- 29/09/2017A woman I know telling her story of abuse in her own words. Proud of her. She has come a long way.My Story
- Producer28/09/2017Married Men Coming Out -- For Real?!The Essential WordMarried men coming out -- for real?! It is real and it's something that has been occurring more and more despite cultural, social, and political commentary and movement. It truly is about the evolution of personal identity when...
- 14/09/201709/14/2017 It's RU OK Day TODAY!
RU OK?The power of the conversation as told by Aussies (R U OK?) In 2014, R U OK? travelled the length of Australia to share the power of conversations in changing lives. This is the story of the people they met on that...
- 14/09/2017I don't think most people realize that this is a really sad song. Not evil but sad because it tells of a depressed mood and hopeless future without color or brightness.Rolling Stones - Paint it Black 2006 Live Video HD The Rolling Stones - Paint it Black (Album Aftermath 1966) Paint it Black - Live Concert from Beacon Theatre, New York City 2006, USA Mick Jagger - Vocals...
Comments14/09/2017 #6 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#1 Incredible number - as @Moi Kliniger knows this is in my top 3 Stones numbers. The late Brian Jones played the sitar on this one which gives it it's distinctive sound. Used as a theme in a few Vietnam war movies as well, perfectly encapsulates the despair and desperation of that terrible conflict.14/09/2017 #2 Joyce Redlon#1 So agree! The writing, the talent, the whole collective sound is awesome. I think sometimes the melody and beat over shadow the lyrics and what the message conveyed gets lost like many other great songs. Subject to interpretation as everything is I guess. Great music, no matter. So jealous you got to see them perform it!
- 13/09/2017APS vote #PsychologistsAre you an APS Psychologist? Vote for Unity in the Australian Psychological Society - vote for Dr Michael Carr-Gregg for President...www.linkedin.com For the past few years, the APS has reminded me a little of the Black Knight in the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, who despite...
- Producer05/09/2017¿Para qué sirve meditar?¿Para qué sirve meditar? La meditación estimula la autocuración, nos proporciona mayor consciencia y creatividad, estimula y refuerza las zonas del cerebro asignadas a la felicidad y la alegría, aumenta el cociente intelectual y estimula el...
Comments05/09/2017 #2 Yolanda Ávila MárquezEn mi opinión, hay otras formas de 'meditar' y cada persona ha de encontrar la suya propia. Para mí, cocinar, puede ser también una forma de meditación.
Toda actividad que realizas totalmente consciente, con todos los sentidos en ella y dedicándole tu plena atención , es meditación. Quizás no una forma 'homologada' pero igual de beneficiosa y reveladora.
- 26/08/2017Close friendships in high school predict improvements in mental health in young adulthood - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health Newsscienmag.com Adolescence is a time of social challenges and changing expectations. While relationships with peers may be important for youth at this time, do they also have implications over time? A new...
- Producer25/08/2017CompulsionObsession is a vision you can’t escape. Compulsion is the unrelenting effort to realize it. Disorder is when that effort supersedes everything else.Flat on my back, comfortable inside a narcotic haze, recovering from surgery, I drew a circle, then...
- 23/08/2017Band on the Couch: This Next Song is Dedicated to Our Therapistwww.wsj.com At Rock Star Therapy in Los Angeles, musicians in discord air grievances, practice coping strategies, perform trust exercises. ‘Feelings,...
- 09/08/2017Popular Career Paths, Jobs, Salaries and Top Colleges in India for Psychology.Psychology Careers in India: Career Paths & Jobs, Top Colleges in India, Skills and Salaries | Stoodntwww.stoodnt.com Psychology Careers in India: Career Paths & Jobs, Top Colleges in India, Skills and...
- Producer08/08/2017How Being Outside Can Help With AddictionEveryone's struggle with addiction is unique. For that reason, traditional treatment approaches may not work for every individual. This is especially true when it comes to treating the underlying reason for the existence of the drug addiction. While...
- 07/08/2017How to help your child deal with AnxietyHelping Childhood Anxiety with a 'Worry Box' | Melbourne Child Psychology & School Psychology Serviceswww.melbournechildpsychology.com.au The prevalence of childhood anxiety has more than doubled in the last twenty years. And while we all experience anxious feelings at times, certain...
- Producer13/07/2017Institutional Trauma y Trauma Institucional: America’s HolocaustWe’ll call our protagonist Rosa. But Rosa is not fictional—she is a real person. Rosa was resting in her home, watching television, and waiting for the opportunity to reach her doctor in order to obtain a referral to get a bed in a good...
- 02/07/2017Saturday 1 July 2017 02.55 AESTWorld's first trials of MDMA to treat alcohol addiction set to beginwww.theguardian.com Imperial College London scientists expect to give first dose in the next two months alongside...
- 28/06/2017FROM TWITTER
IRETA @IRETApgh Jun 14
Older Adults Deserve Healthcare That Considers Substance UseOlder Adults Deserve Healthcare That Considers Substance Useireta.org Addiction is a growing issue for folks over 65; prescription meds pose additional...
- 26/06/2017Anti-NMDA encephalitis is of particular relevance to psychiatrists
as about 75% of cases present initially to psychiatrists.Autoimmunity in Psychiatry - What Should Psychiatrists Look For?psychscenehub.com Missing an autoimmune disease masquerading as a psychiatric disorder can have devastating consequences and in some cases, be...
- ProducerThe Present MomentThe person who is most present is most influential. We spend so little time in the present moment. It took the universe 13.8 billion years to reach this present moment. We do not own the present moment. We need to honor each moment and...
Comments19/06/2017 #22 Josean Rueda CardenasSi aceptamos que el presente solo existe en nuestro cerebro en cuanto a respuesta de los estimulos pasados percibidos, podemos concluir que no hay un solo presente, sino tantos como percepciones de ese presente... Las percepciones no son únicas, ya que de otra manera, un mismo estimulo, daría lugar a una misma respuesta... y sin embargo las respuestas a una estimulación similar, pueden ser asombrosamente divergentes... El presente perceptivo se convierte conceptualmente hablando en una construcción de pseudorealidades mentales que nos generan la ilusión de una realidad inexistente y solo percibida por nuestro cerebro. Bajo estos principios, podemos modicar la realidad de cualquier captada por cualquier cerebro modicando la percepción de su presente... es decir, alterando su pasado mediante estimulos para construir una idea de presente que le proyecte en el futuro... Algún día, todos podríamos ser FELICES y podríamos generar vivencias inexistentes salvo en nuestro cerebro y percepción... La realidad virtual no ha hecho más que abrir la caja de pandora... El uso masivo de móviles, de redes sociales son otros ejemplos de nuestras vidas en paralelo disociadas de nuestro presente y de nuestra realidad... Podríamos crear la ilusión de una prisión en la que hemos permanecido 20 años, aunque solo hayan pasado 5 minutos de tiempo real. Podríamos alimentarnos mediante una sonda y percibir el gusto de un buen plato de pasta, podríamos ser pobres y sentirnos como autenticos ricos, sin problemas, solo conectados al modificador de nuestra percepción... y siguiendo el hilo argumental, ¿Quien me asegura que no nos esté pasando ya? Tiempo al tiempo... :)18/06/2017 #20 Josean Rueda CardenasEl problema del presente es que no se puede establecer un punto linea espacio tiempo en su configuración porque cada estimulo que percibimos y configura nuestra imagen de presente (percepción de presente) tiene su propia linea tiempo espacio que no es coincidente. Solamente en nuestro cerebro, se crea la gran mentira del presente... CARPE DIEM! :)18/06/2017 #19 Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBeeBetween what happens and how we choose to respond there is a space. It is in this space where we have the opportunity to choose our response and that response will determine the results we achieve. The ability to choose is our greatest gift and power.
Warm regards, Phil18/06/2017 #12 Louise Smith@Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee Paragraph 2 "We spend so little time in the present moment........ "
Where does this leave the philosophy of Mindfulness ? Which relies on being in the present not the past but if that's not really possible?
"We need to understand and replace the habits we have created that are cause us to give away our energy.
This is also why we steal the energy of others. When this happens the results often include drama, chaos, conflict, distrust and disengagement."
I like this as it exactly describes why many of my clients come to see me (as a Psychologist).
Many of them are carers like myself and we are constantly getting our energy stolen.
I am aware of this and try not to fall into it but it's very hard to teach my clients to do this. Any ideas?
Have you written anything further about your own journey to enlightenment?18/06/2017 #11 Louise Smith#3 @Josean Rueda Cardenas
"The present as such does not exist, because everything we perceive as present is already part of the past: time necessary for light to move and be captured by our eyes, time our brain needs to process the information we receive ... We react to past impulses to alter the future .. " Google translated
I really like your comment above. It fits perfectly with Phil's Paragraph 2 "We spend so little time in the present moment........ "
Where does this leave the philosophy of Mindfulness ? Which relies on being in the present not the past but if that's not really possible?
Me gusta mucho tu comentario. Encaja perfectamente con el párrafo 2 de Phil "Pasamos tan poco tiempo en el momento presente ........"
¿De dónde sale esto la filosofía de la atención plena? ¿Qué se basa en estar en el presente no el pasado, pero si eso no es realmente posible?17/06/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#5 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici. My next buzz shall be based on two comments that you made on one of my latest buzzes AND the cynefin-like diagram that @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee used in this buzz. I am waiting for his permission to use the diagram with adaptation to suit my buzz.17/06/2017 #3 Josean Rueda CardenasEl presente como tal no existe, porque todo lo que percibimos como presente forma ya parte del pasado: tiempo necesario para que la luz se desplace y sea captada por nuestros ojos, tiempo que necesita nuestro cerebro para procesar la información que recibimos...
Reaccionamos ante impulsos pasados para alterar el futuro..
Josean17/06/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeWithout hesitation I dare say this is one of the best buzzes I have ever read. It is so rich and thought-provoking. The paradox here is that the author @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee View moreWithout hesitation I dare say this is one of the best buzzes I have ever read. It is so rich and thought-provoking. The paradox here is that the author @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee writes "Our focus on continuous thought stops us from truly being present. In reality, we are separate from our thoughts. We are the observer of our thoughts". I need to pause so as not to be an observer of my new thoughts.
Phil, I love the cover image. Is it possible to steal it "legally" to incorporate in my next buzz? @Sara Jacobovici and I exchanged comments recently which I am expanding into a buzz. I need your image.
One paragraph that captured my attention is your writing "The journey to authentic emotionally intelligent leadership starts with our self. We need to understand and replace the habits we have created that are causing us to give away our energy. This is also why we steal the energy of others. When this happens the results often include drama, chaos, conflict, distrust and disengagement". I shared this buzz proudly. Close
- Producer07/06/2017Stop! Maybe It's Time To Reassess Your GoalsA good friend of mine is an NCAA National Champion in his sport. Actually, I am being modest. He’s a multiple-time National Champion in his sport. At the end of every season, win or lose, he takes a week or so off of training to “emotionally...
Comments09/06/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 This is why I do not put stock into comments but into energy, and the energy of reflection you speak of is presence. The students in my college hate my emails because their meme is that attention is precious, but I say meaning is precious and the meaning we deposit is raw material. That is the problem with education is it not, it is all about doing/having and not thinking/being - so my doing is not your being, all I have here at beBee is thinking in what is presence that got presented.
What separates reflection from comments is the energy it generates and how we link this energy up will determine what it lights (hence the word enlightenment). Words like "goals" and "challenges" are also raw material but processed as an energy called reflection it can take us to a wholly different place like it did for Leo Babauta here https://zenhabits.net/no-goal/
The last thing I want to do is change others for they are responsible for that change but a comment is in the past - reflection is in the present - and the act of you reading what I am thinking out aloud here is you reading my past - for the simple reason presence is in my present.
Presence is where my energy meets my consciousness where I am fully alive, and so is reflection a foundation like a house or is it an energy that travels through a house that makes a house a home and shifts making a living into making a life?09/06/2017 #4 Casey KatchersydeSuch wonderful comments @Jerry Fletcher, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, and Michael O'Neil! Thank You! I'm very happy to hear how your experiences with this topic has helped you realize new goals and take on new challenges. As I am constantly learning, I am excited to practice new life experiences and being able to reflect back is a foundation to being able to move forward.08/06/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhen I was taking selfies in the early 80's, it looked odd that someone at that time would point a camera at themselves and take a picture, so when my kids discovered an old album of selfies, they screamed "Hey! Papa used to take selfies!!!".
The same goes with reflective practice. People are not familiar or largely do not engage in reflection, yet both of us do and therefore we represent the early majority of this particular way of thinking. Of course reflection cannot be compared to selfies. Reflection is a higher order faculty, whereas selfies is a lower order indulgence. The irony is that in recent decades I tend to limit being in photographs because reflective practice helps see through things and become conscious of what is image and what is presence.
Nor do I take pictures on my travels to capture moments to add them to the 10,000 other captured moments because it is easy to engage visual collection - but it is more meaningful for me to be present and enjoy the blessings of a mind that is more relaxed and free - and ironically in such a mind, there is greater room to learn to see, which sits at the basis of what we can imagine and in this way reflection is a complimentary intelligence to vision and this "learning to see".08/06/2017 #1 Jerry FletcherCasey, A prediction: You will do well in the goals you choose. I can say that because you have learned one of the great lessons of life. There always will come a time when you have succeeded, failed, finished or tripped over something. It is then that you need to step back and reconsider. It is worth distancing and rediscovering yourself as you have been transformed. Always.
- Producer04/06/2017GoalsDavid B. Grinberg rekindled this for me with his buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/why-disability-employment-good-businessI was selected to be a student volunteer in the First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) program. I was excited but...
Comments06/06/2017 #12 David B. GrinbergThanks for the mention, Joyce, I appreciate it. I commend you on confronting and overcoming so many life challenges. Your are a real inspiration. Keep persisting and don't give up. You're a gifted writer and person. And me just reiterate for readers that it's all about ABILITY, not disability. Anyone can do anything if they put their mind, heart and soul into it. You are living proof, Joyce, such as inspiration. Keep writing, persevering and buzzing. You have a lot of fans and friends here cheering you on!05/06/2017 #8 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee@Todd Jones, @Gert Scholtz, @Don Philpott☘️, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, @Milos Djukic, @Gulcin Newby Kennett, @John White, MBA Thank you for those of you that have shared this post. I am in endless tweak mode for about 24 hours after I post. I think it's finally finished.
I always post thinking it's finished, but inevitably, it is not. It probably sounds hokey, but I am honored by your comments and your shares. Thank you.04/06/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsJoyce I second Todd's comments and yes you are a hero. The things we all go through in life is not even close to what you go through.
You my friend are a survivor, a fighter and an inspiration. I got my Master's around the same time in 2014 and I wish I could have been your class mate I’m sure I could have just drove you around 😉 and put everyone aside.
But jokes apart something has to be done and I hope these universities do something about it.
Now when are we seeing a picture of the framed picture☺☺☺❤04/06/2017 #1 Todd JonesJoyce, this post gave me goose bumps. I do not see a tired, desperate woman. I see overwhelming magnificence in your tenacity of purpose, and reward in the face of hardship that would have sidelined most of us. There is an incredible lesson in this photo, not shame.
Though you may not see it, YOU Joyce Bowen, with your steeled determination and boundless virtue, are a hero. Against all odds, you are a true champion of possibility. A model of what can be achieved when single minded resolve triumphs adversity.
I hold out hope that more of your beBee friends will consider extending financial assistance to your cause through Patreon. It is a wonderful opportunity to directly do good for someone that has braved a lifetime of suffering.
Though too proud to ask, Joyce absolutely needs our help. Every dollar makes a difference to her. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5891284
- Producer26/05/2017How People Tend To React To Acts Of Terrorism.How People Tend To React To Acts Of Terrorism.Recently various cities in Europe have experienced drama via a terrorist 'persecutor' attempting to create mayhem.But how did people react?I draw your attention to Karpman's drama triangle: Daily many of...
Comments28/05/2017 #4 Louise SmithThis is a great saying “Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.”
After decades of working, I am really over drama.
I try to keep it out of my life except for my counselling room when it's the client's not mine !
Some of my relatives are right into drama. They couldn't miss one episode of Big Brother. Now there's a plethora of those reality shows The Biggest Loser, Hoarders, Survivor, The Bachelor and all those dating programs, The Block and all those makeover programs, Masterchef and all those cooking programs and I am sure you can name 5 more in any language.
These become young/other people's role models and view of the world. This interferes with making good career, relationship and life decisions.
I don't understand why people like drama. (of course from an academic view I can) But it's too tiring and I'd rather be doing something more interesting and rewarding like losing weight by exercising, going camping in a remote area, finding my own date through socialising with people I like and respect, painting my house and gardening myself, cooking new recipes for family and friends.
Surely this is more satisfying !26/05/2017 #1 Frank GeislerGreat article - there a plenty of more games we adults are playing such as marital, party, sex or predator games. Eric Berne wrote an interesting book over this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Berne View moreGreat article - there a plenty of more games we adults are playing such as marital, party, sex or predator games. Eric Berne wrote an interesting book over this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Berne - The German title is "Spiele der Erwachsenen": https://www.amazon.de/Spiele-Erwachsenen-Psychologie-menschlichen-Beziehungen/dp/3499613506 and the English one "Games People Play: the Psychology of Human Relations" Close
- Producer20/05/2017I've Gotta ConditionI’ve gotta condition. You’ve gotta condition. Everyone’s gotta condition. This one had me perplexed, befuddled, bemused, dazed and confused. Okay! Okay. Any overuse of adjectives, based on past conditions including but not limited to many...
Comments28/05/2017 #34 Sarah Elkins#27 @Lynda Spiegel - a few years ago, while we were visiting with friends at an outdoor festival, one of our boys came up to the group, presumably to ask for money for snacks, and happened to hear part of our conversation. I don't remember the context, but someone mentioned my name and the phrase "grown up" in the same sentence. Our son, maybe 10 at the time, smirked and said to the group: "MY mom? Ha. MY mom's not a grown up." I was totally conflicted, proud and a little weirded out that our kid didn't think of me as a grown up.21/05/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#27 ha, I don't want to be a man either. In some ways I think men have it tougher. I only say that watching my husband do work on the outside of the home and repairs inside that I could never do. Thanks to his skills we've rarely had to call anyone in to repair anything which has saved us tons of money over the years. About 5 years ago he took a jackhammer and put in french drains, re-did our basement walls and added a sump pump. Big job, it took about 1 month of heavy work but he saved our basement from being a wet basement. It was beginning to flood at times... that was not cool.21/05/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#18 I'm glad you defined a rag for me @Shelley Brown lol. So I should ditch my tunics? ;-) Ah I do love them. I'm all about comfort and still looking er... presentable but I don't feel I need to primp like I did when I was younger. I don't miss the primping days, too much work.21/05/2017 #29 Brian McKenzieWe dont hold the door open anymore because it's sexist (according to the new crop of SJW's, UK Daily, Boston College "Research" and entirely too much feminist blathering rants on just such topic) and since we can't guess which switch flips for you that day, in what ever phase of Pre, Post, or Perpeta MS you may be cycling through - we afford you the same 3 to 6 seconds of attention we get, remember - you're a strong independent woman that doesn't need a man ~ get your own door.21/05/2017 #28 Lynda Spiegel#5 you hit on my trick, @Deb Helfrich. The reason no one suspects my age (other than my relentless refusal to act it, what ever acting one's age means) is that I have always kept my hair as long as when I was a teenager. And as a "technical model" for Redken, I do get free color, so hiding the pure white that my hair seems to want to be helps, too. But I'm with Franci, I own the number, just not the baggage that comes with it.21/05/2017 #19 Shelley Brown#9 @Jim Murray love you biggly back! It was a great exorcism! Thank you. Mine didn't stem from the Kardashian era it came from growing up in a family were the outsides were more important than the insides and the expectation was that if you looked good you would get married, have children and live happily ever after. I didn't have that season in my life and always felt like something was wrong with me. I know that is a complete lie. xoxo JJ21/05/2017 #18 Shelley Brown#11 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - a Szmata is a yiddish word for rag but mainly used for a shapeless top. I agree, we do realize our priorities are different. I think a lot of my olderexia came from the fact that I come from a very vain people who valued the outside more than the insides and it's time to just let go. We can be badasses together!
- 19/05/2017A good skill to have to be calm anywhereHow To Meditate with Noise: A 3-Minute Practice for Anywhere - Mindfulwww.mindful.org Meditation can't always happen in blissful silence. By tuning in to the cacophony of everyday activity, we can find a space to rest and settle the...