- Producer23/06/2016A Story of Catching the Wind... and maybe a metaphor for successIs there anything that invites nostalgia more than the thought of a spring fed pond? Long carefree days filled with the sounds of laughter and the endless escape into the cool water from the hot summer sun; a harmonious balance with nature - Except...
- 17/10/2016How the People Around You Affect Personal Successlifehacker.com Recently I sat down with a new friend I met for dinner. We talked about what it takes to achieve the goals you want to achieve in life. My friend is already a very accomplished marketing professional. And yet, there was lots more she wanted to do....
- Producer16/10/2016Speak up... nothing gets solved unless you do.I was at a conference a little while back and had the opportunity to listen to a speaker named Talli Osborne. Without getting into her story, I think it is safe to say she was inspirational, motivational and will look back on a very rich life when...
Comments17/10/2016 #15 Harvey Lloyd#13 Based on previous comments here and other places your principals have been very evident @Renée Cormier. This is why i enjoy your commentary. I would rephrase some of your comments concerning standing up for others. In the not to long ago past, we could stand up and hold folks accountable for poor treatment of others. (Another speaking out context) Today i find that many victims who require that voice of support are really victims of misunderstanding expectations.
I generally approach these situations with win-win. An old worn out strategy that has been given new names along the way, like EI. But asking the victim of such events, what they wanted and determining if it is achievable. To often i see folks speak out for or against something prior to understanding the real issues. They are usually plugged in tight with the emotional issues and tend to skip the facts, what can be achieved or demonstrate how to achieve a win for both. Of course this methodology will not get your video a million hits on youtube.
I triple agree with you on the speaking up consequences. If you are going to practice a win-win approach and the situation requires a strong voice , then stand. Once the sword is drawn though, it won't see its sheath before victory. It is wise to know the battle prior to drawing the sword.
..."those who speak to make noise...." Then you must be totally enjoying the American Presidential Debates.17/10/2016 #14 Renée CormierBy the way, I am anything but a confrontational person. I never look for a fight, and I actually hate conflict. It is only when the issue is highly important that I will engage in the battle. Most battles are not worth the effort for me. I'd make a terrible lawyer. :)17/10/2016 #13 Renée Cormier@Harvey Lloyd and @Graham Edwards, I am an intensely practical person and also a very principled person. I have stuck my neck out and spoken my mind, to my own detriment, on more than one occasion. The result is that on different occasions in my life, I have been fired, threatened with eviction and labelled a dissenter. That's okay. I am strong and I can take it. I will stand up for what is right because someone needs to. I will defend the weak, because someone needs to. I will voice concerns because someone needs to. The personal consequences matter less to me than making things right for others in the long term. The result is that even though I got kicked for it, I still managed to make a difference and that is really what matters. My thinking is that if you are going to speak up, then you should make it matter. My sentiment about those who just speak to make noise is much like Harvey's. Who needs them?17/10/2016 #12 Harvey Lloyd#6 I agree with speaking up @Renée Cormier. But you introduced some context to speaking up, two specifically, Professionally and Personally. If i don't know that something is irritating to you then i can't change, would be a personal call to speak up. If i am the leader of a project, group or problem then when you speak up please stay focused on the agenda. If you wish to add to the conclusions made prior to the resolution of the fix then see me after the meeting. But please speak up, i want to hear all insights.
I guess i was coming from a perspective of being over loaded with folks speaking up, where @Graham Edwards was referring to the group of folks that have difficulty finding their voice in challenging situations (shy). I was discussing the other end where folks seem to share their thoughts openly inside meetings where free thinking was held last week. We are currently on to execution now.
Lively discussion. I do encourage folks to speak up, but also guide them through the process. My assumption is you would be speaking up for a reason. The reason represents an outcome you would like to see happen/added to the current dialogue. It's worth working through the best way to present the information so that all can hear. Also it helps if the forum is appropriate for the input. These and other techniques are typical in leadership settings where the leader is trying to insert their wisdom. It seems this is appropriate for all participants. These are fairly high level concepts if you are still working through courage issues of just speaking out.17/10/2016 #10 Graham Edwards#5 Thanks for speaking up @Kevin Pashuk. : ) Your insight is always appreciated and ... insightful. I'm an INTP in Myers-Briggs terms so when I wrote this I wrote it as a constant reminder for myself. And yes, it is always helpful that when you say something worth saying, or at least contrary to what currently being bantered around the table.17/10/2016 #8 Graham Edwards#3 Thanks of the comment @Lisa Gallagher. I did say "If you are shy, please get over it."... haha. To your point, it is something we have to work very hard at... as I have said, "I may not like it but it isn't a problem". I hate doing videos but at least I don't freak out anymore... and I will keep doing them (apologies to everyone). I think your advice to @Vincent Andrew is fantastic and I appreciate it for myself too.17/10/2016 #7 Graham Edwards#2 I noticed comments can only have up to 2000 characters so this is now shorter than my original....
Thanks for your comment and your question @Vincent Andrew. I will admit it is a big question so I invite others to weigh in but here are some of my initial thoughts to How would you encourage the most timid amongst us to speak up?
Up front I will say much of what I had mentioned in my post I have learned over the years as I am a natural introvert, reflector and observer. With the said this is what comes to mind.
Profile yourself... you can do a quick and dirty Myers - Briggs on line.
Develop some goals and objectives regarding not being timid and getting your voice and ideas out there.
Discover what modes of communication you are most comfortable with, is is verbal, written, video, small groups, large groups, etc and play to your strength to get your voice out there.
Participate in your small team meetings as these are (in theory) are safe places.
Participate on social media platforms to start practicing your "voice, ideas, and things you would like to say" You can play to your strengths.
Have a list of questions ready so if someone calls on you, the response is easy... "Yes Mr Leader, I would like you know your leadership style and what is the best way to communicate with you?"
I hope this has helped...17/10/2016 #6 Renée Cormier"Ultimately she got into the habit of telling people what she thought, even when they didn't ask, and she started to influence and change things. " When you don't tell people how you feel, you deny them the opportunity to change. How many times have you heard someone say, " It's a good thing you said something..." You are right to encourage people to speak up, @Graham Edwards. Even though it isn't always easy to do, it is important. Good companies and good leaders provide opportunities for their employees to both contribute to and question initiatives. I realize there are risks involved at times, but quite often shaking things up creates opportunity.17/10/2016 #5 Kevin PashukI feel compelled to speak up on this for some reason Graham...
I was at first taken aback on your point on shyness. It can be attributed to a number of factors, personality, work environment, cultural norms... etc. One can immediately think of several examples where speaking up could be career limiting, or more often than not, produce enough butterflies churning around to make one physically sick.
Having said that, I agree with you. Don't let shyness become an excuse. If you consider it a disability to be overcome, rather than a 'given' that one must adapt to, then it is an important goal. Both you and your organization / family / relationship is better off.
It's important to consider Harvey's comment #4 below. It's important to have something worth saying if you do speak up.17/10/2016 #4 Harvey LloydSpeaking out comes with consequences, @Graham Edwards. Now these consequences could be helpful to one but hurt you or many other outcomes. I find in today's soundbyte communications we tend to throw out bytes without considering our flash speak out consequences. I have a motto, if my comments or speaking out don't further the goal or the person in the journey of success then i should reserve my speaking out. Not because it doesn't need to be spoken but more to the point i am not willing to support my speaking out.
If i speak out i then must support my points and this would require me to fully understand the processes being presented and also a framing of the questions or points to be made. I am generally not referring to clarifying questions one may have. The questions, position statements or other styles of speaking out that seek to redirect, change or detract from the goal are the ones that i refer to.
In leadership we have many levels of information to consider in moving forward. Speaking out is not only wanted but much appreciated. However speaking out needs to be constructive, thought proving and focus light in areas maybe not considered. Sitting in meeting sometimes i experience those who speak out but bring with them a personal agenda. Then there are those who have spent time investigating possible solutions to the goal or issue and then speak out. The differences one hears in the speak out is not only audible, but clearly different in many other areas.
I agree we do need to speak out more. I would offer though, we need to ensure that how we speak up is just as important as the act itself.17/10/2016 #3 Lisa GallagherWell delivered @Graham Edwards, one point I take issue with: "If you are shy get over it." It's not that easy. I had to work hard on over-coming shyness and I still work on it at times depending on the situation I find myself in. I took public speaking classes and other forms of communication classes, including leadership development which really helped me to find my strengths through honest interaction. @Vincent Andrew, I think it's helpful (or at least it was to me) that others who may recognize that a person is shy or timid to extend their hand first (so to speak). I found it helpful when working within a group that cares about their entire team because people are cognizant of those on their team. But, shyness is not something a person can just get over. It's always a work in progress. :)
- Producer12/10/2016Contribution to the society is the responsibility of everybody Many people assume that contribution to the society is the responsibility of those who are already well settled in life and have nothing else to do; because, even if the average person tried to contribute to the society, it wouldn’t make much...
Comments17/10/2016 #16 Praveen Raj GullepalliDear Jav, you have very rightly hit upon the complacency that creeps in from a personal sense of inadequacy in many. It could be due to any reason - poor health, money, work pressure, lack of time, etc. But yes, anybody can make a difference. Even without moving mountains. A random act of kindness a day, a smile, a hug, a cheerful attitude, a word of praise, an unasked raise ;) ...can and do make the world a better place! You express so well! Keep writing Amigo!16/10/2016 #14 Anonymous@Javier beBee, fractals forever. Kudos and thank you.
You Are a Social Leader, definitely. The Butterfly Effect ("Every person can make a difference to the society if they have the will to do so." - Javier Cámara Rica). The Fractal Revolution in Society, beBee affinity network is the first social media because of all members, affinity concept and high degree of awareness of management.13/10/2016 #12 Harvey Lloyd@Javier beBee your concept is timely. But i would offer up a perspective that negativity is a symptom not an outcome. I have read here and other places about "negativity" and it truly has become an emotional concept. I have had staff say, I wanted to say something but i didn't want to appear "negative".
Being negative is a matter of perspective. Steven Covey of Seven Habits fame talks about this as a bank account. Sometimes we withdraw and others we deposit. The balance is what is important, not the deposits or withdrawals. If you have made deposits with the team, negativity is a withdrawal but, no one sees it that way. Lacking deposits then one must be withdrawing from the team on a consistent basis.
I encounter negativity as a learning experience. Now i am not referring to the acute stages of negativity brought on by psycosys. But rather folks who express misunderstanding in a negative way. They apparently have a a different perspective, and i would like to hear it. I might try and discuss the presentation of the perspective so the person can express themselves and make a deposit rather than withdrawal.13/10/2016 #10 Brian McKenzieI have no inclination to join society or civilization again. "TEAM" is something I would consider, but when the machine spat me out - I am not overly excited about plugging back into it, no matter what siren song it sings. Hell, I quite enjoy pouring gas on the smoldering embers for fun and profit.12/10/2016 #3 Dean OwenI like this message. Life is pointless unless we make a difference no matter how small. And I have just spent some time on WeChat, Youtube and Facebook observing some of the conversations there. They are all full of negative people, full of hate for the world. Sharp contrast to beBee.@Donna-Luisa (I cannot tag her) says it best - Happiness is a choice.12/10/2016 #2 Mohammed SultanDear Javier beBee,Thanks for sharing your positive attitude.When paddling we should paddle in the same direction.To direct yourself in the same direction you have to control your reaction to stressful situations.That means to take charge of your mood as you can easily get trapped into a negative mood.We often are not distorted by others action,but by the ideas we take of ourselves.We have therefore to remove distorted thinking patterns,in order to have a room for clear and constructive thoughts which are usually a reflection of our feelings.The emotional culture which you try to create for beBee will be seen in the golden eyes of the bees and in the way they behave in front of their audiences. beBee progress shouldn't only be assessed by the improvements that have been already made but by striving to achieve what remains to be done.12/10/2016 #1 Mohammed A. JawadThanks for the post @Javier beBee. A simple realization can bring in us the awareness, and as we become more aware, it becomes easy for us to contribute something worthwhile...that we way, we can really make difference. Indeed, our good manners can influence others, a little act of kindness can mellow others' rash attitude or even a little smile can make a person cheery. And, after all, simple courtesies doesn't cost anything!
- Producer09/10/2016A Long Jump in TimeTwo years ago I was a couch potato. I had always kept reasonably fit but I had fallen into a lull with little motivation for exercise. Passing by a running track one day, I thought, why not go back to what I was once good at - athletics? I...
Comments18/10/2016 #50 Pamela L. WilliamsOH, brilliant thought!, A Live Buzz from the competition would be great is you have the App! Is it available in Australia/South Africa? Maybe a teammate could video you jumping! I wanna watch @Gert Scholtz View moreOH, brilliant thought!, A Live Buzz from the competition would be great is you have the App! Is it available in Australia/South Africa? Maybe a teammate could video you jumping! I wanna watch @Gert Scholtz!!! Close18/10/2016 #49 Pamela L. WilliamsBiking! I used to ride, rain or shine. In actuality I preferred the rain. Bent over the handle-bars of my ten-speed and feeling the water being kicked up by the rear tire and spraying my back with a fine mist was exhilarating. This was before helmets were required (actually I wouldn't have known where to buy one), so the cool damp air on my head felt wonderful.17/10/2016 #36 Donna-Luisa EversleyThanks for a very Inspiring post @Gert Scholtz. By nature I am competitive with myself.The feeling of accomplishment is a very strong aphrodisiac . Getting back to what I love doing outdoors has been a journey of small steps but it will happen. Inspired by your persistence.17/10/2016 #35 Emilia M. LudovinoOnly now I come across this post. Puig @Gert Scholtz!!! I'm very happy with your accomplishments and your wonderful example to so many people - young and oldies - I'll be rooting for you dear friend. - GO GERT GO!!!!!!!! All the very best in the Land Down Under :). Viel plezier met Success!!!17/10/2016 #33 Praveen Raj GullepalliGert, I thank Ken Boddie for reminding me of this post that I missed! Wow, you are a SUPER old fart! ;) And yeah, you are winning this won mate! Here's wishing you the very best of luck! Talking about revisiting old hobbies and passions, well, beBee and Javier beBee have revived my love for writing and communicating (writing stuff other than what i am either inspired or duty bound to write as a paid employee) even if I mostly respond as and when time permits. Gerald Hecht inspired me to pick up that ol guitar and develop those ol fingertip calluses again...am on the verge of breaking into a cackling ol song any day now (Not Ronnie's Anyday Now) :) and that will go straight into the music hive of Randy Keho and Andrew Porter. Yeah, one can come back strong with practice, if the effort is driven by passion. Here's a link to a video I uploaded the other day on my tube channel.Wanted to post it in the music hive but I feel this is a better context. An old buddy from early 90s, Debo from Haflong, NE India...picked up his guitar after nearly 23 years (was busy practising law, getting into politics, becoming political head of a state province etc). Does Dire Straits really well...here's Down to the Waterline...jamming with some young new friends at home. Excuse the frame mismatch...his voice audio is also missing as they had no mic...check his playing...it is a Suhr make guitar/costs nearly 3000 US$ here. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APqBMuWrjMg
- Producer17/10/2016The Mundane, Magic and MetamorphosisThose who have been following my Journey will know that my Story runs much deeper than just a return to Health, They will have followed my Thought Patterns, because I've recorded them all in the Moment, in the Flow as they came. They will know...
Comments18/10/2016 #20 Praveen Raj GullepalliVery inspiring dear Gary! You truly are mind over matter. Magic is all in the mind. For thoughts become things. Here's something from recent memory that resonates with it all...I was out of town last week with Dad, his childhood friend and my bro in law on some work of my Dad's childhood friend. We travelled to Bangalore and back. I remember him from the time I was 4, almost 45 years ago. 25 years ago, he developed Parkinsons...and has been battling it ever since. Tooth and nail. He is around 74 now. Trembles all the time...can't hold a glass of water or a cuppa by himself. But his mind is razor sharp and he plans meticulously, though he tends to be overbearingly repetitive. Walks 4 kms morning and 5 kms evening everyday...been doing it for years. Invests in properties and sell them to builders and makes enough to add to things. He amazes me with his tenacity and sense of purpose and his self-discipline in his daily routine. Isn't that magic!18/10/2016 #19 Dean OwenI've been thinking hard how to respond to this and have written comments only to delete them. I believe the power comes from within and you have that power. I don't. If I was diagnosed like you were, I would probably sit around and let rigidity take me, and I'd be OK with that mainly because I feel I've had my lifetime share of living life to the fullest. Now obviously this is hypothetical. Who knows. I too might have some semblance of your power. What I do know is that you are an inspiration to all the fighters out there.17/10/2016 #9 AnonymousWoooohoooooo!!! Oh oh ho ho it's MAGIC (sings Pilot... it's getting sparky up in here!)! Here's my foolish formula, and I decidedly believe words are spells; thought+heart=awareness of serendipitous miracles. :) Now, I have to work on my communication. Maybe I ought to write music. Hmmmm. Danke!17/10/2016 #8 Mohammed SultanDear Gary sharpe,Your simplicity is an ultimate sophistication.The magic of words lies in its simplicity,they often provide audiences with a vivid picture of what you are trying to say or do.When you reveal yourself telling your story or telling something about yourself in a simple way'you can easily not only get others acceptance but also can change their perception.Words sometimes become vivid and powerful like metaphors or analogies because you use them in such a big way that create an intimacy between you and the reader.Big long words mean little things and big things often use little words .Look how powerful are names like HP,IBM,GM and recently beBee,People don't like to be locked in by a sugar coated words that hide facts.it's far better to be simple ,honest and direct to stick in people's mind.If you are going to change something ,change your perception and the way your mind and body work.17/10/2016 #7 Ali Anani@Gary Sharpe- you asked me if I believe in the power of words. Now, I have the proof reading your buzz and finding myself acting by the power of your words. I shared, liked and now commenting. You have many similarities with me such as your writing THinking Patterns. I wrote recently a buzz on Patterns ARe the Mirrors of Future. I totally agree with you.
I loved these extracts from your buzz:
What we have is Dogma, Ingrained Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Myopic Perspectives, Unacceptance, Self-Inflicted Unawareness.
Friends, us Humans were never, ever meant to Live without Magic in our lives. Trapping ourselves in the Mundane is precisely what is slowly Killing us.
You remind me of a buzz that I intend to write soon on how the flytrap plant taps an insect and how we should trap what is benefit o us and how o do that. Only if we appreciate what we still yet don't know.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful buzz.
- Producer27/09/2016Free Will, How to keep it.Free will is our ability to change gears within any circumstances and move in a different direction. Sounds easy, until we realize those we will leave behind, who we may uproot or changes in social settings or personal brand. In our...
- Producer05/10/2016A Waltz with Nature An invitation to danceWith nature in all its gloryConnect with its abundance As it reveals its many an untold story!Embrace its greenery Relate to its healing ways Regale in the beauty of the sceneryRejoice in the swing and sways In these blissful...
- Producer18/09/2016Do Social Media Cause Fractal Cracking?A metaphor for social media that comes to my mind is a tree producing all sorts of fruits. Not all fruits are compatible with each other in their requirements. Some require more or less water, more exposure to sunlight, more or less humidity....
Comments24/09/2016 #40 Ali Anani#36 Dear @Deb Lange- to be back from a break abroad and read your comment is energizing. live your comment and I o along wit it fully. "On the one hand technology pulls us into our heads and our imagining and out of the physical reality of what we feel and sense and touch, on the other ..."- this is wonderful thinking, Deb and I am immersed in its depth, Deb. No wonder Deb means depth24/09/2016 #39 Ali Anani#35 Dear @Aaron Skogen- my full appreciation to your writing "Speaking firsthand, I find it difficult to follow and stay tuned to all the good people here who enrich my life, yet every time I stop by, the nourishment flows". This is very deep my friend and is worthy to expand into full post. I share your experience on this.24/09/2016 #38 Ali Anani#34 Dear @Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC- I am so happy this statement resonates with you "Your statement "In social media we need to have teeth to grind all sorts of fruits the tree is producing" perfectly describes social media as a whole". It is a core issue of this buzz. BTW- I have just returned from Istanbul and therefore sorry for my late responding. However; time increases the value of a solid comment and yours is.23/09/2016 #37 Deb LangeOn the other hand, dors technology and social media have the capacity for us to connect in unimaginable ways, where we self-organise in ways that support each other. like the new findings of how plants left alone in a natural ecosystem all talk to each other via their tree roots, and energy and share nutrients, are we also sharing nutrients of love and kindness and imagination to foster our growth?23/09/2016 #36 Deb Lange@AliAnani I love your nature metaphors. If social media is like a tree connecting us all, it makes me muse about.... Energy. Humans, the earth, all of life is matter, is energy. Is how we imagined creating technology and opening it up for everyone, really a way of connecting all of us? When we imagined we were all separate we focussed on borders and boundaries and fences and division. Now we imagine we are all connected we are connecting via energy, social media, words, pictures, videos from afar. Is this pulling us to connect more viscerally? On the one hand technology pulls us into our heads and our imagining and out of the physical reality of what we feel and sense and touch, on the other ...20/09/2016 #35 Aaron SkogenAnother wonderful analogy @Ali Anani. I love the thought of fractures, fruit and balance. We are inundated daily by traditional media, our social media "feeds" and all of the other "stuff" this life throws our way. Therefore finding the balance is a stress all its own. Speaking firsthand, I find it difficult to follow and stay tuned to all the good people here who enrich my life, yet every time I stop by, the nourishment flows. This is a very thoughtful and nourishing piece my friend.20/09/2016 #34 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMCThank you for another fact-filled and fascinating post, @Ali Anani. Your statement "In social media we need to have teeth to grind all sorts of fruits the tree is producing" perfectly describes social media as a whole. Regarding using social media for business, as always it's important to know on which social platform our audience 'hangs out'. Hopefully this helps divide out, and eliminate, those who require an overabundance of attention and fail to add to the social conversation our audience thrives on.19/09/2016 #33 Ali Anani#32 Dear @Mohammed Sultan- refreshing comment and ripe fruits to collect from your splendid comment. I liked your idea on training pick to pick the right fruit. This is a great idea and is extensible to many areas such as selection of a job, of an employee, of a buzz to read and so on. It is not easy always to pick and random picking is widespread. "Most people just pick whats visible ,not what's ready to eat !" This is a great idea for a buzz. As you see your comment expands the span of our minds, too.19/09/2016 #32 Mohammed Sultan@Dear Ali Anani,PhD.Reading your articles expands the span of our minds and,so too, stretches our thinking.The overwhelming communications have stressed our minds with a lot of unnecessary messages .People's minds have been cracked because their span of attention has also been narrowed and divided.If you have a divided mind you are often stressed because you don't know which one to follow .People are stressed when they can't pick the right fruit on the tree.Most people should be trained to pick the right fruit on the media as well.The right fruit is not necessarily the low-hanging fruit because it's exposed to less sun light and maybe is not ripe enough.Most people just pick whats visible ,not what's ready to eat !.When selecting media will be like picking the suitable fruit on a tree,people should pick what's ready to pick and go through the higher first to protect our our minds from cracking and also to protect our "social teeth" as you have just said.19/09/2016 #30 AnonymousDear @Ali Anani, Any tendency towards unity and sublimity carries with it a certain degree of disturbance. We are our own conscience, if so discomfort is always transient in nature. Your concerns are a sign that you're on the right track. Fractures are my profession, but also my life :)18/09/2016 #26 AnonymousDear brother @Ali Anani - this buzz has me thinking in many different directions. I am struck by the idea of 'cracking', 'stress', and 'balance' as so perfectly used in the leaf, tree & fruit metaphor. Something in my mind draws me to the mystery of the duality of strength and weakness and how weakness is a necessary part of the entire process. I am leaning toward a buzz on this idea of weakness as being a necessary 'part' within a 'system'. Thank you for your inspirational buzz dear brother...and I think it will continue being "watered"!18/09/2016 #25 AnonymousDear @John Valledor, yes this concept of "Rhizomes" and "Asignifying Rupture" is really something quite interesting you introduce! As this buzz has indicated, your comment is "adding information", the nutrient to the soil! I am unfamiliar with this concept and thought I'd share here the following interesting information at - http://www.iaacblog.com/programs/rhizome-deleuze-guattari/ -"Rhizome is a philosophical term used to describe the relations and connectivity of things....this term “rhizome” referring to a relation like that of roots. Asignifying Rupture is the fourth principle of rhizome. It states that a rhizome can never be broken. If one of its parts is interrupted, it will continue in a different path, or be deterritorialized (change its function) but will always remain." Will there be 'no end' to social media? Is this then the "new environment" from which we are learning a new way to relate and respond socially? So many more questions, my brain cells are churning with these nutrients! Would love to view more feedback from the readers!18/09/2016 #22 Aurorasa Sima#18 Analogies aside, I´m not very good at those, I think it led to a slight misunderstanding. That said, I feel your point is very valid and important.
I meant that the sheer number of birds an eagle sees on social media can be overpowering when the eagle would like to help each and everyone.
It´s probably not easy being an eagle. (:
- Producer08/09/2016Backpack and Back Pain 2016/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / This article was previously published for wide distribution on Dr Aranda's Perseverance blog. Is it just me?Or do you see?Children with backpacks to their knees.This is worse that just "not a breeze."It's...
Comments16/09/2016 #21 Jared WieseGreat article for awareness and prevention, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! I agree, it is horrendous what the kids have to carry nowadays!
On the topic of prevention and treatment, have you heard of Egoscue? A simple Google search:
"Egoscue is a postural therapy designed to eliminate chronic pain without drugs or surgery. Founded by Pete Egoscue in 1978, the Egoscue Method focuses on a series of gentle stretches and exercises to correct misalignments in the musculoskeletal system of the body."
I would add that it is not chiropractic, nor PT. It is more like gentle yoga poses.
For backpack pain, see Backpacks Are Affecting Children’s Posture,
It has six exercises to help correct posture.
Google "backpack egoscue" for more!
Let me know if you'd like more information. I am stirring up more honey about Egoscue! See the Chronic Pain section of my first honey on the topic:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-could-health-be-impacting-your-life09/09/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDTagging @Michele Williams, @Lisa Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @Bill SerGio The Infomercial King, @Randy Keho, @debasish majumder, @Mohammed A. Jawad, @mohammed khalaf, @Gary Sharpe, @Deb Helfrich, @Aurorasa Sima, @Nicole Chardenet, @Charlene Burke, @Milos Djukic, @Ali Anani, Ph.D.09/09/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 Waltzed right into my Reply 2 lines below! Current Studies that Dr Sean Mackey is doing at Stanford: (1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; (2) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and (3) Acupuncture. Stanford Pain Management is well-entrenched in Acupuncture. I 'grew up' with it and it is definitely a first-line avenue for many. (Has to be done in the right hands, literally!) RE: Chiropractors, I could write a Production on that. In short, I think that depending on your situation, you are literally putting your life in a person's hands. You've got to know your body infinitely well, speak up, advocate for yourself and enter with both eyes wide opened. #1 is that not all patients can do that. If you've been going to a chiropractor for a time and you've gotten QoL (Quality of Life) back, then hey...many times a chiropractors are a last resort. On that note, many people don't know that Medical Licenses are divided into 2 Types: Allopathic Medicine = MD; Osteopathic Medicine = DO. The Doctors of Osteopathy are trained to do chiropractic manipulations of the neck, for example. Huge Topic begging for a Production. Boy, are you guys keeping me busy! Tagging @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Ray Looker, @Renée Cormier, @Donald Grandy, @Randy Smith, @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad, @bebee stories, for advancing social media presence in this unofficial "Drive" that is simply thriving! Tagging @Lance Scoular, @Matt Sweetwood, @David B. Grinberg, @Stacy Hall, @Victoria Lewin, @Gordon Pye, @John White, MBA.09/09/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 Absolutely, and that's why I focused on children in an article on back pain. As adults, it's all too easy to look backwards and have regrets for not being as fastidious as we should be...but when this affects our children ~just think, as you said...a SuperParent would see that (s)he carries the full responsibility. And if it's too later for you and chronic back pain is an affliction, not only is Stanford holding the 9/11 #BackPain2016 Stream, but here's the link to look at their research programs. COMPLETED Studies: (1) genetic variation of opioid effect; (2) beta blockers and effect of increasing pain sensitivity with opioids; and (3) brain changes with opioids vs. placebo. CURRENT Studies (Enrollment Closed): (1) 5HT3 Antagonists to halt opioid withdrawal; (2) opioids and whether/how they effect body inflammation; (3) opioid withdrawal and ondansetron vs placebo effect on the brain. FUTURE studies: (1) effect of mHEALTH app for pain management and (2) QoL and validation of pain patients when using digital health tools. OPEN Studies: (1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; (2) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and (3) Acupuncture.
- Producer09/09/2016Geometry, All Around UsGeometry is all around us, and we are surrounded by myriads of geometric forms, shapes and patterns. Every living organism and all non-living things have an element of geometry within. Understanding the natural world requires an understanding...
Comments25/09/2016 #59 Lada Prkic#57 Thank you very much! You beautifully compiled other people's thoughts, but your idea is a seed for all these thoughts. :) I'd love to have the time to write a post about shapes and colours of humans. I am just writing another buzz related to geometry, which is obviously my first love.13/09/2016 #47 Lada Prkic#45 The sacred geometry is an extremely fascinating concept. I agree, Savvy, that it takes time to fully comprehend its principles and applications. Thanks for the link about the celestial DNA time spiral. I am just at the beginning of my fractal journey, but I shall try to learn more about this.13/09/2016 #46 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão#37 So do I Lada Prkic. Certainly it is my pleasure to get in touch with you, "noble colleague" and have the opportunity to read your article. @Ali Anani and @CityVP Manjit 's comments contributed even more views, as big thinkers they are. My pleasure for sure, thanks12/09/2016 #45 Savvy RajThank you @Lada Prkic certainly it is as well my pleasure indeed. The sacred geometry reveals more than we can comprehend at a time Sharing a link I came across recently. Perhaps this is relevant to a few here Chk this out .http://infinity-codes.net/n.t.f.m./celestial-dna-time-spiral.html11/09/2016 #42 Dale Masters#36 Bless you, @Lada Prkic. As a researcher and writer, it's a habit of mine to follow links in articles. I enjoy it immensely, even if I never use any of the material I read. As a reader, you are my kind of writer! You break down difficult information, and make the subject matter engaging, no matter what one's level of expertise.11/09/2016 #40 Ali AnaniI have a habit of re-visiting posts that move me. I am visiting this one again. The comments are superb. I just remembered I co-authored a presentation on shapes. I started the initial seed, and then invited other authors to contribute. I think you shall enjoy this one @Lada Prkic.
- Producer09/09/2016Flash Forward ...Its Today!To Give ...This was written a few months ago. For whatever the reason, today I'm publishing, and hope you are inspired to live! Donna-Luisa We are here for more than one purpose. I firmly believe that Jesus Christ died for me, you and everyone. Some...
Comments11/09/2016 #17 Franci Eugenia Hoffman#14 @Donna-Luisa Eversley - hives that I own are:
and two hives "A bees Reads", which is my storage hive for buzzes I want to refer to; and "Affinitize", which I just created for cross-referencing of ideas.
Is this what you needed?
PS I also have a spreadsheet of all the hives I have featured in Hive Talk. It's dorky because I haven't taken the time to set up an excel spreadsheet in MS Office 365 but it works for the time being.10/09/2016 #16 Phil Friedman@ @Donna-Luisa Eversley - I like this piece precisely because you don't dwell on yourself and your issues, but focus of reaching out and spreading hope and encouragement to others. Consequently, I should like to quote a favorite producer of wise tidbits: "It takes just as much effort to retreat, and may be more dangerous than to move forward..." (From the Wisdom of Chung King, Second Scroll, circa 650 AD) Cheers and thanks for sharing this.10/09/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley#7 @Michael D. Davis Thank You. I wanted to be sitting at my computer to write this note. Yesterday I wanted to do something different, with my followers, and we connected more than a follow of names with your acceptance of my hand as it were. Social media, can be great but we really need to move from collecting or sharing our names, to building relationships. Someone needs to take a step and someone needs to reciprocate. So if, in my outreach I can meet individuals like you, then I am truly engaging social media in relationship building. (I'm inspired to write a post on this, so keep on the look out for that soon!). I'm connecting with people, not simply numbers of names!
Lao Tzu's wisdom is renowned, but seems is not taken to action by many. Each action, and step with draw a corresponding movement. Sometimes the movement will take us where we think we want to go, and sometimes, the action of doing nothing leaves us in the same place. As I read your comment, my step forward was taken, and like a chess game, I'm doing the next move. This is life in its simplest form. Movement.
You spoke of one hand clapping, and the emotion welled up inside, as yes there is a sound made by one hand, and sometimes its so loud it can't be picked up by those too busy to hear. This post sat in my inbox, and I did wonder if it should be shared. Its one of those pieces where you pour your heart out and then, look amazed at the understanding written.
Thank you for following me, and I look forward to engaging more with you.09/09/2016 #7 Michael D. DavisThank you for the gift of your post @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Here's a word of encouragement just for you.
You mention Lao Tzu's famous proverb of a journey beginning with one step. I have appreciated the wisdom Lao Tzu for many years now and it was delightful for me to read your post today. Lao Tzu also talks about the sound of one hand clapping, which happens to be one of my favorite passages from the Tao Te Ching. It's a well cited Zen kōan meant to help students understand that sometimes there is no answer other than no answer.
Today I read where someone says the easy and obvious answer to the sound of one hand clapping is the sound of one hand closing. However, upon contemplating this I find there is another answer which I have come to personally accept.
The sound of one hand clapping is the sound of one hand opening itself up to the world, not closing itself off to it. Within this sound there is an embodiment of all the yen and yang of human experience. It's said that positive and negative cannot exist or be fully appreciated without the other. They gives balance to all there is.
You have found the sound of one hand clapping Donna-Luisa. By the opening of your hand we have heard the sound of one hand clapping and have been blessed by it. Keep on sharing and I'll keep on clapping with one hand, right along with you.
With gratitude and a Smile,
#thedailychalkboard09/09/2016 #3 Laura MikolaitisI love this post @Donna-Luisa Eversley, thank you for sharing it. This is a wonderful thought: "One conscious movement, in the direction of forward makes all the difference. There are things you can control, and battles you can win. Let the one within be the beginning." So true and your timing on publishing this is impeccable. It's been a challenging few months for me and I need to remember how powerful those forward movements can be; and dispel the negative forces that sometimes feel as though they have a strong hold over your spirit. You are a strong and beautiful person, Donna and I appreciate all your encouragement and support. Keep on writing and keep on inspiring.
- Producer22/08/2016The Human ConnectionI had been pondering writing this buzz for awhile, but, wasn't able to assimilate my thoughts about it, until I had read some posts on beBee that made me think that I might have something worthwhile to say. Sitting alone in front of a computer...
Comments26/09/2016 #21 Hans DholakiaGreat buzz, Chas ; straight out of the heart. We are all lonely, until we realize that it is One who has become many, and with that realization even when we are only by ourselves, the frustrating loneliness becomes a joyous solitude. Else, one can feel lonely even in a crowd. The key is to learn to get along with oneself. If I didn't explain myself well enough, let's connect and be in touch. Just followed you, with love ...17/09/2016 #18 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015Tears, I am such a SAP Chas. You got me with this tender and special message to all of us, wonderful post. Thank you for reminding me to maintain my sensitivity for others. Sometimes it's is difficult, but sometimes there are people like you who remind us. KAK30/08/2016 #13 Deann M. HarrityThis hits home for me because this is the way I feel the majority of the time. I am just waiting for that ONE person to reach out. Even the smallest form of interaction can help! A smile, a kind word, etc. from a stranger can make all the difference, hence why I go out of my way to be that person for others! *air hugs*30/08/2016 #11 Praveen Raj Gullepalli@Chas Wyatt you should write a song around it and compose a tune. A beBee tune! The Human Connection sounds globally relevant and so do your feelings about connecting and caring, even if virtually! Like Springsteen's Human Touch. And if I could have... I surely would have... flown across a few continents to spend a day or two with other bees...just to listen harder and understand deeper and relate at a whole new level. Maybe someday I shall meet at least a few! ;)30/08/2016 #9 Jim MurrayIt's kinda hard to physically connect with everyone. But I have had a number of Skype conversations and gotten to know some of my online friends that way, And then there was the infamous Beezers lunch In Port Credit. That was epic. LOL. Your point is well taken Chas. Good to hear from you. This is a Beezers hiver fore sure.30/08/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa EversleyOne of the loneliest places on this earth can be our tired minds... with everything around us fighting for mental focus, our minds sometimes need a break, just to enjoy all that the world has to offer in its own time.. This is a second read for me, and @Chas Wyatt I am taken back to a reflection point... pausing to give my mind a rest!22/08/2016 #4 Deb HelfrichI celebrate the heart that wrote this, @Chas Wyatt. I am here, as well, to try to expand my connections, not to some arbitrary number, but to include a wide range of humans, doing all sorts of interesting things. My choice will always be to attempt to send people away after reading my words with a smile on their face. When I see others attempting to send people along feeling intimidated by the verbal acuity of their pronouncement, I look the other way until a tipping point is reached. Then I have no problem taking a stand for respect and understanding and trying to spread virtual nods and smiles.22/08/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Chas Wyatt i have to give you a #mushyhug because you are right on so many levels. I do hope one day when I meet my virtual online friends here we connect as friends and not as strangers. I'm trying to let everyone see me , hear me and by my words feel me. I love connecting and meeting people.. I've had chats with a few folks from here and I can safely say I enjoyed all conversations.
- Producer14/08/2016Interview with my DoppelgängerI first ran into my Doppelgänger many many years ago. Before that time, I knew she existed, but I didnt have the courage to seek her out..She smiles and waves every time we ran into each other at varied intervals in time. She looks better than I...
Comments21/08/2016 #16 Savvy Raj# 15 First of all thank you for kind mention and your thoughtful intention towards propelling interconnections @CityVP Manjit.I appreciate your gesture. Speaking of seeing our self reflections in one another I feel we are strengthened in these interconnects more than we chose to acknowledge . This is an interesting and a very reflective post indeed #PurnimaMenon and I enjoyed reading it immensely . And while reading it I was also reminded of this old movie 'The Journey to the Far side of the Sun ', about the Doppelganger. I remember I was intrigued by the phenomenon for a long time after watching the movie . Perhaps you might enjoy it as well. And I am also sharing your post on my hive Life and Living ..I joyfully welcome you to it .18/08/2016 #15 CityVP ManjitI think more people should develop the curiosity to play with their inner doppelgänger in the spirit of intelligent play. It is the inner doppelgänger that interests me, not that every human heart is the same but where the brilliance and shine is unmistakably similiar. In this regard I am guessing that there are two Indian inner doppelgängers who are not aware of each other, and so it is always interesting when we plug virtual veins and arteries together. Here @Purnima Menon I welcome you to visit the buzz here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@savvy-raj/caged-birds-set-them-free and equally I welcome the inner doppelgänger of @Savvy Raj to fly into this buzz. The benefit of self-reflective people is when they shine so much on the inner side that they begin to illuminate the worlds they touch. Otherwise facial similarity is only skin-deep whereas the doppelgänger here is more profound.15/08/2016 #11 Anees ZaidiLovely interaction @Purnima Menon, elsewhere on this platform there was a debate on dyads and triads. I see each individual as a dyad - "I" and my "Doppelgänger". As you said my 'Doppelgänger' always remains around me. This is I who needs to find it. A great post Purinma that I would love to share. I also invite @Ali Anani and @Sara Jacobovici to share their thoughts on this beautiful interaction.15/08/2016 #3 Charles David UpchurchI just had another thought about the picture. Why not replace it with two pictures of yourself, in different clothes and with different backgrounds, placed side by side? THAT would empower the illusion of your first four paragraphs even more, allowing more, or longer, of what literature scholars call 'suspension of disbelief.'14/08/2016 #2 Charles David UpchurchLovely, @Purnima Menon.
Until the interview part started, I actually believed you had found someone "else" who looks just like you, and contacted her. I then realized that "she" is your self-image, which is reflected like a mirror by anyone you meet, whether they appear to look like you, or not.
By the way, the image of the twin models really ought to be researched (not just "Google" as a source). Use "Google Images" to look for the original image with full image information, so that they get credit for their modelling work, and the photographer gets credit for his or her work.
- Producer01/08/2016How Meditation Gives You Control of Your Business and Your LifeMeditation in business? I must be off my rocker. Only gooroos, woo woo folks and the religious among us meditate. It’s not something for those of us who are logical, rational business folks, right?Think again.Science has proven the value of...
Comments02/08/2016 #13 Rebel Brown#8 @Anandhi Krishnan Here are some links to some recordings I've done:) GROUNDING MEDITATION https://soundcloud.com/rebel-brown/grounding-meditation CONNECTING WITH YOUR ENERGY https://soundcloud.com/rebel-brown/energy-be-me NO MORE SCARY VOICES https://soundcloud.com/rebel-brown/no-more-scary-voices YOUR SOUL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF EGO/FEAR https://soundcloud.com/rebel-brown/our-soul-lives-on-the-other01/08/2016 #3 Lisa GallagherWonderful guide for meditation that anyone can understand. Some are so complex, a person feels defeated before they try. Even though I do struggle with Anxiety disease, one thing I remind myself of- the mind is a powerful tool and it can be 're-tuned.' Thanks for this @Rebel Brown.01/08/2016 #1 Max CarterA great technique I teach that is really simple is as follows.
"I let go of everything."
Repeat until your body takes over the breathing.
"I go into the void of my own mind to learn what I need to know right now."
You already know within what you need to focus on and be shown to accomplish whatever it is. Most people that I teach this too have a great results and I have been using it for years.
- Producer01/08/2016Unlock Gratitude Unlock Creativity Art by Savvy Raj Title: 'Dimensions ' www.savvyraj.comAuthenticity and Creativity !The illusion of pressure takes a toll on most of the originality before it even begins to take shape. At such times it is important to distinguish between...
Comments02/08/2016 #18 Savvy Raj16 @Anees Zaidi Creativity blooms in every acknowledgement of interconnectedness . To profess any creative reflection as just ones alone is too limiting in the larger picture .As any exercise to envision beyond needs to step beyond time frames to flow along in the the acceptance subtlety of the eternal wisdom. Infact our creative enrichments are a reminder of the beauty within that is as unique as every one of us in its similarities as much as the differences and yet deeply alligned to learnings in consciousness of the interdependence .
Although as an artist we may find ourself giving a shape to thoughts, its destiny is the result of the bubbles of thoughts in the connected flow .As soon as the clarity of the interdependence reigns in the hearts all thoughts transform creatively as per the seeing beyond looking, in the gratefulness of both the subtlety and starkness of the interdependence . Your blessings I deeply revere Namaste .02/08/2016 #16 Anees ZaidiDear @Savvy Raj I read your work many times and every time I thought of nothing but to 'bow in reverence'. Your thoughts are as amazing as your creativity. I see my latest buzz 'The Triangular Love' (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anees-zaidi/my-triangular-love#c8) as a true epitome of your words "Creativity is a dance of the choices you make of the resources within that gets out the authentic artistic in you... a challenge by itself, in itself and for itself." Few months back I made few choices of the resources (bees) on beBee and now I can see my 'authentic' dancing and singing. How true you are when you say "But most of all the ability to be grateful and gracious in acknowledging all the inspirations that come your way to help you be you ! They are your angels and guides in the path of releasing the authenticity of you ... thankfulness and gratitude unlocks the uniqueness in you." You are one of those 'angles' who opened 'The Window of My Truth and whom I revered. As you said "That is sensing the divinity of the creator". Stay blessed!!01/08/2016 #6 Loribeth PiersonGratitude is a part of my daily life. Being grateful and living every day in my own Authenticity brings my Creativity. The more one is grateful for all the good in your life, more doors seem to open at the right time. Thanks for the post-Savvy, love your name BTW!01/08/2016 #5 Savvy Raj@Ali Anani thank you for your words and reflections . Will certainly await your creative reflections in the understanding . Allow me first to unlock my thoughts in deep gratitude for the value you see in my artwork and writing . Would like to address your words here in a flow of thoughts.in a verse.
A seeing betond looking!
To appreciate and wonder at fractal art
Is an exercise in exploration of existence
Every fractal is a vision in abundance
Every fractal shows more than the apparent
The beauty of fractality
Is the magic in creation
An appreciation of inter connectedness
As much as the completeness
Of thriving in the living .
To see the parts in the whole
And the whole in the parts
Infinite is the expansion in the envisioning.
Creativity abounds and imagination finds meaning.
That is sensing the divinity of the creator
In the depth of such a seeing beyond the looking.01/08/2016 #2 Ali AnaniYour distinguished artwork in making the fractal image and fractal feelings make me wonder if you really need my feedback @Savvy Raj? You are gifted.
One idea that I shall ponder on today is linking what you wrote here with what I wrote in my last buzz on Triads Are Everywhere concerning imagination. You wrote "Creativity is a dance of the choices you make of the resources within that gets out the authentic artistic in you... a challenge by itself, in itself and for itself." I also believe in that imagination is part of many triads. One triad is imagination-creativity-innovation. Now, I see another triad of imagination-senses-choices, but I have to think more. Something of value shall emerge. Great mind, soul and sense you are, Savvy
- 29/07/2016"Learning to Dance socially is helpful beyond just the entertainment values as it can help in rehabilitation of the body and provides vital tools for reconnection to the body and to the self. Approaching the learners in non competitive collaborative and non threatening ways helps them feel safe enough to gradually let go of inhibitions and . as participants learn to trust their bodies, they are more able to trust others and engage in healthy relationships. Empowering is the Art of Dance."
Here is a link share on Rafi Eldor who believes in Empowering the self through the art of dance.
Dancing as a medicine for Parkinson Patient | Rafi Eldor | TEDxIDCDancing as a medicine for Parkinson Patient | Rafi Eldor | TEDxIDC What would you do if you are notified by your doctor that you have a chronic disease and you are left with 5 years of living without nursing? That is what...
- Producer28/07/2016Managing a large familyMy wife and I have six children. The youngest is 11, the oldest 20. In between there are teenagers - 13, 14, 16, 17. As anyone would expect, raising a family of this size poses challenges.LogisticsTry travelling with six children in tow. When the...
Comments29/07/2016 #24 Vincent AndrewYou're right that 'children tend to be very forgiving as long as we don't ruin their lives'. Parents do things with the best of intentions but sometimes I also realise that we need to hear what they have to say. When child and I disagree on something it's best for both parties to listen and come to a compromise perhaps. A win-win situation! Thank you Lisa Gallagher for reading and commenting.29/07/2016 #23 Savvy RajA beautiful insight into your family Vincent . Just shared your story with my mother who used to regale us with the fascinating experiences of being raised in a much larger family.
Loved your family picture as well as the lovely names of your beautiful children .Thank you for your heartfelt sharing.29/07/2016 #22 Lisa GallagherWhat a great story about you @Vincent Andrew and your family!! Kudos to you and your wife, 6 kids and the values you've instilled will be passed down to future generations. We all make mistakes when raising our children and it sounds as though the love you've instilled outweighs any mistakes. Our children tend to be very forgiving as long as we didn't ruin their lives. I have 2 grown children and I used to worry that they would not like me much at times due to my rules. We have a great relationship, so healthy rules and boundaries do pay off! Great job, you have sure had your hands full :))29/07/2016 #18 Vincent AndrewWe pray the kids will make good and healthy choices in life. Our greatest pleasure will be to see them become good people, caring for themselves and others. Thank you for reading and commenting @Renée Cormier View moreWe pray the kids will make good and healthy choices in life. Our greatest pleasure will be to see them become good people, caring for themselves and others. Thank you for reading and commenting @Renée Cormier. #9 Close29/07/2016 #15 Vincent AndrewThe app would have been a great idea then and probably is now too @Dean Owen! Not knowing where the kids are - that's one of the worst feelings to have as a parent. I learned so much from that experience that I tell them that all the time. Please don't put mama and papa in that situation anymore. Thanks for reading and commenting Dean. #628/07/2016 #12 Phil FriedmanNice piece, @Vincent Andrew. Without pretension, you provide insight into dealing with a family three times the size of mine. And I often felt two kids were as much as I would, or could handle. I am sure other parents will be moved to add their anecdotes on the trials and tribulations, but here is mine: We were at the Farmers Market in San Francisco. I was standing at a cash register paying for a bag of cherries. My eldest daughter, then about 4, was standing quietly next to me. I turned to the cashier for what couldn't have been more than 30 seconds, then looked down at my side... to find my daughter gone. The market is not like a department store where they can close the doors until a missing child is found. It is huge with open access at multiple points and thousands of people milling about. I can't describe the sinking feeling. I could see my wife at a market stand about a hundred feet away. As soon as she saw my face scanning the crowd, she knew. It seemed like an eternity, but only three or four seconds later, as I moved toward her she held my daughter up as high as she could above the crowd. My daughter, being able to see her mother from where we had been standing (although we couldn't see her) had concluded that it was safe to go to Mommy, and had simply been on her way, not realizing that we couldn't see her. Until she was much older, I never again let her stand in circumstances like that without holding my hand. I can't imagine the pressures of keeping track of six. Cheers and best wishes.28/07/2016 #10 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianSix kids? Wow! I only have 2! I had a full head of hair when they were born, look at me now.
Scratch that, I have two hellions.
They learned early on about handling their money and the outdoors.
It's the outdoors that gave me the most anxiety. Like when my daughter, then aged 5, chased a full-grown black bear from our campsite. (If Dada can do it, why not her?) Or, when my son, then 6, played "fetch" with a timber-wolf "doggie." (Wolf and kid had a great time, btw).
Great kids become great adults. My son is now 28, my daughter 26. It's been a blast every day watching them grow.28/07/2016 #9 Renée CormierThere are many trials and many joys that are a natural part of parenting. The nicest part is seeing your children all grown up. It is wonderful to see your children turn into genuinely good adult human beings. Your children will make their own choices and be the people they want to be. If, at their core, they have sweet souls, then you are blessed and can be satisfied with the knowledge that you did well.
- 26/07/2016@Michele Williams in a comment at a buzz by @Savvy Raj This introduced me to work in collective intelligence, which until her comment I was not familiar with. She mentioned the work of Anita Williams Woolley I found further information from MIT http://cci.mit.edu/mciresearchpage.html - this resource helps me with a new avenue of personal inquiry and this will prove an interesting stream in my own personal learning journey.Collective Intelligence in Human Groups - Anita Williams Woolley Dr. Anita Williams Woolley, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior & Theory presented to alumni at Reunion 2013. Most of us are familiar with the...
Comments27/07/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit#1 What this opens up for me is to look at teams and collaboration as an evidence based approach rather than the way teams are discussed as a human resource initiative (and perhaps @Jennifer Schultz View more#1 What this opens up for me is to look at teams and collaboration as an evidence based approach rather than the way teams are discussed as a human resource initiative (and perhaps @Jennifer Schultz can add her perspective here if she notes such a difference). Team building exercises, executive retreats and dogma around teamwork is not something I find personally satisfying, so this is what sparked my interest in exploring more about the study of collective intelligence. Intelligence for me is a push and not a pull a.k.a. employee engagement in my mind feels often like a manipulation than an observation. If collective intelligence is an observation this opens the opportunity to enlighten my blue wisdom. (Managerial) - which is a part of my own personal learning journey. Close
- Producer26/07/2016beBee Interview with: David Grinberg (beBee Ambassador)The goal of the "beBee Interviews and Introductions" hive is to introduce new influential members to the beBee network, and interview some of the more active and popular Producers on beBee. Is there someone you would like to get to know...
Comments01/08/2016 #28 Fatima WilliamsSuch a beautiful interview @Michael Hillebrand You had me glued in and the questions were spot on. Thank you @David B. Grinberg You so such a positive person and there's alot of positive energy flowing from you and after learning about your work. You are indeed living the quote "Life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing to help others?" by helping and contributing with your work.29/07/2016 #27 David B. GrinbergFYI -- More musing on my improbable journey to landing a White House gig at 23 and the many mentors who helped me along the way:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/thankyourmentor-stephanopoulos-begala-part-ii-david-b-grinberg?trk=mp-reader-card28/07/2016 #26 Deb HelfrichI really wanted to take the time to read through this insightful interview a few times. So glad to know more about you @David B. Grinberg. I've been a fan of your balanced writing advocating for important changes and it was great to learn about your background and your life. We have a similarity in finding that watching sunsets from a high vantage point can provide one of the most poignant inspirations to think big thoughts.28/07/2016 #25 Sara JacoboviciCongratulations to you @Michael Hillebrand for setting up these interviews. Wonderful idea and opportunity to learn about the Bees here on beBee and add to the quality of the engagement. Also, I think you did a great job as an interviewer.
Dear @David B. Grinberg loved reading and learning more about you. So many interesting experiences and I appreciate your attitude towards life in general and how you integrate your personal and professional selves. You also tell a good story.
Just to share a couple of interests. I have posted a couple of updates involving Carl Sagan quotes. One re writing or books https://www.bebee.com/content/607137/585044 and the other re our planet https://www.bebee.com/content/693755/689304. I invite you to join the Sunset Hive https://www.bebee.com/group/sunset. This is the sunset from my window. https://www.bebee.com/content/688188/679931
A pleasure engaging David. Wishing you all the best!28/07/2016 #24 Lisa GallagherWhat a great interview! Such an interesting life you've led so far @David B. Grinberg and I'm sure you will have many more exciting tales to tell along the way. You are a very positive person and that rubs off on others. I'm glad that we connected on Linkedin, you've been very helpful to me, even if you weren't aware of that! I think it's cool that you're learning Spanish from your wife. I also love to hear people state they are going to make a career change with enthusiasm. Personally, I think it's healthy to re-group per se every so many years. I went to a seminar which focused on becoming stagnant within the workplace. They found people who stayed with the same career/job their entire lives lived shorter lives and weren't as happy as those who took risks and made changes throughout life. Your an excellent writer, I can see your articles getting picked up! Thanks for sharing all you did and @Michael Hillebrand, again, great interview!!28/07/2016 #23 Pamela L. WilliamsTerrific interview. So interesting to see where life has taken you David and the opportunities to play a role in our country's history. I adore DC! My oldest and dearest friend lived in Arlington for many years while her husband worked at the Pentagon after retiring from the Navy. When 9/11 happened he just missed being another casualty. His office was destroyed by the plane but he had left for a meeting just minutes before it hit. She didn't know if he was alive or dead for almost six hours and only then because he ran the five miles home after they allowed him to leave the campus. That's when she called a halt to DC and he took a corporate job in Pennsylvania. While they were there I visited several times and I couldn't get enough of walking around DC. I have dozens of pictures of the architecture. There was a restaurant near the U.S. Mint where we would have lunch, I think it was called the Red Sage. Best roasted chicken ever and the wine wasn't too shabby either! :-) Thanks for another great interview Michael!27/07/2016 #19 Charlene BurkeTerrific interview. So great to get to know you a bit, @David B. Grinberg. I love that you studied success principles at a young age and were able to apply them to your professional life. It's only been in the last few years that I put focused effort on studying them and applying them to my business - which means, of course, that both the business and I are growing. Love that you shared your wife and family with us.27/07/2016 #18 David B. GrinbergJust a note of sincere thanks for everybody who took the time to read and comment on this interview. I told @Michael Hillebrand he conducts these interviews like a professional journalist -- a new calling, perhaps?I hope this interview helped you get to know me a little better. beBee is all about YOU, us, we bees. It is each individual contribution and buzz that makes this platform so appealing. Thus, thank you again for your kind words and valuable comments: @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Michele Williams @Julie Hickman @Javier beBee @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Mamen Delgado @Jim Cody @Teresa Gezze @Kevin Pashuk @Mohammed A. Jawad @Alan Geller @Donald Grandy.
ALAN: Per your question, I was never any good at math or science, which are prerequisites to be an astronaut (more or less). Nevertheless, I love astronomy and I'm fascinated by space science and discovery. Onward to Mars!27/07/2016 #16 Donna-Luisa EversleyHey friends, please check out this interview with one of my 'all time favorite ' writers., @Laura Mikolaitis, @Aura Alex, @Laurent BOSCHERINI,
@Pamela L. Williams, @Michele Williams, @Don Kerr, @Ken Boddie, @Marietta Gentles Crawford, @Deb Helfrich, @Sue Chien Lee, @Dr. Corinthia Price, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Paul Drury, @Vincent Andrew, @Andrew Books @Andrew Porter, @Charlene Burke, @Charles David Upchurch, @Chris Spurvey26/07/2016 #14 Donna-Luisa EversleyWonderful! Thank you @Michael Hillebrand for another outstanding interview. Wow @David B. Grinberg you are amazing, even more so than I thought before! You have managed to accomplish what many can of and yet your humble persona remains unshaken. Think I will start to lobby The Washington Post and New York Times on your behalf, my friend. Thank you for sharing your beautiful wife and family with us. Quite an inspirational interview ! Just brilliant!26/07/2016 #11 Franci Eugenia HoffmanWow! You are such a positive person, @David B. Grinberg! I love your statement "I don't think anyone is "ever there yet" because as one professional door closes a new one opens (hopefully)" You have a positive and yet realistic outlook about life. Stunning interview.26/07/2016 #10 Mamen DelgadoWoww @David B. Grinberg, yours is such a curriculum... You have a great past, a wonderful present and for sure a HUGE future! You know, I like to say "future is now" and that's what I felt reading your marvelous interview by @Michael Hillebrand (you did it again my dear...). Thanks so much for sharing, a lot to learn from you. Love your energy, a force of the Nature and the Cosmos... ✨💫26/07/2016 #9 Froilán PérezWhat a fantastic interview to read congrats to @Michael Hillebrand for this series, but also to @David B. Grinberg for such an exciting career. I'm sure you will have a lot to teach us bees about the US politics. As always, thanks both to the interviewer and interviewee (is that a word?) for your precious time and for sharing with the hive :D
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A documentary about a fascinating experiment and how intent, thoughts and words can change even the molecular structure of water.Dr Masaru Emoto Hado Water Crystals Full Documentary http://www.masaru-emoto.net/...
- Producer23/07/2016When The Day Light Comes- Playing For ChangeI listened to a song on youtube and I LOVED it. I'm not ashamed to admit, I'm a Maroon 5 fan. I was listening to some of their songs and came across "Daylight," however, I realized it was a version I haven't heard. This video was produced by,...
Comments23/07/2016 #24 Lisa GallagherNoooooo @Dean Owen, say it isn't so, a fragrance line? Well I shouldn't be surprised, he did have a line of clothing with Kmart for a year or two! I bet all the young Adam fans will buy it, wear it and feel as though they have a piece of him with them, that is a bit creepy!23/07/2016 #20 Ken Boddie#9 #17 Both you guys talking about 'maroon' and 'blue' is likely to start a riot here in Oz. 'State of Origin' is the annual tussle between Queensland (maroon colours) and NSW (blue colours) in rugby league, which, in both these states, is more popular than any other ball sport, and is referred to as 'footy'. So Dean-san's comment about the Maroons being "too strawberry pancake" would undoubtedly be construed as fighting talk here in the 'Sunshine State' and would be an extremely inadvisable taunt to make in certain Brisbane hostelries, unless either wearing a gum shield and willing to go three rounds 🛎 (ding ding) or sufficiently nimble of foot to execute a quick exit . 🚴23/07/2016 #18 Lisa Gallagher#17 ha ha, I should not be surprised that most guys dont have a strong affinity for Maroon 5. Have to admit that the version of this song is pretty cool though! I must have missed your buzz with The Stand with me video! Uh, I will have to watch this again to find my er... doppelganger lol23/07/2016 #15 Ali Anani#13 @Deb Lange commented on the last buzz by @CityVP Manjit by offering a great metaphor. She said that words of people are like molecules. Words are reactants and their collisions produce new thoughts. So, I fully concur with your lovely response my dear @Lisa Gallagher23/07/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher#11 Great quote you pulled @Ali Anani. The more we take time to read, we do get to know people on another level. Many people inspire me for differing reasons. I'm thankful for this growing network which seems to be binding humans together for the better. I love that this project through the use of music is not only helping street artists but together, they are helping children who need a good education. Thanks for your wonderful comment!23/07/2016 #11 Ali AnaniMan I’m in the Joy business, I come out to be with the people
The true measure of any movement is what it gives back to the people
I love the two quotes from your Buzz dear @Lisa Gallagher View moreMan I’m in the Joy business, I come out to be with the people
The true measure of any movement is what it gives back to the people
I love the two quotes from your Buzz dear @Lisa Gallagher. We are in the business of joy and this took some companies like Coca Cola years to find out. It is not only when we serve people better that we become more humans, but also we get inspired of what people need and want. Great buzz and story< Lisa and thank you for sharing it. Close23/07/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher#6 Uncle Ken! You laid it out nice with all the acoustics, vocals etc... I've been following them for a while (the street artists, that is) and I've listened to Grandpa Elliott quite a bit. Nothing like La Blues! These people rock! And, it reminded me of beBee in a way, this movement brings together people from all over the world- they speak different languages, yet music unites them. We have so much that unites us on beBee too!!
- Producer20/07/2016A Boléro SunsetMy first Boléro sunset was thirty years ago on the island of Hydra, Greece. Roxane had dumped me to go gallivanting the French Riviera with her girlfriends so I ended up going with my gorgeous neighbor Sam. We took the Flying Dolphin from Piraeus...
Comments22/07/2016 #21 Ken BoddieI enjoyed reading your post, Dean-san, and watching the video, which I almost missed, as too long away from beBee results in a lot of items on the wall. Funny how music brings back different memories for different people. I think of Torvill and Dean skating at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics when I hear Ravel's Bolero. And then, of course the bolero has been historically used over the years to accompany other night pursuits .... but this is a family show, so let's not go there. 😊21/07/2016 #18 Dean Owen#16 For me Lisa, it is usually a recollection of an experience that happens first, then the frantic search for an appropriate photo through loads of flash cards, USBs, memory sticks, thumb drives, and old computers. That can often take longer than the actually writing of the article!21/07/2016 #16 Lisa GallagherVery interesting story @Dean Owen. I'm glad you shared the link. I love the story and what led up to sharing of the sunsets which is something we can all see. You sure have had some amazing experiences!! I can see you hang onto photos, they are the best memories when looking back on them. Each photo tells a story, many stories we forgot about until we come across that photo once again.21/07/2016 #10 Joanna Hofman@Dean Owen,a beautiful story :) some memories are connected to music, scents, colours ,sunrises or sunsets....From now when I will listen Ravel's Bolero - It will remind me your story :)) @Mamen Delgado, a great idea with sunsets ---I have few pic.from Turkey, Finland and few other countries would be nice share its with a very short stories? :)20/07/2016 #7 Mamen DelgadoSuch a great experience Dean!!! I met the donkeys at Hydra in June 1992, probably one of the most risky days of my hole life... 😂 By the way, there is a hive about sunsets, here you have the link @Donna-Luisa Eversley View moreSuch a great experience Dean!!! I met the donkeys at Hydra in June 1992, probably one of the most risky days of my hole life... 😂 By the way, there is a hive about sunsets, here you have the link @Donna-Luisa Eversley and @Dean Owen. https://www.bebee.com/group/sunset There are just a few buzzes, I have asked right now to be administrator of the hive so we can give it a little life!! ☀️ Close
- Producer13/07/2016beBee Interview with: Mamen DelgadoThe goal of the "beBee Interviews and Introductions" hive is to introduce new influential members to the beBee network, and interview some of the more active and popular Producers on beBee. Is there someone you would like to get to know...
Comments02/08/2016 #58 Tausif MundrawalaNice Meeting you, Mamen Delgado. You really poured your heart in this interview though you said by nature you don't talk much. Got to know you well. Please share your experiences of your journey to China. Thanks once again, @Michael Hillebrand View moreNice Meeting you, Mamen Delgado. You really poured your heart in this interview though you said by nature you don't talk much. Got to know you well. Please share your experiences of your journey to China. Thanks once again, @Michael Hillebrand. Close18/07/2016 #49 Lisa Gallagher#47 Ha, love your comment @Don Kerr, "Not even God could do him." I think you may be spot on! So you remember Morgan Freeman's Go the 'f" to sleep series? Loved it. Obviously, not something we would read to our children or grandchildren but as parents we could all relate.18/07/2016 #47 Don KerrVoice over! About one year ago I was asked to do a voice over for a hospital in San Antonio. The director/producer said it would be pretty easy. All they wanted was for me to do it the same way Morgan Freeman would. I told them not even God can do Morgan Freeman although he can certainly do Him! Loved this interview @Mamen Delgado and @Michael Hillebrand and also LOVE the picture. A classic.14/07/2016 #40 Sara JacoboviciCongratulations to you @@Michael Hillebrand for setting up these interviews. Wonderful idea and opportunity to learn about the Bees here on beBee and add to the quality of the engagement. Also, I think you did a great job as an interviewer.
Dear @Mamen Delgado, I love the interview, your answers flow with your very special energy. And that is the very first thing I connected with when we exchanged our first comments; your energy. Thanks for the connection!
- Producer15/07/2016beBee Interview with: Lisa GallagherThe goal of the "beBee Interviews and Introductions" hive is to introduce new influential members to the beBee network, and interview some of the more active and popular Producers on beBee. Is there someone you would like to get to know...
Comments31/07/2016 #100 Lisa Gallagher#98 That's a sign that @Michael Hillebrand did a great job @Vincent Andrew! I really did take a week or more to finish. It amazed me how hard it can be to speak honestly and openly about yourself when someone is asking questions. Michael has a talent because he is #1. Patient and #2. Asked questions as if we were conversing face to face.30/07/2016 #96 Vincent Andrew#95 It takes some skill to carry out this interview. As you said over a week. So lots of editing to do but also thinking about what questions to ask and how to respond to the interviewee. Great work @Michael Hillebrand View more#95 It takes some skill to carry out this interview. As you said over a week. So lots of editing to do but also thinking about what questions to ask and how to respond to the interviewee. Great work @Michael Hillebrand and @Lisa Gallagher! Close30/07/2016 #95 Lisa Gallagher#94 I'm glad you enjoyed it @Joel Savage! I have to admit this interview took place over a week or more. Michael @Michael Hillebrand had to weed through my writing because I have a habit of writing 'too much." I give him kudos for that. Thanks for your kind comment!23/07/2016 #94 Joel Savage@Michael Hillebrand. The concept behind the creation of this interview column is remarkable. We often talk about the social media, yet we don't know much about the people in our circles or share our articles with. The reason I'm pleased about this interview. I have really enjoyed reading this interview. Thank you, @Lisa Gallagher.19/07/2016 #89 Laura MikolaitisExcellent interview with @Lisa Gallagher, thanks @Michael Hillebrand. It's great to learn a bit more about you Lisa and you certainly have earned your place as a caring, compassionate and authentic writer. You have a lot to offer this platform and it is wonderful to see you highlighted here.17/07/2016 #87 Michele Williams#86 You're welcome @Lisa Gallagher. I am so happy that your interview by @Michael Hillebrand has touched so many bees. It has been rated highly relevant by many members of the hive "Women's Issues," https://www.bebee.com/group/women-s-issues. We welcome more buzzes and engagement.17/07/2016 #86 Lisa Gallagher#85 I was trying to keep mental notes of people who shared in the beginning but I think I missed many who shared, so I hope everyone knows I truly appreciate it. Yes, very cool @Michael Hillebrand View more#85 I was trying to keep mental notes of people who shared in the beginning but I think I missed many who shared, so I hope everyone knows I truly appreciate it. Yes, very cool @Michael Hillebrand. I'm happily surprised that this went so well. Enjoy working with you & also very glad we met and have become friends on here. Thanks again Michael, your awesome! Close