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  1. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    Receiving Reflections
    Receiving ReflectionsG raceful morning. Heavenly blue sky. The cold glass feels the warmth of the bright sun. Through all senses. Warming up slowly. Vulnerable. Courageous too. The yellow source dances. Joyfully. Singing. On the rooftop. Feather light touch. The...
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    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/01/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    #5 dear @Kevin Baker, looking forward to new recipes made by you!
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    22/01/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima Williams
    A graceful buzz . The sensation, the beauty and the rhythm felt :) Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    Kevin Baker
    22/01/2017 #5 Kevin Baker
    Great prose with acceptance
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    21/01/2017 #3 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Your very welcome Liesbeth, teaching all weekend with outstanding college students here in Savannah!!! :) :)
  2. ProducerDevesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    21/01/2017
    TRUTH? - by Devesh Bhatt
    TRUTH? - by Devesh BhattDestroyer of lies?Redeemer of eyes?Evident to the wise?If denied, a surprise?A subconscious treatise?A conscious compromise?The best advice?Needs no disguise?One can't summarise?One can't improvise?Is it relative? Is it absolute?Does it need context...
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    Devesh Bhatt
    22/01/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    #7 wonderful post.
    Devesh Bhatt
    22/01/2017 #8 Devesh Bhatt
    #7 wonderful post.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    22/01/2017 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Devesh, here's one of my poems on truth. Enjoy it:)

    Beauty of Truth

    O, goodness results in goodness!

    So, let the beauty of truth influence you

    for it has latent and apparent strength

    to alter life, with pivotal purpose.

    And, truth can be well understood when

    misconceptions are exposed, with its crookedness

    And, let this be the dictum prime in life—

    ‘Truth alone liberates from ignorance and arrogance’.
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/01/2017 #6 Devesh Bhatt
    #5 yes, but I wasn't talking about others, I was talking about myself.

    The intro is always disguised followed by an admission of the real thing.

    I'm direct in very few posts, including yours.

    Had to learn it to have initial access, not comfortable but do it anyway. Frequently in the domestic market.
    Adam Weedy
    21/01/2017 #5 Adam Weedy
    #4 Great point. A lot of articles are so soft.
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/01/2017 #4 Devesh Bhatt
    #3 but so much of disguising is needed on social media :(
    Adam Weedy
    21/01/2017 #3 Adam Weedy
    The best advice needs no disguise. Great line.
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/01/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    #1 I hope to :)
    Paul Walters
    21/01/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Devesh Bhatt Nice one ...keep them coming
  3. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    21/01/2017
    Janice Kobelsky proves how empowering imagining can be.
    Sara Jacobovici
    How to Get From 'Inaction' to 'in Action', Now
    janicekobelsky.mykajabi.com "If we don't deliberately create our future, we run the risk of colliding with it." A short practice to help you visualize your desired future and get from 'inaction' to 'in Action', now. Do it for you. Do it for your corner of the world. It's good...
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  4. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    The Seven Silent Sisters
    The Seven Silent SistersIn a black forest in a land far away seven sisters were living a life in darkness. Their house was completely covered with pieces of brown trees. Their parents believed that the world out there was too scary. They loved their daughters very much and...
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  5. April Lynn

    April Lynn

    16/01/2017
    In an distracting and often demanding world ...
    Best way to keep your peace (and sanity 😉):
    •Say "No" when
    necessary
    •Help others, but Don't do it for them
    •Set some time aside for You
    •Do a weekly goal check, have you done something to progress toward the direction YOU want to go?...

    "Lead the day or the day will Lead You."
    #inProgress
    April Lynn
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    April Lynn
    17/01/2017 #8 April Lynn
    #7 Always!! Gratitude @Milos Djukic. 🐝💤
    Milos Djukic
    17/01/2017 #7 Anonymous
    @April Lynn in progress, always :)
    April Lynn
    16/01/2017 #6 April Lynn
    #5 As a person who likes to make people happy, or validated and important, "people pleaser", 'No' can be hard to muster, but necessary. Value you, @Chad Carroll 🐝💤
    Chad Carroll
    16/01/2017 #5 Chad Carroll
    Great list! If there isn't a Self Appreciation Day ... there should be. Followed by a Help Somebody Else Day. "No", by the way, is one of my favorite words. Right up there next to "maybe" and "we'll see".
    April Lynn
    16/01/2017 #4 April Lynn
    #2 Appreciate you, @Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    April Lynn
    16/01/2017 #3 April Lynn
    #1 Love it, thank you, @Preston Vander Ven, great addition!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    16/01/2017 #2 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Agree !!!
    Preston Vander Ven
    16/01/2017 #1 Preston Vander Ven
    Excellent bullet list.
    Also, When it comes to our goals, "Never be Satisfied." This does is not greed. This means once you achieve you goal, set a new one. You will always be in a positive, growing direction.
    I once heard a speaker say, "Perfection is impossible, yet striving for perfection is still the lifelong goal."
  6. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Drugs Are Not Almonds
    Drugs Are Not AlmondsFor simple uneasiness, twitching pain here and there out of overwork, or insensible notions due to sleep disorders, you don’t rush to see a doctor to have a prescription of half-a-dozen names of medicines. Perhaps, the fashion of the...
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    Gerald Hecht
    20/01/2017 #24 Gerald Hecht
    #22 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli That is why I am content (naturally) to let nature use me.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    20/01/2017 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #14 Soaked or plain dry, I heard almonds make the skin less dry besides providing other Vits and boosting good chol. :) Hope they are right.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    20/01/2017 #22 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #21 Nature is...well...natural Gerry. ;) It's how we use (misuse/abuse) it is unnatural :)
    Gerald Hecht
    17/01/2017 #21 Gerald Hecht
    12) cannabis-->(NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC ENDOCANNABINOID CB1, CB2 RECEPTOR LIGANDS, 13) belladonna, deadly nightshade, jimson weed-->(SCOPALAMINE AND RELATED MUSCATINIC ANTAGONISTS, 14) ashwaghanda-->CORTISOL SUPPRESSION/TNF-ALPHA ANTAGONISTS...I'll supply more as they come to me..oh; here's one now: 15) ergot fungus, psilocybin mushrooms-->TRYPTANS, SEROTENERGIC HALLUCINOGENS, EMPATHOGENS, 16) peyote cactus-->MESCALINE, SUBSTITUTED PHENYLETHLAMINE HALLUCINOGENS
    Devesh Bhatt
    17/01/2017 #20 Devesh Bhatt
    Drugs are not almonds, they are cheaper, easily available, subsidised and make the poor feel that they are cared for, it's the damn doctor who overcharged that is the culprit

    How easily an individual can be corrupted into becoming a scapegoat, patients being the evident ones, doctors and pharmacists being the eventual ones and scientists/drug discoverers being the eternal ones wherein combinations , side effects and critical information is witheld easily to be blamed on an individual after decades of exploitation.

    Still, being the hopeful citizen, we immerse ourselves into precautions and preventive measures because the Pharma industry does enough to keep us hopeful and holds the rest to squeeze us dry. Moreso where the Law permits it and the Society are guinea pigs.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/01/2017 #19 Gerald Hecht
    Well, the reality is that almost every modern Pharmaceutical has its "roots" (pardon the pun) in a natural (usually botanical) remedy that was discovered by people thousands of years ago: 1) the foxglove plant--> (DIGITALIS) for increased cardiac output, 2) white willow bark-->salicylates (ASPIRIN), 3) poppy--> (NATURAL/SEMISYNTHETIC/SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS), 4) mold --> (PENICILLIN), 5) Khat-->(AMPHETAMINES, CATHINONES, PHENYLETHALAMINES), 6) coca leaves-->(COCAINE, OTHER SYNTHETIC "CAINES/LOCAL ANESTHETICS), 7) curare--> (TURBOCURARINE), 8) mucuna pruriens-->(L-DOPA), 9) coffee beans, tea leaves, cocao-->(METHYLXANTHINES, ADENOSINE ANTAGONISTS), 10) tobacco-->(NICOTINIC ACH AGONISTS), 11) fly agaric mushrooms--> (MUSCURINIC ACH AGONISTS)...and many more!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/01/2017 #18 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #17 @debasish majumder Aha...those remarks give me a hearty chuckle! So, at the end, a poor patient is made scapegoat.
    debasish majumder
    17/01/2017 #17 debasish majumder
    A legendary doctor of our country, Dr.B.C.Roy once remarked, 'you must visit to a doctor, moment you are feeling ailing. because doctors have to survive. after that, you must immediately visit to the medicine stores, as the pharmaceutical industry also have to survive. and most importantly, before entering your house, you must through away all medicines you purchased, as because you too need to survive!' however, nice insight @Mohammed A. Jawad! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/01/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    So many medicines produced today have more serious side effects than the illness they were produced to treat. Maybe that's big Pharma's goal... make them sicker so they require more meds! Good buzz @Mohammed A. Jawad
    Mohammed Sultan
    17/01/2017 #15 Mohammed Sultan
    Mohammed,the pharmaceutical industry is now a business of fantasy like cosmetics and perfumes.These companies always keep a balance between the importance of the product and the brand image.Users,in both cases,are forced to offered a price premium far exceeding the production cost.In marketing a new perfume,the manufacturer set the specification targeted at certain group according to their ability of payment at certain price,and with a predetermined kind of scent/properties,and name.Research labs or fragrance producers are then asked to supply various formulas for selection .There's really a mystery associated with the BIG Pharma as with the perfume industry,what do you think?
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/01/2017 #14 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Gerald Hecht Of course overnight soaked almonds contains medicinal value.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/01/2017 #12 Gerald Hecht
    @Mohammed A. Jawad ahhh ..but almonds may indeed be medicine!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    16/01/2017 #11 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Mohammed Sultan Thanks for reading and commenting on this post. Yes, when Big Pharma spends millions and billions in the name of R&D, then it will definitely look for a bigger market that can churn huge profits. Once the markets are explored, there's all gimmicks for pre-launch, real launch, post launch activities. Now, it depends how pharma treats physicians, specialists and key opinion leaders (KOLs) so that they begin prescribing their products. That's after all tactical promotion!
    Mohammed Sultan
    16/01/2017 #9 Mohammed Sultan
    Unlike most innovations in which the end user can decide its failure or success,the same user(patient) is the weakest link in the prescription drugs market.
    The big pharma see that the innovation of their research labs isn't not necessarily to be looked at from the patients point of view, and always market their drugs on the assumption that they know better than the physicians.They think that their creativity goes further than the physicians expectation, and they have to be the first with an idea that's not accepted by their competitors.Their strategy is always based on their financial capabilities and collaboration with others, even with their competitors.Their marketing is totally product-driven ,not customer driven.
    What's really more surprising in the matter of health and business ethics is clearly shown in Cigarette Markets, where you can find that cigarette marketers
    are the major sponsors of sports and cultural events.In effect, the fantastic display of names and logos like Marlboro,Rothman,Kent,...etc allows companies
    to associate these brands with glamour ,health,vitality and success.Thank you @Mohammed A.Jawad for sharing your insightful article on pharma.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    16/01/2017 #8 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #6 @Harvey Lloyd Thanks for your insightful comments.

    When one delves deep for information, it becomes clear the way BIG pharma sets out weird strategies. Imagine when a country’s population is suffering from malnutrition, then greedy pharma companies think how they can capture market by creating novel products to treat malnutrition.

    Sometimes, more than beneficial nourishment, we treat our bodies with dangerous, toxic chemicals. Because, so much is in publicity and has become common that even if you aren't diseased, you feel or you are told that got to have a total health scan. If there's anything that's a different story and there are more options of treatment with the damn availability of insurance coverage.

    Even if it’s little stammering or simple timidity, then pharma would take it a potential opportunity to come up with some concoction or capsules, brand it and promote it in the market so that psychiatrists can begin writing prescriptions. Funny, isn’t it?
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    16/01/2017 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #5 @Ali Anani Yes, with little cold and cough, we oftentimes look for syrups and tablets, and we forget that our ‘kitchen is the hub of many medicines’. When a simple, safe home remedy doesn’t work, then you should better consult a doctor. Glad to know you’ve found a way out to keep your BP in control. May the Almighty Lord bless you with health and longevity!
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/01/2017 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    Body chemistry as much as we would like to think we have cracked the cause and effect model, we haven't. I would like to think that the advancement of science is good. How we use it though is really the question. With so many advancements and the ironic "branding" efforts of hospitals and pharma it is becoming incumbent on the patient to understand various options.

    Long gone are the days of throwing ourselves at the doctor and seeking life. I also believe that man has lost its thoughts on the finite and fragile conditions of life. Branding efforts have us thinking that life is fixable at any stage of existence. This is a false argument used by many in the commercial healthcare industry. Even politicians who promote healthcare promote it from a false argument. Healthcare is not a fix. Life style is the major aspect of life experience and ultimately health, as you have stated very wisely here @Mohammed A. Jawad.

    Humans will have to learn, when it comes to healthcare we cant by the "brand" but must weigh options and outcomes.
    Ali Anani
    16/01/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    Very interesting topic @Mohammed A. Jawad. You wrote "In fact, it’s best to keep one’s blood pressure in control by taking curry leaves or chewing a clove of garlic". I shared my own story, but would like to repeat it here. For more than 20 years I had medicine for treating my high blood pressure (reached sometimes 180/120). Only three months ago my doctor (new one) told me to drink lots of water because I neglected my body needs for water for years. I did. Now my blood pressure is very stable (last 8 weeks reading invariably 110/70). I agree with you and using drugs should be left as a last choice.
    Bernard Poulin
    16/01/2017 #4 Bernard Poulin
    Nothing new. This has been going on for eons. From snake-oil salesmen working from the back of a horse-drawn cart to monstrously huge pharma corps influencing (???) doctors to be more sleazy caduceous than apostles of asclepius.
    Kevin Baker
    15/01/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    The biggest problem with supplements is the training of our brains to forget how to manufacture. There is always a natural way to correct unbalance
  7. ProducerGary Sharpe

    Gary Sharpe

    15/01/2017
    Thoughts on Depression and Un-Depression
    Thoughts on Depression and Un-DepressionThe most insidious feature of depression, in my view, is that, when it is upon us, we begin to believe it is somehow expected, reasonable and obvious that this is the way we should, of course, be feeling: depression has its self-promoting...
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    Gary Sharpe
    23/01/2017 #11 Gary Sharpe
    #9 very good advice Lisa!
    Donna Gordon
    22/01/2017 #10 Donna Gordon
    Thanks for sharing @Gary Sharp your writing is a bright light :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/01/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Very inspirational read @Gary Sharpe. I'm sure you've had your fair share of 'days of depression.' I found out that the county I live in is the second cloudiest county in the US. So, I know when the winter months arrive SAD sets in. Depression can rob a person of their rational thoughts. Today it was sunny part of the day and 60 degrees F. I took this opportunity and went out with my camera (phone) to video and went to visit my daughter- that always cheers me up because she's so bubbly and I get to see my granddaughter which is certain to put a smile on my face and make me forget those dark feelings. Thank you for sharing and the tips that have worked for you!!
    Vivian Chapman
    16/01/2017 #8 Vivian Chapman
    #7 I think God is whispering in Gary Sharpe's ear, whether he knows him yet or not. Gary helps so many people.
    Jim Cody 🐝
    16/01/2017 #7 Jim Cody 🐝
    Sunshine, good friends, ice cream helps. But I find God helps the most.
    Alissa Translations
    16/01/2017 #6 Alissa Translations
    God created us from dirt. We are like the plants, we need sunshine, food, water, positive words, and no weeds (negative influences).
    Robin Barton
    15/01/2017 #5 Robin Barton
    Love this!
    Robin Barton
    15/01/2017 #4 Robin Barton
    I hear you!
    Laura Melguizo Pérez
    15/01/2017 #3 Anonymous
    I really agree with all you share, and sure it works! I have written a little book about what I have learned from my depressions, recurrent, major ones... and yes, it's a hell we believe to be our natural state of mind!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    15/01/2017 #2 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Gary Sharpe "Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain." - William Styron
    I think your recommended approach is well worth adding to the arsenal of self treatment. Thanks for sharing this.
    Kevin Baker
    15/01/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Great proactive advise that works
  8. ProducerLisa Vanderburg

    Lisa Vanderburg

    13/01/2017
    You CAN see through others eyes
    You CAN see through others eyesTime is not my own. That said, I'm sure if I was to manage it properly, I would have some time! It is laziness or a lost art - bit of both? Actually, it the manifestation of chaos..... :)Generally I write about medical stuff - badly; in cranky...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/01/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #29 That's great to hear about your husband and yes, I feel for you having lost a sister. I pray too, she stays cancer free... :)) Thanks Lisa!!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/01/2017 #29 Lisa Vanderburg
    #28 aw...thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, it was very tough, but it was also a time of the most intimate of love shared. You are so right - sisters ARE special! I pray yours with remain free of her cancer!
    Hubby's just 'graduated' (he's the optimist, thank God!) to a walking stick, but a wheelchair for temporary work will follow soon. Parkinson's tend to act like growth-spurts in kids...just the other way :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/01/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 I'm really sorry you lost your sister @Lisa Vanderburg. I can't imagine how tough that had to be. My sister had stage 3B breast cancer 10 years ago and I still pray her check up's are OK. Loss is never easy when we love someone, sisters are special... they understand us in ways no one else could. How cool that you are trying to find your creativity in writing. It sounds like your husband is maintaining right now?! Sending hugs your way!!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/01/2017 #27 Lisa Vanderburg
    #25 Oh I so feel for you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! My sister died 2 years and 4 days ago from cancer - I looked after her until the end - at home, the way it should be! We were BFF and soul-mates; heart-wrenching, but it was both beautiful and rewarding - no regrets - (just wish she was here!).
    I'm really here to try and stretch my creativity in writing - see if I have a 'style' at all! I expect me and hubby have as much as 10 years - maybe more, so I'm not gonna mess that up :) Thank you for your kind words!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/01/2017 #26 Lisa Vanderburg
    #24 Your advise is sage @Deb🐝 Lange and I do try...the body's willing but the mind is weak :) I actually stopped walkabout because we changed continent and my husband feared for my safety. I so look forward to reading the excerpt from your draft. Many thanks!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/01/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Lisa Vanderburg, what a moving and vulnerable buzz. I can only imagine how much stress you must be under. As you stated, your not on here looking for a job. I think people forget that not everyone is on Social Media looking for a job, some are looking for socialization and conversation because they are homebound for various reasons. Some people are stay at home moms, others are retired and the many caregivers out there like yourself who benefit from sharing your stories because it may be cathartic as well? I admire people who aren't afraid to bare their souls. I admire people who take care of their loved ones, thank goodness for people like you. We kept our mom at home during her cancer, and what a bag of mixed emotions (no regrets) just very hard on the family watching the decline of someone you love and all the care, up's/down's that go with it. Thank you for sharing!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    15/01/2017 #24 Deb🐝 Lange
    #11 If you truly long for a connection with your Mother you will find a way. I write what I did in my draft book, yet to be published about caring for my Mum. I will find it and post it. And even though you say you had to give up your walks to care for your husband, you still need to take care of yourself so you can be well enough to care for him. I was told that by someone when I had my first child many years ago. Take care of yourself too, as if you are not well enough to care for a child, or a loved one, who will. So it is just important to find ways to care for yourself. By the way, my Mum refused to go into "institutional care" - As much as it was very challenging I am so so glad I gave her the gift of dying at home. I hope one day you will look back and be glad you did this for your husband.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #23 Lisa Vanderburg
    #21 So very true @Preston Vander Ven! In presentations we have done, I always start by describing my hubby as 'alpha male, incorrigible optimist and a guy who's completely in control of the world he lives in'. They I hit them with, 'how to you topple such a secure and self-assured man?....Give him Parkinson's!'
    It is a brutal disease in its stretched-out degeneration; I'd happily murder it given half the chance :)
    But, your right; even in crushing blows, we can reevaluate for the better!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #22 Lisa Vanderburg
    #20 My thanks to you, @Kevin Baker. Peace....such an elusive state!
    Preston Vander Ven
    14/01/2017 #21 Preston Vander Ven
    Thanks You for that testimony. I also have someone close to me with Parkinson's. One benefit of this condition, it helped this person understand the importance of time and they now take every day of their life as an investment. Before, time was seen as something they could do whatever they wanted with, so it was usually wasted. They had their eyes open to understand it is our most important assets.
    Kevin Baker
    14/01/2017 #20 Kevin Baker
    Awesome share of vulnerability, the essence of courage. Sharing with out expectations brings many bunches of empathy. To just exist in nature with out the ongoing human theatrics we all crave the peace of grounding. Thank you Lisa for sharing
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    14/01/2017 #19 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #10 Agreed and thank you @Lisa Vanderburg.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #18 Lisa Vanderburg
    #17 oh @Sara Jacobovici - another one of my favorite writers! Thank you for reading this!
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/01/2017 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    @Lisa Vanderburg writes: "Keep it up, lovely hearts – I’m thrilled by your being! You refill this weary being! You are bringing me such a gift: hope."
    Gerald Hecht
    14/01/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich some say it is so.
    Gerald Hecht
    14/01/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht
    #14 @Lisa Vanderburg ;-) oh some say the author was a mysterious immortal named Lao Tzu; I could expound; but he may or may not , if he, as I, do exist ...but I may or may not have learned to speak about things we know, lest we unknow them (maybe) YMMV...or not ☯️
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #14 Lisa Vanderburg
    #8 haha @Gerald Hecht.....any clue how long I looked at that 'A' before its meaning dawned??
    Isn't Tao Te Ching the guy who invented fortune cookies :) Thanks, dude - you're a love!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #13 Lisa Vanderburg
    #7 I am and will always be grateful for what you say and do @Ali Anani! I am blessed to consider you friend. Don't know how y'all do it - find the time to write such creative and profound pieces that in themselves, stretch my imagination and stir my soul. I am so stirred, I think I'll go walkabout!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #12 Lisa Vanderburg
    #6 That's okay Julio...my 1st language is too rude to publish :)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #11 Lisa Vanderburg
    #4 Thank you so much for the tips on posting!!
    You hit the nail on the head @Deb🐝 Lange...this 'confession' of mine is the stirring of doing something about it!
    I have read about your Mom with such sweet longing; like @Max🐝 J. Carter, you both have experienced such an intimate, steadfast love between parent and child and it makes my heart soar! Even though I have not had that 'connection', I can imagine and certainly feel for your loss. Empathy is a muscle that can never be exercised enough! May your heart be always wrapped in your Mother's love and your soul refreshed with her courage.
  9. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Her Loss and The System That Failed Her
    Her Loss and The System That Failed HerThose who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.- Patti SmithIt's not always easy to extend your hand to a person who is grieving. Sometimes people turn a blind eye because they don't know what to say, or feel they are...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #18 The lovely reality of our healthcare system @Mohammed A. Jawad. I pray she's found healing and peace too!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #16 Well said @Kevin Baker, and that is sadly the truth when someone is struck with a 'mental' illness.. if there's no data to back it up, it doesn't exist in many people's minds, including some healthcare professionals. Luckily there are many who do care but the way the system works, well it just stinks if it becomes a Medical emergency. Suicide is as serious as the illness gets and our Professionals need to change the way they treat those who are suicidal. Maybe we'd lose less people?? I don't know, but something has to change.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 Hi @Dean Owen, I'm sorry you read stuff today that hit you so hard. I want to tell you my friend, NEVER feel as though you have to comment, I would not hold that against anyone. We must take care of our own mind(s) first. I appreciate your friendship and hope one day some of us can meet up... there, I hope I lightened that up a bit for you? ;-) Maybe I can find a Amby for you and send it your way lol.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #14 Thanks for your kind words @David B. Grinberg and taking the time to read. Nothing is promised to us in this life and all we have is today. Sometimes when a person is extremely ill because of depression they are unable to smell the flowers. They are unable to feel, they aren't even able to function. I appreciate your kind thoughts and yes, when we are healthy, it's good to keep reminding ourselves of the simple pleasures that can mean so much, agree :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #13 Hi @Ken Boddie, It appears lack of good healthcare on an emergency basis is widespread. It's sad that people who are in need are basically thrown by the wayside. I'm sorry this happens in the land of Oz too. Your right, with triaging they do prioritize but many sit in waiting areas for hours and hours when they should by lying down because they are so ill but not dying per se. I once took my husband who was extremely sick and I told him to tell them he had chest pain too. He said I can't lie! I said if you don't want to sit in the waiting area for hours, just do it. They got him right back. As for my friend, I hope she is doing better too. She cut off everyone who loved and cared about her. I was one of the last she cut off. She pushed away her family and good friends in Oregon. I will always keep her in my prayers and I did write her, she knows I will always be here if she decided to reach out again. They caused her more trauma after that incident and lack of trust which impeded her having a chance to heal in my personal opinion. Thanks for sharing and commenting Ken!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/01/2017 #18 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher This is a tragic story that jolts one's heart to feel the pain, sorrow, helplessness and uneasiness of your dear friend. May she find solace in unwavering patience and do advice her to trust the Almighty Lord. With Him, we find comfort and succor.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #12 Good memory @Pascal Derrien!
    Kevin Baker
    13/01/2017 #16 Kevin Baker
    It is difficult to comprehend that those who can help choose not to. If you cannot show proof it does not exist syndrome.
    Dean Owen
    13/01/2017 #15 Dean Owen
    i've been staring at the comment box for 5 mins trying to find words of wisdom, but am literally quite lost for words. I just read someone else's nightmare and it hit me with a dose of reality. Now I need to find a Ken Boddie or Paul Walters article to lighten up the start of my weekend!
    David B. Grinberg
    13/01/2017 #14 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for sharing this very moving and personal buzz, Lisa. you make a significant point which most people too often forget about. That is, life really can change like flipping a switch. That's why in today's frenetic Information Age, it's important that people take some time to stop their hurried and stressful lives to smell the roses, so to speak. My spiritual Faith leads me to believe that it is all in God's hands and we must have faith in the good Lord above. We must be grateful for miracle of life here on 🌎 The only planet with intelligent life for which we currently know. Thus, treat each day like a blessing. As Einstein said, there are only two ways to view the world: One is that everything is a miracle. And two is that nothing is A miracle. I believe the former, not the latter.🙏🐝🐝✌️️🇺🇸
    Ken Boddie
    13/01/2017 #13 Ken Boddie
    Lisa, this post has such lucidity and focus beyond many I have read on similar subjects. Our emergency departments here in Oz are similarly handicapped by ineptness to address many problems other than crashes, bashings and overdoses. If you're not triaged as 'dying' then there aren't enough staff and facilities to cope and you're left waiting forever and a day. Getting a meaningful psych consult is about as scarce as hen's teeth. I hope your friend has at last found an appropriate medical professional with whom she has some affinity and who is able to help her transition back to happiness.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/01/2017 #12 Pascal Derrien
    as powerful as the first time I read it @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #9 I wish I would've had the information you listed below @Ian Weinberg when we were still talking. I pray she's doing better now but she pulled away or pushed away everyone she loved. I had to pull away 6 months ago because her illness was so extreme I couldn't be of help and after so much time we have to remember to take care of ourselves too. I agree, the ER is not the place. Thanks for the info you shared, appreciated!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #8 You are correct @brian mckenzie, sadly they make you go through the ER if one admits to being suicidal for an evaluation. Her Doctor sent her there.
    Ian Weinberg
    13/01/2017 #9 Ian Weinberg
    You raise very important issues in this narrative @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher At the outset, let me say that I agree with @Brian McKenzie - the ER is not a good place to go to for an emotional problem. Breaking the problem down to its clinical essence, there are 2 identifiable requirements: Firstly there is the need for genuine empathy (immediately remove friends and family that are 'doing their duty', and believe it or not, those that get a high on other people's loss - schadenfreude). This is the empathy based on a genuine feeling for the person's loss and unconditionally being there for them. For many, this is sufficient for them to 'regroup' and move on. For others, there is the need for intervention. There are 2 types of intervention: Facilitative coaching-like therapy - defining the emotions, engaging the loss, strategizing a meaningful way forward. For others, a deeper inquiry into possible pre-existing personal/emotional issues (possibly going back as far as nurture issues) followed by prolonged psychotherapy with/without the need for drug therapy. The key issue is that individuals need to find a therapist with whom they bond and where there is a foundation of rapport to support the process.
    Brian McKenzie
    13/01/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    Unless you are fractured, bleeding, wounded or unconscious - the E.R. is a shit choice for medical interaction / intervention.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thank you for sharing @Milos Djukic!
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    13/01/2017 #5 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #4 Please do more of that writing @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, it's needed and you're great at it.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #2 Thanks for reading @Max🐝 J. Carter and sharing! I used to write a lot about Mental Health issues and I think I'm going to begin writing again about them. We've grown as a Society but the stigma is real and still exists. Healthcare is archaic for many yet unless a person is rich and can afford treatment that is more advanced and totally humane.
  10. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    The Art Of Allowing
    The Art Of AllowingSweet morning. School days. Classroom filled. Curious younger ones. Age 10. Grateful beings. Full of joy. Happy inner voices. Ready to learn something new. The teacher present. "Today's assignment is a special one", she said. All eyes on her. She...
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    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    14/01/2017 #14 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    "There they stand, the innumerable stars, shining in order like a living hymn, written in light." ~N.P. Willis.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    14/01/2017 #13 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #12 😘
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    14/01/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    #that is wonderful, thanks for sharing this beautiful fact, happy weekend for your daughters and you! @Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    14/01/2017 #11 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Lovely reading and a beautiful lesson @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador. I have the great luck of sharing my Life with my two beautiful daughters, 12 and 6, and they are my Masters. It's a great gift to listening to their thoughts. 💫
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    14/01/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    #9 a soul well, that is the best!
    Devesh Bhatt
    14/01/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    #8 soul well, that's interesting. I'm a soul well :)
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    14/01/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    soul well said @Devesh Bhatt, enjoy the weekend!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    14/01/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    #5 thank you - may the day bring you lots of sunshine @Dean Owen
    Devesh Bhatt
    14/01/2017 #6 Devesh Bhatt
    They don't sound 10 and they exactly sound 10. Grateful beings. Kids do know what they deserve. And so it is :)
    Enjoyable read as always.And yes the sun is shining here after three cloudy days
    Dean Owen
    14/01/2017 #5 Dean Owen
    The sun shines, for free! You are so right! A delightful read.
    Kevin Baker
    13/01/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    Enjoyable read. Like the be happy with what you have.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/01/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    #1 thank you @Pascal Derrien. That is wonderful to hear!
    Pascal Derrien
    13/01/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Only you can write something like that with grace and fluidity.
    I love the title too ☺
  11. ProducerKevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    13/01/2017
    We Do It For The Moments...
    We Do It For The Moments...The monetary aspects of life we know when we are about to succeed.We graph, categorize, apply algorithms, etc and we know.Tracked progress laced with applicable expectations.Being recognized and acknowledged is the exception.The moments we feel the...
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    Pascal Derrien
    13/01/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    very nice heartfelt article @Kevin Baker with a few hometruth for all of us :-)
  12. EDDY GARCIA VEGA
    "If you are a parent or teacher looking to foster grit in kids,the first step is to let go of what you want forthem, and watch for what they are passionate about. Then,simply support their passions," #passions #christinecarter #happiness #productivity #expert #inspitation #motivation... EDDY GARCIA VEGA
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  13. Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    "I mean, the true material of knowledge is meaning. And the meaningful is the opposite of the trivial. And the only thing that we should have gleaned by skimming and skipping forward is really trivia. And the only way to glean knowledge is contemplation. And the road to that is time. There’s nothing else. It’s just time. There is no shortcut for the conquest of meaning. And ultimately, it is meaning that we seek to give to our lives."... "But despite it all, at the base level, there is this hope that is the human experience."~ Maria Popova.
    http://www.onbeing.org/program/maria-popova-cartographer-of-meaning-in-a-digital-age/transcript/9108#main_content
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/01/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    It is the truth that there is no shortcut to the conquest of meaning. The intersection of Maria Popova & Krista Tippett is certain to be the sort of interview I will find ponderful.

    Much obliged for this share, @Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    11/01/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    I tried to tag several of my followers on this piece, but, it didn't work. So, I am hoping my followers read it, as I think it is very important and worth reading. I find it to be VERY relevant.
  14. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Calumny
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  15. ProducerKevin Baker

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    11/01/2017
    What is old school class
    What is old school classThrough out life we have hundreds of thousands of relationships.From where comes conflict and confusion even if it's confusion that is causing the conflict.We go to great lengths to be competitive rivals, adversaries, and bench marks.I was taught to...
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    Pascal Derrien
    11/01/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    I dont really have anything smart to say but I like the post :-)
  16. Cory Galbraith

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    Cory Galbraith
    Over 50 and Just Getting Started
    corygalbraith.com Many people will turn the big 5 oh this year. And most will ask, “Now what?” Most of my 50s have now passed and it took me the better part of the decade to simply relax. I had entered...
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  17. ProducerDevesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    10/01/2017
    UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ASSUMPTIONS- by Devesh Bhatt
    UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ASSUMPTIONS- by Devesh BhattI am under the influence of the idea of influence i.e. ways I am influenced, ways i influence and the ways people influence. Some influence to serve, some to observe, some influence to conserve (their world/self view) and some influence to reserve...
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    Devesh Bhatt
    19/01/2017 #24 Devesh Bhatt
    #23 I hope that you think better with more clarity :)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    18/01/2017 #23 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    hahaha @Devesh Bhatt, we are on similar zones I think. Love your post. Assumptions can be good but for influencing its got a lot of weight to carry, but then you've also advised on what not to assume :-)
    A little over a year ago I wrote a post on LinkedIn and shared on my blog UTIOW - which means Under The Influence Of Words... thank great minds think alike :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/01/2017 #22 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #21 Yes, I agree.
    Devesh Bhatt
    11/01/2017 #21 Devesh Bhatt
    #20 thanks for the detailed response. I think it has more to do with the chain of events, first get the facts, then decide to collaborate and then factor intent if it suits your method.
    Instead people want to save time and judge intent to decide upon collaborations, in the personal sense it's useful, but as a professional it's better to focus only on facts, intent will be taken care of by a well drafted work contract.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/01/2017 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Devesh Bhatt - 5 stars for this thought-provoking piece. I am especially impressed with your item #3 under the heading NEVER ASSUME THE FOLLOWING. - 3. Another person's intent, it is a dynamic world. Just use it to understand possibilities and prepare for them. People assume others to be judging their intent, it can complicate responses on both ends and make it political. At best it is a hypothetical input.

    I believe this can be a reason why people don't get along. Assuming another's intent is consciously second guessing them, and if the assumption is negative then there is the chance of causing unwanted friction. However, to use it in the best interest of all involved can create a positive force thus avoiding unhappy and angry feelings.

    IMO, one must have a clear understanding of the facts before making an assumption and not base their assumption on another's intent.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #19 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #18 You need not insist dear Ken, I gotcha loud and clear! (Hear! Hear!) ;)
    Ken Boddie
    10/01/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    #17 I shall, Praveen, desist, resist, but not persist! 😊
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #17 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #15 To desist is sometimes verily to exist dear Ken! ;)
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #16 Devesh Bhatt
    #15 a good choice. Your use of English is so much fun and inspiring.
    Ken Boddie
    10/01/2017 #15 Ken Boddie
    Funny how the English language adapts and changes, or rather how we use the English language. These days, "under the influence" has, for many, an association with overindulgence in alcohol or other chemical stimulants which, should I stare at your image for much longer, will be the condition to which my meagre mind will be reduced. 🙄 My choice is to desist.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #14 Devesh Bhatt
    #13 influence , inference and relativity...Kind of influences all my assumptions but this one.

    to each his own behind. Makes the world a much safer and saner place
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #13 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Just recovering from a bout of Influenza Devesh ;) and that pic just aggravated it by a few more sneezes ;) I shall fortify myself and then come under further influence...eventually! :) But that said, Influence indicates Inference. And that takes it into the subjective realm. And to further touch-points of Relativity. In essence, we all end up deriving some sense out of every influence. But who am I to judge what kind? To each his own behind :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #11 First laugh I had today, thank you, @Devesh Bhatt! Oh, I used to have bad road rage and I think it came from driving long distance so much. I have chilled, thank goodness! I could see Franci in bell bottom jeans with boots dancing her booty off! :))
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt
    #10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman View more
    #10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman celebrating disco. But life is meant to be colourful. Close
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Life itself can be so confusing. If there is a person who never angers, I want to be a fly on the wall to learn from this person. Recognizing our behaviors is key to growth. I have made many mistakes and will make many more. I can only hope my mistakes become further apart with age and less extreme than some mistakes I've made in my past. I used to get road rage (embarrassed to admit that) but I realized it wasn't healthy or kind, actually dangerous too. I now find ways to pacify myself when feeling a bit of anger on the road and it works. To your point about being influenced by others, yes- whether directly or indirectly we all are even if we aren't aware of it. It's always good to take a step back at times and assess our own values vs. that of someone else's. Just because values may differ doesn't mean a person is bad, right or wrong. I guess respect is another key ingredient. Well thought out buzz @Devesh Bhatt
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    #8 indeed, we never lose our ability, rather we surrender it to the illusion of control.
    Victor Frankl sounds very interesting, by imagining it as a space, it makes it spacious :) thanks for the lead , more reading awaits.
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/01/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Ali Anani for bringing this buzz to my attention. You have produced a very thoughtful and thought provoking buzz @Devesh Bhatt. Dr. Ali is right to point out the concept of choices. It is part of my core belief that, as Viktor Frankl says: "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." So for me, in spite of all the dynamics of what it means to be human, everything you have outlined in your buzz, everything that is out of our realm of control, we never lose our freedom, our ability, to choose how we respond.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    #6 the most powerful force which can invert its own potential :) thanks a lot for the precise words.
    Kevin Baker
    10/01/2017 #6 Kevin Baker
    Great article , operand conditioning is as relevant as it is perceived true input/output. This is what makes physiology the most powerful force on earth.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #5 Devesh Bhatt
    #2 fantastic. I relate to it as choices are options before a decision, be patient, take a breather and chose. But assuming choices as the breathing space makes it so much easier, I don't have to assume that I need a long gasp of breath :)
  18. ProducerShawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    Reality: The Quantum Hologram
    Reality: The Quantum HologramIn his book, A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking refers to the unified energy field as ‘The Mind of God.’There is growing acceptance in the Western scientific community of the ancient idea of a unified energy field that links all of creation in...
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    debasish majumder
    09/01/2017 #24 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Shawn Quinliven, C.Ht.! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    09/01/2017 #23 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    Thank you for sharing, @Donna-Luisa Eversley!
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/01/2017 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht. demonstrates his ability to communicate the complex in this truly inspiring piece.
    Kevin Baker
    09/01/2017 #21 Kevin Baker
    Excellent. Our intentions are the perceptions of our ongoing human theatrics
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/01/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht., so glad to have seen this again. Each time I read it, I see more and more in it.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    22/09/2016 #18 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    #17 Glad you liked this and thanks for commenting, @David B. Grinberg. I think we have to thank @Flavio for sharing in this hive, however, which I wasn't aware of until today but I will visit again!
    David B. Grinberg
    21/09/2016 #17 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for sharing this in the "Universe, Space & Beyond" hive @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht., much appreciated. Great buzz!
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    21/09/2016 #16 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    #14 Thank you so much, @Sara Jacobovici. Coming from you, who writes so eloquently, I consider that a very nice compliment.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    21/09/2016 #15 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    Thanks for sharing, @Flavio!
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/09/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    I can't believe I missed this one when it first came out @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.. So glad to have read it now. Beautifully written ("poetic science") and I literally felt the flow of ideas and images move smoothly from beginning to end. Well done!
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    03/08/2016 #13 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #12 Thank you
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    03/08/2016 #12 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    #6 The law of attraction was popularized by Napoleon Hill but it's roots go farther back. I am not a big fan of Abraham Hicks. And I like your Law of Reflection!
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    03/08/2016 #11 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    #7 Thank you, @Cyndi wilkins. It is the heart that generates the love energy that connects us. The HeartMath Institute has done some astounding research on this subject. I so appreciate your sage comments.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    03/08/2016 #10 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    #8 I beg to differ, Goran. But I still appreciate your comment. I urge you to check out the links I provided, and read Stephen Hawking's book, A Brief History Of Time. It is quite illuminating and may change your opinion.
    Cyndi wilkins
    03/08/2016 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    #8 Yes...that is very true Goran Svensson...and very unfortunate...Modern conventional science operates under a very rigid "evidence based" system that completely ignores any intuitive sense as irrelevant and dare I say arrogantly disregards the complexities of the human emotional system...However, it does recognize that our immune system responds directly to our emotional state by manifesting physiological symptoms as a result of psychological stress...further validating that "mindset" most certainly contributes to our experience of dis-ease...Surely then...
    "The power of individual perspective greatly influences the enigma of reality and its various dimensions and levels."
    Goran Svensson
    03/08/2016 #8 Goran Svensson
    No, there is no growing acceptance in the Western scientific community. It doesn't work that way.
    Cyndi wilkins
    02/08/2016 #7 Cyndi wilkins
    "The heart transmits this energy, the magnetic force and vibration of our convictions about ourselves and the world." It is the heart then, that brings us in touch with the "higher order" of the soul...within it lies the ground substance of all manifestation. Love this @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.;-)
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    02/08/2016 #6 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #5 Actually studied it and found the holes in it and it is what led me to write the Law of Reflection.

    There is no attraction. People tend to overlook that was channeled from an unknown entity calling itself the Abraham collective.

    In the Law of Attraction it's about attracting your desire, the Law of Reflection shows that you become your desire and you attract nothing, you only get the mirrors already in place to turn around.

    We are all connected and everything is connected, there is nothing to attract.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    02/08/2016 #5 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    #4 Thanks for the comment, @Max Carter. I appreciate your perspective. Some would also call this the Law of Attraction. All the best . . .
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    One Secret to Long and Positive Client Relationships
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    Kevin Baker
    09/01/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Wonderful article. All successful relationships include bantering, they also include each listening to each others intentions and showing, not just saying the acknowledgment of thus.
  20. ProducerMax🐝 J. Carter
    What is writing and why do we do it?
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    Max🐝 J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #14 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #13 Thank you Donna.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/01/2017 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Good points and observations @Max🐝 J. Carter
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    10/01/2017 #12 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #10 Thank you @Renata Jakielaszek I agree and have been journal writing for my own reading since I was teenager as it is also great therapy.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    10/01/2017 #11 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #8 I love that FDR story, I had never heard that before @Robert Cormack and thank you.
    Renata Jakielaszek
    10/01/2017 #10 Renata Jakielaszek
    For me a wonderful article. Thank you. For me, one of the most beautiful ways to get to know yourself is through writing. ...I am just beginning. So far I like it .
    Pascal Derrien
    10/01/2017 #9 Pascal Derrien
    Less is more.... so I stop here :-)
    Robert Cormack
    10/01/2017 #8 Robert Cormack
    You make excellent points, Max. So often, words are chosen for their lofty quality, forgetting that most of us don't have time—or the patience—to siphon through those big words. Einstein wrote very simply, so did FDR. At one point, during FDRs administration, he received a notice for his approval outlining how people should black out their windows during an air raid. It was very lofty and wordy. FDR scratched out most of it, saying, "In the event of an air raid, please make sure to cover your windows." It's also very interesting how, during the war, Churchill's writings became more concise. Maybe he realized he was dealing with immediacy. I think that's what every write should concentrate on: immediacy. Thanks for the article.
    Kevin Baker
    09/01/2017 #7 Kevin Baker
    staying sophisticated to the majority is so bang on.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    09/01/2017 #6 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #4 Thank you @Mohammed A. Jawad.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    09/01/2017 #5 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #3 @Jackie M. I get the feeling that you are going to have no problem once you set your mind to it to simplify your expression.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    09/01/2017 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Good message that lessons us to be simple, to the point, with clarity and sensibility.
    Jackie M.
    09/01/2017 #3 Jackie M.
    This is very relevant in my situation. Growing up in a developing country (Malaysia) we were rewarded for using big words at school. Trying to use simple words and short sentences remain a struggle for me to this day.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    09/01/2017 #2 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #1 So very true.
    Brian McKenzie
    09/01/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Hyperbole, sarcasm and idioms don't work well in ESL situations either - trying to communicate without them is almost a full time job. Luckily the "Tone Police" that are in the US are nearly absent overseas.
  21. ProducerJared 🐝 Wiese
    Consciously Practicing Gratitude
    Consciously Practicing Gratitude Ever hear, "Be grateful you have a roof over your head!!"? Hopefully, you don't think of it this way. It turns out there is a lot more to being grateful than you may realize.ResearchDr. Melissa Hughes incorporates brain-based research, humor, and...
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    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    09/01/2017 #29 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    ... and thanks for the share, @Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    09/01/2017 #28 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #27 Thank you so much for such gratifying words and testimony, @Donna-Luisa Eversley :)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    09/01/2017 #27 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    "Gratitude magnifies what you have, making life less stressful and more fulfilled.." that's my observation from my life of gratitude. Very wise post @Jared 🐝 Wiese 🌹
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    08/01/2017 #26 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Thanks for the share, @Kevin Baker!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    08/01/2017 #20 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Thanks for the shares, @Renée 🐝 Cormier,@Kevin Pashuk,@Melissa Hughes,Cristina!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    08/01/2017 #19 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #2 HA! NOW something I missed!
    Alan Culler
    07/01/2017 #18 Alan Culler
    #15 Wow! @Joseph Sprute confused - at your comments -would be grateful for explanation, but perhaps we should do it by messaging rather than comments on this inspiring post.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/01/2017 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Gratitude: “It's not about you. It's about them.”
    ― Clint Eastwood
    Alan Culler
    07/01/2017 #14 Alan Culler
    #10 Well said @Harvey Lloyd gratitude and empathy would seem to be positively correlated -if we can actually measure such things. :-)
    Alan Culler
    07/01/2017 #13 Alan Culler
    Hi Jared
    Thanks so much for sharing this. As you know I've been musing about Gratitude myself. Nice to find the research. @Sarah Elkins will enjoy this and Dr. Hughes article as well.
    Thanks again.
    Alan
    debasish majumder
    07/01/2017 #12 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @Jared Wiese! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.
    Devesh Bhatt
    07/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt
    "Align with Patience" and "Apply with Positivity" and even gratitude will work

    If you really wish to practice gratitude then
    Anger and Fear are emotions with a purpose, gratitude must also extend to them.

    Personal opinion,, measuring emotions on a scale is a freaky idea. Just feel , don't measure happiness setpoints etc,,

    It is quite possible that people are grateful to submissive slave mentality of others and their happiness set points depend on submission.

    I always think that self help methods must always be preceded by specific symptoms and not generalised examples.

    For example....If this is what you feel and this is what you have experienced....Then this might work for you because it has worked for so many people including me.

    These are possibilities and suggestions, I hope you don't take them otherwise.i say this , just to be precautious.
    Harvey Lloyd
    07/01/2017 #10 Harvey Lloyd
    In order to have gratitude we must recognize that others exist within the same environment we do. The word recognize implies that your existence is just as important as mine. Somewhere along the way we have decided that if our opinions don't line up then our existence doesn't. Gratitude within myself certainly is the first step, but we also need to realize that our gratitude of others and voicing it affirms us as a species. I can disagree with any opinion, but can share the thoughts and existence of anyone.

    Another great concept here @Jared 🐝 Wiese.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    06/01/2017 #8 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thanks for this, Jared. I have been making a concerted effort to not think or do anything that does not add value to my life. Part of this means focusing on things that are going well, not dwelling on unpleasant things and not just expressing gratitude, but actually reaching inside to feel it. Your emotions are very powerful drivers. Taking the time to focus on feeling love, joy, gratitude and inner peace throughout the day, will bring more of it into your life. What you think about grows. I know you already know these things. :)
    Preston Vander Ven
    06/01/2017 #7 Preston Vander Ven
    Great Words. This reminds me of a song I love to listen called “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. I loved this song, yet the lyrics had always given me a mysterious. The question I had was, “How can I not worry, and just be happy.” Years later, I realized that the message was really, “Don’t Worry, and Give Thanks.” This might be hard for some people because we live in a world of Dictators. Some people had cruel political dictators, yet most have ones that have harder rule on our lives that some people don’t even realize. These dictators are called circumstances.
    We allow these circumstances to control our lives and thus fear and anger comes into our heart. Examples of these circumstances may be finances, relationships, illness, politics, parenting, personal health, fashion, church, conflict, travel, or retirement. Think of something that might make you feel powerless.
    When we have gratitude, it's helps create faith.
    At times, we all reach a place where we recognize we’re facing something bigger than ourselves – that we don’t know what to do. It is in these moments, we can say, “God, I can’t fix this, and don’t know how. But I look to you.” No matter what happens, we can be thankful – not because everything will work, but just because we can look to God.
    Melissa Hughes
    06/01/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Sorry about that, Kevin.... it's only Amazon.us right now. #4
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/01/2017 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    I'm thankful for this post @Jared 🐝 Wiese. Just a note @Melissa Hughes... I tried to buy your book on Amazon.ca but it wasn't listed. I'm not thankful for that.
    Melissa Hughes
    06/01/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Grateful for this share by Jared Weise! Be sure to check out his Six-Minute Scribing link at the bottom.
  22. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    07/01/2017
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    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #15 Aurorasa Sima
    #14 Thank you very much, Mohammed. A few affirmations are not enough to heal a depressed mind, but if it gives someone sad a minute of break I´m glad.
    Mohammed Sultan
    08/01/2017 #14 Mohammed Sultan
    @Aurorsa Sima .Nature can dictate our emotion and senses.With such gallery of impressive and expressive pictures one can avoid regressing into depression or negative mood.Thank you.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #13 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 Glad you like them! I made 20 with music to send a positive vibe to people suffering from anxiety too.

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aurorasa/20-powerful-affirmations-to-reduce-anxiety
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #12 Aurorasa Sima
    #8 If you are lucky enough to find one with that credentials, good for you.

    100 % agree with the definition of meditation. Just would like to add that by being present you actually get away from everything.

    Yes, rewiring is possible, takes about 90 days but will not happen if you meet the 08/15 doctor that puts you on meds.
    Emily🐝 Bee
    08/01/2017 #11 Emily🐝 Bee
    These are wonderful!
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #7 D´accord!

    Yes, it´s a very interesting topic. Perhaps we can dig deeper into it some time.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    08/01/2017 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #6 However, if you are working with a psychotherapist with an understanding of neuroscience then the benefits of mindfulness based stress reduction practice and it's ability to assist on the neuroelasticity front, i.e., it is never too late to rewire, progress can be made and sustained. I don't ever (now) underestimate the genuine benefit of mindful meditation. While it is far from 'affirming' since it demands that you face adversity and explore it with curiosity and openness leading to acceptance and love, it is effective for many. "The point of meditation isn't to be peaceful, to be better than where you are now, or to get away from everything. It's to be present. Present with whatever is." Waylon Lewis
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    08/01/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #6 I would trust in neuroscience since it is a scientific study of the nervous system, rather than psychotherapy, which could be made up of those in the field but with varying degrees.

    Interesting discussion, Aurorasa, especially relating to traumatic experiences.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 I learned three years ago that EI is not always enough when I discovered that 8 years of traumatic experience had changed my brain.

    Similar to anxiety and depression, traumatic experience changes our brains in a way that regions of the brain that do not serve us when it comes to achieving goals and happiness become part of our default mode network (the DMN turns on when we "turn off" = relax).

    Affirmations can never be more than a short positive sprinkle for a depressed person, for as long as they did not retrain their brain - for which everyone is in needed to check out my offering.

    I don´t trust in psychotherapy. I trust in neuroscience.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/01/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #3 Yes, that's unfortunate and finding a cure for those that are diagnosed is iffy.
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/01/2017 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 That is very true, dear Franci. And then there is also the social stigma. 350 Million suffering from depression (WHO), plus all the people that have not been diagnosed.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for sharing, Aurorasa! This is an inspiring selection of positive affirmations. Depression is difficult to detect as it can tuck itself away deep in the mind. There are some obvious signs but not always. It's transparency is frequently elusive and treatment is a guessing game. Depression=the hidden disease.
  23. ProducerMike Rana

    Mike Rana

    07/01/2017
    Being an introvert in a world of extroverts
    Being an introvert in a world of extrovertsIn the last 48 hours, through several threads on here and BeBee, I have referenced my introversion. In a world where connections is the gateway to success, one has to be able to make connections, talk to people, make sales pitches, and to an extent,...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    07/01/2017 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    I liked the "drama" bullet. I find that as i age the drama stuff tends to send me over the edge. I would say that the I and the E need each other. Being an I, I have had learn to work within a very E world. I have come to understand that whether we like it or not E's are good at what they do, but generally they lack the ability mathematically calculate momentum. Their force is great and once they start down a path the momentum usually speeds past the stopping point of no return. This is where I's come in. I's assist the E in modulating momentum.

    This insures as growth, goals or change begins to happen we operate at a level that is sustainable. We are able to make turns, veer off in new directions and take advantage of changing dynamics. With out the I's of the world the changes would be disastrous, due to the momentum being measured in light speed. This is a delicate balance.

    To the social aspects of the two types. E's gain energy from social gatherings I's use energy. I's typically over think things and need time to absorb the social ques that seem to fill a room. Managing this craziness is the cause for the energy drain. E's tend to look above the ques and move through the social jungle with a magic carpet.

    One the hardest lessons i had to learn was to not offer deep thoughts in social gatherings. If the topic is/was one i was interested i was usually well versed in the subject area. I came to realize that in discussions at social gatherings folks tweeted their surface thoughts within the conversation. I had to reduce a deep subject to 140 words or less. Difficult.

    Good post.
    Gert Scholtz
    07/01/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    As an introvert myself I find the broad distinction with extroversion is the source of mental energy. Does it comes more from being "inside" yourself or does it derive from being "out there" with people and external experiences? Both have pros and cons, and usually one tends to be somewhere on the spectrum, seldom on the absolute side of either. Intro strengths are keen observance, ability to maintain solitary work, having one-on-one interaction and thinking things through before acting. Conversely intro's are not so good at driving action, doing many things at once, and social leadership. All of what I say of course based on my subjective intro view. Very thoughtful post - thank you Michael.
    David B. Grinberg
    07/01/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for an excellent read, Michael. You make good points about how introverts can benefit employers. Also, I would note that most people -- even some celebrities -- still get nervous before public speaking and events (it's normal). Second, if one is shy about in-person networking or being the center of attention, I suggest this approach: think of it like learning to ride a bicycle. That is, at first it feels awkward and you might even fall down and get scraped up. But the more you practice the better you ultimately become. Yes, it's all about getting out of your comfort zone to flip a behavior/action from feeling awful to normal. Keep buzzing on beBee, Michael!
    Lyon Brave
    07/01/2017 #3 Lyon Brave
    i'm an introvert
    Devesh Bhatt
    07/01/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    I don't think you are introvert, I think you are an extrovert who is getting warmed up.

    I think you are a great marketer striving to be an influential negotiator.

    That's just an opinion, you know yourself better than I do.
    Kevin Baker
    07/01/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    A great expose` of vulnerability, I so agree with tiny bites of the elephant. Trying to eat it all at once can be crippling in habit. Instead of rushing to the forefront, learn to ask the right questions and this will bring interest to what you have to say.
  24. ProducerKevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    07/01/2017
    Children are gifts
    Children are giftsChildren choose us to be there parents. They entrust us with the largest test of moral fiber life can bestow upon us. The difference is of course that the results will last not only our life time, it will also last through theirs and through...
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    Gert Scholtz
    07/01/2017 #10 Gert Scholtz
    @Kevin Baker Well written and grounded description of parenthood and children. Thanks Kevin.
    Kevin Baker
    07/01/2017 #9 Kevin Baker
    #7 Don't change, when we stop acting like a child, things get to serious
    Kevin Baker
    07/01/2017 #8 Kevin Baker
    #3 Your fun
    David B. Grinberg
    07/01/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Kevin. You make some good points. And while I've never had children (by choice), I am sometimes accused of acting like a child (lol). Keep buzzing!
    Brian McKenzie
    07/01/2017 #6 Brian McKenzie
    #5 Predictable - sure, Vulnerable - nope. I don't let anyone in, nor close enough to be vulnerable. I won't get fooled again. It is simply not a risk / danger I want in my life.
    Devesh Bhatt
    07/01/2017 #5 Devesh Bhatt
    #3 you have a long list of "keep away from me unless.." , repeated time and again, don't you think so much self expression of safeguards make you predictable, hence vulnerable? Or these are diversions to the judging kind who may be in for a surprise of they show bad intent?
    No offence, just curious
    Lyon Brave
    07/01/2017 #4 Lyon Brave
    this post makes the Rugrats song pop into my head ha
    Brian McKenzie
    07/01/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    I am not the nurturing type, nor do I wish to be. I jump rope between apathy and indifference while grinding towards dystopia and anarchy.
    Kevin Baker
    07/01/2017 #2 Kevin Baker
    #1 Thank you for sharing Brian, If your parents showed you only what not to be, being a nurturer may be easier for you.
    Brian McKenzie
    07/01/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    I certainly did not, nor would not have chosen my parents. But their tyranny and dysfunction will ensure I NEVER have kids. Nearly 50; never bred, never wed ~ never will.
  25. Ricardo Tafas

    Ricardo Tafas

    06/01/2017
    Ricardo Tafas
    Cognitive Dissonance. A Problem or a Requirement? | Repositório do Ricardo
    rftafas.blog.br Do you often have to convince yourself that you are doing the right...
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    Kevin Baker
    06/01/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Excellent article , so agree with doing nothing is the action of fuel on a fire.
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