencies. Thanks, Lisa. I appreciate you.28/09/2016 #38 jesse kaellis#14
Deb, when I was looking at possible phones, I checked out the Doro and other "simple" phones for seniors or children or other people that don't care to deal with a lot of technology. The Doro is a good phone with large buttons an emergency button feature and an enhanced volume feature, and it still does have a camera. And there are other simple phones out there for people that are intimidated or tired of excessive technology in their phones.28/09/2016 #37 jesse kaellis#21
It's a Samsung, Lisa. Released in 2010 it's a military grade phone with GPS, Bluetooth (whatever that is) and is water resistant to 3 meters and other "tough phone" type specs. I like the way it looks and I like its compact size and whatever. Cell phones are the only technology that has gotten bigger and clumsier and seemingly more fragile, but most people love them. The iPhone are like a miniature computer. I bought the Rugby online used for about 78 bucks including shipping. It cost nothing to activate because I just got my carrier to put a SIM card in it and transfer service from my other flip phone. I also looked at the Doro, a phone for seniors and children, a "simple" phone with big buttons. This post if off the subject but flip phones make me happy.28/09/2016 #34 Donna-Luisa Eversley#9 We are on the same thought band @Lisa Gallagher.. When I felt inspired to do this I heard the songs on the radio. It made me think, about waiting for a moment and simply smiling. Then in the moments I thought if I could capture and share the feelings it would be great. Journeys are unique to us all as you have said, and so we get a chance to show our 'happy'!28/09/2016 #32 Donna-Luisa Eversley#8 @jesse kaellis ... hahaha, I never thought someone would ever ask me an internet type question, so I'm all glowing.. as the least technology savvy and old person in my home, this is big.. so here is my very non techy practical answer... I did a few 'live stream videos yesterday" they were not from my regular mobile and I did shout out most of the folks responding on this thread, but the feed was lagging :-) I called your name, so you might have to watch all four to find which one :-)
Basically, a live stream is the broadcasting of a video done at the same time of the event action. So yesterday I was in my car, waiting on my daughter and decided to test it. 1) You need an internet connection for sending aka transmitting your video ; 2) You need a camera ( in this case a phone camera) to record and send. After the recording there is no editing, whatever is done, weather professional or goofing around is recorded and when you press send it goes to the destination you selected. By The Way... you need to have a sense of humor and be willing to not be perfect when trying this. So I hope my response was okay!28/09/2016 #31 Andrew Porter#1 Finally we are back from our Holiday, and what a lovely inspirational buzz to be tagged into, thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley I have missed out on quite a few buzzes and news on beBee over the last 10 days, I have some catching up to do for sure....but I'm still in Holiday mode!!28/09/2016 #26 Pascal DerrienWhen people ask me 'how are you doing''; I very often answer ''always good'' they seem surprised if they don t know me all relative.......
Happy pendulum folks and great day to you @Donna-Luisa Eversley View moreWhen people ask me 'how are you doing''; I very often answer ''always good'' they seem surprised if they don t know me all relative.......
Happy pendulum folks and great day to you @Donna-Luisa Eversley :-) Close
- Producer02/09/2016Stop Telling Me to Be HappyThis article was originally published in 2014 to mixed reviews. Since then, the “happiness” industry has grown enormously so I am re-posting in the hopes of countering the onslaught of “depressing” advice.There's one problem with the "happiness"...
Comments03/09/2016 #17 Michael D. DavisPossibly it's a matter of semantics. What if one were to replace the terms "Happiness" and "Dream" with "Contentment" and "Security"? Maybe then we could all get more excited and on board with this idea of reaching virtual vimoksha. The truth is it's all about perception anyway. What toasts on person's piece of bread is simply singed grain to another. Personally I prefer my toast with a good slathering of honey! Always with a Smile, #michaelddavis03/09/2016 #15 Aurorasa SimaI like your article. Trying to force something onto others is never a good thing and I can understand that it makes you mad. Happiness can never be a constant condition. As you pointed out, life does not just consist just of funny events. The purpose of a happiness coach should be to help people to find their true calling and live in a way that makes THEM most happy. Not based on standards set by society but solely based on that person´s dreams, desires, and visions.
Many people are not satisfied with their living conditions. Often because they comply with standards not set by their own will. Or because they try to fulfill expectations of others rather than their own.
I´d probably refuse to take the job because it´s against my personal ethics - if a person is happiest throwing stones in other people´s windows, then a happiness coach could help them live the way they want guilt free.02/09/2016 #9 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlOk, there is something to be said about blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetics know this all too well. I have a type 1 in my family and I have worked with type 2's. The trouble with the idea that you are not taking proper nutrition even if you are not diabetic in anyway is that you can be moody if your blood sugar is low or if you are hungry. It's the same with smokers. Speaking of which... "smokers privilege" is when smokers get to have several breaks a day and the non smokers do not. But whether you are having a nic fit or a low blood sugar crisis, it still doesn't mean I want to deal with your poor coping skills. Take care of yourself and leave me the "f" out of it!
Now for sure I agree that things do not change in a faux happy climate. HOWEVER, if you managed your corp culture properly you would be having meetings regularly to discuss these things. For instance, when I worked for Kawasaki Motors, they were excellent at having these meetings and we solved all our problems, everyone felt valued and we had a FUN and innovative environment.
I can't wait to run my own company. When I do, it will NOT BE A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT. Everyone will feel valued. After all we spend most our lives at work!02/09/2016 #7 Alan GellerI’m sitting down with a bowl of chocolate cereal.
Now that makes me happy.
... And your dentist as well. As this was written in 2014 I at least hope that you went with Multigrain Cheerios Dark Chocolate Crunch instead of Cocoa Krispies, Cocoa Pebbles, Cocoa Puffs or worst of all the dreaded Count Chocula, @Cory Galbraith02/09/2016 #6 Kevin Pashuk"Happy" is an elusive goal. I find it is a great byproduct of achieving things, or doing things with others. When I chase happiness, I am typically disappointed. When I choose to have (as Pop Staples put it...) a 'satisfied mind', despite how things are going, it is truly a better outcome.02/09/2016 #4 Peter van DoornNice, you hit the nail on the head! @Cory Galbraith. No one can tell me how I should feel. It is my freedom to be me and, unless I hurt others, it stays my freedom.
Once you reached some state of independence it is easy to be free. Reaching that state is the problem, I think.
If I was brought up to conform and it felt safe to do so, I would be a follower. And a follower follows, even other followers. Conform to what ever standard would be my goal in life. Becoming very unhappy and confused, because standards seem to change too in the course of time. The need to be happy is an abstract idea. So abstract that everyone feels that need. Getting lower on the scale from abstract ideas to specific ideas, we will not agree on what happiness is.
Freedom by independence is MY way to happiness. Your definition suits me "If you are at peace with yourself, and content, then I believe you have achieved the ultimate - a life that is on track, moderated and normal."
Is it that dependent people can only become happy following some superhuman leader? Or lower their standards? Is being in peace with yourself, or being content, already to hard? If so, who is to blame? The "guru" that takes advantage or society itself for raising the standards? You hit the nail right on the head for me, thank you!02/09/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI am so glad you wrote this, @Cory Galbraith! It saves me the trouble. If I may, I'd like to expound a little further, make the premise a little more controversial.
HAPPINESS IN THE WORKPLACE MAY BE COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE
Real change, real improvement, does not come from happiness, it comes from being pissed off about something. Sometimes, dissatisfaction is enough. Being pissed off is far more effective, provided it is channelled constructively.
Would we have found beBee if we were happy with LI? Would Henry Ford have built the car if he were happy with horses?
Necessity is NOT the mother of invention. Annoyance, dissatisfaction, and downright anger are. Or, maybe annoyance, dissatisfaction, and downright anger are what makes a thing necessary in the first place. It's a chicken/egg thing.
- Producer28/07/2016SilenceThey say speech is silver, and silence is golden.But how much of that is true?Ask someone forced to sit beside a relative they don't know for five long, awkward hours at a stretch and they'll gladly accept that small talk is but better than an...
Comments29/07/2016 #20 Aadarsh KrishnaThank you everyone. It is overwhelming to see such a response from all of you.
Your appreciation and blessings mean a lot to me. I seek to nurture this hobby of putting words to my thoughts.
I feel a sense of joy even if just one person feels good after reading my post and can translate and relay the message in a positive way.29/07/2016 #19 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Aadarsh Krishna for a thought provoking and beautifully written piece. For me, silence has its own noises and sounds, it is not necessarily an absence of noise or sound. @Fatima Williams View moreThank you @Aadarsh Krishna for a thought provoking and beautifully written piece. For me, silence has its own noises and sounds, it is not necessarily an absence of noise or sound. @Fatima Williams, in the same spirit, although there may be a connection between silence and loneliness, loneliness may have its own unique sound that only the lonely person can hear. Close29/07/2016 #17 Anees Zaidi#15 Dear @Fatima Williams whenever you feel lonely talk to your family back home, talk to your friends for no reason. But to enjoy loneliness go into your deep thoughts. You will find many beautiful things to remember, explore and share with us. By the way there is a possibility that on my way back from US in mid October I stop by in Dubai for 2-3 days. Would love to meet you if you happens to be there during that period. It would be good opportunity to meet Fatima Williams after spending time with Fatima Zaidi :)) I would update you with the plan when it is final.29/07/2016 #15 Fatima Williams#3 True that dear @Anees Zaidi . The comments of @debasish majumder and @Praveen Raj Gullepalli and yourself, is as @Ali Anani said "Kept me frozen in deep thought."
Silence & loneliness is golden but may be only for a certain period of time as I am currently in that phase of my life. I stay alone in Dubai with my family back home. l am no doubt enjoying it, but when it gets lonely ?
I believe Silence & loneliness has helped me with self realisation so I'm in a Dilemma with my thoughts.29/07/2016 #12 debasish majumderno, loneliness, having no resemblance with gold or silver. it is the call of the hour to keep human noise or clamor away, only to concentrate or talking with one in different signals and necessarily being driven by the reflection caused by the signals, as right now i am silently enjoying your post. a symphony i enjoy cannot be translated in human speech always. this is the beauty of nature. no longer being froze as we have life and only bestowed with the boon of thinking, which is also a manner of talking. lovely post @Aadarsh Krishna. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.29/07/2016 #9 Ali Anani#6 You are incredible my brother soul @Anees Zaidi. In fact, I am frozen in place. I received notification of your tagging me while considering glass as a metaphor for ideas and discussions. One main point is glassy materials (ideas) that are difficult to classify. Is silence a glassy idea? Is time a glassy idea? Sleep on ideas to become our masters? I am still playing with the idea, but your tagging put my mind in a glassy state.29/07/2016 #5 Praveen Raj GullepalliYour buzz got Simon&Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence spinning in my head Aadarsh! And here is a link to a wonderful cover of the same by Disturbed! https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Sound+of+SIlence&oq=Sound+of+SIlence&aqs=chrome..69i57.2441j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 View moreYour buzz got Simon&Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence spinning in my head Aadarsh! And here is a link to a wonderful cover of the same by Disturbed! https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Sound+of+SIlence&oq=Sound+of+SIlence&aqs=chrome..69i57.2441j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
I would like to share with you something that resonates with the last three points in your buzz...Companionable Silence. Where you spend hours in the presence of someone whose aura doesn't disturb you at all in anyway. Could be anyone. No compulsion to make conversation. No need to touch or caress. Company that not only lets you be yourself but also acts as an ingredient to that harmony. Sometimes Silence is a conversation with the Self pregnant with suggestion, punctuated by our words! It is the sound of our sub-conscious perhaps? True silence is achieved only in deep meditation, where thoughts cease to distract or attract other thoughts! Thank you for broaching on a thought provoking subject. Silence is as unfathomable as it is deep, and becomes our master, as we sleep! Close
- Producer13/07/2016Coffee - My WayA ritual begins There are some things in life which leave a lasting impression. I love coffee! Some rituals we learn as we grow, coffee has been with me for as long as I can remember. As a toddler I recall my grandfathers on both sides of the...
Comments24/07/2016 #80 Alan Geller"Today, I make instant coffee most times." IF IT TASTES THIS RICH... I DON'T WANT TO STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGY7maLpA1I24/07/2016 #79 Bill StankiewiczTime for a cup of coffee, I am fortunate that we have a lot of coffee roasters here in Savannah, they are constantly giving me free samples to promote their brands to my 50,000 business contacts. I do help them & any small businesses. I love to help & am here to help grow beBEE.COM in any way. :)23/07/2016 #70 Randy KehoOh yes, the percolator. I haven't thought of one of those in years. As a young boy, I used to love to watch and listen to it work its magic. My folks were big coffee drinkers, but my aunts held true to their whistling tea pots. They were from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- 13/07/2016Good Morning ( afternoon, evening & night to my global friends). I just wanted to share some sunshine! LIttle Dude helps make smiles happen! Have a bee-ituful day all!
- 05/07/2016Estupenda mañana en el evento de @beBee junto a Diego Pons de @viajarcondiego y mi querido @Yago Uribe . Bienvenido a beBee Yago!!!
Lovely morning at @beBee event with Diego Pons @viajarcondiego and my dear friend @Yago Uribe. Let's make a Mexican wave for Yago. Welcome to beBee!!
- Producer25/06/2016Dedicated to all the Bees (text & audio)Far away I have some friendsNever saw them, this is not the endThey just rock, they are primeAm I driving and trying to rhyme???Funny game this one with wordsTo connect across the worldBees all around buzzing here and thereSo far so close,...
Comments23/07/2016 #115 Lisa Gallagher@Mamen Delgado, your voice- beautiful. The words you wrote and spoke, I LOVE!! I find myself so deep in reading on beBee I lose track of time. Your poem was relatable. The global aspect of beBee has so much more meaning to me than Linkedin because people are coming together like music through words. Thank you for sharing your video!!13/07/2016 #114 Joanna HofmanWonderful words and great video! Really cool @Mamen Delgado. By accident, I removed my comment - such easy to touch a wrong bottom:) so, I will repeat - from the first meeting there I knew - you are very creative girl and talented writer . Congratulations - great work.
- Producer28/05/2016'DEAR', A WORD OF WONDER !‘Dear’, a small word, but gives reflection A true sense of one’s perception Inevitably draws one’s attention and instigate one with compulsion To show one’s original teeth, whether he truly wants to greet Or a mere hypocrisy, which...
Comments26/06/2016 #7 Ali AnaniEnabling one to soar high and excel
Such a unique intensity of sound it profound
Engulf us with warmth around
Humanity, not mere a nomenclature
It is the finest form of life, we proudly declare
Dear @debasish majumder View moreEnabling one to soar high and excel
Such a unique intensity of sound it profound
Engulf us with warmth around
Humanity, not mere a nomenclature
It is the finest form of life, we proudly declare
Dear @debasish majumder- your words sing and your emotions overwhelm. What to say- you are a gifted poet Close
- Producer26/06/2016Enjoy now, tomorrow isn't there (yet)It's Sunday morning as I get the idea to write this down. Drinking tea, watching people walking their dog in the park, just taking time to reflect on the things I see happening around me.I notice people doing a lot of things: looking forward to...
Comments26/06/2016 #1 Vincent AndrewGood post @Brigitte van Rossum. I forget sometimes to think about the people around me. They are present with me and there is no better gift than to share the present with them. In the past few days I have had instances where I lived in the present - with work of course - but also with people, having real conversations. Conversations from the heart, making real connections and life as a result becomes more meaningful. Why are we so preoccupied with the past or the future such that it makes it difficult to live in the present? I don't have the answers. Maybe other bees can help.
- 24/06/2016The greatest and happiest moments for me are those moments that surprise me with joy even though of my initial reluctance to act sometimes:
Great surprises that accompany certain decisions that I make with reluctance, but then these decisions turn surprisingly joyful. Examples include:
Joining beBee and meeting great souls here
Running into friends with whom I lost contact for long times
Sharing thought and the emerge of new me
Meeting @Qamar Ali Khan is one example of my sheer joy
Comments24/06/2016 #23 Mamen Delgado#22 Yes, @John White, MBA is a crack!! Actually I have taught both English and Spanish, it can be a very good idea indeed. Let me think of it, and how to focus the subject, ok? And we'll keep in touch for ideas. Thanks to both of you, you two @Qamar Ali Khan & @Ali Anani are simply GREAT!! Smuackkssss!!!24/06/2016 #22 Qamar Ali KhanWe both will prove to be two balancing weights for you @Mamen Delgado! I seriously think an opportunity may be knocking at your door. Every non-Spanish professional here might be interested in learning Spanish, except @John White, MBA. He knows everything, including Spanish :-)24/06/2016 #20 Ali Anani#19 And @Mamen Delgado would consider establishing a hive for this purpose dear @Qamar Ali Khan. You remind me of my own story on why I turned into Tres Bien grade in my French class even though I started knowing two or three French words. May be I even consider writing a post about it.24/06/2016 #14 Mamen Delgado#13 @Qamar Ali Khan, I usually say I live in my harmonious chaos. I know from the outside my life can look a like chaos, but I try to give some harmony to it. It is my mental perception. I suppose @Ali Anani was talking about this, but I don't think is any special, all of us are living like a juggler on the rope and the only way to survive is the equilibrium. So inevitably all of us tend to equilibrium. I guess...24/06/2016 #13 Qamar Ali Khan#9 This is great @Ali Anani! Chaos is a difficult topic to talk on and a complicated situation to tackle wisely to turn it to a positive. My friend @Milos Djukic has a very clear and a beautiful concept about it. Your mentioned quality of @Mamen Delgado is really surprising. I'll surely ask her to add to my knowledge.
- 10/05/2016Moms month is here, so we have to celebrate with a good wine. ¡Felicidades madre!Which wine pairs best with your mom?www.floridatoday.com Which wine pairs best with your mom? Based on personality traits, here's the best bottle to pick up for mother's...
- Producer08/05/2016Playing With Sea Lions in the Galapagos IslandsOne thing you can be sure you'll see when traveling to the Galapagos Islands are Sea Lions. They are everywhere. They sleep on park benches, they lay in the shade under trees and they waddle through the streets. Really, they own the Islands!The...
Comments09/05/2016 #11 Daniela UmpierrezThank you @Netta Virtanen, @Catalina Serrano, @NO one!! In Galapagos they are like puppies, haha but a little wilder (they said) I think sea lions are one of the cutest animals!! You should go!! You'll love it! And thank you, too @Vivian Umpierrez!! It would be amazing if you find the videos of that trip!!