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WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion and Drive)

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Sara Jacobovici- "Go ahead. Bee passionate and change the world."

Fatima Williams - “…we don't need to be an expert at something to make a change or do something different. All we need is the passion and drive to do something different .”

Ali Anani - "WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion, and Drive) is the main factor of succeeding in whatever we do."

Ali Anani "Handle your WPD with care…it is fragile unless your self-determination forms a high enough barrier to contamination by negative emotions.", which his statement is the purpose of this hive. We welcome your contributions pertaining to the complexity of emotions.
  1. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Finding the Needle of the Compass
    Finding the Needle of the CompassKnow your direction and where to go is a basic concept of strategy. If you don't know where to go then you may end up anywhere. We need a compass to show us the direction. In our highly unstable and volatile world we may have a compass to show us...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    16/01/2017 #31 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Knowing our direction reinforces our belief that we're on the right track to our destination. Losing our way or going astray make take us off the beaten path but the experience may be a life lesson in disguise.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #30 Ali Anani
    #28 True @Pascal Derrien for if the moral compass is alright then it shall not lose its needle. Spot on remark and I am truly thankful to you.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #29 Ali Anani
    #27 I like your human spirit @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador. You bring a new issue to the discussion and how to deal in a humanly way with people who lost their compass. I feel this points deserves a dedicated buzz from you. People need other when they run into difficulties much more than when they are having an easy sailing.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/01/2017 #28 Pascal Derrien
    the animal in me thinks that if your moral compass is alright you can forget about the needle :-)
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    15/01/2017 #27 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Very well written @Ali Anani, there are times when folks may loose a sense of direction but then find the right path with guidance from family, friends, religion, or books. Its important to always be patience & thoughtful when dealing with folks that may have lost their compass. Be kind & helpful is the key. Best regards, Bill Stankieiwcz
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #26 Ali Anani
    Thank you my friend @Milos Djukic for sharing the buzz. Fractals are forever with your astute guidance.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #25 Ali Anani
    #24 Thank you for writing such an insightful comment dear @David B. Grinberg. Your comment resonates very well with that of @Donald Grandy. I agree with both of you and our instinct is an internal compass and I hope that we don't ever lose its "needle".
    I love the way you expressed your second point "Lessons learned by previous experiences are important in shaping our future direction". Very true and if the future is not an extension of the past; still the lessons learned from it should make us wiser in shaping our future.
    David B. Grinberg
    15/01/2017 #24 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another thought-provoking and insightful read, Ali! I a few things comes to mind:
    1) Go with your gut instinct/feeling. Just as birds follow their inner compass to reach their destinations, so must we follow our gut feelings and inner voice which point us along the right path...even if that means taking a "leap of faith" (no risk, no reward).
    2) I'm reminded of that saying: to know where you're going, you first must understand where you have been. Lessons learned by previous experiences are important in shaping our future direction.
    Thanks again, Ali, for another beautifully written and uniquely insightful buzz!
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #23 Ali Anani
    #22 Absolutely @Donald Grandy- what a grand comment from Grandy! I experienced this in my own life and was guided by my inner voice or intuition when I had no clue to which direction to go. I think people who are honest with themselves, ingenuity to improve and who make every effort to move up find this inner voice acting as a genuine compass for them. Yes, I agree that the inner voice is our magnetized sens. What a lovely comment, Donald! A big thank you to you
    Donald Grandy
    15/01/2017 #22 Donald Grandy
    Wonderful post @Ali Anani I have used a slightly different method of determining my "Sense of Direction" . Maybe it's the same only using different words. It's my intuition or "inner voice" that tells me my intimate and important details that nobody else will—It will also tell me things that my own mind will argue with. We are conditioned to being rational but what about our “inner voice,” our gut feeling—that “little something” instinctual from within, that tells us how we feel beneath those layers of logic? Would that inner voice qualify as a magnetized sense that helps us to stay on our direction?
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #21 Ali Anani
    #20 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- nothing shall ever surprise me any more to find that our thoughts cross-fertilize. Only minutes ago I checked your profile for fear that I missed one or more of your buzzes. Now, that you are drafting a buzz on "Our Sense of Direction" is in fact a tribute to me to have thought of the same.
    Your comment and elaborations are simply huge build up on this buzz. Just by reading this part of your comment "As humans, meaning, purpose, subjective agendas all "cloud" a shared vision" I feel you have interpreted the word cloud with an exceptionally relevant magnitude. I think this point on its own is a worthy buzz. I hope you write about it.
    I thank you for writing as usual a comprehensive comment. This is a compass for me.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/01/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    I know you will believe me @Ali Anani when I say that synchronicity strikes again! I am working on a draft called Our Sense of Direction. I'm happy to put it on hold while I take in the many thoughts and insights of your post. You have taught us how much we have in common with other species and how we can benefit from understanding our natural environment. If we were to have the "common sense" to learn from how birds navigate and use their sense of direction to arrive safely and productively to their preconceived destinations, we would have a very bountiful economy. Birds, as salmon, understand where they're going and why and tap into their internal resources to accomplish their task and journeys. As humans, meaning, purpose, subjective agendas all "cloud" a shared vision. As you say, "Businesses need different cues". We need to look towards the rainbow that results in the entity of holding a spectrum of colors when the weather conditions permit the rainbow to be seen. A business leader has to see beyond the tip of his nose and open up to taking in the myriad of cues. What that entails is also something we need to emulate from the birds and fish; focus - the ability to stay on track and if thrown off, understand our way back. Thanks Dr. Ali for being a strong compass needle for us.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #19 Ali Anani
    #17 You opened a new angle for me to think about dear @Mohammed Sultan to study organizational health. I have some new ideas. Thank you
    Mohammed Sultan
    15/01/2017 #17 Mohammed Sultan
    #16 Yes,Absolutely.CEO's should help employees to overcome negative emotions by training them on stress management- identifying,controlling their stress hot spots and any sign of physical breath disorder resulting from their markets blind spots.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #16 Ali Anani
    #15 This is a very eloquent what you wrote @Mohammed Sultan," plan as they move". The birds know that no matter how our world is complex, there remains some basic "navigating facts" to take them in the right direction to their destination. The sun shall always rise from east and the earth's core is magnetic. The birds use their senses to use both the sun and earth magnetism to guide them in the migratory journeys. I believe organizations' leadership should be aware of some fixed guiding principle to move them to their destination as well and assist them to take the proper direction to their destination.
    I discussed this before. I mentioned that no matter how complex the human body is; still body temperature, breathing rate and blood pressure have certain values to help MDs reach the destination of finding out what is wrong with their patients. We may need similar approaches when it comes to organizations. Do you agree?
    Mohammed Sultan
    15/01/2017 #15 Mohammed Sultan
    Many companies that are governed by a purpose find it easy to follow the needle of the compass to reach their destination and hit their targets.But,today's complexity of markets and the heat of competition make it impossible to use a compass to hit moving targets.Unlike,the chess game in which you can hit the target with a series of successful moves ,targets in reality are moving very fast to complicate any sort of planning.

    In response to these indicators,we should learn from birds immigration.Immigrating birds very often don't have a compass but reconfigure themselves as they move.So,too,companies should learn how to "plan as they move" ,continually refining and realigning all internal components(all birds!) in a unique balance moving forward aggressively as ONE to hit the target,instead of using a compass to point the whole company in one direction.If there's a need to follow a compass,find one that will needle towards the rapidly changing customers perceptions to find out why they resist companies new disrupting innovations.Thanks dear @ Ali Anani PhD for your well-targeted analogy.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #14 Ali Anani
    #13 Your mind is a great assets for all of us here on beBee @Devesh Bhatt. I paused here "Here we have wrong inputs , wrong baselines and wrong project reports to qualify". No wonder we never find the direction in these dark circumstances. SOme organizations make a black body of them and no wonder cloudy or bright days, no light is reflected.
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #13 Devesh Bhatt
    #11 consensus amidst the decision support designates, they drive the majority. Even if one is opposing, hear the reasoning and then decide direction.ut should not come to a 'i told you so" scenario.

    In Indian context, Tata developed into an institution because it somehow worked geography specific methods with ground understanding.

    Every other company the owner is larger than the company itself, they are not institutions in a sense, the wealth and status of the owner are talk of the town, not the company.

    It is because the companies run with the clouds and the owner ultimately mints money from the grey market.
    Perhaps many companies like the clouds, less competition, still criteria of evaluation are based on copied systems.

    Eg USA has strict laws and heavier liabilities if wrong information is conveyed, enveloped within the consumer laws. Here we have wrong inputs , wrong baselines and wrong project reports to qualify. Once we secure investments we work differently, there are two businesses going on, one in the light and one under the clouds, the one in the light is under a solar lamp assumed as the sun, and the one under clouds is people carrying a cloud above their heads in a sunny day.

    This is a contagious method evident in most companies. Then they hire people for employee engagement and efficiency not for organisation benefit but to save taxes.

    All summed up, every action is with an ulterior motive.
    Not necessarily an evil notice but we are already milking the value ads without focus on the core output.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #12 Ali Anani
    #10 Compass and compass-ionate- what a lovely combination @Mohamed Amroussi! I like it very much.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #11 Ali Anani
    #9 @Devesh Bhatt- wonderful what you wrote "But in cloudy days when the source of information (sun; magnetism) isn't available, other sources of information must be utilised". This is what I highlighted in the buzz by birds depending on different senses to keep on their direction. As you qualified later "Days will always be cloudy as long as we copy others rather than develop our own analytical tools which support and not displace consensus". It is interesting here that you called for consensus and not majority. I find people reach consensus when their survival is at stake or when they have a grand purpose to which they agree. Does this mean that the clouds are their to stay permanently? Lots to ponder on.
  2. Producerdebasish majumder
    PARANOIA OF PASSION!I wonder what the cause is Triggering passion, an inherent quality to expose at ease Giving an impetus To promote myself with utmost focus Create and procreate, a phenomena in chorus Having alacrity to make a dent Even, if...


    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #20 Ali Anani
    #19 Yu learn, but you teach too @Devesh Bhatt. I mean it.
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #19 Devesh Bhatt
    #18 we will have to share many hives, I still have to grasp a lot of your comparatives for utility. @Sara Jacobovici posts help me get that perspective.
    It is an art to draw attention, correlate with a functional aspect and then map it for utility. This is my spare time and I am learning the mindset of senior management and the art here.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #18 Ali Anani
    #17 Great dear @debasish majumder as your poetic comment humbled me down to earth. One day you, @Devesh Bhatt and myself must share a hive. Who knows what the outcome would be.
    debasish majumder
    15/01/2017 #17 debasish majumder
    #15 @Ali Anani, not just a mere motivator but a paragon to follow, who have the ability to guide, navigate and even give us a direction to move with an acceleration, where motion thrust you to a realm of ecstasy! Great persona indeed! the nectar we crave for to make grand honey, for bees to enjoy and rejoice. you too @Devesh Bhatt with whom i enjoy a jocund company, a grand symphony, which keeps all bees in delight, surely a exotic hive!
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #16 Ali Anani
    #15 Thank you dear @Devesh Bhatt. Now, you motivate me.
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #15 Devesh Bhatt
    I just learnt to motivate from @Ali Anani
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #14 Devesh Bhatt
    #12 as humble as always. But we are just the same with so many viewers, you derive your own magnificient poems like no other. So it is you, we are mere catalysts, triggers not the fountains that yield your nectar.
    debasish majumder
    15/01/2017 #13 debasish majumder
    #10 thank you very much @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador for your warm appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    15/01/2017 #12 debasish majumder
    #11 i am pretty embarrassed @Devesh Bhatt! to be very honest, that owing to you people's warm support and appreciation, i dare to write poetry. here,again i enjoy the positive impact of passion! thank you very much for your cordial appreciation, triggering me to write more. i am indebted to you all my dear bees, who are my true inspiration.
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt
    #10 @debasish majumder, the revolutionary poet
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    15/01/2017 #10 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    I agree with @ Ali Anani , @Devesh Bhatt, your a poet with extradinary skills here. Regards, Bill Stankiewicz
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #9 Ali Anani
    #8 Your senses are sublime dear @debasish majumder. No wonder you are a great poet.
    debasish majumder
    15/01/2017 #8 debasish majumder
    #7 if sir @Ali Anani, you too express in such a fashion, quite unlike your interactions, i feel truly embarrassed and ashamed! at least, i emphatically and unequivocally declare, that i always try my level best to learn and enrich myself from you, a mentor of distinction for many. here, passion plays a positive role, devoid of any pernicious thread and precisely for that i am indebted to beBee like social networking site, where true affinity generates without any immediate mundane gain.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #7 Ali Anani
    Forced mankind to subdue to its passionate thread

    Induced majority to be ruined by its flame

    How many can comprehend its pernicious game?

    wish I could understand the game dear @debasish majumder View more
    Forced mankind to subdue to its passionate thread

    Induced majority to be ruined by its flame

    How many can comprehend its pernicious game?

    wish I could understand the game dear @debasish majumder. You seem at least to understand it better than I Close
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #6 Devesh Bhatt
    I see this routed in the current position Indian society is in.
    Same problem that has troubled us as individuals.

    We see the damage of others and not our own good

    We know what we don't want but not what we need as citizens.

    We pin our hopes on those who would never yield for social good simply because of political economic and yes the most ignored...Social compulsions born from our mindset as citizens as stated above.

    You have greatly moved me to thing beyond my existing beliefs and also remind me of their essence and importance.

    This is a well thought out piece, not that the others weren't, but this is something that the people must read and think.

    Cheers to the thought.
    David B. Grinberg
    14/01/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on your creativity, Debasish. Also, that's one of may favorite quotes the legendary civil rights icon, MLK. Actually, I'll be posting a new piece shortly for MLK Day. We should each ask ourselves in 2017 what we are doing to help others?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/01/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Excellent poem defining passion. Passion is a strong and powerful emotion and can be anger or joy. A seesaw of intense and tense feelings.
    Preston Vander Ven
    14/01/2017 #3 Preston Vander Ven
    This is a powerful poem. I agree with @Deb Helfrich. Passion is the Force, not the Direction. The greatest accomplishments, good or evil, of man-kind were driven by passion. Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up. Remember, without passion you don't have energy, with out energy you have nothing. We can face the right direction all our life, yet without a Force to make us move, we will always be in the same place.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/01/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    There's a lot to ponder in this poem, @debasish majumder. As you stated so poignantly "Passion cannot be an absolute quality"

    There are good and bad passions. And it can be quite difficult to determine the outcome of acting with passion, most especially when groups align under the guise of one passion.

    Passion is a very complicated word, one that does deserve appropriate paranoia.
    Pascal Derrien
    14/01/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    a passionate plea for creativity :-) Wicked
  3. ProducerJavier Rojas García
    Look at these images
    Look at these imagesThere´s no problem if you don´t understand what this article says, just look at these amazing images. They are hypnotic....Dynamic, colourful patterns represent the way organisms interact and evolve in the visuals for Max Cooper's latest music...


    Deb🐝 Lange
    12/01/2017 #8 Deb🐝 Lange
    a wonderful example of having our senses evoked through movement, music, and colour. And what is evoked? for me a sense of awe!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/01/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Mesmerizing and beautiful. A brilliant journey for one's imagination. Thank you for sharing and welcome to beBee. @Javier Rojas García.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/01/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Emergence as art is always fascinating. It is interesting that the Mandelbrot set which also looks so beautiful is not its natural colour and the process of colouring is interesting in itself. The link below takes us through that :

    Colouring the Mandelbrot Set

    This article describes "escape time" and goes on to say :

    "If we know that a particular point generates a sequence which escapes, and we know the escape time of that sequence, then we can color that point based upon its escape time. By doing this, pretty spectacular images can be created."

    Colour brings home the details that would otherwise be missed in the natural black and white and adds the one quality to complexity that all humans appreciate, that of beauty.
    David B. Grinberg
    12/01/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Javier, very cool. Many congrats!
    Kate Hickery
    11/01/2017 #4 Kate Hickery
    Love these images!
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/01/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    @Javier Rojas García's share is a great example of organic creativity.
    "There's no story, everyone can imagine something," Max Cooper tells Dezeen. "It talks about emergence and tries to show the beauty of life, the birth of a simple plant from a seed."
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/01/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Brilliant!! Thank you for this share @Javier Rojas García.
  4. ProducerDevesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ASSUMPTIONS- by Devesh BhattI am under the influence of the idea of influence i.e. ways I am influenced, ways i influence and the ways people influence. Some influence to serve, some to observe, some influence to conserve (their world/self view) and some influence to reserve...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/01/2017 #22 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #21 Yes, I agree.
    Devesh Bhatt
    11/01/2017 #21 Devesh Bhatt
    #20 thanks for the detailed response. I think it has more to do with the chain of events, first get the facts, then decide to collaborate and then factor intent if it suits your method.
    Instead people want to save time and judge intent to decide upon collaborations, in the personal sense it's useful, but as a professional it's better to focus only on facts, intent will be taken care of by a well drafted work contract.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/01/2017 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Devesh Bhatt - 5 stars for this thought-provoking piece. I am especially impressed with your item #3 under the heading NEVER ASSUME THE FOLLOWING. - 3. Another person's intent, it is a dynamic world. Just use it to understand possibilities and prepare for them. People assume others to be judging their intent, it can complicate responses on both ends and make it political. At best it is a hypothetical input.

    I believe this can be a reason why people don't get along. Assuming another's intent is consciously second guessing them, and if the assumption is negative then there is the chance of causing unwanted friction. However, to use it in the best interest of all involved can create a positive force thus avoiding unhappy and angry feelings.

    IMO, one must have a clear understanding of the facts before making an assumption and not base their assumption on another's intent.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #19 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #18 You need not insist dear Ken, I gotcha loud and clear! (Hear! Hear!) ;)
    Ken Boddie
    10/01/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    #17 I shall, Praveen, desist, resist, but not persist! 😊
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #17 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #15 To desist is sometimes verily to exist dear Ken! ;)
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #16 Devesh Bhatt
    #15 a good choice. Your use of English is so much fun and inspiring.
    Ken Boddie
    10/01/2017 #15 Ken Boddie
    Funny how the English language adapts and changes, or rather how we use the English language. These days, "under the influence" has, for many, an association with overindulgence in alcohol or other chemical stimulants which, should I stare at your image for much longer, will be the condition to which my meagre mind will be reduced. 🙄 My choice is to desist.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #14 Devesh Bhatt
    #13 influence , inference and relativity...Kind of influences all my assumptions but this one.

    to each his own behind. Makes the world a much safer and saner place
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #13 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Just recovering from a bout of Influenza Devesh ;) and that pic just aggravated it by a few more sneezes ;) I shall fortify myself and then come under further influence...eventually! :) But that said, Influence indicates Inference. And that takes it into the subjective realm. And to further touch-points of Relativity. In essence, we all end up deriving some sense out of every influence. But who am I to judge what kind? To each his own behind :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #11 First laugh I had today, thank you, @Devesh Bhatt! Oh, I used to have bad road rage and I think it came from driving long distance so much. I have chilled, thank goodness! I could see Franci in bell bottom jeans with boots dancing her booty off! :))
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt
    #10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman View more
    #10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman celebrating disco. But life is meant to be colourful. Close
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Life itself can be so confusing. If there is a person who never angers, I want to be a fly on the wall to learn from this person. Recognizing our behaviors is key to growth. I have made many mistakes and will make many more. I can only hope my mistakes become further apart with age and less extreme than some mistakes I've made in my past. I used to get road rage (embarrassed to admit that) but I realized it wasn't healthy or kind, actually dangerous too. I now find ways to pacify myself when feeling a bit of anger on the road and it works. To your point about being influenced by others, yes- whether directly or indirectly we all are even if we aren't aware of it. It's always good to take a step back at times and assess our own values vs. that of someone else's. Just because values may differ doesn't mean a person is bad, right or wrong. I guess respect is another key ingredient. Well thought out buzz @Devesh Bhatt
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    #8 indeed, we never lose our ability, rather we surrender it to the illusion of control.
    Victor Frankl sounds very interesting, by imagining it as a space, it makes it spacious :) thanks for the lead , more reading awaits.
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/01/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Ali Anani for bringing this buzz to my attention. You have produced a very thoughtful and thought provoking buzz @Devesh Bhatt. Dr. Ali is right to point out the concept of choices. It is part of my core belief that, as Viktor Frankl says: "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." So for me, in spite of all the dynamics of what it means to be human, everything you have outlined in your buzz, everything that is out of our realm of control, we never lose our freedom, our ability, to choose how we respond.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    #6 the most powerful force which can invert its own potential :) thanks a lot for the precise words.
    Kevin Baker
    10/01/2017 #6 Kevin Baker
    Great article , operand conditioning is as relevant as it is perceived true input/output. This is what makes physiology the most powerful force on earth.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #5 Devesh Bhatt
    #2 fantastic. I relate to it as choices are options before a decision, be patient, take a breather and chose. But assuming choices as the breathing space makes it so much easier, I don't have to assume that I need a long gasp of breath :)
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #4 Devesh Bhatt
    #1 and yes influence is an input, not an output :)
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    #1 thanks a lot for the feedback.
    Yes assumptions do last only because we reinforce the assumption again and again by selective justification. The points of reference becoming borders of relevance ( I never thought this line would stick with me). Perhaps it is synonymous of thinking inputs and outputs.
    Speaking of inputs, I assumed that if I wrote it running hand without pictures, but as self talk, maybe I could induce the same, rather than being treated like a framework for observation. But you are a keen observer and will emerge with magnificence. Make the influence gain fluency. Bebee is becoming much like a roundtable discussion and some operatic threads.
  5. ProducerMax🐝 J. Carter
    Why beBee works
    Why beBee worksI've studied every aspect of this community for months. Studying social behavior is a hobby or me. It always has been. Even as a child I was studying everyone and trying to figure out why they acted they way they did.We are social creatures by...


    Bernard Poulin
    10/01/2017 #28 Bernard Poulin
    I will definitely take all of this into account. Thank you. B
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    09/01/2017 #27 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #26 I understand how you feel @Bernard Poulin it took me some time to find my place and how I best fit in beBee.

    It's not focused it's a shot gun blast of content due to the diversity of the community.

    I find professionalism varies based on ones profession. I had a battle I won with Linkedin over the use of the word Fuck and had to explain how using the word based on my profession is actually professional.

    It's a subjective term that is too often only associated with the corporate side of life though there are many professionals who have never and will never work for a corporation and have a totally different mindset for what it means to be professional in their profession.

    I often find with the "wanna be" that with a lot of them if you take some time with them and ask them what they are doing and why they become open to suggestion however you have to establish the relationship and invest the time with them first.

    With your experience I am sure there is a lot you have to teach.
    Bernard Poulin
    09/01/2017 #26 Bernard Poulin
    I appreciate your comments though I am not yet convinced how I fit in with BeBee. (I'm trying!) Interesting place but the integration of social media and business communications I find distracting so far and not focused. I connect with the idea of branding but don't see it in action. Is that a matter of age and temperament, definition, perspective? I don't know. There is no exclusivity of hives and so everything is mixed thus diluting the essence of "hivery". Being a patient (yeah right!) man I will allow time to pass and input to acclimatize itself in this bear of little brain. . .

    Another consideration is that in Facebook and LinkedIn I was seeing too much wanna-beism in various professions, such as the visual arts and writing, and too little actual professionalism. Maybe (probably) I'm a snob.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    08/01/2017 #25 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #24 Thank you Franci.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    08/01/2017 #24 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for this post, Max. Your positivity shines.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    07/01/2017 #22 🐝 Fatima Williams
    A diverse community that engages with passion to build something for ourselves and to continue building this community simultaneously.
    I agree 100 % that beBee is a passionate affinity network. A network for the people by the people and of the people!
    José Ramón  🐝 López
    07/01/2017 #21 José Ramón 🐝 López
    Great @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! Thanks a lot!

    Max🐝 J. Carter
    07/01/2017 #20 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #17 Everything is always in a constant state of change and I always keep myself in a state of refinement.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    07/01/2017 #19 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #16 No regrets at all. and thank you Lisa.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    07/01/2017 #18 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #15 Thank you David just trying to do my part.
    Mohammed Sultan
    07/01/2017 #17 Mohammed Sultan
    @Max J. Carter. You are now in the position to promote your balanced posture with an image that reinforces your idea.At this point in time,we have to think two things through to make beeBee brand stronger than the contents.First,If your brand is stronger than the marketing strategies and gives the readers a compelling reason to engage with what you are saying you may succeed in changing readers perception.Second,you may even go beyond this logic and commonsense and think of how to reduce the huge amounts of "dislikes" to many posts.Everyone should stick around the idea of strengthening beeBee brand while presenting the output of their skills or promoting their personal brands.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/01/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Congrats @Max🐝 J. Carter, and nice buzz!! I'm glad I took the plunge over to beBee last April. No regrets at all.
    David B. Grinberg
    07/01/2017 #15 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos, Max, on a wonderful read. I agree with all of your points, which you articulate well. If I weren't on beBee before reading this, I certainly would BEE afterwards. Keep buzzing!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/01/2017 #14 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Max🐝 J. Carter. beBee will become huge if everyone talks about beBee. Buzz on !
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    06/01/2017 #13 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #11 Thank you for sharing the link with us. I look forward to reading it.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    06/01/2017 #11 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #8 In fact a couple of days ago another bee, @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez, wrote a Producer about our first collaboration, but it is only in Spanish, sorry. Here you have the link:
    I'll write soon about another very interesting collaboration with @Cristina Alvarez Pagán, CEO on Tips para Emprender.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    06/01/2017 #10 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #9 Ok, I'll retweet it so I can tag you.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    06/01/2017 #9 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #7 I do and thank you for sharing,

    @PoppaSmokeTCRNR is my twitter name,
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    06/01/2017 #8 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #6 Good to hear other success stories @Mamen 🐝 Delgado and I hope to see a "Here's how beBee made this happen" buzz in the future. ;) haha

    It can be a process to go from inspiration to "OK now I can publish." as we often let our passions inspire our topics.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    06/01/2017 #7 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Shared on Twitter, buy the way. Have you got Twitter account?
  6. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Smelly Organizations
    Smelly OrganizationsI walked in my house the other day and could smell the fragrance of roasted butter-enriched popcorn. I was right and my daughter had just finished eating it. The smell revealed to me an action that I didn't see. Smells can be very revealing....


    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #79 Ali Anani
    #78 I have to find out how you gathered so many nuggets of your own wisdom dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. You keep amazing me. In reference to what you have written "but life has it nature of waste and we often end up wasting that waste", you remind me of the saying "The biggest source of energy is wasted energy". Later I showed that the biggest source of time is wasted times. Yes, we end up in wasting cheap waste sources.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/01/2017 #78 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #73 Dear @Ali Anani I am the smeller of my own words and sometimes they don't smell well, because we are focused on the nutrition, but life has it nature of waste and we often end up wasting that waste. There is value in every iota of existence.

    Louis CK made an observation about a typical waste that ends up making us happy. He says in this clip "you don't have to be smart to laugh at farts, but you have to be stupid not to" - sometimes that can be a nugget of wisdom for someone in this world too - that is why I value this diversity and variations in who we are as people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN-YT-S0th0
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #77 Ali Anani
    Thank you @Alexa Steele for your sharing this buzz. I appreciate it greatly.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #76 Ali Anani
    #72 Dear @Fatima Williams- your sharp mind amazes me. When I read a comment by you then I know what a high quality comment to expect. I love your triad of energy, place and people. I wonder if you could provide a little bit more on them. I have a sense you have deep thoughts on this. In fact, you have just inspired me with an idea for a forthcoming buzz. I hope your time would allow you to explain a little more. Thank you.
    Your reference to beBee is valid and I again sense what you meant by the triad by referring to beBee. Still, I would love to probe more your thinking.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #75 Ali Anani
    #71 Very true and I agree with you @Phillip Louis D 'Amato that "illusionary leaders" implants their fear on their followers.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #74 Ali Anani
    #69 Thank you @Alexa Steele
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #73 Ali Anani
    #67 "That I call this learning defines my own limitations but it also opens the door to life" - this is my nugget of wisdom for the day dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I am sure @Harvey Lloyd shall enjoy it as well.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    08/01/2017 #72 🐝 Fatima Williams
    The concept of smell and it's effect on us and the people around us is a very interesting topic @Ali Anani

    Smell forms a triad with energy, place and people.

    The energy that is present in a particular place with a particular set of people defines Smell to me; in the context of a organisation or a home.

    If these 3 are in a perfect unison then there is fragrance.
    Correct me if I'm wrong please.

    I have witnessed that these three have resulted in forming a project at office or shutting down of projects as well and Have resulted in a Happy or broken home.

    SMELL - Simply Making Effective Essence Lasts.

    The smell of beBee is like honey and hence the essense will last for a long time until unless the essense or the people making it are lost.

    To everlasting fragrance created from the Smell of us beBee's ❤

    #beBeesforever #beBeelove
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    08/01/2017 #71 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Great post.One observation I have noticed about fear in organizations is underneath the fear exists week leaders who hold everyone but themselves accountable.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/01/2017 #70 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #68 That is what diversity is Harvey where I value the activist and the soldier. A lot of people have died so we can have this space and there are people who are sacrificing so we do not revert to control that denies us a space to think. Sometimes those that died were not one's that actually wanted to die for their cause, they got caught up in the maelstrom and the system finished them off.

    That is the story of Aaron Swartz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M85UvH0TRPc

    Aaron Swartz commited suicide because he became the object of an institutional witchhunt that wanted to make an example of him and the pressure applied on him, led to the loss of a life that worked to protect this ability for us to use media in the manner we are now accustomed - and to make this a greater freedom.

    How we choose to fight or how we choose to love is at the heart of who we are. Those choices also include how we choose to learn. The 1960's did get us to where we are today, because they produced the hippies, that produced the technologists, that produced a space called the Internet but it did not change the smell of the world - this world stinks as much as it did in the 60's.

    When our lives pass and what we believe is changes is cremated or buried with it, human beings will continue to evolve. That is how change happens. Aaron Swartz did not commit suicide because he had chosen to fight the good fight, he died because he got caught in the cross-fire - and that stinks, that really stinks, as much as people who still don't know who that young lad is or why his death was such a phenomenal tragedy the way Lawrence Lessig would see it.

    I honour Harvey Lloyd but I am no Harvey Lloyd.
    Alexa Steele
    08/01/2017 #69 Alexa Steele
    Very interesting topic.
    Harvey Lloyd
    08/01/2017 #68 Harvey Lloyd
    #67 Your original comment spoke to the bloating at the top of resources where the bottom is barely making it, if at all. I am understanding of the balance between ones perception of the world and maintaining a healthy inward spirit.

    In my thoughts this is a given. We have folks at both ends of the spectrum. But folks like the ones commenting here have the presence of mind to start a wave of change.

    We deal in poverty everyday in my profession, not just financial but poverty of the mind. We must act on this force to the extent we can and hope that a few years from now we have steered the youth one degree in the beginning and far away from their current mindset over time.

    A holistic approach will be required that emanates from a grass roots effort to overcome what we have built.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/01/2017 #67 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #64 I agree Harvey we should not shy away from the truths of this world but we should not wear them permanently either, I don't want to develop a tough skin but find my way back to a supple skin that acknowledges my own ability to develop resilience but also safety intelligent.

    Our guts both have the strength of a bacterial army but they also have a smell and too often what flows from our gut is being plugged into a world that is full of cruelty, and violence and all sorts of abominations, and instead of battling that world, we begin to battle our chemistry.

    Our stomachs are engineered to protect us from the acid and microbiome that helps us - I am mindful of how our thoughts can create an imbalance within us since our mind cannot discern between what we imagine and what is real, so as we seek to live with the imbalance that is prevalent in the world, I need to improve the relationship within between my own mind and my heart and my gut - an inner trinity. That is also when ideas such as the Chakras make most sense to me because then it provides another kind of map. That I call this learning defines my own limitations but it also opens the door to life.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #66 Ali Anani
    #65 I second every word of your comment @Sara Jacobovici and the comment of @Harvey Lloyd is still brewing in my mind.
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/01/2017 #65 Sara Jacobovici
    #60 Personally @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, your comment has gone straight to my heart. Thank you. Your comment about fragrance and home and then the fractal connection between home and organization, gives us a glimpse of a potential that is rarely realized. You have integrated the most important aspects of creating a human sensory oriented structure; a life giving force, nurturance and a solid foundation from which to grow.
    Harvey Lloyd
    08/01/2017 #64 Harvey Lloyd
    #60 I believe also, we can be sensitized through various stimulus. This is the other side of the coin. I appreciate your comment in description of the home and why senses may be stimulated a certain way.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #63 Ali Anani
    #60 Absolutely dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. What a heart-capturing term this is "home around fragrance". No question dear @Sara Jacobovici shall love it too.
    Yes, we made nonsense of smells attaching hem mostly to corpses, rotten eggs and the like and we have forgotten to stop and smell the fragrance.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #62 Ali Anani
    #61 Beautiful comment and it is a fractal forming the basis of organizations. Beautiful thinking dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/01/2017 #61 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Dear @Ali Anani I have duly responded to Harvey's comment by taking about the sensory space that is a home.

    This is where our good friend @Milos Djukic should be interested because an organization is a fractal, and that fractal begins with the making of organization.

    The making of organization begins with the making of a home for a home is the first fractal level of organization.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/01/2017 #60 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #58 There is a human faculty of desensitization regarding what we get exposed to. This numbing of senses from overwhelm is real and it needs due consideration. The one feature of a rotting corpse that is depicted in movies about murder is the apparent obnoxious smell, and I cannot attest to this third party observation, nor do I ever wish to find out what this smell is.

    What I admire most about @Sara Jacobovici is that she does not relish for one nano-second any media that depicts horror, I learned from her that there are human beings who remain sensitive, and instead of becoming desensitized have opened their senses to the world - and in so doing understand that sensitivity is to show sufficient reverence but not to engage one morsel in the putrid feasts of horror.

    The word that we must gravitate to as our sensory capacities increase is FRAGRANCE.

    Fragrance is not an idealism it is an action.

    Since our mother is aging, one day she will pass on and with her passing some but not all of the fragrance of our home. She did not have to watch the horrors that we watch on TV, she saw as much horror as a child as any Syrian refugee because she experienced fully as a child the horrors of the partition. She experienced the horror of losing a child. She experienced the horror of traffickers as they took advantage of the need for workers in Britain and then the stink of the meat factory that needed those workers. When awful news comes she still cries, she and Sara share the same sensitivity. That is why she built a home around fragrance. Mothers is a difficult role to play but the best know the smell of their own home. I don't seek hope, I seek fragrance.
  7. ProducerLaura Mikolaitis
    My Magical Back Yard
    My Magical Back YardDecember 17th was a particularly snowy day in Western, MA. The place that I call home in a quiet yet quaint hill town. It was the start of my vacation. I had just come off of a turbulent stomach bug that wreaked havoc on me and was still catching...


    Laura Mikolaitis
    04/01/2017 #6 Laura Mikolaitis
    #5 Me too, @Pascal Derrien! I'm glad that I got home when I did and that I sought out the music. Otherwise, I may have missed the magic entirely; especially since the next day we had warmer temps and rain and the ice was no longer. Talk about timing.
    Pascal Derrien
    04/01/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Just following the music I like that :-)
    Laura Mikolaitis
    04/01/2017 #4 Laura Mikolaitis
    Thanks, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I love what you say here: "...if we get out of our minds and into our worlds." So true. Some days it is a battle to get out of my mind and into my world and I need to do it more. That will be something that I work on this year for sure. I think that was part of my problem. I was stuck in my mind and I was like a hamster in a wheel. But the minute I let that go, it was a whole different game and my perspective took on a great shift. I was reminded yesterday (thanks to John White's post) why I do this and why I like getting out of mind. So I'd say this is a good testament to doing just that. Relish in the moment. Live in the moment. Be in the moment. Thanks for contributing, Deb and Happy New Year!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    04/01/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I was giggling by the end - what a tremendous little pop-up neighborhood flash mob skating party! Thanks for this lovely little slice of holiday unwinding, @Laura Mikolaitis. There are priceless sounds and sights and smells to be noticed everyday of our life, if we get out of our minds and into our worlds.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    03/01/2017 #2 Laura Mikolaitis
    #1 Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! They do indeed. And I really needed it that day. It was reaffirming in so many ways, and was truly a moment where I believe fate intervened. This post has been stirring in my brain for a couple of weeks, but with the busyness of the holidays it remained on the back burner. I'm glad that it finally came to fruition. Thanks for sharing and for the comments.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I love this, Laura. It seems those magical moments pop up just at the right time. What would we do without them?
  8. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    Bucket List
    Bucket ListI went to the Mission Raceway to watch my nephew and my brother in law race.  My nephew Shane had bought a racing car and was using the opportunity given by Mission Raceway for people to race their cars on Friday nights to practice. My brother in...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Life's too short not to appreciate new beginnings and the wonderment of the world. I don't like to use the term bucket list - I call it a "must do" list. I have a few things on my "must do" list, one being to own a condo/cabin in Blue Ridge, Ga. Step by step, inch by inch.
  9. Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Hello 2017! Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
  10. Producerdebasish majumder
    ANTHEM OF NEW YEAR. A TUNE OF JOVIALITY!Earth is being created at its initial state A mere mass of gases, in a severe twisted stage Endure severe pangs; translate in melodious song it sang In a passage of time, it eventually evolve to usher lives From unicellular to...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    01/01/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    And, if I might add - where all great minds magically levitate.

    Well written, @debasish majumder.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    31/12/2016 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Many thanks again & happy new year!
  11. Producerdebasish majumder
    RESOLUTION WE NEED TO TAKE RELIGIOUSLY ON THE EVE OF NEW YEAR. We live in a planet Where lives only vibrate and resonate with amaze Nowhere in the solar system People play their own anthem Segregated themselves with various rhythm Planet we dwell, really a mysterious quirk with queer realm...


    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    31/12/2016 #20 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Words of Wisdom !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Many thx for sharing! regards, Bill Stankiewicz
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    31/12/2016 #19 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Your poem sends the perfect message for the New Year. @debasish majumder I look forward to enjoying your amazing poetry in 2017. BTW, I will feature your new hive in Hive Talk. https://www.bebee.com/group/poems-and-short-stories
    Deb🐝 Lange
    31/12/2016 #18 Deb🐝 Lange
    Wishing your creativity continues to flourish!
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #17 debasish majumder
    #16 thank you very much @Pascal Derrien for your continuous support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Pascal Derrien
    31/12/2016 #16 Pascal Derrien
    I have been reading more poetry this year thanks to you @debasish majumder :-)
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #15 debasish majumder
    #5 thank you very much @Pamela 🐝 Williams for your continuous appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #14 debasish majumder
    #4 thank you very much @Lyon Brave! i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #13 debasish majumder
    #2 thank you very much @José Ramón 🐝 López!
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #12 debasish majumder
    #3 thank you @Aurorasa Sima for your cordial appreciation. i am privileged and honored madam. wish you a very happy and prosperous new year ahead.
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #11 debasish majumder
    #6 thank you very much madam @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for your continuous support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored. wish you a happy and prosperous new year ahead.
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #10 debasish majumder
    #7 thank you very much for your appreciation @Savvy Raj and wish you a happy and prosperous new year too.
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #9 debasish majumder
    #8 thank you very much @Devesh Bhatt for your warm appreciation. wish you too a happy and prosperous new year. equally expecting your unique poetic rendition too, which may enrich us.
    Devesh Bhatt
    31/12/2016 #8 Devesh Bhatt
    all we will achieve is our extinction, the planet will remain. Wishing you a poetic, imaginative and delightful New Year @debasish majumder.
    thoroughly enjoyed your resonating words
    Savvy Raj
    31/12/2016 #7 Savvy Raj
    @ Debashish Majumder Appreciate the depth of resolution conveyed .in your heartful message ...Happy prosperous and a peaceful New Year 2017 .
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/12/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Your writing is astounding @debasish majumder!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    31/12/2016 #5 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    You are a wise man @debasish majumder
    Lyon Brave
    31/12/2016 #4 Lyon Brave
    you are a poet
    Aurorasa Sima
    31/12/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    Peace to you, Deb, and have a wonderful 2017!

    To a magical 2017!
    José Ramón  🐝 López
    30/12/2016 #2 José Ramón 🐝 López
    Good religion.
  12. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    Arse over Tea Kettle – When getting out of your comfort zone isn’t appropriate.
    Arse over Tea Kettle – When getting out of your comfort zone isn’t appropriate.You heard it many times. If you are going to do anything meaningful, you have to get off your butt and get out of your comfort zone. This is great advice… … until it isn’t. For the record, I firmly believe too many leaders...


    Gerald Hecht
    31/12/2016 #65 Gerald Hecht
    #63 shhh...please... you've already tricked, humiliated, and belittled me with your incredible spiritual power; is there no end to your cruelty????
    Jim Murray
    31/12/2016 #64 Jim Murray
    I've been totally out of my comfort zone since the 19th of December. I don't miss it one bit. Bring on the waves. You'd be surprised how long you can hold your breath if you have to. Good post @Kevin Pashuk View more
    I've been totally out of my comfort zone since the 19th of December. I don't miss it one bit. Bring on the waves. You'd be surprised how long you can hold your breath if you have to. Good post @Kevin Pashuk. Happy New Year, amigo. Close
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    30/12/2016 #63 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #62 Was any of that supposed to make sense or are you now trying to discredit yourself?
    Gerald Hecht
    30/12/2016 #62 Gerald Hecht
    #61 the secret of my billionaire club membership is out; you have fooled me --oh powerful pilot of the temple made of stone!

    Now, all see my true identity --I must now stand alone, revealed as the naked rainmaker, kingmaker, and master architect/beekeeper of all hives that I am...a fraud...the "man behind the curtain"...I feel so ashamed; yet strangely relieved.

    You are a true master and revealer of truth!

    What horrible retribution have the Gods in store for me now?

    Oh Zeus...oh Apollo ...Venus; is that you mom? Oh boy, now I'm really gonna be grounded.

    I can't blame you; oh mighty Shaman --for it is I, and I alone who brought me to this shameful state!

    Perhaps the Cosmic Avian Masters will yet show mercy, covering my nakedness and spiriting away any redeeming features with appropriately timed packs (flocks?) of sweetly tweeting birdsong.

    Oh...but such dreams are as the delusions of the poppy eater...the Meade drinker...
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    30/12/2016 #61 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #58 That's what I thought. However you forget you already gave part of it way in your earlier comment when you said this.

    "I'm having trouble seeing how I can help Kevin's post make the Marketing Metric "top 5 ad revenue generators"

    So I am guessing after reading that a lot of people are wondering what is going on?

    Who is involved?

    How does this work?

    By your answer of classified you have now brought the integrity of everyone involved into question.
    Gerald Hecht
    30/12/2016 #59 Gerald Hecht
    #57 could you teach me some more about how to do 'speriments? That Science stuff sounds like way...oh wait this engagement just generated an uptick in the ...I'll be right back
    Gerald Hecht
    30/12/2016 #58 Gerald Hecht
    #57 classified
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    30/12/2016 #57 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #56 Then here's some education. That would be anyone not a part or informed about the controlled experiment ahead of time. That would be your outside observers since they are not in on the back stage set up of the experiment. They are also the guinea pigs at the same time.

    How long was the planning for the controlled experiment we have going here?

    Who planned it?

    Who is executing it?


    What's the results that the experiment might produce?
    Gerald Hecht
    30/12/2016 #56 Gerald Hecht
    #52 I don't know any outside observers
    Gerald Hecht
    30/12/2016 #55 Gerald Hecht
    #54 @Randy Keho I could teach you at least three strokes (butterfly has many subject variables --can't guarantee that one) --respectfully executed in less than two hours...but not outside anywhere north of Jackson
    Randy Keho
    30/12/2016 #54 Randy Keho
    As much as I love being around water, I will never have your problem @Kevin Pashuk.
    Years of swimming lessons as a youngster were a complete waste. You just can't teach a rock to swim.
    I will, however, reluctantly wade out into the water until my feet no longer touch the bottom, thus, preventing an embarrassing panic attack.
    After I've dried off, I head to the nearest comfort zone, which is referred to as a Tiki bar. That's where its wise to know your limits.
    Gerald Hecht
    30/12/2016 #53 Gerald Hecht
    #46 @Kevin Pashuk please don't take mine or anyone's word on it; that is a big problem these days (not because we're wrong --we're not; but because it's really a nice example of a case to surrender faith, belief, etc...AND CONDUCT AN EXPERIMENT).

    There is a pandemic of "scientific literature" that is nothing of the kind ...it reads like a religious tract: "Scientists have found that A causes B; Take our word for it"...and people do; and the soon to be "leader of the free world" loves this stuff and is already exerting influence in easing FDA standards for new drug approvals, firing those "pain in the ass real scientists who fail to play along"...do a version of @Phil Friedman experiment (if you can without messing up anything in the house and causing strife)...do it for umm..the free world, queen and country, Ron Wood's son (the PM)!
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    30/12/2016 #52 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #51 From the outside observer it looks like a lot of posturing with hopes of a pay out from beBee. And using brand ambassadors to pump it up to make sure the payout is there.
    Gerald Hecht
    30/12/2016 #51 Gerald Hecht
    #49 it's a discussion (actually a controlled experiment) on the potential negative impact of marketing displays on the integrity of the dialect.
    Gerald Hecht
    30/12/2016 #50 Gerald Hecht
    #45 @Phil Friedman yeah , the water displacement method...right because the bathroom scale doesn't "know" or "care" if it's weighing a pound of feathers or a pound of Shaman BS.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    29/12/2016 #49 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #44 How does it feel?

    I am glad you asked such a direct question.

    It feels like I am watching a marketing display absent of substance instead of a discussion.
    Kevin Pashuk
    29/12/2016 #48 Kevin Pashuk
    Good suggestion Phil. I may have a beer with dinner, and I'll send you the tab.
    Phil Friedman
    29/12/2016 #47 Phil Friedman
    #46 And Kevin, if anyone challenges your affection for beer, simply tell them you are working on improving your snorkeling skills.
    Kevin Pashuk
    29/12/2016 #46 Kevin Pashuk
    #45 @Phil Friedman and @Gerald Hecht... from this day forward, I shall think of myself as 'muscular'. As for buoyancy... while I am not a scientist or kinesiologist, I'll take your word for it. All I know, is that if I ever drown, look for the body at the deepest point of the lake.
    Phil Friedman
    29/12/2016 #45 Phil Friedman
    Kevin, @Gerald Hecht, is correct. It is a matter of weight-to-body-volume ratio. It is not purely a matter of weight. Think Archimedes. Fill a tub completely full to the brim with water. Then immerse yourself completely, head and all. Capture the water overflow. Measure its volume in cubic feet. This is your overall body volume. Compare this to your weight. Determine your weight/volume ratio. Do the same for a "floater" (not a "dead soldier" in sewerological terms). Compare the ratio between you and the "floater". The floater will have a lower weight/volume ratio. The ratio is affected by the ratio of bone to overall body volume. Also by the ratio of muscle to fat. How this relates to the comments of the "professional" challenger of other people's ideas, I cannot say, and cannot discern. But no matter, I think. Come to think of it, perhaps the connection is an implicit suggestion to sell you some hot air, which would certainly help with your buoyancy. Cheers!
  13. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    Killing time around Christmas
    Killing time around ChristmasTime is all we have"Time is a game played beautifully by children." Heraclitus German author Erich Kastner said: Remember the 5th commandment, don´t kill your time.Wait, that doesn't sound right. It should say: "Thou shalt not kill". Is this...


    jesse kaellis
    06/01/2017 #71 jesse kaellis
    Yes, thank you, Aurorasa. Half the stuff I believe can never be proved.
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/01/2017 #70 Aurorasa Sima
    #69 From a philosophical standpoint I tend to agree with you/Michael.
    jesse kaellis
    06/01/2017 #69 jesse kaellis
    I was just thinking about something. I read a book once, or several of these books, these "Michael" books so named after the last name of an entity comprising many incarnated souls on the causal plane. You don't have to believe this but it is intricate and fascinating just the same, and it rang true to me. I mean this entity was channeled by certain mediums.
    But here's the thing, the Michael entity says this, "Nothing is wasted. Nothing CAN be wasted."
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    29/12/2016 #68 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #58 I'm glad you liked that one dear @Aurorasa Sima.Tis was written with alot of heart. I always have time for my lovely beBees. #beBeelove #beBeesforever #HappyNewYear2017 😚
    jesse kaellis
    29/12/2016 #67 jesse kaellis
    The comment about my health was in response to somebody on here who asked me about it. It was written to Sara, and I mention her name in my post.
    You are not supposed to remember your past lives if indeed there are a chain of lives. I don't have a codified vision or belief about God or reincarnation. But I do entertain the thought. I don't have any stake in what you know, think you know or believe. If you're not buying, that's good, because I'm not selling. Maybe I need to delete every comment I posted on here. I'm not looking for sympathy from you. I don't know you and besides -- I don't need it.
    jesse kaellis
    29/12/2016 #66 jesse kaellis
    Thank you very much, Irene. I'm improving now after that fall I took in my trailer. A marked improvement.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #65 Aurorasa Sima
    #55 Or did my words shine a light and that created the optical illusion that your greys turned white?

    I understand you now have some time off until the NY and I am glad you have time to fill up your batteries and have some he-time.

    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/12/2016 #64 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #62 VegPower!
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #62 Aurorasa Sima
    #54 Carlos does not believe in customer service. His market power comes from offering the only edible vegetarian fast food in town.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #60 Aurorasa Sima
    #46 #47 Well, Jesse, I could say now that I feel terribly sorry that you are having all of these health problems. But that would not help you, would it?

    What are your expectations regarding a satisfying response to your comment? Help? Or is the comment box an outlet to flirt with misery?

    Regarding your question, I can only respond in my own way. I have no opinion about incarnation. It seems to be a concept that reflects the human need for justice and would surely be difficult to handle. I do not remember a past life and am not confident I will have any other life than this one.

    I believe that most humans have the need to believe in something. Accepting mortality and that our lives might be much less relevant than we think is a tough one. Not believing in God or Reincarnation also means that each and every of your decisions and no-decisions matter.

    Someone asked Mr. K if God existed. Mr. K said. "I recommend that you think about if you would change your way depending on the answer to this question. If it would not change we can just drop the question. If it would change I can at least support you by telling you that you already made a decision: You need a God.

    Bertholt Brecht
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #59 Aurorasa Sima
    #45 Spoken like a true closer. Thanks for stopping by and sharing marketing tips.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #58 Aurorasa Sima
    #44 Dear @🐝 Fatima Williams,

    All I ever see you doing is supporting others, spreading love and positivity. That´s a good use of one´s time if I ever heard of one ... like your article with the collage of us bees.

    Thank you for taking the time to reading my article and saying so.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #57 Aurorasa Sima
    Your statement makes a lot of sense. Doing stuff that serves no other purpose than entertaining you is not "killing" time to me. Doing stuff you don´t enjoy is. Never read my articles because you feel I expect you to, please.

    The last thing we need is comment stress. I require no special length or form, intellectual value or anything else. I am grateful that someone took the time out of his day to read my article of the hundreds of thousands of articles around.

    Thank you for gifting a bit of your most precious good to me. I could only be happier if you felt as if you received a good ROT. #43
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/12/2016 #55 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #50 December was hectic as i had to take up duties of another who had quit. One of those rare occasions. Hey your last sentence turned all my gray hair white! Dang! And you thought aging took time! ;)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/12/2016 #54 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #52 I assumed they home delivered tacos and stuff...;)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/12/2016 #53 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #46 Jesse sorry to hear that you hurt yourself. Hope things are better now...tc.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #52 Aurorasa Sima
    #42 Oh no, not off-topic at all. There is no one-fits-all solution.

    Putting something off until you are able to cope with it is a wise decision. For your friend, it seems to be the right thing not to clean too often. Other people would feel better if they cleaned up their messes, but coat it with a funny saying á la "Genie reigns the chaos" or "Who cleans up is just too lazy to search".

    My friend who would not clean her windows suffered from it and it was constantly on her mind and distracting her.

    We can remove a lot of pressure and stress from our lives just by considering how relevant the tasks we "have" to do really are and to whom they matter. Many stuff we just do because of others, because we feel they´re expected from us, it´s always been done like this...

    Your friend obviously made the self-confident decision that the joy of going out beats what others might think of her. Good on her! There are not many things in our lives that we HAVE to do.

    Just like you said: "Maybe we should all start to listen ourselves and identify the things that we don't want to do.". Thank you for your comment and sharing about your friend and yourself!

    PS: I am sitting her for 20 minutes now dreading the cold I need to face to pick up some avocado tacos.

    IF you care to read more (this is an offer and you are not expected to read) ... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aurorasa/too-much-pressure-gain-back-control-with-this-simple-tip
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #51 Aurorasa Sima
    #34 Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Well, there are a lot of people who do not feel good after using FB for hours. Still, they keep going back there and spend even more time.

    I mentioned social media because I believe it´s one of the things a few people do more of than they enjoy.

    I love my 20-second statement regarding FB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLlBU10nlXY
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #50 Aurorasa Sima
    #32 No, you didn´t. Really? Well .. strange minds think alike, so they say.

    Interesting thesis about breathing. I thought it was related to stressing out, which again is also related to breathing. Rabbits have a life expectation of up to 10 years (in captivity), while Russian dwarf hamsters only have 1.5 - 2 years.

    Rabbits seem more mindful and focused on the current moment.

    The hamster would hide food and come begging for more as if he worries about the future.

    I dabbled in Ayurveda so that I halfway understood what you are talking about ... I know that you are super busy with your life and work and you also have the long travel ... and aging takes time too (;
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #49 Aurorasa Sima
    #41 Well, there are certainly worse things to OCD about, but it´s funny your daughter should have picked up the habit.

    You are exactly right. Who loves/likes you accepts you the way you are. Then there are those who will always find something negative no matter how much effort you put into making everything perfect.

    I guess you mostly see them around the holidays only - at other times you don´t really invite people who don´t like you hehehe (JOKE)
  14. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Death Needs Time - Life Needs Flow
    Death Needs Time - Life Needs FlowBuzz Submitted by : Mamen Delgado Buzz: Entrevista beBee a José Ramón López Link above is an Interview in Spanish by Mamen Delgado and the title means BeBee interview with José Ramón López: "Publishing in...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    29/12/2016 #33 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Snopes asked if this was the deadliest year for celebrity deaths and found that the count for the year was not unusually high. In a society which brings celebrities into our home and as a part of our daily discourse - this is a great example of "death needs time" - and then we are transfixed by something which is a natural anomaly. As more and more celebrities pass away in coming years, will we get numb to the sheer scale of such news? If the 60's introduced us to this culture of fame, will the coming years return us to recognizing that we adding to the scale of grief, rather than appreciating what is natural about life and its path?

    Was 2016 the Deadliest Year for Celebrity Deaths? - SNOPES
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/12/2016 #31 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #30 Time and distance are human measures, time and distance are irrelevant to the universe in its choice for life, but relevant in creating the very narrow criteria that enables life to exist where it does. We will have a smarter perspective of this in 400 years time, until then we make do with the 21st Century as a pivotal point between time bunched together as people living in different centuries, unprepared and not in flow with the transformations we are experiencing right now.
    Dean Owen
    27/12/2016 #30 Dean Owen
    #19 I am not convinced. With the billions of stars in the universe, the emergence of a perfect ecosystem that supports an environment that fosters the evolution of an intelligent species is highly probable, and no doubt, we are not alone.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/12/2016 #29 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    5 References on how one can distinguish :

    1. 25 Ways to Distinguish Your Self by Rajesh Setty
    http://changethis.com/manifesto/17.25WaystoDistinguish/pdf/17.25WaystoDistinguish.pdf View more
    Devesh Bhatt
    27/12/2016 #28 Devesh Bhatt
    #27 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, well i aligned the conversation and the quest and the introspection.

    You distinguish.. To each his own
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/12/2016 #27 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #26 Conversations are plentiful and abundant on social media - sharing is astronomic. Reflection is the road less traveled.

    We do in weddings what we do not do in social media, which is a wedding is when we decide what our capacity is, but in social media there are no limits, some people accumulate 5000 followers, other 50,000. All of which is broadcast media.

    Less is more as far as following is concerned when following is confused with flow. We end up spinning our wheels.
    At this point I look at my watch and I am back in the field of time. This is where Aurosama's post is quite poignant

    Killing Time Around Christmas by @Aurorasa Sima

    Social media can be such a random universe. A friend of mine once said "Twitter is stupid". I asked why
    He retorted "It is full of brain farts". I thought about it and then googled "brain farts" and then you find something like this :

    10 Everyday Things That Cause Brain Farts

    This is not sharing, it is personal exploration. What is not relevant - move on. What is interesting - explore and move on.
    If by the end of the day it became merely an exercise in killing time, it is time to read Aurorasa's post again - because she is cool.
    Devesh Bhatt
    27/12/2016 #26 Devesh Bhatt
    #22 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, conversations are sharing of thoughts, a mutual quest with different reference points that serve as anchors to return.
    Everyone loses flow, everyone gets it back on the aame track or a newly discovered journey.

    Isnt it all about being true to oneself. Suoressing onws imaginatikn isnt being true to oneself.
    Beginnings are pure, endings are enriched by the good and the bad as long as the all encompassing flow can make me that way
    Amina Alami
    26/12/2016 #25 Amina Alami
    #24 Thank you for sharing your story. "Into each life a little rain must fall". Hard times are a reality in our life, they make us stronger and wiser.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/12/2016 #24 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #23 Dear Amina [ @Amina Alami ] this is why counting our blessings is so profound. My parents experienced unbelievably harsh hardship of life but in their hardship they had a vision for us, their children. It is that vision that kept them battling through those hardships and brought meaning to their struggle. Now as their children, we are the realization of their vision - but then if we paid no honour or thought to that sacrifice then we do not know the seeds we sow for ourselves should hardship then revisit us.

    That is why I honour books written about hardship and struggle such as The Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela. The question I ask is if someone has struggled and sacrificed to provide us a moment of paradise - what prompts us to squander that paradise and thus not build on the shoulders of the great - but start the struggle all over again because we could not see the meaning of it. The one guilt that I don't want to feel is to take what my parents thought as meaningful and render it meaningless.

    I am conscious of how quickly we can remove the wheels of our paradise in a society that provided us means of movement towards a freedom that people decided was worth sacrificing for. If we have a modicum of freedom in our hands we should treasure it - for once it is lost, we either surrender as slaves, or fight for the very bits of freedoms which we may want to restore.

    This blessing gives me the luxury to explore and live my life but it is always in context of those who contribute to the life we have. Sometimes the hardships of life are unavoidable like the onset of tragedy but by have meaning it changes what we focus on.
    Amina Alami
    26/12/2016 #23 Amina Alami
    #10 Thank you Manjit for sharing this insightful and thought-provoking post. Some people ebb and flow between the hardships of life and the fear of death. To swim in the river of life is to flow with whatever may happen, to let go to have a tranquil flow of life.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/12/2016 #22 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #20 Dear Devesh these are excellent questions and they are your questions because they are a part of your flow. How I utilize these questions assumes I know the answer to them, which I do not.

    The references that I link here are what I am looking at in the moment and as I go through those links, I log them and in that log there is a pattern that develops - and that finger print is my learning journey.

    I do not need to formulate an answer in the moment because we live in a world abundant with information. People on the web have lots of answers to each question and your question - are delusional people unauthentic - immediately prompts a question in my head that I then I go off an follow, which is Are we living in a delusional society

    Are We Living in a Delusional Society by Jean Pollack

    In that piece Jean Pollack asks even more questions - but the bit that caught my eye was when she said

    "Delusions are false judgments held with extraordinary conviction and subjective certainty, resistant to contrary experience and counter-argument, whose content is impossible-or at least not verifiable."

    I do absolutely agree that too many references leads you to many places where we spread ourselves too thin, but also too many questions lead us to juggle to many options and I know that point because my own inner biology tells me that - and it is not felt in the mind but first felt in the gut.

    What puts in flow may put others out of flow, and what puts others in flow may put me out of flow - my learning journey is about learning and in that learning journey so I am not trying to experience flow in totality because that will just blow my mind. And NO you are not delusional - and you do demonstrate spontaneity.
    Devesh Bhatt
    26/12/2016 #21 Devesh Bhatt
    I ask because i may appear to be delusional
    Devesh Bhatt
    26/12/2016 #20 Devesh Bhatt
    #18 i never said abandon the reality of time.
    What i surprised is with is this...i see a flow in your expressions and your writings, why the need for so many references.
    Too many references make one a mouthpiece. Why not build your own voyager?

    What if inspiration is merely an acknowledgement of the familiar which sits like a beautiful expression in the head.

    References can make a person inconsistent, perhaps a shortcut means to quantify certain thoughts which may make one appear as unauthentic.

    How about experiencing the flow in totality without the excess of references.??

    All my posts are spontaneous here, i havent refined them so that the authenticity becomes questionable.

    Another question...are delusional people unauthentic??
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/12/2016 #19 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #15 Dear Dean when we think about the many perfections that make life possible, it is extraordinary to think people still believe that the formation of life is just an accident. We learn not just from the very narrow criteria that makes life on Earth possible, but the functioning of other planets such as Jupiter, which ensure that this gas planet takes wallops of asteroids that would otherwise end our Earthly existence.

    A bucket list is a good example where "Life needs Flow". In terms of death in the last 24 hours in Britain, George Michael is the big story. The more we are gravitated towards "Death needs Time" the more deeper and attached we become with that single news story. When we are in flow we are not interrupted by news nor are we making news and that is what makes a bucket list special, it is an expression of optimal experience and not optimal branding a.k.a. we live it more than conceptualize the idea of having a list.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/12/2016 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Dear Devesh You have already encountered the extraordinary flow of Ali Anani which is perhaps the best example of a mind that exemplifies optimal experience. Just as interesting is the life experiences of Dean Owen - whose optimal experience is found in his travel accounts.

    The flow I mention here is evidence based and one of the great academicians of our time Mihaly Cziksentimayhli who studied it extensively with reputable research pedigree. As for Gert Scholtz asking about time and timeless, it is Mihaly's work that drew out the connection between flow and its timeless quality - that when we are in flow, we forget time. Mihaly does point out that the timeless quality of flow can harm a human being.

    We are always in flow in relationship to time but in time there is danger, damage and death, but time is brought back into positive relationship in the work of Sara Jacobovici who views time as a sense. So in the timeless effect of being in flow does not mean we abandon the reality of time - for sooner or later, the back slap of reality shocks us back to time, even if we are awaken to flow as an optimal experience in that sweetspot between time challenge and time capability.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    26/12/2016 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    The flow exists but it's how we perceive its existence that can govern our life journey. Flow is timeless, unpredictable and constantly changing. This brings to mind my dear friend @Milos Djukic "Remember that you must at all costs remain self-similar..I call it virtual synchronicity or a fractal alignment. I'm not the only one". - Milos Djukic

    The tree of life and the river of life metaphors represent the flow of life. If the tree dies and the river dries up, we may perceive their demise as death but not so because the flow still exists.
    Dean Owen
    26/12/2016 #15 Dean Owen
    There is something so perfect about a 365 day year. Not too short, not too long. As for life and death, well that is what bucket lists are for. The act of going through your bucket list is the life part, and once you have completed a fair bit, death seems not so frightening. Everyone needs a bucket list.
    Devesh Bhatt
    26/12/2016 #14 Devesh Bhatt
    I once grew a tree,
    Then it grew on me.
    So did the rivers, the lakes and the hills.

    They are alive nonetheless, irrespective of my being.

    On the other hand i need them for physical needs, for emotional support (yes they do give it) and the vitality that you talk about.

    They are the source, im merely the cultivator.

    But that is how i see it and i have lived in the cities to identify with your point of view.

    Similarily i am like a tree for very few in this society, eventually it keeps moving irrespective of me, its liberating that i dont hold anyone down.
    Devesh Bhatt
    26/12/2016 #13 Devesh Bhatt
    #9 depression or appreciation is a choice, as a human being, the expected choices are only human.

    Each triggers a desirable or undesirable response.

    Perhaps the flow always exists, it maybe calm, smooth, deep, shallow, noisy with rapids, like a stream or like a flood. Life is perennial till death. Maybe, Without patience the slow is assumed as stagnation and the fast is only assumed as fast when its quicker than one could comprehend or rationalise.

    The flow is always there, it is what we assume it to be as well as a flow in itself. Ideally it empowers yet there is no illusion of control.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/12/2016 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #8 Devesh we are society right here, we are not exclusionary to society - so the question for me is what can I learn from this gathering of society. The person who is most different to me in the small gathering here is @Max🐝 J. Carter View more
    #8 Devesh we are society right here, we are not exclusionary to society - so the question for me is what can I learn from this gathering of society. The person who is most different to me in the small gathering here is @Max🐝 J. Carter and in his case, learning about what a Shaman is, is like fine wine, I will know over time and not immediately.

    I can read about Shamanism http://www.sandraingerman.com/abstractonshamanism.html but the Shaman called Max Carter is not the UN representative here for Shamanism, he is a Shaman who is a part of our society. The greatest learning I receive is from people who are different from me but spread through the diversity of all the people we will come across. That to me what my flow is, whereas Max Carter is connected to a flow that goes back to ancient ancestors.

    The saddest death of all where I live is seeing how much culture and knowledge has been stripped from the indigenous people of North America - but no matter how much is stripped, the ancestors that passed their knowledge is alive through others, just as our flow passes through to future generations - that is if we pass on life onto them, or it might be something dead which ends that branch of the tree, maybe even float away as a dead log in a river.

    That is why the tree of life metaphor is just as brilliant as the river of life metaphor - but I don't find flow in dead things, but living things - it is we make this tree alive, it is we who make this river flow - if we are connected to it as a vital life force. Close
  15. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Staying Relevant by Staying Curious
    Staying Relevant by Staying CuriousInsecta: Diptera: Stratiomyidae (soldier fly) larva Recently, Susan Rooks - the Grammar Goddess -- mentioned something about the fear of not remaining relevant. So, I decided this post would have something of value to folks.All of us should...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    23/12/2016 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Staying curious keeps our minds in motion. @Tony 🐝 Rossi is spot on - never stop learning.
    Wayne Yoshida
    22/12/2016 #10 Wayne Yoshida
    #9 LOL @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian! But this is a good trait to have. As @Tony 🐝 Rossi says, "Never stop learning"
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/12/2016 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I never make the same mistake twice. I'm far too busy inventing new mistakes to make.

    When we're kids, we ask, "Why?" about everything. We get it pushed out of us as we mature. Some of us are lucky enough to morph the question into, "Why not?"

    Some very, very few of us hang on to both questions.

    I consider myself lucky. I have 47 years of experience at being 10 years old. Just ask my wife.
    Tony 🐝 Rossi
    22/12/2016 #8 Tony 🐝 Rossi
    Never Stop Learning. :-)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    21/12/2016 #7 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Continuous improvement and learning is the key to improve our skills and knowledge. Thank you @Wayne Yoshida this is excellent advice
    Susan Rooks
    21/12/2016 #6 Susan Rooks
    True, @Wayne Yoshida -- others can become less relevant too.
    Wayne Yoshida
    21/12/2016 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 #3 Thank you @Susan Rooks for sparking this idea. But be careful - this applies to everyone, not "older folks" - just saying. . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    21/12/2016 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 Thanks @David B. Grinberg - this is especially important in high technology fields, where things change constantly. Just like dinosaurs, we do not want to fail at adapting to changes and learning new things.
    Susan Rooks
    21/12/2016 #3 Susan Rooks
    Staying relevant is important to many of us older folks, and thanks for the reminders of how we can do that, @Wayne Yoshida!
    Susan Rooks
    21/12/2016 #2 Susan Rooks
    Thanks for the mention, @Wayne Yoshida! And a most excellent reminder of ways we CAN stay relevant as we age. I particuarly like the "I make mistakes all the time," because I keep thinking that I shouldn't! But of course, we all do. The best part is learning from them.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Great advice, Wayne. Keeping buzzing!
  16. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Building a Successful Personal Brand
    Building a Successful Personal BrandSell Yourself: Tips to Creating a Powerful Personal Brand Personal brands are important to everyone. Personal brands are not only for the entrepreneur that owns their own business. It is the secret sauce that can make you stand out of a stack...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/01/2017 #60 Javier 🐝 beBee
    beBee includes all the necessary features to create, showcase and share people's personal brands including a professional profile, professional networking, a publishing platform, affinity groups (both personal and professional), live video capability, interactive job postings, advanced communication tools, and a multi-network content-sharing tool
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    09/01/2017 #59 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Personal branding is becoming a requirement for anyone looking to grow their business; get that dream job; or take their career to the next level
    Robin Barton
    31/12/2016 #57 Robin Barton
    Good read and ideas! Thanks!
    @Javier 🐝 beBee Are many valuable tips. I'll see how to get the most out of them. Thanks Javier.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    30/12/2016 #55 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Some extremely helpful information Javier
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    30/12/2016 #54 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #47 Aleta, my daughter worked her way through college at Starbucks so I was there often and I didn't know about the mermaid for 3 yrs. I just may win the obtuse prize. 😁
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/12/2016 #53 Sara Jacobovici
    I just came across your buzz now @Javier 🐝 beBee and I'm glad I did. First because it is a great resource, thank you! Second because I am reading it at exactly the right time! Looking forward to sharing the results of your advice in the New Year. Happy New Year to you Javier and to all the beBee teams!! Wishing you all continued success!!
    Andrew Gaffney
    23/12/2016 #50 Andrew Gaffney
    Good Advice
    Wayne Yoshida
    22/12/2016 #49 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent lesson, @Javier 🐝 beBee. I like Tip 8 about sharing knowledge since it not only demonstrates expertise, it makes you think about things in different ways, as students learn and then question what you are teaching. Makes the teacher think. And, the best thing that can happen: When the student learns and questions enough to become a teacher.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    22/12/2016 #48 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #45 It's funny you bring up Starbucks, a few years ago a study showed that when a starbucks popped up all the mom and pop coffee places saw an increase in business as a result.

    They are more expensive where the smaller place are cheaper.

    Twist that around for Walmart and every where Walmart goes in the mom and pop places take a big hit because Walmart is cheaper.

    One of the reasons that beBee will flourish is because it is free to the user. It offers a place to fill the need for acceptance where you don't have to join a special club or be excluded from any part of what beBee offers due to cash.

    It's the including aspect of beBee that will have this site see continued growth for long time.
    Aleta Curry
    22/12/2016 #47 Aleta Curry
    #46 No arguments on that one. Do you know, @Javier 🐝 beBee, that despite people going on and on about of what paramount importance logos are, I never knew they had a mermaid until I read it in an article not too long ago? I must be the least visual, most advertising-resistant person on the planet. I'm a Madson Avenue nightmare!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    22/12/2016 #46 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #45 @Aleta Curry I agree , I don't like Starbucks coffee, but their success is unquestionable
    Aleta Curry
    22/12/2016 #45 Aleta Curry
    #25 Interesting juxtaposition, Max🐝 J. Carter, mega social media sites and shopping malls.
    I don't think the personal website (and I include small to medium business sites) will be totally killed off, however. Recall that there was a backlash against chain stores running little shops out of business, with people making a conscious effort to eschew the chains and patronise the Mom-and-Pop shop. I visit the mall when I must, not merely when I can.

    Despite the proliferation of fast food chains, independent restaurants are still flourishing.

    And chains haven't killed off cafes by a long shot. Starbucks coffee is comparatively expensive, delivered in paper cups, and it sucks. And we love cafe culture: we appreciate the quiet, the personal service and homemade goodies. And also Starbucks coffee sucks. And mediocre sandwiches cost a couple of hundred dollars. And besides that, their coffee sucks.

    I do think that we're going to see a shift in how personal sites are used; it's already happening. As Deb 🐝 Helfrich says, her site is minimalist and contains specific information. My experience is similar: if someone wants to know the when where and why of my next event, they're not going to track me down on beBee, no, they're going to type [name of fair] into the Google box and be taken to the dedicated website. Ditto when they want specific antiques information.
    An older person is going to turn to the classifieds in the newspaper or an antiques magazine. (Or, believe it or not, look me up in the Yellow Pages. It still happens.)

    Yet, mega sites-cum-publishing platforms will increasingly be the place I choose to publish all types of essay, because for the foreseeable future, that's where I get the highest dissemination of works proving my expertise and genius. ( Go beBee: rah, rah, RAH!)

    Okay, you're right, I don't know what my point is either. I'm just making observations.

    And have I mentioned that Starbucks coffee sucks?
    Aleta Curry
    22/12/2016 #43 Aleta Curry
    #27 I don't think we'd have it any other way, Max. I mean really, who just wants a bunch of mindless yes men?
  17. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Inert Ideas, Lethargic Lives
    Inert Ideas, Lethargic LivesOnce upon time, a very austere scholar was seated surrounded by his pupils. A questioner came to him and put forth a question. There wasn’t any reply from the scholar. On the contrary, the scholar lowered his head and remained silent. And the...


    Devesh Bhatt
    20/12/2016 #20 Devesh Bhatt
    #19 self understanding through introspection or relections from the environment around.
    Wonderful ways ...maybe because i belong to an isolated small place , introspection was more handy.
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/12/2016 #19 Harvey Lloyd
    #18 Agreed, Peace and joy are where you are. But many search for the same and become restless. To these the virtues of understanding their own character reveals they already have what they seek.
    Devesh Bhatt
    20/12/2016 #18 Devesh Bhatt
    #17 the word we have at our core is all encompassing..link the limited word to that and the other word becomes all encompassing.
    What i understand is this, linkages require time and the quest is mutual but the milestones are different .
    Peace and Joy dont need direction, merely realisation that they are everywhere and after the Peace and Joy too there is more to life because self discovery is endless due our limiting definition of objective.

    You see my views as wisdom because they give a new view, i see the same l see the same in you.
    Honest questions honest answers, everseeking
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/12/2016 #17 Harvey Lloyd
    #15 Patience is a macro view of the life experience. Standing in the forest of life shows only needs. When we gain a universe view we see the flow of life and understand our participation. We would see many journeys heading towards a single target, peace and joy. Each needing different tools, time and space to accomplish the journey. Patience is realizing that each is unique.

    Introspection with out social reflection leaves us wanting. We are designed with social needs of interaction. The reflection of this activity is where we can learn to be introspective in a dynamic way.

    I enjoy your views they show a path of wisdom.
    Devesh Bhatt
    20/12/2016 #16 Devesh Bhatt
    If you look at my poems, it has a lot of I, not ego but introspection.thats my core and my worldview..Mohammad has an equally interesting world view which suits him i enjoy your world view, of Ali Anani of Max of poetic Debashish and i find familiarity with Franci ..Live and Let Live.. I believe teachers empower us to introspect, fortunately i had a few such teachers
    Devesh Bhatt
    20/12/2016 #15 Devesh Bhatt
    #14 , indeed Harvey, but i believe everything is possible through introspection, a teacher saves us time effort and the possible experience of irreversible errors.
    A teacher taught me that, i identify with this most in my own way but i believe i may be digressing from the core topic.
    Still, the let live concept too must be viewed in the context of Life and Living itself and the undernourished are not living, i believe the scholar here gave a lesson of thoughtful utterance , i linked the application to patience as precedence.
    You, with an experience as a leader and a reluctant guide very well know the ingredients to achieve ones potential, yet i again link it with patience in mutual understanding, which may seem far fetched due to time constraints but it has worked consistently for me.
    What identify as essentials of life translate into Virtues as understood by the West, patience being one of them is the. Core to which i try to align the others, some have courage at the core, some habe understanding, some have honesty...my assumption is that patience automatically gives me honesty, understanding and faith...honesty in the sense of informed response... I have seen people have faith at the core and patience comes automatically ..some get courage with understanding some get understanding through courage....etc etc... The recipe of alignment being different for different, i arrjved at patience through introspection while my teachers wanted me to keep honesty at the core, i did , though i held my head i coildnt survive unless i learnt patience.

    But thats a personal example and not a universal one.
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/12/2016 #14 Harvey Lloyd
    #12 Agreed, but cogs are placed in our youth with knowledge, until wisdom comes along we will not know that the cogs are miss-aligned. This is only a realization. The journey of aligning the cogs will take great courage and understanding. But this journey can not be taken alone. We need a guide. Patience is something that we learn through others.

    Unfortunately we don't like being guides. A guide will deal with the challenges of change in another. We will receive not to kind statements. But this is where the wise develop another great trait, perseverance.

    I am all for a live and let live society. But when the character traits are undernourished because we are letting things "just live" we all suffer through adolescent execution of life around our journey. Refined patience, perseverance and many other character journeys allow us to seek the life we all want, peace and joy. With out these traits we will languish in mediocrity.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/12/2016 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Really nice buzz @Mohammed A. Jawad. If we can learn to rely on our own judgments and seek the truth, we are all better off.
    Devesh Bhatt
    20/12/2016 #12 Devesh Bhatt
    #1 instant gratification is the place to practice it. Its just an opinion but i think giving time and attention every cog fits.
    We give ourselves time through patience :)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/12/2016 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #10 It's not to say instant gratification is wrong and if the cog fits, then it can be a positive step toward being successful in the long term. I still believe patience can be practiced in instant gratification. I call it a gut feeling or intuition. If it feels right, go with it.
    Devesh Bhatt
    20/12/2016 #10 Devesh Bhatt
    #9 what if instant becomes a small cog in the longterm?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/12/2016 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Patience must be learned and practiced. Instant gratification usually takes a back seat to long-term gratification.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    19/12/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Mohammed A. Jawad , you are an amazing storyteller of wisdom for living. Living with an ability to be patient is something one must practice, it does help slow the tongue, and keep one's thoughts in practice for truth. The politician though, I fear somehow accesses a path of mistrust eventually, but I still believe that corruption waits for a knock to be answered, and some careers are anxious to open that door.😊
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    19/12/2016 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #6 Thanks Devesh for your thoughtful comments. Indeed, there are many uses of patience. Even 'to say good or else remain silent' does require perseverance.
    Devesh Bhatt
    19/12/2016 #6 Devesh Bhatt
    Practicing Patience --- one can tap the head and heart in tandem.

    Everyone has tremendous capacity to decipher ill influence and seek clarity of thought.

    This is an assumption but perhaps the wise scholar allowed the excitement to settle down, because suppressing curiosity isn't the right approach. Meanwhile he was cautious, incase a few were still excited and may misinterpret.

    I have witnessed this and applied this, patience slows down the clock and improves response, we merely have to prevent haste and feed the correct information, the other's figure out the facts.
    Pascal Derrien
    18/12/2016 #5 Pascal Derrien
    the truth is probably in the middle, the problem is that everybody has its own version :-)
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/12/2016 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    #3 Less mentor and more shared journey.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    18/12/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #1 @Harvey Lloyd Sir, thanks so much for reading and sharing this post, and your comments are noteworthy. Believe me, your appreciation is like coming from a wise mentor.
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/12/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    Good thoughts on considering our responses.
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/12/2016 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    Good thoughts @Mohammed A. Jawad. Our emotions seem to climb too the frontal lobes first and we respond. Limiting our abilities to process and discover new and different challenges. The world we find ourselves is full of defense, positions and accumulated yesterday news.

    Thanks for the post
  18. ProducerLiesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    "One Dollar", She Said.
    "One Dollar", She Said.Fifth Avenue. That famous street. Stars in Christmas trees shining brightly. Full of people. She was walking. Slowly. No need to hurry. She observed the crowd. All in a hurry. Celebrations approaching. Snow flakes mysteriously falling down. Songs of...


    Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    20/12/2016 #6 Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    #3 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, I enjoyed your joy. Love your words, reflecting perfection as well. Thank you!!!
    Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    20/12/2016 #5 Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    #2 Oh that is sweet to say, thank you so much, @Paul Walters.
    Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    20/12/2016 #4 Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    @Rene Winteraeken; true love for yourself sets you free. Then we can embrace the whole world much better. That is right.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/12/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I enjoyed this. A stunning piece with a worthy message. Perfection. @Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador!
  19. ProducerMax🐝 J. Carter
    It might  be a small town....
    It might be a small town....I went out and did something tonight I haven't done in a couple months. For about six months on Friday nights I would go and hang out outside of a local DJ Dance Club called the Bassmint. That's no typo. I do what I do for who ever shows up and it...


    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/12/2016 #30 Max🐝 J. Carter
    However it was cool as hell to reconnect with an old friend in the drift off topic which is what this buzz was about. Reconnecting and remembering why we do stuff.

    Thanks @jesse kaellis helping me live what that can look like, as we just showed them how to do it together.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/12/2016 #29 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #28 I get deep into this in a buzz I just published to move the topic to a venue about the issue. ;)haha
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/12/2016 #28 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #25 He was actually having back surgery in Mexico, so enforced recuperation + truly needed drugs.

    #26 Every human is addicted - to something. Our nervous systems are all setup to seek pleasure and avoid pain, then we add in stories about what we like & don't like that prompt us to use or avoid.

    The only difference is some addictive substances are illegal and/or well known, whereas others are socially encouraged.

    There also is a dimension of whether the particular addiction we end up with is something our bodies, minds, and inner circle are setup to help us manage without trauma.

    Food or shopping, for example, can be true, almost unstoppable addictions that wreak very little havoc in some, or a great deal in others depending on if we have the finances or robust physical attributes to handle the results of abusing food or credit cards.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/12/2016 #27 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #26 Sounds wise Brother.

    I am never one to preach a particular brand of spirituality, goes against my desire to do unto others as I would have done unto me and treasure my individuality and I find that any spiritual path that does not include being totally honest with yourself and the rest of the world is not healthy.

    After that as long is does not require you to kill animals or people, have at it, just don't preach it.

    It's why I chose for my Shamanic teaching to use music and be The Rock 'N' Roll Shaman and why The Church of Rock 'N' Roll.

    Music is something we all can connect with and it helps keep me from being offensive to other spiritual paths and still reach those of different walks.

    In my one on one clients it allows me to work with any spiritual path and be able to connect to people without stepping on their chosen spiritual path.

    It's why I studied most of the worlds religions so I can understand where they are coming and use their language as much as I can.

    Only can build your connection to God, the Universe whatever helps you sleep better and it is an inner connection that will never be built out here.
    jesse kaellis
    18/12/2016 #26 jesse kaellis
    Thank you, Max. Regarding addiction, my feeling is that every human or almost every human aberration started out as a genetic attribute that skewed out of balance. Why is there a void in myself? An emptiness that I tried to fill with booze and narcotics? It must be spiritual. I used to practice Buddhism, Nichiren Shoshu. I chanted the Hoben-pon to a butsudan. I chanted my head off sometimes. But no, I've never been a particularly spiritual type of person. I intentionally lead a very quiet life. A careful life.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/12/2016 #25 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #23 This is why I have missed you @jesse kaellis and I am happy you are out of hiding.

    You are right about Porn.

    We are feeding our subconscious seeding it with the idea of what will fill that void that we feel is there.

    I realized I am always going to be an addict of some sort. I look at the things in my life I could abuse to the point of addiction and repeat old cycles and I world at applying self discipline and moderation.

    I found in limiting activity that can be healthy in smaller doses it kept me from just switching from one addiction to another that was all the same behavior. Using this that or the other to cope with pin either physical or emotional or simply because it got the dopamine flowing which is the addiction chemical that the brain releases.

    I have been hesitant to publish my thoughts on addiction, however this discussion with you shows me I need to say fuck it and just do it.

    Do the rest of us a favor, next time don;t hide for so long. We all need rest from it on occasion. The world needs more of you in it.
    Fernando Ramirez Martinez
    18/12/2016 #24 Fernando Ramirez Martinez
    ver el universo
    jesse kaellis
    18/12/2016 #23 jesse kaellis
    I'm clean and sober for close to fourteen years now. Naturally, being an addict, the tendency is to directly trade one substance for another. So it does take rigorous honesty to acknowledge acting out. Being sober involves more than abstaining. It means building an entirely new life for yourself. This sounds daunting until you realize that you can do it one day at a time.
    For example -- I was sober as a judge, but I started using pornography online. It's free and prevalent, and you don't even have to leave your apartment to pick up.
    But it rewires your brain, gives you ED and I was cheating on my GF who warned me. And we did break up, but we are still friends due to her generosity. Pornography ruins you for real women and is degrading on the face of it. One can't participate in another human beings degradation without it falling onto them somehow.
    I've quit using porn -- over two years ago now. I was marking a calendar but I stopped doing that.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/12/2016 #22 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #21 I used to take vics and somas and percocets like they were candy and mix it with booze in my mid twenties until 31. That was 11 years ago, I have lived it.

    That's how I know you can get through it and over it and a journal of that journey will, will, inspire others to do the same. You have the courage and strength to do it once you make the decision. Show us how it's done or I will keep talking until you realize it and see it in yourself.
    jesse kaellis
    18/12/2016 #21 jesse kaellis
    I'll check it out, Max. Tomorrow when I"m not tired. One interesting phenomenon is the experiential difference between being sore and being injured. Because soreness from working out is a good feeling whereas an injury is interpreted as such and is an insult. This is why pain is a complex subject with many nuances. Some of these pain clinics work to get the patient to reinterpret the pain.
    Personally, I was always the better living through chemistry type. Just pass the pills, please. I'm not especially patient either. Hallmarks of an addict.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/12/2016 #20 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #19 I developed a series of mental blocks that work as long as i am not moving around much.

    As I have strengthened my personal reiki and chakra alignment I am able to drop into a state that allows my system to be in energetic state of healing that replaces the pain with energetic flow that often feels warm or hot but not uncomfortable.

    It took a few years once I understood how reiki works which is in this buzz that is lengthy but teaches anyone everything you need to know in order to do it yourself and design what works for you.

    It's the same thing I give all my clients.


    It will probably take you less time and if you have any questions, please let me know.
    jesse kaellis
    18/12/2016 #19 jesse kaellis
    How to transcend pain? There needs to be a space between the message and the reception of same. If you get my meaning, since pain is an evolutionary necessity. We wouldn't last long on this planet without pain receptors. But there is ongoing research on pain and pain clinics that deal with chronic pain, and there is no shortage of people who are waiting to get into those clinics.
    I've cut back on pain medication. I take one Tylenol pill, one 500 milligrams every four or five hours and that takes the edge off of it.
    I'm an addict, so I need to watch myself carefully.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/12/2016 #18 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #16 I can easily see you writing a whole series on it and encourage you to do so without fear knowing it will inspire others who need to hear it.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/12/2016 #17 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #16 I lived through it and by the end of the process my skeleton become symmetrical and the muscle damage form the years of deformity has finally repaired itself.

    I went through the worst of it after giving up rx pain pills sever years earlier.

    I can feel ya and understand where you have been and i look forward to the future buzzes you write about your experience @jesse kaellis. nudge nudge big ol shove.;) haha
    jesse kaellis
    18/12/2016 #16 jesse kaellis
    It is hard to say or know how severe my pain was on a scale of one to ten. My ten was when I had an orchiectomy of the left testicle (I had a tumor) and when they woke me from the surgery I thought the pain would kill me on the spot. I couldn't begin to integrate it. It was totally off the scale.
    The nurse gave me a shot of Demerol an inferior painkiller no longer in use in Canadian hospitals. Now they use morphine.
    This time in Mexico I was screaming from the pain. When my body was in certain positions and it was involuntary. So -- I thought I was tough but maybe not so much.
    If you're lucky pain ends, and that is God's blessing. I spent my time in bed moaning and thinking about all the horrible things that could happen to a human body -- like being drawn and quartered. Yeah, my thoughts were dark.
    I'm sorry to hear about your awful experience, Max. I was short, to begin with, but now with two spinal surgeries and shrinkage due to age I'm down to 5'2". Six more inches and I'm officially a midget.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/12/2016 #15 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #13 I lived with chrinic pain for over a deacde and for a year it was at 11 on the 1-10 scale while my skeleton was changing on the inside.

    I was born with a shit leg and there are xrays from when i was 13 to show it and after the year of feeling as tough I was at deaths door both legs are now the same length and the bowen therapist that turned the keys on the locks so to speak said she had never seen anything like it. Laura Connors in Chico. She has records of it.

    She said she watched my body metamorphism on the table like nothing she had ever seen. That was 2 and half years ago.

    During that time I nearly did myself in with a dagger 3 times and to commit to never thinking about it again I wrapped the dagger up and tossed it in a dumpster.

    It's in hitting the bottom we discover the strength that was actually there all along as we keep on finding ways to keep on keeping on.

    We all go though some sort of pain and have our own versions of living hell.

    Talking about yours will help other people see they can make it too.

    You will never know how many you will inspire to keep on keppin on but they need you to tell your story so get to writing brother so that faceless sea of the we can be inspired.
    jesse kaellis
    18/12/2016 #14 jesse kaellis
    The deal with personal power is that after a while I don't want to know. The way I look? My intensity? It's none of my business? Regardless, I have a right to be alive. An instructor at my second massage school told me that, "You have a right to be alive on this planet." Then she asked me to hug a tree. And I did.
    It helps a lot if one doesn't have an agenda. As I wrote to Deb, after my month in Mexico, I'm just pleased to be out of pain. Pain will reset your priorities. While I was in Mexico for the first time in my life, I understood why some people who suffer from catastrophic chronic pain choose suicide. I'll never judge them again. Pain is lonely.
    jesse kaellis
    18/12/2016 #13 jesse kaellis
    The other night I OD'd on codeine and Acetaminophen tablets that the doctor prescribed for pain. I was taking other medication that contained Acetaminophen and you actually can OD on that. It will kill your liver. I was sweaty and restless. I had some other symptoms, but I wasn't badly poisoned.
    Still -- I got it in my head that I was dying and I felt fear. One can hold the CONCEPT of dying without fear, but when it's RIGHT NOW, that's different. I ended up taking an ambulance to the hospital later that evening, for all the good it did me. After my experience in Mexico, I appreciate just being not in physical pain. Pain is a great teacher and perhaps I can write about it sometime. Pain -- the universal common denominator.
    That's the first time in a long time I can remember real fear. I felt that I was going to die alone.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/12/2016 #12 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #8 If I may, @jesse kaellis, there are people you can reach who would not be able listen to another soul, as they are in the midst of being stuck in a life that does not serve them, but that seems impossible to change.

    My own journey started when I just started focusing on others ~ And what I thought was scary turned into a breeze.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/12/2016 #11 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #10 It is fulfilling feeling the change happen as it's happening in someone. It's motivation to rest but never quit.
  20. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    Like Eye Sink
    Like Eye SinkIs online friendship the same than having a potato pet? Can you build a long-lasting relationship with a potato? Can you add garlic to the gratin without being fried? These are all the fundamental and existential questions I am asking myself on this...


    Pascal Derrien
    26/12/2016 #78 Pascal Derrien
    #77 many thanks for the comment and share @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher 👌
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/12/2016 #77 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #66 Couldn't agree more @Pamela 🐝 Williams, it's always about perspective when reading. Even when presented with facts people can interpret facts differently. That's what makes us all so unique. As for the potato eye @Pascal Derrien, I saw this photo when I first purchased my camera and I tried so hard to duplicate it because it's so cool to look at. I wasn't successful. I will have to see if I can find the actual pics I did get and you can laugh at *one* if I can find it. Nice read, is it potato or patatoe?
    Phil Friedman
    18/12/2016 #76 Phil Friedman
    I just opened my root vegetable drawer, only to find all the sweet potatoes "yammering" at me! Do you ever wonder if garlic cloves speak French? The other day I had to tell the green beans to cut the French. Lettuce ponder the advice of vegetables and think about once again becoming carnivores. Cheers!
    Pascal Derrien
    18/12/2016 #75 Pascal Derrien
    #69 my long lost potato brother :-) at last, I thought you had been fried or cut when they got you out of the bag!!! @Ken Boddie
    Pascal Derrien
    18/12/2016 #74 Pascal Derrien
    #71 glad I made you smile I have been in the heavy stuff category lately :-) I reckon the red potatoes are the friendliest @Graham🐝 Edwards easy to tame and easy to consume :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    18/12/2016 #73 Pascal Derrien
    #72 a network of live wire(d) potatoes :-) a good one Devesh
    Devesh Bhatt
    18/12/2016 #72 Devesh Bhatt
    Potatoes do sink.They are alive when buried and may have eyes everywhere.

    Possibly a largest network around.

    Enjoyed your post
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    18/12/2016 #71 Graham🐝 Edwards
    @Pascal Derrien you have made me laugh and laugh... I think I will have to get a "potato pet"; it sounds like a great companion! Thank you for my morning smile.
    Ken Boddie
    18/12/2016 #70 Ken Boddie
    Firthermore do eye sinks swirl clockwise or counterclockwise?
    Ken Boddie
    18/12/2016 #69 Ken Boddie
    We share the exact same allergy, Pascal, to egotistic expertism and, like you, I am neither a twit nor a twitterer. That having been said I am strangely uplifted by your questions for which I have no answers and even more so by your answers for which I have, as yet, no questions. Could it be that we were brother actors in a former stage play on life, or are we merely both battle scarred by exactly dissimilar life episodes?
    Pascal Derrien
    18/12/2016 #68 Pascal Derrien
    #67 thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley potatoes have to be washed and like to dip their heads in the sink :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    18/12/2016 #67 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Pascal Derrien..I think you are onto something with this post.. I got it via Facebook...I'm doing some some thinking about potatoes, so the sink seems to be quite profound right now..😁😁😁😁
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    17/12/2016 #66 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #65 Perspectives Pascal! My point exactly. A hundred can read the same thing and it be different for everyone. It's just all a matter of perspective. :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    17/12/2016 #65 Pascal Derrien
    #64 that's normally when comments take over and make more sense to whatever I have in my head :-) Thank You Spot On @Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    17/12/2016 #64 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Pascal, the way I view social media as having potential for friendship building from friend-chips but mostly it expands and changes perspectives. The majority of us live our lives in the isolation of our self-built communities. The size and geographic stretch of the community differs for everyone. Social media has expanded our community and blurred the limitations of our vision. Dean Owen has completely changed the way I envision China, the Canucks I've 'met' (Jim Murray, Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, Kevin Pashuk) are no longer envisioned as cousins of the Eskimos (kidding), but most especially people like Qamar Ali Khan, from Pakistan, a country that US media has vilified, I have come to truly respect.
    To those that want their eyes opened to new perspectives can find it here. I don't see it as not having true value. Though we may bring painted personas we are opening lines of communication on a global scale. We are all potatoes, with all our dark spots and lumpy imperfections. I like potatoes, I consider them one of my most important staples and finding new ways to use the spuds is an enjoyable endeavor, no matter how you dice, slice, or peel it.
    Pascal Derrien
    17/12/2016 #63 Pascal Derrien
    #62 Thanks @Don 🐝 Kerr with all the Canucks around I have probably travelled to Canada 25 years too early :-)
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    17/12/2016 #62 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Pascal Derrien neither rubbish nor garbage my friend. As always a good twist on a conundrum posed by the potential depth of a virtual friendship and the often shallow nature on online friendship. I am fortunate to have found more of the former on this platform.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    17/12/2016 #61 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #44 you are always welcome to share a fine pint of real beer in Canada @Dean Owen
    Pascal Derrien
    17/12/2016 #60 Pascal Derrien
    #59 thanks @Pamela 🐝 Williams well noted and don't forget the patatas :-)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    17/12/2016 #59 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #44 Hey, why is Bud and America always aligned!!! huff huff! :-). Kidding! but as Deb mentions; there are some great artisans in the U.S. Come to Greensboro and I know of two great local breweries and some wine bars which are fabulous eateries! Or we can grab some NC BBQ at Fuzzies!
  21. Producerdebasish majumder
    FOND OF BOND!When I throw my child in air I noticed in his eyes an inexplicable fear But my recurrent acts He felt amused, happy and relaxed A deep faith he developed on me The reflection I noticed in his eyes with glee How strongly it...


    Emilia M. Ludovino
    16/12/2016 #7 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Dear poet @debasish majumder thank you for pouring your soul and heart into your poems and therefore bring hope and love to us all. Brilliant! I love it!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    15/12/2016 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Much can be learned from children. Their thoughts not yet so tainted. "Children teach us many lessons With their pristine manifestation, a divine essence". Lovely poem, Debasish.
    Cyndi wilkins
    15/12/2016 #5 Cyndi wilkins
    This unified awareness shared among the hives is the very thing that shifts the winds of change in favor of collaboration...creative souls all working together to create a better version of the future for ourselves and our children...You have captured my heart again sir Debasish...
    "Unity of thought emanate only through this thawing access
    Engulfed us with a positive vibes
    Humanity thrives beyond any boundary in myriad hives!"
    Dorothy Cooper
    15/12/2016 #4 Dorothy Cooper
    Such a wonderful sentiment to think of all the experiences as you age! Thanks for posting this! Dorrie
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/12/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    A wonderful sister buzz that validates the goodness of Ali´s post and contains so much wonderful ideas and storytelling
    Ali Anani
    14/12/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    Dear @debasish majumder- I thank you so much for the dedication and for responding to my buzz on "Avoid Building Concrete Relationships" with such elegance. You started telling the story of your son to take us later to your lesson:
    Children teach us many lessons

    With their pristine manifestation, a divine essence

    Their maneuvering of fears

    Their lachrymose glands and tears

    Navigate us to tenderness

    An amazing blend of holy essence

    Devoid of matures connivance

    Brilliant poem from a highly sensitive poet. I shared proudly
    Pascal Derrien
    14/12/2016 #1 Pascal Derrien
    no better men for a tribute :-)
  22. Producer🐝 Fatima Williams
    My World of bees, Buzzes and Honey II
    My World of bees, Buzzes and Honey III've decided to sit with My World of bees , buzzes and honey Part IIIts been a while now !I met beBee in Summer last year and fell in love with it as I was falling out of love with someone else.It filled the gap I had with a human !I was interacting...


    🐝 Fatima Williams
    05/01/2017 #67 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #66 Thank you @Preston Vander Ven I'm glad you liked it. Great connecting with you.
    Preston Vander Ven
    05/01/2017 #66 Preston Vander Ven
    I like the poem you wrote. Powerful. Thanks.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/12/2016 #65 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #63 Thank you @Mohammed A. Jawad 🤗 Have a fantabulous ending to this year and a very cheerful new year 🤗
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/12/2016 #64 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #62 I'm glad you feel good dear @Fancy J London. Wishing you all the happiness you can find. Stay awesome 🤗
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    19/12/2016 #63 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @🐝 Fatima Williams Very Impressive. Move on and be (e) always spirited to share the joy of inspiring buzzing and cheery living! :)
    FancyJ London
    19/12/2016 #62 FancyJ London
    It feels good to finally be part of something relevant and informative, rather than other sites that make you feel alienated, insignificant, and down right depressed. Thank you for sharing, I read your first part and just had to comment on part 2. @Fatima Williams
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/12/2016 #61 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #60 Thank you @Ken Boddie ☺☺
    Ken Boddie
    18/12/2016 #60 Ken Boddie
    Thanks for your honeycomb collage of pruducer bees, Fatima, and for your radiant words. In return I wish you life long optimism.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    18/12/2016 #59 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #54 😘
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/12/2016 #58 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #41 I guess your target is 1000 % ( winks ) I'm ok to share you with the world.
    You as in; Your knowledge, experience and kindness.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/12/2016 #57 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #45 Thank you @Aurorasa Sima I love that you understand what my heart feels.
    Are my words so transparent ?. But who wouldn't love ya'll 🤗☺🤗
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/12/2016 #56 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #48 Glad you like it Jan :)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/12/2016 #55 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #51 If I can add on to your lovely poem
    "More Kilometres to Fly
    More Bees asking why
    More reason not to shy
    More happiness in the sky"
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/12/2016 #54 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #46 @Mamen 🐝 Delgado BEEtiful just like you 🤗🤗
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/12/2016 #53 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #49 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici
    I do get the best from you 😊😊😊😊
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/12/2016 #52 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #50 Cheers Phil I'm home for Christmas after a year of being away from friends and family so I'm all excited this holiday and Thank you for such an honest comment 🤗
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    18/12/2016 #51 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    OHHH I'm in the photos, thank you @🐝 Fatima Williams
    The hives grow, more kilometers to fly.
    And more bees making honey
    Phil Friedman
    17/12/2016 #50 Phil Friedman
    Fatima, brightness and enthusiasm can, in some casess, appear trite and cloying... but not in yours. Your enthusiasm for beBee feels crisp and shiny new ... and I, for one, thank you for that. Cheers!
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/12/2016 #49 Sara Jacobovici
    #38 Dear @🐝 Fatima Williams I am so sorry I didn't see your buzz till now. I couldn't be more appreciative of being mentioned in your heartfelt buzz. I have joined your hive. Wishing you all the best!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    17/12/2016 #48 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Like This !!! :)
  23. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Be An Advocate: A loved One's Life May Depend On It
    Be An Advocate: A loved One's Life May Depend On ItMy sister had a double mastectomy almost 10 years ago. She was diagnosed with Stage 3B breast cancer and once she received the diagnosis, it seemed as though the surgery and treatment began faster than the speed of light. The patient and the family...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/01/2017 #48 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #47 I'm so happy to hear that someone with knowledge knew what to do and didn't give up @julio angel lopez lopez! How scary that must have been. I agree, 19 years later and still reason to celebrate, pop that cork! Good for the husband and director of the center against cancer. Thank you for sharing your story!
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    11/01/2017 #47 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    Hello @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    In February my sister is birthday, she was actually born in May.
    A fall, a slight blow to the head, the ice made him slip.
    Apparently nothing had happened but a few hours later the world was complicated.
    An urgent operation to relieve the pressure in the brain but ups, did not put drainage.
    The improvement was progressing to worsening and intensive care.
    Her friend (director of the center against cancer) and calls from Italy (her husband is Italian) with strong and high words (sometimes necessary) brought together a team that was resting to do the second operation, which fortunately was definitive.
    Weeks later the three brothers with hair at 0, we had a great bottle of Vega Sicilia wine from the 85 this was in 2004 19 years of wine well taken advantage of.
    Great buzz full of feeling.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/12/2016 #46 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #45 Hi @dorothy cooper, I like how you stated "Saving life takes love!" And, if we love people, that comes easily. I'm sorry you have medical issues but glad to hear you have an advocate!
    Dorothy Cooper
    11/12/2016 #45 Dorothy Cooper
    I suffer medical issues and it's so important to have an advocate whenever you are in a medical facility. Saving life takes love!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/12/2016 #44 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #40 Hi @debasish majumder, it's true, humans will always make mistakes. We never held the nurse responsible because they are so busy- I can actually see how a mistake like that can happen. We do surrender our faith but it's great to stay vigilant knowing that humans will make errors. The best of the best make errors.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/12/2016 #43 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #39 Wow @mohammed sultan how kind of you to say. I think much of what comes naturally to me came from my years of working in Respiratory Therapy and the Cardiac Lab. Once you work in Healthcare it never leaves you. I appeared calm on the outside but I felt like I was falling apart on the inside. I have to give kudos to my brother in law too, he's been a rock of support for my sister and his daughter (my sister too, when their daughter had leukemia). I just love them so much!! If we lose our composure during a crisis, we are of no help to anyone. I broke down when it was over and I was all alone.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/12/2016 #42 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 "You were there at the right time," Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, that's a great way to look at it!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/12/2016 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #37 Thanks Larry, I think I will work on one next week. I will try to make it simple! Sadly, many of us learn a lot of this because we had to. It would be easier to have a list with legitimate links as well if people do need to google info and how to look for a good physician.
    debasish majumder
    10/12/2016 #40 debasish majumder
    wonderfully posted post @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! mistakes are natural to human s and we acknowledge to console us too, proving we are resilient, and capable to gain our usual spirit. but, we may not forget correctness and perfections are also made by humans, heralding us with a hope to survive with a renewed spirit and enthusiasm. are n't we expect positive delivery from their end who are suppose to render a service on which they are expertise? why should we surrender to our fate by acknowledging mistakes and destiny, which may engulf us with disappointment? however, lovely insightful post madam. thank you for the share.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/12/2016 #39 Mohammed Sultan
    @Lisa Gallagher.That's great,you lift nothing undone for your beloved sister and her husband because you were able to keep yourself calm and in control in such a stressful situation.You were able to show something completely different ;un interrupted breathing, positive face and mental control to respond instantly and in a more effective way.You not only have the creativity of a great writer but also the calmness of a successful surgeon.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    10/12/2016 #38 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a wonderful post, Lisa as it makes us aware of what can go wrong in a medical facility. The staff may try to do their best but they're human and can make mistakes. You were there for your sister at the right time. It was meant to be.
    Larry Boyer
    10/12/2016 #37 Larry Boyer
    #35 That's a great idea to make a checklist @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. It's a topic most people wouldn't even think about until it starts happening. Of course you should trust the experts know what they are doing, right? But when you see that they don't, there's no where to turn to besides Google and hope you find what you're looking for.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/12/2016 #35 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #33 Your poor grandma, good thing for your mom! This has been an issue for years but people were less informed before the internet. Not that we should use google as our Dr, but there are common sense things to utilize it for. Wow, how horrible that your sister in law was not only misdiagnosed with MS @Larry Boyer but given the wrong meds as well, that's scary! Did they ever figure out what was really wrong with her? It sounds like you are highly aware of the importance of advocating on behalf of our loved ones too. It is vital to prepare in advance... maybe I will make a simple check list and people can print it off in case they ever need it.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/12/2016 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #32 That's a lot of loved one @Irene Hackett, and what a wise and loving person to help others as an advocate. You wrote this: "I always research the meds too - and write down the dosages and when they have been given. " A big one, thanks for adding that! Do you mind if I add it to my list? I do the same, because it's hard to keep track and I also use a drug interaction calculator to make sure they aren't giving drugs that interact w/another toxically. Sending hugs, so many curve balls get thrown at people in life!!
    Larry Boyer
    07/12/2016 #33 Larry Boyer
    #28 You really have to keep track of everything. For my grandmother I don't know all the specifics as I was pretty young at the time - 11. But I do remember that she specifically wasn't being brought meals and so missing her feedings. My mother would check the charts to see what was supposed to be happening and noticed what wasn't happening. Another one, my sister-in-law was misdiagnosed with MS and was treated with a lot of medications that damaged her has a result before they figured out it was something else. While she's recovering now, she went from being able to run marathons to struggling to walk.

    I can go on an on with stories. The bottom line, is what what say - you need to be your own advocate. It's important to understand that before you have a crisis too.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #31 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing @Milos Djukic!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #26 Thank you for reading @Alexa Steele!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #25 Well said @Mohammed A. Jawad, thanks so much!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #24 Great line @Larry Boyer, "If you're not a nail, find the right tool." So true! I'm sorry your son had to see many Dr's before finding the 'right' doctor. That's another point to bring up and I'm glad you mentioned it- if a person feels there is something being missed, don't stop 'doctor shopping,' until you feel secure with the Physician knowing he/she looking into everything possible and if they can't find answers yet feel there is something going on, a good Physician without an ego will refer you to a specialist. We had a very bad experience with a health issue that was being mishandled and a misdiagnosis, so I went to UPMC's website (always good to find a top notch facility in certain instances) and I looked for a specific Dept first, then checked healthgrades and read bio's on Physicians listed w/in the Dept I found suitable. I emailed the Department with specifics and we ended up with an appointment 2 weeks later with the Medical Director, all of my husband's Physician's are located there now thanks to referrals. It should not have to be this complicated. Thanks for your comment Larry and that's so sad about your grandmother being fed after a stroke, I'm assuming she wasn't able to swallow well at all?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #27 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 Hopefully the time that will come will be a long way off. Write notes now and keep them handy on your phone, just in case you may need to use them one day!! Something as simple as a hernia repair, well it's always good to be there and keep an eye on your loved one! @Dean Owen
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    Roy Hummel

    My newest digital design Roy Hummel


    Roy Hummel
    10/12/2016 #5 Roy Hummel
    #4 Thanks so much Emily appreciate your wonderful compliments I really love when I get those kinds of comments 👍😁👍
    Emily🐝 Bee
    10/12/2016 #4 Emily🐝 Bee
    Very trippy man, I like!
    Roy Hummel
    10/12/2016 #3 Roy Hummel
    #2 thanks so much @Pamela 🐝 Williams and @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman really appreciate your positive feedback and support and also thanks the beBees for your shares 😁 much appreciated
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    10/12/2016 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #1 That's what I was thinking. I love it
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    10/12/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Stunning. It reminds of a kaleidoscope.
  25. Producerdebasish majumder
    AN HONEST CONFESSION OF A POET!I resorted to poetry To explore my own venture with fancy Obviously to escape from confronting hard reality Not having substantial strength explicit honestly Poetry is my only resort To avoid the social exhort Where...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/12/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Debasish, you are a superb poet and IMO, you write from your heart. Poetry is a great way to express feelings and in multiple ways. I love to write short simple poems that send a message, which I share with my followers twice a week on my WordPress blog. I enjoy the interaction they generate. BTW, I love the quote from Winston Churchill.
    Hervé Sabattier
    04/12/2016 #2 Hervé Sabattier
    I believe I am a poet. At least I try. But when I write poetry, it is not to escape anything. It is the opposite. It is to express my own, deep, genuine feelings and confront them to reality, to effectively make them materialized and real. Not to remain as a trick of the heart or of the mind. They may be original, different, distant, unique, whatever, but they are displayed in the air, not necessarily to be understood or shared, but to be placed in face of reality and truth. To be alive, real and existing.
    Ali Anani
    04/12/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    Poetry is my only resort

    To avoid the social extort

    Where accountability counts heavily

    I arrogantly ignore its vitality

    In poetry, I can comfortably express with duality

    At least you have an escape gate in poetry @debasish majumder View more
    Poetry is my only resort

    To avoid the social extort

    Where accountability counts heavily

    I arrogantly ignore its vitality

    In poetry, I can comfortably express with duality

    At least you have an escape gate in poetry @debasish majumder But the question is escape to what? We end up facing realities. Escape may be the breathing period or pause period that we need to think. At least you are endowed with this being a poet and a great one too my friend. Close
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