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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!
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  1. ProducerJoyce Bowen

    Joyce Bowen

    17/02/2017
    Frannie Roth
    Frannie RothFrannie Roth sat in the chaise lounge in the backyard, letting the sun soak into her transparent skin.  She was old.  A blue vein pulsed rhythmically as it crossed her temple.  A smile flitted across her face as she dreamt herself into the novel...
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    Joris Plaatstaal
    17/02/2017 #4 Joris Plaatstaal
    You have a gift. This is beautiful.
    You combine detail with the story of an entire life in so little, but well chosen words.

    I enjoyed every word, thank you.
    Joyce Bowen
    17/02/2017 #3 Joyce Bowen
    @Chas ✌️ Wyatt and @Pascal Derrien Thank you both.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    17/02/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Joyce Bowen, this is simply amazing! I love this story. You are truly a wordsmith.
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    The last two sentences are extremely powerful @Joyce Bowen
  2. Producer🐝 Fatima Williams
    A Tale of Grief and Puppy Love by Deb Helfrich - A Must read for all Canine lovers.
    A Tale of Grief and Puppy Love by Deb Helfrich - A Must read for all Canine lovers.My Valentine's day just got better on completing this awesome book by @Deb Helfrich . A recommended read to all ! Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/02/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Aww - Happy Valentine's Day, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @🐝 Fatima Williams and all bees, and to all of our four legged furry friends.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/02/2017 #11 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Dearest @🐝 Fatima Williams - I am so honored and grateful for the time you invested in this testimonial, I created a page on my website just for you.

    https://www.insightsoccur.com/fatimawilliams
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    14/02/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Happy Valentines day to Fatima Williams, Deb Helrich and all bees, what a beautiful way, Fatima to honor Deb!
    Cyndi wilkins
    14/02/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    Now this is what I call "Producing Honey" @🐝 Fatima Williams....What a lovely Valentine's Day gift...And you thought holidays weren't your thing @Deb 🐝 Helfrich!...Looks like times they are a changin' ;-)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    14/02/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #3 And I will treasure your friendship and this book dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich

    This book has changed the way I will look at a dog again I can't wait for the experience myself
    Hugs 🤗
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    14/02/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Thanks you my dear @Ali Anani and @debasish majumder The beBee 🐝 queen deserves more than this. #beBeesforever
    Ali Anani
    14/02/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    What a beautiful write up you did dear @🐝 Fatima Williams. You deservedly gave the human and shrewdd bee @Deb 🐝 Helfrich what she earned. Bravo to both of you.
    debasish majumder
    14/02/2017 #4 debasish majumder
    Great share @🐝 Fatima Williams! you aptly mention @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, who is a paragon for many for her empathy, sense of humility and inspirational contributions, triggering many to be making a bond of true affinity.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/02/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @🐝 Fatima Williams - what a precious gift. You have made my heart do loop-de-loops of joy.

    I cannot imagine any better accolade as a writer. To find out that I created a world full of the joy and reality of life with a dog so vividly that even someone who has yet to arrive at a place in her life amenable to a canine companion was able to imagine the overwhelming sense of being alive that comes by sharing a part of our journey with a four-legged friend.

    I will treasure this buzz for the rest of my life. My sincerest gratitude!
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    14/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Thank you for sharing this @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
  3. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Sharing Petals To Blossom From The Inside Out
    Sharing Petals To Blossom From The Inside OutHoney. Love is sweet. True love is a gift. Growing slowly. Taking time. Time after time. A feeling deep inside. Creating deep roots. On all levels. The language of nature. Always rewarded. If only each one of us would consider themselves as a...
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    rene pontaza
    16/02/2017 #15 rene pontaza
    Thanks good that I have you
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    13/02/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #13 thank you @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, that is indeed a special one!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    13/02/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    My favorite is Petal #5. Being open to the magic and letting the beauty of the universe in. Lovely post, Liesbeth.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/02/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #11 you are most welcome @debasish majumder, what is writing without wonderful eyes that read it and comment on it!
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #11 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/02/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #9 thank you @mohammed khalaf, for your contribution.
    mohammed khalaf
    12/02/2017 #9 mohammed khalaf
    Along our path lingers a scent, it is the leftover expressions imparted to the world by your passing. Some people leave a sweet fragrance and others a foul stench.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/02/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #7 that is kind of you, @David B. Grinberg, highly appreciated. Your writing is beautiful as well. We all support each other to thrive!
    David B. Grinberg
    12/02/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Liesbeth, your wonderful writing has helped us all to blossom!
    I'm sharing your beautiful buzz on three hives.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/02/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #2 Support is always good, thank you for being part of beBee, @Rene Pontaza. People will knock on your door for your expertise! Good luck.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/02/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #1 thank you @Gert Scholtz, Valentine's Day is certainly a beautiful opportunity to add more love to our thoughts and actions.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/02/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    Lovely thoughts for the coming Valentine's Day - and beyond.
  4. John Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    10/02/2017
    800-273-8255
    Veterans Suicide Hotline

    https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
    https://activeheroes.org/get-help/
    Suicide Prevention - Mental Health
    www.mentalhealth.va.gov OMHS internet page for VA suicide prevention...
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  5. ProducerLaura Mikolaitis
    I Never Noticed
    I Never NoticedI never noticed how you stood so stillI never noticed the timing of your willI walked on by, never a mindI walked on by, too quick to findI never noticed the beauty in the distanceI never noticed, I was lost in the instanceI walked on by, never a...
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    Laura Mikolaitis
    13/02/2017 #4 Laura Mikolaitis
    #3 Thank you, @Joyce Bowen. I appreciate you taking the time to read it.
    Joyce Bowen
    11/02/2017 #3 Joyce Bowen
    beautiful
    Milos Djukic
    11/02/2017 #2 Anonymous
    #1 My pleasure dear @Laura Mikolaitis, I noticed and like this:)
    Laura Mikolaitis
    11/02/2017 #1 Laura Mikolaitis
    Thank you for sharing this @Milos Djukic. Much appreciated.
  6. ProducerMax🐝 J. Carter
    How music saved my life
    How music saved my lifeA few years ago I came one good hard push on a dagger away from ending my life. In fact I stood in my living room with a 14" dagger on 3 separate occasions ready to kill myself. Here's what stopped me. When I awoke to the fact I am an Empath,...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/02/2017 #36 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #35 Awesome Max, I find so many good artists there!!
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    04/02/2017 #35 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #34 Thank you Lisa. I just booked mark their site to check out later.

    http://wearemahogany.com/
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/02/2017 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #33 I love Elton John, I think I have almost all of his songs. Nice way to decompress! Check out Mohaghany if you get a chance. Many upcoming artists and their acoustics are amazing! Mohaghny is the production company that records, they have a YouTube Chanel.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    04/02/2017 #33 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #31 I listen to that Elton John song almost daily. It's on my Turn the Mirror Inward playlist I listen to when I decompress for the day before a nightly meditation before bed.

    That someone is always us who save ourselves. It's often in knowing what or who to turn to to remind to carry on.

    https://youtu.be/i82W0We21SI

    Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I am glad to be here everyday and music keeps being there to inspire. . Thank you for sharing this buzz.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    04/02/2017 #32 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #30 @Fran 🐝 Brizzolis I dig it big time. Thanks for sharing it.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/02/2017 #31 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    powerful @Max🐝 J. Carter, glad you are still with us! Music is so powerful and healing. Someone saved my life tonight-Elton John. In the arms of an angel- Sarah Mcglauglin. (sp)? Keep up the good fight!
    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    04/02/2017 #30 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    May be "Last night a DJ saved my life with a song...."

    https://youtu.be/GtfZbj4J71A
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    04/02/2017 #29 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #28 Me too @Donna-Luisa Eversley every single day.

    Thank you for sharing this buzz.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #28 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Max🐝 J. Carter thanks for sharing . Glad you are alive. 🌻🌼🌺
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    03/02/2017 #27 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #26 Thank you John.
    John White, MBA
    03/02/2017 #26 John White, MBA
    Powerful piece, man. I'm glad that you found your medicine. Keeo on inspiring us, Max! 💪
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    03/02/2017 #25 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #22 Interesting song choice.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    03/02/2017 #24 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #23 That they do @Preston Vander Ven. Thank you
    Preston Vander Ven
    03/02/2017 #23 Preston Vander Ven
    @Max🐝 J. Carter Sometimes what everyone needs in some point in their life is an ear that will listen. This Hive is a great place for that. I am glad that you found it.
    Cyndi wilkins
    03/02/2017 #21 Cyndi wilkins
    #20 Keep your heart open my friend;-)
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    03/02/2017 #20 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #19 Yeah history does repeat itself until it is changed and it is changing slowly but surely and the pace quickens as each one awakens amplifying the effect in an exponential fashion.
    Cyndi wilkins
    03/02/2017 #19 Cyndi wilkins
    And of course dear @Max🐝 J. Carter...As an empath, you already know that suicide is not an option;-)...You agreed to all of this...Breaking the contract is like playing a broken record...It's like groundhog day...same old shit...over and over and over again...Let's finish the job and get the hell outta here! Shall we?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/02/2017 #18 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #17 I haven't heard anything bad about him either. He has a website: http://www.neildiamond.com/music/
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    03/02/2017 #17 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #16 Funny story the song Hell Yeah is playing as I saw this. My mom saw him Oakland in the 80's.

    I don't think I have ever heard anything bad about him. I often call him the Master of Love Songs.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/02/2017 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #15 I saw Neil Diamond when I lived in Miami, several years ago. He's awesome!
  7. John Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    02/02/2017
    Hyggelig ('hug-ly')

    3 Beautiful Minutes
    TV 2 | All That We Share
    TV 2 | All That We Share We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think? Introducing All That We Share. The English...
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    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #7 Anonymous
    #5 @John Vaughan is a kind sir :)
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/02/2017 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 You´ve just been shared to empowerment. How about that.
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/02/2017 #4 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 The John ... that is a very nice, touching, important share.
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #3 Anonymous
    John Vaughan
    02/02/2017 #2 John Vaughan
    #1 @Milos Djukic I tried to share this on Fractals when I published it. Didn't take. (?)
    Thanks for finishing the job.

    This video reverse-engineers the notion of our systemic Fractality..
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Thanks @John Vaughan.
  8. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    01/02/2017
    What's holding you back from being the best you can be?
    Wade McCrae Washington – Living The Max
    www.livingthemax.org
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  9. Producerjesse kaellis

    jesse kaellis

    18/08/2016
    Falling through cracks
    Falling through cracksFalling Through Cracks  Ceviche. I had a powerful lust for those things. The Midnight Taco. I think it was at Colorado and Sunset. Around there?  Some Mexican pushing a cart and inside were corn and some white dressing, sweet stuff on it....
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    31/01/2017 #19 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for bringing us back this buzz
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    31/01/2017 #18 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    There is so much power in this deceptively simple story.

    We are human. We focus on what we eat. On getting home after a day's work. On pushing aside our own pain.

    But each interaction, tiny as it might be, affords us a possibility of adding value to someone else's life - simply by listening to what they have to say.
    jesse kaellis
    16/10/2016 #17 jesse kaellis
    #15
    Me too, Deb. Just one of those haunting little moments that will stick with me forever. As I closed the story, "I will carry that woman to my grave." Her anonymity is what was haunting. A lost soul, someone living on the very fringes of society.
    jesse kaellis
    16/10/2016 #16 jesse kaellis
    #11
    You're welcome, Javier. #12 Thanks, Sara. #8 Thanks, Jim.
    I missed these posts somehow. Excuse me for not acknowleding them before.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/10/2016 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    A quality story sticks long after it is read. This one pops up in my head a lot.
    Randy Keho
    19/08/2016 #14 Randy Keho
    Good morning, Jim. What year is it? #8
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/08/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    I replied to @Pascal Derrien's comment on your Buzz @jesse kaellis, I start to write; The synchronicity of it all is that I share Calvin Russell's song, A Crack in Time, in the Buzz I am in the process of writing titled by a Leonard Cohen song lyric quote, "There is a crack, a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in." Calvin Russell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NeSaQn4MHA. Here I find myself reading your Buzz, Falling through cracks, which forms a triad for me that will allow me to finish my Buzz. What else your story did for me was to open my eyes to an expression I have used all my adult life about individuals "falling through the cracks". I realize now how limited my understanding of that expression has been. Thanks.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/08/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Good call @Jim Murray. Welcome @jesse kaellis.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/08/2016 #11 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @jesse kaellis thanks for sharing your stories !
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/08/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Understood @jesse kaellis.
    Jim Murray
    19/08/2016 #8 Jim Murray
    jesse: Listen, man...you are now an official Beezer, which means you have a responsibility to hang around and keep on posting your stories. They are very pure and I love them. You will find you audience. They're out there...albeit many of them still is a coma. But there's hope. Cheers, Jim
    jesse kaellis
    19/08/2016 #7 jesse kaellis
    #6 Randy, thank you. Did you ever notice that people do what they want to do? No matter what they say about it? I lived the life I wanted. When I first hit Vegas, I apprehended the darkness there, and I was mesmerized by it. I had a tough life there but it was colorful, and I felt alive. In AA they talk about "one day at a time" but in Las Vegas, I lived like there was no tomorrow. Like I had a death wish. I was reckless in the extreme. I'm glad I got out when I did. I had to I had burnt every bridge in town. I couldn't even get a survival job anymore. But, no, I wouldn't trade my life for any other possible life. I had a bereft childhood. It makes no difference now. These are my good old days -- here, now, today.
    I like this: "People who are born round don't die square." -- Cus D' Amato.
    Randy Keho
    19/08/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    After reading @Don 🐝 Kerr's comments regarding your writing, I sought it out. I must agree with him. You're a welcomed breath of fresh air.
    You have a distinct way of painting pictures with words, even though the pictures are disturbing. It's no "swarmy bullshit." They're stories conjured up from personal experience, as harsh as those experiences may have been. As they say, write what you know.
    As M. Scott Peck wrote to begin "The Road Less Traveled": Life is difficult. It is a series of problems. Once you accept that, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters. Nobody said it would be easy. I think your stories are a clear indication of that. Or, maybe not. I'm sure you'll let us know. Please do.
    jesse kaellis
    18/08/2016 #5 jesse kaellis
    #4 Okay, thanks. I don't carry many regrets about what I did to myself. There are people I hurt along the way -- yes, I regret that. Nobody can live without transgressing. That woman, I wondered what her story was. She didn't look like she had been on the street very long. I seem to remember a little girl on the periphery. At the time I was managing a bakery and working long hard hours for not much money. But I was making money at last because I was putting in massive amounts of overtime. I earned 17,000 dollars in O/T in one year.
    The people I worked for were unscrupulous. They would screw their creditors their relatives and anything that moved. Perhaps I should post THAT story. I spent nine years in Vegas and lived literally out of my pocket for most of it. "The alchemy of transforming pain into empathy." My words. My insight.
    I'm not partial to formulas. Bromides. You'll get stuck in a rut.
    If I touched a nerve with you, then that's good. I'm doing my job.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/08/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #2 You are correct, it is a hard to understand pronouncement in and of itself. I was composing a longer comment, and hit send prematurely with just the philosophy bit.

    I don't think it is helpful to judge any behavior, only acknowledge that we understand ourselves better when we notice what sticks with us and makes us uncomfortable.

    Your story evokes in me when I have had encounters in which I was caught up in my own schedule, priorities, and concerns wherein I took an interaction with a person as a transaction, a simple exchange where I focused on my needs. Then later as it tumbled through my mind, I wondered why I didn't see what I could - perhaps should - have offered.

    We take, we give, that process is part of the human condition. Your story touched the sore spot I have around many of my prior actions. I will always have self-preservation running my behavior at some level but I want to choose to try to give a little more. What I was driving at below is that being aware of and living with what we have done that doesn't sit right within ourselves is the best chance we have to do something different right now.

    The power of this set of words you wrote is how evocative they are of millions of different scenarios where we realize too late that we should have done something differently.
    jesse kaellis
    18/08/2016 #3 jesse kaellis
    #1 I would rather that you judge my stories as just that. Stories. Do you find them interesting? Do you like my style, my voice? Is there power in them? Because if you are going to judge my behavior then you should rightly acknowledge my honesty. Otherwise, you will have to judge me harshly. And I don't think I deserve that. Everybody falls short. You do see that, don't you?
    jesse kaellis
    18/08/2016 #2 jesse kaellis
    You will have to explain your comment further. I can't react to it as it is. The above story, this woman was selling me some crap shirt that I didn't want. I"m not inclined to wear a Flintstones tee shirt. When I got home, I woke up and realized that it wasn't a financial transaction but rather a desperate woman trying to preserve her dignity. That was the pain. Why didn't I see that? I wish I had emptied out my bank account and given her that. I WILL carry that woman to my grave. I missed a priceless opportunity. Not that I haven't given people substantial sums of money since then, but that one woman...
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/08/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Jesse, I've been reading through your buzzes this week and searching for something to say. Our paths have been different, but it does truly come down to living with the moments in which we increase someone else's pain or when we ignored the simple ways we might assist them based on what we have to give during the moment we interact with them.
  10. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    31/01/2017
    I use this timer daily for my meditation .
    Donald Grandy
    Insight Timer Meditation Timer
    insighttimer.com Home to more than 1,500,000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS...
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  11. ProducerLaura Mikolaitis
    Perspective
    PerspectiveI've been thinking about perspective this past week.Some events have happened recently that have heightened mine. And some things have happened that have validated it. I'm not one to sit idle, but this past week has held me back a bit. In a way, I'm...
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    Laura Mikolaitis
    01/02/2017 #16 Laura Mikolaitis
    #8 Thanks for the hugs and well wishes @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, much appreciated. I'm so glad that my dad is doing well too. He's not particularly happy to be house bound for a week, but he knows it is for the best. As for instinct, intuition or whatever you want to call it, I think we all have it. It's just stronger in some than others and more recognizable in some than others too.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    01/02/2017 #15 Laura Mikolaitis
    #7 @Kevin Baker thank you. I never even thought twice about what to do next after the conversation with my dad ceased. I'm so thankful that it all worked out okay. It was definitely scary and maybe even a bit surreal, but I did what I needed to do. And forever grateful that the stars aligned the way that they did. Somehow I think my mom was watching over all of us that day.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    01/02/2017 #14 Laura Mikolaitis
    #6 @Javier 🐝 beBee, thank you very much. I appreciate the well wishes and send them right back to you and yours!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    01/02/2017 #13 Laura Mikolaitis
    #5 Thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Indeed it did come knocking at my door. It was a tough week last week, but we made it through. I had a few vulnerable moments for sure but blessed to have such a strong, caring and loving support network. I appreciate you taking the time to read, comment and share my post - thanks again!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    01/02/2017 #12 Laura Mikolaitis
    #4 @David B. Grinberg, thank you so much. It was definitely scary, but fortunately we reacted quickly (even from afar) and what could have been a devastating situation turned out okay. I've definitely had a perspective awakening over the past couple of weeks, and hope to write more about it. I like to think that even in our darkest of times, we can find the silver lining that imparts perspective. I know I need it from time to time because it is easy to become ensconced in the chaos that we often find ourselves in. As for fate, I'm a believer. For as long as I can remember, I've said that things happen for a reason. And that mindset hasn't changed. It just keeps being validated.

    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate it.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    01/02/2017 #11 Laura Mikolaitis
    #3 @Claire 🐝 Cardwell, thank you. I was relieved too, and happy to say that he is home and doing well. He definitely gave us kids a scare, as well as himself. Last week was definitely a strange, tiring, and challenging one but we made it through to the other side. One day at a time. Thanks for stopping by and being a part of the conversation.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    01/02/2017 #10 Laura Mikolaitis
    #2 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, thank you so much for this insightful comment and for sharing the links. I'm catching up a bit today in the digital world, so I have them earmarked for reading later. Your comments, in particular your question at the end, gives me much to ponder. I will agree with you that the mind likes order - or at least mine does. I've learned how to better manage a chaotic mind, but sometimes achieving balance can be quite challenging.

    I'm not one to necessarily believe in coincidences either, but rather things do happen for a reason. And while we may not be able to connect the dots immediately to reach our 'aha' moment, eventually (and in retrospect) the pieces do fit together. Thank you so much for reading and contributing. I appreciate your time.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    01/02/2017 #9 Laura Mikolaitis
    #1 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, it isn't the first time it's happened but what got me was that I couldn't pinpoint the root of the anxiety - other than not feeling well and, at first, blaming it on that. But in retrospect, it all made sense. I agree with you that we can drown out the nudges so easily, but in this case I'm glad that I didn't. To your point about being forced off the treadmill of modern life, maybe we need to allow it to happen more often. We get lost in our chaotic balance, and learning how to find our way back to us is important. It's nights like the one I describe that make that ever so clear. Thanks so much for contributing and for the well wishes for my dad. He is doing well.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    31/01/2017 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Intuition, gut feeling, subconscious perspective - usually there is a reason. I am so glad your dad is okay. Sending hugs. 💐
    Kevin Baker
    30/01/2017 #7 Kevin Baker
    Awesome share of courageous vulnerability. When your instinct is talking, we do need to listen.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    30/01/2017 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Laura Mikolaitis thanks for sharing this..so special ! We wish you nothing but the best !
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/01/2017 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Laura Mikolaitis your intuition came knocking at your door. Wow.. Thanks for sharing. My very best wishes to you and your family. I think God gives us this extra sensory perspective that makes is aware something is amiss. #hugs
    David B. Grinberg
    30/01/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Laura, thanks goodness your father is okay. I'm sorry to hear about that terrible experience, with which I empathize having lost my father a few years ago. I believe in fate and science has proven the existence of extra sensory perception (ESP). Thus, perhaps there was something to the experience you relate leading up to that call. Thanks again for sharing this personal story with us. Perspective is an important thing to have. I wish you and your family good health and happiness going forward in 2017 (and beyond).
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #3 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    @Laura Mikolaitis - I am so relieved that your Dad is going to be OK and that you were at home and available when your Dad called. Excellent post!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    There are times in our life that synchronicity seems to be at play. This sounds like that kind of moment. Jung was ridiculed for his ideas on synchronicity but he deeply believed that some events are not explained by random chance

    http://www.psychicsuniverse.com/articles/mind-body/empowering-yourself-through-synchronicity View more
    There are times in our life that synchronicity seems to be at play. This sounds like that kind of moment. Jung was ridiculed for his ideas on synchronicity but he deeply believed that some events are not explained by random chance

    http://www.psychicsuniverse.com/articles/mind-body/empowering-yourself-through-synchronicity

    A few days ago @Ari Kopoulos discussed "tactical serendipity". Serendipity that he was relating to was chance discoveries made due to accidents and sagacity. What I liked about Ari's approach was that he thinking about practical application for that which we would otherwise dismiss.

    Finding your 'Aha'​ moment through Tactical Serendipity by Ari Kopoulos
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ari-kopoulos/finding-your-aha-moment-through-tactical-serendipity

    In your case there is a high emotional element which links memories together and this is a facet of the human mind, our mind wants order and dislikes chaos. So the question goes beyond the mystical or magical thinking but if we have this intuitive capacity, how do we best go about making it work for us - beyond associating moments that were emotionally resonant? Close
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    30/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Laura Mikolaitis - you have written about something I am thoroughly aware of, how we need to offline from our hectic, frenetic lives in order to notice these internal nudges. We can drown them out so easily. There is wisdom in our bodies that we have not yet even thought to truly notice, let alone get comfortable talking about and practicing. But it is there when we are forced off of the treadmill of modern life.

    I am so glad your dad is stable. And that you have shared the unique reasons and situations that allowed this past week of your life to bring you into an ever widening and deepening perspective.
  12. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Surrendering to Courage
    Surrendering to CourageWe belongThis was written a number of weeks ago, and maybe its the time to be published. Right now 'courage' is needed more than before in my lifetime and maybe yours. I have a vested interest in this world, and so do you. We live here. We breathe...
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    🐝 Fatima Williams
    04/02/2017 #46 🐝 Fatima Williams
    " You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face " #quoteunknown

    But this is what comes to my mind when I read this buzz. I see a women challenging fear and who has gained confidence, courage and a beautiful soul every step moving forward. #bebeesforver :)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    04/02/2017 #45 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #44 Ohh my my...i'm missing out on wonderful posts out here...
    Well all face the Courage in some form or the other each day
    I connect with you emotinally, its difficult to find your Courage and surrender to it...but thats required...

    Thank you for tagging me in...📝
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #44 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Sushmita Thakare Jain...not sure if you saw this
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/02/2017 #43 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #33 @Preston Vander Ven glad it resonated :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/02/2017 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #34 @Pascal Derrien .. oui monsieur...brilliant!!! hahaha had to do the translation :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/02/2017 #41 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #35 @Pamela 🐝 Williams I had to sit and smile, and simply pause when I read your comment. "Courage is love. Love will give you the strength of 10. " Yes, Yes, Yes... thank you :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/02/2017 #40 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #37 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Yes Lisa, I understand that healing needed. We have strength and courage especially when our moral fabric has been tested. I am sure your courageous spirit will shine on always! Yes we are strong. In solidarity!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/02/2017 #39 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #36 @Aurorasa Sima I appreciate you dropping by :-) Thanks for your support!
    Brian McKenzie
    01/02/2017 #38 Brian McKenzie
    There is no money in Peace - if there was; that would be breaking out everywhere. Fear and Low Info are the payday for Money and Power - and they have been that way for Millennia. It will not change in our life time. The current color revolutions in play by Soros & Clinton prove that. It's a recipe as old as Marx - too bad too few care to read it. Too bad so many still crave and love the Pavlovian Kibble.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    My grandfather served in WWI- just not to date myself too much, I had a much older grandfather. My other grandfather served during WWII and my dad during the Korean War. They all signed up voluntarily, so I came from a family of strong men, sadly they all left too soon. It was my mother who raised 5 children on a mealy wage that inspired me to dream, anything is possible and to never give up. Times have been tough lately. I have been more silent because my brain is trying to heal. But, in numbers there is strength and I/WE shall prevail! PS: Marches coming up, speaking of strength in numbers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/progressivearmy/events/ Thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Aurorasa Sima
    01/02/2017 #36 Aurorasa Sima
    Thank you, Donna!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    01/02/2017 #35 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Being the daughter & sister of service men who faced 'the enemy' in Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf, the former wife of a police officer and a single mother for my daughter's entire life, I can say this; courage is love in it's purest form. We can try to separate them, but they are one and the same. I did not see myself as courageous for being a single mother because I love my daughter so much there is nothing I won't do, nothing I won't sacrifice for her well-being and happiness.
    When my brother left this earth I was his executor and supervised all the funeral arrangements. A cousin came up to me at the services and whispered: "You're the strongest person I've ever met". I wasn't strong., I wanted to scream at everything and everybody, BUT, my brother had suffered mentally and emotionally his entire life and because of this many looked down on him. I was going to make damn sure that his passing was seen as a great loss to us, because it was. Courage is love. Love will give you the strength of 10.
    Pascal Derrien
    31/01/2017 #34 Pascal Derrien
    ''On ne fait preuve de courage que lorsqu'on est mort de trouille''.

    Arturo Andrade : Les Démons de Berlin (2009) de Ignacio Del Valle
    Preston Vander Ven
    31/01/2017 #33 Preston Vander Ven
    Thanks for this Buzz
    Devesh Bhatt
    30/01/2017 #32 Devesh Bhatt
    #29 I imagine it not to be courage.
    I imagine running away as courageous.
    We all ultimately do what we want to,
    I don't think courage is the problem, the problem is the lack of time, time doesn't wait for a decision.
    I am afraid of time constraints.
    Aleta Curry
    30/01/2017 #31 Aleta Curry
    Thank you for this reminder, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I believe in courage; I've seen it in action. I won't piggy-back on your post, so I'll save the story for another day, but I know what's in us and I believe humans summon up the best when their backs are to the wall.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    30/01/2017 #30 Laura Mikolaitis
    A timely and relevant buzz @Donna-Luisa Eversley. One of my favorite quotes about courage: "“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher. I love this quote because courage does come in all shapes and sizes, and it resides within us even when we don't realize that it is there. We are presented with circumstances and challenges every step of the way so I believe that courage definitely plays a part in helping us along the way. Lately, for me, it has been that little voice at the end of the day. Thanks for a lovely piece of writing and reflection, Donna.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/01/2017 #29 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #19 @Devesh Bhatt I am glad you can find the courage to give another view 😁😁😁. Yes love can make us find and release the courage from within. Once you live people and life , you can find your courage 😊
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/01/2017 #28 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #18 @Ken Boddie thanks for sharing your thoughts...Yes, our servicemen give so much and at any moment can lose everything. In our daily living there are courageous acts all around from ordinary people showing extraordinary courage. Makes me grateful😊.
    Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    30/01/2017 #27 Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    #24 Second choice, you got it heheh!
  13. Cyndi wilkins

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    29/01/2017
    A Heart To Heart on Grief: Please join me and Deb Helfrich 🐝 the Insight Connoisseur, on Saturday, February 4th, for a "session of expression."
    "Expressing our grief opens new pathways for finding our way back to love." -Cyndi
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    30/01/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    What does Watermelon have to do with grief? I couldn't be more honored to get to work with @Cyndi wilkins - this post I just read will show you why: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/love-watermelon-cyndi-wilkins
    Cyndi wilkins
    30/01/2017 #2 Cyndi wilkins
    After the recent loss of my father, I began to channel my grief through writing. That act alone served as an amazing healer...But when others began sharing their personal pain with me, mine was lifted in the very moment I offered my hand...That it how life works...
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    29/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I feel that Grief can get stuck inside us. The process of opening up and speaking about our loved ones or the hurt itself can start the energy flowing again. @Cyndi wilkins and I feel that a tiny group conversation also allows for the healing power of listening.

    We would be honored if you would join us. Reach out to either of us if you have any questions.
  14. ProducerTony Brandstetter
    FLIGHT
    FLIGHTA squall of hawk wings stirs the sky. A hummingbird holds and then hies. If I could fly, I’d choose to be Sailing through a forest of poet-trees. A cast of crabs engraves the sand Delighting a child’s outstretched hand. If I could breathe...
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    Deb🐝 Lange
    05/02/2017 #3 Deb🐝 Lange
    @Tony Brandstetter love your poem. Sensory, evocative, visceral.Keep up the great work.
    Tony Brandstetter
    30/01/2017 #2 Tony Brandstetter
    Thank you Franci, still trying to find my niche on this site, one thing is for sure, I will keep plugging away -
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    29/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Stunning from all aspects - art and poetry. I love the last line of the poem. "The time is now. I give you flight!"
  15. Donald Grandy

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    26/01/2017
    and a little background music (this got me thru The 80'S)
    Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports [Full Album]
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  17. ProducerIgnacio Gallo Campos www.ignaciogallocampos.com
    Why dying while living?
    Why dying while living?Before starting, pay attention to what the lyrics of the Essence “A Mirage” in 1987 were revealing us all 30 years ago, where the essence of everything comes from. Try copying and pasting what the minute 3.30 says, then use any translation tool and...
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    25/01/2017 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #3 Ignacio, looks like the url in your name doesn't work well in some places.... we had a similar problem with emojis in the last name field... although, definitely an A+ for style! Very creative.
    Ignacio Gallo Campos www.ignaciogallocampos.com
    25/01/2017 #4 Ignacio Gallo Campos www.ignaciogallocampos.com
    #2 Thank you @Paul Walters
  18. Donald Grandy

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    24/01/2017
    He Started Singing ?You've Got A Friend In Me?. But When His Daughter Joined In, I Lost It! WOW!
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    He Started Singing “You’ve Got A Friend In Me”. But When His Daughter Joined In, I Lost It! WOW!
    viralvo.com The bond between a parent and a child is always deep and meaningful. But there is something very special about the relationship between a little girl and her father. And Claire Ryann and her dad...
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  19. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Difficult times make you stronger
    Difficult times make you strongerInspirational Uplifting Quotes For Difficult Times If you’re going through a rough time, reading some uplifting quotes can help you remember that life isn’t always bad.Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today....
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    Tausif Mundrawala
    13/02/2017 #73 Tausif Mundrawala
    We can pick something or the other from every quote here. Thanks, @Javier 🐝 beBee, for sharing this wonderful buzz with us.
    Irene🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    06/02/2017 #72 Irene🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #71 ejem no se lo digas a nadie (intento no sacar mucho el agijón, aunque hay veces que... )
    He dibujado la abeja giñando el ojo en la tapa de mi cajita de madera (aún por finalizar) creo que lo colgué el viernes.
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    06/02/2017 #71 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #70 jajajaja son nuestras dos abejas estrellas. ¿Cuál te gusta mas?
    Irene🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    06/02/2017 #70 Irene🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Anda mira @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín en plan abeja asesina, jjjjj comentario que le hizo a @David López, creo que traduje unas cuantas frases, pero no todas sorry.
    Kevin Baker
    02/02/2017 #69 Kevin Baker
    I so agree to make the most of what you have to deal with.
    César de Souza
    02/02/2017 #68 César de Souza
    Poetic and self-help text, @Javier 🐝 beBee?
    Preston Vander Ven
    02/02/2017 #67 Preston Vander Ven
    A great analogy of a difficult time in life is like a fire. It can be used for something of beauty or it can be ignored. Imagine a difficult time in life as an obstacle that we learn from. When we do this, you and I are like Silver or Gold put into the fire. Yes, it hurts, but through this learning process we can be refined stronger and more pure. We learned from our mistake and now we can move on.
    If we choose to ignore that the difficulty exist's or play the "Blame Game", it can run wild and destroy everything in our path.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    02/02/2017 #66 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Entrepreneurship is an obstacle race
    Muhammad Ali
    26/01/2017 #65 Muhammad Ali
    Thats is true.
    Mohammed Sultan
    26/01/2017 #64 Mohammed Sultan
    Difficult times always reveal the "teachable moments" from which you should benefit..Do't use the word mistake but talk about the challenge.When you do a mistake but you do't learn the lesson you are going to be passed over even if you are in the right track.To be strong means your attitude will always be aligned to creating opportunities rather than solving problems.Doing mistakes but learning from them will even make you stronger and when you become stronger, you will be looked at as a "guarantee" of being responsible rather than casting blame.
    David Hutton
    26/01/2017 #63 David Hutton
    " You can always Lay down but you may not always be able to get back up - Stand up as long as you can" ! -dh
    David Hutton
    26/01/2017 #62 David Hutton
    Thank you Javier ! These are beautiful . I knew most of them but reading them Reminded me all over again and it felt wonderful. Food for the Soul !!!!! David
    Milos Djukic
    26/01/2017 #61 Anonymous
    Please, enjoy the silence of your mind without the unpleasant inconvenience. This is just the calm before the storm of creativity.

    If you get stuck, be sure you are on the right track.

    The one who was unpopular or attacked has also a chance to become eternal.
    Milos Djukic
    26/01/2017 #60 Anonymous
    #54 :)
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    25/01/2017 #59 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Thank you Fatima & all the great feedback here by so many wise bee's
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    25/01/2017 #58 Graham🐝 Edwards
    "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    25/01/2017 #57 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    "There are no problems; only solutions." My former boss used to say this all the time. It resonated with me because it is true. Every challenge in life is only as challenging as we perceive it to be. If you focus on moving forward, you will realize you never really had a problem. Life is all about the choices we make. Choose solutions over problems, positivism over negativity, progress over stagnation, happiness over misery...
    Mohammed Sultan
    25/01/2017 #56 Mohammed Sultan
    Everybody can be strong- that's easy; but to be strong to rapidly bounce back from failure and see an opportunity in every setback and to be optimistic in a sea of bad news ,that's not within the strength of everyone and is not easy.Thank you @Javier beBee or sharing such inspirational quotes.
    Todd Jones
    25/01/2017 #55 Todd Jones
    "Life is like a grindstone. However, whether it wears you down, or polishes you up depends on what you are made of." Author unknown, although many try to take credit
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    25/01/2017 #54 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Like they say, what does not kill you makes you stronger in Supply Chain Management 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪👍👍👍👍👍🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝
  20. Donald Grandy

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    21/01/2017
    Be the Change, Be the Difference ! Donald Grandy
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    Mohammed Sultan
    21/01/2017 #2 Mohammed Sultan
    Yeeeeeees!
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/01/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    Yes
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    21/01/2017
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    Donald Grandy
    21/01/2017 #2 Donald Grandy
    Yes, doing that now#1
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    21/01/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Donald Grandy . Please don't forget to share it through the others social networks
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    19/01/2017
    Amen Donald Grandy
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  23. ProducerSushmita Thakare Jain
    Are we really SAFE?
    Are 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...
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    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #43 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #36 Thank you, @Laurent Boscherini my friend for the stats and introducing me to the campaign appreciate it!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #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 home
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #41 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #32 @Ella de Jong was not aware of what Anu Aggarwal was currently working, will have to check it out!
    Thank you for sharing it dear :)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #40 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #31 In a world where everyone is just engrossed in their own bubble created for themselves you are right to say dear @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão we need to take steps ourselves and join forces to raise a voice for ourselves.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #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 :(
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #38 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Thank you, @Javier 🐝 beBee for sharing the post appreciate it!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/01/2017 #37 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #35 Dear Fatima, read the Huffington Post interview with Vice President Joe Biden
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-biden-interview-violence-against-women_us_5702775ee4b0a06d58061e11

    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.
    Laurent Boscherini
    19/01/2017 #36 Anonymous
    Thank 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 !
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/01/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima Williams
    I 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 you
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/01/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Thank 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.
    Ella de Jong
    19/01/2017 #32 Ella de Jong
    Dear 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!
    DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    19/01/2017 #31 DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    thanks for sharing such relevant topic... here in Brazil we have similar "issues" about man and woman...all of us ought to pay attention to it.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/01/2017 #30 🐝 Fatima Williams
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley You have really tapped into a very sensitive topic that some men in India and some men over the world don't give heed to. I will comment on this shortly. Thank you for the tag
    Julie Hickman
    19/01/2017 #29 Julie Hickman
    I 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.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #28 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #16 @David B. Grinberg want to free the world from these junkyard dogs will take time but that doesn't mean we must not take steps
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #27 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #15 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman thank you for sharing the post ahead, I agree & believe persistence is the key
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #26 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #14 Thank you, @Dean Owen for supporting unfortunately here it is all about who hold's the power which currently I do not hold. The change to come has a long way to go but will never stop trying, Fingers Crossed!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #25 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #13 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher it's good we have that rage within us to spark up the change now and further for a better tomorrow, thank you for sharing your views dear appreciate it!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #24 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #12 @Sara Jacobovici thank you glad you agree with me and share your views regarding the same, as it's only our views wich are the starting point to bring in the needed changes.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #23 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #11 @Aurorasa Sima you are so right, the mindset change cannot be changed suddenly but if we start now maybe there is a hope down the line few generations later will women be respected the way they should be.
  24. ProducerJulie Sullivan

    Julie Sullivan

    17/01/2017
    Broken: When the struggle feels a little too real.
    Broken: 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...
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    21/01/2017 #16 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Julie Sullivan thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to beBee !
    Julie Sullivan
    21/01/2017 #15 Julie Sullivan
    This made me smile! Etch-a-sketch: great visual #13
    Julie Sullivan
    21/01/2017 #14 Julie Sullivan
    Love this! #9
    Todd Jones
    17/01/2017 #13 Todd Jones
    Julie, 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.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/01/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Wow @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!
    Julie Sullivan
    17/01/2017 #11 Julie Sullivan
    So 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!
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    17/01/2017 #10 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Thank 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.
    Robin Barton
    17/01/2017 #9 Robin Barton
    Thank 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. :)
    Aleta Curry
    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.
    Brian McKenzie
    17/01/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    Gym, gun range, motorcycle. The "WORLD" is indifferent at best, murderous for routine. Children are avoidable. All jobs are temporary. How do I cope? Nothing I do matters, so I spend all my time doing whatever the f*ck I want.
    Aleta Curry
    17/01/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    Among 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.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    17/01/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Welcome to beBee, @Julie Sullivan. Cracks, breaks, and brokenness are what makes us real and helps us grow. "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." - Maya Angelou
    Phil Friedman
    17/01/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    Julie, 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!
    David B. Grinberg
    17/01/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks 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?
    Julie Sullivan
    17/01/2017 #2 Julie Sullivan
    Thank you so much Kevin!
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/01/2017 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    Acknowledging the brokenness is always the first step toward healing. I enjoyed theis honest, transparent post.
  25. Laura Mikolaitis
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@laura-mikolaitis/in-my-deja-vu
    Laura Mikolaitis
    In My Deja Vu
    www.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...
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    This poem will light up your soul!
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