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Life and living

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

A hive for honouring every step in positive manifestion in thought word or deed . Every step can make a difference .
  1. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBeeFor this week, an exchange between CityVP 🐝 Manjit and Savvy Raj on the word UNSHACKLE. Savvy Raj wrote a buzz Soul Cages. Below, please find...


    Savvy Raj
    22/02/2017 #1 Savvy Raj
    This is an interesting take off on words choices by @ Sara Jacobvici and I appreciate and thank you Sara for your choosing to highlight on the word Unshackle from the post on ' Soul Cages' for this week along with the context..I certainly look forward to learning more from these shared interactions and the emerging patterns and perspectives.
  2. Donna-Luisa Eversley
    We are the world. Music unties and crosses over boundaries and walls created by those who don't understand humanity. It is our love for ourselves which is revealed by our persistence to share, care and give to others. What do you stand for when no one is looking, is who you are when you look in the mirror.
    A blast from the past, for a present much in need of unity, and awareness. Some thoughts through music!
    USA FOR AFRICA - We Are The World
    USA FOR AFRICA - We Are The World We are The World Sobre a música: We Are the World é um LP gravado em Janeiro de 1985 por 45 dos maiores nomes da música norte-americana, com o objetivo de...


    Aurorasa Sima
    20/02/2017 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    Those were the times when we still cared about other countries
    Joshua Casper
    20/02/2017 #2 Joshua Casper
    32 y later still gives me goosebumps. Best anthem for human unity i can think of. Icons all too.
    Savvy Raj
    20/02/2017 #1 Savvy Raj
    Beautiful share @Donna-Luisa Eversley of this amazing song thats an anthem for Human Unity!
  3. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    More on Balancing Acts
    More on Balancing ActsUse right brain or left brain or both? Be a manager or a leader? Be internally or externally motivated? To answer these deceptively easy questions and the like let me start with personal story. Recently, I visited an ear specialist. He...


    Sara Jacobovici
    21/02/2017 #53 Sara Jacobovici
    #52 Always appreciate our exchanges @namita sinha.
    namita sinha
    21/02/2017 #52 namita sinha
    Dear @Sara Jacobovici , I am so glad you could read my comment ...l.You have added tremendously by extending it to a more valuable insight , namely of us picking and capturing the right "information ".Indeed, that could mark the beginning of us registering the relevant inputs first, which ultimately guide us towards our intuition and ability to make the correct choices towards a state of balance... Always a pleasure to read your views !
    namita sinha
    21/02/2017 #50 namita sinha
    #30 I am glad @siraj shaik !
    namita sinha
    21/02/2017 #49 namita sinha
    Sir @Ali Anani thanks so much for acknowledging, apologies for the delay in replying , and as I always say, your buzz helps me to connect with great souls and read wonderful insights.I am the priveleged one to read the comments of dear @Sara Jacobovici and @Robert Cormack , as also some other great comments here as I resume after a day !
    Ali Anani
    20/02/2017 #48 Ali Anani
    #47 Sweet comment dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. Momentum entails direction. But I love your mind and direction- leadership is electrifying and magnetism is pooling resources. You make me think now- when leadership is magnetic it also leads to electrifying. It is when we have no magnetism or electricity that we don't have the other. The two in one.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    20/02/2017 #47 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Leadership ought to galvanise/electrify the endeavour while Management (magnetism) ought to bring the work resources together and provide the (right) direction. One is Momentum while the other is Direction perhaps, dear Ali? Only when the goals of both match, there is harmony, synergy and success.
    Ali Anani
    20/02/2017 #46 Ali Anani
    As your warm words and knowledge triggered my neurons my dear @Prahlad Rao. Great to connect with you.
    Prahlad Rao
    20/02/2017 #45 Prahlad Rao
    #43 Thank you Sir. Honestly your article triggered my neurons! I never miss any articles published from you in future which are really worthy to me.
    Ali Anani
    20/02/2017 #44 Ali Anani
    I want to express my gratitude to all my friends who shared this buzz. I thank dears @🐝 Fatima Williams, @debasish majumder, @Jeet Sarkar, @Savvy Raj, and @David B. Grinberg
    Ali Anani
    20/02/2017 #43 Ali Anani
    #41 As a researcher in biomedical research your comment adds to my confidence @Prahlad Rao. As I believe this is your first comment on my buzzes, I do hope it shall not be the last
    Ali Anani
    20/02/2017 #42 Ali Anani
    #40 :))) and so I am writing a buzz on "The Taffy Management". What are the resemblances between management and making taffy? Some funny findings and conclusions.
    Prahlad Rao
    20/02/2017 #41 Prahlad Rao
    Wow, as a biomedical researcher I liked your experience shared on "balanced walk". Indeed the human biology has great impact on personality. Well narrated article.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    20/02/2017 #40 Deb🐝 Lange
    when you are hot you are hot!!!! I have a new modem - yeh!!! I am feeling hot!
    Ali Anani
    20/02/2017 #39 Ali Anani
    #38 And sometimes I feel the idea isn't worthy any more. When we are hot about an idea it is the time to write it; else we may experience a "cooling effect". I experience the same as you do @Deb🐝 Lange
    Deb🐝 Lange
    20/02/2017 #38 Deb🐝 Lange
    So many wonderful ideas rich from our experience - I have about 20 drafts in beBee and another 20 in linked in as I jot down my ideas after reading a buzz like yours! I have to start a new habit of completing them - sometimes it is hard to go back and complete as the idea has moved on!
    Ali Anani
    20/02/2017 #37 Ali Anani
    #35 I had just responded to dear@Deb🐝 Lange before I respond to your comment my dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. It is amazing in view of what you wrote "If anything what other structure in our body resembles the brain. It is neither the heart or the lungs, but our stomach". Let me see if I can get any closer to your mind without trying to. We don't have to be similar (our brains and stomachs aren't), but te end result could be similar or close. It is like adding 5+2 and subtractingng 10-3 as both give same answer.
    Ali Anani
    20/02/2017 #36 Ali Anani
    #34 The conflict of writing- I decide to write a buzz and then a new comment arrives and draws my attention to a hotter topic. Do you experience this dear @Deb🐝 Lange? I amy be writing on a metaphor derived from the kitchen! We plan only to adapt and change course!!!😂😂
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/02/2017 #35 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Leadership and management are the heart and lungs of an organization - the balance between flow and absorption. We tend to relate heart to mind because we mistakenly relate emotion to reason. All of this emotion and reason operates first in the brain.

    If anything what other structure in our body resembles the brain. It is neither the heart or the lungs, but our stomach. The brain-gut relationship is only beginning to be fathomed and in organization life it is no different to the strategy-execution relationship.

    Why do more eating on a daily basis than we engage in loving, but we base our society on many mythologies, that maybe our metaphors are misaligned. Should we create new patterns of association and explore accordingly or maintain the cultural beliefs that our ancestors imparted to us>?

    If we see things in their traditional way - all of this has been thoroughly engaged down the ages, and is it worth dredging up the known when leadership is about the unknown and learning is either a refresh of existing knowledge or cultivation of new. The organizational body does have a certain similarity to the human body, so long as we notice that relationship and actively work it.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    20/02/2017 #34 Deb🐝 Lange
    Great @Ali Anani I look forward to reading and sensing what bubbles up from
    Your pause!! #12
    Robert Cormack
    19/02/2017 #33 Robert Cormack
    I'm sure, it's worldwide, just as I'm sure our having ears is worldwide. Balance of emotion and logic should be universal—not that it is, but if it was, we wouldn't have conflict or terrorism and espiocracies. Emotion and logic would balance out.#29
  4. ProducerPaul 🐝 Kearley
    If Given The Chance To Make A Difference, Would You?
    If Given The Chance To Make A Difference, Would You?I was cruising You-Tube, when I came across a video with a unique title: What would you say if you only had 15 seconds? “OK” I thought, “what will he say with his 15 seconds?” So, I watched the video. It was a short comedian act that was a little...


    Devesh Bhatt
    20/02/2017 #21 Devesh Bhatt
    #18 dont worry. I was almost convinced not a good person.

    My worldview could not change when i was an accessory for exploitation...i had to change my world so to speak :)

    On the other hand, assuming people to be unfair and still having the belief to do good is very relieving. Then the few good people i meet are a bonus.

    I just had to assume unfairness but not ponder upon the details.

    I still have to figure out how to define it better but it works.

    But at the end of the day its all about self belief in my case.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    20/02/2017 #20 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #8 @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven Thank you for this... check out the comment @MichaelO'Neil made... That's synergy.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    20/02/2017 #19 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #9 @KenBoddie, ah the Scottish have such a wonderful view of the world. Loved this: "O wad some Power the giftie gie us.
    To see oursels as ithers see us!" Thank you so much for posting.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    20/02/2017 #18 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #10 @Devesh Bhatt you packed a lot into your comment. One part troubles me though was your quote that you are not a good person. I would certainly suggest you change that worldview, as it will have ramifications on all of the relationships you create over your lifetime. Yes, people can be unfair, that's their problem. If we do our best with the time we are given, then you will be a success.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    20/02/2017 #17 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #11 Well @Robert Cormack If you are living a life of purpose, then you ARE changing things. In that case, my fifteen seconds would be simply encouraging those left behind on how to create a legacy as you have.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    20/02/2017 #16 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #13 @Michael O'Neil What a lovely sentiment. Thank you for commenting.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    20/02/2017 #15 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #14 Thanks @debasish majumder No one asked to be born, it's what we do with the time that we do have that counts.
    debasish majumder
    19/02/2017 #14 debasish majumder
    i did not come to this lovely, wonderful world out of my own wish, if though could be in fifteen seconds, how will i express my wish altogether about the last fifteen seconds, despite i cannot envisage even an iota of the situation of my last fifteen seconds! intriguing question indeed and i wonder how it trigger to peoples mind too! however, lovely joke @Paul 🐝 Kearley! you have a unique sense of humor! enjoyed read. thank you for such unique share too.
    Michael O'Neil
    19/02/2017 #13 Anonymous
    @Paul Kearley If at some time in the future one of your children is posting about you "The motivation for this post was my dad. He passed away on Valentines day, and I miss him terribly, but he goes with me wherever I go, whispering advice in my ear and guiding me down the right road. " then you need say nothing in your 15 seconds. Your legacy will speak for itself.
    Joyce Bowen
    19/02/2017 #12 Joyce Bowen
    15 seconds? More importantly--who would those 15 seconds be with.
    Robert Cormack
    19/02/2017 #11 Robert Cormack
    What's interesting here, @Paul Kearley, is it's about what we leave behind. I'm more worried about how we change things while still living. If I'm not around, it seems I'm missing my most profound thoughts and words (not that I have any, but still, it's nice to know I could have one or two).
    Devesh Bhatt
    19/02/2017 #10 Devesh Bhatt
    Trust yourself and do good when times are easy.

    For those older than me who live during tough times but havent shifted gears durig better times.

    For friends who dont have the endurance like those before us and lose self belief easily.

    Its also seeded in my regret of overthinking the good i could have done but thought about bad precedents rather than enquiring facts.

    Something i told myself repeatedly over a long time, i was almost convinced that im no good and i am not a good person.

    What i believe now, people are unfair and i cannot let that rub off on me.
    Ken Boddie
    18/02/2017 #9 Ken Boddie
    15 seconds, Paul? Not long enough to assemble a worthy address to the nation or to pen a prophetic poem, assuming that we had the inclination for either. I'd fall back on a couple of my favourite quotes:
    "O wad some Power the giftie gie us.
    To see oursels as ithers see us!"
    "Make new friends, but remember the old,
    One is silvern, the other is gold!"
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    17/02/2017 #8 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    One of my goals in life is for those 15 seconds words to be, "I have nothing to say, because all my words are in the Lives of my Children."
    Ella de Jong
    17/02/2017 #7 Ella de Jong
    Thank you @Paul 🐝 Kearley. I'm sorry for your loss! I'm happy for you that your father is always, always around when you need him.
    My 15 seconds would be something like .. "Please, try to make someone smile by genuine attention and talking about their small successes. By doing this you can make your life meaningful. It's empowering for the both of you and everyone (young, old, brave and insecure) of us can try this, every single day!"
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    17/02/2017 #6 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #4 Thank you for that @Lori Mullins Johnson
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    17/02/2017 #5 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #3 The motivation for this post was my dad. He passed away on Valentines day, and I miss him terribly, but he goes with me wherever I go, whispering advice in my ear and guiding me down the right road.
    Lori Mullins Johnson
    17/02/2017 #4 Lori Mullins Johnson
    In 2013 there was a simple study done by a palliative care nurse. She started asking all of her patients, during their final days, if they had any regrets. The top ten list was filled with mostly "I should have's" , I should have pursued my dreams, I should have said I love you, I should have made more time for my family and friends, I should have learned earlier that happiness is a choice, etc... so think of your "should have's" now, and go do them.
    Robin Barton
    17/02/2017 #3 Robin Barton
    #2 Dad's sometimes have the best sayings! Something funny about my Dad having a saying-"take the tax exemption, worry about the IRS later." Seriously! And I never took that advice because he was always being audited!!
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    17/02/2017 #2 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #1 @Robin Barton I would say you have! My Dad used to say, you can preach a better sermon with your life than you can with your words.
  5. ProducerDeb 🐝 Helfrich
    Anger Buddies Does a Body Good
    Anger Buddies Does a Body GoodMy dear buddy Cyndi wilkins has really helped me move forward over the last few weeks because she is very good at using her intuition to guide a conversation into the nooks and crannies that typically get overlooked. We all have periods in life when...


    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/02/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #13 You've highlighted the very thin line between anger and danger, @debasish majumder. I think that is why we find it easy to want to ignore these feelings, bury them, and pretend everything is fine. It is incredibly hard to express anger in a constructive way, and yet, learning this skill is pretty crucial for living a contented and meaningful life.

    Knowing the things that draw our ire - the things we will not tolerate - helps us navigate life in a direction that will ultimately bring us to serenity, while ignoring anger is very likely to dump us right into situations that trigger the emotion in ever-escalating cycles.

    Like so many things in life, the way to learn how to deal constructively with anger is to practice and @Cyndi wilkins and I are finding this buddy system to be a fun, fruitful, and sometimes profound way to express feelings, understand life-long patterns, and start to change the way we feel so that we move on, full of hope, curiosity, and delight.
    debasish majumder
    18/02/2017 #13 debasish majumder
    to prefix 'D' to anger i guess, amply clarify the gravity as well demerits of anger @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. yet, anger have positive impact too, as it vent out our suppress emotions, enabling us to understand our constraints and how detrimental our emotions are if we allow them to overrule us. however, lovely insight madam. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/02/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkins
    #9 "Intention" is the mother of creation;-) Thanks for buzzing in with your support @Savvy Raj...
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/02/2017 #11 Cyndi wilkins
    #7 Thank you @David B. Grinberg...After this session I had with Deb, I was the one "buzzing" all over the office! The fire energy created by the playful release of anger really does fuel those "jet packs" that keep us moving;-)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/02/2017 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #9 We really appreciate your support, @Savvy Raj
    Savvy Raj
    16/02/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    A Great idea with a good intention @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and @Cyndi wilkins I wish you success in this endeavour. Sharing on my hive' Life and Living '
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/02/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #7 Much obliged, David!
    David B. Grinberg
    16/02/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Hey Deb, this program sounds super awesome. I wish you and @Cyndi wilkins all the best and much success with it! I'm sharing this on three hives. Keep buzzing!
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/02/2017 #6 Cyndi wilkins
    As a manual therapist by training, I am more accustomed to using therapeutic touch to interpret the signals that the physical body communicates to me. In that way I can assist my client in the release of their pain through soft tissue manipulation. This was more of a cerebral experience where I really had to trust my intuition to guide me ...@Deb 🐝 Helfrich and I were both challenged to engage ALL of our senses...particularly sight, sound and body language, in an effort to tap into the "emotion" trying to make its way to the surface. Once we did that, we could have a little "playdate" with it...give it expression in a supportive environment where it can be transformed through the eyes of others as they reflect back to us the lessons to be learned from our collective experiences.
    These "patterns of behavior" are inherent within all of us. As society has taught us to bury our emotions like an unnecessary appendage, it is high time we did a little excavating of those old bones and shed new light on how we express ourselves effectively.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    #3 I am so happy that you found my comment useful and I am equally happy that my comment triggered your comprehensive and deep response. You are a great human and writer dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/02/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #2 Scrubbing bubble buddies of mood, I like the image, Pascal. It is all about moving forward, rather than getting stuck and lingering in resentment.

    While trying to avoid getting our mouths washed out with soap... :)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/02/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #1 Of course, you picked out my favorite sentence, @Ali Anani. And added so much more by extending it to the very important concept of SELF-NEGOTIATION. I actually think that is the core of learning to be a happy and well-adjusted human being.

    Self-negotiation is learning about ourselves and how we react and questioning which parts of our actions and habits may be due to factors way beyond something as innocuous as a comment by a stranger that causes us to lash out in ways harmful to our own bodily equilibrium and meant to throw someone else off of their balance, regardless of who else might be inflicted unintended damage.

    That sort of behavior solves nothing, generates nothing but hostility in return and actually becomes an ever increasing cycle since the actual wrong never had a chance to be rationally discussed.

    I think the first step to being able to find the insight in anger is learning how other people process anger in ways that actually allow the emotion to resolve whatever situation first brought the feelings of hostility into focus.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/02/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    Anger buddies are like mood soap cleansers :-)
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    Dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich- wonderful buzz. You said it in one line "Being able to express ourselves, and all our emotions, with clarity is part of the dance of negotiation that every human needs to learn to live a joyful, productive, and relatively stress-less life". You bring up to my understanding a hugely important point. We need to negotiate with ourselves as we do with others. Self-negotiation is an idea that strikes me powerfully. Great reading and is worthy of sharing.
  6. ProducerMiguel López de la Oliva
    What reality are you creating for yourself?
    What reality are you creating for yourself?What does reality really mean? Is my reality same than yours? Could it be different? The answer is YES. Maybe some of you would ask me, why do you think so? The reason was an incredible and inspirational TED Talks's video I recently watched, where...


    Sara Jacobovici
    17/02/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    Great post @Miguel López de la Oliva. A topic close to my heart. From my perspective, we are sensory beings and as such we form meaning from our experiences. It is our meaning, therefore our reality. The poet Alfred North Whitehead said: "Nature gets credit which in truth should be reserved for ourselves, the rose for its scent, the nightingale for his song, and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self-congratulations on the excellence of the human mind. Nature is a dull affair, soundless, scentless, colorless, merely the hurrying of material, endlessly, meaninglessly." This process of how we form our "reality" is what needs to be clearly understood. Fear, for example, doesn't form our reality, it's our response to fear that does that. Everything we sense is information. It is what we choose to do with that information that forms our reality. You're right, we are the creator of our reality. But because we are individuals who depend on community to survive, our challenge is to form that reality which is connected or attached to a common reality. Awareness is the key. If you're "smart" about it, you can "have your cake and eat it too". You can be the individual you want when you find the community in which to express that individuality.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/02/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #8 It's true, you have to recognize it. Sometimes it's hard to admit because it makes a person feel weak or that others will view them as weak if they try to ignore it. Fears just don't go away on their own :)
    Miguel López de la Oliva
    15/02/2017 #8 Miguel López de la Oliva
    #7 thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! I really appreciate your comment about alternative treatments to connect our brain to our body. Now I must read more about it. First step to fight against fear: recognize it. ;)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/02/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for tagging me Donna Luisa! @Miguel López de la Oliva, this was an excellent topic. I watched this video before and he just makes so much sense. I think it's great to recognize what may be holding you back or your fears (especially if they are extreme) earlier in life hence, better chance at over-coming them in the short term. I'm at an age where I finally had to seek help for some extreme stuff that my brain programmed and stored wrong. I'm currently working hard with my therapist. My sessions began with CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy) and progressed to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). I will have my 3 session this week. What is EMDR [ condensed]- "The EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are "trapped" in the nervous system. This assists the neurophysiological system, the basis of the mind/body connection, to free itself of blockages and reconnect itself." http://www.psychotherapist.net/emdr-faq.html This is one of the few newer therapies recognized and insurance will pay for. I don't want others to view me as a person with fears and anxiety who is unable to function, my hope is they see me as a person whose had a set back in life that caught up with her and she's taking the right steps to become more functional than she could have imagined. We all have our baggage but the brain is a versatile organ that is able to use other parts of the brain for processing information we once perceived as horrible.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    15/02/2017 #6 Max🐝 J. Carter
    What I teach as a Shaman is similar yet different to this.

    It is a shared reality created by all ones and all ones share the responsibility for the reality shared by all ones.

    We create this reality for each other as much as we create it for ourselves and when you begin to do as is suggested in this buzz by holding yourself accountable for every thought and word you realize that at times for us to have means others must be made to have not.

    Choose wisely in deciding your desires and know for everything you have and want their is a price that others in the shared reality may have to pay for you to have it your way.
    Miguel López de la Oliva
    15/02/2017 #5 Miguel López de la Oliva
    #2 Thanks Pat! I wanted to share with all of you, I think is really interesting. :)
    Miguel López de la Oliva
    15/02/2017 #4 Miguel López de la Oliva
    #1 thanks so much @Donna-Luisa Eversley! I celebrate you liked this post. Well, I just resumed Isaac Lidsky's TED talk about how our feelings can change the way we see what is all aorund us. I think is quite inspirational.
    Michael O'Neil
    15/02/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Fantastic talk. Genius.
    Pat 🐝 Bagano
    15/02/2017 #2 Pat 🐝 Bagano
    Incredible. Inspiring. Awesome. I love this post, I will read it again and maybe even memorize it. I am sharing this!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/02/2017 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Miguel López de la Oliva what a truly powerful post! Thank you so much for this!
    We really do create our own reality, and believe in it as you said above. It is the power we have locked into all of us, this ability to control the outcomes of our engaged lives, if we dare to believe. I think what has me most intrigued by your post are your words on fear. Indeed it is the potential and the possibility of something terrible which is imminent that gives fear its power over us. Friends, please check this out!
    @Milos Djukic @Claire 🐝 Cardwell @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Ken Boddie @Pascal Derrien
  7. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    To be grateful is always good (not only for teachers but to everyone during your journey) Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝


    Francisco Lopez
    13/02/2017 #2 Francisco Lopez
    I am so grateful to all my teachers, they taught me how to think systematically and opened my mind. I was a terrible student, nerd, pestered them with questions, rarely studies, almost never took notes,but, I am who I am thanks to their patience and dedication to their vocation.and their effort to satisfy my intellectual curiosity. I have a huge debt but will never be able to pay to them.for all what they did. It can be a difficult and even risky work, as many almost act like substitute parents for a precious few hours and deal with kids whose potential is sometimes cut by bad socioeconomic conditions and culture. Blessings to a those who teach, after parenting, they have the most important job.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/02/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Everyone is a teacher...and a learner...ever.
  8. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    AUROVILLE :Dawn of Consciousness
    AUROVILLE :Dawn of ConsciousnessUnderstanding Auroville The Idealism in principle  and its pragmatism in purpose! Is it ....A Dream of divinity A Manifestation of hope in humanity   Mystical in its simplicity Solution for  complexities Propogating human connectivityPromoting life...


    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    Thank you @Milos Djukic appreciate your sharing this post ... The fractality of consciousness evolves in the pragmatism amidst the ideslism
    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    #10 @Devesh Bhatt I appreciate your summation ...."At the end of the day, nothing works better than some quality time with oneself, nature adds to the experience like none other." Truly so and nature never ceases to amaze.
    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #13 Savvy Raj
    #9 @Cyndi wilkins Touched to read your warm words here. Will confess .....' Artist of the Soul ' has set me thinking for sure..😊 Thank you for your kind appreciation
    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    #8 Gert Scholtz Thank you for your thinking so about this post.
    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #11 Savvy Raj
    #6 City VP Manjit .Appreciate your empathic connectivity here as well.! Just realised that I posted this post link on my linked in article much after your hearty efforts to reach here. Thank you for all your supportive comments to this post that are both encouraging and empowering at the same time.
    Devesh Bhatt
    11/02/2017 #10 Devesh Bhatt
    #2 corruption is everywhere. Be cautious, gain a good experience and move on.

    Wherever their is an institution and collective needs, this is inevitable.

    Only thing is this, there was an effort to clean house at Auroville.

    At the end of the day, nothing works better than some quality time with oneself, nature adds to the experience like none other.

    I wait for an inspiring quote :)
    Cyndi wilkins
    11/02/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    Ahhhh...There is that lovely word again...Consciousness...Thank you for sharing yours Savvy Raj...You are an artist of the soul;-)
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #8 Gert Scholtz
    @Savvy Raj Thanks for taking me on a poetic journey to Auroville. Beautiful writing and beautiful pictures.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #4 Hi Chas, along as one is aware that the foundation of cults can most often be traced to empaths being attracted to narcissists, then it is cavaet emptor [buyer beware] for the empath. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/06/the-toxic-attraction-between-an-empath-a-narcissist/

    Such is the degree of empath response to the narcissist to seem them wounded rather than monstrous, that the narcissist can keep wounding and the empath will tolerate the wound ironically due to the tremendous humanity an empath has stored in them for caring for people.

    When the wound is diabolical and the world begins to knock on the door of the cult - that is the moment when it is too late to realize that an empath has been used and abused by the narcissist. If there is awareness around this, then the danger of cult formation is mitigated. Even then the empath keeps quiet about the wound because the narcissist lays the blame on them and they are caught in this viscous relationship spiral.

    For the times that this happens we must not negate the virtuous relationship of the empath to inform the rest of us the essence of humanity. That is what I find here. Then we can look upon the beauty of that which should be beautiful and in that regard I view Savvy Raj and you as the picture postcards of freedom. In that regard I send both of you my regards and highest appreciation.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/02/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    What a long journey in order to find this buzz - but sometimes notification is on the other side rather than here, so I am glad I ran across this over at LinkedIn before making my way back here - for an enhanced view. Thanks again Savvy.
    Savvy Raj
    10/02/2017 #4 Savvy Raj
    #2 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt I appreciate your immediate concern and also understand the need to highlight the context of safety of one and all . I am by nature far removed from any kind of cult like propogation .
    While I do resonate with the ideals of human unity and consciousness.I believe that embodying these practically and actualizing them to be a task of immense difficulty especially so in these times. And even more so having to live there and deal with problems of such a society with its unique sense of ideals, will certainly have issues of their implementation. But yet I found it to be great place to visit to experience the arts and cultural confluence reflected in life and living and spend some quiet contemplative time.
    Savvy Raj
    10/02/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    #1 Thank you Devesh Interesting you think so too.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    10/02/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Savvy Raj, I used to get a newsletter from auroville back in the late 70's. I don't mean to put a damper on your enthusiasm and idealism for Auroville, but, there is also a dark side to this utopian experiment. You may also wish to read this article about the undercurrent running through Auroville; http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/roads/2015/07/auroville_india_s_famed_utopian_community_struggles_with_crime_and_corruption.html
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/02/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    I agree. A must visit.
    It's an amazing experience.
    It is also a very inventive place.
  9. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Like Reading a Book
    Like Reading a BookThere is a quick way I find out more about a person. I go to their bookshelf or in some cases, their library and look at what they read. A five minute glance around their shelves tells me what they are interested in, curious about, and gives a...


    Sara Jacobovici
    12/02/2017 #65 Sara Jacobovici
    Just came across this link and thought you might find it of interest @Gert Scholtz. http://www.bbc.co.uk/culture/story/20160819-the-secret-libraries-of-history?ocid=fbcul
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    11/02/2017 #64 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #63 Thank you again, Gert. You are one of the kindest beBee bees. -) I forgot to mention what I am reading now: Entropy-A New World View by Jeremy Rifkin, and Conversations with Goethe by J.P. Eckermann.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #63 Gert Scholtz
    @Lada 🏡 Prkic Like you I also like to read books about books, and about writing. Bought or borrowed. Thank you for reading and for your friendly words Lada.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #62 Gert Scholtz
    @Dean Owen Liar's Poker is a classic, especially if like the both of us, one works in the finance sector. I find Wolfe's writing unique in his portrayal of characters and context. Thanks for stopping by Dean.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #61 Gert Scholtz
    @Sandra 🐝 Smith Thank you for the friendly comment Sandra and what a pleasant surprise to find another who likes Disgrace by JM Coetzee.
    Dean Owen
    11/02/2017 #60 Dean Owen
    I didn't like Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire". I just find not many people can write about Wall St unless they have been through it (like Michael Lewis has). But for books in that sphere I highly recommend Liar's Poker, The Predators Ball, Den of Thieves, Flash Boys, Vendetta: American Express and the Smearing of Edmond Safra. For fiction, I am addicted to Anne Rice.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #59 Gert Scholtz
    #57 @Mohammed Sultan Quite true - one cannot judge a book by its cover, as the saying goes. Better to scan some parts, look at the content pages and read the cover flaps to get and idea of it. And never confuse public relations with family relations :) Thanks Mohammed.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    10/02/2017 #58 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Nice post. I love to read - almost more than anything else! Disgrace is a great book, and thanks for reminding me to reread bonfire of the vanities. I'll take a picture of my shelf and post it on here.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/02/2017 #57 Mohammed Sultan
    On buying books,the desire to pick up a book with an attractive dust-jacket is irresistible,although this method of selection ought not to be followed ,as you might end up with a dull book and wake up on a call from the bookshop salesperson greeting 'Can I help you sir?we should not take books for granted.it's very easy to enter a shop looking for a book on,say,public relations and to the sudden come out carrying the latest best-selling novel on family relations!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    10/02/2017 #56 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Great topic, Gert, and nicely written post! Love to read books but also read about books. I have many books but unfortunately not enough space for shelves. We live in a small apartment and many of my books are stored in the boxes. Therefore I decided several years ago to buy only the necessary technical literature. Other books that interest me I borrow from the library, usually 1-3 books per month. Bought or borrowed, books can open our minds and hearts.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #54 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie @Emilia M. Ludovino @Mohammed Sultan @Kevin Pashuk Thank you for adding to the post with your extensive comments. I appreciate your stopping by. Happy reading!
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #53 Gert Scholtz
    #52 @Ian Weinberg Dankie Ian. Ek sal so maak - solank ek nie n met "Freudian slip" lees nie !
    Ian Weinberg
    10/02/2017 #52 Ian Weinberg
    #45 Nee Gert, hy gaan vinnig. Jy moet net a bietjie minder slaap!
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/02/2017 #51 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for the tour of your library Gert.

    I fully subscribe to the idea that in order to better know a person, check out their library. All of the truly interesting people I have met in life were readers, who would bring in such wonderful perspectives gleaned from their reading. I can't say I've had the same stimulating conversations with those who only use media (esp. television) to form their worldview.

    I shared some of my library in previous posts, I would hope that more Bees would follow.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/02/2017 #50 Mohammed Sultan
    Bertrand Russell on his definition of good and bad,better and worse said"A thing is good ,if it's valued for its own sake,and not only for its effects.We take nasty medicines because we hope they will have desirable effects ,but a gouty connoisseur drinks old wine for its own sake ,in spite of possible disagreeable effects.You must do right because it's right ,and not because it's the way to get to heaven .You must save because all sensible people do,and not because you will ultimately secure an income that will enable you to enjoy life."

    Pleasure in not defined by whether to read or not ,but by our ability to differentiate between the means and ends.Thank you @Gert Scholtz for sharing a great article.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    10/02/2017 #49 Emilia M. Ludovino
    "Books transform, mind and heart. Not each and every read. Reading sometimes changes our views, sometimes changes us. Many times we lose ourselves in what we read, only to find a different self. Books fill crevices in the heart and answers questions of the mind. We begin a read and take bits of it in and little by little build ourselves into someone else. A better self sometimes. A more informed self often." - My dear friend @Gert Scholtz this little excerpt is poetry. So beautiful that touch our hearts, without my books I surely wasn't the same person. - Thank you so much for this wonderful reading. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Ken Boddie
    10/02/2017 #48 Ken Boddie
    Read me read my books! I love it, Gert. Like you I have a large collection of books on a variety of subjects but, unlike you, my 'culling' capabilities are poor, except for the odd "How to ...." hurriedly snatched from a charity book sale which I eventually twigged that I would never read. By the way, I would be wary of sniffing books for too long, as the spine glue may 'beam you up', unbeknownst, to a whole new psychedelic world of literature. 😍
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/02/2017 #47 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #39 That is a great way of approaching cultivation of reading. To sit with an author over a longer frame and allow their world to work on me is definitely a different kind of speed. A neither spend hours with a book nor do I spend hours in a gym. It is inspiring to hear the perspective of life-long readers and I look forward to an appreciation of cultivating a different relationship with time and the gifts that arise through engendering a love for reading books.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #46 Gert Scholtz
    #44 @Adam Read I understand your preference for kinaesthetic learning as opposed to literary reading. I really like your expressions around the “architecture of thought in a book” and the questions authors ask. Thanks for reading and commenting Adam.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #45 Gert Scholtz
    #43 @Ian Weinberg Thanks Ian. After our meeting on my interview with you, I bought a copy of Irving Stone’s Passions of the Mind at a second hand bookstore. What a tomb! I think I will finish it in about ten-fifteen years :)
  10. ProducerLisa Vanderburg

    Lisa Vanderburg

    12 Good Men
    12 Good MenMeet Uther! My uncut calvarium. He's a beautiful brute, clocking in at just shy of 12lb (without a brain, so that's HUGE...if I had a brain!). He was dug up in the chalky, limestone earth of the Jurassic coast in the 1950's. All I really know about...


    Cyndi wilkins
    10/02/2017 #38 Cyndi wilkins
    #36 LOL @Deb🐝 Lange! I figured you were either on your iPhone or had a severe case of the hiccups while you were typing;-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/02/2017 #37 Lisa Vanderburg
    #36 haha...I actually googled that thinking it was local colloquialism; just came up with 'good returns.' Just look at all the oopsies I've made! Even when I reread I'm looking at context not grammar - I don't even have the excuse of using a phone!! It got me going :)
    Deb🐝 Lange
    10/02/2017 #36 Deb🐝 Lange
    #35 oops _ i went back in and saw all my spelling mistakes! I was on my iphone! and I can not edit them - "gaddcoeturncrs" - I think was supposed to be "we have all had experiences"!!!!???
    Lisa Vanderburg
    09/02/2017 #35 Lisa Vanderburg
    #31 to #34 monkey see, monkey do...I'm learning, YAY! (Except I tried to highlight the other ladies in my comments with the @..?)
    Pertinent point about learning what to do with our own damaged selves rather than being told by the conventional rote behavioral approach. Much more proactive - like it!!
    I'll visit your site and find the conversations. Very grateful for all you help @Deb🐝 Lange - a treasure trove!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    09/02/2017 #34 Deb🐝 Lange
    What I intended for ng book was to share what worked for me and how I have helped other people discover useful stuff for themselves. I love that Deb Helfrich has used my book
    Like a recipe book. She duos in finds something beneficial and adapts it to work for her and her life. Wd have been doing a series of conversations - havd a listen . Lots of love to you for this stage - keep on learning to care and love yourself . Be kind to you do things that nourish you. Xxc
    Deb🐝 Lange
    09/02/2017 #33 Deb🐝 Lange
    I believe we have all gaddcoeturncrs and we have learnt some things about creating our lives. Some of those things work well for us. Some of those don't work so well for us, as over time we have events and experiences and we make them mean something g about ourselves and others that isimiti g, of judgemental of inhibiting. Those events often carry psychological, emotional Etc pain. We have not Been taught how to be with our suffering, how to give ourselves the care and love we need to heal. We have not been taught how to create loving kind boundaries for ourselves and what is love and kindness anyway.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    09/02/2017 #32 Deb🐝 Lange
    And with my belief in the potential of people I followed and developed practices based on cocreating learning environments that enabled people to discover what they needed in partnership with me and others and for themselves. This is basically the philosophy of my work and my book.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    09/02/2017 #31 Deb🐝 Lange
    With deep respect to psychologists and psychiatrists in the least century I do believe we are learning other ways to learn about ourselves #30 we have done the best that we could at the time and we are getting better at understanding how to "help" each other. 40 years ago when looking at what career to choose I decided not to do psychology as at the time it was all behavioural, i would have studied rats and I would have studied therapeutic models that had ideas based on people being flawed or having something wrong with them. I did not believe in those models. So studied education as I believed in the potential of people.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    09/02/2017 #30 Lisa Vanderburg
    #28 PART 2: (good thing you showed me this @Deb🐝 Lange!).

    While I'm here - sorry to use your space Deb but Lisa 🐝 Gallagher..I need to address what you last said - my apologies for tardiness! I don't get professional help for two reasons:
    1. My recently-passed sister did do this for years. It ended with the various Psychiatrists & Psychologists acknowledging her 're-wiring' was permanent and she knew herself better than anyone else could ever. She wanted ECT for the longest time..didn't have it, thank God.
    2. My long-dead sister killed herself after becoming her new self following the Psychs mentioned above.
    Such a long reply! So sorry, but I feel very grateful for ALL of you ladies' (including Deb 🐝 Helfrich and Cyndi wilkins) loving ear and thoughtful suggestions and for the sheer guts NOT to back away! Thank you so much!!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    09/02/2017 #29 Lisa Vanderburg
    #28 Too true, and a timely reminder @Deb🐝 Lange of how very little we know of each others' situatriences on these platforms. Is that also why they are so appealing? That said, I want to open up but I'm just awaiting the 'other shoe to drop' :) But, I am going to get your book because I'm intrigued...sounds a lot more substantial and cerebral than Mindfulness (me repeating how much I love myself is not gonna end well!).
    And I thank you for your kind words that I certainly haven't earned;...just suffer?
    But it's very important to me that both you and Lisa 🐝 GallagherT a cry for help. I am no closer to suicidal idealization than usual :) I have to see my ey to the finish S a fierce loyalty that would make Bullmastiff wimp out. PART 1:..bleedin' count!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    09/02/2017 #28 Deb🐝 Lange
    Dear @Lisa Vanderburg - where do I start? perhaps with sending you affirmation of your boldness, courage, fortitude, strength and underneath all of that your vulnerability, your pain, your open gaping wound. One of the good things is that now you have opened up to what you really feel - you can now care for yourself in ways that your father & perhaps mother never could. Give yourself the love, kindness, empathy, compassion, love, nurturing that you would have loved to have from others in your life. By the way - - you say "I ain't you" - yet we only know each other a little on the internet. I have my story - a little of it is in my book, Trust Your Senses - the book is really how I "healed", "released", suffering in my life and how I then worked out ways to help others. what is good to know is that when you give yourself the love you need, you can almost re-birth self, re-create yourself newly. Whilst you may not sense that right now as you are in the midst of your uncovering and opening and your wounds which have been covered up for years are now open, raw and sore. And now they are open, just like a physical wound, the air, salt, care and tenderness heals them. A physical cut takes a few days to grow new cells, a scab, and then the scab falls off and we have new skin. This can happen with our emotional, psychological, energetic and soul wounds. What is great is that you opened them up now - it does not matter what age - you have done it so now they can heal. many never get that far and end up like your father. No more turning in on yourself in a mean way - turn towards yourself in love. If you have not already got my book I do recommend it as there are ways in my book to gently playfully lovingly find what is loving for you. Sending you much love Deb.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/02/2017 #27 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #26 Hiding behind a happy face or trying to ignore what lies deep within will lead to mental and physical exhaustion. It can become debilitating if we dont put ourselves first and reach out to even a professional thst can help to heal the wounds. Reaching out is the hardest part but there are many professionals who care and can guide one properly. Just think of the relief you may feel when you dont have to pretend anymore. Hugs, Lisa
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/02/2017 #26 Lisa Vanderburg
    #25 You're so right @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! I think that's why I'm beginning to write about it - I've realized the only peace I will get will come with death (drama-queen, I know), so I'm looking for another way. Why has it come up now? Probably because either performing or 'hiding etc' has just plum tuckered me out! There's ALWAYS worse....
    Thank you lovely Lady for sharing my buzz, but also for your wisdom and perceptiveness!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/02/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #24 Sometimes we can hold things in for so long while putting on a face of 'the performer' as you noted and it may be eating us up on the inside. Or it may come to haunt us when we least expect it. I hope you are at peace with 'hiding in plain sight,' and I mean that sincerely. You went through a LOT!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/02/2017 #24 Lisa Vanderburg
    #22 Most grateful for your kind words @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I have become adept at 'hiding in plain sight', hence the performer :) All my meanness if focused inwards, so no one else gets hurt (hopefully!).
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/02/2017 #23 Lisa Vanderburg
    #20 It's actually good to know @Ali Anani the effect an image such as the above can have! Just because I'm used to it, doesn't mean it's accepted, so I appreciate your view, dear Ali!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/02/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    At a loss for words @Lisa Vanderburg, all I can say is your one heck of a survivor! Better to come out on the other side as weird than horribly mean.
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @Lisa Vanderburg I gotta' to bee a doctor of the brain...and me and some friends of mine found a secret ...
    Ali Anani
    07/02/2017 #20 Ali Anani
    #18 I fully understand your PoV dear @Lisa Vanderburg. My brorther has two phDs in medicine and I am familiar with what you say. I just couldn't handle these images. Luckily, there are people who can; else we wouldn't have MDs
    Lisa Vanderburg
    07/02/2017 #19 Lisa Vanderburg
    #16 How do you DO that @Gerald Hecht? I like weird...I'm very good at it :)
  11. Scott Ebisch

    Scott Ebisch

    Scott Ebisch
    Study something you love in depth
    austinkleon.com Here’s how cartoonist and teacher Paul Karasik ended his lecture “How To Read a Comic” yesterday: “Here's the only thing you need to remember from this...
  12. ProducerJim 🐝 Cody

    Jim 🐝 Cody

    Death Called and Mom Answered
    Death Called and Mom AnsweredToday my mom went to heaven to be with the Lord and my father who passed away in 2013. Tears cleanses my eyes but, my heart will forever have a hole in it and I will miss her dearly. As I write this article, tears streak down my face but my...


    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    09/02/2017 #32 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    So sorry to hear @Jim 🐝 Cody. I lost my mother 6 years ago this week. It seems like yesterday. May her memories and love live on in you.
    Ginger A Christmas
    06/02/2017 #31 Ginger A Christmas
    My heart is with you in you hearty, stalwart sorrow. We do not grief as them who have no Hope. Yet we grieve with our whole hearts, having understood the fullness of love. Thank you @Jim 🐝 Cody for allowing us to share your grief.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/02/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Very sorry for your loss @Jim 🐝 Cody
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    02/02/2017 #29 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Sorry Jim. Lovely way to remember her.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #28 Jim Murray
    Sorry for your loss @Jim 🐝 Cody.
    Katyan Roach
    02/02/2017 #27 Katyan Roach
    My condolences Jim, I lost my dad at 11 and I miss him still so i can totally relate. Sending you love
    Sergei Epifantcev
    01/02/2017 #26 Sergei Epifantcev
    My condolences...
    Bonnie Au
    01/02/2017 #25 Bonnie Au
    Dear @Jim 🐝 Cody I feel so sad for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your dearest.
    Wagner Lucas
    01/02/2017 #24 Wagner Lucas
    My feelings.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    01/02/2017 #23 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    My dear @Jim 🐝 Cody, all my love and my condolences in this so hard moment. ✨
    Sara Hodge
    01/02/2017 #22 Sara Hodge
    So sorry for your loss.
    José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes
    01/02/2017 #21 José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes
    My condolences Jim, lovely words.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    01/02/2017 #20 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #19 @joel Savage Many thanks,
    Joel Savage
    01/02/2017 #19 Joel Savage
    Sad and emotional. May God give you the strength to move through this painful life experience.
    Cyndi wilkins
    01/02/2017 #18 Cyndi wilkins
    Sending you a HUGE BEAR HUG Mr. Cody...From my heart to yours.
    Lori Boxer
    31/01/2017 #17 Lori Boxer
    "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." ~ Cardinal Gaspard Mermillod

    Sincere condolences, Jim.
    Gert Scholtz
    31/01/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    My sincere condolences to you and your family Jim. I wish you strength during this difficult time and may you find peace in the good memories of your mother.
    Pedro Casanova
    31/01/2017 #15 Pedro Casanova
    My condolences in your grief. Jim...
    Harvey Lloyd
    31/01/2017 #14 Harvey Lloyd
    Wow @Jim Cody i am so sorry. I have not yet faced this time but is just around the corner for me. Mom is a tough one to lose. Although she is in a great place right now you will need to grieve and collect your thoughts and great memories. Wish i had words, but only time and faith will heal the heart.

    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    31/01/2017 #13 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    My Condolences Jim...
  13. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Relationships and Empathy
    Relationships and EmpathyThere have been a lot of articles, buzzes and/or blogs written about Empaths and empathy.  I read many articles, then shake my head while thinking, "you might be making some valid points but do you honestly live the life of an empath or are you able...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/01/2017 #84 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #83 @Savvy Raj, what beautiful words you spoke. Distance and space may separate us but there is so much we do all share in common, thanks :))
    Savvy Raj
    26/01/2017 #83 Savvy Raj
    I love everything about this post dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher.. And pretty sure you would know that by now. U have said it all!
    So in the journey towards Cultivation of Empathy...
    Let us accept that although we may all be housed in different bodies and be distanced by space and time but we all breath the same air and are made up of energy from the same magnificient source.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/01/2017 #82 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thank you very much for sharing my buzz @CityVP 🐝 Manjit!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/11/2016 #81 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley thank you for the share! I know I'm missing others who shared and I apologize!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/11/2016 #80 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #79 I need to find a new keyboard for that phone @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, so yes... I will go with 'the pirate stole my phone," matey! ;-)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    23/11/2016 #79 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #76 Did a pirate steal your phone, Lisa? Are you doing battle with a snow-plow driver and losing your cool?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #78 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #77 Thanks @Leckey Harrison. Just laugh at my typing. I cant even type typo without a typo lol! My comment below. It sounds like I called myself a queen haha!
    Leckey Harrison
    23/11/2016 #77 Leckey Harrison
    #74 Thank you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, that's very kind of you. I respect you, your experience, and your perspective as well.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #76 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #73 arrgh matey, I am the type of Queen on my phone's keyboard LOL
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #75 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #73 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, you do work hard! I bet (judt knowing whast I do about you that you're always putting others first and forgetting to put yourself first sometimes. I'm happy that you're relaxing now. I actually got a tear in my eye when I read your comment. Have a great holiday with your wife and family if for some reason I don't talk to you before then!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #74 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #72 Well ssid @Leckey Harrison, I eill have to remember that phrase. Your a good man! Much respect to you!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    23/11/2016 #73 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Thanks, Lisa, I needed that. I've been so hung up lately trying to get stuff done before the Holidays that I seem to have forgotten why those Holidays exist in the first place.

    So, again, thank you. . . I'm shutting my computer now and going to sit with my wife. Time enough for work tomorrow.
    Leckey Harrison
    23/11/2016 #72 Leckey Harrison
    #47 I sometimes say, healed people heal people. Or, "sane healthy people don't hurt people."
    Leckey Harrison
    23/11/2016 #71 Leckey Harrison
    #46 Tis indeed. I have witnessed it. It isn't a microwave experience, but real one.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #70 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #69 I thought that was important to point out because people who are highly sensitive are viewed as weak, that is not true (at least in many cases). Some of the strongest people I know are extremely sensitive but they don't wear it on their sleeve ;-) Thanks @Melinda Brain, appreciate your comment!!
    Melinda Brain
    22/11/2016 #69 Melinda Brain
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher lovely post! I like your statement that empaths are highly sensitive and this really rings true to me
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #68 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #65 Hi @Ebenezar John Paul, I'm so glad you and your friend are able to share those unspoken words! Many times it is the unspoken that speaks to the heart more than words alone, thanks for sharing!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #67 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #63 Hi @Elizabeth Bailey, I think even people who feel deep empathy for others can burn out so it can be a work in progress! Thanks for reading.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #66 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #62 "People are drawn together based on common ground and not an emotional obligation to do so." Isn't that the truth @Sou Abbas?!! Great way of putting it and couldn't agree more, thanks!
    Ebenezar John Paul
    22/11/2016 #65 Ebenezar John Paul
    I can relate to the Unspoken understanding of each other" with a best my friend of mine. Very true and it gives a sense of content and happiness knowing that we share more than what can be put into words!!
    Great article @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher View more
    I can relate to the Unspoken understanding of each other" with a best my friend of mine. Very true and it gives a sense of content and happiness knowing that we share more than what can be put into words!!
    Great article @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher :) Close
  14. ProducerTerri Barr

    Terri Barr

    New Experiences
    New ExperiencesSharing my life experiences with friends, family or small groups (2-5) isn't a problem for me; this is a new experience.....sharing with the world. Born at the end of the Baby Boomer era, I seem to identify with many generations and find value...


    Paul Walters
    26/01/2017 #3 Paul Walters
    @Terri Barr Welcome to beBEE
    Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    25/01/2017 #2 Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    I had only 4 months, after the years and even knowing the facts, you live those moments when reading ODESSA from FORSYTH, FREDERICK, the beginning is precisely with the protagonist driving, the music of the radio stops and gives the news.
    Thanks @Terri Barr
    Mike Rana
    25/01/2017 #1 Mike Rana
    I was not alive when JFK was shot.
  15. Savvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    My first attempt at translation of a famous Tamil poetry and prayer to English.
    Savvy Raj
    A heartfelt prayer.
    savvyraj.com An ever evolving knowledge An  evergreen life An honest friendship An everlasting prosperity An ageless youth A healthy body An ever curious mind An ever-loving spouse A righteous child A life...


    Savvy Raj
    26/01/2017 #8 Savvy Raj
    #7 #7 Yes indeed @CityVP 🐝 Manjit . And in this dance of the cosmos all exists in the strength of interconnections Sharing a few lines from my recent writing which felt apt here....

    "All exists within us
    Life is matter of energy, thriving in the spirit
    We are material and spiritual at the same time
    Realms and domains are embedded into each other
    Choosing to separate or see the wisdom of oneness is a choice in our hands"
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/01/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 Differences are either for people who fear differences, or who understand what diversity actually is. In the latter we learn from that which is different from us. Yet idealism and pragmatism is within us, we speak diversity but then we split things into two - and read a list of good and a list of bad, a masculine trait and a feminine trait, a left brain and a right brain - when we fear difference we are tearing our humanity apart, when we love difference, we are cosmos.
    Savvy Raj
    25/01/2017 #6 Savvy Raj
    #3 That is truly nice to know and very encouraging.
    Savvy Raj
    25/01/2017 #5 Savvy Raj
    #4@CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I deeply appreciate your comment here and think quite likewise about idealism and pragmatism.Somewhere along the way inspite of the differences, there is scope in the emergence of positive connections between the two. Thank you for your thoughtful reflections .
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    As a spiritual barometer this translation is cool because I am always interested in relating the what is in any given day to an ideal. We will not reach the horizon of the ideal but the guard against idealism is the pragmatic measure that makes practical the existence of an ideal.
    Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    24/01/2017 #3 Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    Nice post i translate to the portuguese ;)
    Savvy Raj
    24/01/2017 #2 Savvy Raj
    #1 Thank you Devesh.
    Devesh Bhatt
    24/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
  16. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Bee Passionate
    Bee PassionateImage credit:  Lil Fish Studios In his Buzz, Unexpected Passion Migrations, @Ali Anani asks, “Where is the passion?” Because of Dr. Ali’s choice of the word “migration”, I will expand on the...


    Harvey Lloyd
    11/01/2017 #41 Harvey Lloyd
    #40 "....then experiences, then meaning, then expectations and then emotions." You described it very well with this statement. I do agree they coexist. But in the world of self help it is incumbent that we look at the expectation if the emotion is not gratifying ourselves. Not to separate but rather to establish a cause and effect inner monologue.

    In my world of understanding we can observe something and render a discussion. The language would be different within our inner monologue of searching for greater existence. I find it interesting how folks who write about such things slip in and out of the observer role within their writing. I try to write based on the inner monologue perspective. Not as an observer.

    Our inner monologue, if we are trying to seek new understanding, has to eventually come to motivation. Expectations are a motivating factor in our actions, and may produce an unintended result that turns on an emotion. Certainly not the exclusive motivator but a large one.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/01/2017 #40 Sara Jacobovici
    #39 Much to think about @Harvey Lloyd. One thing that stands out for me is when you write, "Emotions come from our expectations of the world which are designed through our life experience." I see a different timeline in this process (developmentally); first emotions and expectations co-exist, then experiences, then meaning, then expectations and then emotions.
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/01/2017 #39 Harvey Lloyd
    #38 This is what makes passion so nebulous. When you explain it to another it doesn't seem quite as passionate, its a personal ideal.

    Passion is a force of energy. Energy is something that can be broken down into components. But i can't break them down for you, only myself. There is no recipe that works for everyone. But the ingredients are still the same.

    I noticed that you placed an S at the end emotion of your definition. Implying that passion is a result of.... not in and of itself a single emotion. This is my point. Emotions come from our expectations of the world which are designed through our life experience.

    A challenging discussion. Similar to how do you describe anger. We can discuss the outward appearance of the emotion as felt by others, or....we can discuss the components of the emotion. A third description of anger is my personal feelings and judgement, what it caused in me.

    Not sure we need to define passion so pointedly. Our interface with others is where we need to understand the motivation of passion in someway so we can make a decision of whether we want to join.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/01/2017 #38 Sara Jacobovici
    #37 This is why I like our engagement and exchanges so much @Harvey Lloyd - they're so dynamic. Not at all predictable. In this comment I am struggling with the notion of passion as "a container of emotions, skills and knowledge." For me, passion is something we feel, not as an emotion but as I mention a hybrid of emotions. I am having a hard time imaging passion holding anything else but emotions. But.....I am willing to try. I'll get back to you. Thanks Harvey.
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/01/2017 #37 Harvey Lloyd
    Passion is a very nebulous topic of discussion. I enjoy folks who are passionate like you @Sara Jacobovici. But when it comes to the description of what makes up passion it becomes a quest for "who am I". Passion is a container of emotions, skills and knowledge. To much of any one ingredient is like a bottle rocket, heavy anticipation, the lighting of the fuse and the 3 second exhilaration, followed by whats next.

    Our passion container should have a good recipe, if you will, of the three ingredients. Its not necessary to have the full range of each ingredient but we do need to know where to find the missing ones.

    With the correct ingredients we can secure a growing recipe where we share the passion and grow it not only in ourselves but through others also. One of the biggest killers of passion is when our container is easily broken. The ingredients are still there but we cant collect and organize them anymore. The paradox, the recipe is the designer of the container. The passion container is challenged when we share the passion. Keeping in mind this recipe of passion has been simmering in you for some time. This is not so when it comes to the share. I might need time and throw a little skepticism your way during my merging with your passions.

    Passion that includes the goals designed around win-win and can be pointed out to others will usually survive the skepticism.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/10/2016 #36 Sara Jacobovici
    #29 Just joined and already contemplating my next contribution. Thank you so much for your support and quick response @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. Well done!
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/10/2016 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    #27 Wonderful @Pamela 🐝 Williams. Great example and great results!
    Ali Anani
    27/10/2016 #34 Ali Anani
    #33 Wonderment, Passion, Drive @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/10/2016 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    New hive WPD, what does it stand for @Ali Anani?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    27/10/2016 #32 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #31 Thank you, Ali.
    Ali Anani
    27/10/2016 #31 Ali Anani
    #29 Shared ato the new hive WPD and joined the hive . Drive to the new hive all. Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/10/2016 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Passion can run so deep @Sara Jacobovici. I agree with @🐝 Fatima Williams you don't need to be an expert at something to make change or do something different. I even find passion in the simple things, such as the birds chirping right before the sun rises, the tides of the ocean and the smells I take in when near the ocean, out in the forest- these things remind me of the innocence of a child. Pure wonderment we had within us as children. If we can be aware of those passions that stirred us as children, I believe it's always possible to expound on those passions. Many of those scents, noises and senses allowed me to fantasize or dream as a child, I still find myself doing that and yes, I act on some of my dreams as I'm able.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    27/10/2016 #29 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Sara Jacobovici @🐝 Fatima Williams @Ali Anani - will one of you please share this post to the new hive - https://www.bebee.com/group/wpd-factor-wonderment-passion-and-drive Thank you.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    27/10/2016 #28 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #13 I adore your poem my sister! I copying and pasting and going to stick it on my mirror so I'll read it every morning.
    thank you for tagging me in this post. It is very much appreciated!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    27/10/2016 #27 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Ah, @Sara Jacobovici and @Ali Anani, Again rises the question of passion. What is my passion from where does it come from. Every since I wrote that piece I still occasionally contemplate the question. I think you're correct in your thought that it is a hybrid emotion. I can't associate my passion to an emotion, but instead emotions seem to arise from the passion. A perfect example: today at work I was facing a tedious task that was going to take hours/days but then that 'exploring' part of me kicked in and I went on a search for a 'quick fix' you might say (at least less tedious). Before I knew it that internal motivation, that passion that drives me to discover arose. I was on a personal quest and when I'm there, in my mind world, I feel elated. Then I found the fix and I turned hours/days of tedious work into minutes. I felt like I was Columbus and I had just discovered the New World. It didn't matter that the 'fix' already existed in the software I was using, I discovered it for myself, I learned today, my mind expanded just a little. Whoopee!
    Ali Anani
    26/10/2016 #26 Ali Anani
    #25 Great @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. I have just published a buzz on Contamination of Emotions in which I expanded the idea of the WPD Factor. It could be of help to you:
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    26/10/2016 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #19 Yes, let me ponder on how to structure it.😉
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/10/2016 #24 Sara Jacobovici
    #23 Beautifully and insightfully expressed @Mohammed Sultan. Thank you.
    Mohammed Sultan
    26/10/2016 #23 Mohammed Sultan
    Thanks for sharing dear Sara Jacobovici .Our passion stems out of style concision,thought precision and sound decision.Although it's not growing like a tree ,in bulk passion make me a better bee.
  17. ProducerFernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos
    Social isolation ‘as bad for your health as smoking’
    Social isolation ‘as bad for your health as smoking’Having a small social network is as bad for your health as smoking, according to a new study. Researchers from Yale University showed that a person’s position in the social network is associated with blood markers of stress. They discovered that the...


    Henri Galvão
    01/02/2017 #20 Henri Galvão
    thank you so much for this eye-opening discussion, Fernando. I like particularly the distinction made between how we see others and how others see us.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    11/01/2017 #19 Lisa Vanderburg
    #18 Actually - I hear you David; even perceived social rejection is enough, so it doesn't have to be real. My BFF and most beloved sister was a shut-in. She saw herself as ugly in every possible way and she didn't want people to see. She was beautiful in every possible way!
    David Navarro López
    11/01/2017 #18 Anonymous
    #16 Lisa i appreciate your answer. If someone feels like Shrek the ogre, the fear of being socially refused could be the reason. The real life case i have in mind (in fact, three of them) have in common that they have chosen a decadent behaviour which they feel confortable on it, while is not socially accepted.
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/01/2017 #17 Harvey Lloyd
    Isolation is a cause and effect process. The cause and effect is based on how you answer the question, How am i relevant to others? The game of life is a journey whereby we enrich ourselves and others through participation. When the enrichment is side tracked through unrealistic expectations of others then we begin the journey of isolation.

    Isolation is a long term journey, once we arrive it becomes difficult to transition, as time out of isolation is in direct proportion to time it took to arrive.

    In looking from the outside in it appears that isolation may be caused by others and in some cases is, but more often than not isolation is a lifestyle that others could not merge. Which exacerbates the cycle.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    11/01/2017 #16 Lisa Vanderburg
    #5 You have a point @David Navarro Lopez, but I think those who isolate themselves do so out of fear, not laziness.
    Some of us do not have the confidence, are psychologically re-wired, or are impaired by life-changes. I think all mentioned does lead to a sort of laziness, but I think a better term would be hopelessness?

    As @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher mentions her step-father as an example of loss, aging, broken patterns, habit...all the attitudes that stand in the way of healthy social living. It's enormously difficult for him to be expected to change his ways after he lost his life-partner and has led a [theoretically] normal life. It would require a gargantuan change that the elderly particularly are less able to do. I have seen it happen - this 'change-of-mind', but only once. My father-in-law lost his wife all too early. He was about 78 then. After a year or so, he decided that he would change his mind. It was really incredible to see! He got out, travelled to see family and grandchildren, downsized etc. He lived until 85 years. What was curious is the reason he did it; for his wife, for all the times he didn't do what she wanted to do, go where she wanted to go. God bless him!

    Thank you Fernando for this very important reminder that we NEED other people!
    Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos
    11/01/2017 #15 Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos
    #14 Muchas gracias @Ana Cubillos!!
    Ana Cubillos
    10/01/2017 #14 Ana Cubillos
    really shocking information.
    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    10/01/2017 #13 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    #12 No se merecen... Siempre es un placer!!
    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    10/01/2017 #11 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    Yo diría que es mucho peor incluso.... Por que muchas veces no depende tanto de ti como el fumar... No suele ser una decisión que tu hayas tomado libremente.... Buen post @Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos
    Michele Williams
    10/01/2017 #10 Michele Williams
    #4 Right back at you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. You are always there for others. Thank you :-).
    Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos
    10/01/2017 #9 Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos
    #3 #5 Thanks for comment
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #8 Devesh Bhatt
    There is a big difference between isolation and solitude.

    My experience, society conditions within a set framework and make people assume it as a necessity.

    A cigarette would never say, smoke me, but society would entice you and say, without me you are nothing.

    If a person is not dependent on social certifications, then it's the first step to enjoying solitude and entering the social space with self esteem.
    David Navarro López
    10/01/2017 #6 Anonymous
    @Katja Bader you will like this article
    David Navarro López
    10/01/2017 #5 Anonymous
    There is people who deliberatelly cut relationships and get willingly socially isolated claiming they are introvert. In my opinion, they are just too lazy or too scared to maintain relationships, which implies commitment and sometimes, hard work.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #3 Thanks @Michele Williams. Being a friend to others is something that comes easily for many of us, for others, they need those friends! I see you as the type of person who is there if someone needs a friend :))
    Michele Williams
    10/01/2017 #3 Michele Williams
    #2 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I agree. this is a very important topic. It is especially interesting that what matters most is that other people see you as their friend. I think this stems back to your comments related to sharing and generosity as core to social networking. Thanks for sharing, @Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I'm glad I came across this buzz @Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos. This is an important topic. Since my mom died last year I see my out going Step dad isolating more and I feel helpless because he lives 2 hours from me. He's all alone in the large home they built together years ago. His friends are from Church but they only see each other on Sundays. I have seen this with others too, isolation leads to depression which does lead to health issues. Thank you for bringing this topic up!
    Isabel 🐝 Díaz   Durán
    15/09/2016 #1 Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán
    Interesting article!! The friends are very importarnt in our lifes, it's indicated for a science. Thanks for sharing!!! Have a nice day Fernando!
  18. ProducerFranci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Hive Talk 30 - Featuring Mensajes para recordar/Messages to Remember/Maria Oslara (in Spanish)
    Hive Talk 30 - Featuring Mensajes para recordar/Messages to Remember/Maria Oslara (in Spanish) Don't miss this buzz.  Stunning presentation and infographic! Build a Successful Personal Brand With beBee https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-english/build-a-successful-personal-brand-with-bebeehttps://www.bebee.com/group/47892 Dream...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/01/2017 #19 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #18 Thank you for sharing, Lisa.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/01/2017 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hives to bookmark by @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/01/2017 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for share, @John White, MBA
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/01/2017 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #9 Thank you, Savvy and I totally agree!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/01/2017 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #10 You are most welcome, Maria.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/01/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #12 #11 Thank Fatima and Lisa. 🙃
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/01/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #7 David, I like your idea! Bringing attention to older hives in Hive Talk - why not?! We tend to forget some of the hives unless we see them on a frequent basis. Some of my hives don't generate a lot of action either, so don't feel alone.

    I created a hive for posts and hives that deserve a second bow (which all of them are worthy of a second or third time around, IMO). https://www.bebee.com/group/buzzing-memories. I feel this is a good way to keep track them. I also have a spreadsheet of my Hive Talk series.

    This goes for anyone that wants their hive(s) brought back around. You can message me! 🙂
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    06/01/2017 #12 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Bookmarking and sharing right away 🤗
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/01/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, im going to bookmark this!
    Maria Oslara
    06/01/2017 #10 Maria Oslara
    Thank you so much for mention my hive @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman . I'm very happy . Great idea of sharing some of the hives in this post..
    Savvy Raj
    06/01/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    #1 Power of Bebee is in the mutual sharing and learning and connecting creatively. .This post is a reflection of it @ Franci Eugenia Hoffmann Great idea of sharing and highlighting some of the amazing hives here.. And thank you for your mention of the Hive ' Life and Living' in your list . Sharing this post in it right away .
    Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    06/01/2017 #8 Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Nice buzz
    David B. Grinberg
    06/01/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for continuing this series valuable series, Franci. Unfortunately, I'm still having trouble growing my hive, "Universe, Space & Beyond"
    Thus, I would appreciate:
    1) Any suggestion which you or others might have on growing hives, and
    2) Your mentioning my hive in all of your subsequent Hive Talk posts, if possible and as you deem appropriate.
    Keep buzzing, Franci!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/01/2017 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #5 Thank you for commenting Jared. Yes I appreciate the info since cold weather is hitting my area.
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    05/01/2017 #5 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #2 Thank you so much for mentioning me and the Egoscue hive, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman!!

    You know, I tried something I posted there the other day and it worked!
    You ever get a pain in the back of your neck when you've been out in really cold weather? It's because your body automatically tightens up from the extreme cold - like a "cold in the bones". Well, a simple lying position got rid of the pain in 2 minutes! I will add a comment in that post too.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/01/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #3 Thank you for your very kind comment Debasish. beBee is and always will be very special and stand apart from other sites. It is a shining star in this vast universe of social media.
    debasish majumder
    05/01/2017 #3 debasish majumder
    amazing post indeed @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! this is perhaps the U.S.P. of this beBee like social affinity site making it utterly distinct from the rest other social networking site. the endeavor of ambassadors are truly amazing! @Javier 🐝 beBee, thank for such lovely innovation and i wish it will surely surpass any other social networking for its honest essence and the phenomenal personalities, who have the potential to make it reach to its zenith before you expected. thank you very much madam for such honest endeavor.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    you were mentioned in this post @Mohamed Amroussi @Savvy Raj @Joseph Sprute @debasish majumder @Ali Anani
  19. Savvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    'Because' Life is to Live 'and not just simply exist.' Savvy
    Savvy Raj
    To Be
    www.linkedin.com To be in every now has infinite potential. When every thought arises from abundance substantial. You can be an impactor or the collaborator.        You can be a follower or followed . You can be...
  20. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    Hiring Tips From the Man Who Discovered Elvis Presley.
    Hiring Tips From the Man Who Discovered Elvis Presley.Back in the fifties, there was a ragtag assortment of characters, all in the general vicinity of Memphis, Tennessee. They had old guitars and didn’t look quite right to most people — even to the man who would turn them into household names. He was...


    Robert Cormack
    04/01/2017 #11 Robert Cormack
    #9 Harness the magic. Sounds like a song.
    Robert Cormack
    04/01/2017 #10 Robert Cormack
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    04/01/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Good post, Robert. Willingness to listen and think beyond the cookie cutter mold will be rewarding in the long run. That little "magic" in us can go a long way towards building a better future for ourselves and an organization.
    Henri Galvão
    04/01/2017 #8 Henri Galvão
    I didn't know Sam Phillips had such a heart. Indeed, being willing to listen and being patient are two qualities that pay off in the long run.

    maybe you've watched that movie Rush, about F1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt. the way Hunt convinced the guys at McLaren to hire him (after Emerson Fittipaldi had left) is a good example of what you talk about here
    Robert Cormack
    03/01/2017 #7 Robert Cormack
    #4 Another big keyword "Thanks", Pamela.
    Robert Cormack
    03/01/2017 #6 Robert Cormack
    #2 Thanks, Pamela, and I do mean the keyword is "Thanks."
    Robert Cormack
    03/01/2017 #5 Robert Cormack
    Well, there's a little "magic" in all of us, Kevin, then it's just a matter of seeing if it matches your cluster.#1
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    03/01/2017 #4 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    All due respect to our other HR professionals on beBee, I give this the Best hiring practice post on beBee! Actually on any of the other sites I've visited as well.
    Savvy Raj
    03/01/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    Very interesting read..
    Thank you @ Robert Cormack for sharing about Sam Phillips amongst many other things, it certainly takes creativity to figure out the creative.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    03/01/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I think this is the BEST post about hiring that I have read on beBee, LinkedIn or any of the other myriad of articles, books, etc out there. Where has 'instinct' gone? Where has face to face gone? This is one area where technology has hurt companies by choosing Key Words over Instinct.
    Sharing everywhere Robert.
    Kevin Pashuk
    03/01/2017 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for the back story Robert. There are some great points in here. It made me think back in my career. All of the breaks I got were because someone saw the potential in me. I certainly wasn't your typical 'safe' candidate. History has proven them right and it encourages me to consider the misfits, the outliers, and those who are a bit different. I think it is the 'magic' inside that makes them that way.
  21. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    A Trip to a Fantastical world full of Wisteria Flowers
    A Trip to a Fantastical world full of Wisteria FlowersApparently once you step into this wisteria tunnel, you will be overwhelmed by the fresh cent and the beautiful scenery of numerous clusters of flowers lying on top of one another. There are many...


    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    03/01/2017 #19 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #18 Will do!
    Andrew Porter
    03/01/2017 #18 Anonymous
    #17 Wisteria is a beautiful climber Pamela, it seems that the Japanese have some wonderful specimens of old Wisterias there is even a 140 something year old Wisteria tree in Japan, which I did a buzz about many many moons ago. If you do happen to take a picture of the Oak tree and Wisteria post it to my hive because I would love to see it, thanks again!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    03/01/2017 #17 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    So glad you're back Andrew! Wisteria is one of my favorites. I would love to build a trellis over my driveway and create a tunnel. There is an old Wisteria vine that is growing on a road I used to take to work. It has intermingled with an old oak tree and is beautiful. At points it looks like the flowers are coming out of the oak. I'll have to remember to take a ride up that road next spring and take a picture!
    Andrew Porter
    02/01/2017 #16 Anonymous
    #15 Yes definitely one for the bucket list @Brook Massey and here is another that may be of interest https://www.bebee.com/producer/@andrew-porter/keukenhof-the-most-beautiful-spring-garden-in-the-world that I resurrected just before the new year...enjoy!
    Brook Massey
    02/01/2017 #15 Brook Massey
    That is definitely one of my must-see destinations!
    Andrew Porter
    02/01/2017 #14 Anonymous
    #9 Well Bill you found a blast from the past with this which I originally posted on Linkedin many moons ago I had forgotten about it until now, I think it lacks a little compared to some of my recent buzzes.
    #11 Thanks Sara and a happy and healthy new year to you, I think Bill deserves a little credit for resurrecting this one.
    #13 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit yes this is a wonderful organic creation, and agreed that revisiting has infinitely more power than repurposing.
    Thanks everyone for commenting and a happy new year to all.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/01/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Wow! I thought it was a painting and then the other photo's revealed that it is an organic creation.

    I also love the fact that in age when people repurpose their posts, this buzz organically re-emerged the moment Bill Stankiewicz found it again two hours ago. Revisiting or discovering has infinitely more power to it than repurposing - the former is a measure of quality, whereas repurposing is the measure of content.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/01/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    @Andrew Porter brings beauty in to start 2017.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/01/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    Breathtaking @Andrew Porter! So happy you posted this wonderful buzz, for being able to learn something new and interesting and for being able to see the beauty that exists in this world! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017!!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/01/2017 #9 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    I can smell these flowers right now that are in the tunnels here
    Andrew Porter
    04/07/2016 #8 Anonymous
    #7 Thank you Silvia
    Silvia Hernandez
    04/07/2016 #7 Silvia Hernandez
    How beautiful 😍
    Andrew Porter
    03/07/2016 #6 Anonymous
    Thank you Savvy, Mamen and Franci for your positive comments and for welcoming me to beBee!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/07/2016 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Sp beautiful - like a dream world. Thank you for sharing Andrew Porter and welcome to beBee.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    03/07/2016 #4 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Woww, so oniric... It must be like a beautiful dream to walk by through the tunnel. Thanks @Andrew Porter for this beauty!
    Savvy Raj
    03/07/2016 #3 Savvy Raj
    Thanks for sharingi this lovely post @ Andrew Porter. Truly beautiful sight indeed! !
    Andrew Porter
    03/07/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Thanks Javier, i've spent most of my time on Linkedin but i'm getting a little despondent with it.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    03/07/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to beBee !
  22. Lada 🏡 Prkic

    Lada 🏡 Prkic

    Indeed, Sara, we are a work in progress; personally and professionally.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    The Art of Problem Solving
    www.linkedin.com We are a work in progress; personally and professionally. We are made up of what came before, what we aspire for tomorrow and, most importantly, who we are now. I can see it now as clearly as if...


    Aurorasa Sima
    31/12/2016 #12 Aurorasa Sima
    Thank you for your kind words, Sara (:
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    31/12/2016 #11 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I recently wrote a comment on @Bernard Poulin post about artists that fits well with this subject. I have always enjoyed arts and even crafts, they were my mind melts, my fortresses of solitude. When i entered the corporate world I became known as the problem solver in every position I held. What i began to realize was that the "solutions I would develop came from the same part of me as what would be considered " art". I used the same process of studying the blank canvas or in the problem and a picture would begin to develop in my minds eye. I painted a new reality you might say...Unfortunately communicating this process was difficult to communicate and teach. Everyone's creative side works differently so what was completely logical to me sounded like a new language to others. Thar's why I was usually left to "just do it". That took a lot of trust on their part 😄
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    30/12/2016 #10 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #9 I am grateful, too. People like you are the reason I enjoy beBee so much. Here's to the continuation of our journey in years to come!
    Sara Jacobovici
    30/12/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    Ladies, @Lada 🏡 Prkic and @Aurorasa Sima, because of your kindness, I bring 2016 to a close not in a linear way but as through a spiral as you have brought back to me the first blog I had ever written or posted in my new journey. To read the comments I have received as a result gives me the momentum to continue in that journey in the New Year. Thank you. I am grateful that our paths have crossed.
    Sara Jacobovici
    30/12/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 Your "comment" @Savvy Raj is proof of creativity being an expression of the soul for everything you write reflects that so strongly.
    Aurorasa Sima
    30/12/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    #6 (:
    Savvy Raj
    30/12/2016 #6 Savvy Raj
    Creativity is an expression from your soul which has the power to explore the depth of emotions and thoughts and brings in the open facets that are perhaps hidden and seems inaccessible and thereby even heal oneself of limiting convictions and beliefs.... Such a lovely story on the art of creative enterprise.. Appreciate you as much as your journey. Have a blessed New year full of soulfilling creative endeavours @Sara Jacobovici.

    And thank you @Lada 🏡 Prkic& @Aurorasa Sima for sharing this beautiful post.
    Ali Anani
    30/12/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    Thank you for the tag @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I have already commented on the original post and I find thid buzz quite reflective of my own views. @Sara Jacobovici and I have exchanged so many comments and I find a great deal of understanding between us.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    29/12/2016 #4 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Perhaps @Ali Anani would like to comment on this Sara's thought: "The language of metaphors is the bridge between problems and solutions."
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    29/12/2016 #3 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #2 You are welcome, Sara. Wish you happy and prosperous 2017!
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/12/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you so much for the share and support @Lada 🏡 Prkic. Wishing you a happy and successful 2017!!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    29/12/2016 #1 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    It is always good to remind of the great posts. This one is by @Sara Jacobovici.
  23. Savvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    Beautiful! Savvy Raj


    Savvy Raj
    27/12/2016 #2 Savvy Raj

    A matter of Appreciation...
    Knowledge perhaps may colours the ego of the spirit
    Appreciation colours the spirit in the heart

    Insights are pathways of acknowledgement
    Of the beauty of creator beyond compare
    Devesh Bhatt
    27/12/2016 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    We are busy watching butterflies :)
    It takes a moment to close our eyes.
    So much beauty, what a surprise:)
  24. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    Spirit of Christmas!
    Spirit of Christmas!The Spirit of Christmas is truly in the little things that matter, In caring wishes & gifts of grace that makes the world feeling so much better.In  the kind words loving hugs , that happiness & hope can restore.In the simple joys of sharing...


    Savvy Raj
    26/12/2016 #8 Savvy Raj
    #7 Yes indeed!
    Thank you for the wishes dear friend
    Goodwill reflects in these thoughts we send...
    Devesh Bhatt
    26/12/2016 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    These words are here to stay, the feel good feeling is here to stay.

    Wishing you the Best for all times to come.
    Savvy Raj
    26/12/2016 #6 Savvy Raj
    #4 Merry Christmas to you too @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman 😀
    Savvy Raj
    26/12/2016 #5 Savvy Raj
    #3 Merry christmas dear@Irene Hackett and Happy Hols !!!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    25/12/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Merry Christmas, @Savvy Raj!
    Savvy Raj
    25/12/2016 #2 Savvy Raj
    @Praveen Raj Gullepalli Thank you for the kind wishes!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    25/12/2016 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Merry Christmas to you too dear Savvy! Best wishes!
  25. ProducerPaul 🐝 Kearley
    Why People Feel Lonely, and What We Can Do About It
    Why People Feel Lonely, and What We Can Do About ItPeople are lonely because they build walls instead of bridgesThe woman, my birth mother, who lay on the hospital bed beside me and who was dying of cancer was an enigma to me. I knew her only by reputation, yet she was very familiar. As she lay...


    Savvy Raj
    21/12/2016 #17 Savvy Raj
    Life thrives in the interconnects...An inspiring post with a precious message.
    Hervé Sabattier
    21/12/2016 #16 Hervé Sabattier
    #10 Hi Paul, thank you. I apologize, I was not clear enough. I meant some people build bridges and other people see walls. It's a question of perspective. It's a question of furniture. I don't know which of them are lonely. I don't know which of them need help.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    20/12/2016 #15 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Great article. You mentioned that the deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. I kind of agree. I believe the greatest driving force of mankind is to find a purpose in life. If someone can’t find a purpose, they will blindly follow anything or anyone just to have that feeling to belong.
    Reading many books I noticed that when people blindly follow something, this is when they close their doors and build walls. They are afraid of losing what they believe they are of part of, when they are mindless sheep. If you turn of the television you see riots because they feel special now.
    Yet when you show them a door or a bridge to the Truth, it strikes fear. Not of the "Truth", yet of losing their illusion of purpose.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    20/12/2016 #14 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #12 @Devesh Bhatt what a great way to look at it! Just don't build a wall and you'll never have to worry about building a bridge. Deep. Thank you so very much.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    20/12/2016 #13 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #11 Thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley for your heartfelt comment. It pleases me greatly to know that I had the privilege to touch another heart. I'm so glad to share my story with you.
    Devesh Bhatt
    20/12/2016 #12 Devesh Bhatt
    One doesnt have to build a bridge, one just simply doesnt have to build a wall.
    As humans, its natural to build bridges but we do the unnatural walls.
    Its good to read you. I wish to learn more.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/12/2016 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Paul Kearley can't hide the tears that came as I read and write. Think many of us face similar challenges and it's good sharing so we can get to what's really important. Thanks for this..🌺🌻🌼💐
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    20/12/2016 #10 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #7 @Hervé Sabattier Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it very much.
    I'm not saying that ALL lonely people choose to be lonely nor unhappy. I too, know people who, on first impression, seem lonely, but talk to them and they are happy. It's just that some people are lonely because they choose to be lonely, and still others are lonely because of circumstances that may be out of their control.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    20/12/2016 #9 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #6 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thank you. One of the things I can always count on is that when an article I wrote receives a comment from you, it is travelling directly from your soul. You speak from experience and a deep sense of caring, and I appreciate it so very much.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    20/12/2016 #8 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #5 Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I always appreciate your thoughts. They are so very deep with wisdom.
    Hervé Sabattier
    20/12/2016 #7 Hervé Sabattier
    Thank you Paul. Yes, your post is moving, and it is the same emotion I tried to transfer in one poem, "Maman": https://www.bebee.com/producer/@herve-sabattier/maman View more
    Thank you Paul. Yes, your post is moving, and it is the same emotion I tried to transfer in one poem, "Maman": https://www.bebee.com/producer/@herve-sabattier/maman . (Sorry, it is in French, and I can provide a translation if you wish)...
    Yet... Are we so sure that some lonely people are really unhappy? Are we so sure that some people are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges? Can't we imagine that some lonely people build bridges that are so peculiar that they are seen as walls for they would be too demanding and frightening to walk on by?
    I met happy lonely people and as Albert Camus said "we may imagine Sysiphe happy".
    The nicest bridges are flying over deep precipices and large canyons, often above the clouds, and not just laying on runlets that can be crossed by footing in the water and the toughest and hardest walls are made of iron and topped with barble wire and not made of hay that a gentle breeze can remove away. Close
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/12/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Paul this was SO moving. I'm going to bet your unspoken words with your mom were already in her heart... she knew because you cared enough to be there with her. As for your dad, I'm glad that you said everything you felt you needed to. That's one regret I have with my mom after her passing, I keep going over in my head the words I didn't say. Maybe we say what we need to and we are too hard on ourselves after the fact? My mom never liked the focus to be on her so it was hard to tell her everything I felt. Plus, she kept saying she was getting treatments to live. I kept thinking, how can I tell her just how much she means if I make her feel as though she's dying? I agree, say what you feel and the regrets aren't there. People do need others and they need to know others care. This carries over into work and friendships too. I always tell my kids why I love them, how important they are to me, the world and their own families and why I'm so proud of them. It's tough when you are left with words unspoken and have thoughts of, "I really wish I would have said this, or shared that.." Thanks for this!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    20/12/2016 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    A true masterpiece, Paul! I appreciate all the ways you express intelligence mixed with kindness. I wish you a tremendous Holiday season with constant tail wags!
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    19/12/2016 #2 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #1 thank you @Irene Hackett Isn't it interesting how people can say things like that and have the rest of the managers, who should know better, respond with laughter... as if it was funny.
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