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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.
  1. Don Hornsby

    Don Hornsby

    A new study suggests that diet can help #depression. Can you eat your way to better mental health? ๏ปฟ
    Don Hornsby
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    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    17/02/2017 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ 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
  2. Mike Rana

    Mike Rana

    I may have posted this one here a while back, but I'm doing a migration. I still have some work to do on the blog itself (I.E. a theme that accepts leading images), but overall, the migration is going well.
    Mike Rana
    Being an introvert in a world of extroverts
    michaelranaii.me In the last 48 hours, through several threads on here and BeBee, I have referenced my introversion. In a world where connections is the gateway to success, one has to be able to make connections, talk to people, make sales pitches, and to an extent,...


    Mike Rana
    12/02/2017 #5 Mike Rana
    #4 I am fortunate that I learned how to cope with my social shortcomings as I entered adulthood.
    Robin Barton
    12/02/2017 #4 Robin Barton
    #3 Mike, sorry, I don't know how that comment got there! It was a tagline I was using when I shared the comment on beBee and LinkedIn. But thanks for answering! I'm glad you do your best to overcome it. I wish my sister would.
    Mike Rana
    12/02/2017 #3 Mike Rana
    I am an introvert, but I try not to let it define me as a person in business..#2
    Robin Barton
    12/02/2017 #2 Robin Barton
    Are you an introvert in business??
    Robin Barton
    12/02/2017 #1 Robin Barton
    love this advice! My younger sister, a middle child, has been so introverted since our childhood that it hurts to watch her sometimes. She can barely handle certain tasks if it means making a business connection. Personal connections seem to be easier for her. And honestly, I think some of the anonymity of social media has been helpful for her.
  3. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    Symptoms of Depression
    Symptoms of DepressionIt is now 20 years ago that Steve jumped from the rooftop of the office building in Frankfurt, Germany.My colleague ANDย friend, Steve (Dr. Steve R.), was an extraordinarily good Management Consultant. Even though he did not speak German, his...


    Aurorasa Sima
    27/01/2017 #20 Aurorasa Sima
    #16 I can relate to how you felt. Sorry to hear you went through this.

    Back then I read a book written by the mother of Nancy (Nancy & Sid Vicious - a pretty crazy punk couple and in the end Sid killed Nancy).

    One would have thought she would be mad at Sid, call murder etc.

    Not at all. She explained that Nancy had a death wish since birth and made him kill her. Her theory was that at birth the umbilical cord was wrapped around Nancyยดs neck, leaving the brain a few seconds without oxygen.

    I am not saying I believe the theory (I donยดt know ... could probably be), but it made me think that we are not responsible if someone is missing the very essence of life, the wish to be alive.

    It would be different if we know someone is being stalked or bullied and we donยดt help them.
    Aurorasa Sima
    27/01/2017 #19 Aurorasa Sima
    #15 Thank you very much, Paul. You are a very welcome guest on my buzzes and acknowledgment from the mouth of such a gifted writer is like a warm ray of sunshine.
    Aurorasa Sima
    27/01/2017 #18 Aurorasa Sima
    #14 Yes, itยดs terribly high. Might be even harder to detect in people who are in the process of maturing and change all the time anyway.

    Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.
    Aurorasa Sima
    27/01/2017 #17 Aurorasa Sima
    #13 I knew that doctors, who are under a lot of stress, often use drugs or are alcoholics.

    Personally, I donยดt believe in psychiatry very much, at least not the way it is often practiced. I believe in neuroscience. Psychology is a very judgemental craft and I am not sure that that does not cloud your vision. But, again, personal opinion.

    The higher suicide rate does not surprise me. For one, your job choice says a lot about you and secondly being exposed to death and disease all day long, forced to act as a profit center must be challenging beyond my imagination.
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #16 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    @Aurorasa Sima - v. perceptive article as always. I had a friend that committed suicide several years ago. He was quiet for a long time and then suddenly seemed to burst back into life. That last weekend we spent with him was amazing. He even made plans to meet up the following week. I felt guilty for a long time for missing the signs.....
    Paul Walters
    27/01/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    @Aurorasa Sima Another fine piece...thank you
    Froilรกn Pรฉrez
    26/01/2017 #14 Froilรกn Pรฉrez
    I love that you write about such key issues, @Aurorasa Sima.

    I was not aware that numbers where so high among teenagers.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    26/01/2017 #13 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Depression is such a huge monster with an unpredictable wingspan that even the medical fraternity are struggling to understand it, other than find means of alleviating moods through drugs, which themselves can worsen the situation. Both Robin Williams and David Foster Wallace took drugs which at times elevated rather than alleviated their depression.

    The most curious finding for me is that physicians have a higher rate of suicide than the general population and doctors with depression is not something we think about, and so it is humbling to read this New York Times account :

    Medical Student Distress and the Risk of Doctor Suicide
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/01/2017 #12 Aurorasa Sima
    #10 Itยดs not easy in these times where everyone runs after deadlines and nobody has time to look close at others. Now I understand that the happiness of his last weeks meant that Steve made the decision to go. It might be possible to realize someone can use support when he has more than one symptom. One alone .. I donยดt think you can tell. Thanks for reading, Pascal. I should have expected you on my darkest post yet.
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/01/2017 #11 Aurorasa Sima
    #5 Well ... itยดs a billion dollar industry. At least in the US and Germany, the countries I lived in, many people donยดt get paid for healthy people.

    I am convinced that, with the exception of acute suicide danger, the pills and psycho-pharma do more harm than good. Enough research backs this thesis up. I am also convinced that many doctors and psychiatrist know this.

    I believe that you are very correct. Itยดs a disease (or disorder) so many people donยดt understand. Depressed people donยดt have runny noses or a sour throat. Nothing we can relate to or we have experienced before. "Cheer up" "get your act together". How could they not feel alienated ... especially when they donยดt even understand themselves.
    Pascal Derrien
    26/01/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    those events are always disturbing and you have provided practical pointers to hopefully avoid some... blindspots are to easy to identify :-(
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/01/2017 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 Itยดs mind boggling that not even a person who addressed and analyzed his demon could overcome it. Thank you for sharing the link to the article.
    Iยดm sorry for this writer.
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/01/2017 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 Looking back with what I know now, I understand that the happiness of Steve in his last weeks was because he has made a decision. I think crying, talking, screaming ... theyยดre all signs of hope.

    If you loose hope you stop crying and screaming.
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/01/2017 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 Like my comment #1. I can only try to imagine how someone must feel to come to the conclusion the world is better off without him. I donยดt think you can truly understand it if you are lucky and have never suffered from depression.

    Thank you for sharing that, Lisa. It must have been a horrible feeling. I understand that you felt guilty, even if it is not our fault. Just like we cannot detect if someone has a cirrhotic kidney.

    Itยดs probably true that we should take more time to look out for other people, especially our friends. I hope my post did not bring up too painful memories, Lisa.
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/01/2017 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 You are perfectly right. Thank you for your comment. As a protective measure of our brain, we are not able to imagine all terrible things. We can listen to someone who tells us how he nearly died in a fire. We can imagine it was scary. We cannot understand the feeling. We can explain the concept of colors to a blind person. He will not understand what seeing colors is like.

    We canยดt understand how a depressed person feels and how the fight and resilience your rightfully recommend in your comment get washed away by the disease.
    Devesh Bhatt
    26/01/2017 #5 Devesh Bhatt
    The catch is how do we deduce the symptoms.

    I have personally experienced people being driven to depression because society /doctors/family were persistent that the person is depressed, slowly self doubt creeped in and the person actually became depressed.

    Depressed people do depressing things.

    Often by misquoting the trigger of depression, people get depressed that no one understands them, hence they are a misfit.

    Why do people mask depression? They supress and supress and when they finally let the load out it is spontaneous and may seem incoherebt. They do try revealing it makes it worse for them.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    26/01/2017 #4 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    David Foster Wallace wrote a piece called The Depressed Person. David Foster Wallace was a genius of a writer, hailed as one of the 20th Century's greatest American writers. David Foster Wallace had serious depression. David Foster Wallace took his own life - unable to bear the depth of his depression.

    This is a poignant buzz, not simply because even a great thinker can succumb but a little more awareness is good for all of us. http://harpers.org/wp-content/uploads/HarpersMagazine-1998-01-0059425.pdf
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/01/2017 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Thanks for posting this @Aurorasa Sima, depression leading to suicidal thoughts or suicide is very real. I'm not sure when the mind crosses from 'People would be better off without me, to- I'm OK with this, I am doing everyone a favor and relieving the pain I can't escape." I had a friend who committed suicide over 10 years ago, I didn't see the signs until after he was gone either. He sent me an email 15 mins before he took his life. It left me with a lot of guilt.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    26/01/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Never accept defeat with hardships and agony in life . Accepting defeat is like embracing depression.

    Let come what comes. You have to shun depression, at critical and tough times. Yes, you have to be realistic and courageous, with unfaltering determination and passion. Getting distracted by deviations is vain.

    Be simple, possess excellent character, and at the same time, harbor a strong will power coupled with patience, and at times, be far-sighted with your vision, actions and expectations. Ahaโ€ฆyou will be an influential person!
  4. ProducerFerg Devins

    Ferg Devins

    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...
  5. ProducerLisa ๐Ÿ 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! ย Many times the person...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/01/2017 #40 Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #37 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #34 @๐Ÿ Fatima 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.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    25/01/2017 #34 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Dear @Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #33 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #28 Hi @Preston ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #32 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #27 Thank you @Max Carter and best wishes to you :))
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #31 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #26 Hi @Don ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #30 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #25 So nicely put @Ali Anani, yes my heart will smile again! :))
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #29 Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    25/01/2017 #28 Preston ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher your story is still moving forward today. Thanks.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    25/01/2017 #27 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    The biggest compliment I could give you @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher for this buzz is I put in my own hive that I use when I need to review stuff for myself in times of feeling out of direction. Brilliantly done.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    24/01/2017 #26 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ 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
    24/01/2017 #25 Ali Anani
    Dear @Lisa ๐Ÿ 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.
    Cyndi wilkins
    24/01/2017 #24 Cyndi wilkins
    Yep...She's like a vampire in the energy department...Bingo on the personality disorder too...An "all about me" type you know? It's like a Jekyll and Hyde effect...One minute she'll give you the shirt off her back...But it comes at a very heavy price...Perhaps your sanity?? I've definitely been chucked under that bus...LOL! My anger spilled over with the whole "I have anorexia" scheme...Took her to the best doctors in Boston and she snubbed them because they were not fooled by her antics...Sad really. She has everything...Money, houses, friends (the ones she can still manipulate) and her health...which she put in jeopardy when she starved herself. I do believe there is an underlying mental illness there...you don't binge and purge without reason. I just don't have the energy for people who stay in denial and won't help themselves...Sometimes you just have to let them go. Thanks @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher...For shedding light on this.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    24/01/2017 #23 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #21 Hi @Cyndi wilkins, after reading that I feel cured (just joking to make light of the seriousness of your friends condition). Wow, I've never heard of an illness like that, I wonder what the term is? It sounds like she's sucking the energy out of you and you don't need that right now... or ever. One thing that did enlighten me through counseling, I have allowed others for way too long to take advantage of me and drain me because I didn't want to hurt their feelings. I have been letting go of toxic relationships. My anger spilled out this year and I'm sure grief played a large role. In some ways I have to thank grief for it because it opened my eyes to others and myself a bit more. Maybe your friend is more than you need to deal with and she needs to get extreme help from professionals? It almost sounds like she has a personality disorder too which can't be fixed. I'm sorry that happened to you. You need positive people around you that are going to care about YOUR feelings!! Hugs Cyndi, so many ups/downs after the loss of a loved one, don't allow her to intrude on your own healing.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    24/01/2017 #22 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #20 Thanks @Rod Loader! Ditto, my friend :)
    Cyndi wilkins
    24/01/2017 #21 Cyndi wilkins
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher ...I am absolutely not going to say, "I know how you feel." I am just going to comment that I know where you are...Big difference. Grief hugely exacerbates underlying conditions...but is certainly not their cause. Grief is a natural process of our being...Trauma however, is not...nor is chemical imbalance in the brain. The "invisible invasion" I like to call it... Your advantage to the situation is your AWARENESS...Many stay locked away in denial...mostly because of this terrible stigma attached to mental illness. I had an experience with a close friend recently in the aftermath of my dad's passing...This friend of mine suffers from a condition that resembles Munchausen Syndrome...whereas she is constantly adopting the "conditions" of others that she sees are drawing them sympathetic attention....Most recently of course would be Dementia...A condition my dad suffered toward the end of his life that caused me to focus my total attention on him. She always seems quite put off when she is not the center of attention...in the past, she went so far as to starve herself and lose 22 pounds in the process.She and I went to a play the other day...Something I have not been able to do for quite some time.I was a bit late picking her up and she snapped at me a little when she got in the car. She said she had been waiting a long time for me and was getting nervous that I wasn't going to show...BTW...I've NEVER ditched anyone like that...But she pulls that shit ALL the time! Like it's ok 'cause she has dementia now right? I tell her I'm sorry but I got held up on the phone...She says, "Well, at least you can't blame your father anymore," WTF??? I was so pissed off I said, "Neither can you...So cut the shit!"
  6. 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...


    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 @๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 Gestรฃo 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 ๐Ÿ beBee for sharing the post appreciate it!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    20/01/2017 #37 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
    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 โ€œBlank Noiseโ€, who have organised several events, including the โ€œI never ask for itโ€ campaign, to fight this terrible trend and to raise awareness about it. Keep going !
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    19/01/2017 #35 ๐Ÿ Fatima 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 ๐Ÿ 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
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    19/01/2017 #33 ๐Ÿ Fatima 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!โ€“ "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 -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    19/01/2017 #31 DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    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.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    19/01/2017 #30 ๐Ÿ Fatima 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
    Julie Hickman
    19/01/2017 #29 Julie Hickman
    I 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.
    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 @Franci๐Ÿ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 ๐Ÿ 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.
  7. ProducerSandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    Dealing with Mental Illness at Work
    Dealing with Mental Illness at WorkI readย this pieceย 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.ย I was diagnosed with "Mood disorder - Not otherwise specified" some years...


    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    18/01/2017 #15 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    #14 The stigma will not lessen until our governments and medical communities cover mental illnesses in equal par with other illnesses.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    17/01/2017 #14 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Hi @Sandra ๐Ÿ 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!
    Mike Rana
    17/01/2017 #13 Mike Rana
    If Americans weren't such a sue-happy culture, and lawmakers had the spine to not consider writing "nanny laws," things might be score better in the US of A. We do love our bubble wrap.#12
    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 ๐Ÿ Smith
    16/01/2017 #11 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    #10 Lawyers are pretty much a barrier to everything... ;-)
    Mike Rana
    16/01/2017 #10 Mike Rana
    One of the barriers in the workplace to dealing with mental illness is lawyers.
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    16/01/2017 #9 Sandra ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Smith
    16/01/2017 #7 Sandra ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Smith
    16/01/2017 #6 Sandra ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Kerr
    16/01/2017 #2 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Sandra ๐Ÿ 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 :-)
  8. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    20 Powerful Affirmations To Reduce Anxiety
    20 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.ย Downloadable Powerpoint Version: HEREย  --ย Aurorasa SimaEmpowermentalist/Coach/Emotional Intelligence Trainer...


    Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    09/01/2017 #4 Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    Oh yes, majority of my life. Affects all aspects & can be quite severe. :-(
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 Thank you, Emily! I was not aware that this is an issue for you. Iยดll PM you something really useful in about 2 days/as soon as I can.
    Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    08/01/2017 #2 Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    Shared to 3 relevant Hives :-)
    Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    08/01/2017 #1 Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    I can't wait to try this! What an ingenious idea @Aurorasa Sima, thank you. I am a true anxiety sufferer, so I greatly appreciate this.
  9. ProducerJim ๐Ÿ 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...


    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    02/02/2017 #35 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    #32 @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven Thank you for sharing.
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    02/02/2017 #33 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    #32 Very true.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    01/02/2017 #32 Preston ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Cody
    01/02/2017 #31 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    @David B. Grinberg Many thanks, for the share.
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    01/02/2017 #30 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    #25 @Mohammed A. Jawad I'm glad you liked it.
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    01/02/2017 #29 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    #23 Thank you very much.
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    01/02/2017 #28 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    #24 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher You are so kind and very welcome.
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    01/02/2017 #26 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    #21 Thank you @Deb ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #24 Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #23 Claire ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ beBee
    31/01/2017 #22 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #21 thanks @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. It is a current bug. It will be solved in the next platform we are building. CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    31/01/2017 #21 Deb ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ beBee
    31/01/2017 #20 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @David B. Grinberg thank you for bringing back this buzz !
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    10/01/2017 #19 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #18 Likewise to you, good sir! Thx for the kind reply.
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    10/01/2017 #18 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    @Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS Thanks for kind comments and insight. May 2017 bring you rich blessings.
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    10/01/2017 #17 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    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 ๐Ÿ after your first name ;)
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    07/01/2017 #16 Jim ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Cody
    07/01/2017 #14 Jim ๐Ÿ 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.
  10. Mike Rana

    Mike Rana

    Until 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.
    Mike Rana


    Mike Rana
    03/01/2017 #1 Mike Rana
    Having an invisible mental illness is difficult and at times isolating.

    I'm happy for the existence of this hive. :D
  11. Michelle Amerman
    A strong foundation of support can aid tremendously in addiction recovery.
    Michelle Amerman
    How to Support a Loved One in Addiction Recovery - Pathways Real Life Recovery
    pathwaysreallife.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...
  12. Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    Be kind today. Be kind everyday. Emily๐Ÿ Bee
  13. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    When it's only a paper moon...
    When it's only a paper moon...Image credit: Everyone Goes to Mickโ€™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...


    Sara Jacobovici
    22/12/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Always good to hear from you @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all the best!!
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    22/12/2016 #8 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    I 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!
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/12/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 Thanks for the share @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr. Much appreciated.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    22/12/2016 #6 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    Seeking real insight vs McDiagnosis? Read this very insightful piece by @Sara Jacobovici
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    22/12/2016 #5 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Sara Jacobovici THANK YOU! Thank you. thank you. this is a very helpful perspective that touches on the reality vs the fantasy.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/12/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks 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!
    Pascal Derrien
    20/12/2016 #3 Pascal Derrien
    big spike of calls at local Irish NGO's especially the Samaritans ...from all walks of life especially when the country shuts down for almost two weeks leaving people wondering why they are not part of the festive season.... Have a good one anyway people :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/12/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 True on both counts @Max J. Carter.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    20/12/2016 #1 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    I dig your friend already;)

    I too often find that anger is the mask of pain.
  14. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy
    Overview - Resilience
    kpjrfilms.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...


    Donald Grandy
    28/11/2016 #1 Donald Grandy
    Brilliant new documentary on the physiological and mental health impact of abuse on children, and on adults who endured abuse (physical/sexual / emotional) in childhood. https://vimeo.com/137282528
  15. ProducerEmily๐Ÿ Bee
    Find Your Calm. Achieving Mindfulness in a Demanding World
    Find 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...


    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    24/11/2016 #12 Max๐Ÿ 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.
    Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    24/11/2016 #11 Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    #9 Oh! So you teach meditation I take it. That's awesome. I will add your mantras to my sessions!
    Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    24/11/2016 #10 Emily๐Ÿ 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! ;-)
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    24/11/2016 #9 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #6 I mean the one in my comment.

    The app is my professional competition.

    Being able to find and maintain ones inner peace is the goal and takes much growth in the form of finding peace in the places you think you would be certain not to find it.
    Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    24/11/2016 #7 Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    #3 Oh yes, it is most certain @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman. If you do give it a go, let me know what you think!
    Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    24/11/2016 #6 Emily๐Ÿ 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!!! :-)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    24/11/2016 #5 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #2 Very interesting, Max. I'll try this.
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    24/11/2016 #4 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Hi Emily,
    What an awesome summary and enticement to meditation and all you can do with the app!

    I have used it some with my Miracle Morning routine (so sharing there). But I need to do this more! So, also sharing in Eckhart Tolle :)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    24/11/2016 #3 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Good advice. Most likely, everyone has some level of stress in their lives. I'll check out the app.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    24/11/2016 #2 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    I 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.
    Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    24/11/2016 #1 Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    New Honey for you Bees! This one can change your life. I strongly suggest you give it a read and please share it around. ;-)
  16. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    But Why Quibble?
    But 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 โ€œinsaneโ€. To go outside the mythos is...


    Gerald Hecht
    04/12/2016 #59 Gerald Hecht
    #58 @Brian McKenzie We thank you for your continuing support; as the man said: "yeah, yeah, yeah..."
    Brian McKenzie
    04/12/2016 #58 Brian McKenzie
    #51 I fully support, endorse and am actively working on collective extinction. The Trust None Over 35 Generation should know that their socialist ideology and bastions are on the chopping block. Let them eat Cake.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/12/2016 #57 Gerald Hecht
    #56 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•ถ
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    04/12/2016 #56 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #55 :) lemme dig that!;) Thanks Gerry!
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #55 Gerald Hecht
    #54 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli oh sorry...yeah, so his rejoinder was: "bank tellers are fatalistic --I'm a farmer. Who ever heard of a fatalistic farmer?"
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/12/2016 #54 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #53 Wish I knew what that rejoinder was! Was it in that interview link you shared a while back? In life, it's either Hope or Nope ;) A fatalist could never ever hope to write such volumes about life and times...that are always chaaaanging!
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #53 Gerald Hecht
    #52 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I remember once...a reporter asked Bob if he was fatalistic. His rejoinder left room for a glimmer of optimism...maybe even a small opening for hope;
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/12/2016 #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 :)
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #51 Gerald Hecht
    @Phil Friedman @Brian McKenzie It is obvious now that we have already sowed the seeds of our collective extinction; we now take the first step ...on our journey into the oblivion of our own making; it has been an honor flying with you;
    Gerald Hecht
    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;
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #49 Gerald Hecht
    #47 @Milos Djukic I shall; there may still be a chance for our species...and however slim...I haven't completely abandoned hope; and so I shall read this my friend;
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    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-r2agqc
    Milos Djukic
    03/12/2016 #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.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #46 Gerald Hecht
    Like 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 everything
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #45 Gerald Hecht
    #44 @Milos Djukic sometimes, lately, I think that the geopolitical climate we live in is, itself, so ill ...that being a mentally healthy and open, honest being will become the standard "face of individual mental illness"...I'm completely serious.
    Milos Djukic
    03/12/2016 #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.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #43 Gerald Hecht
    #42 @Milos Djukic Very apropos!
    Milos Djukic
    03/12/2016 #42 Anonymous
    This 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 Meyrink
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #41 Gerald Hecht
    #40 @Mark Anthony That is some serious shit...there are horrific atrocities being committed by the people of this world,, to the people of the world --apparently for the people.of the world.
    Mark Anthony
    02/12/2016 #40 Mark Anthony
    Hey 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. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    Today's column 11-17-16.
    John White, MBA
    How To Cope With a Panic Attack At Work According To Science
    www.inc.com Anxiety disorders affect 40-million Americans and many of them have no idea what to do to get...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    17/11/2016 #3 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    First 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!!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    17/11/2016 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #1 I just typed an entire comment and it disappeared when I hit reply, let me try again.
  18. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    Working in the Asylum
    Working in the Asylumโ€œYou can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things.โ€ 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...


    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    26/10/2016 #5 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #2 #4 I am glad you are both here to write about your experiences. Thank you for sharing.
    Phillip Hubbell
    25/10/2016 #4 Phillip Hubbell
    #3 @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman I was until I worked there.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    25/10/2016 #3 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Well written post about your experiences, Phillip. I can't imagine what it would be like to work there. You must be a very patient person.
    Randy Keho
    25/10/2016 #2 Randy Keho
    A 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.
    Pascal Derrien
    25/10/2016 #1 Pascal Derrien
    well crafted article as usual Phillip but more importantly what an experience if might have been, ''The qualifications for working there was having a pulse''
  19. Agata Osowska

    Agata Osowska

    A new plan for anxious feelings: escape the custard! | Neil Hughes | TEDxLeamingtonSpa
    A 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...


    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    19/10/2016 #2 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Thanks for sharing @Agata Osowska - the custard trap metaphor is a really stellar way to rethink about our mental cycles.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    19/10/2016 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher - this is enjoyable....
  20. ProducerChristine Stevens
    Riding for a Reason: One Entrepreneur's Mission to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention
    Riding 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...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    12/10/2016 #15 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    What a great story. I'm so happy Josh survived and how admirable that he is riding his bike to raise awareness!! Go JOSH, You've got this, after all you beat suicide so you can now kick butt with your riding!!! Thanks for posting this @Christine Stevens
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    10/10/2016 #14 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Woww @Christine Stevens, thanks for bringing this story to beBee!
    Following Josh on all his networks!
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    10/10/2016 #13 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Sharing in Veterans: Mental Health
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    10/10/2016 #12 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Sharing to Suicide Prevention
    James McElearney
    10/10/2016 #11 James McElearney
    Unfortunately 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 awareness
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    10/10/2016 #10 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #8 I would too. I think of all the talented people who are suffering, yet have so much to give. Robin Williams comes to mind. Perhaps because he appeared on the outside to be just the opposite of depressed. A true issue that NEEDS awareness.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    10/10/2016 #9 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Josh 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.
    Christine Stevens
    10/10/2016 #8 Christine Stevens
    #5 Jared, I get choked up still when I think about that young man who ended his life. It had a profound impact on my daughter's life as well - she now works as a case manager helping people with mental illnesses navigate day-to-day life.
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    10/10/2016 #7 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Raising Awareness for Suicide Prevention - on October 10, World Mental Health Day
    Ashley Marie Taylor
    10/10/2016 #6 Ashley Marie Taylor
    This is great. Mental illness and depression tend to be stigmatized. It's good to see a push for acceptance of our flaws as human beings and rather than punishing ourselves for them, strive for healing.
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    10/10/2016 #5 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Absolutely brilliant post, @Christine Stevens. You've turned on a light for hopefully so many!
    You engaged us. Hell, you got me all choked up.
    You've pointed out resources and ways we can all help. There is always hope.

    Sharing on all my networks.
    Christine Stevens
    10/10/2016 #4 Christine Stevens
    #3 Thank you, Froliรกn!
    Froilรกn Pรฉrez
    10/10/2016 #3 Froilรกn Pรฉrez
    Thanks for this, @Christine Stevens!
    following him on social media, will contribute on his web!
    Christine Stevens
    10/10/2016 #2 Christine Stevens
    #1 Thank you, @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    10/10/2016 #1 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    Many thanks for bringing this to my attention @Christine Stevens. I am going to track him. Every bit helps in this type of endeavour. Will also share in Healthcare hive.
  21. Michelle Amerman
    A conversation about treatment could help save your loved oneโ€™s life and help them start a journey towards recovery.
    Michelle Amerman
    How to Help an Addict Seek Treatment - Pathways Real Life Recovery
    pathwaysreallife.com Addiction is a deceptive byย nature and addicts as well as their loved ones often fail to recognize it as the debilitatingย disease that it is...
  22. ProducerLance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Zemblanity + Family and the Word We Fear To Speak
    Zemblanity + 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...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10/09/2016 #26 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #22 A topic very close to my heart @Lance ๐Ÿ 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!
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    10/09/2016 #25 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Glad you hear UROK @Aaron Skogen. Appreciate too, your sharing the concerning increases in the suicide statistics.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    10/09/2016 #24 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #11 Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for sharing those that have checked out before time. Also for the incredible sharing you have been doing on Twitter.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    10/09/2016 #23 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #10 No need @Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado you already have! More than adequately.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    10/09/2016 #22 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #9 Thanks Lisa @Lisa ๐Ÿ 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.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    10/09/2016 #21 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #8 No @Jena Ball I did not know about project semicolon. but now I do. Link: http://www.projectsemicolon.org
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    10/09/2016 #20 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #7 So true @Donna-Luisa Eversley we should no assume all is well by a persons outward appearence.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    10/09/2016 #19 Lance ๐Ÿ 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.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    10/09/2016 #18 Lance ๐Ÿ 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.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #17 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    This needs to be read and re-read. Excellent, and moving (to tears) article by @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    08/09/2016 #16 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Invisible Ilnesses
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    08/09/2016 #15 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Invisible Illnesses
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    08/09/2016 #14 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    This is heartbreaking. I too had a loved one commit suicide. This is a fantastic idea and should be a worldwide effort. U R OK? - I hope this catches on quickly. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
    Aaron Skogen
    08/09/2016 #13 Aaron Skogen
    #1 Thanks for the tag @David B. Grinberg, I appreciate it.
    Aaron Skogen
    08/09/2016 #12 Aaron Skogen
    Wonderful story @Lance ๐Ÿ 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!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    08/09/2016 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    RU OK? Should be pushed worldwide. Thank you for this post, @Lance ๐Ÿ 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.
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    08/09/2016 #10 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Uffff, this story and everything you have shared here is deeply touching for me @Lance ๐Ÿ 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. ๐Ÿ’•
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #9 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I 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 ๐Ÿ Scoular for sharing your personal story.
    Jena Ball
    08/09/2016 #8 Jena Ball
    Powerful, 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.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    08/09/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    R 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 ๐Ÿ Scoular... Thank you @David B. Grinberg for pointing me towards this post. Will share.
  23. ProducerVincent King

    Vincent King

    Is the world to much? Part I
    Is 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...


    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    28/08/2016 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Yes, the world can be too much depending on your perspective. โ€œInch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life's hard.โ€ - John Bytheway
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    28/08/2016 #7 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Making your weaknesses your strengths.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    28/08/2016 #6 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    You 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.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    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.html
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    beBee Shares: Shared to 3 Hives: "Mental Health: Anxiety" and "Invisible Illnesses" and "Invisible Illnesses and God." @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, PhD, @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    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 ๐Ÿ Manjit, @Randy Keho, @Michele Williams, @Charlene Burke, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, PhD, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz.
    David B. Grinberg
    09/08/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Vincent, many good points.
    Brian McKenzie
    09/08/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    We must make great pets.
  24. ProducerVincent King

    Vincent King

    Six Things We Would Like You To Understand About Mental Illness
    Six 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...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #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.
    Brian McKenzie
    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.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/08/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 @Brian McKenzie, my dear friend who I hold in great hugs, MaN ~ you did it again! Got to the heart of the worst things in sight - plain as day. Can you be my PI? Man, you've got instinct. You always send me reeling. Never change.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/08/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 @Dale Masters: you are so so kind. You always come from a place of love. That's why I love you back.
    Brian McKenzie
    16/08/2016 #7 Brian McKenzie
    You 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.
    Dale Masters
    16/08/2016 #6 Dale Masters
    @Vincent King You have my support, my understanding...and my love.
    Leckey Harrison
    08/08/2016 #4 Leckey Harrison
    I loved the structure! Definitely not a choice. I had no idea myself until a couple years ago. I was just busy trying to hide it and figure it out.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    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. ๐ŸbeeZ working together. Love your valuable contributions ~ keep it up!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/08/2016 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Well articulated @vincent king! Thank you for sharing something so personal and becoming another voice to help end the stigma. I loved the analogy you used about someone with chronic pain
    Ella de Jong
    07/08/2016 #1 Ella de Jong
    "please please please support us the entire way,..." hoping you will have those people around you! Thank you @Vincent King
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    Vincent King

    ResponsibilitiesSometimesAs 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...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #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/ ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒป
    Ali Anani
    08/08/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    #2 You are spot on @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. I love his post and its emotional content. It moved my heart. Vincent King- you know how to steal the hearts of your readers.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    08/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    So 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! ~๐Ÿmags @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, @Gary Sharpe, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich and @Ali Anani, PhD, all supportive and loving, too.
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