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Writing is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion through the inscription or recording of signs and symbols. In most languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken language. Writing is not a language but a form of technology that developed as tools developed with human society. Within a language system, writing relies on many of the same structures as speech, such as vocabulary, grammar and semantics, with the added dependency of a system of signs or symbols. The result of writing is generally called text, and the recipient of text is called a reader.
  1. ProducerFlorence Willburn
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  2. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    Robbing Hood and the Grand Illusion
    Robbing Hood and the Grand IllusionYears ago when I was still working for Microsoft I went to the famous forest of Sherwood in the UK with my team to a corporate retreat/ strategy/BS EMEA all Hands. I am not going to bore you with the content of the meetings which I have completely...


    Pascal Derrien
    16/09/2017 #47 Pascal Derrien
    #46 thanks @Deidré Wallace a great quote indeed :-)
    Deidré Wallace
    16/09/2017 #46 Deidré Wallace
    Iris Murdoch once said, "We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality."
    Thanks Pascal, for tgis reminder.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/09/2017 #45 Pascal Derrien
    Charisma oral traditions and ancestral legends are all very important components of the learning process but so has been manipulation for some who have mastered the art of misguidance there is no perfect answer to your thoughts I think we just need to be vigilant 😀
    Pascal Derrien
    16/09/2017 #44 Pascal Derrien
    Don't worry Santa will get you an Easter egg Lada #42
    siraj shaik
    16/09/2017 #43 siraj shaik
    #1 once as a child at a village asked the senior woman around whom we all kids had gathered "from where she read the story". "oh! from my grandma"... and back at school I gave a try to share with friends, seems no one got exited (maybe I couldn't fut forward the similar way or ??). But some could tell with perfection, often wondered how point blank some at school the biggest lie in simple way. That technique carrier personalities will be the one either in front end or back end (depend on dependencies depend). I am sure @Aaron 🐝 Skogen, those who had initiated such story might have carried high-levels of creativity which not only had capacity to move something small but nation(s) as well. And seems with tech generic techniques possibility to generate such with easy as per access to source of guides that could mould stories with automation (suggestive's). Don't you think how the grandma's storytelling became a "big think" also giving ways to make good returns. So maybe there are counter techniques to analyze truth (maybe with facility of moderable as PPPC). But one thing for sure either the results will break or build (destruct or develop). Just a common person opinions and views. Like to read (see) comment from @Pascal Derrien
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    16/09/2017 #42 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    The naive 10-year-old in me still believes. :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    15/09/2017 #41 Pascal Derrien
    #40 thanks @Aaron 🐝 Skogen for the kind words you are making the right distinction between the good and the other stories to all the mountaineers then 😀
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    15/09/2017 #40 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    I loved this @Pascal Derrien!

    While storytelling may be approaching "buzzword" status in corporate speak, it's still one of the most viable forms of communication and, dare I say, motivation.

    The thing about stories, the good ones, is that they make an impression, make us think, convey a moral direction, etc. I've been a reader my whole life. While I agree, sometimes the story just provides a bit of entertainment in the moment, then is lost. Yet, other times the story spurs us to action, or leaves an indelible mark on the way we see the world. It's a medium of creativity that can, literally, move mountains!

    As always a great piece. Thoughtful and well written.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    15/09/2017 #39 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Perhaps their future selves will if their past selves haven't.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/09/2017 #38 Pascal Derrien
    #35 #36 @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl deadly family accounts I am glad you rectified the geographic and historical mistake has Robin Hood ever had a game of darts with Musso ?
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    15/09/2017 #37 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Yes, my great grandmother lived in the McReavy house that is now a protected historical property and is known to be haunted. Gee I wonder why?
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    15/09/2017 #36 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    I just was telling my mom the latest details in the story of her grandmother and she was so delighted because Anna never wanted to talk about it. She wound up marrying a Magee and while her boys tried to get to the bottom of it and the court records were destroyed by Hauptly according to a great great uncle... My mom was just happy to finally know what happened in Hoodsport. I said mom, we got hoodwinked in Hoodsport.

    Both paternal and maternal grands were brought here on ships to work in the labor camps. Maternal side was rewarded with homesteads by Grover Cleveland only to have them stolen after being murdered by the families who are recognized as the founding pioneers. Paternal side was hoodwinked by the Papal states. I guess that is why my dad always said "we gave at the office" lol
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    15/09/2017 #35 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    I was just wondering when I would happen on one of your posts and viola!

    The Errol Flynn version was filmed in a town that is famous for the McReavy house. The McReavy's and the Hauplty's are lauded for their founding, pioneering and planning WA state but they are also the ones who stole my great great grandmothers land. Jacob Hauptly writes in his diary how he had a crush on my beautiful great great grandmother who married instead someone else. Hauptly was the Justice of the Peace and Sheriff who wound up with custody of my great grandmother and her brother. Who then moved in with the McReavy's. Both Hauptly and McReavy along with other players were in both probate cases of my great great grandmother and her brother who also had his land taken from his heirs [which incidentally, my great grandmother is named in there as well because they had adopted her for that short period while probate was going on]. So Emma and Charles mysteriously died from consumption and Hauptly was the guy who supplied the food.

    Anyhooo... I thought the story about Mussolini stealing land in Italy from my paternal great grandparents worth $110k was an interesting story but that was boring compared to sorting out the story where Robin Hood was filmed.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/09/2017 #34 Pascal Derrien
    #33 thanks @Ken Boddie for shedding some lite on the way forward 👶
    Ken Boddie
    15/09/2017 #33 Ken Boddie
    Robin Hood was a flawed concept anyway, Pascal ..... a mere vagabond middle man. We need to teach our kids to pay it forward and to give back to the community from which we've benefitted. Then, only when we've bred a culture of philanthropists, can we talk to future generations of Santa Claus and the tooth fairy.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/09/2017 #32 Lisa Vanderburg
    #31 haha...you win @Chas ✌️ Wyatt :)
    Glad my dad hadn't though of those!!!
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    15/09/2017 #31 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #30 @Lisa Vanderburg, no bats, but, I did read Tolkien's "Sylmarillion"; the epic history of middle-earth of biblical proportions. To top it off, I have also read "The Mabinogion" in its entirety, that makes the "book of Genesis" look like "The Cat in the Hat".
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/09/2017 #30 Lisa Vanderburg
    #28 #28 Well, top this one then guys; my dad made me read The Hobbit then the entire trilogy of Lord of the Rings at an age-inappropriate time...I was 6. The ensuing Q&A meant I had to re-read them at age 10.....much better!
    Any bats in your belfry, @Chas ✌️ Wyatt? :)
    Pascal Derrien
    15/09/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien
    #28 thanks @Chas ✌️ Wyatt for sharing that piece of your story which I completely believe in I swear honest to god (which I don't believe in) :-)
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    15/09/2017 #28 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    When I was in Grade School (a rural school with a belfry encasing a cast iron bell), there was a small oak grove woods on the border of the school property encasing the baseball fields where we would play "Robin Hood". We even made bows and arrows, using the ivy vines that were growing on the oaks for our bowstring. It never mattered whether the legend was true, or not, for it fired the imagination and kindled the flame of creativity. Robin Hood was, and still is, about justice, chivalry and integrity. Not unlike the legend of King Arthur, another myth that I grew fond of and was determined to read such a thick book (I do not remember if it was the version by Roger Lancelyn Green, or the one by T.H. White, but, it seemed to be as voluminous as the Bible); it catapulted me into another world and instilled a great love for literature within me. Like Joseph Campbell, I believe the need to have such myths in our lives is as relevant as ever.
  3. ProducerHarry Jack

    Harry Jack

    Today’s technology vs yesterday’s laborious work load
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  4. ProducerLara Johnson

    Lara Johnson

    Learn to write Impressive Essays In Schools
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  5. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    Does Content Matter? Using beBEE As A Springboard To Engage With Your Readers.
    Does Content Matter? Using beBEE As A Springboard To Engage With Your Readers.Don’t you just love Fridays? I guess I am a little fortunate in that Fridays for me could be a Monday, a Wednesday or for that matter a Sunday. It’s a little bit cool to be a freelance travel writer! My current Friday morning ritual...


    Lyon Brave
    13/09/2017 #46 Lyon Brave
    happy for you
    Paul Walters
    10/09/2017 #45 Paul Walters
    @Aleta Curry Ah madam...you flatter me !! However thanks for stopping by
    Aleta Curry
    10/09/2017 #44 Aleta Curry
    I've said it before and I daresay I'll say it again: I am just thrilled, not to mention a little awed, when a writer of the calibre of @Paul Walters reads 'my stuff', much less mentions me in the same breath as some of the incredible writers we're lucky to have on beBee.

    I loved Javier's piece too, and thought that it was not before time, although I do tend to cut the posters of inspirational quotes some slack if the quotes are truly inspirational, as opposed to trite pop psychology. I, of course, am imminently qualified to judge that - ahem!

    Ditto kittens, puppies and songs. As long as you've published them in Cats, Dogs, and Music hives, I'm going to leave you alone. If they're in IT, however, we may have something of a problem.

    I must say I was surprised to find an invitation to follow a blatantly sexual profile in my mailbox a few weeks back. I realised that I didn't really care. I'm not into it myself, since I'm here for professional growth served with a hearty helping of entertainment, but sex probably counts as entertainment for a lot of people, so I'm staying right out of it.

    I realise that I have no idea what my point is. I'm stopping now.

    Thanks for the chuckles, Paul!
    Paul Walters
    10/09/2017 #43 Paul Walters
    #41 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you . I do intentionally ridicule myself in many of the pieces I write. 'Nice and fluffy' was something my rather clever daughter said about ( what I thought ) was a serious piece about something or other. I perhaps watch too many Woody Allen movies or reat too many david Sedaris books as I feel I am picking up their habits ! Howver your kind words touch m deeply .
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    10/09/2017 #42 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Content is king, as they say. Also, conteXt is a queen, in this case, something we often forget. Just wanted to share this with you all, since this buzz has inspired all sorts of insights in me lately...
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/09/2017 #41 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I think the best testimony is the articles themselves, so I checked out an August 2016 piece about Jakarta also published by Oryx and from the first paragraph onwards a.k.a.

    "The early morning sun spears like an arrow through the buildings in old Batavia illuminating an old man hosing down the cobblestones while, across the square a restaurateur arranges chairs and tables on the pavement then pulls down a colourful awning ............"
    from http://www.paulvwalters.com/uncategorized/jakarta-a-city-where-simply-nothing-is-impossible

    Where in the eye of the beholder one see's "nice and fluffy" I see "rich and inviting". The key here is certainly not an academic treatise about travel, but a lived experience shared with the reader in a way which is virtual reality without the technology - and that is the best kind of VR - the one that stirs the imagination of our own minds. Now if people settle for less or even focus their attention at the level of branding, then it is an old verse of the self-limiting perceptions of personal branding, and again this simply exemplifies the consequences of operating at the level of sell, tell or yell, rather than stir one's own imagination and avidly seek to be shaken and stirred. So what I read in the Jakarta article is beyond brand, because the reader of that article is physically on route to a real travel experience.

    Reading of course is a great habit but imagination is what gives life to that habit and then habit is WHO WE ARE, not as a reader but as human being. So it is the next step is ours. Mine was discovering FX Harsono http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/01/29/fx-harsono-exposing-beauty-ugly-truth.html and we either find those linkages with virtual travel or physical travel, but what I learn here is 100% of the magic that should be travel.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    09/09/2017 #40 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    the power of truly caring
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    09/09/2017 #39 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    thank you @Paul Walters it is good to be reminded that we need to take care of our audience, they care about us and we need to show that we care about them too. Wonderful post!
    Paul Walters
    09/09/2017 #38 Paul Walters
    #32 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli Methinks kite surfing off Phil's boat could be the go.
    Paul Walters
    09/09/2017 #37 Paul Walters
    @Claire L Cardwell Oh Claire, you too kind, will you marry me?
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #36 Claire L Cardwell
    @Paul Walters - thanks for the tag - well done for getting those commissions! It's very true that you must write about what you know, as far as 'nice and fluffy' is concerned - I think that should be replaced by 'easy to read, fun and informative!'.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    09/09/2017 #35 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #18 Thanks, Paul. Your posts are a pure pleasure to find on my beBee feeds.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    09/09/2017 #34 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #29 Content doth matter,
    But readers matter a lot more;
    Why worry about what other writers write,
    When you could devote that energy to write some more? ;)

    We have our connections...and their connections to care about or read,
    And like, comment upon or share every useful feed;
    Let us judge not harshly for we too would be judged,
    Opinion is verily a sword, double-edged.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    09/09/2017 #33 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Nice and fluffy dear Paul! ;)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    09/09/2017 #32 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #31 Take care and ready the yacht Skipper!
    Phil Friedman
    09/09/2017 #31 Phil Friedman
    #30 Yes, Paul, between the hurricanes brewed in the Atlantic and the Big Wind from the Big Apple, we're taking quite a buffeting. Cheers!
    Paul Walters
    09/09/2017 #30 Paul Walters
    #27 @Phil Friedman Stay safe down there...they tell me its a little 'windy!' Gosh, the Sates and surrounding countries are being hit rather badly this year.
    Pascal Derrien
    08/09/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien
    Kool take @Paul Walters I was making a similar reflection to myself on vanilla content starting to flood beBee but I guess this is inherent and expected with growth..... how is the coffee ? :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    08/09/2017 #28 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    A delightful piece, @Paul Walters. It must be the balmy breezes, salty air and the sand in between your toes that make your posts fascinating and adventuresome. Your class act contributions are what sets beBee apart from the norm.
    Phil Friedman
    08/09/2017 #27 Phil Friedman
    Nice piece, @Paul Walters, bright and unpretentious -- as always. I enjoy your writing for its lack of hidden agenda. And for the
    Openness it displays. As I sit here waiting to see if my home of more than two decades survives the week, it, I've been reading a number of your posts and feeling better for them. Thanks and cheers.
  6. ProducerTausif Mundrawala
    You ask me........
    You ask me........You ask me, and I would pen a poem on you the most revered on this planet. You ask me, and I would write a narrative on your life. The most exquisite that no one would have heard. O my progenitor. You would have asked for the most precious gift...


    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    07/09/2017 #43 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #35 The mothering is still within you, even in the mourning of the mother herself.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/09/2017 #42 Tausif Mundrawala
    #41 Thank you for your wonderful comment my friend @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/09/2017 #40 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thanks my friends, @William 🐝 Rakow and @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador for reading and liking this buzz.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/09/2017 #39 Tausif Mundrawala
    #34 Thank you so much my friend for all your supported. Am elated, my friend @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/09/2017 #38 Tausif Mundrawala
    #33 First of all many many happy returns of the day to an angelic soul. Recently I had put off an idea of celebrating my mom's birthday as we were discussing about her special day. But then I realize that I should celebrate that day in order to keep her memories alive. Yes of course, you are my friend and you have consoled me and supported me during a difficult phase. They were happy that I am connected with you.

    God bless you always and your sister was privileged enough to have you, my friend @Lisa Vanderburg
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/09/2017 #37 Tausif Mundrawala
    #32 I was overwhelmed with condolences with all the corners but your words console me at this difficult phase. Thank you so much for your kind words, @Ian Weinberg
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/09/2017 #36 Tausif Mundrawala
    #30 Thanks for the kind words, my friend @Puneet Srivastava
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/09/2017 #35 Tausif Mundrawala
    #28 Life seemed impossible after she departed this world but time is the best healer of all griefs. You made a very powerful statement in your comment stating about her wishes and desire about me. Thank you so much for all your support, my friend @Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Lisa Vanderburg
    07/09/2017 #33 Lisa Vanderburg
    #24 My dear @Tausif Mundrawala, I am so deeply touched that even through you and your families grief you still reach out to console and remember someone else that you've never even seen; that's pure love and I am humbled. It's my sister's birthday today and she's still on facebook so I left her a cake and a message :)
    Your wonderful mother would be so proud to have seen her son rise up out of his grief to extend a helping hand. God bless you, sweet and wonderful man!
    Ian Weinberg
    07/09/2017 #32 Ian Weinberg
    None more profound than words straight from the heart. Rejoice for the blessed relationship that was and always is @Tausif Mundrawala Condolences on your loss.
    Puneet Srivastava
    07/09/2017 #30 Puneet Srivastava
    prayers for your peace @Tausif Mundrawala
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    07/09/2017 #28 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Tausif Mundrawala, I was moved to read these words many times. The ways in which you have expressed your feelings highlights the love you shared with your mother and the legacy of her precious spirit that will live on in you for many years to come. I know that moving on will prove challenging in some ways. But remember, proudly, how she brought you to life, because that was her dream, her wish, her desire - for you to experience the joys of being alive.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/09/2017 #26 Tausif Mundrawala
    I would even like to thank my friends, @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt, @Yedu 🐝 Panicker and @Camila 🐝 Anderson for reading and liking this buzz.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/09/2017 #25 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thanks my friends @Laurent Boscherini, @Gert Scholtz, @Gabriel Bazzolo, @Sergio Weinfuter @Mohammed A. Jawad, @xx xx, @Milos Djukic @Timothy welch, for reading and liking this buzz. I also thank all my friends to share this buzz. Am elated.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/09/2017 #24 Tausif Mundrawala
    #20 Your buzz which was dedicated to your sister still resonates with me well especially the quote of Khalil Gibran. I have shared that story with my family and they have asked me to relay the message of their deepest condolences to you and your family. However hard I may try I can't remove her from memory as she was the vital part of me.

    Thank you so much for your kind support as you were one among those who consoled me during this difficult phase of my life. Thank you once again, my friend @Lisa Vanderburg
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/09/2017 #23 Tausif Mundrawala
    #19 Thank you so much for your kind words my friend. I have seen people ignoring their parents just due to some misunderstandings with their spouses. I reminded them that they are losing the most precious time which should be spent with their parents. Only those who know the value of this relation would shed tears. Thank you so much for support my friend, @Pascal Derrien
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/09/2017 #22 Tausif Mundrawala
    #18 My sister kept a whole bunch of photos in my room. I begin my day while having a look at them. It's same with me that before smiling I start to cry. I keep asking her, 'Mama why you left?'. Yes she was a wonderful woman. She was an exception among many. In the company of women she never chatted or back bited anyone. In fact she was more interested in watching documentaries as if she was present there. She loved animals and hated the ones who hurted them.

    Am glad that you liked this buzz. Once again thank you so much for consoling me at the time when I needed a friend like you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
  7. ProducerJoyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Abuse Again  y Abuso Infantil: Un Paseo por la Memoria
    Abuse Again y Abuso Infantil: Un Paseo por la MemoriaMost know me for my tackling of social issues. This can take a toll. Mucking around with what’s wrong with the world can be horrific. I find things out I don’t want to know. Yes, Ian Weinberg—there is no justice. You’re right, but that doesn’t mean...


    Nicole Chardenet
    01/09/2017 #18 Nicole Chardenet
    #16 There are times when I think there should be a license to breed
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    31/08/2017 #17 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #9 You are very welcome.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/08/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #14 That's a good point you brought up @Nicole Chardenet. My mom's dad threw her real mother down the stairs in the 50's, her mom had amnesia and was sent to a State Mental Facility back then. While there, she was pregnant, had a still born at 9 mos and developed Pneumonia afterwards. She needed moved to a real hospital for treatment but my grandfather ran off. His own family even put a big plea in the newspaper asking for help to find him. Only HE COULD have my mom's real mom transferred back then. My mom's real mother died in the Mental Health facility b/c of lack of treatment.

    The premise of the above story, my mother was sent to live with her Grandparents in Florida while he was MIA. She was with them from 18 mos old to 4 yrs old and her good memories were always of them, always. So, I assume they had a major impact early on. He showed up at their door with his 'new wife' mom had never met, took her and left. He ran off and joined the Military and that's why no one could find him. He wouldn't get away w/that today.

    Her grandparents must have really set a good foundation for her during her formative years.
    Pascal Derrien
    31/08/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    I read this article when it came on my feed and I would have loved to have something smart if not intelligent to say but no the words don't come out. You have my utmost respect for what it worth :-)
    Nicole Chardenet
    31/08/2017 #14 Nicole Chardenet
    #12 It's good that your mother didn't repeat the patterns that she grew up with, and even knew what love was...was there some other adult figure in her life who *did* love her? Like a teacher or an aunt or something? Some people get out of abusive situations and set their minds on breaking the cycle, others go forth and abuse as their parents had. I find the stories of resilience and the unwillingness to perpetuate the abuse cycle fascinating and heartening. Trying to understand who survives and who doesn't. You and Joyce are survivors, Lisa!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    31/08/2017 #13 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #12 Your mother must have been a source of great strength for you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Thank you for your comment and thank you and @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for the shares.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/08/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    My mother grew up in an abusive home. Her dad was an alcoholic and a beater. Her step mom was verbally abusive and didn't care about my mom. Mom told us that her saving grace was in knowing that she would move out as soon as she was old enough, meet a nice man and have kids so she could give them the love she never had. It was a win/win for her because she received love back from her husband, extended family and 5 children along with grandchildren. Mom said her desire to live a life that was nothing like the one she grew up in was so strong, it got her through many tough days. She also broke ties with my grandparents because he never stopped drinking and she (the step mom) was just not a nice person, sadly she was abused too but chose to stay, which many women do. I wish you the peace you desire and deserve @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. I pray that day comes sooner than not for you, everyone deserves to feel free and happy. Sending good thoughts your way :)
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    31/08/2017 #11 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #10 I think Ian does loads, too. Thanks for this opportunity to formulate my thoughts, @Ian Weinberg
    Nicole Chardenet
    31/08/2017 #10 Nicole Chardenet
    #3 never stop, Ian. It may seem like you're not doing any good, but sometimes it takes a long time for the seeds to sprout.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    31/08/2017 #9 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Thank you, @dayne yarbrough, @Jim 🐝 Cody, @David B. Grinberg, and @Javier 🐝 beBee for the shares.
    Cyndi wilkins
    30/08/2017 #7 Cyndi wilkins
    What you seek you shall find love...I only hope one day soon, you will begin to seek the peace that Nicole has mentioned...Even those not so lucky in the birth lottery have a right to peace of mind;-) Breakfast soon?
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    30/08/2017 #6 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #3 I hear you, @Ian Weinberg. You have your craft to attend to. I have mine. :)
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    30/08/2017 #4 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #1 Sad, indeed, @Robert Cormack. With five children dying of this kind of abuse to this and every day, it's sadder still.
    Ian Weinberg
    30/08/2017 #3 Ian Weinberg
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee I fought the good fight against many injustices and untruths for many years. I'm not sure what I achieved. For the most part, the status quo continues. And so I've mellowed. I sprout forth from time to time or take it on when confronted. I also support others in their noble quest. But these days I tend rather to mind my own acre.
    Nicole Chardenet
    30/08/2017 #2 Nicole Chardenet
    Sobering as always, Joyce. A reminder to the rest of us just how lucky we got in the birth lottery. I hope you will one day find peace, *before* you find death.
  8. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    The Tides of Emotions
    The Tides of EmotionsIt's been a while since I've written a buzz. I feel like I've been a bit frozen in time lately. It's taken a lot of self-reflection to understand why it is I've felt this way. Before you read on, please let me warn you this blog will contain the...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/09/2017 #59 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #58 I like that thought, "They got their wings," @Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ (Glo) Ochoa. My sister says that too and we all say, we have our angel watching over us.
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ (Glo) Ochoa
    04/09/2017 #58 Anonymous
    what a lovely poem..thank you @Puneet Srivastava I always try to remember when I get sad, that they would not want me to be sad, they left together (how they wanted to) and they are no longer in pain here. I never say they died..seems so harsh (even tho true)..I say they got their wings. In my mind's eye...that is much more accepting.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/09/2017 #57 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #56 Wow, very powerful @Puneet Srivastava! Thank you. Hope you are doing well :)
    Puneet Srivastava
    04/09/2017 #56 Puneet Srivastava
    O' Death, why are you so difficult?
    And if you are a mere transformer,
    Then why so many bleeding hearts,
    you leave behind with your action?
    Come clean for once and always after;
    or else don't blame us for seeing you
    as a tormenting monster.
    To all you friends with prayers of peace, courage, love & acceptance.
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Tausif Mundrawala @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ (Glo) Ochoa @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/09/2017 #55 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thank you for sharing my buzz @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and for your honest, heartfelt comment.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/09/2017 #54 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #53 I'm sorry you still feel such a loss when your dad comes to mind @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. As they say, it can come in waves and the pain is real. Many times I feel thankful I can still feel because it reminds me although she's gone, she will always live in my heart and the same with your father. That is something no one can take from us, our precious memories. At times I too, feel as though I could have valued the many times I had with my mom but took for granted. I think that is not uncommon so don't be hard on yourself. Until we face the idea of losing a loved one I think it's easy to take those we love for granted (unintentionally). The good thing, your heart comes from a place of love and compassion and I'm sure you dad always felt that from you. I'm sure he never felt taken for granted. As a parent myself with grown children, I know their lives have taken their own paths now but I also know that they love me unconditionally, faults and all.

    You are making a difference in this world and I bet your dad always knew you would and you probably were doing that before he passed too in many ways you weren't even aware of. Don't be hard on yourself but remember, it's OKAY to feel what you need. I lost my father when I was 10 yrs old and there are times I still feel like I need him, I cry for a minute and then I talk to him. Joels' comment was great and made so much sense!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    03/09/2017 #53 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Dear dear Lisa a big HUG to you. I always told you, 'You are a champion and you are unique. It's different for each of us like Pascal said. Even to this minute tears come streaming down just mentioning my dad's absence in my life, a feeling in my chest, a lump in my throat. No-one truly understands, it's our own heart, at its own pace, learning to embrace, value and be thankful for their presence on earth. It's like they take a piece of us that we don't really need anymore. Like for me it was not valuing the time I had with him. In a way the lesson he taught me to treasure every minute I have with every person I know and be thankful for every blessing I receive and to be generous with love to all people like he always did.

    I love what Joel said "So all we can do is continue the journey of life long learning and navigating the changes along its path realizing that in our experiences, relationships, associations, interactions and just being human we truly benefit and grow from stories like yours. That despite the challenges and changes along the way, in the end, we can and will find our way home."

    Sending you loads of love and happiness to fill that beautiful heart of yours.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/09/2017 #51 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #49 Thanks for reading my buzz @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee :)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/09/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I tried to give a simple scientific reasoning on how to deal with such grievances in my buzz of today (by pair spinning the negative emotion with a counter positive one)
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    02/09/2017 #49 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I mourn your loss. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/09/2017 #48 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #45 Great quote by Hugh Prather, @Joel Anderson, and so true! I like ( I think) the idea that we can sense our way home. Possibly that's the 3/4's of the journey, being alive enough to keep those senses open, so we can 'sense' our way home as well. Somehow we arrived here (our souls), we sensed our way here or did we choose? I always wonder about that. I'd like to read the book, it sounds interesting.

    Sending you good thoughts, I know this has been a tough time for you Joel.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/09/2017 #47 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #43 I'm really glad the video resonated @Tausif Mundrawala. I have found things like that can be tough to listen to but the more we listen, the more we may shed tears and clear our heads as well. Tears are healing and yes, I truly empathize with you. I know how much you loved your dear mom. Still sending good thoughts your way!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/09/2017 #46 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #42 @Louise Smith, thanks! I'm so happy I'm out of the anger phase. I think that in some ways was the worst. I'm finally able to feel warm feelings and the grief has been slowly lifting. I'm so thankful that I had a mother that I will always feel deep love towards.
    Joel Anderson
    31/08/2017 #45 Joel Anderson
    #30 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher One interesting journey indeed. "Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes." Hugh Prather.

    In the 20th Anniversary introduction to his book Notes to Myself: My Struggle to Become Human (*not an endorsement--just a reflection*), he makes this comment about progress: "In our hearts, we can all sense the way home..."

    So all we can do is continue the journey of life long learning and navigating the changes along its path realizing that in our experiences, relationships, associations, interactions and just being human we truly benefit and grow from stories like yours. That despite the challenges and changes along the way, in the end, we can and will find our way home. (Spiritually, Physically, Metaphysically, Cosmically, or in just living the moments we are given).

    In trying to find the truth of my own path, I find comfort in knowing that there are others on the same quest. I am me, You are You, and We are We. Keep making a difference Lisa: one person, one step at a time. Thank you again.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/08/2017 #44 Sara Jacobovici
    #39 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    31/08/2017 #43 Tausif Mundrawala
    #34 You are such a wonderful friend of mine to have dedicated the last video to the angelic soul of my mom. I would like everyone to know how your words acted as a balm on the wound which I thought would never go away. I am planning to pen a buzz on a subject which I would definitely tag all my friends here. What else could one ask from a friend who has dedicated a wonderful piece to my mom. You had been through those experiences where you could empathize with me. Hats off to our moms who had been through an unimaginable pain. They never let us know what they felt.

    How could I thank you enough, my friend @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Louise Smith
    31/08/2017 #42 Louise Smith
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher By dealing with the inescapable even though you passed through denial and anger, you are a stronger person. a braver person, a more understanding person. Your Mother is proud of you ! People without real compassion criticise and fall away. Do not concern yourself with them. Instead focus on the good memories, the funny stories, the dedication of your Mother as you knew her better than they did. You have learnt something about yourself that they will never know or even consider possible. Your Mother did a good job nurturing and is still teaching you. Look into your heart and know you are worthy.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/08/2017 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 Hi @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I agree, we don't spend enough time feeling and sharing grief. It shouldn't be viewed as something negative because just as much as birth is a part of life, so is death- I will always celebrate my mothers life. We didn't celebrate my fathers because he died before Hospice was created and during a time when to talk about death was hush. Thanks for your lovely comment!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/08/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #36 I meant to thank you for sharing & thank you @David B. Grinberg too!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/08/2017 #39 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #35 Dear @Sara Jacobovici, I hope the music was soothing. I have to admit, tears will still stream when I hear those songs but that's a cleansing feeling. How are you? It hasn't been long at all. You know what stood out for me in the first song, when he sang, "And I remember all the things we did, when I was a little kid." I swear those are the memories that come flooding back. A friend lost her mom before I lost mine and she said, "I feel like a child again, missing my mom." I understand now. I find the childhood memories put a smile on my face now. That's my wish for you, more smiles than tears- all in your own time. I'm very glad we met too! Bless you Sara.
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  10. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Meeting My New Normal. Not At All The Same As The Old One
    Meeting My New Normal. Not At All The Same As The Old OneThis is the second installment in this series. You can read the first one at https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/dispatches-from-the-quiet-side-of-the-lake-part-oneIn the new place where I have lived since last December, the biggest...


    Jim Murray
    24/08/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    #10 You should @Jerry Fletcher. I'd read it 4 sure.
    Jerry Fletcher
    23/08/2017 #10 Jerry Fletcher
    Thank You sir! Nice of you to spell out the emotional journey I've just embarked upon. I'm readying my house for the market and looking forward to buying what will be my last one with a little luck. I'm trying to move from a 4 Bedroom, 2 office monster into something with just 2 bedrooms as I don't know what I would do if I didn't have an office in the home like I've had for the last 27 years. Thanks, too, for pointing out that the nerves do get sanded down over time. Perhaps I'll relate my saga here as you've so eloquently done.
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2017 #9 Jim Murray
    #6 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. This is, as far as we (the boss and me) are concerned, the final house. Managed care will be next but hopefully not necessary.
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    #7 I'm glad you feel that way @Don 🐝 Kerr. From down here and looking back at when I was in Toronto, I always thought of the area from Oshawa to Stoney Creek as pretty much one big megapolis. Mainly because I had seen it fill in over the years. It's nice to know that there is a sense of community within it that 'feels' small and homey.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    23/08/2017 #7 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Jim Murray "But there’s something to be said for the diminished sense of urgency that living life in a smaller community brings with it. " Feel the same way about Burlington my Beezer Buddy!
    David B. Grinberg
    23/08/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another exemplary read, Jim, filled with important insights. Many congrats on finding such a wonderful community to live, work and excel. Frankly, I'm envious!
    I'm really glad everything worked out so well, as I still recall some of your blog posts before and after you immediately moved in. There's a small quaint and quiet town on Maryland's Eastern Shore called St. Michaels -- perhaps St. Catherines is his sister?
    The following sentence really struck a chord with me, especially as someone still living within what too often feels like a concrete jungle:
    "But there’s something to be said for the diminished sense of urgency that living life in a smaller community brings with it."
    Amen to that, brother! Enjoy...
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2017 #5 Jim Murray
    Thanks Lisa. Yeah...the yard is beautiful and very private as well. I do a lot of work out in the gazebo. Hopefully we get the pool covered before the leaves start falling. There are very few flying bugs here for some reason.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/08/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #3 I agree Jim, it's the incessant thoughts that can drive us crazy but like you, I HATE packing too. Now, we have almost 30 more years worth of crap to get rid of or pack, yikes... that thought keeps me from taking the leap. Your yard looks so pretty, I saw the pool and it appears you have nice greenery too!
    Jim Murray
    22/08/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    #1 Thanks Lisa. #1 Yeah it pretty much was a Big deal at the time. But everything passes and most of us spent out time thinking about what's coming and not shuddering over what has been. The hardest part about moving is the packing. I just hated it.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/08/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    That HAD to be a major adjustment after living in a large city for so many years @Jim Murray. We talk about moving to an area that has more to offer but the idea of packing and all that you mentioned above causes me stress just thinking of it. I'm glad you are happy now! Write away :))
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    50+ Sites to Get Free Dissertation Writing Help
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  12. ProducerProma 🐝 Nautiyal
    When You Are Judged...
    When You Are Judged...In a world riding high on consumerism and where brand- consciousness blinds people against value, you often can find people judging others on the basis of their looks, or rather on their clothes and accessories. I don't have anything against...


    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    24/08/2017 #15 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #13 Thank you so much @Puneet Srivastava. Yes, I did find a nice bracelet made of Yellow citrine stones. It was for energizing the Solar Plexus. I saw you are meditation coach, so mentioning it. :-)
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    24/08/2017 #14 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #10 Yes, indeed. You have a stellar memory @Lance 🐝 Scoular!
    Salespersons, especially, shouldn't take such a fine with their customers. They might lose any further business that could have come to them. 😄
    Thank you for the share!
    Puneet Srivastava
    24/08/2017 #13 Puneet Srivastava
    Excellent share... the best thing i liked was that you forgave the woman... hope somewhere else you got your bracelet as well. :) Good wishes.
    Numo Quest
    23/08/2017 #12 Numo Quest
    #9 What a great reply dearest Promo. It is like changing a 'Habit' what will take some time to adopt in ones system. Reward anyhow will be that you graduate will preserve your own energy re frustration of opinion and judgement of others, hence, your 'urge' of forming opinion or judgement. Things gently will become ease in you while your self confidence will grow exponentially. If you simply replace 'believing' in to 'Know it is so...' no one else can tell you any different. Great to read it is benefiting you on your own term and pass. :O)) It is intended that way.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    23/08/2017 #11 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    23/08/2017 #10 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    🥚cellent article
    @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Both stories broght to mind a few scenes of Julia Roberts in the film "Pretty Woman."

    The most memorable one for me was when Vivian (Julia Roberts) returns to a up market fashion shop, where yesterday she was wearing her casuals but today is now dressed to the nines...
    ...Shop assistant: Hello, can I help you?

    Vivian: I was in here yesterday, you wouldn't wait on me.

    Shop assistant: Oh.

    Vivian: You people work on commission, right?

    Shop assistant: Yeah.

    Big mistake.

    I have to go shopping now.

    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    23/08/2017 #9 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #8 @Numo Quest such an empowering thought. I read your comment at least 4 times before commenting. You have massively changed the perception I had about people and their judgements. It will take me some time to implement it, for sure, but I now have grasp of the fundamental. Thank you! :-)
    Numo Quest
    22/08/2017 #8 Numo Quest
    #7 That is the biggest mistake thinkable. Mirroring some one is the same as putting energy and focus in something that is some one else is stead of remaining oneself. If you stand in front of a mirror, just do for argument sake, and concentrate at the mirror, not the reflection of you. Just do that for about three minutes and it will sink in. The mirror is just a mirror, and object not doing anything at all. The energy of you, or anyone else, isn't touching you, harming you, appeal to you, no matter how they try. You will understand that having any opinion on what ever subject, any judgement on any person, has no ground, hence is a waste of time and energy. If you adopt the principle of the mirror, you won't even feel or become annoyed about opinion or judgement of others. Since these only are based upon the idea or vision of the other, not knowing which path you have walked, on what grounds you decide. Hence, putting energy in judgement or opinion of others, regardless you or any topic, in fact is useless. If you quit mimicking others, you will have eye and focus for other things to observe. ":O) Just give it a try and be your own Creator :O)
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    22/08/2017 #7 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #6 That is a very powerful principle ,indeed. I wanted to ask if you are talking about the same mirror principle in which others mirror the behavior or react to the kind of attitude one is exhibiting?
    Numo Quest
    22/08/2017 #6 Numo Quest
    #5 Dearest Proma, have you ever thought about the universal principle of the mirror? A very powerful principle where judgement nor opinion has room for any influence in your and others lives. :O)
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    22/08/2017 #5 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #1 Thank you so much @Numo Quest. You are right, first of all we shouldn't judge and even if we end up doing so we shouldn't let it be so explicit.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    22/08/2017 #4 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #2 @Lisa Gallagher I can't thank you enough for your kind words and encouragement, Lisa, it means a lot to me. It took me a lot of self-contemplation to go ahead and write about it, but then I really wanted to.

    You are so right about donning casuals outside of work hours irrespective of where you are living. And the kitchen, of course, room service can never help unwind like a cooking/baking session does.

    I agree with your point about the lady at the stall being made to feel inferior at some point in her life. It could very well be a reason for her to reflect that same treatment on someone else. A person confident in their own skin would never have let themselves treat others so poorly even though they might have been treated badly, themselves, at some point of time. Karmic logic ensures I never overstep my boundaries and I just hope others understand the same too.

    My husband and I had both decided to spend every waking moment out, exploring the city. I guess that is what helped us survive the hotel stay. :D
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/08/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Everyone should read this very interesting, true story by @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal, such a good message contained within.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/08/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a wonderful topic for a buzz @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. Let me first say, I can relate so much when it comes to staying in a 5 star hotel. I'm not comfortable either because too many do walk around all dressed up and when I'm away, I like to dress down. I don't want to have to dress up for breakfast, dinner or to even walk through the halls and lobby. For those reasons, I stay away from 5 star hotels.

    I'm glad you found your voice and you were able to speak up for yourself when it came to the crystal lamp! It baffles me when people have no problem treating others as if they are less important than another based on how they dress etc... it baffles me more when they don't have a hard time making comments that reflect how they feel inside. I think some people like that have possibly been made to feel inferior at some point in their lives and treat others as they were treated. Maybe by speaking up to the woman who was selling the stones and more made her think about her actions?

    Thank you for sharing this because we all deserve to be treated with dignity. This is a good reminder. For the record, I would have gone stark raving mad having to stay in a hotel room for 2 months. I could have handled a 1 bedroom room with a kitchen but not just a room. I think my husband and I would have really gotten on each others nerves lol. (that's an understatement).
    Numo Quest
    22/08/2017 #1 Numo Quest
    Great post since what you describe is universal. Many will have encountered one time such pre-judgement. It's example how not to do it.
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    How to Write a College Essay that Shares Your Passion
    How to Write a College Essay that Shares Your PassionWhen coaching my college essay clients on how to write a college essay, I always tell them to talk about their real passion and to tell their real story – not to talk about what they think other people want them to talk about.In that vein, today,...
  14. Katyan Roach

    Katyan Roach

    Please help me to give a big beBee welcome to my friend @Ruth Sinkeler. She's the author of a brand new book called Sexy Leadership and I can't wait for her to share some nuggets here!.
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @David B. Grinberg @John White, MBA @Javier 🐝 beBee @Jan 🐝 Barbosa @Milos Djukic @Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Katyan Roach


    Tausif Mundrawala
    03/08/2017 #21 Tausif Mundrawala
    Welcome to this wonderful world of bees, @Ruth Sinkeler
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/08/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    Looks like my comment from a few days ago didn't make it off my mobile. Here it is: A warm welcome to you @Ruth Sinkeler! Looking forward to our exchanges.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/08/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Ruth Sinkeler, welcome to beBee and congrats on your book!
    Milos Djukic
    02/08/2017 #18 Anonymous
    Welcome @Ruth Sinkeler.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    02/08/2017 #17 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Welcome to awesome #bebee !!!! 💯💯💯
    Ruth Sinkeler
    02/08/2017 #16 Ruth Sinkeler
    #9 I am already excited to be here thanks :)
    Ruth Sinkeler
    02/08/2017 #15 Ruth Sinkeler
    #10 Thank you Maite :)
    Ruth Sinkeler
    02/08/2017 #14 Ruth Sinkeler
    #11 Hai Deb, Just ask me anything you want to know :) I will gladly answer your questions. The book is on Amazon now if your are interested in reading it :) I will keep buzzing. What a nice start here :) So welcoming
    Ruth Sinkeler
    02/08/2017 #13 Ruth Sinkeler
    #12 Thank you Don! I love networking :)
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    02/08/2017 #12 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Always good to meet new Bees. Welcom @Ruth Sinkeler
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    02/08/2017 #11 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Great to meet you, @Ruth Sinkeler. So interested in finding out a lot more about your book. Glad to have you buzzing around the hives!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    02/08/2017 #9 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Welcome to beBee, @Ruth Sinkeler!
    Ruth Sinkeler
    02/08/2017 #8 Ruth Sinkeler
    #7 thank you Javier :)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    02/08/2017 #7 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Ruth Sinkeler welcome !!!
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    02/08/2017 #6 Ruth Sinkeler
    #1 Thank you so much Jose
    Ruth Sinkeler
    02/08/2017 #5 Ruth Sinkeler
    #2 Thank you Julio :)
    Ruth Sinkeler
    02/08/2017 #4 Ruth Sinkeler
    #3 hai David thank you for your warm welcome and Katyan you are awesome for introducing me here. Thank you :)
    David B. Grinberg
    02/08/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    We are pleased you're here @Ruth Sinkeler, welcome to the land of buzz and honey! I look forward to reading and engaging with your content. Any friend of Katyan's is a friend of ours.
  15. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Madman, Architect, Carpenter, Judge
    Madman, Architect, Carpenter, JudgeWe all have stories to tell. Yet, sometimes writing it is not so easy. We write a bit, then realize how clanky it sounds, delete and start again. After one or more attempts the same happens and we stop the effort. One way to get out of the muddle...


    Gert Scholtz
    01/08/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz
    @Cyndi wilkins "The imagination is your channel to the creative unconscious...Write away my friends...The only critic you need to conquer is your own." Well said - thanks Cyndi.
    Gert Scholtz
    01/08/2017 #46 Gert Scholtz
    #41 @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Thanks for commenting and sharing Joyce. Perhaps the madman is what gives drive, energy and voice to your writing. Don't sit on him too much!:)
    Gert Scholtz
    01/08/2017 #45 Gert Scholtz
    #42 Thanks for the tags Maria.
    Cyndi wilkins
    01/08/2017 #44 Cyndi wilkins
    Kudos to anyone who dares face the judge without the fear of being judged...Intelligence itself does not create anything...The imagination is your channel to the creative unconscious...Write away my friends...The only critic you need to conquer is your own;-) Thanks for the invitation @Gert Scholtz!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    01/08/2017 #41 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I'm a great slasher of words--phrases less often. My madman is comfortably retained on the seat of my chair. I sit on it every day. Down Boy. If my madman manages to surface, I simply pluck myself from my seat and watch some TV. Nobody likes listening to your madman.
    Gert Scholtz
    31/07/2017 #40 Gert Scholtz
    #37 @Jerry Fletcher Time and technology certainly has moved on! Yet these methods of Betty Flowers still hold. She was a Professor in English and clearly understood the creative mind and the analytical mind very well. Thanks for commenting Jerry.
    Gert Scholtz
    31/07/2017 #39 Gert Scholtz
    #35 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt I will watch for Cayote, as long as it is not Wile E Coyote :) Thanks Chas.
    Jerry Fletcher
    31/07/2017 #37 Jerry Fletcher
    Geez Gert,
    You reminded me that I had a manual typewriter back in the day. Most of my craziest ideas were handwritten. You had to physically push the letters and the words onto the page. Then came the electric typewriter and then computers and then programs that track changes. Perhaps that is why we can now identify the madman, architect, carpenter and judge. Now, where did I put that pencil?
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    31/07/2017 #35 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Then there is Coyote, the trickster. Listen to coyote.
    Gert Scholtz
    31/07/2017 #34 Gert Scholtz
    #29 @Harvey Lloyd Thanks for commenting Harvey. Interesting thing is that a few centuries ago the average English sentence was fifty words. Today it is closer to fifteen words. The Judges were busy!
    Gert Scholtz
    31/07/2017 #33 Gert Scholtz
    #30 @Vincent Andrew Thanks Andrew - also for sharing the post. Looks like your madman and judge have an ongoing stand-off :)
    Gert Scholtz
    31/07/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    #28 @VDS Brink Thanks VDS. Yes, I think De Bono's six hats work along the same principles. Lekker skryf!
    Connie Limon
    31/07/2017 #31 Connie Limon
    Gert Scholtz: What catches my eyes here are many statements, but I will share only one which probably covers it all for me: "let the madman energy flow. Find what interests you in the topic, the question or emotion that it raises in you, and respond" I have had somewhat of a "madman energy" SINCE I experienced a conversion experience that took me into a spiritual world that not been opened up to me prior to this happening.....I then began to write like a mad man at certain times. It was times I could not call up on my own, like sit down and say, I am going to write now as if with a madman energy.
    Vincent Andrew
    31/07/2017 #30 Vincent Andrew
    "Whatever joy there is in the writing process can come only when the energies are flowing freely-when you're not stuck." I find this to be true. When I am stuck, it's because the ideas, the words and sentences are not coming together. It can be frustrating. But give it a bit of space and more time and suddenly they come maddeningly together at the same time that I am forced to sit to literally get it all out on paper. Enjoyed this Gert.
    Harvey Lloyd
    31/07/2017 #29 Harvey Lloyd
    I am the original butcher of the English language. Certainly here of BeBee writing is a central theme. But the largest issue is communications in the broader sense.

    Even though i have an aversion to punctuation, i have witnessed the other end where folks cant just blurt out on the screen a free style of writing as each sentence becomes an epic journey. The idea in their writing gets lost in the diagraming of sentence structure.

    I loved the concept you presented. Thanks.
    VDS Brink
    31/07/2017 #28 VDS Brink
    Lovely Gert! Core of it is that we should do our thinking in separate modes. De Bono's hats are a similar approach. Freewriting a great one as you put a piece of paper on your screen and just type madly as a madman boring the left brain Judge all the way. It works every time!!
  16. ProducerJason Devaney

    Jason Devaney

    Busy? Try being productive
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    Jason Devaney
    12/07/2017 #3 Jason Devaney
    Guys, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
    Andrew Garofalo
    11/07/2017 #2 Andrew Garofalo
    This is very personal and useful, thanks for sharing.
    Ricardo Tafas
    11/07/2017 #1 Ricardo Tafas
    That is true. People might think to be carrying the world on their shoulders, but to an outsider standpoint, they are just laying down on their backs.
  17. ProducerSuzan Savarese

    Suzan Savarese

    Transitioning from Corporate EA to Entrepreneur
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    pradeep nair
    28/06/2017 #8 pradeep nair
    #7 yes working as an EA in corporate sector
    Suzan Savarese
    28/06/2017 #7 Suzan Savarese
    #4 I offer virtual support if you or anyone you know are interested in EA support, WordPress/writing/editing and content management. Take care.
    Suzan Savarese
    28/06/2017 #6 Suzan Savarese
    #3 Jugging life can be difficult especially when we all work full-time and have to leave our job. My finances and life have been much different. But we pick up and go on. Perhaps we can connect sometime and compare notes! Take care of yourself and hope your mom stays "kicking" for some time to come. Stay well.
    Suzan Savarese
    28/06/2017 #5 Suzan Savarese
    #4 Harvey I totally agree. Love the "knowledge, skills and wisdom" because we take them with us no matter where we go. Perfect. So nice to meet you.
    Harvey Lloyd
    26/06/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    The transition from employee of any type to entrepreneur is challenging. I did it very young. I can still remember the fear and anxiety of feeling like a long tail cat in a rocking chair store.

    You bring some valid points to the discussion. What i had to learn is that my knowledge, skills and wisdom would be present within each new experience. Wisdom may have been elusive, but with knowledge and skill i could develop the wisdom needed to traverse the new.

    Welcome to BeBee
    Barbara Henslee
    26/06/2017 #3 Barbara Henslee
    Hi @Suzan Savarese, I'm a newbee too. And, I too, am an EA large company (Fortune 100). AND, also a 50/50 partner for a small business. Both jobs are vastly different as you describe here. Yet, our core values are the same, in fact must be the same in order to be successful at both AT the same time. My condolences for the loss of your Dad. I ALSO can relate to that. My 93 year old mom was in my care directly for the last 10 years. She is still "kicking," but we moved her to a long term nursing home close to my two sisters in another city. I didn't want to do it at the time, but I'm glad we did, as my life has been given a much needed break. I wish you all the best in your future.
    Suzan Savarese
    25/06/2017 #2 Suzan Savarese
    #1 Thank you. I look forward to contributing. I am looking for a network where I might be able to help others and also perhaps find more opportunities for myself.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    25/06/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Suzan Savarese welcome to beBee!
  18. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    A compilation of selected beBee essays (Final version)
    A compilation of selected beBee essays (Final version)http://www.pninet.com/articles/Compilation.pdf  Updated and...


    Lyon Brave
    25/08/2017 #12 Lyon Brave
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    24/07/2017 #11 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Ian, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and practice with us.
    Savvy Raj
    20/06/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    Appreciate your valuable insights @Ian Weinberg. I look forward to reading it .
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/06/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Never mind @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, lol... I was on the PDF reading it. DOH, I can post it from here.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/06/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This is great @Ian Weinberg!! How awesome that you put together a compilation of your beBee essays which are extremely valuable. @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian am I able to schedule something in .PDF format to mytweetpack?
    Joanne Gardocki
    28/05/2017 #6 Joanne Gardocki
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/05/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    Great idea and generous gift, @Ian Weinberg. Thanks.
    Ian Weinberg
    22/05/2017 #4 Ian Weinberg
    #3 Thanks Vincent.
    Vincent  🐝 Manlapaz
    22/05/2017 #3 Vincent 🐝 Manlapaz
    I'm reading the book or the compilation of your essay. I find it useful and interesting. Very Clever. Thanks for sharing @Ian Weinberg
    Ian Weinberg
    11/05/2017 #2 Ian Weinberg
    #1 Thanks very much for that @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Best wishes to you.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    11/05/2017 #1 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Often times, I read your stuff and my mind screams, "I don't want to know." That's because your depth of knowledge is almost frightening. The fact that you chose to share with us (or take the time to do so) leaves me with no better words than, "Thank you."
  19. ProducerJoyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Salem Hospital
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    Tausif Mundrawala
    19/06/2017 #11 Tausif Mundrawala
    Words seem ineffable to describe your courage but your stories prove one thinh that you are a fighter and have always fought all odds which were meant to ruin your life. You are a lioness who have retaliated despite being wounded. I can't understand what happiness such people derive by harming others. Always be strong the way you are my friend,@Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Jerry Fletcher
    18/06/2017 #10 Jerry Fletcher
    Joyce, I salute your courage.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    18/06/2017 #9 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #7 There are a few posts I've written on this topic that are related. The whole thing is so convoluted. It took decades to do all the research. Many of the answers came via happenstance. The posts are below, but Deception is, by far, the most important.
    Hay algunos posts que he escrito sobre este tema que están relacionados. Todo es tan complicado. Tardaron décadas en hacer toda la investigación. Muchas de las respuestas vinieron por casualidad. Los postes están abajo, pero el Engaño es, con mucho, el más importante.


    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    18/06/2017 #8 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #7 Deception documents a conspiracy of silence in which Salem Hospital was involved. If you have a legal mind, you should like it.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    18/06/2017 #7 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Uuuaaau @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. I'm so sorry. Murphy hit you hard, but you did not let him beat you. Too many bad people, (fortunately not all humanity is), is true and limit situations that push us to the abyss.
    Thanks for telling us your story. Gracias por mantenerte viva. Later, forced reading "Deception".
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    18/06/2017 #6 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #4 There are too damned many bad people, @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    18/06/2017 #5 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #1 #2 #3 #4 Thank you for your comments. My aim is to try to see this kind of thing stops. Probably too big a goal.
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    18/06/2017 #4 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Unfortunately there are bad people.
    A hug @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ (Glo) Ochoa
    17/06/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Writing and blogging is a way to vent, share, express creativity and try to bring justice to a wrong...
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/06/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    If only MDs had your courage to confront misbehaviors and attention to colleagues and not patients. Your bravery stands out @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Ian Weinberg
    17/06/2017 #1 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for courageously sharing @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee -Yes indeed, the flaws in the Human in all walks of life. Cruelly many find their way into our profession.
  20. ProducerBrenda Bernstein
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  21. ProducerVictoria Toumit

    Victoria Toumit

    THE ART OF SAYING "NO!"Let you imagine something very uncomfortable, for instance, one of your very best friends asking you a favor. The moment you hear the favor, deep in your heart you scream "no"! But s/he is your best friend and made you also many many favors in...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/07/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I am a living embodiment of what is said here because I began my life in a state of extreme protection. I never understood why I was protected or what from but I learned not to say NO. Now had I at that time learned to say NO, I would have been a damaged human being rather than a human being living in a bubble of protection. So it is not simple as saying NO but assessing the wisdom contextually. Understand the context and what seems wrong is under some contexts what was right.

    Had I said NO when I was younger and escaped this protection, I would have walked into the same fire other people did, which was right into the hands of the major gangs in our town. I was not brought up in a middle class home with natural protections of middle class existence - I am extremely thankful for that protection because that allowed me to recognize in retrospect just how lucky I had been.

    Now just because someone has been in that bubble of protection does not erase their natural intelligence. If had been utterly simplistic to the point of being stupid about life I would not have come to a point where I learned the power of saying NO - but without betraying my past and a mother fiercely protective of her children. To this I say forever thank you Mom.

    That being said I also became self-aware enough to know the downside of living in a bubble, that when one is not touched by the hard stones and knives of reality, there is a blissful ignorance of life as it for many people. In that regard I do identify with the story of Buddha who came out of his protected state and was shocked to the core of his bones when he saw reality first-hand. That led to him exploring how to end suffering. Of course I am not Buddha, but here I accept the meaning of "NO".
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    10/06/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    An important subject to tackle and well-written post, @Victoria Toumit. Sometimes, it is difficult to say no for various reasons. We get caught up in situations we don't like nor do we have time for because we can't say no. Perhaps, we don't want to hurt another person's feelings or we feel sorry for them and we give in to their request. Too many situations can foster angry feelings and damage relationships.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    10/06/2017 #11 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Well put Victoria.
    While you put it in the context of personal relationships, the importance of being able to say no applies in our work, professional and involvement in not-for-profit, causes or religious organisations.

    The reasons can vary but can particularly relate to being over commited with our time on other responsibilities or unwarented high expectations of others.

    Often in these cases, it is some thing we actually want to do, yet if we say yes, it will impact other activities with a higher priority or impact.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    10/06/2017 #10 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    10/06/2017 #9 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #2 Read this useful article -https://www.bebee.com/producer/@stephan-metral/how-to-save-good-bebee-s-articles-by-stephan-metral
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    10/06/2017 #8 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #2If the type of content you want to save is mostly reading the material, then your best bet is to use one of the reads it later services like Readability or Pocket that support tagging. Both services have browser extensions (Readability, Pocket) that allow you to quickly save links, and the next step is organization.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    10/06/2017 #6 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    CC @Javier 🐝 beBee , @John White, MBA and @Juan Imaz. Victoria wrote a good piece here about authenticity and the power to say No..sometimes. It deserves a share if you think it met the quality content criterium..Up to you guys. For my part, I am gonna Facebook It and Tweet!
    Sometimes, just take a deep breath, say why and end by this is why is say No..or to be politically correct..why you decline for today the favor you have been asked for. If they insist because of many reasons...say you are not the appropriate person and point someone they despite or you despite. For the no receiver, it helps him or her to grow,
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/06/2017 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    These really are some of the hardest decisions to make...when it comes to friends...or even family. But yes, everyone has gotta learn how and when to say No.
    Tom Short
    10/06/2017 #4 Tom Short
    #2 Save articles copy and paste to libre office as it is free.
    Tom Short
    10/06/2017 #3 Tom Short
    Thanks for the advice. Now I need one that only gets a yes from customers. Thanks for your time, Tom, from the land down under.
    Ray Wallace
    09/06/2017 #2 Ray Wallace
    "HELP"!!!!!! I'm having a hard time figuring out how to save Your articles and then print them. Any suggestions?? 🤔🤔🤔
    Yogesh Sukal
    09/06/2017 #1 Yogesh Sukal
    Very well said @Victoria Toumit Life is beautiful to do many things rather than just wasting in the uncomfortable yes and to live in the justice to utilize time for better cause.
  22. ProducerLeonard David Raymundo
    The Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/06/2017 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Indeed. Both sides of the coin there! Am not really sure how many would want to end up as a freelance writer...always thought it was a phase to getting somewhere else. A good preparatory phase. I wouldn't dare do that again not unless I was sittin on a tiny treasure to get by through the lean times ;) Maybe after retirement...
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    Joyce Redlon

    Love this!
    A Vegetarian's Nightmare or A Dissertation on Plants Rights
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    Joyce Redlon

    The French Socialite Locked in her Attic for 25 Years ▭ Blanche Monnier
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  25. ProducerBrenda Bernstein
    From a Certified Executive Resume Writer – 9 Tips I Learned from Recertifying
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