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Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James

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  1. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Sandy Societies
    Sandy SocietiesA grain of sand blowing will do little harm. Millions of sand grain blowing together may drain the soil of its nutrients, cause havoc to life in different forms such as halting flights. Sand particles are loosely held so that the wind may carry...
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    Savvy Raj
    18/11/2017 #73 Savvy Raj
    Very thoughtful buzz throughout @Ali Anani. I especially enjoyed reading these lines about the value of community ." To get to this point, the community must remain intact no matter what. If every tree were looking out only for itself, then quite a few of them would never reach old ageโ€. Moreover, the constituents of trees shows integration and collective action. For example, the closely knit cells afford some protection against physical shock". So very true in todays times where people are shortchanging themselves with an overt sense of independence than valuing the strength of inconnects .
    Kevin Baker
    18/11/2017 #72 Kevin Baker
    Awesome. Great message. The future of the message is , don't talk about it, live it, everyone not living it will talk for you.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #71 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #68 the elephants fight and the grass auffers as you said @David Navarro Lรณpez. I could easily replace grass with the grass roots. No only the grass suffers, but more its roots. What kind of sicial tree would this lead to?
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #70 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #68 thank you dearv@David Navarro Lรณpez. You are correct my friend. The social disintegration may observed at the country level, regional level and global level. Are we witnessing a fractal disintegration at all levels?
    David Navarro Lรณpez
    17/11/2017 #68 Anonymous
    Social disintegration is a worrying trend which can be observed lately. If one looks at the humankind history, the trend has been coming together to achieve more power. First tribes, then countries, then countries ruling other countries, then global countries associations...now we have some countries conglomerates like EU, ONU and others to accumulate more fire-power, and other little countries which, if not included or being "first class" members of these "clubs" are exploited and abused. While countries integration has been the trend and still is, society is falling apart.
    When elephants fight, the grass is the one it suffers.
    Sadly enough, it is the society which has empowered its leaders to form the dominant elite, which, in my opinion, are the direct responsibles of the social disintegration, as while not being united, they lose their strength to make their will to happen.
    If one looks at the German history, Hitler was democratically elected, and as soon he was in the power, abolished the democracy burning in the first place the Reichstag. He told the German people, who were in bankrupt and hunger, with fear and disunited, what to do: and they did what we already know. We are at the gates of something similar, or even further, because now the war is not with guns, is done with mortgages, and this is already some time going on.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/11/2017 #67 Tausif Mundrawala
    #66 Am elated by your compliment and a wonderful statement, Sir @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/11/2017 #66 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #65 you are so mind dear @Tausif Mundrawala. You are sels-made. If I helped you in slightly sharpening your talents then it is my genuine noy. Thank you for you have great manners.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/11/2017 #65 Tausif Mundrawala
    #64 You have allowed me to broaden my horizons and sharpen my wit with your mind stimulating buzzes. Am glad that you have helped me grow as a person and have always roused my intellect to an extent which makes me wonder about my precociousness. Am eagerly awaiting that buzz of yours, Sir @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Please tag me the moment you would post it here.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/11/2017 #64 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #63 dear @Tausif Mundrawala- in building a purposeful life it is a must that we should take into consideration your comment. In particular @"When we become selfless in our effort to achieve something for the betterment of others then we see a collective advantage in this act".
    I am writing a buzz on the exchange of comments here. I shall give then my proof why your comment is an outstanding one. Will publish Sunday or Monday.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/11/2017 #63 Tausif Mundrawala
    I think emotions play a significant role in integrating and disintegrating societies. Be it for the betterment or for ruining the entire mankind, human beings should try to channelize these emotions for the flourishment of their race. When we become selfless in our effort to achieve something for the betterment of others then we see a collective advantage in this act. When we put forth our ego by hiding it while allowing it to grow inside us would always prove detrimental to a collective good. We can accomplish more as a force rather than relying on the skills of an individual. Many communities have proved themselves by following these rules religiously.

    What else could one ask for than implementing one's life experiences and talents for the prosperity of societies. Thanks for this buzz, Sir @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/11/2017 #62 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #60 thank you @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier. I msy say our collectiive minds can do much more if ee coiuld integrate them to a purpose.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/11/2017 #61 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #59 @Sara Jacobovici- @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador quoted you in her superb comment. Yes, and we can see also observe what an army of ants can do collectively. In large numbsers we may achieve beyond imagination if we follow si,mple rules.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    17/11/2017 #60 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Very poignant @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I love the metaphors. Collectively we can accomplish so much.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    17/11/2017 #59 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This line seems to be the handwriting on the wall "Real integration is the humans raft so as not to sink in their own sand." And to alter a very important line in this buzz that is relating to trees- If everyone were looking out only for themselves, then quite a few of them would never reach old age. I love this expression that is referred to in the comment by @Edward Lewellen "it takes a village to raise a child". IMO, there is more strength in numbers then flying solo.

    "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success"-Henry Ford

    "Go ahead. Bee passionate and change the world."-Sara Jacobovici
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/11/2017 #58 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #53 thank you dear @Sara Jacobovici. I couldn't agree more with you. We are on the same wave length. Your comment is worthy of investigating in a greater detail. It has gems embedded within.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/11/2017 #57 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #51 dear @Cyndi wilkins- I kept thinking about the part of your comment addressed to me and you are very correct. The timing of the shift to impact change is a solid requirement. Timing is essential.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/11/2017 #56 Harvey Lloyd
    #55 Yes my mind knows better but on the way to the mouth I get synaptic storms that reject the intended words.
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/11/2017 #55 Cyndi wilkins
    #54 You like that? It's my new mantra @Harvey Lloyd...I may even have some T-shirts made up and sell em' on the street corners! I talk a great game...but my biggest problem is heeding my own advice;-) I've been stumbling over this obstacle for quite some time...I'm in no way immune to falling off the 'turnip truck.' LOL!
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/11/2017 #54 Harvey Lloyd
    #51 Taking a knee. WOW ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. A statement of guidance. You humble my heart. Thank you
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/11/2017 #53 Sara Jacobovici
    #34 #35 Dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for providing questions that allow for opportunities to look beyond my initial response. When it comes to purpose, the response to asking "why" reflects a snapshot of the purpose as it manifests in the moment. As a process oriented person, I see the need to continue to ask why as my purpose takes shape. The WPD Factor is a crucial aspect of the quality of the why, the quality of the purpose, and so to the quality of the outcome. In regards to the collaboration/integration relationship, at this time, I envision that bringing an integrated self to the collaboration will yield the maximum effect. Thank you Dr. Ali for encouraging this dynamic discussion and exchanges.
  2. ProducerGeoff Hudson-Searle
    Is the world really out of control?
    Is the world really out of control?After the worst shooting atrocity in American history, the question, macabre but inevitable, arises once again: โ€œHow do we respond to a world that seems out of control?โ€The world and its people are changing and losing knowledge. Females and males...
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    Lisa Vanderburg
    17/11/2017 #13 Lisa Vanderburg
    #12 Gaia...yes Jerry; she will have her way!
    Jerry Fletcher
    17/11/2017 #12 Jerry Fletcher
    Geoff, Every generation seems to have the same complaints from the time of Socrates to the present. But there is a difference this time. Gaia is now entering the discussion in an active way. Whether you agree with climate change or not, the physical differences taking place in Mother Earth are real and will have drastic consequences for humankind. This is nothing to shrug off. She is one tough Mother.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    17/11/2017 #11 Lisa Vanderburg
    Ah...That's better @Geoff Hudson-Searle - just had to get away from that very nice piece of ass #8 that is....inappropriate, IMHO.
    Where was I? After reading the thoughtful comments; @Harvey Lloyd's resounds 'life is becoming so complex that many within the social distillation process are floating to the bottom. Each generation is creating a atmosphere that the one its replacing cannot survive. The ones after it are stepping on top of air to start their lives. This air will eventually give way.' I'd like @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA opinions! Great buzz, Geoff!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/11/2017 #10 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Geoff Hudson-Searle- great post and to whom the bells toll? Out of control means a chaotic state. Is there a wway other than self-organizing?
    Lisa Vanderburg
    17/11/2017 #9 Lisa Vanderburg
    You put into words what most of us already fear to do @Geoff Hudson-Searle; the world's going to hell in a hand-basket (American expression..?). We have been down this way before, yes. The difference now is our exploding population, despite the appalling atrocities and disease of the so many countries including the third world, is fuelling the discrepancies between the rich and poor. Instinctively,of those of us feeling the crush of 7+ billion people there will be some who will use this to justify immorality, making things worse. These divides can only grow, sucking the life out of everyone else unless we can all decide to work together...I personally don't hold much hope for that as our world has become so complex and I begin not to see the big picture. This fascinating site: http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/world-life-expectancy-map shows births and deaths as they happen in boxes top L & R
    PAO CARRANZA
    16/11/2017 #8 PAO CARRANZA
    ME AGRADA
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    16/11/2017 #7 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I agree there are things in the world that are out of control and to complicate matters, so much of what is in our control we don't understand and attempt to find a resolution.
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    16/11/2017 #6 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    Perhaps that's why Stocism is more relevant now than ever before. In turbulent times like the ones we live in, it's hard (if not impossible) to rely on external things, or expect our understanding of the world to remain relevant for long...
    Debasish Majumder
    16/11/2017 #5 Debasish Majumder
    unity in opposites ate entwined and causing continuous mayhem! Great buzz @Geoff Hudson-Searle! i am literally obsessed with your buzz. enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Deborah Levine
    16/11/2017 #4 Deborah Levine
    How true! @Geoff Hudson-Searle futurists say that products and services become obsolete in 5 years but technology will take only 1 year to do so.
    Harley King
    16/11/2017 #3 Harley King
    Excellent article, @Geoff Hudson-Searle. Whenever I read about how horrible the world has become, I remember back to the late 60's when I was in college. I actually believed that the world would end in 5 years because how terrible everything was. What I have learned is the world will continue. I always remember a quote that circulated back in the late sixties when everyone was condemning the hippies.

    "Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers."

    โ€” Socrates
    Greek Philosopher
    469 BC - 399 BC

    I learned a valuable lesson that day โ€” every new generation is criticized by their elders and told they would never amount to anything. I hear a lot of criticism these days from fellow baby boomers about next generation. The truth is while some may die young, most will grow-up and become the elders of the next generation. The world will continue.
    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    16/11/2017 #2 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    People who do not adapt to change, be they physical, climatic, natural or professional, will not survive in the coming years!
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/11/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    The drudgery of the 60's that was rebelled against, the post modern era of making things easy and the dream of utopian society that constantly changed based on social winds has lead us to where we are. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.

    We made bets of social, commerce and community that now we have to pay for. We did not consider the plans under Roosevelt and Johnson and the social unintended consequences. In there time i would say they probably looked very benevolent in thought, but some really big assumptions were made.

    I am not sure about "out of control" but would say that sustainability of life is becoming so complex that many within the social distillation process are floating to the bottom. Each generation is creating a atmosphere that the one its replacing cannot survive. The ones after it are stepping on top of air to start their lives. This air will eventually give way.

    On that day we will begin the return to more human choices.

    A great piece, but would say that the opening paragraphs made me think that drug addicts may have the answer:)
  3. ProducerCyndi wilkins

    Cyndi wilkins

    21/04/2016
    The Power To Choose
    The Power To ChooseTop Image courtesy of: www.VideoBlocks.comย ย " The choices we make today significantly impact all of our tomorrows."ย Every time we choose, we enter into a new stage of evolutionary development. Every exchange we make has the power to drastically...
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    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #49 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great article @Cyndi wilkins - You say, " As free-thinking human beings, we have the right to choose how we wish to experience this thing we call life. Every decision we make will determine the outcome of our future. How is it that you will choose to live?"
    We have the potential to be free thinking, but how free thinking are we? How much do we restrain what we think to "fit in" even if fitting in is not healthy? How much are we aware that we are not "free thinking"? but rather going along with the tide, in and out depending on which way media and those around us sway us?Choice means either pausing for even the shortest time and then being brave enough to stand in our truth and choose what wellbeing, or being able to sense and intuit in a fleeting moment the "right" choice for our well being. I have also written about choice in a few other places. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/press-pause-and-sense-a-moment-in-a-conversation
    https://journal.thriveglobal.com/do-you-react-defensively-or-respond-with-vitality-864d8df66a5f
    https://journal.thriveglobal.com/are-you-frustrated-as-you-dont-have-time-to-create-wellbeing-15dd6f38657a
    Randall Burns
    17/11/2017 #48 Randall Burns
    #47 Thank You for your kinds words, you are indeed perceptive and smart to elicit a response from me @Cyndi wilkins :-). It was @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee article that did prompt me to write that.

    You're spot on with your sentiments, I agree, again nothing to add. looking forward to continuing discussions, I really don't get enough of this challenging enlightening input/dialogue in my "daily grind', it's not just good for the mind and spirit but also the soul.

    I think @Sara Jacobovici might appreciate this post and the discussion
    Cyndi wilkins
    17/11/2017 #47 Cyndi wilkins
    #44 I knew there was more for you to add here than just the secret sauce -) You're article is so fabulously constructed it would make @Jim Murray proud. Interesting you should make reference to @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee...I hope you took her up offer.

    As we expand in awareness and develop the perception of being 'multi-sensory' or 'multi-dimensional' beings, our consciousness extends far beyond seeing the world as just 'physical.' My piece is suggesting we modify our thinking as such that we consider humans not to be the only beings that exist in the universe.

    Yes, we ALL have the ability, but many of us struggle with what @Ian Weinberg refers to as the 'neuronal noise' of the intellect...you describe it perfectly in your article...

    "It is the intellect's contrivance of trying, desperately, to rationalize/assess/recognize and classify the unfathomable/irrational/impossible aspects of ourselves; but here's the crux; they are ONLY unfathomable/irrational/impossible aspects to our intellects! They are perfectly normal/rational/possible relating to the rest of our beings."

    If we can somehow convince our intellect to take a vacation and come along for the ride, we can open ourselves for exploration far beyond our limited 'human faculti
    Cyndi wilkins
    17/11/2017 #46 Cyndi wilkins
    #45 Thank you @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher...Truth be told, people like her are an inspiration to me...and I am very fortunate to see her at the beginning of my every work week...fifteen years and counting!

    I see a lot of changes in cognitive abilities...but the true nature of 'the person' remains and is magnified tenfold. The love and laughter in the room is so contagious that I feel the effects reverberate throughout my system for several days...She is a gift that keeps on giving;-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    17/11/2017 #45 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #32 I LOVE how she ends the session @Cyndi wilkins. You are a great inspiration to many!
    Randall Burns
    16/11/2017 #44 Randall Burns
    #42 LMAO!!! Now you've got me thinking @Cyndi wilkins, I enjoyed and agree with your article because you're talking about "expanding our paradigm" which is within all of our capabilities if we just try. You may, (or may not), be interested in this;

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@randall-burns/expanding-the-paradigm-of-our-perceptions-senses-and-philosophy
    Randall Burns
    16/11/2017 #43 Randall Burns
    #42 Actually there are absolutely no secrets, I've been taught to share/teach/mentor to the best of my ability; you can give 10 Chefs the same recipe and will end up with 10 different results. Nothing we do is original, it's all been done before, beware of the Cook that has a "secret" that they are not willing to share with the world or their proteges, it is generally an insecurity clinging onto a security blanket, for whatever reason, that is not a sign of a great cook.
    Seriously your post is insightful, thoughtful, intelligent and on the mark, I agree and have nothing to add, like a perfect recipe.
    Love the picture of "budget cuts". When I was younger and the Chef asked me, "how goes the battle Randy?", I responded with, "Well Chef I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel", He smiled and responded to me, "I hope that's not the locomotive coming".
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/11/2017 #42 Cyndi wilkins
    Why thank you @Randall Burns...I cannot believe you haven't a pinch of this or a dash of that to add to the recipe of life... I do know however, that great cooks rarely reveal their secrets;-)
    Randall Burns
    16/11/2017 #41 Randall Burns
    I don't think you're a crazy fanatic @Cyndi wilkins. Bravo on the excellent article, I have nothing to add.
    Cyndi wilkins
    15/11/2017 #40 Cyndi wilkins
    The Tower of Babel is the perfect example of how we have become disconnected from our own spirituality @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven;-) We have been manipulated by the forces that govern us into thinking we need them for our physical survival...we mere mortals cannot possibly 'think' for ourselves without the help of those who claim to have our best interests at heart. Our lives have been shaped by laws put in place by those with self-serving intentions.

    When we become awakened to the psychology of our own spirit we are able to detach ourselves from the distractions and chaotic events of physicality to see things from a higher perspective...with a clarity to set our conscious intentions accordingly to our own specific needs without being governed by the unconscious and impersonal energy of others....We can see the forest through the trees, so to speak...and make our own responsible choices through the awakened spirit of conscious intent.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    15/11/2017 #39 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great Buzz. It is full of hope, and love. Sadly, Sin is born into humanity. The last time everyone was united together is in the story of the Tower of Babel -Genesis 11: 1-9. God certainly desires that people live in unity, but it must be for the right purpose and motivation. Unity that has evil as itโ€™s purpose or outcome is not something God desires. Sadly, "We the people" is what humanity naturally thinks, instead of bringing glory to our Creator.
    The people of Babel where unified in such a way that they were working against Godโ€™s intent that humanity multiply, fill the earth and glorify God in the process. Instead they had united in one place in order to secure their own position and in some way raise themselves up to God. The building of the Tower amounted to an assault on heaven. It was a statement saying that they could approach God on their own terms and in some measure as equals. The confusion of languages served two purposes. First it kept people from uniting in an effort to supplant God. Second, it forced them to scatter, dare I say โ€œBe Distributedโ€ across the earth, in order to fulfill the command to tend it and care for it.
    Don't confuse my words. I am very hopeful of future Grace. Until this day, it is our duty to be obedient children.
    "Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: 'Be holy, because I am holy.'" - 1 Peter 1:13-16 These are great verses to quickly explain my view.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2017 #38 Harvey Lloyd
    #37 Amen.
    Cyndi wilkins
    14/11/2017 #37 Cyndi wilkins
    #35 I can certainly understand your frustration @Harvey Lloyd...I feel it very profoundly myself...So I will refer back to a comment I made on Ali's post yesterday...I think it fits in nicely here...

    As parents, we have an even greater responsibility to do the 'inner work' in becoming conscious of our choices...Our children are our greatest natural resource for the future...and we the parents their greatest 'influencers'...How we choose to shape ourselves has extraordinary impact on all souls in our sphere of influence...especially our children. That is why it is so important for each of us to be of very clear intention in respect to the behavior we project onto ourselves and others...If we wish to diminish fear within the global environment for example, we must first diminish our own individual fears.

    Teaching our youth about spiritual development at home and in our schools would go a very long way in creating the necessary mindset for the up and coming generation of new leaders in bringing valuable contributions to the evolution of humanity. Each of us holds a piece of the puzzle...each of us is valuable in his or her own way...The health of the family dynamic brings health and harmony to us all...This would be a great place to start shifting the tide;-)
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2017 #36 Harvey Lloyd
    #33 Although Trump makes himself an easy target......I would have to say that the saddest part of the previous election is that at the end of the day, 80+% of the American Voting Public thought that the two candidates were the best opportunity for our country to move forward. Or these were the two candidates we allowed to be handed up within the material world paradigm.

    He won, 50% are unhappy and fighting him, if she had won 50% would have been mad and fought her. While we fight they all walk to the bank and laugh.

    Special interest has divided the nation and now politicians use it as a whip against each other, while we choose sides. Like the magician we never saw the slight of hand to change our focus.

    Give me chaos and i will show you how to make money.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2017 #35 Harvey Lloyd
    #32 We did an interesting study on "Generational Poverty" it dealt with the segment of the population and the narrative building during youth that perpetrated a scheme of thought. Some of these discussions lead to we have almost created and under current of a caste system. Wherebu locking folks into a narrative. We discussed further how from parenting to realization of parenting goals or lack thereof, that the narrative is now further in the community we choose to operate.

    So my frustration is how do you tell someone they have lived their life inside a paradigm that is unhealthy?

    There is no room in the inn, for spiritual awareness. The material world demands all of our energy just to break bread in the evening.

    If we are to make change in our present moments with others we must show them a new and different way to see the paradigm with what they have engaged.

    We have described the issue quite well, yet when we come down to discussing the how are we going to move forward?????? It gets a little squirrelly. We are unwilling to admit to others that our spiritual selves are uneducated and therefore blind to the paradigm. Material leaders have been wise to leave our spirits in the dark. Now they can pick our pockets while we thank them.

    Please pardon my frustration, it is not directed at anyone but rather the general atmosphere of shame/persecution that surrounds our spiritual needs.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    14/11/2017 #34 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Let's censure our conscience, search our souls, find upright faith, filter our fallacies, and traverse on truths to get all goodness and give right worth to the Lord of mankind.
    Cyndi wilkins
    14/11/2017 #33 Cyndi wilkins
    I also have to say @Harvey Lloyd, that I agree with what you have stated about how we perceive 'power'..."Where we see those in "power" that it is really not power but rather the manipulation of the material world to their advantage, under the law. It is seen as power from being in the audience while they hold the microphone."

    This statement reminded me of a very vivid dream I had just prior to the recent US election (or perhaps it was a nightmare;-) I was in attendance of a speech given by our now president Trump....I was standing by a doorway through which he exited the stage and I said to him..."I have to admit Mr. Trump...It is quite impressive the way you command an audience."

    His comment to me..."Please remember that when you go to vote." My reply..."Not a snowball's chance in hell."
    Cyndi wilkins
    14/11/2017 #32 Cyndi wilkins
    #30 #31 "The road to hell is paved with good intentions. For some reason though, through media, we have been desensitized to notice the heat build up."

    Interesting that you would say that @Harvey Lloyd View more
    #30 #31 "The road to hell is paved with good intentions. For some reason though, through media, we have been desensitized to notice the heat build up."

    Interesting that you would say that @Harvey Lloyd , as it reminds me of how Al Gore described climate change in his documentary..."An Inconvenient Truth" We have been so desensitized to the heat building that we are in denial of it even happening. However, if we were to jump from the pot into the fire, we would feel it's effects quite profoundly.

    I would like to also like to zero in on the comment by @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher..."The day we are born, the programming begins."

    Early childhood influence is exactly what sets the tone for the trajectory of our lives. It is here that we have the ability to make the greatest impact for change. Why should we change? Because we have to, or risk extinction...period. We have already gone too far...and the only reason we are alive today is that Mother Nature has unconditional love for her misbehaving children. It's about time we clean up our room;-)

    I just had a wonderful session with one of my dementia patients, recognizing the subtle nuances as she peels back the layers of her life...It's all about family, relationships and how we have treated ourselves and others along the way. As I nurture her body and mind while listening compassionately...she recalls a joyful childhood filled with love and laughter. At the end of every session, she says the same thing..."This is heaven Cyndi...and I never want to leave here." Close
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2017 #31 Harvey Lloyd
    I would also suggest that where we see those in "power" that it is really not power but rather the manipulation of the material world to their advantage, under the law. It is seen as power from being in the audience while they hold the microphone. But that power is given to them via others who aspire to be like them.

    This aspiration is what sets us on the path to fear based motivation. It engages us beyond our capacity to manage self. The charleton makes many promises that leave us at the dead end where fear begins.

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. For some reason though, through media, we have been desensitized to notice the heat build up.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2017 #30 Harvey Lloyd
    Interesting post as we reach the tipping point where our own consciousness is our enemy. I recently did some research on some ancient writings and found that a seer of the 500 BC era was none as someone that could distinguish between the spiritual world and the material world. In essence as you speak to the consciousness change you are really asking folks to delineate between the two worlds.

    I ask the question often, why should anyone change? What is the benefit or the reward for such an endeavor? Myself i have asked and answered these questions. But realize that if we are to change our society i would need to provide motivation of change that would also help others seek clarity in their own journey.

    Although agree with direction as you have stated i struggle with methods and motivation. Within the human realm of fear based motivation it becomes difficult for people to transform from the cycle.

    I sense that i would need to offer something greater than fears that bind them to the cycle.
  4. ProducerProma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Soliloquy - Talking to the Mirror
    Soliloquy - Talking to the MirrorYour eyes seem to speak a thousand words that I understand just fine, Or do I? For it maybe my own thoughts, lost and sublime. Gone are the days when we used to be scared of the world outside, It's time for us to step out and lose ourselves in this...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    14/11/2017 #19 Cyndi wilkins
    #18 Apparently, so did I :-) Especially this...

    "It is time for you to accept everything and be happy the way you are,
    'Cause there's nothing more soothing than the peace you get when your soul is no more at war."

    Profound indeed @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal View more
    #18 Apparently, so did I :-) Especially this...

    "It is time for you to accept everything and be happy the way you are,
    'Cause there's nothing more soothing than the peace you get when your soul is no more at war."

    Profound indeed @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal...Have a great day! Close
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    14/11/2017 #18 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #17 Thank you so much for your kind comment, @Cyndi wilkins! I am so happy that I could write something that you found so touching. This poem came from the bottom of my heart, I wrote it at a time when I needed to hear these words the most.
    Cyndi wilkins
    14/11/2017 #17 Cyndi wilkins
    How did I miss this exquisite poem @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal...You brought me to tears tonight...thank you;-)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/11/2017 #16 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I'm glad you shared this beautiful piece, @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal. Your poem reflects your inner self discussing your own feelings with your inner self. The fact that you brought your poem back to life tells me your discussion was worthwhile.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    10/11/2017 #15 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #10 Thank you so much for your appreciation, @Laurent Boscherini!
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    10/11/2017 #14 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #9 Thank you so much for your kind words, @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    10/11/2017 #13 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #8 It is indeed, @Mohammed A. Jawad!
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    10/11/2017 #12 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #7 Interestingly, @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, soon after I wrote this poem and read through the lines again and again, did I realize what was tormenting me. Today, I can happily say that my soul and I are both on the same page. Well, almost. :-)
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    10/11/2017 #11 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #5 So beautifully expressed, @Harvey Lloyd. Those are the very thoughts that ran through my mind. We often suppress our fears and feelings as a way to keep at bay what the expression of the same might bring upon us. But this only pushes us farther from who we really are. And that is a rather painful feeling.

    Thank you for your comment and share!
    Laurent Boscherini
    09/11/2017 #10 Anonymous
    Thank you @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal for sharing your beautiful poem, as a white stone in poetry hive.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #9 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I can see your wisdom through the mirror @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    09/11/2017 #8 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Seems its search for inner self, surroundings and some solace!
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    09/11/2017 #7 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Lovely, @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal! Is your soul "no more at war"?
    Harvey Lloyd
    09/11/2017 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    A great Thursday kick-off thought. Take a moment to reflect.
    Harvey Lloyd
    09/11/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    Great thoughts as always. The mirror is a place of horror to be avoided or a place that reveals wisdom. The soul is a something we can only see our own, we can guess at others with their signals they send, but we can't know.

    If we never look upon the mirror to see who we are and grow that wisdom of self awareness we can never know another. If we do not appear before the mirror then those on the outside will reflect what they want us to reflect.

    Thanks for the words, they inspire.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    09/11/2017 #4 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #2 Thank you, @Pascal Derrien. I love the word soliloquy and the freedom it gives to express oneself through words, while they are immersed in soulful introspection.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    09/11/2017 #3 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #1 Thank you so much for your words, @Gert Scholtz!
    Pascal Derrien
    09/11/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    And right you did by sharing it ๐Ÿ˜€ The term has given authority to people to speak to themselves a great word soliloquy......
    Gert Scholtz
    09/11/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal Wonderful Proma. A poignant piece of poetry to start my day! Thank you.
  5. ProducerHarley King

    Harley King

    10/11/2017
    The Messy Art of Creative Leadership: A Review of Creativity, Inc
    The Messy Art of Creative Leadership: A Review of Creativity, IncIf you are looking for a great book on business and creative leadership, you should buy and read Creativity, Inc. Ed Catmull tells the story of the founding of Pixar and its rise to prominence in the world of animation. But the book is also much...
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    Harley King
    12/11/2017 #7 Harley King
    #6 The book, Gert, is definitely worth reading. I thought that quote was very insightful. Managers spend too much time trying to prevent things from happening rather than improving their ability to recover. We have very little control over what happens to us. The only thing we can control is how we respond to what happens to us.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/11/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @Harley King Thank you for the discussion and excerpts of what I have heard is a great book. I will now definitely read it. The stand out line to me is this: "Management's job is not to prevent risk but to build the ability to recover."
    Harley King
    11/11/2017 #4 Harley King
    #3 Thanks, @Sara Jacobovici.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/11/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks @Harley King. I appreciate your insights and perspectives. These have definitely enhanced your review of the book.
    Harley King
    11/11/2017 #2 Harley King
    Thanks @Savvy Raj for the share.
    Harley King
    11/11/2017 #1 Harley King
    Thanks @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit for the share.
  6. ProducerPreston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    What Might Separate You From Success
    What Might Separate You From SuccessI was recently listening to an audio and the speaker spoke of a different type of motivation that I have used before in my life, yet donโ€™t talk about as much.First, if you are reading this then you have probably been on a webinar, recorded training...
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    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    13/11/2017 #9 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #8 @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams Thanks. I agree with you. I also believe we can create the life we love and love the life we live if in God's will. What I mean by this, is we are still all part of a larger picture.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    12/11/2017 #8 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Get up and get going :) Precisely what I believe in "You can create the life you love and love the life you live" Thank you for this great buzz
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/11/2017 #7 Jerry Fletcher
    #5 Preston, There was a lot more to Reagan than he is generally credited with. Sad the way things ended for him.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    12/11/2017 #6 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #4 Thanks for your words and your share @Savvy Raj
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    12/11/2017 #5 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #2 @Jerry Fletcher, good point. I read that Ronald Regan once said Status quo just means 'the mess we're in'. Once our mess is at a point were are uncomfortable, we will take action.
    Savvy Raj
    11/11/2017 #4 Savvy Raj
    Great post by @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven..To get up and get going!
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    11/11/2017 #3 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #1 I am glad you enjoyed it @Debasish Majumder. Thanks for your support.
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #2 Jerry Fletcher
    Preston, Wonderful insight and absolutely accurate. It takes a change in the status quo to get into action.
    Debasish Majumder
    10/11/2017 #1 Debasish Majumder
    lovely insight @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
  7. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    22/05/2016
    Remember - May 29, 1909 to November 12, 1963
    Remember - May 29, 1909 to November 12, 1963Good afternoon mom! Iโ€™m so glad you dropped by for coffee, and I am brewing a fresh pot of your favorite just for you. Hmm, thereโ€™s nothing better than the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, donโ€™t you agree? Itโ€™s a lovely afternoon with crisp breezes...
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/11/2017 #27 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #21 Thank you, @Rosa Muรฑoz Bermรบdez. There are a lot of good memories to be had over coffee. :)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/11/2017 #24 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #23 Thank you, @Debasish Majumder. I appreciate your kind comment.
    Debasish Majumder
    12/11/2017 #23 Debasish Majumder
    unique way to pay tribute to mother, the most precious soul a human can only experience. Great share @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador! Enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share madam.
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    12/11/2017 #22 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    Precious words, great tribute, and great message "No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."

    Calvin Coolidge.

    Thank you @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador View more
    Precious words, great tribute, and great message "No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."

    Calvin Coolidge.

    Thank you @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. Close
    Rosa Muรฑoz Bermรบdez
    12/11/2017 #21 Rosa Muรฑoz Bermรบdez
    A lovely tribute to your mum that reminds me how much I miss to share a fresh coffee with mine. I still feel sometimes like a little lost girl.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/11/2017 #20 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #14 Thank you, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. It took a while to move forward but I knew she would want me to. I was her only daughter and I am an only child.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/11/2017 #18 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #17 Be sure to stay in touch @Jerry Fletcher. Enjoy every moment you can spend with her.
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #17 Jerry Fletcher
    Franci, I am reminded by your words how fortunate I am. My Mom is still with me but half a continent away. I miss the closeness.
    Savvy Raj
    11/11/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    Beautiful tribute ...
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    11/11/2017 #15 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #13 I'm sorry for you loss @Jim Cody ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador, it hasn't been that long.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    11/11/2017 #14 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, this was a beautiful tribute to your mom. I'm glad this was re-distributed because I never saw it the first time. You were so young when you lost your mom but she left you with so many cherished memories. It appears you were both so close. I can't imagine how long it took to get past the initial stages of grieving. I love the idea of setting aside time for our moms as if they were with us in person. I'm sure you mom is always near and hears you when ever you talk to her :) This inspired me too to find a way to give my mother the tribute she deserves! Hugs Franci and thanks for sharing something so personal. It's still so fresh for me, I was brought back to a good place in time that wasn't that long ago. You mom sounded like she was super hip, were you her only daughter?
    Jim Cody ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    10/11/2017 #13 Jim Cody ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    A great tribute to a wonderful lady. Your words inspire me to remember my mom who passed away in January 2017.
    Many thanks.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    10/11/2017 #12 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is an amended post to pay tribute to my mom - May 29, 1909, to November 12, 2017.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/05/2016 #11 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #2 Thank you @Dean Owen. We definitely have to appreciate our loved ones while they are here.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/05/2016 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #1 Thank you for sharing, @Julie Hickman.
  8. ProducerDominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    MUSICAL DECADES - 1960s - Boyfriends
    MUSICAL DECADES - 1960s - BoyfriendsTimes have certainly changed over the years, particularly in the dating/romance scene. Today I'd like to take you back to the 1960s to lookย once again at how girls saw their boyfriends back then. If you missed Part 1, click here. ...
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    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    11/11/2017 #9 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    #6 @Jerry Fletcher
    Yes, Jerry, LOTS. I am working on a future post. A hint: "C'mon Marianne" by the Four Seasons, "It Hurts To Be in Love" by Gene Pitney.
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    11/11/2017 #8 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    @Savvy Raj
    Thanks for the share, Savvy! ;o)
    Brian McKenzie
    11/11/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    #3 i think I have one posted down my GrumblePot hive, it was not a gushy - sappy - happy outing; it may be time to refresh it with some of the modern blather and prattle.
    I look forward to your version ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #6 Jerry Fletcher
    Dom, Another superb journey back into the Wurlitzer. Were their songs about girlfriends in that era? I just can't come up with any quickly.
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    10/11/2017 #5 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    #4 @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    They sure were, Franci! Thanks for the share. ;o)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    10/11/2017 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Another great trip down memory lane. Times were very different back then and appeared to be more innocent and simple.
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    10/11/2017 #3 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    #2 @Brian McKenzie
    Yes, I like those 2 songs. Perhaps I should do a post on Girlfriends!
    Brian McKenzie
    10/11/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    I always associate this with girlfriends and Walking in the Rain https://youtu.be/8TLLcvWeiKw
    and Sue wasn't much better: https://youtu.be/HxJA99Im2nw
    Laurent Boscherini
    10/11/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Thank you @Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen for sharing your excellent post so musically colorful ๐Ÿ˜‰
  9. ProducerDeb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Personal and Professional
    Personal and Professional Javier ๐Ÿ beBeeย has been highlighting the development of social media sites in his recent posts.ย โ€ชhttps://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/facebook-wants-to-be-the-best-alternative-to-linkedin # via @beBeeโ€ฌTo me this is creating an interesting...
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    Jim Murray
    12/11/2017 #29 Jim Murray
    I was talking about this with my partner and she said to me that while this idea looks very good on paper (or a screen), that she has, in her experience at least, never really seen it come to fruition in any meaningful way. I would be interested in hearing about how this has actually worked for people, if indeed it has. That would be the basis for some real learning about how to make it work for yourself. I know this sounds a bit skeptical, but it's also, in as far as I can see, factual.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    12/11/2017 #28 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    beBee embraces everyone which is wonderful. My brand is my life... my life experience and who I am as an individual. It's so nice to be able to just be myself on beBee, knowing I won't be chastised or judged. It's great when you can meet others who share similar interests because you never know what it can lead to down the road. For me, even good friendships mean a lot.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    11/11/2017 #27 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #23 @beBeeEmbajada doesn't exist as far as I know. I think it's beBee Embassy in Spanish
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #26 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #15 Hi @Ian Weinberg I will have to catch up with your posts. My life off social media has been very busy. Great to connect again.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #25 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #19 Great @Savvy Raj - yes it is great to sense a connection with people through the more descriptuve personal sharing, rather than distancing ourselves with theoretical jargon.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #24 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #18 @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee yes and it sounds like the business you have developed is generating a wonderful model of how to create an enabling environment for people at work who also share a sense of belonging and community. Your passion and the people at @beBee are embracing this kind of new workplace culture and online culture in the social media space. It is one of your distinguishing features - play to it!
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #23 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #17 Thanks you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I will do- and I see you have started tweeting already. I appreciate your interest and connection. What is @beBeeEmbajada? Thanks I will message you about the beBee embassy.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #22 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #14 Dear @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador yes it is complex. It was funny the other day I was sharing a story of someone I coached who realised her boss was like her father so he triggered her behaviour as if she was a young girl trying to please her father. When we discovered this she then changed the way she interacted with him. I helped her stop triggering childhood patterns with her boss and she developed a great working relationship with him. If I had not asked her questions about behaviour that took her to her personal life she may have not discovered this great #sense sight that led to her boss being her advocate. If we had only talked about her professional work and conflict with her boss, she may have decided to change jobs, leave her workplace, or we may have done conflict resolution with both them. But none of that was necessary and we had a wonderful successful outcome as we learnt about what was going on from a whole person perspective - the personal and the professional.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #21 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #13 Dear @Richard Mathiason thank you for sharing. Thank you for your passion. I can sense it through your words. So great that you share yourself fully. keep on being you.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #20 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #11 Dear @Tausif Mundrawala I love what you write "My journey had been one of a clay which got moulded and took many shapes and forms before turning it into a real intellectual pot. " keep moulding that clay, keep it flexible and allow it to take form daily.
    Savvy Raj
    11/11/2017 #19 Savvy Raj
    This is the truth of us all....'The credibility comes from being authentic, honest, transparent and curious about a passion.

    People on BeBee are writing passionately about their personal and professional lives and both matter.
    Both are intertwined.' Great reflections in the sensing @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee . Deeply appreciate and resonate with it .
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/11/2017 #18 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    business is about people and people are much more than just what they do.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    10/11/2017 #17 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I love too! For too long we forgot that business is about people and people are much more than just what they do.

    @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, you may want to consider sharing this to Twitter with the hashtag #buzzBeBee so that myTweetPack.com can add it to beBee's extensive social presence.

    While I'm at it, did you want to join the @beBeeEmbassy? That's a Twitter account I created to showcase Ambassador posts. It too is powered by myTweetPack. You don't need to be a member, you just need to be an Ambassador who writes n English. Message me if you want to join. That goes for any other Ambassador too.

    hummm, it may be time to start @beBeeEmbajada
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/11/2017 #16 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    I love this

    Let's rejuvenate beBee more to collaborate personal and professional!

    beBee is exactly working on this ;)
    Ian Weinberg
    10/11/2017 #15 Ian Weinberg
    Indeed the thesis and the passion of my life - seeking authenticity through integration. And it is therefore not a coincidence that my more important articles (IMO) were inspired by this beBee community and published on its platform. Thanks for initiating and inspiring this very valid conversation @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    10/11/2017 #14 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I believe personal and professional are intertwined but one should not interfere with the other.
    Richard Mathiason
    10/11/2017 #13 Richard Mathiason
    Deb,
    Thank you for this great article. Shared it for you. Trying to separate the personal and professional life is impossible and silly! I let each person that friends me on the many platforms have the choice to continue being my friend or not. I cannot really know what line I am crossing for that other person and it is not my business to know. If I post something about my business and someone takes offence then that is their choice. I am just experiencing Life to best of my ability and as it has been said; "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you canโ€™t please all of the people all of the timeโ€. John Lydgate, later adapted by President Lincoln Thanks, again and may you have a great weekend!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    10/11/2017 #11 Tausif Mundrawala
    I couldn't resist myself commenting on this buzz. Since the day I have joined this platform I have blessed myself to do so as it has contributed a lot to the growth of me as a person. Here everyone celebrates every bee's success and everyone consoles at the time of grief. There is so much to offer to this intellectual bandwagon that an entire 24 hours won't suffice. How could I forget about those wonderful buzzes of yours on the topic of senses which many of them deprive themselves to experience it to the fullest.

    My journey had been one of a clay which got moulded and took many shapes and forms before turning it into a real intellectual pot. Am glad that you shared this buzz with us, my friend @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #10 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 @Sara Jacobovici yes I agree - the complexity of needing integration and not blurring boundaries at the same time. A paradox. To me it is facing the reality of a complex life - rather than imagining we can simplify our lives by saying I walk into work and now I am wearing a professional hat and I walk into Home and now I wear my personal hat. We can take what we learn in both places and contribute that where it is needed. And we can leave behind professionalism when interacting with our family and be more intimate and personal. However, more empathy and intimacy and connection with people at work can lead to more understanding and productivity. A paradox. It is how we handle these paradoxes that is important.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #9 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee yes splitting ourselves into 2 causes much stress and anxiety - we can not function fully when we are a half of ourselves . Limiting what we can do and who we can be.
  10. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    The Role of Parents
    The Role of ParentsWhen it comes to upbringing children, the parental role is most complicated and vital. On one side, mothers have to be caring and compassionate, and then, fathers have to be encouraging, guiding and helpful.Itโ€™s factual that more than a father, a...
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    James Olcott
    12/11/2017 #6 James Olcott
    As a father, I tried to spend as much time as possible with my small children. That meant talking to them and playing with them as much as possible. The children, of course, adore this. The grown man must adopt himself to the mentality of small children. The reward is that this allows fathers the chance to brand them with his own personality, humor, and guidance.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #5 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Children need guidance from both mothers and fathers. I always think it will s the men who miss out on such wonderful relationships with their children if they adopt the attitude you describe above. Life is all relationships.
    Jerry Fletcher
    09/11/2017 #4 Jerry Fletcher
    The caring, involved father is frustrated by culture, religion and, I believe, hormones. Too few understand the role they fulfill as parents.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #3 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I am referring to your valuable buzz in my next buzz @Mohammed A. Jawad
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    09/11/2017 #2 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    I read a book once that had a great view on how a husband and wife work in the family. It said to image the husband and father as the Head of the family and the wife and mother as the neck.
    Husbands and Fathers are meant to take the leadership role of the family. So, men make the decisions in the family. Yet, because we are men, we have a natural pride that keeps us focused in one direction.
    The Wife and Mother are our teammate, that play a different role. When I said they can be like the neck, my wife can turn me to help me look a different direction and keep me connected to the family. What good is a head if not connected to the body. No signals can every the body. She is equally important as me, just with a different role.
  11. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    08/11/2017
    Jim Murray on Writing
    Jim Murray on WritingI regard Jim Murrayย as a doyen of writing and blogging on BeBee.ย His writing excellence and experience is vast; easy to read posts expressed in a straight forward conversational way, it often hides the true craftsmanship, depth and quality of his...
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    10/11/2017 #20 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    @Jim Murray is an asset to beBee, indeed. @jim murray, @Phil Friedman, and @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, are the reasons for my migrating to beBee from LinkedIn. Besides, being a great writer, Jim is genuine. Bravo, Jim Murray!
    Kevin Pashuk
    09/11/2017 #19 Kevin Pashuk
    My first thought was... why don't we do this more often, rather than waiting to say these things in a eulogy? Good for you @Gert Scholtz for setting a great example. Jim is certainly worthy of your praise, and I can certify that he is the genuine article in person too - his humanity, wit, and current burr in his butt is upfront and well articulated in his postings.

    I'm waiting for @Jim Murray to change his profile pic to one of him wearing a "DOYEN" t-shirt.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    09/11/2017 #18 Tausif Mundrawala
    #17 I agree with you on all counts and have even mentioned this while commenting on our fellow bees post that an expert experienced enough is like an institution. I think those youngsters who deny this is actually missing the wisdom being shared by these experienced writers.

    This platform has always helped everyone to grow to their best possible extent. Am glad to be a part of this journey, @Robert Cormack
    Robert Cormack
    09/11/2017 #17 Robert Cormack
    Every once in a while, @Gert Scholtz, it's good to see a writer give a nod to another writer. You've done this more than once, and you obviously pick good examples (I like Jim's stuff, too). I've mentioned in a few posts the difficulty young people have taking advice from older people. The examples you've shown of Jim's advice demonstrates good, clean thinking. More importantly, it's advice young people in particular would be wise to follow. At our ages, we've learned to assemble thoughts in our minds. We've done it for years. But we did have to learn this. Very often, I read young people's posts where it's obvious they've decided to just "write themselves out." That's what's known as a "draft." That isn't an article or a post or a blog/post. That's where I think young people could learn a lot from @Jim Murray, @Phil Friedman and @Gert Scholtz. Thanks for the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    09/11/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    #13@Phil Friedman For a second I thought that I earned the distnction of teaching you a new word :) Thanks Phil, you for commenting and sharing this post on your close friend Jim.
    Gert Scholtz
    09/11/2017 #15 Gert Scholtz
    @David B. Grinberg Thanks for your words David and for sharing the post. @Tausif Mundrawala I am glad that you find posts such as this of value - thank you Tausif.
    Gert Scholtz
    09/11/2017 #14 Gert Scholtz
    @Phil Friedman And for a minute I thought I earned the disctinction of teaching you a new word - no that's not possible! Thanks Phil, for commenting and sharing this piece on your good friend Jim.
    Phil Friedman
    08/11/2017 #13 Phil Friedman
    @Gert Scholtz, from the Cambridge English Dictionary: DOYEN - โ€œ ... โ€‹
    the oldest, most experienced, and often most respected person of all the people involved in a particular type of work ....โ€

    Well, I can go unreservedly with the first adjective in the list, pretty much with the second, and grudgingly with the third. Just kidding, of course. Jim is a genuine big bat in this game.... even if a bit grouchy at times. Thanks for this. Cheers!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/11/2017 #12 Gert Scholtz
    #8 @Jim Murray I recall clearly Jim - and I learned a great deal from that exchange - thank you again. Also for your special words below - sincerely appreciated.
    Gert Scholtz
    08/11/2017 #10 Gert Scholtz
    #9 @Charlene Norman Thank you Charlene - I did not think the read and the real person would differ :) Lucky you are to work with Jim.
    Charlene Norman
    08/11/2017 #9 Charlene Norman
    "That, to me, is Jim Murray on BeBee." @Gert Scholtz Correction sir. That IS Jim Murray. In real life too. What you read is truly what you get. Fab post Gert!
    Jim Murray
    08/11/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    Well...first of all thanks, my friend. I was literally blown away by this. It also brought forth a memory from close to two years ago now, when you approached me for some advice, which I was happy to give you and have done for several other bees. I remember actually editing one of your first pieces and thinking, yeah...this guy's got something special. There's a real humanity to him, And since then,. as your confidence has grown and you have blossomed into a true player here, you have proved me right over and over again. Keep up the good work, @Gert Scholtz. All the bees are grateful I am sure.
    David B. Grinberg
    08/11/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    I couldnโ€™t agree more, Gert. We are fortunate to have @Jim Murray contributing his prolific prose here. Heโ€™s a top notch writer whose blogging buzzes are informative, insightful and, of course, opinionated. I have always admired Jimโ€™s no BS lively approach which exemplifies the essence of authenticity. He is indeed one of a kind โ€” as are you, Gert! You are both irreplaceable assets to beBee. Thanks for all you do!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    08/11/2017 #6 Tausif Mundrawala
    The task which you took upon yourself to bring forth the glitter of the gems on this platform is phenomenal. Very few are really interested in what one says or do but it's incumbent upon those who are on a mission to make this world a better place to live and spread their wisdom. Hardly do I get enough time to read posts of these jewels because there is so much valuable material available here that it's difficult to read all of them. But there are series like what you and others do which helps me to reflect on those priceless words.

    Am glad that you shared this buzz with us , my friend @Gert Scholtz What else could one ask for than this buzz to start one's day with.
    Pascal Derrien
    08/11/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Deserving a stand alone article indeed :-) and no better to do this than your good self @Gert Scholtz
    Debasish Majumder
    08/11/2017 #4 Debasish Majumder
    lovely tribute to @Jim Murray @Gert Scholtz! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    08/11/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...@Jim Murray is really influential writer who inspires others, with his writings, to be(e) on beBee and write something worthwhile!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    08/11/2017 #2 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    wow ! thanks @Gert Scholtz . I agree. @Jim Murray is an asset !!!
    Brian McKenzie
    08/11/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Writing is to me like a rash, I can not nor should not scratch it every day.
  12. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    07/11/2017
    A Stand Alone Comment
    A Stand Alone CommentI am sure you can relate to my experiences of being drawn into dynamic posts and discussions. It is great to be able to share these posts but often just "liking" a comment doesn't feel enough. A few times in the past I shared comments off the...
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    Randall Burns
    09/11/2017 #17 Randall Burns
    Great comment @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams, and I'm really enjoying your "Stand alone" posts @Sara Jacobovici Well done!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #16 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #15 I am learning from you @Sara Jacobovici and truly glad to walk alongside you
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/11/2017 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 Thank you @Savvy Raj. This time it was a collaborative effort with @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
    Savvy Raj
    09/11/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    Beautiful share @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams and trust @Sara Jacobovici to pick out the pearls ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    09/11/2017 #13 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Beautiful words @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams, very moving. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece @Sara Jacobovici
    Gert Scholtz
    09/11/2017 #12 Gert Scholtz
    @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams This is an amazing comment Fatima; honest with deep insight into the twists and turns of life. Thank you @Sara Jacobovici for highlighting this gem from Fatima.
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/11/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 i give credit where credit is due @Debasish Majumder. In this case all the insight comes from @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams. Thank you for reading and sharing.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    07/11/2017 #9 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Your comment, @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams, is a beautiful showing of raw feelings. Thank you for sharing, @Sara Jacobovici.
    Debasish Majumder
    07/11/2017 #8 Debasish Majumder
    Great insight @Sara Jacobovici! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz madam.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/11/2017 #7 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #6 not the three musketeers. It is the three ladies. You dear @Lisa Vanderburg and the dears @Sara Jacobovici and @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams that make my world shine. Thank you
    Lisa Vanderburg
    07/11/2017 #6 Lisa Vanderburg
    #4 Just seen it dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee - and it is perfection personified!
    Darling @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams, it is my humble joy to flow alongside a-ways with you; you fill my heart with such joy and HOPE!
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    07/11/2017 #5 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #3 Dear @Sara Jacobovici Your stand-alone comment series makes me as commentator look at the words written as a reader. Because when we write a comment we look at it as a contributor but when we read a comment in a stand-alone buzz it throws alot of light on the what the writer was trying to say. Thank you for taking the time to do this for us all. Thank you, @Lisa Vanderburg Nothing shall not stop our river from flowing and flourishing :)

    Sara , please if you can edit the last part to "take with us that which we can treasure for life" I spelt with as will :) Thank you once again.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/11/2017 #4 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #3 This buzz and the comment of @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams and the message this morning from @Sara Jacobovici all provoked me a well to respond in a buzz. Such great feeling to write in this spirit dear @Lisa Vanderburg. I experienced it while writing my buzz today. I am sure you lived this experience.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    07/11/2017 #3 Lisa Vanderburg
    Lord above, I hear the cry of @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams and I realize us all flowing beside her. Maybe we are an entirely different tributary or separated by tall grasses. some of us are caught up in debris or vortex' or rapids, and some of us are nearing the falls. We feel alone because we are alone, but that is the way of it.
    Such beautiful words Fatima. That you for sharing this @Sara Jacobovici, and thanks for invoking it @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/11/2017 #2 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Pursuant to my previous comment the inspiration of both ladies @Sara Jacobovici and @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams is documented in my buzz of today
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-spontaneous-writer#c2
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/11/2017 #1 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    It is an amazing synchronicity dear @Sara Jacobovici. In few minutes I shall be uploading a buzz On SPontaneous Writer. You shall find the synchronicity soon.
    Dear@๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams- your comment deserves this great highlighting. It has all the ingredients that prompts a reader to react to it.
    Thank you Sara for sharing this lovely buzz.
  13. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    07/11/2017
    Q&A@beBee with Graham Edwards
    Q&A@beBee with Graham EdwardsImage credit: steveoatesblog - WordPress.com With Q@beBee, I ask some of the most interesting people on this network 7 questions. The result, unedited, is the most fascinating answers. Q@beBee is an ongoing series that gives us the opportunity to...
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    10/11/2017 #12 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    I like your series of interviews, Sara. Amazes how much we can learn about people through the right set of questions. Also interesting is how different people give different answers to the same questions showing how each and every one of us is unique.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #10 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    What a wonderful interview @Sara Jacobovici#1 and idea you have created. Well done. I was so pleased to read @Graham Edwards is still practising how to sense our awareness! And in much gratitude to @Ali Anani who has also been a wonderful supporter.
    Savvy Raj
    08/11/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    A wonderful set of Q & A @Sara Jacobovici and @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards . I like this line.... 'It is also important to ask from a place of curiosity and understanding, opposed to asking for askingโ€™s sake.' I also feel the ability to put yourself in what you do ... reflects in all our relationships and is so very important in not just buisness but in all aspects of our life and living ...as many a times impactful connections of integrity are built through such sustained and genuine interest.
    Paul Walters
    08/11/2017 #8 Paul Walters
    @Sara Jacobovici Thanks for this. I read a lot of what Graham writes ( Plus he does read and comment on my stuff) Nice, fresh approach to an interview. As they say here, salamat sukses all the way from Bali ( where the rumbling Mt Agung has decided to go quiet, thank goodness!
    Jerry Fletcher
    07/11/2017 #7 Jerry Fletcher
    Wonderful idea Sara. And great questions to learn more about Graham
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    07/11/2017 #6 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    It's good to know more about you @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards. Thank you, @Sara Jacobovici, for sharing this excellent interview.
    Debasish Majumder
    07/11/2017 #5 Debasish Majumder
    this is a lovely buzz @Sara Jacobovici! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz madam.
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/11/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Thank you @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I edited and highlighted Deb's name.
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/11/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 My pleasure @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards. Appreciate your participation.
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    07/11/2017 #2 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    Thanks for thinking of me @Sara Jacobovici
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/11/2017 #1 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great interview. Many thank to @Sara Jacobovici and @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    A I wrote a forward to the book by @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee I am so happy to read this segment of the interview "Trust Your Senses by Deb Lange".
  14. ProducerLupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Two Years in One.
    Two Years in One.It seems that the end of the year is around the corner. Time to finish some projects and make so many plans for the next year. But... wait a second... what year? My own year or the calendar year?ย Of course mine! This month is my birthday, and itโ€™s...
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    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    08/11/2017 #23 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    My dear and lovely @Savvy Raj, thank you very much for your warm words!!!
    Savvy Raj
    08/11/2017 #22 Savvy Raj
    A beautiful share from the heart of @Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes.read on ...
    Savvy Raj
    08/11/2017 #21 Savvy Raj
    A beautiful share from the heart of a beautiful person. I loved your post and picture and enjoyed reading so many of your lines here ... 'to be genuinely interested'is certainly a wonderful way of being.

    Although belated here's wishing you a very happy birthday dear. Bless you Lupita always and forever!
    Debasish Majumder
    07/11/2017 #20 Debasish Majumder
    nice insight @Lupita Reyes! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the lovely buzz.
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    07/11/2017 #19 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Thank you very much @Lisa Vanderburg!! :-D
    Lisa Vanderburg
    07/11/2017 #18 Lisa Vanderburg
    Belated happy birthday @Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes! I usually wake up with a groan and a sigh, 'still here then, eh...' :)
    Tomorrow, I'm gonna try it YOUR way!!
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    06/11/2017 #17 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Thank you so very much @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams!!! What a lovely comment!!! :D
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    06/11/2017 #16 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Wow such an honest down to earth buzz. Love the picture and hey Happy Happy Birthday to you. May all the happiness in the world be yours always :)
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    06/11/2017 #15 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Thabk you so much @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.!!! Your words touched my heart :)
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    06/11/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    awe love your post @Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes you come across as warm and genuine! Thank you for YOU!
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    06/11/2017 #12 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    Ay linda, lo escribรญ en ingles. Mi cabeza aรบn no estรก bien del todo ๐Ÿ˜…
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    06/11/2017 #11 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #10 There is beauty in your gaze and you radiate beauty, good vibrations. that does not make makeup, the person transmits it.
    I get to see it, not all people have that alo.
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    06/11/2017 #10 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    #8 @Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolarlinda!! Gracia por tus lindas palabras. Mis ojos son color miel. Y si, que nada borre nuestras sonrisas!! :D
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    06/11/2017 #9 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Thank you very much dear @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. Yes, we must!
    #7
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    06/11/2017 #8 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    Happy birthday you look so cute. Beautiful image, beautiful eyes, are green?. Nothing to turn off your smile.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/11/2017 #7 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Enlightening buzz, Lupita! We must enjoy every moment and share our joy, as well.
  15. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Spontaneous Writer
    The Spontaneous WriterMy experience on beBee certainly changed me. I feel I have matured to understand the reasons why I write. I am kind of more matured now than any time before. When I have an idea that I enjoy I feel the spontaneity in writing it. I am doing this...
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    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/11/2017 #90 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #89 "The only way to cultivate responsible choice is to nourish the needs of your soul...". I couldn't agree more @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. This what feedback is expected to do. It is sort of ideas colliding and the product of which could be unimagined sometimes.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    13/11/2017 #89 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    The goal of writing critiques (this includes comments to articles and posts), says Karen Hertsberg managing editor of the spelling software Grammarly, is to help the writer expand their potential. The best feedback is that, she says, which leaves the writer feeling theyโ€™ve had an awakening. Your comments about Sara Jacoboviciโ€™s recent response, to a post you wrote, seems as if it did just that. Her comment not only encouraged you but awakened you to new thoughts and ideas. Not to mention inspired you to write on a new - related - topic. My belief is comments to posts should encourage further conversation - even debate. Not beat other commenters down in order to quell the conversation and/or to turn it in their direction. As always, we should agree to disagree.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #88 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #87 I am so sorry my friend @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. I do hope you shall recover soon. You are precious to all of us.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    11/11/2017 #87 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Spontaneity is a huge part of my natural order (being), right now it is a physical disorder (pain) that actually curbs (informs) my natural spontaneity.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #86 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #82 then please keep my dreams vivid dear @Lisa Vanderburg
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #85 Lisa Vanderburg
    #65 Beautifully and intelligently said @Yolanda รvila Mรกrquez...I would expect no less from you. The conflict and confrontation is always within us too; I think that's where writing meets life within our internal battle.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #84 Lisa Vanderburg
    #59 Excellent advice from Harmonious Harvey
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #83 Lisa Vanderburg
    #56 It is sheer joy to be you @Cyndi wilkins...I think it might be catching....
    'That opens the inner door to the infinite'; beautiful promise sweetheart!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #82 Lisa Vanderburg
    #54 Now that's brilliant because you often say your ideas come in your sleep! If I were to record my waking thoughts or dreams, it wouldn't be publishable :)
    So happy I made a 'hugely-important point', my friend @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more
    #54 Now that's brilliant because you often say your ideas come in your sleep! If I were to record my waking thoughts or dreams, it wouldn't be publishable :)
    So happy I made a 'hugely-important point', my friend @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...I assure you, it was quite by accident! Close
    Randall Burns
    09/11/2017 #80 Randall Burns
    Agreed! @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, Great Post!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #79 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #78 thank you @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven. We are on the same wavelength
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    09/11/2017 #78 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #75 Your right. When I was reading your buzz, I viewed myself working at my job, and "Just like that, have that need to write". My manner just usually begins with planted from reading or listening to audios. Then it does spontaneously grow fast like a bamboo tree.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #77 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #76 In simple words your comment @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal brought purity in my heart. Thank you
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    09/11/2017 #76 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    I agree with you completely, @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Just like in everything else in life, giving without expecting to receive anything, doing without expecting to have anything done for us, and so and so forth. That will bring in the purity in our actions and thoughts thus reflected through our writings.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #75 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #72 Great and I enjoy the different styles with which we write @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven. However; is not this a type of spontaneous writing "When I realize that my comment is going to be to long, I usually add a tab. I "cut and paste" what I was going to say and create a post"?
    I do appreciate your contribution to the discussions.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #74 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #71 I also answered your question on LI and I enjoyed your explanation and redirecting the question at me @James Olcott
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/11/2017 #73 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #70 What a lovely way to put your 'mechanism of writing". Go natural even in writing is a great way. I hope you find more rabbits along the way @James Olcott
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    09/11/2017 #72 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    I don't find myself feeling like "The Spontaneous Writer". I just love to read a lot of book and share my input. When I realize that my comment is going to be to long, I usually add a tab. I "cut and paste" what I was going to say and create a post.
    I will try to give credit to whomever gave me the spark of the idea, yet it usually wasn't spontaneous. I just love to promote other writers and sometimes it gives me ideas to write about.
    James Olcott
    09/11/2017 #71 James Olcott
    #39 And he asked me a great question! (As I expected).
  16. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    05/11/2017
    On Being True To Yourself On Social Media.
    On Being True To Yourself On Social Media.This morning one of my Facebook friend, Barbara Munshaw, wrote an interesting piece with the title Tired of Reading Ridiculous Posts On Your Facebook Newsfeed?Despite the title, it was actually a defense of the freedom we have here on social media...
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    Randall Burns
    09/11/2017 #14 Randall Burns
    Great post @Jim Murray so true. We have a saying in the kitchen, "Bullshit doesn't fly too far in a kitchen", basic translation is, the further removed you are from yourself, the greater the room for bullshit to sneak in.
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    06/11/2017 #13 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Loved it @Jim Murray!! Itโ€™s quite interesting, Jim. I just published an article about the way I felt yesterday and the lessons Iโ€™ve learned this year, and the very first one is exactly to be true to myself!! So, I agree with you! Thank you Jim! :)
    Edwin Dearborn
    06/11/2017 #12 Edwin Dearborn
    Be authentic!
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    06/11/2017 #11 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    @Jim Murray brings up an interesting point -- of course, who else would you be true to if not yourself?
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    06/11/2017 #10 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    I so agree, @Jim Murray!

    I accept nearly all the LI requests to connect, because it's still more of a professional site than some others (although I do check their profile to see what it looks like and who else they're connected with).

    With FB, I'm very cautious because I do share a little more personal stuff and I don't need the aggravation of a troll.

    Here on beBee, so far -- no trolls. No uglies. No worries. Just fun and interesting articles from all over the map.

    And yes -- it's "interesting" to see how some folks respond, using your platform for their own completely different idea. Trashing the writer for no apparent reason.
    Jerry Fletcher
    06/11/2017 #9 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks Jim for always providing solid information and references.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/11/2017 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    You make good sense, @Jim Murray. To be true to oneself and ignore the bullies and trolls - great advice!
    Jim Murray
    05/11/2017 #7 Jim Murray
    #6 My pleasure, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. It's a fair trade for the audience I have built here.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    05/11/2017 #6 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #4 @Jim Murray thanks for your tireless support!
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    05/11/2017 #5 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    #2 I'm glad! I make sure to do my part and spread the word to anyone else I know who is open-minded enough to try something new :-)
    Jim Murray
    05/11/2017 #4 Jim Murray
    #1 I agree, and that's one of the refreshing things about beBee...people with true laissez faire attitudes.
    John Rylance
    05/11/2017 #3 John Rylance
    Not everyone realises that media in social media is a plural. Therefore there is no one medium in social media. I suggest rather than use all we chose the one(s)which best reflect what we think a social medium should be and truly be true to yourself.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    05/11/2017 #2 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #1 @Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris many thanks for your comment. Your words make me work harder!
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    05/11/2017 #1 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    That's why I like beBee; the proportion of people who provide a positive feedback (be it in "likes", shares, or constructive comments) is much higher than that of other social media. Also, people here seem to have more to say rather than just share stories they have found elsewhere.

    Also, I find that being true to yourself is (like pretty much everything else we do) a matter of habit. Cultivating this habit isn't easy, which is why most people, esp. in places like FB, opt for the easier alternative of using a false persona.
  17. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    01/11/2017
    The Personal Agenda: Itโ€™s Only A Bad Thing If Youโ€™re Not Promoting It Correctly.
    The Personal Agenda: Itโ€™s Only A Bad Thing If Youโ€™re Not Promoting It Correctly.If you hang around sites like beBee and LinkedIn long enough, you start to see patterns emerge. Sometimes they are patently obvious ones. Other times, they are more subtle.But the one thing they have in common, is that the people displaying these...
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    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    06/11/2017 #18 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    "Less is a whisper in a world of shouting. Less can make you look less confident in a world where people need to see that you are anything but."

    @Jim Murray, I grew up shouting all the time. It was the only way I had to make sure I wasn't overlooked. As an adult, though, I have learned that I don't have to shout so much, but I sure do have to be present in others' lives.

    I totally agree that less isn't more in terms of being visible online. Maybe five or six years ago it worked, when there were far fewer writers on the different platforms. But now? Blogging exploded over the years, and there just SO. MANY. WRITERS. WITH. IDEAS. Who do we choose to "lisaten to"? To read?

    My agenda? To teach. To help. To learn. To find a few clients whom I can help.
    Jim Murray
    04/11/2017 #17 Jim Murray
    #14 It's not a coincedence at all. If social blogging is good for anything it's that if you do it honestly people will get to know you and that's really the key to well..just about everything.
    Louise Smith
    04/11/2017 #16 Louise Smith
    Like the BIG 4 !
    Wayne Yoshida
    03/11/2017 #15 Wayne Yoshida
    Bravo, @Jim Murray - these are great tips - and very share-able.
    Claire L Cardwell
    03/11/2017 #14 Claire L Cardwell
    @Jim Murray - Great advice here! - I've been told over and over again that 'people buy people' - writing good content, making constructive (although opinionated) comments on other people's post all work - but I find that honesty (and it doesn't necessarily have to be the consensus view) and integrity are also paramount.

    As do passion for your industry / niche or what every rocks your boat - seeking to inform - rather than push a quick sale as you say here :-

    'Communicating that knowledge without any expectation of personal gain is, paradoxically, one of the most effective ways to attract people to you and your business.'

    Since I've started blogging and writing articles (mainly on architecture) I find that the type of clients I attract are more in tune with me. I can't think that's a coincidence...
    Jerry Fletcher
    03/11/2017 #13 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim, I f you ever become shy and retiring I'll get suspicious. This kind of straightforward stuff is what makes you a star on this platform.
    Jim Murray
    02/11/2017 #12 Jim Murray
    #11 I'll print out that compliment and frame it, @Brian McKenzie
    Brian McKenzie
    02/11/2017 #11 Brian McKenzie
    Most social media just attepts to be the freshest fart or the sparkliest turd in the cesspool, complete with a listical and raving SJW slant.
    Damn nice to see a break from that.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/11/2017 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Great advice and outlook, Jim. Bravo!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/11/2017 #9 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    "Your personal agendas are the keys to being understood in the world. And heaven knows we can never get enough understanding." This is spot on @Jim Murray and your article is very helpful.
    Jim Murray
    01/11/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    #6 You Obviously missed the part of the post where I explain that this is my experience. I never seek to define anyone. Ever. That's the height of pretension.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    01/11/2017 #7 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Now, there are worthy causes that individuals can agree on. That is not the same as group think. No one wants to be lured and/or steered off a cliff.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    01/11/2017 #6 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    My personal agenda is mine and nobody can tell me if I am doing it correctly or not. Also my father told me to never allow anyone to define me, that is my job. So there.

    Yes, there are always agendas. Be that group think, which stinks for those of us who like to be our authentic selves. Because we don't like groups of people telling us how to behave. Why? Because they are phony and we don't like to be phony.
    Jim Murray
    01/11/2017 #5 Jim Murray
    #4 Thanks @Gert Scholtz. Glad this was helpful.
    Gert Scholtz
    01/11/2017 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @Jim Murray Thanks for posting this Jim - its given me a new view of what an agenda is and should be about. To quote a stand-out line: "Your personal agendas are the keys to being understood in the world. And heaven knows we can never get enough understanding."
    Jim Murray
    01/11/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    #2 Thanks Paulo. I love you too, man.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    01/11/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    You're 4 for 4, Jim
    Randall Burns
    01/11/2017 #1 Randall Burns
    Great post @Jim Murray Always helpful for me to get these insights, another perspective. I must say that you have absolutely nailed your point #1, :-), makes your posts/articles enjoyable!
  18. Producer๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Donโ€™t listen to others, believe in your own capabilities. You can if you think you can. Only a loser quits. What are You ????
    Donโ€™t listen to others, believe in your own capabilities. You can if you think you can. Only a loser quits. What are You ????Yes, you heard me right!I ask you a question and the answer depends on YOU.Are you a winner?Do you believe in your capabilities?Do you think you can achieve fulfillmentย in what you do?Do you think you live a purpose-driven rewarding life? I...
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    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    08/11/2017 #31 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Thank you @Debasish Majumder and @Pascal Derrien You know you're a winner right :)
    Debasish Majumder
    07/11/2017 #30 Debasish Majumder
    lovely buzz @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/11/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien
    ''A winner is one who is ready to learn'' :-) :-)
    Jerry Fletcher
    06/11/2017 #27 Jerry Fletcher
    Fatima, this is a rousing call to every person I know that finds adversity in the continual drubbing we take from media sources that seldom, if ever cite the positive aspects of life, today. I've passed this long to a number of youngsters in my network to help them and their colleagues.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    05/11/2017 #26 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Donโ€™t listen to others, believe in your own capabilities. You can if you think you can. Only a loser quits
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #25 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #22 Thank you @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador That message of being inspired from one of my connections also validates this.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #24 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #21 I'm going to remember this forever "The trick is not to have expectations of a certain outcome, or you wilL find yourself disappointed every time..." Thank you ๐Ÿ˜˜
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #23 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #21 Awesome story @Cyndi wilkins

    It's true that no good deed goes unrewarded and no evil deed goes unpunished.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    05/11/2017 #22 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Terrific post @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams. Learning is winning and what we learn we share with the intent to help others. Your post is most enlightening and stories like yours and the one shared by Cyndi Wilkins prove to me the meaning of "A winner lives a purpose-driven rewarding life for themselves and the society they live in."
    Cyndi wilkins
    05/11/2017 #21 Cyndi wilkins
    Fabulous buzz @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams...This reminds me of a wonderful story I read about a pizza shop owner who began offering a free slice of pizza to the neighborhood homeless every Thursday. His patrons were so moved by the shop ownerโ€™s generosity and the gratitude displayed by these very hungry people, that they began donating money to the cause. Now, the shop owner can afford to offer more meals to more people several days a week. That is what I call,โ€ awesomeness in action!โ€ People helping people, one slice at a time.

    When we share our good fortune in service to humankind, we help ourselves evolve personally and professionally as the self-less act never goes unrewarded...The trick is not to have expectations of a certain outcome, or you will find yourself disappointed every time...Be of good nature and always be willing to lend a hand to someone less fortunate...Now this pizza shop owner has a booming business and can afford himself some time off for a little pleasure once in a while;-)
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #20 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #19 #18 Thank you, Savvy and Joyce. Self-belief is indeed the first step in learning to waltz with life and living. That makes all the difference. You deserve the world don't let anyone stop you:)
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    05/11/2017 #19 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    What terrific encouragement. I, too, suffer that loss in my resume, but I know my worth and never stop trying.
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #18 Savvy Raj
    A very relevant post with some great takebacks. Lots of lessons in there @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams . And I loved your lovely story share ... Self belief is the first step in learning to waltz with life and living. .
    That makes all the difference. Keep continuing to make the difference .
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/11/2017 #17 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Know how to be a winner. Winners never quit. A great buzz by @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #16 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    I've added a message from one of my connections and I feel so blessed and motivated to go about, continue doing the same. Nothing can stop me now:)

    Bringing to the attention of @David B. Grinberg View more
    I've added a message from one of my connections and I feel so blessed and motivated to go about, continue doing the same. Nothing can stop me now:)

    Bringing to the attention of @David B. Grinberg @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Gert Scholtz @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Cyndi wilkins @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and all the bees just to share the testimonial message :) Hope you don't mind the tag. Please let me know if you don't wish to be tagged. :) Close
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #15 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #13 Thank you, @Ken Boddie, You sure know how to make a girl smile (๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Blushing at Dubai Duchess). Now you'll be the first one to call me a Duchess ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #14 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Thank you, @Ian Weinberg @Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt and @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Yes, Being accountable to our thoughts, actions, and the outcomes as a result of our actions are very crucial. Asking ourselves where we stand and what we believe we can do. As Gert summarised it starts with believing in ourselves. It is the starting point for having others believe in us and reaching our full potential :) I have learned so much from interacting with everyone here, the journey is still young and I have miles to go before I sleep.
    Ken Boddie
    05/11/2017 #13 Ken Boddie
    Such enthusiasm, zest and spark, Fatima. I wouldnโ€™t expect anything less from the Dubai Duchess.
    You had me at โ€œyouโ€, โ€œyouโ€, โ€œyouโ€, โ€œyouโ€ and then โ€œโ€youโ€. ๐Ÿค—
  19. ProducerLisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Never Be Afraid To Be Your Authentic Self
    Never Be Afraid To Be Your Authentic SelfSo much is written about being your Authentic Self and I've always wondered just how many people are able to do this? Is it hard to write and be authentic at the same time?ย  I feel being authentic means delving into a deeper side of yourself and...
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    Randall Burns
    10/11/2017 #53 Randall Burns
    #52 HaHa! Thanks for that @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher I couldn't ask for anything more. :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10/11/2017 #52 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #51 Thanks @Randall Burns! I would put you in the category of being your authentic self! Authentic Chef w/big personality :)
    Debasish Majumder
    07/11/2017 #48 Debasish Majumder
    lovely insight @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for the buzz madam.
    Pascal Derrien
    07/11/2017 #47 Pascal Derrien
    Good on you as we say around here :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/11/2017 #46 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #42 Thanks so much @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams! I meant to mention to @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess that we both read the same article about being Authentic today and I had to laugh. I have never used this term before and it's been used a lot. The author made some great points because it is over-used. I laughed to myself because of the timing of his article vs. mine and the title I gave my article. I believe @Dave Worthen wrote about it yesterday or today and made some great points. For me, using the term authentic was blatant. I am who I am, and I can't hide it. As you saw after reading this, being true to who I am (authentic) has helped me in ways I could not predict.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/11/2017 #45 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #41 @Harvey Lloyd, you touched on great points. By writing about something so personal we do take a chance and it could ruin our brand. I finally came to the conclusion that I don't want to be associated with people who are unable to understand illnesses like Anxiety and Panic disorder... add depression to that equation. I guess we do have to be choosy when it comes to not only who we associate ourselves within the work environment but also friends and family as well. Just reading the words mental illness for some still have them concluding the person is either attention seeking, lazy, weak, or other. I'm happy there are many who have moved past those labels and understand the brain can become ill just like any organ in our body. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I really appreciate it!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/11/2017 #44 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #39 I wish there was a love button for your comment @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! I didn't see the full impact of my statement about the brain until you quoted it, wow- I must admit, I had a few tears... but they were cleansing tears! I'm glad I'm not the only person who can't read their own writing the older I become ;-) I will have to read Jim's buzz too. We all have differing experiences in life and it's great to share. As I wrote Lada below, variety is (paraphrasing) is definitely the spice of life. We all learn or come to understand life more though a variety of topics. Thanks so much Susan!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/11/2017 #43 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #37 Hi @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic, many people are not comfortable with sharing their personal stories and that's okay! We all differ and if we were the same, how boring would that be? Everyone has something to offer whether it's personal, educational, business related or other. That is what makes reading more interesting, variety. Thank you so much for your kind words, I truly appreciate them!
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    06/11/2017 #42 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Dear @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher super happy to hear about the new role. We all knew you had it in you. You're a surfer and we love this authentic side of you. BE YOU always:)
    Harvey Lloyd
    06/11/2017 #41 Harvey Lloyd
    Some great thoughts @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. I think you may have stumbled into the paradox of authenticity.

    In order to be authentic humility is required. But this humility may in some cases go against our brand.

    Humbling ones self in public may carry over to thoughts of professional deficiencies. From a customer perspective.

    This one of the personal challenges within branding. Our brand promotes our strengths but should be too authentic it may expose an area of weakness within the brand.

    Interesting concept.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    06/11/2017 #40 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    A must-read for anyone dealing with any type of mental illness or disorder -- or those caring for them -- from @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    06/11/2017 #39 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Funny how some days I see posts written on much the same idea but from completely different perspectivdes, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! @Jim Murray wrote about being true to yourself; you're writing about being your authentic self.

    But the different direction you each took make each post very much worth reading! I applaud you for showing us a world that so many of us have no direct experience of -- being seen as weak rather than ill. It's important that we recognize mental / emotional illness for what it is:

    I'm excited to know that you were asked to be on that BOD, and that those who know you see your value! And, Lisa? By the way, I cannot read my own handwriting much any more either; as I age, it gets worse. :-)

    And let me leave you with the sentence that will be with me for a long time: "Forget the idea that the brain is highest functioning organ in our bodies, yet when it becomes ill, people are labeled instead of being embraced."

    (((Lisa)))
    John Rylance
    06/11/2017 #38 John Rylance
    #31 #31 The quote refers to what Oliver Cromwell is alleged to have said to the the artist who was to paint his picture. He was reported to have said "Paint me warts and all" certainly he was painted with several on his face.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    06/11/2017 #37 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    I'm one of the people who are not willing to share their personal stories, but I admire those who decided to do it, like you dear Lisa, especially when the message your words convey is of such relevance. You're an example that good things happen to people who take a risk and continue to follow their path.
    Moreover, it turned out that your articles in which you showed your experience and knowledge on the topic you wrote about, are one of the reasons you were offered a new job.
    The Mental Health and Awareness Board of Directors are lucky to have a person like you on the Board. Congrats on your deserved appointment.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    06/11/2017 #36 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    I'm one of the people who are not willing to share their personal stories, but I admire those who decided to do it, like you dear Lisa, especially when the message your words convey is of such relevance. You're an example that good things happen to people who take a risk and continue to follow their path.
    Moreover, it turned out that your articles in which you showed your experience and knowledge about the topic you wrote about, are one of the reasons you were offered a new job.
    The Mental Health and Awareness Board of Directors are lucky to have a person like you on the Board. Congrats on your deserved appointment.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/11/2017 #35 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #33 You mom sounds like a wise woman @Jerry Fletcher,! I will keep people updated for sure :) Looking forward to sharing more once I begin.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/11/2017 #34 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #32 Thanks for taking the time to read my buzz @Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes! "Always practice what we preach," We should all do our best to! :)
  20. Producer๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    beBee Dairies! beBee meet up with the lovely Savvy Raj!
    beBee Dairies! beBee meet up with the lovely Savvy Raj!Pure bliss I know not why,There was no reason to shy,I heard a voice on the phone,A nostalgic feeling of talking to a best friend after years!She sounds like music,Talks like a teacher,Dances like a peacock,Cares like a mother.I've heard a saying...
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    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #19 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    How wonderful to meet face to face.
    Debasish Majumder
    07/11/2017 #18 Debasish Majumder
    lovely poem @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/11/2017 #16 Tausif Mundrawala
    It would be a wonderful experience meeting our fellow bees in person. How lucky your'll both are that your'll got to know each other well. I wish both of you luck in your future endeavors, my friends @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams View more
    It would be a wonderful experience meeting our fellow bees in person. How lucky your'll both are that your'll got to know each other well. I wish both of you luck in your future endeavors, my friends @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams and @Savvy Raj Close
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    06/11/2017 #15 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #14 Thank you, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador we had a great time meeting up :)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    05/11/2017 #14 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    The beauty of a virtual relationship become one of reality with beBee being the starting common denominator. Two of loveliest bees meet in Dubai is awesome!
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #13 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #12 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich I'm going to have to write a book after meeting you :)
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    05/11/2017 #12 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    "Words build trust to bring down walls." What a profound sentence to recap a meeting of two heart-centered souls.

    Love everything about your meeting with @Savvy Raj, @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams and what a joyous memory, captured and shared for all to participate in.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #11 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #10 Thank you, @David B. Grinberg, You are a great motivator and a living symbol of I believe in the power of I can. I'm proud to learn from you and will be super excited to meet you :) I've learnt alot about SMM from especially you and many other bees. Plan you Dubai Dairies soon. Perhaps you may come as an advisor for Strategic Communications and as a Social Media Strategist. Thank you for having our back on behalf of all the women on beBee :)
    David B. Grinberg
    05/11/2017 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Wow, what a beautifully moving piece of poetry, Fatima. That's great that you and @Savvy Raj had a chance to meet up in person. You are both amazing women for whom I have the utmost respect and admiration (for too many reasons to list here).
    If only today's technology could create futuristic teleportation (like in Star Trek), I would beam myself up/down to meet all the wonderful bees worldwide. You and Savvy would BEE buzzing on the top of my list, of course!
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #9 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #7 @Savvy Raj Thank you, my dear for taking time to meet me :)
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #7 Savvy Raj
    Truly touched by love and goodwill Thank you @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #6 Savvy Raj
    In the little time we shared, the heartconnects that move beyond words were established that day
    Sensing the connects that only a listening ear and a loving heart can lend..
    And the feeling is totally likewise ... my dear friend... I am pretty sure you already know that!
    Thank you dear @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams for this heartwarming dedication to me in verses that you shared here on Bebee.
    Thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for sharing this across as these meet and greets are wha Bebee truly stands for, to all those who take time to share and care here... a direct connect between people to share their passions amidst the purpose .
    Cyndi wilkins
    05/11/2017 #5 Cyndi wilkins
    #3 Sounds like your system got at shot at the oxygen bar today @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams;-)
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    04/11/2017 #3 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #1 #2 Thank you meeting @Savvy Raj was a pleasure beyond words can tell. I can't wait to meet my soul sister @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich and @Cyndi wilkins
    @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee and many many more bees including you ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/11/2017 #2 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A great buzz from a great bee @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams to a truly deserving bee @Savvy Raj.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    04/11/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Finally, friendship endorsed with cheery meeting!
  21. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    04/11/2017
    Travel Trails
    Travel Trails Meandering the Middle East : Part I ย Dubai : The modern marvel... Musings from โ€˜At the Top โ€˜Constructed on these once very red dunesA spectacle for the world to seeIs the height of pinnacle of manโ€™s questFor higher greater and furtherโ€ฆIn the heart...
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    Savvy Raj
    15/11/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    #14 Yes thanks @Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA as you rightly mention' A bubble ' indeed . Also spoke to many who are pretty much sensing it in their hearts along the way....
    Savvy Raj
    15/11/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    #13 indeed a friend to visit and cherish in this case .@Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich very well said and true.
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    07/11/2017 #14 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Modern miracle born on ancient desert sands ..glad you enjoyed your time in "the bubble" @Savvy Raj. If not already done please do make time to do the indoor ski slope at Mall of the Emirates on your next sojourn!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    05/11/2017 #13 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    So nice to get the tourist's view of Dubai, @Savvy Raj, having seen just the night time view off of @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams's balcony, so far.

    Dizzying displays, of all sorts, including the power of having a friend to visit as we travel the world.
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    In all a Splendid visit capped off with a splendorous view of the city spaces and beyond from the Burj khalifa... yes @David B. Grinberg It is a fact that Dubai dazzles on alright and is truly worth a visit as there is something for everybody. Thank you for sharing your kind words of appreciation here. Have a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š
    David B. Grinberg
    05/11/2017 #11 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the amazing virtual tour and phenomenal photos, Savvy. Dubai indeed appears to be a magical place of splendor and grandeur -- from what I've personally heard, read and watched on TV travel shows. I hope to BEE fortunate enough to likewise visit this vibrant and impressive city one day. Thanks again for sharing such a splendid overview per your blogging buzz.
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #10 Savvy Raj
    #7 Thank you very much @Prisciliano (Nano) Fernandez
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    #6 Yes @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher the place is teeming with people buzzing with development and never ending projects ... have earlier lived in some other parts of the Middle East but modern Dubai is definetely one of kind! Thank you for liking and appreciating these verses.
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #8 Savvy Raj
    #5 Meeting you was one of the highlights of my trip to Dubai @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams to say the least . Love your energy and enthusiasm as much as your warmth and yes thank you for picking up on these lines which I felt you will resonate with as well....Lots of goodwill ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
    Prisciliano (Nano) Fernandez
    04/11/2017 #7 Anonymous
    Very nice
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    04/11/2017 #6 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Lovely poem describing Dubai so eloquently @Savvy Raj. The photos are beautiful. Dubai sure is growing. I bet it's bustling there with people.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    04/11/2017 #5 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    @Savvy Raj What a beautiful poem my dear. Dubai is glorified by your verses and your presence here added so much elegance to it. Meeting you was one of the finest moment of my beBee dairy. I love the verse "It is not ours to question the why until we know what and how it came to be what it is in the Now!"
    Savvy Raj
    04/11/2017 #4 Savvy Raj
    #3 Thank you @Mohammed A. Jawad for your kind and appreciative mention of both the verses and the city. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    04/11/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...Dubai so dearly depicted! It's a dynamic city always on the go, populated with diverse nationalities.
    Savvy Raj
    04/11/2017 #2 Savvy Raj
    #1 Its nice to know so @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee . Actually wanted to try my hand at conveying my travel reflections through verses ... so am glad to read your immediate comment. Thank you very much .
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/11/2017 #1 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Having lived in Dubai for 3 years I agree with you totally on your content @Savvy Raj. Dubai is a jewel in the desert.
  22. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    02/11/2017
    Family History is it important to you?
    Family History is it important to you?A post on A Satisfying Retirement led me to my thoughts, onย thisย issue. In his post, Bob Lowryย (The blog's author) asked, What about you? Are you interested in all the twists and turns of your family's past? Do you have old documents that trace your...
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    04/11/2017 #2 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I find it interesting to know about our family history and I feel it is important to know about our ancestry. It's like a puzzle where each piece has to connect with the other pieces to display the complete picture.
    Brian McKenzie
    02/11/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    My family shrubbery dies with me - any remaining branches hanging out in the underbrush are of none of my concern.
  23. ProducerGiant Donut Marketing
    The Butterfly Effect
    The Butterfly EffectWhen I think of aย blog I think of word vomit & thatโ€™s exactly what this blog will be.I was in the airport at 5:30 am and I was getting on a plane to go to a new place, by myself, & it was a feeling unlike any other. I couldnโ€™t tell if I was...
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  24. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Small, but Great Builders
    The Small, but Great BuildersJust review the following findings and the facts they reveal: - Ants colonies may contain 5,000-2,000,000 individuals - There are millions of neurons in the brain, each producing its own electrical signals. These combined signals generate...
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    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #37 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #36 well-said @Savvy Raj. I agree fully with you. You are truly outstanding my friend
    Savvy Raj
    03/11/2017 #36 Savvy Raj
    The Simple truth holds all the complex potential
    In an untangled arrangement.
    The very arrangement is a fodder for imagination
    For continuity in ingenuity.....
    Sharing these lines from my earlier buzz ... for I felt these lines of thought reflect in your inspiring buzz here today
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #35 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #31 one day I hope to join you on one of your trips @Paul Walters. I want to learn from you how you write on your trips so that I feel I have been with you.
    Thank you for commenting and appreciation.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #34 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #30 love of excessive control leads to disasters. Thank you dear @Laurent Boscherini for the comment and relevant quote. I appreciate your comments greatly.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #33 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 part 2
    The other segment that captured my attention @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams is "So freedom of choice and the ability to enjoy simple rules comes at a price of being ready to add value". This is what I mentioned in my earlier comment. But you expressed it far better than I. Thank you my friend.
    I extend the invitstion to @David B. Grinberg to share his wisdom
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #32 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 dear @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams- your maturity coupled with wisdom are simply gorgeous. I could write now a buzz building on your eloquent comment. You actually responded to most comments that preceded yours.
    You wrote "Self-organisation and simple rules go well together ONLY if it driven behind values and the purpose of why an organization exists". Self-organizing is an emerging phenomena thst result from the interactions of simple rules They are not planned and are rewards for respecting them.
    Paul Walters
    03/11/2017 #31 Paul Walters
    @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Splendid perspective...thank you
    Laurent Boscherini
    03/11/2017 #30 Anonymous
    Thank you dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for sharing your interesting post as usual very provoking...Nature is one thing that human being tries to copy but politics steer it differently. "To appreciate the circumstances in each particular case, such is the essential role of the chief. Since he knows them, measures them, exploits them, he is victorious because he ignores them, judges them badly, neglects them, he is defeated." Charles de Gaulle.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    03/11/2017 #29 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    These simple rules should focus on two important things dear Ali Anani - That the individual and the organizations grow together, add more value to self and the group as a whole. Because manipulation and deceit have become the order of the day and it is this practice that leads organizations to their doom and creates monster managers. @David B. Grinberg might have something of great value to add to your intriguing buzz here.

    Self-organisation and simple rules go well together ONLY if it driven behind values and the purpose of why an organization exists. Like the termites who work to make sure the colony stays healthy, each termite has a role to play and he must remember that all times. So freedom of choice and the ability to enjoy simple rules comes at a price of being ready to add value and knowing that, "When we compete against everyone else, no one wants to help us. But when we compete against ourself, everyone wants to help us.โ€ - Simon Sinek
    John Rylance
    03/11/2017 #28 John Rylance
    I agree. I thought what was lacking was what you called free will, and I call choice#21
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #27 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #23 thank you @Glenn Melcher for your sharing. Greatly appreciated
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #26 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #22 @Glenn Melcher- bees and ants behave as many in one by following simple rules. We make the simple complex. If you would read my comment #20 as I explain why I am in agreement with you
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #25 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #21 @Jerry Fletcher- exactly and I concur with your comment. This is evidenced in my previos response to the comment of @Phil Friedman #20 .
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #24 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #20 you have very good points at @Phil Friedman. Your concerns are valid. In life we don't get any thing for nothing. No free ride as they say. To have complete free of choice and belong to a society is a free ride. We have two needs in having our free choices and to belonging. The compromise is to have simple rules that balances both choices.
    In complex systems it is simple rules that reward the balancing of the two choices by having the emergence into new systems. Comlplex systems look for efficiency and workability and not optimization. Find a working solution and move. Optimization is short-lived because the environment keeps changing. What is optimal today is not optimal tomorrow.
    If we wish to have complete freedom of choice. Well then like oil and water- each keeps its identity, but separated.
    Regards
    Glenn Melcher
    03/11/2017 #23 Glenn Melcher
    #19 see how cooperative we can be when adversity is present
    Glenn Melcher
    03/11/2017 #22 Glenn Melcher
    How much better the World could be if we were Advocates like the Ants and Bees
    Jerry Fletcher
    03/11/2017 #21 Jerry Fletcher
    Dr. Anani, simplifying the rules in an organization WHILE GRANTING THE EMPLOYEE FREE WILL TO ACT has the greatest positive impact I have seen. But, humans seeM intent to control and complexify to the utmost extent possible.

    The systems in your examples don't have free will.
    Phil Friedman
    03/11/2017 #20 Phil Friedman
    #14 Thank you for the candid answer, Dr. Anani, it is always helpful to understand what someoneโ€™s underlying assumptions are. In this case that the efficient operation of the system trumps all, including the welfare of the individuals who comprise it. I could be wrong, but my guess is that you also see the system (business, nation state, society, hive) as having an emergent being separate and distinct from that of its members. Which, when it comes to social values, I personally reject. Of course, to each his own. Cheers!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/11/2017 #19 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #18 @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl- your observation is correct. Survival is a great motivation for cooperation and collaboration. We have big numbers in armies but what they do mostly is aggression not destinef for survival.
    I have to point out here that most creatures if get crowded voluntarily a group seek an
    alternative place. Bees do this for example. In few cases some insects may become predators of their own species. They behave like humans do.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    02/11/2017 #18 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    It strikes me that those examples are not concerned with crowdiness but more concerned about survival. They are not self destructing or programming their own species to self destruct. Which makes humans the dumbest of all species for falling into the SEA of FISH HOOKS.
  25. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    03/11/2017
    VISITING MESTIA?  MAKE SURE YOU PACK YOUR HIKING BOOTS!
    VISITING MESTIA? MAKE SURE YOU PACK YOUR HIKING BOOTS!First published in Newas Magazine October 2017 There are times when an assignment lands on my desk which can be a little confusing. โ€œWe need a 1500 - word piece on Mestia by Friday โ€ฆcan do?โ€ Now, if you mention Mestia to even the...
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    Randall Burns
    09/11/2017 #13 Randall Burns
    Hiking? Did you say Hiking @Paul Walters? Growing up in the mountains of B.C., (British Columbia for those of you like @Gert Scholtz who are not familiar with the acronym), we were wearing hiking boots as toddlers. Great way to travel and explore. I burst out laughing as I was reading your wonderful article about mountains and hiking and you mention " ideal jumping off point", is your foot healed to the point now that you're base jumping?
    Great post and I still have a decent pair of hiking boots that I can dust off...
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/11/2017 #12 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    An interesting adventure through a beautiful country. Thank you for sharing, @Paul Walters.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/11/2017 #11 Pascal Derrien
    almost a travel in time :-)
    Aleta Curry
    06/11/2017 #10 Aleta Curry
    Alas, no hiking for me - buit it looks great!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/11/2017 #9 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #1 I never got an alert that I was tagged. It may be lingering way down... I found this all by me-self. ;-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/11/2017 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10 hour hike to Koruldi Lakes, ah let me think about that....................... nah. I will make sure to see it by photo though ;-) As for the khinkali (dumplings) to khachapuri (cheese-filled bread), that's a big yes! Enjoyed this, sounds like quite the interesting place @Paul Walters!
    Ian Weinberg
    03/11/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg
    An alluring piece about a real quaint spot @Paul Walters The hills really seem alive with the sound of music ... Thanks again, my window to the world.
    Paul Walters
    03/11/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    #4 @Ken Boddie . Ah detective Boddie, you are so right. This piece was written a few months ago when I was in France so the travel distances were not that taxing. Traffic chaos due to get even more interesting with the big roundabout leading to the airport to be closed in order to build an underpass. Where the traffic will go to is anyone's guess but I guess they have clever engineers and traffic planners...stay posted!
    Claire L Cardwell
    03/11/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    Interesting part of the world @Paul Walters - love the Svan Towers. Unfortunately Joburg building codes won't let you build your own sentry point....
    Ken Boddie
    03/11/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    A towering tale, Pak Paul, to titillate the tramping traveller. But, what with the traffic in and around Denpasar and Kuta these days, how the hell did you get to the airport from Sanur by Friday, never mind Bali to Mestia and back plus 1500 words?
    Debasish Majumder
    03/11/2017 #3 Debasish Majumder
    lovely buzz @Paul Walters! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    03/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Paul Walters Interesting places with scenic beauty. Georgia is worth visiting! Thanks for the post. Here's an article about Georgia:

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@mohammed-a-jawad/georgia-the-balcony-of-europe
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