- Producer23/01/2017When Anxiety Persists TOO Long and People Who Just Don't Get ItIt'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! Many times the person...
- Producer18/01/2017Are 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...
Comments20/01/2017 #42 Sushmita Thakare Jain#33 #35 @🐝 Fatima 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 home20/01/2017 #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 :(20/01/2017 #37 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#35 Dear Fatima, read the Huffington Post interview with Vice President Joe Biden
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.19/01/2017 #36 AnonymousThank 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 “Blank Noise”, who have organised several events, including the “I never ask for it” campaign, to fight this terrible trend and to raise awareness about it. Keep going !19/01/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima WilliamsI 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 you19/01/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima WilliamsThank 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.19/01/2017 #32 Ella de JongDear 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!19/01/2017 #29 Julie HickmanI have no answers to the utter evil of rape and the general population being accepting of the status quo. Women are meant to be cherished and are an undeniable force for the good of mankind.
One could just imagine if 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. Don't be silent. Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for your advocacy and thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley for including me in the discussion.
- Producer16/01/2017Dealing with Mental Illness at WorkI read this piece 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. I was diagnosed with "Mood disorder - Not otherwise specified" some years...
Comments17/01/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @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!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.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.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...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.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."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.
- Producer07/01/201720 Powerful Affirmations To Reduce AnxietyVideo version with soothing music or if you want to download the affirmations that resonate the most with you, grab them on slideshare. Downloadable Powerpoint Version: HERE -- Aurorasa SimaEmpowermentalist/Coach/Emotional Intelligence Trainer...
- Producer06/01/201710 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...
Comments10/01/2017 #17 Jared 🐝 WieseGreat 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 ;)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.07/01/2017 #5 Richard Buse@Jim Cody. Wonderful tips, Jim. Thanks for sharing them. What I try to remember is that while some days are bound to be better than others, no day should be regarded as a throwaway day. Yes, planning and patience are important, but every day presents opportunities to take positive actions and to nurture ourselves. Life is not meant to be lived passively.
- 03/01/2017Until a few minutes ago, I didn't know this hive existed.
In the coming days, I will be writing about my struggle with mental illness.
I chose the image below because it's my dominant struggle.
- 28/12/2016A strong foundation of support can aid tremendously in addiction recovery.How to Support a Loved One in Addiction Recovery - Pathways Real Life Recoverypathwaysreallife.com When people think of the addiction recovery journey, they usually focus on detox and rehab. However, breaking the chemical hold on the body is just the...
- Producer20/12/2016When it's only a paper moon...Image credit: Everyone Goes to Mick’s. The holiday season is often a time that challenges us emotionally more than any other period of the year. Self-care is crucial to help us get through this season in a safe way. It is worth our time to stop...
Comments22/12/2016 #8 Graham🐝 EdwardsI really appreciate this buzz @Sara Jacobovici... I find myself saying I'm TIRED once in a while and now I know exactly what I mean by it. You have also reminded me I definitely need to drink more fluids. Do have a great holiday season.... I have to admit I'm counting down and can hardly wait!21/12/2016 #4 David B. GrinbergThanks for the good advice and analysis, Sara. The holiday is certainly a stressful time for many people. And some of those people lash out at other people to vent their negative feelings and frustrations -- either inadvertently or by design. This is very unfortunate during a season of hope, faith, love and good spirits. Happy holidays and keep buzzing!
- 28/11/2016Overview - Resiliencekpjrfilms.co Resilience is a new documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic...
- Producer24/11/2016Find Your Calm. Achieving Mindfulness in a Demanding WorldYou are on a beach at sunset, walking along the water's edge. The air is crisp and warm, smelling a little salty. The sky is clear with a few clouds. You feel a slight breeze on your face and see the waves coming in from the ocean. You sit down...
Comments24/11/2016 #12 Max🐝 J. Carter#11 I teach a little bit of everything that goes into assisting people to live unified in mind, body and spirit and that encompasses a great variety of topics for mapping ones life to be something one can be unified in mind body and spirit in living.
Enjoy the meditation many have said it has aided in making great leaps in personal realization and self discovery. I myself have been using this particular one for several years after studying many other forms.24/11/2016 #10 Emily🐝 Bee#4 Hi Jared! Thanks for your comment! I am too curious about this Miracle Morning, it sounds wonderful. You should most definitely try to use the App more... at least daily I would suggest, even for 5-10 minutes to start.. I know it sounds like a lot, but you will most likely start to enjoy it so it becomes a pleasure. Like going in and out of a Jacuzzi on a cold day.... soooooooo amazzzzzing. I find that now, I get the urge to meditate more than once a day, but time and daily duties restricts me. In a perfect world, I suppose! ;-)24/11/2016 #6 Emily🐝 Bee#2 Hey Max! Those are awesome mantras, love it! When you say "I use this meditation", do you mean the Calm App specifically? Allowing space for everything that comes up during meditation is so important. Pema Chodron once said, "Sticking with uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic - this is the spiritual path." Thank you for commenting!!! :-)24/11/2016 #2 Max🐝 J. CarterI use this meditation and have given it to thousands I have worked with.
Say "I let got of everything"
Repeat these words until your body takes over the breathing and then tel yourself.
"I go into the void of my mind to learn what I need to know right now."
This creates a calm space for you to be shown things that will aid you in dealing with life better and in less stressful ways getting the guidance form within.
- Producer19/11/2016But Why Quibble?Insane:There is only one kind of person, Phaedrus said, who freely chooses to accept or reject the mythos in which he lives. And the definition of that person, when he has rejected the mythos, Phaedrus said, is “insane”. To go outside the mythos is...
Comments03/12/2016 #52 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#50 No man in his right senses can deny the fact that we are failing as a species, collectively, by always, consistently, invariably, unrelentingly biting the hand that feeds us, by cutting away the hands that rock our cradles, by slowly draining away the life blood from our very planet, love from our hearts, and hope from the minds of our children allowing them to be led by the illusions of the digital age. Exceptions never made the rule. Of course there is more to it. I apologise everyday. Every time I see a beggar with his hand stretched out. Every time I see a tree being cut to make way for a playground or a bypass road. Every time my rupee buys me less than what it bought me yesterday. Every time I see the cloud of smog enveloping the streets in the mornings. And there's lots more here too. But I fear we are eternal optimists (didn't someone say that the only real pessimist is a dead one? :) If not our civilisation, maybe the next? This age is called Kaliyuga in our ethos. The End of Ages. The decline of civilisation has been so well described that it is frightening. And it is happening as written. Nothing is sacred anymore. In the final equation, good will be outnumbered. Crucified million times over. It is just us. Just you, Just me. And we should treasure, nurture what good there is left around in the people around us. Regardless of who they are and where they might be. Now it is time for a Dylan song dear Sir! Don't think twice it's alright :)03/12/2016 #50 Gerald Hecht#48 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I appreciate the sentiments...sadly; it is increasingly apparent that our species --our creation...was but a failed prototype. We should all show each other as much love and respect as we can...in the brief moment we, collectively, have left. Yes, we have already sowed the seeds of our collective extinction...yet, still, as of this moment,we can turn and apologize to us --for what we have done to us; how we have all finished all of us...thank you kindly my friend....for a final (and as always) good natured reminder;03/12/2016 #48 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#46 I stopped by and saw your comment on this buzz....sitting in a hotel room in Gauhati, in the middle of official travel across Rajasthan, Delhi and now Assam. Felt like pausing and connecting with you...after a fair bit! I ask myself - Why can't we just let the others beBee? And let em do their own thingy? On a Bingee! ;) Why exhaust ourselves on things that we do not or cannot relate to? And Gerry, you produce some terrific stuff and there are many who can understand and relate to you. If someone who pissed you off real bad lived next door, would you go call him out, call him names and then kinda Brianically, shoot him out of the equation? ;) Or would you just ignore, build a wall (like others intend to) and generally paint your own better place, build your won network, connected to those who mean well, understand and matter...and let the kids grow up? To each his/her own affinity bees! It is irresistible - that urge to be judgemental, critical, condescending...and most succumb to it, more often than not; At home or at work. But I have found out that peace and stresslessness dwell just beyond those feelings. ...and like Kate said to Pete - Don't give up...;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjEq-r2agqc03/12/2016 #47 Anonymous#45 @Gerald Hecht, I suggest you to read again my most personal and probably the most valuable post on LI titled: "I'll be Back, Innovation in Self Leadership"...
"Any tendency towards unity and sublimity carries with it a certain degree of disturbance. We are our own conscience, if so discomfort is always transient in nature. When we are an authentic self-similar whole, only then a neutral equilibrium is possible." - from "I'll be Back, Innovation in Self Leadership", LI long-form post published on May 5, 2015
Only enigmatic time will reveal the results of each thought including this one.03/12/2016 #46 Gerald HechtLike this "Church of Rock and Roll guy"...seems to be the thing that people think is normal and therapeutic...for the life of me...I can't square that circle or circle that square or whatever...madness and complete stupidity is the normal "path to wholeness" ...and an exhausting effort to elucidate a "path to wholeness" is considered "crazy"...people seem to have the attention span if a flea...so a "teenage mutant fake ninjaflea with bandanna" is what saturates this platform...it doesn't matter to me anymore... I've exhausted all of my everything03/12/2016 #44 Anonymous#43 @Gerald Hecht, In the second part of the quote Meyrink suggests in a visionary way some possibilities concerning the influence of higher dimensions that are interwoven into three-dimensional perception of reality and which can not be perceived by normal senses, but which exist in accordance to string theory. The same goes for Insane and fractals, I guess :) We don't know much about mental illness.03/12/2016 #42 AnonymousThis goal can and must be attained in this life. But even if this does not happen, remember that he who has found the way once, always returns to this world with an internal maturity that enables him to continue his work. Man is firmly convinced that he is awake; in reality he is caught in a net of sleep and dreams which he has unconsciously woven himself." - Gustav Meyrink02/12/2016 #40 Mark AnthonyHey im watching a programme and there are young kids with swollen bellies due to parasite infection. This is due to washing and drinking from the same river they defecate and piss in. One child joined anti balaka to fight Seleka because his father was killed in front of him. That's not insane and there is no such thing as insane apart from in the criminal thingie world . Now that is serious shit
- 17/11/2016Today's column 11-17-16.How To Cope With a Panic Attack At Work According To Sciencewww.inc.com Anxiety disorders affect 40-million Americans and many of them have no idea what to do to get...
Comments17/11/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherFirst let me thank you for writing this article which is an important topic for so many @John White, MBA. Your dad had to be fairly young when he passed. I found out something interesting just last night. Those who lose parents when they are younger tend to worry about dying earlier in age too along with the pain of loss which never leaves us, it just changes with time.
You also brought up another important topic, fleeing a place to be alone when a panic attack comes on. When I first developed anxiety disease and had no clue what a panic attack was and had a fear of passing out in front of people not to mention, a fear of what the hell is happening to me?! I remember being in a store once writing a check and my sister was with me. I signed it then quickly said, you need to finish this and ran out of the store. I sat in the car crying, not sure what was going on and she came out asking, what just happened? It was so embarrassing.
Thanks for writing what you do to cope and reiterating how important it is to get help. People should not have to be embarrassed because they have an illness they have no control over. Excellent article John and I thank you for tagging me!!
- Producer25/10/2016Working in the Asylum“You can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things.” Ken Kesey At the tender age of 23, I really needed a job. I had been on my own since 18 and had moved home briefly after leaving college when my Daddy had a stroke. I got a job...
Comments25/10/2016 #2 Randy KehoA beautifully written recollection @Phillip Hubbell. I taught English to student-inmates at a state prison while attending graduate school. The prison was originally a state mental hospital. The prison was segregated, with the general population being housed separately from those in the special treatment center, except while attending school. The special treatment center was filled with inmates requiring medications for various mental disorders.
If one had faked taking his meds, classroom discussions would become more than interesting. I decided I'd had enough when they knocked holes in the cafeteria walls to insert machine guns. The security level had been increased from medium to maximum and they were introducing women into the mix.
- 19/10/2016A new plan for anxious feelings: escape the custard! | Neil Hughes | TEDxLeamingtonSpa Comedian, author, and physicist Neil Hughes lived with anxiety for years before he had a strange realisation: anxiety is just like custard! This surprising...
- Producer10/10/2016Riding for a Reason: One Entrepreneur's Mission to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention About six years ago, I was sitting at my computer doing something unimportant when my daughter walked in in tears and told me one of her dearest friends killed himself. He was only 18 and he jumped from a building in downtown Fairfax, ending his...
Comments10/10/2016 #11 James McElearneyUnfortunately for me, I do know the figures worldwide as I have been looking into this for a short film I am writing, and staggering they are! This is a very important issue that needs addressing and in everyway possible. I knew two of my childhood aquantances who took their own lives and I saw frst hand the devistation it causes the families that remain. More needs to be done to raise awareness10/10/2016 #9 Deb 🐝 HelfrichJosh Quigley's journey is one I have been following for about six weeks. It is the very essence of understanding what life is all about. Thank you, @Christine Stevens for so eloquently sharing his mission and the fact that we all need to reach out to the people in our lives who may be having a tough time. It may be more serious than we can imagine and the gift we can give with our time and concern may be priceless.
- 28/09/2016A conversation about treatment could help save your loved one’s life and help them start a journey towards recovery.How to Help an Addict Seek Treatment - Pathways Real Life Recoverypathwaysreallife.com Addiction is a deceptive by nature and addicts as well as their loved ones often fail to recognize it as the debilitating disease that it is...
- Producer07/09/2016Zemblanity + Family and the Word We Fear To Speak Today is Thursday 8th September 2016, as I post this on beBee and it is R U OK? Day (R U OK? - Are You OK? Day) in Australia. "R U OK? Day is an annual day in September (the second Thursday in Australia) dedicated to remind people to ask...
Comments10/09/2016 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#22 A topic very close to my heart @Lance Scoular 🐝. As I read your buzz I have to admit I cried and it took me about 3-4 minutes to compose myself before I could type. I didn't cry for myself, I cried reading about your daughter's friends, your wife's student and thinking of so many that are afflicted with severe depression and feel the only way out is to commit suicide. This is a vital topic and I'm glad you wrote so deeply about this. I'm keeping that term in my brain, "RU-OK" Wishing you a wonderful weekend Lance!10/09/2016 #22 Lance Scoular 🐝#9 Thanks Lisa @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for your kind words and sentiments. Also for your shares on Twitter.
I need to reread this myself more often, as painful as it is to do so, to remind me to ask RUOK? more often, so that less people are impacted by Zemblanity. Hopefully.10/09/2016 #19 Lance Scoular 🐝#6 Once again @Sarah Elkins thanks. It is a reminder to me again to ask ask RUOK? more often.
I did a Snapchat story Thursday evening (Sydney time) more about the concept of asking RUOK? and how to do so in different circumstances and a few snappers passed it on to their networks.10/09/2016 #18 Lance Scoular 🐝#1 Thanks @David B. Grinberg for your kind comments and also for the link to the New York Times article Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness. It was interesting to see the reference to Men's Sheds which originated in Australia. We have a number in our area and are a great way for men (often lonely or at a loose end) to get together a make things in a community workshop.08/09/2016 #12 Aaron SkogenWonderful story @Lance Scoular 🐝, a very poignant reminder of our need to stay connected. As a medic, I had a handful of call's to respond to successful suicides and far too many calls to respond to an attempt. The horror of some of those calls, the families devastation has, like you, stuck with me. The suicide rate has increased 6% here in MN in the last year, driven primarily by men of a certain age (mine). More disconcerting is the rate of veteran suicides being 40% higher higher than that of the general population here int he US. Only through increased awareness, actively engaging with people, and staying connected can we battle this permanent solution to a temporary problem. "R U OK" is a great theme, and one that should be adopted worldwide. I am OK Lance, thanks for asking!08/09/2016 #11 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianRU OK? Should be pushed worldwide. Thank you for this post, @Lance Scoular 🐝. I've had four friends commit suicide, five if you count one who was diagnosed with a terminal, painful illness and decided to check out on her terms. All but the last were indeed permanent solutions to temporary problems.08/09/2016 #10 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoUffff, this story and everything you have shared here is deeply touching for me @Lance Scoular 🐝.
I'll try to write something more than THANK YOU when I recover and let my feelings slow down. THANKS TO YOU as well @David B. Grinberg, as I told you yesterday it is an incredible gift for me to be in touch with all of you. 💕08/09/2016 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI removed a few comments, they were long and I felt too much info after I re-read what I wrote. I can't thank you enough for writing this. I'm sorry for what you and your family experienced over the years. This is such an important topic and I thank you so much for sharing this. RU-OK? Shared on beBee and twitter! My heart goes out to anyone that has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Thanks @Lance Scoular 🐝 for sharing your personal story.08/09/2016 #8 Jena BallPowerful, gut wrenching and so important. Thank you for having the courage to share. I really believe that it is by breaking the silence, caring enough to ask and taking steps to ensure help is available we can start to make a difference. Do you know about project semicolon? Several of my friends who have struggled with depression have found its message and the community helpful. Sharing and making a conscious effort to ask not just today but every day.08/09/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa EversleyR u ok? This is a question I ask when I sense something is wrong, but maybe should be asked when everything appears right. Thanks for this sobering and inspiring article @Lance Scoular 🐝... Thank you @David B. Grinberg for pointing me towards this post. Will share.
- Producer09/08/2016Is the world to much? Part IASK YOURSELF THE QUESTIONI think every good experience from life usually comes from an unanswered question we have deep inside. Something that has been in my mind for a bit, is the question asked in the title. Really though, is it too much? Most of...
Comments28/08/2016 #6 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsYou ended this perfectly Vincent; "The only thing "too much" about the world is that there is too dang much of it. We are in a world sized labyrinth of choices and decisions, and sometimes if we are in it alone, we could be lost forever. We can't do it alone everyone, even if that is our biggest struggle.." Enjoyed this post very much. You make some excellent points. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.28/08/2016 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli@Vincent King...Margaret @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD...yes, the world is enough, our typical individual situation in life is enough, to teach us and to learn from i presume. Nobody owes us answers. We vote the people who make our laws into power. We allow our smiles to be mistaken for signs of weakness so that we are taken advantage of, and then we put on a poker face for greater control! ;) We shut ourselves up, we keep secrets from the ones who love us truly, we neglect priorities, indulge inconsiderately, we are afraid to raise our voices, to express clearly, we do not treat others the way we would like to be treated, we exploit people, the planet, we have forgotten to give back, even in the face of blow after blow to our ego, right from childhood days, we cling to the vanity, the pride, the bling and every little inconsequential thing...and call it our freedom to choose, a nice excuse. Many have found answers, showed us the way, in the hoary old past, through the ages, even in this day. If we listen to the voice inside, I believe we can still succeed in hearing the sound of that one hand clapping ;) Great indeed is the love of God who gives without receiving, of this Earth constantly sacrificing itself, of our near and dear who care regardless of our responsiveness...and that will keep us alive long enough to learn the truth, even if it means coming back again and again into this Matrix. It is nice indeed, in fact irresistible, to delve into the origins, the evolution, into space, into time, into the root cause...but not at the cost of losing grip on the present, the here and now that has all the answers embedded in it. This post reminded me of CSNY... http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/crosbystillsnash/wastedontheway.html28/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDbeBee Shares: Shared to 3 Hives: "Mental Health: Anxiety" and "Invisible Illnesses" and "Invisible Illnesses and God." @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, PhD, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz.28/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD"if our greatest weaknesses can become our greatest strengths, then surely our greatest strengths can become our greatest weakness." Awesome! BRILLIANT message of positivity, motivation, and goal direction to Evolve upwards & not spiral awry from genetic mutations! Keep Creation a Creation with ethical standards throughout. @Dale Masters, @Randy Smith, @Mandi Loren, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, @Randy Keho, @Michele Williams, @Charlene Burke, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, PhD, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz.
- Producer06/08/2016Six Things We Would Like You To Understand About Mental IllnessFrom inside our mindsI would like to share with you a few things that someone suffering with mental illness would like you to know. Thank's to the wonders of social media, its incredible to me the wealth of people who are willing to share given the...
Comments28/08/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD'That old self is the same person, with the same struggles, just letting you in more than usual, or something is making the struggle worse than usual. ' 1 in 10 USA suicides are linked with Invisible Illnesses. People need to understand that it is #2 #4 "Definitely not a Choice."~@Leckey Harrison. And on the 'higher' level of self-awareness, we are reminded to be productive. Positive. Nurturing. Fluttering our wings to keep the water from contaminating the Hive. Let's do that.16/08/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie#9 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I was a licensed PI for the state of Washington. I don't play nice. When I "run" a clinic, a HIPAA violation is the usual appetizer; the billing fraud hammer comes later, usually after I have forced/ threatened a State Compliance Audit.....and the drug ring cases I usually dumped at the FDA, DEA doorstep - they have a heavier hammer than I.16/08/2016 #7 Brian McKenzieYou will never get to be "Uncrazy" - there is no test for normal personality, every clinical interaction will reaffirm the current Dx or assign a new Dx that perpetuates the treatment, counseling, maintenance, meditcation carousel. The system does not want you cured but on an ever revolving cycle of meds and side effects that keep feeding their machine. Try it sometime - go to a provider and tell them you feel fine.....you will leave with at least one "illness" and a med script.......PS this is how I used to bust providers that were suspected of over prescribing opiods because of a nice pharma kickback incentive.08/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 #2 So many thoughts are extremely well stated, and I love your personal twist: to dedicate each component into separate entities for which you attribute a particular person(s) as having a special insight. Just love that ~ building relationships is what beBee is all about....and we'll "be there" for you, too. We are now beginning that road alongside you. Others will jump on...and we'll keep pushing on to support, love, accept, and have no regrets. 🐝beeZ working together. Love your valuable contributions ~ keep it up!
- Producer01/08/2016ResponsibilitiesSometimesAs much as we would all love to have an infinite amount of time to focus on ourselves and try and figure out all of our own little issues, sometimes its just not an option. Day to day we all go through it, even if its just taking care of...
Comments28/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 I agree, right? @Vincent King, I've tagged your Pinterest Board with several articles that you have written ~ you are compiling a fantastic writing. I'm serious when I say "You should write a book" because your prose is sane and inviting. Keep writing! Join Pinterest and find your Board: https://www.pinterest.com/Dmargaretaranda/real-person-vincent-king/ 🌺 🌻08/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDSo wonderful to bring you along here to beBee, VIncent ~ your issues represent 1 million or more, who have anxiety and need support & resources. Besides loving the image and all it encaptures along the path toward self-awareness and our Journey in Life....your writing style is succinct and daggers straight to the heart. Won't you please consider doing your Memoirs? Dr Margaret Aranda: Stirring Authors Along Hive. "You Need to Write a Book" ~ your personal journey is the best start. Love and hugs! ~🐝mags @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Gary Sharpe, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and @Ali Anani, PhD, all supportive and loving, too.
- Producer01/08/2016I can't handle todayIt Started Off Like Every OtherWho, what, when, where, why, dunno, dunno, dunno, dunno, dunno. All I know is today was looking to be great. Had an awesome day yesterday with the family. Went out and had a great little adventure. I was looking...
Comments10/12/2016 #8 Emily🐝 BeeVincent, how are you today? Have you found some ways to handle the panic episodes? I invite you to try mindful meditation or practice simple deep breathing. Inhale for 4, hold for 4, then exhale for 8 (letting the air all the way out). Do this intentionally at least 5 times and you should notice your body relax and your blood pressure regulate. You may also be interested in the Calm app for your smartphone. I use it to manage my challenging mental health and I swear by it. A free version is available. I wrote an article about it. It's on my beBee Blog.28/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#5 So glad to know that your anxiety panic attacks are sparse, my friend. Your writings here are beautiful, and I started your own Pinterest Board: Please follow me on Pinterest & click your pins off your posts~ we'll get the most out of your wonderful messages: (1) You're invited to Share my Board: For NewBeeZ: https://www.pinterest.com/Dmargaretaranda/bebeez-dr-arandas-newbeez/ and (2) here is your own Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/Dmargaretaranda/real-person-vincent-king/ ! @Vincent King.07/08/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#5 I understand, sadly I've been there. I find they may disappear for a long time and come back out of the blue. But, there's usually an event that triggers them or a series of events. Then they seem to come on after stress let down for me, if that makes sense? Do you have a counselor?06/08/2016 #5 Vincent King#3 Thank you for your comments. This isn't PTSD related. Anxiety has been a life long companion of mine. This past Sunday just so happened to be my first unprovoked panic attack which held more severe than usual physical implications. I'm doing better now. It took until Tuesday to get fully back to normal.06/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 In total agreement and sincere appreciation of your contribution to actually have a solution! So much of life is 'lip service' to ailments, and that's a disservice overlooked by many health care 'unprofessionals' who just dare to write an Rx. You ROCK! @Vincent King, let us take this to the next level and get you better ~ that's how bees thrive!06/08/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@vincent King, I'm so sorry you were experiencing panic and anxiety. It's not fun. I see this was written 5 days ago, how are you now? Do you suffer from PTSD or Anxiety/Panic disorder without PTSD? There are others on here who have been where you are and can offer suggestions/help. One person that comes to mind is @Leckey Harrison. Keep us updated!! Sending good thoughts your way.05/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDP.S. @Vincent King, I'm also Sharing this on my Twitter (@medibasket ), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/margaret.aranda.1), Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/Dmargaretaranda/ ), Google (https://plus.google.com/u/0/111846950139615364972 ), and more! Follow me & let me know! Oh.....P.S. Perhaps @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and others can help me put together a Talk Radio Show on Anxiety...it would be my pleasure to feature you both & your contact info on "I'M ALIVE AND LIVE" ~ (1st Broadcast here; Join 1000Mikes.com First: http://en.1000mikes.com/user/manageArchive.xhtml ) ~ Let's Jive on this Hive & Get This Show on the Road! Anyone else with a Passion? Let's DO IT!05/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDA Warm beBee Welcome, our friend @Vincent King! So many of us...patients with chronic illness, entrepreneurs, mental health advocacy, veterans, teens....the list goes on...need this! Love how you go through stages of paragraphs that could really be pages...so much unsaid, yet you write with rising bread, yeast coalescing with molecules of un-power to transform from flat to tower! Keep on writing, dear kind sir-bee....stirring you on to keep singing your song, as wee neeed it! @Randy Keho, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Anees Zaidi, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Paul Walters, @Brian McKenzie, @debasish majumder, @Ali Anani, @Javier 🐝 beBee....as I bring others on to Buzz personal memories along, we appreciate your candor and courage, dear Vincent. We do.
- 26/07/2016Another insightful and practical, straight from the wise heart post by @Sarah Elkins.We All Need a Foundation to Step Out of Our Comfort Zoneelkinsconsulting.com It's a mattress! It's not practical to keep a mattress when I've managed to give away and throw away the majority of my "stuff" so we can travel,...
Comments26/07/2016 #1 Sara JacoboviciAnother insightful and practical, straight from the wise heart post @Sarah Elkins.
Yes! “We all need something to help us feel grounded when we're about to take a leap out of our comfort zone…we need a close bond with someone (or something) in order to become independent.” I invite your readers to this particular link re attachment. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/born-under-wings-other-paradoxes-sara-jacobovici?trk=mp-reader-card
That is what it’s all about; we have been attaching or not attaching from the moment of conception. There are biological, physical, emotional and social attachments happening or not happening on a daily basis. Part of the choice we take to attach, or not, is conscious, part more unconscious. And then there is what is referred to as “transitional objects”. These objects represent that which you describe in your post Sarah. They are connected or “attached” to something, someplace (internal or external), or someone. As long as we are aware of what we need and are able to continue to engage with others in our lives and move forward in life, don’t judge or put a negative spin on it. As you say, “Don't get rid of it. You have a storage area [read as a metaphor] that can hold it for you for a while. Keep it until you don't feel like you need it any more. We all need something to help us feel grounded when we're about to take a leap out of our comfort zone.”
- 07/07/2016A powerful read from @Christian Farber on The Good Men Project.My Secret Is Out: I Have OCD! -goodmenproject.com Chris Farber shares his story of living with...
Comments19/07/2016 #6 Sara JacoboviciGreat share @Aaron Skogen. Definitely a strong and important message. @Christian Farber your story needs to be heard and I am glad it was posted on a site working to fight stigma. "The more people who share their stories, the more light is shone on these invisible illnesses, and the more the stigma of living with mental illness is reduced."07/07/2016 #2 Aaron SkogenThis is a powerful story indeed @Christian Farber, well done. I wholeheartedly agree with your perspective on treatment and your strong advocacy for early intervention. For those who suffer from mental health diseases, intervention is life altering. You talk for a while about regrets. I am certain you would not be the man, husband, father, et. al., that you are, had you not battled this demon. You would certainly be a different person. I only mention the regret portion as I believe regret to be a fruitless and ultimately, negative emotion. Your experience has granted you many gifts, of this I am sure, and your writing is a gift to the rest of us. No regrets! Thank you for a great article. And thank you @John White, MBA for sharing!
- 06/07/2016Ouch! A bug in fMRI software could invalidate 15 years of brain research.grendz.com There could be a very serious problem with the past 15 years of research into human brain activity, with a new study suggesting that a bug in fMRI software could invalidate the results of some 40,000 papers. That’s massive, because functional...
Comments06/07/2016 #2 Sara JacoboviciSCORE ONE FOR MAN AND ZERO FOR TECHNOLOGICAL DEVICES - An important perspective to read: “…the fact is that when scientists are interpreting data from an fMRI machine, they’re not looking at the actual brain. As Richard Chirgwin reports for The Register, what they’re looking at is an image of the brain divided into tiny ‘voxels’, then interpreted by a computer program…because software is the thing that’s actually interpreting the data from the fMRI scans, your results are only as good as your computer.”