Self Care Sunday – March 18, 2018

Self Care Sunday

It’s 1:00pm on Sunday. After walking four miles this morning, I sat down to do some planning for my business and website when I felt like I needed to check-in with my body. That’s when I noticed that I can feel tension in my shoulders and my jaw. The tension I was feeling means I am still thinking and running at 100 miles per hour even though I am halfway through my third day off from work. This long weekend has not offered me much time for rest or self care.

As I reflect back on last week, I was busy straight up until 10:00pm last night. Work, school, personal business development, coaching calls, doctors appointments including PT for my jaw, and a trip to Philly got jammed into six days. Perhaps I was too busy and that’s why my brain isn’t slowing down and giving me rest. As I was reflecting on my week, I heard it. I heard my intuition. I heard my intuition speak up and tell me to unplug and let go this afternoon because my body needed rest and my mind needs to slow down.

Through my studies to be an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach this past year, I’ve learned to check-in with my mind, body and spirit. I’ve learned to be more conscious of the subtle messages my body is sending me. Historically, thinking and running myself into the ground and not taking proper care of myself is where I’ve gotten myself into trouble. When I don’t listen to the messages my body is offering me and give my mind, body and spirit space to slow down for rest and self-care, my body breaks down with sickness or injury.

In that moment of self-awareness, I consciously made a different choice for myself today. I put away my business planner. I stretched my back out. I rolled my shoulders and took a deep breath. I put on comfy clothes and my UGG slippers. I made my favorite flavored decaf coffee and I snuggled up on the sofa with my blanket and pillow. After I am done writing this post, I will be watching movies all day because it requires no thought or energy. It’s a passive activity; exactly what my body needs today.

As I look at my calendar for next week, my schedule is not as crazy as last week. Wednesday is my birthday. Although I can’t go away for my birthday this year, I am taking off from work and going to the Red Door Spa for a Facial and Pedicure. As for today, it’s movie day 🙂

This is your reminder to check-in with your mind, body and spirit. Learn to slow down long enough for you to recognize your intuition when it’s talking to you and reminding you to take care of yourself. Self care is not selfish; it’s essential.

Self Care

In the coming week, I plan to offer a post about using High Mileage Questions as an effective way to prompt folks including clients, students, employees or friends to open up to you during conversations. Look for that post later this week. In case you missed my last post, I posted a love poem on Friday. Poetry is one way I express my creativity and holistically take care of spirit. You can see my Post Categories at the bottom of the Right Sidebar Area. You can always scroll down to see my last seven posts or here’s a direct link to my most recent poem.

My Loving Presence

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I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I provide guidance on Holistic Wellness approaches. Health is about more than just the food on your plate. If you would like more information about Holistic Health Coaching, please email me at:

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My Loving Presence

Art couples love

My Loving Presence
By: Linda A. Long

I offer you
My loving presence
As a soft
Place to land
For your soul
To find comfort
After a long week
Rest with me
In the warmth
Of our Blue Love

I offer you
A love without expectations
It asks nothing more
Than for you
To be
The best version
Of who you are
And for you to reach
The greatest potential
Of your soul
I want
My loving presence
To inspire you
To be
The reflection of
God’s finest Intention
As you strive for
The highest good
For your soul

I offer you
A kindred spirit
A soul who understands
The nuances
Of a soul’s struggle
Holding on and letting go
I understand
A soul
Wanting more
While accepting less
I know how it feels
For a soul
To Dream
Of a lover
In the quiet moments
And whisper
Whisper in depths of silence
To find comfort
In the connection
Of their spirits

I offer your
Heart refuge
From the harsh
Realities of
Living up to
And honoring commitments
Yet knowing
My love
My loving arms
Are only
A reach away

My loving presence
Asks nothing of you
I still
Hold space
For our love
Shaded Blue
To match
Your beautiful
Blue eyes

I offer you
Nothing more
Than a
Loving presence
In your life
For you to
Count on
Rest in
And hold on to
In the lonely moments
When our souls
Miss the familiar
Light radiating from
Heart to heart
When our eyes

Bask in the glow
Of the
Beautiful light
I hold for you
Bask in the glow of
My loving presence
Bask in the glow
Of my love
(C) 2018 Linda A. Long – Highest Good Holistic Health Coaching, LLC – All Rights Reserved

NOTE Writing poetry, especially love poetry for Blue Love, is a spiritual practice for me. It sets free my heart. It balances my spirit and it allows me to express myself in words of love. Having spiritual practices that are authentic and honor the true fabric of your soul is important part of maintaining holistic wellness.

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Have You Mapped Your Mind Today?

Mind Mapping Outreach Plan

Have you tried Mind Mapping?

A Mind Map is a diagram you draw that connects your thoughts around a central idea. I learned about Mind Mapping in my Health Coach Training. I am a visual person;I find it to be a very effective tool when I am stuck on something or can’t figure something out. It also helps me think through things in a non-linear way. I then connect the dots afterwards.

The Mind Map I did today was a for an Outreach Plan I am developing for work. My brain was full of so much information and running in so many directions that I just could not get myself clear on what to do for the flow of my Outreach Plan. So, I started drawing. The photo on this post is my Mind Map from today and it is the third version of this map. The first two versions were more detailed and had proprietarily (work related) information on them. The photo on this post is a generalized stripped down version just to use as an example. While some folks get very creative and colorful with their Mind Maps, simple is ok too. You can see it helped me figure out the flow and I was able to map out my action steps by doing it.

Some folks get really creative with their Mind Maps. I do like to use color and images sometimes too but as I said, simple is ok too. If you never tried it, give it a shot. You can do it on a white board but I prefer in a notebook so I can get creative and keep it personal. I also do mine in notebooks so I can keep them with the rest of my project work. The below images give detailed information on how to Mind Map and here’s a link for your reference.

Mind Map

Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping is one technique you can use to manage you Holistic Wellness. Get creative – free up your brain with a Mind Map.

Now it’s time for shameless self promotion…

Sundays are for Self Care in my house. Read more about that in my recent post:

I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who provides guidance on Holistic Wellness approaches. Health is about more than just the food on your plate. If you would like more information about Holistic Health Coaching, please email me at:

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Self Care Sunday Post – Holistic Wellness

Self Care Sunday

How did you take care of your mind, body and spirit this weekend? I socialized with close friends Friday night. I walked three miles in the sunshine yesterday and today. I actually relaxed and watched TV last night too. Since I am in still in school, I had to do some homework but I did get to sleep in both days. This time of my life is a balance between self care, school and work.

I am also balancing between building my personal health coaching business and my new full time job. I spent some time this weekend strategizing for both areas. My thoughts today fall into a few different categories:

Full Time Job vs Health Coaching Quandary:

As I get closer to graduation, I am starting to think about what my Health Coaching business, Highest Good Holistic Health Coaching, LLC, looks like and what Intention I hold for it.


The reality is I have a full time job. I do not plan to quit my full time job until I am eligible to retire in 2028. It’s important that I maintain absolute professionalism and complete separation between what I do full time and my coaching business. It is also prudent for me to keep my social media accounts and website fairly clean to protect my image as my full time job is somewhat high profile. On the other hand, to build a thriving health coaching business, I need to put myself out there on social media. Do you see the quandary I am in?

After thinking about it, I’ve decided protecting my full time career takes priority over building my health coaching business on social media. I’ve accepted that most of my clients will probably come to me by word of mouth or referrals. I do have links to schedule appointments with me on this site but it will be hard to grow the business without me really putting myself out there on social media. I finally accepted that is ok.

Website Dilemmas:

Dilemma I have a couple of challenges with this site. First, I transitioned my blog to be my business site temporarily. The domain name is mapped over my WordPress Blog name. My blog has poetry and art that is a bit suggestive and is considered erotica. WordPress considers that for adult eyes only. Therefore, WordPress will not let the blog be on its home page which is now hurting my stats. It will also prevent my health coaching posts from being seen by other WordPress users.

I have a few options. I can transition off of the WordPress platform altogether. I can split the business site from the blog. I can stop worrying about stats and page views and just write.

I haven’t determined what to do as of yet. I think I may hire a website consultant for professional advice. I would prefer keeping the blog, poetry and business all together on one site. Having them all together demonstrates that I consider writing and art part of my holistic wellness. That’s authentic to who I am and honors the true spirit of my business. It also demonstrates that writing and painting, even if they are artistic and suggestive in nature, actually serve my highest good by feeding my soul and nurturing my spirit.

The way I see it is the business could be the main site with the blog being a page on the site. The blog would have it’s subscription list and URL just as it does right now. I can’t do that with my current site. I would need professional help in making that transition. I could probably figure it out but honestly I don’t want to use a whole weekend doing that for myself. I actually do not have the time to do that right now. Maybe I will have time after I graduate. For now, it’s fine the way it is. I am thinking more about the future. Since my intention is to keep the business lower profile, perhaps the way it is is good. I am looking for professional feedback. If any experts read this and have advice, please feel free to contact me.

Better Put Three Rings On It:

Binder Meme

I am standing up a new program at work. I feel like I have papers and folders all over my desk. It is making me a little crazy. I am VERY organized and seeing paper all over the place is causing me some anxiety. Lol ☺️ I use a planner at work and I love it. When I went to a meeting the other day, I had to bring the planner and like five folders with me to talk about my program. After strategizing it a bit this weekend, I am going to put together a three ring binder for my program. I will keep stuff like the Charter, Implementation Plan, Action Item list, Schools by State and other things I need as reference on a regular basis in the binder. I can take that binder to meetings with me and have everything at my fingertips.

How did you take care of yourself this weekend?

I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who provides guidance on Holistic Wellness approaches. Health is about more than just the food on your plate. If you would like more information about Holistic Health Coaching, please email me at

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Information Overload & Growing

Butterfly Cacoon Growth Five weeks into a new job and almost everyday I am reminded of a fire hose. I am standing up a new program. It’s a lot of work to strategize, plan and stand up a new Program. Almost everyday someone downloads A LOT of information to me at rapid speed and my brain can only process so much at one time. On my first day, my new boss said, “It will be like drinking water from a fire hose!” Guess what, he was right! I’ve learned to take the downloads and then hit the pause button for a few days. Then I go process and figure out how each new piece of the puzzle fits into the bigger picture.

I like puzzles. The ability to strategize is one of my number one strengths. This week I received a lot of puzzle pieces without a lot of time to process. Next week I’ll be working to fit what I gathered this week together with what I already knew. The good news is the draft Charter I wrote is out for review. It’s being well received and is lining up to be my first quick win:-)

This week has been especially fun. I was in DC on Tuesday for meetings with my leadership team who work there as well as an advocacy group. All of my meetings that day went quite well. Actually, my leadership talked to me about potential opportunities in the future working with them down there. They asked me to keep that in my awareness as I am working on my current project. I told them I am keeping an open mind to all opportunities. I had a wonderful meeting with an advocacy group and I am really excited by the synergy I believe we can create together.

This new job is good stretch for me. There is no other way to say it. I am stretching myself in new directions. I am using new skills. I am being forced to level up. I am setting an example of professionalism while remembering it is ok to ask for guidance. While this job is stretch for me, it is not outside of my current skills set. I am nowhere near over my head. I am, however, swimming a little harder to get to the top than I had to swim in my old job. It’s all good.

Folks were worried that I would be bored in this new group. It’s a slower paced group and less chaotic environment for sure. But, the scope of the project I am working on is so big and there is so much to do, there is no way that I would be bored. The quiet environment is actually healthier for me.

I went to an event with my former coworkers yesterday while they were serving ice cream. It felt good and comfortable. I told them my assignment was going well but I am still keeping an open mind to all opportunities. The truth is I have no idea what’s going to happen between now and the end of the year. I could stay in the role I am in now. I could take another role in the line of business I am in now or I could go back to my home Organization. I am keeping my mind open to all possibilities. I do know one thing for sure. If I do go back, they will need to offer me a role on comparable level to the one I am working at now. I can’t go back to playing small. I have these skills and I want to use them.

As for school, I left work early today so I could come home for two school related conference calls. I am taking a break in between them right now to right this blog. At 6pm, I will participate in a Coaching Circle and will have to give a status update on the progress I am making on goal I set. I will also be learning new Coaching Skills from my classmates. 9 weeks to go until graduation.

The 18th anniversary of my sister’s death is tomorrow. It always puts me in a weird mood. Someone asked me if I was ok today. I wasn’t dress up and had very little makeup on. I am usually more polished. I was a little sad when I woke up. One of my Closest friends is on Clinical Trials for Cancer and it’s not going well. I guess she was on my mind and my sister was on my mind. I was distracted; that’s all. But, the truth is I am absolutely fine.

I’ve also been thinking about this friend I have. I miss being close to him and sharing time and space with him and his blue eyes. I missed an opportunity to connect with those blue eyes because I was distracted this morning and caught up in my head and emotions. I guess I also hesitated because I feel a bit unsteady with him which causes me to worry about saying and doing the wrong things. It makes me nervous with him. I also sense that he is a little nervous around me as well. Not sure why we are both so nervous and guarded😂 I think we need an ice breaker 😂 I think we are nervous and guarded because we both still have feelings for each other and are not sure what (if anything) we should say or do about it. I, for one, will avoid the topic if he will 😂 Deal? 😊 We are moving in different worlds now which is good for both of us and our careers. And, the truth is… he is not mine to hold at night. I’ve accepted that. I guess I just thought I could keep him as friend and in my life. He is still in my heart, on my mind and in my awareness. I hope I am still in his heart too. I just wanted to stand before him and say HI while I looking into those beautiful eyes and talk about stupid shit; no need to deep dive. It would be nice to get back into an easy flirtious fun rhythm with him again 😁💙🦋 But, if he wants me to stay away from him, I can do that too. That would make me sad but I will do it.

My last bit of gratitude today is that I have dinner plans with friends tomorrow night. It’s an annual restaurant week dinner at my favorite restaurant. It’s a little weird this year. There is usually four to six of us. However, this year everyone is sick. So, it’s just me and one other girlfriend. We cancelled our table and will sit at the “Oyster” bar. As of five minutes ago, another friend is starting to feel better and may join us. I am looking forward to the opportunity to socialize a bit.

Writing my thoughts out is one way I maintain holistic wellness. If you would like more information on Holistic Wellness strategies, please email: or visit the Coaching Services Page of this website to book a 30 minutes phone call.

(C) 2018 Linda A. Long – Highest Good Holistic Health Coaching,LLC

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Big Data Analytics – What is it, How To Protect Yourself

Big Data Privacy IssuesLet me state that I am not a techie! I am just an average person who happened to see a change in Facebook’s Newsfeed and Googled it. My search returned more information than I could digest in one sitting but over the last few weeks I’ve been reading and learning about Facebook algorithms. I also have been learning about how my data is being used by Facebook, Google, Apple and just about every other website I visit.

Facial Recognition Software

Did you see a message from Facebook recently that said Facial Recognition Software has been deployed and it’s set to OFF? Well, that’s a lie. Facebook has been using Facial Recognition Software for a long time. I’ve received Photo Tag Suggestions in Facebook for a long time. The only reason they are telling us about it now is because they were sued in other countries and European Union is cracking down on Facebook for violating the privacy of users. If you think leaving it turned off will prevent them from doing recognition on your account, you are wrong. They will find ways around it. For example, this past week women have been glamouring themselves with an app offered in Facebook Newsfeed that shows what they would like on a magazine cover. That app uses Facial Recognition Software and is helping Facebook train its algorithm. There is also another app in Facebook Newsfeed that determines Ancestry based upon your face. Here are two apps in Facebook scanning faces to train the algorithm and get your face in the database even if you haven’t turned on Facial Recognition.

My God people, wake up!!!

It really creeps me out, I deleted all of my Profile Photos. I only left my Bitmoji photo. Let’s see them recognize that? 😂 Also, I don’t take those stupid quizzes on Facebook. Those quizzes are created by companies trying to get your data to – guess what? Analyze it!


Sadly, SnapChat is also a Facial Recognition Software that so many people, kids mostly, use regularly. Once your face is in that database who knows who sees it. Let’s remember the FBI uses Facial Recognition Software too.

Parents, why are you posting so many photos of your children on Social Media? Their faces will be recognized for the rest of their lives. Their right to privacy from the world is your responsibility. Is your vanity or “proud momma” moment that you broadcast to the world on Social Media more important than your child’s right to privacy? Shouldn’t children have anonymity for as long as possible? Have we created a generation addictive to selfies, fish faces, likes and followers? Do you really think only your Friends see those photos? Nope, Facebook archives them! 😂😂 WAKE UP!

Facebook Data

One of the articles I stumbled upon was about the data that Facebook stores on internet users. I downloaded my Facebook Data and was stunned and sadly disappointed. I found private conversations I had with friends in the Messenger App going back to 2013. I don’t even have them on my account anymore. I deleted them years ago but Facebook still has them in their archive and data collection. That totally creeped me out and was pretty much my last straw. I can’t delete my account. I need it for school. Unfortunately, my family is active on FB and it is also the easiest way to keep up with them. However, I will not be giving Facebook data by interacting nor will I be putting my privacy at their discretion. Below is a link to the article.

What is Big Data Analytics?

When you use Facebook, Google, Mobile Devices, Search Engines, Apps, etc. you create data with each search, like, photo you post and comment you make. That data is worth a lot of money to advertisers, the government, Big Pharma and manufactures. Here are examples of how you create big data:

  • I post a photo on Facebook. I tag a friend. I put a location on the photo. My friends comment. In this example, Facebook engages Facial Recogition. It gets data on my friends and myself. It knows where I’ve been so it can target my location in ads and control content in my Newsfeed with its algoritim to be geared towards my location.
  • I “like” on Facebook several business pages. By liking those pages, I give Facebook data and they can sell that information or use to again target ads towards my interests.

Not all Big Data is bad. Apple is using some of the data from Apple Health App to help healthcare. Big Pharma is also using it to make drugs. Manufacturing companies are using it to make better processes. Trust me, Big Data Engineer is the career of the future for young people. It’s in high demand and pays a lot of money! Even the government hires them!

Cross Tracking Websites

I see Cross Tracking as the biggest risk to our every day privacy.

Scenario: I check my Facebook Newsfeed, close Facebook and go to Google or Amazon. I search for a new pair of Yoga Pants. The next time I log into Facebook Desktop, I see ads for the same Yoga Pants I just googled and bought on Amazon. How did that happen? Cross Tracking Websites! If you are logged into Facebook on a device, it follows you to your next site using Cookies. Yep, it’s happening! Facebook isn’t the only site using it either! How to protect yourself? Wake Up!

  • Stop using the Facebook App. Log into Facebook through the Browser on your phone. I’ve been doing this for years.
  • Log out of Facebook after each use or log out before using a Search Engine. It’s a drag to enter the password each time but it’s safer.
  • If you are using Apple devices, IOS let’s you have some control. Turn off the tracking features in Safari on all devices. (See the below screenshots) – Note About Safari: if you Block All Cookies, you will not be able to log into Facebook on Safari. I tried it😊
  • If you are using Chrome, use the Incognito Tab and Change your Settings. (See the below Screenshots)

IOS Cross Site Setting

Chrome Incognito Tab

I am sure there are other tricks I haven’t discovered yet too. If anyone has any other suggestions on how to tighten up personal privacy with Social Media, please share them with me.

I am also being mindful of privacy at work too. Since my employer has a Data Retention Policy, any correspondence on a “company” device is considered their data. Therefore, I am now being careful what and how much I write to folks on “company” phones, Instant Messenger and email too. It protects everyone. Probably best to use personal phones for informal convos with my coworkers who are friends/buddies.

This post is not aimed to be anti-Facebook or anti-Big Data. Big Data can have some positive impacts on the world if the technology is used ethically. However, I am not comfortable trusting Facebook, Google or anyone else, for that matter, to be ethical with my data. If you use technology, companies collecting your data is fact of life. We can’t completely stop it. We, as users, can be smarter and safer with our privacy. The essential thing you need to do to protect your privacy is too WAKE UP and stop technology from manipulating your privacy.

Maintaining privacy is a part of my holistic wellness coaching. If you would like more information on Holistic Wellness strategies, please email: or visit the Coaching Services Page of this website to book a 30 minutes phone call.

(C) 2018 Linda A. Long – Highest Good Holistic Health Coaching, LLC

Have You Checked In With Yourself Lately?

Marilyn Monroe Quote

How did you take care of yourself today?

It’s important to slow down and take a look at your life on a regular basis. Incorporating a weekly check-in with yourself to assess if you are balanced, energized and happy can go a long way to your holistic wellness.

A few weeks ago, I started a weekly check-in with myself in a few areas of my life. In work, I started a 15 minutes check-in with myself on the last day I work each week. I take 15 minutes to whiteboard or think through what I did that week and what I need to focus on the next week. That practice has been helping me prioritize and stay focused. How do you take care of yourself in work? How do you prepare for your next week? What practices do you have to help you stay focused?

As I was driving home last night, I started to do a check-in with my body. I was tired. My temporary dental crown was bothering because it’s too high. My mind was tired from working full time, learning a new job and going to school. I was feeling over scheduled. I was scheduled to be off from work today and I had two annual checkups scheduled with different doctors. I also was planning on doing some homework. Something happened while I was doing my check-in with my body. My intuition spoke up and told me that I needed to slow down. I needed a pause. I asked myself why I was pushing myself so hard in every aspect of my life. Even with making doctor appointments I was over scheduling myself just to get them done. This is what I do. I over schedule myself, push myself, work too hard and then crash. Not this time. I decided to take the pause and slow down. I called and rescheduled both doctors appointments while I was driving hands-free from my car. Neither appointment was urgent. I also made an appointment today with the dentist to get the temporary crown filed down a bit so I could chew better. Both were better choices for my body. Because I checked in with my body and paused long enough to notice I was tired, I was able to sleep late today. I could take my time moving around the house. I could rest a bit today and finish up a couple video lectures while drinking my coffee this morning. I am going back to the dentist to get the temp crown filed down today; that is good self care because my bite has been off the last few days which is aggravating my TMJ. I also wanted to do it today since I’ll have all weekend to see how it feels. My permanent crown doesn’t get put in until 3/13 so I still have ten days to go and I want to make sure I protect my jaw as much as possible. Getting it filed down will help the bite and help my jaw relax. This was good self-care. Have you checked in with you body lately?

My last week of classes at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition is April 23rd. My last exam opens on April 30th. Graduation is in New York, NY is in late May. I am in the homestretch. Starting last night and going to April 12th, I am required to participate in a weekly 90 minute Coaching Circle Conference call with 7 other students and our mentor/coach. Honestly, I was dreading the call all day yesterday. I kept thinking 90 Minutes, ugh! What will we talk about? 😂 Actually, the call was great! 90 minutes flew by. I met a few new colleagues and friends. Our coach is great. The call ended with homework. I have to establish a goal in any area of my life that I can accomplish by April 12th. It should have Action Steps and I will report on it each week. I also need to do some work in defining success for myself in every aspect of my life and writing some high mileage questions to use when I coach people. High mileage questions are questions that get people talking. Everyone already has the answers to everything they need inside of themselves. A coach just helps them find the answers within. I have some other reading to do. But, I was highly energized and happy when the call ended. It was just what I needed. Enjoying the Coaching Circle came as a pleasant surprise to me. What was good for you this week? Did anything pleasantly surprise you?

I am traveling to DC on Tuesday on a puddle jumper to meet my DC bosses and my Program’s Sponsor in person. I am also meeting with an Advocacy group that my Program’s Sponsor sits on their Board of Directors. I am looking forward to Tuesday. This new job is exactly the growth opportunity I needed. It is pushing my skills. I am comfortably uncomfortable because I am stretching but I am well with-in my skill range and no where near over my head. My ability to build partnerships is really a great benefit in this role. I have no idea where this could lead but it feels like it will lead me somewhere I belong. My new group is doing research in Big Data Analytics, CyberSecurity, New Innovations and Aviation Research. I am learning about all of these so I help form partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions to help us do this research. It’s an exciting and interesting place to work. I am so thankful I had the courage to put myself out on this limb. What are you thankful for today? What are you excited about today?

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