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  1. jeff carter

    jeff carter

    This looks AWESOME!!!!!
    jeff carter
    Transform any surface into an interactive display with this incredible projector
    mashable.com The Xperia Touch from Sony is a portable projector that uses infrared light and camera capture to display visuals and read...
  2. Gulcin Newby Kennett
    Becho's Violin
    Becho plays the violin in an orchestra,
    face of a little boy without a teacher,
    and the orchestra is no good, it has
    only one violin that hurts him.

    Because Becho is hurt by violins
    That are like his love; little boys
    Becho wants a violin to be a man
    who does not mention sorrow and love.

    Becho has a violin that he doesn't love,
    but feels that the violin calls to him;
    at night he is repentant,
    he loves that sad sound again.

    Brown wooden butterfly,
    the boy violin is in despair
    when Becho plays it and calms down,
    the violin is still sounding in his soul.

    Because Becho is hurt by violins
    that are like his love, little boys
    Becho wants a violin to be a man,
    who does not mention sorrow and love.

    Life and death, violin, father and mother;
    the violin sings and Becho is the air;
    he can no longer play in the orchestra,
    because to love and sing, is difficult.
    Soledad Bravo - Violin de becho
    Soledad Bravo - Violin de becho
  3. ProducerFranci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    A Toast to Life in 1969
    A Toast to Life in 1969β€œThat’s one step for man, one giant leap for mankind”   Neil ArmstrongMoving on in time nineteen sixty-nine Perhaps, too soon says the fingernail moon Your presence makes me shiver, I’m all a quiver Oh the horror of mankind treading on my...


    John Rylance
    28/03/2017 #6 John Rylance
    Great poem Franci.
    @Ken Boddie your comment made me think of Billy Joel's "We didn't light the fire"
    It helps to confirm we were there albeit in a "Purple Haze".
    Ken Boddie
    28/03/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    Moon landing, Nixon start-up, John and Yoko inventing the sleep-in, the birth of Sesame Street. It's all a pink smokey haze now, just as it was back then, Franci. Man's rules were certainly silly back in 1969, but are they any less silly now? As they say, If you can remember the 60s and 70s, you weren't there. Well, where the hell was I?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/03/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    You are a talented poet @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! "Silly rules of mankind I don’t wish to abide" - Me either ;-)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    28/03/2017 #3 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Perhaps not too late
    My pull on the tides determines one’s fate"
    beautiful poem @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    We have to realise the power we have to make a difference in one's life.
    debasish majumder
    28/03/2017 #2 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! delightful to read. thank you very much for the share madam.
  4. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    How to Add Your Twitter Account to Your Profile on beBee
    How to Add Your Twitter Account to Your Profile on beBee Image Credit: FlickrDid you know that you can add your Twitter account as a featured link on your beBee profile?Doing so makes it easy for your followers on beBee to find and connect with you on Twitter as well.Β However, the biggest benefit is that...


    Rebecca Iop
    28/03/2017 #26 Rebecca Iop
    Yayyyy!!! Thank you for sharing this informative post :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/03/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Still relevant! Thanks for bringing this back up @John White, MBA
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #24 Ben Pinto
    I have copied this to the Queen Bee hive, which is a hive for all things about bees and beBee. https://www.bebee.com/group/queen-bee
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/09/2016 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for this @John White, MBA, I just added my second twitter account- I wouldn't have thought to do that otherwise!
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• Ochoa
    10/09/2016 #21 Anonymous
    Good one John @John White, MBA...good one...I read: just follow these simple 15 steps.
    And thought: oooh.kay...hope there are lots of pics! LOL
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    10/09/2016 #20 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @John White, MBA you are sooo good. Will do this, thanks πŸ˜‰
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    10/09/2016 #19 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Thank you @John White, MBA for pointing out a powerful feature of beBee.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/09/2016 #18 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @John White, MBA. Very useful
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    10/09/2016 #17 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #16 you're right Jared! I removed and relinked until my profile was showing the one I wanted. Didn't take long and I got what I wanted! That's a good thing!
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    09/09/2016 #16 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #13 #5 I don't believe there is a way to reorder. I just added a 7th link (so it shows at the bottom of my 7 links) but it is the 3rd (bottom) link in the upper-left of my profile. Luckily, it's the one I want!
    Seems the system is choosing the latest LI and Twitter links?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    09/09/2016 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing to Social Media and Networking
    David B. Grinberg
    09/09/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    Happy Friday and thanks -- as always -- for the good social media tips, @John White, MBA.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/09/2016 #13 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #5 So how do we reorder the links on our profile?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    09/09/2016 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Great idea to pass along @John White, MBA. The more the merrier.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    09/09/2016 #11 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #5 I'll take notice of this comment @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín for the Spanish version of the post. In fact, I have changed right now the order or my links, so Twitter is visible now below my pic and info. Thanks!!!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/09/2016 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Adding the Twitter handle to a share is great stuff! I don't know how many times I had to hunt it down to share posts.
    Chema M. del Hoyo
    09/09/2016 #9 Chema M. del Hoyo
    I'm sure you had a really good time, guys! Enjoy the US beBee experience!
    Teresa Gezze
    09/09/2016 #8 Anonymous
    #1 Hot stuff, John! Thanks!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    09/09/2016 #7 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Love this post John!!! I share many post on Twitter from beBee and it's very very useful what you say, and I have found there are many users on beBee with Twitter account but they don't have it added to beBee. Everytime I share something on Twitter I try to find the author's Twitter account to include it on the tweet.
    So, I'm going to translate this post to Spanish, very useful for everybody!!!! Thanks @John White, MBA!!
    Sorry I deleted comment #4, technical little problems... πŸ˜‰
  5. Producerjeff carter

    jeff carter

    Education Myths #9 - #12 (of 12)
    Education Myths #9 - #12 (of 12)Myth #9: Micro learning is the future of educationβ€œPretty much every article I’ve read on β€œthe next big thing” or β€œthe future of learning” forgets the distinction between compliance, professional development, and capability acquisition.” (Bruck,...


    Ella de Jong
    28/03/2017 #2 Ella de Jong
    Huge valuable resources handed over by @jeff carter
    Ella de Jong
    28/03/2017 #1 Ella de Jong
    Wonderful @jeff carter ! Thanks so much!! A bit too much to look in at this very moment, but very useful! thanks again!
    smile from a teacher (over 30 years, how did that happen??) - trainer from The Netherlands1
  6. ProducerLori Mullins-Johnson
    Another Day in Loriland - Damn It
    Another Day in Loriland - Damn ItOver the last couple of weeks, I was working on a draft for this blog. I had been back to it several times, tweaked it, had it looked at and proof read, and then tweaked it some more. I began thinking I had sort of written it out of order, it wasn't...
  7. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    High Heel. Reported Missing.
    High Heel. Reported Missing.She suddenly felt how cold it was. Touching the floor of the plane. Searching for her second shoe. She could not find it. Ashamed she was. Oh my God, in trouble. She moved. Looked everywhere. Little bit nervous. A hand on her elegant shoulders....


    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    27/03/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #15 cannot wait to read your comments on the next episode ;-) @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    27/03/2017 #15 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Love it. Awaiting the next episode πŸ€—
    Kevin Baker
    27/03/2017 #13 Kevin Baker
    with uncertainty comes promise
    abhishek shah
    27/03/2017 #12 abhishek shah
    #11 great start of the week
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    27/03/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    you are most welcome @abhishek shah, have a great day.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    27/03/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #9 mmmm, @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt, who knows, read further as the story develops, I am sure you get all the answers - and more ... thank you!
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    27/03/2017 #9 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    "Good, I am used to be left alone', she played the victim. In this story. "

    Is their another story for the same?

    Got me very curious as to the observations thereafter and before. It is hard to take a break, just keep reading. Is it a good thing or a bad thing. Dont know until i read something longer.

    Enjoyed it thanks.
    abhishek shah
    27/03/2017 #3 abhishek shah
    It took my heart out & for one moment I was in the story itself. Thanks for writing such beautiful words.
    abhishek shah
    27/03/2017 #1 abhishek shah
    Awaiting for next
  8. Gulcin Newby Kennett
    This bitter earth
    Well, what a fruit it bears
    What good is love
    Mmh, that no one shares
    And if my life is like the dust
    Ooh, that hides the glow of a rose
    What good am I?
    Heaven only knows
    Oh, this bitter earth
    Yes, can it be so cold
    Today you're young
    Too soon you're old
    But while…
    Dinah Washington & Max Richter-This bitter earth - On the nature of daylight
    Dinah Washington & Max Richter-This bitter earth - On the nature of daylight This bitter earth Well, what fruit it bears What good is love mmmm that no one shares And if my life is like the dust oooh that hides the glow of a rose...
  9. ProducerLisa Vanderburg

    Lisa Vanderburg

    The True Tail of Algernon
    The True Tail of AlgernonDeath seems to be the topic du jour. debasish majumderΒ wrote a beautiful poem, David Navarro LΓ³pezΒ opened up with such insight inΒ Game over: Are we ready to die?Β I'm sure there are a lot more that I'm not mentioning. I could talk about death 'til...


    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/03/2017 #14 Lisa Vanderburg
    #13 only for the roach.... :)
    Cyndi wilkins
    27/03/2017 #13 Cyndi wilkins
    #7 OH MY! I am gonna hafta wear depends when reading your posts from now on...'Roaches in your drawers'...That's gotta be a hit country single;-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/03/2017 #12 Lisa Vanderburg
    #10 HAHA.....I had something similar whena roach took off in my Astro van on the way back from work. The peeps next to me at the red light heard my commotion and looked sympathetically on as the drove away.... :)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/03/2017 #11 Lisa Vanderburg
    #9 Oh...reading you loud and clear, my man! So true...there's nothing like staring death in the face (I'd imagine) to bring out the absurdity of life! I'll go-go if you will-will :) xx
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    27/03/2017 #10 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #6 Really @Lisa Vanderburg I'll be miles away from the flying ones. I'd die of a heart attack.We would abandon anything. My mum had a run with us 3 girls ( My sister's and me)
    Once my sister was at the glass showcase looking for something. Guess who decided to show up. Mr Flying creep. I scream She screams We all scream and there's blood on the floor. The showcase glass broke almost thankfully leaving my sister with a scar. I was more concerned where the roach was instead of rushing her to the hospital ! I still can't believe some people eat them.
    I'm sure Dean san had tried these buggers. πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š
    @Dean Owen
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    27/03/2017 #9 Anonymous
    It did make me laugh, really. But don't be mistaken, After all I have been through, (which was ages ago) I never lost my good humor. In fact, I learned how to laugh more and better, as I learned to give value to the good things on earth, and you are one of them. GO, GO, GO
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/03/2017 #8 Lisa Vanderburg
    #5 It is one thousand gzillion percent true, dear @David Navarro LΓ³pez! I'm chuffed you like it and promise to unveil more of my redonkulous ideas...which are legion! It it made you laugh, I'm overjoyed after what you've been through.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/03/2017 #7 Lisa Vanderburg
    #4 Oh JOY, my friend @Cyndi wilkins...I'm ecstatic to get you schlapplakking! When I mess up, it's always a magnificently prat-fall. I'll write about some of my other 'stupid things I have done and survived' - got TONS of those! Algernon trusted me, bonded with me...only because he was marginally more stupid than I, methinks?
    Wanna hear something horrifying? I used to dress in the dark for my shift (not to wake hubby). I pulled up my knickers (underwear) and felt something....YUCK; deflowered by a roach....
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/03/2017 #6 Lisa Vanderburg
    #3 So happy you liked it @🐝 Fatima G. Williams! If you've ever been in a restaurant kitchen, they all smell vaguely of 'deep-fat fryer'. But the smell is really all cockroach. The London Savoy has their own breed of roach. I could give you miles of useless info, but the little blighters are everywhere! Thanks sweet lady Fatima!
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    27/03/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Dear Lisa, I hope this is a true story because if not, you have mistaken your profession...should be writing stories Hahhaha.
    I agree with Cyndi, best story I have heard in a long time.
    Thak you for sharing it.
    But now you have a problem.
    We want more of it!!!!!!
    Cyndi wilkins
    27/03/2017 #4 Cyndi wilkins
    Awe...That is the best story I've heard in a looooong time! Algernon could sense you thought he was cute;-) He didn't want to leave you with the guilt of killin' his cute white ass! LOL

    "We're all brave until the cockroach has wings!" I'm pissin' myself now;-) Thanks @Lisa Vanderburg! Off to the ladies room;-)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    27/03/2017 #3 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    OMG I don't know what to say. Holly molly πŸ˜‚ Your a treat. Keep buzzing
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/03/2017 #2 Lisa Vanderburg
    You're so welcome @Joyce 🐝 Bowen, particularly after your buzz!!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    27/03/2017 #1 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    Sweet. I love this and thank you for the shoutout.
  10. ProducerJoyce 🐝 Bowen
    I, You, We and Me
    I, You, We and MeI went to physical therapy yesterday. I met Shira, a very competent professional. As we were working on my hands, I began to recount my experiences as a child, and she said, β€œI don’t want to hear it.” I told her five children die every day from...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/03/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This is a strong statement, "but as long as we remain you and I, nothing will get done. We are a force." I couldn't agree more! You made a great point about groupthink and it's dangerous as well. I hope one day humanity become more of a "We" based society instead of, "I."
    Cyndi wilkins
    25/03/2017 #39 Cyndi wilkins
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen delivers the line of the century;-)

    "Let’s live in a world of an inclusive WE and fuck the monetary bottom line!"
    Cyndi wilkins
    25/03/2017 #38 Cyndi wilkins
    #37 Oh...@Deb🐝 Lange is very busy making honey of her own...But rest assured, she always has an eye on the hives;-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    25/03/2017 #37 Lisa Vanderburg
    #30 Part 2: CityVP 🐝 Manjit so rightly says, this is a Pandora's box which has grown so toxic, to open it becomes harder and harder (thank you CityVP is I was the Lisa you mentioned)! 'You were shut down by a 'professional.' That indicates fear....it's paralysing.' @Cyndi wilkins says; damn true!! So many great thoughts...
    Everyone has made such thoughtful comments Joyce 🐝 Bowen - possibly the most successful way to start a process of change? Brave woman!
    Where's @Deb🐝 Lange...?
    Lisa Vanderburg
    25/03/2017 #36 Lisa Vanderburg
    #30 Part 1: Wow...I'm humbled @Joyce 🐝 Bowen! I was checking in today to apologise for making your buzz about ME, yet you treat me to compassionate understanding - thank you! This can of worms you've had the courage to open so clearly needs airing before it can be destroyed; @Deb 🐝 Helfrich explores the idea of prevention-at-source byring or testing potential parents. I think the 'resistance' you feel Deb is maybe introducing would-be parents the concept of fearful anticipation (which threatens natural bonding), where in natural settings, it would be joy? Dunno, but it'ng I haven't thor; perhaps like driving classes at high school, a mandatory class on just hto ruin a perfectly good child, but without the fatality pics?
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    24/03/2017 #35 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    #34 Naaaw--she explained that she had a 7-month-old and did not want to even think things could happen to someone that young. She said he was her buddy. I understand.
    Aaron Skogen
    24/03/2017 #34 Aaron Skogen
    Wow! Bravo @Joyce 🐝 Bowen. Courageous, raw and unrelenting. My first thought was "find a new therapist", then I thought "no, don't conform, continue to chip away at the wall and bring it down". I, You, We and Me must continue to drive awareness, we need the black sheep of non-conformance. Looking back at history and the major social shifts in history, I ask was Rosa Parks a conformist, was Dr. King, or how about President Lincoln? None. Keep the faith. . . and maybe, find a new therapist :-).
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    24/03/2017 #33 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #29 #30 Another question - why do we need licenses to marry, adopt a dog, to fish, but not raise children?

    I don't quite think the punitive approach would effect lasting change, but why is it each parent for themselves - just do your best?

    We have competency exams for all sorts of things, but not the single most crucial and complex and difficult task most humans are going to undertake - raising children.

    I can feel the resistance to this sort of intervention, but why?

    What is so crazy about enacting laws to ensure parents know about nutrition, psychology, along with the social & physical requirements to thrive - the basic curriculum of growing a human based on current science?

    Achievement to a certain percentage in order to get a license to procreate.

    Something to ponder about a strategy We could begin to consider.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/03/2017 #32 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #29 Here I am in the company of great courageous people, and so Lisa and Joyce, the power of just you two alone means one plus one equals eleven.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    24/03/2017 #31 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen thank you for your bravery in bringing up this topic. It is one many will have difficulty understanding because they may not have experiences such as yours. Your contribution is overwhelmingly good in creating awareness. We live in a world where bad things happen to good people. Bad things happen to bad people. Good things happen to bad people. Awareness may not mean understanding or acceptance, but it sure takes courage to be bold enough to write. #30
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    24/03/2017 #30 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    #29 @Lisa Vanderburg I hear you back. Both my parents were psychopaths. People don't understand what psychopath means unless you say, "Jeffrey Dahmer," or "Ted Bundy." People don't understand that psychopaths have children and they are often their littlest victims. I feel for you, and understand that need for connection that is so lost when seeking it from such a parent. I followed through to my degree in psychology before I understood. I think psychopaths should be sterilized, but that's just me.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    24/03/2017 #29 Lisa Vanderburg
    I hear you @Joyce 🐝 Bowen. I hear that awful loneliness that comes from this festering wound for so long. I know it well, and I have pretty much given up trying to 'explain' things so others may understand - they won't. That's the trouble with childhood abuse and its after-math, everyone's is different to them (at least), because they were CHILDREN when it happened and adults when they've had to learn to live with it - or not. I've realized two things:
    1. My abuser was a charming, highly intelligent psychopath. That's why when I left home at age 16, I told a couple of childhood friends, they didn't believe me. All my siblings experienced the same thing. It was stunning and made me question myself.
    2. The trouble with secrets is that the listener either feels they have to 'do' something about it, or they chose not to believe you.
    For me, I know I'm broken. Some of the ladies here know me - good wimmin! But for the life of me (and because my eldest sister killed herself AFTER she seemed so much better (with her shrink), so I can't trust that anyone can 'fix' me. But I live with it....
    You're one brave woman - more courage than I!
    Cyndi wilkins
    24/03/2017 #28 Cyndi wilkins
    #23 I'm very sorry to hear that...especially for a therapist that is supposed to understand such a debilitating condition as MS...but I will leave it to you to decide who best suits your needs;-)

    I'd love to meet for whatever is convenient for you...Give me a shout when it works for you and I will make it work for me;-) I will PM you with my email;-)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    24/03/2017 #27 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #25 I do want to be clear, I don't think there are any faults, Joyce. I feel everything you said intensely. What you wrote affected me powerfully, and sent me asking NOW WHAT?

    Nobody is for child abuse. It continues. Our species does have a very long legacy of wanting to dominate and/or eradicate those not like us - for all sorts of random superficial reasons. Including that someone does something heinous. Anger hasn't been an effective long-term strategy so far.

    So I found myself pondering what is the fundamental disconnect that we feel this must stop, but perhaps, in such an intense, confused, and overwhelming way that it seems to almost preclude acting. This state goes along with the stories of how hard it is to change human nature.

    The ways we mis-anthropromorphize animal behavior is something I think about a lot. We have labelled an entire breed as demonically vicious because a few people trained their dogs to be nothing but fighters.

    How do we define cruelty? And how do we, as a species, instill it in our young and our pets? It does not arise in a vacuum.
    It comes down to faulty training, faulty thinking, and poorly designed systems that are unable to stop the cycles right now.

    Each aspect is entirely about the stories humans tell themselves and each other.
    Ken Boddie
    24/03/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    Diversity results in healthy evolution of organisations but this means opening the locked gates of change resistance
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    23/03/2017 #25 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    I'm always happy when a post sparks so much comment even if it is to point out faults with it. Thank you for all your wonderful observations.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    23/03/2017 #24 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    #18 Actually, I only let myself be mad for a split second. I put her in a small cage only to allow me to move Sarah, at which point she had only killed 2; but she was so smart, she got out and killed a third pup. I immediately chalked her actions up to Nature, and vowed not to hold her accountable. And I didn't.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    23/03/2017 #23 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    #20 It was that diner, Cyndi! I'd be pleased to meet for lunch or dinner. The therapist has a very good mind and understands MS. I've seen her reaction before in others.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    23/03/2017 #22 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #21 Well then, we have much in common, @Helena Jansen van Vuuren, It takes a lot of effort and time for me to get these 'knowings' swirling around my bodymind out into language. I try to catch my run-on sentences, but it all is smushed together in my head in even more complexity than how it comes out on the page. I get frustrated all the time at hitting the 2000 character limit.

    Anyway, this is a topic I care about. So I try to re-orient the discussion, pivot it just slightly to change how we talk it through.

    Based on how I was raised, I lead with being mired in the horror of it all, too. I get viscerally upset, nauseated. So I listen to these feelings and realize we cannot fix anything when we are sick. (And this might have been what Shiva very ineloquently reacted to. What she meant to convewy was not lets ignore the problem, but let's focus right this minute on healing you, so your hands can do the work they need to.)

    If I can help in any little way to get the conversation set back to flowing, back to love-storming, back to how very many things like Berlin walls and apartheid simply ceased quite quickly and painlessly; with none of the obviously bound to happen worst case scenarios unfolding, then we can start to increase our energy toward fixing horrific situations because we have been primed to remember that tipping points exist all around us, and we can choose to create a narrative that ignores oft-repeated 'common sense' and starts to say 'let's do this instead"

    Given that it is #NationalPuppyDay - really re-thinking how contemporary humans raise our families is a fruitful place to focus our attention, as we know each newborn is a relatively blank slate waiting to be taught.
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    23/03/2017 #21 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    #10 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich love your responses....can talk a hindleg off a donkey but writing is not my forte....often read and have a gut feel for a response but not the tools or is it word tools....
  11. ProducerDavid Navarro LΓ³pez
    Game over: Are we ready to die?
    Game over: Are we ready to die?We are all going to die someday.Β This is a fact and one of the few things we can be sure as humans.Β Nevertheless, death is never present in our lives; we carry on doing things as it would never happen to us. We use to be speechless when, for...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/03/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #28 I'm sorry for your losses @Lisa Vanderburg, that had to be very difficult. You summed it up well, "Death offers freedom, but you are right to remind us of the how, why, where and what we leave behind!"
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/03/2017 #28 Lisa Vanderburg
    Thank you so very much for your generosity of spirit in sharing this, @David Navarro López. Like @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I looked after my father, then my most precious friend and sister during their dying. My sister was my refuge, strength and joy; we'd been life-long intimate friends held together in our damage. It really resonated when you said 'death is not as scary as living' - she felt the same, even though we'd long threatened to kill the other is they 'dare die before me'!
    Life is (in the main) a ball of pain. Death offers freedom, but you are right to remind us of the how, why, where and what we leave behind!
    Katja Bader
    26/03/2017 #27 Katja Bader
    #11 It`s already done...
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    26/03/2017 #26 Anonymous
    #24 Dear Lisa, you are spot on with your words "that person one may hold a grudge towards or be mean to may not be here tomorrow"
    The worst regret in life is not due to the things we did, but about the things we didn't.
    To re-establish a relationship is something should never be postponed
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    26/03/2017 #25 Anonymous
    #22 This can be surely another reason
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/03/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I'm glad you are here to share your story @David Navarro LΓ³pez. Not one of us can know what it's like to stare death in the face. I think some of us can imagine when we've seen others dying & die many times, but we can only imagine. My sister and her daughter both had cancer, they both stared death in the face and suffered greatly. They live one day at a time, I think I do too, knowing that we don't get out of this life alive. Thank you for being so honest, this is a great buzz on the truths of death/dying. Even small things like not holding a grudge is important to me because that person one may hold a grudge towards or be mean to may not be here tomorrow. As for what someone goes through emotionally, we can never know fully unless or until we face something ourselves.
    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    26/03/2017 #23 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    #16 When I went through this experience I did as you did, I did not communicate to anyone, because I thought that the problem was only mine and only I would have to face it, I treated myself, I overcame the barriers of life and I healed myself after 20 years never Plus cancer has returned. We are never prepared to die, and your life experience is an example to other people who let themselves be overwhelmed by anything. Congratulations!
    Joris Plaatstaal
    26/03/2017 #22 Joris Plaatstaal
    #21 Or do they not care so much for being hurt, but are they silent for not being heard?
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    26/03/2017 #21 Anonymous
    #20 There are more real beings that it seems. But they use to hide to avoid being hurt....
    Joris Plaatstaal
    26/03/2017 #20 Joris Plaatstaal
    Just what I needed at this point. The thoughts of a real being. Thank God they do exist.
    Ali Anani
    26/03/2017 #19 Ali Anani
    #18 Very sensible you are dear David
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    26/03/2017 #18 Anonymous
    #3 Thank you for your words, dear Ali. I like "it is during the dark times that our best comes out."
    I would add that only in dark times, some people are able to get the best out.
    But this is an option not everyone takes.
    And another option is not to wait to be in a dark time to make it happen
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    26/03/2017 #17 Anonymous
    #10 The worse thing of it is that the people start not to see you as the person you have been until then, but something else you are not. I believe this is cruel.
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    26/03/2017 #16 Anonymous
    #9 I sincerely think that our will to live is a key issue. I will confess one more thing about my experience. Until the final diagnosis said I got rid of it, I told nobody, not even my closest family, what was going on. The next day of the surgery, I had a shower and was ready to check out of the hospital hours before the doctor came to see me. Against his will, I checked out and went home. I did not accept this was going to happen to me. I accepted that there was a possibility I could not recover, but I did not surrender, and never will. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. But I know other cases on which people surrendered, and the body somehow knows it, allowing it to happen. Will not be my case. I am here, alive and kicking.
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    26/03/2017 #15 Anonymous
    #8 This is precisely my point. Someone said that more important to know if there is life after death is to know if there is life BEFORE the death.
    Because many people live their lives as they were dead already, without, in your words, "a life lived with passion"
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    26/03/2017 #14 Anonymous
    #7 Sonia, gracias por tomarte el tiempo de leer y comentar. Yo dirΓ­a que no hay nadie valiente ante la muerte. Sobre todo si no la has buscado, si te llega de improviso. SΓ³lo te quedan dos opciones: aceptarla o aceptarla. Rendirse es otra cosa.
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    26/03/2017 #13 Anonymous
    #6 Yes Pascal, I remember your post about your experience, and therefore since then I felt somehow connected with you with a non-visible bond
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    26/03/2017 #12 Anonymous
    #5 Gracias Javier, viniendo de ti, que lees mucho y de todo, me halaga la valoraciΓ³n que haces del buzz.
    Compartir estas cosas no me ha sido fΓ‘cil, pero entiendo que hay mucha gente a la que le podrΓ­a ser de utilidad, antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    26/03/2017 #11 Anonymous
    #4 Look forward to your help for translating it to german
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    26/03/2017 #10 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    So familiar. I know these things well. I, too, am a cancer survivor though did not go through turmoil as hefty as yours. I also have MS--a daily death sentence that was always there, yet not so present until I knew for sure. "If you knew how it’s like to see that even if you are still alive, you are already dead for the rest." Yes I do.
  12. Producer🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    It had a soul and even though it died it still lived.
    It had a soul and even though it died it still lived.She was searching. She didn't know where she left it. Her heart skipped a beat. It was right here. She felt it few minutes ago. She could not understand what went wrong.Β She stared out at the window. The weather was gloomy. It had rained heavily the...


    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/03/2017 #17 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #11 @thanks @debasish majumder Have an awesome day :)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/03/2017 #16 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #14 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher It is amazing to relive a moment gone. The thoughts that go through our minds endlessly need to come out in words to make us feel lighter in our minds and I do that only sometimes ( sigh ).I love bodies of water too. Like yourself for example your made of 70% of water ( Giggles)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/03/2017 #15 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #12 @Ali Anani You are an example of many qualities like kindness, efficient , smart , humble etc etc to me. It is in the making :) Sorry I know it's long awaited by myself as well.
    Thank you for being gracious always :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/03/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Lovely @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, some of what you described, "The gloomy weather reflecting her mood," the tears, a peek into the past are so relatable! It's amazing when we think of or write about all the random thoughts that go through our minds endlessly, isn't it?! I can go from elation to meloncholy in a matter of seconds depending on those thoughts. Thanks for sharing! I love the photo, the rocks remind me of our breakwall on Lake Erie in Ohio. I LOVE bodies of water!!
    Ali Anani
    26/03/2017 #12 Ali Anani
    I love the harmony in your writing dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. You harmonize the mood of your characters with the mood of the environment. Thr reader "lives" your descriptionss. Your introductory four lines are the proof.
    Thank you @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt for your trust. I hope that Fatima would write about me. She is an accomplished writer.
    debasish majumder
    26/03/2017 #11 debasish majumder
    nice insighr @🐝 Fatima G. Williams! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/03/2017 #10 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #9 It is I guess :) You are a bundle of compliments Liesbeth. I'm sure our affinity will take us a long way :)))
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    26/03/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #5 well, it is beautiful that you see my style reflected, I take it as a compliment.
    Harish Daniel
    26/03/2017 #8 Harish Daniel
    It had a soul and even though it died it still lived, yes you are True, every human being have the past, filled with memories, sometimes the memories will cherish and some will give sadness, thanks for sharing @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/03/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #4 Thank you Dean San
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    26/03/2017 #5 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Maybe i am wrong but since @Ali Anani made observations on @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. I see a reflection of her style here, maybe an affinity type of reflection which blends with your style of writing.

    Maybe when @Ali Anani writes about you, i would begin to see your reflections across many other writers.

    Just saying that the observations have made me aware of the subtle and blended aspects.
    Dean Owen
    26/03/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    Spontaneous but oh so heartwarming!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    25/03/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #2 "It's here now but will be gone in a moment but will live forever" What a smiling mouthful!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/03/2017 #2 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #1 Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Very true Deb.
    We often lose ourselves in just such a pursuit.
    Thanks your lovely comment. It gave birth to the emotion smile. It's here now but will be gone in a moment but will live forever πŸ€—
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    25/03/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    BRAVO! I feel every tiny nuance of these words on the flow of emotion, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams

    The human condition seems utterly summed up by this quote:

    "She was caught up in that moment. The moment had gone."

    We simply cannot capture moments.

    But for some reason, we often lose ourselves in just such a pursuit.
  13. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    Random Thoughts About Crab Meat & The Dimness Of Life
    Random Thoughts About Crab Meat & The Dimness Of LifeThe following may not make much sense except for me but maybe you guys can help tidy up some random thoughts put together about a vague theme. I was thinking, funny how vague theme sounds phonetically very like the word victim, vague theme/victim...


    Pascal Derrien
    27/03/2017 #55 Pascal Derrien
    #51 I often say people do what they can not what they want but if you try to be the best the best human you can I buy that (and Bruce's book too) @Neil Smith, thnaks so much for dropping by
    Pascal Derrien
    27/03/2017 #54 Pascal Derrien
    #52 wow thats a powerful comment @Aaron Skogen , I know people like yourself will always be remembered as good human, in the meantime try like hell to live it well sound like a motto.
    Aaron Skogen
    27/03/2017 #53 Aaron Skogen
    #50 @Harvey Lloyd, I love that you have people close who call you a PITA. One of my dear friends (who worked for me as a finance manager for several years) will lead off a note with "Hows my favorite PITA". Your sentiments about working to maintain the name resonated for all the same reasons.
    Aaron Skogen
    27/03/2017 #52 Aaron Skogen
    Well @Pascal Derrien, you touched a nerve as I read this early today. I hate F^cking cancer.

    I sat with my sister as she had the drain tube removed from her chest following a mastectomy. I watched as she stood in front of the mirror. Raw, red scars, horizontal where her breast was once. Our tears flowed. How do you say anything. . . "Our eyes spoke" and on that day, at that moment, that was enough.

    I watch right now as she lives with this f^ucking disease circulating in her bones. I watch as my father-in-law battles stage 4 right now. A year ago he was over 220lbs, today he may be 140lbs soaking wet. How do you say anything. . . We can be there, we can hold a hand, and our eyes speak, and I hope those are enough, for now.

    Your message is more than this though, and I get that. Life leads us down a path. Live it well, each day, live it well. Be remembered for who you are, as no one will give a damn about what you did, awards you received, cars you drove et. al. You and I have both came close enough to touch the reaper. That for me is reason enough, as I know we will meet again one day, yet until that day, I WILL try like hell to live it well.
    Neil Smith
    27/03/2017 #51 Neil Smith
    My dad, an ex-fireman died of lung cancer a few years ago. He spent a long time in hospitals and the only positive thing about it was that all the family had time to make our peace with each other and with him. The rawness of the experience has never left me and although I fall short of ideal every day I have since tried to be the best husband, father, person that I can be. Life is so fragile and we still manage to miss the important bits.
    I also would recommend the Springsteen autobiography. Honest, well written and a serious cut above the average rock bio.
    Thanks for this Pascal.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/03/2017 #50 Harvey Lloyd
    #49 Certain member's of my family believe i will live forever as a pain in their ass. I have developed the nick name PITA. This encourages me to maintain the name so that their wishes may be fulfilled.

    I enjoy your life gnawing pieces. They bring me to the edge of life, where most don't dare go. I learn many things while in that wilderness of self indulgent thinking.

    I will hang on just to read your future posts. Thanks @Pascal Derrien for inspiring the meaningful thoughts you do.

    A lifetime of existence is long enough, forever would bring about an existence i don't think we could handle.
    Pascal Derrien
    27/03/2017 #49 Pascal Derrien
    #48 thanks @Harvey Lloyd very thoughtful comments as always and even if you are all set can i ask you to stick around for a little bit longer even if you dont intend to make it last forever :-)
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/03/2017 #48 Harvey Lloyd
    Seeing the title you got me. Love crab meat (Food) and had no idea that the term was something else over the pond. I too have witnessed the terminality in others eyes on one to many occasions. Some were pure fear and others relief. I do believe that with inner peace comes a completion of our lives and that there is "permission" to leave this world.

    I meet many folks though who have a paradigm of eternity in the flesh. I know this will be buffeted in their narrative journey. If not their own health then through others. Life has a way of preparing us for death. The question is do we listen to life?

    Great post and i know we all must face the crab man regardless of his destructive choices of exit. Its a bit gruesome or macabre but i am ready. The few goals of legacy i set many years ago have been met. No i don't want to go today, but i also relegated the fear of death to a minor post-it note.

    My own doesn't frighten me but seeing within the eyes of others, coulda, shoulda and woulda is painful. Know the end game and leave no coulda, shoulda, woulda's hanging. Today is the chance, as tomorrow is not promised.
    Pascal Derrien
    27/03/2017 #47 Pascal Derrien
    #46 thanks @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell no matter how much the medical profession dedicate time to make things more comfortable it is very harsh to see it progressing :-(
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    27/03/2017 #46 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    V. powerful piece @Pascal Derrien - takes me back to when my grandmother died - she also had oesophrageal cancer - horrible way to go....
    Joris Plaatstaal
    26/03/2017 #45 Joris Plaatstaal
    #43 Cheers to mother's day then. I had the best mother ever and i hope you all can say the same. My mother was Wilhelmina Kruithof and when she was dying I held her hand. So proud of each other. I am not Irish but I am so grateful to Wilhelmina Kruithof. She deserves to be named.
    Pascal Derrien
    26/03/2017 #44 Pascal Derrien
    #41 how @Pamela 🐝 Williams very generous of you to share some important moments of your life, thnak you I appreciate you :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    26/03/2017 #43 Pascal Derrien
    #42 Joris it is actually Mother's day in ireland so i can tell you it's real altright, banter apart I get what you say :-) so thanks :-)
    Joris Plaatstaal
    26/03/2017 #42 Joris Plaatstaal
    Today is real being day, it seems.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/03/2017 #41 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    2 memories come as I read this: My grandfather diagnosis of Alzheimers & telling me how he prayed to God; "Take anything else from me, but don't take my mind". He was a lifelong learner. There was nothing I could say & all he could do was pray that his God would heal him. He didn't. I hated seeing him slip away. I had no words of comfort but I didn't need to; we spoke with our eyes; he knew I felt his fear. He believed in my empath abilities; he witnessed it, and in those last few years; he felt it. It was all I could give him.
    4 years later; I'm sitting in a hospital as his wife slips away; She missed him & this lover of life was ready to go; she told me as much, but still there was fear; even for these two people who believed in heaven. I slept in a chair beside her bed, holding her hand when something woke me. She was struggling for breath. This woman who in all real sense was my mother; was fighting to stay. I jumped up; got up close and whispered; "It's okay Mamaw; Papaw's waiting. I'll miss you but Pam's here, you're not alone". She took one last sighing breath.
    I cry as I say this; she shouldn't have left when she did; there shouldn't have been pain, but those who were 'caring' for her; didn't and she fell. I was angry, I'm still angry, I wasn't ready to say goodbye; but I couldn't let her suffer, I wanted her to be with the man who loved and protected her for 65 years. So I stayed until they came to take her away. I made sure our Queen was treated with dignity, because that was important to her. Dignity. Everyone deserves that because no matter what your station in life; you were life. I'm so sorry for your losses Pascal; I'm so sorry for the suffering. For they are/were life; they brought energy to our planet. They were part of the universe; and they matter; crab meat or not. That life, that energy, that is ALL that matters.
    Pascal Derrien
    26/03/2017 #40 Pascal Derrien
    #39 thanks @Ken Boddie indeed indeed indeed ...... it's mothers day here in ireland and my mum is here (date is different in france) but since she is here she got a presie and she will get another for the french one :-)
    Ken Boddie
    26/03/2017 #39 Ken Boddie
    Hopefully, Pascal, our lives are more than a passive means of feeding others. You ask "what do you do when .....?" Well I have absolutely no idea, except to say that spending time, saying the things you should have said years ago, just being there, helping and listening, can't be bad. I missed the passing of both my mum and dad and still regret it to this day.
    Pascal Derrien
    26/03/2017 #38 Pascal Derrien
    #36 thanks @Deb🐝 Lange indeed be present, as we speak we are getting ready to head to hospital to do just that :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/03/2017 #37 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #35 With the Kubler-Ross film, unless we are fascinated by her private sexual counseling regarding grief, I would go straight to the end of this particular movie of professional opinion https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article/45/3/426/553201/Elisabeth-Kubler-Ross-Facing-Death View more
    #35 With the Kubler-Ross film, unless we are fascinated by her private sexual counseling regarding grief, I would go straight to the end of this particular movie of professional opinion https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article/45/3/426/553201/Elisabeth-Kubler-Ross-Facing-Death - It is a kind of spoiler alert for a woman whose story and beliefs are so beloved and constantly quoted and re-quoted. Close
    Deb🐝 Lange
    26/03/2017 #36 Deb🐝 Lange
    Raw truth - great to share how many of us feel. I remember when caring for my mother to die in her home feeling privileged to spend that time with her - a time when is all you want is empathy, company, to be seen, to be heard, to be felt, to be loved, - not a time for wanting or caring about material stuff. That time had a significant impact on me.
  14. ProducerSandra 🐝 Smith
    The Difference Between Negativity and Disagreement
    The Difference Between Negativity and DisagreementWhen I was in primary school, there was some bullying between some of the girls. So, one day, the teacher made us sit down and write something nice about everyone in the class, which we then read aloud.This same exercise was repeated years later...


    Aleta Curry
    27/03/2017 #36 Aleta Curry
    #35 'Course it made sense, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. You always make sense! :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/03/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #24 I have to agree @Aleta Curry, if someone is called out in a group format, whether it's in front of others at work or on an email and the person who berated 'said person' was wrong, they do need to apologize to the entire group. This is where cliques form or people lose trust. An easy example, when my kids were growing up, I would occasionally call out one of my kids in front of the other. There were times I was wrong, *gasp* and I made sure to apologize to both of them because I knew it affected not only my child I chastised but my other child who was present. I hope that made sense.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/03/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #32 You tooo Hugs :)
    Ali Anani
    26/03/2017 #33 Ali Anani
    Exactly as you are dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/03/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #30 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, yes as humans we all have flaws. I like to reflect on my flaws so I can grow. I think most of us do. We have a great community here on beBee and I'm thankful for people like yourself, @Ali Anani and so many!
    Ali Anani
    26/03/2017 #31 Ali Anani
    Thank you dear @Milos Djukic for tagging me to this buzz. I agree with @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher in that @Sandra 🐝 Smith has discussed very relevant pints In differences we learn; in disagreement we see the other side of the coin. In negativity we build barriers; in disagreement we create spaces in which we may learn and advance.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/03/2017 #30 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #26 Very true @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher What does one gain from such confrontations.
    I don't see a point here. I only see the uniqueness of an individual though they may all have flaws. But hey we are all humans aren't we ?
    If we where chinese we would have eaten the snake rather than be thrown out of the garden of eden ( LOL) I'd stay chinese in this regard. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Aleta Curry
    26/03/2017 #28 Aleta Curry
    #27 Awww, shucks!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    26/03/2017 #27 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #25 You've got plenty cheerleaders too Aleta;)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/03/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #20 Thank you @David B. Grinberg, I'd have to say the same for you! You are selfless with your sharing and you promote others graciously. @Sandra 🐝 Smith, you made excellent points above.

    For me personally, I refuse to sqaubble with others on beBee or any platform for that matter. I stay away from heated topics because that's just my preference. Those who choose to join a heated topic they do need to remember things can get out of control fast, if even just one person begins to attack.. others may come to defend and many feelings can get hurt. I love your suggestions because those are great steps to follow in order to avoid confrontation with another.

    I really try hard to choose my words wisely and I would never want to hurt anyone on here. Everyone has feelings and these are good rules to follow with life in general and on the job.
    Aleta Curry
    26/03/2017 #25 Aleta Curry
    #22 Excellently put, Praveen, and I agree with it all. Except that I really do want an hour with Trump. Wait, make that an hour with Trump with impartial witnesses in the room.
    Aleta Curry
    26/03/2017 #24 Aleta Curry
    Comment 1

    Thanks for wishing me a Happy Saturday, Sandra, though it's already Sunday afternoon Down Under; I couldn't get to reading earlier.

    I agree with everything except the part about cc/reply to all. If someone has insulted me in public (and it hasn't happened here, thank goodness) they owe me (or you, or Joe Bloggs) a public apology. That is not to make them lose face, it is so that the matter gets proper closure. That's directly taken from Management Training, every good boss should know that berating someone in public and then pulling them aside later and saying 'I'm sorry about that' is weaselly. That manager is simply afraid of losing face and may not be at all sorry.

    Not that they have to flagellate themselves publicly shouting mea culpa mea maxima culpa over the loudspeaker, but they can simply say at the next meeting or around the water cooler, 'I just want to say that I was wrong in...or I apologise to Aleta for...I've said this to her privately, but I wanted to say it in front of all of you.' Then move on to the next next item in the Agenda or lunch or whatever, no song and dance, and Aleta doesn't get the right of rebuttal and there should be no commenting from the rest of the group unless the situation was so horrible that that has to occur, in which case you need a session with a counsellor.
    Aleta Curry
    26/03/2017 #23 Aleta Curry
    Cont'd from Comment 1

    In the same vein, I think it's wrong to cc people *if they were not part of the original communication*. If they were, however, and you want to say one thing to all of them, they're quite within their rights to 'reply all', otherwise you're being unjust and horribly unfair to the party of the first part.

    I do agree that a better way would be for whoever is in charge to step in and say that this is not the way things are done (making it clear that s/he means the original nasty comments) and instructing the jury to disregard the remarks) Which is of course much the same thing as telling a classroom of children to think of anything except rainbows and lollipops, but there you have it. So what am I talking about?

    The jury will please disregard Mrs Curry's remarks.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    26/03/2017 #22 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    It takes all kinds to make the world. Same with beBee I'd presume. But here one can get away with a lot as opposed to the real world:) The same care/etiquette/civility we exercise while differing in opinion or a POV ought to be exercised here too, in all conversations. Think the person you are responding (not reacting to) is right in front of you and then talk. Even if it is the President himself ;) It is easy being heroic sitting some thousands of miles away from the object of ridicule in a cosy chair behind a PC...but would one do the same face to face, like say in the Trump arena? ;) Everyone likes to be heard. Everyone likes to hear something different (a different POV need not be a disagreement or negativity); said with regard and respect, even camaraderie (depending on the kind of connect already established). beBee cannot become a battleground for old foes from the Atlantis. Ignore-Block-Report-Ban is a good progression. beBee is a fresh start...and a new beginning!
    Brian McKenzie
    26/03/2017 #21 Brian McKenzie
    News is filtered, produced, sanitized and delivered based on Agenda. That you are not hearing of the attacks, violence, murder, rioting, looting, rapes and kidnappings - doesn't mean they are not happening - it just means that the game the handlers are playing want you dumb, culled and complacent to what is going on. Information is a weapon - the 'news' is at best a confetti gun & cheap bullhorn. Signed from a conflict you wont hear about on the 'news' for another year - with an ever growing body count.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/03/2017 #20 David B. Grinberg
    @Milos Djukic @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @John White, MBA @Lance 🐝 Scoular are five of the most gracious and giving bees on this platform, or any other one. They are always sharing and kindly commenting on the content of others without being prompted. This is the "attitude of gratitude" that helps make this such an amazing platform. Of course, there are many others to name, but you can only tag five bees in one comment. Thanks to ALL!
    Michael O'Neil
    26/03/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #1 @Sandra 🐝 Smith great work. @Joyce 🐝 Bowen "It's on me, not others. I have promised myself I will do better." is also a timely reminder to examine and question our own reaction to content posted by others. It is the other side of the communications coin.
    Ken Boddie
    26/03/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    A timely reminder to "measure twice and cut once".
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    26/03/2017 #17 Jim 🐝 Cody
    Great buzz. Some excellent tips.
  15. ProducerDonna Wood

    Donna Wood

    If You're Happy and You Know It!
    If You're Happy and You Know It!North Dakota is a notorious "boot-strapper" state, where the individual is expected to pull their own weight, regardless of circumstance. The only two situations that generally grant you a pass is 1) being elderly. I think that goes without saying...


    Donna Wood
    27/03/2017 #5 Donna Wood
    #4 @Preston Vander Ven, I agree, happiness is a decision. You have to choose to be happy in spite of circumstances.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    27/03/2017 #4 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Great Buzz. You said that being happy is a state of mind. I have always felt it as a decision. Is that the same thing? I have always like a quote by Gandhi, "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." Yet, we can choose to be happy we these are not in harmony.
    Jerry Fletcher
    27/03/2017 #3 Jerry Fletcher
    My Mom, one of those depression surviving women puts it this way, " Don't tell me about what you don't have, work with what you've got and hold them close to you."
    Donna Wood
    25/03/2017 #2 Donna Wood
    #1 Those of us who have always had to do more with less, have always known that it is the true secret to happiness. I too am tired of the "must have" society that we live in today.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    25/03/2017 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Abso-f'n-lutely Donna Wood. I was a single parent my daughters whole life; my only regrets in regards to her are all the special moments I missed with her because I was working more than I should. They grow up so fast; don't miss it people because in that instance; you DO NOT get a second chance. I'm so tired of hearing about money and having MORE I could scream.
  16. Producerjeff carter

    jeff carter

    Using Informal Learning Instances to identify tacit knowledge
    Using Informal Learning Instances to identify tacit knowledgeThrough a constructivist Grounded Theory approach, supervisors and front-line staff from two different resorts in the northern province of La Union (Philippines) were interviewed. The primary purpose was to help them look back over their hospitality...
  17. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Another Day In Paris.
    Another Day In Paris.Her eyes were closed. 'Son of a bitch' was her only thought. Her bed was a chaos. He arrived yesterday with the last flight coming from Los Angeles. When they met at the airport, she felt akward. His eyes were not smiling as usual. She could read...


    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/03/2017 #36 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #35 everything is possible, you never know @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/03/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    I didn't want him dead even though he was evil or even though the love was lost. Love never dies Emotions do. I'm lost in my imagination as I go to part II.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/03/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Beautiful enthralling story. Love it. The way you describe the scenes. Your storytelling is intense and sensational. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— Moving to Part II
    Yogesh Sukal
    23/03/2017 #33 Yogesh Sukal
    #32 Thanks to you....
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    23/03/2017 #32 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #28 what an awesome compliment @Yogesh Sukal, truly grateful for your beautiful words, continued story? A big yes, please take a look at 'Windy City'.
    Yogesh Sukal
    22/03/2017 #28 Yogesh Sukal
    Wow, you are amazing writer alluring readers into the story, I totally lost for a moment from reality into your story by imagining pictures of this content.

    is it to be continued?
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    22/03/2017 #27 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Yes very cool, I stand corrected Liesbeth :~))
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/03/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #9 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, well that is very kind to say Lisa, what more to wish for than such a touching reaction!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/03/2017 #25 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #10 @Dean Owen excellent question, maybe we all find out one day on beBee.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/03/2017 #24 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #11 @Laurent Boscherini, I love what you have written, wise and true.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/03/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #12 thank you @Juan Imaz, beBee is the best platform to create articles.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/03/2017 #20 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #15 cool, yes and who knows, it might get even cooler in a next article, @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/03/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #16 buzzing as only bees can and do @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood with a heart for beBee!
    Kevin Baker
    22/03/2017 #17 Kevin Baker
    A heart forelong
  18. ProducerLaura Mikolaitis
    Meeting Angel
    Meeting AngelAnnetta felt as if she had been walking for miles yet still hadn't found her way. It must have been at least an hour since she had left the house and her thoughts were jumbled. She hoped that the fresh air would help. A cleansing perhaps. A jolt of...


    Todd Jones
    25/03/2017 #17 Todd Jones
    #16 Aleta, please don't fret over tagging me. It's a convenient way for me to stay current with your terrific posts. Same invitation goes out to @Laura Mikolaitis!
    Aleta Curry
    25/03/2017 #16 Aleta Curry
    #14 Yeah, I feel the same way about the tag thing, not sure whether I'm annoying people or not. But then I thought of what a friend said to me about men ages ago: call, or don't call, but don't worry yourself sick dithering about it.

    Or, as Yoda would say: do, or do not.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    24/03/2017 #15 Laura Mikolaitis
    #11 Thanks, @Todd Jones. As a canine mom of a Golden Retriever, I can relate. Our Henley is always happy to see us and can make you smile even on your worst day. He has quite the personality too. Animals are truly a blessing when we are lucky enough to have them by our side. I appreciate you taking the time to read my post and wish you a good weekend ahead!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    24/03/2017 #14 Laura Mikolaitis
    #10 Thanks, @Aleta Curry. I'm always hesitant to tag people because I know we are all busy and there's a lot of good content to savor here. But I thought "why not?" and so for a change I did. I appreciate your time and am so glad you liked the story.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    24/03/2017 #13 Laura Mikolaitis
    #9 Thanks, @debasish majumder! So glad you enjoyed it.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    24/03/2017 #12 Laura Mikolaitis
    #8 Thanks @Don 🐝 Kerr. My sentiments exactly. Life's little treasures are everywhere, we just don't always know it. But when they are revealed to us, what an enriching experience it can be.
    Todd Jones
    24/03/2017 #11 Todd Jones
    Great post, Laura. I have been lucky to enjoy the company of dogs my entire life.

    "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principle difference between a dog and man" - Mark Twain.

    My Golden Retriever Finnegan is only living creature that is reliably happy to see me :)
    Aleta Curry
    24/03/2017 #10 Aleta Curry
    That was just lovely, @Laura Mikolaitis

    Thanks for tagging me on this. That made it showed up on my notifications.
    debasish majumder
    24/03/2017 #9 debasish majumder
    Beautiful! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share @Laura Mikolaitis.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    24/03/2017 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Laura Mikolaitis a really lovely story. We sometimes find exactly what we need just when we're not seeking.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    24/03/2017 #7 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Todd Jones, @debasish majumder, @Aleta Curry, @Don 🐝 Kerr....my latest post. If you have time, I'd love for you to check it out.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    24/03/2017 #6 Laura Mikolaitis
    #3 @Julia 🐝 Rutherford, thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to read my story and letting me know that you like it. I am a dog lover (and a mom to a Golden Retriever) so I drew some inspiration from real life and just let the words unfold. So nice to meet you!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    24/03/2017 #5 Laura Mikolaitis
    #2 @Pascal Derrien, thank you so much. What a nice comment! I'm glad that even though you are a Kat person you gave it a chance. I hope to write more short stories in the future. When the creative bug strikes, I try to roll with it as much as possible. It's a good outlet for me and something that I really love to do. Thanks for your support and for not passing by because of the picture :)
    Laura Mikolaitis
    24/03/2017 #4 Laura Mikolaitis
    #1Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I enjoyed the process that came with writing this one. It was explorative and creative and I worked on it for a couple of weeks. Writing some, then stepping away. Coming back, editing and getting stuck. And then when I came back to it the other day it just all came together. It felt right and so I ran with it. So glad that you liked it! Thanks so much reading, commenting and for sharing. I really appreciate your support.
    Julia 🐝 Rutherford
    23/03/2017 #3 Julia 🐝 Rutherford
    @Laura Mikolaitis - Nice Story. I loved it
    Pascal Derrien
    23/03/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    Ok I am Kat so was not keen to read an article on dogs: first mistake was well I suppose you should not judge an article by its visual ( :-) )j second mistake would have been not to read it I agree with Lisa ''"Buddy now had a name. And his name was Angel."
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/03/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a beautiful and moving story @Laura Mikolaitis. "Buddy now had a name. And his name was Angel." That gave me happy tears!
  19. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    Acts of Kindness
    Acts of KindnessOn Friday, March 17, 2017, Marcia Turesky Rooks died. She had lived a wonderful life, and she died just six weeks past her 100th birthday.She was my mother.And while her death was a blessing, as she'd gone rapidly downhill after her momentous...


    Jim 🐝 Cody
    27/03/2017 #32 Jim 🐝 Cody
    @Susan Rooks I am truly sorry for your loss. My prayers to you and your family. It's never easy to lose a loved one no matter what the circumstances.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    27/03/2017 #30 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    @Susan Rooks My heart goes out to you and your family. I see your Mom was so wonderful that she had such a beautiful funeral with all the family around. Send offs are so hard but the memories are eternal. My prayers for you and your family.
    Ken Boddie
    23/03/2017 #29 Ken Boddie
    Here is a poem I wrote last year for another occasion. I hope it brings you some comfort, Susan, as you ponder over your loss in the days and months to come.

    Grief never leaves us,
    She answers not our why's,
    She hugs us like a shadow,
    And refuses our goodbyes.

    She's there lest we forget,
    When our loved ones slip away,
    That their spirit lives in what we do,
    And everything we say.
    Nicole Chardenet
    23/03/2017 #28 Nicole Chardenet
    So sorry to hear about your loss, Susan. We have to let go of our parents sooner or later. Fortunately you got to keep yours for a good long time. As I watch my mother (my remaining parent) slowly decline I prepare myself for the eventual outcome. Many condolences to you and your family.
    Phil Friedman
    23/03/2017 #27 Phil Friedman
    Sincerely sorry for your loss, Susan.
    siraj shaik
    23/03/2017 #26 siraj shaik
    @Susan Rooks sorry for the loss. An Aquarian, indeed she might have been an awesome persona with full of kindness and good acts plus doing out of the ways support to known and unknown. Thou shalt not grieve, we beseech thee O lord' to give thou strength.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/03/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I'm so sorry for your loss @Susan Rooks. This is a great tribute to your mom and family. The irony of your parent's anniversary. I'm going to guess your mom was an awesome woman just like her daughter! It doesn't matter how old we are or how old are mom's are when they pass, we still feel like a child grieving the loss of our moms. Grieve when you must and don't beat yourself up over it when the tears may come flooding. They say tears are healing. I'm happy you had so much time with your mom!
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    23/03/2017 #24 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    So sorry to hear of your loss, @Susan Rooks. Grateful that everyone came together and helped each other out.

    Reminds me of the quote, "They May Forget What You Said, But They Will Never Forget How You Made Them Feel".
    This is often attributed to Maya Angelou, but some say it was actually Carl W. Buehner.

    Regardless of who said it, perhaps you may reflect on how your mother, Marcia Turesky Rooks, made you and many others feel.
    Aaron Skogen
    23/03/2017 #23 Aaron Skogen
    Thanks for sharing a little bit of you and your family @Susan Rooks.

    Spot on, no act of kindness is too small!

    Sarah Elkins
    23/03/2017 #22 Sarah Elkins
    It is a special study of human nature to observe how people behave at special occasions like weddings, births, and funerals. I'm so glad you had such kindness in your life as you said goodbye to your mother, @Susan Rooks View more
    It is a special study of human nature to observe how people behave at special occasions like weddings, births, and funerals. I'm so glad you had such kindness in your life as you said goodbye to your mother, @Susan Rooks. Thanks for sharing. Close
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    23/03/2017 #21 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    No doubt she left very good feelings @Susan Rooks , thank you for sharing them.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    23/03/2017 #20 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    #18 Salem. I used to take my kids on bike rides every week to Marblehead. I used to tell them we were lucky we didn't live there because it meant we had somewhere nice to go.
    Susan Rooks
    23/03/2017 #19 Susan Rooks
    Many thanks for sharing my post, @Milos Djukic! I hope you know I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
    Susan Rooks
    23/03/2017 #18 Susan Rooks
    #15 Where do you live, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen? I grew up in Marblehead, and left it when I turned 18. Gorgeous town.
    Susan Rooks
    23/03/2017 #17 Susan Rooks
    #16 Thank you, @Javier 🐝 beBee, I appreciate that.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    23/03/2017 #16 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Very sorry for your loss
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    22/03/2017 #15 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    #14 I live right next door to Marblehead. Your mother will be in my thoughts.
    Susan Rooks
    22/03/2017 #14 Susan Rooks
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen! Thanks so much for sharing my post; I really appreciate it.
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/03/2017 #13 Cyndi wilkins
    #12 Yes...He has been reunited with my mom...She passed almost fourteen years ago and not a day went by that he did not mourn her...So I am happy for them both;-) Knowing and believing that makes my heart feel a little lighter.

    Sounds like your mom had a wonderful and very full life...Now reunited with her beloved too...May we all be so lucky;-)
    Next time you come this way, I'd love to meet for lunch or something...perhaps a walk around Fort Sewall with a stop at the Barnacle for the obligatory lobster roll;-) The summer is so beautiful out here on the edge of nowhere!
    Susan Rooks
    22/03/2017 #12 Susan Rooks
    #11 Oh my, @Cyndi wilkins! Who knew? I grew up in Marblehead and left it at 18, returning sporadically when I had to. Gorgeous town, out on the edge of nowhere!

    Interesting that you believe your dad chose his date; I will always think my mom tried to do just that, falling just a couple of hours short. But if there's anything to the idea of an afterlife, I know she's with my dad, and your dad is with . . . your mom?
  20. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    Oh, Kolkata!   One Of India's Most Vibrant Cities.
    Oh, Kolkata! One Of India's Most Vibrant Cities.β€œFrom where I sit, I can see the old lighthouse in the High Court Campus. It’s a rather β€œtelling structure, ”pleasant to look at, as if it almost belongs to the country. The GPO on the other hand strikes rather a false note, as it is too European...


    Paul Walters
    23/03/2017 #21 Paul Walters
    #20 @Asesh Datta Thanks for your feedback. The article was for a magazine and they only gave me 1200 words so hard to cover everything . You are right there are so many things that I didn't cover ...the bookseller street and the famous tea houses along it for one. I shall return there is no doubt. Once again, thanks for stopping by !
    Asesh Datta
    23/03/2017 #20 Asesh Datta
    @Paul Walters It is always nice to read about our own city from a traveller and, that too, from another country. Like political capital, commercial capital, Kolkata is being labelled as cultural capital of India. Apart from historical significance and imperial construction, there are other facets which British have left as legacy. Some of them you may list in your next trip are Fort William, Eden Garden, Belur Math, Botanical Garden, Gun and Shell Factory (even before British Period), Clive House and New Town. Then the attraction of food, art and culture apart from language (Bengali). Thanks and regards.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/03/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #16 Anytime, my friend!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    22/03/2017 #18 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    The British left India in 1947, but they left behind quite a bit of baggage β€” starchy clubs with antiquated jacket-and-tie dress codes completely unsuitable for Indian weather, a passion for cricket and English and Anglicized names.

    Every city had streets and squares named after English viceroys and governor-generals: Clive, Hastings, Dalhousie. Soon the new government was busy renaming those roads and landmarks after Indian freedom fighters. Lala Lajpat Rai. Tilak, Gandhi. Nehru. A lot of Gandhis and Nehrus.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    22/03/2017 #17 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    I love the way you describe calcutta or kolkata as it's called now. I had visited calcutta in 2009 and also instantly fell in love with the city. You have almost everything there. I didn't visit alot of places as it was just a stop over for the evening but I loved the Hoowrah bridge a true master piece and the trip to the Ganges was spectacular during the sunset. @Paul Walters Enjoyed the revisit through your buzz πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— And Oh the cycle rickshaws are a must try there. Pretty amazing πŸ€—
    Paul Walters
    22/03/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    #3 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher As always , thank you for the support !
    Paul Walters
    22/03/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    #6 @Netta Virtanen Thank you queen bee much appreciated . Time you dropped in to Bali , methinks it will capture you
    Paul Walters
    22/03/2017 #14 Paul Walters
    #7 @Ken Boddie There is a surprise around every corner which is why I think they refer to it as "incredible India " Thanks for stopping by
    Paul Walters
    22/03/2017 #13 Paul Walters
    #10 @Pascal Derrien I'll keep em coming ...thanks Pascal
    Paul Walters
    22/03/2017 #12 Paul Walters
    #9 @Ian Weinberg Thanks as always much appreciated
    Paul Walters
    22/03/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    #8@Randy Keho or should I say cassanova keho. Two, !!! I am envious even though the tall blonde is no longer there ,,,I was envious then! the nightlife in Kolkata is truly fabulous !
    Pascal Derrien
    22/03/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    Definitely have to go to India especially when great articles like this keep coming my way ☺
    Ian Weinberg
    22/03/2017 #9 Ian Weinberg
    Excellently scribed @Paul Walters So much so that I'm happy to tick it off my list. Been there, done that....
    Randy Keho
    22/03/2017 #8 Randy Keho
    I, too, admire mature architecture. But, how can Kolkata be the most vibrant city if there's no mention of the nightlife? Surely, you must of mistakenly stumbled upon a pub from days gone by somewhere along the line.
    By the way, I've traded the tall blonde for two shorter versions. May the best one win. The decision may be made final Saturday night -- if they don't find out about one another beforehand. They're old friends.
    You don't have to ride in a blind taxi in India to live dangerously.
    Thanks for the shoutout. I truly enjoy reading about your adventures.
    Ken Boddie
    22/03/2017 #7 Ken Boddie
    Still finding it difficult to imagine Basil Fawlty with an Indian accent, Paul. And the half naked gentleman standing next to the STD sign had me worried, until I figured out the abbreviations are associated with telecommunications rather than a warning about the dangers of overfamiliarity. India is a country I have avoided colliding with on my travels, but perhaps one day, some day .....
    Netta Virtanen
    22/03/2017 #6 Netta Virtanen
    This is so beautifully written, it took me straight back to Calcutta! =) I agree with you about Calcutta being Β¨one of the more vibrant cities in India.Β¨ Calcutta is much more traditional and modest in comparison to Delhi and Mumbai. Calcutta has so much to offer, it is amazing. Hopefully next time you get your luggage on arrival. =)
    Dean Owen
    22/03/2017 #5 Dean Owen
    Oh the brilliance behind this line - "decided to rouse itself from its slumber as it tosses, turns and suddenly belches out the eight million or so cars, tuk tuks..."
    A fascinating city.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    22/03/2017 #4 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Every visit to the city and there is a new discovery waiting there to amaze me.

    And i really enjoyed your buzz :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/03/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    A busy City indeed @Paul Walters! Kolkata is full of history. I enjoyed reading about this city. Your jaunt in the Taxi.......... OMG LOL! I would have been crapping myself (excuse me for saying that) LOL. I love train stations, tracks and trains too. That was a really cool station and busy as heck by the appearance of all the taxi's there?!! You did get your belongings, right? My husband flew to the Canary Islands out of Scotland about 10 years ago and on his way back 2 of his bags went missing. They said they would have the bags at Heathrow by the time he left to go back to the States, that never happened. After many calls when he returned, I finally got a hold of a man at the airport in Scotland and I could barely understand him (his brogue), you'd think I would have been able to since my grandparents had a very strong brogue. Anyhow, he said let me check, came back all excited saying he found my husband's stuff and gave me a telephone number with email address so we could get his stuff sent here. Uh, somehow it was never to be found again. He even told me what was in the bags. Sorry to remiss about that incident but your story made me think of it. Ok, enough about that, you are a wanderlust and I love it!
  21. ProducerRod Loader

    Rod Loader

    What is our worth based upon?
    What is our worth based upon?This is the third of my series of posts on worthiness. The first two are: Being Worthy and What am I worth? I hope you enjoy and can gain from this post. Our personal worthiness is directly linked to how much we feel valued. But on what is our...


  22. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Spring, Oh Most Wonderful Season Of Joy And Laughter.
    Spring, Oh Most Wonderful Season Of Joy And Laughter.This morning I woke up with joy.Excitement lifts my mood because it is there...My most favorite season of the year: Spring has arrived.The birds in the trees wait for the final instructions given by the sun.Their wings are moving in divine rhythm,...


    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    21/03/2017 #20 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #17 yes let us celebrate the season each day more @Kevin Baker
    Kevin Baker
    21/03/2017 #17 Kevin Baker
    Spring alive
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    21/03/2017 #16 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Happy Spring! and Buzz On!
    Darko Lugonja
    21/03/2017 #15 Darko Lugonja
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    21/03/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #9 my pleasure @Ali Anani, beautiful comments, thank you.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    21/03/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    yes @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt what a coincidence, thank you so much!
    Ali Anani
    21/03/2017 #9 Ali Anani
    "Their wings are moving in divine rhythm, ready to spread the spirit of life". Your poem is just like these birds and it spreads life. Thank you
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    21/03/2017 #8 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    You mention my name as i think of you and send you a message.

    Good morning. To you and the spring feeling.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    21/03/2017 #7 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    Interesting construction and very nice read
  23. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    Spring Renewal
    Spring RenewalAs we move into Spring, out of the depths of winter I am enjoying the west coast sunshine (read rain) and I am looking forward withΒ joy to Spring with its stunning colours, wildly serrated edges, oceans of emotion, mountains of possibilities, worlds...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/03/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Spring really does bring hope and renewal back, it's my favorite time of the year!
  24. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    What To Do When Someone Tells You You're Not Good Enough
    What To Do When Someone Tells You You're Not Good EnoughThroughout my career, I've been plagued by people telling me I'm not good enough. I've been rejected for more jobs than I care to remember. I've heard every excuse in the book for not being hired. Some of them were quite absurd and hard to...


    Cyndi Docy
    22/03/2017 #28 Cyndi Docy
    Thank you for your encouraging words. Sometimes, whether through our own insecurity or someone saying you're not good enough, we can begin to stagnate. Thanks for the reminder to just keep pressing toward our goal until it becomes reality.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    22/03/2017 #27 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Great article @John White, MBA - I would love to find out more about your mentors! I can feel a blog post of my own starting on my many mentors and how they have been a source of invaluable advice and support over the years.
    Paul Walters
    22/03/2017 #26 Paul Walters
    @John White, MBA having read a lot of your stuff...I think you're good enough !!!
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/03/2017 #25 Jerry Fletcher
    I've come to the conclusion that there are three kinds of people in the world:
    1. Those who don't know what they don't know and hence are not capable of giving advice
    2. Those who know what they know and what they don't and can give advice on matters in their knowledge base
    3. Those those that ask for advice from the knowledgeable, listen and then find out for themselves.

    Of these the last is what I believe we should aim for while avoiding the unsolicited little voice in your head that says, "what makes you think you can..."
    Brian McKenzie
    21/03/2017 #24 Brian McKenzie
    Most people do not have the spine to have the conversation, "You are not good enough" ~ so they will passively aggressive ghost you in standard non-reply mode and hope you will get the hint......of course they made this grand decision of you in about 6 seconds between their Angry Birds game and live Instagram feed update 8?/ This is both Dating and HR - draw your conclusions and Venn Diagram as you will. PS - the military was always ready and eager to tell you what a worthless piece of shit you were - it built character.
    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    21/03/2017 #23 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    Excellent reflection! All professionals without exception have skills to perform certain functions, but there are few who are able to recognize their failures. It's no use having a huge bag of knowledge and experience if you do not have your self-esteem elevated, for whatever you do will be considered by others a disaster, that's how the world turns. The superego is also not the best solution, but it is what masks the shortcomings of many of the bosses currently employed in the labor market. Throughout my career I have also been rejected several times in companies that I considered excellence, but I realized that many were afraid that I would take on a smaller position and be able to take their position as manager over time, comfortable position of boss, and look that some even came to tell me this, but I never let myself be beaten by the negative words, quite the contrary, then later I realized the good that they themselves had done to me. I would never have the knowledge to grow in my career with people who had nothing to add. Beginning to write a blog, a book or articles is really a very arduous task, especially when we have the ardent desire to show all those who rejected us one day, that we have enough knowledge and experiences to share with anyone who knows nothing, but it is the determination and self-esteem that keep us going. And over time we realize how much being a blogger or writer or an author does us well, and make us leverage not only our career but also highlights us in the environment we live in, that is making a difference, not just behind of an office desk thinking that it is changing the lives of subordinates, the organization, or even their own career. Everyone should experience this experience because they would know where their strengths or weaknesses in their professional career lie.
    Aleta Curry
    21/03/2017 #22 Aleta Curry
    And not everyone will tell you you're not good enough straight to your face. If it's implied rather than expressed, well, that may be even more destructive. One can respond to a direct put down with a sound 'FU', but when the put down is implicit, it plants insidious seeds of doubt in the mind.

    Then there are those who tell you what you can't do out of sincere desire to keep you from failing.

    Thanks, John for another thought-provoking article.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    21/03/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    this is really a beautiful message @John White, MBA, you will touch many hearts with it!
    Robert Cormack
    21/03/2017 #20 Robert Cormack
    Very interesting post, @John White, MBA. I've had my share of firings and toxic bosses as well. Interestingly enough, every time I've been fired, my boss has said "You do good work, Robert, but we're letting you go." I may write about this one day. It seems the day you stop nodding your head, you're a target. Head nodders always last longer than head shakers. Nobody has a problem with a "kiss ass" but if you fight, you have legions of people wishing you'd just go away. Thanks for the post.
    Steve Jones
    21/03/2017 #19 Steve Jones
    John thanks for writing this. I occasionally ask myself what motivates me and one thing I always come back to was back in the late 1970's when I totally messed up my GCSE's, (too much partying). My English teacher told me I would never amount to anything so I left school with very few qualifications and have WORKED ever since. I have never been out of work, even after redundancy. I'm lucky to have met and worked with some fantastic people over the years who have helped and supported me, but I'd also like to thank my English teacher who told me I'd never be good enough.
    Michael O'Neil
    21/03/2017 #18 Anonymous
    @John White, MBA Great to hear a story of recognition of what holds us back and what supports us in moving forward in our lives. If I surround myself with people who have higher expectations of me that I have of myself, then I will exceed my own expectations. My grandparents, my parents, my wife, my first manager, my friend who taught me squash, my friends, I can recite a long list of those who had higher expectations of me than I had of myself. There is a long list of detractors and belittlers but their names and roles have been crossed out so heavily I can't recall the names. Kia Kaha John, you do good service here.
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    21/03/2017 #17 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Great article @John White, MBA thanks.
    Savvy Raj
    21/03/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    Deep appreciate this earnest and motivating post @John White, MBA
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/03/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This article still inspires me @John White, MBA. For some reason, some people's titles have intimidated me. I think it depends on how they treat others with regards to being intimidated. I just wrote a small story about midlife and some feelings/fears I'm facing. My husband said, "Why do you write negative things when you do so many positive things in life?" I told him, I write what comes to mind and my writing does depend on my mood. Even articles that some may view as negative well, others can relate and I've found it can start conversations that lead to putting our heads together. At other times I admit, it's just cathartic. By the way, @David B. Grinberg tagged you, your company & I added your publications to the tag on my last post which is on Thriveglobal. You are an inspiration to so many and one day I would love to chat with you on the phone when you have time. I have a few ideas and I could use sound advice from someone like yourself! Kudos to you for ignoring the haters and letting them ignite your flame!
    Jacqueline Randall
    21/03/2017 #14 Jacqueline Randall
    "You don't have to listen to what everyone else thinks." A great article. @John White, MBA
    Laura Donnelly
    21/03/2017 #13 Laura Donnelly
    @John White, MBA - enjoyed this post --- what helped me was accepting that I was good enough (coming from a family of perfectionists, this was a big step for me!) This quote: "Always remember, the people who say you can't do something can't do it either!" So true - and when you do it, they really don't like you, so better to leave them in the dust!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    21/03/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 This is very topical because I saw an interview with Matt Damon where the interviewer asked how his mentor in what was a regular school in Boston end up producing three Oscar winners in Damon, the two Afleck brothers. It is the way he fondly remembered his mentors that showed me just how many people in life are unsung heroes.

    I believe that when we have that level of gratitude, that emotive energy can be sufficient to override the negative batteries that drain us of energy and life.

    We know when we come across a negative battery, for their only purpose is to drain us, and so it is important to recognize these effects but also supplement positive effects that Matt Damon expressed in his great affection and tribute to his high school drama teacher, a man who selflessly taught his art so others could achieve the impossible dreams. We cannot let our lives be defined by tormentors when there are these mentors that you have expressed in our life.
    Christi Morgan
    21/03/2017 #11 Christi Morgan
    Nicole Fitzgerald
    21/03/2017 #10 Nicole Fitzgerald
    Nice article, John! Thanks for sharing!
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    21/03/2017 #9 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Writing is a good way to get clarity. I think it work marvelouslly if a person reads you and writes thoughts about it somewhere for reflection. At a place where it can stand alone.

    Not only as a comment that disappears between many comments but something for oneself to go back to after reading you.

    Just a thought.
  25. ProducerMiriam Barnaby

    Miriam Barnaby

    VANAMThis was my second attempt in poem writing :-) You might have a spare minute to read it :-)  Thanks and have a great Monday, wherever you are and whatever you`re doing... :-) Lisa 🐝 Gallagher,Devesh Bhatt, Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Paul Walters 🐝...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/03/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #8 Perfect photo!
    Miriam Barnaby
    21/03/2017 #8 Miriam Barnaby
    #7 Thank you very much @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher , happy you like my poem and the art work of a to me unknown author. I thought is was just the right picture to complement the poem. Best wishes :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/03/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Lovely poem @Miriam Barnaby! Did you do the artwork too? You have a talent for writing poetry, very seductive :)
    Miriam Barnaby
    20/03/2017 #6 Miriam Barnaby
    #1 @Tausif Mundrawala :-) I very much appreciate you inspiring comment, thank you :-)
    Miriam Barnaby
    20/03/2017 #5 Miriam Barnaby
    #2 Happy you like it @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, thank you :-)
    Miriam Barnaby
    20/03/2017 #4 Miriam Barnaby
    Thank you very much for stopping, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#3
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/03/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Lovely piece and beautifully crafted.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    20/03/2017 #1 Tausif Mundrawala
    My soul is falling into the darkness of your eyes. This was written excellently. Your poems are a depiction of the art where an enthusiast keeps flocking to the art gallery. Thanks for sharing and tagging me, @Miriam Barnaby
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