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The proverbial job interview question, โ€œHow would you describe yourself?โ€ and advice to make our CV reflect who we are points to a change in engagement. Storytelling has been added to the list of communication tools.

Clients and customers want to know the individual behind the service and product.

This Hive is your opportunity to communicate who you are and what makes you unique.

We come into this world with a unique fingerprint of our own. What mark do you think you are making and what is the imprint are you leaving with your uniqueness?
  1. ProducerAaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    A Slice of History
    A Slice of HistoryLast week my bride and daughter made a trip to New York City. On their fourth day there, they boarded a ferry to Ellis Island. Inside, they found the picture featured above. That picture is my familyโ€™s farm, as it appeared shortly after...


    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    18/07/2017 #9 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    What a wonderful slice of history, @Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen. Thank you for sharing.
    Sarah Elkins
    18/07/2017 #8 Sarah Elkins
    Terrific story, @Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen!
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    17/07/2017 #7 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    Nice buzz! Nostalgic reminder of our forefathers past.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    17/07/2017 #5 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #2 Oh, and thanks for sharing @Kevin Pashuk!
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    17/07/2017 #4 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #2 So I am curious @Kevin Pashuk, was Minnesota the butt of Ontario vs. Minnesota jokes when you were growing up, like Iowa was to Minnesota for me? I love Garrison, he can weave a yarn that makes you feel like you were right there. He is a cousin of a friend of mine, so I have seen him at a few very small gatherings. He is just a cool guy in addition to being a phenomenal storyteller!

    As kids we always joked that we knew a "level headed Norwegian" (like my grandfather) when you saw him. . . "cause he had Copenhagen dripping out both sides of his mouth". ;-)
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    17/07/2017 #3 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #1 Actually @Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen, we knew it was there, as a friend of ours noticed it when visiting a few years ago. I asked my bride to go see for them selves and take a photo. Pretty cool, nonetheless!
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/07/2017 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    Great buzz Aaron! Minnesota always used to be the land to. The south when I was growing up. I do appreciate how Garrison Kiellor of Prairie Home Companion described your state... "The land of blonde hair and blue ears."
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    17/07/2017 #1 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    I'd bet they were surprised when they came across that photo!
  2. ProducerDon ๐Ÿ Kerr
    A rising tide floats all boats
    A rising tide floats all boatsIt has been my privilege recently to do some interviewing and copywriting for Burlington Foundation (http://burlingtonfoundation.org/).ย Through Burlington Foundationโ€™s unique endowment funds, individuals, families, corporations and community groups...


    Kevin Pashuk
    08/05/2017 #12 Kevin Pashuk
    Call it a coincidence... I was literally looking at these two boats today in Gravenhurst. Took my sister to lunch to give her a break and thank her for looking after my parents who are in a home there.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    05/05/2017 #11 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    #10 Thanks so much
    Jim Murray
    05/05/2017 #10 Jim Murray
    Have shared all over the galaxy.
    Jim Murray
    05/05/2017 #9 Jim Murray
    A really find piece of PR writing my friend. I could feel your personal emotions strongly all the way through. Well done, @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr, although I must confess I expect nothing less from a Beezer.
    Phil Friedman
    05/05/2017 #8 Phil Friedman
    How different the organizational ethos which you portray so deftly. Unlike with the larger "charitable" organizations to be found in the US and Internationally, I don't small even a whiff of the overpaid professional "CEO" and Executive seemingly omnipresent in charitable work these days. Well done, to Food4Kids... and we'll done @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr!
    Pascal Derrien
    05/05/2017 #7 Pascal Derrien
    pretty insightful article Doctor @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr a great spotlight post :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/05/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr writes, "It has been my privilege recently to do some interviewing and copywriting for Burlington Foundation". A must read.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/05/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Well done @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr. Your writing brings the stories to life!! You are enabling the good work of the Foundation to spread.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    05/05/2017 #3 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Outwardly, Burlington seems like such an affluent community, and in many ways it is, but it has its secrets, doesn't it? Thanks for making us aware of this opportunity, Don.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    04/05/2017 #2 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier @Kevin Pashuk Thought you might have interest in the May 24 event.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    04/05/2017 #1 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Gert Scholtz Love the share from my South African pal! Many thanks.
  3. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Following simple Rules of life
    Following simple Rules of lifeThe comments on my last two buzzes sent me into a deep journey with myself. I know that every day passes my existence on earth will be closer. Has my purpose in life has changed? When I was young I had more time to live than now. Does having a...


    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/05/2017 #57 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #56 They say those who appreciate beautiful are too beautiful. So you are my friend @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    05/05/2017 #56 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    My parents instilled within us the importance of respecting others. Your article points out - without belaboring the fact - before we can respect others we must respect self. In respecting self we are able - as your 3 short - but invaluable statements conspicuously point out - 1. Treat others as I would love them to treat me; 2. Do what you have passion for and act on it; 3. In serving others I serve myself". Thanks for another wonderful share, Ali. You are an example, to us all, of a life well-lived. And still working on refining it!!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/05/2017 #55 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #53 My dear friend @David Navarro Lรณpez- we have been connected on social media for more than six years now. During this period we developed enough trust between us even to exchange our private concerns. So, your comments have their unique value to me. Your comment here is so pleasing because I know it comes from your own experiences. You put in it a practical meaning. Yes, we set the rules for our behaviors and these rules later shape our behavior and even unknown and unexpected results. I know even in the darkest our something great out of nowhere emerges. I know one thing for sure- love for your manners and human quality fill my heart towards you.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/05/2017 #54 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #52 gain, I am very touched and boosted morally with your encouraging words dear @Tausif Mundrawala
    David Navarro Lรณpez
    05/05/2017 #53 Anonymous
    What do I think? That you have described with very little and wise words something I have tried to explain many times, which is, the path my parents taught me and I have been following mainly due to some inculcated instinct. Many times we have concurred in similar questions along with many posts, on which I always wanted to escape from being tightened to patterns, claiming that putting my energies on stitching to high human values instead of trying to discover a formula or a pattern that explains the human behaviour was the wise thing to do.
    Human behaviour is by far one of the most complex issues we can face. In order to master it, instead of trying to understand it, we need to make it happen, that is, overwhelming our soul with the things we decide we want to have in our life, and our path on it will have no other option than following the rules we imposed. If we target love, love is what we are going to get.
    Bravo Ali, you are the one.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    05/05/2017 #52 Tausif Mundrawala
    #51 You deserve all the praises and applause of all our bees here. May Almighty bless you with long and healthy life so that you serve this mankind with your intellectuality.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/05/2017 #51 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #48 Thank you dear @Tausif Mundrawala- you never fail to move me with your comprehension and support
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/05/2017 #50 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #47 @Harvey Lloyd- the subtleness of your filters and their differentiation are wonderful. I thank you for your supportive words and coming from you I trust them fully.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/05/2017 #49 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #46 Thank you dear @debasish majumder for raising the what I call "The greedy passion" to destroy our earth with purposelessness. It strikes we that we keep doing the same while hurting us by hurting the environment. Very thoughtful comment indeed
    Tausif Mundrawala
    05/05/2017 #48 Tausif Mundrawala
    According to me you are an university in itself. Though you think that with each passing say your existence on earth is nearing end. But you know the value of each and every minute. So for you each and every minute has more seconds to utilize it. You didn't know the value of single minute when you were young. I hope My answer suffice your question, Sir @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Harvey Lloyd
    04/05/2017 #47 Harvey Lloyd
    Your rules are everlasting in nature. Within our life we see through filters, either by design or by reaction. When we design our filters ourselves as your rules would imply, we see in life what is real and not necessarily what is presented. When our filters are designed by our experiences and needs then we often take what is presented at face value.

    Your questions are ones of a wise man who has experienced much and wants to share that experience and wisdom with others. I enjoy your search and display of thoughts.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/05/2017 #45 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #43 Dear @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador- I tagged you for this buzz because I expected a lovely feedback from you. However; you exceeded my expectation by "putting my best foot forward and be all Ican be". This is an organic comment, to borrow the term from the comment of @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. I like also your two-ways approach to purpose "I believe our purpose in life finds us as much as we may endeavor to find our purpose". A very profound comment indeed
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/05/2017 #44 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #42 All I can say to your wonderful comment dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit that you made me I am organic. This is a great sense. I can't thank you enough.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    04/05/2017 #43 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I agree with your three simple rules. Rule #2 is quite interesting because it is subject to change, as we change. During our journey, our passions may take a different a path and that's okay because as we mature, our path and purpose change as well. With that said, I believe our purpose in life finds us as much as we may endeavor to find our purpose. We, however, have to open minded, accepting and mindful of others. Our passion and our purpose should not just be for ourselves but for the betterment of our world and all that it encompasses.

    I find this buzz very inspiring, @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee because it makes us want to put our best foot forward and be all we can be.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    04/05/2017 #42 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    All three of these rules are organic intent. We live in a world of manufactured happiness, manufactured purpose and manufactured image. We must surely want organic intent because otherwise why create the word "organization"? In all three things whether it is happiness, purpose or authenticity, these are outcomes of organic intent. Does life throw supreme challenges and unexpected moments at us? For sure and when life does, we remember that we are an organism and not a mechanical construction and the way back where there is one, is in being in touch with our organic being and its inner wisdom.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    04/05/2017 #41 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #38 thanks @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. These issues will be solved in the next platform. It is coming during the next weeks!. Thanks for your patience
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/05/2017 #40 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #39 Yes, for me the journey is more interesting than the destination. We experience far more on a journey than arriving at the destination. No question that I support and concur fully with your comment.
    Louise Smith
    04/05/2017 #39 Louise Smith
    #37 Yes I think it takes a number of decades to get to be content with your/one's self.
    But that's ok as the process is as important as the product.
    Just as sometimes the journey is just as, if not more important than the destination.
    Many people do not understand that and are impatient, rush and take short cuts.
    I doubt they have insight and contentment as their product.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/05/2017 #38 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee- I am trying to share a comment on a buzz today by @Sara Jacobovici (not producer honey) and it is not working. I experienced this before lately. I hope you would look into this issue. I also find it difficult to relocate a buzz> I feel a buzz has a lower status than a honey produce.
    I take this opportunity to thank you warmly for sharing this buzz with your followers.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/05/2017 #37 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #36 As long as it is a new coat, new blood, new self I am satisfied @Louise Smith., regardless who I am:)))
  4. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    City VP Manjit  "Why I love beBee"
    City VP Manjit "Why I love beBee"Sometimes the greatest testimonies are hidden in the comments to a post. City VP Manjit made one of the best remarks about beBee that I have read in quite a while. ย It came about from a poem that Chris Guest posted in honorย of Ali Anani. First the...


    mohammed khalaf
    28/04/2017 #39 mohammed khalaf
    Ali Anani inspires me because of his immense optimism and positive outlook. Ali said in one of his posts: "Stories are powerful and shape both those who tell them and those who are themselves shaped by the story tellers."
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #38 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #33 I watched it the evening you shared it and I found it just up my strolling alley!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #37 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    The poem is excellent! Short yet deep! Great comment by @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit and testament to beBee. I agree, I don't write anti-linkedin articled. I also gave up blogging on LI when I left here. Not because I held a grudge towards LI, because I decided to spend my time and energy on beBee. No one forced me to do so, it was by choice. I found beBee to be a breath of fresh air and still do. City, you rock- you're always so positive as is @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. @Gert Scholtz great mix of two buzzes, they compliment one another. I'd like to thank all of you who have stood by me during some difficult times in my life and you still treated me no less than anyone else, with compassion and respect, which I find is the core of beBee.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/04/2017 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    Well done @Gert Scholtz. Nice piece of writing by @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit that deserves to be shared. And I will continue to do so.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/04/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici
    #25 Dear @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, you never cease to amaze me; your creativity, your energy and generosity! Thank you so much!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/04/2017 #33 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #30 There is another movie with the word WALK in it and this one I tried to get my kids to watch. They nearly watched it except after 15 minutes they went to sleep. I actually loved it, and you will know that I am talking about MINDWALK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uec1CX-6A38
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    28/04/2017 #32 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Dear Gert, you continue to put others in the spotlight and give them a well-deserved appreciation. I have to say that @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit 's comments often stimulate my little grey cells, which I consider to be desirable brain exercises. :-)
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/04/2017 #31 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #11 #21 I say lets dedicate Louis to all bees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyLjbMBpGDA
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #30 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #28 Nobody drops unforeseen references like you do - you are a master tangent spinner. So I must ask you this? "Do you only watch movies whose titles include the word "walk"? I'd be up for another movie night in mid-May....
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/04/2017 #29 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #25 Dear @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador I fully agree with the special energy that Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and Sara Jacobovici bring to beBee and here energy unfolds into energy, giving rise to new energy. I will be most happy at beBee when I see a billion people here and we merge as brothers and sisters - as energy that begets energy.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/04/2017 #28 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #26 Put it this way @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich I am a man who watches tearjerker movies and I have had women tell me to "get a grip". Members of my family cannot believe that I was gripped by a Mandy Moore movie called "A Walk to Remember". Even one of my kids said "Really Dad! Really?" when I watched a re-run of it with a tissue box.
    Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    28/04/2017 #27 Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is brilliant. I never saw him on LinkedIn but I am glad that I have found him here.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #26 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Well, I tried to do a 'roast' and find three unrelated source links that would expand the line of thought in this buzz, but alas, encountering the phrase "moving more towards fainthood" had me wondering when we are going to have an official beBee code word for mic drop when someone just slays a comment?


    Four cheers for a man who has repainted the dewey decimal system into a colorful learning catalogue!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    28/04/2017 #25 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit is a great asset to beBee. His comments, as well as those from @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Sara Jacobovici, are buzz worthy within themselves.

    CityVP, our sainthood bee!
    He and Sara and our beloved Ali
    Their thoughts so wise and no surprise
    Artfully penned from beginning to end

    Undoubtedly, a powerful way to teach
    Creativity in its truest form
    Information extending its reach
    Fractals in motion, ideas being born

    What better way to be selective
    Our special bees are most effective
    By bringing learning in perspective

    Yogesh Sukal
    27/04/2017 #24 Yogesh Sukal
    #23 everything is great and I like posting and getting interpretation of bees here and interactive discussions here. Thanks to bees.

    But at this moment I cannot control smile on face to the @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit View more
    #23 everything is great and I like posting and getting interpretation of bees here and interactive discussions here. Thanks to bees.

    But at this moment I cannot control smile on face to the @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit words moving towards faintwood :) Close
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    27/04/2017 #23 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    This buzz sure is testing my humility, I don't know about sainthood, but I am moving more towards fainthood such is the quality of people that express what for me is a very humbling appreciation. Thank you all.
    Gert Scholtz
    27/04/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit Further testimonial in your comment to this post: "It is great to reflect upon personal value and one of my greatest values is to be part of any group that I refer to as a "magnet for magnificent minds" Thank you Manjit.
    Gert Scholtz
    27/04/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters @Pascal Derrien Thank you kindly. Sainthood? Actually I wanted to be part of โ€œthe hoodโ€ but my thick Afrikaans accent kept me out :) Appreciate your comments honoring @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/04/2017 #19 Harvey Lloyd
    Thanks @Gert Scholtz i had missed these exchanges and @City VP Manjit captured my interest in beBee. I am glad that i joined as my first foray into social media. LI was my first venture into any social online space. The business dogma of which i think i have heard most of, left me wanting. Finding @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Sara Jacobovici along with @Ian Weinberg restored some credibility back to social media for me. Your post here is further evidence.

    The essence of the poem by @Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA and the posts of @City VP Manjit reclaim humanity.
  5. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    InspireA true story. Not for the faint-hearted!Iโ€™m sitting here alone in my consulting suite. My back is aching as well as my hands, after a grueling ten hour surgical list. On my screen is the MRI scan of a patient whose brain tumor was successfully...


    Ian Weinberg
    28/04/2017 #59 Ian Weinberg
    #57 Thanks for that @Tausif Mundrawala
    Tausif Mundrawala
    28/04/2017 #58 Tausif Mundrawala
    We can aspire to inspire. Wow! I have been postponing reading this wonderful buzz by clicking to it but due to some work I couldn't finish it. Today I made it a point to finish it somehow or the other. You have proved that doctors are like angels for those who needs to undergo treatment on urgent basis. I was totally immersed in each and every word as the entire setting and situation sprang back to life the way it happened. The last paragraph of this buzz was motivational enough. You described very well the kinds of people who needs better care.

    I am glad that I fulfilled the promise made to myself and thanks for sharing this fantastic buzz with us, @Ian Weinberg
    Tricia Mitchell
    28/04/2017 #57 Tricia Mitchell
    #54 you're welcome @Ian Weinberg thank you for giving us a window into your wisdom.
    Ian Weinberg
    28/04/2017 #56 Ian Weinberg
    #55 Thanks very much for the kind words @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    28/04/2017 #55 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    A life changing read in many ways. In terms of people and the need to help others and ourselves. I did cry when I read how you met that 10 year old girl now a women cherishing the life you helped her to continue living. Doctors are in many ways God. A faith that can make or break us. "Aspire to inspire by walking the walk" a fantastic message to take away. Thank you @Ian Weinberg I see that you are a caring human, an outstanding surgeon and hope and pray for more surgeons like you out there. The world needs more doctors with the heart to give than just with the need to take as is the case in most places in the current medical world.

    A standing ovation at your smartness and blessed heart. Thank you
    Ian Weinberg
    28/04/2017 #54 Ian Weinberg
    #52 Thanks for that Tricia. I'll check it out.
    Ian Weinberg
    28/04/2017 #53 Ian Weinberg
    #51 Thanks for that @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher Maximize on the good stuff and do what you can for others, but ensure your own gratification needs are also met! Best wishes.
    Tricia Mitchell
    28/04/2017 #52 Tricia Mitchell
    Wow @Ian Weinberg what a beautiful piece you've written here and an amazing conclusion. My own path of auto-immune antibodies and lack of an answer from medics led me on a journey of discovery towards a biopsychosocial model of dis-ease via energy psychology practices (starting with Reiki & Emotional Freedom Techniques, to arrive at META-Health (a scientific framework, that has its foundations in German New Medicine, which details emotions & beliefs specific to organ tissues & the corresponding brain layer the organ tissue relays to) & mBraining coaching - the cardiac, enteric, cephalic, reproductive brains & ANS intelligence). I totally get the significant life event preceding dis-ease you write about that creates the bio-logical conflict. Different paths & expertise, yet the same illuminating conclusion. I believe my clients are my teachers & reflect what I need to learn/heal within me.Your work sounds absolutely fascinating. I mention META-Health as it may interest you. Here's Dr Anton Bader (he can read a brain scan and tell what the biological conflict is, which organ tissue & if it's active or resolved) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5WR6RKrJKg
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #51 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I was moved to tears reading this @Ian Weinberg. What a wonderful man and surgeon you are. I can't imagine the times you worked so hard and fate didn't want to cooperate. I'm sure those are the times you remember the most. How enlightening to read the story of the 10 year old who you met much later in life. I think your meeting was meant to be. I love how you ended your story, "And we can't control everything and fix things to conform to our own expectations. But one thing we can always do โ€ฆ. we can aspire to inspire!" I agree and honestly, this is something I've been working on. It comes easy at times and other times depending on what we are going through we need to be self aware. My husband is going through a tough time right now for various reasons. I have been trying hard to inspire him and pamper him because he needs it. I hope it helps. Inspiring story!
    Ian Weinberg
    28/04/2017 #50 Ian Weinberg
    #48 Thanks again @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich for sharing important insights.
    Ian Weinberg
    28/04/2017 #49 Ian Weinberg
    #47 Thanks Melissa
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #48 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I have to reiterate the awe-inspiring accolades - this is such a well-crafted piece of writing. In each human life there is a time and place for the intricate processes and procedure that contemporary medicine excels in, as well as a time and a place to learn to use our thinking equipment to support our own best healing and life outcomes.

    The highly skilled and exhaustively intense work that you perform, @Ian Weinberg, is so tremendously necessary in times of acute trauma, but even with coaching, it is up to the owner of the brain to decide how to regard this episode of their life. As gruelingly hard as those hours of surgery clearly were, your life-saving work is a tiny fraction of someone's life. If they don't cherish their own life and reinforce this belief with their consistent thought processes there is a risk that their body won't be able to fully heal if they cannot learn to live in a calm, relaxed, and grateful parasympathetic state.

    The more we open up to just how much influence our thoughts have on the efficient functioning of our immune system, via the ways we stress ourselves with limiting and self-defeating thoughts, the more we can pair up the skills of medical interventions with the appropriate mindset needed to ensure our body can devote all required resources to healing during a crisis.

    Melissa Hefferman
    28/04/2017 #47 Anonymous
    Woah, snarly isn't a common word and I used it in a festering thought in my brain and World yesterday... there is something here for me to learn, yes, and your scientific approach does wonders for ones reflective understanding. "Itโ€™s not about being driven to changing other people. Itโ€™s about applying those changes to yourself." Inspiring, you are, THANK YOU! *clapping*
    Ian Weinberg
    27/04/2017 #46 Ian Weinberg
    #45 Thanks very much @Jerry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    27/04/2017 #45 Jerry Fletcher
    Ian, I am in awe.

    I thought, what would a brain surgeon write about. Now I know. I thought, what else intrigues a man poking inside of heads. Now I know. I thought, will there be a connection. Now, I know.

    A brain surgeon can write about the troubles of the soul. A brain surgeon can be intrigued with how thoughts and beliefs can physically heal or maim. A brain surgeon can shed light on matters we seldom glimpse and find the words that can make them visible to the rest of us. Thank you.
    Ian Weinberg
    27/04/2017 #44 Ian Weinberg
    #42 Thanks Robert
    Ian Weinberg
    27/04/2017 #43 Ian Weinberg
    #41 Thanks very much for that Aaron
    Robert Cormack
    27/04/2017 #42 Robert Cormack
    Profound experiences, @Ian Weinberg, and to think thirty years ago, the mortality and morbidity rates for such cases was so high. There are miracles, and it's interesting to see they're manmade instead of "heaven sent." Good piece and very inspiring. Thanks.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    27/04/2017 #41 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    WOW! Outstanding post @Ian Weinberg! I spent a bit of my time as a medic. I loved my time spent in that profession as the field of medicine has always intrigued me. I was one who, however, "preferred" a trauma call over a general medical. Preferred is the wrong word really, I hated to see people hurt, but as a Medic, trauma's were somewhat easier to manage for me anyway. Thankfully my regular partner was the opposite, as she preferred the general medical calls.

    Anyway, this is a great story. You touch on a great point about recovery and dealing with injury in this piece Ian. I am often amazed at how attitude and our ability to manage emotions can impact our health and well-being. Your spot on, that's up to the individual to choose and not you. I went through an executive leadership coaching session recently with a small cohort and the phrase "Aspire to Inspire" was used by our coaches. The phrase is so applicable, regardless of our "field" of work.

    Well done Sir, very well done!
    Royce Shook
    27/04/2017 #40 Royce Shook
    Thank you for your uplifting story and your skills. My wife had Brain surgery two years ago and I appreciate the skills needed to do this job.
  6. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    The Kevin Baker Effect.
    The Kevin Baker Effect.K evin enters the sceneE nergy flowsV ictoryI gnitesN ow.B aker bees makeA ll the difference in lifeK ind ingredients added to the sweet recipeE leven times more value created by the KB effectR eal trust, mutual support and cooperative networking is...


    Joel Anderson
    16/06/2017 #32 Joel Anderson
    And no, it was not because of Kevin Bacon. :)
    Joel Anderson
    16/06/2017 #31 Joel Anderson
    Not sure why but it made me think of the six degrees of separation and the great connections on this site.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/04/2017 #28 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    simple and to the point!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    26/04/2017 #24 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #23 leuke bee ben je ;-) oftewel: positive vibes bee ranking #23! :-)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    26/04/2017 #23 Simone Luise Hardt
    #17 lol Liesbeth :) je bent 17 hahhaha enne dankjewel :* hoor :) have a lovely day & evening today! all of you :) hashtags ;)
    Kevin Baker
    26/04/2017 #20 Kevin Baker
    #1 balance is required, you are an uplifting contributor
    Kevin Baker
    26/04/2017 #19 Kevin Baker
    wow, so humbled.
    Simone Luise Hardt
    26/04/2017 #15 Simone Luise Hardt
    lol Liesbeth :) never heard of it before.... sounds good though ;) wens je nog een hele fjne (mid)dag vandaag :)
  7. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Golden Moments on BeBee
    Golden Moments on BeBeeToday I have been on beBee for a year. Time flies and often I am caught up in the immediacy and novelty of the latest feeds, posts and comments. In this post my thoughts travel back to treasured experiences and friendships formed in this global...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    08/05/2017 #61 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #57 As long as @Gert Scholtz persists
    We won't resist.
    And I will never be a witty poet like @Ken Boddie
    I just know it.
    Gert Scholtz
    08/05/2017 #60 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie @Milos Djukic Milos - thanks for sharing this post as you do on so many others. Ken - Thank you for your poetic twist, to my blog list, in turn I much insist that you never desist from your unique comments and quips!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/05/2017 #59 Gert Scholtz
    @Aleta Curry @Sara Jacobovici @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher @Jim Murray Thank you for your very friendly comments and for reading. Yes, a year does go very fast when your having fun, meeting new people and learning from many.
    Ken Boddie
    07/05/2017 #58 Ken Boddie
    And, furthermore, to cogitation without perspiration. ๐Ÿ‘
    Ken Boddie
    07/05/2017 #57 Ken Boddie
    As you know, Gert, I've been on my travels and have hence missed this anniversary epistle to the epistlers.
    You might say that:

    I'm sorely pissed,
    That I missed your list,
    And I must insist,
    That you persist,
    Since your blogs have a twist,
    That I can't resist,
    So don't desist,
    Or you'll be badly missed.

    Here's to the next 70 posts and many more years of inspiration. ๐Ÿค”
    Aleta Curry
    29/04/2017 #56 Aleta Curry
    Sorry I'm late to the party, I had a hellish couple of weeks (Life does that to us sometimes, as I'm sure you all know).

    Thank you, @Gert Scholtz for mentioning me in such distinguished company - I am truly honoured. I hasten to add that you yourself are one I think we would all include on our lists of beBee faves. You're always so humble about your own contributions, too. When I grow up, I hope to be as gracious as you are.
    Milos Djukic
    22/04/2017 #55 Anonymous
    Thank you @Gert Scholtz, my friend :) It is important to share writing.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/04/2017 #54 Sara Jacobovici
    #42 I have never been so moved by a comment before @Gert Scholtz! I enjoyed reading it tremendously. You are a scholar and a gentleman Gert, and an all around nice guy!
    Gert Scholtz
    22/04/2017 #53 Gert Scholtz
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Juan Imaz For sure there are many more Bees coming to join beBee, and many more golden moments to come in the next year! Thank you for commenting and sharing the post. Most of all, thank you for creating beBee.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    22/04/2017 #52 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I love how you put this together @Gert Scholtz. I'm glad we met on beBee, I really enjoy your writing! Congrats on your 70th buzz and I can't believe it's been over a year already!! More excitement to come and keep those buzzes coming, I will keep reading as they cross my timeline :)) You mentioned great people on here!
    Gert Scholtz
    21/04/2017 #51 Gert Scholtz
    @John White, MBA Thank you John. I appreciate your comment and with you hope that many more come and check out beBee. I look forward to buzz on (and on) in the next year!
    Jim Murray
    21/04/2017 #50 Jim Murray
    Again, @Gert Scholtz, I am blown away with your generosity of spirit. Hope a lot of people on other sites get to see this and start to understand that beBee is a great home from writers of all kinds.
    Gulcin Newby Kennett
    21/04/2017 #49 Gulcin Newby Kennett
    Happy first anniversary dear @Gert Scholtz! Wishing you many more "golden moments" on this great platform. I can only hope to be as prolific as you have been. I am honored to be mentioned in your post. Thank you!
    Gert Scholtz
    21/04/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz
    @David B. Grinberg You could not have said it better David: "Every bee is significant and special in their own right, as are all the hives. Every bees buzzes with unique perspectives, knowledge and insights, which contributes to a thriving community of bees and honey." Thank you for commenting and sharing and spreading the buzz from north to south.
    Gert Scholtz
    21/04/2017 #47 Gert Scholtz
    @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Time flies indeed Franci. It feels like yesterday that I became acquainted with you on beBee. You could not give me a bigger compliment than saying you are saving the post to enjoy again. " Soveel vriende, soveel vreugde - so many friends, so much joy."
    Gert Scholtz
    21/04/2017 #46 Gert Scholtz
    @Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood @Jim Murray @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher Usually I don't tag on posts, but allow me to do so this time as this post is a very special one to me.
    John White, MBA
    21/04/2017 #45 John White, MBA
    @Gert Scholtz: everyone is glad you made the decision to "check out beBee" a year ago. You have added so much value to the hive. Buzz on, my friend!
    David B. Grinberg
    21/04/2017 #44 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos to YOU, Gert, for being such a valuable part of the beBee community in general, and among the ambassadors in particular. All of the brilliant bees you mentioned likewise deserves accolades for enhancing and enriching the overall user experience, engagement and satisfaction platform-wide. Every bee is significant and special in their own right, as are all the hives. Every bees buzzes with unique perspectives, knowledge and insights, which contributes to a thriving community of bees and honey.
    The buzz is growing louder every day now from continent to continent and region to region worldwide. All one needs to do is listen closely to hear the sweet sound of the growing swarm.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    20/04/2017 #43 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    How time flies when you're with good people, @Gert Scholtz. My time spent on beBee is definitely filled with golden moments and it is because of you and people like you. I am honored to be mentioned here along with this amazing group of people. I am saving this buzz in my personal file so I can enjoy it again and again, especially when I need a good reason to smile.

    Soveel vriende, soveel vreugde - so many friends, so much joy. How true this is.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/04/2017 #42 Gert Scholtz
    @Sara Jacobovici Atรขt de mulศ›i prieteni, atรขt de multฤƒ bucurie. Vฤƒ mulศ›umesc ศ™i dumneavoastrฤƒ pentru cฤƒ aศ›i traversat cฤƒile ศ™i pentru รฎnศ›elegerea pe care o acordaศ›i รฎn posturile dvs.
  8. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    Magic of the Movements .
    Magic of the Movements .Here is a true storyย As a Dance Educator and a Creative MovementTrainer using Ballroom and Latin dances to improve health and well-being through various Dance for Wellness programs, it has been an enriching experience watching the learners revel in...


    Milos Djukic
    07/04/2017 #16 Anonymous
    #15 My pleasure dear @Savvy Raj!
    Savvy Raj
    07/04/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    Thank you for sharing @Milos Djukic
    Savvy Raj
    06/04/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    Thank you for your sharing of this story on Writers @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee..โ˜บ
    Savvy Raj
    06/04/2017 #13 Savvy Raj
    Thank you for sharing this buzz @Sara Jacobvici ..Great to be here on ' Defining Creativity .' Very interesting thought indeed๐Ÿ‘
    Savvy Raj
    06/04/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    #9 The feeling is mutual my dear @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams Do stay connected.๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
    Savvy Raj
    06/04/2017 #11 Savvy Raj
    #8 Appreciate the kind mention @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    Savvy Raj
    06/04/2017 #10 Savvy Raj
    #7 Thank you @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt...
    The earth sets some music going in us and dance we must.
    Ludwig Boone
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    06/04/2017 #9 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    @Savvy Raj You are amazing #Stay awesome always
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    06/04/2017 #7 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    "Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
    Savvy Raj
    06/04/2017 #6 Savvy Raj
    Thank you @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams for sharing. On Joy of Giving....Will join in.
    Savvy Raj
    06/04/2017 #5 Savvy Raj
    #4 This is one of those moments when writing and sharing stories from our lives bring us a deep sense of connection... with our readers and ourselves in gratitude for the learnings. And there is that sense of magic through words.
    This is an old story but to me, but sharing it evokes the same poignant feeling of fond memories of the people that are attached to it. Thank you @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for your caring to share your thoughts here It is wonderful to know you enjoyed it. I see this as a great personal learning, sharing it here on Bebee. With both you and @Sara Jacobovici. having reflected on my writing skills and concurring. I am indeed truly honoured and motivated by your words to share more
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/04/2017 #4 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Never write a comment post a comment by @Sara Jacobovici because she reads my mind. I concur with Sara and I find that the talent of @Savvy Raj in writing stories is rare. I started to sketch the events and the tension build up and I find this buzz a great example of storytelling. March on Savvy.
    Savvy Raj
    05/04/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    #1 The joy of writing is only surpassed by the acceptance of what you wrote ... Robert Lucas

    Thank you dear Sara for your sensing the story with me and caring to share this . It is interactions such as these that leave us touched beyond words in the circle of life and living and propels us to do more. Felt this story needs to be shared. And Thank you for your kind words
    and keen observation of my skills in time.Truly an honour coming from a prolific person like you ..
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/04/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    @Savvy Raj writes, "Here is a true story" A story worth reading.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/04/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    BRAVO @Savvy Raj. Your story is wonderful on so many levels! First, you are a great storyteller. I was able to "follow every step" of emotion and learning. You are also a great teacher because you are a witness to your students' learning and experience. And you also learn from them; this is the most important sign of being a good teacher. You are also a very creative person; through dance, images, poetry, writing and storytelling. Finally, you have all the ingredients to be a successful business person; "Cultivate Patience. Dream selflessly. Positive things are waiting to unfold if only we continue to dream our unique dream and believe in it ! All you need is the strength of intention and the dreams realizes itself , just trust in the process! Do what you do with all your heart ! Like minded people will arrive somehow and help you actualize it !"
  9. ProducerDeb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Bee a Hive-Player
    Bee a Hive-PlayerI want to belong to a community that values individuals who understand that working together, as a community, provides a chance to accomplish something that would elude most of us working in our separate silos. Unless what we are building a...


    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    10/07/2017 #76 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #73 The shenanigans have almost no relevance, it is about refocusing on how global this platform is and how the right to state our own mind is distributed to everyone. It is about getting this right, from the beginning, so that the framework to accommodate billions of individuals is built in at the foundational level.
    Aleta Curry
    10/07/2017 #75 Aleta Curry
    #74 Thanks, Deb. Waging a little in-real-life war, but still here.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    10/07/2017 #74 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #72 Great to see you back in the hives, @Aleta Curry
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    10/07/2017 #73 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    #59 I usually miss the shenanigans (the vile emails I never receive, vicious comments, etc.) and am left most often with innuendo and conjecture. Of couse I never see what is posted on platforms I don't belong to. Maybe its the shillelagh the Leprechauns left me.
    Aleta Curry
    10/07/2017 #72 Aleta Curry
    This is so well-written I've got nothing to add. Good on ya, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. Extremely well said!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    09/07/2017 #71 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Time to put this back on the feed. I dedicate this buzz to two of our most preeminent poets. I want to be able to benefit from their finely crafted words for a long time to come. Thank you for all that you share @debasish majumder & @Hervรฉ Sabattier View more
    Time to put this back on the feed. I dedicate this buzz to two of our most preeminent poets. I want to be able to benefit from their finely crafted words for a long time to come. Thank you for all that you share @debasish majumder & @Hervรฉ Sabattier!!!

    Every single one of us, even if we pretend it is not so, put our hearts and souls into the words we share on this platform.

    It is inevitable that not every piece of writing resonates for every bee.

    Occasionally, we might give feedback of honest intent, that hurts someone else terribly.

    It is not simply enough to ask for clarification or an apology, we must also be willing to accept one, as well.

    "If you chose to become a beBee advocate, you really need to understand that we are participating in a rather unique and radical global free speech marketplace"

    Here's to always trying to understand how we come across and working to understand what someone means. Having the strength to apologize and the compassion to accept a sincere apology.

    From this place of open-mindedness, we will all succeed, in ways we dream about! Close
    Lyon Brave
    16/04/2017 #70 Lyon Brave
    That was a rather intense read. I haven't seen all this bad behavior I keep reading emails about. It's bound happen on any social media site. @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich๐Ÿ“น๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ“ผโŒจ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ“ฑโŒš๏ธ
    Lisa Vanderburg
    07/04/2017 #69 Lisa Vanderburg
    #60 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich; you give me courage! I have seen an altered state here (in the little time I AM here!); it's okay to let a little 'freedom' into one's writing. Snipping aside, egos aside, rage aside...we're all in the same place, accidental or otherwise. I've witnessed some truly great thinkers as well as those (like me) of average propensity exert their thoughts which are a perfect rainbow of color! Just goes to show...we all need to bare our own 'gimpness' and that's more than okay - it's healing and wonderful!
    Gerald Hecht
    07/04/2017 #68 Gerald Hecht
    Phrases like "stop acting immature!" Or "When are you are going to grow up?!" are really funny...I can sssure you (as a world renowned expert in Developmental Neuroscience) that with each "tick o' the clock"...(those of who are still alive) have matured (grown up) in accordance with our individual epigenetic trajectory...

    ...the process (defined in fact) as the inevitable increasing probability (stastical "closing in") of our death.

    This is an inescapable truth ; unfortunately when people "yell at you for acting otherwise"... they are engaging in folly...even worse, would be to believe that anyone is telling you such things is saying anything with a basis in reality.

    It's like when someone says: "What's wrong with you; don't you have any "COMMON SENSE?!"...what they really mean (of course) is that they asked you to do something...and you didn't do it the way they would have done it.

    Gerald Hecht
    07/04/2017 #67 Gerald Hecht
    #59 @Lisa Vanderburg yes!
    Milos Djukic
    07/04/2017 #66 Anonymous
    #64 Thank you @Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa, my friend.
    Milos Djukic
    06/04/2017 #65 Anonymous
    #51 Thank you dear @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich :)
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    06/04/2017 #64 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    #58 yes, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich is a treasure !!! Kudos to my friends @Milos Djukic @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams & to @Phil Friedman who i respect a LOT.
    Gerald Hecht
    06/04/2017 #62 Gerald Hecht
    #61 @Phil Friedman Perhaps it is indeed; I we not human? Always (all of us) as close and as far as the ground chosen...to receive the stake...
    Phil Friedman
    06/04/2017 #61 Phil Friedman
    This very clear Bees' MISSION STATEMENT BY DEB HELFRICH is a must read for anyone trying to understand beBee's overall plan. As Deb says, "Perhaps it is time to remember how much is at stake..." https://www.bebee.com/producer/@juan-imaz/how-much-will-the-equity-of-our-bebee-ambassadors-be-worth

    Thank you, Deb, for stating so explicitly what too many tend to gloss over.

    FYI - @Milos Djukic, @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    06/04/2017 #60 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #59 I know we aren't doomed, and I think it has to do with re-storying what virtual community is all about. It kinda started as a way to blow off steam, brag, and shout about me, me, me. Those dinosaurs will die out and the bees pollinating a collaborative hive where all things can be expressed, so long as no one is insulted, will create a fruitful new orchard for all the world's citizens.

    You said it perfectly, @Lisa Vanderburg, there is nothing hard at all to choosing to interact with our humanity and humility showing.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    06/04/2017 #59 Lisa Vanderburg
    Damn straight, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich!
    I'm getting the distinct impression I've missed some shenanigans ( this is the 200th year PD month - I KNOW you get that). But after reading the wonderful @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee buzz 'A Hive of Ideas', I'm getting the...er...idea.
    So. Are we all doomed to failure as social animals on these type sites (think: LI). I truly hope not. It's people like YOU and Ali, and Javier and about 10 others that are keeping this thing working.
    We MUST learn grace and civility in the exchange of ideas - your message is well taken; or we lose it. Despite the fact that I'm not here enough to have any sort of stones in this, this MUST keep going with the standards it started with - humanity and more importantly, humility!
    Milos Djukic
    06/04/2017 #56 Anonymous
    #55 I hope so @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee :)
  10. ProducerKevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    Most wasted natural resource on earth
    Most wasted natural resource on earthIt used to be a expected and accepted practice of our elderly remaining as guide to the family unit until they choose not to be. Now they are shoved aside for the most part, for many various reasons of which I will not validate. Our elderly...


    Lyon Brave
    03/01/2017 #5 Lyon Brave
    Aww, this is so true. A good thing to bring up.
    Harvey Lloyd
    30/12/2016 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    If i could validate only one of the omitted aspects of this post its the relevance factor. Younger generations tend tend to enjoy the very physical aspects of existence. Things that our senses state are real. My mother was one who new long before i did that existence had a fundamental aspect. I will label it critical thinking. She didn't fix things she strategically placed thoughts like seeds that grew. A few days later she would have that weird smile when i expressed how i fixed something. The seed was harvested. It wasn't until many years later her and i had a discussion about this process she used on me. She gave me the greatest advice when she said that i am now the planter of seeds within my own children.

    All to often today we get involved with right and wrong at the physical level. One of you will turn out to be right, maybe. But planting the seeds of critical thinking in the face of the right and wrong discussion is a tough character quality to acquire. I have watched my daughters fail many times because i new seeds had been planted and the harvest could not come before the failure happened. My mother was an awesome leader and she used those skills as a loving parent.

    Thanks for this post and the recognition of our elderly who have developed such wisdom. The question you have answered for yourself is that it is your responsibility to seek it. This is awesome. My wife and i have decided that regardless of whether our children seek it, we will always be relevant by not challenging the right and wrong, but adding to the critical thinking of the days events.

    We all will be elderly one day. Are you relevant to your children's critical thinking?
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    30/12/2016 #3 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    What a great topic @Kevin Baker. I've always enjoyed not just learning from my elders but spending time with them. They sure do have wisdom to offer if we only listen that can greatly benefit us. I've always had a variety of friends, including those who are much older than me. When I first moved to the town we've lived in for the past 25 years it was a bit lonely. An elderly neighbor came out during a snow storm when I was out with my kids, to introduce herself. We became such good friends I looked up to her and loved her like a blood relative. She died almost 15 years ago and I still hear her voice and guidance she offered. I will always miss her. It does scare me to know that not everyone respects elders and can even be indignant with them. We are all going to grow old and I can only hope I'm treated with the same respect I get now. Just because a persons outwardly features change doesn't mean they aren't wiser than us or feel just as deeply. They actually feel on a much deeper level because of their life experiences. At least that is my experience with people who are older than myself.
    Sara Jacobovici
    30/12/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    "The most wasted natural resource on earth is our elders." @Kevin Baker is right.
    Sara Jacobovici
    30/12/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    An important message, well communicated. Thank you @Kevin Baker. Engagement with the elderly is a must on everyone's list of New Year's resolutions.
  11. John Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    The Dude Abides

    A thought for the long term. Or at least 2017.
    Plastic Pollution Coalition - OPEN YOUR EYES - Overview Narrated by Jeff Bridges (2016)
    Plastic Pollution Coalition - OPEN YOUR EYES - Overview Narrated by Jeff Bridges (2016) 2015 Plastic Pollution Coalition Video - Narrated by PPC Notable supporter, actor Jeff Bridges. www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org Plastic Pollution...


    John Vaughan
    29/12/2016 #5 John Vaughan
    #4 Pollution Solutions @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Next on the agenda ... Value, Acceptance, then Action
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/12/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    We are the problem, we are the solution.
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/12/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @John Vaughan! What an eye opener! I didn't realize that recycling is not a solution. This video shows a clear picture of how we are the main culprits of this huge problem. We could be the solution. This is now definitely on my 2017 agenda. I will share. Happy 2017 John!
  12. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    Lines in the Sand
    Lines in the Sandโ€œNever be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.โ€ โ€• William Faulkner I saw this photo and for...


    Sara Jacobovici
    05/03/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    #19 Love the quotes @Joel Anderson! Can't believe I missed the follow up posts to this one. I have a lot of catching up to do. See you later in the comment boxes!
    Joel Anderson
    05/03/2017 #19 Joel Anderson
    #17 And as you continue to dance dear @Sara Jacobovici I thought I would share a couple quotes that I used in a follow on to this post.

    โ€œThe greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.โ€

    --William James

    โ€œEvery job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.โ€

    --Betty M. Nelson

    Navigate the journey of life and color with movement and passion.
    Joel Anderson
    17/11/2016 #18 Joel Anderson
    #17 @Sara Jacobovici Indeed. Thank you.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 #15 @Joel Anderson and @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, your returning to DANCE reminds me of the fact that where there is life, there is movement.
    Joel Anderson
    16/11/2016 #16 Joel Anderson
    #15 Thank you @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich Not that I am fixated on the topic of lines but your comment reminded me of a moment in time when my daughter and I were having a conversation about early childhood development. The discussion reminded me of a poignant experience in my life. Every once in awhile, my schedule would allow me to engage with my kids in their classrooms. On one occasion, I found myself sitting down with one of my daughters and a group of youngsters in a small classroom filled with a lot of these little future contributors. It was coloring time. One of the kids was getting frustrated and would color, stop, color, stop, look exasperated. I came over to see what the issue was and why the tears were welling up during an activity that was just supposed to be fun. I looked at this youngster, and then at the very clearly defined lines of a picture that were supposed to be colored within. In this particular case, the lines and marks of the crayons were all over the place. I just looked at the picture and this young child and said, "this is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen." In an instant, the tears subsided, a smile arrived and the coloring went on with a renewed passion and sense of purpose. And it didn't hurt that I was handed a crayon to help color my own lines. My initial inclination was to color within the lines but was told with emphasis--"Its Ok to color outside of the lines." It is all about perspective. :)
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    16/11/2016 #15 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #14 This is perhaps one of the best responses I have ever gotten, @Joel Anderson. And I have pondered a little more about leaving footprints and lines in the sand. Because it is important to take the difficult stands and draw the crucial lines.

    I think that it is not the marks themselves that matter, it is the ability to make them again and again and again when life gives us the moments that matter. And to be willing to make the marks so often - DANCE! - that we become known as people who will make the footprints and lines.
    Joel Anderson
    16/11/2016 #14 Joel Anderson
    @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich I have thought a lot about your comment and have gone back to the picture multiple times since I posted this piece. As I thought about the messiness of it all, I was reminded of a quote attributed to Alan Watts "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." Which then led me to think about a few lines from Lee Ann Womack's "I hope you Dance" "And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance. I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance, Never settle for the path of least resistance, Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin'." You and the others like you are the ones who inspire me to just want to dance despite the fuzzy lines and messiness of it all.
    Joel Anderson
    15/11/2016 #13 Joel Anderson
    #1 Thank you @Savvy Raj Keep making a difference.
    Joel Anderson
    15/11/2016 #11 Joel Anderson
    #8 Thanks @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich and thanks for the link to Andres Amador--very nice. Don't stop making those lines.
    Joel Anderson
    15/11/2016 #10 Joel Anderson
    #9 Thanks @Pascal Derrien All the best to you.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/11/2016 #9 Pascal Derrien
    Was thinking about lines and ... borders this morning when I bumped on your article. An encouraging comment and invitation on your last sentence :-)
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    15/11/2016 #8 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I have been mesmerized for hours over that photo, @Joel Anderson. I can't remember if you have been around when the playa paintings of Andres Amador have been shared - I simply never tire of his work: http://www.andresamadorarts.com/

    I have always celebrated that my own lines are swirling and complicated and situational - I refuse to trace from anyone else's lines. And to offer a slightly different perspective, if I am not attached to my lines, if I can be at peace with the thought that they can disappear with the wind or the tide, then I am available to shift into what is occurring rather than relying on the belief of lines that may have evaporated with a changing world.

    We are aligned in the necessity of making lines as part of fixing what is broken and moving the world forward into a more sustainable future for the planet and all its ecosystems.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    14/11/2016 #7 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    What a beautiful picture. Privacy is one of the lines I like and another is mental and emotional bandwidth. As Clint Eastwood said in a far different contest "a man's gotta know his limitations". Once I have established a firm foundation which is akin to what is said in Matthew 7:24 - "to build your house on rock and not sand" - then the world opens up to me as a change agent.

    I don't make it a raison detre to change the world, nor want to change a single thing about Joel Anderson or any other person. The transformations that incur in me, occur because of sound values, learning from my mistakes, appreciating my strengths, valuing the love that is around me, count the blessings of a wonderful life and have the humility to learn and develop.

    As each one of us become a light, we add one more unit of brightness into the world. Then I can deal with the lines that imprison us, the lines that do not make sense yet continue to persist and as I engage all these kind of lines, get back to the picture of the lines in the sand and acknowledge the wonder of it all. What a precious thing life is and even more precious when it is priceless.
    Joel Anderson
    14/11/2016 #6 Joel Anderson
    #5 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    @Joel Anderson writes: "I want to leave footprints and lines in the sand that will make a difference and help make the world a better place. I hope that you do too."
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    @Joel Anderson, this buzz proves that you're walking the talk; you're leaving footprints. The beautiful image you offer is non-linear reflecting, from my perspective, that our movement in time is non-linear. Seems that everything related to time occurs more in patterns like those in the sand. The word "before" has a double meaning; either of something that came from the past or is placed ahead of us. More like moving around in circles ;-)
    Joel Anderson
    14/11/2016 #3 Joel Anderson
    #2 thanks Harvey. In some respects it reflects a conscientious decision to either stay at no, or do something different and get to Yes.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    The symmetrical lines are captivating. Seeing the chart and the timeline certainly does give one pause to consider are current status and how it may impact our future. The quote is appropriate and would add that the definitions of honesty and truth have been blurred. I believe that your growth chart demonstrates why.

    Technology has globalized our reach and we can share experiences and find confidence on our personal truth/honesty that comes with no performance requirements. Before technology your truth was tested and formed within a community's survival, everyday.
    Savvy Raj
    14/11/2016 #1 Savvy Raj
    Yes indeed Joel Savage . Great message in these lovely lines! The choice we make is, was and always will be in our hands . The need of the hour is to choose wisely.
  13. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    I love teaching TREยฎ. Every body I encounter is different, and so working with all these variables to simply unlock the innate stress release/trauma healing mechanism is such a joy. I love watching people feel relaxed like never before. I love watching the light go on as they realize this is THEIR tool now.

    Leckey Harrison
  14. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

                                  "You'd better really think about that," she said. "Get an education."
    "You'd better really think about that," she said. "Get an education."I miss my aunt Dorrie. She was one-in-a-million. She was born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and came to the United States as a war bride at the conclusion of World War II. My uncle was a supply sergeant in the United States Army,...


    Rebel Brown
    18/06/2016 #5 Rebel Brown
    What a lovely story @Randy Keho! I feel like I knew ur granny and the imagery is beeutiful. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    18/06/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Randy Keho: I see the respect and honor you have for your Aunt Dorrie, and whether you realize it or not, you still have her within you. It makes you shine, and gives you that little sparkle that falls onto women like me. I saw it in your comment to @Rebel Brown before I even read this reminiscent piece. It is clear that you are a good man. I so much appreciate that you still shine, and don't worry. Aunt Dorrie looks down at you from the heavens, and she smiles.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 Ditto, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. Just so endearing, @Randy Keho.
    Oliver Moloney
    16/06/2016 #2 Oliver Moloney
    What a wonderful story @Randy Keho, I grew up in Ireland and remember well the 'pub but not a pub' house atmosphere, I miss it sometimes. You could come downstairs and find your entire street in your living room sharing a pot of tae and eating all of the custard creams!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/06/2016 #1 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    This was a very endearing story you shared @Randy Keho. If we could only learn and appreciate not only the lessons but the moments we experienced growing up- we'd be much better off earlier in life. Your Aunt Dorrie sounded like a fun lady. I miss the good old days, when neighbors actually were not just cohabiting next to each other but interacting as you described in your buzz. I'm assuming your parents balanced each other out well from what you wrote! Your experience in the Military I'm sure, was life changing. Kudos to you for going to College and pursuingโ€‹ your dream! Really enjoyed reading this.
  15. Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I am going to describe the imprint others have had on me and therefore influenced the hope of the imprint I will leave behind.. This is a great idea hive by the brainy Sara @Sara Jacobovici
    My Imprint
    My Imprint
    My Imprint The proverbial job interview question, โ€œHow would you describe yourself?โ€ and advice to make our CV reflect who we are points to a change in engagement. Storytelling has been added to the list of communication tools. Clients and customers


    Sara Jacobovici
    14/06/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for your share and ongoing encouragement and support.
  16. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

     "A Friend's Eye is a Good Mirror:"
    "A Friend's Eye is a Good Mirror:" "If you want to know who I am, ask a friend.ย We can lie to ourselves and we can lie to each other, but we cannot lie to a friend or they will not be friend. And a man without a friend is not a man. He is a liar," ย Randy KehoWhere you come from does...


    Sara Jacobovici
    19/07/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    "If you can live with what you see in a friend's eye, then you have made a worthy imprint." Beautifully written @Randy Keho.
    Nancy Walker
    14/06/2016 #1 Nancy Walker
    A really beautiful post to read this morning @Randy Keho.
  17. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    For the Hive: My Imprint
    For the Hive: My ImprintMy Imprint: I am going to cheat only because I am the first to write for this Hive and I didnโ€™t want to influence anyone else (positively or negatively). I am going to describe the imprint others have had on me and therefore influenced the hope of...


    Sara Jacobovici
    15/06/2016 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Diane Schultz for your shares.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/06/2016 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    #17 Thank you @Anees Zaidi for your generous response and for your shares. Much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/06/2016 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    #16 Your response has deeply moved me @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, especially as it came from you.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/06/2016 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    #15 Thank you for your warm response @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and for a very valuable addition to the discussion with Frankl's quote.
    Anees Zaidi
    15/06/2016 #17 Anees Zaidi
    Wonderful imprints @Sara Jacobovici Thanks for sharing your personal story, experiences gained and lessons learned. Your story is highly inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #16 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Thank you for sharing such a personal story @Sara Jacobovici. Your parents were wise people. I was inspired by your parents just reading this. How impressive that your mom took her career in the direction she did. I love the advice your dad gave you, invaluable! You are a wonderful representation of your parents, their light shines through you.We never quit missing someone we love but holding their memories in our hearts can never be taken from us!
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    15/06/2016 #15 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Thank you for having the courage to share your very personal, and loving, memories of your parents with us, @Sara Jacobovici. It's a rare few who can think back and honestly describe their parents; who they really were and the profound effect they've had on their lives. The authenticity of both your parents should be an inspiration to us all.

    Here's another quote to add to your Viktor Frankl collection - "Everyone has his own specific vocation, or mission in life. Everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it."
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/06/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #13 Thank you @debasish majumder for your kind and generous words.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    14/06/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    P.S. @Sara Jacobovici, please consider joining the Hive: Writers and Publishers...it's in the "Share" link above...as I shared this piece over there for other writers to see. Let's get you in the groove!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    14/06/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 : Oh you humble me, indeed. In the name of Women Helping Women and our girls, too, here's the link to my Publisher's page with all 5 of my books (so far lol): www.drmargaretaranda.tateauthor.com/other-works/
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/06/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Love your attitude and impressed with your achievments @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Please provide links to your books.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    14/06/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 Women helping Women, & I've written 5 books and published too many medical manuscripts to mention...so feel free to ask me for help at any stage....the earlier, the better! Now you go, girl! You can do this!
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/06/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Your energy, knowledge and practical suggestions are worth considering @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. I will keep you updated and look forward to mentioning you in the acknowledgments!
    Oliver Moloney
    14/06/2016 #6 Oliver Moloney
    An inspiring piece of writing |@Sara Jacobovici, thank you so much for sharing it with us.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    14/06/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 I'm serious! You have to write a book! Just take blogs/lectures and turn each into a Chapter. You can even run Analytics on say, 20 blogs you wrote, and choose the Top 15 topics for your book! Expand on the topic if needed, then add pics and references and ... WaLa! POOF! You got it!
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/06/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 What a wonderful and encouraging comment @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Much appreciated. Looking forward to our exchanges.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    14/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Great incentive to make honey for this Hive, and your years of experience show through quite thoroughly. Now, you just need to write a book!
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/06/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Thank you for your generous response @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador and your, as always, insightful questions.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    14/06/2016 #1 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    A stunning and meaningful buzz @Sara Jacobovici. I am truly speechless in responding with an appropriate comment. With that said, I feel I know you much better than I did before. What is thought-provoking is each and every one of us has a unique imprint, so what has brought us together? Is there a common denominator? Maybe, and if so easily identifiable but the timing? Victor E. Frankl, a very wise man.
  18. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    My Imprint
    My ImprintThere is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.ย Martha Graham@Ali Anani and @Donna-Luisa Eversley have inspired me...


    Gerald Hecht
    13/06/2016 #5 Gerald Hecht
    @Sara Jacobovici, this seems like a wonderful hive
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/06/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Thank you @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. Your support and beautifully written comment is much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/06/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Thank you @Anees Zaidi your input, insight and generous words are much appreciated.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    13/06/2016 #2 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    This is the question to underlie all the statements of what we do & how we categorize ourselves in the world. How do we value our own uniqueness and endeavor to share it with the world in such a way as we leave each interaction & situation better off than when we arrived on the scene? This is an opportunity that begs for some serious reflection, @Sara Jacobovici. Thanks for creating a hive in which to house these personal written fingerprints.
    Anees Zaidi
    13/06/2016 #1 Anees Zaidi
    @Sara Jacobovici I see describing oneself (real self) a most challenging task. It requires a high degree of maturity, wisdom and honesty. To present a dummy portrait is very easy. But it doesn't last long. Yours is a very commendable initiative. Encouraging people to openly and honestly register their unique fingerprints. This will help and encourage the like minded to come close, interact and engage on subjects of mutual interests.