- Producer15/11/2017Sandy SocietiesA grain of sand blowing will do little harm. Millions of sand grain blowing together may drain the soil of its nutrients, cause havoc to life in different forms such as halting flights. Sand particles are loosely held so that the wind may carry...
Comments18/11/2017 #73 Savvy RajVery thoughtful buzz throughout @Ali Anani. I especially enjoyed reading these lines about the value of community ." To get to this point, the community must remain intact no matter what. If every tree were looking out only for itself, then quite a few of them would never reach old age”. Moreover, the constituents of trees shows integration and collective action. For example, the closely knit cells afford some protection against physical shock". So very true in todays times where people are shortchanging themselves with an overt sense of independence than valuing the strength of inconnects .17/11/2017 #68 AnonymousSocial disintegration is a worrying trend which can be observed lately. If one looks at the humankind history, the trend has been coming together to achieve more power. First tribes, then countries, then countries ruling other countries, then global countries associations...now we have some countries conglomerates like EU, ONU and others to accumulate more fire-power, and other little countries which, if not included or being "first class" members of these "clubs" are exploited and abused. While countries integration has been the trend and still is, society is falling apart.
When elephants fight, the grass is the one it suffers.
Sadly enough, it is the society which has empowered its leaders to form the dominant elite, which, in my opinion, are the direct responsibles of the social disintegration, as while not being united, they lose their strength to make their will to happen.
If one looks at the German history, Hitler was democratically elected, and as soon he was in the power, abolished the democracy burning in the first place the Reichstag. He told the German people, who were in bankrupt and hunger, with fear and disunited, what to do: and they did what we already know. We are at the gates of something similar, or even further, because now the war is not with guns, is done with mortgages, and this is already some time going on.17/11/2017 #65 Tausif Mundrawala#64 You have allowed me to broaden my horizons and sharpen my wit with your mind stimulating buzzes. Am glad that you have helped me grow as a person and have always roused my intellect to an extent which makes me wonder about my precociousness. Am eagerly awaiting that buzz of yours, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Please tag me the moment you would post it here.17/11/2017 #64 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#63 dear @Tausif Mundrawala- in building a purposeful life it is a must that we should take into consideration your comment. In particular @"When we become selfless in our effort to achieve something for the betterment of others then we see a collective advantage in this act".
I am writing a buzz on the exchange of comments here. I shall give then my proof why your comment is an outstanding one. Will publish Sunday or Monday.17/11/2017 #63 Tausif MundrawalaI think emotions play a significant role in integrating and disintegrating societies. Be it for the betterment or for ruining the entire mankind, human beings should try to channelize these emotions for the flourishment of their race. When we become selfless in our effort to achieve something for the betterment of others then we see a collective advantage in this act. When we put forth our ego by hiding it while allowing it to grow inside us would always prove detrimental to a collective good. We can accomplish more as a force rather than relying on the skills of an individual. Many communities have proved themselves by following these rules religiously.
What else could one ask for than implementing one's life experiences and talents for the prosperity of societies. Thanks for this buzz, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee17/11/2017 #61 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#59 @Sara Jacobovici- @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador quoted you in her superb comment. Yes, and we can see also observe what an army of ants can do collectively. In large numbsers we may achieve beyond imagination if we follow si,mple rules.17/11/2017 #59 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorThis line seems to be the handwriting on the wall "Real integration is the humans raft so as not to sink in their own sand." And to alter a very important line in this buzz that is relating to trees- If everyone were looking out only for themselves, then quite a few of them would never reach old age. I love this expression that is referred to in the comment by @Edward Lewellen "it takes a village to raise a child". IMO, there is more strength in numbers then flying solo.
"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success"-Henry Ford
"Go ahead. Bee passionate and change the world."-Sara Jacobovici16/11/2017 #55 Cyndi wilkins#54 You like that? It's my new mantra @Harvey Lloyd...I may even have some T-shirts made up and sell em' on the street corners! I talk a great game...but my biggest problem is heeding my own advice;-) I've been stumbling over this obstacle for quite some time...I'm in no way immune to falling off the 'turnip truck.' LOL!16/11/2017 #53 Sara Jacobovici#34 #35 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for providing questions that allow for opportunities to look beyond my initial response. When it comes to purpose, the response to asking "why" reflects a snapshot of the purpose as it manifests in the moment. As a process oriented person, I see the need to continue to ask why as my purpose takes shape. The WPD Factor is a crucial aspect of the quality of the why, the quality of the purpose, and so to the quality of the outcome. In regards to the collaboration/integration relationship, at this time, I envision that bringing an integrated self to the collaboration will yield the maximum effect. Thank you Dr. Ali for encouraging this dynamic discussion and exchanges.
- Producer16/11/2017Is the world really out of control?After the worst shooting atrocity in American history, the question, macabre but inevitable, arises once again: “How do we respond to a world that seems out of control?”The world and its people are changing and losing knowledge. Females and males...
Comments17/11/2017 #12 Jerry FletcherGeoff, Every generation seems to have the same complaints from the time of Socrates to the present. But there is a difference this time. Gaia is now entering the discussion in an active way. Whether you agree with climate change or not, the physical differences taking place in Mother Earth are real and will have drastic consequences for humankind. This is nothing to shrug off. She is one tough Mother.17/11/2017 #11 Lisa VanderburgAh...That's better @Geoff Hudson-Searle - just had to get away from that very nice piece of ass #8 that is....inappropriate, IMHO.
Where was I? After reading the thoughtful comments; @Harvey Lloyd's resounds 'life is becoming so complex that many within the social distillation process are floating to the bottom. Each generation is creating a atmosphere that the one its replacing cannot survive. The ones after it are stepping on top of air to start their lives. This air will eventually give way.' I'd like @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA opinions! Great buzz, Geoff!17/11/2017 #9 Lisa VanderburgYou put into words what most of us already fear to do @Geoff Hudson-Searle; the world's going to hell in a hand-basket (American expression..?). We have been down this way before, yes. The difference now is our exploding population, despite the appalling atrocities and disease of the so many countries including the third world, is fuelling the discrepancies between the rich and poor. Instinctively,of those of us feeling the crush of 7+ billion people there will be some who will use this to justify immorality, making things worse. These divides can only grow, sucking the life out of everyone else unless we can all decide to work together...I personally don't hold much hope for that as our world has become so complex and I begin not to see the big picture. This fascinating site: http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/world-life-expectancy-map shows births and deaths as they happen in boxes top L & R16/11/2017 #3 Harley KingExcellent article, @Geoff Hudson-Searle. Whenever I read about how horrible the world has become, I remember back to the late 60's when I was in college. I actually believed that the world would end in 5 years because how terrible everything was. What I have learned is the world will continue. I always remember a quote that circulated back in the late sixties when everyone was condemning the hippies.
"Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers."
469 BC - 399 BC
I learned a valuable lesson that day — every new generation is criticized by their elders and told they would never amount to anything. I hear a lot of criticism these days from fellow baby boomers about next generation. The truth is while some may die young, most will grow-up and become the elders of the next generation. The world will continue.16/11/2017 #1 Harvey LloydThe drudgery of the 60's that was rebelled against, the post modern era of making things easy and the dream of utopian society that constantly changed based on social winds has lead us to where we are. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
We made bets of social, commerce and community that now we have to pay for. We did not consider the plans under Roosevelt and Johnson and the social unintended consequences. In there time i would say they probably looked very benevolent in thought, but some really big assumptions were made.
I am not sure about "out of control" but would say that sustainability of life is becoming so complex that many within the social distillation process are floating to the bottom. Each generation is creating a atmosphere that the one its replacing cannot survive. The ones after it are stepping on top of air to start their lives. This air will eventually give way.
On that day we will begin the return to more human choices.
A great piece, but would say that the opening paragraphs made me think that drug addicts may have the answer:)
- Producer21/04/2016The Power To ChooseTop Image courtesy of: www.VideoBlocks.com " The choices we make today significantly impact all of our tomorrows." Every time we choose, we enter into a new stage of evolutionary development. Every exchange we make has the power to drastically...
Comments18/11/2017 #49 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeGreat article @Cyndi wilkins - You say, " As free-thinking human beings, we have the right to choose how we wish to experience this thing we call life. Every decision we make will determine the outcome of our future. How is it that you will choose to live?"
We have the potential to be free thinking, but how free thinking are we? How much do we restrain what we think to "fit in" even if fitting in is not healthy? How much are we aware that we are not "free thinking"? but rather going along with the tide, in and out depending on which way media and those around us sway us?Choice means either pausing for even the shortest time and then being brave enough to stand in our truth and choose what wellbeing, or being able to sense and intuit in a fleeting moment the "right" choice for our well being. I have also written about choice in a few other places. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/press-pause-and-sense-a-moment-in-a-conversation
https://journal.thriveglobal.com/are-you-frustrated-as-you-dont-have-time-to-create-wellbeing-15dd6f38657a17/11/2017 #48 Randall Burns#47 Thank You for your kinds words, you are indeed perceptive and smart to elicit a response from me @Cyndi wilkins :-). It was @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee article that did prompt me to write that.
You're spot on with your sentiments, I agree, again nothing to add. looking forward to continuing discussions, I really don't get enough of this challenging enlightening input/dialogue in my "daily grind', it's not just good for the mind and spirit but also the soul.
I think @Sara Jacobovici might appreciate this post and the discussion17/11/2017 #47 Cyndi wilkins#44 I knew there was more for you to add here than just the secret sauce -) You're article is so fabulously constructed it would make @Jim Murray proud. Interesting you should make reference to @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee...I hope you took her up offer.
As we expand in awareness and develop the perception of being 'multi-sensory' or 'multi-dimensional' beings, our consciousness extends far beyond seeing the world as just 'physical.' My piece is suggesting we modify our thinking as such that we consider humans not to be the only beings that exist in the universe.
Yes, we ALL have the ability, but many of us struggle with what @Ian Weinberg refers to as the 'neuronal noise' of the intellect...you describe it perfectly in your article...
"It is the intellect's contrivance of trying, desperately, to rationalize/assess/recognize and classify the unfathomable/irrational/impossible aspects of ourselves; but here's the crux; they are ONLY unfathomable/irrational/impossible aspects to our intellects! They are perfectly normal/rational/possible relating to the rest of our beings."
If we can somehow convince our intellect to take a vacation and come along for the ride, we can open ourselves for exploration far beyond our limited 'human faculti17/11/2017 #46 Cyndi wilkins#45 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher...Truth be told, people like her are an inspiration to me...and I am very fortunate to see her at the beginning of my every work week...fifteen years and counting!
I see a lot of changes in cognitive abilities...but the true nature of 'the person' remains and is magnified tenfold. The love and laughter in the room is so contagious that I feel the effects reverberate throughout my system for several days...She is a gift that keeps on giving;-)16/11/2017 #44 Randall Burns#42 LMAO!!! Now you've got me thinking @Cyndi wilkins, I enjoyed and agree with your article because you're talking about "expanding our paradigm" which is within all of our capabilities if we just try. You may, (or may not), be interested in this;
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@randall-burns/expanding-the-paradigm-of-our-perceptions-senses-and-philosophy16/11/2017 #43 Randall Burns#42 Actually there are absolutely no secrets, I've been taught to share/teach/mentor to the best of my ability; you can give 10 Chefs the same recipe and will end up with 10 different results. Nothing we do is original, it's all been done before, beware of the Cook that has a "secret" that they are not willing to share with the world or their proteges, it is generally an insecurity clinging onto a security blanket, for whatever reason, that is not a sign of a great cook.
Seriously your post is insightful, thoughtful, intelligent and on the mark, I agree and have nothing to add, like a perfect recipe.
Love the picture of "budget cuts". When I was younger and the Chef asked me, "how goes the battle Randy?", I responded with, "Well Chef I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel", He smiled and responded to me, "I hope that's not the locomotive coming".15/11/2017 #40 Cyndi wilkinsThe Tower of Babel is the perfect example of how we have become disconnected from our own spirituality @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven;-) We have been manipulated by the forces that govern us into thinking we need them for our physical survival...we mere mortals cannot possibly 'think' for ourselves without the help of those who claim to have our best interests at heart. Our lives have been shaped by laws put in place by those with self-serving intentions.
When we become awakened to the psychology of our own spirit we are able to detach ourselves from the distractions and chaotic events of physicality to see things from a higher perspective...with a clarity to set our conscious intentions accordingly to our own specific needs without being governed by the unconscious and impersonal energy of others....We can see the forest through the trees, so to speak...and make our own responsible choices through the awakened spirit of conscious intent.15/11/2017 #39 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Buzz. It is full of hope, and love. Sadly, Sin is born into humanity. The last time everyone was united together is in the story of the Tower of Babel -Genesis 11: 1-9. God certainly desires that people live in unity, but it must be for the right purpose and motivation. Unity that has evil as it’s purpose or outcome is not something God desires. Sadly, "We the people" is what humanity naturally thinks, instead of bringing glory to our Creator.
The people of Babel where unified in such a way that they were working against God’s intent that humanity multiply, fill the earth and glorify God in the process. Instead they had united in one place in order to secure their own position and in some way raise themselves up to God. The building of the Tower amounted to an assault on heaven. It was a statement saying that they could approach God on their own terms and in some measure as equals. The confusion of languages served two purposes. First it kept people from uniting in an effort to supplant God. Second, it forced them to scatter, dare I say “Be Distributed” across the earth, in order to fulfill the command to tend it and care for it.
Don't confuse my words. I am very hopeful of future Grace. Until this day, it is our duty to be obedient children.
"Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: 'Be holy, because I am holy.'" - 1 Peter 1:13-16 These are great verses to quickly explain my view.14/11/2017 #37 Cyndi wilkins#35 I can certainly understand your frustration @Harvey Lloyd...I feel it very profoundly myself...So I will refer back to a comment I made on Ali's post yesterday...I think it fits in nicely here...
As parents, we have an even greater responsibility to do the 'inner work' in becoming conscious of our choices...Our children are our greatest natural resource for the future...and we the parents their greatest 'influencers'...How we choose to shape ourselves has extraordinary impact on all souls in our sphere of influence...especially our children. That is why it is so important for each of us to be of very clear intention in respect to the behavior we project onto ourselves and others...If we wish to diminish fear within the global environment for example, we must first diminish our own individual fears.
Teaching our youth about spiritual development at home and in our schools would go a very long way in creating the necessary mindset for the up and coming generation of new leaders in bringing valuable contributions to the evolution of humanity. Each of us holds a piece of the puzzle...each of us is valuable in his or her own way...The health of the family dynamic brings health and harmony to us all...This would be a great place to start shifting the tide;-)14/11/2017 #36 Harvey Lloyd#33 Although Trump makes himself an easy target......I would have to say that the saddest part of the previous election is that at the end of the day, 80+% of the American Voting Public thought that the two candidates were the best opportunity for our country to move forward. Or these were the two candidates we allowed to be handed up within the material world paradigm.
He won, 50% are unhappy and fighting him, if she had won 50% would have been mad and fought her. While we fight they all walk to the bank and laugh.
Special interest has divided the nation and now politicians use it as a whip against each other, while we choose sides. Like the magician we never saw the slight of hand to change our focus.
Give me chaos and i will show you how to make money.14/11/2017 #35 Harvey Lloyd#32 We did an interesting study on "Generational Poverty" it dealt with the segment of the population and the narrative building during youth that perpetrated a scheme of thought. Some of these discussions lead to we have almost created and under current of a caste system. Wherebu locking folks into a narrative. We discussed further how from parenting to realization of parenting goals or lack thereof, that the narrative is now further in the community we choose to operate.
So my frustration is how do you tell someone they have lived their life inside a paradigm that is unhealthy?
There is no room in the inn, for spiritual awareness. The material world demands all of our energy just to break bread in the evening.
If we are to make change in our present moments with others we must show them a new and different way to see the paradigm with what they have engaged.
We have described the issue quite well, yet when we come down to discussing the how are we going to move forward?????? It gets a little squirrelly. We are unwilling to admit to others that our spiritual selves are uneducated and therefore blind to the paradigm. Material leaders have been wise to leave our spirits in the dark. Now they can pick our pockets while we thank them.
Please pardon my frustration, it is not directed at anyone but rather the general atmosphere of shame/persecution that surrounds our spiritual needs.14/11/2017 #33 Cyndi wilkinsI also have to say @Harvey Lloyd, that I agree with what you have stated about how we perceive 'power'..."Where we see those in "power" that it is really not power but rather the manipulation of the material world to their advantage, under the law. It is seen as power from being in the audience while they hold the microphone."
This statement reminded me of a very vivid dream I had just prior to the recent US election (or perhaps it was a nightmare;-) I was in attendance of a speech given by our now president Trump....I was standing by a doorway through which he exited the stage and I said to him..."I have to admit Mr. Trump...It is quite impressive the way you command an audience."
His comment to me..."Please remember that when you go to vote." My reply..."Not a snowball's chance in hell."14/11/2017 #32 Cyndi wilkins#30 #31 "The road to hell is paved with good intentions. For some reason though, through media, we have been desensitized to notice the heat build up."
Interesting that you would say that @Harvey Lloyd View more#30 #31 "The road to hell is paved with good intentions. For some reason though, through media, we have been desensitized to notice the heat build up."
Interesting that you would say that @Harvey Lloyd , as it reminds me of how Al Gore described climate change in his documentary..."An Inconvenient Truth" We have been so desensitized to the heat building that we are in denial of it even happening. However, if we were to jump from the pot into the fire, we would feel it's effects quite profoundly.
I would like to also like to zero in on the comment by @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher..."The day we are born, the programming begins."
Early childhood influence is exactly what sets the tone for the trajectory of our lives. It is here that we have the ability to make the greatest impact for change. Why should we change? Because we have to, or risk extinction...period. We have already gone too far...and the only reason we are alive today is that Mother Nature has unconditional love for her misbehaving children. It's about time we clean up our room;-)
I just had a wonderful session with one of my dementia patients, recognizing the subtle nuances as she peels back the layers of her life...It's all about family, relationships and how we have treated ourselves and others along the way. As I nurture her body and mind while listening compassionately...she recalls a joyful childhood filled with love and laughter. At the end of every session, she says the same thing..."This is heaven Cyndi...and I never want to leave here." Close14/11/2017 #31 Harvey LloydI would also suggest that where we see those in "power" that it is really not power but rather the manipulation of the material world to their advantage, under the law. It is seen as power from being in the audience while they hold the microphone. But that power is given to them via others who aspire to be like them.
This aspiration is what sets us on the path to fear based motivation. It engages us beyond our capacity to manage self. The charleton makes many promises that leave us at the dead end where fear begins.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. For some reason though, through media, we have been desensitized to notice the heat build up.14/11/2017 #30 Harvey LloydInteresting post as we reach the tipping point where our own consciousness is our enemy. I recently did some research on some ancient writings and found that a seer of the 500 BC era was none as someone that could distinguish between the spiritual world and the material world. In essence as you speak to the consciousness change you are really asking folks to delineate between the two worlds.
I ask the question often, why should anyone change? What is the benefit or the reward for such an endeavor? Myself i have asked and answered these questions. But realize that if we are to change our society i would need to provide motivation of change that would also help others seek clarity in their own journey.
Although agree with direction as you have stated i struggle with methods and motivation. Within the human realm of fear based motivation it becomes difficult for people to transform from the cycle.
I sense that i would need to offer something greater than fears that bind them to the cycle.
- Producer09/11/2017Soliloquy - Talking to the MirrorYour eyes seem to speak a thousand words that I understand just fine, Or do I? For it maybe my own thoughts, lost and sublime. Gone are the days when we used to be scared of the world outside, It's time for us to step out and lose ourselves in this...
Comments14/11/2017 #19 Cyndi wilkins#18 Apparently, so did I :-) Especially this...
"It is time for you to accept everything and be happy the way you are,
'Cause there's nothing more soothing than the peace you get when your soul is no more at war."
Profound indeed @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal View more#18 Apparently, so did I :-) Especially this...
"It is time for you to accept everything and be happy the way you are,
'Cause there's nothing more soothing than the peace you get when your soul is no more at war."
Profound indeed @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal...Have a great day! Close12/11/2017 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI'm glad you shared this beautiful piece, @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. Your poem reflects your inner self discussing your own feelings with your inner self. The fact that you brought your poem back to life tells me your discussion was worthwhile.10/11/2017 #11 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#5 So beautifully expressed, @Harvey Lloyd. Those are the very thoughts that ran through my mind. We often suppress our fears and feelings as a way to keep at bay what the expression of the same might bring upon us. But this only pushes us farther from who we really are. And that is a rather painful feeling.
Thank you for your comment and share!09/11/2017 #5 Harvey LloydGreat thoughts as always. The mirror is a place of horror to be avoided or a place that reveals wisdom. The soul is a something we can only see our own, we can guess at others with their signals they send, but we can't know.
If we never look upon the mirror to see who we are and grow that wisdom of self awareness we can never know another. If we do not appear before the mirror then those on the outside will reflect what they want us to reflect.
Thanks for the words, they inspire.
- Producer10/11/2017The Messy Art of Creative Leadership: A Review of Creativity, IncIf you are looking for a great book on business and creative leadership, you should buy and read Creativity, Inc. Ed Catmull tells the story of the founding of Pixar and its rise to prominence in the world of animation. But the book is also much...
Comments12/11/2017 #7 Harley King#6 The book, Gert, is definitely worth reading. I thought that quote was very insightful. Managers spend too much time trying to prevent things from happening rather than improving their ability to recover. We have very little control over what happens to us. The only thing we can control is how we respond to what happens to us.
- Producer10/11/2017What Might Separate You From SuccessI was recently listening to an audio and the speaker spoke of a different type of motivation that I have used before in my life, yet don’t talk about as much.First, if you are reading this then you have probably been on a webinar, recorded training...
- Producer22/05/2016Remember - May 29, 1909 to November 12, 1963Good afternoon mom! I’m so glad you dropped by for coffee, and I am brewing a fresh pot of your favorite just for you. Hmm, there’s nothing better than the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, don’t you agree? It’s a lovely afternoon with crisp breezes...
Comments12/11/2017 #22 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarPrecious words, great tribute, and great message "No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador View morePrecious words, great tribute, and great message "No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. Close11/11/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, this was a beautiful tribute to your mom. I'm glad this was re-distributed because I never saw it the first time. You were so young when you lost your mom but she left you with so many cherished memories. It appears you were both so close. I can't imagine how long it took to get past the initial stages of grieving. I love the idea of setting aside time for our moms as if they were with us in person. I'm sure you mom is always near and hears you when ever you talk to her :) This inspired me too to find a way to give my mother the tribute she deserves! Hugs Franci and thanks for sharing something so personal. It's still so fresh for me, I was brought back to a good place in time that wasn't that long ago. You mom sounded like she was super hip, were you her only daughter?
- Producer10/11/2017MUSICAL DECADES - 1960s - BoyfriendsTimes have certainly changed over the years, particularly in the dating/romance scene. Today I'd like to take you back to the 1960s to look once again at how girls saw their boyfriends back then. If you missed Part 1, click here. ...
- Producer10/11/2017Personal and Professional Javier 🐝 beBee has been highlighting the development of social media sites in his recent posts. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/facebook-wants-to-be-the-best-alternative-to-linkedin # via @beBeeTo me this is creating an interesting...
Comments12/11/2017 #29 Jim MurrayI was talking about this with my partner and she said to me that while this idea looks very good on paper (or a screen), that she has, in her experience at least, never really seen it come to fruition in any meaningful way. I would be interested in hearing about how this has actually worked for people, if indeed it has. That would be the basis for some real learning about how to make it work for yourself. I know this sounds a bit skeptical, but it's also, in as far as I can see, factual.12/11/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 GallagherbeBee embraces everyone which is wonderful. My brand is my life... my life experience and who I am as an individual. It's so nice to be able to just be myself on beBee, knowing I won't be chastised or judged. It's great when you can meet others who share similar interests because you never know what it can lead to down the road. For me, even good friendships mean a lot.11/11/2017 #24 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#18 @Javier 🐝 beBee yes and it sounds like the business you have developed is generating a wonderful model of how to create an enabling environment for people at work who also share a sense of belonging and community. Your passion and the people at @beBee are embracing this kind of new workplace culture and online culture in the social media space. It is one of your distinguishing features - play to it!11/11/2017 #22 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#14 Dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador yes it is complex. It was funny the other day I was sharing a story of someone I coached who realised her boss was like her father so he triggered her behaviour as if she was a young girl trying to please her father. When we discovered this she then changed the way she interacted with him. I helped her stop triggering childhood patterns with her boss and she developed a great working relationship with him. If I had not asked her questions about behaviour that took her to her personal life she may have not discovered this great #sense sight that led to her boss being her advocate. If we had only talked about her professional work and conflict with her boss, she may have decided to change jobs, leave her workplace, or we may have done conflict resolution with both them. But none of that was necessary and we had a wonderful successful outcome as we learnt about what was going on from a whole person perspective - the personal and the professional.11/11/2017 #20 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#11 Dear @Tausif Mundrawala I love what you write "My journey had been one of a clay which got moulded and took many shapes and forms before turning it into a real intellectual pot. " keep moulding that clay, keep it flexible and allow it to take form daily.11/11/2017 #19 Savvy RajThis is the truth of us all....'The credibility comes from being authentic, honest, transparent and curious about a passion.
People on BeBee are writing passionately about their personal and professional lives and both matter.
Both are intertwined.' Great reflections in the sensing @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee . Deeply appreciate and resonate with it .10/11/2017 #17 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI love too! For too long we forgot that business is about people and people are much more than just what they do.
@Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, you may want to consider sharing this to Twitter with the hashtag #buzzBeBee so that myTweetPack.com can add it to beBee's extensive social presence.
While I'm at it, did you want to join the @beBeeEmbassy? That's a Twitter account I created to showcase Ambassador posts. It too is powered by myTweetPack. You don't need to be a member, you just need to be an Ambassador who writes n English. Message me if you want to join. That goes for any other Ambassador too.
hummm, it may be time to start @beBeeEmbajada10/11/2017 #15 Ian WeinbergIndeed the thesis and the passion of my life - seeking authenticity through integration. And it is therefore not a coincidence that my more important articles (IMO) were inspired by this beBee community and published on its platform. Thanks for initiating and inspiring this very valid conversation @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee10/11/2017 #13 Richard MathiasonDeb,
Thank you for this great article. Shared it for you. Trying to separate the personal and professional life is impossible and silly! I let each person that friends me on the many platforms have the choice to continue being my friend or not. I cannot really know what line I am crossing for that other person and it is not my business to know. If I post something about my business and someone takes offence then that is their choice. I am just experiencing Life to best of my ability and as it has been said; "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”. John Lydgate, later adapted by President Lincoln Thanks, again and may you have a great weekend!10/11/2017 #11 Tausif MundrawalaI couldn't resist myself commenting on this buzz. Since the day I have joined this platform I have blessed myself to do so as it has contributed a lot to the growth of me as a person. Here everyone celebrates every bee's success and everyone consoles at the time of grief. There is so much to offer to this intellectual bandwagon that an entire 24 hours won't suffice. How could I forget about those wonderful buzzes of yours on the topic of senses which many of them deprive themselves to experience it to the fullest.
My journey had been one of a clay which got moulded and took many shapes and forms before turning it into a real intellectual pot. Am glad that you shared this buzz with us, my friend @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee10/11/2017 #10 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#5 @Sara Jacobovici yes I agree - the complexity of needing integration and not blurring boundaries at the same time. A paradox. To me it is facing the reality of a complex life - rather than imagining we can simplify our lives by saying I walk into work and now I am wearing a professional hat and I walk into Home and now I wear my personal hat. We can take what we learn in both places and contribute that where it is needed. And we can leave behind professionalism when interacting with our family and be more intimate and personal. However, more empathy and intimacy and connection with people at work can lead to more understanding and productivity. A paradox. It is how we handle these paradoxes that is important.
- Producer09/11/2017The Role of ParentsWhen it comes to upbringing children, the parental role is most complicated and vital. On one side, mothers have to be caring and compassionate, and then, fathers have to be encouraging, guiding and helpful.It’s factual that more than a father, a...
Comments12/11/2017 #6 James OlcottAs a father, I tried to spend as much time as possible with my small children. That meant talking to them and playing with them as much as possible. The children, of course, adore this. The grown man must adopt himself to the mentality of small children. The reward is that this allows fathers the chance to brand them with his own personality, humor, and guidance.09/11/2017 #2 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI read a book once that had a great view on how a husband and wife work in the family. It said to image the husband and father as the Head of the family and the wife and mother as the neck.
Husbands and Fathers are meant to take the leadership role of the family. So, men make the decisions in the family. Yet, because we are men, we have a natural pride that keeps us focused in one direction.
The Wife and Mother are our teammate, that play a different role. When I said they can be like the neck, my wife can turn me to help me look a different direction and keep me connected to the family. What good is a head if not connected to the body. No signals can every the body. She is equally important as me, just with a different role.
- Producer08/11/2017Jim Murray on WritingI regard Jim Murray as a doyen of writing and blogging on BeBee. His writing excellence and experience is vast; easy to read posts expressed in a straight forward conversational way, it often hides the true craftsmanship, depth and quality of his...
Comments09/11/2017 #19 Kevin PashukMy first thought was... why don't we do this more often, rather than waiting to say these things in a eulogy? Good for you @Gert Scholtz for setting a great example. Jim is certainly worthy of your praise, and I can certify that he is the genuine article in person too - his humanity, wit, and current burr in his butt is upfront and well articulated in his postings.
I'm waiting for @Jim Murray to change his profile pic to one of him wearing a "DOYEN" t-shirt.09/11/2017 #18 Tausif Mundrawala#17 I agree with you on all counts and have even mentioned this while commenting on our fellow bees post that an expert experienced enough is like an institution. I think those youngsters who deny this is actually missing the wisdom being shared by these experienced writers.
This platform has always helped everyone to grow to their best possible extent. Am glad to be a part of this journey, @Robert Cormack09/11/2017 #17 Robert CormackEvery once in a while, @Gert Scholtz, it's good to see a writer give a nod to another writer. You've done this more than once, and you obviously pick good examples (I like Jim's stuff, too). I've mentioned in a few posts the difficulty young people have taking advice from older people. The examples you've shown of Jim's advice demonstrates good, clean thinking. More importantly, it's advice young people in particular would be wise to follow. At our ages, we've learned to assemble thoughts in our minds. We've done it for years. But we did have to learn this. Very often, I read young people's posts where it's obvious they've decided to just "write themselves out." That's what's known as a "draft." That isn't an article or a post or a blog/post. That's where I think young people could learn a lot from @Jim Murray, @Phil Friedman and @Gert Scholtz. Thanks for the post.08/11/2017 #13 Phil Friedman@Gert Scholtz, from the Cambridge English Dictionary: DOYEN - “ ...
the oldest, most experienced, and often most respected person of all the people involved in a particular type of work ....”
Well, I can go unreservedly with the first adjective in the list, pretty much with the second, and grudgingly with the third. Just kidding, of course. Jim is a genuine big bat in this game.... even if a bit grouchy at times. Thanks for this. Cheers!08/11/2017 #8 Jim MurrayWell...first of all thanks, my friend. I was literally blown away by this. It also brought forth a memory from close to two years ago now, when you approached me for some advice, which I was happy to give you and have done for several other bees. I remember actually editing one of your first pieces and thinking, yeah...this guy's got something special. There's a real humanity to him, And since then,. as your confidence has grown and you have blossomed into a true player here, you have proved me right over and over again. Keep up the good work, @Gert Scholtz. All the bees are grateful I am sure.08/11/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergI couldn’t agree more, Gert. We are fortunate to have @Jim Murray contributing his prolific prose here. He’s a top notch writer whose blogging buzzes are informative, insightful and, of course, opinionated. I have always admired Jim’s no BS lively approach which exemplifies the essence of authenticity. He is indeed one of a kind — as are you, Gert! You are both irreplaceable assets to beBee. Thanks for all you do!08/11/2017 #6 Tausif MundrawalaThe task which you took upon yourself to bring forth the glitter of the gems on this platform is phenomenal. Very few are really interested in what one says or do but it's incumbent upon those who are on a mission to make this world a better place to live and spread their wisdom. Hardly do I get enough time to read posts of these jewels because there is so much valuable material available here that it's difficult to read all of them. But there are series like what you and others do which helps me to reflect on those priceless words.
Am glad that you shared this buzz with us , my friend @Gert Scholtz What else could one ask for than this buzz to start one's day with.
- Producer07/11/2017A Stand Alone CommentI am sure you can relate to my experiences of being drawn into dynamic posts and discussions. It is great to be able to share these posts but often just "liking" a comment doesn't feel enough. A few times in the past I shared comments off the...
Comments07/11/2017 #5 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#3 Dear @Sara Jacobovici Your stand-alone comment series makes me as commentator look at the words written as a reader. Because when we write a comment we look at it as a contributor but when we read a comment in a stand-alone buzz it throws alot of light on the what the writer was trying to say. Thank you for taking the time to do this for us all. Thank you, @Lisa Vanderburg Nothing shall not stop our river from flowing and flourishing :)
Sara , please if you can edit the last part to "take with us that which we can treasure for life" I spelt with as will :) Thank you once again.07/11/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#3 This buzz and the comment of @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and the message this morning from @Sara Jacobovici all provoked me a well to respond in a buzz. Such great feeling to write in this spirit dear @Lisa Vanderburg. I experienced it while writing my buzz today. I am sure you lived this experience.07/11/2017 #3 Lisa VanderburgLord above, I hear the cry of @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and I realize us all flowing beside her. Maybe we are an entirely different tributary or separated by tall grasses. some of us are caught up in debris or vortex' or rapids, and some of us are nearing the falls. We feel alone because we are alone, but that is the way of it.
Such beautiful words Fatima. That you for sharing this @Sara Jacobovici, and thanks for invoking it @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!07/11/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeePursuant to my previous comment the inspiration of both ladies @Sara Jacobovici and @🐝 Fatima G. Williams is documented in my buzz of today
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-spontaneous-writer#c207/11/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeIt is an amazing synchronicity dear @Sara Jacobovici. In few minutes I shall be uploading a buzz On SPontaneous Writer. You shall find the synchronicity soon.
Dear@🐝 Fatima G. Williams- your comment deserves this great highlighting. It has all the ingredients that prompts a reader to react to it.
Thank you Sara for sharing this lovely buzz.
- Producer07/11/2017Q&A@beBee with Graham EdwardsImage credit: steveoatesblog - WordPress.com With Q@beBee, I ask some of the most interesting people on this network 7 questions. The result, unedited, is the most fascinating answers. Q@beBee is an ongoing series that gives us the opportunity to...
Comments10/11/2017 #10 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeWhat a wonderful interview @Sara Jacobovici#1 and idea you have created. Well done. I was so pleased to read @Graham Edwards is still practising how to sense our awareness! And in much gratitude to @Ali Anani who has also been a wonderful supporter.08/11/2017 #9 Savvy RajA wonderful set of Q & A @Sara Jacobovici and @Graham🐝 Edwards . I like this line.... 'It is also important to ask from a place of curiosity and understanding, opposed to asking for asking’s sake.' I also feel the ability to put yourself in what you do ... reflects in all our relationships and is so very important in not just buisness but in all aspects of our life and living ...as many a times impactful connections of integrity are built through such sustained and genuine interest.08/11/2017 #8 Paul Walters@Sara Jacobovici Thanks for this. I read a lot of what Graham writes ( Plus he does read and comment on my stuff) Nice, fresh approach to an interview. As they say here, salamat sukses all the way from Bali ( where the rumbling Mt Agung has decided to go quiet, thank goodness!
- Producer05/11/2017Two Years in One.It seems that the end of the year is around the corner. Time to finish some projects and make so many plans for the next year. But... wait a second... what year? My own year or the calendar year? Of course mine! This month is my birthday, and it’s...
Comments08/11/2017 #21 Savvy RajA beautiful share from the heart of a beautiful person. I loved your post and picture and enjoyed reading so many of your lines here ... 'to be genuinely interested'is certainly a wonderful way of being.
Although belated here's wishing you a very happy birthday dear. Bless you Lupita always and forever!06/11/2017 #15 Lupita 🐝 ReyesThabk you so much @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.!!! Your words touched my heart :)06/11/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.what a pure bee @Lupita 🐝 Reyes06/11/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.awe love your post @Lupita 🐝 Reyes you come across as warm and genuine! Thank you for YOU!
- Producer07/11/2017The Spontaneous WriterMy experience on beBee certainly changed me. I feel I have matured to understand the reasons why I write. I am kind of more matured now than any time before. When I have an idea that I enjoy I feel the spontaneity in writing it. I am doing this...
Comments13/11/2017 #90 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#89 "The only way to cultivate responsible choice is to nourish the needs of your soul...". I couldn't agree more @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. This what feedback is expected to do. It is sort of ideas colliding and the product of which could be unimagined sometimes.13/11/2017 #89 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThe goal of writing critiques (this includes comments to articles and posts), says Karen Hertsberg managing editor of the spelling software Grammarly, is to help the writer expand their potential. The best feedback is that, she says, which leaves the writer feeling they’ve had an awakening. Your comments about Sara Jacobovici’s recent response, to a post you wrote, seems as if it did just that. Her comment not only encouraged you but awakened you to new thoughts and ideas. Not to mention inspired you to write on a new - related - topic. My belief is comments to posts should encourage further conversation - even debate. Not beat other commenters down in order to quell the conversation and/or to turn it in their direction. As always, we should agree to disagree.10/11/2017 #82 Lisa Vanderburg#54 Now that's brilliant because you often say your ideas come in your sleep! If I were to record my waking thoughts or dreams, it wouldn't be publishable :)
So happy I made a 'hugely-important point', my friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#54 Now that's brilliant because you often say your ideas come in your sleep! If I were to record my waking thoughts or dreams, it wouldn't be publishable :)
So happy I made a 'hugely-important point', my friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...I assure you, it was quite by accident! Close09/11/2017 #78 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#75 Your right. When I was reading your buzz, I viewed myself working at my job, and "Just like that, have that need to write". My manner just usually begins with planted from reading or listening to audios. Then it does spontaneously grow fast like a bamboo tree.09/11/2017 #76 Proma 🐝 NautiyalI agree with you completely, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Just like in everything else in life, giving without expecting to receive anything, doing without expecting to have anything done for us, and so and so forth. That will bring in the purity in our actions and thoughts thus reflected through our writings.09/11/2017 #75 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#72 Great and I enjoy the different styles with which we write @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven. However; is not this a type of spontaneous writing "When I realize that my comment is going to be to long, I usually add a tab. I "cut and paste" what I was going to say and create a post"?
I do appreciate your contribution to the discussions.09/11/2017 #72 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI don't find myself feeling like "The Spontaneous Writer". I just love to read a lot of book and share my input. When I realize that my comment is going to be to long, I usually add a tab. I "cut and paste" what I was going to say and create a post.
I will try to give credit to whomever gave me the spark of the idea, yet it usually wasn't spontaneous. I just love to promote other writers and sometimes it gives me ideas to write about.
- Producer05/11/2017On Being True To Yourself On Social Media.This morning one of my Facebook friend, Barbara Munshaw, wrote an interesting piece with the title Tired of Reading Ridiculous Posts On Your Facebook Newsfeed?Despite the title, it was actually a defense of the freedom we have here on social media...
Comments06/11/2017 #10 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar GoddessI so agree, @Jim Murray!
I accept nearly all the LI requests to connect, because it's still more of a professional site than some others (although I do check their profile to see what it looks like and who else they're connected with).
With FB, I'm very cautious because I do share a little more personal stuff and I don't need the aggravation of a troll.
Here on beBee, so far -- no trolls. No uglies. No worries. Just fun and interesting articles from all over the map.
And yes -- it's "interesting" to see how some folks respond, using your platform for their own completely different idea. Trashing the writer for no apparent reason.05/11/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisThat's why I like beBee; the proportion of people who provide a positive feedback (be it in "likes", shares, or constructive comments) is much higher than that of other social media. Also, people here seem to have more to say rather than just share stories they have found elsewhere.
Also, I find that being true to yourself is (like pretty much everything else we do) a matter of habit. Cultivating this habit isn't easy, which is why most people, esp. in places like FB, opt for the easier alternative of using a false persona.
- Producer01/11/2017The Personal Agenda: It’s Only A Bad Thing If You’re Not Promoting It Correctly.If you hang around sites like beBee and LinkedIn long enough, you start to see patterns emerge. Sometimes they are patently obvious ones. Other times, they are more subtle.But the one thing they have in common, is that the people displaying these...
Comments06/11/2017 #18 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess"Less is a whisper in a world of shouting. Less can make you look less confident in a world where people need to see that you are anything but."
@Jim Murray, I grew up shouting all the time. It was the only way I had to make sure I wasn't overlooked. As an adult, though, I have learned that I don't have to shout so much, but I sure do have to be present in others' lives.
I totally agree that less isn't more in terms of being visible online. Maybe five or six years ago it worked, when there were far fewer writers on the different platforms. But now? Blogging exploded over the years, and there just SO. MANY. WRITERS. WITH. IDEAS. Who do we choose to "lisaten to"? To read?
My agenda? To teach. To help. To learn. To find a few clients whom I can help.03/11/2017 #14 Claire L Cardwell@Jim Murray - Great advice here! - I've been told over and over again that 'people buy people' - writing good content, making constructive (although opinionated) comments on other people's post all work - but I find that honesty (and it doesn't necessarily have to be the consensus view) and integrity are also paramount.
As do passion for your industry / niche or what every rocks your boat - seeking to inform - rather than push a quick sale as you say here :-
'Communicating that knowledge without any expectation of personal gain is, paradoxically, one of the most effective ways to attract people to you and your business.'
Since I've started blogging and writing articles (mainly on architecture) I find that the type of clients I attract are more in tune with me. I can't think that's a coincidence...01/11/2017 #6 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlMy personal agenda is mine and nobody can tell me if I am doing it correctly or not. Also my father told me to never allow anyone to define me, that is my job. So there.
Yes, there are always agendas. Be that group think, which stinks for those of us who like to be our authentic selves. Because we don't like groups of people telling us how to behave. Why? Because they are phony and we don't like to be phony.
- Producer04/11/2017Don’t listen to others, believe in your own capabilities. You can if you think you can. Only a loser quits. What are You ????Yes, you heard me right!I ask you a question and the answer depends on YOU.Are you a winner?Do you believe in your capabilities?Do you think you can achieve fulfillment in what you do?Do you think you live a purpose-driven rewarding life? I...
Comments06/11/2017 #27 Jerry FletcherFatima, this is a rousing call to every person I know that finds adversity in the continual drubbing we take from media sources that seldom, if ever cite the positive aspects of life, today. I've passed this long to a number of youngsters in my network to help them and their colleagues.05/11/2017 #22 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorTerrific post @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. Learning is winning and what we learn we share with the intent to help others. Your post is most enlightening and stories like yours and the one shared by Cyndi Wilkins prove to me the meaning of "A winner lives a purpose-driven rewarding life for themselves and the society they live in."05/11/2017 #21 Cyndi wilkinsFabulous buzz @🐝 Fatima G. Williams...This reminds me of a wonderful story I read about a pizza shop owner who began offering a free slice of pizza to the neighborhood homeless every Thursday. His patrons were so moved by the shop owner’s generosity and the gratitude displayed by these very hungry people, that they began donating money to the cause. Now, the shop owner can afford to offer more meals to more people several days a week. That is what I call,” awesomeness in action!” People helping people, one slice at a time.
When we share our good fortune in service to humankind, we help ourselves evolve personally and professionally as the self-less act never goes unrewarded...The trick is not to have expectations of a certain outcome, or you will find yourself disappointed every time...Be of good nature and always be willing to lend a hand to someone less fortunate...Now this pizza shop owner has a booming business and can afford himself some time off for a little pleasure once in a while;-)05/11/2017 #18 Savvy RajA very relevant post with some great takebacks. Lots of lessons in there @🐝 Fatima G. Williams . And I loved your lovely story share ... Self belief is the first step in learning to waltz with life and living. .
That makes all the difference. Keep continuing to make the difference .05/11/2017 #16 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsI've added a message from one of my connections and I feel so blessed and motivated to go about, continue doing the same. Nothing can stop me now:)
Bringing to the attention of @David B. Grinberg View moreI've added a message from one of my connections and I feel so blessed and motivated to go about, continue doing the same. Nothing can stop me now:)
Bringing to the attention of @David B. Grinberg @Javier 🐝 beBee @Gert Scholtz @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Cyndi wilkins @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and all the bees just to share the testimonial message :) Hope you don't mind the tag. Please let me know if you don't wish to be tagged. :) Close05/11/2017 #14 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThank you, @Ian Weinberg @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt and @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
Yes, Being accountable to our thoughts, actions, and the outcomes as a result of our actions are very crucial. Asking ourselves where we stand and what we believe we can do. As Gert summarised it starts with believing in ourselves. It is the starting point for having others believe in us and reaching our full potential :) I have learned so much from interacting with everyone here, the journey is still young and I have miles to go before I sleep.
- Producer05/11/2017Never Be Afraid To Be Your Authentic SelfSo much is written about being your Authentic Self and I've always wondered just how many people are able to do this? Is it hard to write and be authentic at the same time? I feel being authentic means delving into a deeper side of yourself and...
Comments06/11/2017 #46 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#42 Thanks so much @🐝 Fatima G. Williams! I meant to mention to @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess that we both read the same article about being Authentic today and I had to laugh. I have never used this term before and it's been used a lot. The author made some great points because it is over-used. I laughed to myself because of the timing of his article vs. mine and the title I gave my article. I believe @Dave Worthen wrote about it yesterday or today and made some great points. For me, using the term authentic was blatant. I am who I am, and I can't hide it. As you saw after reading this, being true to who I am (authentic) has helped me in ways I could not predict.06/11/2017 #45 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#41 @Harvey Lloyd, you touched on great points. By writing about something so personal we do take a chance and it could ruin our brand. I finally came to the conclusion that I don't want to be associated with people who are unable to understand illnesses like Anxiety and Panic disorder... add depression to that equation. I guess we do have to be choosy when it comes to not only who we associate ourselves within the work environment but also friends and family as well. Just reading the words mental illness for some still have them concluding the person is either attention seeking, lazy, weak, or other. I'm happy there are many who have moved past those labels and understand the brain can become ill just like any organ in our body. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I really appreciate it!06/11/2017 #44 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#39 I wish there was a love button for your comment @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! I didn't see the full impact of my statement about the brain until you quoted it, wow- I must admit, I had a few tears... but they were cleansing tears! I'm glad I'm not the only person who can't read their own writing the older I become ;-) I will have to read Jim's buzz too. We all have differing experiences in life and it's great to share. As I wrote Lada below, variety is (paraphrasing) is definitely the spice of life. We all learn or come to understand life more though a variety of topics. Thanks so much Susan!06/11/2017 #43 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#37 Hi @Lada 🏡 Prkic, many people are not comfortable with sharing their personal stories and that's okay! We all differ and if we were the same, how boring would that be? Everyone has something to offer whether it's personal, educational, business related or other. That is what makes reading more interesting, variety. Thank you so much for your kind words, I truly appreciate them!06/11/2017 #41 Harvey LloydSome great thoughts @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I think you may have stumbled into the paradox of authenticity.
In order to be authentic humility is required. But this humility may in some cases go against our brand.
Humbling ones self in public may carry over to thoughts of professional deficiencies. From a customer perspective.
This one of the personal challenges within branding. Our brand promotes our strengths but should be too authentic it may expose an area of weakness within the brand.
Interesting concept.06/11/2017 #39 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar GoddessFunny how some days I see posts written on much the same idea but from completely different perspectivdes, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! @Jim Murray wrote about being true to yourself; you're writing about being your authentic self.
But the different direction you each took make each post very much worth reading! I applaud you for showing us a world that so many of us have no direct experience of -- being seen as weak rather than ill. It's important that we recognize mental / emotional illness for what it is:
I'm excited to know that you were asked to be on that BOD, and that those who know you see your value! And, Lisa? By the way, I cannot read my own handwriting much any more either; as I age, it gets worse. :-)
And let me leave you with the sentence that will be with me for a long time: "Forget the idea that the brain is highest functioning organ in our bodies, yet when it becomes ill, people are labeled instead of being embraced."
(((Lisa)))06/11/2017 #37 Lada 🏡 PrkicI'm one of the people who are not willing to share their personal stories, but I admire those who decided to do it, like you dear Lisa, especially when the message your words convey is of such relevance. You're an example that good things happen to people who take a risk and continue to follow their path.
Moreover, it turned out that your articles in which you showed your experience and knowledge on the topic you wrote about, are one of the reasons you were offered a new job.
The Mental Health and Awareness Board of Directors are lucky to have a person like you on the Board. Congrats on your deserved appointment.06/11/2017 #36 Lada 🏡 PrkicI'm one of the people who are not willing to share their personal stories, but I admire those who decided to do it, like you dear Lisa, especially when the message your words convey is of such relevance. You're an example that good things happen to people who take a risk and continue to follow their path.
Moreover, it turned out that your articles in which you showed your experience and knowledge about the topic you wrote about, are one of the reasons you were offered a new job.
The Mental Health and Awareness Board of Directors are lucky to have a person like you on the Board. Congrats on your deserved appointment.
- Producer04/11/2017beBee Dairies! beBee meet up with the lovely Savvy Raj!Pure bliss I know not why,There was no reason to shy,I heard a voice on the phone,A nostalgic feeling of talking to a best friend after years!She sounds like music,Talks like a teacher,Dances like a peacock,Cares like a mother.I've heard a saying...
Comments06/11/2017 #16 Tausif MundrawalaIt would be a wonderful experience meeting our fellow bees in person. How lucky your'll both are that your'll got to know each other well. I wish both of you luck in your future endeavors, my friends @🐝 Fatima G. Williams View moreIt would be a wonderful experience meeting our fellow bees in person. How lucky your'll both are that your'll got to know each other well. I wish both of you luck in your future endeavors, my friends @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and @Savvy Raj Close05/11/2017 #11 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#10 Thank you, @David B. Grinberg, You are a great motivator and a living symbol of I believe in the power of I can. I'm proud to learn from you and will be super excited to meet you :) I've learnt alot about SMM from especially you and many other bees. Plan you Dubai Dairies soon. Perhaps you may come as an advisor for Strategic Communications and as a Social Media Strategist. Thank you for having our back on behalf of all the women on beBee :)05/11/2017 #10 David B. GrinbergWow, what a beautifully moving piece of poetry, Fatima. That's great that you and @Savvy Raj had a chance to meet up in person. You are both amazing women for whom I have the utmost respect and admiration (for too many reasons to list here).
If only today's technology could create futuristic teleportation (like in Star Trek), I would beam myself up/down to meet all the wonderful bees worldwide. You and Savvy would BEE buzzing on the top of my list, of course!05/11/2017 #6 Savvy RajIn the little time we shared, the heartconnects that move beyond words were established that day
Sensing the connects that only a listening ear and a loving heart can lend..
And the feeling is totally likewise ... my dear friend... I am pretty sure you already know that!
Thank you dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for this heartwarming dedication to me in verses that you shared here on Bebee.
Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee for sharing this across as these meet and greets are wha Bebee truly stands for, to all those who take time to share and care here... a direct connect between people to share their passions amidst the purpose .
- Producer04/11/2017Travel Trails Meandering the Middle East : Part I Dubai : The modern marvel... Musings from ‘At the Top ‘Constructed on these once very red dunesA spectacle for the world to seeIs the height of pinnacle of man’s questFor higher greater and further…In the heart...
Comments05/11/2017 #12 Savvy RajIn all a Splendid visit capped off with a splendorous view of the city spaces and beyond from the Burj khalifa... yes @David B. Grinberg It is a fact that Dubai dazzles on alright and is truly worth a visit as there is something for everybody. Thank you for sharing your kind words of appreciation here. Have a wonderful weekend 😊05/11/2017 #11 David B. GrinbergThanks for the amazing virtual tour and phenomenal photos, Savvy. Dubai indeed appears to be a magical place of splendor and grandeur -- from what I've personally heard, read and watched on TV travel shows. I hope to BEE fortunate enough to likewise visit this vibrant and impressive city one day. Thanks again for sharing such a splendid overview per your blogging buzz.05/11/2017 #8 Savvy Raj#5 Meeting you was one of the highlights of my trip to Dubai @🐝 Fatima G. Williams to say the least . Love your energy and enthusiasm as much as your warmth and yes thank you for picking up on these lines which I felt you will resonate with as well....Lots of goodwill 💙💙💙04/11/2017 #5 🐝 Fatima G. Williams@Savvy Raj What a beautiful poem my dear. Dubai is glorified by your verses and your presence here added so much elegance to it. Meeting you was one of the finest moment of my beBee dairy. I love the verse "It is not ours to question the why until we know what and how it came to be what it is in the Now!"
- Producer02/11/2017Family History is it important to you?A post on A Satisfying Retirement led me to my thoughts, on this issue. In his post, Bob Lowry (The blog's author) asked, What about you? Are you interested in all the twists and turns of your family's past? Do you have old documents that trace your...
- Producer03/11/2017The Butterfly EffectWhen I think of a blog I think of word vomit & that’s exactly what this blog will be.I was in the airport at 5:30 am and I was getting on a plane to go to a new place, by myself, & it was a feeling unlike any other. I couldn’t tell if I was...
- Producer02/11/2017The Small, but Great BuildersJust review the following findings and the facts they reveal: - Ants colonies may contain 5,000-2,000,000 individuals - There are millions of neurons in the brain, each producing its own electrical signals. These combined signals generate...
Comments03/11/2017 #36 Savvy RajThe Simple truth holds all the complex potential
In an untangled arrangement.
The very arrangement is a fodder for imagination
For continuity in ingenuity.....
Sharing these lines from my earlier buzz ... for I felt these lines of thought reflect in your inspiring buzz here today03/11/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 part 2
The other segment that captured my attention @🐝 Fatima G. Williams is "So freedom of choice and the ability to enjoy simple rules comes at a price of being ready to add value". This is what I mentioned in my earlier comment. But you expressed it far better than I. Thank you my friend.
I extend the invitstion to @David B. Grinberg to share his wisdom03/11/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams- your maturity coupled with wisdom are simply gorgeous. I could write now a buzz building on your eloquent comment. You actually responded to most comments that preceded yours.
You wrote "Self-organisation and simple rules go well together ONLY if it driven behind values and the purpose of why an organization exists". Self-organizing is an emerging phenomena thst result from the interactions of simple rules They are not planned and are rewards for respecting them.03/11/2017 #30 AnonymousThank you dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for sharing your interesting post as usual very provoking...Nature is one thing that human being tries to copy but politics steer it differently. "To appreciate the circumstances in each particular case, such is the essential role of the chief. Since he knows them, measures them, exploits them, he is victorious because he ignores them, judges them badly, neglects them, he is defeated." Charles de Gaulle.03/11/2017 #29 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThese simple rules should focus on two important things dear Ali Anani - That the individual and the organizations grow together, add more value to self and the group as a whole. Because manipulation and deceit have become the order of the day and it is this practice that leads organizations to their doom and creates monster managers. @David B. Grinberg might have something of great value to add to your intriguing buzz here.
Self-organisation and simple rules go well together ONLY if it driven behind values and the purpose of why an organization exists. Like the termites who work to make sure the colony stays healthy, each termite has a role to play and he must remember that all times. So freedom of choice and the ability to enjoy simple rules comes at a price of being ready to add value and knowing that, "When we compete against everyone else, no one wants to help us. But when we compete against ourself, everyone wants to help us.” - Simon Sinek03/11/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#20 you have very good points at @Phil Friedman. Your concerns are valid. In life we don't get any thing for nothing. No free ride as they say. To have complete free of choice and belong to a society is a free ride. We have two needs in having our free choices and to belonging. The compromise is to have simple rules that balances both choices.
In complex systems it is simple rules that reward the balancing of the two choices by having the emergence into new systems. Comlplex systems look for efficiency and workability and not optimization. Find a working solution and move. Optimization is short-lived because the environment keeps changing. What is optimal today is not optimal tomorrow.
If we wish to have complete freedom of choice. Well then like oil and water- each keeps its identity, but separated.
Regards03/11/2017 #21 Jerry FletcherDr. Anani, simplifying the rules in an organization WHILE GRANTING THE EMPLOYEE FREE WILL TO ACT has the greatest positive impact I have seen. But, humans seeM intent to control and complexify to the utmost extent possible.
The systems in your examples don't have free will.03/11/2017 #20 Phil Friedman#14 Thank you for the candid answer, Dr. Anani, it is always helpful to understand what someone’s underlying assumptions are. In this case that the efficient operation of the system trumps all, including the welfare of the individuals who comprise it. I could be wrong, but my guess is that you also see the system (business, nation state, society, hive) as having an emergent being separate and distinct from that of its members. Which, when it comes to social values, I personally reject. Of course, to each his own. Cheers!02/11/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#18 @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl- your observation is correct. Survival is a great motivation for cooperation and collaboration. We have big numbers in armies but what they do mostly is aggression not destinef for survival.
I have to point out here that most creatures if get crowded voluntarily a group seek an
alternative place. Bees do this for example. In few cases some insects may become predators of their own species. They behave like humans do.02/11/2017 #18 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlIt strikes me that those examples are not concerned with crowdiness but more concerned about survival. They are not self destructing or programming their own species to self destruct. Which makes humans the dumbest of all species for falling into the SEA of FISH HOOKS.
- Producer03/11/2017VISITING MESTIA? MAKE SURE YOU PACK YOUR HIKING BOOTS!First published in Newas Magazine October 2017 There are times when an assignment lands on my desk which can be a little confusing. “We need a 1500 - word piece on Mestia by Friday …can do?” Now, if you mention Mestia to even the...
Comments09/11/2017 #13 Randall BurnsHiking? Did you say Hiking @Paul Walters? Growing up in the mountains of B.C., (British Columbia for those of you like @Gert Scholtz who are not familiar with the acronym), we were wearing hiking boots as toddlers. Great way to travel and explore. I burst out laughing as I was reading your wonderful article about mountains and hiking and you mention " ideal jumping off point", is your foot healed to the point now that you're base jumping?
Great post and I still have a decent pair of hiking boots that I can dust off...05/11/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher10 hour hike to Koruldi Lakes, ah let me think about that....................... nah. I will make sure to see it by photo though ;-) As for the khinkali (dumplings) to khachapuri (cheese-filled bread), that's a big yes! Enjoyed this, sounds like quite the interesting place @Paul Walters!03/11/2017 #6 Paul Walters#4 @Ken Boddie . Ah detective Boddie, you are so right. This piece was written a few months ago when I was in France so the travel distances were not that taxing. Traffic chaos due to get even more interesting with the big roundabout leading to the airport to be closed in order to build an underpass. Where the traffic will go to is anyone's guess but I guess they have clever engineers and traffic planners...stay posted!03/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad@Paul Walters Interesting places with scenic beauty. Georgia is worth visiting! Thanks for the post. Here's an article about Georgia:
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