- Producer18/01/2017Are we really SAFE?Hello, my dear fellow bees.Let me begin this post with a simple question?What do you know India for?INDIA a beautiful country where people from all around the globe visit, a country where gods & goddesses are prayed for blessings and...
Comments20/01/2017 #42 Sushmita Thakare Jain#33 #35 @🐝 Fatima Williams thank you for sharing your story, it is our life stories who motivate me to follow my dreams and path I choose for myself. Also, I agree when Jyothi died it was a wake-up call the video shared by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit gave me goosebumps hope people understand and educating upcoming generations regarding the same, coz the learning must begin from home20/01/2017 #39 Sushmita Thakare Jain#29 Thank you, @Julie Hickman for sharing your views I agree with them it must be the way you have said but sometimes the sad part is that the men with this disrupted mentality are somewhere or the others a father or brother figure and still can't make hold of it. It makes me even sadder when I come to know about cases where the victim is raped by their father or brother and my heart sinks :(20/01/2017 #37 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#35 Dear Fatima, read the Huffington Post interview with Vice President Joe Biden
Where there is any portal of light shining through, grab it, bring it into view and then that is one more hole of hope, that light can get through. The coming generations will see more of this light than we were limited to, so long as we are not consumed by the very darkness that gets exposed in documentaries and instead see all of this as tiny steps towards a healthier view of humanity.19/01/2017 #36 AnonymousThank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for sharing your brilliant post. According to a study carried out by the British NGO ActionAid, 79 percent of Indian women have already experienced violence or sexual harassment while out and about in the streets. There is several group of people in India, as “Blank Noise”, who have organised several events, including the “I never ask for it” campaign, to fight this terrible trend and to raise awareness about it. Keep going !19/01/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima WilliamsI loved Malaika Arora Khan tweet on what you shared above with everyone. And some of them give women the push they need. To stand up and fight for the respect that rightfully ours.
As Julie says "Every son, brother, father, or loving husband made it a mission to eliminate violence against women. These same men could be the best advocates and greatest allies in the struggle to keep their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives safe on earth. It should begin in every family for the change to happen. Well said Julie Hickman
@CityVP 🐝 Manjit so back at that time I watched several broken clips but had never watched the whole documentary. Thank you for sharing this with us. My heart ached watching the video and the way the criminals spoke of rape. May her soul R.I.P. If ask me about the politicians it only makes me squirm. Can a country run without such people. Is it possible to throw all these baised men out and appoint new ones ! I don't know how to answer that question after Hilary lost the elections.
Thank you19/01/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima WilliamsThank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for talking the hearts of many women in India. Your voice is my voice and together the sound can be thundering. When ever a women is disrespected in India there comes a feeling of powerless in me as a women. What could I have done if had to be there ? Even I had no self defense lessons at the time in 2012 when Jyothi lost her light to the darkness that enveloped her. It could have been me ! I was in Delhi a couple of months just before this incident happened.
My sisters and me we are 3 girls and my mother struggled to bring us up but she taught us to be bold .She always said I wish I had a son. Which of course has changed as I showed her it doesn't have to only be a man, to look after the family , a women like me can also do it. I helped her raise and educate my sisters and run the family as my dad fell sick ,had a stroke and couldn't work. At the age of 16 and took up my family responsibilities. I had not been bold until 2012 as well. Infact this incident is so close to my heart and it made me the bold women I never knew I had in me. My mentality before used to be like if a guy is approaching I should run in the opposite direction. Today, if a guy challenges me I'd challenge him back. When she ( Jyothi ) died she buried our fears and when we cried we drowned our f change the mindset of the children when they grow up. Teach them that there is no man or woman and everyone is a human and a being with life. To give respect and get respect. Sex should be commonly spoken off and not discreet and I can go on. But, at the end of the day it is the mindset. The ones who are spoilt rotten cant change. I am wishing that this generation is bolder, smarter and kinder children a and have a safe world around them.19/01/2017 #32 Ella de JongDear Sushmita do you know Anu Aggarwal? Today I saw a post on LinkedIn about her work in India. She wrote about: ... "Since the very start, my teens, this is what my dream was!– "Better people's lives". A trained social worker, MSW I saw "sexual repression" and bursting population of india, a huge hurdle in this. So glamorous star, in the early 90s, i openly talked about sex even if it hurt me public image then, and accepted to endorse and be the Brand Ambassador of a condom. ..." You two seem to fight a good fight!19/01/2017 #29 Julie HickmanI have no answers to the utter evil of rape and the general population being accepting of the status quo. Women are meant to be cherished and are an undeniable force for the good of mankind.
One could just imagine if every son, brother, father, or loving husband made it a mission to eliminate violence against women. These same men could be the best advocates and greatest allies in the struggle to keep their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives safe on earth. Don't be silent. Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for your advocacy and thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley for including me in the discussion.
- Producer17/01/2017Broken: When the struggle feels a little too real.I work very hard at being positive. I surround myself with positive quotes, I have a spiritual life, I have a vested interest in myself and in making the world a better place. I try to do all the right things, read the right things, do the right...
Comments17/01/2017 #13 Todd JonesJulie, I cope with the occasional bout of the blues by trying to recognize and remember that nine times out of ten, it's not so much what is going on out in the world, but what's going on in my brain. My perceptions. I tell myself repeatedly, "This too shall pass."
Thankfully, I have discovered that my brain is somewhat like an etch-a-sketch, and that a good nights sleep works wonders. Very often, it seems that the act of sitting up in the morning shakes the screen of my mind if not clean, at least considerably less vivid. I suppose this is one of the rewards of having been blessed with a limited intellect :)
Most of all, I try really hard not to take myself nor my perceived problems too seriously.17/01/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWow @Julie Sullivan, I feel like I was meant to read this tonight. I had a similar experience last night on Facebook. I went through my timeline and saw just a few things, then I broke down crying hysterically too. I called my daughter and told her I was going to deactivate my FB page because I could not take the toxicity on there anymore and wanted to warn her so she wouldn't wonder why she couldn't find me on there. I rarely allow myself to break down and cry in front of my kids but I did last night. She agreed it was the best thing to do and said she may do the same soon. After I deactivated my page I felt a sense of relief. I don't miss it. My daughter was so cute, she even sent me a positive quote and posted it on pinterest for me. After the rain, we can see rainbows and the sunshine. Thanks for sharing this!17/01/2017 #11 Julie SullivanSo I guess maybe a bit of backstory: I spent most of my younger years pretty much the opposite of positive. I've dealt with depression, anxiety and anger for a lot of my life: conscious re-framing is what I've trained myself to do. It's pretty
much changed my world for the better. So much of your story and of the world is
How you choose to tell it, and the way you choose to interpret that of others. But it's also totally a process. I really appreciate all the feedback!17/01/2017 #10 Max🐝 J. CarterThank you @David B. Grinberg I do have a few thoughts on it.
They have done studies that show that people who have a form of spirituality in their life deal with better than those who do not.
They tend to outperform at work around those who do not have a form of spirituality in their life.
In my study and experience as a Shaman we are not physical beings in need of a spiritual life, we are spiritual beings in learning how to be human. Science has been catching up and some even say that when you start in physics you become an atheist and after while you realize God does exist.
Nikola Tesla said some of his ideas came from entities he was in contact with.
Einstein even noted the importance of spirituality.
Personally I find the song THE LIGHT by Disturbed does it for me these days..
I am the Rock 'N' Roll Shaman and music is my main form of spiritual comfort as I connect soul to soul with the artists realizing that if every word is heard as an open prayer than every word we sing is as worship.
That said I also respect any form of spiritually some one chooses for themselves as long as they are not asked to harm animals or humans in their spiritual practices.
To sum up if you don't have a form of spirituality in life you do not deal with life as well as those who do and that is the result of several studies not my opinion.17/01/2017 #9 Robin BartonThank you for the openness. I've been there many times so I totally understand, especially when we still have to be an adult! I find that being in nature helps me breathe, helps me think, and helps me heal. I also love to collect quotes and write them down in a small notebook. I use different colored pens and markers to make it creative. I doodle. I'll use stickers. Whatever catches my imagination. Creativity is calming, even snippets of it. When I need a pick me up, I pull the latest version of my notebook and read quotes. Just a few things I do. :)17/01/2017 #8 Aleta Curry#4 I think I know what you're saying here Phil, and I would say something somewhat similar. I don't think it's so much an excess of positivism as it is looking at the world in completely the wrong way. Somehow our belief systems: our national myths, our religions, the ethics we were taught etc. all conspire to have us believe that if we do right, Life will be fine. Rather, I think we should say that Life does what it does, you have to be ready to deal with it.17/01/2017 #6 Aleta CurryAmong many fun things at beBee is the fact that we're always 'meeting' new people and, via them, discovering new ways to stretch our brains: reinforce what we knew to be right, learn something we didn't know, and occasionally change our minds about something.
Julie, your post reminds me of how lucky I am. I can say this without feeling that I'm bragging because I had nothing to do with it; it's the result of the genetic lottery, and the luck of having my upbringing, by which I mean that a) I'm inherently an optimist, and b) as much as I might sometimes have castigated my parents for their mistakes in childrearing, I should bless them for having given me the basic tools to deal with what Life throws at me, and the ability to acquire tools I need and don't yet have.
Interestingly, being a pollyanna doesn't mean that I never get down; when I crash I can crash hard. I don't tend to stay down for very long, however. I'm not a mental health professional so I can't definitively tell you why I'm the way I am (beyond what I've already suggested) but here are some of the things I do when overwhelmed:
a) a small task - not the time to paint the house, but something little like sweeping the floor or washing the dishes b) go outside (or gaze out the window if the weather is inclement) it's amazing how good this is for me c) sing aloud - change songs if I find myself singing something depressing d) stop what I'm doing and distract myself completely if it's really bad, like put on a comedy DVD or something.17/01/2017 #4 Phil FriedmanJulie, I am personally wont to point out that cynicism is often the last refuge of an idealist. Sometimes an excess of positivism reduces one's ability to bend with the bad and the ugly in the world, and instead increases the chances that one will break. In other words, do not expect that love and a positive attitude will conquer all, and you might not be shattered when they do not. Nice post. A lot of common sense here. And I think a genuinely uplifting message. Cheers!17/01/2017 #3 David B. GrinbergThanks for your profound and poignant post, Julie. I think many people turn to faith, religion and/or spirituality during very troubling times. Personally, I've always found the Psalms to be deeply comforting. Please note I'm a secular, albeit spiritual, person.
cc: @Max🐝 J. Carter any thoughts, Max?
- 16/01/2017https://www.bebee.com/producer/@laura-mikolaitis/in-my-deja-vuIn My Deja Vuwww.bebee.com This poem is f rom the heart and from a place that may still be a bit broken. But time heals. Words can heal. And people can heal. And through...
- Producer13/01/2017Dear Mom, Gone but Not ForgottenToday marks one year since my mother passed away. It still seems as though it was yesterday. I know that the sadness will pass it just takes time. I wrote a letter to my mom before she passed but she always wanted to stay focused on the day in front...
Comments14/01/2017 #43 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#41 Hi @Lisa Vanderburg, thank you so much for reading this not once but 2 times. Yes, that was my intent... to honor my mom and celebrate her life. I began writing my letter before she passed and finished the letter within a few days of her passing. I smile when I read it because it's a fond reminder of the love we all shared together thanks to mom and her love for all of us. That alone, puts a smile on my face even though every first without her has had it's up's/downs. I will continue to honor her love through my children and grandchildren :))14/01/2017 #41 Lisa VanderburgI read this a couple of days ago and couldn't respond, lovely @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Your love is too intimate for me to come close - it breaks my heart.
I so applaud you writing this (which I've re-read anew). Your Mother is what all Mother's show be; you are what all daughters should be. You have taken the pain of your loss to make a celebration of a life well loved. Bravo!14/01/2017 #38 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#34 I'm glad to know my memory is fairly well intact still @David B. Grinberg :)) I got half of it right RE: team, yay me! LOL. I agree, remembering all the happy times, the proud etc... leave us with a sense of peace. After my dad died, I wasn't able to get to that place until I got through the grieving process and I don't remember how long that took. It's been a long time since he's been gone and my memories are beautiful of him without tears. One day I will be able to smile big when I remember the beautiful memories of my mom without anymore tears too. Thanks! Psst, I don't cry often as it is.14/01/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#36 Ken, your poem brought happy tears to my eyes. "She hugs us like a shadow, And refuses our goodbyes." Last night and part of today, I felt this. And then remembered, "That their spirit lives in what we do and everything we say." Wow... so true and so very moving. Thank You Ken!! You have a talent with words.14/01/2017 #36 Ken BoddieI wrote this poem, Lisa, for another occasion, but I hope that it helps reinforce what you already know - that your daily actions and your obvious love for your mum, both then and now, are more important than words unshared.
Grief never leaves us,
She answers not our why's,
She hugs us like a shadow,
And refuses our goodbyes.
She's there lest we forget,
When our loved ones slip away,
That their spirit lives in what we do,
And everything we say.14/01/2017 #34 David B. Grinberg#30 Thanks for your kind reply, Lisa. I'm impressed you remembered the football team. Well, almost. You got it half right: NY Jets. My dad got season tickets for us when I was a kid and the Jets actually played in NY back then (now it's NJ) at the old Shea Stadium in Queens. As noted previously, even though the Jets usually lost more than they won, the father-son bonding was always a winning experience.
Not a day goes by when I don't think about him. But rather than being sad, I think of all his positive life accomplishments: an Army veteran, president and CEO of a textile manufacturing company in NYC, a loving husband and father, a world traveler, an amateur tennis player and swimmer, etc. My dad lived a full and fruitful life. In fact, I would even say he lived the "American dream" IMHO.
Thus, I thank the good Lord above for blessing me with such a wonderful father who was always there for me. Even when our loved ones are gone, the wonderful memories live on within in us -- even as the pain of missing someone always lingers.13/01/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#19 I'm sorry you lost your father @David B. Grinberg, if I recall you both loved going to the NY Giants games together? I might have the team wrong? Loss is never easy for anyone. I actually feel guilty for hurting when I do because I think of people who lost loved one's in a manner I didn't (without being detailed) and then I feel I have no right to feel sad when I think of others losses which seem even worse to me if that makes sense?13/01/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#11 @Larry Boyer, I forgot to mention... I saved 3 voicemails from my mom and I haven't been able to listen to them either. Not sure I will ever be able to. I remember long after dad died and I forgot what his voice sounded like, I wished I would have had his voice on tape or something but that was long before the technology we have today. At least we both know we have them if we do chose to listen :))
- Producer13/01/2017Little menThere is this saying. 'A picture says more than a thousand words'Even now it is hard for me to not explain my meaning......... But I won't. It would be futile.I have this picture to...
- Producer10/01/2017UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ASSUMPTIONS- by Devesh BhattI am under the influence of the idea of influence i.e. ways I am influenced, ways i influence and the ways people influence. Some influence to serve, some to observe, some influence to conserve (their world/self view) and some influence to reserve...
Comments18/01/2017 #23 Donna-Luisa Eversleyhahaha @Devesh Bhatt, we are on similar zones I think. Love your post. Assumptions can be good but for influencing its got a lot of weight to carry, but then you've also advised on what not to assume :-)
A little over a year ago I wrote a post on LinkedIn and shared on my blog UTIOW - which means Under The Influence Of Words... thank great minds think alike :-)11/01/2017 #21 Devesh Bhatt#20 thanks for the detailed response. I think it has more to do with the chain of events, first get the facts, then decide to collaborate and then factor intent if it suits your method.
Instead people want to save time and judge intent to decide upon collaborations, in the personal sense it's useful, but as a professional it's better to focus only on facts, intent will be taken care of by a well drafted work contract.11/01/2017 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman@Devesh Bhatt - 5 stars for this thought-provoking piece. I am especially impressed with your item #3 under the heading NEVER ASSUME THE FOLLOWING. - 3. Another person's intent, it is a dynamic world. Just use it to understand possibilities and prepare for them. People assume others to be judging their intent, it can complicate responses on both ends and make it political. At best it is a hypothetical input.
I believe this can be a reason why people don't get along. Assuming another's intent is consciously second guessing them, and if the assumption is negative then there is the chance of causing unwanted friction. However, to use it in the best interest of all involved can create a positive force thus avoiding unhappy and angry feelings.
IMO, one must have a clear understanding of the facts before making an assumption and not base their assumption on another's intent.10/01/2017 #15 Ken BoddieFunny how the English language adapts and changes, or rather how we use the English language. These days, "under the influence" has, for many, an association with overindulgence in alcohol or other chemical stimulants which, should I stare at your image for much longer, will be the condition to which my meagre mind will be reduced. 🙄 My choice is to desist.10/01/2017 #13 Praveen Raj GullepalliJust recovering from a bout of Influenza Devesh ;) and that pic just aggravated it by a few more sneezes ;) I shall fortify myself and then come under further influence...eventually! :) But that said, Influence indicates Inference. And that takes it into the subjective realm. And to further touch-points of Relativity. In essence, we all end up deriving some sense out of every influence. But who am I to judge what kind? To each his own behind :)10/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt#10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman View more#10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman celebrating disco. But life is meant to be colourful. Close10/01/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 GallagherLife itself can be so confusing. If there is a person who never angers, I want to be a fly on the wall to learn from this person. Recognizing our behaviors is key to growth. I have made many mistakes and will make many more. I can only hope my mistakes become further apart with age and less extreme than some mistakes I've made in my past. I used to get road rage (embarrassed to admit that) but I realized it wasn't healthy or kind, actually dangerous too. I now find ways to pacify myself when feeling a bit of anger on the road and it works. To your point about being influenced by others, yes- whether directly or indirectly we all are even if we aren't aware of it. It's always good to take a step back at times and assess our own values vs. that of someone else's. Just because values may differ doesn't mean a person is bad, right or wrong. I guess respect is another key ingredient. Well thought out buzz @Devesh Bhatt10/01/2017 #8 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Ali Anani for bringing this buzz to my attention. You have produced a very thoughtful and thought provoking buzz @Devesh Bhatt. Dr. Ali is right to point out the concept of choices. It is part of my core belief that, as Viktor Frankl says: "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." So for me, in spite of all the dynamics of what it means to be human, everything you have outlined in your buzz, everything that is out of our realm of control, we never lose our freedom, our ability, to choose how we respond.
- 10/01/2017... and that's why I love El Greco
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Comments08/01/2017 #13 Aurorasa Sima#11 Glad you like them! I made 20 with music to send a positive vibe to people suffering from anxiety too.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aurorasa/20-powerful-affirmations-to-reduce-anxiety08/01/2017 #12 Aurorasa Sima#8 If you are lucky enough to find one with that credentials, good for you.
100 % agree with the definition of meditation. Just would like to add that by being present you actually get away from everything.
Yes, rewiring is possible, takes about 90 days but will not happen if you meet the 08/15 doctor that puts you on meds.08/01/2017 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr#6 However, if you are working with a psychotherapist with an understanding of neuroscience then the benefits of mindfulness based stress reduction practice and it's ability to assist on the neuroelasticity front, i.e., it is never too late to rewire, progress can be made and sustained. I don't ever (now) underestimate the genuine benefit of mindful meditation. While it is far from 'affirming' since it demands that you face adversity and explore it with curiosity and openness leading to acceptance and love, it is effective for many. "The point of meditation isn't to be peaceful, to be better than where you are now, or to get away from everything. It's to be present. Present with whatever is." Waylon Lewis08/01/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#6 I would trust in neuroscience since it is a scientific study of the nervous system, rather than psychotherapy, which could be made up of those in the field but with varying degrees.
Interesting discussion, Aurorasa, especially relating to traumatic experiences.08/01/2017 #6 Aurorasa Sima#4 I learned three years ago that EI is not always enough when I discovered that 8 years of traumatic experience had changed my brain.
Similar to anxiety and depression, traumatic experience changes our brains in a way that regions of the brain that do not serve us when it comes to achieving goals and happiness become part of our default mode network (the DMN turns on when we "turn off" = relax).
Affirmations can never be more than a short positive sprinkle for a depressed person, for as long as they did not retrain their brain - for which everyone is in needed to check out my offering.
I don´t trust in psychotherapy. I trust in neuroscience.07/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThank you for sharing, Aurorasa! This is an inspiring selection of positive affirmations. Depression is difficult to detect as it can tuck itself away deep in the mind. There are some obvious signs but not always. It's transparency is frequently elusive and treatment is a guessing game. Depression=the hidden disease.
(if this doesn't make you wiggle a little ... then ya got no soul)Chubby Checker & California Jubilee in "Let's Twist Again" NEW VIDEO FROM THE CALIFORNIA JUBILEE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwV6TksXppo Steve and Chanzie's California Jubilee Twist Team performs to "Let's Twist...
- 06/01/2017@Kevin Pashuk's having a party! (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/120-and-counting#c16)
I'll bring the music...
There's a theme here.Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Dancer with Bruised Knees Audio only. Track 01 from album of the same name, released...
- Producer05/01/2017THINKING FRACTAL - by Devesh BhattI was once called a fractal,It is a concept of self similarity.The word fractal got me curious,So I decided to get some clarity.It is defined as a repeating pattern,That is displayed at every scale.So I calibrated my thoughts,With each measure i did...
Comments06/01/2017 #9 Michael GormanThe great lesson of 'Fractal' is that great complexity is composed of simplicity repeated - as in the geometric details of the fractal revealing more and more complexity the further you focus into it - but complexity is achieved through consistent repetition gradually-it is not fully realized instantly.05/01/2017 #4 Devesh Bhatt#3 I am just following a theme, of course there is a pattern.
But there is a very high bar set here, "one must be self similar at all times".
Personally, I think fractal dimensions are a scale of harmony, they recognise one aspect of self similarity,
But a lot of chaos in other aspects allows for sustenance of that self similarity.
We ought to also factor in the chaotic causes, not just the outcomes :)05/01/2017 #3 Ali Anani@Devesh Bhatt- you are not only a great poet, but also a very daring and authentic person.
I was once called a fractal,
It is a concept of self similarity.
The word fractal got me curious,
So I decided to get some clarity.
This is an amazing quality. No fractal pattern is an exact copy of another. Trees are fractals but look how many different fractals they produce. May be you want your unique fractal. In this sense you got it.
- Producer04/01/2017Juke Box1978 I was not quite ten yet as I am a December baby but a part of me think it was quite a defining moment as far as my musical education is concerned. My parents were not really into culture, books or anything of the sort but somehow, we had a...
Comments05/01/2017 #13 Praveen Raj GullepalliFor some reason, the deeply entangled chords of melody and melancholy in your buzz reminded me of Sir Wordsworth...
“For I have learned
To look on nature, not as in the hour
Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes
The still, sad music of humanity,
Nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power
To chasten and subdue.05/01/2017 #11 Dean OwenFor a minute I mistook confused Judas Priest with one of my favourites, Maxi Priest (just recalled a story which will make my next article). Bitter sweet memories. Thanks for the reminder to sons and daughter everywhere to once in a while say F^*k u to unworthy fathers everywhere. Made me feel better too!
Just read that vinyl is making a comeback!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-3848783704/01/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien#9 thanks @Sara Jacobovici no expert but it seems music helps conveying emotions without having the gatekeeper asking for an ID, I often complement my posts with music as it does empower nicely the ideas and words it is more than just a supplement or a decorative element for me well at least in my book :-)04/01/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI can relate, Pascal. I was a latchkey kid and once I got home with no one around but me, I went straight to our source of music. Music was and is a major part of my life. My mother also loved music, which wore off on me. Music has and always will be my refuge.
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
― Maya Angelou04/01/2017 #5 Renée 🐝 CormierYou really took me back in time, Pascal. Music was everything in our lives when we were growing up. My maternal grandparents died when I was 4 ( 1968) and my mother bought a console colour television and a console stereo. We were anything but rich, but nobody else in the neighbourhood had that. The minute my parents would leave the house, the stereo went on full bast. I know the words to nearly every song on every album we had, and we all had such different tastes in music. Vinyl wasn't so bad with its scratches and skips. The memories are great.04/01/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien#3 Axel Bauer @Lyon Brave but the pop suckers say he is too rock :-) thanks for dropping by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b4-FZY64bg&list=PLTWjDsbVqNoJ6MJVJyjYs3QwR40kz-uxB
- 04/01/2017We've all been there.
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- 04/01/2017With a "Thursday Thoopidity" nod (and thanks) to @Susan Rooks
Words matter.The Verb is not a Nounjcvtcsblog.wordpress.com The gerund is the “-ing” form of a verb when used as a noun. You find this form a lot in topic titles and page headings for how-to directions (s.a. “Making your point” or...
- Producer03/01/2017My Magical Back YardDecember 17th was a particularly snowy day in Western, MA. The place that I call home in a quiet yet quaint hill town. It was the start of my vacation. I had just come off of a turbulent stomach bug that wreaked havoc on me and was still catching...
Comments04/01/2017 #4 Laura MikolaitisThanks, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I love what you say here: "...if we get out of our minds and into our worlds." So true. Some days it is a battle to get out of my mind and into my world and I need to do it more. That will be something that I work on this year for sure. I think that was part of my problem. I was stuck in my mind and I was like a hamster in a wheel. But the minute I let that go, it was a whole different game and my perspective took on a great shift. I was reminded yesterday (thanks to John White's post) why I do this and why I like getting out of mind. So I'd say this is a good testament to doing just that. Relish in the moment. Live in the moment. Be in the moment. Thanks for contributing, Deb and Happy New Year!04/01/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI was giggling by the end - what a tremendous little pop-up neighborhood flash mob skating party! Thanks for this lovely little slice of holiday unwinding, @Laura Mikolaitis. There are priceless sounds and sights and smells to be noticed everyday of our life, if we get out of our minds and into our worlds.03/01/2017 #2 Laura Mikolaitis#1 Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! They do indeed. And I really needed it that day. It was reaffirming in so many ways, and was truly a moment where I believe fate intervened. This post has been stirring in my brain for a couple of weeks, but with the busyness of the holidays it remained on the back burner. I'm glad that it finally came to fruition. Thanks for sharing and for the comments.
- Producer31/12/2016Pitch An Awful Year Out, Ring In The New Year With HopeThis is a sweet video, the singer Daniela Andrade is singing to her pup, who seems to enjoy the tune. Please rewind for the next viewer. Thanks! This is 'Christmas Time of Year'... It seemed the right way to close out 2016, one of the worst...
Comments08/01/2017 #4 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught#1 Thank you Franci. I know I wouldn't be able to cope if I couldn't 'write it all out'. It's akin to getting a splinter out for me. It doesn't feel good coming out, but it is such a relief when it does come out finally. My dear hubby has been such a comfort. My service dog, Frax has been doing double time, cuddling whomever gets in his line of sight! lol. He really did help my sister alot. Even if she IS very allergic to him! He snuggled up to my mom during our gift exchange in her hospital room. We made sure to bring in some pink and purple hued roses, so she won't think about red and green so much with all the losses we've had. It's like this sometimes. My brother-in-law died of what we used to call "Holiday Heart" when I was in nursing. There are many, many more heart attacks of the severe kind like his, and also terrible strokes as well, during these four weeks of the year. (Think Carrie Fischer, and her mom Debbie Reynolds.) Poor folks.08/01/2017 #3 Lisa (Panaccione) VaughtThank you Mr. Wyatt. That means a whole lot. It's not easy to have someone you care about in the hospital at Christmas. I left out of my pity party, that my mom is in a rehab hospital after being septic with a very bad infection.
My neice, fell two weeks before Christmas and dislocated AND fractured her right elbow. OUCH! Wound up having surgery to put her arm together, and two titanium pins.
One of those times any thing can and does go wrong. But if we hadn't had all those lovely Christmases before...how could we cope when one or two don't come up to our expectations?#201/01/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ WyattChristmas isn't always a joyous time of year for many. There always seems to be some sort of tragedy in my family this time of year. My sister spent Christmas in the hospital with a bad case of the flu and I was sick most of the month, as well, besides other challenges I faced. Nothing near as tragic as the events you faced. Your story helps me to appreciate the circumstances others face and I did get to spend Christmas Eve with my nephew, his wife and friends in their new home. I am thankful for the blessings I do have and wish blessings to come to you and your family after so many tragic events.01/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman@Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught, you are an amazing person to be able to share this sadness. I would not be able to talk about such sadness much less write about it. But then perhaps, writing helps ease the pain. Peace and light and sending hugs. I sincerely hope 2017 is full of hope and brighter for you.
- Producer30/12/2016RESOLUTION WE NEED TO TAKE RELIGIOUSLY ON THE EVE OF NEW YEAR. We live in a planet Where lives only vibrate and resonate with amaze Nowhere in the solar system People play their own anthem Segregated themselves with various rhythm Planet we dwell, really a mysterious quirk with queer realm...
Sanctuary~ 100 buzzes
According to vocabulary.com, "sanctuary" is any place where people go for peaceful tranquility or introspection. This is that place for me on this platform, where I save buzzes that fit this intention - and I can come here and refer to them. All are invited to relax, read, comment and share in peace and in safety. Be blessed!