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Fortune Cookie Friday: Good News for Bees

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Hello, all!
Today I’d love to share a fortune cookie with you, and apply its message to a scenario I recently read about.


Great things are made of little things.  

You may have figured out that bees are near and dear to my heart. After all, this blog is called positively b.e.e. because of my childhood nickname of Bee and my desire to make a small difference in the world.

But bees–the fuzzy kind with stingers—are really important for more than just my own sentimental reasons.

They are pollinators—the reason we have crops to eat and beautiful flowers to see and smell.

They are an example of little things that help to make great things!

There have been reports of anything from Colony Collapse Disorder to pesticides to habitat loss to the planting of non-native plant species to climate change or any number of other reasons why bees and their colonies suffer, disappea…

I Get a Good Feeling

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Okay guys, we haven't had a Friday Dance Party in a LONG time. And it seems appropriate to kick off the holiday weekend (in the US) with something upbeat, uplifting, and fun!

So stop what you're doing. Take a break and join me RIGHT NOW, and let's raise our endorphins along with our heart rates, and DANCE!



The lyric that particularly stood out to me: "Gotta love the life that we're living." Thank you, Flo Rida, for that!

Life is AWESOME, ya'll!  Live it to the fullest!

If you're in the US, have a great Memorial Day Weekend.


💛🐝





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Crossing the Finish Line

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Hello everyone!

If you think I’ve forgotten about your requests for more stories about acts of kindness, you’d be mistaken! 😁

I recently saw a story right here in my adopted town of Pittsburgh that is making me smile a week later. It highlights some qualities that I really admire about this town. Pittsburgh and its outlying areas are full of people who exude perseverance, teamwork, compassion, empathy, and volunteerism.

Laura Mazur and Jessica Robertson were the last two runners in the full Pittsburgh Marathon. Everyone else had finished, and the streets were starting to empty out. They were total strangers to each other, as Laura is from New Bremen, Ohio, and Jessica hails from Braddock, Pennsylvania.

Laura and Jessica met around mile 14. Laura, who was running her 12th marathon, could see that Jessica, who was running her 1st marathon, was flagging, so she sa…

How Your Expectations Affect Your Stress Levels

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Hello everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week. A week that was not stressful in any way; that was happy and fulfilling and a total breeze!

What’s that, you say?

It wasn’t a total breeze? You’re stressed out to the hilt and headed to happy hour as soon as 5:00 p.m. hits so you can try to unwind and forget about work for a while?

Believe me, I can relate.

I have a history of being easily prone to stress, after all. And though my stress habit has vastly changed with all the self-development work I’ve been doing over the last several years, it will still sometimes rear its ugly head.

I often complain to my husband when these times arise, and he always says the same thing to me:


So what does he mean by "stress is just expectations"? 
It’s very simple, really: your expectations (or someone else’s) can create stress in your life if you don’t manage them well.

Another Way to View Grieving: Let the Light In

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Hello friends,

I know the subject line sounds kind of serious, and, well...it is. But I’m going through some grief right now, so it occurs to me to share some of my thoughts on grieving, in case they’ll help you, too. After all, grief is negative because it hurts. And I'm all about disrupting negative things.

There are aspects to grief where we can grow or find comfort. A sense of gratitude, strengthened community connections, and reinforced positive neural associations through memory are also possible during the grieving process. I’ll get into that in a bit, but I wanted to preface with something, first.

At times in my life, I’ve been referred to as a bit of a “Pollyanna.” If you’re not familiar with the story of Pollyanna, it centers around a girl who, no matter what difficulty befalls her, finds the silver lining and is positive. According to Merriam-Web…