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The purpose of this Hive is to provide an outlet to speak and network with each other on matters concerned with various types and degrees of mental health issues.
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  1. ProducerLyon Brave

    Lyon Brave

    29/04/2017
    DEPRESSION+WRONG TYPE OF LANGUAGE = KILL MYSELF
    DEPRESSION+WRONG TYPE OF LANGUAGE = KILL MYSELFI think the biggest problem people with depression face is they ask the wrong questions that encourage looking for pessimism instead of optimism. How about you stop asking what's wrong with your lifeΒ and ask what's right with your life? I need you...
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    Nicole Chardenet
    01/05/2017 #4 Nicole Chardenet
    Hey Brian, denial is not just a river in Egypt. If you're happy in any sense of the word, then I'm Melania Trump. Riding a Brontosaurus. Through Central Park. Dressed as Darth Vader.
    Brian McKenzie
    30/04/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    While there is no 'I' in TEAM, there is a ME, and I am not social. I am happiest alone....even happier when I get to destroy the lies and banality of society / civility / humanity. My soul purpose is to murder the machine ~ create the chaos that causes it to crash, burn and die.
    Imagine being such a failure at life, you can't even manage to successfully commit suicide despite a long string of attempts.
    Donna Wood
    29/04/2017 #2 Donna Wood
    Excellent points, @Lyon Brave! We must choose to decide how each moment will play out. Talk well about ourselves and others. It makes a lot of difference.
    Kevin Baker
    29/04/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Excellent insight. Depression kept on the inside festers, put to the outside diminishes. Thanks @Lyon Brave
  2. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Anxiety and How It Can Interfere With Vacation Planning
    Anxiety and How It Can Interfere With Vacation PlanningHow Anxiety Disorder Can Dampen VacationΒ PlansThe excitement of going on vacation is replaced with incessant fears Photo Courtesy of Unsplash.comI have been fortunate over the past 20 years because I’ve been able to vacation each year, something...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/04/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 Thank you @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, you are so sweet! Yes, it will be a great trip :)) Thanks for sharing too!!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/04/2017 #27 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    I kept sharing this cause I know the heart and mind that wrote it and to show you I am there to support you in any way. I learnt alot about anxiety and how it can affect us through your stories. I would like to say "You Got this Lisa and your going to have a fantastic trip" :)
    debasish majumder
    25/04/2017 #26 debasish majumder
    #24 i am privileged and honored madam @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for your warm reciprocation!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/04/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    oops I meant to add thanks for the share @🐝 Fatima G. Williams :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/04/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 Hi @debasish majumder thank you very much! I felt my mind was a bit scattered when I wrote this but that's what anxiety does to a person. I try to keep it very real because so many suffer. Appreciate that you took the time to read! Thanks for the share!
    debasish majumder
    24/04/2017 #23 debasish majumder
    you analyze the problem in real order @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! Great share madam! enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for rendering such vivid post.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/04/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #21 Thanks @Renée 🐝 Cormier, hugs back and always, wishing you the best too. Your awesome!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    20/04/2017 #21 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #19 I wish you all the best @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I know it's a struggle for you. Big hug.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/04/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #16 Thanks @Jerry Fletcher, that's the key, understanding myself, understanding how my brain is different and trying hard to reprogram years of not 'understanding' which led to where I am now. Thanks for reading and wish you all the best too :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/04/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 Hi @Renée 🐝 Cormier, sadly with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) thoughts do control you in a strange way. That's one of the reasons I'm in therapy working on reprogramming my brain per se. Intrusive thoughts are unwanted thoughts that play over and over like a broken record in your mind no matter what thoughts you try to replace them with, they return instantly. I never realized how much my thoughts controlled me until I sought help. That is *one* of my issues and I actually thought for a very long time that I was weak and should be able to control my thoughts- I worked hard daily w/out success and just became more worn down physically, When people are inflicted with intrusive thoughts they beat themselves up more than anyone. Logically, a person will keep saying, "This is BS, I need to stop thinking these thoughts, re-direct... think about all the positive things going on, think of wonderful memories," eg, it's only a temporary (very temporary) reprieve. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a negative Nancy no matter how it may appear when I write. I agree, we can choose our thoughts but we aren't always in control. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/04/2017 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #13 Thanks for reading @Pascal Derrien :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/04/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #14 Maybe I will silently use those two words while doing my deep breathing lol.
    Jerry Fletcher
    20/04/2017 #16 Jerry Fletcher
    Lisa, I applaud your courage and your forthright way of helping us understand how things are for you. I wish you enjoyment on this short part of the adventure we call life that though defined as separate from "regular life" truly is not..
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    20/04/2017 #15 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #14 I agree. Changing the talk in your head may be difficult for some, but your thoughts are the only thing you can actually control. They do not control you. You create them, so choose them wisely.
    Robert Cormack
    20/04/2017 #14 Robert Cormack
    You'll excuse my language, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, but one of the most therapeutic things you can do is tell your brain to "f**k off." I know it sounds crazy but our rambling minds can sometimes create panic that goes way beyond reality. Every time you feel anxious, just use those two little words. Say them to yourself or say them out loud. And just keep saying it until your brain calms down.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/04/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    I have no smart advice for you :-) You know what to do :-) Honest article as usual :-)
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/04/2017 #12 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #11 You aren't alone or crazy. I wish we all had your bravery and social commitment.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/04/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #10 I used to have as part of my bio on Twitter that my mind travels faster than the speed of light. You may be on to something @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. And, my hope is by sharing such personal stories, others will find they arent alone or crazy.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/04/2017 #10 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I just wonder if your attention is spread over many issues if this would lead to increased anxiety @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! You seem to enjoy trying variety of things and this may ead to some anxiety. I wonder if I am right. Great buzz because you share your own experiences and therefore the reader trusts you. Sharing
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/04/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #8 My son is doing a race at Pikes Peak this summer! Every year my son, my brother, and brother in law do Mt. Evans bike race, it's become a yearly tradition for them. Pikes Peak I've yet to see. I think my son wanted to drive me up there the last time but I said no... Isn't that where you can see the Continental Divide from?
  3. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Anxiety, I Thought You Were Leaving!
    Anxiety, I Thought You Were Leaving! When I was six years old I had to have my tonsils removed and went in for routine blood work prior to my surgery. I never had my blood drawn before and didn’t feel any fear until I saw the needle. I remember crying and then I remember telling my mom...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/04/2017 #48 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #46 Thanks @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I'm so happy they are coming up with newer techniques that have been researched and proven to work!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/04/2017 #47 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #45 Good point about Prince Harry @Nicole Chardenet. I was thrilled that he went public. Many times this is what happens, we think we have our past covered. Only to find out years later it was lingered deep within but it was never buried. I pray that with more and more people making this topic 'normalized,' the stigma attached will begin to disappear one day. As my Dr. told me today, it's a medical illness because it does affect the physical body if it goes on too long. And our brains are organs... why should it not be considered medical, right? Thanks Nicole. PS: I have been offline for the most for the past week, I was not feeling well. I will be back in full force soon!
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/04/2017 #46 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I am glad you are finally working out how to release that trauma stuck in your body for years. We are uncovering more ways today in working with our body, our sensory-motor capacities and our senses. There are so many people who do have stress and anxiety carried for years.
    Nicole Chardenet
    18/04/2017 #45 Nicole Chardenet
    #44 There's nothing weird at all about it, Lisa...it's the only way to get relief. If only more people realized that. I much appreciated Prince Harry this week going public about the mental health help he sought to deal with his mother's death. It's too bad he waited twenty years, but better late than never. It takes a lot of courage to face your demons. It's not for the faint-hearted.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/04/2017 #44 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #43 @Nicole Chardenet, I think facing the issues is helping in a weird way. Thank you so much for your support and kind comments. I hope we can meet up one day, I plan to make a trip to Toronto this summer!
    Nicole Chardenet
    16/04/2017 #43 Nicole Chardenet
    Kudos to you for having the spine to face your demons, Lisa. There is no reason why we need to live with mental illness. It takes a lot of courage to admit you have a problem and need help. You took the power and decided not to live like this anymore. You are *awesome*.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/04/2017 #42 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #41 I do remember when you said you had to stop running. That can have an impact on the psyche too... missing those endorphins. Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself too @Shelley Brown, really appreciate!!
    Shelley Brown
    12/04/2017 #41 Shelley Brown
    #40 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thanks so much Lisa. Yes, I know about the cortisol levels too. My mind isn't active, my body just doesn't seem to shut down. When I use to run long distance, I think I simply ran out of fuel and slept. I do exercise daily, keep the room temp cool at night and also try to go to bed at the same time every night. I also take magnesium and melatonin. When I travel, I have to resort to other more potent things. At home, I typically rest well. I truly appreciate you writing and sharing about this subject! Wishing rest as well!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/04/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 Hi @Shelley Brown, thanks for sharing. I too, suffer from insomnia. I was told the cortisol level drops at night and that's why many people who suffer have insomnia... our mind finally feels a sense of relief so to speak and we become more active. Another reason: Intrusive thoughts that won't allow a person to sleep. That happened to me last night, and no matter how much I tried to meditate, etc... I could not stop the merry go round in my head. It does interfere with work because it makes it so hard to wake up early. I can't imagine traveling for work that has to be difficult. What do you do at home to stay on track that helps? I'm sorry they didn't recognize your medical note, you are correct- if it was due to diabetes, a sprained ankle, migraines etc... it would be recognized. Sheez, we still have a long way to go with ending the stigma. People don't realize it is physical and daily, not just in our heads!! And I think some people get occasional anxiety confused with Generalized Anxiety Disorder which is with a person constantly. Wishing you some good rest at minimal!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/04/2017 #39 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #37 Thanks @Jerry Fletcher, that's my hope, through sharing it will help others and even more people will begin to seek help. I'm finding through my writing there are still so many who are afraid because people still don't recognize it as an illness (I'm not speaking of the psychiatric community) - Society! Sad.
    Shelley Brown
    12/04/2017 #38 Shelley Brown
    Lisa, thank you so much for writing this. I too struggle with anxiety which causes me to have chronic insomnia. I do seek help however; from a work standpoint, I wish there wasn't such a stigma around it in terms of getting reasonable accommodations. I have to travel quite a bit which really exacerbates my anxiety thus increasing my insomnia when I arrive really late or have to travel very early in the morning disrupting my sleep hygiene. Even my doctor said if he wrote me a note to get these reasonable accommodations it wouldn't look good to my employer but if I had diabetes no one would bat an eye. At home, I keep to a pretty strict routine and do a tremendous amount of "Self Care" to regulate it. People often refer to my "Self Care" as my being "Rigid" or "High Maintenance" when in fact, I am very high functioning because of I do the things I need to do to help calm the anxiety.
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/04/2017 #37 Jerry Fletcher
    Lisa,
    Thank you. Bless you for your courage in sharing this and for writing about it so eloquently. You have a better insight for those that are troubled about what it takes to find the way out of the abyss and for that reason can be of great help as this story of your personal journey so aptly demonstrates.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/04/2017 #36 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #35 Thank you @Donna Wood, I don't view myself as strong but then again, I've learned to swim when I feel like drowning. As I told Deb below, I hope to report/write about the positive outcomes of my new therapy in the weeks and months to come :) Thank you for taking the time to read this buzz!
    Donna Wood
    12/04/2017 #35 Donna Wood
    I agree with the others! It takes a strong person to be vulnerable to the world. Thank you for posting and sharing your journey with us.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/04/2017 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #30 Thank you so much @Savvy Raj, it's been hard to share. It's easy to write about but once I hit the share button I fear... "Oh no, what are others going to think of me?" "Will they think I'm nuts?" I know I'm not nuts (and I hate that term) but it's used by some. I've even shared a few articles with my family this year. I think it's been beneficial.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/04/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #28 Hi @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, thanks for your comment! You wrote: "We cannot rationalize ourselves out of panic, and the subconscious works via sensory input much quicker than our cognitive mind can keep up. Think of the rattle of a rattlesnake, we jump and run, and then have the thought 'where did that killer snake come from?' So it can be really hard to find root causes, but it often isn't truly necessary, if you can learn via the EMDR or another therapy how to reset the nervous system." No, we can't rationalize ourselves out of panic... if it were that easy, we wouldn't seek help. I like your example of the rattlesnake. I look forward to sharing my journey with EMDR too and hope to report a very positive outcome in the months to come. It's not a quick fix but it's worth it.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/04/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #31 Hi @Virag Gulyas, actually they are finding it's usually both. My therapist and Psychiatrist just told me about the genetic component in the past year. I was trying to find a few links because I'm not good at repeating scientific data as they presented it to me. One of the reasons my Dr. told me about this is because I don't tolerate meds well at all and they are now able to pinpoint (something??) sorry, to be able to determine which meds will work best for each individual patient. I have a few links if you want to read them. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/seven-new-genes-linked-anxiety-disorders/
    https://biolmoodanxietydisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/2045-5380-3-9
    Virag Gulyas
    12/04/2017 #31 Virag Gulyas
    #25 I tend to disagree with the genetic issue. It is rather upbringing and the little or big traumas on the way.
    Savvy Raj
    12/04/2017 #30 Savvy Raj
    #7 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I highlight your words .that I find striking in the strength of resilience ..'.life continues to throw them benders but i am more centred now. I had to grow all by myself without help... but things changed. I would never hesitate to seek available support in the here and now! ;) You took me wayyy back' .....
    And yet again my dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I must the power of your sharing is that you have taken all your readers along with you on an emotional journey of hope and strength some way or the other .God bless! Keep empowering and keep sharing with all of your heart.πŸ‘
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    12/04/2017 #29 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘₯🐝🐳🐀🚲
  4. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    10/04/2017
    Shine on everyone!
    "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" solo - David Gilmour, Royal Albert Hall
    "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" solo - David Gilmour, Royal Albert Hall From the "Remember That Night: Live at the Royal Albert Hall" concert DVD. Recorder in May 2006, as part of the "On an Island" tour. In the words of...
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  5. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This made me feel proud tonight! I'm glad my personal stories about Mental Health are being seen on here and elsewhere. Time to help #EndTheStigma Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
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    Gert Scholtz
    10/04/2017 #25 Gert Scholtz
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Congratulations Lisa - totally deserved.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    10/04/2017 #24 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Congrats !!!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    10/04/2017 #23 Tausif Mundrawala
    Congratulations on been adjudged the best writer on mental health, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    10/04/2017 #22 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    That's an excellent reason for pride, Lisa, Congratulations
    Ken Boddie
    10/04/2017 #21 Ken Boddie
    #20 I must admit I borrowed the concept from @Donna-Luisa Eversley, the Wordslayer.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/04/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #18 I like that term, 'slaying dragons' @Ken Boddie. I will have to keep that in mind! Thanks :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/04/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #17 Thank you @John White, MBA, it's amazing to think that sharing such personal stories have inspired others. I must say, I read stories from many who inspire me too. Ending the Stigma is giving me more hope (not just because of my writing), many more are writing about Mental Health vs. when I began writing about it over 2 yrs ago.
    Ken Boddie
    10/04/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    Words can do anything, Lisa. Keep slaying those dragons. πŸ‘
    John White, MBA
    10/04/2017 #17 John White, MBA
    Congratulations, Lisa! WooHoo. You deserve all the accolades for your inspiring posts. You've inspired so many here on beBee and well beyond. Keep posting!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/04/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks so much everyone, I was so surprised!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/04/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Congrats Lisa !
    Savvy Raj
    10/04/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    Congratultions and so very happy for you dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Keep inspiring the world!
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    10/04/2017 #13 Lance 🐝 Scoular
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    Milos Djukic
    10/04/2017 #11 Anonymous
    Congrats dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher :) Great news!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    09/04/2017 #9 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Wow congratulations @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I'm so proud of you #hugs
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/04/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thank you, EVERYONE, appreciate your kind comments! I was surprised when I opened this email :))
    Laurent Boscherini
    09/04/2017 #6 Anonymous
    Congratulations @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for sharing with your powerful courage to give hope to all.
  6. ProducerTimothy Phoenix

    Timothy Phoenix

    07/04/2017
    Why Reaching Out to Others Online is SO Important
    Why Reaching Out to Others Online is SO ImportantIt might well seem as though I have my shit together. That I’m always relentlessly bouncy and uplifted with the positive mantra I try to express. I certainly believe that the only way to live a happy life with true inner peace, is to live with...
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  7. David B. Grinberg
    Happy Friday Bees! Today is World Health Day per the World Health Organization. This year's theme is depression and mental health. Below is a piece I penned for Thrive Global (Medium) which is adapted from my prior buzz on beBee (highlighted at the end of the article below)...
    David B. Grinberg
    Obamacare Enhances Health Security for Americans with Mental Illness
    journal.thriveglobal.com World Health Day 2017 spotlights epidemic of global...
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    Brian McKenzie
    08/04/2017 #10 Brian McKenzie
    Of course Pre-Exist was already out of the market long before ObamaCare. Washington State out lawed it in 1996. (And anybody there for that knows exactly where, when and why ObamaCare will indeed fail) those that believe the PPACA is great - you have 8 years to show me where it succeeded - MN Services aren't it either.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/04/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great article, shared and shared :))
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    07/04/2017 #8 Lance 🐝 Scoular
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    #WorldHealthDay Spotlights #Depression😒#EndtheStigma of #MentalIllness http://dld.bz/fAhtb View more
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    #WorldHealthDay Spotlights #Depression😒#EndtheStigma of #MentalIllness http://dld.bz/fAhtb #Healthcare #WHD2017 http://dld.bz/fAhtd Close
    John White, MBA
    07/04/2017 #7 John White, MBA
    Buzz on!
    mohammed khalaf
    07/04/2017 #6 mohammed khalaf
    If the stress get us for work, the entertainment system alleviates us, to create a rest-bite from work. What does that say about us is that we working to make a living and then in making a living find ways to distract ourselves from this very process and relive.
    David B. Grinberg
    07/04/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    #4 #4 Many thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee, I'm grateful for your gracious support, as always. Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/04/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #2 done !
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/04/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Happy weekend!!! 🐝🐝🐝🐝
    David B. Grinberg
    07/04/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    For those on Medium, your engagement with this article would be most appreciated. You can also retweet from https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg View more
    For those on Medium, your engagement with this article would be most appreciated. You can also retweet from https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg (article pinned to top of page). Thanks very much for helping to spread the word and end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
    cc: @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Lance 🐝 Scoular @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Close
  8. David B. Grinberg
    DYK: Friday is World Health Day as designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) http://www.who.int/en/ This year's theme is "Depression" and the campaign slogan is, "Depression: Let's Talk."
    WHO: Let’s talk about depression – focus on adolescents and young adults
    WHO: Let’s talk about depression – focus on adolescents and young adults Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even...
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    Milos Djukic
    07/04/2017 #13 Anonymous
    A must read dear @David B. Grinberg. Thank you!
    David B. Grinberg
    07/04/2017 #12 David B. Grinberg
    FYI - Here's the link to my article for World Health Day about how Obamacare helps people with mental illness https://journal.thriveglobal.com/obamacare-enhances-health-security-for-americans-with-mental-illness-a240604a602d View more
    FYI - Here's the link to my article for World Health Day about how Obamacare helps people with mental illness https://journal.thriveglobal.com/obamacare-enhances-health-security-for-americans-with-mental-illness-a240604a602d This was adapted from my last blog on beBee (for which I give a "shoutout" at the end of the Thrive piece). Thanks in advance for your engagement if you happen to be on Medium, or if you have a chance to retweet the article at your convenience via https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg (pinned to top of page). This will spread the word to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness. Close
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/04/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Depression is misunderstood and since there is no black and white resolution, it is too frequently ignored. I agree with Brian that no Big Pharma candy gonna change the game.

    Sugar pills and shrinks only add to masking the problem rather than help it. I saw what my mother went through with clinical depression, which back then it was definitely taboo to discuss it.

    Getting to the root of the depression is difficult because the depressed person doesn't always understand why they are depressed. It's hard to handle when someone you love is depressed and you can't help them.

    Music was helpful to my mother when she was depressed and we listened to it constantly. This could the reason why I love music as much as I do.

    One would think in this day and age, with our advanced technology, that there would more understanding and resolutions for depression.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    07/04/2017 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    There is no question that depression is not vanquished due to a few conversations. But, yet, the energy of an honest conversation about just how stuck, how impossible movement feels, how it seems that there is nothing that can be done, starts to open up ceaseless heavy, draining, oppression to possibility.

    Acknowledging the reality of depression and stopping the taboo around talking about the heaviness of being afflicted by thoughts that weigh someone down is part of helping people seek help earlier and without repercussions to their work and personal lives.

    Depression happens. It affects all of us. Let's talk about it, so that treatment can start.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/04/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing this @David B. Grinberg, many people can benefit by knowing there is help. Depression is a lonely illness when it goes untreated.
    Brian McKenzie
    07/04/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    #6 L Ron Hubbard was the source for many drinking games in College. I won't be jumping up and down on Oprah's couch celebrating it.
    David B. Grinberg
    07/04/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    #5 @Brian McKenzie, I respect your opinion, as always. Moreover, it's always good to have a diverse range of civil discourse in an online open discussion. Just do me one favor, don't joint the Church of Scientology (lol). Be well, my friend.
    Brian McKenzie
    07/04/2017 #5 Brian McKenzie
    #4 weeeee- I can't be Clinically Depressed, I landed at Apathy instead of Anxiety. PS - ain't no Big Pharma candy gonna change the game - shrinks and meds are just another control measure to coax and goad you along the path. 8?/
    David B. Grinberg
    07/04/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    #2 @Brian McKenzie, clinical depression is often characterized by overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and helplessness which lead to anxiety, panic attacks, and not being able to get out of bed, for example. In worst cases, it could lead to suicide or hurting others. One of the official definitions of clinical depression is: "A state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention."
    Thanks for considering this, Brian, as there is a gaping chasm between being unhappy and being diagnosed with clinical depression.
    cc: Dr. @Ian Weinberg
    John White, MBA
    07/04/2017 #3 John White, MBA
    #2 No, it's not, @Brian McKenzie. There's a lot of people out there that are suffering. I wish I could help more people. I'll definitely share this. Thanks, @David B. Grinberg.
    Brian McKenzie
    07/04/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    Depression implies you had the 'high' to begin with. The world is not the Disney cartoon every happy face thinks it is.
  9. David B. Grinberg
    Kudos to @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for two excellent articles (first below) on Thrive Global (Medium). DYK? Friday is World Health Day with this year's theme being, "Depression" (as designated by the WHO).
    David B. Grinberg
    Anxiety Disease, Is It Interfering With Your Job? – Thrive Global
    journal.thriveglobal.com Sometimes it feels like your paddling in deep water or floating above it...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/04/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is an excellent post by @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Honest and factual.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/04/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #2 Hi @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I had no idea how much this affected me until years later. How sad for your father. Stress can kill if left untreated. It affects so many organs aside from the brain. They are coming out with more research and therapies now, I'm feeling a bit more hopeful. I wish your dad would have had access to the treatments and the proper diagnosis much, much earlier! Xo
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/04/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing this article @David B. Grinberg. I had no clue that either of my articles were published on Thrive Global, they never sent me an email. Such an important topic for many. And, I had no idea Friday is WHO day with Depression being the theme. Hmm, may have to write something else.. much to write about sadly and happily- if that made sense? :)
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/04/2017 #2 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher so sorry to hear your story of distress. So glad to hear you did something about becoming well again. My father had PsTD but it was not diagnosed until about 50 years after WW2! Instead he was given many operations and ended up an absulture physical wreck. Finally a doctor said , if you had been treated for Post traumatic stress disorder you would not have had those physical organisations blend and those operations. A little too late for DAd. But the good news thete are treatments available today. Stress is not good for the body. Thanks for sharing.
  10. David B. Grinberg
    Second article by @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher on Thrive Global (Medium). Kudos, Lisa, for speaking out on this important issues to eradicate the stigma and stereotypes surrounding mental illness.
    David B. Grinberg
    Are You Able To Talk To Your Boss About Depression?
    journal.thriveglobal.com Many Employers still don’t understand that Depression is an illness which leads to Anxiety Disorder or vice...
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    Veronica Ochoa
    06/04/2017 #7 Anonymous
    #4 You are welcome.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/04/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks again @David B. Grinberg for the share! Thanks for posting the link @veronica ochoa!
    Milos Djukic
    06/04/2017 #4 Anonymous
    #2 Thank you @Veronica Ochoa.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/04/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Excellent share. Thank you for tagging me, @David B. Grinberg
    Veronica Ochoa
    06/04/2017 #2 Anonymous
    @Milos Djukic thanks for posting. Check out Who stats for this year. How do countries with socialized medicine deal with depression? http://www.who.int/mental_health/en/
  11. ProducerAri Sytner

    Ari Sytner

    05/04/2017
    Is there Shame in Going to a Therapist?
    Is there Shame in Going to a Therapist?Step inside the waiting room of a doctor’s office. What do you notice? Despite a strict HIPPA compliant environment, there is a TV playing, magazines and toys available and a generally friendly environment. No matter how uncomfortable one is to...
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    Brian McKenzie
    06/04/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    There's no test to prove you are sane, merely a ramp up for the next drug deployment. Indeed- you have to be a bit insane to fall in love, as it defies all Logic.
  12. Renaissance Ranch Ogden
    Are you looking for addiction treatment in the Roy, Utah area? Renaissance Ranch can help
    Renaissance Ranch Ogden
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    Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    03/04/2017 #2 Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    Hello @Renaissance Ranch Ogden. I recommend you to create your own 'Hive' where you can add your logo, corporate photo and upload your content and then share it in related hives with your contacts, other social networks, etc. https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-english/steps-to-create-a-new-hive-on-bebee. You can also create your own beBee content from Producer with the blogging tool and share it. https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-english/how-to-use-bebee-producer-the-new-blogging-platform. If you have any questions you can contact us at soporte@bebee.com, Kind regards!!
  13. ProducerTimothy Phoenix

    Timothy Phoenix

    30/03/2017
    How I Turned My Life Around Massively, After Social Anxienty
    How I Turned My Life Around Massively, After Social Anxienty10 years ago, I got the help I needed to eradicate social anxiety from my life. Very quickly, I went on to create a life that I only dreamed about when I was hiding from the world. If you were to ask me how I did it back then, I would probably...
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  14. ProducerTimothy Phoenix

    Timothy Phoenix

    29/03/2017
    Would You Date a Man With Anxiety?
    Would You Date a Man With Anxiety?Dating with social anxiety - what a massive head-fuck! Nothing is guaranteed to ramp up those cortisol levels more than putting yourself in a position where you will be automatically judged based on every single criteria that it's possible to...
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  15. ProducerJoyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    The Price of Beans
    The Price of BeansI wrote this during difficult times. My point, however subtle, was that bullying has a distinct cost to society. I experienced bullying in school, and it was terribly disruptive to my education. I implored school officials to intervene to no avail....
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    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    14/03/2017 #12 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #11 You raise a really important topic here Joyce. Bullying is widespread, and often authorities are out of touch with who is causing the problem, or reluctant to 'lay blame.' This means the bullied end up withdrawing and become further isolated. I read a heartbreaking story on Yahoo the other day about a 14 year old girl who took her own life after being online. It's not just in person now...
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    14/03/2017 #11 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #10 @Sandra 🐝 Smith thank you for pointing this out.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    14/03/2017 #10 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee check out Sue Kleibold's TED talk, it's amazing. I cried.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/03/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    People have been brainwashed in this country to believe that Social programs and expansion programs IE: Medicaid are free give outs to lazy people. They don't put a lot of thought into the long term effects these programs have, everyone becomes a dollar sign to others and kids get lost in the fray thanks to decisions Adults make- decisions Politicians make and those who listen to ditto heads instead of trying to become self educated are enablers of the lies, enablers of a price tag placed on everyone.. which happens to be a very low price tag if you are not part of the Elite in our society.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/03/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for tagging me @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. You are calling out that the Emperor has no clothes. The tragedy is that most people are turning a deaf ear. "Falling through the cracks" is a phrase I despise. I have heard it too often across the board when it comes to education and health and mental health care. We can analyse and develop theories as to what led us to these cracks and how we respond to their existence, but that is like laying some cement over the crack and pretending the reason the crack is there is in the first place went away. Right now, anything good is coming from individuals like yourself and groups made up of individuals like yourself, who are Aristotle's gadflies (yes it goes way back). There is a reason for the expression, "It takes a village to raise a child." No one, not one parent, not one teacher, not one health care professional, can do it alone. The community needs to be a strong foundation in which, if cracks appear, they're filled in quickly and appropriately, by rallying around the child together. Wishing you (and us) all the strength. A difficult battle but one worth investing the effort in.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/03/2017 #6 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee this highlights something I believe strongly, we have let our society build up rules that separate us, and allow us to live in fear and we simply don't even see how unloving and unsupportive something as crucial as the education of our children has become. It is all about statistics, when it should be all about caring.

    If we look at anyone who commits an atrocity there was a long line of people - not by any stretch just the parents - who did not have enough adequate support to figure out how to turn a troubled child into a productive person.

    We have to stop caring about financial results and return to caring about humanity.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/03/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    So unfortunate that our schools put their head in the sand. They worry more about a student's hair color than serious matters. Proactive tax dollars make more sense than reactive tax dollars, IMO.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/03/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    actually almost sad to say but the economic cost is an angle (not only one of them obviously) that seem to mobilize the business community.... when it comes to address failure.
  16. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Stuck on the Breakwater- a brutal panic attack cc: @David B. Grinberg @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Gert Scholtz
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Stuck on The Breakwater Almost a Half Mile Out On The Ocean
    journal.thriveglobal.com A brutal panic...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/03/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi Friends, can you do me a favor and click the heart to the left of the article? Thanks in advance!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #9 Thanks for reading @Gert Scholtz! I'm glad my er... words, brought a welcome smile! I hesitated using that language when I wrote it last night but I thought I'd keep it real. :))
    Gert Scholtz
    13/03/2017 #9 Gert Scholtz
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I think this is a well written piece Lisa which many that suffer from panic attacks can identify with. As you mention, don’t go anywhere without medicine – even if only for the placebo effect. Through all this I could only picture you yelling: β€œTurn your ass around, I can’t get up, help me!” Brought a welcome smile.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 Hi @Harvey Lloyd, just re-reading "turn your ass around," when you wrote it made me laugh too! I bet many men could hear their wives voices in that phrase LOL. I kept trying to call to him and my panic was so high I lost it. I have no idea if others heard because there were a few people walking on the breakwater at that time too. They probably thought I was a loon.

    My daughter had a panic attack once and watching it from the 'other side,' and being her mom.. wow- it scared me too! Her's was brought on by a decongestant and she ended up in ER. She kept refusing anti-anxiety medication and her heart rate was 150 (at age 25). I finally talked her into the medication they put into her IV and within 5 minutes she was feeling so much better, her breathing slowed back down, heart rate went down and dizziness was better!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #3 I'm sorry your eldest is prone to panic attacks @Pascal Derrien. They do seem to come in clusters. I had a few more the week we were in Maine but they diminished much faster with my medication. I try to ride them out if I'm at home and I've been in therapy for some time now. It's a long process and there is no guarantee I will ever be cured from them. My hope, my therapists hope is that they will decrease along with my chronic anxiety, greatly. We just began a therapy called EMDR (something to look into for your eldest) if he continues to get panic attacks. I asked my therapist if we could do a live buzz together detailing with EMDR is and how it works, he agreed- so watch for one in the next few weeks, I will tag you, actually! My best to your eldest!! It's proven that exercise/sports etc.. are very helpful because endorphins do play a positive role.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #2 Hi @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, my Dr. actually suggested some time ago that I always keep my medicine with me because it can work as a placebo effect and I think he's correct about that. I don't think it would have helped on the breakwater but it may have helped me to get through it if I would have had my medicine with me. Yes, I would do it again, I'd just make sure I had my medicine with me :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #1 That is my hope @David B. Grinberg, the more others speak out, it's seen for what it really is, an illness not a weakness. It's nothing a person brings on or anticipates ahead of time. Well, once you begin getting them, there is another issue called pre-anticipatory anxiety.. the experiences are so scary and if your out and away from one's 'comfort zone anxiety can set in with hopes of not having a panic attack, which can sadly lead to a full blown panic attack in many cases too.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/03/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    I have never experienced a true panic attack, but have been with others when they have. It made me scared just by being present.

    β€œTurn your ass around, I can’t get up, help me!”

    I will have to say that this phrase made me laugh. Its been only a few times when my reverie has been broken by my wife alerting me to something. But i heard her voice in your phrase.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/03/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    my eldest is sometimes subject to anxiety attacks at night sometimes nothing for months and then 3 in one week, sport has been a great regulator for him rather than medication which we are not too keen on at his age. it is indeed almost uncontrollable when it kicks off , sorry to hear about your ordeal :-(
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/03/2017 #2 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    While reading your buzz and experience of horror you reminded me @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher of the movie Vertigo. I could sense your horror. Loved the idea that carrying a medicine ant not even taking it has a Placebo Effect.
    Would you dare make this trip again?
    David B. Grinberg
    13/03/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Lisa, I’m sorry to hear about that bad experience. Panic attacks are terrible and should be mitigated with the appropriate medication if possible, per one's physician. I commend you, Lisa, for being such a strong voice in standing up and speaking out about the importance of mental health issues. It’s only by publicly addressing mental health issues that we can hope to eradicate the myths, fears, stereotypes, misinformation and discrimination associated with it. Thanks for all YOU do!
  17. Pedro Casanova

    Pedro Casanova

    05/03/2017
    4 Powerful Mantras to Help You Deal with Fear and Anxiety
    Pedro Casanova
    4 Powerful Mantras to Help You Deal with Fear and Anxiety
    tinybuddha.com Feeling panicked or anxious? Here are some of the mantras I found most effective in leading me through fear and...
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  18. Jeremiah Northcutt
    Mindset is a key to success. When you wake up what are the first things you tell yourself? That first hour sets up your entire day, utilize it. Jeremiah Northcutt
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    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• Ochoa
    28/02/2017 #1 Anonymous
    #MindSet...yes!
  19. ProducerJoyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Staying Safe
    Staying SafeChristmas 1980 marked a turning point in my life. I was newly widowed with two small children. During the day I plied my trade as an electronic technician. At night, I was Mommy. What a juggling act. I went from angstroms to angst on a daily basis....
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    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    02/04/2017 #13 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    I have palmer hyperhydrosis which actually cues as sort of a barometer for situations that may be over stimulating. However, my sub-conscience is smarter and less trusting. There have been rude therapists that suggest that you cannot avoid situations and I disagree and will avoid what I need to because I have an added fatigue that behaves like Parkinsons. Where if the situation is stressful or hostile inflammation takes over. So that when this occurs I am sick for days. It used to happen once in a great while and then slowly started happening closer together. Some times it's eating or being exposed to allergies. Other times it's a combination of things. But I think it is because it is the moped accident and traumatic brain injuries combined with the traumatic events. I had CBT, DBT EMDR, and other types. I think all were quite useful. Medications caused me a lot of harm because they mask hunger pangs and not eating when hypoglycemic is problematic and blood sugar imbalances causes emotional behavior. But I think medicine that helps with anxiety is useful because anxiety can cause heart attacks.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    28/02/2017 #12 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Actually, I managed to finish my degree in psychology with a minor in English. They didn't have a minor in writing. Mindfulness can be problematic with one who is dissociative. JMO#11
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/02/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing such a personal story @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. I suffer from something similar but different because each of our experiences are different. I finally found a Therapist who uses Mindfulness, Meditation, CBT and EMDR (a combination). EMDR will bring a person back to a time that is tough and many times recall will surprise the person but I find it's starting to work. The heat, I call those stress flashes ;-) Wishing you the best and don't give up, it sounds like you are on to something with your psychology courses.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/02/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee writes: "My childhood of searching for exits had translated into an adult point of view; different, but the same." A must read.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/02/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    Well written @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. Informative, insightful and gutsy! Thanks for bringing up the name change from PTSDisorder to PTSInjury. Very important. It does make a difference. Continued strength and wishing you all the success. If I may, I would just like to add a thought that you may want to check out. As we experience trauma on a sensory, non-verbal level, that is what is stored or remembered. Especially in childhood trauma when access to language is still not readily available. If I was to look at the exit and space issue for you, I would see it as the sensory related to proprioception, our ability to make sense of where we are in space, in relation to others and objects. If you see this as relevant, you may want to do some sensory work with your therapist in trying to reframe and perhaps even rewire that aspect of your PTSI. Wishing you all the best.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    28/02/2017 #8 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    All said and done...now that's a great turnaround! And a few sheep someday may still bring in some sleep...trick is to keep counting! ;)
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    28/02/2017 #7 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    @Gert Scholtz @John Valledor @Geoffrey Cooling @Pascal Derrien @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt thank you all for your valuable insights, comments, and encouragements.
    Gert Scholtz
    27/02/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee I think trauma and hyper-vigilance can be neurologically hardwired as you describe. In such cases it is not an easy state to live with. All the best to you Joyce and may you sleep better from now on.
    John Valledor
    27/02/2017 #4 John Valledor
    Reflecting on your story I conclude two things: a) you were imprinting your anxieties on your children--mirror imaging perhaps, and b) I get hypervigilance!
    In combat in Iraq, I along with our Soldiers, relied on hypervigilance to survive. Missing the slightest change in the environment...and extra branch on the road, a dead animal carcass on the side of the road, a gap between reed lines, the abscense of locals when they are always omni present, often signalled (subconsciously) impending contact with an IED--instant death. I coined a colloquial term to describe this hypervigilant state--"listening with your eyes!" Reading your cool story harkens me back to this descriptor--you continue to listen with your eyes! Keep writtin'
    Geoffrey Cooling
    27/02/2017 #3 Geoffrey Cooling
    I have wrestled recently with such thoughts. I wonder am I who I am because of, or in spite of what has been done to me? I think honest analysis of yourself is a start. However, analysis does not mean beat yourself up either. Understanding who you are and what drives you allows you to manage yourself. And I know I sometimes need to manage myself!!! It is quite brave of you to confront yourself and do so in an open and intelligent way.
    Pascal Derrien
    27/02/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    ''I looked for exits; not for my kids, but for myself'' that a powerful sentence, broken sleep is better than no sleep :-)
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    27/02/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Try :)
  20. Don Hornsby

    Don Hornsby

    17/02/2017
    A new study suggests that diet can help #depression. Can you eat your way to better mental health? ο»Ώ
    Don Hornsby
    403 Forbidden
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    17/02/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    This article really highlights the effects of diet on mindstate. The study put people on a Modified Mediterranean Diet and a similar cohort on a talk therapy "befriending" program. More people completed the study on the food plan than those talking with friends and 10 people saw remission of depression symptoms on the food plan, versus 2 using the social support plan.

    The 5 point plan of diet guidelines are very astute and well-supported nutritionally.

    Diet isn't the only answer in the complexity of challenging mental health, but it should be the FIRST line of treatment.

    Despite the forbidden message, if you click off the beBee orange bar, the article will load.

    Thanks for a great share, @Don Hornsby
  21. ProducerFerg Devins

    Ferg Devins

    26/01/2017
    Supporting Mental Health and Wellness
    Supporting Mental Health and WellnessThis is my first batch of honey. On this #BellLetsTalk day, I want to shout out support for raising awareness about mental health. My brief "first post" here is really about encouraging people to get in the conversation. The fact that conversations...
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    Emily🐝 Bee
    26/02/2017 #10 Emily🐝 Bee
    #9 I'm finding myself using LI less. It's a bit shallow I find. Difficult to foster relationships. You might start seeing more activity from me here on beBee. 😁😁😁
    Emily🐝 Bee
    26/02/2017 #8 Emily🐝 Bee
    #6 That's frickin awesome. I admire that attitude!!!! Keep that going man. πŸ˜‰
    Emily🐝 Bee
    26/02/2017 #5 Emily🐝 Bee
    #3 Thank you @Mike Rana! Even me, I have much difficulty revealing my troubles with anxiety & depression. Fear of being judged. Seen as weak. Losing out on opportunity.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/02/2017 #4 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    @Ferg Devins, welcome to beBee. I think you'll find some kindred spirits here on beBee. I just re-shared a lot of helpful posts on using beBee successfully. Or check out the Hive: Cheat Sheet, where I found most of these posts. Lastly, don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Again; welcome! One Bee you might find fascinating (I know I do) is @Ian Weinberg. He posts some wonderful honey and is in fact a neurosurgeon. His latest post: "Buzzing with Emotion" is a fascinating read. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/buzzing-with-emotion
    Emily🐝 Bee
    26/02/2017 #1 Emily🐝 Bee
    Join in and Let's Talk about Mental Health & Mental Illness. The good, the bad and the ugly. Too shy? That's okay, private message me. 😁 Super motivating Buzz!
  22. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    When Anxiety Persists Too Long- Depression Follows: People Feel So Alone and Shamed
    When Anxiety Persists Too Long- Depression Follows: People Feel So Alone and ShamedIt's not fun when you suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, it's with you 24/7. Left untreated it can lead to Clinical Depression. I will share some facts and what feels like a dismal story, looking for that happy ending! Β Many times the person...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/05/2017 #45 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #44 I'm sorry @Steve Brady, please feel free to PM me anytime :)
    Steve Brady
    03/05/2017 #44 Steve Brady
    #15 Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I may PM you soon. I'm having an awful time at present. Rereading your buzz helped me keep perspective.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/03/2017 #43 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #42 Thanks, I'm doing fairly good right now :)) I agree, what waits on the other side makes life feel that much better!
    Brian McKenzie
    31/03/2017 #42 Brian McKenzie
    cheer up - the ping pong bounce between apathy and indifference that waits on the other side of depression is worth it.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/01/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 Thanks @Steve Brady, I think in many circumstances there are always bits and pieces others can relate to, agree! :)
    Steve Brady
    26/01/2017 #39 Steve Brady
    #15 Sorry Lisa, I keep forgetting a vital symbol!
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Steve Brady
    26/01/2017 #38 Steve Brady
    #15 @Lisa Gallagher Thank you so much for the encouragement in your reply to my reply to your buzz, Lisa. As many of your commenters have alluded to, it's often unhelpful to compare suffering between individuals. However, I find there is an implicit understanding among those who have struggled with similar debilitating conditions. Thank you for your PM offer. It's very kind of you. Yours in peace and healing, Steve
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #34 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, I believe that you did grieve differently. I have 4 siblings and each one of us has grieved differently too. I feel bad for my step dad because he still lives in the big home that he and my mom built together, much of it done by them! I'm glad you were able to start sleeping normally again. Your brain must have held onto that time (1:30) and because of grief, it would wake you up. Laughter is so good for the soul and I can tell you, that's one thing I haven't done enough of in a long time. Maybe I need to make a few new friends that aren't so serious... I have some great friends who are wonderful people but also have a fantastic sense of humor but we don't live close enough to get together often. I think there is a lot to be said about laughter, not taking life too serious, people who don't take themselves too serious along with some (not speaking of anyone on here) who just need to lighten up, period. Thanks Fatima, your such a kind person and I appreciate your sincere thoughts and sharing your story too!
    Bernard Poulin
    25/01/2017 #36 Bernard Poulin
    Excellent article,
    by the way.
    Bernard Poulin
    25/01/2017 #35 Bernard Poulin
    We live in difficult times. On the side of mental health sufferers, they/we are living in an environment which both encourages everyone to "have problems", we provide "meds" to counter those (but not really, since maintaining problems is a growth industry) - while victimhood status is encouraged as a state of mind. Discouragement has become the norm and belittling an individual's capacity to function "despite" is more common than should be. What is most difficult is defining who actually is suffering from mental health issues when mental illness has been "normalized" so that everyone can be a part of the times. I cringe for those who really are suffering from mental health issues. They're the ones we should be paying attention to rather than to those who suck up all the air in a room "jus cause". Over all , universal general health seems down and out for the count. We are a depressed time and this is due to the environment which is far from being the supportive ambiance individuals and families once had "way back when". We talk a good talk today about everyone being creative and wondrously artistic and thriving (in our own minds?) yet so many articles are being written in social media about depression and sadness and discouragement and so few out there are able "to deal with" someone's real dilemma. From the very young to elders, failure has become a catch-phrase. Grad students are afraid of admitting let alone actually "suffering" failures. And when and if this experience occurs. . . - as stated in this article - no one is around to help in picking up the pieces. We have a long way to go. . . . before being honestly caring and providing an environment which both nurtures and breathes good mental health - ours. . . and that of others.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/01/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I dislike it when some people behave when they act as if they care or say that they understand one's pain. No-one can understand the way one feels but rather may have the experience of a similar incident with a different kind of feeling / pain. No two person's pain is the same. The pain I had and my mom had, when we lost my DAD were two different types of pain. We grieved differently . I remember not being able to sleep at the exact time that my DAD had passed for nearly two months. When 1.30 am arrived each morning I would get all worked up and I could say it was perhaps anxiety or a kind of depression I didn't know that such things until a few years ago. It took me about 2 months to start sleeping normally , led me to resign my job as it lacked the liveliness I needed at that point , go on holidays with my mom and sisters to places in the country side laugh, laugh and laugh at silly things until we could cry no - more. All of which turned out in my favour today as I have learnt so much as a result of such experiences.
    As I mentioned once to you and I hope you won't forget that "You are a champion" dear Lisa and you will thrive anywhere like you do here on beBee. Nothing or noone nor this anxiety can bring you down, they are mere speed breakers that slow you down. The race track is yours and your in the driver seat what more do you want Keep racing on :) :) Hugs to you .
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #28 Hi @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven, I can't imagine the depths of depression you experienced after the loss of your brother and to have your seizures increase too, wow! I would imagine a major event/stress can cause epileptic seizures to increase? You made such a great point Preston, 'surrounding yourself with others who had dreams and hope, which you lacked at the time." Maybe that's what gave me the courage to post such a personal buzz on beBee because I do feel safe, it is a positive environment and it's helpful to release certain emotions via writing and by talking to others who are such positive forces like you and others who posted on here! Thank you so much and I'm sorry you endured such a difficult loss.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 Thank you @Max Carter and best wishes to you :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #31 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #26 Hi @Don 🐝 Kerr, I love that quote and it's the first time I've heard it. I will have to remember that. I'm glad it works for you too or you would have never finished that book which, btw... I'm half way through. I'd be done already but I put books on the side burner until my concentration level returns. I wish I could just go catch it lol. Thanks Don and hope your doing well1
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #25 So nicely put @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, yes my heart will smile again! :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #24 I hope you do yourself a favor and just stay clear of her, your too kind of a person to be treated in that manner. Self care, remember how important that is @Cyndi wilkins
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    25/01/2017 #28 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    I love your buzz and thanks for your testimony. I, myself, went through a similar trial during my early twenties when I lost my brother and I began having more severe seizures from my epilepsy. Yet, what help me overcome my trial was surrounding myself with others who had dreams and hope, which I lacked at the time. I didn't want to do this, yet an associate invited me.
    I really wanted to know why these "dreamers" could always have a smile even when a tragedy happened in their life. This is one reason I enjoy positive groups like beBee. It is a group of people I see Dreams and Hope in their writing and posts. It reminds me of my how I got out of my depression. @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher your story is still moving forward today. Thanks.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    24/01/2017 #26 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher as William Styron wrote, "Writing is a fine therapy for people who are perpetually scared of nameless threats... for jittery people." Works for me. A brave piece to keep the discussion open and active. Thank you.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/01/2017 #25 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher- there is nothing that I may add to your very thoughtful buzz. You live the experience and your words are alive describing anxiety disorder. I only know that with such clear understanding of this disorder that all fake smiles shall disappear and then your hearty smile shall surface out. Only I hope soonest.
  23. ProducerSushmita Thakare Jain
    Are we really SAFE?
    Are we really SAFE?Hello, my dear fellow bees.Let me begin this post with a simple question?What do you know India for?INDIA a beautiful country where people from all around the globe visit, a country where gods & goddesses are prayed for blessings and...
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    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #43 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #36 Thank you, @Laurent Boscherini my friend for the stats and introducing me to the campaign appreciate it!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #42 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #33 #35 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams thank you for sharing your story, it is our life stories who motivate me to follow my dreams and path I choose for myself. Also, I agree when Jyothi died it was a wake-up call the video shared by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit gave me goosebumps hope people understand and educating upcoming generations regarding the same, coz the learning must begin from home
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #41 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #32 @Ella de Jong was not aware of what Anu Aggarwal was currently working, will have to check it out!
    Thank you for sharing it dear :)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #40 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #31 In a world where everyone is just engrossed in their own bubble created for themselves you are right to say dear @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e GestΓ£o we need to take steps ourselves and join forces to raise a voice for ourselves.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #39 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #29 Thank you, @Julie Hickman for sharing your views I agree with them it must be the way you have said but sometimes the sad part is that the men with this disrupted mentality are somewhere or the others a father or brother figure and still can't make hold of it. It makes me even sadder when I come to know about cases where the victim is raped by their father or brother and my heart sinks :(
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #38 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Thank you, @Javier 🐝 beBee for sharing the post appreciate it!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/01/2017 #37 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #35 Dear Fatima, read the Huffington Post interview with Vice President Joe Biden
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-biden-interview-violence-against-women_us_5702775ee4b0a06d58061e11

    Where there is any portal of light shining through, grab it, bring it into view and then that is one more hole of hope, that light can get through. The coming generations will see more of this light than we were limited to, so long as we are not consumed by the very darkness that gets exposed in documentaries and instead see all of this as tiny steps towards a healthier view of humanity.
    Laurent Boscherini
    19/01/2017 #36 Anonymous
    Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for sharing your brilliant post. According to a study carried out by the British NGO ActionAid, 79 percent of Indian women have already experienced violence or sexual harassment while out and about in the streets. There is several group of people in India, as β€œBlank Noise”, who have organised several events, including the β€œI never ask for it” campaign, to fight this terrible trend and to raise awareness about it. Keep going !
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    19/01/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    I loved Malaika Arora Khan tweet on what you shared above with everyone. And some of them give women the push they need. To stand up and fight for the respect that rightfully ours.

    As Julie says "Every son, brother, father, or loving husband made it a mission to eliminate violence against women. These same men could be the best advocates and greatest allies in the struggle to keep their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives safe on earth. It should begin in every family for the change to happen. Well said Julie Hickman

    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit so back at that time I watched several broken clips but had never watched the whole documentary. Thank you for sharing this with us. My heart ached watching the video and the way the criminals spoke of rape. May her soul R.I.P. If ask me about the politicians it only makes me squirm. Can a country run without such people. Is it possible to throw all these baised men out and appoint new ones ! I don't know how to answer that question after Hilary lost the elections.
    Thank you
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    19/01/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for talking the hearts of many women in India. Your voice is my voice and together the sound can be thundering. When ever a women is disrespected in India there comes a feeling of powerless in me as a women. What could I have done if had to be there ? Even I had no self defense lessons at the time in 2012 when Jyothi lost her light to the darkness that enveloped her. It could have been me ! I was in Delhi a couple of months just before this incident happened.
    My sisters and me we are 3 girls and my mother struggled to bring us up but she taught us to be bold .She always said I wish I had a son. Which of course has changed as I showed her it doesn't have to only be a man, to look after the family , a women like me can also do it. I helped her raise and educate my sisters and run the family as my dad fell sick ,had a stroke and couldn't work. At the age of 16 and took up my family responsibilities. I had not been bold until 2012 as well. Infact this incident is so close to my heart and it made me the bold women I never knew I had in me. My mentality before used to be like if a guy is approaching I should run in the opposite direction. Today, if a guy challenges me I'd challenge him back. When she ( Jyothi ) died she buried our fears and when we cried we drowned our f change the mindset of the children when they grow up. Teach them that there is no man or woman and everyone is a human and a being with life. To give respect and get respect. Sex should be commonly spoken off and not discreet and I can go on. But, at the end of the day it is the mindset. The ones who are spoilt rotten cant change. I am wishing that this generation is bolder, smarter and kinder children a and have a safe world around them.
    Ella de Jong
    19/01/2017 #32 Ella de Jong
    Dear Sushmita do you know Anu Aggarwal? Today I saw a post on LinkedIn about her work in India. She wrote about: ... "Since the very start, my teens, this is what my dream was!– "Better people's lives". A trained social worker, MSW I saw "sexual repression" and bursting population of india, a huge hurdle in this. So glamorous star, in the early 90s, i openly talked about sex even if it hurt me public image then, and accepted to endorse and be the Brand Ambassador of a condom. ..." You two seem to fight a good fight!
    DILMA BALBI -πŸ“ƒ Engenharia&gestΓ£o
    19/01/2017 #31 DILMA BALBI -πŸ“ƒ Engenharia&gestΓ£o
    thanks for sharing such relevant topic... here in Brazil we have similar "issues" about man and woman...all of us ought to pay attention to it.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    19/01/2017 #30 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley You have really tapped into a very sensitive topic that some men in India and some men over the world don't give heed to. I will comment on this shortly. Thank you for the tag
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #28 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #16 @David B. Grinberg want to free the world from these junkyard dogs will take time but that doesn't mean we must not take steps
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #27 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #15 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman thank you for sharing the post ahead, I agree & believe persistence is the key
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #26 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #14 Thank you, @Dean Owen for supporting unfortunately here it is all about who hold's the power which currently I do not hold. The change to come has a long way to go but will never stop trying, Fingers Crossed!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #25 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #13 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher it's good we have that rage within us to spark up the change now and further for a better tomorrow, thank you for sharing your views dear appreciate it!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #24 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #12 @Sara Jacobovici thank you glad you agree with me and share your views regarding the same, as it's only our views wich are the starting point to bring in the needed changes.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #23 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #11 @Aurorasa Sima you are so right, the mindset change cannot be changed suddenly but if we start now maybe there is a hope down the line few generations later will women be respected the way they should be.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #22 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #7 @Donna-Luisa Eversley thank you for sharing the post, my dear! I am flattered by the response never knew random words unedited but from the heart can be effective. Thank you for motivating me in expressing myself and my feelings. I feel the same way each time a woman or a girl is victmized by these beasts. Our words cannot do justice to them but it can help in raising voices so that this inhuman act doesn't happen again not here but anywhere in the world.
  24. ProducerSandra 🐝 Smith
    Dealing with Mental Illness at Work
    Dealing with Mental Illness at WorkI readΒ this pieceΒ via The Telegraph yesterday, and it struck a chord. A number of my family members suffer from bipolar disorder, and I lost my cousin Sarah to it last year.Β I was diagnosed with "Mood disorder - Not otherwise specified" some years...
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    Emily🐝 Bee
    26/02/2017 #16 Emily🐝 Bee
    #2 Couldn't agree more @Don 🐝 Kerr! Mental illness is not a weakness.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    18/01/2017 #15 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #14 The stigma will not lessen until our governments and medical communities cover mental illnesses in equal par with other illnesses.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/01/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Sandra 🐝 Smith, I agree, the stigma needs to end. I don't see it ending anytime soon because of the lack of awareness, education and quite frankly many people still do see Mental Illness as a weakness, not a real illness. I have written a lot about Anxiety Disorder and the stigmas attached, including the workplace too. Maybe if more of us keep writing, supporting each other's writing, one day the voices will grow louder and together, we can all affect change. Thanks for sharing this!
    Harvey Lloyd
    17/01/2017 #12 Harvey Lloyd
    #10 I would say that you have cornered the issues in a single sentence. I believe lawyers get a bum wrap to some degree, as humans tend to think because they have been wronged according to their philosophy they can seek $ain. Then add in the topping of costs and insurance companies, the gain exists due to cost to litigate. A vicious cycle of precedents.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    16/01/2017 #11 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #10 Lawyers are pretty much a barrier to everything... ;-)
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    16/01/2017 #9 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #8 Absolutely Harvey, and not at all
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/01/2017 #8 Harvey Lloyd
    #7 I hope you did not read into the comment the lack of need but rather the stirring issues on each side of the equation. It is an issue that requires input, insight and action. More importantly i sense that society is moving forward and the need for all to engage exists. This introduces a deeper challenge of mankind.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    16/01/2017 #7 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #5 Thank you, @Harvey. Exactly right - you cannot show favouritism at work. But you can foster an environment where it is not seen as favouritism - because there is a genuine need for that person's accommodations. For example, at Symbian, a senior-staffer had a syndrome that made her very tired during the day. So she was allowed to have a couch in her office to rest on. No-one begrudged her because it was explained why she needed it. Of course, having a room with a day bed that anyone can use may be a more fair and diplomatic way to tackle the problem, if practical...
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    16/01/2017 #6 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #3 Thank you, @sara!
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/01/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    @Sandra Smith a compelling post. Having lead many people within the construction industry and now in the education industry, I am recognizing this as a growing concern. We work with folks at a very personal level to help them achieve job satisfaction.

    We have recognized that this is the best way to address the minor/major issues that are brought on by an individuals perceptions of themselves. I will have to say though, leadership has to have a very strong personal conviction to address this in the workplace. Although some of the returns on investment are great the fall out within the larger group can be costly.

    Giving an individual special consideration due to mental illness can be seen as favoritism to others who are experiencing temporary bad judgement. Leaders must balance the support of one by the perceptions of others within the workforce. This is not a cop out statement but rather an understanding that the issues of mental illness are growing and the leadership will require a different perspective. But so will co-workers.
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/01/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    @Sandra 🐝 Smith writes: "Open, honest environment needed.
    This is why I am writing my piece too. Employers need to start working to create an open environment. Where mental illness is identified, discussed and supported. Not pushed under the carpet and stigmatised. Otherwise they will end up losing talent, and that talent may end up losing themselves."
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/01/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @Sandra 🐝 Smith! One of the best posts on mental illness and the workplace I have read. Well written and articulated. Wishing you all the success!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    16/01/2017 #2 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Sandra 🐝 Smith "Employers need to start working to create an open environment. Where mental illness is identified, discussed and supported. Not pushed under the carpet and stigmatised. Otherwise they will end up losing talent, and that talent may end up losing themselves." Wouldn't that be brilliant? One can only hope. Will share and thanks for this.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    I had somebody diagnosed with Bipolar disorder reporting to me and I fully relate to the ''genius'' episodes and surge of creativity, as a manager it does require a bit of adjustment but he was by far the sharpest contributor in the team :-)
  25. ProducerJim 🐝 Cody
    10 Things That Will Change Your Life
    10 Things That Will Change Your Life 1. Put your cellphone down. Unless you are calling someone. We spend too much time on our electronic devices. Make it part of your 2017 goal to spend more time with family and friends. Talking may once again become a vibrant part of your...
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    Jim 🐝 Cody
    02/02/2017 #35 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #32 @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven Thank you for sharing.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    02/02/2017 #33 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #32 Very true.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    01/02/2017 #32 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    #1 is a powerful on this list. A cellphone is a great tool if used in this manner. Yet, lately I seen so many of my associates waste hours upon hours arguing with people they don't even know about topics they will forget about in two days. If they really wanted to use that time on their phone, they could have invested it marketing their businesses they have. Our phones today can be a great champion or a great enemy.
    The rest of the list is Great.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    01/02/2017 #31 Jim 🐝 Cody
    @David B. Grinberg Many thanks, for the share.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    01/02/2017 #30 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #25 @Mohammed A. Jawad I'm glad you liked it.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    01/02/2017 #29 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #23 Thank you very much.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    01/02/2017 #28 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #24 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher You are so kind and very welcome.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    01/02/2017 #26 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #21 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for the advice.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    01/02/2017 #25 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...Ten excellent precepts for simple, joyful living that cost nothing!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I think number 5 is my favorite Jim! Quit trying and do... yes, this really does make a difference. Great list and inspiring, thanks! You put a smile on my face :))
    Claire L Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #23 Claire L Cardwell
    Great advice Jim Cody, really enjoyed your article - am sharing it across my networks. I never thought of writing a 5 & 10 year personal plan (I've got business plans in place) - great idea!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    31/01/2017 #22 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #21 thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. It is a current bug. It will be solved in the next platform we are building. CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    31/01/2017 #21 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Jim, putting the bee emoji in your last name is why people are having trouble tagging/mentioning you. If you cut it from after your last name and paste it in the first name field, you will start seeing your notifications increase.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    31/01/2017 #20 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @David B. Grinberg thank you for bringing back this buzz !
    Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➑
    10/01/2017 #19 Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➑
    #18 Likewise to you, good sir! Thx for the kind reply.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    10/01/2017 #18 Jim 🐝 Cody
    @Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➑ Thanks for kind comments and insight. May 2017 bring you rich blessings.
    Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➑
    10/01/2017 #17 Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➑
    Great thoughts, Jim! Resonates with me so much. We so often get distracted with the corporate ladder, or simply our own busy-ness of life. Taking time to pause, reflect and plan daily is so key - not just once a year!

    #3 & #9 remind me of Getting Results the Agile Way by J.D. Meier.
    #4 Reminds me of the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
    #5 is like Affirmations to me. Keys I like to remember are :
    1) Personal ("I" am doing something. Nobody is doing it for me),
    2) Positive (I am "not" poor ==> I have enough and am getting more!) and
    3) Present tens (I will be rich ==> I AM abundant in ...).
    #6 & #8 are like gratitude - for the good and the bad

    ... I wrote a post on Six Minute Scribing that works on all of these with 6 daily questions - if you are interested. It helps keeps me focused and grounded.
    Hoping it adds to your great post and might help inspire someone, like you said in #3.

    (NOTE: If you want to be tagged, move your 🐝 after your first name ;)
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    07/01/2017 #16 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #15 Absolute not, but many choose to be poor... something I'll never understand. To change your life you must first have a positive attitude. Second you must set obtainable goals. Third you must work your a__ off and do whatever it takes. Most of all you must have faith in yourself and mankind. God Bless.
    Roy Daggs
    07/01/2017 #15 Roy Daggs
    So you mean if I decide I'm not poor, I will be rich.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    07/01/2017 #14 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #13 @John White, MBA I'm not sure about brilliant but thanks for the compliment. More like well seasoned and knowledge from "hard-knocks of life. Happy New Year my friend.
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