Fiona Pagett en Communications and journalism, Marketing, Business Owner • TalkSavvy 2/7/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 2,0K

Tell me.... is beBee where the buzz is?

Tell me, what's the temperature like in the hive?  Hot, cool, indifferent?  I want to stick my toe in the honey but I'm a little lost these days with social media platforms.  I'm pretty adept on Facebook, I guess we all are, it's been around a while but in terms of running a business, I feel I'm keeping half of who I am in the shadows.  I'm tired of bouncing around FB groups, triple checking anything I post in case it might be construed as some kind of veiled pitch - heaven forbid.  (It never is, by the way, I've given more than enough value over the past few months, happily and freely).  I posted a political comment on my timeline yesterday (not even suggesting political alignment) and a 'friend' messaged me saying "Fi, stop being so political, you'll screw your business!"  What?  Really?  So you prefer it when I post pictures of my courgette plants?  Probably...

Twitter.  Probably more my scene with regards to current affairs and topical comment.  There seem to be fewer in there who choose ignorance over awareness.  Fewer who choose a complete head in the sand job then wake up to an economic crisis and tell us to "stay calm, it's only Mars crossing Venus, go and drink some dandelion tea."  I have no issue with that sentiment by the way, each to their own, but it's not the swarm I want to hang out with.

Pinterest.  Hmmm, I'm not sold.  I can't help thinking it's a huge materialistic pinboard - perhaps I'm wrong and I'm sure it's fabulous but I don't have time to find out.  Instagram.... interesting, particularly with it's capacity for video.  I'm hearing good things forecast for it's growth and potential.

So tell me, beBee?  I've just been pollinated by a friend so I'm buzzing by.  It's recommended.  I like conversation - good, honest, ballsy chat, where people can challenge and be challenged, exchange opinion as well as pleasantries. 

Is this the place to Bee?  I'm taking a peek.Tell me.... is beBee where the buzz is?


Sara Jacobovici 6/7/2016 · #26

Welcome @Fiona Pagett. You are already contributing to what makes beBee the place to be right now.

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Deb 🐝 Helfrich 4/7/2016 · #25

Very interesting question, Fiona. I am looking for a one-stop shop, in many ways. I don't like compartmentalizing my life. I want to conduct business, chat with friends, meet new people, experience what it is like to live all over the globe, and have new ideas as my constant companion. beBee seems to be the only place with such a diversity of purpose. I'm willing to contribute in a way that pushes the platform forward into all it can bee.

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Charlene Burke 4/7/2016 · #24

Good to see you here @Fiona Pagett!

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Dale Masters 2/7/2016 · #23

In my theory, affection ranges from being fully present in the moment and fully engaged with the patient to giving him or her a hug as the situation calls for. This requires a great deal of empathy on the part of the practitioner. Physical touch has been recognised as a physiological need in humans. For example, it is said that humans require a minimum of 4 hugs a day to maintain a healthy level of oxytocin he brain. This is but one very small example of how the therapy works. In its broadest sense, it seeks to heal society from the inside out.

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Juan Imaz 2/7/2016 · #22

I hope you will stay for a long time @Fiona Pagett !

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Dale Masters 2/7/2016 · #21

@Adam Reid I have scanned the thesis, and it seems to me that affection as therapy treats a wider range of people. The ultimate goal is to build up oxytocin in the brain, and teaching patients how to maintain that level by themselves. While it deals with trauma, I have developed a spectrum of people (such as those dealing with schizophrenia, as well as the "worried well").

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Adam Read 2/7/2016 · #20

#2 Mariana, depending on your interest, the mental health industry might be an interesting place to use your skills. What is missing from the dialogue when it comes to this industry are stories from people who have taken tragedy and trauma and learned how to evolve because of it rather than being enslaved to it. There is still so much work to do in terms of deconstructing the stigma associated with mental health, and the MH industty itself has a hard time allowing the voices of clients to be heard over their own voices. Those who have weathered severe storms in life have an enormous amount to share with the world and they may even cause some of the theories to be rewritten because they have real life experience as opposed to someone who shows up with theories they learned in school. Find a way to give these people a voice, and you may very likely find a substantial audience.

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Adam Read 2/7/2016 · #19

#16 Dale, what it sounds like you are describing is Attachment Theory, which you are calling Affection as Therapy. The other side of attachment is trauma that prevents us from being able to securely attach. If you're interested, look up a woman by the name of Suzette Misrachi, an Australian mental health practitioner who specializes in grief and attachment in the context of Adult Children Of Parents with Severe Mental Illness (ACOPSMI). Her Masters Thesis, "Lives Unseen" can be downloaded for free.

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