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Invisible Illnesse: Mental Health

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  1. ProducerDon Kerr

    Don Kerr

    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...


    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.
  2. Agata Osowska

    Agata Osowska

    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...


    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....
  3. 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...


    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
    10/10/2016 #13 Jared Wiese
    Sharing in Veterans: Mental Health
    Jared Wiese
    10/10/2016 #12 Jared Wiese
    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
    10/10/2016 #10 Jared Wiese
    #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
    10/10/2016 #7 Jared Wiese
    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
    10/10/2016 #5 Jared Wiese
    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.
  4. ProducerJW Holland

    JW Holland

    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,...


    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!
  5. 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...


    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.
  6. ProducerBen Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    √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,...


    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 !!!!
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/09/2016 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    That´s a quite unique post, @Ben Pinto. I wish I could contribute other formulas for Phi, but I´ll have to pass.
    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
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #6 Ben Pinto
    #2 that is a great idea to share the links. I will on my next edit day.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/09/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Ta-Da ! @Ben Pinto, @Lada Prkic: Pinned to the Shared beBee board: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/425097652311732367/
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/09/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 You remind me of my Dad! Great compliment, of course - you may like the article posted on PubMed, Packing Fraction of Particles with a Weibull size Distribution. 🎀 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27575204
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    10/09/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Wow @Ben Pinto ...thanks for sharing..
    Dean Owen
    10/09/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    You are hugely creative! I never thought I'd see the day when I joined a cat Hive, but I do have a cat and have a rather unorthodox cat tale to tell soon, so I will be delighted to join the Hive. One thing, could you add links to the Hives. Cheers
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #1 Ben Pinto
    @Lada Prkic and those that commented on your amazing publication that I tributize here: @debasish majumder , @Ali Anani, @Dean Owen, @Aurorasa Sima, @Ken Boddie, and others @Milos Djukic, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, @Christine Andola, and @Sara Jacobovici, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Loribeth Pierson, @Donna-Luisa Eversley please tag this along or share to larger hives as you see fit. Thank you.
  7. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    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...


    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
    09/09/2016 #8 Ali Anani
    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?
    Aurorasa Sima
    09/09/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    Consider me highly entertained and interested. I even learned a new word. Caca ... ca ... cacophony. I did not imagine you being a dancer. Any videos? I´ll invite you to my next webinar when I talk about the default state of the brain. It shows how depression looks in your brain and how you can work on gaining power over the single thought of darkness. Depression, Anxiety, Burnout are conditions that are visible in a brain scan. Thank you and @Lisa Gallagher for sharing and helping to raise awareness. I can imagine how much strength it takes to take care of your parents.
    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.
  8. 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...


    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 Summers, 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.
  9. 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...


    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 !
    Julie Hickman
    04/09/2016 #1 Julie Hickman
    "The moment you find your purpose in making life better for others is the moment you will begin living life to the fullest." - @Michael D. Davis
    Simple and brilliant!
  10. 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....


    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. 😉
  11. ProducerDarryl John

    Darryl John

    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...


    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!
    Irene Hackett
    03/09/2016 #29 Anonymous
    #21 Well certainly that one of the highest compliments indeed @Darryl John :-)
    Don Graham
    03/09/2016 #28 Don Graham
    #26 ah... Thanks.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/09/2016 #27 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing too bee Inspired and Self Discovery
    Aurorasa Sima
    03/09/2016 #26 Aurorasa Sima
    #24 It brings the post to the tagged person´s attention, they get a notification like this @Don Graham
    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.
    Don Graham
    03/09/2016 #24 Don Graham
    #1 forgive me as I'm kind of new on beBee. What is "tagging"? All these names with @ symbols? What's the purpose?
    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.
    Aurorasa Sima
    03/09/2016 #22 Aurorasa Sima
    Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Great post. I do agree that downsizing materialistic needs and selfish needs make you a happier person. I´m just not there yet. I´d still need two huge bags to be happier than before. Namaste
    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.
    Irene Hackett
    03/09/2016 #20 Anonymous
    @Darryl John - Brilliant expression of spiritual growth, particularly shown in your one statement: "It was then that I realised I didn't need this stuff in my life and I could let it go." In the commentary section of the version of Tao Te Ching I have at my bedside, the Jacob Needleman writes: "There is nothing to be added. There is nothing missing in ourselves." Then he adds a wonderful Sufi saying: "When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the Spirit laughs for what it has found." It appears you have found much more depth and richness at the core of what the world may perceive as "less". It is quite freeing to rid our lives of material clutter; my husband and I have recently done so as well and have been quite pleased with the results. Cheers to your awakening. And may you be blessed!
    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!
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    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!!!
  13. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    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...


    Andrew Porter
    02/09/2016 #18 Andrew Porter
    #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 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 Andrew Porter
    #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.....
    Andrew Porter
    01/09/2016 #15 Andrew Porter
    #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 Andrew Porter
    #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 Andrew Porter
    #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 Andrew Porter
    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 Andrew Porter
    #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 Andrew Porter
    #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 Andrew Porter
    #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!
    Irene Hackett
    31/08/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Thank you @Andrew Porter - I enjoyed reading about the details of what a horticulturist does! I had a friend who was a landscape architect so it was interesting to learn the differences between the two. When you opened your hive I actually had to google 'horticulturist'!! Bottom line, I have always loved plants. Every year my Dad kept a pretty huge garden that we helped maintain. He taught us a lot about life by way of gardening - should write a buzz about that!!
    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).
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    20/08/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    An a program back from war and PTSD / a step away from the suicide trap
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    20/08/2016 #1 Phil Friedman
    Good job, Randy Fife. Sharing this and the link to the crowdfunding initiative.
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    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
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    Thank you @Javier beBee I have yet to look into the publishing platform. Thank you for sharing the link with me. #1
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    Welcome to beBee ! Did you try the publishing platform ? www.bebee.com/producer
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    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♥️!
  17. ProducerLisa Gallagher

    Lisa 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...


    Lisa Gallagher
    21/10/2016 #59 Lisa Gallagher
    #57 Hi @Deb Lange, 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
    21/10/2016 #57 Deb Lange
    @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 !!!!!
    Robert Bacal
    01/08/2016 #55 Robert Bacal
    #54 Ok. Rebel @Rebel Brown I'm making this one last comment. The numbers DO matter, and 10% or 50% or 60% being non verbal is factually wrong, and a result of ignorance which is shared by a LOT of very smart people who simply don't know better. To promulgate falsehoods, or to repeat falsehoods does a disservice to others, and not an insignificant one. The numbers people quote are ALL bullshit. FInally, if the numbers don't matter, why did you use a number? Let's have a little accountability and responsibility for spreading bullshit.
    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...
    Robert Bacal
    01/08/2016 #53 Robert Bacal
    #52 Rebel @Rebel Brown Not to minimize the importance of non verbals, but you are propagating a commonly held myth here. What you say about the 10% is simply and absolutely not true. It's a gross misinterpretation of Meharabian's research, one that he often bemoaned. For a full explanation, http://work911.com/communication/mehrabian.htm
    Rebel Brown
    01/08/2016 #52 Rebel Brown
    #50 No Worries @Lisa Gallagher Words comprise less than 10% of our total communication processing, which is why email, social media etc are such nebulous forms of communication. I know your heart sistah!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/07/2016 #51 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing my buzz @Milos Djukic!
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/07/2016 #50 Lisa Gallagher
    I just re-read my comment to you @Rebel Brown and I hope it didn't come off the way my mind read it. What I meant by being in my own research phase was this- being open to listening to others, including you. I thank you so much for all you've shared so far! I hope this comment made sense, because I felt my last one didn't.
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/07/2016 #49 Lisa Gallagher
    #48 I'm still in my own 'research' phase @Rebel Brown :)) As I said, my therapist was just beginning it with me and we both had scheduling conflicts so I haven't delved into it yet with him. He's not trying to push this on me. He has other forms of treatment as well. You don't need to back out... this discussion is valuable from all viewpoints! Thanks Rebel!
    Rebel Brown
    28/07/2016 #48 Rebel Brown
    #34 I'll take your word for that @Lisa Gallagher . Ive had research thrown in my face since I started PTSD treatment. No one cared about MY EXPERIENCE. they were trained hypnotherapists and so they bullied me into using their approach because "it was proven." Worst decision I EVER made in my life. Darned near ruined my life to be totally honest. So when someone throws research back at me, without asking about my experience, instead treating it as a throw away exception to some rule, that doesn't feel open minded. Especially given that I have worked with many others who had the same experience I did . As I said - thats why I went back and became a trainer of hypnotherapists, so I share my experience with those I train so they understand there's more than research. There are people who have experiences and not all are perfect or successful. I'll back out now. I pray you have a better experience than many I've worked with on the other side of EMDR my friend... Blessings always..
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/07/2016 #47 Lisa Gallagher
    #44 Thanks @Dale Masters, yes, highly aware :))
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/07/2016 #46 Lisa Gallagher
    #42 @Shawn Quinlivan Thank you for such a detailed response. I'm the type of person who needs to read Scientific data. I'm far from a Scientist but I do understand a lot of Medical terminology. There is much to be said about treatment with Medications and on-going treatment with a therapist too. I agree, I've read that the person conducting EMDR needs to really know what they are doing. I would love to chat with you too Shawn, I value your input on this discussion. Anxiety and PTSD are hell to live with. Thanks so much for your comment!
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/07/2016 #45 Lisa Gallagher
    #40 Hi @Sara Jacobovici, yes I agree- this topic is very important. Many Americans are afflicted with Anxiety Disease/Panic Disorder and it's not something we can just wish away. If it was that easy, we wouldn't seek help. We wouldn't feel the need to finally speak out about this illness. It's been an illness that has been taboo to speak of for years. Any illness that's categorized as a "Mental illness," has a stigma attached. The brain is malfunctioning and with all the reading I've done (believe me, I've read a lot) I still don't feel they know enough about the brain to understand why this happens. They are getting closer by understanding the chemical messengers that add to this illness and the part of the brain that seems to be affected, the receptors but as far as treatment, we are all different (think of fractals) as our friend @Milos Djukic talks so much about. I think of our brains as fractals. And, that may be why what works for one person may not work for another. For example, I have friends who are able to take SSRI's or SNRI's and have rebounded. I can't take those, I have a severe reaction. I'm not sure if some people realize there is a difference between anxiety we all feel over stressful situations or events vs. Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The first one- life's stressors are normal even though they suck. The second is an illness that a person has no control over and the chemical messengers flood the body before the person has time to try and calm their brain. It's exhausting physically and emotionally. I really appreciate your input Sara and value this discussion!! Thanks so much for your comment.
    Dale Masters
    27/07/2016 #44 Dale Masters
    #42 EXCELLENT! (You are aware that EMDR can be used in a harmful fashion by less than ethical therapists?)
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    27/07/2016 #42 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    My primary interest in this thread is to offer @Lisa Gallagher some helpful information.

    For the sake of discussion, randomized, controlled clinical trials have shown that hypnosis significantly decreases PTSD symptoms and is more efficient than comparison treatments. These peer reviewed research studies appear in publications by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. I present this evidence as the foundation upon which I have built a very successful and specialized approach; it is not intended to marginalize anyone else’s experience or perspective.

    It is important to consider the variable of the human element here: all therapists are not created equal and some are more skilled at dealing with the adverse reactions common to overcoming traumatic stress. In my experience, interactive techniques such as therapeutic imagery, along with EMDR and other desensitization methods, gently reframe unhealthy responses—both psychological and physiological—to memories of traumatic events, diffusing both the emotional charge and negative impact. PTSD triggers and anticipatory anxiety are recognized and cast aside. Neural pathways are rewired and PTSD sufferers learn to become more present in the moment of their lives. And as love and connectivity begin to triumph over fear and separation, the trauma is embraced as a transformative and catalyzing force, a ‘wounded gift.’ This is how PTSD sufferers become not just survivors, but agents of hope and change for the many who are afflicted with this debilitating condition.
    Deb Helfrich
    27/07/2016 #41 Deb Helfrich
    Us synthesizers, @Sara Jacobovici, have our work cut out for us. The outcome is the focus, not the route. But of course, nothing wrong with analyzing the route to see if there are more efficient or universal ways to get to the outcome
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/07/2016 #40 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @Lisa Gallagher, you have obviously sparked an incredibly important discussion. One that needs to openly and freely discussed. As you say, "there is no shame in illness. The only shame is when it's untreated, or not recognized." I would add, and not debated. #34 Lisa, I agree with you saying, "It's helpful to me and I'm sure many to understand more about different therapy options that are out there.#36 @Deb Helfrich I echo some points you made that are crucial towards establishing the framework for this discussion: "...as far as I am concerned, we are clouding the issue taking sides the lack of people integrating, rather than isolating and reducing, seems to be the root of the current craziness that provides medicines that do more harm than the originating condition. Treatments that are known to only mask symptoms, not address the actual dysfunction... I am a philosopher, not a scientist, so my job is to ask questions" Integrating and asking questions, essential to successfully treating individuals. By the way, philosophy started it all including science and psychology.
    Lisa Gallagher
    27/07/2016 #39 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for the shares everyone!!
  18. 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...


    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.
  19. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    For International SUICIDE HOTLINES by Country, please visit: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
  20. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    SUICIDE HOTLINE, USA: *911* or *1-800-SUICIDE* or *(1-800-784-2433)* or *1-800-273-TALK* or *(1-800-273-8255)* or *TEXT Telephone: 1-800-799-4TTY* or
    *TEXT Telephone:(1-800-799-4889) or *SPANISH:Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK y (Press 2)* or MILITARY VETERANS Suicide Hotline:*1-800-273-TALK and (Press 1)* or LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline: *1-866-4-U-TREVOR* or *1-866-487-3867* or here is a link to SUICIDE Hotlines by USA State: http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
  21. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    An Armed Robbery, Psychological Trauma, and My Daughter: Part II
    An Armed Robbery, Psychological Trauma, and My Daughter: Part IIThe apparently uncontrollable rise in the seemingly senseless violence in the United States is directly related to economics. It's not guns. It's not race.They're a hideous manifestation of the problem, but they are not the cause.There, I've...


    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    26/07/2016 #29 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    That is good news @Randy Keho.
    Randy Keho
    25/07/2016 #28 Randy Keho
    My daughter appears to be doing fine. Actually, the police just apprehended the guilty parties. My daughter and her boss picked them out of a lineup. Progress is being made. My local police force is on the job.i#27
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #27 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Hi @Randy Keho, 🎀just wondering how your lovely daughter is doing, sending you all good cheer and blessings and hoping that all is as well as can be. Letting you know you are in our thoughts, and thanking you for just being 'you!' 🎀!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    19/07/2016 #26 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #25 WoW. Sad state of affairs on the general level in the community, and it makes me feel safer for you that the community is behind you. For certainly, you deserve it and people still have to have compassion amidst it all. I believe your Path is laid out before you, and you will continue to serve others and do a damn good job at it.
    Randy Keho
    15/07/2016 #25 Randy Keho
    #24 I'm extremely thankful for the support I've received in response to both of these buzzes. It's been a trying time, not just for my family, but for all the residents of my community. There's been no slowdown in the crime and violence. There's been a bank robbery everyday this week -- everyday! Add two murders, numerous drive-bys, and no suspects apprehended. The security videos clearly show their faces. My best friend is a retired Illinois State Police Commander, with 30 years service. He never had to draw his weapon -- not once.. Now, he's thinking of carrying a gun, again. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/07/2016 #24 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #21 I'm pleased that you liked the speech. I searched to find one just for you, @Randy Keho, since I really wanted to give you something that money can't buy. And I can't always put things into my own words ;-).
    Deb Helfrich
    14/07/2016 #23 Deb Helfrich
    @Randy Keho. I am so tremendously sorry that your daughter had to go through this horrific experience. I applaud you for sharing how this has affected her and brought you to the point of needed to write out the injustice of it all.

    You are right. This is all about economics. We have plenty of money coursing through the productivity of this country. Why are we not taking a stand to see it properly allotted to each and every citizen? Every person should have the right to a living wage in exchange for a day's work.

    But the crux of all the current inequity lies in this question - Why have we allowed our country to be ruled by corporations? All of the investment that should be in social programs, infrastructure, and civic governance is now tied up in a cycle of increasing shareholder value every three damn months. Let's start challenging why so very few of us are worthy of employment to begin with & so expendable when as expenses that can be jettisoned.

    I have no answers, but I think a lot more questions need to be leveled at the powerful niche corporations have granted themselves.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    14/07/2016 #22 Selim Yeniçeri
    #21 We can't stop them, @Randy Keho. You're right. But we can do a lot to minimize their influence over our own lives and the lives of the ones around us.
    Randy Keho
    14/07/2016 #21 Randy Keho
    Thank you for your support, Franci and Margret. That's quite the motivational speech, Margret. In regard to our leaders, France, I believe we got hoodwinked into putting too much trust into those in authority, both in business and government, and allowed them to play politics in the backroom with our futures. They don't represent us, anymore. And we can't say, "Wait a minute, that's not what we want." We just can't stop them.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    14/07/2016 #20 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    It's difficult for me to see and hear what is happening in this country. In addition to lack of good and honest leadership in the US, I believe you nailed it this statement: "If much greater number of people had a decent-paying job, there would be less need to rob, steal, and kill to survive and our daughters would be able to sleep well at night." Thank you for tackling a difficult topic with a superb post Randy Keho.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    14/07/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 Perhaps one good place to start is self-empowerment and positive thinking, a 'cheerleading' of sorts that allows one to set their sites for the prize...even if it is not well defined. You go at it, @Randy Keho View more
    #10 Perhaps one good place to start is self-empowerment and positive thinking, a 'cheerleading' of sorts that allows one to set their sites for the prize...even if it is not well defined. You go at it, @Randy Keho, and keep going! You do it! What a fine example you are, and an outstanding citizen to boot! And you know what? This is my gift for you today, in hopes that it restores you and all souls who feel weathered at what life has brought them. For now. ;-). I'm giving this all that I've got: https://youtu.be/AFGWnqNf6t0 Close
    Randy Keho
    13/07/2016 #18 Randy Keho
    Thank you, @Don Kerr , for your kind words. As I'm writing this, local police are searching for three bank robbers in a wooded area behind the bank. It just doesn't stop. A local man is handing out blue light bulbs for residents to use in their porch lights to show support for the police. What a great idea. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD @Selim Yeniçeri and Franci Eugenia Hoffman.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #16 @Don Kerr: Hear! Hear! Right on the spot!
    Don Kerr
    12/07/2016 #16 Don Kerr
    "Let's hope that our business and governmental leaders can somehow get past their "Darwinian" views and return us to the forms of economics that led to the greatness -- before we have another civil war." AMEN @Randy Keho View more
    "Let's hope that our business and governmental leaders can somehow get past their "Darwinian" views and return us to the forms of economics that led to the greatness -- before we have another civil war." AMEN @Randy Keho Given the rawness of your daughter's experience and the understandable passion you must have felt, you are remarkable in your restraint and rationality. I applaud you for that and for making the time to let your voice be heard. I just watched the film The Big Short. It provided what you would hope was a fictionalized, dramatized view of the 2008 housing crisis. It was neither fiction nor drama. It was a sad statement of reality that drove people all around the world into an incessant cycle of poverty simply to create obscene wealth for a few. It appears that similar financial vehicles are reappearing to line the coffers of the already stupidly rich. It does not augur well for an outcome other than the 'Darwinian'. Close
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Randy Keho: Just stopping by to let you know that many of us care. It may not seem like it, but for every one person that expresses compassion, there are 100 or 1000 more that are too embarrassed or uncomfortable to speak. So, just know that you and your family are in our prayers and you are very beloved to us here on beBee. I'm working on building a stronger internal structure of people who can speak to provide the needed human touch....and I light a candle to keep you warm and let your light continue to shine. That is my prayer for you. Amen.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 @Randy Keho, You are definitely not alone, sir! Perhaps those best equipped to begin to think of the cusp of these matters are those that have seen death and human destruction the most. I think perhaps @Dr. Allen Brown and @Leckey Harrison.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Randy Keho: Exactly my thoughts when I made my first comment. Just so much to bear. Needs processing, it is written so dam profoundly.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 Another unspoken yet glaring question: Where is God in all of this? Millions and billions of people are calling this scenario a Sign of The End Times ~ evil reigns despite God's Commands. This glares out: 2 Timothy 3 ~New King James Version:

    Perilous Times and Perilous Men
    3 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
    2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
    4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
    5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.
    Randy Keho
    12/07/2016 #11 Randy Keho
    #6 Thank you, Franci, thoughtful engagement and team-building are powerful forces.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    12/07/2016 #10 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #9 Yes, I agree and that can open up a completely new subject. Together we have a chance and now we need to choose the right path.
  22. Lisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    Great article! With the exception of this girl having a heart problem she nails many aspects of anxiety.
    Lisa Gallagher
    6 Things I Want People to Know About Invisible Disabilities
    themighty.com "No two people will react the same to a shared...


    Lisa Gallagher
    22/07/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher
    Another great read in case you missed it
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/07/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher
    #5 Great comment @Lada Prkic, I love your philosophy! "Disabilities are abilities," I have to agree, our senses become so much more acute!
    Lada Prkic
    22/07/2016 #5 Lada Prkic
    „6. Disabilities are abilities. My social anxiety heightens my senses, making me more observational, rather than a participant. This allows me to read into people’s personalities much more deeply because I take more time to process“.
    I would only add what I read in one article: „It’s not a disability. It’s a different ability”.
    Julie Hickman
    22/07/2016 #3 Julie Hickman
    Number 5 "Just Be There - This does not necessarily mean I want you to do anything; It just means I want you to be there." -Lori Wong Perfectly said.
    Julie Hickman
    22/07/2016 #2 Julie Hickman
    Excellent article @Lisa Gallagher.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    01/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Great and concise article on the typical trials and tragedies of having an invisible illness. This is a 'world' of its own, with its own culture that a sociology expert would be very interested in; it's its own 'Brand' of anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
  23. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    An Armed Robbery, Psychological Trauma, and My Daughter: Part I
    An Armed Robbery, Psychological Trauma, and My Daughter: Part IIt was Father's Day morning. I was sitting on the couch and surfing beBee on my laptop. My daughter, Meghan, wished me a happy Father's Day as she left for work. She works at the local cellphone store, which is only a few blocks from our home....


    Phil Friedman
    14/07/2016 #14 Phil Friedman
    I am sorry for your daughter's experience and trauma. I hope she heals soon. I grew up in inner-city Chicago, and a number of my extended family were retail merchants of one sore or another, so I am no stranger to harrowing stories of being robbed at gunpoint. We used to say hope that you get robbed by a pro, who will be calm enough not to shoot you or beat you, if you do not resist. And it seems bizarre to compare "level" of armed robbery, but the level of gratuitous violence seems to have risen. I think this is likely because of increased anger, but also because of a slow slide into oblivion of the ability to empathize with anyone, anywhere. I am following you, and will be watching for your subsequent reflections on this critical topic.
    Pamela L. Williams
    14/07/2016 #13 Pamela L. Williams
    Randy, I'm so sorry this happened to you and your daughter. I understand what it feels like. I've been involved in two shooting incidences.
    The first I was in my car when a guy walking down the road suddenly raised a double barrel shotgun and emptied it into the front of my car. Ironically I was married to a law officer at the time. He heard the report on the CB radio he kept by bed (he worked third shift). Before his fellow officers could get there my husband was out of bed and had tracked down the shooter from the description. He knew exactly who it was and where he was going (my husband knew everyone in town!). When the backup arrived my husband had kicked in the door and had the shooter pinned to the wall by the throat. (oops) The second incident I had my 5 yr. old in the car when we drove through a shootout. In one movement I unbuckled her and shoved her to the floor (kids could still ride in the front seat then). What we also forget is the family's of these officers. So many are threatened by the criminals their husbands or wives arrest. My husband came home early to fine a guy he had arrested breaking into our home through an open window. It was 4AM and I was sound asleep inside. I knew nothing until my husband woke me up covered in blood from where the guy 'tripped' and fell into a hard brick wall. I feel no sympathy for any of these people. Case Closed. Officers are put in difficult situations constantly. Some can handle it and keep their head on straight, others develop what I called a All-Powerful complex and these are the ones that end up overreacting. It is up to their leaders to recognize this and address it before things go too far. I thank our officers often for their service because I would hate to imagine what it would be like without them. Again, I'm so sorry your daughter went through this horrible incident. My best to her and you. Sorry for the long comment. This is a subject for which I have deep feelings.
    Randy Keho
    13/07/2016 #12 Randy Keho
    Local police are now being issued shotguns that fire bean bags and a local man is handing out blue light bulbs for residents to use in their porch lights to support the police. What a great idea. @Lisa Gallagher View more
    Local police are now being issued shotguns that fire bean bags and a local man is handing out blue light bulbs for residents to use in their porch lights to support the police. What a great idea. @Lisa Gallagher @Dale Masters @Leckey Harrison Close
    Lisa Gallagher
    11/07/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    #7 I am not comfortable with handling a gun, so I love the idea of turning yourself into a weapon. Many people have their own guns used on them sadly. Our guns are locked, ammo is locked elsewhere. We have no open weapons to use for defense at home.
    Dale Masters
    11/07/2016 #10 Dale Masters
    @Randy Keho I cannot imagine what that must have been like. Words cannot express my grief, or sorrow. I have PTSD...and ow, so do your daughter and you. May the Most High bless you and keep you safe. There seems to be a race war building in the US---I hope I'm wrong, but I just shred a buzz that hits home. There is an evil force that is affecting this country like a viral pandemic.
    Leckey Harrison
    11/07/2016 #9 Leckey Harrison
    @Randy Keho, will you PM me please?
    Leckey Harrison
    11/07/2016 #8 Leckey Harrison
    Wow, Randy. I am sorry to hear about that. I've had guns pointed at me a couple times, and didn't care for it one damn bit. Like Selim, I turned myself into a weapon, and that training does help in these situations even if you never use it. My best to your family going forward.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    11/07/2016 #7 Selim Yeniçeri
    First of all, I'm very sorry to hear this happened to your family @Randy Keho. I know how traumatising it can be from experience. My opinion about such matters are quite marginal, I know. But personally, since I don't like keeping a firearm where my 11 year old son lives with us, and I've been sick and tired of all the bully types in the past, I turned myself into a weapon, which I can hold a total control over all the time. From what I read here, I believe the robbers weren't professionals (thankfully), or they wouldn't leave witnesses behind, neither they would show their faces. At the other hand, it's obvious that they're not afraid of law enforcers, probably believing they're inadequate. Moreover, yes, I agree that some law enforcers tend to use their power over innocent people, so they should be kept in check, but laws slow them down to react in such situations, too. So, my suggestion is for one to have a good training for self-defense. "You're a victim unless you're a warrior" is never going to be an old belief unless mankind is out of living in cave age.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/07/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 @Randy Keho: so many thoughts revolving in my head...dread. I want our older world, instead. But thank God your baby girl is fine, at least on the outside for now, she has survived. Yes, I see the car following her home, much as her mind will tend to look over her shoulder. Nice entry for @Leckey Harrison to provide insight as a fireman and First Responder who has learned how to cope with multiple trauma on such a wide scope. And yes. I believe in shooting ranges and home protection, too, but I went to my gun shop, filled with gang-bangers and remiss...and my eyes opened to the underground world we all want to dismiss. It exists. Like undercover TSA on an airplane, we need "planted" John Wayne's with their guns ablaze to live in the middle of the haze of drugs and stench. And we should pay them well so they aren't tempted by the love of all that cash, that is covered with the blood of heroin needles and hash. Law enforcement, multi-ethnic, should stand firm and large, so little boys and girls will still wish to be like them, hands waving from the garage. The cop cars pass us by, and this is what we need to do. Wave. The blacks needn't run inside when the white cops are on their turf, because just like you and I, they are victims too, slaves to their own brothers. I love you and will keep up this. I will never forget.
    Robyn Shulman
    11/07/2016 #5 Robyn Shulman
    Hi @Randy Keho, I read through this story with tears in my eyes. I did not check to see if you lived in Illinois, but my instinct told me different. My heart breaks for your daughter and I cannot imagine what she is going through, along with your family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Warmest, Robyn
    Don Kerr
    11/07/2016 #4 Don Kerr
    Thanks so much for sharing this story @Randy Keho it provides a frightening glimpse to a frightening world.
    Mamen Delgado
    10/07/2016 #3 Mamen Delgado
    Woww @Randy Keho, all my loving care for your daughter and your family, and for you. I can not imagine living a situation like the one you describe, it's like a infamous movie's scene. Looking foward to your next buzz about gun control, it's been a very difficult week in the USA. All my love from Spain and thanks so much for sharing your experience.
    Lisa Gallagher
    10/07/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    @Randy Keho, I'm so sorry this happened to your daughter! As a parent, I can only imagine how you must feel. That's unnerving to hear she was followed and had to move in with a friend. I hope they catch these SOB's! My heart was pounding as I read this because I could almost imagine the fear you must have felt (understatement) after you received the call and on the drive to her workplace. I'm glad to hear they didn't do something much worse. I'm sorry for the trauma she did experience. I hope she receives counseling- I'm sure this would cause PTSD. We own guns and my husband keeps telling me he wants to take me to the shooting range to learn to shoot one. He's owned guns since I met him at the age of 18 because he's a hunter. It seems crime is on the increase everywhere. I live in a small town, and one of our pharmacies has been robbed at gunpoint once- broken into 2 times. They now have shatter proof glass and bullet proof glass around the counter of the Pharmacy. Major drug busts going on all the time. Heroin use is quite prevalent here too. The world we live in is no longer the world I knew growing up. My best to your daughter & you!
    debasish majumder
    10/07/2016 #1 debasish majumder
    heart rending post Randy Keho. perpetrators have no color. criminals have no religion. offenders are offenders, whether they are from law enforcement agency or from common folk. unless, they are being indiscriminately treated with harshest punishment, this incidents will go on, making us more vulnerable. thanks for sharing the post sir.
  24. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    Veterans in Crisis: Don't Let Them Give Up the Fight
    Veterans in Crisis: Don't Let Them Give Up the FightToday's the Fourth of July, 2016. It's a beautiful day in northern Illinois. It's quiet, except for the birds who sing their morning song. I feel an air of peace embrace me. I pray for this feeling to last, knowing full well it will not.I've just...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 It's all real. Tell it. Share the ire and the raw. That's what is real reality.
    Brian McKenzie
    08/07/2016 #7 Brian McKenzie
    #6 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD i am writing about it in my Kyrzbekistan novella with as much ire, disdain and disgust that I can muster. It matters not, the beating drums still call. I am not so old that I cant still get in the fight, I am past young enough to give a shit about the happy ending.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    08/07/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 @Brian McKenzie: That is because no matter where you live, you can't take the 'Warrior' out of you. So write about it! You've already pieced enough together to write a Buzz. Fight with pen!
    Brian McKenzie
    06/07/2016 #5 Brian McKenzie
    #4 I am getting antsy - the itch of war needs to be scratched; and it is driving me crazy to not be in the thick of it. F*cking bastards.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 @Brian McKenzie: and that is why I live to serve. Because they did.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Pushes and pulls me to shreds that are theirs, too. I just want to put them back together. Extremely compelling, @Randy Keho.
    Brian McKenzie
    05/07/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    The fight, I can handle - it's the sitting on the sidelines waiting to be called in that is beyond frustrating.
    mohammed khalaf
    04/07/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    we appreciated that sacrifices and honor it ,specialy in iraq thank you to comimmoratiom
  25. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    If you have suffered Child Abuse at the hands of your "parent(s)," "step-parent(s)," or Foster "parent(s)," then I picked out this song for you.

    If Jesus can walk on the waters, and He is holding His hand out to you in your storms and lightening and thunder.....then take His hand. Trust Him. You shall walk upon the waters too, wherever He shall lead you.

    For more on this, see my blog, "Perseverance: Be that One-in-a-Million:" http://drmargaretaranda.blogspot.com.tr/2016/06/for-mental-health-healing-by-christ-song.html
    Hillsong United - Oceans Where Feet My Fail [Zion Acoustic Sessions] (Live)
    Hillsong United - Oceans Where Feet My Fail [Zion Acoustic Sessions] (Live)


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    30/06/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "I'm all about Solutions." ~ Dr Margaret Aranda
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