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Share in all vulnerability the who and why we are human, the energy.
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  1. ProducerDevesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    SEEDED IN SOLITUDE - by Devesh Bhatt
    SEEDED IN SOLITUDE - by Devesh BhattJust being in solitude,I can be all me, Not treated like a beast-to-be, tamed by Society. As a society, We humans are like that, With persistent conditioning, Anyone can turn a rat. Whether a rat in a race, Or the one they call a snitch. Such a...


    Kevin Baker
    21/02/2017 #5 Kevin Baker
    Well done , strong message
    abhishek shah
    21/02/2017 #4 abhishek shah
    Devesh, this is pretty good 1
    Devesh Bhatt
    04/01/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    #2 I had to take a walk, look around and feel lucky. Thanks for the reminder.
    Lyon Brave
    02/01/2017 #1 Lyon Brave
    I read a lot of poetry. You are actually very talented.
  2. ProducerDeidré Wallace

    Deidré Wallace

    Some Conversations, Some Friendships Are Not Worth Your Time Or Effort.
    Some Conversations, Some Friendships Are Not Worth Your Time Or Effort.Some Conversations, Some Friendships Are Not Worth Your Time Or Effort.Today I overheard a conversation taking place and for quite a while all I heard was one person advising - whilst the other kept coming up with this or that excuse and reasons for...


    Deidré Wallace
    20/02/2017 #4 Deidré Wallace
    Kevin Baker:: Thank you for your comment and yes, we are indeed products of our enviroment however - who we choose to flock with, is up to each and every one of us.
    Deidré Wallace
    20/02/2017 #3 Deidré Wallace
    Susan Rooks: Great to see you over here too and thank you for finding me. Thank you too for commenting and as you wrote, ''we grown in different ways, valuing different principles'. This is so true albeit sad some times. ☹️
    Kevin Baker
    20/02/2017 #2 Kevin Baker
    So true we are products of the environment. The energy is in the air
    Susan Rooks
    20/02/2017 #1 Susan Rooks
    Very true, @Deirdre Wallace! Over the past few years, I have let go of three "friendships" that just didn't fit anymore. One woman always put a negative spin on anything, no matter how wonderful the original idea / event / subject was. That got really tiresome.

    Another wasn't able to help me in any way with a difficult situation; she gave a lot of excuses that didn't add up to caring about me (and we'd been friends since we were about 2). Actually, I shouldn't have been so surprised at the last straw; she had been pulling away for a long time.

    And we do grow sometimes in different ways, valuing different pirnciples. So, thanks for a great reminder!
  3. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    Dealing with stress as we age
    Dealing with stress as we ageMy wife and I have been watching the events in the US as they unfold and we both feel for our American friends who must be very stressed as they move along a path that is bringing change to their country. Change is part of life, but when change...


    Royce Shook
    19/02/2017 #2 Royce Shook
    @Kevin Baker The ability to have no reaction, is a wonderful gift, I wish I had it
    Kevin Baker
    19/02/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Stress is the tax you pay for not taking 100% responsibility for your life. That is a home run. I could not agree more with " How we perceive a stress-provoking event and how we react to it determines its impact on our health " . Myself I try to keep the boundaries clear between what I can influence and that which I cannot combined with the ability to have no reaction.
  4. ProducerKevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    The creation of empathy by acknowledgment of our basic human needs
    The creation of empathy by acknowledgment of our basic human needsWhat are our basic human needs and how do we tap into this as a marketing magnet.AirAny food/bar who makes fresh circulated air the priority will see vast positive increments in behavior and profits.Water . please read a better expose` of well...
  5. Tina McGovern

    Tina McGovern

    How incredible is this photo??!! I'm not going to lie...while I am in awe of this photo and this woman's amazing talents I was also thinking...gosh, I wish I could paint like that. I can barely do color by number...lol.
    Have you ever watched someone from afar and silently wished you could do what they do or accomplish what they have been able to accomplish? We all have, right??
    But here's the thing...someone is actually saying that about US!! We all have unique strengths and talents...that's what makes each of us so special. All we need to do is tap into that talent and then share it with the world!
    We all can live the life we want, the life we dream of. And it happens when let our talents and passions lead the way and when we share our talents with others to make their life better...in whatever capacity. Whether that be through mentoring, coaching, an opportunity, an outsiders perspective, or telling our personal story to show we are not alone to help others feel empowered.
    You are you for a reason. Now go out and show the world! Be authentically you because you are enough
    Tina McGovern
  6. Kevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    Being predictable in being unpredictable.is the scene of human theatrics that never ends.

    image credit quoteaddicts.com
    Kevin Baker
  7. ProducerJoyce Bowen

    Joyce Bowen

    Orange Sunshine
    Orange SunshineSo I was sixteen and a smart, punky kid. I knew it all—had all the answers. My family life was shot. For a million years I had been beaten, battered, and psychologically abused. There was no one there for me but me, and I kept me buried deep...


    Joyce Bowen
    13/02/2017 #9 Joyce Bowen
    @Paul Walters Address? *smirk*
    Paul Walters
    13/02/2017 #8 Paul Walters
    #7 @Joyce Bowen Thats defeatist!!!! I felt the same way until I battered down a publisher's door and now 5 published novels on ....
    Joyce Bowen
    13/02/2017 #7 Joyce Bowen
    @Paul Walters I've been writing my thoughts down for years to compile a book. The writing world is unforgiving, and I have been able to garner little hope of being able to publish.
    Paul Walters
    13/02/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    @Joyce Bowen There is definitely a book brewing here. seriously powerful post ...thank you
    Ken Boddie
    13/02/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    You paint a powerful image, Joyce, of how "screw you" becomes "screw me".
    Joyce Bowen
    12/02/2017 #4 Joyce Bowen
    Thank You. #3
    Todd Jones
    12/02/2017 #3 Todd Jones
    Nicely done, Joyce. Powerful imagery.
    Joyce Bowen
    12/02/2017 #2 Joyce Bowen
    I think rather we can learn to love ourselves.
    Kevin Baker
    12/02/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Refreshing risk of vulnerability. We can love the abuser by not continuing the energy.
  8. Max🐝 J. Carter
    Max🐝 J. Carter


    Max🐝 J. Carter
    13/02/2017 #4 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #3 Me too.
    Joyce Bowen
    13/02/2017 #3 Joyce Bowen
    @Max🐝 J. Carter Unfortunately, MS is incurable and there is only one outcome. I hope the discrimination ends.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    13/02/2017 #2 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #1 You shouldn't have to.

    I pray that ends for you.
    Joyce Bowen
    13/02/2017 #1 Joyce Bowen
    I have Multiple Sclerosis. My son and I went to the store two days ago, and the register clerk watched with a strange look on his face as I struggled to manipulate the change and receipt he handed me. I had to explain I was crippled. Why oh why do I have to explain?
  9. ProducerCyndi wilkins

    Cyndi wilkins

    The Power To Choose
    The Power To ChooseTop Image courtesy of: www.VideoBlocks.com  " The choices we make today significantly impact all of our tomorrows." Every time we choose, we enter into a new stage of evolutionary development. Every exchange we make has the power to drastically...


    Cyndi wilkins
    03/02/2017 #2 Cyndi wilkins
    #1 That's idea @Kevin Baker...Thanks for sharing this;-)
    Kevin Baker
    03/02/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Together we can
  10. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Difficult times make you stronger
    Difficult times make you strongerInspirational Uplifting Quotes For Difficult Times If you’re going through a rough time, reading some uplifting quotes can help you remember that life isn’t always bad.Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today....


    Tausif Mundrawala
    13/02/2017 #73 Tausif Mundrawala
    We can pick something or the other from every quote here. Thanks, @Javier 🐝 beBee, for sharing this wonderful buzz with us.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    06/02/2017 #72 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #71 ejem no se lo digas a nadie (intento no sacar mucho el agijón, aunque hay veces que... )
    He dibujado la abeja giñando el ojo en la tapa de mi cajita de madera (aún por finalizar) creo que lo colgué el viernes.
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    06/02/2017 #71 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #70 jajajaja son nuestras dos abejas estrellas. ¿Cuál te gusta mas?
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    06/02/2017 #70 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Anda mira @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín en plan abeja asesina, jjjjj comentario que le hizo a @David López, creo que traduje unas cuantas frases, pero no todas sorry.
    Kevin Baker
    02/02/2017 #69 Kevin Baker
    I so agree to make the most of what you have to deal with.
    César de Souza
    02/02/2017 #68 César de Souza
    Poetic and self-help text, @Javier 🐝 beBee?
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    02/02/2017 #67 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    A great analogy of a difficult time in life is like a fire. It can be used for something of beauty or it can be ignored. Imagine a difficult time in life as an obstacle that we learn from. When we do this, you and I are like Silver or Gold put into the fire. Yes, it hurts, but through this learning process we can be refined stronger and more pure. We learned from our mistake and now we can move on.
    If we choose to ignore that the difficulty exist's or play the "Blame Game", it can run wild and destroy everything in our path.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    02/02/2017 #66 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Entrepreneurship is an obstacle race
    Muhammad Ali
    26/01/2017 #65 Muhammad Ali
    Thats is true.
    Mohammed Sultan
    26/01/2017 #64 Mohammed Sultan
    Difficult times always reveal the "teachable moments" from which you should benefit..Do't use the word mistake but talk about the challenge.When you do a mistake but you do't learn the lesson you are going to be passed over even if you are in the right track.To be strong means your attitude will always be aligned to creating opportunities rather than solving problems.Doing mistakes but learning from them will even make you stronger and when you become stronger, you will be looked at as a "guarantee" of being responsible rather than casting blame.
    David Hutton
    26/01/2017 #63 David Hutton
    " You can always Lay down but you may not always be able to get back up - Stand up as long as you can" ! -dh
    David Hutton
    26/01/2017 #62 David Hutton
    Thank you Javier ! These are beautiful . I knew most of them but reading them Reminded me all over again and it felt wonderful. Food for the Soul !!!!! David
    Milos Djukic
    26/01/2017 #61 Anonymous
    Please, enjoy the silence of your mind without the unpleasant inconvenience. This is just the calm before the storm of creativity.

    If you get stuck, be sure you are on the right track.

    The one who was unpopular or attacked has also a chance to become eternal.
    Milos Djukic
    26/01/2017 #60 Anonymous
    #54 :)
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    25/01/2017 #59 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Thank you Fatima & all the great feedback here by so many wise bee's
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    25/01/2017 #58 Graham🐝 Edwards
    "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    25/01/2017 #57 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    "There are no problems; only solutions." My former boss used to say this all the time. It resonated with me because it is true. Every challenge in life is only as challenging as we perceive it to be. If you focus on moving forward, you will realize you never really had a problem. Life is all about the choices we make. Choose solutions over problems, positivism over negativity, progress over stagnation, happiness over misery...
    Mohammed Sultan
    25/01/2017 #56 Mohammed Sultan
    Everybody can be strong- that's easy; but to be strong to rapidly bounce back from failure and see an opportunity in every setback and to be optimistic in a sea of bad news ,that's not within the strength of everyone and is not easy.Thank you @Javier beBee or sharing such inspirational quotes.
    Todd Jones
    25/01/2017 #55 Todd Jones
    "Life is like a grindstone. However, whether it wears you down, or polishes you up depends on what you are made of." Author unknown, although many try to take credit
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    25/01/2017 #54 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Like they say, what does not kill you makes you stronger in Supply Chain Management 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪👍👍👍👍👍🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝
  11. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    Tissues & Issues
    Tissues & IssuesLet me take you on one of my bi-weekly Saturday morning stroll in Dublin City. Every two weeks my daughter and I are heading to town for her French course at the Alliance Française in Kildare street in Dublin. My other half and I have adopted a...


    Ken Boddie
    03/02/2017 #34 Ken Boddie
    #33 If the spoon can stand unaided in the coffee mug then it's perfect. If the spoon can't penetrate the coffee then it's too strong. ☕️
    Pascal Derrien
    03/02/2017 #33 Pascal Derrien
    #29 thanks @Ken Boddie for accompanying me on my week end whereabouts :-) Hope the coffee was not too strong ;-}
    Ken Boddie
    03/02/2017 #32 Ken Boddie
    #31 sure can, Aleta. It's my worst enema.
    Aleta Curry
    03/02/2017 #31 Aleta Curry
    #30 Auto-correct can go straight to he'll! :)
    Ken Boddie
    03/02/2017 #30 Ken Boddie
    For 'plug' read 'plunge' ! Out damned autocorrect!
    Ken Boddie
    03/02/2017 #29 Ken Boddie
    An enthralling tale, Pascal, sharing your typical Franco-Irish Saturday and snippets of the world in print, with the tantalising aroma of coffee. And then you plug a dagger of guilt into our souls. I have no issues with your tissues but 'our' unsolved cube of man's inhumanity to man will haunt me until .....
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #28 Pascal Derrien
    #27 thank you for taking the time to bring further thoughts to the conversation @Mohammed Sultan :-) I did know about this statue in Paris I will have to check that one out the next time I am there
    Mohammed Sultan
    02/02/2017 #27 Mohammed Sultan
    @Pascal Derrien.I have really moved by your emotional post.God has given us the gift of life and a perfect planet furnished with all the blessings, and let us decide how to live well.Unfortunately,when we puzzled ourselves our tears run as a river.There's things of which we can't speak and there's dreams that can't die.There's thoughts that make the strong heart weak and bring tears into the cheek.We are made of hope and pain,a hope that gives us life when the pain is severe and a life full of pain when the hope disappear.

    Your impressive post reminds me with what's written at the bottom of De mossie'(correct!) Statue in Paris "Nothing makes us great except a great pain-translation."Life trend is always a trend of ups and downs ,some can safely ride it and others have to bend and keep going.
    I always ask myself a question-Are we really governed by a purpose or control it?
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #25 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I would recommend a live mini album ''iTunes festival 2013'' :-), thank you for the kind words as always it's people like you who made writing worthwhile :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/02/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Really enjoy your writing style @Pascal Derrien. I remember the days of getting kids here and there, many times my husband and I having to go our separate ways with one or the other child. My kids are 4.5 years apart in age so it made it a bit simpler to be together with them for most of their involvements outside of home and school. As I told Dean, I love to hear stories of other's countries and cultures. You paint a beautiful and very honest picture through your words about your life and culture(s), France- to Ireland! I so love Justin Timberlake lol and I used to think he was too 'pop,' but he is very talented.
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #24 Pascal Derrien
    #22 thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley a lot of stuff going on in that girl's life :-(
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #21 thanks @Lisa Vanderburg having spent a lot of time with homeless people in the past I thought I would be equipped to deal with this but got caught literally off guard when I found out she was pregnant and in the street......... hence probably why I gave 20 as opposed to the regular 2 I dropped normally but what is normal really :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/02/2017 #22 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Pascal Derrien very moving story.. Tragedy .Makes me wonder about forgiveness and change. Sometimes we go off track in life, should not mean forgiveness is abolished. But it is quite a real situation highlighted. Like realism of story.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    02/02/2017 #21 Lisa Vanderburg
    A compelling piece of writing @Pascal Derrien that takes the reader along with you from the normalcy of your particular life to the feeling of utter helplessness of this pregnant girl crying in the street. I can feel the wretchedness of her situation and the hopelessness of yours; having to (rightly) leave to pick up your daughter. That awful 'acceptance' of how powerless suffering is.
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #20 Pascal Derrien
    #16 ah thanks @Dean Owen some of the early articles were old enough and probably not very good :-), I like words and articles to a point that 2 years ago I got a diploma in Journalism, PR and Applied Coms I was the only non Irish born in the class :-) Maybe the quality is now acceptable and beBee is good in a sense that I can write about pretty much about anything but I am no writer just a regular guy having fun with no particular agenda that's why it is fun. I thought you were talking about somebody else when I read the comment are you sure it is for this article ? :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #19 Pascal Derrien
    #17 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman many thanks fro showing up on all the articles I put out there, comments and kind thoughts much & truly appreciated :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #18 Pascal Derrien
    #15 @Aleta Curry we call it Dublin Fair City :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/02/2017 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    My communication of thoughts parallels those of @Dean Owen. When I come across one of your articles, I am determined to find the time to read it. This is five-star, Pascal.
    Dean Owen
    02/02/2017 #16 Dean Owen
    It has been a fascinating journey reading your articles this last year. I am somewhat flabbergasted at how you have honed your craft and mastered the art of writing in a language that is not your native language. I loved the ideas you conveyed in your earlier articles, but they were somewhat confusing. But these last few months you have clearly demonstrated you are one of the best writers here. Oh, and one more thing. I do not share your eclectic taste in music, but perhaps we agree that Justin Timberlake was one of the best artists to come out of Memphis in a long while. His album Future Sex was brill.
    Aleta Curry
    01/02/2017 #15 Aleta Curry
    '...a million stories in the naked city; this is one of them....'
  12. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    High Five For Transformation From Within
    High Five For Transformation From WithinReal transformation occurs when we see the truth in a given situation. We are not always able to manage that process well all by ourselves. It helps to walk the journey with a trusted professional. Someone who looks at our blind spots from a higher...


    🐝 Fatima Williams
    04/02/2017 #32 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #28 Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Your words are golden ! "At the heart of his bringing out or drawing out is the essential definition of education" This quote says it all. The expertise of bringing out the beautiful is an art by itself. And only by learning one is able to practice such an art. And learning starts with self.

    Thanks dear @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. You thrive beautifully too :) #beBeesforever
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    04/02/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #27 @🐝 Fatima Williams, you are one of a kind, a power woman who is making a difference in this world. Thank you for your comments. I wish you all the best in your professional life. You thrive.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    04/02/2017 #29 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #28 dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, it is with great respect that I read your words. They mean a lot to me. May you be blessed for being such a wonderful person. Thank you so much.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    04/02/2017 #28 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    At the level of coaching, these are five foundations for what I look for in a brilliant coach. Great coaches can make these five foundations look easy and it is only when we take on a coaching role, the actual ability of a person that has expertise is fully appreciated. Coaching is not a beauty contest but it is about the expertise of bringing out the beautiful.

    At the heart of his bringing out or drawing out is the essential definition of education. This is what education means and should be and why coaching is also a critical competency for the 21st Century as an element of transformation that is fundamental to understand. After half a century of HR practices, I expect intelligent people to say this is a wake up call - so long as we remain awake and understanding the journey ahead is an awakening, and we need to appreciate the role of great coaching on this journey. I for sure do.

    A great coach creates a safe space and cultivates the sacred in trust, when I read this, I see this in Liesbeth's words and I see a practitioner that is one with her practice. I say kudos to Liesbeth. A great buzz from a brilliant servant leader.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    04/02/2017 #27 🐝 Fatima Williams
    This buzz is also a good wake up call . In the process of advising/Coaching we forget to follow the same to happen in our lives. @Deb 🐝 Helfrich says "We become more ourselves through "an intimate dialogue with someone who knows how to listen so deeply, we hear ourselves." Sometimes that someone we can talk to is our-selves.
    Self-transformation is also a key element of growth. I'm thinking that @CityVP 🐝 Manjit would have some extremely valuable to add to this buzz as well.

    Tweaking with respect what dear @Sara Jacobovici says here " Self- transformation is to emphasise the importance of follow-up during each step of the process; what's been said and what's been done in response, synopsis of what has been "heard" and finally, at the end what have we achieved as a result of it all."
    Life will expand indefinitely, but as human's are we improving ourselves. IMHO It's boils down to self-transformation through learning , meditation , etc etc and with Coaching we not only guide others to become a better version of themselves but in the process are transforming ourself as well.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    04/02/2017 #25 🐝 Fatima Williams
    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I love and agree to all the points you highlight here.

    * Listen without judging to what is being told between the lines.Start from scratch with every coachee. It is not our story.* - Each individual is unique and has to be appreciated for their uniqueness.

    According to me the transformational process is where, one makes one realise more positives than flaws and uses those positives as an incentive to make one commit to fixing those flaws. Then real transformation happens.

    Yes We deserve the very best in our life. Let us enjoy every step within the transformational process! Love this buzz Thank you :) Sharing across
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    31/01/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #21 beautiful reply @Franci Eugenia Hoffman! Thank you so much for your precious view.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    31/01/2017 #21 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Your 5 Key points are meaningful guides to apply to our everyday living. If you take and analyze each one and listen within your mind, meaning absorb the intent, then you're setting yourself up for the transformation process and its benefits. Listening to those who are willing to help you is a major step toward you helping others.
    Kevin Baker
    31/01/2017 #20 Kevin Baker
    Fantastic. Especially touching on the root cause. To engage in level 5 of interpersonal communication I agree to not preempt anyone however to be the gentle accommodation required. Being vulnerable is courage
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    31/01/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #18 wow @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, this is truth from the highest quality. So appreciate you!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    31/01/2017 #18 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #16 I have been pondering for a few hours how meaningfully simple @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. has rendered the complexity of our lives.

    There is nothing more precious to a person facing challenges than giving our time with ears wide open.

    I met a new connection yesterday who belongs in our network and he offered these profound words: "Our secret life is renewed through meditation, prayer, yoga, sleep, exercise, the quality of our listening, the an intimate dialogue with someone who knows how to listen so deeply, we hear ourselves." (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/we-alone-our-aloneness-kashmir-birk)

    We become more ourselves through "an intimate dialogue with someone who knows how to listen so deeply, we hear ourselves."

    These minds of ours swirl so fast. When we coalesce our thoughts into words for someone we can trust to work at just listening, we meet ourselves through our own voices.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    31/01/2017 #17 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #16 thank you @Cyndi wilkins, well said. Emotions just prove that we are human. Feeling and sharing them creates a deeper bond.
    Cyndi wilkins
    31/01/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins
    "Sharing emotions is sacred. Handle it with care." I think we are on to something deeper here @Deb 🐝 Helfrich...The challenge is not so much the in "feeling" the emotion itself, but rather the FEAR involved in sharing it with others...Vulnerability is terrifying...Our own fear of it is our biggest obstacle...Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc....This ties in nicely with what I see emerging here with collaborative efforts among many in network;-)
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    31/01/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #14 manipulation never works on the long term well added @Mohammed Sultan. Our limited beliefs can sabotage growth, that is true
    Mohammed Sultan
    31/01/2017 #14 Mohammed Sultan
    Strategic change goes beyond manipulating people skills to manipulating the org culture,strategies and structure.It's likely to result in a transformation in the workplace that may alter everything ,altering what people do,the skills ,the org tone ,the alignments and may be the way they compete.The major enemy of change is the top executives held beliefs which resist change.These beliefs usually works as a gravitational forces that held the whole org back to resort to the status quo ,favoring established directions that proved successful in the past based on their wrong assumptions.They also instead of helping the active change agents ,they tangle up the strategy and make it hard for them to implement.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    31/01/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    'Weaknesses' are charming opportunities for growth.
    Harvey Lloyd
    31/01/2017 #12 Harvey Lloyd
    #8 I agree and appreciate your input. You nailed one of my weaknesses that is carry over from the construction years. Follow up is something that i have to schedule, focus and get really organized around. In construction ego took care of follow up. Ego doesn't go over well in the professional world.

    My wife will let me know when i have slipped back into "construction mode" she is a saint. I just have to hide the two by fours. So i have a great resource at my side for assisting in followup. Thank you for your support of my success @Sara Jacobovici.
  13. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Human Appreciation
    Human AppreciationBuzz Submitted by : Juan Imaz Buzz: 3 Steps to Building Your Personal Brand For me life is a play or as Michael Schrage described as "Serious Play", though he was talking about prototyping and not...


    Donald Grandy
    31/01/2017 #4 Donald Grandy
    Very Deep!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    31/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Interesting that I saw the word DIGNA-TENTITY before I saw the word DIGI-IDENTITY. It is only on my second look that I saw portmanteau of digital identity and not dignity-identity. This is the same mind that is the providence of great marketers.

    It is not the trend of personal branding that bothers me, it was being confronted by Tom Peters who launched BRAND-YOU at the end of the last century portraying the human being to sell themselves like Proctor & Gamble sell a box of soap.

    When people read the original roll out of "The Brand Called You", it was a hit, but I did not focus on how we can Proctor & Gamble our own being or Unilever our soul, I just stared in amazement that this concept could be launched with an image of soap powder.


    Here were on the eve of the 21s Century and someone was reducing the human being to a box of "Tide". Now add to that the feeling of being a product in a digital container, my reaction then was not the reaction of my peers. Immediately my gut reaction was to launch into posts such as Pathway to Authenticity. Yet that gut reaction was just as limited as "The Brand Called You".

    That is how Mark Zorro came to be - initially a blog in 2003 where my rejection of "The Brand Called You" expressed itself as a blog of one-liners i.e. that we were becoming a soundbite society. In 2003 I created this blog at blogspot, founded by Evan Williams. In 2006 Evan Williams launched a co-founded a company that promoted guess what? One Liners - his group first called it TWTTR

    A Brand Called "Mark Zorro" - One Line for Everything !!!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    31/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "...our capacity to be this thing we call "being human" This is not a facility that nature gave us, it is a potential we have but we need to nurture it. That nurturing did not begin with us, it begins with our guardians or parents and the nature of our society. "

    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit - I have been slow-cooker-marinading on your series of thoughts on the wrong-side-of-the-bedness of succumbing to the trend of personal branding. I alternate between unease and 'oh, just an inapt metaphor' to extreme unease and then back to simmering confusion.

    Are avatar, persona, profile thumbnail any better? What do we call this little slice of Deb that is portrayed in 2-D typing that is interpreted differently in each brain that chooses to read my arrangement of words?


    Here is my basic problem. A corporate brand is meant to coalesce products and/or services so that hundreds of employees can talk to thousands of customers in a shorthand without misrepresenting a core component in the fluidity of language.

    Being human is a state of constant change and of infinite complexity. Tomorrow you or I, or both of us, may awake and decide to "Do what we want to" > https://www.bebee.com/bee/melissa-hefferman-california?t=posts
  14. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    Older and Wiser...probably not
    Older and Wiser...probably notEver wonder where the idea of the wisdom of the elders came from? When life was simple – and I mean really simple – the elders of the tribe were thought to hold all the wisdom. Not so in our modern society where you not only have to decide where to...


    Todd Jones
    04/02/2017 #2 Todd Jones
    Great advice @Royce Shook! However, last night, after listening to my 14 year old niece lament over her social media fueled girl troubles, my wife and I marveled at how different adolescence is today, and how different it would have been for us if social media had been available back in the early 80's. I see your point, but personally, I'll take the trials and tribulations and challenges of yesteryear over todays hyper connected problems in a heartbeat. Yes, irrelevance has snuck up on me. I will try to keep it to myself :)
    Kevin Baker
    30/01/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    I so agree respect is earned. The future begins now and the past is our ammunition to be more successful in our future not to be relived.
  15. ProducerClaire 🐝 Cardwell
    Green Building and Sustainability by Jack Laken
    Green Building and Sustainability by Jack LakenOur climate is changing. A shift in the number of wildfires, tsunamis, earthquakes, droughts, and heavy rainfalls has been attributed to climate change. These changes have had an impact on agriculture and wildlife, including the introduction of new...


    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    29/01/2017 #2 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @🐝 Fatima Williams! Have a great day!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    29/01/2017 #1 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share Kevin Baker! Have an awesome day!
  16. ProducerDevesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    THE INVADER - by Devesh Bhatt
    THE INVADER - by Devesh BhattThe Invader of my mind,Slipped through my senses.Beyond the sights and sounds,And tasteful pretenses.Between these hearing ears,Behind these watchful eyes.There stood a beautiful Trojan,Plotting a sly surprise.The Invader of my mind,Was invited as...


    Joyce Bowen
    14/02/2017 #5 Joyce Bowen
    Agreed. #1
    Devesh Bhatt
    28/01/2017 #4 Devesh Bhatt
    #3 true, within the limited levels of awareness , things look different. In the long run things pan out, consequent to our limited scope and yet beyond it.
    Kevin Baker
    27/01/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    The beauty of character in evolution is the spice of our humanity.
    Devesh Bhatt
    27/01/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    #1 the other assumption :)
    siraj shaik
    27/01/2017 #1 siraj shaik
    ...the other imagination (interesting read)
    by @Devesh Bhatt keyed in English..
  17. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    So Tell Me
    So Tell MeSo tell me little boy?Do you think life is a perpetual decoy?Will the future be built out of a kit?Or do you think it will be based on our own merit?--------------------------------So tell me young teen?Is it bright or grim when you are...


    Brian McKenzie
    29/01/2017 #21 Brian McKenzie
    #20 me too - I can't tell turquoise from robin's egg blue, distiguish the difference between blue-green and green-blue - if it isn't deep dark navy blue - I am going to call it all teal and not care an iota.
    Pascal Derrien
    29/01/2017 #20 Pascal Derrien
    #19 a point of view as valid as others indeed @Brian McKenzie I am colour blind that may explain :-)
    Brian McKenzie
    29/01/2017 #19 Brian McKenzie
    There is no change, they merely dress the same crap in different colors.
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #18 Pascal Derrien
    #17 @Donna-Luisa Eversley sure thing it is up to us to influence now :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    28/01/2017 #17 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Pascal Derrien...sure feeling that change too😢
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #9 great minds alike @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman well yours not mine :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    #10 a fine writer this @Dean Owen get the treasures from the vault out :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #11 @Aurorasa Sima with you comment I agree and I would like to say Merci :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    #12 @Ken Boddie indeed however the idealist in me would like to hope :-)
    Ken Boddie
    28/01/2017 #12 Ken Boddie
    No need for us to ask, Pascal, what these winds of change may bring?
    If we would only look to our past and learn from it.
    A deep and thought provoking post.
    Aurorasa Sima
    28/01/2017 #11 Aurorasa Sima
    Can I say
    Without a rhyme
    This poetry is really fine
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @Dean Owen @Pascal Derrien
    Dean Owen
    28/01/2017 #10 Dean Owen
    I pity the old,
    and yet I respect the old.
    But when I am old,
    will it be wise to envy the young?
    My time would be done.

    Dean Owen (circa 1979)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    27/01/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Well done, Pascal. Seems we may have a blending of thoughts. I published this poem on my site 1/18/2017

    Exoneration of hapless souls

    Redefined obtainable goals

    A smidgen of musing in the mix

    A fractured world can be fixed

    Balanced hope must not be nixed
    Pascal Derrien
    27/01/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    #7 many thanks for dropping, sharing and telling me @🐝 Fatima Williams :-)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    27/01/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima Williams
    A global citizen open and witty who loves his enemy !

    Wonderful poem @Pascal Derrien
    So I tell you Pascal
    I enjoyed the read 🤗
    Pascal Derrien
    27/01/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    #5 many thanks hope you did not go to far ☺@Gert Scholtz
    Gert Scholtz
    27/01/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien You had my mind spinning in many directions with this one - a wonderful poem and I enjoyed the read Pascal.
    Pascal Derrien
    27/01/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 thank you so much @Laurent Boscherini turbulent times ahead indeed I believe, albeit the need to get a solid compass to go thru it :-)
    Laurent Boscherini
    27/01/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Thank you @Pascal Derrien for sharing your beautiful writing so poetic as sensitive against rough times to reset the compass with perspectives.
    Pascal Derrien
    27/01/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    #1 thanks very much Devesh just a few words very quickly put together on paper not Victor Hugo yet ☺
  18. ProducerDaniel Donachie

    Daniel Donachie

    The Most Complex Machine on the Planet.
    The Most Complex Machine on the Planet.Science tells us that the brain processes between 200 million and 400 trillion bits of information every second. We are actually aware of around 2,000. This means that at best estimate, we are aware of 0.00001% of whats going on at any moment. Add...


    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    25/01/2017 #18 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Great article @Daniel Donachie - I wish that meditation was taught in schools! There have been studies done where crime rates and mental illnesses decrease in areas where there are a lot of people meditating.
    Kevin Baker
    25/01/2017 #17 Kevin Baker
    Grounding Effects
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    24/01/2017 #16 🐝 Fatima Williams
    This is an amazing exercise gives me alot of calm and sense of presence is alive. Thank you Daniel
    Paul Walters
    11/07/2016 #15 Paul Walters
    #12 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD sound medical advice there re the Beer Doc.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    11/07/2016 #14 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Turning toward and embracing adversity is a difficult but critical step in being more present. Thanks so much for this post and your ongoing work @Daniel Donachie
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    11/07/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The starting point is important especially if we are looking adversity straight in the face. There is a great difference between the brain dealing with a hill of adversity rather than a brain that is facing an endless cliff face. We can build our resilience when the challenge is a hill, and we also acknowledge here that we have not really been on the receiving end of life. So from a state of health we can cultivate even more health but when one is facing extreme challenge, it is a long journey where the contemplative is a luxury for us, compared to those who are battling back from huge challenges. The kind of challenge I am talking about is featured in a documentary about British boxer Michael Watson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ZO0FL2Vx8
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/07/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 I'll wager that in Bali, time is slower than in other areas...thereby leaving you in a time continuum where you are protected from the actual passage of 'real' time. I'll also bet that as long as you're taking care of your mind, body and soul, that you are aging slower than the rest of the average big-city population in the rat-race. So have another beer on me, yeah. It's a good diuretic and on a hot day, it hits you like nothing else.
    Tahir Kashif
    04/07/2016 #11 Tahir Kashif
    Thanks for sharing. Daniel Donachie
    Daniel Donachie
    04/07/2016 #10 Daniel Donachie
    #8 Thank you so much @Sharon King for your kind words and encouragement. I am truly grateful. #7 Thank you @Irene Hackett, this means a great deal.
    Daniel Donachie
    04/07/2016 #9 Daniel Donachie
    #8 Thank you so much @Sharon King for your kind words and encouragement. I am truly grateful.
    Sharon King
    04/07/2016 #8 Sharon King
    It's true Daniel @Daniel Donachie, we really only fire off a few synapses at any given moment and most of the time they're spent on keeping a tight fist over something that happened in our past that we can't let go of. Please keep making these videos, they're really interesting and super informative.
    Daniel Donachie
    02/07/2016 #5 Daniel Donachie
    #2 Thank you so much @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I look forward to learning more about your work.
    Daniel Donachie
    02/07/2016 #4 Daniel Donachie
    #1 You are a lucky one then @Paul Walters, you can be aware of everything! I would recommend a large.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    02/07/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    What an amazing information! All praises to the Almighty Lord Who is the all-powerful Creator.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Love the transition from the anatomy picture to the physiology...and then transcending to "presence" ... and more. Sharing to my Traumatic Brain Injury Hive, too. Thank you for the inspiration!
    Paul Walters
    02/07/2016 #1 Paul Walters
    I live in bali and have done for a few years. Due to sloth, methinks my brain only processes a couple of things a day. Should I have a large or a small Bintang ( beer)
  19. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    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...


    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/01/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #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. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    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!!! :) :)
  20. ProducerDevesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    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...


    Prahlad Rao
    21/02/2017 #12 Prahlad Rao
    Excellent lines.
    I like your structure of all poetry, you select appropriate picture, write from your heart and conclude elegantly. Perfect flow, brilliant!
    Devesh Bhatt
    05/02/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt
    #10 how you see me, how I see myself and who I am,
    The conflict exists for each of us at some phase of life.

    We have the sources the feedback and the self assessment, yet confusions, shallow self understanding or denial just slip back in unannounced many times.

    True the information would come onscreen, perhaps even assess and predict our actions based on segmentation. Yet we all have read, seen witnessed people being misunderstood.
    siraj shaik
    05/02/2017 #10 siraj shaik
    #4 In general opinion over observations (awareness and experiences gained from LinkedIn) some disguise.. with different masks that are easily wearable with someone's face, a fancy name, variety profile and digital access id.. unfortunately with a mask on share a digital shake hand and with other mask click on block .. And the notification is wonderful it streams info what's going on with and giving alerts.. A try on simple easy SEO will give search results and scrolling a few pages (a review on text & images) open everything of "some or many who are part of our own network". Yeah digital Cache is indeed smart. Tech is growing and no one can over ride to suppress.. No one can hide their "who am I" but it will be an open book where with all trends a tap keys on will bring everything and all info on screen.
    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
  21. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    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...
  22. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    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...
  23. April Lynn

    April Lynn

    In an distracting and often demanding world ...
    Best way to keep your peace (and sanity 😉):
    •Say "No" when
    •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."
    April Lynn


    April Lynn
    17/01/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #7 Always!! Gratitude @Milos Djukic. 🐝💤
    Milos Djukic
    17/01/2017 #7 Anonymous
    @April Lynn in progress, always :)
    April Lynn
    16/01/2017 #6 Anonymous
    #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 🐝💤
    April Lynn
    16/01/2017 #4 Anonymous
    #2 Appreciate you, @Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    April Lynn
    16/01/2017 #3 Anonymous
    #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."
  24. 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...


    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
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    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...


    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
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