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  1. Mandi Loren

    Mandi Loren

    04/09/2016
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD i love u ty for this xxx Mandi Loren
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    Selim Yeniçeri
    25/09/2016 #3 Selim Yeniçeri
    We love you, girl. God bless you! @Mandi Loren
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    07/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Awwe. My @Mandi Loren, My MandiPandi For Eva.
  2. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Three Years Later
    Three Years Later/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Previously published on Dr Aranda's Wordpress blog, drmargaretaranda.Dedicated to Selim Yeniçeri, who stole my beating river / The tears of unnecessary shame have stopped flowing like a restless river that flows downstream...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #14 Sweet @Sharon Fulgenzi: Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by and Comment! It's all because of Dr Ali @Ali Anani that I ever started writing poetry, and the sketch? It's my absolute first like this. I haven't sketched in decades...lol - not sayin' how long! ((Hugs for your encouragement!)) Thank you! I'm looking at holding a POETRY CHALLENGE for writers to write a Poem based on an artist's sketch or photograph. I'm giving out Prizes, too! So you may want to Subscribe to my Streams of consciousness lol I may not have the time to individually 'cc' each person on this. ;). You should give poetry a try!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/08/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    C#13 Awe. Thank you, @Lisa Gallagher esp for taking the time to stop by. Tagging @Ali Kamil Temizel, @Özge Yavas, @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II, @Derya Yeniceri too :).
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/08/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #12 Blessings to you too, @Doug Vermeulen! Thank you as this is the first sketch I've ever done. I did the sketch first, then wrote the Poem.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/08/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 Your words mean a lot to me. Thank you so much. Looking forward to all.
    Sharon Fulgenzi
    23/08/2016 #14 Sharon Fulgenzi
    Thought provoking, heart felt and genuinely touching article. God Bless.....
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/08/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher
    Extremely moving buzz @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD!
    Doug Vermeulen
    23/08/2016 #12 Doug Vermeulen
    The article is heartfelt.
    Blessings
    mohammed khalaf
    22/08/2016 #11 mohammed khalaf
    I ask from God increase your blessings my dear ,and to be continue to your bounteous#8
    Selim Yeniçeri
    22/08/2016 #10 Selim Yeniçeri
    #1 When you really love someone, I realized that it doesn't matter if that person is disabled or not. This planet is full of people with disabled hearts and souls, anyway. Disabled in feeble physical body? And I'm short, so what? :) I love you!!! And you honor me greatly with such poems and stories, Honeybun!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 Awweee. Thank you. God Bless yours, too. I'm glad you're here on beBee with me. Thanks for coming over from Facebook, Prabhakara. Thank you.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 I regularly held my ministry then, The First 'ON FIRE' Ministry to the Disabled. For those who can't go to a brick-and-mortar church structure to pray and fellowship. Other hardships put that on hold...but perhaps it is time to resurrect that again. I feel very close to God these days, and I know that you do, too. I pray for you and your family.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Your words always mean a lot to me, @Deb Helfrich. The shock of trauma can be released to accept the soft curves of that ebb, yes. It is a new surrounding, a new creation and renovation that we are inside ...perhaps more real than anything was before.
    mohammed khalaf
    22/08/2016 #5 mohammed khalaf
    we can see power of God on all ethic
    Deb Helfrich
    22/08/2016 #4 Deb Helfrich
    Very poignant, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. This is such a beautiful tribute to learning to flow, to allow fixed perceptions to dissipate to allow us to see what is actually surrounding us right now.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 Amen.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    In Lasting Memory that Real Men Love Disabled Women Forever. @Selim Yeniçeri.
  3. ProducerSelim Yeniçeri

    Selim Yeniçeri

    21/08/2016
    Selim Yeniceri Shoots A Video for The New Album
    Selim Yeniceri Shoots A Video for The New AlbumGET SET: Selim Yeniceri is shooting a video for “Truth Hidden in The Stars,” a most extraordinary song from his new album, “Second Coming.” As mentioned before (stay on track with us here!), Yeniceri chose sets in today's Iznik, where ruins of an...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #41 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #39 Awwe. You are not only talented but also so mature to enter this arena, which just starts right about now. Thank you for all your professionalism and sweetness!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #40 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #23 The famed @Ali Kamil Temizel newly arrived From the Set, Too! Photographer for @Selim Yeniçeri, we do welcome you to beBee, too! Looking forward to all! @Lisa Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @Sara Jacobovici, @Brian McKenzie, I'm suspecting fractal images here: @Anees Zaidi, @debasish majumder, @Ali Anani, Ph.D., and @John White, MBA, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Jim Cody, @Mandi Loren, @Angie Gabriela Sarmiento, @Juan Imaz ~ We'll have to learn a little Turkish!
    Özge Yavas
    22/08/2016 #39 Özge Yavas
    #35 Thank you very much for your all supports. You're very kind :) @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #38 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #21 A warm Bee Welcome to Özge Yavas, actress and model we are so glad to have you here at beBee! Here are just a few Welcoming BeeZ: @Donald Grandy, @Ben Pinto, @Deann M. Harrity, @Aurorasa Sima, @Charlene Burke, @Max Carter, @Dale Masters, @Randy Keho, @Randy Smith, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, @Naeem Masih, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Anees Zaidi, @CityVP Manjit, @Mohammed A. Jawad, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Ali Anani, Ph.D.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    22/08/2016 #37 Selim Yeniçeri
    #34 Thanks for the kind comment, my friend.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    22/08/2016 #36 Selim Yeniçeri
    #31 Thank you so much. That's extremely vital for whatever we do, isn't it, @Ali Anani? I'm grateful to God that He let me have my passions as professions. Now I'm trying to share my experience on that with masses. :)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #35 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #13 A most fantastic welcome to beBee, @Özge Yavas! You and @Selim Yeniçeri are off and running!
    Manish Nair | Research Postgrad
    22/08/2016 #34 Manish Nair | Research Postgrad
    Loved it. Thanks for sharing
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #32 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 I am still praying that you remain at beBEe. We need you. It isn't the same without you. Please come back.
    Ali Anani
    22/08/2016 #31 Ali Anani
    What I love most is that you have the passion for what you do @Selim Yeniçeri.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    22/08/2016 #30 Selim Yeniçeri
    #28 Thank you my friend. :)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #29 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Juan Imaz, @John White, MBA: asking you to do something really cool: please start Hive, "beBee in Turkish" (I checked ~ we need it 🐝) ((Hugs!)) cc to my mentors: @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani. ;-).
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    22/08/2016 #27 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    #26 Your welcome.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    22/08/2016 #26 Selim Yeniçeri
    #24 Thank you very much, Phillip.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    22/08/2016 #25 Selim Yeniçeri
    #23 Welcome to BeBee, bro.
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    21/08/2016 #24 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Informative post with great images and data points.
    Ali Kamil Temizel
    21/08/2016 #23 Ali Kamil Temizel
    Hello to Bebee. It's my first message. Congrats my dear friend Selim Yeniçeri.
    Özge Yavas
    21/08/2016 #22 Özge Yavas
    #14 Thank you very much :) @Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Özge Yavas
    21/08/2016 #21 Özge Yavas
    #13 Thank you for everything. It's a pleasure for me,too. :) @Selim Yeniçeri
    Selim Yeniçeri
    21/08/2016 #20 Selim Yeniçeri
    #14 Thank you so much, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. Things are heating, obviously! :) And thank you for sharing, too.
  4. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Simply Running on 'Empty'
    Simply Running on 'Empty'/ by Dr Margaret Aranda /  I have no idea what got into my head ~ well, yes I do. I just felt like I could literally die, and I wanted to leave notes behind. The heat complied to make me dehydrated from dysautonomia, that's left me in bed for more...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #23 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #21 Yes! It's great to get to know all; I have a feeling beBee will not be so small in just a while ~ do hope that our 'core group' stays together. ;).
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #22 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #16 I am adding you to my Twitter Profile ~ Will include you on Invisible Illnesses Tweets ~ Happy Friday!
    Charles David Upchurch
    24/08/2016 #21 Charles David Upchurch
    #17 @Lisa Gallagher, for example, has many years of experience with medical services.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #18 Oh, thank you so much ~ spreading humanity is truly a touch of the soul.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #17 It's all good, my friend. Just like email is sometimes, we lose the 'personal touch' of a face and a voice...and hey! I'm excited there's another medical person here besides me and @Leckey Harrison View more
    #17 It's all good, my friend. Just like email is sometimes, we lose the 'personal touch' of a face and a voice...and hey! I'm excited there's another medical person here besides me and @Leckey Harrison ...I know there are others, too, and I'd like to get to know them better. Looking forward to all! Close
    mohammed khalaf
    18/08/2016 #18 mohammed khalaf
    that is feeling of humanity and I happy to heard that buzz , @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Charles David Upchurch
    18/08/2016 #17 Charles David Upchurch
    #13 #8 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD there was no offense taken, here, just pointing out your expressed desire for perfection may have caused you to miss a nice guy. Now, I understand the reasons behind your concerns -- interesting research findings! By the way, NC-EMT (North Carolina - Emergency Medical Technician) training helped me understand your abbreviations. Peace!
    Deb Helfrich
    17/08/2016 #16 Deb Helfrich
    #15 Having my beBee is THE key to my attention, Margaret - but I am @InsightsOccur
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/08/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 You are so sweet to share you home remedies for hot days ~ and you know how crucial it is for many of us to avoid dehydration. The babies and the elderly always have significant fatality during heat storms in California. Just so sad. So yes, sometimes I even put a cool pack on my carotid arteries near the Adam's apple and wet the top of my head ~ great for cooling off the brain and simulating rain, respectively, so evaporative loss cools the bod. I also have "Home Remedies" Hive, so please feel free to Share over there! You stay cool, too! (....and do I have your Twitter?)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/08/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 Can you post some pictures of orphans on "The Budding Artist" Hive, please? I'll go with that as a starter project. I think it's much better than starting with an apple or a banana. Let's see!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/08/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 Nothing to take personally, my friend - again, being a doctor dis-allows me to make even one mistake. So I need to be with someone that won't leave me parked on the freeway ramp while he walks to fill a hand-held tank. Actually, there are more freeway pedestrians killed/year from (1) changing tires in the emergency lane, and (2) having a disabled car there, too. The California official recommendation is to drive with a flat tire and get off the freeway (in a lighted area at night), not to put on your hazard lights while doing anything else. Studies also showed that (3) night-time use of hazard lights actually 'attracts' drunk drivers to smash into your car (leading to highway fatalities, especially during holidays)...and again, I was being rather flippant as I've seen too many car accidents either in my ER, OR, or ICU, many with head injuries or amputations from having a disabled car. So please forgive me on that one, and thank you for letting me explain. It all comes from a place of darkness that I just didn't want to fall into myself. (ER = Emergency Room; ICU = Intensive Care Unit; OR = Operating Room). I was at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for 7 years, and saw so much Trauma that it just left a lasting impression. I'm so pleased to know that you never were in a car accident from these things. That was my main point there.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/08/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #8 (Well, I'm not going to give myself a +1 on that one lol) I'm just beeing me. Thank you for making me smile, sweet sister-bee! And I started Hives, "For My Daughter" and "For My Mother" for us to put as memories and advice for other girls and women, as well as for orphans, foster children, and children from domestic abuse homes to get that mother-bee feeling and feel the love forever!
    Deb Helfrich
    17/08/2016 #11 Deb Helfrich
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD - I love the idea of the budding artist hive. There was recently a discussion about doodling.....I bet many folks have a knack for expression beyond the words that we share so freely.

    Do keep cool! I have a neck wrap that I keep in the freezer and that back of the neck area can really effect overall cooling, even a cold washcloth can be blissful. I do like my quality of life interventions.....there is such power in the simple things.
    Charles David Upchurch
    17/08/2016 #9 Charles David Upchurch
    Sorry to hear your feelings about men who let their cars run out of gas. That's it for me, then. I've run out of gas about 10 times in my life. When I was young, it was because I was a dreamer and a risk-taker..."I'll just drive slow uphill, and put it in neutral and coast down the hills." Later, it was a question of doubting reality..."I just filled up last week, the gas gauge must be broken." A few times, it was due to actual reality setting in..."I have GOT to get that fuel pump fixed!" I've even made PFD's (poor fuel decisions) based on the money in my pocket, buying something for my kid instead of putting fuel in the tank. Do I run out of gas on long trips? No. Have I ever had to catch a taxi because I ran out of fuel and had commitments to keep? Yes. I'm not perfect, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD but I am what I am, and I have learned to accept that.
    Mamen Delgado
    17/08/2016 #8 Mamen Delgado
    You are simply amazing @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD!!!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Oh @Lisa Gallagher, I'm so happy to be here that I'm bringing in new people....I have this brain injury you know, so I really want to be sure they get welcomed, as I did...the newest NewBeez are: @Naeem Masih, @Hemu Rayamajhi, @Prabhakara Rao Rajarapu, @Steven mwesigwa, @Doug Vermeulen, @Ray Looker... I'm looking for Michael Dickel, and @Manish Nair is just joining tonight! Muaaah! @John White, MBA, @Mamen Delgado, @Juan Imaz, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani. "Looking out for other beeZ is the best way to be a good bee!" ~Dr Margaret Aranda
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/08/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 Absolutely, @Randy Smith, and I 'm glad you are here to see this artist part of me grow (so late in life lol). Yes, God is good and I'm glad to be alive.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 Wow. A great piece of "life." ~ Thank you, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise....I know how much your really meant that. You are so, so sweet. You should draw here with me. I don't want to be all alone! But I will...if I have to do so! lol
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/08/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    I'm very happy you are here with us @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD and writing such meaningful pieces.
    Randy Smith
    15/08/2016 #3 Randy Smith
    #2 Thank you, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, for sharing an account of this incident and giving insight into your thoughts and feelings as you were going through it. I'm thankful that God spared your life. Thank you for inviting me into your life as a friend, developing into a relationship which is very much like a brother and sister. We are family--sticking together through thick and thin, the good times and the difficult times.
  5. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Palm Trees in Your Palm
    Palm Trees in Your Palm/by Dr Margaret Aranda / Background, In the Author's Mind: First, I drew the image. Then, I wrote the poem. For background thoughts on how this came to be, turn here next: Simply Running on Empty.Lastly, I started Hive, "The Budding Artist" so be...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #66 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #63 🐼🌺 🌻 For eva and For eva, my sweet BabyGirl! 🐼🌺 🌻 !
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/08/2016 #65 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #62 🌺 🌻I gotcha, love! You are so very sweet ~ send me your Fav Pic on FB, and I'll sketch you a sketch (I make no guarantees, but I think I feeel a Poem will go with it ;-)...yes, MandiPandi BabyGIrl 🐼🌺 🌻 !
    Mandi Loren
    23/08/2016 #64 Mandi Loren
    #59 ok i gotta figure this out ty xx
    Mandi Loren
    23/08/2016 #63 Mandi Loren
    #61 oh mumma Love u mwah ill be there in ure heart 4 eva
    Mandi Loren
    23/08/2016 #62 Mandi Loren
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD beautiful sketch n raw feeling etched in creative writing . Regardless awesomeness
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #61 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #60 My @Mandi Loren! My MandiPandi I love you so much! This sketch goes out to you, too, my babyGirl! ((Muaaah!))
    Mandi Loren
    21/08/2016 #60 Mandi Loren
    #56 she is a great family member in Christ!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/08/2016 #59 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #58 My pleasure! So great to have you with me here on beBee ~ and just as a note, check frequently on my 'Entry Door' for MyNewBeeZ, as I do post there regularly! ~ God Bless You this day!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/08/2016 #57 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #56 Oh, so I take it that you liked the poem and sketch? Thanks! I hope it inspires you to know all of us have special gifts - for me, on this day, I learned I could draw and write poetry! Hope you Join me on Hive: The Budding Artist.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/08/2016 #55 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #53 Yes - I totally agree. I just like to contemplate a rhythm in my head first, a music 'beat.' Then I just let the words flow. For this particular piece, I believe I made 3 editions. This is the 'final.' I don't think I'll touch it more - in surgery, we have a quote, "The enemy of 'better' is 'more.' " (i.e., just stop now, before you ruin it!)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/08/2016 #54 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #49 I have always had a heart for orphans...what a great avenue to discover here ~ #50 Let's give it a try ~ FB me the pics to PM, okay, please? Cool! #51 Yes! Well, how about if I do a video and show how I'm starting my current project? Or perhaps I'll shoot images and do a slide show. So much for the imagination, and I got more inspiration for my current project in the middle of the night...so hmmm. It shall be interesting. And when I'm done, I'll have to write a matching poem! Love you all for what you do!
    Dale Masters
    14/08/2016 #53 Dale Masters
    #17 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I have found that the less I think about the (poem/lyrics/prose), the easier it is to write it. I think it opens up my subconscious somehow, at the place where all the magic resides.
    Dale Masters
    14/08/2016 #52 Dale Masters
    #2 @Brian McKenzie @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD We're building an island community, I think.
    Ali Anani
    13/08/2016 #51 Ali Anani
    As I am reading your comment dear sister @Irene Hacketta and those of the sweet @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I wonder if Mags would write a post on sketching in writing. I am now inspired to suggest for other bees. This is equal to my own inspiration
    Irene Hackett
    13/08/2016 #49 Anonymous
    How wonderful to spark more inspiration from you dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, I am in great anticipation to witness the resulting creation as I am certain our dear friend @Ali Anani will be! :-)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    13/08/2016 #48 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Tagging @Dr. Allen Brown on this, too, as he knows my love for orphans, homeless teens, homeless Vets ....and I'm wondering if perhaps I could sketch some really good images for donation to the Flashback Academy. Oh....I'm getting goosebumps. This is really real. I know this is where my work should go. Oh, the children!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    13/08/2016 #47 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #43 @Irene Hackett, you picked up on my Favorite Word of all, "glistens" or "glistening" ... I just love it! So I've used in one of my Memoirs, and will perhaps best continue to ponder on it poetically and artistically....it is a theme that incorporates imagination, the galaxies, magic, God, happiness, love, beauty, and so many other things. I think you have just given me more inspiration, and Dr @Ali Anani shall certainly have more to see within this ~ for now, he is my ignition!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    13/08/2016 #46 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #42 You know, when I looked at Gray's Anatomy during dissection of the human body in medical school, I thought, "I could draw that." And I seem to have always liked to 'copy' something my sight (e.g., an apple)...and then sketch or paint with acrylics. But this is the first time I ever drew something just 'from the air.' All mine, no input from anywhere. Just as with writing, I am thinking that the more I draw, the better defined it will morph ~ just as my regular writings here on beBee turned into the poetry that you saw in me. So can the drawings morph, too? I think that is your question, but I'd like to know more...am I on the right track? (Hugs)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    13/08/2016 #45 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #41 I'm sure I would gain inspiration, so FB message me on the images, and I'll go from there ~ whenever the artistic bite 'bites!'
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    13/08/2016 #44 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #40 I thought that was the way it was done! I wrote a birthday card for my beautiful daughter (we never buy them at the store) and somehow, my handwriting turned to this new font style I've never used before. And I thought of you, as I was drawing specific triangles scattered throughout, especially at the base of the trees and their branches ending. As I stared at the sketch from afar, I really had no idea that it looked like just trees, and the letters were buried within. Then I 'got' the epiphany and proceeded to add more, turning the original 'weeping willow' feel to the more exact leaves of the palm tree. The palm tree just seemed so perfect, and inspired me to think of death coming back to life. Thank you, my beloved man, for all you see in me without even ever seeing me. I sure do love you!
  6. Selim Yeniçeri

    Selim Yeniçeri

    06/08/2016
    I don't know about you, but LEGO was my favorite toy when I was a child. Still I like looking at things made of those shiny creative blocks. However, like LEGO or not, this is a story you need to hear if you're interested in success stories, motivation, creativity, problem solving, and destiny.
    The LEGO® Story
    The LEGO® Story As The LEGO Group celebrates its 80th Birthday, we take a look back at its history with this short animated film. Find out more here,...
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    Selim Yeniçeri
    13/08/2016 #6 Selim Yeniçeri
    #3 I totally agree, Kevin. I know it's an expensive toy, but I see it as an investment for my son. (By the way, I still enjoy looking at them, too.)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    13/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 ...and "Trouble." Yeah.
    Randy Keho
    08/08/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    Never had Legos around our house, it was Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs.
    Kevin Pashuk
    08/08/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    If like me, you have spent millions o $ buying Lego for your kids, you will truly appreciate this story. It also highlights on some key factors for success - not letting a disaster stop you, and an obsessive compulsion for quality. Thanks for sharing it Selim.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/08/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    Great that they are still around. And when we all hurt our feet when we stepped on them.
  7. Selim Yeniçeri

    Selim Yeniçeri

    05/08/2016
    We spent a couple of wonderful days at Steigenberger Maslak all thanks to @ULKU KIZILKAYA and rest of the crew. Thank you so much, and we will be back for sure! :) Selim Yeniçeri
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    Selim Yeniçeri

    31/07/2016
    Kralların Yolu - Selim Yeniçeri
    Kralların Yolu - Selim Yeniçeri/ by Selim Yeniçeri /  Selim Yeniçeri’nin ilk albümü ve kendi bestelediği şarkısı “Kralların Yolu.”                                       Resim 1. Kralların Yolu – Selim Yeniçeri. Tiyatro ve müzikte dehasını daha çocukken...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/08/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 #3 #4 You are all so sweet to be supportive and put in your input and feelings. That's what beBee is all about, resonating, transcending and saturating here.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    22/08/2016 #5 Selim Yeniçeri
    #3 Thank you, @Ali Anani. As a matter of fact, it's the road of those who choose to live by their own values and rules, instead of joining the herds. So, it's your road, too.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    22/08/2016 #4 Selim Yeniçeri
    #2 Thank you, my friend.
    Ali Anani
    22/08/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    @Selim Yeniçeri- it is also your road
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Selim Yeniçeri Merbala! Hoşgeldiniz! (1) The Selim Yeniceri Official Fan Club: https://www.bebee.com/group/selim-yeniceri-the-man-music-and-master-writer ! (2) Selim Yeniçeri Music: Hobby: Music - Hi-NRG: https://www.bebee.com/group/hobby-music-hi-nrg
  9. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    1000Mikes On the Air
    1000Mikes On the Air/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Dedicated to Dr Allen Brown for having the Vision. Well, I woke up this morning and nothing was the same...first of all, there was a line-up looking up my name. The ignition had been waiting for that "starter spark;" now it...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 My Dear, ".... it is truly on the edge of chaos that creative things happen". Now THAT is a Supreme Quote! We seem to inspire one another back and forth always....and you inspire so many other people, too...@Anees Zaidi View more
    #2 My Dear, ".... it is truly on the edge of chaos that creative things happen". Now THAT is a Supreme Quote! We seem to inspire one another back and forth always....and you inspire so many other people, too...@Anees Zaidi, @debasish majumder, @Lisa Gallagher just to name a few. My world is full and filled with more love ever since meeting all of you. Close
    Ali Anani
    28/07/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    Dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD- looking at your inspiring first image with the rainbow I find myself saying" it is truly on the edge of chaos that creative things happen". Now, I may also add on the edge of rainbows thing happen. A truly inspirational post
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Look back to this day in the future, and say, "Today is the day that I began my new Journey!"
  10. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Selim Yeniceri Fan Club: Road of the Kings
    Selim Yeniceri Fan Club: Road of the Kings/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Selim Yeniçeri's first album and the featured self-composed song is "Road of The Kings ."             Image 1. Album by Selim Yeniçeri, Road of the Kings. In Turkish, "Road of the Kings" is  "Krallarin Yolu."In his...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 Fantastic insight! I didn't know about the tiger vs. the lion relationship to a ruler, so thank you for the insight there. On a different note that many of us can relate to, sometimes we are ostracized and bullied as children for being "different." It is only later on in life that we learn that we really actually 'are' different. Perhaps more artistic, mathematical, linguistic, etc...and as adults we excel to a point. At the point of maximal acceleration, so to speak, we find ourselves alone, once again! Why? I think it is because most Leaders and Inventors, Philosophers and Spiritual humans are either ahead of their time or out of this world during their lifetimes. And these people, many of whom I mentored at Stanford, the University of Pennsylania and then UCLA...are loners. Alone. So one of the things I say to them is that "A King sits on the Throne Alone." He doesn't have friends or family to make the final decisions, and the responsibilities lie solely on his shoulders, even if he seeks counsel. So I like to empower 'loners' to know that there are others that have also gone before them, many of them with great stories such as Walt Disney, Colonel Sanders, and more. Considered to be failures, drop-outs of 'normal' society, they "had their time" in their own destiny. We need to remember that sometimes, it is necessary to be alone, and we need to derive strength, yes, the strength of a tiger. Thank you so much for 'the circle of a king' here. It sure gets complicated.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #8 You hit the nail on the head, my friend. To be a writer, one needs to write. The single most common 'word of advice I have seen from writers to others who want to write is: "BIC" (Butt in Chair). Just sit down and do it. That's why I made the Writing Challenge on MADNESS MEMOIRS...for fun, for exercise, and for history. You should start in on it, as you already know how to write 🎀. Starting Line: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/starting-line-writing-challenge-memoir-madness-is-on ....
    Selim Yeniçeri
    24/07/2016 #15 Selim Yeniçeri
    #14 Thank you so much, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. I'm humbled.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/07/2016 #14 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    There is a lot I could say but the proper words don't seem to be in my attic (my brain) at this moment. I am in awe of your talent @Selim Yeniçeri.
    Max Carter
    24/07/2016 #13 Max Carter
    #12 I agree Brother.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    24/07/2016 #12 Selim Yeniçeri
    #9 You gave me chills, man. I always say that "it's not the crown that makes you a king, it's the spirit!"
    Selim Yeniçeri
    24/07/2016 #11 Selim Yeniçeri
    #5 Thank you very much, @Deb Helfrich. I'm honored. :)
    Selim Yeniçeri
    24/07/2016 #10 Selim Yeniçeri
    #4 Thank you so much. :)
    Max Carter
    23/07/2016 #9 Max Carter
    I am reminded of a story I use in leadership consulting.

    The true king never sat on a throne or wore a crown.

    The true king wandered his kingdom with his head down. He would find someone in need of assistance and he would assist them them in whatever situation they found themselves in. When he left had these people been living by the law of the land and good and decent people a mysterious reward would arrive for them. If not something they paid the price.

    The kings true power was in no one knowing he was the king. It also shows that the subjects don't serve the king, the king serves his subjects.

    The Tiger in Chinese mythology is the King of The Jungle as the lion lives out on the plains. The tiger moves silently and often goes unseen.
    Deb Helfrich
    23/07/2016 #8 Deb Helfrich
    #7 Am working on it @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD...!!! I am a synthesizer when left to my own devices I like to think very holistically about things. Marinate a lot. In fact, I believe that I have a distinct cognitive style - field dependent. I take any new nugget of information and make sure it integrates into my world. It takes a lot of time and work. Apparently most people are more field independent - they can dive right in and don't struggle until they uncover the context, the nuances, and the patterns. Even commenting, I tend to take way more time than it seems that other's do. I mostly don't say anything when I - and I do mean I - don't believe that what I have to add has impact.

    I stand in awe of the amount of wordage that I see you producing each day and will catch up in my own way in due course.

    Especially when we have such a supportive playground, there is so much fertile ground for a thinker like me who will read simply to think, rather than to have something to say; that I do find it challenging to get around to the writing.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/07/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 And I love your writings, too @Deb Helfrich, especially your lengthy and comprehensive rally on writing research grants. Your writing skills are excellent and as we are all writers with books published, it means all the more to have a fellow peer compliment, as we know how hard it is to 'break through' in different arenas, whether it be writing, music, research, arts, poetry, or imagination. But we're both left- and right-brained over here, so the sky is the limit! Beautiful getting to know you and @Gary Sharpe, too. Some great relationships blooming here on beBee. Only wish you were all in the Writing Challenge, especially for other novice writers to see! Happy day to you both! And All!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/07/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, @Lisa Gallagher. It's important to me that you stay in the loop, as 💃developments continue to conquer.
    Deb Helfrich
    23/07/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich
    @Selim Yeniçeri - so great to be introduced to this aspect of what you've done and find out more about the person who created the interesting buzzes. I still think about the questions you posed in this one : https://www.bebee.com/producer/@selim-yeniceri/this-is-why-we-are-here-after-all
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/07/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    Interesting buzz by @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Your fans will know that your mind so naturally picks up not only the words and the notes, but the dimensions of time, space and history. The essence of The King is deeply felt, with his tuggings to his subjects and his Warriors.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    23/07/2016 #1 Selim Yeniçeri
    Wow! Even I didn't think about this so deeply myself. Thank you very much!...
  11. ProducerAmour Setter

    Amour Setter

    15/07/2016
    Why downscaling is the new black
    Why downscaling is the new blackWe live in a plastic world where everything seems to have become disposable. Surrounded by stuff we don't need, bought with money we don't have, we keep accumulating things to make ourselves feel more at home in the world. For many, having a lot of...
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    Rick Delmonico
    18/10/2016 #59 Rick Delmonico
    #58 Animal House
    Gerald Hecht
    15/10/2016 #58 Gerald Hecht
    #54 @Rick Delmonico yeah --u need to say stuff like "buck up bronco" or "hey; you f'd up; you trusted me!"; then break a beer 🍻 🍼 over your 🎃
    Rick Delmonico
    15/10/2016 #57 Rick Delmonico
    The happiest people make about $70,000 a year on average. The wealthiest people is not the ones that have the most, it is the ones that need the least.
    Rick Delmonico
    15/10/2016 #54 Rick Delmonico
    The worst thing you can say to an empath is" toughen up."
    Amour Setter
    24/07/2016 #53 Amour Setter
    #46 Thanks Bill
    Amour Setter
    24/07/2016 #52 Amour Setter
    #48 Thank you Leckey.
    Amour Setter
    24/07/2016 #51 Amour Setter
    #50 Thank you Richard.
    Richard Buse
    24/07/2016 #50 Richard Buse
    A wonderful post @Amour Setter. Thanks for sharing. Your ideas for downsizing are great. I am very much of a work in progress, but I've set aside 15 minutes per day for downsizing. That seemed daunting at first, but now every 15-minute session feels liberating.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #49 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 #1 #45 #34 Just coming back to muse the Comments through again. So liberating, as if each of us was stowed away in your luggage! And I really like your conclusion: "If you consider how stressful it is to manage a high-maintenance lifestyle and the associated health risks, it makes sense to think about downscaling." From a practical, medical point of view, you are absolutely right. Better to eat an apple than a box of truffles, any day.
    Leckey Harrison
    24/07/2016 #48 Leckey Harrison
    Done most of these. I prefer living in intentional community, which emphasizes, in our case, a lot of this. Not certain I could pack it all into a suitcase, but I've though about being a dharma bum on the road again. I'm likely to have another conversation with a different bee about communities for wounded people, who have identity issues and find relaxing very difficult on their best day. I teach people how to heal those wounds so they can, which then makes the possibility of downsizing and choosing an alternative way of living a possibility. I love this direction though.
    Bill Stankiewicz
    24/07/2016 #47 Bill Stankiewicz
    thx @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, hope you are having a great Sunday :)
    Bill Stankiewicz
    24/07/2016 #46 Bill Stankiewicz
    Nice post @Amour Setter, thanks for sharing @Gerald Hecht. It seems that at times, we baby boomers need to be sure we act as parents & not friends to our children. Many parents I see are trying to act as friends & do not want to say no.
    Gerald Hecht
    24/07/2016 #45 Gerald Hecht
    @Amour Setter thank you for this...very much
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #44 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #43 To be "a good Mom," we can't be "friends" with our children. We must teach them how to live in this world as caring human beings, showing them how to "Share" even as toddlers. There's no nice way to do some of the things we have to do so that we can let them 'fly the nest' and say we did our best. We are all just humans, and we learn so much in retrospect. One of the greatest mercies of being a Mom is that when our children grow up and have their own babies, POOF! they 'get' the epiphany that they were actually "mothered." And don't we raise our own children in the best ways that we wanted to be raised? They too, do the same with our grandchildren. They create and re-create the same universal motherhood, one with nature and love. For some who underwent child abuse or mental torture, there is still great pride in knowing that one becomes a good person either 'because of' or 'in spite of' our parents. As with down-sizing, it all boils down to the core: relationships, the little things, and the memories that we keep. All the 'junk' is hopefully lost to the memory or used to make us stronger. Sorry for my rant, but I know you were and are a great mom. Perhaps you just needed to know that today. :-).
    Amour Setter
    23/07/2016 #43 Amour Setter
    #42 LOL, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I'm definitely sure I wasn't always a great Mom, although I tried my best ;)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/07/2016 #42 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #41 You did it all! I'm sure you were always a great Mom, too. It shows through and through. It actually shines.
    Amour Setter
    21/07/2016 #41 Amour Setter
    #40 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I definitely kept my children's baby photos. The photos are all securely stored away and I made digital copies of everything which I've stored in the clouds and also have albums on Facebook. The beauty of digital :)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/07/2016 #40 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #39 Best to keep the sentimental pics, the baby shoes, I think. And make an album for the children to keep when they get married. Or when they run away from home, thinking that their life was so bad. "Stuff" can definitely send a message that is meant to be shared. Lovely, loving messages of tenderness and histories that need to be remembered...
    Bonaventure Chikamanzi
    17/07/2016 #39 Bonaventure Chikamanzi
    Sadly... keeping stuffs feels easier to do than letting go... But happily letting go feels liberating than keeping... Dicey choices to make indeed....
    Amour Setter
    17/07/2016 #38 Amour Setter
    #35 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, it's very liberating to get rid of excess stuff.
  12. Max Carter

    Max Carter

    15/07/2016
    I studied the Law of Attraction and in doing so I found it inaccurate and fixed it by writing The Law of Reflection.

    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD @Selim Yeniçeri @Melissa Hefferman
    Max Carter
    The Law of Reflection
    thechurchofrocknroll.org Forget the Law of Attraction for a minute. The Law of Reflection simply stated says the reflections show you what you really look like based on your projection. At no point do you attract anything...
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    Max Carter
    24/07/2016 #27 Max Carter
    #25 Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. The idea of who we are is something we never want to feel as though we wasted any of our life creating. In order to defend that one will attempt to assassinate the character of one whose ideas blow their life work out of the water. Something I witnessed up close and personal as I spent the last few years correcting a lot of academics scholars in various fields. It was what led to the discovery of the Law of reflection and is why no I never argue.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #26 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #21 Yes, I have an inkling from going to Big Bear Lake with my father. Hence, I would never want to go alone...and I'd take a big blanket, too!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #25 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #20 " I noticed that when in a dispute the game was over the minute one or the other resorted to 'name calling.'" ~ Bravo!
    Max Carter
    24/07/2016 #24 Max Carter
    #20 Thank you David.
    Max Carter
    24/07/2016 #23 Max Carter
    #18 #18 @Dale Masters. Thank you. I think it and I can see the immensity of it.
    Dale Masters
    24/07/2016 #21 Dale Masters
    #19 Sure you can...but here's a warnig: If you're not ready for the experience, it can be TERRIFYING. You realise jut how tiny & vulnerable this planet id.
    David Lisle
    24/07/2016 #20 David Lisle
    Amusing but pertinent and real. I noticed that when in a dispute the game was over the minute one or the other resorted to 'name calling,' I like your presentation. Quite lively.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #18 Can I go, too 🎀? We should make it a Field Trip....WoW would I ever love to see all the stars at night....
    Dale Masters
    24/07/2016 #18 Dale Masters
    @Max Carter "Your vibrational frequency raises due to a pure more honest expression of you. You stay in the flow that your projection allows." You are more correct---and wiser---than you know. If I may make a suggestion: Some .clear night, go to a lake that rents rowboats. Row out to the middle of the lake...and, lying on your back for at least an hour, gaze out into space. Reflect on the immensity of what you're seeing. It puts all human problems and errors into a completely new paradigm...and, keeping that perspective in mind as you go about your daily tasks, notice how trivial problems become when you immerse yourself into this Universal mindset.
    Dale Masters
    24/07/2016 #17 Dale Masters
    #4 @Joel Anderson Working on an IT neural net is INFINITELY DANGEROUS,. Humans as a species do not even BEGIN to have the emotional intuition and and erasing of ego to even THINK about beginning such a project!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #14 Ah, yes. It's almost like a necessary evil...on the one hand, capable of such selfishness and narcissism..yet on the other hand, as with a one- or two-year old, the realization of an "I," an "I am" is conscious and can/should lead to not only "selfies' but to point the camera to the outside world to make it a better place. Because unlike animals, we can change the world. Amen to that, great insight, great piece. Love and hugs. ~mags
    Max Carter
    21/07/2016 #15 Max Carter
    #13 Thank you Charles.
    Max Carter
    21/07/2016 #14 Max Carter
    #11 Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. The ego is our identity and is needed or do not care for ourselves. It;s about letting who forms as our living mask be what comes from our core instead of allowing the world to tell us who we are. When we step out of our ego or our identity it should be to look at ourselves with honest eyes to find the changes within that unlock who are from within and free us.
    Charles David Upchurch
    21/07/2016 #13 Charles David Upchurch
    A challenging read from @Max Carter. I believe this belongs (also) in the Conscious Excavations hive.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/07/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 If only we can beset ourselves to step out of our egos so much more, to the depths of the human core that lies in all of us once naked and stripped of the covers and fallacies of reflections of what other people tell us to be. Who we are....let us strive to challenge ourselves to find the essential 'me' as you spur us on to do just that. Lovely piece, fantastically intelligent comments and conversation. As we reach inside and out to the heavens 🙇🏽 🙌🏽, I hope it never, ever ends🙇🏽 🙌🏽.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/07/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 WoW, clearly fractal thinking involved all around; wish you'd share more as a Buzz has to now be found within your works and your intrinsic processes...please do Share! The beezz love the addition of sparked waves of repair that @Max Carter View more
    #4 WoW, clearly fractal thinking involved all around; wish you'd share more as a Buzz has to now be found within your works and your intrinsic processes...please do Share! The beezz love the addition of sparked waves of repair that @Max Carter so eloquently describes with such vehement clarity. So ....do try! Close
    Max Carter
    15/07/2016 #9 Max Carter
    #7 @Melissa Hefferman I dig it and thank you
    Max Carter
    15/07/2016 #5 Max Carter
    #4 If I let go and let it flow what comes in is that if you think of refraction as who ever your emotion is passing through as you project with your words and actions it can change the direction of of your flow and into which hall of mirrors you will go. Everything works in gravity that is connected to everything and through everything. The metaphor of adsorption is the one we use to feel as though we can control whats sticks where we want it to stick and in life is an antiquated idea that needs to be flushed. We absorb everything. We kick stuff out based on choice as to whether or not we allow it to change our projection or the idea of who we are which is what the ego is.
    Joel Anderson
    15/07/2016 #4 Joel Anderson
    As you looked and continue to look into this I would be interested in how refraction, adsorption and absorption factored into your thought process. At one point in my life I was asked to consider similar type issues for an IT related requirement and titled my response "Using search engines to create an Amorphous Amoeba of knowledge and insight." May not be relevant, but much of what your laid out here was an underlying theme and abstraction within the evolution of my discovery process.
    Max Carter
    15/07/2016 #3 Max Carter
    #1 Thank you Brother.
  13. ProducerDr. Allen Brown

    Dr. Allen Brown

    14/07/2016
    Trading Places
    Trading PlacesTomorrow I lead 50 volunteers in one of the most challenging events that will ever be asked anyone to do. We will be trading places with homeless people. This group will be made up of judges, councilman, doctors, lawyers, nurses, plasters, stay at...
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    Robert Cormack
    31/08/2016 #25 Robert Cormack
    Great idea, Allen. About ten years ago, a charity asked me for some ideas on attracting donations for food banks. I suggested a large ballroom event, full of glitter and wonderful costumes, and movie personalities. Except when everyone sat down to eat, the food was canned soup and a couple of pieces of white bread. Someone would then stand at the podium and say, "This is how a lot of people eat, folks. And they don't get dressed up."
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #24 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #23 OH!! I am sooo ready! Promise to deliver humble and complex, raw and unleashed packages as @Selim Yeniçeri move forward with you, broadcasting on UK Radio BSS. Staying tuned on: http://grcnconnects.wix.com/people
    Dr. Allen Brown
    22/07/2016 #23 Anonymous
    #17 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD You are the real hero now that you have your own show too jump on the air anytime you want. we are dieing to here your pour your sole out to the world. Keep us posted.
    Dr. Allen Brown
    22/07/2016 #22 Anonymous
    #19 @Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ thank you
    Dr. Allen Brown
    22/07/2016 #21 Anonymous
    #18 Hello @Joel Anderson have been so drained after our weekend of trrading places. i wanted to let you know that the comments that you made regarding my event was so well arrticulated that was tremendously moved. Thank You
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/07/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    This march shall go on!
    Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    15/07/2016 #19 Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    Good job, good job.
    Joel Anderson
    15/07/2016 #18 Joel Anderson
    Well done. Humbled by your example. A profound way to experience and gain Insight and knowledge about the world around us that far too often lurks in the shadows and anonymity of others realities. Continue to make a difference; one step--one person--one traded place at a time.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/07/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #15 I am most livid at the child abusers in this world, and so sorry you had to go through that. But..on the positive, look at how many you are saving now. It is massive! Your undertakings, hopes, and dreams sure do make you a real-life hero to many. And that's why I love working with you on GrassrootsTalks Radio and here's to More for the Poor! One at a time, we can do it!
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/07/2016 #16 Lisa Gallagher
    #15 What a wonderful project. I'm so sorry to hear of your story @Dr. Allen Brown but happy to hear you've taken your experience and shaped it to help others. Yu are so right, every person is just one paycheck away from being homeless and it's sad that some will never understand that concept.
    Dr. Allen Brown
    15/07/2016 #15 Anonymous
    I have been their, I was abused often as child. I ran away 15 times before my 15 birthday. I slept under freeway ramps, bus stops, empty houses and worse. I know what it is like to be subdued as a 13 year old boy thinking the guy was going to show me how to survive on the streets on my own. Only to be pent down during the night and be repeatedly raped. Now forced to carry the emotional scares with me for the rest f my life. Yes I have an agenda to gather as may people as I can these 100 plus people out here to give them a day or two of relief fro the clod and the dangers of being exposed to the elements day after day. Yes Loribeth I can be homeless. And many Americans are only a paycheck away from it also
    Selim Yeniçeri
    15/07/2016 #14 Selim Yeniçeri
    #11 It's not a Church issue, you're perfectly right @Max Carter. It's a humanism issue. Everybody's overly busy with themselves that they forget how to be a human. If there is anybody who didn't see the movie "Fisher King" by Robin Williams, I strongly suggest to see it ASAP.
    Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    15/07/2016 #13 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    This is a huge and incredibly worthwhile undertaking @Dr. Allen Brown. My heartfelt thanks to you, and your volunteers, for taking the time to understand the life of the homeless. I can only think, hearing your story, of the phrase from English Reformer, John Bradford - "There but for the grace God go I."
    Max Carter
    15/07/2016 #11 Max Carter
    As someone who has been homeless for 2 years now, I think this is a great thing in order to gain perspective on why it is so important to quit making the homeless issue a Church issue and making the societal issue it really is.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    15/07/2016 #10 Selim Yeniçeri
    First of all, I am really and really proud of being a friend of yours, @Dr. Allen Brown. In past, I've spent nights and nights with homeless people under some famous bridge in Istanbul, other than the nights I've slept with more twenty cats at a time. When nobody was around, the streets were friendly with those people who shared their extremely meager belongings, with smiling and unselfish faces. And even now, at this age, I can still feel the impact they left on me with their human touch, over my life experience. I had done it deliberately to get to learn their lives, and there were amazing talents and wisdom among them. When one has such an experience, I can say that life will never be same for them again. This is not a gift only to those homeless people, but also a very deep and profound spiritual gift to those who attend.
    Pamela L. Williams
    15/07/2016 #9 Pamela L. Williams
    Extremely worthy cause Allen. Good luck with the event.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    15/07/2016 #8 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a very commendable thing to do @Dr. Allen Brown. It is really difficult to know what another person's life is like until you experience it yourself.
    Loribeth Pierson
    15/07/2016 #7 Loribeth Pierson
    Could​ you trade places?
    Loribeth Pierson
    15/07/2016 #6 Loribeth Pierson
    Really amazing work @@Dr. Allen Brown. I hope this post helps brings well-needed funds to all your projects.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 Love where your heart is! @Dr. Allen Brown and I are working on several fronts to Solve grave issues one homeless person at a time.....hope you stay with us!
  14. Ariaa Jaeger

    Ariaa Jaeger

    14/07/2016
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 Amen! Caring for animals is nurturing a helpless being with instinct and survival skills inherent in woman and man, too. We must care. We walk the earth with them....or, do they walk the earth with us? ....or, do we Walk the earth together? Think about it.....great thinking here, thank you for your Comment!
    Salma Rodriguez
    22/07/2016 #5 Salma Rodriguez
    #3 Amen! Anyone who doesn't love animals, plants or anything made by nature is not spiritually awakened. More people need to be awakened!
    Robert Bacal
    21/07/2016 #4 Robert Bacal
    Awesome picture, awesome thoughts.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    It is all so awesomely beautiful: the words, animals, even the cracked dry ground hungering for water. Just let it be known that white tigers are disabled. Today, many continue to genetically alter their production to foster the look, while the white tiger turns blind in the youth of viewing a brook. So let us take care that what we see is not always there. What matters most, as you so elegantly post, @Ariaa Jaeger, is that we are one with them and we need to have utmost respect. Amen>
    Ariaa Jaeger
    14/07/2016 #2 Ariaa Jaeger
    #1 Thank you @SelimYeniceri
    Selim Yeniçeri
    14/07/2016 #1 Selim Yeniçeri
    Beautiful! Just beautiful!
  15. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    For Teens and Youth who need to "Believe" in themselves. Don't ever EVER let anyone tell you what you CAN'T do!
    Best motivational speech EVER! *Never give up!!!* Eric Thomas
    Best motivational speech EVER! *Never give up!!!* Eric Thomas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorkHardFeelGood-1473322959555794/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GymMotivation45 Donate:...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    26/08/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 So encouraging and empowering!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    14/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Those of us with an Invisible Illness know all too well that just getting up in the morning is a GOld MeTaL in itself....and we push ourselves on...and we keep pushing...
  16. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    ...and for the lost and hopeless who need a Jump Start on self-motivation to get the muster to move ON! This is for you ~ let all the negative talk just SPUR YOU ON to greater determination!
    PROVE THEM WRONG - Motivational Video
    PROVE THEM WRONG - Motivational Video There will be haters, doubters, non-believers,and then there will be you,proving them.wrong. LIKE | COMMENT | SHARE | SUBSCRIBE I made this video for people...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/08/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 Believe!! Amen! #6 Oh, no you didn't, kind sir ~ you learned everything you needed to know about life in Kindergarten! Indeed! #7 Equanimity ~ thank you for the fractal expansion to the galaxies of our intentions and emotions, pulsating with the glow of a goal...hmmmm...let me give this some good pondering and musings, please if you will...so much twirling still. @debasish majumder, @Mohammed A. Jawad, @Ali Anani...
    CityVP Manjit
    28/07/2016 #7 CityVP Manjit
    #4 Dear Margaret, note a word that @Savvy Raj uses - Equanimity. When I am fighting negative talk I might be chasing a shadow, when I am being inspired by positive talk I might be chasing a fantasy. With equanimity, I can seek proportionality, I can see the shadow and determine the real and I can examine the fantasy and determine the possible - with equanimity my center is present to NOW. All things are possible in NOW including the impossible. I do not want to spend 10 years chasing a shadow and proving to a shadow what was mine all along, nor do I want to be swept away into a light that so bright it blinds me - rather than find my actual position of power through equanimity - and thus find my power within. Thunder and Lightning are effects, life is a choice.
    Francisco Lopez
    28/07/2016 #6 Francisco Lopez
    #4 I regret I failed Kindergarten several times.
    Lisa Gallagher
    25/07/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for tagging me @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, what an inspirational video with a wonderful message! The most important thing is to believe in ourselves, eventually some of the naysayers will too :))
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Great for people with 'genius syndrome,' an Invisible Illness or a disability, especially our youth. @Selim Yeniçeri, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Randy Smith, @Dale Masters, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, @Francisco Lopez, @Lisa Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @debasish majumder. I just had to come back and hear this again. I wish one person ....just one person had said this to me when I was young. Our teens need to hear this!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 OhhhHHH! See the look on the man in the image? I may never look like that on the outside, but I'll sure be Burning like that on the inside! Grrrr....
    Dale Masters
    15/07/2016 #2 Dale Masters
    #1 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD ...& I'll do it, just to see the look on your face!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    14/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    ....oH...yEaH.....Just tell me that I can't do it......
  17. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    11/07/2016
    An Armed Robbery, Psychological Trauma, and My Daughter: Part II
    An Armed Robbery, Psychological Trauma, and My Daughter: Part IIThe apparently uncontrollable rise in the seemingly senseless violence in the United States is directly related to economics. It's not guns. It's not race.They're a hideous manifestation of the problem, but they are not the cause.There, I've...
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    26/07/2016 #29 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    That is good news @Randy Keho.
    Randy Keho
    25/07/2016 #28 Randy Keho
    My daughter appears to be doing fine. Actually, the police just apprehended the guilty parties. My daughter and her boss picked them out of a lineup. Progress is being made. My local police force is on the job.i#27
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #27 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Hi @Randy Keho, 🎀just wondering how your lovely daughter is doing, sending you all good cheer and blessings and hoping that all is as well as can be. Letting you know you are in our thoughts, and thanking you for just being 'you!' 🎀!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    19/07/2016 #26 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #25 WoW. Sad state of affairs on the general level in the community, and it makes me feel safer for you that the community is behind you. For certainly, you deserve it and people still have to have compassion amidst it all. I believe your Path is laid out before you, and you will continue to serve others and do a damn good job at it.
    Randy Keho
    15/07/2016 #25 Randy Keho
    #24 I'm extremely thankful for the support I've received in response to both of these buzzes. It's been a trying time, not just for my family, but for all the residents of my community. There's been no slowdown in the crime and violence. There's been a bank robbery everyday this week -- everyday! Add two murders, numerous drive-bys, and no suspects apprehended. The security videos clearly show their faces. My best friend is a retired Illinois State Police Commander, with 30 years service. He never had to draw his weapon -- not once.. Now, he's thinking of carrying a gun, again. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/07/2016 #24 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #21 I'm pleased that you liked the speech. I searched to find one just for you, @Randy Keho, since I really wanted to give you something that money can't buy. And I can't always put things into my own words ;-).
    Deb Helfrich
    14/07/2016 #23 Deb Helfrich
    @Randy Keho. I am so tremendously sorry that your daughter had to go through this horrific experience. I applaud you for sharing how this has affected her and brought you to the point of needed to write out the injustice of it all.

    You are right. This is all about economics. We have plenty of money coursing through the productivity of this country. Why are we not taking a stand to see it properly allotted to each and every citizen? Every person should have the right to a living wage in exchange for a day's work.

    But the crux of all the current inequity lies in this question - Why have we allowed our country to be ruled by corporations? All of the investment that should be in social programs, infrastructure, and civic governance is now tied up in a cycle of increasing shareholder value every three damn months. Let's start challenging why so very few of us are worthy of employment to begin with & so expendable when as expenses that can be jettisoned.

    I have no answers, but I think a lot more questions need to be leveled at the powerful niche corporations have granted themselves.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    14/07/2016 #22 Selim Yeniçeri
    #21 We can't stop them, @Randy Keho. You're right. But we can do a lot to minimize their influence over our own lives and the lives of the ones around us.
    Randy Keho
    14/07/2016 #21 Randy Keho
    Thank you for your support, Franci and Margret. That's quite the motivational speech, Margret. In regard to our leaders, France, I believe we got hoodwinked into putting too much trust into those in authority, both in business and government, and allowed them to play politics in the backroom with our futures. They don't represent us, anymore. And we can't say, "Wait a minute, that's not what we want." We just can't stop them.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    14/07/2016 #20 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    It's difficult for me to see and hear what is happening in this country. In addition to lack of good and honest leadership in the US, I believe you nailed it this statement: "If much greater number of people had a decent-paying job, there would be less need to rob, steal, and kill to survive and our daughters would be able to sleep well at night." Thank you for tackling a difficult topic with a superb post Randy Keho.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    14/07/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 Perhaps one good place to start is self-empowerment and positive thinking, a 'cheerleading' of sorts that allows one to set their sites for the prize...even if it is not well defined. You go at it, @Randy Keho View more
    #10 Perhaps one good place to start is self-empowerment and positive thinking, a 'cheerleading' of sorts that allows one to set their sites for the prize...even if it is not well defined. You go at it, @Randy Keho, and keep going! You do it! What a fine example you are, and an outstanding citizen to boot! And you know what? This is my gift for you today, in hopes that it restores you and all souls who feel weathered at what life has brought them. For now. ;-). I'm giving this all that I've got: https://youtu.be/AFGWnqNf6t0 Close
    Randy Keho
    13/07/2016 #18 Randy Keho
    Thank you, @Don Kerr , for your kind words. As I'm writing this, local police are searching for three bank robbers in a wooded area behind the bank. It just doesn't stop. A local man is handing out blue light bulbs for residents to use in their porch lights to show support for the police. What a great idea. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD @Selim Yeniçeri and Franci Eugenia Hoffman.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #16 @Don Kerr: Hear! Hear! Right on the spot!
    Don Kerr
    12/07/2016 #16 Don Kerr
    "Let's hope that our business and governmental leaders can somehow get past their "Darwinian" views and return us to the forms of economics that led to the greatness -- before we have another civil war." AMEN @Randy Keho View more
    "Let's hope that our business and governmental leaders can somehow get past their "Darwinian" views and return us to the forms of economics that led to the greatness -- before we have another civil war." AMEN @Randy Keho Given the rawness of your daughter's experience and the understandable passion you must have felt, you are remarkable in your restraint and rationality. I applaud you for that and for making the time to let your voice be heard. I just watched the film The Big Short. It provided what you would hope was a fictionalized, dramatized view of the 2008 housing crisis. It was neither fiction nor drama. It was a sad statement of reality that drove people all around the world into an incessant cycle of poverty simply to create obscene wealth for a few. It appears that similar financial vehicles are reappearing to line the coffers of the already stupidly rich. It does not augur well for an outcome other than the 'Darwinian'. Close
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Randy Keho: Just stopping by to let you know that many of us care. It may not seem like it, but for every one person that expresses compassion, there are 100 or 1000 more that are too embarrassed or uncomfortable to speak. So, just know that you and your family are in our prayers and you are very beloved to us here on beBee. I'm working on building a stronger internal structure of people who can speak to provide the needed human touch....and I light a candle to keep you warm and let your light continue to shine. That is my prayer for you. Amen.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 @Randy Keho, You are definitely not alone, sir! Perhaps those best equipped to begin to think of the cusp of these matters are those that have seen death and human destruction the most. I think perhaps @Dr. Allen Brown and @Leckey Harrison.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Randy Keho: Exactly my thoughts when I made my first comment. Just so much to bear. Needs processing, it is written so dam profoundly.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 Another unspoken yet glaring question: Where is God in all of this? Millions and billions of people are calling this scenario a Sign of The End Times ~ evil reigns despite God's Commands. This glares out: 2 Timothy 3 ~New King James Version:

    Perilous Times and Perilous Men
    3 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
    2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
    4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
    5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.
    Randy Keho
    12/07/2016 #11 Randy Keho
    #6 Thank you, Franci, thoughtful engagement and team-building are powerful forces.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    12/07/2016 #10 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #9 Yes, I agree and that can open up a completely new subject. Together we have a chance and now we need to choose the right path.
  18. ProducerJoanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman

    10/07/2016
    "THE DANCING SOCRATES"
    "THE DANCING SOCRATES"My trip to Transylvania was one of such journeys which you want to take for yourself. We need sometimes to make our mind and answer some questions : What I want to do? What will be my next step to fulfil my life. I achieved a lot in a very young age...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    09/08/2016 #41 Lisa Gallagher
    Such an inspiring and capturing journey of the body and mind you've shared with us @Joanna Hofman!! When I was younger, I thought Transylvania was a fictional place. How beautiful it is! When we are seeking external stimulus, like that from the earth and universe- I think it is then we can find out so much more about ourselves. The photos are beautiful! So happy you were able to do this.
    Deb Helfrich
    25/07/2016 #40 Deb Helfrich
    What an inspiring journey you just shared with me, @Joanna Hofman. I love this sooooo much:

    "During this journey I learnt, how important is to share with others...share beauty, difficult moments, laugh and dance during the rain, talk to trees, swim in the river during the sunset, admire a beauty of nature and wake up at the morning with first beams of the sun. "
    Mamen Delgado
    25/07/2016 #39 Mamen Delgado
    Beautiful story @Joanna Hofman. The best thing about travelling is the inside journey it supposes, specially if you travel on your own. Good luck my dear friend in the research of your path meanwhile enjoying the moment!!
    Ali Anani
    25/07/2016 #38 Ali Anani
    I felt I am the one who is making the journey. You are great in making the reader live the experience @Joanna Hofman. Very inspirational and telling buzz
    Graham Edwards
    25/07/2016 #37 Graham Edwards
    Thanks for the inspiration @Joanna Hofman
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/07/2016 #36 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #34 Fully agree. Travel is best when one is young enough for such a quest as here described, walking and taking big strides up hills, across the skies, and through place after place.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/07/2016 #35 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #32 Beautifully said. So sweet.
    Lisa Gallagher
    25/07/2016 #34 Lisa Gallagher
    Great story @Joanna Hofman. Like @Lada Prkic I would love to just pack up and travel. I think it's important if people can travel not to wait and save it all up until they retire. I've seen too many wait, only to become ill and not able to travel and follow their dreams.
    Lada Prkic
    25/07/2016 #33 Lada Prkic
    What an inspiring story, @Joanna Hofman! I wish I could pack my backpack, just like that, and take the journey for myself. But always find an excuse why I cannot do that and looking for the reasons that facilitate decision not to go, such as my family obligations, my work, my fear of travelling alone …The “What if?” question that I ask myself is always stops me.
    For now, my life runs in the ordinary way, but I’m still waiting to dazzle myself. :)
    Joanna Hofman
    24/07/2016 #32 Joanna Hofman
    #30@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, thank you for your meaningful comment. Yes, as long we allow to live a child inside us as long we will enjoy every second in our life and small, simple things will bring us a joy...a drop of rain, butterfly, colourful rainbow, sunny day ...
    Max Carter
    24/07/2016 #31 Max Carter
    I often say that to have your true desire in life become that which you desire most. Figuring out what it you desire most from within is what creates the you that lives that life that is endlessly following your bliss. The character you become that gives life a cinematic view.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #30 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "During this journey I learnt, how important is to share with others...share beauty, difficult moments, laugh and dance during the rain, talk to trees, swim in the river during the sunset, admire a beauty of nature and wake up at the morning with first beams of the sun." Love this piece from its inception, questioning LIFE and living LIFE outside of boundaries, with freedom to be "You." A universal message indeed, and a trip, going on this trip with you. I can smell the grass and run my fingers along the jagged paint on the outer building walls. The icons of relatives past are iconic, to say the least. And your conclusion Quote...is just like @Max Carter said too, "Everything and everyone is connected. Nothing can be attracted only reflected." ~ Thank you for the inspiration. Great for kids of all ages.
    Joanna Hofman
    12/07/2016 #29 Joanna Hofman
    #28 Amour, I think, you understand this need to travel - to find an inspiration, clean your mind and find your path... What I know from your posts - you have done it :) Thank you for your comment.
    Amour Setter
    12/07/2016 #28 Amour Setter
    Wonderful story @Joanna Hofman! What a marvelous adventure! I salute you for taking that trip to find something meaningful. I wish more people would travel. The world would be a better place :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/07/2016 #27 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Joanna Hofman. I enjoyed your story very much. Beautiful images in words and pictures and a wonderful energy.
    Savvy Raj
    12/07/2016 #26 Savvy Raj
    @Joanna Hofman Sensed a deep connect with some parts of your travel experiences you have shared here..Thoroughly enjoyed reading this inspired post
    Joanna Hofman
    12/07/2016 #24 Joanna Hofman
    #23 Thank you, Ken for sharing your personal experiences. The mountain always sounds to me very symbolic - like life : sometimes we reach a top but sometimes we are in the valleys where we learn patience and prepare ourselves to reach a top of our mountain . I like your expression in the comment.
    Ken Boddie
    12/07/2016 #23 Ken Boddie
    I'm glad you conquered your mountain, Joanna, and even more so that you enjoyed the journey. I used to love walking and climbing in the high Cairngorm Mountains when I was a lad in Scotland, and was always impatient to reach the next peak or ridgeline. The mountains are majestic and lift the soul, but the valleys are where we spend most of our lives and where we learn patience and tolerance. Thanks for bringing back memories. ⛰
    Dean Owen
    11/07/2016 #22 Dean Owen
    #21 Fantastic @Joanna Hofman, I love the Himalayas. Do remember that the mountain you climbed in Transylvania, at 2,500m, is a typical starting point for mountains in the Himalayas to do take lots of carbohydrates (Tibetans and Nepalese eat lots of potatoes). Am so looking forward to your trip!
    Joanna Hofman
    11/07/2016 #21 Joanna Hofman
    #20 @Dean Owen, we create our top of mountain. It doesn't need to be a real 'top of mountain' to have a reason to dance. As long as we keep a child inside us - we can find a reason to admire with a joy a moment of the day. My next trip will be to conquer Annapurna in Himalaya:)
  19. ProducerSelim Yeniçeri

    Selim Yeniçeri

    10/07/2016
    WHAT'S UNDER UNDERDOGS?
    WHAT'S UNDER UNDERDOGS?In the movies you see some guys who’re bullied around by those who are luckier when it comes to money, looks, opportunities, etc. And invariably enough, whether we do good or bad in real life about these circumstances, we support the lower guys...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Max Carter: "It's the greatness that you have shoved down your throat that brings out what you never thought you could do." Bravo!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 Nice oxymorons there, as things don't make sense but we still fight for what we believe in, and we go for the gusto if we can. No one ever told me to march on so strongly; I never thought I would even go to college. Ha. But my father made me do it. All it takes in life is for one single person to be there at the right time, so that the words they speak are forever etched in empowering them to strive hard. What an icon both Stallone and Rocky became, and yes. They may not have had their dues before Hollywood, but I believe that politics and popularity have more to do with the awards than actual talent. Rocky took responsibility for his own life, and he didn't let anyone lay a guilt trip on him for that. So hat's off to this man and his story!
    Max Carter
    11/07/2016 #7 Max Carter
    #6 Agreed @Selim Yeniçeri Rocky has always been one of my favorites.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    11/07/2016 #6 Selim Yeniçeri
    #4 In the first movie, Rocky found an opportunity with Apollo's invitation, @Max Carter. Actually it was second movie where he was forced to protect his honor. If you listen to the dialogues between him and Mickey especially in the first movie, you will notice that. In the third movie, he was challenged by both Clubber, and the discovery of his (so called) fake matches, so he was forced to go up the ring once again. In fourth, it was an honor call, in fifth he wanted to go back to his glorious days, and in sixth, yes, he had it thrown at him. But these were just the details of the story; the main question is that he was an underdog, and he did his best to take advantage of the opportunity, becoming a symbol for others in the process.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    11/07/2016 #5 Selim Yeniçeri
    #3 Unfortunately, Rambo is not Stallone's original creation, whereas Rocky is. Rambo was based on a real war hero named Audie Murphy, and First Blood (the only movie in the series that wasn't titled as Rambo) was based on his own story and book titled "To Hell and Back." And if you look at it really carefully, you will see that the main characters differs (a lot) from other Rambos in the series. Rambo in the first movie was a real person, others were pop fiction. At the other hand, this article is not about Stallone as an artist (still, I admire him a lot, don't get me wrong), but I used Rocky just as a model; just like you said yourself, there are a lot of other important underdog characters. :)
    Max Carter
    11/07/2016 #4 Max Carter
    Rocky didn't go after it, it got thrown at him in the first film. After that he didn't know what to do with or about it and he figured it out as he went. It was the film ROCKY BALBOA that showed this more than anything with another fight he didn't choose, he had it thrown at him.

    It's the greatness that you have shoved down your throat that brings out what you never thought you could do.
    CityVP Manjit
    11/07/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    Stallone did not just make character that drew people in, he created two. Rambo is just as important a creation, which invokes the injustice and betrayal people may unconsciously feel from a system they know profits the system. Today there is a celebration of the anti-hero in Marvel's character Deadpool. There were anti-hero moments during my life when the punk rock movement cut through my youth for a while. What I see is that we fall in love with the character and whether he is the underdog or coming back from Russia victorious, we have made him a part of our psyche. This could be seen in the disappointment in some members of the Oscar audience when Stallone did not win his expected Oscar for his role in Creed. At the same time it is still a shock that Taxidriver finished 2nd in the Oscars to Rocky. On that night the underdog sure did win big.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Selim Yeniçeri: I am certain that I don't understand this as a man would, but I totally get the 'gut' of it all. And I'll keep the answer to myself, too...deep.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
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    Selim Yeniçeri

    09/07/2016
    I remembered some teen I saw at a mall, in front of a pet shop, when I saw this article. She was watching some puppies behind the window, and suddenly she said to her friend: "I will talk to my parents. My dog is almost an adult, I will give him away, and buy this one. So cuuuuteee!" I couldn't help myself and said: "How about they give you away and take another baby because you are almost a grown up, too?"

    Animals don't belong to the humans. Don't get it all wrong!!!
    Selim Yeniçeri
    Arturo the 'world's saddest polar bear' dies in Argentina
    www.usatoday.com Despite years of appeals to move him to Canada, the “world’s saddest polar bear,” died Sunday in...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Awweee. I wonder why this poor bear was never moved in 20 years of petitions. I hope though, that many learned never to do this again. So so sad. I could just cry.
  21. ProducerSelim Yeniçeri

    Selim Yeniçeri

    07/07/2016
    CRYSTAL CHILDREN OF THE INDIGO PARENTS
    CRYSTAL CHILDREN OF THE INDIGO PARENTSI was running real fast through the barren ground; like fifteen feet a step fast. I heard some old man yelled at me to stop, because some parts of the ground didn’t exist actually, but just illusion, and that if I set my foot on one of those...
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  22. ProducerSelim Yeniçeri

    Selim Yeniçeri

    06/07/2016
    Make People Feel Appreciated
    Make People Feel AppreciatedI read this post by Ira Friedman (http://bit.ly/29suoQz, it's an awesome post, a must read by the way), and it reminded me some things I'd like to share. I've been an artist my entire life, but there were a lot of other things I did as a job, or...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 Yes, @Julie Hickman, and the office managers and charge nurses who supervise a group of people have a large responsibility in making the janitor feel like the king. All people truly are created equal, and we need to exhibit that in ourselves every single day. It is for us to give as a gift, not with any expectations or gratitude in return. Such a life lesson, indeed.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 I'm also a big tipper, at restaurants, valet, pizza delivery, and the hairdresser. Many of these occupations have low salaries, and the tips are actually what the people live on, as you know, @Randy Keho View more
    #1 I'm also a big tipper, at restaurants, valet, pizza delivery, and the hairdresser. Many of these occupations have low salaries, and the tips are actually what the people live on, as you know, @Randy Keho. I'm glad to know we share one more thing in common. Gratitude and appreciation. 🎀 Close
    Julie Hickman
    06/07/2016 #2 Julie Hickman
    Appreciation is a wonderful thing @Selim Yeniçeri!
    Randy Keho
    06/07/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    The Golden Rule @Selim Yeniçeri I always get a nervous chuckle from bartenders and waitresses when I make sure they hear me tell the person next to me that I like the place because you don't have to leave a tip. Actually, I'm a big tipper. They're pleasantly surprised. I have the utmost respect for them, because my mother worked as a waitress from the day I started elementary school until I graduated from college.
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    Selim Yeniçeri

    05/07/2016
    DO YOU LET SOCIETY TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE?
    DO YOU LET SOCIETY TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE?- Adapted by Selim Yeniçeri from an anonymous story. -It was a peaceful morning in the Conformity Henhouse. All the chickens were walking around the hen, feeding, and looking at proud roosters with longing and awe. The most colorful and biggest...
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    Dale Masters
    06/07/2016 #4 Dale Masters
    @Selim Yeniçeri I've been aware that I was an ugly, misshapen chicken since I was 9.
    At age 14, I stopped trying to fit in.
    At age 17, I realised I was an eagle...and began to learn to fly.
    Very little escapes my attention. I see...but do not say. I keep my own council, except with a very small number or people (but you know this already.)
    I had a dear friend who, one year for my birthday, had an astrological chart prepared for me. Curiously, I am a Scorpio...and my subtype is an eagle.
    ISRAEL SANT'ANA
    06/07/2016 #3 ISRAEL SANT'ANA
    Very good history.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Selim Yeniçeri: Much good room for provoking thought.
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    Selim Yeniçeri

    05/07/2016
    10 Principles for Success in Life
    10 Principles for Success in LifeIt doesn’t matter what age we live in; there are some universal principles that are always true and absolutely effective for everyone and anyone. Whatever we do in life, these principles always lead us to success. 1. What is your goal?...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 #3 I love the quotes, too, and you picked out a great one, @Lisa Gallagher!
    Selim Yeniçeri
    05/07/2016 #4 Selim Yeniçeri
    #2 #3 Thank you both for the feedback. :)
    Lisa Gallagher
    05/07/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    Great quotes, enjoyed reading them all. This stood out in one of the quotes posted- "Help others: when you help others, you help the universe, and even if that person doesn’t appreciate your efforts, universe always does. " I find this to be so true @Selim Yeniçeri
    Christopher Sneddon
    05/07/2016 #2 Christopher Sneddon
    Very relevant information. Thank you for the post.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    05/07/2016 #1 Selim Yeniçeri
    #SELIMYENICERI #GRASSROOTSTALKS CO-HOST Wedn 11:30 AM (PST) = www.blogtalkradio.com/grassrootstalks/ ***Twitter / @selimyeniceri ***Website / www.selimyeniceri.com ***Official Fan Club / https://www.bebee.com/group/selim-yeniceri-the-man-music-and-master-writer ***Pinterest / https://www.pinterest.com/selimyeniceri/?etslf=6745&eq=Selim%20Yeni ***FaceBook / https://www.facebook.com/SelimYeniceri.CirkinOrdekOkulu/?fref=ts / ***Music / www.youtube.com/user/Tigerian7
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    Selim Yeniçeri

    05/07/2016
    God Was Always There! (A Real Story of Zen, Rock, and The Peace Within)
    God Was Always There! (A Real Story of Zen, Rock, and The Peace Within)A kid, who was involved with various kinds of art since his 3, who found himself in front of a microphone as a dubbing and radio actor at national government radio and television establishment at his 8, who had a taste of stage dust at his...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 #8 I also love the fact that Spiderman was so humble, so honorable.
    Max Carter
    05/07/2016 #8 Max Carter
    #6 Spiderman was always my favorite for the same reason. It's when you realize the power of our every word that you get comfy with being silent at times and others afraid of the power of your own voice.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    05/07/2016 #6 Selim Yeniçeri
    #5 I agree. So this reminds me (once again) the philosophy of Spiderman: "With great power comes great responsibility." And when you wield music and art, you have an extremely huge power on souls, so we artists always have to be careful with what we convey, what do you think?
    Max Carter
    05/07/2016 #5 Max Carter
    #4 I always say that the music that pours from the soul through the intruments marries the singers soul filled voice in a worship that is an offering to all that is and and those who would connect with it.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    05/07/2016 #4 Selim Yeniçeri
    #3 And isn't it interesting that there's always music where we find God, Max?
    Max Carter
    05/07/2016 #3 Max Carter
    I always say that God is the ultimate stalker, never goes anywhere. I think of the Police song Every Breath You Take I'll Be watching you.

    Then I remember there have been two bands who have both belted outed out that God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to you and it's why this Shaman uses it and is more likely to quote lyrics or movies than any book.

    I loved this piece.

    " I always complained of being alone throughout my entire life; after that night, I realized that I was never alone in fact…

    God was always there, right next to me!..."

    Different experiences, similar roads.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    05/07/2016 #2 Selim Yeniçeri
    #SELIMYENICERI #GRASSROOTSTALKS CO-HOST Wedn 11:30 AM (PST) = www.blogtalkradio.com/grassrootstalks/ ***Twitter / @selimyeniceri ***Website / www.selimyeniceri.com ***Official Fan Club / https://www.bebee.com/group/selim-yeniceri-the-man-music-and-master-writer ***Pinterest / https://www.pinterest.com/selimyeniceri/?etslf=6745&eq=Selim%20Yeni ***FaceBook / https://www.facebook.com/SelimYeniceri.CirkinOrdekOkulu/?fref=ts / ***Music / www.youtube.com/user/Tigerian7
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