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  1. ProducerNissar Ahamed

    Nissar Ahamed

    Career Paths To Match Your Personality
    Career Paths To Match Your PersonalityOriginally Published hereAre you the type of person who knew what career you wanted? Or did you sail through school and college not having a clue?For some people, the simple idea of just knowing what career path to take can be daunting. How are you...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/10/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Nice summary - neatly presented and great for students as young as high school. @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian thought you may like this for business @Renée Cormier, @Nicole Chardenet, @Charlene Burke. 🎀
  2. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Age 8: Selling Cupcakes
    Age 8: Selling Cupcakes/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / In the early 70's, it was okay to go door-to-door selling a plate packed with cupcakes.  We sold them for 5 cents each.I didn't think we needed the money. Or, did we? Why, oh why are we selling cupcakes?I'm so confused.By...
  3. ProducerDarryl John

    Darryl John

    Don't Judge Me You Don't know My Story
    Don't Judge Me You Don't know My StorySo it was a lovely day the other day and I was walking back from shopping in a polo shirt with most of my tattoos showing, a lady approached with her daughter in tow and pushing a pram as she saw me I heard her say" well cross here that man has...


    Darryl John
    28/09/2016 #17 Darryl John
    #16 Thank you I am glad you enjoyed it
    Franklin Coetzee
    28/09/2016 #16 Franklin Coetzee
    Well said, good post
    Darryl John
    28/09/2016 #15 Darryl John
    #14" very poetic and a true statement thank you for your comment
    mohammed khalaf
    28/09/2016 #14 mohammed khalaf
    I think my friend as said Frank A. Clark "Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots."
    Darryl John
    28/09/2016 #13 Darryl John
    #12 Good man I am having one more on my inside forearm that says don't gain the world and loose your soul
    Graham Edwards
    28/09/2016 #12 Graham Edwards
    Nice story and great message @Darryl John. I have four tattoos... a Scottish unicorn with the words "light and love", a Welsh Dragon (both to mark my heritage), a sun (to remind me to shine) and a moon (to remind me to reflect). I am proud of them all. A fish one is on the way... 'Know thyself". (in the original greek). People can judge me all they want and I will simply smile... I will laugh if they get to "judgy".
    Darryl John
    28/09/2016 #11 Darryl John
    #10 yes definitely they are popular now and even with some older people I never had any until my late 20s early 30s and they do become quite addictive I usually say no more then end up having that just one more
    Mark Anthony
    28/09/2016 #10 Mark Anthony
    Hi @Darryl John. I didn't think those people still existed, perhaps I'm being naive. Judging anyone for what is on the outside is dodgy ground and, very unattractive. The whole "people getting tattoos because of some Psychological insecurity and the like may hold some truth, for some. But, I would suggest , that in itself is a very judgemental attitude. As you say people get tattoos for a variety of reasons. And, maybe, it is only by knowing many different people, from different walks of life that one gets to realise this. In my experience it is people who stay within their own cliques and groups , know little about the other groups, memes and cliques that make these judgements. I find tattoos attractive, some see it as body art and, nowadays many different people, from different walks of life have them.
    Darryl John
    27/09/2016 #9 Darryl John
    # 7#8 thank you for your input and Laura I am glad it reminded you of something
    Phillip Hubbell
    27/09/2016 #8 Phillip Hubbell
    I was the product of a different time. My father was brought up at the turn of the century…between the 19th and the 20th. He taught us as children that tattoos were for sailors and convicts. It made an impression. However, it is now these times and time changes things. For my wife’s 57th birthday, our daughter took her and got her a tattoo. Says “Let It Be” …from the Beatles song, right there on her ankle. I’ll get over it.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    27/09/2016 #7 Laura Mikolaitis
    Good post @Darryl John, thank you for sharing it. You speak to some issues that are very prevalent in society and sadly I'm not sure we will ever live in a judgement free zone. Many influences feed into a person's bias and judgement - all leading to perceptions that may or may not be true. However, I do agree with you that everyone has a story and who are we to judge. But reality is that it happens, and at times the fallout from it is downright ugly and cruel. I try to be cognizant that everyone has something that they are going through, but I do forget sometimes. So thank you for posting this - it is a good reminder to be kinder.

    As for tattoos, my husband has 5 and I love every single one of them. It's his body, his choice. They are his battle scars, his story. It doesn't mean he's a bad person. We all have ways of expressing ourselves, and this is one example. Some people choose it through fashion, art, writing, singing, dancing and the list goes on. As you have so aptly pointed out, it is our story to write so we might as well enjoy it along the way.
    Darryl John
    24/09/2016 #6 Darryl John
    I can understand some of this but the Don"t mess with me attitude is only with a small section of society and yes some may have them to intimidate others but that is a lesser group than all the others generally they are done as part of a person's journey through life.
    Peter van Doorn
    24/09/2016 #5 Peter van Doorn
    part 2:

    My girlfriend is not a bad person. She just have been raised to trust 'decent' people. Those 'decent' people are able to do a lot of not so decent things, but they will never invade your privacy so obvious. He did, that scared the hell out of her. She complained about it to me and I promised to address him about it. That night she did not sleep at all, convinced he and I would end up in a fight. Hey, he is covered with tattoos after all!

    The next morning, at breakfast, the man walked the roof again. She was so scared, she begged me not to go outside.... So scared... I did have a little chat with the neighbor. It was a very nice guy. He just did not realize he needed permission to use my girlfriends garage. He apologized and asked permission, promising he would repair any damage to the roof. End of the story. Okay for me. But he never exchanged any word with my girlfriend.

    Why was this guy nice to me and not to my girlfriend? It makes me wonder why he has all those tattoos. I can be totally wrong, but I think he is really a push over. Using the tattoos as an image builder. Strengthening the view of the lady and the view of my girlfriend. I really believe most people have tattoos to radiate a message: 'Do not f*ck with me'. And it seems to work. The insecure people with tattoos overrule the insecure people without tattoos. It seems unavoidable that it fires back on self conscious people with tattoos.

    But tell me, what is needed to make people self conscious and secure, free?

    Peter van Doorn
    24/09/2016 #4 Peter van Doorn
    I understand you, but I also understand that lady.

    Why are people judgemental? Why do you scare that lady with your tattoos? And why might she trust any well dressed man?

    Appearance seems to be the first thing people base their opinion on.

    A little example I experienced a few months ago: My girlfriend lives in a 'better' neighborhood. You know what I mean, big houses, 'civilized' people. New people bought the house at the back of her house. Those new people did not fit the idea of the better neighborhood. Both mom and dad have tattoos, they have three loud children, an eagle and a pitbull. The new neighbor started to build a shed near the garage of my girlfriend. At some point she saw him using the roof of her garage as his base to build his shed. She was terrified of him. There he was, a man, covered with tattoos walking over her roof like it was his. She hardly slept that week.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/09/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    “Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.”
    ― Shannon L. Alder
    Julie Hickman
    23/09/2016 #2 Julie Hickman
    Good advice and great read.
    Steffany Lee
    23/09/2016 #1 Steffany Lee
    Very true
  4. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Smell Your Breath
    Smell Your Breath/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Yup. Smell your breath. Is it bad? That could be due to boiled eggs, garlic, onions or peridontitis. What is peridontitis?Well, anytime you see a word with the ending or suffix "-itis," that means there's "inflammation"...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/09/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 @Raymunco Teixeira Filho, Do hope your procedures go well, and thanks for the Comment on beBee! This article is doing well on Twitter and I have groups of biodentists, MD/PhD, MD, lifestyle and healthcare followers coming to the mix. For NewBeeZ, my articles on 'watermelon' and 'aquariums' also ranked below average here but did well on social media before others Commented. So don't be discouraged if beBee isn't a 'hit' on the first go-around.
    Raymundo Teixeira Filho
    21/09/2016 #2 Raymundo Teixeira Filho
    Margareth Aranda.,
    obrrigado by esclarescimentos oral hygiene. I am 56 years old and I'm going through this phase implants because probably have a genetic component in the formation of my dental arch that was always irregular. Big teeth and crooked. But it's always good to be well informed on the subject and making the good practice of oral hygiene.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    19/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Meticulous dental hygiene is a current issue in Age Management Medicine. Some are looking for dental care at The Biodentist.
  5. ProducerLisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    Suffering From Anxiety Disease and Social Implications
    Suffering From Anxiety Disease and Social ImplicationsWarning- This post will be bluntly honest. Many of you that follow me know that I suffer from Anxiety and Panic Disorder. My mom passed away in January and it seems my Anxiety has been full blown for the past 4-6 weeks.  The only way I can describe...


    Lisa Gallagher
    01/09/2016 #50 Lisa Gallagher
    #48 Hi @Paul Walters, I'm sorry you've been afflicted with Anxiety and depression too. There is oft times no predictability to its pattern which is extremely frustrating. It comes and goes without warning. I have breaks from it. It always lurks. I think many times we try to put on our happy and fake demeanor to accommodate those around us and that alone, can take a physical toll on the body. There are people who say they understand but I dont think its possible if they've never experienced it. I see a lot of people who write about "anxious " times in their lives and how they overcame them etc.. thats great and I admire those people but if they really had Anxiety disease, the illness, they'd find its different than dealing with issues that cause a person to become anxious. I dont read articles about self help, perspective etc.. when it comes to illnesses like heart disease, thyroid disease and on the list goes. Why, because they are medical illnesses just like Chronic Anxiety disease and other illnesses classified as MENTAL, there in lies the problem, the stigma associated with the damn label and lack of education on behalf of many. Sorry I ranted, it hasn't been a good week , it came back with a fervor last week. Hoping your week was better! :)
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/09/2016 #49 Lisa Gallagher
    #47 Hi Robert Mckormic, sometimes people need drugs to get over the hump period, but they are not a cure. I agree, they are over prescribed and CBT is a good standard therapy that produces welcome results with many.
    Paul Walters
    01/09/2016 #48 Paul Walters
    Thanks @Lisa Gallagher When one digs a little one finds that often people you know well suffer from this terrible affliction, I bing one of them. I wrote a piece a few years ago on the subject of anxiety and depression and I was astonished at the amount of responses I received . Its an affliction that receives no sympathy but oftimes scorn as on the 'outside' you look fit and healthy. Its a battle that I have discovered is never really won, some days you have defeated the demon only for it to return with a few more heads !!!! However, from what I read, you are eloquent and focussed and I guess focussing on those two elements is the first steps to keeping the beast locked in its cage where it belongs .
    Robert Cormack
    31/08/2016 #47 Robert Cormack
    A study done at the University of Toronto found that CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) is just as effective as drugs (based on heat source MRIs). The problem for MDs? People want a quick fix. They want a pill. As you say in your article, issues associated with anxiety are longstanding and deeply ingrained. A pill isn't going to change what you've continually ignored from your past. CBT takes a lot of commitment, but when you understand the "triggers" of anxiety, they become easier to deal with and tolerate. I'll post an article I did for The National Post called: In Hollywood, Anxiety is the New Alcoholism.
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/08/2016 #46 Lisa Gallagher
    #45 So young! Ironically, I was diagnosed with nerve damage in my left ear too @Debbie O'Halloran, a virus destroyed the balance nerve in my left ear. I take medication for life which for the most part keeps the vertigo away but the brain also learned to compensate some what with exercises. OMG, running out of the house, well if rolling over something got you over the panic, that's awesome LOL!
    Debbie O'Halloran
    25/08/2016 #45 Anonymous
    #44 @Lisa Gallagher, I was diagnosed at age 8. When I was diagnosed, I was told that I was born with it. Of course that was the early 70's and that's what we were told. Now the doctor thinks it was a virus that I had as a toddler. Unfortunately, this same virus caused nerve damage in my left ear.

    The panic started in 1997. The last attack I had in May, forced me out of the house, in pouring rain, and I ended up on a short drive. I ended up rolling over something with my husband's car and leery him with a flat. Got me over my panic attack. LOL!

    Thanks for your kind words!
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/08/2016 #44 Lisa Gallagher
    #43 Hi @Debbie O'Halloran, I'm so sorry I missed your comment. I'm also sorry you suffer from Panic Disorder, it's a tough battle at times. Were you diagnosed a child with Juvenile diabetes or as an adult? I have a brother in law who developed type 1 Diabetes at age 29, they think a virus affected his pancreas. Sending good thoughts to you!!
    Debbie O'Halloran
    16/08/2016 #43 Anonymous
    Thank you for writing a Buzz I can totally relate to. Panic disease is horrible. You feel helpless. It is exactly as you describe it. By the way, I also have type 1 diabetes too.
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/07/2016 #39 Lisa Gallagher
    #38 Thanks for sharing your experience @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. I don't take issue with mental health. I do however, despise the term Mentally ill, or Mental Illness. It's vital to focus on the mind, body and spirit, they are all connected. Thanks for you comment!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/07/2016 #38 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #34 #35 #36 : As a medical student, I was taught 'differently.' Apparently. Not only did we have a Nutrition class (the only mandatory one in the nation), but we focused on mind, body, and soul. So because the "Mind" is often "left out of the healing equation," I give credence to the word "Mental" only because it increases awareness and categorizes a huge need. And on that point, I do not use "Mental Illness" at all. Never. I use "Mental Health." For that is the point of healers: to focus on the positive, to give smiles and laughter, to do good, and to keep a laser-vision on 'health.' Period.
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/07/2016 #37 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing my buzz @CityVP Manjit!
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/07/2016 #36 Sara Jacobovici
    #34 Amen to that @CityVP Manjit.
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/07/2016 #35 Lisa Gallagher
    #34 @CityVP Manjit what a great response! I'm glad to hear someone else dislikes the term mental. The brain is one our vital organs yet when something goes wrong that can't be seen, people use terms that do cause stigmas and it also makes others afraid to seek help or possibly share what they are experiencing- it becomes a vicious cycle. My new granddaughter does give me renewed hope and I couldn't agree more, it's my HOPE too that the next generation will be much more enlightened, less judgmental and compassionate. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment!
    CityVP Manjit
    07/07/2016 #34 CityVP Manjit
    I love your courage Lisa Gallagher because the very nature of anxious suffering includes seeing it as a stigma which is even more challenging. I also respect your dislike of the word "mental" - and I can well understand why you do not like this word. Being that I responded on the night of 7th July - when you look at your newly arrived grand-daughter the great hope is that her generation will be far more enlightened than prior generations were, so that conscious awareness hopefully moves us all to an increasingly more thoughtful future, one which is an era of far greater personal understanding.
    Lisa Gallagher
    02/07/2016 #33 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for the share @John White, MBA!
    Lisa Gallagher
    02/07/2016 #32 Lisa Gallagher
    Thank you for sharing my buzz @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! You sure do buzz around and fast.. you are quite the bee!! :))
    Lisa Gallagher
    02/07/2016 #31 Lisa Gallagher
    #30 Thanks for your kind comments @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD :))
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/07/2016 #30 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 Another huge WoW here. My heart it. It's just growing
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/07/2016 #29 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #13 Great point @Dean Owen, straight from the heart. As time progresses, I can see two things evolving: the bonds are being made with one another, and the chains of despair and sadness and all that is negative? The chains are being broken. God Bless you and your family.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/07/2016 #28 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #8 @Diane Schultz: "Lord God, we pray in the Power of Two that @Lisa Gallagher gets a touch from Your hand. Let her find the peace that passes all understanding, the No More Tears of heaven, where the lion plays with the lamb. We know this is found in You, Christ. Help her, guide her. Lead her, and let her follow as a good servant without fear. For you said 365 times in the Bible, 'Do not be afraid.' "Have no fear." And we agree that we shall all have this freedom from that deep fear that belongs nowhere near us. We pray this in Jesus' name, as he promises us that you shall give us that which we ask in His name. Amen."
  6. ProducerFootpath of Life
    Howling raisins and noisy silence
    Howling raisins and noisy silenceComing from the garden, I felt kind of strange and then a unimportant tv spot - something with raisins – knocked me out and I felt completely off track. Because suddenly I remembered about how Jürgen and I stood in a bakery and I wanted to have an...


    Lisa Gallagher
    09/09/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    What a moving and tearful story. Life is never the same after loss, I can't imagine how hard after a person takes their life. Depression which leads to suicide is an illness that needs so much more awareness. Im sorry for your loss and thanks for sharing such a personal story
    Pamela L. Williams
    09/09/2016 #2 Pamela L. Williams
    thank you for sharing your story in Cultures Around the World. I hope you'll introduce yourself one day.
    Pamela L. Williams
    09/09/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    A poignant story of loss.
  7. ProducerLance Scoular

    Lance Scoular

    Zemblanity + Family and the Word We Fear To Speak
    Zemblanity + Family and the Word We Fear To Speak Today is Thursday 8th September 2016, as I post this on beBee and it is R U OK? Day (R U OK? - Are You OK? Day) in Australia. "R U OK? Day is an annual day in September (the second Thursday in Australia) dedicated to remind people to ask...


    Lisa Gallagher
    10/09/2016 #26 Lisa Gallagher
    #22 A topic very close to my heart @Lance Scoular. As I read your buzz I have to admit I cried and it took me about 3-4 minutes to compose myself before I could type. I didn't cry for myself, I cried reading about your daughter's friends, your wife's student and thinking of so many that are afflicted with severe depression and feel the only way out is to commit suicide. This is a vital topic and I'm glad you wrote so deeply about this. I'm keeping that term in my brain, "RU-OK" Wishing you a wonderful weekend Lance!
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #25 Lance Scoular
    Glad you hear UROK @Aaron Skogen. Appreciate too, your sharing the concerning increases in the suicide statistics.
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #24 Lance Scoular
    #11 Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for sharing those that have checked out before time. Also for the incredible sharing you have been doing on Twitter.
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #23 Lance Scoular
    #10 No need @Mamen Delgado you already have! More than adequately.
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #22 Lance Scoular
    #9 Thanks Lisa @Lisa Gallagher for your kind words and sentiments. Also for your shares on Twitter.
    I need to reread this myself more often, as painful as it is to do so, to remind me to ask RUOK? more often, so that less people are impacted by Zemblanity. Hopefully.
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #21 Lance Scoular
    #8 No @Jena Ball I did not know about project semicolon. but now I do. Link: http://www.projectsemicolon.org
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #20 Lance Scoular
    #7 So true @Donna-Luisa Eversley we should no assume all is well by a persons outward appearence.
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #19 Lance Scoular
    #6 Once again @Sarah Elkins thanks. It is a reminder to me again to ask ask RUOK? more often.
    I did a Snapchat story Thursday evening (Sydney time) more about the concept of asking RUOK? and how to do so in different circumstances and a few snappers passed it on to their networks.
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #18 Lance Scoular
    #1 Thanks @David Grinberg for your kind comments and also for the link to the New York Times article Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness. It was interesting to see the reference to Men's Sheds which originated in Australia. We have a number in our area and are a great way for men (often lonely or at a loose end) to get together a make things in a community workshop.
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #17 Lisa Gallagher
    This needs to be read and re-read. Excellent, and moving (to tears) article by @Lance Scoular
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    08/09/2016 #16 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Invisible Ilnesses
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    08/09/2016 #15 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Invisible Illnesses
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    08/09/2016 #14 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This is heartbreaking. I too had a loved one commit suicide. This is a fantastic idea and should be a worldwide effort. U R OK? - I hope this catches on quickly. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
    Aaron Skogen
    08/09/2016 #13 Aaron Skogen
    #1 Thanks for the tag @David Grinberg, I appreciate it.
    Aaron Skogen
    08/09/2016 #12 Aaron Skogen
    Wonderful story @Lance Scoular, a very poignant reminder of our need to stay connected. As a medic, I had a handful of call's to respond to successful suicides and far too many calls to respond to an attempt. The horror of some of those calls, the families devastation has, like you, stuck with me. The suicide rate has increased 6% here in MN in the last year, driven primarily by men of a certain age (mine). More disconcerting is the rate of veteran suicides being 40% higher higher than that of the general population here int he US. Only through increased awareness, actively engaging with people, and staying connected can we battle this permanent solution to a temporary problem. "R U OK" is a great theme, and one that should be adopted worldwide. I am OK Lance, thanks for asking!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    08/09/2016 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    RU OK? Should be pushed worldwide. Thank you for this post, @Lance Scoular. I've had four friends commit suicide, five if you count one who was diagnosed with a terminal, painful illness and decided to check out on her terms. All but the last were indeed permanent solutions to temporary problems.
    Mamen Delgado
    08/09/2016 #10 Mamen Delgado
    Uffff, this story and everything you have shared here is deeply touching for me @Lance Scoular.
    I'll try to write something more than THANK YOU when I recover and let my feelings slow down. THANKS TO YOU as well @David Grinberg, as I told you yesterday it is an incredible gift for me to be in touch with all of you. 💕
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    I removed a few comments, they were long and I felt too much info after I re-read what I wrote. I can't thank you enough for writing this. I'm sorry for what you and your family experienced over the years. This is such an important topic and I thank you so much for sharing this. RU-OK? Shared on beBee and twitter! My heart goes out to anyone that has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Thanks @Lance Scoular for sharing your personal story.
    Jena Ball
    08/09/2016 #8 Jena Ball
    Powerful, gut wrenching and so important. Thank you for having the courage to share. I really believe that it is by breaking the silence, caring enough to ask and taking steps to ensure help is available we can start to make a difference. Do you know about project semicolon? Several of my friends who have struggled with depression have found its message and the community helpful. Sharing and making a conscious effort to ask not just today but every day.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    08/09/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    R u ok? This is a question I ask when I sense something is wrong, but maybe should be asked when everything appears right. Thanks for this sobering and inspiring article @Lance Scoular... Thank you @David Grinberg for pointing me towards this post. Will share.
  8. 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!
  9. ProducerFernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    ¡Alerta! Estos son signos de un infarto
    ¡Alerta! Estos son signos de un infarto En la medida en que las personas fumen, consuman alcohol de forma excesiva, experimenten estrés laboral y no practiquen ninguna actividad física, están más expuestas a sufrir un infarto. En cualquier momento el corazón puede dejar de funcionar y...


    Gordon Pye
    31/08/2016 #5 Gordon Pye
    #2 I had CPR done on me on the Cardiac Ward at Chorley, It took me over two months to recover from the bruised rib cage and lungs, far better to do the old light chest compression and mouth to mouth !
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Correcto / Correction: Shared to Hive: HealthCare: The Clinical Exam.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "...en la ciudad de Los Ángeles." Sí. Por mas que siete años, estudio a las "University of Southern California (USC) Medical School." Tienemos muchos cuantos personas con enferma de corazón y las mujeres tambien. Gracias por todo esté informacion. "Share" to Hives: Heart Disease, HealthCare, Invisible Illnesses. Muy bueno!
  10. ProducerPamela L. Williams
    So you want to produce a little Honey?
    So you want to produce a little Honey?There are those on beBee who are so adept at blogging and publishing that this little instructional post may seem a little elementary. But there are many Bees out there who have never written a long post or even a wordy Buzz and this post is...


    Pamela L. Williams
    08/09/2016 #39 Pamela L. Williams
    #38 Thank D-L! I hope it helps those not used to blogging. I'm throwing it out on twitter quite a bit to draw in those who aren't used to beBee and long-posts.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    07/09/2016 #38 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #SupersizedBeeHug @Pamela L. Williams...a spoon full of honey can get the blogs to come out ! This goes to my must reads for newbies. Love it...😉
    Pamela L. Williams
    31/08/2016 #37 Pamela L. Williams
    #36 Yes, Margaret, I read you post! The two posts compliments each other wonderfully. Did you share it to the Cheat Sheet hive? It was late and i totally forgot to check. Going to be an early night tonight!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #36 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #29 @Pamela L. Williams: I mentioned it below but it didn't get noticed...we both wrote on this same topic on the same day! Perhaps, @debasish majumder, boxes of bees were dropped off at two different places on the same day! I wonder how often this happens - and our two articles really don't have overlap - that is statistically significant. So interesting...#22 #26 #25 #23 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/sharp-check-in-dr-margaret-aranda-s-newbeez-be-a-bebee-producer
    Pamela L. Williams
    31/08/2016 #35 Pamela L. Williams
    #20 You were one of my mentors Jim Murray, so I'm just returning the favor to the universe and somewhat reluctantly sharing my mentors with others...I still claim you! I was there first...hahaha
    Pamela L. Williams
    31/08/2016 #34 Pamela L. Williams
    #21 That's wonderful @Deann M. Harrity. There are many bees in the hives more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Don't struggle to figure it out yourself if there are those willing to lend a helping hand!
    Pamela L. Williams
    31/08/2016 #33 Pamela L. Williams
    #22 I use the "KISS" method a lot. I tend to over complicate...well just about everything...so I have to remind myself to Kiss! LOL
    Pamela L. Williams
    31/08/2016 #32 Pamela L. Williams
    #26 I read about the honey production in India. It does have a very beneficial side; bee populations are growing. If you have heard about Colony Collapse Disorder then you know that most of the world is seeing declines in bee populations. India could become the bee/honey capital of the world :-)
    Pamela L. Williams
    31/08/2016 #31 Pamela L. Williams
    #23 Wish I could say it was all me :0) but I've had a lot of help along the way, so if I can help others then I'm bringing balance to the universe.
    Pamela L. Williams
    31/08/2016 #30 Pamela L. Williams
    #13 Thank you Aleta! I glad you think it's helpful! Now everyone can pollinate the world!
    Pamela L. Williams
    31/08/2016 #29 Pamela L. Williams
    #17 Thanks Kevin? I want to hear from the NewBees. I was there once and it was people like Paul and Jim's posts that really helped me. Just trying to pay it forward.
    Pamela L. Williams
    31/08/2016 #28 Pamela L. Williams
    #24 High praise! Franci, thank you. I know how intimidated I was when I first started writing online. Just trying to figure out how to do it was frustrating. Hopefully this helps a few NewBees and gives them the courage to share their stories as well.
    Andrew Porter
    31/08/2016 #27 Andrew Porter
    #20 Thanks for that @Kevin Pashuk although it was more like Oh No!!
    debasish majumder
    30/08/2016 #26 debasish majumder
    your lovely insight instigate to ponder an alarming issue being prominent in my country, India, where bees are being dispensed from one region to other region in boxes where they can introduce the business of honey and make sizable profit, keeping the peoples economy at stake who are traditionally engaged in honey exporting business. besides, shifting of honey business by transporting bees are directly affecting the overall agricultural economy of the concern place, as the cross pollination and pollination by bees will be inevitably affect the other agricultural produces. so, i guess, being intoducing by number of do's and don'ts will intimidate the new bees to produce buzzes.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/08/2016 #25 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in hives: Bloggers, beBee Scrapbook, Creative Writers
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/08/2016 #24 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Perfection! Excellent! Well Done! Bravo! Five star post @Pamela L. Williams. This is easy to follow and very thorough. Great job @Pamela L. Williams, my ambeebassador mate.
    Nicholas Fester
    30/08/2016 #23 Nicholas Fester
    Nicely done @Pamela L. Williams You really know your stuff! I will try out some new tricks :)
    Fatima Williams
    30/08/2016 #22 Fatima Williams
    This is a thorough and lovely explanation Pam 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 KISSES to you and remembering the KISS method 😀😀😀😀 Way to go new bees what more can you ask for now ???
    Deann M. Harrity
    30/08/2016 #21 Deann M. Harrity
    This is so helpful! I know I struggle sometimes so I will be adding this to my reference materials!
    Jim Murray
    30/08/2016 #20 Jim Murray
    Wow...that was pretty thorough. Thanks for the shoutout. I love you too.
  11. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Butterfly on Wings
    Butterfly on Wings/ by Dr Margaret Aranda /                           Welcoming Photographer and Extreme Twitter-er, Enzo Christopher from Twitter as a new Bee.                  Entranced by his colors and gifts to others, I only communicated with Enzo about twice,...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #23 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #18 So Sweet! I'm beginning to see different ways for the Honey to get sweeter, and this is exactly how! Thank you!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #22 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #17 Awee! That means so much to me, knowing that you are the one that really knows how to write poetry!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #21 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #16 Great question. It is evolving but I mentioned it to be inclusive, as a bee would do. For surely, we are embarking on a new dance of the bees....I'm asking people to Subscribe to my blog here on beBee and Follow me, otherwise I'll have to rely on my 'Un-Memory.' lol. I'll be working on this carefully!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #15 @Irene Hackett, your spirit is quite kind; I can feel it. Thank you for noticing that play on words ;) that I snuck in on ya! You make me smile, so thanks...now, and only now, is my Poem completed!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #14 WoW, @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II, what an epiphany that your artwork was inspired as your boy died. I'm just silent...
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    02/09/2016 #18 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Bee Inspired and Creative Writers
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    02/09/2016 #17 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a lovely poem @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Beautiful flowing words that one can sing to.
    Irene Hackett
    02/09/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #2 And how and when to join your contest? It is a lovely and inspirational idea!
    Irene Hackett
    02/09/2016 #15 Anonymous
    Dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD - how beautiful this poem is; it is your beauty transformed into words. "Somehow, these wings on the butterfly? They make love grow." You are surely making love grow here on beBee, I have been witnessing it. Be blessed dear friend!
    02/09/2016 #14 WILLIAM C. BALLARD II
    Remember, "THIS IS THE WORK OF GOD, THAT YE BELIEVE ON HIM WHOM HE HATH SENT JOHN 6:29" For no brush touched my hands before my boy passed in 2012, Then standing in my boys place in His church, never stood, did the SPIRIT OF CHRIST said "PAINT". To give a forum of peace to the world, very young am I at 58. Godbless
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 Yes, I know the Light of God from my Near-Death Experience after the car accident. Time is not a dimension...it is like infinity ~ no beginning, no end. What is one day?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 Oh! @Milos Djukic! You made my eyes tear! I'm so humbled...this is quite the compliment. My father would be proud. Loss of words.
    01/09/2016 #10 WILLIAM C. BALLARD II
    Time, the Ambassador of Art ,,, when darkness turns the colors to black and white, then morning opens our eyes with color, Then evening gives beauty to the shadows with contrast to the LIGHT OF GOD. 143 Godbless
    Milos Djukic
    01/09/2016 #9 Anonymous
    #6 Fractals like you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD are forever.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 @Salma Rodriguez: I will! Of Course! I'm drawing it up now ~ but I also see it as a good time for bees to donate Prizes! So my first Buzz will be a Request for Donations! ;) Please Subscribe to get an email for all my Posts ~ then I can write more and not have to make exhaustive Lists of 'cc's :). Loving Dr Ali @Ali Anani for Stirring this On!
    Salma Rodriguez
    31/08/2016 #7 Salma Rodriguez
    #2 Thank you =) Oh, please, please, please let me know when the contest begins!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/08/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 Yes, you have stirred me along my beloved @Ali Anani! And such is only fair to the Fractals Forever (We're still working the 'To Infinity & Beyond! quote we need to make up! ~ will see if @Ben Pinto can work on a Contest for a beBee Quote with me)! See? Fractal again! ~
    Ali Anani
    29/08/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    #4 Your volcano of ideas is erupting dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 "Butterfly bug is having intense hug!" Love that! You may remember Dr Ali @Ali Anani was saying I should keep writing poetry to 'match' a picture or a sketch. So in light of the flight of ideas on Fractals Forever, and Dr Anani in particular, I'm going to Host, "Pic a Poem to Go with a Pic" as a Poet's Challenge to write a Poem for a particular artist's drawing or photograph. Artist includes @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II and so far I have Photographers @Enzo Christopher and @Ali Kamil Temizel .... just thought of this today. ;) Will write a Buzz soon. !
    debasish majumder
    29/08/2016 #3 debasish majumder
    nice insight madam @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. butterfly bug is having intense hug. keep on producing such lovely buzz.
  12. ProducerVincent King

    Vincent King

    Is the world to much? Part I
    Is the world to much? Part IASK YOURSELF THE QUESTIONI think every good experience from life usually comes from an unanswered question we have deep inside. Something that has been in my mind for a bit, is the question asked in the title. Really though, is it too much? Most of...


    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    28/08/2016 #8 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Yes, the world can be too much depending on your perspective. “Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life's hard.” - John Bytheway
    Pamela L. Williams
    28/08/2016 #7 Pamela L. Williams
    Making your weaknesses your strengths.
    Pamela L. Williams
    28/08/2016 #6 Pamela L. Williams
    You ended this perfectly Vincent; "The only thing "too much" about the world is that there is too dang much of it. We are in a world sized labyrinth of choices and decisions, and sometimes if we are in it alone, we could be lost forever. We can't do it alone everyone, even if that is our biggest struggle.." Enjoyed this post very much. You make some excellent points. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    28/08/2016 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    @Vincent King...Margaret @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD...yes, the world is enough, our typical individual situation in life is enough, to teach us and to learn from i presume. Nobody owes us answers. We vote the people who make our laws into power. We allow our smiles to be mistaken for signs of weakness so that we are taken advantage of, and then we put on a poker face for greater control! ;) We shut ourselves up, we keep secrets from the ones who love us truly, we neglect priorities, indulge inconsiderately, we are afraid to raise our voices, to express clearly, we do not treat others the way we would like to be treated, we exploit people, the planet, we have forgotten to give back, even in the face of blow after blow to our ego, right from childhood days, we cling to the vanity, the pride, the bling and every little inconsequential thing...and call it our freedom to choose, a nice excuse. Many have found answers, showed us the way, in the hoary old past, through the ages, even in this day. If we listen to the voice inside, I believe we can still succeed in hearing the sound of that one hand clapping ;) Great indeed is the love of God who gives without receiving, of this Earth constantly sacrificing itself, of our near and dear who care regardless of our responsiveness...and that will keep us alive long enough to learn the truth, even if it means coming back again and again into this Matrix. It is nice indeed, in fact irresistible, to delve into the origins, the evolution, into space, into time, into the root cause...but not at the cost of losing grip on the present, the here and now that has all the answers embedded in it. This post reminded me of CSNY... http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/crosbystillsnash/wastedontheway.html
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    beBee Shares: Shared to 3 Hives: "Mental Health: Anxiety" and "Invisible Illnesses" and "Invisible Illnesses and God." @Lisa Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @Matt Sweetwood, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, PhD, @Matt Sweetwood, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "if our greatest weaknesses can become our greatest strengths, then surely our greatest strengths can become our greatest weakness." Awesome! BRILLIANT message of positivity, motivation, and goal direction to Evolve upwards & not spiral awry from genetic mutations! Keep Creation a Creation with ethical standards throughout. @Dale Masters, @Randy Smith, @Mandi Loren, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, @CityVP Manjit, @Randy Keho, @Michele Williams, @Charlene Burke, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, PhD, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz.
    David Grinberg
    09/08/2016 #2 David Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Vincent, many good points.
    Brian McKenzie
    09/08/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    We must make great pets.
  13. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #CHECK-IN Dr Margaret Aranda's NewBeeZ: Be a beBee Producer
    #CHECK-IN Dr Margaret Aranda's NewBeeZ: Be a beBee Producer / by Dr Margaret Aranda /   So I'm bringing in new bees to flourish even more, and I'm leaving this post to help them more and more. I learned the ropes by going here and there, and know I could have used this kind of help. I started from the...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/09/2016 #37 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #36 I'll bet it's basking and sun-bathing in Beta, too! lol - hard work I salute! Count me in on the testing. It makes me feel like I'm in academic medicine.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    03/09/2016 #36 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #34 It's still in beta, Mags. There's a lot of back-end stuff that needs to be improved. I'll probably be calling for more testers in about a week.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #35 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #33 One of the most important pieces of information I've gleaned from Twitter analytics is the "Hottest" Re-Tweet (RT) time of the Day! I make sure to go on Twitter then, LIVE, and Stream with an array of activity. More engaging. :)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #34 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #32 Thank you, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. For NewBeeZ, can you tell us more about your App & also give us the name/link, please? Thanks.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    02/09/2016 #33 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #32 This is good stuff @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I never realized there was so much information in Twitter analytics.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    02/09/2016 #32 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    My web-app-with-no-name doesn't do much in the way of Twitter analytics. Twitter does that well enough on their own. My app is more of a super-scheduler with the ability to include supportive tweets between members and to build "click-to-tweet"links with images.

    To access Twitter Analytics: Click on your profile picture on the far top right. Select "Analytics" from the drop down. The analytics page has 5 tabs, Home, Tweets, Audiences, Events, and More. There's plenty of info there.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #31 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #30 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, I'm Tweeting you left and right, as well as others too. Am sure that this will increase your Twitter profile, and highly recommend a Twitter App that does auto statistics. @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian has one ~ Paul, could you please tell us details?
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    01/09/2016 #30 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I googled myself and found my named connected with LinkedIn, which is fine because I do not want a personal presence on Google. I had previous troll issues on Google. However, my WordPress blog under amanpan.com is easily found on Google. Works for me.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #29 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #25 Thank you so much, @Michael D. Davis, and I'll add that you are right ~ I have never done any synthetic 'marketing ploy' but for the Twitter Challenge I'm now in ~ referenced in this article. Explanation for why I have so many hits: I've been bedridden with a traumatic brain injury and dysautonomia for 10 years. Started with (1) a random car accident: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/the-car-accident-that-started-it-all and (2) here's why: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/distracted-driving-derails-an-innocent-doctor. I do my best to keep Positive & writing has been a fantastic outlet for me to increase awareness of many things. I am focusing on Caregiving presently, as many of us care for both our aging parents and children. Thank you so much for Stirring us Along, Michael ~ YOU ROCK!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #28 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #24 Encouraging all to Google their own names at least once every 3 months. Perfect Cool! And thank you for keeping us On Target (love "Three Ways to Google Yourself" ~I smell Honey!): Goole of my name, Dr Margaret Aranda:

    (1) Google just "Dr Margaret Aranda": 49 of the first 59 entries are mine. (I feel embarrassed) (413K hits in 0.35 sec, just to document)

    (2) Google #DrMargaretAranda: uhmmm. I guess no one has my name. Top 88 all mine (almost 9 pages)(101K hits in 0.53 sec)

    (3) #25 Not sure - Google my blog? "Perseverance" puts me out somewhere after the top 50.

    Great exercise, @Michael D. Davis & appreciate your very kind words and deeds here. You've put in tons of effort & I appreciate it!
    ~ 🎀mags (my beBee nickname)
    Michael D. Davis
    29/08/2016 #26 Michael D. Davis
    Here's an absolutely fabulous article by Dr. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD on becoming a beBee Producer. Earmark this if you can, because it will come in very handy!
    Michael D. Davis
    29/08/2016 #25 Michael D. Davis
    Excellent primer by the way Dr. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD

    Kudos to you for putting such a great article together for the rest of us who will benefit from your diligence!
    Michael D. Davis
    29/08/2016 #24 Michael D. Davis
    I believe this is what you were requesting @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD

    A Google search for our name, which I actually did three ways just for fun.

    First using my name alone; Michael D. Davis: 6 out of the 10 listings on the first page are for me, including the number one position

    Second I used a hashtag and my name; #michaelddavis: 8 out of 10 listings on the first page are for me, once again including the number one position

    Third I used a hashtag in front of my universal blog moniker; thedailychalkboard: This time I had 7 out of 10 listings on the page, and once again was in the topmost position.

    I have worked hard to reach this position in search results, but not by applying special SEO stuff or any means other than being persistent and prolific in what I share.

    A 75% rating on Google, especially with a common American name like mine, takes time. It doesn't happen over night and it's not going to happen for you if you don't work at it. Producing what people want to read, or see, or hear will be what gets you where you want to bee.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/08/2016 #23 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #18 Oh, you are right! I lost my train of Comment Stream! Thank you for being on target! My mistake as my mind just couldn't believe that you once again (like you have done with my sketching, poetry, and picture/poetry.....off to Editor I go! You are the 2nd person to mention that I could possibly become an Editor! My arms just could not reach that long at the time that I read your note. (You are so so kind) ~thank you so much ((Hugs))
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/08/2016 #22 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #21 Fondest Hellos, Gordon Pye! Oh Welcome to beBee.com! I'll have to introduce you ~ I'll Inbox you so please do check! I can tell, if I daresay that you like Quotes! We have our Quote-Master (I call him) the one and only @Ben Pinto View more
    #21 Fondest Hellos, Gordon Pye! Oh Welcome to beBee.com! I'll have to introduce you ~ I'll Inbox you so please do check! I can tell, if I daresay that you like Quotes! We have our Quote-Master (I call him) the one and only @Ben Pinto who has Hive: Quotes - you will love that! And should you discover others' making up their own Quotes, we also have a Hive for Quotes by Actual beez, too! Automotive Engineer hmmm. So you may like to know that for my 30 year old birthday, I bought a 1990 Mustang GT Convertible, 5.0L Silver Anniversary Edition. She hummed! Close
    Gordon Pye
    29/08/2016 #21 Gordon Pye
    One good tip I was given as an apprentice Automotive Engineer was to say " I'm looking for a brush to sweep up with " if ever caught somewhere in your workplace that you were not supposed to be, " He who hesitates is lost " and to always " Think with a Long Head ! !
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/08/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #14 You are so so kind! The longer it got, the more I thought: I should make it shorter. But then again, I'm used to writing scientific articles! And I wanted it to all be in one place, including the social media. @Deann M. Harrity
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/08/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #13 Gotcha ! I started Tweeting from your page - cool articles & love the graphics, too. Your Twitter Profile Pic is really, really classy. Super elegant. Just like you.
    Ali Anani
    29/08/2016 #18 Ali Anani
    #17 I read comments offering to send you their draft buzzes. May be I misread them @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/08/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #12 Thank you, Dr Ali @Ali Anani! Your words always mean so much to me. Me Edit? Uhm. Could you please rephrase? Should I edit it down? lol ((Hugs)) I'll look at it again ;). Check out my Buzz on Poetry - we're going to have a " Poet Challenge " - an offshoot to your Comments! (Oh, I guess I shoulda told ya!) lol! I've had 2 Dedications of artist's works & I'm writing Poems for each. So I thought - so many pics need a poem! Going to 'Match' Pics & Poets ~ I've Tagged you on one Honey & I'll write up the Formal "Put a Poem to a Pic" Challenge! How does that sound! It is an ode to you and @debasish majumder!
  14. ProducerNicholas Fester

    Nicholas Fester

    WILL YOU BELIEVE IT BEE'S DO STING!Have you heard that saying; "O come on grow a pair!" Another is; "Get over it!" But mom I just got stung by a bee! Well son guess what, bee's do sting!How many times a day are you offended? I probably get offended around twenty to thirty times a...


    Nicholas Fester
    29/08/2016 #33 Nicholas Fester
    @Charles David Upchurch So good to hear from you again! Thanks for the share. Trusting you are well!
    Charles David Upchurch
    29/08/2016 #32 Charles David Upchurch
    GREAT HONEY here from our young friend
    Robert Bacal
    29/08/2016 #31 Robert Bacal
    #30 OK, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian If your point is that being offended is a CHOICE, then that's a hugely important point for personal health. Where I have a problem with what you wrote is "what we should be offended by". There is no should in this land. Should is part of imposing one's will and judgment on another, and while we all do it, and I do it, it's a dicey thing to determine what a person SHOULD be offended by, and not. Often that is used as THE excuse when translated into "you are being too sensitive" which is clearly judgmental, even if it is true in one person's opinion.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    29/08/2016 #30 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #29 True, many abusers hide behind the "But, that's not what I meant," excuse. What I mean is that there is a difference between what we CHOOSE to be offended by and what we SHOULD be offended by. The difference is difficult to explain, but easy enough to see. Writers have a responsibility to write what they mean. Readers have a responsibility to grow a little thicker skin. There is too much, "I don't agree so I'm offended," going on in social media.

    You didn't agree, Robert, but no one can say you were offensive about it.
    Robert Bacal
    29/08/2016 #29 Robert Bacal
    #27 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I think I disagree. Something can be offensive, and be predictably so, EVEN IF THE SPEAKER/WRITER attends no attack or offense. See https://www.bebee.com/producer/@robert-bacal/the-subtleties-of-verbal-abuse-and-we-all-do-some-of-them for more. You are probably aware that abuse, physical or otherwise is often excused as unintentional, and it's often the excuse of batterers in domestic violence.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    29/08/2016 #27 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #22 Just to be clear, I am of the opinion that MOST offense is simply interpreted as such. SOME offense is obviously deliberate. There is a difference but it is difficult to define. Like pornography vs. nude art, you recognize it when you see it.

    Sometimes, you just need to take another look after you cool off. If it still pisses you off...
    Nicholas Fester
    29/08/2016 #26 Nicholas Fester
    #19 Mark thanks for sharing. I must agree, people are keeping it tidy here at beBee.
    Nicholas Fester
    29/08/2016 #25 Nicholas Fester
    Hi Phil. Thanks for your contribution. It also makes me think of the old saying; "Let's agree to disagree" Agreement is not easily to get when you have more than one person around. I guess that's where the idea of voting came from. I guess a law professional would have a lot to say about the power of agreement. But true character is shown in moments of disagreement. How many friendships have been broken over silly disagreements. This is where emotional intelligence helps a lot, also being self aware. There are times when we do have the power just to bite our tongues and carry on. #22
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/08/2016 #24 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #23 Cheers! I can laugh to that! ;)
    Nicholas Fester
    29/08/2016 #23 Nicholas Fester
    Praveen I'm so glad you see the humour! Although I have nothing to compare beBee with, I must agree that we are all in good company. Thanks for your show of enjoyment. #20
    Phil Friedman
    29/08/2016 #22 Phil Friedman
    @Nicholas Fester - It's interesting that you say you feel offended maybe twenty times a day, but choose not to say anything. I have to say I think that is good choice, for as @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian View more
    @Nicholas Fester - It's interesting that you say you feel offended maybe twenty times a day, but choose not to say anything. I have to say I think that is good choice, for as @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian points out, taking offense to something is an act that is within one's internal control. Personally, rarely, if ever am I "offended" by something someone says. But I do sometimes strongly disagree with statements that are made. And in such cases will express such disagreement. For I believe that people who write and read, yet pass only pat's and strokes back and forth, are talking AT one another, not engaging in conversation. Without question, that is each person's personal prerogative. But if you and others reach beyond that personal choice, and seek to quell any and all politely-expressed dissenting comment by creating a culture of repression (albeit cloaked as gentle concern for the sensitivities of others), then I do I, indeed, object to that, whether you like it or not. Perhaps, there should be a "sticker" to use at the top of a post that says, "Warning: the Author of this post neither invites, nor accepts disagreement in any form. If you're not prepared to post a positive comment, don't bother reading this." This is not to say that I in any way endorse personal attacks or abusive language. But to fail to distinguish between that and civil disagreement seems to me an increasingly common, and ultimately pernicious failure. Cheers! Close
    Nicholas Fester
    29/08/2016 #21 Nicholas Fester
    Lovely words thanks @Pamela L. Williams. Sounds like you had a wonderful grandfather. John 14v6 talks about truth. #18
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/08/2016 #20 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    LOL! That must have taken some soul searching Nick! Yes indeed, we don't really need another irritant in our lives; haven't we enough already? ;) But you nailed the sting thing alright! Thankfully I (still) find it very congenial in here...as cosy and welcoming, as inspiring and informative, as intellectually stimulating and challenging as it was on day one. So it is with happy anticipation always that I log in a few hundred times a day ;) beBee is more about thinking and communicating than showing off skills and attitudes. And the daily new influx of mind-boggling talent and professionalism is inspiring, to say the least! Being personal here means being more open, transparent and honest about oneself; and being professional means being more sharing, more interactive and more engaging with peers and peer groups and those who you befriend along the way. those are the two sides and together, the differentiator. Let me read your buzz again and cackle a wee bit more :)
    Mark Anthony
    29/08/2016 #19 Mark Anthony
    Great way of putting it @Nicholas Fester! All to often I see people getting into extremely heated exchanges unnecessarily, in my opinion. However, there are some comments and/or posts that suggest some abhorent things. I have to say, I haven't seen any on beBee to date. And, even if I did I would either ignore, or report. I really like @Pamela L. Williams take on saying things nice.Another that always sticks with me is, "If you can't do it/say it with love then, don't do/say it at all. Thank you for the post.
    Pamela L. Williams
    28/08/2016 #18 Pamela L. Williams
    @Nicholas Fester, a MOST EXCELLENT post! I try to live by the adage; if you can't say something nice, then shut up! That doesn't mean we all have to agree. I like a good debate, but it can be done with civility. I admire people that can word there comments in a way that leaves no doubt they disagree but they do it in a way that you can't help but appreciate their words. I recently came across such a comment and was compelled to email the person and tell them how much I appreciated and enjoyed the comment. I do not call myself a Christian but I was raised in large part by a Christian minister (my grandfather). It was he that taught me tolerance for other's beliefs. He had strong convictions in his own beliefs and also said this: We live the best life we can, stand by our convictions, and when the day comes and I stand before my Lord, I'll know what or who was right. We must live in our truth, but everyone has their own truth.

    Personally, I can't name two people of faith that believe everything exactly alike.
    When it's all said and done; one day we'll either know the full truth or we won't. Until then, I let other's have their truth and all I can do is try to relate.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    I am a Christian Doctor bee but don't sting me for either one (does that make me a 'double-bee?'): Sharing to Hives: "Emergency Room" and "Dr Margaret Aranda: For NewBeeZ" (great for those new here & "Welcome!") and "Invisible Illnesses" as many of my recruits will be disabled or will have suffered aplenty. Just food for medical though: when someone gets an allergic reaction to a bee sting, the need for an EpiPen®️ is due to rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and vocal cords, which are likely to cause suffocation. If the patient can't swallow due to vocal cord swelling, this is a harbinger of badness to follow. So act quick, and call 911 (USA) or 011 (UK) before you think it is necessary. This same reaction occurs when children, for example, have an anaphylactic reaction to eating peanuts. Get the children to the ER faster, as their airways and little bodies are extremely fragile when it comes to airway rescue. Thank you. Tommy McElroy, MD, Charles David Upchurch for additions prn (prn = "as needed").
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    28/08/2016 #15 Mohammad Azam Khan
    #13 beeBee bees are the best bees and their honey is uniquely peculiarly nourishing as well ..
    Bill Stankiewicz
    28/08/2016 #14 Bill Stankiewicz
    I am a Polish bee, please don't sting me here :)
    Aurorasa Sima
    28/08/2016 #13 Aurorasa Sima
    #12 You´re one of the best bees.
  15. ProducerSalma Rodriguez

    Salma Rodriguez

    The Arabesque for my Sweet Margaret
    The Arabesque for my Sweet MargaretThe secret's well enclosed in arabesque.These towers made of clay forever letRecapulate the times I've found a deskTo wrap the dream of my sweet Margaret."Oh, please don't go. 'Tis no romance, you see?"A ferris wheel of mem'ries mine and...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    13/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 I was away for a little after not doing well...rather 'crashed' from my illness and drew a sketch & then wrote a poem. Thinking that here we are not knowing we could write poetry...and it is Dr @Ali Anani View more
    #2 I was away for a little after not doing well...rather 'crashed' from my illness and drew a sketch & then wrote a poem. Thinking that here we are not knowing we could write poetry...and it is Dr @Ali Anani who spurs on the recognition so deeply. I thought I shared the sketch/poem here...hey, brain injury hit - so I'll have to go find it in Hive Selim Yeniceri Official Fan Club! ~ you should join! Close
    Salma Rodriguez
    06/08/2016 #2 Salma Rodriguez
    Thank you, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. This came from the soul. I heard the Arabesque sing to me, telling me to convey her story. She speaks to me from the past. This entire sonnet is a metaphor. Interpret as your heart tells you, same for @Selim Yeniçeri. I hope to cover more stories from the past, present and future!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    I am in disbelief that you flipped upward an old leaf. The tales of old, stories untold, dreams that would have been, that could have seen the water and the ice, the mellow and the cold. Now, you are "Sweet Salma." My true love @Selim Yeniçeri View more
    I am in disbelief that you flipped upward an old leaf. The tales of old, stories untold, dreams that would have been, that could have seen the water and the ice, the mellow and the cold. Now, you are "Sweet Salma." My true love @Selim Yeniçeri, awakens anew. Thank you so much for opening your heart and the arabesque is only just as topically picturesque as a lily on a pond. Keep writing your poems, my friend. Sing on! Like the Phantom of the Opera who lives inside and is the Great Teacher, Sing ON! Close
  16. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    Those Magnificent Men in their Racing Machines
    Those Magnificent Men in their Racing MachinesI spent the last hour restoring an old photograph. It is one of a handful of photos in my possession of a man I barely knew. It’s a labourious but enlightening process. I bury myself in the photo, and with each click of the mouse, I have...


    Michele Williams
    21/09/2016 #44 Michele Williams
    #40 Congrats Mags! Thanks for bringjng us together on twitter to jointly promote bebee and each other. I am putting together a list to track all tweets from bees and official bebee tweets.
    To All Bees please DM me with your Twitter handle (@michelewilliamz). Then follow this list to catch and retweet the great content from bebee and all its bees: Twitter list - Bebee Buzz http://buff.ly/2d3lThw.
     "All us Twitter fans need to keep promoting you!" @Michele Williams @Renée Cormier @Charlene Burke @debasish majumder @Donald Grandy @John Byler @RAVINDER VIJ @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II @Milos Djukic @David Grinberg @Matt Sweetwood @Santiago Tomás Bellomo, @Victoria Lewin, @Samantha Appleyard, @Ray Looker @Vincent King @Bill SerGio The Infomercial King, @Mamen Delgado, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Lisa Gallagher @Matt Sweetwood @David Grinberg, @Milos Djukic @Juan Imaz @Javier beBee @John White, MBA @Margaret Aranda, MD, PHD
    Matt Sweetwood
    21/09/2016 #43 Matt Sweetwood
    Dean Owen
    21/09/2016 #42 Dean Owen
    #40 I had no idea this article was out there on Twitter apart from amongst my tiny band of followers. Thanks @Margeret Aranda, MD, PhD. I am trying to get active on Twitter but my feed just is not compelling as it is on beBee so I end up only using it to promote beBee.
    John White, MBA
    21/09/2016 #41 John White, MBA
    #40 Hi Mags: I will make sure we follow you. Have a great night!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/09/2016 #40 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #39 @Dean Owen, this article made it to my #1 Re-Tweeted link! 6,453 impressions in the last 28 days! All us Twitter fans need to keep promoting you! @Michele Williams @Renée Cormier @Charlene Burke @debasish majumder @Donald Grandy @John Byler @RAVINDER VIJ @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II @Milos Djukic @David Grinberg @Matt Sweetwood @Santiago Tomás Bellomo, @Victoria Lewin, @Samantha Appleyard, @Ray Looker @Vincent King @Bill SerGio The Infomercial King, @Mamen Delgado, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Lisa Gallagher @Matt Sweetwood @David Grinberg, @Milos Djukic @Juan Imaz @Javier beBee @John White, MBA. John, how do we get beBee's Twitter profiles to Follow us on Twitter? (I posed this on a different Production of Honey but forgot to Tag you) :). Thanks all, and pass the Honey!
    Irene Hackett
    29/08/2016 #39 Anonymous
    Your writing is some of the best I've seen online @Dean Owen. This piece is as all the others brings me to where the characters are - to their time and place - as @Aurorasa Sima described, I too forget I am reading! Thanks for the adventure your writing brings me @Dean Owen!
    Dean Owen
    29/08/2016 #38 Dean Owen
    @Sinclair Owen Cheers bro!
    Vincent Andrew
    29/08/2016 #37 Vincent Andrew
    #34 If you like rice wine, you can ask them, "Bisi tuak kita wai?" Loosely translated - Do you have rice wine?
    Vincent Andrew
    29/08/2016 #36 Vincent Andrew
    Paul, that's a great opportunity to learn up close their language and culture. #34
    Dean Owen
    29/08/2016 #35 Dean Owen
    #30 I always resented Cooper giving up Formula One in 1968 despite the huge success of Mini Coopers in rally car racing. I think John Cooper's heart was broken when his father died. He has said in interviews it was due to the rising costs, bigger engines. Cooper still managed two Grand Prix podiums in their final season. I think he just wasn't as passionate as Chapman, Mclaren, Brabham - more risk averse. Would love to see the Cooper name back in F1 instead of on the back of a BMW Mini. Would love to hear about the "Monza" Wall. The banking on the Monza circuit was absolutely lethal. I don't know much about the Meadowdale circuit, but if it has anything similar, I can imagine it claimed a few lives too. Thanks Phil.
    Paul Walters
    28/08/2016 #34 Paul Walters
    #24 Hi @Vincent Andrew Im off to Kalimantan next week. We have a number of wonderful Dyak friends and am involved with a few projects up there
    Paul Walters
    28/08/2016 #33 Paul Walters
    Thanks dean, always a good read with breakfast from you
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #32 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #26 Sounds like a great stream of consciousness that we do regularly on Dr @Ali Anani's "Fractal's Forever." I see a lineup of more research being done for @Dean Owen here ~ you #24 #23 could all contribute more.....it's all good.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #31 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #12 haha It was the '60's for example, back when the gas station attendant ran (literally) to wash your windows, check your oil, and fill your gas tank (it's still this way in New Jersey, by law I understand. I remember my father opening the window and the man would ask, "What can I fill you up with, "regular" or "ethel?" My dad said, "Ethel, please." ~that was a memory walk just now.
    Phil Friedman
    27/08/2016 #30 Phil Friedman
    #29 Well, @Dean Owen, I will tell some other stories, if you think they may be of interest to members of Cafe beBee. About, for example, racing against the Cooper versions of the Morris Mini. Doing the "Monza wall" in a downpour at Meadowdale Raceway in Carpentersville, IL. And I'll expect you to continue telling yours, which I will watch for avidly. Cheers!
    Dean Owen
    27/08/2016 #29 Dean Owen
    #26 That is quite a story! I just watched a video of the Wilmot Hills circuit. Looks a lot like the circuits of England in the day. I know quite a few Coopers ended up in the States and Canada. I have been trying to track the Owen/Knight Streamliner which ended up in Canada. I found the car above, which has been restored and is racing in Germany; http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/gallery/Cooper-T53-Climax-47980.html. Thanks for that gem. Would love to hear more if you ever decide to post an article on your dabble in racing....
    Aurorasa Sima
    27/08/2016 #28 Aurorasa Sima
    #15 I can only repeat what I said below the India post: When I read your articles I forget that I am reading on a screen. Looking forward to the next part.
    Phil Friedman
    27/08/2016 #27 Phil Friedman
    @Dean Owen - I love these stories you write. Seriously. Let me reciprocate with this one. Mid-sixties. I am class racing at an event held by the Midwest Council of Sports Cars at a track in Wilmot Hills, WI. I am racing in G-Production. But I am watching a race for C-Modified -- which is actually a fully open class. The two top contenders in the race are a modified 1966 Corvette (a bored out, ported, and fully tuned monster) and a.... second hand F1 Cooper. I remember the race as the most exciting I have ever seen, including the many professional races I've watched. The two drivers dueled wheel to wheel over the .9 mile course with several hills, many lefts and rights, and one 180-degree reverse. In the straightaway, the Corvette would pull away from the Cooper, which would then catch up by roaring lickety-split into the next turn, braking ever so hard at the last split second, and passing the Corvette on the inside of the turn. Then the process would be repeated. Over and over again for, as I remember, 25 laps. On about the 22nd lap, the Cooper had mechanical trouble and had to retire, leaving the Corvette the winner. But the Corvette driver insisted on sharing the winner's lap with the driver of the Cooper. Cont... pt.II
    Phil Friedman
    27/08/2016 #26 Phil Friedman
    @Dean Owen - pt II

    One of the reasons I remember it so vividly is that later, in the pits, where my car was parked next to the Cooper, I saw murder almost committed by the Cooper driver on one of his pit crew, a cousin of his. The Cooper has this single huge caliper disk break on its rear axle. Because of the way the race had been run (more and harder braking than on a longer course), that disk in the brake was almost red hot when the car came off the track. Since the race was over, for some insane reason the pit crew member involved decided to cool it off with a bucket of water. He got to about two steps from the car with the bucket, when he was tacked by the driver and owner of the car, who began pummeling him with his fists, yelling how the pit crew member was going to warp that hot disk by dashing cold water on it, and that there were no replacements available -- anywhere in the world. We dragged the Cooper driver off his cousin, got the driver to accept some Champagne and the good wishes of those who had watched the race. And eventually, we all went on our merry ways. What a day. And what marvelous cars the Coopers were, including the diminutive F3s.

    Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. Cheers!
    Dean Owen
    27/08/2016 #25 Dean Owen
    #24 I had not heard of them but am reading about them now. Incredible! I would love to learn more. I have only been to Borneo for diving. I must make sure to leave the resort next time!
  17. ProducerMilos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    Fractals Forever
    Fractals ForeverBe BRAVE,provide something NEW and magnificent for the others,then the whole WORLD is yours.Love is the essence of time. The moment when we start to believe that we are influential is at the same time the final moment for our own rigorous...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/09/2016 #114 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #105 My Pleasure, @Melissa Hefferman!!
    Gerald Hecht
    12/09/2016 #113 Gerald Hecht
    Someone May (or may not) Have Been "The One" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/if-you-can-t-have-fun-with-prophets-and-the-apocalypse-what-can-you-have-fun-with
    Milos Djukic
    12/09/2016 #112 Anonymous
    #110 Thanks @Melissa Hughes.
    Gerald Hecht
    12/09/2016 #111 Gerald Hecht
    #103 @Sara Jacobovici you're most welcome!
    Melissa Hughes
    11/09/2016 #110 Anonymous
    I really like this... A lot! Thank you!
    Milos Djukic
    27/08/2016 #109 Anonymous
    #88 I am glad to hear that @Savvy Raj. Cheers.
    Milos Djukic
    27/08/2016 #108 Anonymous
    #89 My pleasure @Franci Eugenia Hoffman.
    Milos Djukic
    27/08/2016 #107 Anonymous
    #98 You are most welcome @Sara Jacobovici.
    Steve Brady
    26/08/2016 #106 Steve Brady
    #98 Sarah, I love the term you used, "time explorer"!
    Melissa Hefferman
    26/08/2016 #105 Anonymous
    Why thank you for the comment like @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, it made me come back to this post for a moment and smile. Everyone is the one. Let's ask a child.. I think he belongs right here. https://www.facebook.com/richard.greene.399/videos/10153963366212961/
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    26/08/2016 #104 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #99 Very nicely said Lisa Gallgher, and I agree love is magical.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/08/2016 #103 Sara Jacobovici
    #101 Thanks for the humour and nostalgia @Gerald Hecht!
    Gerald Hecht
    26/08/2016 #102 Gerald Hecht
    #100 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD Love, hope, courage, spacetime, we are the ones, we endure. Thank you @Milos Djukic https://youtu.be/HkmIhd42aRg
    Gerald Hecht
    26/08/2016 #101 Gerald Hecht
    #98 @Sara Jacobovici Indeed; just yesterday I saw someone from my neighborhood cry out: "Where have all the flowers gone!?💦
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #100 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #34 And the caboose can be me, anytime! @Milos Djukic! Sharing to "For My NewBeeZ," "Stirring Authors Along," and "Invisible Illnesses" as this message is elegant and strong!
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/08/2016 #99 Lisa Gallagher
    Time is a funny thing. Not in the sense of laughter. But with time, I feel we are given the opportunity to take a step back and see things more clearly. We are given the time to try and understand others better with even more compassion. We are given time to self reflect. We must love ourselves if we are to love another. Love can change with time but in my own experience it branches out in ways we never dreamed possible. Love can become so deep it's as if you become one with those you love just as deeply. Love is forgiving too. I married at a young age of 21. I'm using my own experience to share my thoughts. At some point, love comes without conditions or too many (if no) expectations. It's just evident. It's timeless. Like loving our children, we forgive them over and over and love them more and more as time continues. Then our children have children and the love pollinates. Love is magical.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/08/2016 #98 Sara Jacobovici
    #85 Thanks for the tag @Milos Djukic. Courage, or more accurately, to be brave is not considered enough when we are engaging in the potential of providing something new. I find this most profound. And of course as a time explorer (not necessarily traveller), experiencing love as the essence of time, again, is very profound and indeed moving. "Moving", maybe that's the connection; as long as we experience love, time flows properly, if we are stuck, then we need to look at what happened to the love. Thanks again Milos.
    Gerald Hecht
    25/08/2016 #97 Gerald Hecht
    #91 @Wayne Yoshida the artist or the empirical philosopher?
    Gerald Hecht
    25/08/2016 #96 Gerald Hecht
    #90 @Wayne Yoshida pretty cool huh? That @Milos Djukic knows
    Gerald Hecht
    25/08/2016 #95 Gerald Hecht
  18. John Miller

    John Miller

    Customer engagement and customer experience go hand in hand. Customer engagement is an important strategy for branding, loyalty, trust building and a host of other factors. While there are advanced techniques, there are few basics too.
    John Miller
    Customer Engagement Strategies for Every Business
    www.orchestrate.com As the customer is the king, companies today have to focus on Customer Engagement Strategies much more than ever...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Great Share! Posting to Hives: "Dr Margaret Aranda: Stirring Authors Along" and "Invisible Illnesses" and "Dr Margaret Aranda: For My NewBeeZ ~thank you, @John Miller. Great find a little buried - I had to really find it just by chance. Recommend you post a bigger pic with your fine posts, so they will capture the eye first! ;-)
    ABRE TUS ALAS ES TIEMPO DE VOLARRecordad que el secreto de la felicidad esta en la libertad,y el secreto de la libertad, en el...


    Deann M. Harrity
    26/08/2016 #10 Deann M. Harrity
    #5 YES! SAME HERE! :(
    Deann M. Harrity
    26/08/2016 #9 Deann M. Harrity
    #18 As Javier beBee mentioned below, they will be releasing a video platform soon and that is certainly bound to draw in new users closer to my age range, but there is still much more that will be needed to grasp the attention of the young masses. With our phones constantly in our hands and things like Pokemon Go sweeping the world, my suggestion would be more interaction based platforms BUT you must also be prepared to see the interactions here change if that occurs because a younger crowd could also mean a less business focused platform and I'm not sure that is what bebee is currently going for. (Sorry I wrote so much but I found this so interesting!) :)
    Deann M. Harrity
    26/08/2016 #8 Deann M. Harrity
    #18 Thanks for the tag @Gert Scholtz! This is certainly an interesting read and topic. I certainly agree with this article and where the writers head is at. When times change, you need to change as well or be prepared for the consequences. My generation (GenZ) grew up in the information era, where anything and everything could be found or learned at the drop of a hat via Google, Youtube, etc! We eat, breathe, and sleep technology. If it's not new and exciting, to be honest, we do not care. We will drop and it and move onto the next big thing without blinking an eye. In order to attract us and keep our attention you need to stand out, and in a BIG way. Each platform has their different tactic to do this; Some fail, others excel, and that is just how business works. I truly believe that . bebee CAN draw in my generation, I mean, you alre right? ;) But it will take some work. What drew me to bebee was the lack of other resources for what I was looking for. I wanted to try writing a bit more, expressing my opinions, while still holding onto myself and this platform gave me everything I was looking for. What kept me was my fellow bees. Every single person I have encountered in anyway has been beyond helpful, kind, understanding, and INTELLIGENT! The feedback you get from posting here is truly unique and I could not imagine producing my honey anywhere else right now, but that doesn't mean others my age will agree. (continued in next post)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 Love "Walk this Way...talk this way..." now I can't get that song out of my head! It's like "It's a Small World" now....ah! Great to reminisce - it releases positive brain hormones that elevate mood and longevity - and probably decreases or halts progression of dementia. Old songs, pictures, memories are used in nursing home therapy and we have lots of Primary Caregivers here on beBee who are juggling things as "The Sandwiched Generation" to care for both their kids and parents. I have Hive "Caregivers." Sharing to this Hive now. And blessings to all of our Primary Caregivers on beBee! @Randy Smith, @Dale Masters, @Robert Bell, @Randy Keho, @Naeem Masih, @Mark LeBusque Human Manager & Purposeful Provocateur, @Juan Manuel P A, @Tommy McElroy, MD, @Dr. Allen Miller, @Dr. Kristina Nelson, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, @John White, MBA, @Matt Sweetwood, @Juan Imaz as we move into the USA and have many Primary Caregivers that need our expressions of admiration for being unsung Heros, each one!
    Nicholas Fester
    26/08/2016 #5 Nicholas Fester
    Hi @Federico Álvarez San Martín It's happening again. When I go check on comments some come up at someone else's post? Also my blogs are not updating on my stats chart? #17
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 I am bringing in lots of young ladies and men who suffer from Invisible Illnesses and disabilities, or medical malpractice that has left a woman barren. These Young Adults will arrive through "Dr Margaret Aranda: For My NewBeeZ" and gravitate to "Invisible Illnesses" with further subCategories such as "Invisible Illnesses: Fibromyalgia." I will be teaching them to produce honey, which does last 5,000 years and remains sterile! ~we need to last that long too! :)
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/08/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    Great buzz @Nicholas Fester! Yes we need youth and vitality, it helps us to all learn from one another and stay young at heart! You brought up great points about one of my favorite bands U2 . I think of Steven Tyler from Aerosmith who young and old alike still love because he appeals to many generations just like Carlos Santana who produces music with talented artists from different age groups, not to mention, he rocks the acoustics! When my daughter and I are alone in the car we pump up the jams, sing, laugh and have a great time together. I agree, @Javier beBee and his team are great examples of mixing business with pleasure and saying to all, it's OK to just BEE you!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    26/08/2016 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Great thoughts Nick! A thought occurred to me, would we have hung out here had we been 24? ;) Most youngsters on other professional social sites are there to connect and be noticed for career opps (hardly any produce any), while more of their time is spent on social sites. On beBee, more thought needs to go into how to make the platform attractive to build young personal brands and showcase it to the rest. We do have enough big guns with attitude here anyway ;) That said and done, we should also be optimistic about the age demographics and have a firm belief in the fact that Bees sooner or later, gravitate to honey! I read somewhere long ago that honey stays fresh and never spoils...only crystallises (gets archived?) in time. Yes, what we need is fresh thought, fresh features, fresh attitude. Somebody shoot some pheromones out!
  20. ProducerVincent King

    Vincent King

    Six Things We Would Like You To Understand About Mental Illness
    Six Things We Would Like You To Understand About Mental IllnessFrom inside our mindsI would like to share with you a few things that someone suffering with mental illness would like you to know. Thank's to the wonders of social media, its incredible to me the wealth of people who are willing to share given the...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    'That old self is the same person, with the same struggles, just letting you in more than usual, or something is making the struggle worse than usual. ' 1 in 10 USA suicides are linked with Invisible Illnesses. People need to understand that it is #2 #4 "Definitely not a Choice."~@Leckey Harrison. And on the 'higher' level of self-awareness, we are reminded to be productive. Positive. Nurturing. Fluttering our wings to keep the water from contaminating the Hive. Let's do that.
    Brian McKenzie
    16/08/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie
    #9 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I was a licensed PI for the state of Washington. I don't play nice. When I "run" a clinic, a HIPAA violation is the usual appetizer; the billing fraud hammer comes later, usually after I have forced/ threatened a State Compliance Audit.....and the drug ring cases I usually dumped at the FDA, DEA doorstep - they have a heavier hammer than I.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/08/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 @Brian McKenzie, my dear friend who I hold in great hugs, MaN ~ you did it again! Got to the heart of the worst things in sight - plain as day. Can you be my PI? Man, you've got instinct. You always send me reeling. Never change.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/08/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 @Dale Masters: you are so so kind. You always come from a place of love. That's why I love you back.
    Brian McKenzie
    16/08/2016 #7 Brian McKenzie
    You will never get to be "Uncrazy" - there is no test for normal personality, every clinical interaction will reaffirm the current Dx or assign a new Dx that perpetuates the treatment, counseling, maintenance, meditcation carousel. The system does not want you cured but on an ever revolving cycle of meds and side effects that keep feeding their machine. Try it sometime - go to a provider and tell them you feel fine.....you will leave with at least one "illness" and a med script.......PS this is how I used to bust providers that were suspected of over prescribing opiods because of a nice pharma kickback incentive.
    Dale Masters
    16/08/2016 #6 Dale Masters
    @Vincent King You have my support, my understanding...and my love.
    Leckey Harrison
    08/08/2016 #4 Leckey Harrison
    I loved the structure! Definitely not a choice. I had no idea myself until a couple years ago. I was just busy trying to hide it and figure it out.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    08/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 #2 So many thoughts are extremely well stated, and I love your personal twist: to dedicate each component into separate entities for which you attribute a particular person(s) as having a special insight. Just love that ~ building relationships is what beBee is all about....and we'll "be there" for you, too. We are now beginning that road alongside you. Others will jump on...and we'll keep pushing on to support, love, accept, and have no regrets. 🐝beeZ working together. Love your valuable contributions ~ keep it up!
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/08/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    Well articulated @vincent king! Thank you for sharing something so personal and becoming another voice to help end the stigma. I loved the analogy you used about someone with chronic pain
    Ella de Jong
    07/08/2016 #1 Ella de Jong
    "please please please support us the entire way,..." hoping you will have those people around you! Thank you @Vincent King
  21. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    After a break ... New ambassadors , and some beBee news
    After a break ... New ambassadors , and some beBee newsHi bees !we are hungry of having new ambassadors, so here you are a list of new ambassadors. We love them all. Thanks for pollinating the world ! *** New ambassadors *** Augusto Santos,  Brazil https://www.bebee.com/@augustoverdeCristiane...


    Joel Kraus
    20/09/2016 #198 Joel Kraus
    Sounds great. I will humbly accept my badge when the AI permits
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    04/09/2016 #197 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #196 It's exciting and welcome to beBee @Antoine Prager!
    Antoine Prager
    04/09/2016 #196 Antoine Prager
    Congratulation Ambassadors! The new features and enhancements looks Awesome!!! I am looking forward to add "Strings" to these Videos and multi-picture buzzes!!!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    04/09/2016 #195 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    This post helped me in further understanding stuff of the site. Thanks for the updates!
    Gloria Ochoa
    03/09/2016 #194 Anonymous
    These are AWESOME updates! Thank you!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #193 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #190 I really love the "YuHuuu!" You are so cool! Do you mind if I use that expression, too? I'll trade you for my "Woo~Hoo!" ;)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #192 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #184 I know it's been so busy but I wanted to thank you specially for giving us the slideshow of your greatest moments. I know the formatting was a problem on download - and glad you fixed it. I just want you to know that this bee didn't let that escape her memory ;).
    Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    31/08/2016 #190 Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    Yuhuuuuu! Here we go with our new and super exciting changes! beBee is always progressing and getting better 😍
    Scott Engler
    31/08/2016 #189 Scott Engler
    Loving the progress!
    Aleta Curry
    27/08/2016 #188 Aleta Curry
    Belated congratulations to the new ambassadors - go to it!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    27/08/2016 #187 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #150 Thank you @Lada Prkic for the congratulations. I agree with you on @Milos Djukic.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    26/08/2016 #186 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #185 I like your comment @CityVP Manjit. It is very positive and encouraging.
    CityVP Manjit
    26/08/2016 #185 CityVP Manjit
    Marvelous! I (like @Milos Djukic ) always love the power of self-organizing emergence. I can see the underlying marketing DNA present and I can see beBee developing a life of its own i.e. as emergence. This kind of emergence does not grow on tree's, it is a rather rare but cultivated blessing, as can be attested to the handful of organizations that eventually become leaders in their respective fields. I acknowledge a bold movement and a new way when I see it - and I see it.
    Ali Anani
    26/08/2016 #184 Ali Anani
    #183 And we all cherish you dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #183 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #151 You are so right, @Lada Prkic ~ Dr @Ali Anani is cherished by us all!
    Pamela L. Williams
    26/08/2016 #182 Pamela L. Williams
    #159 As they say in the US South, this is just gravy! Which means you and @Javier beBee have already provided the main course and that is a site that I truly enjoy using. I promote beBee because it is a wonderful alternative to the others. Thank you for the opportunity to work with the beBee team to bring this site to the ultimate heights of success!
    Pamela L. Williams
    26/08/2016 #181 Pamela L. Williams
    #170 Thank you for your extremely kind words Emilia, I do feel so honored to be chosen. I'm on beBee because I truly love the site and the community we've built here. Our camaraderie and friendship could change the world, one Bee at a time!
    Pamela L. Williams
    26/08/2016 #180 Pamela L. Williams
    #171 The Bees will swarm!
    Pamela L. Williams
    26/08/2016 #179 Pamela L. Williams
    #169 That is an excellent analogy Gert! We are the United Nations of social media! Can't say it better than that!
    Pamela L. Williams
    26/08/2016 #178 Pamela L. Williams
    #150 I agree. I need to make a Swarm map for You and Milos! :-)
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    Ainoa Cerezuela

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    Ainoa Cerezuela
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Thank you. Shared for homeless, orphans, invisible illnesses bloggers and authors on all my sites. Super Grand of you!
  23. ProducerOscar Montejo Rodriguez
    ERES ESPECTACULAR... Y LO SABES Eres espectacular y lo sabes. Y sino lo sabes, deberías saberlo. ¿Acaso crees que es sencillo ser tú?. Yo no sabría ser tú. De hecho, nadie sabría ser tú. Porque querido amigo/a, eres único en tu especie.  Tal vez seas incapaz de ver todo ésto...


    Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    09/10/2016 #38 Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    #37 Pues mas sencillo que esto......😀.... Gracias @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão !
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    09/10/2016 #37 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    gracias por compartir ... a mi me encanta sencillez ...me alegro lo que escribiste
    Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    07/10/2016 #36 Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    #35 Gracias @carles gil teixell ! La sencillez es mucho más efectiva que los malabarismos linguisticos, sobre todo cuando tratamos temas de desarrollo personal. Me alegra que te haya tocado la fibra!
    carles gil teixell
    06/10/2016 #35 carles gil teixell
    no puedo dejar de aplaudir tus palabras, cada una de ellas enlaza con el valor , la honestidad, la voluntad,la actitud, y como no , porque no, la pretensión.
    pero solo tu has expresado, con sencillez brillante.
    Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    29/09/2016 #34 Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    Mil gracias, Luizia ! Un placer...😀
    Luizia Patrício
    29/09/2016 #33 Luizia Patrício
    Uauuu @Oscar Montejo Rodriguez , uma super ejeção de amor, motivação! Obrigada por compartilhar
    Lina Ruiz Bravo
    20/09/2016 #32 Lina Ruiz Bravo
    Gracias Oscar, esto es justo lo que hoy necesitaba leer, viniendo de ti es todo un detalle, pero si esto viene de mi misma seguro que triunfo y por eso hoy sé que soy Espectacular ; )
    Paulina Zulueta
    08/09/2016 #31 Paulina Zulueta
    Hay un dicho popular "el mismo infierno, pero diferente diablito" y de eso se trata la empatia. Saber que todos hemos recorrido diferentes caminos y debemos de considerar y respetar a todos los que nos rodean, nunca vamos a encontrar a alguien igual a nosotros, porque las experiencias de cada quien son diferentes. Saludos
    CityVP Manjit
    28/08/2016 #30 CityVP Manjit
    #28 Dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I am weighing in my mind the wisdom of equanimity (spanish translation is ecuanimidad ) or our being viewed from the highest point (spectacular). It is definitely worth translating the buzzes of Oscar Montejo Rodriguez because as I have browsed them, they are indeed spectacular. The question this stirs in me is whether motivation is like gasoline which life circumstances empties us of, or is it an energy which is a return to our own flow - between the mania of intensity or depression of abject life circumstance. A reminder of the spectacular person we are does counterbalance the extreme experiences of life, but ultimately what intrigues me is the relationship between equanimity and our highest sense of self? Equanimity is a sense of self, while the recognition of what is spectacular about ourselves feeds more into our image of how others see us, and how we then see ourselves in that comparison.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #28 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #27 Tagging @John White, MBA as he is so kind and wondering if this meets criteria to put out on beBee social media. It is so inspiring. :)
    Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    23/08/2016 #27 Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    #26 Gracias @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Si ha servido para removerte un poquito,estupendo!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #26 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #24 y me tambien! Fabuloso!
    Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    22/08/2016 #25 Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    #24 Gracias @Ana Belén Ludeña! Agradezco tus palabras...
    Ana  Belén Ludeña
    22/08/2016 #24 Ana Belén Ludeña
    Sobredosis de autenticidad, me encanta!!
    Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    10/08/2016 #23 Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    #22 Muchas gracias, Lisa Gallagher! Agradezco tus palabras!
    Lisa Gallagher
    10/08/2016 #22 Lisa Gallagher
    Very motivational buzz @oscar montejo rordrigez!
    Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    09/08/2016 #21 Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    #11 Gracias Pedro! Si ha servido para removeros un poco las tripas...misión cumplida! Un saludo
    Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    09/08/2016 #20 Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    #9 Un simple espejo debe servir cada día para recordarnoslo. Muchisimas gracias por leerme, Isabel Díaz!
    Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    09/08/2016 #19 Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    #8 Piensa @Fran Brizzolis, que es en los momentos duros cuando sale realmente el Fran de verdad, el luchador, el cabezón, el que elige vivir su vida pese a quien pese, el aprendiz y el maestro. ¿Se pasa mal?. Mucho. Pero dentro de muy poco verás una nueva perspectiva de la situación que hará que todo tenga un sentido. Lo estás haciendo de coña, Fran. Y mejor que lo harás....
    Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    09/08/2016 #18 Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    #7 Tu has dicho la clave, @Mamen Delgado... Consciencia. Ser plenamente conscientes de que somos la polla en vinagreta, únicos, diferentes y maravillosos. Una vez somos capaces de verlo, la vida es una fiesta ibicenca... Gracias por estar ahi!
  24. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Three Years Later
    Three Years Later/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Previously published on Dr Aranda's Wordpress blog, drmargaretaranda.Dedicated to Selim Yeniçeri, who stole my beating river / The tears of unnecessary shame have stopped flowing like a restless river that flows downstream...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #14 Sweet @Sharon Fulgenzi: Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by and Comment! It's all because of Dr Ali @Ali Anani that I ever started writing poetry, and the sketch? It's my absolute first like this. I haven't sketched in decades...lol - not sayin' how long! ((Hugs for your encouragement!)) Thank you! I'm looking at holding a POETRY CHALLENGE for writers to write a Poem based on an artist's sketch or photograph. I'm giving out Prizes, too! So you may want to Subscribe to my Streams of consciousness lol I may not have the time to individually 'cc' each person on this. ;). You should give poetry a try!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/08/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    C#13 Awe. Thank you, @Lisa Gallagher esp for taking the time to stop by. Tagging @Ali Kamil Temizel, @Özge Yavas, @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II, @Derya Yeniceri too :).
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/08/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #12 Blessings to you too, @Doug Vermeulen! Thank you as this is the first sketch I've ever done. I did the sketch first, then wrote the Poem.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/08/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 Your words mean a lot to me. Thank you so much. Looking forward to all.
    Sharon Fulgenzi
    23/08/2016 #14 Sharon Fulgenzi
    Thought provoking, heart felt and genuinely touching article. God Bless.....
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/08/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher
    Extremely moving buzz @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD!
    Doug Vermeulen
    23/08/2016 #12 Doug Vermeulen
    The article is heartfelt.
    mohammed khalaf
    22/08/2016 #11 mohammed khalaf
    I ask from God increase your blessings my dear ,and to be continue to your bounteous#8
    Selim Yeniçeri
    22/08/2016 #10 Selim Yeniçeri
    #1 When you really love someone, I realized that it doesn't matter if that person is disabled or not. This planet is full of people with disabled hearts and souls, anyway. Disabled in feeble physical body? And I'm short, so what? :) I love you!!! And you honor me greatly with such poems and stories, Honeybun!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 Awweee. Thank you. God Bless yours, too. I'm glad you're here on beBee with me. Thanks for coming over from Facebook, Prabhakara. Thank you.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 I regularly held my ministry then, The First 'ON FIRE' Ministry to the Disabled. For those who can't go to a brick-and-mortar church structure to pray and fellowship. Other hardships put that on hold...but perhaps it is time to resurrect that again. I feel very close to God these days, and I know that you do, too. I pray for you and your family.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Your words always mean a lot to me, @Deb Helfrich. The shock of trauma can be released to accept the soft curves of that ebb, yes. It is a new surrounding, a new creation and renovation that we are inside ...perhaps more real than anything was before.
    mohammed khalaf
    22/08/2016 #5 mohammed khalaf
    we can see power of God on all ethic
    Deb Helfrich
    22/08/2016 #4 Deb Helfrich
    Very poignant, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. This is such a beautiful tribute to learning to flow, to allow fixed perceptions to dissipate to allow us to see what is actually surrounding us right now.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 Amen.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    In Lasting Memory that Real Men Love Disabled Women Forever. @Selim Yeniçeri.
  25. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    Why the World is not getting worse
    Why the World is not getting worseAfter series of terrible attacks and crisis, many people have the feeling that the world is getting worse. But is that really so?  An article I read today in the German magazine "Spiegel" and my LI newsfeed inspired me to add some of my own facts...


    Aurorasa Sima
    10/09/2016 #49 Aurorasa Sima
    #47 Sorry to hear that, @Dale Masters. I agree. If you´re loved you´re lucky.
    Dale Masters
    09/09/2016 #48 Dale Masters
    #45 You are right, @Brian McKenzie. Once you see everything going on for what it really is, you cannot go back to what is considered the "norm". Fortunately (or not), I seek the truth wherever it may be found.
    I'll just leave it at that.
    Dale Masters
    09/09/2016 #47 Dale Masters
    #43 Unfortunately, genetics plays a large part in my physical health...and I seem to have inherited (almost) all of the negative medical traits from both sides of my family.
    This is not to say that my life isn't good. I consider myself an unusually blessed (lucky?) person. I have people that I KNOW truly love me...and, for me, that's the most important thing.
    Aurorasa Sima
    31/08/2016 #46 Aurorasa Sima
    #45 Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, @Brian McKenzie That fear is the most effortless and effective way to control people is definitely part of the truth. And I agree: Let´s have faith and trust in people to create more needed change.
    Brian McKenzie
    31/08/2016 #45 Brian McKenzie
    Many, entirely too many, of the incidents and episodes of violence that you mention early in your post were and continue to be engineered for a purely malevolent Pavlovian response. Create the Chaos - Add fuel and Fire - Let it escalate and fester - and then come to the 'rescue' of the situation they covertly created. Where is the faith and trust in men ? - meh; it is certainly ill placed with politicians, cronies, bankers, international organizations, military and news media - I trust none of them but to serve their own divisive agendas and pocketbooks - and when you see the game for what it is; and how big it is, it can never be unseen - I am content to let it all burn.
    Aurorasa Sima
    31/08/2016 #44 Aurorasa Sima
    Thank you, @Joel Anderson!
    Aurorasa Sima
    31/08/2016 #43 Aurorasa Sima
    #42 I hope that for you. Must be painful. Stress is a big contributor. I´ve seen in your profile that you are a professional writer. Hopefully, that keeps some stress factors, away. I´m lucky ... I never get stress-related conditions (can´t speak for the people around me (: ) ... like I never had a headache in my life or an upset stomach.
    Dale Masters
    31/08/2016 #42 Dale Masters
    #41 Nooo...the ulcer was an '80s thing, and so it will stay (I fervently hope. No more McRibs for me!!)
    Aurorasa Sima
    31/08/2016 #41 Aurorasa Sima
    #40 I was thinking a few times about why I perceive FB as a downer. A contributor for the "negativity" might be that the pages that post most often don´t produce articles but use memes for the largest part. The visuals have to be aggressive to stand out and ensure visibility and interaction. The same applied to my connections. You just don´t have 40 unique, clever things to say, I guess. Hahaha, you like McRib? Well, I am not for telling people what to do. Just for spreading truthful information, so that everyone can make an educated decision. If you´d still want to eat Mc (in Germany they lovingly say Mäcces) and later party with your ulcer, I´d be glad to help choose which color party hat to swallow.
    Dale Masters
    30/08/2016 #40 Dale Masters
    I limit my contacts on Facebook to the (very few) groups of which I am a part. I consider the news a bunch of drivel that's marketed only to the people who share the same views as the "journalist".
    Truth often has only one viewpoint, therefore "fair & balanced" + "news" is, at best, an oxymoron.
    Oh, by the way, the McRib sandwich is a GOOD thing!!!! (yes...I know that it made my ulcer bleed, & put me off work for a month, but that was somehow my fault...give me time , I'll think of an ex...uh, reason.)
    Aurorasa Sima
    24/08/2016 #39 Aurorasa Sima
    #38 Hi Lisa, nice to meet you (: Yes, we are constantly being manipulated with numbers that lack reference. 8 out of 10 clients would recommend it. How many did you ask? How short after the buy? Did you ask them at the cash register? It´s still terrible. But one must also have the positivity and faith to keep on pushing for change.
    Lisa Jones
    24/08/2016 #38 Lisa Jones
    Aurorasa, I liked your article. I think that many members of the press throw numbers at up without any relevance. It's often 20% of these children, but they never give us the quantifying number they are using to reach this 20% and try to make us feel that the world is doomed. I don't believe that at all and I really wish they wouldn't throw out statistics that will incite anger an negativity in people with the baseline they used to arrive at this number.
    Aurorasa Sima
    24/08/2016 #37 Aurorasa Sima
    #36 Your sandman at your service! Thank you for the kind feedback, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/08/2016 #36 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    You know I'm tired and I am having this discussion with myself that I have to shut down this $#%& computer and get some sleep. Well, I saw your article and so glad I did. Your post is encouraging but not in a way that should appeal to a Chamber of Commerce - meaning no blah and a lot of matter of fact ideas. Thanks for a great end of the night nightcap.
    Aurorasa Sima
    23/08/2016 #35 Aurorasa Sima
    #32 Thanks for sharing @Joel Anderson and bringing your interesting hive to my attention!
    Aurorasa Sima
    23/08/2016 #34 Aurorasa Sima
    #32 When I was little I saw a docu on tv that showed the impact of one droplet of water raining on the ocean.
    Aurorasa Sima
    23/08/2016 #33 Aurorasa Sima
    #31 I agree. I´d probably also not be interested to read: "The 23 cities where it did not rain today" or "John Tucker ate a lovely dinner with his wife."

    The most positive interpretation would probably be: Good is the norm. Ergo: only bad things are "news"
    Joel Anderson
    23/08/2016 #32 Joel Anderson
    Well said. To all who want to be the droplets that cause the ripples of positivity and positive change.
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2016 #31 Jim Murray
    "We know more and understand less. We know everything really fast, every detail in live ticker mode - but we cannot comprehend the complexity." That kinda nails it for me @Aurorasa Sima. I thing the biggest issue surrounding your thesis is that the media who broadcast all the news are mired in the anachronistic belief that bad news is just plain more exiting than good news. These people are predators with a vested interest in keeping people in a constant state of fear. They take advantage of the axiom illustrated in your quote and the net result is that people carry around more doom and gloom than optimism.
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/08/2016 #30 Aurorasa Sima
    #29 Gosh, that won´t be easy for a vegetarian pacifist. But, ok, let the journey begin. I will read it.
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