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  1. ProducerPhil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Present Moment
    The 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...


    Louise Smith
    18/06/2017 #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?
    Louise Smith
    18/06/2017 #11 Louise Smith
    #3 @Jose Antonio 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 pΓ‘rrafo 2 de Phil "Pasamos tan poco tiempo en el momento presente ........"
    ΒΏDe dΓ³nde sale esto la filosofΓ­a de la atenciΓ³n plena? ΒΏQuΓ© se basa en estar en el presente no el pasado, pero si eso no es realmente posible?
    Louise Smith
    18/06/2017 #10 Louise Smith
    #1 I totally agree !!!
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    18/06/2017 #9 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    πŸ‘₯ed 🐝🐝🐀🐳πŸ”₯🚲
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    18/06/2017 #8 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Yesterday is history,
    tomorrow is a mystery,
    today is a gift of God,
    which is why we call it the present.”

    ― Bil Keane
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/06/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing my attention to @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee's buzz. Thank you Phil for sharing. I appreciate the line, "Each moment is simply the opportunity for us to live on purpose."
    mohammed khalaf
    17/06/2017 #4 mohammed khalaf
    Present help you to build the floor under your feet more strongly which ultimately leads into a good future
    Jose Antonio Rueda Cardenas
    17/06/2017 #3 Jose Antonio Rueda Cardenas
    El 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 informaciΓ³n que recibimos...
    Reaccionamos ante impulsos pasados para alterar el futuro..
    Un saludo,
    debasish majumder
    17/06/2017 #2 debasish majumder
    we cannot see electron, proton, neutron or even atom, but we can perceive such matters in our brain, that is out of our intellect. so matter can only felt, cannot be seen physically. equally, our wisdom is itself a matter being evolved continuously out of the external conditions which equally evolve in a passage of time and i guess, we mere a product of the external conditions, enable even to enrich our intellectual frequencies. i wonder, how alone we can be awaken become conscious. however, intriguing buzz indeed @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read. thank you for the buzz.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/06/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Without 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 more
    Without 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
  2. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    Louise Smith


    Louise Smith
    16/06/2017 #4 Louise Smith
    #3 SO diplomatic thanks
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    16/06/2017 #3 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #2 ...that some things are just two good and true too! ;)
    Louise Smith
    16/06/2017 #2 Louise Smith
    #1 I have 2 and I'm a psychologist
    what does that tell you !
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    16/06/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Best therapist ever! ;)
  3. ProducerCasey Katchersyde
    Stop! Maybe It's Time To Reassess Your Goals
    Stop! 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 β€œemotionally...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/06/2017 #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?
    Casey Katchersyde
    09/06/2017 #4 Casey Katchersyde
    Such 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.
    Michael O'Neil
    08/06/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Casey, there is a well known tradition of New Year's Resolutions that is often a trivialized form of what you describe here. "My New Year's Resolution is to give up ...." is the common form. There is often discussion in the media in early January about why these resolutions have a low rate of success. I have adopted a practice of review, reflection, redirection, and often re-commitment, in the month running up to my birthday. Often this involves at least a week "off", and that "off" includes "off" from the many distractions in life, not just work. You are fortunate to have learned this practice early. It will stand you in good stead. We all need to take (back) control of our own lives, and to navigate for ourselves. It is too easy to lay blame elsewhere.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/06/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    When 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".
    Jerry Fletcher
    08/06/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Casey, 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.
  4. ProducerJoyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    GoalsDavid B. Grinberg rekindled this for me with his buzz Β 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. Β I was excited but...


    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    06/06/2017 #17 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #12 A favorite saying of mine. Thank you @David B. Grinberg
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    06/06/2017 #15 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #10 I do my best, jefe.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/06/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    maybe the only article about goals that I truly like :-)
    David B. Grinberg
    06/06/2017 #12 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks 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!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    05/06/2017 #10 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee we are proud of you. beBee is better BECAUSE of you. Many thanks
    Jerry Fletcher
    05/06/2017 #9 Jerry Fletcher
    You are my new superhero! You are one gutsy lady!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    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.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    04/06/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Joyce 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 πŸ˜‰ 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☺☺☺❀
    ☘️Don Philpott
    04/06/2017 #6 ☘️Don Philpott
    "I achieved my goal... This is for those that triumph through adversity" - it is that.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    04/06/2017 #5 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #3 I think I will, @Gert Scholtz. It's been sitting in the envelope these past three years.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    04/06/2017 #4 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #1 You make me smile, @Todd Jones. Thank you, and thank you for your support.
    Gert Scholtz
    04/06/2017 #3 Gert Scholtz
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee This piece moved me Joyce. Well done on your determination and achieving your goal. Now please go and frame that picture and hang it where everyone can see it - you should indeed be proud!
    Todd Jones
    04/06/2017 #1 Todd Jones
    Joyce, 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
  5. ProducerDeidrΓ© Wallace
    How People Tend To React To Acts Of Terrorism.
    How 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:Β Daily many of...


    DeidrΓ© Wallace
    05/06/2017 #8 DeidrΓ© Wallace
    #5 Louise Smith. Thank you. It certainly got the article read! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
    DeidrΓ© Wallace
    05/06/2017 #7 DeidrΓ© Wallace
    #4 Louise Smith: You are one in a million. Most adore and thrive off drama as you well know. So thank you for your supportive and insightful comment. Much appreciated.
    Jordan Sands
    28/05/2017 #6 Jordan Sands
    Totally agree ! Great read Louise :)
    Louise Smith
    28/05/2017 #5 Louise Smith
    BTW good interest piquing title !
    Louise Smith
    28/05/2017 #4 Louise Smith
    This is a great saying β€œOnce 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 !
    Paul Walters
    28/05/2017 #3 Paul Walters
    @DeidrΓ© Wallace Now thats an early morning post that got me to thinking. Thank you
    DeidrΓ© Wallace
    26/05/2017 #2 DeidrΓ© Wallace
    Frank Giesler: Thank you for your complimentary comment. Much appreciated.
    The book certainly looks like an interesting read. Thank you. I will certainly get it.
    Frank Geisler
    26/05/2017 #1 Frank Geisler
    Great 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 more
    Great 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
  6. ProducerShelley Brown

    Shelley Brown

    I've Gotta Condition
    I'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...


    Shelley Brown
    13/06/2017 #36 Shelley Brown
    #35 @Paul Walters I'm in a dark and lonely place called fear. Some say it's located in the corporate world. I think it's located in a shopping aisle and I always decide to purchase it in exchange for a heavy price.
    Paul Walters
    13/06/2017 #35 Paul Walters
    @ Shelly Brown Where be you? I miss your posts
    Sarah Elkins
    28/05/2017 #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.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    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.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    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.
    Brian McKenzie
    21/05/2017 #31 Brian McKenzie
    #30 Apparently they have been ranting about it for three years - I just found the spools of articles today, and the videos that go with it. I am so glad that I am overseas and all of this is just a spectator sport for me.
    Shelley Brown
    21/05/2017 #30 Shelley Brown
    @@Brian McKenzie thanks for reading. I understand your comment. The story was not in any way meant to male bash. It was my way of being self expressive about something I do to myself and no longer wish to do.
    Brian McKenzie
    21/05/2017 #29 Brian McKenzie
    We 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.
    Lynda Spiegel
    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.
    Lynda Spiegel
    21/05/2017 #27 Lynda Spiegel
    #7 I WON'T grow up, I won't grow up, I don't wanna be a man (well that part's true)
    Lynda Spiegel
    21/05/2017 #26 Lynda Spiegel
    #10 I LOVE you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, but my schmattes and I are 64 years old
    Shelley Brown
    21/05/2017 #25 Shelley Brown
    @Lynda Spiegel I love your energy and especially want to hold onto "We live the lives we imagine"!
    Shelley Brown
    21/05/2017 #24 Shelley Brown
    #3 @Pascal Derrien what I love about being here is we are age blind.
    Shelley Brown
    21/05/2017 #23 Shelley Brown
    #2 @Ian Weinberg your humor is in no way old fartish! Thank you!
    Shelley Brown
    21/05/2017 #22 Shelley Brown
    #5 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich 3 feet of hair! That's amazing!!! I haven't met you in person however; I do know one of your most beautiful attributes is your the freedom you allow yourself when it comes to so much superficial BS.
    Shelley Brown
    21/05/2017 #21 Shelley Brown
    #6 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee I feel like the bond we get through the gift of sharing makes us all ageless and reminds me that connection is truly the most valuable thing we have. The rest is just BS. Thank you for reading and commenting.
    Shelley Brown
    21/05/2017 #20 Shelley Brown
    #7 @Sarah Elkins thank you for helping to inspire this story and for helping me extend some grace to myself. Most of all, thank you for your generous spirit Now let's rock this sh*t! :)
    Shelley Brown
    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 JJ
    Shelley Brown
    21/05/2017 #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!
    Shelley Brown
    21/05/2017 #17 Shelley Brown
    #12 @Martin Wright Thanks! That was hilarious!
  7. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    A good skill to have to be calm anywhere
    Louise Smith
    How To Meditate with Noise: A 3-Minute Practice for Anywhere - Mindful
    www.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...
  8. ProducerTracy Poizner

    Tracy Poizner

    Beyond Reward and Punishment
    Beyond Reward and PunishmentIsn't a reward chart a really great, positive way to encourage good behaviour for our kids? Our next meetup is entitled "Throw The Star Chart In The Trash". Aren't parents supposed to reward good behaviours as an alternative to punishing the bad...
  9. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    The shameless and the damaged
    The shameless and the damagedIt was the last consultation of a long and tedious day. Shawn presented with chronic headaches. In taking the history, I enquired how long the headaches had been present. Shawn indicated that they had been present since a traumatic time in his...


    Ian Weinberg
    12/05/2017 #26 Ian Weinberg
    #25 Thanks for sharing your personal experience Deb. To be honest I haven't researched headache/migraine specifically in the context of deprivation. We do however know that there is a strong inflammatory component in migraine. A higher incidence of inflammation has indeed been found in people with nurture deprivation issues - this could be the link. In your case however, the family history of migraine is probably significant in regard to your headaches.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    09/05/2017 #24 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Unfortunately, @Ian Weinberg, I just don't know who would be able to defend their sanity against this tide of events. The way these internments go, ALL humans would become triggered with rage against the institution at some point and the only outcome is to be further buried under the meds that preclude having a rational conversation to explain the utterly common reaction.

    It appears to me that we mistake psychiatric meds and their ability to tamper down personality and consciousness itself - along an easily identifiable continuum with the anesthesia meds - as helping, when in reality, we just turn the person into a just a zombie - a functioning body that has no self-awareness or ability to be responsible for self-direction.

    Utterly shameful.
    Ian Weinberg
    09/05/2017 #23 Ian Weinberg
    #22 Thank you very much @Mohammed A. Jawad
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    09/05/2017 #22 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Ian Weinberg I must say you are simply humane and so well you have exposed the agony, sufferance and escape of an oppressed person. Here's a lesson that teaches us to read human feelings with compassion, justice and trust.
    Ian Weinberg
    09/05/2017 #21 Ian Weinberg
    #18 Thanks for that Marc
    Ian Weinberg
    09/05/2017 #20 Ian Weinberg
    #17 Dankie Oom @Gert Scholtz . All the best.
    Ian Weinberg
    09/05/2017 #19 Ian Weinberg
    #16 Thanks very much for that @Lada 🏑 Prkic
    Marc Templeton
    09/05/2017 #18 Marc Templeton
    @Ian Weinberg Wow!! Completely blown away by this!! Sad that we pigeon hole everyone too quickly instead of trying to fully understand what is actually going! Thanks for a great article
    Gert Scholtz
    09/05/2017 #17 Gert Scholtz
    @Ian Weinberg I read the story, marked it relevant, and had to pause a few moments to take it all in. It is both tragic and triumphant and so well told. It reminds me of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest but with a different outcome and ending. Gems from you like this one will keep me reading the Writings of Weinberg again and again. Thank you Ian.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    09/05/2017 #16 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    Ian, I hit the Relevant button but the relevant isn't the right word for your piece. I wish we have the Magnificent button. :-) I was reading your post last night before going to sleep and couldn't comment before. This is so well-written, but the story itself leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. Who knows how many people are wrongfully imprisoned in psychiatric institutions because of such a law. With all due respect, but psychiatrists always make me shudder.
    Thanks for writing such an important story. I'm still under impression.
    Ian Weinberg
    09/05/2017 #15 Ian Weinberg
    #12 Thanks for sharing that @Dean Owen
    Paul Walters
    09/05/2017 #14 Paul Walters
    @Ian Weinberg Shades of "one flew over the cuckoos nest" Tragic tale well told .Thank you
    Cyndi wilkins
    09/05/2017 #13 Cyndi wilkins
    If having an 'invisible friend' or talking to yourself is enough to have you institutionalized...perhaps we all should be...Despicable practice by incompetent psychiatrists...Failure of a system that has absolutely has NO knowledge of human consciousness...'Nuff said.
    Dean Owen
    09/05/2017 #12 Dean Owen
    This sounded so much like England and the experience I witnessed first hand with my brother who had similarly been institutionalised, and in and out of half-way houses and on meds all his life. I can't fathom that even now in the 21st Century, we've seen little progress in the archaic and often brutal nature with which paranoid schizophrenia is treated. Beautifully written.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    09/05/2017 #11 Tausif Mundrawala
    Your buzzes make me more humble day by day because it makes you realize being a human. What else could I say? Am speechless. Hats off to you, Ian for dealing with such cases day in and out. Thanks for tagging me @Ian Weinberg
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    09/05/2017 #10 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    "no comment" should be enough of a comment.
    Harvey Lloyd
    08/05/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    I could feel the rage myself. Wow
    Milos Djukic
    08/05/2017 #6 Anonymous
    #5 My pleasure @Ian Weinberg.
  10. Daniel 🐝 Campos
    Daniel 🐝 Campos
  11. ProducerTracy Poizner

    Tracy Poizner

    Throw the Start Chart in the Trash!
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  12. ProducerElliot Caleira

    Elliot Caleira

    Therapist or Psychologist: Understanding What Your Child Needs
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    Harvey Lloyd
    03/05/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    Parenting is a challenge when we look at our children as a reflection of ourselves. Children are not a reflection but yet a unique personality in conflict with your sought after reflection. Parenting is developing the skill of allowing growth within safe boundaries and taking away fears of exploration. All too often i see parents who extend their child narrative they experienced as fear based parenting within their own children.

    Exploring with your children may lead you to better understand your own narrative. I know i learn more from my grandchildren's exploration than a lot of adults.

    Some good thoughts.
  13. ProducerElliot Caleira

    Elliot Caleira

    5 Things You Need To Know About Your Teenager’s Depression
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  14. ProducerTracy Poizner

    Tracy Poizner

    Is Aluminum Destroying Our Daughters?
    Is Aluminum Destroying Our Daughters?What can make a beautiful girl want to stop eating, or to cut herself in secret? Naturally, every case has its own context and I don't mean to solve such a complex problem with a simplistic answer. What I am really asking is why more and moreΒ young...
  15. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    Louise Smith
  16. ProducerDebesh Choudhury
    Can We Survive without Social Media?
    Can We Survive without Social Media?We are so much engrossed with the Internet driven social media I just thought the other day if it so happens that the top social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook close their business. Then do we have other alternative platforms to...


    Debesh Choudhury
    29/04/2017 #19 Debesh Choudhury
    #18 Thanks a lot @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee for your time
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/04/2017 #18 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Oh so true. I put all my eggs in one basket for years, and *poof* they shut down. I had to scramble to get what work I could.
    Debesh Choudhury
    17/04/2017 #17 Debesh Choudhury
    #12 Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee for your time to write a comment
    Debesh Choudhury
    16/04/2017 #16 Debesh Choudhury
    #8 I agree with your point @David B. Grinberg that social media is a "doubled edged sword" and I have read the "more FB more bad feelings" article from HBR you shared .. Thanks for joining
    Nilesh Dubey
    15/04/2017 #15 Nilesh Dubey
    Nice article .... I am 100% agree with this written post.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    15/04/2017 #14 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    50/50 l would say , let's toss a coin,
    Ross Hall
    15/04/2017 #13 Ross Hall
    Good grief. We might actually have to go back to ....

    talking to one another!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    14/04/2017 #12 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Debesh Choudhury thanks for your buzzes ! Let's keep on producing honey!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    14/04/2017 #11 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Spammer removed !! 😎😎😎
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    14/04/2017 #9 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great post today , I agree 100%
    David B. Grinberg
    14/04/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on this excellent buzz, Debesh. You make great points and raise very relevant questions. I think social media is a "doubled edged sword" in that it can have very positive as well as negative consequences in terms of harassment and lack of direct human interaction on one hand, to connecting and networking with people worldwide on the other hand. Did you know a recent major study shows that the more people use Facebook, the worse they feel. Here's the article from Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/2017/04/a-new-more-rigorous-study-confirms-the-more-you-use-facebook-the-worse-you-feel Like they say, everything in moderation. Keep buzzing Debesh!
    Debesh Choudhury
    13/04/2017 #7 Debesh Choudhury
    #6 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I like the way you brought out altogether in a brief yet pin pointed comment. Life would become too robotic if we don't get out of the #SocialMedia and give some quality time with our acquaintances
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/04/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This is a very thought provoking article @Debesh Choudhury. With advancements in SM which iclude work we would lose our livliehood, and a lot of pertinent data including customers since we rely on social media in so many aspects. But, I think it is vital to go beyond SM as Sarah did and get to know people, keeping the human factor alive! Society could become too robotic if we only rely on technologyand leave the human element out.
    Debesh Choudhury
    13/04/2017 #5 Debesh Choudhury
    #1 Thanks @Milos Djukic for your support
    Debesh Choudhury
    13/04/2017 #4 Debesh Choudhury
    #3 Thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley for your time .. I agree with your views that we would become more human.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/04/2017 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Debesh Choudhury..very good questions asked. I think many good things would be lost if the internet crashed totally. However maybe we would become more human again, and learn to speak with each other, find time to play together, and even rediscover life on a simple and more meaningful way.
    Ali Gouran
    13/04/2017 #2 Ali Gouran
    with this site : http://www.bestmarker.com/ ! No!
  17. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    "In Other Words"
    "In Other Words"Image credit: PinterestThe diversity on beBee is tremendous! Not only do I get to hear different perspectives that are expansive and enriching, but I also get to experience, what I consider to be, the same point being communicated in "other...


    Milos Djukic
    17/04/2017 #7 Anonymous
    Thank you @Sara Jacobovici.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/04/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 It pleases me to no end @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee to receive from you these generous "titles"; I love "idea bridger". Thank you very much.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/04/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Linking two great posts with such ingenuity is a credit to all of you @Ian Weinberg, @Paul Kearley🐝 and the "idea bridger" @Sara Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/04/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Thanks for your very generous response @Ian Weinberg.
    Ian Weinberg
    13/04/2017 #2 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for the mention @Sara Jacobovici your value contribution here on beBee is inspirational.
    Gert Scholtz
    13/04/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Sara Jacobovici Thanks for highlighting two very valueble posts by @Ian Weinberg and @Paul Kearley🐝. Two must reads.
  18. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    SO many apps
    Louise Smith
  19. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    NeuroSurge - The cutting edge of wellness, performance and leadership enhancement
    NeuroSurge - The cutting edge of wellness, performance and leadership enhancementIn 1992 I pioneered an application based on the integration of the neurosciences with the developing science of psychoneuro-immunology (PNI) – the scientific study of the mind-immune connection. The application was driven by the need to identify...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese ➑ I sell YOU. Fast!
    11/04/2017 #23 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➑ I sell YOU. Fast!
    #11 Thanks for the reply, Dr. @Ian Weinberg. Thought I had replied earlier, but I don't see it!
    I will definitely check out the perseverance and enhancing neuroplasticity book by John Pepper!
    Ian Weinberg
    08/04/2017 #22 Ian Weinberg
    #20 Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee Happy to contribute to the buzz!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/04/2017 #21 Javier 🐝 beBee
    By the way...

    This is great
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/04/2017 #20 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Really really interesting ! Many thanks for sharing it
    Ian Weinberg
    08/04/2017 #19 Ian Weinberg
    #17 No one that I know of in the US at this time applying this complete concept in a clinical/corporate situation @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    08/04/2017 #18 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Very interesting. Great that there are medical models like this to assist people. Amazing the research you have done. From my experience I agree it is when people reach about 40 that things may fall apart if they have not been reconciled before this time. I work in a different way, and I am having significant success with my work though our senses. People who have had intense trauma early in life have been able to 'heal", & nurture the pain that has paralysed them into limiting ways of living. I am finding what is happening remarkable. I have a partnership with 1:1 clients and we are learning and discovering groundbreaking methods through the senses.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/04/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Very interesting @Ian Weinberg, do you have many professionals using this in the US at this time? Kudos to you for all the work/research and development you've accomplished.
    Ian Weinberg
    08/04/2017 #16 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for sharing @David B. Grinberg
    Ian Weinberg
    08/04/2017 #15 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for sharing @Milos Djukic
    Melissa Hughes
    15/12/2016 #12 Anonymous
    Thanks for the tag, @Jared! This is very interesting! #6
    Ian Weinberg
    14/12/2016 #11 Ian Weinberg
    #7 @Jared 🐝 Wiese ➑ I sell YOU. Fast! There's a lot of animal studies done where nurture was interrupted. This resulted in significant increases in cortisol levels in the infants which contributed to deprivation syndromes. Similar observations in humans - children in orphanages have very high cortisol levels and significant deprivation issues. One of my patients is a great success story in having markedly improved his Parkinson's disease without drugs (all his own volition) - on the basis of perseverance and enhancing neuroplasticity (growing new neuronal branches and connections). Try and get his book - his name is John Pepper. A great inspiration.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/12/2016 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #8 Two great questions, @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris. The aforementioned conditions are just personal examples. For Parkinson's specifically, it is a brain malfunction at the fundamental level, so talking about thinking is perhaps a radical, but not entirely off-base thing to try.

    In a very real sense, all healing has some component of linguistic exchange between a care-giver and a patient. A surgery or a medication may be provided after tests and lots of talk to pinpoint the problem.

    Our bodies are in charge of the healing process, not the interventions, and we have a lot of studies about the placebo effect - the belief is what does the work of initiating healing. And that is the arena of this part of Ian's work, when he isn't surgically removing brain tumors, for example.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/12/2016 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #7 @Jared 🐝 Wiese ➑ I sell YOU. Fast! - we should talk a bit. Part of why I may be useful is that I can bridge the gap between the scientists and doctor types. After all, I spent my business analyst career getting IT and HR to understand each other.... :)
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    14/12/2016 #8 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    So the healing process is purely linguistic in nature? Also, does it cover all of the aforementioned conditions?
    Fascinating topic btw
    Jared 🐝 Wiese ➑ I sell YOU. Fast!
    14/12/2016 #7 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➑ I sell YOU. Fast!
    #4 As I've shared with @Gary Sharpe, I have Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) since a kid that got worse in my 40s. I now take medication that is for Parkinson's. Gary has done some incredible things, like specific music beats at bedtime and of course all the mental improvements to see some incredible results.

    Also, from the "deprivation of neonatal and infant needs", wasn't there an infant study where they specifically removed touch and babies started to die, so they had to immediately cancel the study?

    Very informative info! Thanks for all you have done and for posting this, Dr. Weinberg!!
    Glad it should help you too, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Sadly, a lot of this is over my head. But I sense more great buzz on the mind-body-health connection.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese ➑ I sell YOU. Fast!
    14/12/2016 #6 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➑ I sell YOU. Fast!
    Dr. @Melissa Hughes, you might like this!
    Ben Pinto
    14/12/2016 #5 Ben Pinto
    #4 Way to go, Deb.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/12/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #3 I would be thrilled to take you up on this generous offer, @Ian Weinberg. I think it would add a lot to my work in understanding Parkinson's at the lay level and bringing the mental causes and effects to a wider audience. The beliefs and behaviors aspect of the full condition is woefully ignored in so much of the current discussion of what having PD is like and is one of the things that @Gary Sharpe has bravely been bluntly honest about from the start.

    With a tool like you have created, as a neuro-surgeon, maybe we can broaden the discussion in a way that will help people learn to have a better life, even if their substania nigra is not optimally producing dopamine.

    Thank you very much. I will message you my email.
  20. ProducerTracy Poizner

    Tracy Poizner

    Bach Flowers for Mother and Daughter
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    Debesh Choudhury
    08/04/2017 #1 Debesh Choudhury
    I heard bach flower medicines in homoepathy .. are these available in raw forms?
  21. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Scientists might have found the group of brain cells that respond to meditation
    grendz.com For centuries, people have slowed their breathing to calm their minds. For some of us, this takes the form of meditation or yoga; for others, it’s 10 deep breaths before a panic attack sets in. Regardless of what you call it, scientific evidence has...


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/04/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Fascinating correspondence Flavio. Breath is the rope, the thread, the guide, the lead, the rein, the medium and the mainstay of our very consciousness. Different patterns of breathing can indeed catapult awareness into different frequencies and levels. Anger (and every other emotion) is characterised by a particular breathing pattern...and by controlling the breath you could easily control the emotion. Even depression. But all this has to be guided for it can destabilise some otherwise. Any prolonged anomaly in breathing is a reflection of disease, while moods coincide with breathing shifts from nostril to nostril.
  22. ProducerSonny Melendrez

    Sonny Melendrez

    The Weight of the Glass
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    Sonny Melendrez
    06/04/2017 #9 Sonny Melendrez
    #1 You can do it, @Paul Walters!
    Sonny Melendrez
    06/04/2017 #8 Sonny Melendrez
    #2 Thank you Louise!
    Sonny Melendrez
    06/04/2017 #7 Sonny Melendrez
    #4 Indee, @Ken Boddie! Thanks!
    Sonny Melendrez
    06/04/2017 #6 Sonny Melendrez
    #5 You are so right, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Thanks for your insight and kind words.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/04/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A simple, but powerful story as it conveys the weight of stress on us if we carry it for prolonged time.If we hold the glass half filled with gen and tonic as @Kevin Boddie wondered, ten we might even be drunk much and be unable to hold the glass. If it shattered it might cause more harm. Thank you @Sonny Melendrez for sharing your lovely buzz.
    Ken Boddie
    02/04/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    Love the story, Sonny. Now if that large glass was half full of gin and tonic, I know how I'd be getting stress relief. 🀣
    Louise Smith
    02/04/2017 #2 Louise Smith
    Great Analogy !
    Paul Walters
    02/04/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Sonny Melendrez Cool. Now I must remember to put that glass down !
  23. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    Challenging Limiting Beliefs
    Challenging Limiting BeliefsMuch is being said about seeking and embracing authenticity. Implicit in this authenticity is a mind state free of Β limiting subjective beliefs and the identification and adoption of a universal objectivity, a connection to a greater truth....


    Joel Anderson
    12/05/2017 #33 Joel Anderson
    Great insights on the importance of early life experience in the lifelong journey of shaping and molding.
    Harvey Lloyd
    12/05/2017 #32 Harvey Lloyd
    #31 so true and the statement of courage is appropriate. Once you transcend a few rivers of subjective legs of the journey, you see others who drowning in their first.

    Before I thought we were swimming together now the perspective has changed

    Thanks for the feedback you enhance my journey
    Ian Weinberg
    12/05/2017 #31 Ian Weinberg
    #30 What you describe here @Harvey Lloyd is a profound truth of life - of all of our lives. Some are 'awakened' along the path of life when clarity evolves into awareness. From this space will flow the approach to self and the environment. But change requires courage, for all the reasons that you mentioned. And yes there are always the 'casualties' that are sacrificed in the process. But if clarity and awareness have been attained and we are unable/unwilling to take on the challenge, we face the potentially far more lethal consequence of a chronic hopeless-helpless mind state. Perhaps this awareness together with the low gratification of the status quo, hopeless-helpless mind state, may be enough to break the inertia. However at the end of the day, this potential for change itself is determined by intrinsic factors within the subjective narrative.
    Harvey Lloyd
    12/05/2017 #30 Harvey Lloyd
    #29 Thanks for the feedback on my comment and the reread of this excellent post. I have always considered life to be a journey. Our subjective and/or limiting beliefs are what form as our journey matures in direction. These beliefs will cause our journey to begin a circular pattern that holds us from moving forward.

    Subjectivity can be intrinsic but i believe the extrinsic can close the doors to objectivity as we engage deeper into professional/social commitment. Not being a doctor and merely a observer of the human condition my word is tools. We will meet the struggles of life as we seek objectivity the question is do we have the tools intrinsically to overcome our own subjectivity.

    Inside the the life cycle folks become so accustomed to the subjective narrative they see it as objective. I learned early from business and later in personal life, the ability to recognize this state and the tools to extricate yourself were the most important aspects of my own existence. Within that journey and also the realization of the false narrative you have developed, there is huge risk. Within a subjective narrative we have made friends, built personas around and established an identity. Once we are shown objective, if ever, extrinsic possibilities, then our subjective made environment becomes the hurdle.

    I cant abandon my friends, life etc becomes the challenge. Unfortunately though you have seen the other side. A comparison now exists. With no tools this can rip you apart. I see people at these way stations of existence.
    Ian Weinberg
    12/05/2017 #29 Ian Weinberg
    #26 Yes indeed @Harvey Lloyd I believe that to be a core statement - to strive to elevate ourselves beyond our limiting subjectivity.
    Ian Weinberg
    12/05/2017 #28 Ian Weinberg
    #25 Thanks for that @debasish majumder
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/03/2017 #26 Harvey Lloyd
    "...and the identification and adoption of a universal objectivity, a connection to a greater truth. " This answers an earlier question i had asked on a separate post. If we are to change from our early narrative we will need the greater truth or something we see as larger than ourselves that we can push against and doesn't move.

    Great insights.
    debasish majumder
    16/03/2017 #25 debasish majumder
    Great and extremely informative post @Ian Weinberg! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share sir.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    16/03/2017 #24 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Now i get a scientifc explanation for some thoughts.

    Points of reference meant to transcend into a different scale often end up as borders of relevance not meant to be crossed.

    Thanks a lot.
    Ian Weinberg
    19/11/2016 #23 Ian Weinberg
    #21 @Donald 🐝 Grandy Used at the moment in rehab of stroke and head injured individuals. A similar application is being used in the neuro-coaching environment to move individuals from limiting beliefs into more resourceful mind states. That's about the limit of my knowledge on neuroplasticity applications right now.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/11/2016 #22 Gerald Hecht
    #20 @Ian Weinberg you are absolutely correct...the precursor to both subjective experience and objective knowledge (ethos and logos, etc.) is always out in front of us ...the only reality is us...where we "point ourselves" and then proceed...or fail to...Yeah it's easier when you're young...to a person who 1) was taught that Neuroplasticity "fades" with age (in the same chapter that discussed the "great developmental neuronal pruning" between birth and age five) ...and 2) actually "fell" for that "empirically derived fact" (from techniques, instrumentation, methodologies of the 1950's-60's)...internalized it and 3) transformed it into dogma ...which they now worship (have faith in)...
    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    19/11/2016 #21 Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Fascinating topic . Is there an application for this in the field of mental health?#20
    Ian Weinberg
    19/11/2016 #20 Ian Weinberg
    #19 @Donald 🐝 Grandy To both. More active in children and decreases with age. But the process is always part of our intrinsic function - never too old to learn and change.
    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    19/11/2016 #19 Donald 🐝 Grandy
    "the process whereby redundant neural circuitry is cleared and new connections formed" Can this process be applied to children or adults?
    Gerald Hecht
    25/10/2016 #18 Gerald Hecht
    @Ian Weinberg I think that as one reads through all of the comments --one realizes "wow; I read through all of the comments"...I tend to add a closing "whoa!"...but that's an idiomatic quirk.
    Leckey Harrison
    29/07/2016 #17 Leckey Harrison
    #11 It's the other way around, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. As trauma heals, it allows for curiosity which requires a certain level of feeling safe and taking risk. A brain in survival mode won't do that. You didn't ask me but...

    Heller in his book "Healing Developmental Trauma," makes the comment that memory is the actual firing of two neurons. Essentially since memory seems scattered in the brain, and to re-capture it requires pulling from let's say the motor cortex, the olfactory and gustatory regions, and they all finally converge, the firing off that input in the last neuron is the memory. That's quite the thought, and some would say that the "mind" is the working of the brain. That "firing" is how I translate the "working."

    In Buddhism there is little distinction between heart and mind, heart meaning emotion. I haven't yet tried to parse out what that means in terms of William James' assertion that we feel because we move (I fear because I run from danger) not the other way around. There seems to be some credence in that from a vagal nerve aspect, I just haven't put the time into it yet. Buddhism doesn't quite emphasize embodiment like I've experienced, so there seems to be some relationship, as even to Buddhists there is Buddha nature, which exists after the corporeal passes on. I think they refer to it as consciousness. That part of me that can objectively look at my thinking process and thoughts, and indeed, be separate from them.

    What I call a material atheist, meaning one who denies there is any god(s), would deny anything called "spirit," "soul," or "mind," would say it's all electro-chemical. Partly due to biology, and partly due to the inability to prove the existence of non-material other and then claiming "it's a mystery."
    Gerald Hecht
    29/07/2016 #15 Gerald Hecht
    I@Ian Weinberg I don't know if you've given investigated Kessler's latest, FWIW, it continues to grow on me; it only came out a few months Sno and it's already dogeared and margin defaced. https://katesharpernews.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/book-of-the-week-capture-david-a-kessler-m-d/ #2
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #13 I knew you could do it! And you did ~ just awesome ~ I get it...thank you!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/07/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #8 #9 #10 Well, there's tons of energy, neuroplasticity, and great conversation going here, and I'll add, @Max Carter another esoteric question...because I would love to hear your view: What are the differences between the 'mind,' the 'spirit,' and the 'soul?' I've never really met anyone who could quite explain, but ha! perhaps that is the mystery that we are not to attain in this life. But I'm still curious! So curious to know more about how 'being curious' overrides the brain pathways to diminish PTSD, @Leckey Harrison, too. On another tangent, in 1979 & again in 2002, I raised my children without one jar of baby food. It made them 'different,' nutritionally, than all of their peers. Neither liked 'candy, soda' and such. And they both are great cooks because the 'taste' of homemade is so much more rich. So my point is that if we integrate the memory of smells of say, cinnamon rolls baking in the oven (a very potent smell from 1/2 block away)....then the reminiscences "come back" with this same scent. Much as the reminiscence of for example, music of the 70's bringing us 'back' to associate The Beatles:Mr Ed, @Gerald Hecht. Finally, patients with dementias like Alzheimer's must secrete 'happy high' endogenous endorphins when looking at baby pics, hearing certain songs, etc... it has been proven that reminiscence can halt the progression of Alzheimer's too....so Leckey, what role could reminiscence play as visual therapy (or literally re-visiting the same preschool park) for bringing a teen back to remember good times and be curious while walking in the same park? Oh so much lovely food for thought ~ you are all wonderful, such wonderful minds! And look where we got!
  24. ProducerElliot Caleira

    Elliot Caleira

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    M. Elliot

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