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  1. ProducerMilos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    10/09/2017
    The Moments of the Beauty and Expressivity
    The Moments of the Beauty and Expressivity1961. Claudio Arrau's hands. Photo by Arnold Newman. About Claudio ArrauΒ  (1903 – 1991) one of the greatest pianists of all time, plays Schumann Carnaval (1961). A great person deserves no...
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    Gert Scholtz
    10/09/2017 #18 Gert Scholtz
    @Milos Djukic "Tell them while they are alive" - which will make their lives better, and also ours. Thank you Milos.
    Aleta Curry
    10/09/2017 #17 Aleta Curry
    Tell 'em while they're alive. Pretty much sums it up, @Milos Djukic
    Debesh Choudhury
    10/09/2017 #16 Debesh Choudhury
    Music is on the earth but it gives us divine satisfaction .. I greatly appreciate @Milos Djukic for this valuable contribution
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    10/09/2017 #14 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    You are great, thoughtful, kind and You deserve the world my fractal friend #FFF This moment I have is mine, it's precious and I choose to celebrate us and appreciate life, every moment with every person I am with. Happy Sunday everyone :)
    Pascal Derrien
    10/09/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    celebrate oneself without bragging about achievements or being brash is what this is all about the rest is just noise...... carpe diem :-)
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    10/09/2017 #12 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    πŸ‘₯ed 🐝🐝🐀🐳πŸ”₯🚲
    Ian Weinberg
    10/09/2017 #11 Ian Weinberg
    All of life is in the moment. Engage each moment with all that you are and celebrate the art, the music and all the blessed creations. For the past and the future are but virtual. Thanks for the inspiring reminder @Milos Djukic Your value contribution to this space is highly appreciated and respected.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/09/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    " A great person deserves no less, Tell people you are great while they are alive." Beautiful Buzz @Milos Djukic and I could not agree more. By the way, you are great MIlos in more ways than one. Thank you for this wonderful reminder. Maybe we need to wake up repeating these words each day. A good habit that can become a new way of life :)
    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #9 Anonymous
    #8 You're very welcome!
    Milos Djukic
    10/09/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #7 As a classical music lover, thank you!
    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #7 Anonymous
    #4 As a classical music pianist, my pleasure!
    Milos Djukic
    10/09/2017 #6 Anonymous
    #5 Very true @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Thanks a lot. Great comment.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/09/2017 #5 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    becoming rare yes! so, if we do agree they are becoming rare we need to choose to create beauty. We can choose to appreciate the aesthetic qualities in ourself, others and our environment at any time. It only takes moments. Often it is these moments we remember the most as they are visceral and experiential.
    Milos Djukic
    10/09/2017 #4 Anonymous
    #3 Thank you Moi.
    Moi Kliniger
    10/09/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Thank you Milos for this post. Am very familiar with Arrau's compositions and agree compliments should be given while greats are living.
    Milos Djukic
    10/09/2017 #2 Anonymous
    You are most welcome David, my dear friend. You are great.
    David B. Grinberg
    10/09/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Milos, for sharing your cherished words of wisdom from which we can all learn and grow.
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Lance 🐝 Scoular @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
  2. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Thursday Thought: How Dare You Call Us "Elderly"?
    Thursday Thought: How Dare You Call Us "Elderly"?We're Boomers. We're alive. We're thriving. We're not dead yet. We are NOT elderly.Recently, I have become aware of newscasters talking about those in accidents / house fires / holdups being labeled "elderly." At the ripe old age of maybe 70.ARE YOU...
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    Ken Boddie
    09/09/2017 #68 Ken Boddie
    #61 if the cap fits, Susan. πŸ€—
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    09/09/2017 #67 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #66 Yeah it is, but I had to look the word up to be sure. Don't see it much anymore. I do see an occasional one here where I live on the bay; summer does bring out some . . . interesting clothing choices.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/09/2017 #66 Lisa Vanderburg
    #65 Me too....WTF with those storms and EARTHQUAKE too???????
    Oh, so that's how you spell Muumuu; did wonder. My grandmother (Granny Grimm) used to have those fantastic cotton Barbados/African ones - can find them for love or money. She taught me how to hitch them up, climb over the fence and steal the neighbors bananas....such a peach!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #65 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #64 Over my dead body in terms of muumuus, @Lisa Vanderburg!

    Now the shopping wheeled thingy I could understand . . . some day. Some day faaaaaaaaaar off, I hope!

    And it's great news that your family is safe and is getting out of Dodge, as they say. I feel so sorry for the folks who have nowhere to go out of the area. Sure am praying for them.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/09/2017 #64 Lisa Vanderburg
    #59 Hey...while the world is shattering and my son, wife & baby are on the road to get out of Irma's way, you buzz came at just the right time...I'm eternally grateful for the laugh you inspired, lovely @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess View more
    #59 Hey...while the world is shattering and my son, wife & baby are on the road to get out of Irma's way, you buzz came at just the right time...I'm eternally grateful for the laugh you inspired, lovely @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess!
    I'm getting to the point where Mumu's are looking exciting, as is the shopping wheeled-thingie :) Close
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #63 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #57 So true, @Nicole Chardenet! Growing old is really a p;rivilege; most of us know others who didn't make it even this far.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #62 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #56 There is some truth to "you're only as old s you feel," @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal! I find that esp;ecially with those types you mentioned who really are NOT old at all!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #61 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #49 @Ken Boddie, are you saying YOU'RE perfect . . . or I am? Or WE are? Yeah, that's good.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #59 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #55 One of the many reasons I no longer wear bathing suits, @Lisa Vanderburg, even though I live on a bay with a lovely one. Short-sleeved shirts work just fine! And I'm even happier with long-sleeved shirts!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #58 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    @Lisa Vanderburg, thanks so much for sharing my post in all those hives! Yikes, 13 says the notice I got.
    Nicole Chardenet
    08/09/2017 #57 Nicole Chardenet
    #56 Growing old....it beats the alternative!
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    08/09/2017 #56 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Lovely buzz @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! Such a beautiful take on the matter. I can't wait to share this with all those people, whom I know, who are barely 60 and keep saying "I am old" as a reply to invitations to go trekking or even when asked to sport a particular outfit. Upon the topic of reinventing yourself, I have heard things such as "We have lived our lives without this particular skill, and we can live the rest of it without learning it, too." So, you can imagine what a great favor you have done me by posting this buzz. Sharing it :-) Thank you for such a powerful buzz...it's extremely inspiring.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/09/2017 #55 Lisa Vanderburg
    LMAO at all your lovely dudettes' banter, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess!! Such a fun buzz! I remember the day came when I was shaving my armpits. After showering I went to put on deodorant and realized I'd 'missed'....my armpits have dropped....augh! And since I've been growing grey since 18, guess what else is? The horror....
    I've decided in my dotage that 'm a Twinkie....at least I think that's what...dunno...can't remember...what?
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/09/2017 #54 Lisa Vanderburg
    #3 haha.....
    Brian McKenzie
    08/09/2017 #53 Brian McKenzie
    In #Kryzbekistan, when they turn 69, we march them over an alpine crest with a shovel, let them dig their own hole. If they guess the caliber of the bullet we will use, they can escape the shot to the head ~ but their spouse does not.
    Wash, rinse, repeat.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/09/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #44 Agree @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess and he's a very likable man. I don't think he has any enemies. :)
    Aleta Curry
    08/09/2017 #51 Aleta Curry
    #33 Ditto that; I'm sure I've become quite boring on the subject, I've asked so often.
    Harley King
    08/09/2017 #50 Harley King
    #32 I make it every so often, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess.
    Ken Boddie
    08/09/2017 #49 Ken Boddie
    Ha ha. Growing older and bolder, Susan. But you can't reinvent what's already perfect. πŸ˜‡
  3. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    The Tides of Emotions
    The Tides of EmotionsIt's been a while since I've written a buzz. I feel like I've been a bit frozen in time lately. It's taken a lot of self-reflection to understand why it is I've felt this way. Before you read on, please let me warn you this blog will contain the...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/09/2017 #59 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #58 I like that thought, "They got their wings," @Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• (Glo) Ochoa. My sister says that too and we all say, we have our angel watching over us.
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    04/09/2017 #58 Anonymous
    what a lovely poem..thank you @Puneet Srivastava I always try to remember when I get sad, that they would not want me to be sad, they left together (how they wanted to) and they are no longer in pain here. I never say they died..seems so harsh (even tho true)..I say they got their wings. In my mind's eye...that is much more accepting.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/09/2017 #57 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #56 Wow, very powerful @Puneet Srivastava! Thank you. Hope you are doing well :)
    Puneet Srivastava
    04/09/2017 #56 Puneet Srivastava
    O' Death, why are you so difficult?
    And if you are a mere transformer,
    Then why so many bleeding hearts,
    you leave behind with your action?
    Come clean for once and always after;
    or else don't blame us for seeing you
    as a tormenting monster.
    To all you friends with prayers of peace, courage, love & acceptance.
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Tausif Mundrawala @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• (Glo) Ochoa @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/09/2017 #55 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thank you for sharing my buzz @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and for your honest, heartfelt comment.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/09/2017 #54 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #53 I'm sorry you still feel such a loss when your dad comes to mind @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. As they say, it can come in waves and the pain is real. Many times I feel thankful I can still feel because it reminds me although she's gone, she will always live in my heart and the same with your father. That is something no one can take from us, our precious memories. At times I too, feel as though I could have valued the many times I had with my mom but took for granted. I think that is not uncommon so don't be hard on yourself. Until we face the idea of losing a loved one I think it's easy to take those we love for granted (unintentionally). The good thing, your heart comes from a place of love and compassion and I'm sure you dad always felt that from you. I'm sure he never felt taken for granted. As a parent myself with grown children, I know their lives have taken their own paths now but I also know that they love me unconditionally, faults and all.

    You are making a difference in this world and I bet your dad always knew you would and you probably were doing that before he passed too in many ways you weren't even aware of. Don't be hard on yourself but remember, it's OKAY to feel what you need. I lost my father when I was 10 yrs old and there are times I still feel like I need him, I cry for a minute and then I talk to him. Joels' comment was great and made so much sense!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    03/09/2017 #53 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Dear dear Lisa a big HUG to you. I always told you, 'You are a champion and you are unique. It's different for each of us like Pascal said. Even to this minute tears come streaming down just mentioning my dad's absence in my life, a feeling in my chest, a lump in my throat. No-one truly understands, it's our own heart, at its own pace, learning to embrace, value and be thankful for their presence on earth. It's like they take a piece of us that we don't really need anymore. Like for me it was not valuing the time I had with him. In a way the lesson he taught me to treasure every minute I have with every person I know and be thankful for every blessing I receive and to be generous with love to all people like he always did.

    I love what Joel said "So all we can do is continue the journey of life long learning and navigating the changes along its path realizing that in our experiences, relationships, associations, interactions and just being human we truly benefit and grow from stories like yours. That despite the challenges and changes along the way, in the end, we can and will find our way home."

    Sending you loads of love and happiness to fill that beautiful heart of yours.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/09/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I tried to give a simple scientific reasoning on how to deal with such grievances in my buzz of today (by pair spinning the negative emotion with a counter positive one)
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/pairing-repelling-comments#c5
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    02/09/2017 #49 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I mourn your loss. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/09/2017 #48 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #45 Great quote by Hugh Prather, @Joel Anderson, and so true! I like ( I think) the idea that we can sense our way home. Possibly that's the 3/4's of the journey, being alive enough to keep those senses open, so we can 'sense' our way home as well. Somehow we arrived here (our souls), we sensed our way here or did we choose? I always wonder about that. I'd like to read the book, it sounds interesting.

    Sending you good thoughts, I know this has been a tough time for you Joel.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/09/2017 #47 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #43 I'm really glad the video resonated @Tausif Mundrawala. I have found things like that can be tough to listen to but the more we listen, the more we may shed tears and clear our heads as well. Tears are healing and yes, I truly empathize with you. I know how much you loved your dear mom. Still sending good thoughts your way!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/09/2017 #46 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #42 @Louise Smith, thanks! I'm so happy I'm out of the anger phase. I think that in some ways was the worst. I'm finally able to feel warm feelings and the grief has been slowly lifting. I'm so thankful that I had a mother that I will always feel deep love towards.
    Joel Anderson
    31/08/2017 #45 Joel Anderson
    #30 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher One interesting journey indeed. "Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes." Hugh Prather.

    In the 20th Anniversary introduction to his book Notes to Myself: My Struggle to Become Human (*not an endorsement--just a reflection*), he makes this comment about progress: "In our hearts, we can all sense the way home..."

    So all we can do is continue the journey of life long learning and navigating the changes along its path realizing that in our experiences, relationships, associations, interactions and just being human we truly benefit and grow from stories like yours. That despite the challenges and changes along the way, in the end, we can and will find our way home. (Spiritually, Physically, Metaphysically, Cosmically, or in just living the moments we are given).

    In trying to find the truth of my own path, I find comfort in knowing that there are others on the same quest. I am me, You are You, and We are We. Keep making a difference Lisa: one person, one step at a time. Thank you again.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    31/08/2017 #43 Tausif Mundrawala
    #34 You are such a wonderful friend of mine to have dedicated the last video to the angelic soul of my mom. I would like everyone to know how your words acted as a balm on the wound which I thought would never go away. I am planning to pen a buzz on a subject which I would definitely tag all my friends here. What else could one ask from a friend who has dedicated a wonderful piece to my mom. You had been through those experiences where you could empathize with me. Hats off to our moms who had been through an unimaginable pain. They never let us know what they felt.

    How could I thank you enough, my friend @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Louise Smith
    31/08/2017 #42 Louise Smith
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher By dealing with the inescapable even though you passed through denial and anger, you are a stronger person. a braver person, a more understanding person. Your Mother is proud of you ! People without real compassion criticise and fall away. Do not concern yourself with them. Instead focus on the good memories, the funny stories, the dedication of your Mother as you knew her better than they did. You have learnt something about yourself that they will never know or even consider possible. Your Mother did a good job nurturing and is still teaching you. Look into your heart and know you are worthy.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/08/2017 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 Hi @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I agree, we don't spend enough time feeling and sharing grief. It shouldn't be viewed as something negative because just as much as birth is a part of life, so is death- I will always celebrate my mothers life. We didn't celebrate my fathers because he died before Hospice was created and during a time when to talk about death was hush. Thanks for your lovely comment!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/08/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #36 I meant to thank you for sharing & thank you @David B. Grinberg too!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/08/2017 #39 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #35 Dear @Sara Jacobovici, I hope the music was soothing. I have to admit, tears will still stream when I hear those songs but that's a cleansing feeling. How are you? It hasn't been long at all. You know what stood out for me in the first song, when he sang, "And I remember all the things we did, when I was a little kid." I swear those are the memories that come flooding back. A friend lost her mom before I lost mine and she said, "I feel like a child again, missing my mom." I understand now. I find the childhood memories put a smile on my face now. That's my wish for you, more smiles than tears- all in your own time. I'm very glad we met too! Bless you Sara.
  4. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A Simple Approach to storytelling
    A Simple Approach to storytellingGreat stories grab our hearts and move us emotionally. Emotions lead to action. This explains the rapidly increasing trend what salespersons need to be good storytellers to capture the hearts of their clients and act by purchasing. Storytelling...
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    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/08/2017 #52 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #51 this is the flow and you are in it
    James Olcott
    28/08/2017 #51 James Olcott
    Hopefully, I am adhering to your concepts without actually planning it!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/08/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    To a very deep friend of mine and I mean @David Navarro LΓ³pez- you know that you were on my mind while writing this buzz. I remembered our exchange of comments years ago on slideshare and how our intellectual and friendly journey progressed. The problems we faced till we found a solution and the conflicts with life we encountered till they blossomed into great endings. Now, you are where you are a happy man with many great hopes and dreams being fulfilled. This is a story for you.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The great thinker wrote a "buzz on this buzz" that explains the chaotic part of the background image of this buzz in a brilliant, testified and challenging way. Manjit raises the issue of the rise of the antiheroes in our modern societies and the fall of the hero stories. I strongly advise the readers of this buzz to refer the the buzz of Manjit because it is worthy of your quality time reading. Challenge your mind and helow is the link to Manjit's buzz:
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/lifecentric
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #48 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #47 What a great buzz that you wrote dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I am reading your buzz again. Please @Geoff Hudson-Searle read the buzz of Manjit as he refers to Joseph Campbell in it. It is interesting that you mentioned him in our exchange of comments on your buzz today. But here, Manjit adds a further and new dimension to the great work of Joseph.
    I made my first impression comment on your buzz dear Manjit and its quality is so high that I shared it on three hives and to my followers. This is something I only do for very exceptional buzzes. I am honored by your mention and in any role this buzz motivated you to write your great buzz.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #46 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #41 I deliberately postponed replying to your first comment till I have responded to the subsequent ones @Geoff Hudson-Searle. I thank you for your honesty in evaluating the buzz. First, you captured me with your writing "you need to meet the minds and hearts of your target audience". Yes, I agree without any doubt.
    The graph I used is analogous to the complexity graph of population growth. I wanted to avoid using the word complexity or other terms that may have led to losing the readers' minds. I agree with you that I could have explored the topic in a greater detail. However; it is leaving out some "hoes" that attracted such great comments as yours.
    I wanted to test the waters first with this buzz, but I promise to do soon.
    I certainly enjoyed our discussions on your buzz and I learnt a lot from you. For me, today is a delightful one for I got to know your more. I can't thank you enough.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #45 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #43 It did and it responds n part to the questions I addressed to you in my previous comment @Geoff Hudson-Searle. I used the word delight in my previous comment and you are referring to happiness. As people are forgetful unless there is a deep belief in "there is something of value and delight for me" I therefore agree fully with you that we should leave the customer with something physical to keep memory of whatever we offer the customer.
    I wanted initially to include an example of the CV that my daughter prepared and her CV is written in story format and the printing of the CV is done in very high quality photographic paper that it shall be difficult to "drop" the CV. I promise to share parts of it soon.
    Again, I do appreciate your comment greatly and I am indeed grateful to you.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #44 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #42 I agree with you @Geoff Hudson-Searle. In the linear part of the story a salesperson may introduce the layer of experiential experience to proceed to exciting the prospective customers with some features that are delightful and of benefit to them. Once they are in this stage I believe arousing them emotionally will help a long way. May be soon I shall give a working example of what I mean. Every product has its story. It is how we deliver the story to create action. In this case the product is the hero.
    I wonder in your opinion if the experiential and emotional processes or steps should go in consequence or in parallel. Or, the could be overlapping. I am here a bit worried of the confusion that may result.
    I thank you so much for your constructive comment, which triggers my thinking.
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    21/08/2017 #43 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee The essence of a successful emotional journey is that it leads the customer through a series of emotional waves. Interwoven with these highs are the key corporate communication and sales messages. At the end of the experience it must deliver the customer on an emotional β€˜High’. This is a proven communication technique that creates a deep sense of satisfaction and a strong memory of the visit and the brand. Psychologically, people prefer a defined conclusion to meetings. It is important that this is concluded with a physical retention (for example a brochure/ presentation/video/next appointment date). This reinforces that each visitor is important and provides a memory trigger for follow-up calls from sales persons. I am not sure I agree with Phil Johnson's quote 'We are often willing to sacrifice freedom for the illusion of safety' this is very much based on a 'one fits all scenario' our beings are all completely different, we all make choices and decisions, good or bad, in our lives, for the good of our loved ones, friends and executive teams, you know I wrote a blog last week called 'The pursuit of Happyness' the quote I will leave you with is 'Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not.' by Valerie Bertinelli. I look forward to our next interaction and hope this provides you with some 'food for thought' Best wishes, Geoff.
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    21/08/2017 #42 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee There are two layers to a successful journey: the progression through the experiential, and the emotional journey that customers should feel; bringing the β€œcompany experience to life”… there are two layers to this approach layer 1: Visual journey
    It is important to define the start and finish experience, as portal zones that every customer experiences. Further in to communications the designed components build the total experience. And layer 2: Emotional state journey The second layer of the brand journey should plot the change in the emotional state that customers should experience to fully engage in the brand experience. This emotional journey has several advantages: Most importantly, it delivers the psychological sense of tension then relief and relaxation that customers enjoy and need in their lives It reduces the reliance of the performance on the staff, and increases overall quality across the business It can be changed depending on the season, location, or time of day to create further uniqueness in the market It ensures a vibrant β€˜live’ performance feel for the customer, every visit and meeting, making each customer feel important and leaving the meeting,
    with more knowledge and information, before they commenced discussion.
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    21/08/2017 #41 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I really enjoyed your contribution and interactions to my buzz this morning https://www.bebee.com/producer/@geoff-hudson-searle/the-extraordinary-life-of-challenging-the-status-quo I know understand the cross synergy between some of the aspects of your writings and views. First of all I must commend you of the subject matter and topic, although I feel that you have not exercised a full explanatory and to the core of this fascinating subject, but provided great thought provoking insights to express opinions and incites. 'Great stories grab our hearts and emotions' this is a fact, irrespective of whether you are a writer, poet, film director or sales person, you need to meet the minds and hearts of your target audience. I am a huge fan of Joseph Campbell and his work, potentially one of my all time favorite books is 'The hero with a thousand faces' there are so many amazing facts in this book which are visible in life today from film and media through to business, his theories are no longer just a thesis of good ideas, his formula's are practical with commercial application. Joseph Campbell defines the function of a myth as the provision of a cultural framework for a society or people to educate their young, and to provide them with a means of coping with their passage through the different stages of life from birth to death. You touched on the sales person, One of the best ways to develop a sales or customer experience is through defining the β€˜branded customer journey’ as a series of elements that build up the branded message over time. It gives the brand manager more control over the delivery of the brand experience and therefore increases the likelihood of it’s success.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #40 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #39 Thank you @Maite Barroso Del Cerro for your appreciation and sharing of the buzz
    Maite Barroso Del Cerro
    21/08/2017 #39 Maite Barroso Del Cerro
    #37 thanks Ali!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #37 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I have edited the buzz by expanding on it, replacing the background image and adding few examples from distinguished bees.
    Tricia Mitchell
    21/08/2017 #36 Tricia Mitchell
    #35 true, true dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I agree wholeheartedly ☺
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #34 Great and their is nothing equal to writing consciously from our hearts dear @Tricia Mitchell
    Tricia Mitchell
    21/08/2017 #34 Tricia Mitchell
    #33 if it is aligned with my purpose dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and when I am called to, I shall expand on the idea ☺
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #31 Great dear @Tricia Mitchell and I am sure you shall amplify your energetic comment soon.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #30 I thrived on your comment @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. I add my voice to yours that we don't only share ideas, experiences and knowledge. We can share our stories. When we tell our stories we are full of passion and the reader or listener would be more engaged. The stories of our conflicts, failures and successes are a fertile ground ans may serves as lighthouses for those people sailing in their darkness. I greatly appreciate your support and enlightenment my friend.
  5. ProducerGraham🐝 Edwards
    Moments β€” lightning and thunder.
    Moments β€” lightning and thunder.The rain pounded on the canvas roof β€”Β Β for an instant the room was bright as day, faded to night, and a crash of thunder followed. Whether it was the pounding rain or the thunder that woke me I could not say but I lay there and listened to something...
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    Claire L Cardwell
    16/08/2017 #17 Claire L Cardwell
    @Praveen Raj Gullepalli - got no idea on that one! Lightning always reminded me of tree roots. I just love the highveld thunderstorms we get here on most summers afternoons. Time to unplug and have a guilt-free nap, lulled by the thunder rumbling overhead.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    16/08/2017 #16 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #10 Graham, I missed to mention another thingy. Looking at the pic of lightning forks and that pattern of flow of electricity, got me wondering again! That fractalistic pattern! Is it the optimal energy/prana/flow pattern of the universe? Is it some sort of a universal constant? You see that same pattern in our bodily tissues pumping blood...the arterial and venal network...in the leaves on the trees...the roots...what's with that flow pattern?! Is there some scientific / architectural explanation for that sort of a thing? @Claire L Cardwell
    Claire L Cardwell
    15/08/2017 #15 Claire L Cardwell
    #12 It was mind-blowing - literally!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    15/08/2017 #14 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #3 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, stop dancing around that iron rod! That's scary stuff.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    15/08/2017 #13 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #6 Thanks for the comment @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian... I heard they get some great hurricanes once in a while also... : )
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    15/08/2017 #12 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #5 Thanks for the comment @Claire L Cardwell You are right, there is nothing better than a good thunderstorm... sounds like a cool experience.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    15/08/2017 #11 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #4 Thanks Joyce... give it time, you will come to love thunder... lol
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    15/08/2017 #10 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #3 Thanks for the comments and story @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. I bet the crowbar trick has some merit to it....
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    15/08/2017 #9 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #2 Well I for one am glad you didn't get hit @Renée 🐝 Cormier. I heard that if you get hit by lightning and survive you are forever thirsty.... I should google it ... lol. Because as you know, if it's on the internet it's gotta be true. : )
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    15/08/2017 #8 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #1 Thanks for the comment @Sara Jacobovici... glad you enjoyed...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/08/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #4 LOL, Joyce, when my kids were little they too feared the thunder. I told them that if they hear thunder, the lightning missed them.

    Then they started the "steamboat game." They would steamboats (or Missisippis) between seeing lightning and hearing thunder. Every 4 meant a mile away.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/08/2017 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I LOVE thunderstorms!!! I used to spend winters in Orlando... They have great ones there.
    Claire L Cardwell
    13/08/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    We have epic thunderstorms up here on the Highveld in the summers.... one time my ex-husband and I raced up to Northcliff Hill so we could watch the thunderstorm rolling in from the North West.... Anyway before we knew it the storm was on us. We had to shelter under the water tower (which has a grounding copper rod in it of note, I have seen the plans) and cover our heads - the whole world lit up as the lightning hit the tower. It was an amazing experience. There is nothing like a good thunderstorm!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    13/08/2017 #4 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Love lightening but hate thunder. Beautiful pic.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/08/2017 #3 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    You took me back to kindergarten days when thunder used to leave me terrified Graham! As the storm would begin, Grandma used to rush outside and throw a large iron crowbar in the courtyard to keep the lightning away from the house. I well remember her telling me that the iron would attract the strike. She also would give me two magic words to chant when out in a thunderstorm. (Names of a couple of demigods). I have had moments when lightning struck real close...close enough to have my hair standing on end and leaving my nostrils breathing a weird and charged antiseptic kind of air. thunder storms are awe inspiring, no matter where they occur.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    13/08/2017 #2 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Poor kid! I remember in 1987 I was living in Montreal and they had a ferocious summer storm in August. I lived in an apartment building which was at Sherbrooke and Cavendish and from my 17th floor apartment, I could see the St. Lawrence River in the distance. I used to like to look out the living room window and watch the thunder storms on the horizon, but that day, the storm was so fierce, I decided to watch from further back in the room. As I sat in a chair looking toward the lake I heard a buzzing on the carpet. It was actually a bolt of lightening in the spot where I would normally stand. There was rubber padding under the carpet, so I ended up with only a hole the size of a cigarette burn in the rug. It was bizarre. I still can't fully understand how that bolt got there. No windows were broken, or anything. It seemed to just appear there and it was about as long as a pencil. When we moved out, we had to tear up the carpeting. There was a small black mark on the wooden floor where the bolt danced that day. Nothing more, nothing less.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/08/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for sharing the moment @Graham🐝 Edwards. Your writing style pulled me in and I enjoyed the whole experience.
  6. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    11/08/2017
    I share this because it speaks to humanity and its spirit across boundaries and time. It is proof that there is a butterfly effect. It is proof that there is power in every act, no matter how small. This is a truly inspiring story and beautifully told.
    Sara Jacobovici
    She Gave A Pregnant Woman Some Chocolate In The Death Camp. Seventy Years Later, THIS Happened...
    wikr.com Francine Christophe was only eight years old when during the WWII she was sent to a concentration...
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    Vincent Andrew
    11/08/2017 #5 Vincent Andrew
    I'm really happy to watch this. This is what being human is all about. Help a fellow human. Always help without expecting any return.
    Milos Djukic
    11/08/2017 #4 Anonymous
    #3 We all forget that sometimes.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/08/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 An invaluable reminder @Milos Djukic and a must do! Thank you.
    Milos Djukic
    11/08/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Tell people: β€œYou are Great”, while they are β€œalive”. Some people are precious and worthy of remembrance and acknowledgement.
    Milos Djukic
    11/08/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Thank you @Sara Jacobovici.
  7. ProducerChas ✌️ Wyatt
    Three Chairs
    Three Chairs"Three Chairs" illustration Β© 2017, Graphite on Paper, Story Β© 2017.A ConversationΒ  I was sitting on a balcony patio next to a cafe with a cool breeze blowing awaiting for a concert to start at the zoo. There were three empty chairs across from me...
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    Melissa Hefferman
    11/08/2017 #21 Anonymous
    Wonderful @Chas ✌️ Wyatt!!! :)
    Sue Bryan
    11/08/2017 #20 Sue Bryan
    Chas Wyatt says, "If there is an empty chair, let someone have a seat."
    Sue Bryan
    11/08/2017 #19 Sue Bryan
    "If there is an empty chair, let someone have a seat." Thanks for sharing so beautifully, your adventure creating a gesture with these three women. And thanks also for the PCT video - gorgeous.
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/08/2017 #18 Jerry Fletcher
    Well done Chris. My Dad used to say, "If we don't talk to strangers we will never have any friends." I'm glad there are friendly people in the world, like you.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    11/08/2017 #17 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments, relevants and shares.
    Ignacio Orna
    11/08/2017 #16 Ignacio Orna
    I would like to draw this way.
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    11/08/2017 #15 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    Great, thoughtful piece of writing. You never know Chas, you may engage in a Meaningful Conversation that could last forever with your kindness and gesture.
    Savvy Raj
    11/08/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    A beautiful piece of contemplation on a conversation by @Chas ✌️ Wyatt Loved the line equally like Sara Jacobovici " If there is an empty chair, let someone have a seat. You will never know whom you might meet, nor the discourses you may traverse." 😊 Sharing this right away on' Life and Living'
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/08/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    @Chas ✌️ Wyatt writes: "If there is an empty chair, let someone have a seat. You will never know whom you might meet, nor the discourses you may traverse."
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/08/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    You're made up of the real stuff @Chas ✌️ Wyatt. Thanks for sharing your talents, links and time.
    Ian Weinberg
    11/08/2017 #11 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for sharing that authentic slice of life @Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Aleta Curry
    11/08/2017 #10 Aleta Curry
    'If there is an empty chair, let someone have a seat. You will never know whom you might meet, nor the discourses you may traverse.' And it's true, that!
    Faith West
    11/08/2017 #9 Faith West
    @Chas ✌️ Wyatt - What a lovely story. It was easy to read and painted pleasant pictures in my mind.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    10/08/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Synchronistically enough, I was thinking about your writing skills, @Chas ✌️ Wyatt and how powerfully you are able to paint pictures in my mind. I'm pretty sure it was some random mention of a snake that kick-started my journey down image-memory-lane but just like that, I was in Hawaii, living off grid.

    The waterfall at 2:24 in the video rocks my world!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    10/08/2017 #7 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Oh, and I like your drawing, btw @Chas ✌️ Wyatt. Very nice.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    10/08/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I always talk to strangers; even when they don't offer me candy! If they've got a dog with them, then I absolutely have to talk to them and give love to their dog. I can't pass up the chance to pet or kiss a good dog, ever.
    Pascal Derrien
    10/08/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    and I forgot to mention I would love to be able to my own visuals but I don't have your talent in that domain either :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    10/08/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    a kool snippet of spontaneity :-)
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    10/08/2017 #3 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Isn't that the truth @Chas ✌️ Wyatt, you just never know where a conversation with someone may lead. After all, weren't our dearest friends strangers once. . .
  8. Geoff Hudson-Searle
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, great to see your Visual Storytelling: A Creative Approach article on Linkedin. Geoff Hudson-Searle
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    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    04/08/2017 #2 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    #1 Great read Ali, a subject that is very close to my writings and one that needs heightened awareness, always a pleasue Ali, Happy Friday!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/08/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    You are so kind and thoughtful @Geoff Hudson-Searle. I can't thank you enough.
    This presentation was originally published on slideshare and then shared on LI. The link is
    https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/visual-storytelling-32366375
  9. ProducerJerry Fletcher

    Jerry Fletcher

    03/08/2017
    Long Time No Gab
    Long Time No GabDoug called me yesterday.I didn't have time to talk as I was on my way to a client meeting.I called him back in the afternoon and caught him out for his afternoon walk in Centennial Colorado.As close as we could figure we had not spoken to each...
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    Jerry Fletcher
    04/08/2017 #16 Jerry Fletcher
    #15 Don't give up Vincent.
    Vincent Andrew
    04/08/2017 #15 Vincent Andrew
    #10 The last I heard he was in China. I emailed him but no reply. I remember his kindness. That's what stood out most for me.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/08/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    You are a wonderful story teller @Jerry Fletcher. Very much enjoyed being drawn into your "gab". Thanks for sharing.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    04/08/2017 #13 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, how little encounter enlivens memories and gives us cheery moments!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/08/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #11 I love Colorado! If my daughter and her family would move out there (my son and his family lives there), We'd move too!
    Jerry Fletcher
    03/08/2017 #11 Jerry Fletcher
    #6 Glad you enjoyed Lisa. No, I don't live in Colorado but Doug does. We worked together in the 70's in Cherry Creek on the south side of Denver.
    Jerry Fletcher
    03/08/2017 #10 Jerry Fletcher
    #5 Glad I brought back pleasant memories, Vincent. Have you called that old friend?
    Jerry Fletcher
    03/08/2017 #9 Jerry Fletcher
    #4 Thank you Ali. I'm glad I could make you think. All of us here profit from your "mind ventures."
    Jerry Fletcher
    03/08/2017 #8 Jerry Fletcher
    #2 Joyce--good way to put it.
    Jerry Fletcher
    03/08/2017 #7 Jerry Fletcher
    #1 You bet! Couldn't have been nicer.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/08/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Nostalgia with long time friends rocks! So many things to talk about and you can always resume where ever you left off. Enjoyed this story @Jerry Fletcher. Do you live in Colorado?
    Vincent Andrew
    03/08/2017 #5 Vincent Andrew
    There's a friend I have not seen for more than 20 years Jerry. He's my good friend from university. He loved to hang out with his girlfriend who later became his wife. Later I learned they had gone their separate ways. I feel sad for both of them. Never thought it could happen. Maybe things didn't work out. Your story reminds me of friends from years ago whom I've not seen. Thanks Jerry.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/08/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you @Jerry Fletcher for you touched my heart with this nostalgic story. In a way you remind me of my last buzz and your comment there
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/08/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Touching memories of an old friendship
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    03/08/2017 #2 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    You grabbed my heart with this one, Jerry. I could feel the glow glowing off of the two of you.
    Pascal Derrien
    03/08/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Nice meet up I would say :-)
  10. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    01/08/2017
    The Little Things (Me, My Diabetes and Me)
    The Little Things (Me, My Diabetes and Me)It's Been a WhileI like the number 7 for some reasons. Yet a concentrate of life challenges were sent my way precisely between the age of 7 and 17. 2017 started like any other year but it became soon apparent that it would be different for a number...
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    Pascal Derrien
    14/08/2017 #86 Pascal Derrien
    #85 Indeed @Ana Elisa Gomes Borges many thanks for reading :-)
    Ana Elisa Gomes Borges
    14/08/2017 #85 Ana Elisa Gomes Borges
    Aprendizado...
    Martin Wright
    04/08/2017 #84 Martin Wright
    #83 I hear you there brother.
    Pascal Derrien
    04/08/2017 #83 Pascal Derrien
    #82 thanks @Martin Wright some days it is very easy and others...... just the smell of something I like kills me and I almost need to b e restrained :-)
    Martin Wright
    03/08/2017 #82 Martin Wright
    the need to change your diet is tbe hardest thing i have found, things you used to enjoy you can no longer have. Woth me its lactose intolerence and it is a bitch. But one finds a way through.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    03/08/2017 #81 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #77 Great @Pascal Derrien. Pls. research Dr.Tim Noakes who's behind the revival of Paleo/Banting in South Africa. Also see: https://realmealrevolution.com/
    Pascal Derrien
    02/08/2017 #80 Pascal Derrien
    #79 I have big feet and will sure be practising kick outs with the hope to increase my efficiency in that part of the game. :-) Indeed @🐝 Fatima G. Williams your comment is spot on :-)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    02/08/2017 #79 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    You go kick these diabetics thingy right in the butt (winks) I'm super glad you're doing much better. Remember all of the love in store for you from the people around you and yourself. Everything will be worth the effort you put in on this☺☺☺☺☺
    Pascal Derrien
    02/08/2017 #78 Pascal Derrien
    #76 thanks @Paul Waltersl that's a touching thought :-) :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    02/08/2017 #77 Pascal Derrien
    #75 thanks @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA I am not far from that routine except meat maybe and I will investigate your link I have already 5kg but have nothing left to lose :-)
    Paul Walters
    02/08/2017 #76 Paul Walters
    @Pascal Derrien Tomorrow I return to Bali and once there I shall offer up 7 prayers for your continuing well being
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    02/08/2017 #75 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Essentially Low Carbs High Fat way of eating as our ancestors lived for thousands of years.Carbs are realatively new to he digestive system and we were not designed to store them up in large quantities. Meat, eggs and leafy greens are the basis.Worked for me...12 kgs lost more energy and halved bp meds.Especially suited for insulin resisted and pre- duabetic/ diabetic people @Pascal Derrien
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    02/08/2017 #74 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #72 @Pascal Derrien.Try The Banting eating way of life.Many success stories in reducing or eliminating diabetes meds:http://paleopower.co.za/tim-noakes-diabetes-diet/
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    02/08/2017 #73 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #72 it sure is!!!!!!
    Pascal Derrien
    02/08/2017 #72 Pascal Derrien
    #71 ah cheers @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian :-) I actually don't have much to lose and if I lose more I am going to lose a bone. I am OK with the whole wheat brownies carbs family I actually need some as I do a lot of sport and I kind of like them, but I agree on the refined stuff its a constant battle.,

    it must be such a relief to be off insulin !!!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    02/08/2017 #71 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I can empathize since I too am diabetic. Carbs metabolize as sugars, and sugar is freeking everywhere! Even ketchup is 25% sugar.

    There seems to be a theory here that meats increase blood sugar. Not so. Proteins have little effect on blood sugar except as they relate to weight gain. Sugar, refined starches, and weight are the major enemies. Anything that metabolizes slower has a more gradual effect on blood sugar. The closer something is to sugar outside the body, the faster it becomes sugar inside the body.

    If you want to go vegetarian, fine. But don't do it to help your diabetes. Beans will raise blood sugar faster than meat. It's really a question of what you can stand. I refuse to eat quinoa. Whole wheat pasta makes me gag as does brown rice. Try the better choices, adopt what you can. Moderate the rest.

    Since I lost 60 pounds, I am off insulin and my other medications have been cut drastically. If you are carrying excess weight, lose it and lose it now.
    Tricia Mitchell
    02/08/2017 #70 Tricia Mitchell
    #69 You're welcome, Pascal. I don't know about you, but I tend to get messages delivered in threes (the first sows a seed, the second, another data point - "Perhaps there's some truth in it?" & the third, I take action!). Synchronicity, eh :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    02/08/2017 #69 Pascal Derrien
    #68 many thanks Tricia for dropping by and very grateful for all the pointers had a similar discussion with a physio friend of mine recently πŸ˜€
    Tricia Mitchell
    02/08/2017 #68 Tricia Mitchell
    You're fortunate to have your wife in your corner, Pascal. Thanks for sharing and being vulnerable. If your wife practices or is interested in functional medicine or a biopsychosocial model, managing or even reversing diabetes is possible. If our bodies are constantly adapting to our thoughts, feelings and perceptions of our environment, by finding the root cause of the biological changes, we can explore what's required for the body to heal (as opposed to searching for cures). 1 person I knew of who was diagnosed with diabetes at 38 traced the origins of it back to being in the womb. I know of 2 people who healed their diabetes. Bruce Lipton's work is a great source of information about epigenetics:

    "...the science of epigenetics, which explores how cellular chemical reactions switch genes on and off. Research in this area has found that stress, diet, behavior, toxins and other factors activate chemical switches that regulate gene expression. Lipton clarifies that this new area of study reveals that environmental influences are more prominent in causing illness than genes. He says new cancer research suggests that genetic factors influence the occurrence of illness a mere 10% of the time. In other words, the perception of our environment is responsible for our body’s health 90% of the time."

    "With a tone of excitement Lipton notes, β€œ Wow! This means that people are not victims of their genes as we used to think. They can change their perceptions and thus change their health. Now that’s exciting! The old biology used to take away choice and control the outcome. When you tell people they are victims, their power is diminished. The work now is to help people change their perceptions so they can change their outcomes.” https://www.brucelipton.com/resource/article/the-biology-love Thought you may be interested. Cheers, Tricia
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    02/08/2017 #67 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #65 Think beans and quinoa! The latter has as many amino acids as a serving of beef.
  11. ProducerDeb 🐝 Helfrich
    Hailstorm Thoughts
    Hailstorm ThoughtsOn my drive west, just as I entered Wyoming, I experienced the most intense hailstorm of my life. While traveling, there is a sensation of being totally free from the bounds of daily life. Driving across the plains of Nebraska all morning, it was...
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    Lisa Vanderburg
    28/07/2017 #8 Lisa Vanderburg
    Enthralling buzz @Deb 🐝 Helfrich - full of the smell of ozone and ether! Intuition is a powerful forces that you understand so well, my friend!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/07/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 The magic of this buzz and that of @Sara Jacobovici inspired me with the idea to write and publish a buzz today on hailstorm as a metaphor for storytelling.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/hailstorm-a-dynamic-metaphor
    Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and @Sara Jacobovici for the inspiration
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/07/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich writes, "...there are gifts to be noticed in the eye of the storm."
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/07/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    First, thank you to @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for bringing my attention to your post @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Now, couldn't be more honoured to be mentioned in such a beautifully written and beautifully told story. Your full immersion in life is courageous and inspiring. Please keep on writing.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    27/07/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I find your post very relevant to my life @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, and tops the list of my favorites.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    27/07/2017 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    "Louder and louder the deep thunder rolled, as through the myriad halls of some vast temple in the sky; fiercer and brighter came the lightning; more and more heavily the rain poured down. The eye, partaking of the quickness of the flashing light, saw in its every gleam a multitude of objects which it could not see at steady noon in fifty times that period.... in a trembling, vivid, flickering instant, everything was clear and plain: then came a flash of red into the yellow light; a change to blue; a brightness so intense that there was nothing else but light; and then the deepest and profoundest darkness." ~Charles Dickens, "Martin Chuzzlewit", Chapter XLII.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/07/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A buzz per day and still of this high quality is amazing and reflect your ability to tell great stories with meaning @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. I am soon building on the hailstorm metaphor and shall reflect on the great life lessons you have taught us in this wonderful buzz, Deb.
    Pascal Derrien
    27/07/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    ''I am the captain of my own life and it is fine to occasionally go below-board to ride out waters so choppy, I might be thrown from the deck'' so true in any human story near you I have been reminded of this this very week I will probably put an article up on this sometime soon... now that will probably not be as eloquent as this article is :-)
  12. ProducerAlan Culler

    Alan Culler

    20/07/2017
    What's Your Story, Morning Glory?
    What's Your Story, Morning Glory?β€œβ€˜I need your help,’ the blond whispered in my ear as she took me by the arm and started fast-walking me towards Boylston Street. Before I knew it, she pulled me into a taxi and barked β€˜Copley Square’ at the driver. As we sped off, I noticed two...
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    Don 🐝 Kerr
    23/07/2017 #25 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #23 Indeed.
    Alan Culler
    22/07/2017 #24 Alan Culler
    #22 "People and stuff" -well said @Pascal Derrien

    When I was 11 and at Camp Sachem Boy Scout camp in Antrim, New Hampshire the Camp director was a Poe fan. Every night, while we huddled in dark cabins with only dim flashlights for company, he would play a record over the camp PA system covering all 10 villages and 300 acres around Gregg Lake's north shore. It was a recording of Basil Rathbone reading Poe stories - "The Masque of the Red Death" was a favorite.

    "The "Red Death" had long devastated the country. . . .It was toward the close of the fifth or sixth month of his seclusion, and while the pestilence raged most furiously abroad, that the Prince Prospero entertained his thousand friends at a masked ball of the most unusual magnificence."

    "The Cask of Amontillado" another "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge."

    Years later, in my 30s, I found a copy of that record at a library rummage sale -time to pull it out again -Thanks for your comment and for the memories
    Alan Culler
    22/07/2017 #23 Alan Culler
    #21 Well - Don 🐝 Kerr - even on beBee - Rare to find someone quoting "The Book of the Dead" - wonderful poetry
    Another favorite line seems appropriate here -"'What three things can never be done? Forget. Keep silent. Stand alone." - thank you for sharing -nice not to be standing alone.
    Pascal Derrien
    22/07/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    Stories are made of ''people & stuff'' :-) Edgar Alan Poe and his Tales Of Mystery and Imagination is full of people and stuff :-)
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    22/07/2017 #21 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Alan Culler "The universe is made of stories, not atoms." - Muriel Rukeyser
    Alan Culler
    21/07/2017 #20 Alan Culler
    #19 well said @Jordan Sands
    Jordan Sands
    21/07/2017 #19 Jordan Sands
    #16 Einstein was right Alan. I think imagination helps us to remember and our memories add to our imagination. It is a two way thing. Both enhancing the other.
    Alan Culler
    21/07/2017 #18 Alan Culler
    #13 @Sara Jacobovici
    I sometime miss your posts as well -there ems to be limits to my time -which I know you also write about -time and stories in the multiverse are said to be infinite, but I have trouble getting out of this universe sometimes -ah -when to "Be Here Now" and when to "Be Open to Infinite Possibility"

    Thanks for sharing to the Only Humans Tell Stories Hive -I'll look that up.
    Alan Culler
    21/07/2017 #17 Alan Culler
    #10 Yeah @Harvey Lloyd
    Because the listener settles into the imagined analogue world of the story -what need has she of a digital display
    Thanks for your comments.
    Alan Culler
    21/07/2017 #16 Alan Culler
    #14 Thanks @Jordan Sands - Einstein said that imagination was our most important faculty - how do you think it relates to memory?
    Alan Culler
    21/07/2017 #15 Alan Culler
    #9 @Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks for continuing the conversation, Jerry. So many great ideas here -persuasion -the art of sharing knowledge or a point of view through story. Science fiction stories - in the words of Lionel Shriver "complaining about today's problems by projecting them into the future"
    Will look up Margie and the Aesop story.
    Thanks again
    Jordan Sands
    21/07/2017 #14 Jordan Sands
    Great post ! Some of my blogs are stories straight out of my imagination. I love the escape they give me and I try to empower that into the reader.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/07/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    @Alan Culler writes: "My personal stories become illustrations to the point I want to make. That happens in conversation too. My songs often come from a chord progression on the guitar, which reminds me of a feeling, which I then put a story to. If/when I end up writing fiction, stories may require a bit more planning and a return to Joseph Campbell."
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/07/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    Honoured to be mentioned among this group of writers and storytellers @Alan Culler. I so appreciate your stories and style (sorry I sometimes miss your posts). Love this buzz; the beginning, the middle and the end. I will keep an eye opened for future stories from you. Thanks again.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/07/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Definitely all connected @Alan Culler. I always enjoy hearing a story attributed to one culture that another culture claims ownership for. I think this goes back to your discussion of Jung and Campbell.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/07/2017 #10 Harvey Lloyd
    Story telling is an art form, that i enjoy, thanks for the tag.

    A story well told captivates the listeners emotion set and they can place themselves in the storyline. I have met a few in my travels and can say that a good story teller can replace the media very quickly.

    I am glad you posted your thoughts it was enjoyed.
    Jerry Fletcher
    21/07/2017 #9 Jerry Fletcher
    Alan, Some of us come to story from without being from an oral tradition. My father didn't tell stories nor did my mother but they kept me in books from the time I could read. I "grok" science fiction because as a teen I was given a subscription to the Science Fiction Book Club. I'd been through Greek, Roman and Scandinavian mythology well before that and the writer's ability to paint new worlds and cultures with words opened my mind to a new realm. And I got into movies although it took a half-day to go into the city on Greyhound for a matinee and return.

    My ex is a fiction writer. I could never do what she does. But I can write to convince or persuade. I can make people listen to a different viewpoint. And I have a voice that resonates with most people. So I speak and have done so professionally on three continents. (I'm waiting for an invite to Australia) The stories I tell in speaking are ones that make a point like Margie, The Galactic Commander (www.NetowrkingNinja.com) or The man with two wives by Aesop which I use to explain positioning.

    What I've found over the years is that each of us has stories that will involve and intrigue most people but we just don't notice them. You have to want to be storyteller. That opens your eyes. Simply recalling all the sensory input of when and where the story took place will connect your audience. Then just tell the story. Hone it with the next telling. Find the words that connect every time. Make that story a signature--one no one else can tell.
    Sarah Elkins
    21/07/2017 #8 Sarah Elkins
    #3 You're right, @Alan Culler, a passion for stories knows no boundaries! And I've heard some great tales from every culture, it's how we continue our personal and family histories.
    Alan Culler
    21/07/2017 #7 Alan Culler
    #4 Nothing jogs the memory like a good story -Thanks for joining the conversation @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Alan Culler
    21/07/2017 #6 Alan Culler
    #5 I am likewise pleased to be connected with you @Tausif Mundrawala - I agree listening and empathy would seem a prerequisite for a good story.
  13. Producer🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    A heart full of generosity and love!
    A heart full of generosity and love!I hurt and have been hurting and as much I'm finding healing, I never forgave myself for allowing my father to pass away. I was sitting and watching a movie in the living room not knowing he needed my help. Why didn't he call out like he usually...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    22/07/2017 #23 Cyndi wilkins
    Hey soul sister...It's not easy for us gals to say goodbye to our daddies...but you know...he's closer to you now than he's ever been...Just take a look at the gift his passing has given you...

    "I choose to love everyone around me as much as I can, as I know there's not much time left with each other."

    He's given you wings;-)
    Joel Anderson
    21/07/2017 #22 Joel Anderson
    We all miss moments and opportunities but your message speaks volumes for the perspective of time, understanding, letting go, remembering and knowing that even in those lost moments, those unspoken works, there is a truth to love that outlast the mistakes (real or perceived).

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

    --William James

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

    --Betty M. Nelson

    Walk proud @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and stand tall for a life well lived--apparent, hidden just under the surface and at times totally unseen. An outlasting life of excellence that because of him and your mom lives on in the portrait of you.
    Jerry Fletcher
    21/07/2017 #21 Jerry Fletcher
    Fatima, Know that he will always be with you. I can hear my Dad's voice in my own as I speak with my daughter. Once in while it is advice he gave me that has stood the test of time. Often it is just the tone or word choices. Dads and Moms stay with us, I believe.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/07/2017 #20 Pascal Derrien
    Great tribute you wear your heart on your sleeve as always :-)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    21/07/2017 #19 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #18 Thank you my dear friends. I have found more comfort here on beBee than anywhere else. Stay blessed everyone.
    Charlene Norman
    21/07/2017 #18 Charlene Norman
    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams When we humans become parents we don't get a manual that tells us how to "parent'. We do the best we can. When our parents get sick and eventually die, we kids don't get the manual that tells us what to do. We do the best we can. When we siblings lose our brothers/sisters at far too tender an age, there is never a manual that tells us what to do. We do the best we can. By all the comments below, you have many friends in the bee community with many wise words who have been shown, told, coached to "do the best we can." You will never lose the pain of losing Dad. It will be with you forever. But you can turn all that pain into joy by focusing only on the goodness of the man and happiness he brought you and others. You can turn your own pain into joy by thinking upon all the gifts that he gave you (the strength, the resilience, the sense of humour and wonder and the huge capacity to share and to love). You can talk to him every day and thank him for what he gave you. He wants you to be blissfully happy and joyful. And to do and be the best that you can. A Huge hug to you my friend.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    21/07/2017 #17 Tausif Mundrawala
    I can feel the void left by my progenitor. Losing a parent creates a heartache which could never be healed however strong we become. The fear of losing our loved one kills us and that have been killing me day in and day out. We than start blaming ourselves that where did we fail taking care of them. I faltered because ........ There could be many reasons which could make us inconsolable throughout our life. It needs courage to talk about our grief because bottling up would lead to a dangerous burst.

    My deepest condolences to you and your family, my friend, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Milos Djukic
    21/07/2017 #16 Anonymous
    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, This is the post dedicated to my late father published on July 27, 2014 (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140727012813-248021126-writing-and-human-spirit-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly). He was a poet and he taught me about many "hidden" things. Original title of the post was: "Writing and Human Spirit, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly". In the end, only one things matter: good - your writing and his spirit. A great person deserves no less: FFF dad.
    Milos Djukic
    21/07/2017 #15 Anonymous
    A heart full of FFF.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    21/07/2017 #14 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Thanks everyone for the love. I'm holding on to my torch and I know I'll never lose my way with him guiding me.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/07/2017 #13 Harvey Lloyd
    Dads are a funny bread. Most feel and sense their children deeply, but always they want desperately for them to have the strength to live past them. So they hide their "self" and build their family.

    I have two wonderful daughters who love me and would do anything to help. My only wish is to see that they can face the world and find peace and joy within their heart.

    For a dad to know that their children will make it based on the knowledge they have passed on is a triumph that can not be described.

    Prove dads thoughts right, take what he has given and build your life and keep in mind the torch he passed is now your responsibility to pass to the next. From what i have read here your dad was an awesome person and passed a torch that shines brightly, and aptly named @🐝 Fatima G. Williams.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    21/07/2017 #12 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, I can only echo the sentiment of others who have commented before me. You are a gift to your father. You honor your father every day.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/07/2017 #11 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Let yourself dwell in life, not death. I believe that's what he would want. It is glorious that you spent his remaining years not focused on his dying. I bet he appreciated that.
    Dean Owen
    21/07/2017 #10 Dean Owen
    He is smiling down at you right now with a beaming sense of pride, and for your wedding, he may not walk you down the aisle, but he'll have the best seat in the house.
    Debasish Majumder
    21/07/2017 #9 Debasish Majumder
    Great way to pay tribute @🐝 Fatima G. Williams! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Lyon Brave
    21/07/2017 #8 Lyon Brave
    I have two fathers and Jhonny died next to my mother in bed and im pretty sure if he could choose his death thats how he would of wanted it. I am sure your father knew you loved him. It sounds like you were very active in his life. I know people who dont see thei parents for years. They come after the funeral and pawn their stuff, so having guilt because he didnt see you get married or.because you didnt spend enough time with him is just not how you should look back on your time togethet. Your name is Fatima. The fathers favorite daughter. I am sure you were loved and loved. Now i think all you can do is tell your children wonderful bedtime stories about your dada when you make your own family.
    Ian Weinberg
    21/07/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for reminding us of our humanness with all its limitations. We control very little after all. We are judged therefore only on our best intentions. Celebrate and rejoice the good times and cherish everything that contributes to increasing awareness. No blame, no guilt and no regret. But grieve we will because this is our lot. Feel your loss. Wish you well.
    Brigette Hyacinth
    21/07/2017 #6 Brigette Hyacinth
    This is so deep and touching. Fatima, don't beat up yourself with, "If Only." You can't change the past and he knew you loved him. I am sorry for how hard his passing has been on you and your family. There are many nights when the pain is so great and you cry yourself to sleep. You would give anything to see them, talk to them, hug them just one more time. Death is the hardest thing to deal with and it never gets easier. There is nothing anyone could have done. When our hourglass is full we must leave this earth. I read many posts but this is one that will remain with me. Thanks for the remainder and for this wonderful tribute of your father. ((Hugs)) Brigette
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    21/07/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams this is a great tribute. My best wishes for you and your family. πŸπŸπŸ’–πŸ’–
  14. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    The tyranny of secrets - stories not told
    The tyranny of secrets - stories not toldβ€œE quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle. And so we came forth, and once again beheld the stars.” William Styron Β© Copyright 2017, Don Kerr, Don Kerr Writes - All rights reserved. ...
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    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/07/2017 #24 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #23 @debasish majumder OK. How about this - thanks bud!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/07/2017 #22 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #13 @debasish majumder Many thanks sir.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/07/2017 #21 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #11 @Sara Jacobovici Encouragement from my friend in Israel is much appreciated. Thanks.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/07/2017 #20 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #8 @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador Thanks to my Savannah buddy!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/07/2017 #19 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #10 @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Very much appreciate your comments.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/07/2017 #18 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #7 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt No question that opening the kimono wide is fraught with challenge. I have simply come to a point in life where the absence of filters is no longer a hindrance.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/07/2017 #17 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #6 @Jerry Fletcher The encouragement of folks such as you do give one a little more faith in continuing down this path. Thank you.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/07/2017 #16 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #5 @Ian Weinberg Excellent observations all and my intent is not to resolve these issues it is to turn toward the adversity they represent and in knowing move forward. Perhaps this is one of the more challenging aspects of an active meditation practise.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/07/2017 #15 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #4 You raise a very good point @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. Part of the motivation for these reflections is to consider how I am handling my relationship with my two sons.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/07/2017 #14 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #3 I've been off the grid for a few days so excuse my tardy response. I thank you for you encouragement and do hope that your brother finds his way. @Charlene Norman
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/07/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    @Don 🐝 Kerr writes: "Perhaps the dissonance would be silenced with the writing and the sharing."
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/07/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @Don 🐝 Kerr, important story, profoundly and "beautifully" written. I echo the comments of your readers. Do write. It makes a difference. Beside, I want to add another personalized autographed Don Kerr book to my bookshelf ;-)
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    09/07/2017 #10 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Beautiful, sad piece, and glorious prose. You wind your way around words like a master. The imagery is thought-provoking.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    09/07/2017 #9 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great article πŸ‘
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    09/07/2017 #8 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    @Don 🐝 Kerr, great story here. The blessing is received by doing something well outside of our comfort zone. Have a great day, Bill Stankiewicz
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    09/07/2017 #7 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Don 🐝 Kerr, you are a wordsmith. This may have been cathartic for you, but, I enjoyed the story immensely. You also touch on the battle I sometimes face in whether, or not, to reveal deeply personal details about my life in my writing. I also love the quote in the Preface by George Moore.
    Jerry Fletcher
    08/07/2017 #6 Jerry Fletcher
    Don, I know that was not easy. I applaud your courage. I cheer your ability to string words together so that we can feel how this diorama tells the story but not all of it. Somehow I believe that sharing such stories is good for both of us as it enlightens each while lightening the load if even in a small way.
    Ian Weinberg
    08/07/2017 #5 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for sharing @Don 🐝 Kerr After many years of coaching self and others professionally, I've arrived at a place where I believe that it's not possible to fully expunge the founding circuitry of our subjective cognition, emotions and beliefs. Neither the deep neuro-archeological dig nor the 'aha' moment of self-discovery leads to automatic resolution. Nor in fact does the application of pure logical reasoning. However the application of acceptance and forgiveness together with gratitude for the good stuff, goes a long way to letting the light in. Add to this purposeful busyness, value contribution and personal achievement and you take the edge off the pain.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/07/2017 #4 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Very poignantly expressed dear Don. To deal with undecurrents one needs to feel the source again and again. Feel the regret and the pain. If I were to explore the kaleidoscope of the past with a microscope, I should not forget to use my sense of humour for a filter. If I cannot laugh at the shy, timid, scared, foolish yet trusting kid that I was then, I surely will end up in the deeper end of the pool again!

    I think the choices we had then (with or without the supporting voices outside) still remain with us. To not fear, to fight back, to resist, to focus on the present, to have a dream and fiercely work towards enabling it with effort and not waiting for a miracle to make it happen, to care and share, to protect and nurture, to relate and reach out.

    I keep asking myself - What would you say if you were to come across a kid just like you were once upon a time not long ago? Would I be able to make a difference?
    Charlene Norman
    08/07/2017 #3 Charlene Norman
    Really REALLY bold Don. I don't know very many people (either sex) who would publicly display themselves like this. Yet I admire you for doing so because it must be very cathartic in so many ways.

    I wish I could introduce my brother to you. He too has a very checkered past and he could stand a good intervention from a good man such as yourself. But I fear he is too far gone -- like so many -- and again like so many -- when he finally does get it, it will be too late. You, my friend are one of the very lucky ones.

    Please don't stop sharing your magic.
  15. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    01/08/2016
    A thunderstorm lesson from a digital immigrant.  Going β€œanalogue” Oh My.
    A thunderstorm lesson from a digital immigrant. Going β€œanalogue” Oh My.I am a digital immigrant. My navigation, grammarΒ and typing skills (normal and thumb induced) across the Internet of Things (IoT) or, as I like to refer to it all, the Thing of Things (ToT)--are atrocious. Yesterday, just like this morning, I...
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    Sarah Elkins
    04/07/2017 #29 Sarah Elkins
    #18 I could not be more honored than to have played some small part in this beautifully written tribute to being unplugged, @Joel Anderson. I call what you describe here as a stolen moment; when I'm in the middle of something busy, and what feels like an arbitrary or random thing abruptly stops my activity. I can choose to get angry and frustrated, or I can choose to see it as a stolen moment - an opportunity to breathe deeply, listen intently, and rethink my priorities. Excellent post, Joel, thank you for sharing that stolen moment.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/07/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I'm glad @Deb 🐝 Helfrich linked this in her buzz. "Guess what. I didn’t have a panic attack. Life as I know it didn’t stop, it actually marched on in the beauty of an early morning thunderstorm. As I became accustomed to not having internet access, I actually stopped face planting myself into my computer and took the time to go outside and stand in the rain" Isn't it amazing that the times we may envision panic cause no panic at all? I always feel like a young child (in a good way) when I stand in the rain without worrying about getting my hair wet etc... Great story. Amazing how well we functioned w/out panic before cell phones and the internet.
    Joel Anderson
    30/06/2017 #27 Joel Anderson
    #23 @Jon Rueck Thanks for sharing the story. Yep, sometimes abby normal is a good thing. Storms blowing through here the past couple days. Yesterday we had an inch and a half. Got caught in a downpour just as I was walking to my truck. Just made me laugh.
    Joel Anderson
    30/06/2017 #26 Joel Anderson
    #25 #24 @Sara Jacobovici Thank you for the comment and the share. Keep dancing. :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    30/06/2017 #25 Sara Jacobovici
    @Joel Anderson writes, "As I stood outside, I found that those little wet things called raindrops were a refreshing reminder that sometimes we just need to stop what we are doing and go dance in the rain."
    Sara Jacobovici
    30/06/2017 #24 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for sharing the link to this great buzz. Sorry I missed it the first time you posted this @Joel Anderson. Beautifully written, beautifully said!
    Jon Rueck
    30/06/2017 #23 Jon Rueck
    A neighbor chided me for mowing in the rain (some time back). He got my standard response: "I was born wet!" More recently we drove through a hail storm west of Great Bend in a futile attempt to outrun the storm. It was not long after we'd traded for a new pickup (new to us, but a 2014 model). The guy pulling a trailer ahead of us kept going so we kept following, listening to the weather report baseball sized hail a few miles away. Eventually out of the storm a look at the truck revealed no damage, but the ride was exciting! Our hail had been about a half inch and mostly soft ice. Lots of noise though. Fun in retrospect. #21
    Joel Anderson
    29/06/2017 #22 Joel Anderson
    #19 And thank you for you kind comment. Wishing you only the best and please continue to inspire us with your wisdom and insights.
    Joel Anderson
    29/06/2017 #21 Joel Anderson
    #19 Just to let you know why I returned to this post. This morning, I was trying to beat a thunderstorm between my house and my truck. Suffice it to say, there I was walking the short distance and before I could get in to my vehicle, it started pouring. I just had to chuckle as it reminded me of the article and I just stood there, and said, well your already getting wet. just enjoy it. As I drove to work, I couldn't get this song out of my mind: https://youtu.be/U5GKrmtCAgo
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    29/06/2017 #19 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #18 If you didn't exist, Joel, we would have to create you.

    There is something about our pent-up adult minds that react against constant play, but will let dance slip through the vise.

    I wrote an extensive comment, that must be its own post, most especially as I have been holding myself back from writing on what's transpired in June.....

    Bringing this post back, reigniting this feeling of joy that often arises when we can interrupt our minds, has brought me immense energy!
    Joel Anderson
    29/06/2017 #18 Joel Anderson
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Melissa Hefferman @Sarah Elkins Because of you all, I changed one word in this story. Originally I had ended this with "play in the rain." Because of some of your posts and numerous insights on life in general, comments on stepping out of ones comfort zone, your reflections on life lessons and life long learning, the subject of dancing, and your passion; I changed "play" to "dance" as you continue to inspire me. I know there are others out there, but I wanted to just say thank you. Keep making a difference. Joel
    Joel Anderson
    03/08/2016 #16 Joel Anderson
    #15 http://www.wikihow.com/See-the-Green-Flash and speaking of the land of lakes, isn't that where butter comes from?
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/08/2016 #14 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #6 While visiting a friend in DC we were walking down a busy street just after a rain. We were each a mother to an young daughter. We decided to puddle hop with our girls. The looks we were given by all those DC bureaucrats were priceless! The ocean is my confidant as well. A couple hours of conversation/meditation in the early morning is life rejuvenating!
    I live 4 hours from the nearest beach now. I once got up at 4 AM on a Saturday morning, threw some stuff in the car and drove there. It was a holiday weekend so I knew no hotel rooms were available but that was okay. I grabbed some coffee, juice, and pastry and spent the next 8 hours on the beach with a slight break for lunch and all was well in the universe. As the sun began to set I drove the 4 hours back home.
    Joel Anderson
    02/08/2016 #13 Joel Anderson
    #12 :) Thanks @Pamela 🐝 Williams absolutely!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/08/2016 #12 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    A cup of coffee and a misty rain (especially in the morning); one of my favorite things. I see your sanity checker with a Mona Lisa smile but also understanding that sometime you need a walk in the rain.
    Joel Anderson
    02/08/2016 #11 Joel Anderson
    #4 Thanks @Julie Hickman Sometimes profound things come out of the simple little things right before us. All the best and keep making a difference.
    Joel Anderson
    02/08/2016 #10 Joel Anderson
    #5 Thanks @Gert Scholtz Oh the simple things in life.
    Joel Anderson
    02/08/2016 #9 Joel Anderson
    #6 Squish away. And remember "It never rains in California
    But girl don't they warn ya, it pours, man it pours."
    Joel Anderson
    02/08/2016 #8 Joel Anderson
    #7 Thanks @Chas ✌️ Wyatt for sharing this.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    02/08/2016 #7 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    "Good night. I have said my prayer with the forest; stood to the dark and the rain; cast my voice on the storm. Though my body shall lie in heavy slumber, my petition has gone on, caught and carried in the surge of the trees, whirled in high vortex over the mountain, drifting in black mists through the fertile night. Acknowledged, answered, in the drip of the rain." ~Virginia Garland, "The Rain," Out West: A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New, February 1908.
  16. ProducerChris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Roots.Changes.Journeys.Generations.And the Ties that Bind....
    Roots.Changes.Journeys.Generations.And the Ties that Bind.... Part 1 – East London to Abu Dhabi β€œWell I was born in a small town…” John Mellencamp β€œSmall Town” 1985 I really was born in a small place! A seventh generation South African from British ancestry, I was born in East London a small city on...
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    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/06/2017 #37 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Coming back from my awesome Abu Dhabi trip to read this lovely Bio is a treat. I must admit it's a great place and I wish I had made the move 10 years earlier. I love Dubai but must admit Abu Dhabi as something subtle about it. UAE has to much to offer we need to look in the right place. You've captured the essence of this place in your buzz Chris :)
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    26/06/2017 #34 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #32 Thanks Sara..part 2 is out today.Did tag you πŸ˜ƒ
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/06/2017 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA writes: "Mostly I remember mixed feelings – excitement at a new start, fear of the unknown and a tremendous hollowness and sadness at leaving my family behind."
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/06/2017 #32 Sara Jacobovici
    I'm not surprised that a music lover (of great taste in music), such as yourself, would also be a great storyteller @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA. I came across a quote today before I read your post. Wonder if you think there is any connection? "A biography is like a handshake down the years, that can become an arm-wrestle." - Richard Holmes Looking forward to Part 2!
    Harley King
    26/06/2017 #31 Harley King
    Fascinating story. I can't wait for part 2.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/06/2017 #30 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    You are a good writer @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA - I look forward to reading the next instalment.
    Paul Walters
    25/06/2017 #29 Paul Walters
    @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA i aeait part two with great anticipation !! Thanks
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    25/06/2017 #28 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    I absolutely love Abu Dhabi. I've been going to Abu Dhabi for over 10 years. I can't wait until another client engages me to organize and facilitate team building or an executive retreat there.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    25/06/2017 #27 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #26 Thanks Lisa.Friday is the mandatory day off as that is the Muslim holy day like the Christian Sunday.Most industries also give Saturdays off although some sectors ,like construction, work a 6 day week.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/06/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    How interesting @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA. What a great experience you have received, or should I say life changing? That's cool about Elton John's band! So, does everyone work on Sundays? Does everyone have Saturday's off? The photos are beautiful. I've seen many promotional photos of the city and it looks futuristic. I would imagine there is a lot to see and do in Abu Dhabi. It sounds like you really have enjoyed the move! Looking forward to pt. 2.
    David 🐝 Martín Alonso
    25/06/2017 #24 David 🐝 Martín Alonso
    #23 @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA Thanks for recommendations, I already follow @Gert Scholtz Blog., and now your buzzes.
    Barcelona is one of my favorites in Spain, iΒ΄ve lived there and visited many times. Next time you plan to visit Spain, please consider visiting South, Sevilla, CΓ³rdoba, Granada, the muslim triangle, amazing experience.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    25/06/2017 #23 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #22 Thanks for your kind comments @David 🐝 Martín Alonso and for the share. Cape Town is the real gem of SA and offers so much.We in turn have visited Barcelona on holiday and loved the experience.
    Please see the travel blogs of @Gert Scholtz for more on SA travel.
    David 🐝 Martín Alonso
    25/06/2017 #22 David 🐝 Martín Alonso
    I enjoyed your post, can't wait for part two. I have been in SA several times for duty, and really liked, I was in Cape Town for an off duty time for a week and felt in love.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    25/06/2017 #21 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich ..just to add we never looked back or had any regrets except maybe that we did not make the move 10 years earlier!
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    25/06/2017 #20 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #19 Thanks so much for your insightful comments dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Finally have some free time to put it all down! Hope to have part 2 out later this week when I'll all also do some inter-generational analysis.
    PS If Michael Moore's people don't call you about the road doccie call them πŸ˜ƒ!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    25/06/2017 #19 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I love the contrast you built up, @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA between a life of comforting tradition and that one phone call that sent you and your family into an entirely different future.

    I feel like we become more of who we are meant to be, when we step outside the well-trodden paths. Once we are habituated to a place, life tends to function on auto-pilot, especially when we are immersed in an entire community. That we are known so well is certainly a blessing, but can also be a bind from emerging into all that we are capable of.

    I am actively courting that revolutionary phone call right now. But for a contrary reason. I am feeling drawn to travel - the call of the road, as you know, in order to find that place that feels like the home I want to cultivate for the rest of my life. I am ready to negotiate the staying-put part of life. But the place were I can do my best work, contribute the most value is still a mystery to me.

    So a drive-about seems prudent.

    Excited to see what happens in your tale next!
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    25/06/2017 #18 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #17 Thanks Gert.No longer AD of course...stay tuned for part 2!
    Gert Scholtz
    25/06/2017 #17 Gert Scholtz
    @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA Now that does sound like a big change: East London to Abu Dhabi. I am sure, although at times you miss the shores of the Eastern Cape, Abu Dhabi offers a rich tapestry of experience and opportunity for you and your family. Thanks you for the mention Chris, and for a music lover such as you, here is Desert Rose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3lWwBslWqg
  17. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Charging your story
    Charging your storyMy buzzes on the art of storytelling over many platforms received the maximum attention as reflected by the number of views, shares, comments and likes. One buzz that I published on LI before moving to beBee is on "The Power of Storytelling"....
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    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/06/2017 #43 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #42 I love your workable "litmus test" @Pamela 🐝 Williams. "I have found that when I have to struggle for the next thought, do edits other than typos that exist because my typing skill wasn't as fast as the flow of thoughts, then I am forcing the story and I'm never satisfied with the results". I experience the same and I salute you for highlighting this point in particular.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    25/06/2017 #42 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I particularly like this statement: "The flow of the story is like the flow of the current in a battery".
    The writing of the story must be like thoughts flowing from the recesses of your mind. I have found that when I have to struggle for the next thought, do edits other than typos that exist because my typing skill wasn't as fast as the flow of thoughts, then I am forcing the story and I'm never satisfied with the results.

    As I wrote my fictional series here on beBee there would be some lengthy timespans between episodes because the words weren't coming naturally. That's when I would step away and let my mind wonder, sometimes for weeks, until a light would come on and I would know exactly what needed to happen, not necessarily what I wanted, but what was needed. That's when the events would come as a surprise to my readers, and that surprise was the best reward/compliment I could receive.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/06/2017 #41 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #39 Dear @Lada 🏑 Prkic- you "charged" my soul with your lovely comment. Thank you
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/06/2017 #40 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #37 Dear @Steve Brady
    First, I wish you good health and I am so happy that you feel better now. I missed your presence and I am again happy to read your sound comments . You awakened the sleeping child in me. Thank you so much for I feel more creative now.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    23/06/2017 #39 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    I'm glad to see that this story doesn't need recharging. The battery type has a long lifespan. 😊
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    22/06/2017 #38 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Do you know where I find the charge to my batteries dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee in buzzes like this one and many others on beBee. I charge my batteries through my interaction with people. There is an invisible energy that flows in and I'm charged I write a story.
    The battery metaphor is apt as you can tell from my comment. Like Sara says only humans tell stories. Thank you for charging my batteries #Stayawesome
    Steve Brady
    22/06/2017 #37 Steve Brady
    Dear Ali,
    Hello! I've been absent for a while due to some health issues. I certainly missed the camaraderie and wisdom here in the beBee community. I heartily endorse your focus on storytelling and your battery metaphor is so apt. I think it reinforces the adage that good storytelling is an art. As I reflect on my own experiences in the Education sector, many, many times I saw the shift in energy that a good story can bring. I think it's a perennial form of wisdom that can resonate with the "child" in each of us.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    19/06/2017 #36 Tausif Mundrawala
    #35 Very soon, Insha Allah. Thank you so much for your exceptional and interactive buzzes.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/06/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #34 So, when are we going to read a story book from you the wise @Tausif Mundrawala. I enjoy your senses as reflected in your comments. This one is no exception.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    19/06/2017 #34 Tausif Mundrawala
    I do find the battery a suitable metaphor. We should start our story with the combination of many aspects and readers stay hooked if the protagonist have been carved well. People tend to forget that the antoginist is misunderstood by others but still he/she is a human. We should bring forth and unfold the story in different phases. My buzzes on stories were well received and I concluded the fact that readers like strong charcters and however weak one is but still would like to call oneself as the most strongest. The weakest characters have drawn sympathy from them but I don't like to burden my readers with the worst plight one could imagine. As always a power charged buzz which has lit my batteries on,Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/06/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #32 I am going to read tonight your buzz on the price of beans. I know what price you demand shall be fair @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee because I know i shall have an added value. Keep your batteries charged.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    18/06/2017 #32 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I have gained great pleasure being a storyteller. I also loved journalism. In journalism, it is expected that you grab the reader's attention in the first few lines. Then it a chore not discharging your own batteries maintaining the pace. I've had editors "deflate" a piece and it has made me nearly rabid. One young man dared not cut my work again after removing elements that completely eliminated a cost to society in it. That was https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/the-price-of-beans. I always reproduce it with his 'edits' cut.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/06/2017 #31 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #28 Thank you dear @Sara Jacobovici for your "friendly" comment. As you have established the hive Only Humans Tell Stories I am not surprised at all to read your comment and your attention to the value of storytelling.
    Yes, in my age timeflies and I can't believe this buzz celebrated its first birthday.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/06/2017 #30 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 Thank you for your sharing dear @Sara Jacobovici. Much appreciated
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/06/2017 #28 Sara Jacobovici
    Allow me to apologize for coming late into this discussion. I just came across it now. At the risk of sounding cliche, I can't believe that it has been more than a year since you published your post @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more
    Allow me to apologize for coming late into this discussion. I just came across it now. At the risk of sounding cliche, I can't believe that it has been more than a year since you published your post @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I must be getting old because they say they older you get the faster time passes. Sorry for the digression (also a sign of my age). I am happy to read your post as it is "timeless". Storytelling and metaphors, who can ask for anything more? The battery is a great metaphor for storytelling, Dr. Ali, especially the way you tell it.

    I share your perspective on the value of storytelling. The act of storytelling is a central part of who we are. Stories help make sense of our world and our place in it and we define ourselves by a story within time. We create stories; verbally, oral and written, and non-verbally, through movement/dance, visual symbols and signs/visual arts, and sound making/music. Where there is life, in any form, there is communication. But only humans tell stories. Close
    Louise Smith
    18/06/2017 #27 Louise Smith
    #24 Mee too !
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/06/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #25 May be your next buzz would be on "Building Stories"! You are an engineer @Lada 🏑 Prkic and you may build a 3-storey story, in emulation of the 3-Acts of writing stories. Your special engineering genes shall be a great asset to you.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    17/06/2017 #25 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #17 #19 Thanks, Louise! I'm glad you remembered my post about Licitars. It's one of my favorite. To write such a story, I need a special type of "battery" that is not always available. :-)
    As you said, storytelling is in our genes, somewhere and to some degree.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    17/06/2017 #24 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #16 Thank you! It's always a pleasure to interact with your posts, dear Ali. But you are faster in writing than I am in commenting on your posts. I have to speed up! πŸ˜€
  18. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    The Heart Of The Universe.
    The Heart Of The Universe. The heart was beating. Mysteriously. Divine rhythm. Something was going to happen. The air changed. The trees felt it. The clouds were ready. The stars danced. The moon smiled. The screenplay, written by the universe itself, was moving. Like a paper...
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    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/05/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #14 awe, that is so kind to say, writing with love, is what I love and when it comes across and touches other hearts too, I feel fulfilled, grateful and blessed @Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/05/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #13 I so enjoy it @Darko Lugonja thank you
    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    25/05/2017 #14 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    You always get to reach my heart with your texts. Thank you so much @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/05/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #3 thank you so much @Sara Jacobovici love your comments and glad you were swept along the words
    Savvy Raj
    25/05/2017 #5 Savvy Raj
    Lovely post by @ Liesbeth
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/05/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Once I started to read @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.'s story, I found myself swept along with the words all the way to the end.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/05/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! A perfectly woven piece of a beautifull fabric of life. I understand why you added the quote but I think your words stand on their own.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/05/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #1 and you are such an adorable lady @Joanne Gardocki thank you!
    Joanne Gardocki
    25/05/2017 #1 Joanne Gardocki
    I do so love your writing, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. You write from the open heart and touch the soul.
  19. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    23/05/2017
    Flash Backs On An Ordinary Tuesday Morning
    Flash Backs On An Ordinary Tuesday MorningA few days ago on a sunny albeit windy Irish morning, I noticed that the sun was very high and the skyΒ clear. If I am correct there was also a touch of humidity in the air that day, was it the weather or a particular Tuesday mood that triggered it...
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    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #40 Pascal Derrien
    #39 No worries a day is just # in the week @Aaron 🐝 Skogen many thanks :-)
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    24/05/2017 #39 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Just another Tuesday eh, @Pascal Derrien. I'm sorry I missed this yesterday, but that is in the past and I'm typing in the present. Amazing how a seemingly "routine" event can trigger a response AND a memory! I enjoyed your mash-up of the two together and hearing the Menzingers again (it's been awhile)!
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #38 Pascal Derrien
    #37 Very kind of you @🐝 Fatima G. Williams :-) I am not great at commenting back but encouragement and observation are much appreciated :-)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    24/05/2017 #37 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Love it @Pascal Derrienpasca I just enjoy reading the way you write and you take me there with you like a time travel to the past and the experience is simply awesome to me. Merci becoup for this beautiful flashback. If I may on behalf of the bees. We all like the past and present you the future you does not hold a big questionmark to meπŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/05/2017 #36 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #23 yup..nothing petty about Tom except in that name;) well, in which it is one optimist to another! :)
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/05/2017 #35 Harvey Lloyd
    #20 I get the layer thing it's really the algorithm that is crazy. Consciously i want a hamburger with extra pickles, my subconscious sends me a hotdog with a flat tire on the side. My early studies of the dewey decimal system were not totally correlated into the subconscious. So the book i need requires several orders. Frontal lobe meal time as served by the subconscious is a very delightful time of mystery and intrigue.
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #34 Pascal Derrien
    #33 Tuesday seems like a good pick for this type of experience @Deb 🐝 Helfrich thanks so much for adding your comment πŸ˜€
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    24/05/2017 #33 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    An enjoyable co-mingling of your present and past, Pascal. Which is what can happen for all of us, if we allow the space for it, on every given Tuesday.
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/05/2017 #32 Harvey Lloyd
    #26 The thanks goes to you. I enjoy your posts as i can identify with your brain wave musings. I'm not sure that is a good thing, none the less i sense we have walked through similar landscapes through out our lives. I only wish i could write as well as you, and lay out the landscapes.
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #31 Pascal Derrien
    #27 thanks a bunch @Sara Jacobovici I am looking forward to reading your ''memoirs'' :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #30 Pascal Derrien
    #29 Cheers @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee and thanks for dropping by :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/05/2017 #28 Sara Jacobovici
    @Pascal Derrien writes, "...I am positive it was mostly about daily events sinking in the depths of an ordinary nostalgia liquor."
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/05/2017 #27 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for sharing @Pascal Derrien. A privilege to witness and an opportunity to experience. Maybe it is the summer, but I, too, am finding myself writing less and thinking and remembering more. So, I am putting it all together and am writing my "oeuvre" on Identity. I pre-acknowledge you for the inspiration Pascal, thank you. And, as always, great music pairing! Have a great Wednesday!
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #25 thanks @Harvey Lloyd you always illuminate the comment thread with your thoughtful comments :-)
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/05/2017 #25 Harvey Lloyd
    You explained my brain well with the randomness of consciousness. My chemical of choice that kicks this off is adrenaline. Your parking lot dance with mouthpiece would have triggered the Alice and Wonderland adventure for me. Great story line and journey through the synaptic pathways of unconnected thoughts.
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #24 Pascal Derrien
    #20 cheers @Ian Weinberg you probably know one or two things about that for sure !!! I like the layer analogy it makes me think that one is doing a bit of personal archaeology when visiting his past it's historian work really :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #17 ah thanks @Praveen Raj Gullepalli NICE TUNE !!!! to all kings !!! I am actually very optimistic maybe I come across differently :-)i
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #16 agree @Phil Friedman modestly I think checking the past every now and again is like consulting my own personal data base I am wired like that but I am always excited about the future :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #15 I am with you on the summer @Jim Murray I am writing less at the moment a lot of other things to enjoy especially the bike if the weather is good many thanks for reading and commenting to all Tuesdays then :-)
  20. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    22/05/2017
    Travelling in Writing
    Travelling in WritingTravel writers travel twice. This I am finding. Recently I have started blogging onΒ some of my sojourns and journeys. A sparse collection of seven travel posts in which I discover writing about journeys is a kind of a trip in itself.Β Visiting...
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    Yogesh Sukal
    12/06/2017 #50 Yogesh Sukal
    #45 @Gert Scholtz the Quoteful shots buzz is around the hives.

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/quoteful-shots-with-yogesh-sukal-a-day-at-the-museum-and-surprises

    Hope you enjoy it.
    #22 #41 #8 #4
    Yogesh Sukal
    24/05/2017 #49 Yogesh Sukal
    #45 Yes, nectar is collected and soon buzz will be around the hives.

    Thank you @Gert Scholtz ☺
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz
    #40 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Thanks Deb. Your expression of travel being good for the human compass, is pitch perfect!
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #46 Gert Scholtz
    #42 @Laurent Boscherini When you comment on a post I am really gratified - thank you Laurent my friend.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #45 Gert Scholtz
    #43 @Yogesh Sukal I look forward to your next post on Quoteful shots Yogesh. Thank you for sharing the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #44 Gert Scholtz
    #41 @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez Thank you Julio. Also for your regular comments on my posts.
    Yogesh Sukal
    24/05/2017 #43 Yogesh Sukal
    I totally agree. Just commented on one of travel buzz of @Paul Walters , the quote for travel writer.

    As exploration is in our genes since the origin of human kind, so what can be done to know about new places in the world --> read travel story.

    Inspired travel writer is a dream seeder.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/quoteful-shots-with-yogesh-sukal-buzz-3

    Quote for every travel writer out there :)

    Thank you for the buzz @Gert Scholtz and yes writing to relive the travel moment is what inspired travel writer do which inspires reader to visit the places in future.
    Laurent Boscherini
    24/05/2017 #42 Anonymous
    Wow Thank you @Gert Scholtz for sharing a such amazing journey to go beyond ourselves and so closed to each of us.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    24/05/2017 #40 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Such a pitch perfect post, Gert. Travel is good for the brain, tastebuds, and our human compass. Having the means to travel a second time, in sharing a journey via writing, is definitely one of the perks of travel that gets overlooked and should be something we all resort to, when the doldrums arise.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #39 Gert Scholtz
    #37 @Ken Boddie Yours is such an eloquent comment from one of beBee’s top travel writers. I hope that readers of the post will scroll down to your read it, including: β€œThere is nothing that sharpens our social awareness and sympathy, for those of different cultures and beliefs, than being a stranger in the society of others. And there is nothing that better propagates this affinity than being unconditionally welcomed by total and absolute strangers.” Many thanks Ken.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #38 Gert Scholtz
    #36 @Jerry Fletcher How good that the post has given you some inspiration for blog about your planned visit to the marvelous Japanese Gardens in Portland. I look forward to reading it Jerry – thank you.
    Ken Boddie
    24/05/2017 #37 Ken Boddie
    How true are the rediscoveries of travel through writing, Gert. Being one who has a shocking memory, I always carry a handy notebook when travelling and also gather information (rarely ever discarded) from pamphlets, tickets and posters, begged, borrowed and stolen along the way. This is much to the chagrin of my better half who nags me until I file everything in an orderly fashion. Then there are the sorting of hundreds (if not thousands) of photos and the occasional discovery of details which went quite unnoticed on the day but are revealed in that lens-captured frozen point in time. Sometimes I think that the actual trip and its preparation are a mere reconnaissance, and that the real journey is the full realisation through later documentation and photographic presentation.

    But the real benefit of travel, to which you allude in your excellent post, Gert, is that we realise a greater affinity with our fellow man, at home and abroad. There is nothing that sharpens our social awareness and sympathy, for those of different cultures and beliefs, than being a stranger in the society of others. And there is nothing that better propagates this affinity than being unconditionally welcomed by total and absolute strangers.
    Jerry Fletcher
    23/05/2017 #36 Jerry Fletcher
    Gert, Your suggestion of a walkabout hit home with me. Too often we forget the beauty that abounds in our own back yard. You've inspired me to write a blog about a planned visit to the marvelous Japanese Gardens in Portland. Thanks.
    Gert Scholtz
    23/05/2017 #35 Gert Scholtz
    @Sara Jacobovici The video's are great! Glad I could rekindle some memories and thank you for your engagement and sharing the post.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/05/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici
    @Gert Scholtz writes, "We continuously form narratives of the world and people around us and of our experiences." Read his story.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/05/2017 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    @Gert Scholtz writes, "As we write about it, we travel again."
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/05/2017 #32 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @Gert Scholtz, you are not only a renaissance man, but a troubadour as well!! Love your writing style and the way you "see" the world. Besides being so enjoyable (and triggering pop culture memories of 2 musicals; 1. which I saw at a young age, read impressionable young girl, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4Nr-IIvuTo and 2. young adult who loves musicals, you can start it a 1:11, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTymtAbaG08&list=RDNTymtAbaG08#t=22), your writing incorporates all the things I believe in: the fact that we are sensory beings and storytellers, and a great line about our brain that defies Artificial Intelligence, "The brain is a neural tangle of multiple possibilities and impressions. Thank you Gert for allowing me to tag along.
    Gert Scholtz
    23/05/2017 #31 Gert Scholtz
    #20 @Dean Owen Perfect: β€œEntering the world of travel writing will increase your awareness and each trip will no longer be a vacation but an exploration.”
    Gert Scholtz
    23/05/2017 #29 Gert Scholtz
    #18 @Paul Walters In my case it is more - have travelled, now grab notebook. Thanks Paul, for stopping over on this one.
  21. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    18/05/2017
    The Search
    The Search One of the greatest philosophers of India, Adi Shankaracharya founded the Advaita Vedanta, which is one of the sub-schools of Vedanta. .Shankara travelled across the Indian subcontinent to propagate his philosophy through discourses and debates with...
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    Savvy Raj
    19/05/2017 #17 Savvy Raj
    Thank you for sharing this buzz @Joel Anderson @Peter Stefanov and @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Savvy Raj
    19/05/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    Appreciate your sharing of this buzz @Sara Jacobovici @🐝 Fatima G. Williams Thank you .
    Savvy Raj
    19/05/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    The book was radiating light. He read the book and closed it, and then the light was coming from his eyes..... A beautiful visual indeed @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven thank you.
    How wonderful it is to build a well lit bridge of awareness between the inside and outside for humanity to smoothly transition , to see beyond the looking .
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    18/05/2017 #14 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    This makes me this of a photo I saw yesterday. The comic showed a man in a dark room and he was holding a book. The book was radiating light. He read the book and closed it, and then the light was coming from his eyes.
    We need to open ourselves up to listening to others and reading books that we help use grow to sometimes find this clarity. When I learn something new, I can now apply it. "Wow, I found the Needle!"
    Savvy Raj
    18/05/2017 #13 Savvy Raj
    #10 Thank you for your resonance here @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and for seeing and highlighting the connect with my artwork here..
    Savvy Raj
    18/05/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    #9 Appreciate your picking up the line with the message I deeply wanted to convey.through the buzz..So thank you very much.@ @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA.
    Savvy Raj
    18/05/2017 #11 Savvy Raj
    #8 Yes indeed @Joel Anderson .
    And truly so... Far too often we miss the seeing beyond the looking ... thank you very much for your kind appreciation.. Enjoyed the flow of your reflections in your words.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/05/2017 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "Clarity meets you at the core of consciousness"

    Words I needed to read today, @Savvy Raj
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    18/05/2017 #9 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    "Life is a cycle and this circle of life will manifest solutions in time!"

    Uplifting,transcendent piece.The circle may overlap, intersect and blur round the edges but it will come "full circle" ultimately.Thanks @Savvy Raj View more
    "Life is a cycle and this circle of life will manifest solutions in time!"

    Uplifting,transcendent piece.The circle may overlap, intersect and blur round the edges but it will come "full circle" ultimately.Thanks @Savvy Raj! Close
    Joel Anderson
    18/05/2017 #8 Joel Anderson
    @Savvy Raj Beautiful. Oh but for the joy of the search and the absolute wonder of the journey. Far too often we close our eyes, and ponder why we can not see. Far too often we close our ears, and inexplicably toil over why we fail to hear. Far to often we close our hearts, only to search and aimlessly wander as we look for the essence of our individual and collective being. When in the end, it is right there--within and around us--just asking us to embrace it all, nothing more. The profoundness of simplicity and perspective. Thank you for sharing such an insightful post.
    Savvy Raj
    18/05/2017 #7 Savvy Raj
    #6 A pleasure! Fatima Williams
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    18/05/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #3 I've heard this story many times as examples by many elders. It's true we look outside when the answers lie inside. Looking from within by Sri Aurobindo also throws light on the same topic. Thanks for reminding me of this beautiful message.
    Savvy Raj
    18/05/2017 #5 Savvy Raj
    Glad to know.Thank you @Ian Weinberg
    Ian Weinberg
    18/05/2017 #4 Ian Weinberg
    Wonderfully inspiring. Thanks for sharing @Savvy Raj
    Savvy Raj
    18/05/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    Felt this valuable story must be shared and understood ... for greater clarity and also to realise there is always so much more than what meets the eye... thank you dear @Sara Jacobovici for the soulful connects.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/05/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    @Savvy Raj crafts a story that sheds its light to help us find the meaning.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/05/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @Savvy Raj! Beautifully written, beautifully crafted. This piece helped shed light on the needle. Thank you.
  22. ProducerPhilippe Collard
    The history of storytelling. The very first story ever told…
    The history of storytelling. The very first story ever told…Tens of thousands years ago, somewhere in Africa (most probably) a primate almost human proceeded to tell the very first story ever told. May be around a fire in a cave. The recipient(s) of this β€œstory” was/were other almost human primates. I can...
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    Pascal Derrien
    15/05/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    Lascaux was a big milestone when I was in the French school system, always described as a defining moment some schools organized yearly trips there so much the paintings was fascinating I clearly remember my teachers talking about story telling too :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/05/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    @Philippe Collard writes, "...there was a first story ever told."
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/05/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Your post is a lovely mother's day tribute @Philippe Collard. As you say, there are storytellers and those who listen to the stories. I would add; there are those who are the storytellers and then those who are the storyhearers. The people I work with are the storytellers and I am the storyhearer. I hear their story and I listen to how they tell it. As you describe, the act of storytelling is a central part of who we are. Stories help make sense of our world and our place in it and we define ourselves by a story within time. We create stories; verbally, oral and written, and non-verbally, through movement/dance, visual symbols and signs/visual arts, and sound making/music. Where there is life, in any form, there is communication. But only humans tell stories. And then, there is a mother's lullaby.....
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    15/05/2017 #3 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Happy Mothers' Day! Yes I would second that Moms started off first! ;) pointing at the moon and humming a tune...giving things names and playing teeny toddler games! In fact I wouldn't be surprised to know that they were the artists too most of the time. As the huntermen narrated their adventures and acted them out in the caves around the fires...the women using charcoal and then other more painstaking stuff to chisel in the writing on the wall. The off hunting seasons probably gave enough time to the menfolk to get creative as well with the arts and other heavier stuff...like - hey let's scoop out another cave! ;) The Borra caves in South India have fascinating formations and art inside. They go back to around 50000 years ago into humanoid presence.

    And here's another ...'far far away'...
    https://youtu.be/6gqCCAb8xbw
    Dean Owen
    15/05/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    Best M day post of the day! Can't wait till my little one gets to an age when I can read her The Hobbit....
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    14/05/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Everyone will remember the story, I include one with any presentation & make it interesting.
  23. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    14/05/2017
    Final assault
    Final assaultAlong the Eastern Escarpment of South Africa there is a mountain range which is called the Drakensberg. The Drakensberg is acknowledged by the hiking and mountaineering fraternity as offering a selection of some of the finest, varied and...
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    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #30 Ian Weinberg
    #29 Thanks for that @Jerry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    15/05/2017 #29 Jerry Fletcher
    Ah Ian, you bring back memories of when I was much younger before both knees went on me. There is no feeling quite like that of overcoming the fears and summiting. It is good to read how others face the challenge.
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #28 Ian Weinberg
    #25 Thanks Paul. There was indeed a great bar at the hotel - experienced many pleasurable moments and great achievements (volume-wise)!
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #27 Ian Weinberg
    #25 Thanks Paul. But there was indeed a great bar at the hotel - many pleasurable moments and great achievements (volume-wise)!
    Pascal Derrien
    15/05/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #24 well you can down play it Doc but it takes some nerves (pun intended) :-)
    Paul Walters
    15/05/2017 #25 Paul Walters
    @Ian Weinberg I only got as far as the Cathedral Peak hotel bar..that was high enough for me!! great tale...that's if you like hiking !
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #24 Ian Weinberg
    #21 Thanks Pascal. At the end of the day, I'm just another fellow-plodder along the path!
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #23 Ian Weinberg
    #19 Thanks for that @Ken Boddie Yep, I got quite good at putting things into jars over the years. Sometimes I've been unsure as to what parts I should put in the jar. And sometimes I've managed to put it together again, sans a couple of miscellaneous left-over pieces!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/05/2017 #22 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #20 A seed idea for another story @Ian Weinberg
    Pascal Derrien
    15/05/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    Ian the super neuro I meant the super hero :-)
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #20 Ian Weinberg
    #18 Thanks @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I would propose that you can take the man out of neuro, but you can't take the neuro out of the man!
    Ken Boddie
    15/05/2017 #19 Ken Boddie
    Gripping tale. Brings back some comparisons of my youth in the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland, Ian, but without the acrophobic Dave and the last minute chain ladder ascent Must have been comforting for the others to know they had a capable medic on board, to mop up the bits and put them in a jam jar home to mum should the worst occur. πŸ˜‚
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/05/2017 #18 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Neuroscience in storytelling. I wonder how you see his relationship as you proved to be a storyteller as much as a powerful neurologist @Ian Weinberg? Enjoyed reading immensely.
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #17 Ian Weinberg
    #14 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici and thanks for sharing
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #16 Ian Weinberg
    #13 Thanks for that @Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/05/2017 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    @Ian Weinberg writes, "My entire life focus narrows down to putting one foot in front of the next. And then ... we arrive." Join Ian on his adventure. Exciting read each step along the way.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/05/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    You are a great storyteller and guide @Ian Weinberg. Loved every step and image. Finally took a breath when I read, "..... and I’m on the summit of Cathedral Peak!"
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    15/05/2017 #13 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Wow! Outstanding story @Ian Weinberg. I'm a huge fan of heights and pushing limits, the views are amazing! Looking forward to the story on descent, as that's where I usually start to sweat, emotionally that is . Great buzz!
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #12 Ian Weinberg
    #10 if you're well armed you inherit the stairway to Heaven!
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #11 Ian Weinberg
    #8 Thanks for that @John White, MBA
  24. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    14/05/2017
    Happy Mother's Day, Di.
    Happy Mother's Day, Di.My mother was not my real mother. She was the lady who married my dad back in the 1960s and they stayed together until she passed away coming up on 20 years ago now. Her name was Dianna, But everybody called her Di. I first met her when I moved...
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    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    15/05/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Nice one Jim. Di seemed lovely. Happy mother's day to all.
    Jerry Fletcher
    15/05/2017 #6 Jerry Fletcher
    Nicely said, Jim.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    15/05/2017 #5 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    cool buzz, happy mothers day to all
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    14/05/2017 #4 Anonymous
    oh my gosh...that last part ...I miss my momma so much. we are all blessed with those angels. great post Jim
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/05/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    A story that only @Jim Murray can write and everyone can appreciate.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/05/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Beautifully written, beautifully told @Jim Murray. Thanks for sharing.
    Pascal Derrien
    14/05/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Very nice tribute :-)
  25. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    24/04/2017
    Tales from Paradise Pt. 4
    Tales from Paradise Pt. 4"Paradise is a state of mind..." Β  Β Β  Β Alright, admittedly this is a β€œfluff” piece, a descriptive narration indulging in my reminiscing; but it’s also a reminder that we need to stop and β€œsmell the roses” once in a while, to appreciate and enjoy...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/05/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 Just tweeted this for you too @Randall Burns :)
    Randall Burns
    17/05/2017 #38 Randall Burns
    #37 Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, got it, and sent John my new Buzz today as it already hit 20 :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    16/05/2017 #37 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    @Randall Burns, your post qualifies with 20 or more relevants and over 5 comments. Please note this link and the benefits offered-https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-white/bebee-is-taking-member-content-sharing-to-the-next-level
    Randall Burns
    16/05/2017 #34 Randall Burns
    Thanks everyone for your support and feedback, i appreciate it, will be forwarding this to @John White, MBA now, with my new twitter address. :-)
    Tausif Mundrawala
    16/05/2017 #33 Tausif Mundrawala
    You did it. It was aa if I was reading an account of a diver and surfer in Reader's digest. Yes you reminded me of this wonderful magazine which has always been favorite of mine. Here is my relevant,@Randall Burns View more
    You did it. It was aa if I was reading an account of a diver and surfer in Reader's digest. Yes you reminded me of this wonderful magazine which has always been favorite of mine. Here is my relevant,@Randall Burns. Thanks my friend,@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for tagging me. Close
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    15/05/2017 #32 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is great writing and a great story. Only 4 more relevants needed @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Tausif Mundrawala @Milos Djukic πŸ˜‰
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/05/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Randall needs 4 more relevants for John to share on Twitter! This is a fun story.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    15/05/2017 #29 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Magnificent narrative dear Randall! I almost experienced it in 3D! You brought the magic, the colours, the mystique, the majesty, the might, the awe and the unfathomable deep blue sea and sky alive! Kudos! A meditation on blue literally. You'd make the Old Man and the Sea, proud! Thanks for tagging me @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/05/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 Flying w/the fish may be a bit easier on you right now @Paul Walters. Oh just to fly!
    Paul Walters
    15/05/2017 #27 Paul Walters
    @Randall Burns Thats it, to hell with tennis I'm off to get some 'croakies' and a board...that is after my ankle heals!! Thanks Randall ...oh to fly with fish !
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/05/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #25 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for tagging me. No question about the quality of this buzz by the great writer @Randall Burns. It is music, fun, deep thinking, mental and physical travelling and wisdom fused together.
    Randal asks in this buzz "wow does time ever fly by when you’re having fun"? Well, my answer is definitely yes. The reading time of your buzz is 10 minutes, but I felt it less than two minutes.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/05/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #22 haha, YESsssssss! I'm going to find you and follow you now!
    Randall Burns
    15/05/2017 #23 Randall Burns
    #20 LMAO!! Great to hear from you @Ken Boddie Thanks for the feedback
    Randall Burns
    15/05/2017 #22 Randall Burns
    #18 LMFAO!!! @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Ok, you dragged me kicking and screaming out of the dark ages, I NOW HAVE TWITTER! @randy_burns5 and Lisa, you're the FIRST following I clicked on. :-)
    Ken Boddie
    15/05/2017 #21 Ken Boddie
    Following on from my comment below, I see that @Gert Scholtz has already seen this one, but @Dean Owen and @Paul Walters, you should really read this one.
    Ken Boddie
    15/05/2017 #20 Ken Boddie
    Great intro on life's sinusoidal curve of ups and downs, Randy. I work in a culture of 'opportunities' rather than problems, where all experiences are greatfully received. But the concept of "balls to the wall" leads to "flying with fish" has me trumped. As for that hickie on the neck., can't see "got slapped by a flying fish" being a credible excuse with most partners. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
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