Christmas Presents for Dogs: Santa Paws Is Coming to Town!

Are you buying your partner a Christmas present?

Of course you are! Then what about the dog in your life? After all your four-legger is part of the fur-family and if you don’t want those sad puppy-dog eyes sending you on a guilt trip, it’s time to get shopping.

When you buy your partner’s present, you spend time thinking about what they’d like or appreciate. Do the same with your dog, but don’t just stick to balls or a Frisbee (or if you do, get an indestructible one) – think outside the box with these gifts you might otherwise overlook.

#1: Safety First

You wouldn’t let your child travel unrestrained in the car, so why let your fur-baby? This Christmas give a gift that could save your dog’s life: a car safety harness. These should be comfortable yet strong, and secure onto the vehicle’s existing safety belt system. Look for models that are crash-test certified; to be sure they’ll do the job in the unfortunate event of a collision.

And if you have a large dog that travels in the trunk, consider investing in a crashed-test safety cage. These are sturdy enough not to crumple in a rear-end accident, and keep your dog safely confined so they don’t run off across a busy carriageway.

#2: Memory Foam Dog-Bed

Anyone with a bad back will appreciate the bliss of a memory foam mattress for a good night’s sleep. If you have an older dog, with sore arthritic elbows and hips, then imagine the comfort a memory foam bed could offer. Its supportive properties mean that the dog’s weight is spread evenly and heat retained around those stiff joints. So if you have an old-timer who deserves a little indulgence, this could a special gift that makes a real difference to him.

#3: Kong

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with toys, but give one that counts. A Kong is a wonderful way to keep your dog occupied for as long as it takes to lick out the tasty treat inside. They’re inexpensive, last forever, and are great for distracting dogs that are unhappy at being left behind when you go out.

#4: Dog Backpack

Here’s a present you can both enjoy: a doggy backpack. Think of this as a down payment on weekend walks in the country, where your canine companion carries his own supplies. He’s going to adore spending time in your company; it’s a great way for you both to get fit. So where a regular dog toy is forgotten in minutes, a backpack gives countless hours of fun.

#5: A Clicker

Last, but certainly not least, you’re barking up the right tree with a clicker. If you have yet to discover the positive power of clicker training, read up on the magic of how you can change your dogs behaviour.. This could be the start of a better-behaved dog that looks forward to his training sessions – Now if that isn’t a paw-some gift from Santa Paws; it’s hard to know what is!

The Present Is a Gift

Every day holds new opportunities. Every dawn provides us with a valuable gift which is to improve and grow ourselves for the better, increase our knowledge of ourselves.

There’s a famous saying that goes: “The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.” The present offers us the opportunity to change ourselves for the better, and get rid of past patterns or old behavioral rooted deep within that impede us from moving forward towards the knowledge of ourselves. These might be a wrong way of thinking or a wrong way of seeing life, procrastinating, living in fear or in doubts, etc.

We all end up by learning, either willingly or through pain, for nothing happen in our life but for a reason: to teach us a lesson we need to learn. Moreover, we all need to reassess from time to time our own perspective from life. We need to re-evaluate our thoughts, our emotions and behaviors. For life is a school of the self where we need to understand ourselves better, elevate ourselves to a higher vibration.

If you tend to be surrounded by people who often treat you unfairly then at one time of your lifetime, you tended to treat people unfairly as well. For every cause there is a result. Our present is the result of our past and will be the cause of our future. That’s the funny wheel of karma. Awakening to your previous life enlighten you on many issues about your present, the people that are in your current life including your family, friends and acquaintances.

On the other hand, the present is a blessing, for no matter how much we might have messed up in our previous life, the present is an opportunity to fix it.

Moreover, the present time gives us the opportunity to heal our wounds that might reside within; these might be in the forum of ancient trauma that might have arisen either from this life or from a previous one.

Last but not least, the present teaches us how to love ourselves and embrace all the difficulties within.

The bottom line is that when we delve within and find more about ourselves and our relationships, we boost the spiritual life that is alive within each one of us.

To Negotiate Successfully Perceive Genuine Anger Using Micro Expressions

Glimpsing anger, via the use of micro expressions, is a unique way of gaining insight into someone’s real emotional state of mind. That’s due to the fact that micro expressions are not filtered by the mind, before an emotional act is committed. Thus, the emotions displayed via micro expressions are not contrived.

There are seven emotions expressed through micro expressions: anger, disgust, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise, and contempt.

This article explores the emotion of anger when used in a negotiation. In particular, it explores how anger is expressed, how to detect it, and how to utilize the recognition of it during a negotiation by using micro expressions (note: the same methods of detection and utilization can also be used in your personal endeavors).

Once a negotiator recognizes signals that highlight a micro expressed action, that negotiator attains a huge advantage when interacting with people. When negotiating, the advantage almost becomes unfair. To gain such an advantage, consider discovering and detecting real anger in your negotiations by utilizing micro expressions.

During any negotiation, participants involved in the negotiation will possess and display a wide range of emotions. In some cases, it may not behoove the negotiator that’s angered to express his demeanor, for fear of divulging a hidden position that he does not wish to have exposed. In so doing, he may try to portray a different demeanor in an attempt to conceal his real emotion.

To detect anger by using micro expressions, observe an intense appearance in the eyes (that might be akin to someone staring/looking through you), eyebrows down and together, and a narrowing of the lips. In this emotional state of mind, the other negotiator’s eyes, while focused on you, are also being used as an introspective reflection of the thoughts being discussed. It’s another indicator that the other negotiator is fixated on the thoughts that are angering and confronting him. Once you sense genuine anger, validate your findings by addressing your perception with the other negotiator and the reasoning behind his anger.

Anger can cause the rational process of thinking to be abandoned. Thus, when one is genuinely angered, one does not think as clearly as would otherwise be the case. By harnessing the power of micro expressions, you’ll be able to detect if anger is being used as a tool of evasiveness, or to create ambiguity. With that detection ability as an ally, you’ll decrease the probability of being thwarted by false ploys. This in turn will allow you to be more successful when negotiating… and everything will be right with the world. Remember, you’re always negotiating.

The Negotiation Tips Are…

• Anger serves the purpose of changing one’s demeanor. In a negotiation, you must maintain mental control of your environment. Don’t allow yourself to be manipulated by the false pretense of anger.

• Micro expressions allow you to unearth potential problems in a negotiation. To be successful, heighten your senses when detecting anger in a negotiation.

• Determine the genuineness of anger by learning how to interpret micro expressions.