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  1. ProducerDawn Kieran

    Dawn Kieran

    10/11/2016
    Saddened by all the hate..
    Saddened by all the hate..I thought after this election was over people would move on go back to trying to live in peace. What I have seen through this election continues. I will not feed into the anger and hatred going around. I will love my neighbor no matter who they...
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  2. ProducerDawn Kieran

    Dawn Kieran

    04/11/2016
    Feeling sick..
    Feeling sick..I think all the stress and feeling overwhelmed has finally caught up with me. Today my plan is to rest, recharge and take a day to do nothing. I have been fighting a cold and now the sinuses are full blown water works. I am off to make some hot tea...
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  3. ProducerDawn Kieran

    Dawn Kieran

    02/11/2016
    Overwhelmed
    OverwhelmedI am very overwhelmed at the moment and just want to run away and sit by the beach or listen to the waves crash and I have been running around going to my pain management doctor, pharmacy and next to FedEx. But, I needed a moment to breathe. I am...
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    Deb Helfrich
    02/11/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    Here is some virtual beach therapy: http://www.andresamadorarts.com/

    He is an artist that creates intricate designs - Playa Paintings - that of course disappear with the incoming tides.

    I also swear by rain and ocean sounds. They now trigger relaxation responses in me.
  4. ProducerDawn Kieran

    Dawn Kieran

    01/11/2016
    I feel like I can barely see...
    I feel like I can barely see...This quote from a song is perfect for me today. I will turn 50 in January. I got married to my husband Charles in 2001. We have had our ups and downs as most people do. But, 2016 has been all about taking control and making changes for me. And, if I...
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    Laura Mikolaitis
    02/11/2016 #5 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Dawn Kieran, there are a million cliches that I could share with you, but I will refrain. I could say that I understand how you feel. But I don't. But I do understand sinking into that abyss and feel that the weight on your chest is so heavy that you are gasping for air. I understand struggle and I understand pain. Each person's experience is different. You are taking brave first steps - putting how you feel into words. @Irene Hackett is right. It is cathartic, and I can tell you from my own experience that it does help. I started writing in 2015. My mom had passed away the year before and I wrote from a broken and sad place. But between writing, exchanging stories, and making sure that I made time a certain number of days a week to get out and walk has brought me to a much happier and healthier place in my life. It isn't easy. And some days, it just plain stinks. But I believe that each day is an opportunity. And each day that we fight the fight, we grow stronger. When my husband was diagnosed with Cancer in 2007, some days felt completely overwhelming. On those days, I tackled life an hour at a time. The point is, do what works for you. Even if it is only 10 minutes a day where you take a walk, meditate, or write, expend that energy for you. I wish you well, Dawn.
    Dawn Kieran
    02/11/2016 #4 Dawn Kieran
    @Chris Dixon I still have your number... I am just happy to find you online again and I am enjoying this blog spot so far been a day.
    Chris Dixon
    02/11/2016 #3 Chris Dixon
    @Dawn Kieran, forgive the bumperstickerism, sis, but this one remains nearly always accurate: this, too, shall pass. My number is still the same. DM if you need it again. In the spirit of less written commentary here being more, I'll simply look forward to enjoying an honest-to-goodness yacking session at your convenience. Cheers, bela. =)
    Irene Hackett
    02/11/2016 #2 Anonymous
    This sounds like a very difficult phase, @Dawn Kieran - and I agree with @Deb Helfrich's wisdom - to take a moment to breathe & write. Writing can be very cathartic. One day at a time. Know that nothing stays the same forever. Stay connected to others. Those calls you are getting for work may be more of a blessing than a hindrance. My husband of 4 years was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer & given only 3 months to live. That was a little over 5 years ago & he is strong and feeling great! After the initial shock of the diagnosis- we decided to give it to God and took one day at a time. Somehow he remained positive despite having a feeding tube for several months, losing his hair and experiencing great great discomfort through the chemo & radiation. As soon as he could he began walking - he walks an average of 5 miles a day. He went back to work as soon as he could even though he did not have to. He just kept on living one day at a time. Wishing you strength and healing -
    Deb Helfrich
    01/11/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    So much change and pain, @Dawn Kieran. It is almost impossible to make a decision in those circumstances that is a forward action, not a reaction. Perhaps just breathe into where you are right now. Everything almost never changes at once.

    Focus on your health, as you seem in a good place, with smart priorities. And then, as you are smartly doing. Write about it. Everything. Explaining it to others is sometimes how we best explain things to ourselves.

    Much happened to me this last year out of the blue. I tried to rush to a future and caused problems I did not foresee.
  5. ProducerDawn Kieran

    Dawn Kieran

    01/11/2016
    New Self
    New SelfSince this is my first post maybe I should catch everyone up. After moving to California in November of 2014 we had lived in an apartment in Menifee, CA. In February 2016 we closed on our house in Hemet, CA. Right after we closed on our house I had...
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    Jared Wiese
    01/11/2016 #7 Jared Wiese
    #4 I can't imagine what that is like, Dawn. I get back pain from sitting all day, and what has helped me is the book and method of Pain Free, by Pete Egoscue. I have a bunch of articles already in the hive, https://www.bebee.com/group/the-egoscue-method.

    Check out https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/the-best-way-to-prevent-and-heal-chronic-pain
    and https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/starting-today-you-don-t-have-to-live-in-pain

    I am not a doctor, so obviously don't go without medical advice... if cleared, this may be worth a try!
    I sure hope it helps.
    Dawn Kieran
    01/11/2016 #6 Dawn Kieran
    @Deb Helfrich Thank You, I am trying. I am working on my business and controlling the pain. Today was supposed to be a mental day but I have a loan signing at 7pm because extra money is always good especially if your business is just starting out.
    Dawn Kieran
    01/11/2016 #4 Dawn Kieran
    @Jared Wiese I would like more information I take Lyrica and Percocet daily and some days are unbearable with the pain especially if it is about to rain.
    Deb Helfrich
    01/11/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    I am very pleased to meet you @Dawn Kieran. You are going to fit in around here. We like to share and inspire via our own stories. I look forward to seeing you buzzing around the hives.
    Jared Wiese
    01/11/2016 #2 Jared Wiese
    Hi Dawn. We commented on another posts. Incredible story and beautiful results! I had no idea about the diabetes, surgery and resulting pain. For what it's worth, perhaps you and your doctors can check out The Egoscue Method. There is a book called Pain Free. Let me know if you'd like more info.

    Again, congrats. Love and love some more :)
    Aurorasa Sima
    01/11/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Thank you for opening up and sharing your story. What a great start into honey production!
  6. ProducerMark LeBusque Human Manager & Purposeful Provocateur
    Are You A Robot Manager? Take The Test
    Are You A Robot Manager? Take The Test There are no rules here - we are trying to accomplish something - Thomas EdisonI have been having some fun with the participants in my Human Manager program in an exercise that is based upon understanding ones Management style. The exercise involves...
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    Brian McKenzie
    24/04/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    I usually prefer to work independently - or in direct competition (as many sales positions are) with civilian platforms. For my liking - your leadership and ethic should be up to par with what I have experienced and done in the military. You lead by professional example - push the back, while still making sure you are in the LEAD - always the care and success of the team is more important that personal glory: ALWAYS. As of yet - I have not met that once in the civilian world. PS - I don't play well with the PC / Soft squishy emoti / Purple Penguin types.