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Invisible Illnesse: Mental Health

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  1. ProducerMatthew Peet

    Matthew Peet

    21/02/2017
    Behind a Smile
    Behind a Smilemake fashion work for good as well as lookin...
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  2. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    When Anxiety Persists Too Long- Depression Follows: People Feel So Alone and Shamed
    When Anxiety Persists Too Long- Depression Follows: People Feel So Alone and ShamedIt's not fun when you suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, it's with you 24/7. Left untreated it can lead to Clinical Depression. I will share some facts and what feels like a dismal story, looking for that happy ending!  Many times the person...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/05/2017 #45 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #44 I'm sorry @Steve Brady, please feel free to PM me anytime :)
    Steve Brady
    03/05/2017 #44 Steve Brady
    #15 Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I may PM you soon. I'm having an awful time at present. Rereading your buzz helped me keep perspective.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/03/2017 #43 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #42 Thanks, I'm doing fairly good right now :)) I agree, what waits on the other side makes life feel that much better!
    Brian McKenzie
    31/03/2017 #42 Brian McKenzie
    cheer up - the ping pong bounce between apathy and indifference that waits on the other side of depression is worth it.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/01/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 Thanks @Steve Brady, I think in many circumstances there are always bits and pieces others can relate to, agree! :)
    Steve Brady
    26/01/2017 #39 Steve Brady
    #15 Sorry Lisa, I keep forgetting a vital symbol!
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Steve Brady
    26/01/2017 #38 Steve Brady
    #15 @Lisa Gallagher Thank you so much for the encouragement in your reply to my reply to your buzz, Lisa. As many of your commenters have alluded to, it's often unhelpful to compare suffering between individuals. However, I find there is an implicit understanding among those who have struggled with similar debilitating conditions. Thank you for your PM offer. It's very kind of you. Yours in peace and healing, Steve
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #34 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, I believe that you did grieve differently. I have 4 siblings and each one of us has grieved differently too. I feel bad for my step dad because he still lives in the big home that he and my mom built together, much of it done by them! I'm glad you were able to start sleeping normally again. Your brain must have held onto that time (1:30) and because of grief, it would wake you up. Laughter is so good for the soul and I can tell you, that's one thing I haven't done enough of in a long time. Maybe I need to make a few new friends that aren't so serious... I have some great friends who are wonderful people but also have a fantastic sense of humor but we don't live close enough to get together often. I think there is a lot to be said about laughter, not taking life too serious, people who don't take themselves too serious along with some (not speaking of anyone on here) who just need to lighten up, period. Thanks Fatima, your such a kind person and I appreciate your sincere thoughts and sharing your story too!
    Bernard Poulin
    25/01/2017 #36 Bernard Poulin
    Excellent article,
    by the way.
    Bernard Poulin
    25/01/2017 #35 Bernard Poulin
    We live in difficult times. On the side of mental health sufferers, they/we are living in an environment which both encourages everyone to "have problems", we provide "meds" to counter those (but not really, since maintaining problems is a growth industry) - while victimhood status is encouraged as a state of mind. Discouragement has become the norm and belittling an individual's capacity to function "despite" is more common than should be. What is most difficult is defining who actually is suffering from mental health issues when mental illness has been "normalized" so that everyone can be a part of the times. I cringe for those who really are suffering from mental health issues. They're the ones we should be paying attention to rather than to those who suck up all the air in a room "jus cause". Over all , universal general health seems down and out for the count. We are a depressed time and this is due to the environment which is far from being the supportive ambiance individuals and families once had "way back when". We talk a good talk today about everyone being creative and wondrously artistic and thriving (in our own minds?) yet so many articles are being written in social media about depression and sadness and discouragement and so few out there are able "to deal with" someone's real dilemma. From the very young to elders, failure has become a catch-phrase. Grad students are afraid of admitting let alone actually "suffering" failures. And when and if this experience occurs. . . - as stated in this article - no one is around to help in picking up the pieces. We have a long way to go. . . . before being honestly caring and providing an environment which both nurtures and breathes good mental health - ours. . . and that of others.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/01/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I dislike it when some people behave when they act as if they care or say that they understand one's pain. No-one can understand the way one feels but rather may have the experience of a similar incident with a different kind of feeling / pain. No two person's pain is the same. The pain I had and my mom had, when we lost my DAD were two different types of pain. We grieved differently . I remember not being able to sleep at the exact time that my DAD had passed for nearly two months. When 1.30 am arrived each morning I would get all worked up and I could say it was perhaps anxiety or a kind of depression I didn't know that such things until a few years ago. It took me about 2 months to start sleeping normally , led me to resign my job as it lacked the liveliness I needed at that point , go on holidays with my mom and sisters to places in the country side laugh, laugh and laugh at silly things until we could cry no - more. All of which turned out in my favour today as I have learnt so much as a result of such experiences.
    As I mentioned once to you and I hope you won't forget that "You are a champion" dear Lisa and you will thrive anywhere like you do here on beBee. Nothing or noone nor this anxiety can bring you down, they are mere speed breakers that slow you down. The race track is yours and your in the driver seat what more do you want Keep racing on :) :) Hugs to you .
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #28 Hi @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven, I can't imagine the depths of depression you experienced after the loss of your brother and to have your seizures increase too, wow! I would imagine a major event/stress can cause epileptic seizures to increase? You made such a great point Preston, 'surrounding yourself with others who had dreams and hope, which you lacked at the time." Maybe that's what gave me the courage to post such a personal buzz on beBee because I do feel safe, it is a positive environment and it's helpful to release certain emotions via writing and by talking to others who are such positive forces like you and others who posted on here! Thank you so much and I'm sorry you endured such a difficult loss.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 Thank you @Max Carter and best wishes to you :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #31 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #26 Hi @Don 🐝 Kerr, I love that quote and it's the first time I've heard it. I will have to remember that. I'm glad it works for you too or you would have never finished that book which, btw... I'm half way through. I'd be done already but I put books on the side burner until my concentration level returns. I wish I could just go catch it lol. Thanks Don and hope your doing well1
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #25 So nicely put @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, yes my heart will smile again! :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #24 I hope you do yourself a favor and just stay clear of her, your too kind of a person to be treated in that manner. Self care, remember how important that is @Cyndi wilkins
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    25/01/2017 #28 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    I love your buzz and thanks for your testimony. I, myself, went through a similar trial during my early twenties when I lost my brother and I began having more severe seizures from my epilepsy. Yet, what help me overcome my trial was surrounding myself with others who had dreams and hope, which I lacked at the time. I didn't want to do this, yet an associate invited me.
    I really wanted to know why these "dreamers" could always have a smile even when a tragedy happened in their life. This is one reason I enjoy positive groups like beBee. It is a group of people I see Dreams and Hope in their writing and posts. It reminds me of my how I got out of my depression. @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher your story is still moving forward today. Thanks.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    24/01/2017 #26 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher as William Styron wrote, "Writing is a fine therapy for people who are perpetually scared of nameless threats... for jittery people." Works for me. A brave piece to keep the discussion open and active. Thank you.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/01/2017 #25 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher- there is nothing that I may add to your very thoughtful buzz. You live the experience and your words are alive describing anxiety disorder. I only know that with such clear understanding of this disorder that all fake smiles shall disappear and then your hearty smile shall surface out. Only I hope soonest.
  3. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    06/12/2016
    Another Bridge Too Far
    Another Bridge Too FarI enjoy a cup of hot coffee on my way to work on brisk winter mornings. That's why I make time to stop at Tad's diner.Paula, who runs the place, makes the best coffee in town and we've been friends for years. The diner sits below a bridge and along...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/12/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "I ran toward the bridge, carefully trying to maintain my balance, my boots kicking up little clouds of snow." So compelling. Veterans in every country are so honorable yet we need to honor them much more than we do. Serving Veterans all my life, first as a pre-med volunteer at a local VA & then as Chief of Anesthesiology at the Philadelphia VA, I know them well. I'm still working with them. I always will. Fantastic snowy chilling story. I was also glad to know it was fiction yet you fooled me due to the detail as your boots kicked. Nice.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    07/12/2016 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah...What tragedies befall on veterans, who serve their nation with towering spirits! And, yet they live with all aloofness, away from the world and recognition. Indeed, they deserve honor, care and recognition. Thanks @Randy Keho View more
    Ah...What tragedies befall on veterans, who serve their nation with towering spirits! And, yet they live with all aloofness, away from the world and recognition. Indeed, they deserve honor, care and recognition. Thanks @Randy Keho for this thought-provoking post. Close
    Brian McKenzie
    07/12/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    The machine will use you up and spit you out at whim, and never again what was before will ever matter again.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/12/2016 #3 Pascal Derrien
    I have been working for years with homeless and sit on a foundation which is taking care of PTSD your story sounded and was feeling so real that I got relieved to find out Billy did not exist but now there are the others, John, Sam, Gordon, Paul, Junior, Alex, Francis , Maxwell, Horace an the others whose life is no fiction... thanks for the reminder
    Gert Scholtz
    06/12/2016 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Randy Keho A story that is very real and that moved me. One of the many sad tragedies of war - well told Randy.
  4. Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Overview - Resilience
    kpjrfilms.co Resilience is a new documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic...
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    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    28/11/2016 #1 Donald 🐝 Grandy
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    Brilliant new documentary on the physiological and mental health impact of abuse on children, and on adults who endured abuse (physical/sexual / emotional) in childhood. https://vimeo.com/137282528
  5. DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    Artigo em inglês relativo à depressão
    DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    6 things you’re probably doing wrong on LinkedIn
    www.linkedin.com You’ve finally filled out your LinkedIn profile — summary section and all. You’ve updated your experience, had a second person review for typos, and finally found a professional photo that you...
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  6. Froilán Pérez

    Froilán Pérez

    17/11/2016
    Paul Kalkbrenner - Feed Your Head (Official Music Video)
    Paul Kalkbrenner - Feed Your Head (Official Music Video) For Isabella Amelie. ‪#‎PK7‬ is out. iTunes: http://smarturl.it/PK7 Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/PK7Vinyl Spotify: http://smarturl.it/PK7_Spotify...
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    Froilán Pérez
    17/11/2016 #3 Froilán Pérez
    Thanks for sharing @Aurorasa Sima!
    Kalkbrenner was amazing for raising awareness with this series!
    I became a fan of his work with Berlin Calling :D
    Hassan Aman aka Buzzilla
    17/11/2016 #1 Hassan Aman aka Buzzilla
    Beautiful.
  7. ProducerDon 🐝 Kerr

    Don 🐝 Kerr

    23/10/2016
    When the top blows off. Caregiving and depression.
    When the top blows off. Caregiving and depression. This is an excerpt from my soon-to-be-published book Riding Shotgun. The reason for posting it now was inspired by Paul Walter's recent...
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    Don 🐝 Kerr
    24/10/2016 #9 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #5 If I failed to respond to this caring comment with a little more depth before I apologize. @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Since Kate was diagnosed our lives have changed in so many ways and your are bang on with your observation about nutrition and diet. If we fail to look after our terroir we will not progress. Thanks again.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    24/10/2016 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #7 @Irene Hackett This is one of the loveliest comments I have received on social media ever. It felt like it came straight from the heart and I very much appreciate your perspective. Thank you very much.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    24/10/2016 #6 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #5 Appreciate the share and the commentary @Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    23/10/2016 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Don 🐝 Kerr - this excerpt needs to get out into the world through all means necessary. You have described the volatility and how it manifests to others so accurately. Going through a serious long-term medical crisis and its accompanying treatment is a tremendously difficult thing to do. Compounding the physical challenges with the mental hurdles can almost break someone.

    "Seek help" It is available and it will help, even though it will feel like there is no possibility it could help. Nutrition can also be a blessing.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    23/10/2016 #4 Don 🐝 Kerr
    You are too right @William Dykstra Learning to live life in the present moment makes an enormous difference.
    William Dykstra
    23/10/2016 #3 William Dykstra
    Taking care of my Dying Father

    Yes there is depression but this is also a time to appreciate and take less for granted

    And appreciate just how short life is no matter how many years we live
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    23/10/2016 #2 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #1 You well know the experience then @Randy Keho. Thanks for sharing your perspective - again. (Are you still not cheering for the Cubs? Surely you can't support the Clevelands!)
    Randy Keho
    23/10/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Well said, Don. Being my father's live-in caregiver for nearly two years did not increase my susceptibility to depressive episodes.
    Actually, it may have better equipped me to handle the situation and my mother's previous to that.I'm still dealing with both suffering from dementia.
    I do, however, wonder how dementia would impact me, should it knock on my door, having been diagnosed as clinically depressed. Time will tell.
  8. Agata Osowska

    Agata Osowska

    19/10/2016
    A new plan for anxious feelings: escape the custard! | Neil Hughes | TEDxLeamingtonSpa
    A new plan for anxious feelings: escape the custard! | Neil Hughes | TEDxLeamingtonSpa Comedian, author, and physicist Neil Hughes lived with anxiety for years before he had a strange realisation: anxiety is just like custard! This surprising...
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    19/10/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Thanks for sharing @Agata Osowska - the custard trap metaphor is a really stellar way to rethink about our mental cycles.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    19/10/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - this is enjoyable....
  9. ProducerChristine Stevens
    Riding for a Reason: One Entrepreneur's Mission to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention
    Riding for a Reason: One Entrepreneur's Mission to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention About six years ago, I was sitting at my computer doing something unimportant when my daughter walked in in tears and told me one of her dearest friends killed himself. He was only 18 and he jumped from a building in downtown Fairfax, ending his...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/10/2016 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a great story. I'm so happy Josh survived and how admirable that he is riding his bike to raise awareness!! Go JOSH, You've got this, after all you beat suicide so you can now kick butt with your riding!!! Thanks for posting this @Christine Stevens
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    10/10/2016 #14 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Woww @Christine Stevens, thanks for bringing this story to beBee!
    Following Josh on all his networks!
    Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡
    10/10/2016 #13 Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡
    Sharing in Veterans: Mental Health
    Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡
    10/10/2016 #12 Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡
    Sharing to Suicide Prevention
    James McElearney
    10/10/2016 #11 James McElearney
    Unfortunately for me, I do know the figures worldwide as I have been looking into this for a short film I am writing, and staggering they are! This is a very important issue that needs addressing and in everyway possible. I knew two of my childhood aquantances who took their own lives and I saw frst hand the devistation it causes the families that remain. More needs to be done to raise awareness
    Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡
    10/10/2016 #10 Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡
    #8 I would too. I think of all the talented people who are suffering, yet have so much to give. Robin Williams comes to mind. Perhaps because he appeared on the outside to be just the opposite of depressed. A true issue that NEEDS awareness.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    10/10/2016 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Josh Quigley's journey is one I have been following for about six weeks. It is the very essence of understanding what life is all about. Thank you, @Christine Stevens for so eloquently sharing his mission and the fact that we all need to reach out to the people in our lives who may be having a tough time. It may be more serious than we can imagine and the gift we can give with our time and concern may be priceless.
    Christine Stevens
    10/10/2016 #8 Christine Stevens
    #5 Jared, I get choked up still when I think about that young man who ended his life. It had a profound impact on my daughter's life as well - she now works as a case manager helping people with mental illnesses navigate day-to-day life.
    Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡
    10/10/2016 #7 Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡
    Raising Awareness for Suicide Prevention - on October 10, World Mental Health Day
    Ashley Marie Taylor
    10/10/2016 #6 Ashley Marie Taylor
    This is great. Mental illness and depression tend to be stigmatized. It's good to see a push for acceptance of our flaws as human beings and rather than punishing ourselves for them, strive for healing.
    Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡
    10/10/2016 #5 Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡
    Absolutely brilliant post, @Christine Stevens. You've turned on a light for hopefully so many!
    You engaged us. Hell, you got me all choked up.
    You've pointed out resources and ways we can all help. There is always hope.

    Sharing on all my networks.
    Christine Stevens
    10/10/2016 #4 Christine Stevens
    #3 Thank you, Frolián!
    Froilán Pérez
    10/10/2016 #3 Froilán Pérez
    Thanks for this, @Christine Stevens!
    following him on social media, will contribute on his web!
    Christine Stevens
    10/10/2016 #2 Christine Stevens
    #1 Thank you, @Don 🐝 Kerr.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/10/2016 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Many thanks for bringing this to my attention @Christine Stevens. I am going to track him. Every bit helps in this type of endeavour. Will also share in Healthcare hive.
  10. ProducerJW Holland

    JW Holland

    06/10/2016
    5 Obstacles to Success and Happiness That I Overcame
    5 Obstacles to Success and Happiness That I OvercameFor most of my life, I just accepted what came to me. I worked hard and moved through the ranks of my chosen profession. With that plan I did ok. I got several promotions and increased my income modestly over the years. I was a steady, efficient,...
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    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    05/04/2017 #2 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    Excellent reflection, when we leave our fears aside and ignore the negative opinion of others, we take up the challenge of realizing our dreams, even if at first it does not seem to be so fruitfully financially. But what matters is working for what makes us good.
    Loribeth Pierson
    07/10/2016 #1 Loribeth Pierson
    Welcome to beBee, @JW Holland! Taking Action = Success. Congrats on what you have accomplished and I am looking forward to your next steps of action. Like this buzz, you Rocked It!
  11. Charles David Upchurch
    An article by @Annabella Hagen which I believe may interest @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and friends.
    Charles David Upchurch
    Two Ways to Put the Brakes on Your Anxiety | World of Psychology
    psychcentral.com Our human instinct is to react and push back when we feel pain and discomfort. When we struggle with anxiety, those feelings are magnified. Our inherent response is to try and get rid of unpleasant feelings and sensations immediately. But does it...
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    Randy Keho
    30/09/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    Self-awareness definitely helps you cope with stressful situations. It takes your focus off that anxious moment and enables you to regain control and redirect your thoughts. @Aurorasa Sima
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/09/2016 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #3 It's great to have articles that differ in views because what I've been seeing is that treating anxiety, PTSD etc... is not a one size fits all.
    Charles David Upchurch
    30/09/2016 #4 Charles David Upchurch
    Thanks for the shares, Lisa and @Milos Djukic
    Charles David Upchurch
    30/09/2016 #3 Charles David Upchurch
    You are quie welcome @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I hope that it helps some who suffer from AD, GAD, or PTSD.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/09/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    If you suffer from anxiety @Charles David Upchurch pointed out this article to me... you may find it of interest.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/09/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for tagging me @Charles David Upchurch, interesting article and worth trying.
  12. ProducerBen Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    10/09/2016
    √1¼ + ½ = ϕ
    √1¼ + ½ = ϕThis little buzz was inspired by a BIG honey production by queen bee, Lada Prkic. Following is the link to her fantastic research paper. Either way please return to the little gem below.Lada Prkic's research paper "Geometry All Around Us"Thank you,...
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    Michael O'Neil
    16/03/2017 #28 Anonymous
    A favouite from my school days is 1/7=0.142857 recurring. We were taught to remember it by reciting unfortunate 57. 2/7 = 0.285714. 3/7=428571 and so on.
    I recall a book a friend had at the time. The Speed System of Basic Mathematics by Jakow Trachtenberg. Trachtenberg (17 June 1888 – 1953) was a Russian mathematician who developed the mental calculation techniques called the Trachtenberg system. He was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. The story goes that he developed this system by scratching in the dirt of his prison hut. The book fascinated us both at the time.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    16/03/2017 #27 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    (1+√5) / 2 = 1/2 + (√5)/ 2 = 0.5 + √5 / √4 = 0.5 + √(5/4) = 0.5 + √1.25

    The golden ratio is cool, but personally I find that the platinum ratio is even more universal, though it makes its appearance more in formulas than actual phenomena. It is basically the constant of equilibrium in a line segment divided harmonically and has the approx. value of 0.707. Unfortunately no-one has recognized it as a mathematical constant for some reason, but all mathematicians are aware of its value.
    Ben Pinto
    16/03/2017 #26 Ben Pinto
    #22 and surrounded by all these Roman numerals FéLIX (59.)
    Ben Pinto
    16/03/2017 #25 Ben Pinto
    #21 Dilma, it impresses me that beBee breathes new life into old articles by way of affinity. With all these math minds perhaps we should call it the infinity network.
    Ben Pinto
    16/03/2017 #24 Ben Pinto
    #20 great to have you back from your hiatus,@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD though i have been busy too!
    Ben Pinto
    16/03/2017 #23 Ben Pinto
    #19 thank you for keeping this article moving!
    Félix Alday
    16/03/2017 #22 Félix Alday
    It seems like we are surrounded by Fibonacci numbers, thanks for your very creative post, cheers
    DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    15/03/2017 #21 DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    Great job, thanks
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/09/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 #13 Great Job on adding the link. I also try to add links in my emails, to facilitate immediate action. Works! ;)
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    11/09/2016 #19 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #18 You are right, Ben. I am just saying that these expressions of Φ are the solutions to quadratic equation Φ^ - Φ – 1 = 0.
    Phi also occurs in geometry of a regular pentagon. Connecting all the points of the pentagon and forming 5-pointed star we have triangles with sides 1 and Φ, and angles of 36 (18), 54 and 108 (54) degrees.
    Based on the relations between sides and angles of these triangles we have following expressions for Φ:
    Φ = sin (54°) x 2 or cos (36°) x 2
    Φ = 1/ (2 x sin 18°) or 1/ (2 x cos 72°)

    Perhaps we can create a new hive about golden ratio, Fibonacci numbers and other related subjects. 😊
    Ben Pinto
    11/09/2016 #18 Ben Pinto
    #17 #16 Lada Prkic. Using my formula nets the same digits.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    10/09/2016 #17 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #14 @Ben Pinto, tag was not working, it's OK now. I am also amazed by the golden ratio.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    10/09/2016 #16 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Dear Pinto, exact value of ϕ is (1+√5) / 2, i.e., 1.6180339887...... . This is the solution to quadratic equation ϕ^- ϕ -1=0 derived from specific ratio between two numbers a/b = (a+b)/a = ϕ
    For more detailed explanation please see the link in the buzz http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GoldenRatio.html
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #14 Ben Pinto
    #12 Your article was brilliantly executed like a fine play, @Lada 🏡 Prkic. The capture of all the information and distinctive use of each medium of eJournalism was a brilliant way to convey the subject matter while bringing in the reader/viewer.
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #13 Ben Pinto
    #8 Thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley. While making some other edits, I have added the link to the hive called 'Pin' at the bottom of this article, along with a little puzzle challenge just for fun.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    10/09/2016 #12 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I am deeply touched by your gesture, dear @Ben Pinto. I'll comment later on this topic.
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #11 Ben Pinto
    #10 me too Paul. One year I made the math teacher a dealio "I will copy the math homework answers on the chalkboard for you, and in turn, I am excused from doing said homework." At the time I didn't realize that this manupulation was not really benefitting me, but was only Benny-fitting me.
    Paul Walters
    10/09/2016 #10 Paul Walters
    @Ben Pinto & @Lada 🏡 Prkic I do so wish I had paid attention at school when the maths class was on !!!!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    10/09/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Ben Pinto you are quite Awesome.. have to make a note of that hive.
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #7 Ben Pinto
    #5 hi @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, since you area big Pinterest fan I thought you might like PinTo.Rest. It is really just the hive called Pin, and it is open to anyone that wants to use it too. @Sil Pinto, @Marcelo Pinto, @Sonia Pinto
  13. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    08/09/2016
    The Sound of Silence: When Thoughts Consume Your Thoughts
    The Sound of Silence: When Thoughts Consume Your ThoughtsMusic has long been a tapestry that chronicles my life -- a timeline, if your will.It's like an unending spool of thread that sews the bits and pieces of my life together. Some good, some bad.For me, nothing conjures up memories like a favorite...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    12/09/2016 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 Thanks for letting me know @Randy Keho. A smile sounds good. She sounds like quite a personality. I don't wish for anyone who is caring for her to get hurt but as long as she's got the fight in her.....
    Randy Keho
    12/09/2016 #15 Randy Keho
    #5 Me? A dancer? Not by any stretch of the imagination. That talent was not passed on, even though my father could cut a rug, too. It was something to behold when they would take to the floor during wedding receptions. They looked like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
    Randy Keho
    12/09/2016 #14 Randy Keho
    She responded with a smile, which is the most I could have expected. She's mostly bedridden or in a wheelchair at best. She's been in hospice care for months, weighing maybe 80 pounds. She's a fighter, always has been, and the staff often falls victim to a punch or two on a daily basis. She doesn't like to be touched, but she needs help doing everything. They nicknamed her "Tyson," after the professional boxer.#6
    Dale Masters
    11/09/2016 #13 Dale Masters
    #11 @Phil Friedman Me either!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    11/09/2016 #12 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Arresting thoughts dear @Randy Keho...kind of an eye opener to another perspective on music too for me. Can't believe you would not turn on that music sitting right in front of the radio! I always felt music was the water that could cleanse and transform everything ...thought, mood, motive in a few minutes; but you gotta drink a bit of it first! :) I can switch off my entire thought process in a few seconds just by turning on a song...and shift into whatever mood I want to get into. I have felt healthy in the middle of a severe viral fever...forgotten the discomfort...if only for a few moments...listening to a song i like...and I suspect that it accelerates healing too! I have ignored heartache, headaches, pain of personal loss and lots more, just by immersing myself into music. It is such a fabulous escape too, come to think of it! I have even brought on depression deliberately in moments of happiness, just by listening to a particular kind of music. Such is the power of music over mood. Eating breakfast before starting for school early morning in the late seventies, in my hometown in south India...decades ago...sitting at the small table with my brothers chomping it all down...i can vividly recall the daily requests for Denver, George Baker, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Cliff Richard, Jimmy Cliff, Beatles, Linda Ronstadt, Olivia, Boney M, Abba...and more... on that old box Murphy Monitor! Took away the schoolboy blues! There was a smaller Philips transistor too... playing Hindi or Telugu songs for my grandma in the other room. Ahh the longing for those moments hurts! And I feel terrible about Mom...it must be so damn hard to come to terms with it...you stirred up so many memories Randy! Thank you.
    Phil Friedman
    11/09/2016 #11 Phil Friedman
    @Randy Keho gives us a pointer for dealing with depression in our own lives, not to mention some insight into struggling with dementia in a loved one. I cannot recommend this post too highly.
    Phil Friedman
    11/09/2016 #10 Phil Friedman
    Truly terrific piece, @Randy Keho. Because you avoid celebrating your issues in the all-to-common form of emotional exhibitionism. You convey the depth of your feelings and the seriousness of the subject, not to mention your feeling toward your mom, without inviting shallow expressions of sympathy. But instead share what you've learned about copy. Well done, indeed. Sharing this now.
    Dale Masters
    11/09/2016 #9 Dale Masters
    Being a singer/songwriter who (thankfully) was able to conquer the deep depression that fuels much our music, I can relate, @Randy Keho. Sometimes the music we write acts as a sort of bloodletting for the soul. They're purifying tears of emotional blood and sound, taking out the "old, bad" blood to make room for the nourishment every soul needs. I think it's understood only by those who have experienced the same thing. It's literally beyond words...but not outside the language of music, which is the language of the soul.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/09/2016 #8 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Is this a kind of "thoughts Cannibalism"? I concur fully with Sara @Sara Jacobovici comments. Congratulations Randy Keho for writing this wonderful buzz
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/09/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    An important story @Randy Keho, beautifully communicated and one that needs to be "heard".
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/09/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    An important story @Randy Keho, beautifully communicated and one that needs to be "heard". If I may suggest, from my perspective, there is a difference between not being able to hear something and silence. Mozart (don't hold the fact that he was a classical composer against him ;) said: “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between." Nothing can take the sound of music away from you, it's always there when you can hear it and its silence.

    PS Did your mother respond to hearing the Irish reels?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #3 Thanks @Randy Keho, it's been my hope by sharing my own personal stories that others would feel free to as well. I'm glad you shared yours! I also appreciate the fact that you were open, it does take a bit of courage. Each time I post something new, I swear I sweat bullets for a while before I finally hit post. I would love to see the photo, I bet you have many stories to tell about your mom's time as an Irish dancer. My husband's father had dementia and it was tough on the entire family. Will keep you in my thoughts (and your mom)!
    Randy Keho
    08/09/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    Thank you for your reply @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#2 I tagged you because I've read your personal battles with anxiety and admire your courage to speak openly about it. I appreciate your efforts to help dispel the stigma of mental illness.
    I believe I do have a black-and-white photo of mom in one of her outfits and some medals, too. The aunt who practically raised her was a dance teacher in Belfast -- very old school.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Randy Keho, thanks for tagging me. I'm really sorry to hear about your mom, dementia is tough illness to watch a loved one 'wither' away from as you put it. Keep hanging on to those happy memories, even now! I had so many wonderful memories of my mom and I can honestly say they helped me to cope when she became bedridden. I didn't realize they were helping at the time but they did. I'm also sorry you suffer from depression. I can really relate to jumping from one topic to another, the brain tends to run in circles at times, faster than the physical body. Depression is a lonely and frustrating illness. I'm glad you're able to recognize your triggers. Keep listening to the music you enjoy, even if you feel you haven't heard it- it may be helping. You are proof that we can never assume that someone lives a carefree life because you are the jokester and you have provided so many visually lovely stories. I know everyone has their battles but there are many battles that seem socially acceptable to speak of while depression and other illnesses still take a back burner to what's considered socially acceptable. I think social media is helping to change that perception, or that is my hope. I remember not that long ago, it was something people kept hush for major fear of being rejected by others who didn't understand it at all. I hope the stigma is completely gone one day because it is a medical illness. Your right- there are many positives in life and I try to hang on to those too. My kids bring me a lot of joy. I'm glad you are able to do that. Lastly, I think it's so cool that your mom was an award winning Irish dancer, are there any photos? Thanks for sharing this and love the poster, darn those voices lol.
  14. ProducerProf. Mg. Rodrigo Ariel PRADIER
    Trauma y aislamiento: cuando los demás parecen estar demasiado lejos
    Trauma y aislamiento: cuando los demás parecen estar demasiado lejosUna persona es susceptible de sufrir un trauma tras haber sobrevivido a una guerra, una agresión sexual o la muerte súbita de un ser querido. Todos entendemos el poder de experiencias tan aterradoras como estas. Pero el alcance del trauma no es tan...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    07/09/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Prof. Mg. Rodrigo Ariel PRADIER: No estas perfecto, pero en English: Google Translate (with editing): Trauma and Isolation: When Others Seem to be Too Far. A person is susceptible to trauma after surviving a war, sexual assault or sudden death of a loved one. We all understand the power of such terrifying experiences. But the scope of trauma is not so limited. Those who have been fortunate not to suffer such terrible events may also have gone through traumatic experiences: the betrayal of a friend, discovering infidelity or even witnessing a car accident." ~Extremely well written article. Spanish translators needed to bridge the gap between Español y English. Todos los personal profesionales necisitamos leer. Perfectamente! @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, Louise @Louise Smith, @Michele Williams, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @David B. Grinberg, @Donald 🐝 Grandy, @Aurorasa Sima, @Nicole Chardenet, @Tommy McElroy, MD, od, @John White, MBA @Juan Imaz and more.
  15. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Careful Where You Step
    Careful Where You StepWhy do so many of us view happiness as a pursuit? Why are we always seeming to be chasing it? #thedailychalkboard may just give you some fuel for thought on the the subject. #michaelddavis...
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    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    04/01/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #6 Hey, MAGS!!!! haven't seen you in a while
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 (See my note 3 lines below) woO! Here's you Pinterest Pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/425097652311663933/
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Ah! I just Refreshed the Page and You Scared Me! Oh HaHaHa! ;) ~I got you covered! (I couldn't +1 myself on that; I think @Michael D. Davis may have a beBee term for that?
    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #4 Ben Pinto
    #3 YOU ARE THE BEST SUPPORTER. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Michael D. Davis: I'm looking at your Profile as I've missed many of your posts~ I think that if you add just one more image, you would be a "Producer!" Encouraging you to go to Edit at the top right - add an image then Publish - do this all in Producer Mode. Then I think your hard work will be more mainstreamed here - and please Tag me on your posts so I can be sure to get them! Awweee! I want to start over from the top! These all deserve more exposure and I'm tagging @Ben Pinto to be sure!
    Michael D. Davis
    04/09/2016 #2 Michael D. Davis
    Thank you for sharing @Julie Hickman and I hope that you are enjoying #thedailychalkboard !
  16. ProducerFranci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Hive Talk Special - Featuring: Success Mindset
    Hive Talk Special - Featuring: Success Mindsethttps://www.bebee.com/group/success-mindset Success Mindset Let's 'bee' Successful! This hive is a go-to location for finding and sharing SUCCESS MINDSETS and best practices for creating and using these positive mindsets....
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 #8 HiveMom! True ever! Appreciate your sweet, short yet poignant Poem here! And the Hive is Positive @Charles David Upchurch? Well, who wouldn't want to Join it? Ha. #5 @David B. Grinberg ~ my father was in aerospace; we grew up entrenched in rocket science. Cool.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/09/2016 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #6 Wishing you much success with your new hive, @Charles David Upchurch!

    Signed, HiveMom 👩🏼
    Charles David Upchurch
    03/09/2016 #7 Charles David Upchurch
    YES! THANK YOU, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! I nominate you beBee "HiveMom" or "HiveMama" (if you like either of those). Thanks also to @Milos Djukic, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, and WELCOME @David B. Grinberg.
    Charles David Upchurch
    03/09/2016 #6 Charles David Upchurch
    @Michael Watkins, our dear HiveMom @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman has just made our Success Mindsets hive FAMOUS! Get ready for an increase in shares to this hive, and hopefully some great conversations! ~ C. David Upchurch
    David B. Grinberg
    03/09/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, I just joined their hive. Also, I'm seeking out more space enthusiasts to join the hive "Universe, Space & Beyond" -- come blast off with us! https://www.bebee.com/group/universe-space-beyond cc: @Charles David Upchurch
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/09/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #3 Aww, thank you. 😇
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/09/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman you are such a wonderful person! @Charles David Upchurch and Michael Watkins... Great idea!
    Milos Djukic
    02/09/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 You are welcome @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman and thank you!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/09/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for sharing @Milos Djukic. 😉
  17. ProducerDarryl John

    Darryl John

    02/09/2016
    Why I Am Happier With Less
    Why I Am Happier With LessI can see gears turning in your heads how can he be happy with less? Well let me explain from a very young age we are all wired to want more so greed is ingrained in our psyche though at an early age we have no concept of what this is.I clearly...
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    Dale Masters
    09/09/2016 #35 Dale Masters
    #33 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I have three boxes for my meds...they organise easier that way. Having lost almost everything I owned (except for some clothes and 2 strongboxes), I no longer worry about material goods.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #33 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #22 Pffft! Only 2 more? Hey, I need one bag just for medications lol. No, well. ...people don't really know, but we're rather cozy here. I've been disabled x 10 years, bed-ridden with dysautonomia from a car accident. Just Google me at Dr Margaret Aranda. You'll see why I do have Much Baggage! ~mags
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #32 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #20 Hi @Irene Hackett love your matching fabric here! I'm really liking the Quotes you picked out, and @Darryl John here's another thing to do now: Take your QUotes, add a Pic, put in POetry format and Post to Quotes by beBees: https://www.bebee.com/group/bebee-poetry / Check all Hives for Poetry, as there are about 10 different hives. ;)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #31 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #19 Love it! You ROCK! Now, you can be a Producer and that is so so cool!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #30 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #17 Your images of Spain (all that I could manage for now) are so pretty - I posted them to my beBee Pin!
    #18 You can Share my beBee "For All Bees" Board - anyone can - I just ask that you help me as you read, to hit that red Pinterest button so we can fill up the Board! Just give me your Pinterest name / email address and I'll send you an invite!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/09/2016 #27 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing too bee Inspired and Self Discovery
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/09/2016 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Brilliant account of self-discovery. Being surrounded with material items may being happiness but usually short lived.
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #23 Darryl John
    It is funny if you look at the word Buddha take the last two letters ha this is often used as an exclamation of discovery.
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #21 Darryl John
    Thank you @Irene Hackett it is funny you mention the Tao Te Ching as I have read this and also one reviewer of my book compared it as a modern version of that though if only my book had one tenth of the wisdom of that book.
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #19 Darryl John
    Thank you for the advice I have now added a second image
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #18 Darryl John
    I now have a board beBee on Pintrest feel free to post there
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #17 Darryl John
    Thank you all you make me feel very humble yet happy I am on Pintrest but all my pictures are of Spain and Fitness two of my great loves @darryljohn67
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 Thank you for Sharing, @John White, MBA. Sometimes I cringe when I Tag many people in these posts - but the greater good is that sweet gems, especially "Buzzes" and not "Honey" can actually get 'lost' in the main beBee thread. @Darryl John, if you just added a 2nd image, I think you would be a PRODUCER :)! Encouraging to engage us with more of your fine sensibilities and humanitarianism, One Person at a Time!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 You as SO On Target!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 @Darryl John: We all love you just as you are! Thank you for helping us see the tree in the forest, and each leaf, too. I'll Tag you on articles that I think will resonate with you, and encourage you to open a Pinterest Account so you can collect articles there - ;)
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #13 Darryl John
    For me writing is my therapy and my thoughts the ink that flows from my pen.
    Katja Bader
    03/09/2016 #12 Katja Bader
    Less you have, less you can lose and less you must be frightened about it
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 Gotta Love it!
    John White, MBA
    03/09/2016 #10 John White, MBA
    Great piece! I've shared it into 2 more hives.
    Robert Cormack
    03/09/2016 #9 Robert Cormack
    I think it's true that we learn greed and acquisition. It's all around us and, instead of being vilified, the television networks, movies—even books— treat it as a "must" in our society. We know Donald Trump is a racist bore, but his voter base will always come back, saying, "Yeah, but he's a billionaire." How that makes him presidential material is beyond me, except that we seem to need "father or mother figures," and that seems to suggest that billionaire racists are more appropriate parents than, say, a Bernie Sanders, who feels we should "work together."
  18. Luzmary Figueroa Mejia Andrade dos Santos
    Assistam a nova sensação sertaneja:
    Chega de Sofrer de Amor - Ruan e Ramon (Clipe Oficial)®
    Chega de Sofrer de Amor - Ruan e Ramon (Clipe Oficial)® Música: Chega de Sofrer de Amor Registro: 669071® Composição: Ruan e Ramon Direção/Produção: Tom Arruda Direção de Vídeo: Maicon Freitas Figurino: Hobi Club...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Shared to Hive: Hobbies - Music: Brazilian & Invisible Illnesses: Mental Health!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Love the POSITIVE Happiness - So Great for the Soul!!!
  19. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    31/08/2016
    What is a Horticulturist? What does a Horticulturist actually do?
    What is a Horticulturist? What does a Horticulturist actually do? It seems that I maybe the only Horticulturist on beBee at the moment! so to give some bees a better understanding of what a Horticulturist is and does (unless some already know!) I have put this article together; which I have tried to keep...
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    Andrew Porter
    02/09/2016 #18 Anonymous
    #17 Thanks @Mohammad Azam Khan it is rewarding and beneficial for the planet....when you think about it without plants, trees and shrubs there would be no life on earth! I am also pleased that you enjoy your garden, keep it up!
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    01/09/2016 #17 Mohammad Azam Khan
    #15 Meaningful observation that so rewarding and most useful of activities for choice and like @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee helps to keep the flow pure. The good life @Andrew Porter. I love the day I get to enjoy the garden as well.
    Andrew Porter
    01/09/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #2 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD you asked about Hydrangeas as you were finding them difficult, I am sure this link to the RHS Hydrangea information pages will provide you with all the answers you should require, if not then please let me know, here is the link.....
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=122
    Andrew Porter
    01/09/2016 #15 Anonymous
    #14 @Donna-Luisa Eversley thanks, how could I possibly forget that...the beauty of nature on a daily basis!! planting is very therapeutic although if your doing it for a few hours it can have its toll on ones back! And I'll also let you in on a secret I do like to sit and watch the flowers and all the different insects that are attracted to them, its just so relaxing...well for me it is!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/09/2016 #14 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Andrew Porter and don't forget, you get to see the beauty in the environment daily! Thanks for breaking it down, now I won't think all you do is plant beautiful gardens and watch flowers daily!
    Andrew Porter
    31/08/2016 #13 Anonymous
    #12 Thank you @Jim 🐝 Cody for commenting, I like your reference to the Giant Sequoia trees, earlier this year at The Eden Project in Cornwall over here in the UK 40 saplings were planted of coast Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) they were cloned from some of the ancient plants in California, to help preserve this giant species for future generations, they were planted along the entrance road to Eden and will eventually form one amazing avenue!
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    31/08/2016 #12 Jim 🐝 Cody
    @Andrew Porter A Good interesting read about your field of work. I'm always amazed about plants and their history. Having lived in California for many years and seeing the great sequoia is truly amazing. The giant sequoia is among the tallest, widest and longest-lived of all organisms on Earth.
    Andrew Porter
    31/08/2016 #11 Anonymous
    #9 #10 Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman for your appreciation I am also pleased to hear that you find plants and trees soothing, they are indeed therapeutic for we busy humans or should that be 'Bees' thanks also for the share.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    31/08/2016 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Bee Inspired
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    31/08/2016 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Interesting read Andrew Porter and thank you for sharing your knowledge. I find plants and trees soothing. We live in an apartment and our back porch is full of plants. My husband works hard at keeping up with them.
    Andrew Porter
    31/08/2016 #8 Anonymous
    Well that's a new term for it @Kevin Pashuk! I also remember in my early days of horticulture getting told off for saying 'Weed'... as the general term is actually 'a plant out of place' but hay ho I still say weed, and funnily over here in Yorkshire we say swathes of colour! but yes horticulture or gardening if you like, can be very therapeutic besides many other benefits one can get from this activity!
    Kevin Pashuk
    31/08/2016 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    Ahhh. @Andrew Porter. I always thought it as "horrible culture" since I seemed to get all the weed pulling chores added to my list. Having said that, my wife has created a wonderful space using plants that provide beautiful swatches of colours all season long. A very necessary vocation in this busy world of ours.
    Andrew Porter
    31/08/2016 #6 Anonymous
    #3 Thanks for participating @Irene Hackett I am pleased you found the article of use, although I kept it slightly brief so as not to bore people, to be honest we can actually learn a lot about life from how we nurture and tend to plants, there are actually some similarities, great also to hear that you learned from your Dad....I reckon that would make a really interesting readable Buzz!
    Andrew Porter
    31/08/2016 #5 Anonymous
    #2 Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD great how you explain about how people are changing there landscapes due to the law on sprinklers, although grass can be quite remarkable at rejuvenating from droughts, longer periods without water will eventually kill it off, I didn't know that one could buy Lady Birds or Bugs as you call them, now this should be something that we could incorporate over here in the UK what a great idea!
    Thanks for your request about Hydrangeas yes I will write something about them and will let you know when this is done, I didn't really expect to receive any comments as horticulture is either a hit or a miss, it is a topic where you have to try and grab the attention not easy to do when there is only one of me...but I'll keep digging away so to speak!
    Andrew Porter
    31/08/2016 #4 Anonymous
    #1 Robert thank you for commenting, it never surprises me when I receive comments that there is or was a horticulturist in the family lovely to hear that you learned about plants from your Mother, and yes we can learn a lot from plants...some have a remarkable knack of been able to manage all on their own once they have been left to fend for themselves, and there are some plants and trees around the planet that are easily around 2 to 3 thousand years old, for example one of the oldest trees in Europe is said to be a 1,075 year old Bosnian Pine, plenty to right about I would say!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 Excellent article, and I love all the biology! In So. California (Los Angeles) - we grew up in a drought (no brushing your teeth with the water on!) - and all of a sudden they passed a new law that no one can sprinkle lawns with water more than 2-3 times a week, and of course never from 10am-2pm (Oh! and no washing cars in your driveway!). So many people are buying succulent cactus and spreading it all over their landscape. They hold water, serving as 'double-duty
    to help retard fires during the hot Santa Ana winds. But all of a sudden when that new law passed, everyone was agasht to let their lawns saunter into a slow, dehydrated death. Totally changed how things are landscaped. - and just one note that I love about gardens: you can buy ladybugs in a paper cup at the local nursery (my Fav shopping place) so they eat all the aphids destroying the roses! Great article - keep writing more! Can you tell us about hydrangeas? I find them most difficult (and loving your Pic here, it is fantastic)!
    Robert Cormack
    31/08/2016 #1 Robert Cormack
    My mother was a horticulturalist, Andrew, and you've explained what they do very well. I learned a lot about plants. What I didn't learn was how not to be forgetful. My surviving plants all live with the knowledge that I'm forgetful (funnily enough, they've all be alive over fifteen years. We should take a lesson from plants, Andrew. They're far more forgiving than us—and they live longer (in plant years).
  20. ProducerRodney Fife

    Rodney Fife

    20/08/2016
    TRR’s Warrior Camps Are Saving the Lives of Our Veterans
    TRR’s Warrior Camps Are Saving the Lives of Our VeteransSince its inception in 2013 Trauma and Resiliency Resources has conducted 8 Warrior Camp® programs. They have a 100% survival rate for those who have attended their program. Their data shows statistically significant treatment effect on PTSD,...
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    Brian McKenzie
    20/08/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    An a program back from war and PTSD / a step away from the suicide trap
    Phil Friedman
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    Good job, Randy Fife. Sharing this and the link to the crowdfunding initiative.
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    #bipolar #bipolardisorder #mentalillness #mentalhealth #selfcare
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Great and succinct article! This is such an important disorder for society, and we need to get rid of the stigma. Here to help as much as possible! I have many Hives you may be interest to Co-Admin with me later, when your feet are more 'wet' lol and your wings Buzz the beBeeZ! Welcome, my sister and friend in Invisible Illnesses! I have tons of Hives there, too! ~mags
    Krista Pfeiffer
    15/05/2016 #2 Krista Pfeiffer
    Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee I have yet to look into the publishing platform. Thank you for sharing the link with me. #1
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/05/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Welcome to beBee ! Did you try the publishing platform ? www.bebee.com/producer
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    Lucy Jensen

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    At CCA, our Mental Health teams make lasting changes in the lives of offenders, as we set the standards of care in the industry. This is your opportunity to make a satisfying career even more rewarding. CCA is currently seeking Mental Health Coordinators at Red Rock Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ who have a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional setting. The Mental Health Coordinator plans professional mental health service programs of a non-medical nature in the facility. Coordinates and directs activities of personnel engaged in providing mental health services to inmates/residents.
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Veteran or not, Mental Health is essential for all of us, including myself! Thank you and so much appreciate all you do on beBee! ♥️So much Love♥️!
  23. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Is Anxiety Disease Interfering With Your Job?
    Is Anxiety Disease Interfering With Your Job?We all get anxious when it comes to our jobs, however, Anxiety Disease - also called Anxiety Disorder can lead to missing too much time from work, leaving work early, or ultimately losing your job.Many people aren't aware they have Anxiety disorder...
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    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    01/05/2017 #74 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #73 I used to be a master at shielding myself. Overtime, I am not sure what has changed, but I keep finding a way. It's not as if I hadn't been down these winding roads before. I have a sneaking suspicious it is a combination of factors. Sometimes I feel like I should just give in, and decide, I AM DISABLED and other times I do not want to admit and submit to that label because I feel I am able! It is difficult to keep a traditional work schedule. I love to work and am afraid of not being able to make ends meet. Being in transition is stressful. I have to be optimistic.

    I too feel the need to know what is happening but must keep it in perspective as to space and time. Finding balance is the key for me.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/05/2017 #73 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl, you are so right, it does affect cortisol levels which is one reason people develop belly fat... or better known as that hard to get rid of, dangerous visceral fat. Anxiety disease can cause so many physical diseases. My Dr. told me they consider Anxiety Disease a Medical Condition now.

    Meditation helps me if I don't have a full blown panic attack, by then the chemical responses are beyond our control. I wrote of being out on the breakwater in Maine and having a horrific panic attack, I can attest that meditation would not have worked in that situation.

    You made great points about the news cycles and media- I've been trying to watch shows that make me laugh. It's hard not to watch the news though because I want to stay updated on world/US events and that has become much more stressful. My husband began watching the news every night over the past 4 months or so, I finally told him he needed to stop and just watch shows that were conducive to his mental health because it was causing him to feel so angry. That's not like my husband at all.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    30/04/2017 #72 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    I think the hardest part is the subconscious mind has a better memory.

    Anxiety can cause a heart attack and inflammation besides high cortisol levels.

    Although meditation for me works well. I cannot always meditate in every situation because things can happen so fast.

    Now with the entertainment, news cycle and all media wanting to be all about violence, drama and fear bating, I believe there will be more people with anxiety.

    This coupled with the Google talk doctors stating that obesity is linked to the antibiotics and GMO crops, besides being related to heightened cortisol levels. I wonder who the scholars dare to body shame people based on the cycle of revenue pipelines they have created. It would be nice if they acknowledge their cause in the matter. Hopefully they'll just treat people with the dignity and respect they deserve and be grateful for their contribution as being an unsuspecting specimens who lost out on an opportunity to have a better quality of life in what some call FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/02/2017 #71 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #70 Interesting stuff @Robert Cormack and great analogy with the use of ginger ale 'going off in my head,' by Tony Soprano!
    Robert Cormack
    01/02/2017 #70 Robert Cormack
    They did some studies at the University of Toronto, comparing certain centres of the brain using MRIs. Depression causes red areas whereas, when the brain is more stimulated (read happy or relaxed) the centres turn yellow. Both CBT and SSRIs produced the same yellow areas over essentially the same time (SSRIs were quicker but tended to move from red to yellow to red while the CBT patients were more consistent). Yoga and meditation are particularly good before stressful days, parties, lectures, etc. It takes time, but it's important to reduce stress levels whenever possible. Anxiety is really the build up of stress, acting like a release valve. If you think of air suddenly coming out of a tire puncture, that's what anxiety is like. That's why Tony Soprano once said about his panic attacks "It feels like a can of ginger ale going off in my head." Very apt description.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #69 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #67 lol no biggie @Lisa Vanderburg :)) Should see my typing when I don't have my glasses, I have typo's galore.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #68 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #66 Hi @Robert Cormack, I agree... I've found after being in therapy for quite a few months now that was the beginning of my tipping point. I always thought maybe there were many triggers but never brought it up to the Dr because I didn't want to sound like a major complainer. Sad that with an illness we still get embarrassed. Thankfully, this is the first Counselor who seems to really know what he is doing. CBT for quite a few months and just began my first session of EMDR followed by some type of meditative techniques to bring the mind back down before I left. As even my Dr. told me, this can work much better than meds- we shall see, I have a lot of hope! I haven't given up on the idea of taking yoga either. Tag me in one of your next buzzes, thanks!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    31/01/2017 #67 Lisa Vanderburg
    #65 My bad - you're right Lisa...it was his friend Bobby. MUST put my glasses on! :)
    Robert Cormack
    31/01/2017 #66 Robert Cormack
    I've written on this as well, Lisa. So many people change jobs, linking those jobs directly to their panic disorder. Unfortunately, events at work may only be the tipping point of many early unresolved issues. I think panic disorder is the result of too many "triggers." It's not the job so much (Let's call it the irritant factor), it's all the triggers making an anxiety soup in our brains. CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) takes time—more time than most people want to spend—but it can be just as effective as relying on SSRIs, etc. I also firmly believe that medication and yoga—together with CBT—is more effective SSRI therapy (and a lot less expensive if Trump really bungles healthcare). Thanks for the post.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/01/2017 #65 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #64 Hi @Lisa Vanderburg, My brother is still alive. I forget what I said that may have been misinterpreted that I lost him. Appreciate your kind words!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    30/01/2017 #64 Lisa Vanderburg
    You have really brought home the concept of applied perception @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, in such a heart-gripping way! The idea that the very thing that 'turns us on' or fulfills us, can turn around and become the acid that burns deep. I am so very sorry to hear your brother didn't make it - would the outcome (of your perception) have changed if he'd lived? Maybe for a while?
    Like @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee so astutely conveyed, we often await for that final drop to take us from 'in control' to out of control; of our minds.
    Beautifully written, lovely Lady - thank you so much for allowing us in.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/01/2017 #63 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #62 Thanks for reading @Sandra 🐝 Smith, yes it can feel like a heart attack or as if your going to faint ( I think I've read that some people have fainted) obviously many more symptoms and if it lasts long enough un-treated or not treated properly it can lead to clinical depression. I was going to begin with EMDR quite some time ago but I wasn't ready. It's taken a lot of work (and that means, still in a state of anxiety because of the work) but now ready for EMDR. We've been doing CBT for quite some time. Had a few set backs and will begin EMDR in 2 weeks. I may write about my set backs.. this has been one hell of a journey. I have faith in my counselor though, he's awesome and doesn't coddle.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    19/01/2017 #62 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Great post, Lisa...I remember from my psych 101 class that panic attacks feel a lot like heart attacks to the sufferer... but therapy and relaxation techniques can make all the difference. As well as medicine of course.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/01/2017 #61 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #60 I just became anxious reading about you getting fired lol. Did you really get fired because of anxiety? Its happened to some, sadly.
    Lyon Brave
    03/01/2017 #60 Lyon Brave
    Anxiety, how naughty! I once got fired from a job, and then for awhile i was really anxious about getting fried from a job lol
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/10/2016 #59 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #57 Hi @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, your poor dad! I have to tell you, somatic therapist is a new term to me. I will have to check that out. As you explained your fathers surgeries, on-going pain for years and PTSD it made me think of the back and neck pain I've been dealing with for a very long time which got worse after I fell and broke my left shoulder and right hand 2 years ago. I notice on days that my anxiety is at an all time low, the pain is too. They are inter-connected. I will check out the link you left and appreciate you sharing what you did! Sharing information is very helpful. Thanks!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/10/2016 #58 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #56 Thnaks @Paul Walters, not sure how I missed your comment, since you only posted it 7 days ago LOL. I find it easier to share some of these issues that used to be kept so hush. Thanks for reading Paul!
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/10/2016 #57 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher an inspiring post of truth and trust. I am glad you found ways to release your anxiety. There are so many ways available today, somatic therapists, body work, yes you name exercise etc. My Dad had a car accident at 60. He then had 3 back operations which did not work. Finally, a psychiatrist said, "If we had treated you for post traumatic stress, it is likely you would not have had those back operations and you would have an able body and mind today." Yes, if Dad had been able to see a somatic therapist, he could have released the pain and tension of trauma from his body. The psychiatrist also said, the accident was like a trigger for all of the stress from him post world war 2, that he had held onto for 60 years. You might like my post and be interested in my new book that will be released shortly. Thank-you for sharing your experience. So imprtnat for people to know there are ways back to wellness. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/trust-your-senses-embodied-wisdom-for-the-modern-age
    Paul Walters
    13/10/2016 #56 Paul Walters
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Again a brave and insightful piece Ms Gallagher. Whatever works for you when it comes to treatment is YOUR choice and good on you for voicing your opinions !!!!!
    Rebel Brown
    01/08/2016 #54 Rebel Brown
    @Robert Bacal I've heard what you're saying and I've studied that research and what M said. My bottom line around this whole argument is simple.... specific numbers DO NOT MATTER. You can make words 50% or whatever will make you happy. Words are still not the only source of input into our minds, and they are certainly not the majority of the communication inputs into our unconscious minds. We have individual interpretations of words that are stored as programs that trigger with the words. Which is one of the reasons we've all seen the miscommunication in emails, social media, any form of the written word. For complete and clear communication to occur - our minds need more. Especially our unconscious minds which control our data filtering and processing. The language of our UM is the senses, not words. So we need MORE... And that was my point. Which I am guessing you already knew anyway...
  24. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    On God: Stirring Up the Trees
    On God: Stirring Up the Treesby Dr Margaret Aranda  I have a Hive entitled, "Invisible Illnesses and God." Many, especially my close friends (and tens of thousands of social media Followers) with a variety of rare disorders, get through one day, one hour, and one minute at a...
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    Randy Smith
    25/07/2016 #7 Randy Smith
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD -- As you and I have developed a friendship over the past several years, I have spent the time to get to know you and your story. I have seen how your faith in Jesus Christ has grown and you have persevered through many trials by the grace, strength, and wisdom which God has given you as you have loved him, trusted him and the Bible, and have followed where He has led. You are a blessing and an inspiration to me and to many others. God bless you, my dear friend.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/07/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Yes, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, you're a great friend and mentor for us women, and I love the quote you picked out for this piece. One of my own quotes came here from beBee: ~ "Have hope. Don't let anyone ever take that away from you. They don't EVeN... know who 'you' ArE..." For without hope, one is already defeated. So that makes 'hope' a trusted key to unlock defeat. Thank you, that fits even nicer now, still!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 Oh, how I love you, Mr. Randy, indeed...you crack me up and help me relive the things that I don't want to give. But I'm doing it with strength and intensity too, and be prepared for Age 3 as it will be traumatic, indeed. Just a little 'head's up' for my friends...what I write here isn't who I now am...I am the sum of all parts, each stripped bare here, and SomeOne SOmEwHere over the RaINboW will be helped, indeed. And I'm sure no one has a stern look for you, sir, as you give more than you receive which is why all the love is still being stored. You have that inner voice, too, I know it's not just me but those who have warrior blood coursing through their days. Thank you, my friend, for giving me a smile. I love that about you, and...do you know that I have a gift for you? It's here:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/grassrootstalks/2016/07/06/the-price-of-independence
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    21/07/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    You are amazing @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, and I find you such a warm and loving person. Keep up that great attitude and I believe this quote is quite fitting for you. "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated" - Maya Angelou
    Randy Keho
    21/07/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    #2 Thanks for the reminder. I think he's a bit annoyed with me at the moment. He's tapping his foot and giving me that look. I keep forgetting to include him in the conversation. He's been testing the hell out of me lately, so to speak. But, he's given me some true friends to help me through the trying times. And, that includes you, Margaret. Thanks. The problem is, my mind is so open that things keep falling out. At least I'll never get a "big head."
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 "The patience on malady is top of stage of faith." Yes, these traits are key to overcoming adversity: Faith, Patience, Perseverance, "Believing." And isn't 'Love' the highest of all these? The Love that makes a man swim all the oceans, and cross all the deserts just to be with the one that he loves? Love, forgiveness, and respect.
    mohammed khalaf
    21/07/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    the patience on malady is top of stage of faith .though God is test the human range of patience ,and know anyone is fit and tolerance of malady and rewarding to that patience best reward,as that state of theist,may God recovering all patient.
  25. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
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