- Producer12/06/2017Mother Nature and me. A great collaboration.So there I was, visiting a client who had work related stress issues. We were in her office and it was distracting , to be honest , I was not making progress with empowering her to deal with her problems in a constructive way. To this end I...
Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.19/06/2017No Beginning. No End.Warm. Outside. A boat was gliding over the river. Hired by four people. They were at ease. No rush. Colorful sky. Painted softly. The whole scene reflected in his mind's eye. It had become a memory of long ago. He still saw the boat. Each night,...
Comments21/06/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#13 thanks so much @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA20/06/2017 #12 Puneet SrivastavaThis has no beginning, no end... @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., please tell where do we write our comments??? :) Great going.... simply enjoy... and just be :)20/06/2017 #11 Joanne GardockiThank you, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., something lovely for a rainy summer night.19/06/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 I am passionate about writing, that explains it all @debasish majumder, you are that too!
- 14/05/2017When two people of different backgrounds fell in love, they were discouraged by being asked, “A bird may love a fish but where would they build a home together?” (Joseph Stein) I'm glad the bird and the fish were not discouraged to find a way. See the results in this video. Thanks @Randall Burns for the link on your buzz,Tales from Paradise Pt. 4.Life - Flying Fish
Comments14/05/2017 #2 Randall BurnsWhile there are many birds that are famous swimmers here's footage of a pair of Loons;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsoquLyKkc0 View moreWhile there are many birds that are famous swimmers here's footage of a pair of Loons;
The Loon graces our Canadian 1$ coin, hence referred to as "A Loonie", a few years after the introduction of "The Loonie", Canada introduced the 2$ coin which is unofficially referred to as "The Toonie" Close
- Producer11/05/2017Mindfulness is Not Blank. Mindfulness is Clarity.I stood at the edge of the trail, my face in the sun and my eyes closed behind my sunglasses.My phone buzzed. A new text. I reached into my pocket and was about to pull the phone out, when I stopped myself. It can wait.I turned my face back into...
Comments05/06/2017 #16 Aaron 🐝 Skogen#15 For just a little bit @Sarah Elkins. I helped my Brother and his family move over the weekend. They moved from a small acreage to a larger one about 20 minutes west, almost dead center on the top of the Buffalo Ridge here in SW MN (you can throw a softball into SD). Anyway, they are surrounded by section upon section of CRP. Wild grasslands in all directions, from the oasis of wetlands, cottonwood, oak, poplar and blue spruce that shelter the homestead. After the final round of "heavy lifting" yesterday, I sat down, beer in hand.
I heard nothing but bird song, and the wind flowing through a HUGE Cottonwood on the northeast corner of the property. I lost myself in the wind sweeping up a ridge line to the southeast. The grasses performing natures ballet, dancing up the ridge in sweeping viridescent shades. The wind and the grass reminded of two lovers holding hands as they journeyed the road less traveled, basking and joyful in the moment. At some point I lost sense of the birdsong, the rustling of the cottonwood, my own breath, my heartbeat, and, yes, even the cold beer in my hand. I'm not sure how long I was there, yet a phrase came back to me when I started to feel my heart beat again, "He-nay-nee" said my mind. In those moments, I felt complete peace.
Thanks for that phrase Sarah!
It is much like another from the Natal region of South Africa. There the phrase is “Sawu bona”, which translated means “I see you.”12/05/2017 #14 Nicole Chardenet"The hamster wheel" - what some call the "monkey mind". It never stops, it's always going, you're always thinking...mindfulness helps to give it a rest. Your mind doesn't go willingly, rather like a Type-A CEO who needs to be tied down in an airplane seat for a much-needed vacation. That buzzing little hoozit in your pocket? It can wait.12/05/2017 #12 David B. GrinbergThank you for this beautifully written buzz, Sarah.
As a nature lover myself, I concur with -- and echo -- your strong sentiments. There's nothing that compares to the beauty and wonder of nature to set one's mind at ease, to help find solace, peace and tranquility in today's hyper-paced and fluid high-tech world. Thus, let's all raise a glass to Mother Nature and treat her with the respect and admiration she deserves. Keep buzzing...11/05/2017 #3 Joanne GardockiThank you for the virtual mindfulness exercise, @Sarah Elkins, and the beautiful picture. I can feel the sun even though it is cloudy here. Thank you for the extra dimension of he-nay-nee; sharing language, culture, history and personal experience with one word. I love language and what you have shared resonates deeply.11/05/2017 #1 Christine StevensMy yogi always says that mindfulness isn't an empty mind or not thinking. It's acknowledging the distracting thoughts, then putting them aside until the proper time to deal with them, and then returning to the present and your focus. It is much like the "It can wait" with your text messages.
- 07/05/2017Two minutes of pure enjoyment.What A Wonderful World With David Attenborough -- BBC One [FULL HD] Originally uploaded by the BBC on Dec 7, 2011 on their youtube channel: youtube.com/bbc re uploaded for everyone thats not located in the UK and can't view...
- 04/05/2017PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS AND TRICKS:
Some great tips on taking moon shots!
- 02/05/2017ON OUR TRAVELS:
On one of our drives, we stopped the car to take pictures of cattle. Here is a steer grazing in a meadow.
- 01/05/2017ON OUR TRAVELS
Stormy sky at Port Stanley (Ontario, Canada) on Lake Erie yesterday. Five minutes after taking this photo, the rain poured down and we got drenched running back to the car.
- Producer30/04/2017OSMOSIS OF AVARICE!Five years old daughter of Aloke, Ritu is craving to her Dad, ‘Dad, you please come little early. Without you how I will celebrate my birthday? My all friends are invited. They equally want the company of my dear Dad. I don’t want to buy any...
Comments01/05/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorIt seems some decision makers don't have the human race nor our beloved planet in their best interests, no matter where we live. The selfish desire for wealth and power is increasingly alarming. What is so unfortunate is we don't know about the corruption until a disaster happens.01/05/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.mmmmmm, sad @debasish majumder, sad stories remind us that it is not evident when everything goes well, gratitude is the answer for that!01/05/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery sad stories of the two families indeed. Making cuts to save money on behalf of human lives happens throughout the world sadly. I think of all the fracking that takes place in the US and they have proven there's been an increase in Earthquakes in the areas that do fracking yet nothing has been done. Oklahoma is one such state that was not prone to Earthquakes but that's changed since fracking began, not to mention all the poisons that spill into the soil which travel to the water that people use and consume. We need to take better care of mother earth. My heart broke when I read of that poor gal losing her father (on her birthday, no less) and even for the entire family that was killed in the accident.01/05/2017 #10 Ian WeinbergThanks for a screenshot of life in its multi dimensions. Indeed there are much more complex and timeless systems in play that influence every aspect of our existence. The question is - has mankind reached a threshold level of presence wherein the very source-files of the system may be corrupting? Thanks for this thought-provoking buzz @debasish majumder01/05/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Debasish. It's very unfortunate that many politicians in the USA and elsewhere are climate change deniers despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. That age-old saying is really ringing true: "You can't fool Mother Nature."
To wit: decades of environmental degradation caused by greedy corporations, Big Oil, and carbon producing industries worldwide have only contributed to a host of already alarming problems, including: unclean air, polluted water, record-setting temperatures, rising sea levels, super storms, melting ice sheets and ozone layer depletion (in and over Antarctica), etc. It's a long and ugly list on the road to ruining the only planet we currently call home. A sad story indeed.
- 30/04/2017SUNSET SUNDAY:
A large piece of driftwood is silhouetted against the setting sun. I took this photo on a walk along the beach, Lake Erie at Port Bruce, Ontario, Canada.
- 28/04/2017Thursday thoughts. This is one of my favorite respites. A place where my heart is content. As the water caresses my soul I am reminded of the little things and drawn into a moment of bliss and solitude. It is here I find balance and it is here that a broken heart can heal. It is here where friends meet and laugh and simply be. #bytheriver
Do you have a place too? Where is your respite, your favorite place to be?
- 21/04/2017We were walking in the woods and I happened to look up and catch sight, and a photo, of this cute chipmunk.
- Producer26/04/2017Staring Into These EyesI was spellbound. Yellow eyes glared at me from only a few feet away. It was night time and he came from nowhere. He stood still for a few seconds, so near I could reach over and touch him. Then he turned away and as silently as he arrived, the...
Comments27/04/2017 #31 Gert Scholtz@Dean Owen The Kruger Park was named after President Paul Kruger who started protecting and safeguarding wild animals in the area from as far back as 1898. The color of a lion’s eyes is definitely yellow, ask me, I have seen it close up:) Thanks for touring by the post.27/04/2017 #28 Dean OwenGreat post. For some reason I immediately assumed the park was named after Hardy Kruger, a great actor that I assumed was South African due to his brilliant role in one of my all time favourite movies, The Wild Geese. Turns out he is German. You have me researching the eye colour of cats and big cats now. Turns out Lions and tigers typically have yellow gold eyes, and leopards and jaguars more greenish. White tigers that have ice blue eyes are said to all be descendants of one tiger that was captured in India called Mohan. Pretty cool.27/04/2017 #27 Gert Scholtz#24 @Renée 🐝 Cormier Place it right on top of your bucket list Renee! Besides the Kruger there are many other game parks in South Africa, one which we will be going to this coming weekend. Usually these parks offer game drives where you sit in an open Landrover and they take you out early morning or evening. Oh yes, apparently Leopards can distinguish Canadians and often they come from their hiding places to see what people from far up north look like :) Thanks for reading – glad you enjoyed it!26/04/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz@debasish majumder Thanks for commenting and sharing Debasish. Sometimes we take a break from our wild life to see the real wild life. @Harvey Lloyd These places and creatures remind me also how important it is to conserve wild life for next generations. Thanks for reading Harvey - glad you like the pictures.26/04/2017 #19 AnonymousReally enjoyed reading your post...reminded me of a night drive many moons ago. Dankie - ek verlang baie na die Kaap(home) en die lekker vakansies. Maybe soon - have a couple of other trips first. Again thank you - gives me warm fuzzy feeling when reading your post - feel I am at home.
- 26/04/2017I'm going to plan on this.This Urn Turns You Into a Tree After You Die We all want to live beyond our corporeal...
- 25/04/2017A White Battle in the Black Sea - Trillions have died in the Earth's seas. Calcified shields of the dead already make up the white cliffs of Dover. The battle between ball-shaped light-colored single-celled plants -- phytoplankton called coccolithophores -- and even smaller, diamond-shaped viruses dubbed coccolithoviruses -- has raged for tens of millions of years. More at - https://go.nasa.gov/2psiRsG
- 23/04/2017When the sun goes down, the lights of human activity shine bright on our home planet. Take a look at this new night image and download this video of Earth that shows the pattern of human settlement across the globe. More at http://go.nasa.gov/2oU1hw6