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Humans, Nature and Creativity

~ 100 buzzes
This hive is for buzzes that re-create the connections between people and nature - nature and people.
Why Humans? The word humans is derived from humous - from the earth, hence, this hive and the connection between humans and nature.
Why Creativity? Because nature is one big creation, humans are born to create, and creativity is the number one capability to create our future now.

We are experiencing a new renaissance, where people are realizing, who we are being, what we believe, and how we act has profound effects on the whole system in which we live. I hope that the more we see, imagine and experience our inter-connections with each other and nature, the more we collectively uncover new ways to create our workplaces and society that continually expand the ways we foster care of the whole system.
  1. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Musical Ice
    Musical IceMy eyes were scrolling new buzzes on beBee and suddenly noticed two titles related to the freezing of ice. Sara Jacobovici contributed the first buzz on A man isolated himself in the Arctic for 20 years. What he reveals inside this cave is...


    Sara Jacobovici
    13/03/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    @Ali Anani writes: "We need to clean our minds from contaminants. Freezing is one way of purifying ice from its contaminants. Humans are bodies of water. In fact, 80% of our brain is water. The stress of life is surmounting and we need to crystallize out doubts, mistrust and negative thoughts from our mind."
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/03/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Never ceases to amaze me how you can find an idea, image or element and move it beyond the boundaries in which it was originally presented. Thank you @Ali Anani for another profound post. I am always grateful to be connected in any way to your work. I would like to highlight some of your statments.You write, "We need to clean our minds from contaminants...we need to crystallize out doubts, mistrust and negative thoughts from our mind." As water is a sound conductor and our body is made up of mostly water, all the movement in our body that produces vibrations can be the source of decontamination and crystallization. Just as negative thoughts produce contaminants, positive thoughts can decontaminate. Masaru Emoto's work has proven that the vibration and sound of the spoken word can impact on how water crystals are formed. I am sure internally the same thing is taking place with our thoughts. You include, Dr. Ali, elements of breath and temperature in your discussion and how it all interacts to produce something that is "sound" or not. But what blew me away was reading your poetic ending, I copy it in its entirety: "Let the water in our brains freeze into clear and workable ice from which we may make musical instruments chanting our trust and love for life. It is amazing that the heat of trust produces the freezing of waters in our brains to beat musical tones. Make your ice musical. This is a great self-motivator."
    Ali Anani
    13/03/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    Dears @Sara Jacobovici and @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. as you are mentioned in this buzz.
  2. Deb🐝 Lange

    Deb🐝 Lange

    @AliAnani you will love this. Look at the amazing fish pond images and using nature as the metaphor and to learn from.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    Better pond, bigger fish
    dupress.deloitte.com Developing future leaders isn’t just about putting them through programs. New research points to the critical importance of supporting them with the right organizational context—a workplace environment that encourages knowledge-sharing, risk-taking,...


    Deb🐝 Lange
    10/03/2017 #2 Deb🐝 Lange
    Bebee is a hive in a thriving fishpond!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    10/03/2017 #1 Deb🐝 Lange
    @AliAnani for you from trees and bee metaphors to fish ponds
  3. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Cheating that is not
    Cheating that is notIt amazes me how structures replicate in nature. Is this a coincidence or luck by chance (serendipity)? Or, more is it a form of legal cheating? Let me explain by example. If I ask the reader this question- is there a relationship or...


    Ali Anani
    10/03/2017 #36 Ali Anani
    #35 You added examples are shining @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I wish I could answer your question. It is these questions that keep us chasing more knowledge. Our world is still mysterious.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    10/03/2017 #35 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #30 Sorry for the belated reply, @Ali Anani. Topics like these intrigue me the most. As you said, the concept of honeycomb structures extends into different domains. The latest find in astronomy shows that universe has a structure which resembles a honeycomb - superclusters of galaxies linked together in a cosmic web.
    In one of your comments you asked how cockroaches, human cell membranes, bees or even bamboo plant determine that the honeycomb structure is ideal for their growth.
    We could ask a similar question about universe and the “forces” that attract galaxies into honeycomb pattern. Does the pattern simply represent the nature’s tendency to create the efficient hexagonal close-packing structures, such as a honeycomb? Is this “propensity” embedded into the very laws of nature?
    Some questions are simply unanswerable.
    Ali Anani
    08/03/2017 #34 Ali Anani
    #33 Great and challenging questions @Aaron Skogen. Yu open my mind to thousand of more questions. The key question is can an imitator be a creator? The first one was not surely an imitator? More puzzling questions are creeping in my head.
    Aaron Skogen
    08/03/2017 #33 Aaron Skogen
    Very interesting and thought provoking @Ali Anani.

    From the first, are the rest epigonic? Or, is each an archetype it's own?

    Ultimately, life finds a way. . .
    Ali Anani
    08/03/2017 #32 Ali Anani
    #31 Thank you @Mike O'Connor and I agree with your observation. Nature has billion years of experiences which we can learn from.
    Mike O'Connor
    08/03/2017 #31 Mike O'Connor
    Very interesting article and observation, @Ali Anani! It seems like nature is really good at geometry and design. Evolution and centuries of trial and error has confirmed the best ways to grow. We could learn a lot from better observing nature.
    Ali Anani
    08/03/2017 #30 Ali Anani
    @Lada 🏡 Prkic- your engineering insights are requested here.
    Ali Anani
    08/03/2017 #29 Ali Anani
    Thank you dear @Jeet Sarkar for your kind words and sharing this buzz and others.
    Jeet Sarkar
    08/03/2017 #28 Jeet Sarkar
    Interesting buzz sir @Ali Anani! I loved it! Thank you for sharing it.
    Ali Anani
    07/03/2017 #27 Ali Anani
    #26 It is a mind game and @Harvey Lloyd comments expressed it very well. I am thinking of many other structures that we find in humans, plants, and other creatures. Will let you know of whatever conclusion or possible explanations I arrive to dear Tausif.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/03/2017 #26 Tausif Mundrawala
    #25 There is an entire chain of questions which I think would be interconnected to each other. Please let me know the final conclusion. This is really very interesting.
    Ali Anani
    07/03/2017 #25 Ali Anani
    #24 Yes, you are right dear Tausif. The question then is how many coincidences do we expect?
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/03/2017 #24 Tausif Mundrawala
    #23 I think the accommodative nature of these grids which are highly receptive in nature. It might be a mere co-incidence that their structure resemble each other. This buzz is very interesting and its not only informative but inquisitive in nature.
    Ali Anani
    07/03/2017 #23 Ali Anani
    #22 Your answer is prompt dear @Tausif Mundrawala and reflects your good knowledge. My main question is how did cockroaches, human cell membranes, bees and cockroaches and other examples determined all that the honeycomb structure is ideal for their growth. Even plants such as bamboo have this structure. How did they all realize this fact? Not only that, but also did they reveal their secrets to each other? Did bamboo have a "silent communication" with bees, for example? These are the questions that prompted me to write this buzz dear Tausif.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/03/2017 #22 Tausif Mundrawala
    This buzz is like uncoding the cipher. Anyways lets try unleashing this mystery. According to me this honeycomb like geometrical structure allows minimum usage of material and maximizing the strength. It allows the plant or trees to reach maximum height as the arranged geometrical structure allows them to do so without creating any hindrance to their growth. Their growth allows this structure to expand in an evenly manner where every grid works and allows another grid to be accommodated. Then it spreads accordingly and stretches the more they could.

    I hope I answered your query, Sir @Ali Anani. Please let me know. Awaiting your reply.
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/03/2017 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #18 Nice example @Harvey Lloyd. I appreciate you sharing it with me.
    Harvey Lloyd
    07/03/2017 #20 Harvey Lloyd
    #19 Doesn't everyone have crickets in the matchbox as the earthquake detector?:-)
    Ali Anani
    07/03/2017 #19 Ali Anani
    #18 What a great example dear @Harvey Lloyd! SOme animals show behaviors before an earthquake as well.
    Harvey Lloyd
    07/03/2017 #18 Harvey Lloyd
    #14 @Sara Jacobovici you made me think of the Silver Maples in our yard as a small boy. Dad always said that they would show your their silver just before a storm. Silent communications.
    Ali Anani
    07/03/2017 #17 Ali Anani
    #15 I appreciate greatly your sharing of the buzz dear @Sara Jacobovici
  4. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Take a 2 minute breather with this video.
    Sara Jacobovici
    This 2-Minute Video Is the Best Thing I’ve Ever Seen About Nature. I Could Rewatch It Endlessly!
    brightside.me Unbelievable beauty...watch this on full...


    Sara Jacobovici
    02/03/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Happy to hear you enjoyed it @Ali Anani.
    Ali Anani
    02/03/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    Two minutes of watching that leave us with a very long memory of its beauty. Thank you @Sara Jacobovici for sharing such a wonder.
  5. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    It's all connected.
    Sara Jacobovici
    They Released 14 Wolves In A Park. But No One Was Prepared For THIS. Unbelievable That Nature..
    weloveanimals.me The result has sent shockwaves across the...


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    27/02/2017 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Yes indeed dear Sara. The natural ecosystem is a study in inter-dependence. Disturb one link in the chain and the whole system goes awry. Now we can understand better why even some thing as diminutive as a Bee is so important to the survival of the homo sapien.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/02/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the share @Milos Djukic.
  6. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Seven Natural Wonders of Time
    Seven Natural Wonders of TimeI am drawn to heights and places where time surrounds me. Spaces where time stretches away and spots where distant history rushes towards you. Here follows my seven natural wonders time.  Vredefort Dome More than two billion years ago...


    Rahel Sivan
    11/03/2017 #33 Rahel Sivan
    Gert Sholtz: Thank you for sharing this lovely photo. In turn, I shared it to LinkedIn, specifically to a connection whom, I felt could truly appreciate its beauty. I look forward to more from you.
    Ken Boddie
    25/02/2017 #32 Ken Boddie
    Beautiful images, Gert, and enthralling descriptions, reminding us that man's evolutionary existence on earth is but a blink of the eye in geological time. I have registered these images and wonders for later on-line exploration and savouring.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    24/02/2017 #31 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Wonderful images with a touching description. Beauty of nature never ceases to amaze us. @Gert Scholtz Your buzz tells me how well you connect with nature and appreciate it's beauty and the contribution it makes to each one of us.

    A must visit all these magnificent places.
    I Imagined travelling two billion years in the seven natural wonders of time.
    Thank you for the journey into the beauty that surrounds you.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    24/02/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #28 you are welcome, all on my bucket list - let me first complete my business management course for startups then i take off @Gert Scholtz
    Gert Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #29 Gert Scholtz
    @Ian Weinberg @Helena Jansen van Vuuren Glad you enjoyed the post. We forget sometimes how fortunate we are to live in a country with such pristine beauty. Groete en lekkker naweek!
    Gert Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #28 Gert Scholtz
    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @Jerry Fletcher I hope that you will someday have the chance to experience the reality of the pictures and images. Many thanks for your encouraging comments.
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    24/02/2017 #27 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    Aaah - now I am homesick - lived in Barkley West and travelled countryside regularly - different country - different self - baie baie dankie!
    Ian Weinberg
    24/02/2017 #25 Ian Weinberg
    Incredibly inspiring buzz @Gert Scholtz You've just reminded me to re-explore my own backyard! Dankie al weer en mooi bly.
    Jerry Fletcher
    24/02/2017 #24 Jerry Fletcher
    Now I have another handful of reasons to visit. Thank you for the pictures but more importantly for the heartfelt descriptions and expression of your feelings.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #23 Gert Scholtz
    #20 @Ali Anani Coming from someone whose pen work I admire, your comment has made my day Ali – thank you. I will in future write again on the beauty and serenity of the natural environment I am so fortunate to be in.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    24/02/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Love this one from Gert Scholtz!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    24/02/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Well-being for our heart and soul @Gert Scholtz, each day a cup of inspiring beauty in words and images, I say yes to that! Thank you.
    Ali Anani
    24/02/2017 #20 Ali Anani
    You are a gifted writer @Gert Scholtz. Did you take the photos? I second the comment of @VDS Brink below and that you should continue writing on this topic.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    #18 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit En daar val ek amper van my stoel af toe ek jou antwoord in Afrikaans sien!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/02/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #12 Vandag moet ons almal dankbaar wees vir Google Vertaling :-)
    VDS Brink
    24/02/2017 #17 VDS Brink
    Gert! What a wonderfull story about wonders of our country! The beauty is that you barely touched the surface. Please do a followup on the next seven wonders: The hollow caves in the Eastern Free State while the sun sets. The Richtersveld what no words will ever describe. The Tankwa Karoo where time stands still, the Wild Coast, the world's most beautiful flower show around Gharies and Kamieskroon, the endless horizons of the Highveld and an old lion sleeping away in Kruger while naughty warthogs disturb him!
    Gert Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    @Savvy Raj @Sara Jacobovici @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I appreciate your friendly words, thank you for reading. South Africa's natural diversity is a world in one country – mountains, forests, desert, tropical coastlines, waterfalls, lakes, the bush, many more. Do visit one day and come and explore even more natural wonders of time within the beauty of the country.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #13 Gert Scholtz
    #6 @Paul Walters @Dean Owen Paul, I think you need to bring our friend Dean with as you will be travelling through desert areas which he would like to see. And while in Namibia, rather go for a Windhoek than a Castle, or two or three.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #12 Gert Scholtz
    #10 @VDS Brink Dankie VDS. Daar is so baie wat ons oor kan skryf in hierdie pragtige land waarin ons woon. Ek sal mettertyd n opvolg doen oor die dele wat jy genoem het en ook oor n paar ander wondere van ons land.
    Savvy Raj
    24/02/2017 #11 Savvy Raj
    Amazing journey through time and spaces @Gert Scholtz thanks so much for sharing these here. I especially connected with these lines amongst the many here ....The mists, strands and waters fall down in space only to repeat the cycle through the earth’s natural rhythms.
  7. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    btw that smell; it's called petrichor. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝


    Devesh Bhatt
    23/02/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    The first rain. And with clay (saundhi mitti) it is exquisite. What a great reminder. Thanks
  8. Harvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    Home Schooling is growing in America and my Grandchildren are learning about commerce. They have been selling eggs from their chickens to our neighbors and now making jewelry. The project has been fun to watch as they interface with their customers.

    The jewelry is a new project that all of our grandchildren are participating to help them understand E-commerce. They just started with an Etsy account this weekend and have posted some of their creations.

    Stop by and take a look. Thanks.
    Harvey Lloyd
    Amazing Creations made by Amazing Kids por HomeschoolerCreation
    www.etsy.com Explora los artículos únicos de HomeschoolerCreation en Etsy: el sitio global para comprar y vender mercancías hechas a mano, vintage y con...
  9. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    The Hidden Marketing Forces
    The Hidden Marketing ForcesNature has a treasure of hidden marketing forces. They are to be uncovered or made use of. This buzz tries to reveal some hidden marketing secrets. I may call them "The Green Marketing Forces" because they are derived from nature. Let me...


    Ali Anani
    21/02/2017 #45 Ali Anani
    Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit responded to this buzz by writing a great buzz on "The Water of Life".

    I urge readers of this buzz to read Manjit's buzz as well.
    Ali Anani
    16/02/2017 #44 Ali Anani
    #42 I look forward to reading your forthcoming buzzes dear @Deb🐝 Lange. My "remote sensing" say they shall be very sensible. I Trust My Senses as much as I trust yours.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    16/02/2017 #43 Deb🐝 Lange
    Ooops I needed to write the title @Ali Anani " Trust Your Senses - Embodied Wisdom for the Modern Age" https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995437203
    Deb🐝 Lange
    16/02/2017 #42 Deb🐝 Lange
    #16 Dear @Ali Anani you are so generous & so inspiring. Thank-you for suggesting to post my book here. There are some bees on BeBee who are enjoying discovering connecting to their senses.This is the link https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995437203 I will be back to write some more posts soon - I have been creating an online live experience to explore the senses with readers - I will be sharing about that soon.
    Ali Anani
    16/02/2017 #41 Ali Anani
    #38 Thank you so much dear @James Olcott for your kind words and elaboration😊. Your comment is also of further elaboration on my response to the comment by @Devesh Bhatt "My comment #36"
    Ali Anani
    16/02/2017 #40 Ali Anani
    #37 My ears are listening to the music of your wonderful words and "tolling" words dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Ali Anani
    16/02/2017 #39 Ali Anani
    #36 Fill an urgent need for people that is not costly and give for free dear @Devesh Bhatt. This is a high value action. For a thirsty person in a hot area a drop of water means a lot. For the giver if he can supply it free and at low cost then you are delighting the customer at a loc pain for you. Yes, it can be done. I have many other examples.
    James Olcott
    16/02/2017 #38 James Olcott
    After reading this, I find myself covered in pollen and nectar. :)

    This story is a great example of how the shop keeper correctly read an external message -- people demand water -- and it to his credit he was able to supply it with synergistic impact. A+!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    16/02/2017 #37 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    You are truly an asset to beBee and I think of you as our gentlemen bee, @Ali Anani. "The earth has music for those who listen." unknown
    Devesh Bhatt
    16/02/2017 #36 Devesh Bhatt
    the bees and the flowers have natural purpose for these systems. i wonder how kindness becomes a natural aspect of business?
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    16/02/2017 #35 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #33 Enrique welcome to beBee! Look forward to your contributions on this platform
    Kevin Baker
    16/02/2017 #34 Kevin Baker
    #27 great idea thank you
    Enrique Collada Sánchez
    15/02/2017 #33 Enrique Collada Sánchez
    #32 You are welcome! I really enjoyed it. I hope I will keep learning with your new posts. It seems I am going to like my "adventure" through beBee.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #32 Ali Anani
    #31 Thank you so much for your first and very encouraging comment @Enrique Collada Sánchez
    Enrique Collada Sánchez
    15/02/2017 #31 Enrique Collada Sánchez
    A really interesting comparisson between bees and flowers behaviors and a marketing strategy. I recommend it!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #30 Tausif Mundrawala
    #28 You are always welcome, Sir.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #29 Ali Anani
    #25 SUperb comment is your s dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. I loved this " If we feel the exchange of goods, services, and human energy is equal it elevates the interaction beyond the ordinary and creates a lasting memory". What a revealing statement tis is! I pondered on and the more I did, the more I liked it.
    I am also very happy that you gave beBee and both @Juan Imaz and @Javier 🐝 beBee the merit they deserve.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #28 Ali Anani
    #24 I can't thank you enough dear @Tausif Mundrawala. I do do appreciate your comment and your wonderful understanding of the buzz. I noticed just now your buzz and I shall be reading it as soon as I finish responding to comments here.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #27 Ali Anani
    #23 @Kevin Baker- what a powerful statement is your writing "The creation of empathy by acknowledgment of our basic human needs". This could be your next buzz if you wish.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/02/2017 #26 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #12 #11 You are a very rare elixir, @🐝 Fatima Williams. I still find it hard to put the feelings into words of your sincere marketing gesture for my book.

    As an author, to know that just one person read the book and felt what I wanted to convey, brings me joy and satisfaction. Even though I hadn't met you when I wrote the book, I feel in a certain way that I imagined you when I was thinking of my ideal reader. What an example of gravitational power of the human spirit - the power of words.

    What you write about, you bring about. Just as long as you put the words out into the world where they can do their work!
  10. David Pineda

    David Pineda

    Encouragement, it really can make a difference in someone's life. Pay attention, notice things and speak on the good you see, which often gets lost with all the noise in life. David Pineda


    David Pineda
    09/02/2017 #2 David Pineda
    #1 thanks for sharing Harvey
    Harvey Lloyd
    09/02/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    We should encourage not because of good or being right but because along the path towards these goals we sometimes just need recognition that we are fighting the good fight.
  11. Deb🐝 Lange

    Deb🐝 Lange

    We need a new awareness that the universe is within us and we are in the universe. An inseparable connection. I think this is one of the reasons I am so focussed on the senses - when we sense and think we can connect with our inseperable inter-connection with nature.
    Alan Watts - Man and nature (Top talk) (Man in nature)
    Alan Watts - Man and nature (Top talk) (Man in nature) "You pick up a pebble on the beach and you look at it. Beautiful! Just enjoy it! Don't feel that you've got to salve your conscience by saying that this is...


    Deb🐝 Lange
    09/02/2017 #2 Deb🐝 Lange
    #1 Yes @Ali Anani hence so much destruction of the beauty within the world, when there is no connection within us.
    Ali Anani
    09/02/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    @Deb🐝 Lange- you wrote " when we sense and think we can connect with our inseparable interconnectionn with nature". This is very profound my friend. People who lack the inner sense of beauty find nothing beautiful in this world. .
  12. Deb🐝 Lange

    Deb🐝 Lange

    The late, Thomas Berry on Nature and Humans - "in a certain sense, humans are a way that the universe creates itself" - but, now we know plants and animals have consciousness - surely they too are creating the universe, not humans alone?
    Thomas Berry on Nature and Humans - Subtitled Interview
    Thomas Berry on Nature and Humans - Subtitled Interview In this interview (with subtitles), eco-theologian Thomas Berry speaks about the need to expand our ideas about 'rights' and accept that other species...
  13. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Learning a new language can be colorful.
    Sara Jacobovici
    Squid Communicate With a Secret, Skin-Powered Alphabet
    www.wired.com Once they get over being creeped out, maybe scientists will figure out what cephalopods are...
  14. ProducerLisa Vanderburg

    Lisa Vanderburg

    Mama's nose knows
    Mama's nose knowsDeb🐝 Lange gave us such an intricate honeycomb of delights in her well-crafted buzz: Smell - a neglected sense in which she explores the less obvious ways this sense serves us. I wanted to give her back my example, but it was too long (I'm still new...


    Deb🐝 Lange
    10/02/2017 #20 Deb🐝 Lange
    #19 How gorgeous @Cyndi wilkins - I am so excited for you! - I love that you just flipped to a page - someone else said she is doing that - just opening a page and checking in what the message is and what to go out and do, play that day. Of course, I imagine all of the things that I wanted in the book and I had to choose to leave out of the book to get my first book published - and that is OK - as they can all go in the next one! look forward to hearing from you - I started a series of conversations with Deb Helfrich - just short 5 minutes and recorded them - to share about how @Deb 🐝 Helfrich is using the book. You can watch some of them here. I love what she has been doing! If you want to do the same thing with me - just message me and we will organise a time. I am looking forward to finding out what you discover! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz679uLz352jvFMkHmI4pBA
    Cyndi wilkins
    09/02/2017 #19 Cyndi wilkins
    #18 Yes, I enjoyed that article and commented on the intelligence of plants and their diverse communication systems..."The Plant Whisperer." When I received your book yesterday I flipped it open to a random page...I little trick I learned years ago about trusting your senses;-) I knew in that moment whatever was on that page was an opportunity for me to re-connect and re-discover new ways of thinking by shifting my perceptions about the obstacles that presented there. Recognition is only the first step...we must follow through by initiating a response within ourselves...an action that integrates this new way of thinking and assists us on our journey to "whole bodied" health....Thanks @Deb🐝 Lange...I am looking forward to embarking on this journey while I walk with you through the pages of your book;-)
    Deb🐝 Lange
    09/02/2017 #18 Deb🐝 Lange
    #15 absolutely @Cyndi wilkins - it goes back further than Aristotle - Aristotle declared logic and reason supreme. He declared the body foul and women's bodies foul as they menstruated. Descartes declared thinking had nothing to do with emotion. We have been living the legacy of people like this for 1000's of years. BUT, there have always been some people who have believed in whole bodied intelligence. waldorf Steiner for one, There are many scientists today who share there is intelligence in every cell of our being. Yes, re-discovering the art of play and being childlike with curiosity and wonder takes us to that place in a simple and elegant way. You might enjoy this post I did on linked in. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/current-unlearning-trend-opening-integrate-thinking-deb?trk=pulse_spock-articles
    Cyndi wilkins
    07/02/2017 #17 Cyndi wilkins
    Ha ha! So true @Lisa Vanderburg...That sounds like the beginnings of another amazing post for you..."These Are A Few Of My Favorite REDONKULOUS Things!"
    Now THAT sounds like a fun read;-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    07/02/2017 #16 Lisa Vanderburg
    #15 So true, savvy @Cyndi wilkins!! Remember being a kid? All those limbs and joints doing redonkulous things so effortlessly? Same with our senses, I guess. Going walkabout in the dead-darness of night for hours as a child - that's what honed my senses, I only now realize!
    Cyndi wilkins
    06/02/2017 #15 Cyndi wilkins
    #11 Why it is that the "intellectual" brain sanitizes the senses? And how can we re-connect those circuits without frying them;-) Many in the intellectual circles view emotion as an unnecessary nuisance standing in the way of the pursuit of external power...whereas it is my belief that the higher order of logic and understanding lies within developing an awareness of our senses...Taking that a step further, dare to go beyond what we embody as our "human sensory system" and dig a little deeper into your heart and soul...Amazing possibilities reside there;-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    06/02/2017 #14 Lisa Vanderburg
    #11 I thank you @Deb🐝 Lange! If it weren't for your fabulous buzz on Smell, I may have never mentioned it: not because it wasn't important, but because it was just so instinctive, I hadn't at the time thought of the connection. Does make me think just how many near-misses we all have!!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    06/02/2017 #13 Lisa Vanderburg
    #10 haha.... @Cyndi wilkins - the Trevors of the world need all the support they can get :)
    Deb🐝 Lange
    05/02/2017 #12 Deb🐝 Lange
    Wonderfully inspiring story of what can happen we trust our sense of smell (just one of our underrated senses) and intuition. Thank - you so much for sharing.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    05/02/2017 #11 Deb🐝 Lange
    @Lisa Vanderburg wow wow wow - so amazing - thank-you soooo much for trusting your sense of smell and intuition all of those years ago! and thank-you so much for sharing such a powerful story! I hope that inspires more people to share what they are sensing instinctively and to recover and deepen the access to the wisdom of our senses - instead of being too sanitised and intellectual to trust them! wonderful story!
    Cyndi wilkins
    03/02/2017 #10 Cyndi wilkins
    @Lisa Vanderburg...I love the name Trevor!!! Or was it Travis?? Anyway, THIS IS AN AWESOME STORY! Yo Mama knows when something ails ya! Even before you do;-) Keep 'em coming Lisa...I love this stuff!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    02/02/2017 #9 Lisa Vanderburg
    #8 So true @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! I mind is so pollutes these days that all my instincts are screaming at me, 'jump!....jump!!' :)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    02/02/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I am not surprised in the least, @Lisa Vanderburg, but oh, so tremendously glad you are the type to listen to your senses.

    Smell, especially, is way too atrophied in us humans right now. My hyper-active noze cannot believe how badly we are polluting our environment with really, really toxic smelling chemicals.
    Gerald Hecht
    02/02/2017 #7 Gerald Hecht
    #5 @Lisa Vanderburg but it does invoke strong memories of family "going out to dinner" memories...well maybe can now I can break that "hardwired" association by using this new fact you just taught me!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    02/02/2017 #6 Lisa Vanderburg
    #3 This mother was just one really lucky incubator :)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    02/02/2017 #5 Lisa Vanderburg
    #4 haha @Gerald Hecht; that might be right next to my refractory blub thingie................
    Did you know that the smell of a old vacant restaurant kitchen which smells like a deep-fat fryer is actually the smell of roaches? Nope - the leggy-thingie ones.
    Gerald Hecht
    02/02/2017 #4 Gerald Hecht
    It's true --the olfactory bulb thingies go right to the our "emotional radar control center thingie" in the amygdala ... thingie ;-)
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    #2 mothers know best :-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    02/02/2017 #2 Lisa Vanderburg
    I know...right @Pascal Derrien? Pure spiritual intervention, methinks. Thanks!
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    wow....just wow :-) what a story !
  15. Harvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    A behind the scenes look at success over adversity.
    Harvey Lloyd
    Hours After The Inauguration, Kellyanne Conway Makes A Stunning Confession
    qpolitical.com Just hours after Donald John Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America, his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway speaks out about the  real  reason why he won. In a landslide election, Donald J. Trump shocked liberals...


    Harvey Lloyd
    23/01/2017 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    #5 Regardless of political inclinations, real humans do work on opposite sides of the spectrum. I just thought it was a tribute to women that a person had lived through the trials and tribulations of a presidential race and was successful.
    Dorothy Cooper
    23/01/2017 #5 Dorothy Cooper
    #3 I guess that I writhed some. I also did not agree with the idea it was a "landslide election."
    You did not offend me personally, I am glad you shared it actually. I still find all of this like conducting therapy with a narcissistic patient. I run between thinking I need a tire pump of facts or antacid because a number of lies that get permutated.
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/01/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    #2 Her husband does make good money now. It was her youth that showed some adversity.

    I would appreciate your inputs on any facts that may have been misrepresented.
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/01/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    #1 Wow. Guess the article caught a spiny part of your political beliefs. I was merely introducing a non political scope of her life. Which you seem to be well researched. Given her chosen profession i would think that changing ships is part of the process.

    She is a mother, wife and daughter. She is human. Not sure where you are coming from with your analysis of poverty? Given no support in that area the rest of your commentary is just opinion.

    I for one was excited that a "Women" navigated the rigors of politics and was/is seen as successful. Regardless of whether i agree with her political beliefs.

    My apologies if i offended your sense of taste.
    Dorothy Cooper
    23/01/2017 #2 Dorothy Cooper
    Much of this article comprised misrepresentation, as far as adversity. Kellyanne is married to a man who is a professional and earns a well-heeled salary. In addition, her mother provides childcare for her children. As a single parent, with two college age, late teens and a disability and I received little support because I was not believed that I had polyarthritis. My son has autism and as a single parent without family help, childcare costs are outrageous and difficult to find with a special needs son. I worked as an educational psychologist and struggled to meet all expectations. I "leaned in," it was a nightmare. I hope to tell that story, it is ugly.
    Kellyanne offers a history of some admirable aspirations but this story misrepresents facts and well we know how that goes.
    Robert Cormack
    23/01/2017 #1 Robert Cormack
    A piece of self-serving nonsense. She was born into poverty? Her father owned "a small trucking company" and her mother "worked in a bank." How is that poverty? We're talking about a woman who, only months before she was hired as campaign advisor, she was attacking Trump on CNN. Conway is your typical anything-for-a-buck-girl" and if women are going to gather and protest, they should be protesting against this woman. She's set women back a hundred years, a two-faced liar operating on slick and doublespeak. She's the "alternative facts" girl.
  16. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    Is Realism Dead?
    Is Realism Dead?What is idealism?  In reviewing the definition it appears to be the process of using your imagination to develop a position or belief of how things should be (A little liberty with the definition here.).  On the surface this would suggest that the...


    Milos Djukic
    26/01/2017 #9 Anonymous
    #4 My pleasure @Harvey Lloyd. Thank you.
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/01/2017 #8 Harvey Lloyd
    #6 I believe you grasp the concept quite well @Mohammed Sultan. Real dialogue around our ideals is what is required if we are to experience a future of human success. Thanks for your insights.
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/01/2017 #7 Harvey Lloyd
    #5 Does the 20% have a responsibility when they get in front of their following? They have the microphone or media's attention.
    Mohammed Sultan
    23/01/2017 #6 Mohammed Sultan
    It's by the reals we survive but by the ideals we can grow and prosper,so we have to compromise some of the reals for more ideals.The ideals which every society should work hard to achieve are related to the issues of freedom,fairness and forgiveness.One of the ideals that every society should thrive to achieve is rewarding the hard work through tax reforms.A second challenge facing many societies is giving all children a real chance to succeed through improving the educational process,training and rewarding teachers.For us at the age of 60+ years one of the ideals is to ensure that we as humans can retire with dignity by reaping the benefits of our lifelong work.The very successful societies have a narrower gap between the two .the reals and the ideals,and other societies are thriving to reach a point of exact fit between both.The ideals should be looked at as challenges not problems that worth thriving for.Thank you dear@Harvey LIoyd
    Ali Anani
    23/01/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    #3 @Harvey Lloyd- I wrote that our life has the composition of air in which almost 20% are the active oxygen and 80% the inactive nitrogen. Your comment resonates with me very strongly. How to create opportunities from the 20%? Lots to think about
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/01/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    Thanks @Milos Djukic
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/01/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    #2 "Is the Pareto Rule inescapable and if yes, what can we do?" I am afraid the rule is upon us, all the time. The rule is not at issue, the 80% have become the issue. Realism is the process of understanding outcomes within our idealistic views. The 80% seem to have attached to some idealistic viewpoints without fully understanding the outcomes if their ideal in truth, were to became a reality.

    We seem to have adopted a right and wrong mentality. The future holds both. Today we can only resolve the facts to a solution that we can learn from. But our goals should always be the same. Creating opportunity.

    It would appear that the 20% has tapped into our emotional subconscious and activated something. Clearly it has detached us from our logical brain. I am referring to the media driven hysteria over any one issue and the constant attacks between sides of an issue. Why do the 80% even engage?

    What happened to the ability to offer up competing ideals and understanding within realism. History, as it always does, will measure our actions. A little more realism to balance our idealism is needed for us to form a solution. Stimulus/Response theory is hard at work here.

    Thanks @Ali Anani for engaging questions and the discussion.
    Ali Anani
    23/01/2017 #2 Ali Anani
    Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for contributing this challenging buzz. You wrote "Special interest has divided our country not because their ideals were bad, rather they went about presenting the ideal in a all or nothing way. This is the world we live in today. A divided country against various special interest, we are all against something. What are we for"? Do you think this is the reason behind your observation of 80/20 society? What is the way out? Is the Pareto Rule inescapable and if yes, what can we do?
  17. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    I hope you will continue the buzz from my Inc. post here on beBee and share your thoughts on beBee's blogging platform, Producer. It is mentioned within.
    John White, MBA
    The One Skill I Learned While Getting My MBA That Helps Me Make Money
    www.inc.com Sometimes it's just one more skill that can make all the difference in our careers. However, discovering that skill is easier said than...


    Mohammed Sultan
    20/01/2017 #20 Mohammed Sultan
    Communication can't be defined as "one more skill" but the "only skill" that makes a difference for any leader,because it's like a glue that sticks everything inside and outside the organizations together.By communication you convey a message or an image that can change customers mind,and also by communication the leader turn his/her org vision and mission into effective strategies and successful implementation.If an MBA can adjust the org tone and wave length of the communication process inside organisations and change positively employees perceptions,I can advice most top executives not only to seek an external intervene of an expert coach ,but also go a head with PHD.Thank you @John White,MPA for shedding a light on this crucial issue.
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/01/2017 #18 Harvey Lloyd
    This article really brought home the measures we need to take to find our "skill" that internal gift that we cant sometimes find on our own. @John White, MBA found his and yours exists, just keep looking.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/07/2016 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent buzz by @John White, MBA
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    16/07/2016 #15 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Skill development contributes to career development ! by @John White, MBA
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/07/2016 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #13 Nice to see you on beBee @Shubhanshu Garg!
    Shubhanshu Garg
    08/07/2016 #13 Shubhanshu Garg
    Nice post @John White, MBA. when I joined MBA, I was blank for what I will learn and had no objective. All my colleagues used to say MBA is just a degree and nothing more. So, I emphasized, and focused. Tried to understand and done lots of presentations, case studies and more. After completing my MBA, I found a change in my confidence, presentation, research skills, personality and felt so good of this. Now whenever anyone comes to me for the MBA suggestions, I tell them what they will be learning and how it can change their life.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/07/2016 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great job @John White, MBA, and you give me hope! I feel like I'm still one skill away from great writing, this is inspiring.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/07/2016 #11 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I learn every day !! Thanks @John White, MBA
    Gerald Hecht
    08/07/2016 #10 Gerald Hecht
    #9 @Dean Owen bzzzzZZZZZZzzzz...zzzZZZZzzz....B
    Dean Owen
    08/07/2016 #9 Dean Owen
    Nice one John. A good pivot if I may say so.
    Gerald Hecht
    08/07/2016 #8 Gerald Hecht
    @John White, MBA we have liftoff
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    08/07/2016 #7 Jim 🐝 Cody
    Great article John and very articulate. Never stop learning. I graduated college at 47 and approaching 69 I learn every day.
    David B. Grinberg
    08/07/2016 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on your writing, @John White, MBA, which has really skyrocketed via different platforms and organic reach in a relatively short time frame. This is an impressive and admirable accomplishment for which you deserve accolades. I look forward to reading more of your potent prose.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    08/07/2016 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #1 I hear, you John. I went back to school at 31 with two kids!!
    Mickael Angelo Yusufidis
    08/07/2016 #4 Mickael Angelo Yusufidis
    The future is in Design Thinking.
    Charlene Burke
    08/07/2016 #3 Charlene Burke
    One skill away from a breakthrough. Great line. Excellent article, too. I had alway silently dreamed of making money through my writing and today I'm able to do it through the eBooks I write.
  18. Harvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    One coach gets it.
    Men's Basketball Veteran's Day Recognition
    Men's Basketball Veteran's Day Recognition The men's basketball team gathered to discuss the meaning of the National Anthem and recognize those who have...
  19. Harvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    If you are interested in economic theory...A great post that introduces Hume and his thinking.
    Harvey Lloyd
    David Hume: Money & Supply and Demand
    www.linkedin.com David Hume is arguably the greatest British philosopher of classic Modernity, surpassing fools, such as John Locke and George Berkeley, and...
  20. ProducerJavier Rojas García
    Look at these images
    Look at these imagesThere´s no problem if you don´t understand what this article says, just look at these amazing images. They are hypnotic....Dynamic, colourful patterns represent the way organisms interact and evolve in the visuals for Max Cooper's latest music...


    Deb🐝 Lange
    12/01/2017 #8 Deb🐝 Lange
    a wonderful example of having our senses evoked through movement, music, and colour. And what is evoked? for me a sense of awe!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/01/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Mesmerizing and beautiful. A brilliant journey for one's imagination. Thank you for sharing and welcome to beBee. @Javier Rojas García.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/01/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Emergence as art is always fascinating. It is interesting that the Mandelbrot set which also looks so beautiful is not its natural colour and the process of colouring is interesting in itself. The link below takes us through that :

    Colouring the Mandelbrot Set

    This article describes "escape time" and goes on to say :

    "If we know that a particular point generates a sequence which escapes, and we know the escape time of that sequence, then we can color that point based upon its escape time. By doing this, pretty spectacular images can be created."

    Colour brings home the details that would otherwise be missed in the natural black and white and adds the one quality to complexity that all humans appreciate, that of beauty.
    David B. Grinberg
    12/01/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Javier, very cool. Many congrats!
    Kate Hickery
    11/01/2017 #4 Kate Hickery
    Love these images!
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/01/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    @Javier Rojas García's share is a great example of organic creativity.
    "There's no story, everyone can imagine something," Max Cooper tells Dezeen. "It talks about emergence and tries to show the beauty of life, the birth of a simple plant from a seed."
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/01/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Brilliant!! Thank you for this share @Javier Rojas García.
  21. ProducerDeb🐝 Lange

    Deb🐝 Lange

    Press pause and sense a moment in a conversation.
    Press pause and sense a moment in a conversation. This is an excerpt of a study I did some time ago, called, A Sense of Being". The original chapter was published in a Management textbook. This is a few moments in the life of a Management Team when pressing pause and being with our sensory...


    Deb🐝 Lange
    19/01/2017 #17 Deb🐝 Lange
    #15 Dear @Ali Anani - I take lots of pauses! enjoy your pause.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    19/01/2017 #16 Deb🐝 Lange
    #14 Dear Donna-Luisa yes and we can listen with more than our ears - we can listen with our body, our energy, all of our senses. Lean in and listen - and listen to not only what is being said, but listen for what is not being spoken. Then be curious and check in lightly - I hear you saying this, but I am curious? what are you thinking and sensing but not saying that is important for our conversation?
    Ali Anani
    18/01/2017 #15 Ali Anani
    Dear @Deb🐝 Lange- what a lovely buzz this is! It is on pause and I need to pause many times to comprehend it. I agree completely with the comment of dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley and we need to listen and pause before we talk.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    18/01/2017 #14 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Deb🐝 Lange quite a powerful article. It does make me think about the importance of listening. That focused action which allows us to take in all aspects of communication. That pause is important. Thanks for sharing!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    18/01/2017 #13 Deb🐝 Lange
    #12 Thanks for taking the time to read and respond @Laurent Boscherini if you try any, please let me know what you discover
    Laurent Boscherini
    16/01/2017 #12 Anonymous
    Thank you @Deb🐝 Lange for sharing your excellent and educational prism, full of useful tips.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    13/01/2017 #11 Deb🐝 Lange
    yes, @kevin baker - energy is everywhere - noticing what lights us up and what saps our energy is very enlightening.
    Kevin Baker
    12/01/2017 #10 Kevin Baker
    The energy is in the air
    Deb🐝 Lange
    11/01/2017 #9 Deb🐝 Lange
    #5 mindfulness and deep mind body connection - the shifts happen through our bodies
    Deb🐝 Lange
    11/01/2017 #8 Deb🐝 Lange
    #6 yes Mohammed when we breathe deeply and move we can release stress and laugh together
    Deb🐝 Lange
    11/01/2017 #7 Deb🐝 Lange
    The more time up front building relationships & trust - the less time down the track on conflict & misunderstandings - when people get that - it is a no brainer - it just makes wirk so much better #4
    Mohammed Sultan
    11/01/2017 #6 Mohammed Sultan
    @Deb Lange.One way to defuse conflict among your team members is to momentarily shift the conversation to a time when you can laugh together .When the group laugh together,they can take a cool breath with a common smell and can easily get their conversation into Yes.We have to learn to accept others point of view in order to get accepted.We need to surround ourselves with conversations that mean something ,add rewards and can better absorb our difficult times.We should not involve ourselves to a conversation because we have to say something,but when we have something to say.In this way,we can spread a spirit and smell of friendship and shift our judgement toward increased optimism among the group.
    Emily🐝 Bee
    11/01/2017 #5 Emily🐝 Bee
    One word: Mindfulness! :-)
    Michele Williams
    11/01/2017 #4 Michele Williams
    Great example @Deb🐝 Lange. Startup teams are under so much time pressure that taking pauses seems impossible. What do you recommend for them?
    Deb🐝 Lange
    10/01/2017 #3 Deb🐝 Lange
    #1 Hi Sara, yes there is follow up. And I had worked with the team before that day as well. The thing is when we have Ahha Haa's that are visceral and sensory, not celebral - mind only, they stick. There is a shift in our energy, a shift in our state of being. This is real transformation. It has happened to me personally and I can co-create the conditions for deep learning to happen with groups. Building deep trust is critical. Making a commitment is critical. Being able to be non-defensive with anything that arises is critical. Every moment is a learning moment. No matter what arises it is up to the group to choose to take the time to learn from that action or energy that arose.
    Sara Hodge
    10/01/2017 #1 Sara Hodge
    Love how you were able to help them turn it around! Do you follow up with the group later on, to see if they're carrying this new energy forward into their work together? I'd be curious as to how long it might take for old habits to set back in, and whether or not the team would recognize them and be able to deal effectively or not.
  22. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    @Deb🐝 Lange writes: This hive is dedicated to discover new understanding through our observations and experiences of studying the senses. I dedicate the hive in the honor of two significant great contributors to this field. The first to the late, Professor Sumantra Ghoshal, whose presentation at the World Economic Forum on the smell of organizations, provides us with many new insights to continue his imaginative and thought provoking work in creating better organistional cultures..

    The second to Waldorf Steiner, who in the 1920's wrote of 12 senses. The study of the 12 senses is a core part of education in Waldorf Steiner Schools. As is the study of the seasons and our connection with the earth. Smell, Vision, Hearing, Taste, Touch, Thermoception - the presence & absence of heat, Nocipection (physiological pain), Balance, Movement, Propioception - our kinaesthetic sense, Intuition, and Voice. Perhaps we will discover more senses along the way.

    I also dedicate this hive to both Dr Ali Anani and Sara Jacobi, who have both been wonderful connections that I have made and who invited me to create this hive. I enjoy their passion for creativity, nature, emotions and the senses and to new discoveries in our awareness
    The Senses Hive
    The Senses Hive
    The Senses Hive This hive is dedicated to discover new understanding through our observations and experiences of studying the senses. I dedicate the hive in the honor of two significant great contributors to this field. The first to the late, Professor Sumantra


    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #3 Ali Anani
    #2 The idea of establishing the Smells HIve was a collaboration in which you had an influencing role in establishing the hive @Sara Jacobovici. I acknowledge the initiation of @Deb🐝 Lange t contribute to the idea and for taking the initiative to expand it from smells hive to senses hive and in making the hive a reality.
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/01/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 My role was in the sharing, the credit of the writing goes to @Deb🐝 Lange. Thank you for your important role of leading and inspiring @Ali Anani.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    Thank you dear @Sara Jacobovici for this beautiful summation of the buzz by @Deb🐝 Lange. Your contributed comments helped a lot in establishing the dea of this hive. Shared
  23. ProducerDeb🐝 Lange

    Deb🐝 Lange

    Smell - a neglected sense
    Smell - a neglected sense This post is dedicated to both Dr Ali Anani, and the late, Professor Sumantra Goshal. Ali found the research of Professor Sumantra, into the smell of organizations and posted Professor Sumantra's 2010 talk, to the World Economic Forum in his recent...


    Deb🐝 Lange
    12/01/2017 #16 Deb🐝 Lange
    #15 yes, my son loves the smell of popcorn that brings back family him. When I smell furniture polish, I remember my Mum. My Mum remembered her father who was a furniture maker and polisher. so smell goes back generation after generation.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    11/01/2017 #15 Lisa Vanderburg
    What a wonderful pot o' honey @Deb🐝 Lange! It flooded my mind with long-forgotten smells and the thoughts whiffed therein. I couldn't agree more that smell, of all the sense, is probably the most important in intuition.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    09/01/2017 #14 Deb🐝 Lange
    #12 yes @Lyon Brave it is funny how when I thought about what I say, "I can smell a misogynist a mile away" - this was before reading about Professor Sumantra's work - I know I use that language - "I can smell a predator" - even though we use smell largely unconsciously. You say you have an innate sense of direction - yes, I love to go to new places and literally sense, smell, feel my way around - see where I end up, what I am attracted to & what I am repelled by, and to sense my way back to where I am staying! The Wayfinders, were Polynesians who had a sense of direction from their belly. They could navigate treacherous seas around Hawaii without navigation instruments. Not only with the stars at night, but during the day, sensing the depth of water with through their body, and sensing the wind on water, waves etc
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #13 Ali Anani
    #11 You have done a great job here @Deb🐝 Lange. The whole is more important than the part and smells are only a part of our senses. So, you wisely named it The Smells Hive. Your reasoning for establishing it is wonderfuly soud. Thank you
    Lyon Brave
    08/01/2017 #12 Lyon Brave
    You know that makes sense, because i do have an innate sense of direction. The nose knows!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    08/01/2017 #11 Deb🐝 Lange
    #9 Dear @Ali Anani yes I can smell your engagement. I hope you thought it was Ok to create a sense hive, not just a smell hive. As soon as I started reading more about smell the first thing I read was how closely inter-related smell is to taste, so once again it is the connections with other things in the whole system that I see as important. this paradox of looking at something closely to study it further and at the same time seeing how it fits into the whole.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    08/01/2017 #10 Deb🐝 Lange
    #3 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit yes you say it well. "our senses are a part of the richness of existence" - We do not have to consume so much when we take our awareness to the richness of our senses, we have so much to play with , to entertain ourselves, to discover. Perhaps the more people want to experience the richness of life rather than being a consumer of it, the less we will desire to manufacture and consume. I know it is coming from an idealist's perspective. But when you read about how much humans affect nature today, I can only hope we become more aware of our actions. http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4574615.htm
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #9 Ali Anani
    I thank you so much for the dedication dear @Deb🐝 Lange and I am moved by the quality of your buzz and the embedded images, mainly the image wit the green illustrations. The embedded video is also attractive.
    I invite @Sara Jacobovici to read this buzz for it has expanded greatly on my buzz on smells.
    I shared your buzz DEb and I hope you may be able to "smell my engagement".
    Deb🐝 Lange
    08/01/2017 #8 Deb🐝 Lange
    #4 I enjoy your provocative thinking and sensing @Sara Jacobovici and look forward to more rich interactions.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    08/01/2017 #7 Deb🐝 Lange
    #2 Dear @Savvy Raj yes we are so sensitive today to "bad" smells. Hygiene is an area that is sometimes very difficult to talk about, so as you say, some people are excluded without knowing why. We are probably just as uncomfortable at talking about personal smells as we are talking about death! it is strange the things we do not feel comfortable talking about. Thank you for your good wishes.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    08/01/2017 #6 Deb🐝 Lange
    #1 I am glad you are bouncing back @Devesh Bhatt It is very sad to hear that no one spoke up about the child labour act.
    debasish majumder
    08/01/2017 #5 debasish majumder
    Great insight @Deb🐝 Lange! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/01/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the mention @Deb🐝 Lange. Definitely support the focus, discussion and learning about the "stuff" we're made of. Awareness is the key and I agree 100% when you point out that we have not only lost our capacity to be aware of information communicated throughout senses but that some of us actually "override the cues our senses uncover us."
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Yes, we do dull the power nature gave us to inform our brain and for our brain to inform our body. All senses, all emotions and senses we have never contemplated and emotions we have never conceived - all are a part of creating the richness of existence.
    Savvy Raj
    08/01/2017 #2 Savvy Raj
    A sensitive post @ Deb Lange Interesting take on the significance of sense of smell in our lives.
    Smells can envelope us or emanate from our bodies and often cannot be ignored and are often markers of inclusion or exclusion in setting of social boundaries consciously or subconsciously .
    We are living in a society that often needs us to interact with each other up close whether at work or play . For instance anyone in professions of training in contact sports or performing arts an extremely sensitive sense of smell can at times be a hindarance in practise and hence there is need to learn how to manage and circumvent such social challenges wisely.
    Smell of trust or fear is perhaps an intuitive sense and we are equiped with it as a survival mechanism The question is if we are listening to it in our everyday lives.All the very best for your book 💙
    Devesh Bhatt
    08/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    If smell is equated with the unseen, then I would not want to smell people and emotions, just possibilities emerging from them.
    My evaluation of people has been extremely bad and with every new experience of awareness I find most of them to be shameless, so I don't want to smell people.. I just want to want to smell possibilities and incidence.

    I don't want to smell fear or love or anything in others, I won't supress my feelings if they come up, smelling love gives a feeling of love prior to the other choices, smelling fear may give a feeling of empathy or control, the negative spectrum has many many options.

    I believe the smell part maybe useful for those who manage huge organisations and need to find basis for coherence because the systems are redundant and overhauls are costly. as an individual and in small organisations it is more about our own response to the smell rather than the smell itself.

    You are aware about my situation last year, you stated the West, I see a genuine as in the West unlike Urban India, a genuiness I can relate with the hinterland, the true philosophies which have been corrupted for manipulation, just like a single comma or word can change an entire 500 page document, just like that.

    I took the good from a lot of these posts and coupled it with a natural environment, I am bouncing back. Somehow I still feel that people are conditioned to twist a word and change the whole meaning, it's so spontaneous that one has to fall back on systems. An example,. The child labour act wasn't opposed by a single person proclaiming a better life in Urban India here. Hinterland had no voice.
  24. Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Just left a review of this fabulous book by a great bee, @Deb Lange and mentioned the fact that we met on beBee!!!

    Here is the most interesting fact about Deb Lange's book. It is helping me so much, that I want to spend all my available time playing, and walking, and sensing the world around me – I keep popping away from my keyboard when I sit down to write a review.

    I recently had the good fortune to meet Deb on a new social media site – beBee. We live in such a magical time. You can synchronistically bump into an author on the other side of the world, a few months before her book is published, strike up a few conversations, and then when the book is available – it is the exact guide that you need to help you help yourself through a period of immense transition.

    This is truly a MUST EXPERIENCE book as read is too one-dimensional to describe the full impact of learning about embodied wisdom. Deb Lange is a marvelous guide through the rites of passage that will allow us to operate with a full body intelligence.

    I really recommend that anyone looking to understand their sensory-based body wisdom get a copy of this book - the words and illustrations partner to create a sense of feeling what one is reading.

    Deb 🐝 Helfrich


    Deb🐝 Lange
    08/01/2017 #5 Deb🐝 Lange
    #1 that is so great @Graham Edwards - I would love to hear what you are noticing newly.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    08/01/2017 #4 Deb🐝 Lange
    #3 much gratitude @Deb 🐝 Helfrich - love to know how your journey is unfolding!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/01/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Deb🐝 Lange - I just scheduled this review of your fabulous book to tweet out 4x a day for the next 3 weeks. Hopefully we can get some attention flowing your way!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/12/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Deb🐝 Lange - wonderful you are now able to be mentioned!

    Appreciate that @Graham🐝 Edwards!!!
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    15/12/2016 #1 Graham🐝 Edwards
    This is a great book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I finding myself "noticing much more effectively" because of "Trust Your Senses"...
  25. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Smelly Organizations
    Smelly OrganizationsI walked in my house the other day and could smell the fragrance of roasted butter-enriched popcorn. I was right and my daughter had just finished eating it. The smell revealed to me an action that I didn't see. Smells can be very revealing....


    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #79 Ali Anani
    #78 I have to find out how you gathered so many nuggets of your own wisdom dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. You keep amazing me. In reference to what you have written "but life has it nature of waste and we often end up wasting that waste", you remind me of the saying "The biggest source of energy is wasted energy". Later I showed that the biggest source of time is wasted times. Yes, we end up in wasting cheap waste sources.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/01/2017 #78 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #73 Dear @Ali Anani I am the smeller of my own words and sometimes they don't smell well, because we are focused on the nutrition, but life has it nature of waste and we often end up wasting that waste. There is value in every iota of existence.

    Louis CK made an observation about a typical waste that ends up making us happy. He says in this clip "you don't have to be smart to laugh at farts, but you have to be stupid not to" - sometimes that can be a nugget of wisdom for someone in this world too - that is why I value this diversity and variations in who we are as people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN-YT-S0th0
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #77 Ali Anani
    Thank you @Alexa Steele for your sharing this buzz. I appreciate it greatly.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #76 Ali Anani
    #72 Dear @Fatima Williams- your sharp mind amazes me. When I read a comment by you then I know what a high quality comment to expect. I love your triad of energy, place and people. I wonder if you could provide a little bit more on them. I have a sense you have deep thoughts on this. In fact, you have just inspired me with an idea for a forthcoming buzz. I hope your time would allow you to explain a little more. Thank you.
    Your reference to beBee is valid and I again sense what you meant by the triad by referring to beBee. Still, I would love to probe more your thinking.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #75 Ali Anani
    #71 Very true and I agree with you @Phillip Louis D 'Amato that "illusionary leaders" implants their fear on their followers.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #74 Ali Anani
    #69 Thank you @Alexa Steele
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #73 Ali Anani
    #67 "That I call this learning defines my own limitations but it also opens the door to life" - this is my nugget of wisdom for the day dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I am sure @Harvey Lloyd shall enjoy it as well.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    08/01/2017 #72 🐝 Fatima Williams
    The concept of smell and it's effect on us and the people around us is a very interesting topic @Ali Anani

    Smell forms a triad with energy, place and people.

    The energy that is present in a particular place with a particular set of people defines Smell to me; in the context of a organisation or a home.

    If these 3 are in a perfect unison then there is fragrance.
    Correct me if I'm wrong please.

    I have witnessed that these three have resulted in forming a project at office or shutting down of projects as well and Have resulted in a Happy or broken home.

    SMELL - Simply Making Effective Essence Lasts.

    The smell of beBee is like honey and hence the essense will last for a long time until unless the essense or the people making it are lost.

    To everlasting fragrance created from the Smell of us beBee's ❤

    #beBeesforever #beBeelove
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    08/01/2017 #71 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Great post.One observation I have noticed about fear in organizations is underneath the fear exists week leaders who hold everyone but themselves accountable.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/01/2017 #70 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #68 That is what diversity is Harvey where I value the activist and the soldier. A lot of people have died so we can have this space and there are people who are sacrificing so we do not revert to control that denies us a space to think. Sometimes those that died were not one's that actually wanted to die for their cause, they got caught up in the maelstrom and the system finished them off.

    That is the story of Aaron Swartz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M85UvH0TRPc

    Aaron Swartz commited suicide because he became the object of an institutional witchhunt that wanted to make an example of him and the pressure applied on him, led to the loss of a life that worked to protect this ability for us to use media in the manner we are now accustomed - and to make this a greater freedom.

    How we choose to fight or how we choose to love is at the heart of who we are. Those choices also include how we choose to learn. The 1960's did get us to where we are today, because they produced the hippies, that produced the technologists, that produced a space called the Internet but it did not change the smell of the world - this world stinks as much as it did in the 60's.

    When our lives pass and what we believe is changes is cremated or buried with it, human beings will continue to evolve. That is how change happens. Aaron Swartz did not commit suicide because he had chosen to fight the good fight, he died because he got caught in the cross-fire - and that stinks, that really stinks, as much as people who still don't know who that young lad is or why his death was such a phenomenal tragedy the way Lawrence Lessig would see it.

    I honour Harvey Lloyd but I am no Harvey Lloyd.
    Alexa Steele
    08/01/2017 #69 Alexa Steele
    Very interesting topic.
    Harvey Lloyd
    08/01/2017 #68 Harvey Lloyd
    #67 Your original comment spoke to the bloating at the top of resources where the bottom is barely making it, if at all. I am understanding of the balance between ones perception of the world and maintaining a healthy inward spirit.

    In my thoughts this is a given. We have folks at both ends of the spectrum. But folks like the ones commenting here have the presence of mind to start a wave of change.

    We deal in poverty everyday in my profession, not just financial but poverty of the mind. We must act on this force to the extent we can and hope that a few years from now we have steered the youth one degree in the beginning and far away from their current mindset over time.

    A holistic approach will be required that emanates from a grass roots effort to overcome what we have built.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/01/2017 #67 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #64 I agree Harvey we should not shy away from the truths of this world but we should not wear them permanently either, I don't want to develop a tough skin but find my way back to a supple skin that acknowledges my own ability to develop resilience but also safety intelligent.

    Our guts both have the strength of a bacterial army but they also have a smell and too often what flows from our gut is being plugged into a world that is full of cruelty, and violence and all sorts of abominations, and instead of battling that world, we begin to battle our chemistry.

    Our stomachs are engineered to protect us from the acid and microbiome that helps us - I am mindful of how our thoughts can create an imbalance within us since our mind cannot discern between what we imagine and what is real, so as we seek to live with the imbalance that is prevalent in the world, I need to improve the relationship within between my own mind and my heart and my gut - an inner trinity. That is also when ideas such as the Chakras make most sense to me because then it provides another kind of map. That I call this learning defines my own limitations but it also opens the door to life.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #66 Ali Anani
    #65 I second every word of your comment @Sara Jacobovici and the comment of @Harvey Lloyd is still brewing in my mind.
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/01/2017 #65 Sara Jacobovici
    #60 Personally @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, your comment has gone straight to my heart. Thank you. Your comment about fragrance and home and then the fractal connection between home and organization, gives us a glimpse of a potential that is rarely realized. You have integrated the most important aspects of creating a human sensory oriented structure; a life giving force, nurturance and a solid foundation from which to grow.
    Harvey Lloyd
    08/01/2017 #64 Harvey Lloyd
    #60 I believe also, we can be sensitized through various stimulus. This is the other side of the coin. I appreciate your comment in description of the home and why senses may be stimulated a certain way.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #63 Ali Anani
    #60 Absolutely dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. What a heart-capturing term this is "home around fragrance". No question dear @Sara Jacobovici shall love it too.
    Yes, we made nonsense of smells attaching hem mostly to corpses, rotten eggs and the like and we have forgotten to stop and smell the fragrance.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #62 Ali Anani
    #61 Beautiful comment and it is a fractal forming the basis of organizations. Beautiful thinking dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/01/2017 #61 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Dear @Ali Anani I have duly responded to Harvey's comment by taking about the sensory space that is a home.

    This is where our good friend @Milos Djukic should be interested because an organization is a fractal, and that fractal begins with the making of organization.

    The making of organization begins with the making of a home for a home is the first fractal level of organization.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/01/2017 #60 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #58 There is a human faculty of desensitization regarding what we get exposed to. This numbing of senses from overwhelm is real and it needs due consideration. The one feature of a rotting corpse that is depicted in movies about murder is the apparent obnoxious smell, and I cannot attest to this third party observation, nor do I ever wish to find out what this smell is.

    What I admire most about @Sara Jacobovici is that she does not relish for one nano-second any media that depicts horror, I learned from her that there are human beings who remain sensitive, and instead of becoming desensitized have opened their senses to the world - and in so doing understand that sensitivity is to show sufficient reverence but not to engage one morsel in the putrid feasts of horror.

    The word that we must gravitate to as our sensory capacities increase is FRAGRANCE.

    Fragrance is not an idealism it is an action.

    Since our mother is aging, one day she will pass on and with her passing some but not all of the fragrance of our home. She did not have to watch the horrors that we watch on TV, she saw as much horror as a child as any Syrian refugee because she experienced fully as a child the horrors of the partition. She experienced the horror of losing a child. She experienced the horror of traffickers as they took advantage of the need for workers in Britain and then the stink of the meat factory that needed those workers. When awful news comes she still cries, she and Sara share the same sensitivity. That is why she built a home around fragrance. Mothers is a difficult role to play but the best know the smell of their own home. I don't seek hope, I seek fragrance.
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