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Expert Author Jessica Catrice Agnew

We have existed among you for centuries. Vampires, Werewolves. Centuries ago when the world was cloaked in darkness vampires and werewolves ruled the nights and evil doers ruled the day The blood of the innocent was spilled nightly. A secret society known as the Order rose up from the darkness to protect the innocent humans that often got caught in the cross hairs. Vampires and Werewolves battled over territories and as with all fights innocent lives were lost. Something had to be done..

A society almost a thousand years old, the Orders purpose when it first came into being was to rid the world of vampires, werewolves and any supernatural that posed a threat to the human race. Then something changed, what... is unknown. What is known is this; after that moment, the Orders purpose changed. They no longer believed it was their job to rid the world supernaturals.

Now they believed it was their purpose to protect all innocent life. All of them from each other and themselves. Many did not believe they were wrong in this endeavor, especially when it came to the humans.

Then five hundred years ago a truce, a pact if you will, was forged between the three. Humans were excluded because they were not yet ready to know supernaturals were among them. Within the pact, each race had their own set of do's and don'ts. Laws if you will, guidelines that it would be best to abide by.

Now what is the Orders part in all this?

The Order wants nothing more than to keep the peace no matter what, or so they say. Of course, the Order keeps all secrets but they also keep their own. Still there are those who often wonder what they are hiding.

In fact keeping the peace is their creed, their code. Keep the peace no matter what. The Order has people to do this. They are known as Orderlies. They are called Seekers, Watchers and Hunters or enforcers. These people make sure each race follows their set of rules. Those who seek them do not know much about them other then this; they have put the fear of god in to all those who do not believe they have to follow the laws set to their race. This fear has allowed them to keep order for over 500 years.

20 years ago it was decided the humans should be allowed to know what some of them always believed to be true. As any one can imagine some people are ready, but most are not. The human race became divided into two sets. The mainstream society and the underworld society, to most this was nothing new. the human race has always been divided in one way or another.

The mainstream society remained in the dark about supernaturals and even the Orders presence was limited. Then there was the underworld society, Here humans knew the truth and joined the pact, but they too have their own set of laws they must a here to or face the wrath of the Order.

 

Expert Author Denise Federer

While some people can't fathom having their mom or dad as their boss, or working side-by-side with a sibling, others really enjoy building a successful business as a family. In fact, loyalty and trust are what make family businesses distinct and thriving in today's market. However, as you might suspect, family businesses also face unique challenges that are absent when colleagues and management aren't related.

The following Top 10 list might not make you chuckle like one created by David Letterman, but it's worth reviewing if you work in a family business or are considering joining one. I believe knowledge gives you power so, here are the top 10 reasons that family businesses get derailed:

  1. Fear of conflict
  2. Avoidance behavior
  3. Undefined/non-discussed expectations
  4. Unmet expectations
  5. Sense of entitlement
  6. Differences in business philosophy
  7. Lack of predictability and consistency
  8. Lack of accountability
  9. Different rules for family and non-family employees
  10. Discrepancy in work values

As you can imagine, it's fairly easy to run into any number of these pitfalls-and the result is going to be dysfunction. That causes chaos at the office that often spills over into family members' personal lives, since the boundary between time on and off the clock can be a little hazy.

What causes the problems noted above? Communication breakdowns-such as not talking specifically about critical employment issues-are the biggest culprit. Oftentimes, too many assumptions are made or parents expect their kids to "trust" that everything will be taken care of-but nobody discusses the hard stuff about money or expectations. This lack of direct, honest communication can result in:

  • Difficulty respecting boundaries
  • Power struggles
  • Hidden agendas
  • Compensation issues
  • Entry and promotion issues
  • Succession planning challenges
  • Ownership challenges/who has power
  • Communication issues/who's included and excluded

These concerns can be addressed as simply as adult children not calling their parents/bosses mom and dad on the job to verbally create needed boundaries, or they may be as deep-seated as trying to stop a sibling from having anything to do with the future of the business. The important thing is to deal with things upfront-talk about "the elephant in the living room"-so both simple and complex problems can be dealt with in a proactive way. Regardless of the issue, the behaviors or feelings that lead to it are usually the same, and can include:

  • Feeling patronized or not taken seriously
  • Needing love and recognition
  • Lack of trust
  • Lack of respect
  • Favoritism
  • Fairness issues

Is your head spinning yet? Are you wondering how any family business can survive in the face of all these potential issues? Good news! There are a number of strategies that can be used to overcome these challenges.

All families have their own ways to communicate with each other (or not), but the behaviors that might work around the dinner table don't necessarily translate into the workplace. As a matter of fact, without some form of behavior modification, family businesses can quickly find themselves in peril.

At the root of the solution to overcoming the issues I pointed out in the previous blog is communication. Yes, it's not rocket science; you may be amazed at what happens when open and honest dialogue takes place and everyone knows "the score."

    Every family business should incorporate the following two practices into its operating procedures:


  • Regular communication. This sounds like a no-brainer, but it's surprising how many times family members feel out of the loop with respect to what's going on in the business. Communication can occur through formal family councils and meetings, where the agenda is business-focused, as well as through informal channels like family retreats, dinners and vacations, where business and non-business topics are discussed.
  • Regular education. Never assume that family members have the requisite skills in effective communication, conflict resolution, listening, negotiation, assertiveness and other areas that are crucial to business success. Provide ongoing training to ensure that all family members have the knowledge they need to add value to the business and do their jobs well.

When conflict does occur-as it invariably will-it's important to separate the person from the problem. This is true when resolving a conflict with anyone, but it's especially critical when dealing with a family member. Attack the problem rather than the individual and focus on your interests rather than your position; make your interests known, but also understand those of the other person... and make it your goal to create a win-win situation based on mutual gain.

When you're faced with simple conflicts, those occurring in the "here and now," you can often resolve them quickly and move on. More complicated conflicts-those that have a lot of history behind them and are more likely to revolve around family issues-need to be approached in a more structured manner, and this is where rules of governance can come into play.

You'll find there will be fewer opportunities for conflict if you've clearly spelled out business "rules" such as:

  • Entrance requirements
  • Paths to promotion
  • Salary schedules

These rules of governance provide you with documentation to back up your positions and they also promote a sense of fairness, something that's especially important to the non-family members of the business. Above all, you must treat family members like any other employee, with one major exception: it might be to your benefit to find another way to compensate-such as leaving an inheritance-family members who need to stay home because they're non-functional at the business.

 

Expert Author Denise Federer

If you've done any professional networking at all, you've probably heard this line: "People like to do business with those they like and trust." I believe this is true, and I also feel that those who succeed in the business world typically have qualities that transcend competence or intelligence.

This doesn't mean being inept or not very smart will get you far, but it does demonstrate the importance of emotional intelligence as a precursor of success. What is emotional intelligence? It's the ability to effectively use self-awareness and appropriate social skills to build consensus, manage people toward a common goal and in essence, be "liked"; it's the X factor that can make an intangible difference for entrepreneurs or those seeking to climb the corporate ladder.

You're probably familiar with intelligence quotient (IQ), a measure of brainpower that changes very little after your teens. What you may not be aware of is your emotional quotient (EQ), which ranks higher than IQ-in first place-as a determinant of outstanding job performance.

How can you benefit from knowing this? It's important to assess yourself based on the five dimensions that make up your EQ profile:

  • Self-perception-Self-regard, self-respect, confidence, actualization and emotional self-awareness
  • Expression-Communications skills such as assertiveness, showing your feelings and constructive criticism as well as how independent you are
  • Interpersonal-Participating in mutually satisfying relationships, showing empathy, understanding how others' feel, demonstrating social responsibility and seeing the broader picture
  • Decision-making-Problem-solving, controlling your impulses, delaying gratification and being objective
  • Stress management-Flexibility, tolerance, optimism, adaptability and ability to cope... a key predictor of successful people

What areas are strengths for you, and which are weaknesses? By knowing yourself, and focusing on the things you do well, you can better understand the effect your behavior has on those around you-and why you're succeeding (or not) in your chosen career or endeavor. You also have the opportunity to address your weaker areas; it's possible to change your EQ, since emotional intelligence seems to be largely learned.

    Here's a 10-step plan for developing your EQ that was created by Dana C. Ackley, Ph.D. and presented at his EQ Leadership Program:


  1. Select the skill you want to improve.
  2. Test your selection to ensure sustainable motivation.
  3. Carefully define the behaviors to change, describing your current behavior and writing a measurable goal to create a vision of how you'll behave once you've improved in this area.
  4. Create a plan to get to your goal.
  5. Identify factors that will support and/or hinder your change.
  6. Develop self-monitoring systems to assess your progress.
  7. Identify potential sources of additional training, experience and information.
  8. Develop feedback systems.
  9. Develop self-reward systems.
  10. Develop timelines.

Think about individuals you know in "people-oriented" professionals such as financial planning. Do those who are most successful have the most talent-or are they best at being able to relate to other people? You, too, can be a star performer by enhancing your EQ and making the power of emotional intelligence work for you.

 

Expert Author Rebecca Shelly

Frequent and common occurrences of urinary tract infections, caused by the E. coli bacteria can cause serious complications such as a life threatening kidney infection. Also, your dog may have diabetes which can cause the pH of the urinary tract to become unbalanced creating an unhealthy environment ripe for infection. Kidney and bladder stones can also be the culprit of repeated UTI's. If your dog has repeated infections a health checkup may be needed.

On the other hand, the outcome of treating a urinary tract infection for your dog or cat can be comparable to antibiotics if the UTI is from E. coli. If your dog is obviously in pain a trip to the vet is recommended. However, if you are familiar with past urinary tract issues and the symptoms; trying to urinate more often and in places that he normally doesn't go are present, then maybe it's time to try a natural treatment for dog UTI.

The majority of veterinarians will treat your dog's UTI with antibiotics, and while they have their place in medicine, they are over and unnecessarily used to treat problems that many times can be resolved with a natural treatment. Antibiotics while eradicating the bacteria temporarily does not address the problem causing the repeated UTI's. Repeated UTI's are often caused by diet; lack of fluids, dry food, parasites, even stress.

Many people have found that apple cider vinegar works well. It can inhibit the growth of bacteria and help the symptoms. Like all natural treatments for dog uti, including vitamins, they should be given on a regular basis to prevent and reinforce a healthy urinary tract.

Another popular product is D-mannose, a plant sugar found in cranberries and other fruits. The upper segment of the gastrointestinal tract absorbs the D-mannose which does not elevate blood sugar levels, especially important for diabetics. The E-coli bacteria, the cause of most bladder infections, will connect to the D-mannose instead of the bladder wall, washing itself out with urination and clearing up any and all infection and irritation. For years many people thought it was the acidic property in cranberry juice that was helping bladder infections, but it is the sugar (D-mannose) that aids in removing the bacteria.

If you are not sure of the correct dosage and amounts to give your pets another natural treatment for dog UTI are formulated holistic products available specifically for pets which cover a wide range of remedies from behavior to urinary tract health. Holistic vets use homeopathic remedies such as natural herbs and supplements. The same products that help humans can also be used for your dog. Supplements such as garlic, Echinacea, vitamin C, Uva Ursi and Yarrow used in conjunction can clear and maintain the urinary tract.

 

Expert Author Rebecca Shelly

Heart worm is preventable. A mosquito bites your pet and in approximately one to three weeks the larvae from the microscopic baby worms or microfilariae (Dirofilaria immitis/roundworm) that is carried by the infected mosquito, mature into larvae and travel to your pet's heart where the worms grow within the chambers of the heart and larger blood vessels. If left untreated the end result can be fatal; the worms will multiply and block blood flow to your dog's heart and lungs. Within six months after the infection sets in, the mature worms in the dog's heart will produce more microfilariae and the cycle continues.

The best heart worm prevention method says it all, "prevention". If your dog is not given the necessary preventatives, resulting with a negative diagnosis, the treatment becomes more complicated. The veterinarian can use the common drug Ivermectin, kills immature worms not yet in the heart muscle and blood and not the worms already obstructing circulation or lungs. One drug for more severe infestations of the worm is Immiticide (melarsomine). This drug contains arsenic and does have numerous side effects. The veterinarian will run tests to make sure the liver and kidneys are functioning, along with an x-ray of the chest to check for damage caused by the worm. This is done to make sure that the dog can withstand the difficult treatment. The dose is given in three injections, twenty-four hours between each dose. The injection is very painful and the dog must be watched for complications and kept quiet with little movement. In very severe cases, surgically removing the heart worms may be necessary.

The treatment using Melarsomine is expensive and with many risks. The alternative for dogs that have tested positive but not yet showing symptoms is to use Ivermectin and Doxycycline (an antibiotic) for approximately nine months; weakening the worms so they will die.

The best heart worm prevention for your dog and cat are to use heart worm medications. Some contain a combination of different preventative medicines to manage the control of hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, as well as fleas, ear mites and ticks. These medications do not treat existing parasite infections and are only a heart worm prevention.

The number one best heart worm prevention is an annual test especially before starting treatment for your dog. The American Heartworm Association also recommends a test if the owner is switching from one brand to the next. Infected mosquitoes can transfer the larvae to puppies and kittens. They should be started on preventatives by eight weeks old. The antigen and antibody heart worm tests require a blood sample from your pet. Antigen tests detect antigens from adult female heart worms and antibody tests are used mostly for cats.

The old adage "An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure" applies to the best heart worm prevention advice available. This saying can also apply to holistic veterinarians and their philosophy that the whole animal needs to be considered to take full advantage of supporting a healthy living being. Natural cleansing and purifying can keep our pets free of parasites. Natural remedies also used in conjunction with testing can be an essential tool in the fight to keep our pets healthy.

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