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  1. ProducerPreston Vander Ven
    Inspirational Books About Self-building And Marketing
    Inspirational Books About Self-building And MarketingArticle from Freedom One’s daily audios and daily Reading is a so important to mold their heart and mild. I wanted to share some of the books and authors that I love to learn from. The Bible The Bible is my foundation and the...
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  2. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Just Thinking out loud - Control
    Just Thinking out loud - Control Random ThoughtsBlogging has been for me, a way to share as much as I know with the rest of the world. These are my thoughts and examples from my own experiences, so I guess you can say - Dwordslayer shares a real person!There are days I need...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    29/11/2016 #39 Lisa Gallagher
    #37 I'm glad your on Facebook @Donna-Luisa Eversley! It's nice to see some familiar faces from beBee :))
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #38 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #20 @Sara Jacobovici, thank you ..wow, when I read this, you got the weepy emotional blast in my eyes 😉😘 ...it is the truth of music and rythmn ..I am happy it resonates with you so much. As soon as I draw on the music my entire person responds. It is like a conductor bringing the sounds into a crescendo. Controlling emotions need that understanding of self to create harmony for self.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #37 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #19 #hugs right back at you #babydoll @Lisa Gallagher..
    🐝🐝🐝🌹🌹🌹 Thankfully some of us are on Facebook or I would have been in a desert. 😂..glad to be back. I do have some stuff I've written.. will try to publish, but seems quite sad, not happy simply a difficult time with less light and the weepy willows.
    Thanks for reading.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #36 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #18 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman.. I will admit my patience is stretched...like elastic it was on taunt and now it's relaxed so it stung me back to me 😊😎... I will have a spoonful of courage each morning with my coffee 😊 I appreciate you my friend 😘💮💮💮💮💮
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #35 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #17 @Max Carter thank you...yes, storytelling is a part of the healing process which is powerful. It is the feel of the music which makes the story flow , making a melody which makes a whole lot more sense than life on its own sometimes 😉..thank you for your beautiful supportive words 🐝🐝🌻🌻🌻
    Pascal Derrien
    29/11/2016 #34 Pascal Derrien
    turn the volume up, close your eyes and sing....

    keep on keeping on
    Fatima Williams
    29/11/2016 #32 Fatima Williams
    beBee is alive with the sound of Donna's music 💖📯🎼🔊🎶🎵♩🎺🎹🎸🎷🎻🎤🎼🕪
    Fatima Williams
    29/11/2016 #31 Fatima Williams
    #1 Aww ♡@Donna-Luisa Eversley I've missed you . Awesome that your back and buzzing again my dear. Your buzzes are music to the ears. This is a sensational buzz with some great takeaways. Everyone has a song for every situation we just have to sing out loud and let the music fill our lives. Buzzon dear and welcome back to beBeeland.🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😇🤗🤗🤗🤗
    Pamela L. Williams
    29/11/2016 #30 Pamela L. Williams
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley a very insightful post. It is only ourselves who can control our destiny and we are each destined for greatness in some way, but only if we are able to prevent fear, greed, or opinion to veer us off our path.
    Pamela L. Williams
    29/11/2016 #29 Pamela L. Williams
    I really like this comment Ken. Sometimes you just can't play it safe, you need some adventure, to try new things, to speak out when things go awry. For now it is still some of the greatest freedoms and gifts we have; free will and free speach. The Internet has given us the ability to reach a tremendous audience and as long as we stay tactful and factual great things can be accomplished. Ain't no mountain high enough! Ain't no valley low enough! #28
    Ken Boddie
    29/11/2016 #28 Ken Boddie
    When the wind's blowing hard in our face we need to tack to port and starboard if we are to advance to our charted destination. But sometimes we need to run before the wind and let it take us to uncharted waters.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #26 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #16 🐝🐝🌺 😊 thank you @David B. Grinberg...being in control of self takes us to a position of ownership...and we really need to own ourselves!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #25 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #15 😘😉🐝🐝 thanks @Irene Hackett.. you just gave me a great compliment , I sure want to hold onto!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #24 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #10 🐝🐝😊 looking forward to your thoughts @Pamela L. Williams
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #23 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #9 Thank you for reading @Federico Álvarez San Martín😉🐝🐝
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #22 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #14 Thank you @Michele Williams...quite right, in facing fear we can take control of our future..😉🐝🐝
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/11/2016 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley is "sharing to the world".
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/11/2016 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    So grateful to be reading your post @Donna-Luisa Eversley. So grateful to be hearing your voice. You are my quote of the month (or more) on my profile: ""There is a song for every feeling. Every mood and nuance of life has rhythm. Just imagine how you feel when you're excited and listen to the matching sound which fills you at the thought."
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/11/2016 #19 Lisa Gallagher
    Great to see a beautiful buzz from a beautiful woman @Donna-Luisa Eversley, and I'm glad you wear your heart on your sleeve, that keeps things real for me! Hugs my friend and with our next snow I will send you some :)) pics?
  3. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    18/11/2016
    Always room to grow!
    Always room to grow!Last February, I wrote a post called, Lessons From a Woman Who Changed My World. Well, today is my mother Ida's 97th birthday (till 120). In spite of any challenges, this woman continues to think of the future and of life. As such, in honor of her...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    20/11/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 Dear @Deb Helfrich, I will be more than happy to pass on your wishes to my mother. Thank you for your heartfelt offer. This is truly a gift.
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/11/2016 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Thank you @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. I'll say Amen to that!
    Deb Helfrich
    19/11/2016 #10 Deb Helfrich
    What a joyful picture and gift! Please send my warmest wishes to Ida, @Sara Jacobovici, for her to have the best year of her life. If there is any way I might be able to help her in this quest, do feel free to ask.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    19/11/2016 #9 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    A lovely tribute to your mother, @Sara Jacobovici. May your mother and her date tree remain strong and healthy for years to come.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/11/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Thank you for your kind words @Ali Anani. Much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/11/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Thank you @Aviram Morris. Looking forward to the opportunity for the visit.
    Ali Anani
    19/11/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    A creative way to plant a tree for a birthday and to a deserving woman who at this age is still "has room to grow". This buzz is your present to your growing mother @Sara Jacobovici
    Aviram Morris
    19/11/2016 #4 Aviram Morris
    I wish Ida's many Morris years of joy and happiens!!! 97 years is just amazing. I hope you come and visit us here In Paran and get a tour around the farm and see her tree.
    Susan Rooks
    18/11/2016 #3 Susan Rooks
    #2 Thanks, @Sara Jacobovici! Let's hope we celebrate it in style with her! And we both know that the actual blessing is "may her memory be for a blessing," but we're not at that point yet! As you said, 120!
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/11/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 From strength to strength!! Thank you so much for your blessing. I'll be thinking of you, your mom and your family on February 7th @Susan Rooks!
    Susan Rooks
    18/11/2016 #1 Susan Rooks
    Congratulations on your mother's 97th birthday, @Sara Jacobovici! May her life be for a blessing! My mom will be 100 on February 7, something she can't believe. Actually, neither can her kids. Amazing, isn't it?
  4. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    17/11/2016
    A Time to Reflect
    A Time to ReflectImage credit: Clipart KidI opened up a time capsule today; a plastic bag filled with bits of paper with my poems written on them. For about fifteen years, between my late teens and early thirties, I wrote whenever and wherever the muse took me....
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    Sara Jacobovici
    18/11/2016 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    #13 Thank you so much @Irene Hackett for your kind and generous words.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/11/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 Hang on to the "maybe" @Pascal Derrien. It may actually get you there!
    Irene Hackett
    18/11/2016 #13 Anonymous
    Truly wonderful sharing, to get an intimate glimpse into the mind of Sara from years gone by. You were a brilliant and creative thinker/writer then as you are now! ❤️
    Pascal Derrien
    17/11/2016 #12 Pascal Derrien
    I relate to the second one most:-) I quite like the concept of time, loss and memories... there is a plaque where my daughter goes to dancing class indicating a time capsule has been buried in 1985 and is not be opened before 2075 I would love to be there when it will be opened but realistically it wont be feasible or maybe......
    Fatima Williams
    17/11/2016 #11 Fatima Williams
    #4 I agree Sara Yes it's very true what you say when you link it with trauma. I love that your helping people gain healing. Its a blessing God Bless your soul dear Sara.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Thank you @Virag Gulyas. I love following you on your very busy travels on facebook Virag. Wonderful work!! Wishing you continued creative energy.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 Love your comments @Deb Helfrich. I feel like you are sitting right next to me. I can almost hear your voice.
    Virag Gulyas
    17/11/2016 #8 Virag Gulyas
    Love it!!! @Sara Jacobovici
    Deb Helfrich
    17/11/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich
    Breathe and flow, what a stunning set of words to find from earlier days, @Sara Jacobovici. I also felt this sense of 'completeness' in the way that finding and reading a story from my months right after college held so many nuggets of who I am today. I both recognize those words completely and yet they seem strangely separate - I forgot the piece itself, but the memories of the creation were alive and waiting to be retrieved.

    I am looking forward to more discoveries!
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Beautifully written @Mohammed A. Jawad, beautifully told.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/11/2016 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...What a poetic ecstasy! Little enjoyments of our past are all great inspirations. As we remember we realize how we wanted to do something to express ourselves. As life unfolds itself with many transitions and when passing time narrates tidbits from our memories, we ought to gauge how well we lived and what's ahead to celebrate our living.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Thank you @Fatima Williams for your generous response and for the added value of your comment. I appreciate your line, "...re-entering time we do it all the time as the strength we draw from the experience is much stronger than the experience itself." It is a very powerful "opposite" to what I refer to clinically when I deal with traumatic memories. When it is too frightening for the individual to remember a traumatic experience, I remind that individual that she or he survived the event and so will surely survive the memory of the event during the therapy work. In this case, when an individual re-enters in order to heal, the strength is in the process of the healing not in the re-entry.
    Fatima Williams
    17/11/2016 #3 Fatima Williams
    Dear @Sara Jacobovici Lovely flash back of memories and I can imagine how the nostalgia. I love your phrase on re-entering time we do it all the time as the strength we draw from the experience is much stronger than the experience itself.

    "its strength never doubted.
    the struggle of morality…..wrestled in our minds
    alongside projections of what’s wrong and what’s right
    already decided in black and white. "

    The battle and struggle has undoubted strength as it's foundation and we can see the beauty of that strength reflected in your writing and you. Thank you 🤗🤗🤗🤗 Loved the read
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Dear @Ali Anani, your comment humbles and flatters me, thank you. But it also reflects that a comment by you holds so much more. Thank you for your response and insights.
    Ali Anani
    17/11/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    @Sara Jacobovici- you wrote in this amazing buzz "As I have written about the integrated me, these poems represent a younger personal me whose voice I have carried over into the older professional me". This shows that past influences our present and future and that we are fractal humans as we scale up past experiences. We don't drop our past; more we scale its major events.
    This scaling up shows exactly who you are. The titles of your past capsules are still consistent with your recent titles. Is the past what makes our roots the grow our fractal tree? I tend to say yes because of your great buzzz.
    in fractions and fleeting opportunities
    through distinct forms and underlying plans.
    life threadlike…..ready to snap
    I am ready to say you are a beautiful mind and your time capsule is filled with wisdom. This buzz is unique in its value for it show our footprints over time. Yours are outstanding fractal footprints. Shared
  5. ProducerVirag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    13/11/2016
    Sometimes it takes time to set yourself free...
    Sometimes it takes time to set yourself free...This is me.After my first ever Gaga, dance class. After my 3rd dance class ever since I stepped away from the world that gave me a lot but perhaps hurt me more.I don't know about you, but I spent more than half of my life fulfilling demands,...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 #20 I couldn't be more impressed or grateful for your ability to "get it" and "communicate it" in your unique and powerful way @CityVP Manjit. It is because of what you have connected to that I went into the field of Music Therapy and trained in collaboration with Art Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists. That was over 30 years ago. What has been exciting to witness is that using, in this instance, the body through movement and dance, and taking it out of the health and mental health institutional community and into the mainstream and flow of our lives, enables us to return to our organic nature and get our bodies "in sync" with our minds. Anyway, you said it better than me. Thanks again Manjit.
    CityVP Manjit
    14/11/2016 #20 CityVP Manjit
    #18 Virag, this is what Naharin is quoted as saying about fear :

    [ ..." I don’t think I’ve gotten rid of my fear. I’m actually aware of the fear. Sometimes I enjoy being afraid. It’s less a matter of getting rid of the fear and more a matter of knowing that it’s all right to be afraid "... ]
    from http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/famed-choreographer-still-feels-the-fear-1.423779

    You have already confronted the primary fear and stepped forward, what I am enjoying tonight finding out about Naharin is that his thoughts recognize the body is alive and that he see's dance as a living expression. That is why when he says "sometimes I enjoy being afraid", he is so in tune and touch with his body that he reads and recognizes what his body tells him - this is a marvelous faculty. In discussing these things we use our head rather than our body - but when I think I notice most my fingers moving - my brain then serves my fingers and in that I know thoughts have traveled up both my arms to deposit thoughts.

    There are very few people who think of the body as vessel of intelligence, Bruce Lee was one of the rare people who understood putting great meaning to body and this is explored in The Art of Expressing the Human Body" http://bit.ly/2g4GuUb whereas Bruce Lee took that body intelligence into martial arts, Narahin has taken it into dance - and that is why I grasp his greatness.

    When we are scared, it is the foundation of what we are walking into that matters, the foundation that you have had the courage to walk into is full of meaning and spirit, courage that takes us into emptiness is blind folly, courage that takes us into life is why I am happy for you - this form of courage has meaning and in that meaning one finds their freedom, and then sometimes as Narahin says he enjoys being afraid and that it is all right to be afraid.
    Irene Hackett
    14/11/2016 #19 Anonymous
    @Virag Gulyas - I can feel the sense of freedom you have drawn me into with this honest expression and if I could, I would give you a hug! You are beautiful and you are coming to realize it! Continue to live with your hair down and never stop dancing your own moves!! :-)
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #18 Virag Gulyas
    #14 Ohad Naharin is a genius who goes against all mainstream. Making his dancers go out of the ballet training towards a movement that is fully pushing their bodies into unknown areas, is simply courageous. And it works. The video clip you've shared with me is incredible, and I have seen it before. Thank you for sharing. Going for a Gaga class for me was scary --- especially after 8 years of no training. But stepping into the 'scary' is where is start to grow.
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #17 Virag Gulyas
    Thank you for all of your for reading it, and sharing your kind thoughts. Aren't we all in the same boat after all? :-)
    Milos Djukic
    13/11/2016 #15 Anonymous
    Dear @Virag Gulyas, Freedom of self-expression is worth fighting for, that is the essential meaning of the self - similarity concept. As we get older the desire for freedom is growing. Your concerns and decisions are a sign that you're on the right track. Congrats, I'm a semi-professional dancer, It is just that believe it or not :)
    CityVP Manjit
    13/11/2016 #14 CityVP Manjit
    Oh! Virag Gulyas what have you unleashed here ! You have just put the name Ohad Naharin smack bang into my vocabulary, for when you mentioned freedom, it overwhelmed me to know the extent of freedom as dance philosophy this is. Incredible! I just ran the film trailer for Mr.Gaga and a whole new world opened up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6gd8xpFMsM a world that I love where freedom is tattooed as a way, as an expression, as a force that is born from a rigid culture, freeing itself from a constraint.

    This reminds me of the antonym side of the movie Whiplash - where Whiplash dictates a passionate man who loves drumming and is grounded into submission by a ruthless teacher - and the antonym here is Mr.Gaga - a dance expression that releases the ruthless world of dance. We already know what it takes to become a professional ballerina, the immeasurable sacrifice, the dream that is chased by many girls but then funneled into a excruciating and demanding test to emerge with the few and not many. Cue the movie Flashdance - but Flashdance was not about creating something new, but another recital of the hero's journey. For sure it dealt with class but it was not a philosophy and it certainly did not offer any form of freedom.

    You should feel justifiably liberated because you are clearly an early adopter of this transformation, this giving dance back to the people, the loosening of rigidity, the renewal of form and function, to exercise what one actually loves about this passion. The more I read http://www.danceadvantage.net/questions-about-gaga/ and http://gagapeople.com/english/ the more I honour your post and I thank you for opening the curtain for me and I say kudos to you for embracing this, for this is truly freedom.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    @Virag Gulyas tells how she found her freedom.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    You are a great storyteller @Virag Gulyas and it always feels like it's coming straight from the heart.

    Because one of my pillars of life is movement (paradox intended), you made me think that it is not simply the freedom to move but how to move that makes the difference; the freedom lies in choosing the how.

    The other thing that I found "moving" in your story is when you say, "I understood more about my body today than during my whole rigorous dancer education.". Again, here the education lies in the freedom of movement and the understanding that results from that.

    Wow! Thank you for sharing your amazing life experience Virag and wishing you from strength to strength.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    13/11/2016 #11 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Aww, I love this, @Virag Gulyas because you are living your life your way and being who you really are. Life is too short to not fulfill your dreams and just be YOU!
    Michael D. Davis
    13/11/2016 #10 Michael D. Davis
    Good move Virag! It sounds as if you are truly finding your "Smile" Many blessings to you.
    Michael Dowling
    13/11/2016 #9 Michael Dowling
    Go free...
    David B. Grinberg
    13/11/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos to you Virag, for taking that leap after so long. I think your conclusion nails it: "So many of us stay in that tight leotard we force on ourselves - because, we get used to it, we feel too comfortable to leave. But don't stay because you got used it; because it is too comfortable. Wear that damn loose t-shirt and go free."
    Life is too short to be running around on a hamster wheel road to no where. No one ever got anywhere by running (or dancing ) in place. Moreover, I think it would be great if you did a Live Buzz (when ready) from your dance studio. I'm sure you're very good. Remember, we are all our worst critics. Good luck and dance on...
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #7 Virag Gulyas
    #6 haha. Nope. "Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin in Israel to help dancers (and non-dancers alike) reconnect to the way they move."
    Nick Mlatchkov
    13/11/2016 #6 Anonymous
    What kind of dance is Gaga? Any link to the so-called Lady?
    Donald Grandy
    13/11/2016 #5 Donald Grandy
    Thanks for sharing @Virag Gulyas. Congratulations on setting yourself free! Never lose the song in your heart.
    Mamen Delgado
    13/11/2016 #4 Mamen Delgado
    Your freedom makes me happy @Virag Gulyas, and reminds me my own one and why I keep on fighting for it every single moment.
    THANK YOU!! 💝
    Andrew Goldman
    13/11/2016 #3 Andrew Goldman
    Always follow your passion. It makes you alive. And never give up! That makes us happy! @Virag Gulyas Thank you for being dedicated to your dream!
    Lisa Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    What a beautiful message @Virag Gulyas. Im so happy you found not just your freedom but your authentic self. A good thing for all of us to keep in mind.
  6. ProducerGary Sharpe

    Gary Sharpe

    12/11/2016
    Acts of Love [Intimacy]
    Acts of Love [Intimacy]Acts of Love.In the adult Stage of our lives, we humans, like all animals who go two-by-two, engage in Physical Acts together. Amongst the Extras - those animals which only play small parts, low down on the role-call - these Actors play their parts...
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    Gary Sharpe
    16/11/2016 #12 Gary Sharpe
    #11 Like sex, best left to the imagination of the beholder. ;-)
    Max Carter
    16/11/2016 #11 Max Carter
    #10 No you didn't but inferred greatly.
    Gary Sharpe
    16/11/2016 #10 Gary Sharpe
    #9 *I* didn't mention sex. I agree by the way.
    Max Carter
    16/11/2016 #9 Max Carter
    Here's the thing, sex and intimacy have nothing to do with each other. You are intimate with the people who you make yourself the most vulnerable to with what you share about yourself and how much their opinion actually means to you. That is building intimacy through trust. You can have that without sex and you can have sex without intimacy. When intimacy is built prior to the sex, that is when you have the greatest of tantric experiences as my experience has been after study and application of the art form.
    Deb Helfrich
    13/11/2016 #8 Deb Helfrich
    #7 Wow, @Mohammed A. Jawad, that is a complexly nuanced comment that gets to the heart of intimacy.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/11/2016 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha....intimacy is a serene, dulcet comforter, a pulsating rage. It's an intense barter in exchange of emotions with deep desires to experience love's sequence.
    Deb Lange
    13/11/2016 #6 Deb Lange
    Intimacy, yes we are all "connected' via technology, but how often do we experience real intimacy? yet, with intimacy ,we open up to sensing and connecting with ourselves and others that enrich our experience beyond measure. When we connect intimately we are open to the source of our creativity. Thank-you for sharing of yourself so we can be intimate together.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    Straight from @Gary Sharpe's heart.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Your script @Gary Sharpe, "which wrote itself without edit, in full, free flow of a Creative, Emotional Intelligent, Empathic Storyteller", I believe can be referred to as Prose Poetry. Any way you call it, I call it an important message from heart to heart.
    Irene Hackett
    13/11/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Truly one of the most deeply moving expressions of true love that I've read in a long time. I am breathless as I read this: "I am discovering there is so very much for Humans to gain by Acts of Love. And it totally transcends physical Acts of Love, Superior Emotional Expressiveness and making each other feel like they are indeed, an Audience of just one in the whole wide Universe."
    Deb Helfrich
    13/11/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    I am certain that the woman on the receiving end of your intimacy, @Gary Sharpe, must feel spectacularly fortunate.
    Renée Cormier
    12/11/2016 #1 Renée Cormier
    Intimacy says was love does not. There are many degrees and types of love, but the experience of touching the soul by sharing both emotional and sexual intimacy is something not so easily found or given. We humans crave that but often offer so much less.
  7. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    11/11/2016
    What John Lennon's, Imagine, does for the soul of our world, Leonard Cohen's, Hallelujah, does for the soul of each of us. May his soul rest in peace.
    Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
    Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah Music video by Leonard Cohen performing Hallelujah. (C) 2009 Sony Music...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    12/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you for your responses @Melissa Hughes, @INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION, @Phil Friedman, @Antoinio L. Rodriguez del Pozo, and @Pedro Gomez. I have to share with you that as I am writing this comment, I am beginning to hear the song Hallelujah being sung across the street from me in what I am assuming is a memorial concert. I didn't even know it was happening. Synchronicity strikes again!
    Pedro Gómez
    12/11/2016 #5 Pedro Gómez
    Bye Leonard....!!!
    Phil Friedman
    11/11/2016 #3 Phil Friedman
    When performance truly becomes art. How magnificent!
    INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    11/11/2016 #2 INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    As sad as is a beautiful poem. Can t help it....makes me drown in tears
    Melissa Hughes
    11/11/2016 #1 Anonymous
    What an amazing talent! Thank you for sharing this, @Sara Jacobovici.
  8. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    08/11/2016
    Liar Liar Pants On Fire
    Liar Liar Pants On FireIt had never been my intention, it was not by design even but more of a quid proquo almost that led my parents to think I was in relationship with that stunning young girl from Paris inner city. It’s true though that I had a massive crush on her and...
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    Pascal Derrien
    12/11/2016 #30 Pascal Derrien
    #29 thanks for dropping by @Lisa Gallagher, in fact there were herd of dogs who had not been fed to a point that in desperation some groups made a few attempts to hop or climb on the truck ☺
    Lisa Gallagher
    12/11/2016 #29 Lisa Gallagher
    It's a good think your mom believed you... or at least she wanted to believe you instead of worrying sick if you were out doing anything other than being a nice boy with your love! How scary that must have been. Your life is unfolding through your stories, love it. Can you explain the dog reference? Were you inferring "Nora" had dogs lol? Thanks for sharing @Pascal Derrien
    Pascal Derrien
    12/11/2016 #28 Pascal Derrien
    #27 thanks @debasish majumder , there were so many of them barking and not looking too friendly........ my nickname is Kat :-)
    debasish majumder
    12/11/2016 #27 debasish majumder
    disliking with the 'dogs' appears little obscure to me! otherwise the post is nice.thanks @Pascal Derrien for the share.
    Pascal Derrien
    09/11/2016 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #25 ah thanks @Ken Boddie :-) this puzzle thing is complicated and I dont have all the pieces yet :-)
    Ken Boddie
    09/11/2016 #25 Ken Boddie
    Another enticing piece slots into the Pascal Derrien jig-saw puzzle. We are just starting to see an image or two when the puzzle gets larger and the corners and straight edges are lost. And the title on the jig-saw puzzle box still remains a blur.
    jesse kaellis
    09/11/2016 #24 jesse kaellis
    #21
    From what I understand Ceaușescu outlawed birth control leading to all these orphans. He was hanged along with his wife. Yeah, the nurses had no food to feed these babies, so they gave them blood intravenously as a nutritional substitute leading to the spread of HIV. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8427299.stm
    Pascal Derrien
    09/11/2016 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #18 Yes @Deb Helfrich I am unsure too they would have supported this I guess I figured out I did not need to ask for permission to live my life, now I am a father too and I am not sure how I am going to deal with this :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    09/11/2016 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #19 thanks @Franci Eugenia Hoffman Daytona is a place I have never been to even though I could today and there woiyuld be no need to lie by omission :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    09/11/2016 #21 Pascal Derrien
    Thanks @jesse kaellis , the orphanage stories resufaced a few years after the revolution took place it was and it is still a beyond shocking state of affairs :-(
    jesse kaellis
    09/11/2016 #20 jesse kaellis
    That's a great story, Pascal. A guy I was writing for asked me to ghost write book for his wife about the AID's epidemic there, the orphaned babies. She is Romanian, It never happened. I was reluctant. Intimidated is a better word. I thought it was beyond my scope. Great writing Pascal.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    08/11/2016 #19 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Quite an interesting story @Pascal Derrien. Some of my adventures would not have been approved by my parents and I got away with most of them. In my teens, I told my parents I was staying overnight with some girlfriends, which was true but we were all in Daytona Beach and not in our respective homes. As you mentioned in one of your comments, some of our adventures could not happen today.

    So I'm looking forward to more stories from our "regular guy".
    Deb Helfrich
    08/11/2016 #18 Deb Helfrich
    I certainly understand that period of not being quite honest with one's parents as they wouldn't have been supportive of my ventures. It is how I got to Paris, if I would have mentioned my intentions there would have been drama. They found out when I informed them to be looking out for my visa.... as I had plans for the summer. It was disappointing to be back at college in the fall of 89....
    Pascal Derrien
    08/11/2016 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #15 I indeed agree @Don Kerr probably make sense for the longer term :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    08/11/2016 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #13 indeed small world, I only measure now how risky or indeed borderline collectively foolish it was :-) There is a strong Romanian community in Ireland too and I always have a soft spot for them. I have been back to Bucharest in a professional capacity in 2007/2008 the city had changed a lot @Sara Jacobovici
    Don Kerr
    08/11/2016 #15 Don Kerr
    @Pascal Derrien Do the book buddy. I did one this summer for my boys that chronicled every day's activities with notes and photos. They're not even remotely interested at this point but in a few years I suspect they'll love it - or their kids will in decades to come when I am worm food!
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/11/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    Another chapter in the story of @Pascal Derrien's life.
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/11/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    How cliche can I get when I say, "What a small world!". Here I am on beBee reading your story when you could have been handing a parcel to either my Uncle, Aunt or cousin! Although I wasn't born in Romania, my first language is Romanian because both my parents were born there (Iasi). My mother learned French at school and because Romanian is a Latin language, when I was learning French going to school in Montreal, I was able to pick it up very easily. I learned about Romania and France's close ties from my mother. I was able to visit my family in Bucharest both during and post Ceausescu. We were glued to the TV and waiting hours on the telephone trying to make contact with the family in Bucharest. It was a very nerve racking 36 hours until we heard my cousin's voice on a very weak connection but letting us know they were safe, traumatized by being too close to the action, but safe. So I owe you a big thank you @Pascal Derrien for putting yourself at risk to help my family!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    08/11/2016 #12 Laura Mikolaitis
    #11 I think that would be a great gift for your kids and a compelling book to read as well.
    Pascal Derrien
    08/11/2016 #11 Pascal Derrien
    #8 thanks @Laura Mikolaitis for following the chronicles of a regular guy :-) I think I may end up compiling them and give them to my kids one day :-) unless beBee wants to sponsor me in the form of a book :-)
  9. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    02/11/2016
    Raining Miseries
    Raining MiseriesToday I "celebrate" being ill at home for the last two weeks. It all started with falling and having six teeth removed. Like the Arab poet who said I went through very dry periods I prayed so that the sky would rain and wet my miseries. It...
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    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #59 Ali Anani
    #57 Dear @Fatima Williams- it is a nourishment to the heart and mind to read your comments.
    You know first you inspire me with the idea of establishing a hive calles "Quotes on beBee". I wonder if @Javier beBee would find it relevant. SO many people have written so great comments on beBee and unfortunately they are scattered. Your comment, @Sara Jacobovici and @Praveen Raj Gullepalli are just few examples of what you commented on beBee recently. I am going to stay experience fit and credit to to all my lovely beBees
    Learning + growing + self-renewing
    = Living ( A fantabulous formula)
    #beBeesforever and what a great hashtag and formula you have developed. Yes, beBee deserves to have all such great comments in one place.
    You have been a great contributor to ideas dear Fatima and the WPD is just another example of your valuable contributions. Honestly, your comment energized me more than you would ever think.
    Fatima Williams
    03/11/2016 #58 Fatima Williams
    I am happy to hear the golden words " I am much better now" .@@Ali Anani

    I am so glad and fortunate to have this cup of experiences being handled over to me each day by you @Ali Anani and many lovely bees. I take a sip each day and gain from the nourishment of knowledge I receive from other's experiences.
    Experience is the mother of all Knowledge intake. Its better than the classes taught at school. Imagining to be able to have an experience similar to what I read and to avoid the pitfalls from that experience. That is going to pave a long way for me to turn my experiences into a very fruitful one and inturn share mine with others to turn this world into a lovely place where one doesnt say " Let him experience it only then he know ; I''d rather say this was my experience take care with yours.

    I am going to stay experience fit and credit to to all my lovely beBees
    Learning + growing + self-renewing
    = Living ( A fantabulous formula)
    #beBeesforever 🤗🤗
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #55 Ali Anani
    #54 You know I consider you as my sister dear @Irene Hackett. My value here is linked to my valuable connections such as you and many bees who enriched my mind and heart. No question I am truly blessed with people like you around. This feeling is indescribable by numbers. It is like trying to count the number of molecules in a human body. At these times I find such warm words my real healing and I am indebted to you and all bees who made my healing a smooth process.
    Irene Hackett
    03/11/2016 #54 Anonymous
    Dear brother @Ali Anani - I don't know how I missed this yesterday. Please know my thoughts and prayers are always with you. There is no number that can define you or your value; it is the core from which the warmth that emanates from every word you write where your power lies. Be blessed and be well ❤️
    Javier beBee
    03/11/2016 #53 Javier beBee
    @Ali Anani that news make me happy ! have a great day !
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #52 Ali Anani
    #49 Thank you dear @Javier beBee. I am much better now.
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #51 Ali Anani
    #42 Reading this comment of yours dear @Lisa Gallagher made me feel better. How deep is your writing aging is a process is beyond description. It is up to us to enhance this process.
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/11/2016 #50 Lisa Gallagher
    #48 @karen anne Kramer are you always this rude? Your comments that you've managed to spam all over others buzzes throughout afternoon into late night are completely unecessary and uncalled for. No one has been rude to you!
    Javier beBee
    03/11/2016 #49 Javier beBee
    @Ali Anani best wishes from beBee team
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/11/2016 #42 Lisa Gallagher
    I hope you are feeling better very soon @Ali Anani. Aging sure is a process... there are days I think, "Hey, I've got this," other days, "Wait a sec, it seems like I was only 29 yesterday." Time flies fast and I think faster the older we grow. Doing what we love if possible and yes, never stop learning helps a lot. Let us know when you are better, please! Sending good thoughts.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/11/2016 #41 Sara Jacobovici
    #35 Thanks for your generous words @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015. Sending you lots of positive and healing energy!
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/11/2016 #36 Sara Jacobovici
    #30 What a great perspective @Ali Anani; how do we experience the changes in environmental conditions as we move through the different altitudes? Over the course of a relatively short space of time and place, we are challenged to adapt to this diversity. Here we are looking at a vertical movement in our external environment; from below to above. But the experience being discussed by your buzz Dr. Ali is a movement within ourselves, our internal environment, over the course of an event, but as it occurred over time; our aging process.

    I know this is a “stretch” but I think there is a link between attitude; how we face our experiences, events in our lives and our "getting older", and altitude.

    "Attitude origin 1660s, via French attitude (17c.), from Italian attitudine "disposition, postureOriginally 17c. a technical term in art for the posture of a figure in a statue or painting; later generalized to "a posture of the body supposed to imply some mental state" (1725). Sense of "settled behavior reflecting feeling or opinion" is first recorded 1837. Connotations of "antagonistic and uncooperative" developed by 1962 in slang.

    Altitude originlate 14c., from Latin altitudinem (nominative altitudo) "height, altitude," from altus "high"."

    Please note attitude came about 200 years after altitude.

    I think this is why success can't be measured simply by the "height" of the position attained, but needs to reflect the individuals' "attitudes" while getting there.
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #32 Ali Anani
    Exactly @Deb Helfrich- we may not be physically fit or even mentally fit occasionally such as by illness, but still these are experiences and we should grab them.
    Deb Helfrich
    03/11/2016 #31 Deb Helfrich
    We need to stay "experience fit" - what an apt and important way to put it. Enjoying the journey is something that matters to everyone, and it can be practiced regardless of fitness levels.
    Ali Anani
    02/11/2016 #30 Ali Anani
    #28 Dear @Keith Bare- you remind me of a trip to the Rocky Mountains when it was very humid in Boulder. Four of us used the Winter Drive to reach the top of the mountain forgetting that as we go higher, it gets colder. When we arrived there we rushed to buy hot drinks and blankets. Some economies are the same- the higher they get, the colder the economy gets. People tend to forget that it is cold at the top no matter how hot the elections are at the valley. If we only could remember basic facts. Thank you for contributing a soul-enriching comment.
    Ali Anani
    02/11/2016 #29 Ali Anani
    #23 My dear friend @David B. Grinberg- your comment adds to my determination o write my second buzz on Nuggets of Wisdom. This comment shall have its place as it is full with wisdom. Yes, some people fall in the comfort of past glories. This is a comfort zone that has been rarely discussed and you bring a hugely valuable point that warrants searching into. Much obliged to your kind feelings.
    Keith Bare
    02/11/2016 #28 Keith Bare
    Your post says it all, making lemonade from lemons.....attitude is everything!! As I was driving through DRY ARID Boulder in a TShirt with temps about 30 degrees above normal and drought fire levels at dangerous levels, noticing the ridiculous building frenzy of an economy out of control, and seeing the building cranes everywhere, a post about HEALTH and Happiness brings real life reality into an over worried election worried world........Choose Happiness if you can!!! Hope you heal quickly!
    Ali Anani
    02/11/2016 #27 Ali Anani
    #22 You are a wise man dear @Mohammed Sultan. Even wiser than ever I thought. Your comment is a nugget of wisdom and provides a lovely formula to living a meaningful life. Greatly appreciated
    Ali Anani
    02/11/2016 #26 Ali Anani
    #20 Dear friend @Harvey Lloyd- I love concise statements and reverse thinking. Therefore, I am in love with your writing "I am more "Ready" "Aim" "Fire instead of "Fire" "Ready" "Aim". I am ready for life and aim to fire my doubts. Thank you for your great feelings.
    Ali Anani
    02/11/2016 #25 Ali Anani
    #24 I love your comment my dear friend @Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC. It says all what I wished to communicate. You encapsulated my feelings and attitudes so well. I feel much better now reading your comment. Difficult times may tell who is a good friend and you are
  10. ProducerDeb Helfrich

    Deb Helfrich

    24/10/2016
    Are our names instrumental in shaping our personality?
    Are our names instrumental in shaping our personality?We all, must, in some way, keep track of people by their names. And that name becomes a short-cut for who they are. Yesterday, in a light-hearted buzz, Ali Anani inquired whether the change of Javier's surname to his business and clear passion...
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    Deb Helfrich
    04/11/2016 #78 Deb Helfrich
    #77 Most certainly in the observer sense. I notice things. Aesthetics was one of my favorite Philosophy courses. When I respond to Art - I really respond. But I lack any capacity as a maker of visual art. I also know now that I have some degree of Auditory processing dysfunction, which is probably the real source of why my memory is better if I see a name written out when I first meet someone.

    This whole online avatar thing really works to my favor.... I can chunk the written name and photo together.
    Henri Galvão
    04/11/2016 #77 Henri Galvão
    #76 interesting perspective. so I guess you're more of a visual person, right?
    Deb Helfrich
    04/11/2016 #76 Deb Helfrich
    #75 Yeah, I know I'd butcher it. I am not one of those people who can easily mimic names (or words) phonetically. I really need to see them spelled out, it assists me in some way. I know I have a better memory of names if I get a business card where I can insert the mental picture of the spelling of the name along with the face. If I just have a face and sounds, that is when I have a chance to categorize a new face with an old face and name. Brains are fascinating!
    Henri Galvão
    04/11/2016 #75 Henri Galvão
    #74 well, my surname Galvão is pretty unique I guess, in the sense that it's just about the most difficult name for a non-native Portuguese speaker to pronounce :-D
    Deb Helfrich
    04/11/2016 #74 Deb Helfrich
    Thanks so much, @Henri Galvão. It is nice to get to know about the folks we scroll past on a regular basis. Got a really unique Portuguese name to share?
    Henri Galvão
    03/11/2016 #73 Henri Galvão
    Lovely buzz, and it's been fun to read about everybody's stories! I really think that consciously choosing a name which sounds well and, at the same time, distinct, is one of the most important things we can do in regards to our internet presence.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/10/2016 #72 Sara Jacobovici
    A rose by any other name....? @Deb Helfrich's perspective is worth the read.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/10/2016 #71 Sara Jacobovici
    "The synchronicities of the world are just so juicy!", now I know why I didn't see this when it first came out. I had to spend last Saturday reading as much as I could about naming and meanings of names. So now I was able to connect in a meaningful way with your wonderful writing. Thank you @Deb Helfrich!
    Anees Zaidi
    31/10/2016 #70 Anees Zaidi
    A very interesting series on 'What's in a name?' dear @Deb Lange and dear brother @Ali Anani. My grand-daughter's name 'Aliza' was selected by my wife. The name has two parts 'Ali' my son-in-law's first name and 'za' the last two alphabets in my daughter's nick name 'Muniza'. Aliza means 'Joy' , 'Joyful' and baby Aliza is true to her name - making our evenings joyful over Facetime everyday.
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #69 Lisa Gallagher
    . #68 Even when I use google translation @Deb Helfrich, "I am ready" still comes up as je suis prêt. Not sure what basque means. I would love to know more about our heritage, because that's a peice that is missing. We were told my grandfather was from the 'dark side of Scotland." I later found out that meant darker skinned people lived in that part of Scotland and they had migrated from somewhere in the Meditteranean. We think we narrowed it down to France but can't be sure. Would be interesting if someone did have further linguistical info!
    Deb Helfrich
    26/10/2016 #68 Deb Helfrich
    #67 That is some great information, @Lisa Gallagher. I am not one to nit-pick, but I have a special relationship with the French word for ready, it is... prêt prest looks to be Basque. Pretty ironic being from a region between France and Spain.... wonder if anyone has any further linguistical information.
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #67 Lisa Gallagher
    Ok, this SO wasn't true for me but I thought it was funny. I pulled this from the Urban Dictionary: The name of a girl who is very pretty and is so lovable that boys fall in love with her instantly.
    Chick: OMG! DID YOU SEE LISA YESTERDAY?!
    Dude: Yeah, I'm like...in love with that chica.

    English- The name Lisa is a baby girl name. The name Lisa comes from the English origin. In English The meaning of the name Lisa is: Diminutive of Elizabeth: Oath of God. My God is bountiful. Lisa is often used as an independent first name.

    As for my surname Fraser -Origins of the clan- The Frasers are believed to have come from Anjou in France. The name Fraser may be derived from Fredarius, Fresel or Freseau. Another suggestion is that the Frasers were a tribe in Roman Gaul, whose badge was a strawberry plant (fraisier in French). What does Je suis PREST mean in English?
    Clan Fraser of Lovat. Friseal. Crest: A buck's head erased Proper. Motto. Je suis prest (I am ready)
    So, This "chicas oath," I am ready ;-) LOL
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    26/10/2016 #66 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    #51 I never mind telling people that the Gaelic spelling for Shawn is S-e-a-n and that it is Irish for John. Nor do I mind pronouncing my last name for folks, which is phonetic (and also Irish). These are conversational openings, sometimes into the world of Celtic heritage and wisdom -- King Arthur, Catholic missions, Druids, Stonehenge, wee folk, the Lady of the Lake, alchemy -- mystical and fun!!
    Gert Scholtz
    26/10/2016 #65 Gert Scholtz
    @Deb Helfrich I came across the concept of nominative determinism which is the hypothesis that people tend to gravitate towards areas of work that fit their name. My surname Scholtz means debt collector in old German - funny that I work in a bank :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    26/10/2016 #64 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    What's in a name? A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet! Who said that?;) Anyway, that said, any name uttered or heard, or written down or read (mentally) carries an audio signature / vibration to it that affects both the listener and the person uttering. Either positively, or otherwise. Compound that with our association an affinities and you have a persona that springs up in front of your mind's eye :) Whether you like him/her or not! And we react...or respond...accordingly. In our community we are used to naming children after our many deities and scriptural figures. My Dad took a radical departure and called me Praveen (means ''expert'' in our traditional language. And I am humbled by that definition always. He named my two siblings Raghmore (...R.I.P. - after a German name he heard on the radio that sounded like it in 1970...); Arun, the youngest one's name is derived from the Charioteer of the Sun God's name, Aruna). The middle name Raj, Dad edited from his own name RAJESHWAR. The last name or surname - Gullepally - has an interesting explanation to it. Gulle - means an oval basket woven with bamboo strips, sturdy and egg shaped; Pally - means a hamlet. My ancestors used to bury their dead in these baskets, in the foetal-curled up position (minutes before dying the breath pattern changes and you can hear a low growl which is taken as indication of imminent death and the person is brought into a sitting, knees-folded up to the chin position and a fibre rope is used to gently tie up the limbs into that posture. After demise the body is carried in that basket, tethered to a single long wooden stick carried on either ends by family members to the grave. The body is returned to the Earth as a child rests in the mothers womb, basically. Dad took another radical departure and discontinued this ceremonial practice starting with his Grandpa! :)
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #63 Lisa Gallagher
    Below, "Love is forgiveness" not If. ;-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #62 Lisa Gallagher
    #61 agree love if forgiveness and understanding @Ali Anani! :)
    Ali Anani
    26/10/2016 #61 Ali Anani
    #60 Love is forgiveness and I feel different grades of happiness towards my wife, but allow no room for anything less. You are very observant @Lisa Gallagher
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #60 Lisa Gallagher
    #55 I can understand protecting your families name. My dad was born to Scottish parents in Scotland. His middle name was his mom's surname and of course last name- his dads :)) I love how you promote beBee with your first name @Javier beBee View more
    #55 I can understand protecting your families name. My dad was born to Scottish parents in Scotland. His middle name was his mom's surname and of course last name- his dads :)) I love how you promote beBee with your first name @Javier beBee and that's funny about your friend, Daniel. Haha, that would have confused me too. @Ali Anani, I love how you put it about your wife's name.. you didn't say, what do I call her when I'm mad, you said, Shereen when happy and Lana when extremely happy!" That's love!! My sister's name is Deidre, but we call her DeeDee. Close
    Ali Anani
    26/10/2016 #59 Ali Anani
    #58 Truly amazing @Javier beBee
  11. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    21/10/2016
    Confessions Of A Soon To Be Ex-Torontonian
    Confessions Of A Soon To Be Ex-TorontonianI came to Toronto, by way of Fort Erie and Ottawa, in the late 1960s. Almost immediately upon arriving and getting a part time job at a discount department store called Towers, I met the girl who would eventually become my wife.I owe Toronto more...
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    Jim Saelzler
    24/11/2016 #34 Jim Saelzler
    Suddenly remembered I hadn't read this, and I had to know the story under the headline I saw fly by on a busy day.
    Mary Pollock
    23/10/2016 #33 Mary Pollock
    Just flew in to beBee to check on things, Congratulations on your decision to move! (I see a REALITY kitchen sink in your future!) ~M
    Jim Murray
    23/10/2016 #32 Jim Murray
    #22 Thanks @Jerry Fletcher. Yeah. I wouldn't mind this at all if I could do away with the packing part of it all.
    Jim Murray
    23/10/2016 #31 Jim Murray
    #26 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici. You're right about that. My step mother worked down in the towers at that time almost once a week she would tell me about another company reclocating to TO.
    Jim Murray
    23/10/2016 #30 Jim Murray
    #29 Thanks @Renée Cormier. Yeah we times the ride from St Kitts to Burlington.. It's was just 20 minutes. I can't even get across TO in twice that time. We just had out house inspection today. Just a little bit of wiring to deal with. Not too shabby.
    Renée Cormier
    23/10/2016 #29 Renée Cormier
    Well I'm not too disappointed, Jim. You'll be coffee distance from me in Burlington!, which as you may know, is an adorable little city on Lake Ontario and the beautiful Niagara Escarpment. :) Best of luck, Jim.
    Phil Friedman
    22/10/2016 #28 Phil Friedman
    #26 Sara, I lived and worked in Canada during the height of the PQ, and I always laughed when some of the academics in its upper ranks spoke of secession and joining the U.S., where their minority French rights and aspirations would be better treated. For only ivory tower academics could be so idiotic in their world view. No, check that. I think we've seen that exceeded in the current U.S.presidential election campaign by the bad comb over and the orange skin. Cheers!
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/10/2016 #27 Sara Jacobovici
    @Jim Murray tells a good story worth reading.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/10/2016 #26 Sara Jacobovici
    Loved reading your story @Jim Murray. Especially since I lived in Toronto between 1984 and 2009. I have friends who live in every part of Toronto you mention. I have visited St. Catherines and spent much time in the wine country. It is not just that which made the read so enjoyable. You are a true storyteller Jim, a great communicator. As @Phil Friedman said: "Best wishes to you and your wife for a very long, healthy, and happy stay in the new house. And cheers!"

    PS I moved to Toronto from Montreal. I have a little bit of a different perspective re Toronto's history and growth. One thing is that Toronto owes a lot to Renee Levesque (1968-1985) whose separatist party and government led to a huge move out of Montreal, not only of people but of businesses, especially head offices of international businesses, that changed the look of downtown Toronto.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    22/10/2016 #25 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Congrats, Jim. Nice looking digs.
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/10/2016 #22 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks for sharing Jim. Somehow your personal tale makes you more of a communications pro to me. A few years back I made a similar decision and moved south of Portland, Oregon to what my friends describe as "where the sidewalk ends." Now, after a divorce and a daughter married and living on the other side of the continent I'm tired of knocking around in a five bedroom house so I'll sell in the spring and try to down size. Moving is never easy, but sometimes you gotta.
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #18 @Jim Murray and it has a beautiful saltwater pool...which probably partially explains the...lol
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #17 @Jim Murray I think I know too!
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    22/10/2016 #19 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Good luck. When I visit Canada for "Caribana" sometime I stayed in Scarborough and use the bus and rail into town. I know quite a few people living in Hamilton Ontario.
    Jim Murray
    21/10/2016 #18 Jim Murray
    #15 @Pascal Derrien. Yeah. it's gotten bigger and more jammed up with cars. There's also a lot more murders here than there ever have been. The real reason, beside a change is that our house is worth a lot more than the house we're buying. A lot.
    Jim Murray
    21/10/2016 #17 Jim Murray
    #16 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. Everybody keeps worrying about Trump becoming president. I never have. I have more faith in your country, and because I subscribe to the Good Old 80/20 Differential, you know what side of the he's on.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/10/2016 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Jim, are you sure this has nothing to do with the Toronto Blue Jays not being in the World Series? (lol). Seriously though, while I've never been to Toronto I've heard wonderful things about it. Plus, I figured if you lived there it had to be(Bee) good. Nonetheless, as I like to say: change is the only constant in life. With that in mind, Jim, it's St. Catharines today and Mars tomorrow (or in 10-20+ years)! Good luck with the move. Also, make some room for us in the USA just in case "you know who" magically becomes President and Americans must flee for greener pastures.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/10/2016 #15 Pascal Derrien
    Good luck with the move and all that :-) Have not been in Toronto in more than 20 years must have changed a lot :-)
    Gerald Hecht
    21/10/2016 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #8 @Laura Mikolaitis I heard about that ;-)
    Gerald Hecht
    21/10/2016 #13 Gerald Hecht
    @Jim Murray Maybe this will come in handy...🇨🇦 https://stcatharines.overdrive.com/media/1674919
  12. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    18/10/2016
    Frozen Lives & Broken Souls
    Frozen Lives & Broken SoulsThe Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and by 1990 I had already made the decision that I would travel to what was called the satellite countries, I would go accompanied or not but I would go no matter what.Travelling on a low budget I found myself heading to...
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    Pascal Derrien
    21/10/2016 #41 Pascal Derrien
    #40 thank you for reading @Claire Cardwell
    Claire Cardwell
    21/10/2016 #40 Claire Cardwell
    Beautiful story.. Thanks Pascal Derrien.
    Don Kerr
    19/10/2016 #39 Don Kerr
    #37 Vous êtes la plupart de bienvenue.
    Lisa Gallagher
    19/10/2016 #38 Lisa Gallagher
    #26 So very sad, very @Pascal Derrien
    Pascal Derrien
    19/10/2016 #37 Pascal Derrien
    #36 Merci @Don Kerr :-)
    Don Kerr
    19/10/2016 #36 Don Kerr
    Right from the heart. So well crafted and so genuine. Sharing.
    Irene Hackett
    19/10/2016 #35 Anonymous
    #31 Yes, so true Pascal and @Phil Friedman; this truth always inspires me!
    Phil Friedman
    19/10/2016 #34 Phil Friedman
    #32 The stories that most catch our notice are the tales of extraordinary heroism, But truth be told, the majority of truly heroic effort and behavior occurs within the context of day-to-day life, and is instantiated by those who consider themselves "ordinary", but who will not accept what is for what should be. If humanity is to be saved, it will be by the "regular guys" with grit, who will do the job.
    Robert Cormack
    19/10/2016 #33 Robert Cormack
    Keep observing, Pascal. It's working for you. #32
    Pascal Derrien
    19/10/2016 #32 Pascal Derrien
    #30 @Robert Many thanks I think the stories are just the chronicles of a regular guy, now it is true I like to observe... :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    19/10/2016 #31 Pascal Derrien
    #29 @Irene Hackett you are very kind, it is not exceptional by any means many many people do this and much more .... :-)
    Robert Cormack
    19/10/2016 #30 Robert Cormack
    Great piece, Pascal. You've come a long way and you've observed. That's a talent in itself and I think it makes your stories very rich. Thanks for the post. I really enjoyed it.
    Irene Hackett
    19/10/2016 #29 Anonymous
    Wow, you @Pascal Derrien are what I call 'the REAL DEAL'. I praise you, you have put your heart and soul into compassionate action. This buzz has stirred me emotionally and made me know a deeper side of you which I admire greatly. And although this is an excellent story and written so well, it is what you replied in comment to Ken that speaks the loudest in this buzz: "I should help people broken down people getting back up again...... maybe a conversation or a smile means more than....." We need more of you in the world dear Pascal!
    Pascal Derrien
    19/10/2016 #28 Pascal Derrien
    #22 @Phil Friedman wow I am blushing here, not sure it is that good but a compliment is a compliment so thank YOU :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    19/10/2016 #27 Pascal Derrien
    #23 @Dean Owen hmm I could visualize the 4 packs when you mentioned that, the reality has no filters indeed :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    19/10/2016 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #24 thanks @Lisa Gallagher yes a lot of mental illnesses in the street, people not diagnosed or medicalized in any shape or form but it seems nobody cares in the end since my time on the street the drugs plague which was marginal enough is now the biggest problem :-(
    Pascal Derrien
    19/10/2016 #25 Pascal Derrien
    #21 Thanks @Fatima Williams it is evident to me that there is good will when facing adversity sometimes we are not as bad as we think as a specie but on the other hand we have a poor track record at showing it :-(
    Lisa Gallagher
    19/10/2016 #24 Lisa Gallagher
    A story well told @Pascal Derrien. It's so sad because many of the homeless people are mentally ill and from what I've heard, suffer from Schizophrenia. Yes, there are those who are homeless because they lost it all but those who choose to live in the streets through out each bitter winter, well it brings tears to my eyes. You saw it first hand and I'm glad you touched so many lives. I'm sure you touched more than you were ever aware of. Thank you for sharing, you have a kind and caring heart- it's very evident in your writing. Obviously I never knew Joey, but I echo your sentiments, RIP Joey and to all the "Joeys" who died homeless.
    Dean Owen
    19/10/2016 #23 Dean Owen
    You paint an unvarnished picture of reality Pascal. I am cheering for Bebel. And what a great initiative with the Marks and Spencer's leftovers. Their hot cross buns taste good even a few days after expiry.
  13. ProducerLisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    15/10/2016
    I Said NO! Why Didn't He Listen?
    I Said NO! Why Didn't He Listen?The story I'm about to share is a very hard story to talk about. I've gone back and forth in my mind about sharing this story because it really is very personal. This week's news about women being groped and talked about as if they are inanimate...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    18/10/2016 #66 Lisa Gallagher
    Thank you for the share @Javier beBee!
    Lisa Gallagher
    18/10/2016 #65 Lisa Gallagher
    #63 Well said @Renée Cormier, "Abuse is about power, so we should never empower our abusers by letting them taint our souls." A good motto to live by. I can't help feeling sad when I hear of anyone who's been abused in any manner but I understand you've risen above the power abusers!! :))
    Lisa Gallagher
    18/10/2016 #64 Lisa Gallagher
    #62 Thank you for your comment @alvaro Infante Sanchez. Exactly, NO means NO.
    Renée Cormier
    18/10/2016 #63 Renée Cormier
    #60 Please don't feel sad for me. I'm not looking for pity. It is very hard to share those stories because they churn up a lot, but I am okay. I really only wanted to offer a little help to those who are having trouble moving on. Abuse is about power, so we should never empower our abusers by letting them taint our souls.
    Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    18/10/2016 #62 Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    This is the kind of "Producer" i want to read, personal experiencies. A very hard experience, Lisa, thanks for sharing. No is No.
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/10/2016 #61 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing @Renée Cormier!
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/10/2016 #60 Lisa Gallagher
    #58 @Renée Cormier, You sure have been through a lot. I thank you so much for sharing your story, it has to be hard if you've never shared it before. I agree, the good men outweigh the predators by far, and thank god for them. I can't imagine what you experienced for everyone's experience is different and unique to that person. Happiness and trust are choices. Like you, I choose happiness over gloom. It doesn't mean people should ever forget but by not forgetting as you pointed out helps a person to become more intuitive. I'd like to think I read people fairly well too. It's rare I've been wrong about a person's intentions etc... I feel it's a gift and I'm thankful for that. I think we learn to choose our friends well! Again thanks, your story made me feel pain and sad.
    Jared Wiese
    17/10/2016 #59 Jared Wiese
    #58 Thank you for sharing your personal story, @Renée Cormier. Inspiring words.

    I can't imagine what it is like to go through any of that - male or female.
    Renée Cormier
    17/10/2016 #58 Renée Cormier
    Thanks for sharing your story, Lisa. I've had my own share of trouble at the hands of men, starting from early childhood. As I read some of the comments below, I find it rather sad that there are people our age who still can't figure out that life is about choices. Bad things happen to all of us and heinous things happen to some of us. All that said, happiness and trust are choices. I'm glad you are someone who can choose to allow yourself to love and trust a man because there are still many who are worth it. Having been sexually assaulted, groped, beaten and drugged at various times in my life. Sometimes I think it will never end. I certainly don't trust all men, but over time, I learned to read people very well and I also learned to trust my instinct. It is there for a reason and it is never wrong. I am a happy and loving person because I choose to be. It takes way too much energy to be anything else. I'd choose joy over anger any day, and believe me, I have plenty of reason to be hateful, resentful and bitter. Here's to love and getting over things!
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/10/2016 #57 Lisa Gallagher
    #17 Thanks @Milos Djukic, your very kind. Yes, I am free, wiser and I pray for those who are much more traumatized than I was. Sorry I missed your comment yesterday!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/10/2016 #56 Lisa Gallagher
    #52 Thanks for reading @Graham Edwards, these are tough topics to tackle and read. I wish people could carry something with them that would always protect them but if it were that easy, it wouldn't happen at all. Scream a loud NO, yes with a siren in your hand? ;-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/10/2016 #55 Lisa Gallagher
    #51 Thanks again for your comment @Lisa Vanderburg, couldn't agree more about the children who had no voice or help to deal with issues no one should have to deal with. Yes, I understood that Praveen's words were of encouragement and enlightenment. I appreciate all the comments on this thread. Always a good conversation to have, too many women still being assaulted and/or raped today. I wish there were better answers for those who suffer both physically and emotionally. Thanks again :))
    maria pilar pich pou
    17/10/2016 #54 maria pilar pich pou
    ??????????@lisa
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/10/2016 #53 Lisa Gallagher
    #14 Thats so sad @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, thank you for sharing and I would love to watch the movie. I should see if I can find it on netflix? I think @debasish majumder has written about this in the past. Horror stories, they sound like!!
    Graham Edwards
    17/10/2016 #52 Graham Edwards
    This was a very hard story to read but a very important on @Lisa Gallagher... Thanks for sharing and we all have to start yelling NO louder.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    17/10/2016 #51 Lisa Vanderburg
    #39 Apologies for my tardy reply to your generous and candid reply, @Lisa Gallagher. I so applaud the considered answer; I would be tempted to be berating myself with a borrowed Priest's flagellation weapon by this point, so I'm really grateful that you don't 'feel' that need. That means - at least to me - that you have truly been able to assimilate what was so commonplace, so (still) unspoken of.
    I think it was @Praveen Raj Gullepalli who pointed out that there are worse things, and I think he meant it kindly. But it really takes great courage to 'admit' your assault as an adult instead of a child.
    The importance that you answer proves is that there are so many people abused as children - worse, less...doesn't matter for this point, that can't speak out; didn't get the psychological help then, and are now are left with 'those lost potentials', as a result.
    Well done - I applaud you!
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/10/2016 #50 Lisa Gallagher
    #44 Thanks @Mohammed A. Jawad. There are many women who do speak out and if they have no-one to verify what happened, in other words, it's a he said/she said, many times the woman is considered or called a liar. Women have been ostracized for speaking out unless there is evidence to back up their claim. I appreciate your comment :))
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/10/2016 #49 Lisa Gallagher
    #32 I think it has to be one of the hardest things to come forward about unless you've been physically beaten too and have no choice except to seek emergency treatment, @Melissa Hughes. Women are made to feel as though they asked for this and in many cases, they are called liars. To have to relive the pain is not easy, to report it is hard when you already lack trust in others and realize our system still does not protect people who've been sexually assaulted and/or raped. As in the Sandusky case, other cases and now Trump, I hope people find strength in numbers and understand it's OK to speak up and out against their offender. Thank you very much for your comment and share!
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/10/2016 #48 Lisa Gallagher
    #27 Big hugs back at you @Gloria Ochoa {{{{{}}}}}
    Lisa Gallagher
    16/10/2016 #47 Lisa Gallagher
    #43 Thanks for reading @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I'm sure it is a tough subject for many because I understood when I wrote this it others may have experienced something similar or worse. I was lucky that I wasn't raped, so I feel fortunate and almost feel whiney in contrast to women or men who've been raped. I would have been raped if my friend had not hidden in the bushes. Thank God for good guys. I think the fact that he was suspicious and saved me from Perry left me with some faith in guys!! My shyness is pre-anticipatory for the most. I'm ok once I get to know a man, most men are good! I was surprised that this incident hit me so many years later. In some weird way Trump reminds me of Perry, no regard for anyone other than himself. No respect for women. Thanks Donna-Luisa, I appreciate your comment!
  14. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    13/10/2016
    Rooted in Time
    Rooted in TimeImage credit: Captain KimoRoots below, branches above; connected, making contact. The trunk acts as the bridge between the two, while its rings measure time.@Ali Anani has been asking, encouraging and teaching us to look at patterns in nature...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    20/10/2016 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    #16 Always appreciate your supportive and kind comments @Harvey Lloyd. Thanks for taking the time.
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/10/2016 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    #15 Thank you @Joel Anderson.
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/10/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #13 #14 Thank you @Deb Lange. I appreciate you highlighting the strength nature can offer to support us. Thanks for the share.
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/10/2016 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    The discussion has been enlightening and challenging. Your engagement has added so much to the correlations of nature and our lives, @Sara Jacobovici
    Joel Anderson
    20/10/2016 #15 Joel Anderson
    Nicely done @Sara Jacobovici
    Deb Lange
    20/10/2016 #14 Deb Lange
    @Sara Jacobovici has gracefully shared how we can be supported by the strength of trees. Many trees outlive humans and have lived through more change than any of us will.
    Deb Lange
    20/10/2016 #13 Deb Lange
    @Sara Jacobovici it is wonderful to feel the support of trees. I love you saying" I sit by you and lean against the strength of your trunk." We act as if we have to be so strong, when there is so much support in the world from nature.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 As always @Irene Hackett, thank you for your wonderful and encouraging comment and for your supportive share.
    Irene Hackett
    15/10/2016 #11 Anonymous
    Not sure how I missed this the first time - I am still thinking on your fabulous insights about looking at the space between the rings to learn of the "quality of the years". This is excellent, as always. ❤️
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Beautiful comment @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. Thanks.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    15/10/2016 #9 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    As Father Time clicks away our precious minutes, the tree holds steadfast with its roots firmly in the ground. The roots absorb the nutrients of life and share them through the trees embracing branches giving us strength and purpose. Beautiful ode, Sara.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Thank you @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht. for your generous and kind words, your reminders of the Park and Sequoia trees and for your line, "...the universe is a vast tapestry meshed by myriad threads of interconnected consciousness, spun in subliminal links of harmony."
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Thank you @debasish majumder. I always read your comments a few times before I reply as I feel I grasp one insight of yours at a time. Thank you for your very rich contribution to the discussion.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 As always @Chas Wyatt, your contribution is much appreciated. Thank you.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    15/10/2016 #5 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    Beautiful Sara. I love your Ode - and the awareness it conjures. This is a poetic and poignant reminder of how the universe is a vast tapestry meshed by myriad threads of interconnected consciousness, spun in subliminal links of harmony. I am reminded of King's Canyon National Park and the palpable, powerful sentience of the great Sequoia trees. Thanks so much for this! It's really lovely.
    debasish majumder
    15/10/2016 #4 debasish majumder
    mirror gives a virtual reflection to our eyes. it is our brain which can distinguish the reality. quality and quantity relationship is being envisaged by us, as we know the tree we observing is also in a process of continuous changing and the former state of it will never be appeared, as the time we spent in association with the tree will never be the same soothing moment which once being enjoyed never be appeared in same tune. however, lovely insightful post. enjoyed read. thank you very much Sara Jacobovici for sharing such lovely post.
    Chas Wyatt
    15/10/2016 #3 Chas Wyatt
    "It has been said that trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment rooted in the ground. But they never seem so to me. I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!" ~John Muir, July 1890.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/10/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Much appreciated @Ali Anani.
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    Dear @Sara Jacobovici- I surely will start working on a buzz and title it The Sara and I. You stand out as the most engaging person I have had exchanges of mind with. Now, with the honor you bestow upon me by mentioning my name in this great buzz, I am baffled by your quality of thinking and relating. Yess, the tree rings reflect the quality of time and the environment surrounding the trees. Your linking the three parts of the tree with the three parts of the human body is amazingly relevant. What to say more? I am honored that a buzz of mine has a linkage to this post, which I shared on three hives very proudly.
  15. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    05/10/2016
    This is my first "integrated" piece on social media. beBee is the first place where I am sharing a "personal" post on a "professional" site. This is a reflection of how beBee is successfully bringing the parts of me to a whole. @Ali Anani, your influence crosses many boundaries. I was happy to include a Dr. Ali quote in this article.
    Sara Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici – Beginning a New Year, when “I” becomes “We”
    israelseen.com Sara Jacobovici – Beginning a New Year, when “I” becomes “We” I hate starting any work with the word “I”, yet this story is about the process that “I” have been going through in my “I”dentity journey. Although my journey has been ongoing, it isn’t...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    10/10/2016 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 Dear @Irene Hackett, it is your kind words that humble me. Thank you.
    Irene Hackett
    10/10/2016 #10 Anonymous
    I have just now read this wonderful article and I must say dear @Sara Jacobovici - it is a beautiful expression of your journey - which I respect and appreciate your sharing with us. The following statement is certainly something quite profound: "to cease to interfere and allow what is to be and what is not, not to be. It is humbling in the sense that “the world can go on without me” and frightening because I stop to look at what I did over the last six days and take account, take responsibility." This is the awareness of a Sage.
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/10/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Thank you @Virag Gulyas. Your support is much appreciated.
    Virag Gulyas
    10/10/2016 #8 Virag Gulyas
    "I don’t need to “let go” of my past in order to be in the present and look forward to the future. " A fantastic piece by @Sara Jacobovici
    Ali Anani
    05/10/2016 #7 Ali Anani
    #5 So it fell on the edge of the two. Even timing works for you @Sara Jacobovici and well-deserved.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/10/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Thank you @Lisa Gallagher. I always look forward to your comments.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/10/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Thank you for your ongoing support @Ali Anani. I actually submitted this before the holidays and was pleasantly surprised to see it up after the holidays. The best of both worlds.
    Lisa Gallagher
    05/10/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    @Sara Jacobovici, what a beautifully written article about "I" and how "I becomes We." You wrote: "My “I” is anciently rooted but growing and thriving in my present ground. I don’t need to “let go” of my past in order to be in the present and look forward to the future. “I” exist in a relationship with myself, others and my world. Everything I do comes from and goes into this relationship." This makes so much sense on many levels and I think our past plays a pivotal role in shaping our futures. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful article! PS: I loved Ali @Ali Anani metaphor about Trees.
    Ali Anani
    05/10/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    I love tre and I love trees as metaphors. I love that you quoted me in this lovely buzz dear Sara @Sara Jacobovici. So, actually you were not taking a holiday as much as imagining.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/10/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Thank you @Deb Helfrich. Your comment is much appreciated.
    Deb Helfrich
    05/10/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    I really enjoyed reading this, @Sara Jacobovici. This time of year really feels new to me and this quote speaks to me as a necessary ritual in any well-lived life:

    "I am conscious of Shabbat as a day when I need to cease to interfere and allow what is to be and what is not, not to be."
  16. ProducerLisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    28/09/2016
    OCD Pre-Ironman? *New Photos Added*
    OCD Pre-Ironman? *New Photos Added*We drove to Georgia to watch my son participate in Ironman Augusta this past week. I had a revelation over the past six days and I think it may work in my favor.  There was a lot which led up to my revelation but it didn't smack me in the face until...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    13/10/2016 #44 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing this @Donna-Luisa Eversley and thank you as well for your kind words @Mamen Delgado, you rock too!!
    Mamen Delgado
    01/10/2016 #43 Mamen Delgado
    #40 I second all your words @Donna-Luisa Eversley... 💞
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/10/2016 #42 Lisa Gallagher
    #40 I try @Donna-Luisa Eversley, that's all any of us can do. If we don't succeed, it's Ok, just have to remind ourselves that tomorrow is a new day. I think my family gives me strength- the love we all share is empowering. I'm proud to know you too, your a wonderful person Donna with a heart of gold!
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/10/2016 #41 Lisa Gallagher
    #39 Hi @neil smith, thanks for reading!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #40 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Lisa Gallagher, you have the courage, spunk and spark to achieve anything you set out to do. So very proud to know you. Inspirational 😊🤗
    Neil Smith
    29/09/2016 #39 Neil Smith
    Thanks for this story Lisa. I really enjoyed reading it. Take care, Neil.
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/09/2016 #38 Lisa Gallagher
    #37 I need to remember that line @Milos Djukic, it's perfect, "We design to make our world worth living in." I think I will keep a sticky note inside my wallet with that quote. Thanks!
    Milos Djukic
    29/09/2016 #37 Anonymous
    #35 Yes @Lisa Gallagher, We design to make our world worth living in.
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/09/2016 #36 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing @Donna-Luisa Eversley and @Milos Djukic, sorry if I missed anyone that shared!
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/09/2016 #35 Lisa Gallagher
    #34 Thank you so much @Milos Djukic. These are the type of days that stay imprinted in my memory forever!!
    Milos Djukic
    28/09/2016 #34 Anonymous
    Congrats dear @Lisa Gallagher!
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/09/2016 #33 Lisa Gallagher
    #32 Thanks @David B. Grinberg, I can't take all the credit, his dad plays a large role too:)) My son amazes me with his resilience. Im extremely proud. Thanks for your kind words!
    David B. Grinberg
    28/09/2016 #32 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos to you and your amazing son @Lisa Gallagher, you must be so proud. His fortitude and dedication to setting and achieving challenging goals is indeed admirable. Obviously, he has a wonderful role model in you! Your dedication to beBee is likewise impressive and admirable. As they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/09/2016 #30 Lisa Gallagher
    #29 Hi @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, and one lucky mom too! Yes, I have to give my husband props for being understanding and I really do appreciate him! I agree, the names are fancy, aren't they? As I wrote below, we all have issues we deal with, it's how we come out in the end and manage them that matters. We can also learn from others who have similar issues, they may find ways to cope that work for us too, so sharing is a good thing. You picked up on something, my photos. I have to admit, my camera and love for taking photos takes my mind to a really great place and we have those great memories for a lifetime to keep viewing! Thanks for your kind comment :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    28/09/2016 #29 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    A lucky Son. A loving Mother. An understanding Hubby. A beautiful tale of affection and concern...for being right and for beinng there for all. OCD...ADHD...all conditioned reflexes given fancy names perhaps? Take ten deep breaths ..slow in and out...each time you come up around a "bend" and mentally shoo the pattern away ;) You have a knack for capturing serene, still-life moments and landscapes with your cam Lisa...framed, those pics have the power to calm one down!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/09/2016 #28 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing my buzz @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira!
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/09/2016 #27 Lisa Gallagher
    #26 You were a big help @Deb Helfrich, and patient since my anxiety was evident even with my voice. I have to agree, writing about this in the sequence it began and how it ended on a very good note is very useful. It's useful because it helps to recall what works and I think, helps to lessen the anxiety knowing you accomplished something you thought would be tough to trod through.

    Great terms, "What fires together, wires together." I find that to be so true. Remembering the positive lessons and repeating them before another event of any kind can help to re-wire what misfires.

    I think the OCD that I was told I have is probably intrusive thoughts which was what I was told for years- those lead to anxiety. I'm not compulsive, so it's probably true that I'm not OCD. I think we can all be a bit OCD; life can do that to anyone ;-) Thanks for your well thought out comment and advice, very appreciated!
    Deb Helfrich
    28/09/2016 #26 Deb Helfrich
    I am so glad I was able to help, @Lisa Gallagher! I think you showed a useful part of the cycle by writing it all out afterwards, so that other people might take the same approach - it doesn't necessarily have to be published either, but the intention to make it clear enough to publish is likely important. I don't necessarily think you are writing about OCD at all. I think you are writing about certain strategies to calm your anxiety that have a chance to work.

    Going over things ahead of time is a prudent strategy that airlines and doctors and firemen all do - it is an important career skill if you learn to harness and package it. But because of the anxiety overlaying the thoughts, you forget to do a checkpoint that will allow you to signify you've done your best planning, time to move on. Doing a post-event assessment is another useful career skill and it creates the concrete thoughts that can challenge the next set of anxiety and intrusive thoughts.

    What fires together, wires together - which is not to say that there isn't a mis-wiring in the anxiety disease pathway - but you can slowly and steadily learn how to manage living with it so that you continue to be able to participate in life and show up for your loved ones.
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/09/2016 #25 Lisa Gallagher
    #16 Hi @Paul Kearley, it's nice to see you! You're so right, packing my bags and doing this has helped me to realize I'm capable of facing other fears with less anxiety now! I love life and I refuse to allow my anxiety to rule it. I never allowed it to rule but it's caused me to slow down at times. Life is too precious and I'm grateful for so much! Thanks for your kind comment.
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/09/2016 #24 Lisa Gallagher
    #15 @Dean Owen, you only sleep 4 hours? Oh wow.. I could not function. I need at least 6 hrs, 7 hours and I feel great. I have a friend like you, she only sleeps 4 hours and goes all day late into the evening. I must warn you, it's beginning to catch up with her. You could be right about the OCD thing, because as I noted above, I had a hard time accepting that since no one ever told me I had it before. I think my intrusive thoughts appear OCD like and my anxiety causes me to feel out of control, which makes me appear more controlling if that makes sense? The anxiety is real and stinks but I can power through it thanks to so many tools I've been given. I won't lie, there are days it's tough but over all, most people would never know I have it with the exception of the 'internet' now- since I made it public LOL!
  17. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    28/08/2016
    The Cave In The Basement
    The Cave In The BasementNovember 1978, somewhere in Brittany it is about 6.30 in the evening, it’s dark it’s cold and I am sobbing. I have some difficulty to come to terms or comprehend how I have ended up in the basement of the 5 storey building surely a 10-year-old...
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    Pascal Derrien
    22/09/2016 #29 Pascal Derrien
    #26 thanks @Sara Jacobovici maybe it is helpful for some hopefully :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/09/2016 #28 Sara Jacobovici
    An important story @Pascal Derrien. Well written and straight from the core.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/09/2016 #26 Sara Jacobovici
    An important story @Pascal Derrien. Well written and straight from the core. I echo @Laura Mikolaitis' words, "...sharing our stories certainly offers hope and perspective. I'm glad that you shared yours here."
    Pascal Derrien
    30/08/2016 #25 Pascal Derrien
    #24 thanks @Laura Mikolaitis not sure originally I could or should write about 4 to 5 topics this year that were very personal, in the end besides the need to position it as a sharing excercise and not self pity it seems to have spoken to many if I judge by the overwhelming messages I got off line. Life is not perfect but great we only have one anyway so better get on with it :-) u just to get rid of excess baggage evrery now and again :-)
    Laura Mikolaitis
    29/08/2016 #24 Laura Mikolaitis
    Very powerful and personal story @Pascal Derrien. Thank you for sharing it. I can't begin to understand your circumstances and clearly it is something that caused you pain but your openness and ability to talk about your childhood experience here in this forum demonstrates your strength and character. It is clear that you didn't let your pain define you and instead have channeled it so that you can pave the way for others to feel more comfortable sharing their stories. None of us are immune to life's imperfections but sharing our stories certainly offers hope and perspective. I'm glad that you shared yours here.
    Pascal Derrien
    29/08/2016 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #22 thanks @Vincent Andrew your view point is extremely valuable and help put things in perspective thanks to you :-)
    Vincent Andrew
    29/08/2016 #22 Vincent Andrew
    What you went through is difficult, no make that very very difficult for any child Pascal. I am sorry you went through this but your story is also one of being in control of yourself at such a young age. Faced with adversity, you looked for solace in a place only you could call home. You found solace in your books. You also had some good times with your father when you played soldiers with him. Thank you for sharing your story.
    Mark Anthony
    29/08/2016 #21 Mark Anthony
    Dear Pascal , there may be many of us with heavy backgrounds and experiences due to the horrors of alcohol use however I don't think that makes one persons any less, or more,heavier than anothers. Each individual experience , I think, is unique and the impact it has is incomparable . Thank you for sharing this story as, for me, it is inspiring. #11
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/08/2016 #20 Aurorasa Sima
    #18 I agree with @Lisa Gallagher. Maybe if you could tag me?
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/08/2016 #19 Lisa Gallagher
    #18 For non-promotional reasons (and I mean this), please share them to my hive so I don't miss them @Pascal Derrien. I check my hive every day or two at the least. You are a very kind person and I'm sure your experiences shaped you for the better!!
    Pascal Derrien
    29/08/2016 #18 Pascal Derrien
    #17 actually @Lisa Gallagher you are right I have only scratched the surface on 3 to 4 articles maybe later...... thanks for your caring comments as usual :-) You are a great human being :-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/08/2016 #17 Lisa Gallagher
    @Pascal Derrien, thank you so much for sharing your story. I'm sure it's a story you don't share often because it's painful. No shame, just pain. I'm sure your story is much deeper than what you shared since I know someone personally who grew up with an Alcoholic dad and step mother who was both co-dependent and an enabler. I would hear one horrid story and possibly years later when I didn't think the stories could get worse, this person would let another story slip. Maybe that's half the battle, getting it out there and validating your own pain which is healthy. I'm so sorry this happened to you. I can't imagine the fear, I'm glad you were left alone (even though that had to be uncomforting too) in your 'cave,' your 'safe place'
    Pascal Derrien
    29/08/2016 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #15 thanks @Deb Helfrich my simple take is you are what you were and there is no getting away from it so you better incorporate it rather than shining away from it :-)
    Deb Helfrich
    29/08/2016 #15 Deb Helfrich
    You captured this nook of your childhood with such a vivid story that it seems to me as if I watched it unfold, @Pascal Derrien. Masterful memory-surfing. That knack for creating your own security has likely helped you make your own path one of clearing the brush for others.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/08/2016 #14 Aurorasa Sima
    #12 You are allowed to suffer. Pain is not rational like that. Yes, it can help to put things into perspective sometimes. But even the compassionate ones - we´re selfish creatures and suffering because of the biggest current problem. That doesn´t mean we don´t care about others. There is a certain amount of "base" pain. We will not hurt double as much or half as much if something that can be rationally described as "double as bad" or "half as bad" happens. If a child gets veggies instead of the treat it was hoping for, it´ll cry as hard no matter if it´s least favorite or 10th least favorite veggie is being served. You don´t have to deserve to hurt by being the most hurt person in the world.
    Pascal Derrien
    28/08/2016 #12 Pascal Derrien
    #3 Thanks @Aurorasa Sima I am unsure it is courage I think people in Syria or any other troubled country have courage, I think it was driven by necessity maybe a bit selfish too, however I think I get what you meant so ... Merci :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/08/2016 #11 Pascal Derrien
    #4 thanks Mark I suppose I was the not the only one I am pretty sure others have heavier background but I guess we have a common understanding of how destruction function many thanks for the comment sincerely yours Pascal :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/08/2016 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #5 that's a thumbs up from the Chief Story teller himself many thanks Don @ @Don Kerr :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/08/2016 #9 Pascal Derrien
    #6 Indeed @Praveen Raj Gullepalli things settled when I was about 17 when i survived a car crash, he spent 20 years trying to mend the mess he had created we were kool I somewhat forgiven him but I cannot forget..... :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/08/2016 #8 Pascal Derrien
    #7 Hey @Cyndi wilkins this a very nice thing to say :-)
  18. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    19/09/2016
    Surprise ending to this title of @Jason Versey's worthwhile post.
    Sara Jacobovici
    I AM NO ONE
    www.linkedin.com There’s something about hearing your own, earnest, written thoughts or words coming from your own child’s irreproachable hymnal like voice that can lead a guileless man to secret thoughts and...
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  19. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    19/09/2016
    The Illusion of Proximity
    The Illusion of ProximitySocial Media is a strange beast and to me it is a bit like giving an oxygen mask to a fish at times. When I was thinking about this unstructured article I was thinking about the illusion of immediacy, the topic being social media I realized I...
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    Mark Anthony
    20/09/2016 #37 Mark Anthony
    Dare I say it , there is intimacy , connectedness, which makes me think of Fractals and affinity , and relationships of an interesting, sometimes weird and bizzare , emotional nature . I never got the feeling on LinkedIn that I do on beBee and I deactivated my FB account some time ago . I guess I didn't find what I was looking for. I do think that beBee has plugged a gap , let's hope it stays that way .
    Ken Boddie
    20/09/2016 #36 Ken Boddie
    #15 No, didn't go to lunch, Pascal, but off to bed. I guess we all tend to forget that so many of us are on different time zones.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/09/2016 #35 Pascal Derrien
    #34 thanks Mark I wont add anything you said more than I could ever add and I am pretty humbled by the comment .......
    Mark Anthony
    20/09/2016 #34 Mark Anthony
    Well pascal I have been touched by your stories . In fact , you are one of the main people that inspired and helped me gain the courage to write one of ,what for me was , my first meaningful piece of writing , The Happy Boy . That , for me , was something special , cathartic , emotional and liberating .
    Lisa Gallagher
    19/09/2016 #33 Lisa Gallagher
    #28 Thon- tuna, LOL!
    Aurorasa Sima
    19/09/2016 #32 Aurorasa Sima
    #29 People would throw coupon paper at you (:
    I´ll endorse your app when the time comes. You can count on me.
    Pascal Derrien
    19/09/2016 #30 Pascal Derrien
    #25 :-) :-) :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    19/09/2016 #29 Pascal Derrien
    #26 I think I am on something here @Aurorasa Sima especially if I sell the name of the app after two weeks running on empty data I could be a thousandaire :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    19/09/2016 #28 Pascal Derrien
    #27 yes I also think I have meet or come ''across'' genuine people that I would love to meet in person that said I like being the devil's advocate too :-) @Lisa Gallagher Skype ah Thons interesting when you think Thon means Tuna in French :-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    19/09/2016 #27 Lisa Gallagher
    #14 @Ken Boddie you so eloquently made your point and I agree with you. I have met so many beautiful, sincere and real people on here. I love reading stories about life, travel and all of you! My intentions were never to join social media for the purpose of landing a dream job, it was purely social. I'm proud to be a part of your network @Pascal Derrien and so many of you. I really think many of us make real friendships on here even if they may be virtual. Maybe we should have skype-A-thons on occasion ;-) Pascal, loved your buzz and I visit fish in the sea photos all the time LOL! Keeping it real, love it!
    Aurorasa Sima
    19/09/2016 #26 Aurorasa Sima
    Hahahaha ... did you buy it on silkroad while they were still open? The SM way of doing it would be starting a crowdfunding campaign for the app to be, I guess. Nothing is tactile that does not want to be touched. Still, that app would sell. Social sell?

    I wonder how many people are like me and would not even happen on "social" media if they would not have to.
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    19/09/2016 #25 Mohammad Azam Khan
    #14 😍😙😓
    Irene Hackett
    19/09/2016 #24 Anonymous
    Yes, great point @Sara Jacobovici - about expectations. It is interesting to wonder if we are comparing 'Apples to oranges'...
    Pascal Derrien
    19/09/2016 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #19 Many thanks I don't think it is that good but my ego will accept the compliment anyway @Sara Jacobovici :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    19/09/2016 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #18 Indeed the usual digital native vs digital migrant however one could argue than the digital native are emotionally immature when it comes to real life engagement :-) Damn if you damn if you don't I guess :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    19/09/2016 #20 Pascal Derrien
    #17 agree bang on @Sara Jacobovici we transpose non SM rules of engagement of SM platform and that where and when things become tricky :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/09/2016 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    @Pascal Derrien has written the most "human" perspective of social media I have ever read. And enjoyable too!
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/09/2016 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    @Pascal Derrien, you are a genuine storyteller and this plays a key factor in my SM engagements and definitely contributes to shortening the distance. My only comment to you would be that you may want to look at, in your future post-doctoral research, the (average) age of the individuals in our groups. My bias is that as a (chronologically) mature adult I come to SM with a certain amount of knowledge and experience and language to communicate those and that makes the engagement more "real". I found it refreshingly easy to understand your Buzz, and so felt close to your writing style, images, humour, and so closer to you. Thanks Pascal, beside the learning, I also enjoyed your Buzz.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/09/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 Love your comment @Ken Boddie both what you said and how you said it. Your last line, "So if the above are signs of true proximal engagement then let's open the illusionary honey pot and celebrate in the illusion of proximity." is a real eye opener. Begs the question, what are the signs of engagement, proximal or otherwise? On a Buzz by @Fatima Williams a discussion was taking place about expectations. I think the signs are based on what we expect from engagement, especially proximal engagement, all based on previous non-SM experiences. And I think that's where the illusionary piece comes from; we project our past experiences from a non-SM environment onto a completely different environment. In spite of all of this, thanks for the opportunity to engage with you Ken. I think in your case, humour has to be on the top 10 list of signs.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    19/09/2016 #16 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #14 The virtual is the real deal considering how little we communicate in the real world! ;)
  20. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    11/09/2016
    "Eyes Wide Shut"*
    "Eyes Wide Shut"** Title of Stanley Kubrick film, 1999. Image credit: ollyalexandiesire.tumblr.comAs hard as I try, I cannot shut out the images of 9/11. I have never written a political Buzz on beBee and I am not about to begin. This story is consistent...
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    CityVP Manjit
    12/09/2016 #25 CityVP Manjit
    #24 More than not "for naught" I love the expression Peter Thiel uses "Zero to One" http://zerotoonebook.com/ which is a good reminder that @Juan Imaz and @Javier beBee are at this given minute in California in Silicon Valley, where Peter Thiel resides - where they call it "pitching", whereas I call it bringing home the money for a greater vision - and a part of that vision should be hexagonal thinking. There will come at time when we will be frightened to take the next step, it is in these moments we come back to vision - "Eyes Closed Open".
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/09/2016 #24 Sara Jacobovici
    #23 Dear @CityVP Manjit, honoured to be sharing the same plane as you! I have been struggling to write my article on synchronicity and in the meantime have taken different branches out from that topic . One of them has been "hexagons". You write, "The diversity of a hexagon is marvelous to me compared to the two traditions." This and your closing paragraph now enable me to bring a few thoughts together. Our exchange(s) are not "for naught", neither is how you incorporated your geometrical/metaphorical design of how you see things a coincidence. I also have a great title of an important section of the work, "The diversity of a hexagon..." Thank you for taking the effort and time to see this through. Thank you as well for your kind and generous words.
    CityVP Manjit
    12/09/2016 #23 CityVP Manjit
    #22 Sara what is the difference between a triangle and a hexagon? I would say six parts of difference where the triangle points to the center and not to a level. This takes me away from both levels by hierarchy, or levels by scale. Yes, the scale has defined our global system of justice, but that is because the scales of justice are based on measurement, here this is metaphorical weight.

    Each triangle points to a different rate of evolution, so think how I have been online for 17 years simply thinking my thoughts and still continue to do so - that brings a time value of 17x compared to maybe 2x or even less. Now when I compare your work reaching people with a continuous empathetic level there may be a time value of 40x - and even if you decided to cease evolving that way, it would take me until I am 95 to be where you are have so far arrived on this particular time value. The more evolved we get the more weightless we get - until we are free. The diversity of a hexagon is marvelous to me compared to the two traditions.

    The hexagon for me is the composite between the triangle and the circle - the two forms of organization and belief that today represent symbolic representations of the west and the east . Here at beBee you and I are forming the third way - and we find our diversity in the time value of the hexagon our respective lives represent. For sure we can hexagons together and form honeycombs of network intelligence - but it is what develops inside our respective metaphorical hexagons that matter. Anyone who talks Tayfun Demiroz in Australia will see this, for when he was leading the Istanbul Company of Friends, I was talking about hexagons back then. Little did I know that 15 years later I would arrive at a place called beBee.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/09/2016 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    #20 Your response and expansion of ideas is truly remarkable (beside very touching!) @CityVP Manjit. Like I said, you are truly at a different level than I.
    Irene Hackett
    11/09/2016 #21 Anonymous
    #17, I am with @Sara Jacobovici, I cannot reconcile the attributes of beauty and ugliness - and I too have a long (very long) way to go.
    CityVP Manjit
    11/09/2016 #20 CityVP Manjit
    #19 Dear Sara, again it goes back to uniqueness and not comparison, I am looking at the ugliness in relationship to beautiful, but this is not the same thing as examining the relationship between ugliness and horror. A sensitive human being will by nature avert themselves from the truly horrific while acknowledging that the truly horrific exists, hence your statement QUOTE ["s hard as I try, I cannot shut out the images of 9/11. I have never written a political Buzz on beBee and I am not about to begin.] END QUOTE. I am looking at ugliness not in the context of 9/11 but as Stephen Bayley says in this architectural review article QUOTE: ["We all enjoy beauty. But an appreciation of ugliness is necessary to it. The beautiful and the ugly are not opposites, but aspects of the same thing. ] END QUOTE from https://www.architectural-review.com/archive/viewpoints/the-ugly-truth-the-beauty-of-ugliness/8641754.article

    My mother like you is an extremely intelligent woman; when there is an aspect of horror, she is intelligent enough to know the nature of the horrific, but will not go there, because it can only serve to damage her soul - that is a higher order of being and in that regard the level of sensitivity you possess is what should be admired. There is that immature neanderthal part of me that has not attained yet a higher level of consciousness - but I see people who have it, and it can be seen at the point where you don't want to entertain the cruelty of existence for it adds nothing to one's wisdom - and I consider that to be an evolved trait. That is what I am learning here when I read your thinking and Ali Anani's thinking. This is an evolved state rather than age or gender - and my mother is evolved in the same way, and if I were to evolve to the same depth of sensibility you or my mother possess, my mother would be the first to hug you and say "you have helped my son become a human being". I am getting there.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/09/2016 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    #17 Dear @CityVP Manjit. You are truly at a different level than I. I am not able to see the beauty in the ugliness.I have a long way to go.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/09/2016 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    #16 Thank you for your kind and generous response @David B. Grinberg.
    CityVP Manjit
    11/09/2016 #17 CityVP Manjit
    #9 Can I forget the ugliness because I want to focus on the beautiful? On focusing on the beautiful, the measure of beauty is the depth of ugliness that exists, this too is another paradox. There is ugly even in the beautiful, as there is the beautiful in the ugly.
    David B. Grinberg
    11/09/2016 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for this thoughtful and moving 9/11 tribute, @Sara Jacobovici.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/09/2016 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    #13 Agreed @Deb Helfrich!
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/09/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 @CityVP Manjit, you write: "I see this as diversity and I welcome this variety of perspective." I "hear" this as "music to my ears." Thanks for taking the time to expand on your thoughts.
    Deb Helfrich
    11/09/2016 #13 Deb Helfrich
    "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
    - Helen Keller

    Every heart on this planet is the same color. That is the reality that needs to become more prominent.
    Ben Pinto
    11/09/2016 #12 Ben Pinto
    Very nice, @Sara Jacobovici. I feel the same way.
    CityVP Manjit
    11/09/2016 #11 CityVP Manjit
    #10 Dear Sara, I see this as diversity and I welcome this variety of perspective. I wake up to life is as fresh new day, a clean slate and then in my life it is memory that interrupts because I am a daydreamer. I know that memories are not permanent artifacts in our mind, that we constantly replenish the memory, and that act of replenishing if it changes a lot, we end up with a false memory, but this is what is important to me about memory - that memory is image. I don't want a relationship with that image, I choose my relationship as is. Just as problematic for me, at a personal level is future casting. This is projecting and dwelling on something that has not happened yet and whether it is living in the future or living in the past.

    I have reconsidered saying "why do people fear loneliness" and that is too much of black and white statement because relating that to heaven and hell leaves no room for nuance and it absolves myself of saying "why do I fear loneliness" It is of no value falling into a generalization such as "why do people", but it is valuable recognizing being alone is something I am personally comfortable with - but that does not mean that others are comfortable with it.

    Shelley White in a blog makes a distinction between loneliness and solitude http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/10/20/the-gift-of-spending-time-alone-the-difference-between-loneliness-solitude/ I don't make that distinction unless loneliness is viewed as a negative, which is how Shelley expresses it. That is who Shelley is, I accept her way of looking at this. There is a point where loneliness becomes a topic of religion rather than a way we individually come to the world, and that to me is problematic because that is no longer about who I am, but an exaltation of faith. Loneliness is a word packed with personal meaning, but the meaning I carry about loneliness is unique to me - in that the only argument is my conscious - and here my empathy is not drained.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/09/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Dear @CityVP Manjit, you are a gifted writer and I understand what you are saying and appreciate how you say it, but I respectfully disagree. You write:
    "I am made of the same stuff of the universe, until memory tells me that I lack it and does not let me unshackle or free me so I become the substance of the universe again. Memories isolate us, but to be truly alone is a powerful re-connection that each of us is a world. Why do people fear loneliness unless memories have made of the universe that hell and not a heaven."

    From my perspective, memories are part of the same stuff as us and the universe. Memories don't tell me what I lack, memories are pieces of my process of becoming, coming to the now and moving me into the future. Memories don't isolate me, they connect me to time and space and the potential of relating to others. I am not shackled by memories, they free me to see, they give me perspective. I don't fear being alone and I try to be aware of when I experience loneliness; I work hard at knowing the difference. Memories don't make my universe a hell. I am responsible for my actions, thoughts and beliefs. If hell exists, it is external from me; I may not have control over the hell that exists, but I have control over how I choose to respond to the hell. I am the maker of my internal heaven when others have made an external hell. Finally, the hell that exists is like the evil minority you speak of. I try my best not to allow the small section of hell blind me to the vastness of heaven.
    Irene Hackett
    11/09/2016 #9 Anonymous
    Such a deep and profound introspection dear @CityVP Manjit! We are "alone" and yet we are "together", alone - is this what it may mean to be "whole"? Still, it is a great paradox. I "hold on" to the natural beauty that exists in each of us and recognize the power it contains. Having said that, I shall never 'forget' the reality that there is an 'ugliness' in the world that also exists. It is a mystery - this apparent yin and yang. And yet there are portals of safety that may be found as we seek "truth".
    CityVP Manjit
    11/09/2016 #8 CityVP Manjit
    #6 Another aspect @Irene Hackett in this is that I think we grossly underestimate the goodness in this world and vastly overestimate the evil, for sure every act of evil registers into our soul, but in each forgotten day of our lives, such goodness prevailed that it is taken for granted

    It is the minority that then fill our attention, a minority who engage in evil, and then we feel separated or even torn asunder - but we also sever the silent majority of goodness because we make circumstance bigger and proportionality skewed by what we can remember, rather than this moment called now. This is why we then value togetherness because we are still apart, still separated by memories of our past - and not like lonely stars shining their light unto the universe, wanting nothing in return.

    I know you share @Ali Anani and his view of togetherness but for me life is not about the value of togetherness, it is to be whole. With my wife already awake and downstairs I sit in my bedroom but am I alone? I am a child of the universe and the universe is alone and in this paradox of lonely stars we find the infinite points of togetherness, the eternity we came unfolded from and we unfold back to - because then we are fully present to the universe, rather than the imprinted memory of the past. Our insecurities, our fears, our scars that is what we hold onto - not the universe that originally made us and which we were never separate from.

    I am made of the same stuff of the universe, until memory tells me that I lack it and does not let me unshackle or free me so I become the substance of the universe again. Memories isolate us, but to be truly alone is a powerful re-connection that each of us is a world. Why do people fear loneliness unless memories have made of the universe that hell and not a heaven.
    Ali Anani
    11/09/2016 #7 Ali Anani
    #1 “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
    Now, I know more the value togetherness. I repeat what I wrote "one bubble can't do it alone. Thousand of bubbles together may be the life savers".
    And we say we forget the past. Is that possible @Sara Jacobovici

    I corrected typos in my previous comment
    Irene Hackett
    11/09/2016 #6 Anonymous
    #1 A most important point dear @CityVP Manjit, I say this is it! "For all the tragedy that day represented, it also produced great stories of the human spirit - and that is what I focus on, that in times of trouble when our better angels come to the fore and serve to elevate the human spirit." For what reason are we here together, but to edify one another?
  21. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

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

    PS Did your mother respond to hearing the Irish reels?
    Aurorasa Sima
    09/09/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    Consider me highly entertained and interested. I even learned a new word. Caca ... ca ... cacophony. I did not imagine you being a dancer. Any videos? I´ll invite you to my next webinar when I talk about the default state of the brain. It shows how depression looks in your brain and how you can work on gaining power over the single thought of darkness. Depression, Anxiety, Burnout are conditions that are visible in a brain scan. Thank you and @Lisa Gallagher for sharing and helping to raise awareness. I can imagine how much strength it takes to take care of your parents.
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    #3 Thanks @Randy Keho, it's been my hope by sharing my own personal stories that others would feel free to as well. I'm glad you shared yours! I also appreciate the fact that you were open, it does take a bit of courage. Each time I post something new, I swear I sweat bullets for a while before I finally hit post. I would love to see the photo, I bet you have many stories to tell about your mom's time as an Irish dancer. My husband's father had dementia and it was tough on the entire family. Will keep you in my thoughts (and your mom)!
    Randy Keho
    08/09/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    Thank you for your reply @Lisa Gallagher#2 I tagged you because I've read your personal battles with anxiety and admire your courage to speak openly about it. I appreciate your efforts to help dispel the stigma of mental illness.
    I believe I do have a black-and-white photo of mom in one of her outfits and some medals, too. The aunt who practically raised her was a dance teacher in Belfast -- very old school.
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    Hi @Randy Keho, thanks for tagging me. I'm really sorry to hear about your mom, dementia is tough illness to watch a loved one 'wither' away from as you put it. Keep hanging on to those happy memories, even now! I had so many wonderful memories of my mom and I can honestly say they helped me to cope when she became bedridden. I didn't realize they were helping at the time but they did. I'm also sorry you suffer from depression. I can really relate to jumping from one topic to another, the brain tends to run in circles at times, faster than the physical body. Depression is a lonely and frustrating illness. I'm glad you're able to recognize your triggers. Keep listening to the music you enjoy, even if you feel you haven't heard it- it may be helping. You are proof that we can never assume that someone lives a carefree life because you are the jokester and you have provided so many visually lovely stories. I know everyone has their battles but there are many battles that seem socially acceptable to speak of while depression and other illnesses still take a back burner to what's considered socially acceptable. I think social media is helping to change that perception, or that is my hope. I remember not that long ago, it was something people kept hush for major fear of being rejected by others who didn't understand it at all. I hope the stigma is completely gone one day because it is a medical illness. Your right- there are many positives in life and I try to hang on to those too. My kids bring me a lot of joy. I'm glad you are able to do that. Lastly, I think it's so cool that your mom was an award winning Irish dancer, are there any photos? Thanks for sharing this and love the poster, darn those voices lol.
  22. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    05/09/2016
    September 9, 2016 Postscript: On Swimming In Poison With Horses
    September 9, 2016 Postscript: On Swimming In Poison With Horses🏊💦☠September 9, 2016 Postscript:It was interesting in and around my apartment complex during the recent great flood in Baton Rouge. The complex, located in the area where Coursey Blvd (which Intersects with Sherwood Forest Boulevard) turns into...
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    jesse kaellis
    22/10/2016 #196 jesse kaellis
    #195
    It's like Agent Orange or something. There was an old man that played craps at the Union Plaza when I was dealing there. He would make one roll bets "on the hop" which is entirely redundant. Hard twelve on the hop. WTF? He wore these bright orange shirts and red pants. We called him Agent Orange.
    Maybe you can somehow recover from your exposure. I really hope so, Gerald.
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #195 Gerald Hecht
    #194 @jesse kaellis I don't know what All got into me and if I now have a chemical "time bomb" or something
    jesse kaellis
    17/10/2016 #194 jesse kaellis
    #192
    You're welcome, Gerald. And these huge corporations are unassailable. I'm not sure what you mean -- time frame, a playing field? Timeframe regarding your exposure?
    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #193 Gerald Hecht
    #191 @jesse kaellis I know; but I also know what they manufacture here and what the "waste products" are; there is no medical treatment for this; but --the good thing is there is a timeframe! The "playing field" has clear boundaries ...I know the difference now between wasting time and doing something for living things that will come after me
    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #192 Gerald Hecht
    #190 @jesse kaellis That is not "doable" here --Dow Chemical, Exxon-Mobile...they ARE here ; I'm already being threatened; the main thing is thank you kindly for sharing!
    jesse kaellis
    17/10/2016 #191 jesse kaellis
    #189
    I'm thinking about medical care.
    jesse kaellis
    17/10/2016 #190 jesse kaellis
    #189
    I just wonder about a class-action lawsuit. Who you would sue, I don't know. I worry anyway. I'm dissapointed that you are not getting better.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #189 Gerald Hecht
    #188 @jesse kaellispersonal redress is criminal --the whole joint is a criminal enterprise; don't worry about me; let's fix the joint and at some point it will become noticeable that our appearance coincided with the complete disappearance of the criminals; they will all say pretty much the same thing: "it's weird --it's as if the swine just vaporized or something..."
    jesse kaellis
    17/10/2016 #188 jesse kaellis
    #185
    I'm very sorry to hear that. It's criminal that you can't get any redress.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #187 Gerald Hecht
    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=BrTOZKDx4N0
    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #186 Gerald Hecht
    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=BrTOZKDx4N0
    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #185 Gerald Hecht
    #184 @jesse kaellis No they are getting worse and it still doesn't matter --THIS IS THE STORY THAT MATTERS https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/on-today-s-baton-rouge-weather
    jesse kaellis
    17/10/2016 #184 jesse kaellis
    #183
    Are your immediate symptoms clearing up? I guess time will tell about long term effects from your exposure. I'm really sorry, Gerald. It sucks, big time.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/10/2016 #183 Gerald Hecht
    #182 @jesse kaellis This happens to me too; It started after I was exposed to the chemicals in the flood waters --also a tingling in my left great toe --I wonder if @Ian Weinberg has any thoughts as to possible petrochemical precursors/end-products which could be responsible?
    jesse kaellis
    16/10/2016 #182 jesse kaellis
    #179
    I seem to be repeating myself.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/10/2016 #181 Gerald Hecht
    #180 Amen!
    jesse kaellis
    16/10/2016 #180 jesse kaellis
    #179
    I don't advocate losing your life. Those 400 men -- they knew they had two months at best, two months of extra life. What would I do? I'll hopefully never have to find out.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/10/2016 #179 Gerald Hecht
    #178 @jesse kaellis Is this a recommendation --it sounds like a hard r..wait a second; I have to change the contaminated water collection pan...be right back
    jesse kaellis
    16/10/2016 #178 jesse kaellis
    #173
    I read a book by Primo Levy, one of the most sublime of the survivor novelists; he wrote that the Hungarian Jews refused to do that work, to be Sonderkommandos and the Nazi's gassed the entire block en masse. All 400 hundred of them. Perhaps it's better to lose your life then lose your soul. I tried to watch that movie again, to watch "Son of Saul" and I couldn't even take it. I quit a third of the way through. The movie made "Shindler's List" look like some Pollyanna fairytale. Cloyingly sentimental.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/10/2016 #177 Gerald Hecht
    #175 @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 Thank you for for the sentiments; but the REAL STORY IS HERE: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/on-today-s-baton-rouge-weather
  23. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    04/09/2016
    @Gary Sharpe has "sound words" which need to be heard.
    Sara Jacobovici
    Niume | Posts | beBee
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    Ali Anani
    04/09/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    Yes, and both of you @Sara Jacobovici and Gary @Gary Sharpe are fractal musical authors. Te beauty of your musical words resonates with many hearts. This is the Sound of Music
  24. Lada Prkic

    Lada Prkic

    15/08/2016
    Help others and doors shall open for you without even expecting them to ever open.

    A gem from the pen of @Ali Anani
    Lada Prkic
    The Death of My Brother, but not his great lesson
    www.linkedin.com My brother Eng. Azzam passed away fifteen years ago at the age of 47 suffering from brain cancer. I still remember him walking in my office shortly before his death walking in my office with a...
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    Ali Anani
    19/08/2016 #11 Ali Anani
    #9 You shall remain one of my closest brain and heart friends dear @Milos Djukic
    Ali Anani
    19/08/2016 #10 Ali Anani
    #7 A warm heart that doesn't break even if we throw chilled water on it. Yoi are very human @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Milos Djukic
    18/08/2016 #9 Anonymous
    One of my all time favorite posts @Lada Prkic. Once again thank you very much dear Ali @Ali Anani for this gem..
    Donald Grandy
    18/08/2016 #8 Donald Grandy
    Great post @Lada Prkic. Thank you for sharing this heart felt story, Helping others is the key to many doors..
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    18/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "Help others and doors shall open for you without even expecting them to ever open." ~ This true story truly needs no prose, font, or 'Bold' to make it ring alive. It sinks and sails to the words my father taught us, as he told of giving his jacket off his own back to a homeless man at the railroad track. He just couldn't walk away, or look past. He had to act. "Act." Your brother "Acted" and showed true "Love." And there is nothing that conquers All better than true love. Thank you for sharing such a personal and profound accounting, one that I will share with you every July 5th, as I remember Love that Still lives. For you, your brother, my father, and the anonymous man with big, big eyes.
    Ali Anani
    15/08/2016 #6 Ali Anani
    That is the key wisdom- doors open when most needed and to the point you are @Lada Prkic
    Ali Anani
    15/08/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    Thanks dears @Sara Jacobovici and @Deb Helfrich. And you are spot on, Deb
    Lada Prkic
    15/08/2016 #4 Lada Prkic
    #1 I had to share this, @Ali Anani! As Milos Djukic commented, any further words are superfluous.

    I have only to add that my husband did similar thing as your late brother, and the door opened when it was most needed.
    Deb Helfrich
    15/08/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    A very touching story about giving and letting the receiving occur when it will, @Ali Anani
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/08/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Great share @Lada Prkic. Thank you.
    Ali Anani
    15/08/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    I am deeply grateful for your sharing this particular post dear @Lada Prkic. Thank you isn't enough
  25. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Interviews and Beyond: Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Interviews and Beyond: Franci Eugenia HoffmanWe can learn a lot about a person from their past and their present, and if they will let us look beyond, we can find their hidden possibilities . This interview is about the way our imagination works. It is just a way of the storyteller, sharing...
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    26/08/2016 #61 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #58 Thank you @Pamela L. Williams. I've mentioned to @Donna-Luisa Eversley a few times that she and I walk to the same beat, and I believe you are right there with us.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    26/08/2016 #60 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #57 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman let's Skype soonest...😉
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    26/08/2016 #59 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #58 Today I felt great. I have had a great opportunity to interview 2 amazing women, kindred spirits, who light up this blogging stratosphere ...#hugs @Franci Eugenia Hoffman and @Pamela L. Williams
    Pamela L. Williams
    26/08/2016 #58 Pamela L. Williams
    I couldn't believe it when DWordslayer asked what I thought of this interview and I said; I wrote a comment, didn't you read it? Well that comment isn't here!
    So here I go again on my own, going down the only road I've ever known, like a drifter I was born to walk alone :-) Darn that back to school commercial; I can't get White Snake out of my head now!
    Franci, you are a wise and wonderful woman. That you used one of my idols; Maya Angelou to speak for you did not surprise me. I can see the similarities of thought and emotion between the two of you.
    Donna-Louisa seems to have the power to ask just the write questions to bring out and inner-self.
    I completely agree that it is time for term limits in Congress. The plan you laid out is fabulous. Anyone that spends decades in a power position like that accumulates too much ego and power of their own.
    Thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley for bringing us even closer to our sage poet Franci. She is an writing inspiration to us all.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    25/08/2016 #57 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #56 Thank you Deb. I'll let you know and I will be using Skype. I have a new laptop and Win 10 keeps updating and updating, etc. and ...! Geeeez, will it ever end!
    Deb Helfrich
    24/08/2016 #56 Deb Helfrich
    #55 Told you I was captivated by buffer layer! I am quite willing to be your setup tester should you want to proceed with a test of the FEH back-up communications strategy.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/08/2016 #55 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #54 Yes and thank you for reminding me about both Skype and Google Hangouts. I have the availability to set up both but never had the need. Aha, nice use of buffer layer.
    Deb Helfrich
    24/08/2016 #54 Deb Helfrich
    #53 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman has anyone introduced you to skype? google hangouts? They are great buffer layers when cell reception is spotty....and fantabulous when communicating around the world.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/08/2016 #53 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #52 Thank you so much @Laura Mikolaitis. The best part of the interview was our phone conversation. It's nice to tie in a voice to the person. I was so concerned about our call because of the poor reception in our area but all turned out well.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    23/08/2016 #52 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I'm a bit lax in circling back to this great post - my apologies. Life has been hectic and I've been on and off the grid for the past couple of weeks. But, this is a wonderful interview and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and getting to know more about @Franci Eugenia Hoffman and her repertoire. Franci, one of my favorite take away's from this interview is this: "I would give the world love, peace and common sense." What a beautiful gift, and the Maya Angelou quotes are a perfect way to present the why.

    Donna, thanks for opening the blinds and letting Franci's light shine through. What a great read!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    17/08/2016 #51 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Daniel Donachie thanks so much for stopping by to read and share your thoughts... I greatly appreciate you! #29
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/08/2016 #50 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Hey @Deb Helfrich thanks for sharing your thoughts, London is such a beautiful place I hope to live there in the near future. I've read this interview many times and I'm amazed by it also.. hahaha, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman has such deep and thought provoking thoughts her responses have spurred me to question more and go deeper into my own dreams! BTW nice profile pic ! #28
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/08/2016 #49 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Awww Thanks for reading and commenting @Sara Jacobovici... it is so good to have all my favorite bloggers/ writers stopping by. Very happy you enjoyed!#27
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/08/2016 #48 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Thanks @Purnima Menon... glad you have gotten so excited with this interview... a little out of the box, and @Franci Eugenia Hoffman is such a great sport and an amazing woman!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/08/2016 #47 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #25 Wow, Thanks a lot @David B. Grinberg... Very happy you enjoyed!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/08/2016 #46 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Hi @Irene Hackett, thanks a lot... I'm so happy you enjoyed. This interview was a wonderful opportunity to share dreams and possibilities! #18
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/08/2016 #45 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Thanks @Alan Geller.. I appreciate that you stopped by! #16
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/08/2016 #44 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Brian McKenzie Thanks a lot for stopping by and commenting... I opened a bottle of Bailey's today, while reading again, and I have to agree with you on the 'time warp' question :-) #15
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/08/2016 #43 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @debasish majumder your spontaneous response speaks volumes... thanks a lot ! #14
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/08/2016 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Hahaha, @Dean Owen yup... "make America quaint again! " Thanks for stopping by! #13
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