- Producer17/07/2017A 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 family’s farm, as it appeared shortly after...
Comments17/07/2017 #4 Aaron 🐝 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". ;-)
- Producer04/05/2017A rising tide floats all boatsIt has been my privilege recently to do some interviewing and copywriting for Burlington Foundation (http://burlingtonfoundation.org/). Through Burlington Foundation’s unique endowment funds, individuals, families, corporations and community groups...
Comments05/05/2017 #8 Phil FriedmanHow 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 🐝 Kerr!
- Producer04/05/2017Following 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...
Comments05/05/2017 #56 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAMy 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!!05/05/2017 #55 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#53 My dear friend @David Navarro López- 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.05/05/2017 #53 AnonymousWhat 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.05/05/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 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 indeed05/05/2017 #48 Tausif MundrawalaAccording 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 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee04/05/2017 #47 Harvey LloydYour 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.04/05/2017 #45 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#43 Dear @Franci🐝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 🐝 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 indeed04/05/2017 #43 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI 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 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee because it makes us want to put our best foot forward and be all we can be.04/05/2017 #42 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAll 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.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.04/05/2017 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Javier 🐝 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.
- Producer26/04/2017City 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. It came about from a poem that Chris Guest posted in honor of Ali Anani. First the...
Comments28/04/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThe poem is excellent! Short yet deep! Great comment by @CityVP 🐝 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 🐝 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.28/04/2017 #33 CityVP 🐝 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-6A3828/04/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#25 Dear @Franci🐝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.28/04/2017 #28 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#26 Put it this way @Deb 🐝 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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obBUZEKuAgM28/04/2017 #26 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWell, 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!28/04/2017 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador@CityVP 🐝 Manjit is a great asset to beBee. His comments, as well as those from @Ali 🐝 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
Bravo!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 🐝 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 🐝 Manjit words moving towards faintwood :) Close27/04/2017 #19 Harvey LloydThanks @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 🐝 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 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA and the posts of @City VP Manjit reclaim humanity.
- Producer26/04/2017InspireA true story. Not for the faint-hearted!I’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...
Comments28/04/2017 #58 Tausif MundrawalaWe 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 Weinberg28/04/2017 #55 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsA 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 you28/04/2017 #52 Tricia MitchellWow @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=H5WR6RKrJKg28/04/2017 #51 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI 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 …. 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!28/04/2017 #48 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI 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.
Bravo!28/04/2017 #47 AnonymousWoah, 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. "It’s not about being driven to changing other people. It’s about applying those changes to yourself." Inspiring, you are, THANK YOU! *clapping*27/04/2017 #45 Jerry FletcherIan, 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.27/04/2017 #41 Aaron 🐝 SkogenWOW! 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!
Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.26/04/2017The 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...
Comments27/04/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 thanks so much @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee.27/04/2017 #29 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#27 perfect!27/04/2017 #27 Yogesh SukalSo cool 👌👌👍
Creative @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. #20 got introduced to bee @Kevin Baker26/04/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 yes can understand that @Tausif Mundrawala, let us manifest it!26/04/2017 #25 Tausif MundrawalaEven I would love to have that cash. WOW! Nice one, @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! :-)26/04/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#20 and you have the eyes to notice it @Kevin Baker thank you26/04/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.well bee that @Kevin Baker, you deserve it!!!26/04/2017 #18 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 thank you sweetheart @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, always good to have you buzzing around!26/04/2017 #17 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.26/04/2017 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorYou are an expert at spreading honey @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. ❤️26/04/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#13 all that cash let it come and flow wildly @Paul Walters to all flower bees!26/04/2017 #13 Paul Walters@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. And all that cash ????
- Producer20/04/2017Golden 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...
Comments07/05/2017 #57 Ken BoddieAs 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. 🤔29/04/2017 #56 Aleta CurrySorry 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.22/04/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI 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!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.21/04/2017 #47 Gert Scholtz@Franci🐝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."21/04/2017 #44 David B. GrinbergKudos 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.20/04/2017 #43 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorHow 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.
- Producer05/04/2017Magic of the Movements .Here is a true story 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...
Comments06/04/2017 #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 🐝 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 more05/04/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeNever 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.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 ..05/04/2017 #1 Sara JacoboviciBRAVO @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 !"
- Producer01/04/2017Bee 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...
Comments10/07/2017 #76 Deb 🐝 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.09/07/2017 #71 Deb 🐝 HelfrichTime 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 & @Hervé Sabattier View moreTime 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 & @Hervé 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! Close07/04/2017 #69 Lisa Vanderburg#60 @Deb 🐝 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!07/04/2017 #68 Gerald HechtPhrases 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.
C'mon people GROW UP! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU; DON'T YOU HAVE ANY COMMON SENSE? , lol 🕶💫🎯06/04/2017 #61 Phil FriedmanThis 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 🏡 Prkic06/04/2017 #60 Deb 🐝 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.06/04/2017 #59 Lisa VanderburgDamn straight, @Deb 🐝 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 🐝 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!
- Producer30/12/2016Most 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...
Comments30/12/2016 #4 Harvey LloydIf 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?30/12/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat 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.
- 29/12/2016The Dude Abides
A thought for the long term. Or at least 2017.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...
Comments29/12/2016 #1 Sara JacoboviciBravo @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!
- Producer14/11/2016Lines in the Sand“Never 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.” ― William Faulkner I saw this photo and for...
Comments05/03/2017 #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.
“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”
“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.”
--Betty M. Nelson
Navigate the journey of life and color with movement and passion.16/11/2016 #16 Joel Anderson#15 Thank you @Deb 🐝 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. :)16/11/2016 #15 Deb 🐝 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.16/11/2016 #14 Joel Anderson@Deb 🐝 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.15/11/2016 #8 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI 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.14/11/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhat 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.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 ;-)14/11/2016 #2 Harvey LloydThe 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.
- 25/06/2016I love teaching TRE®. 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.
- Producer16/06/2016"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,...
Comments18/06/2016 #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.16/06/2016 #2 Oliver MoloneyWhat 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!16/06/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis 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 pursuing your dream! Really enjoyed reading this.
- 14/06/2016I 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 JacoboviciMy ImprintMy Imprint The proverbial job interview question, “How would you describe yourself?” 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
- Producer14/06/2016"A Friend's Eye is a Good Mirror:" "If you want to know who I am, ask a friend. 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," Randy KehoWhere you come from does...
- Producer13/06/2016For the Hive: My ImprintMy Imprint: I am going to cheat only because I am the first to write for this Hive and I didn’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...
Comments15/06/2016 #16 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThank 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!15/06/2016 #15 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThank 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."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!14/06/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorA 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.
- Producer13/06/2016My 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. Martha Graham@Ali Anani and @Donna-Luisa Eversley have inspired me...
Comments13/06/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis 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.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.
My Imprint~ 100 buzzes
The proverbial job interview question, “How would you describe yourself?” 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?
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?