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Making the connection

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Making the Connection

Have you ever had the experience of meeting someone, and after a few minutes of conversation, settled into the feeling of having known that person all you life? This sort of incident – an immediately strong emotional connection – is quite rare. It’s happened to me on two occasions, and in both cases, resulted in long-term friendships.

Why is there an instant connection with some people and not others? It seems that it is easier to relate to people who are open to wanting to get to know another. There is a certain chemistry that simply happens when individuals are tuned into each other. Both experience it simultaneously.

There is also a school of thought that says we are destined to have certain people in our lives. Perhaps that’s why some interactions don’t seem to make a lot of sense. When we try to force relationships that shouldn’t happen, the end result is usually trouble.

No where has this been more obvious than on the new “reality television” shows. It is not realistic to place people in an artificial environment and expect them to instantly bond on an intimate level. These programs may have found such a large audience because the premise of what they are doing is so peculiar.

People learn to relate on different levels. There are times when relationships are formed without even seeing the other person. Pen pals and telephone conversations, while not usually an instant connection, can quickly develop into so much more. Physical components don’t get in the way, and true personalities can emerge.

On the other hand, many attractions start out as purely physical. In order to endure, they must transcend beyond this levelComputer Technology Articles, because images change as we age. Special friendships go beyond the superficial to the essence of the people we are.

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Rosalyn Bronstein, for more than 20 years an author and consultant, has been an advisor to numerous multinational corporations and international organizations. Understanding the value of maintaining relationships, www.ntouchnrat.com was created. It’s a unique and secure way to never lose touch again with the people who have brought meaning to you life without having to use e-mail.










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Family matters

Since the escalation of international terrorist activity a few years ago, many of us have had an opportunity to re-evaluate relationships and reflect upon our lives. This can be a very difficult, and …

Since the escalation of international terrorist activity a few years ago, many of us have had an opportunity to re-evaluate relationships and reflect upon our lives. This can be a very difficult, and sometimes wrenching thing to do, but a necessary activity. Making this sort of emotional assessment takes us back to our core values. It helps us to appreciate the people who have touched our lives in positive ways.

Who you are is a reflection of the people you have been around, in conjunction with circumstances and environment. These are usually family and friends – those who care about your physical, emotional, and spiritual welfare. Having a support system is an important aspect of developing a strong psyche.

Have you ever wondered why a particular person has come into your life? Perhaps there’s a life lesson for you to learn – compassion, patience, trust, dependability, etc.Health Fitness Articles, that was not possible to experience any other way. We frequently meet people who are destined to be pivotal to us through another contact. Being open to these opportunities can create an enriching endeavour.

Having relationships is all about making emotional commitments to people we care about. Studies have shown that those who are truly happiest are those with strong connections to the people they love. Even money becomes secondary in this situation. People who have been pronounced clinically dead and then revived have almost universally said that their most significant experience during the episode was understanding the importance of loving others.

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Rosalyn Bronstein, for more than 20 years an author and consultant, has been an advisor to numerous multinational corporations and international organizations. Understanding the value of maintaining relationships, www.ntouchnrat.com was created. It’s a unique and secure way to never lose touch again with the people who have brought meaning to you life without having to use e-mail.










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Sex offenders in oklahoma

A Clarification of Sex Offender Classification From: sexoffendersoklahoma.com Herein lies the problem in the majority of the communities in Oklahoma.The lack of sufficient : ENFORCEMENT– REGISTRATION…

A Clarification of Sex Offender Classification
From: sexoffendersoklahoma.com
Herein lies the problem in the majority of the communities in Oklahoma.
The lack of sufficient : ENFORCEMENT– REGISTRATION –IDENTIFICATION–AND NEIGHBORHOOD NOTIFICATION
There is a major sense of false security and misunderstanding parents have in regards to their child’s safety and protection against the pursuit of sexual predators. Coupled with the fact that in the main law enforcement, including our elected city, county and state officials collectively, lack a thorough understanding of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Constitution. Title 57 places restrictions on all convicted sex offenders. These restrictions are levied according to the severity and frequency of the offence adjudicated by a court of law be it a judge and/or jury.
Inform your state and local elected officials or police department that as a citizen, taxpayer and voter you want to be able to see on the web a picture of any sex offender who has moved into your neighborhood and personally be informed of same. Under state law, Title 57 of the Oklahoma state statute says you as a citizen have the right to be informed by your local police department in any manner they deem appropriate.
Community notification is not required in Oklahoma.
If a sex offender resides within the city limit of a given municipality Oklahoma law requires that all cities use their law enforcement personnel to record and maintain a record of the predator for a period of 10 years. This is assuming the predator of his own volition reports to the police station and completes the necessary forms as prescribed by law.
A sex offender living outside a given municipality comes under the jurisdiction of the county sheriffs office. The law applies equally between city and county law enforcement officials. Presently inorder to locate an individual sex offender in Oklahoma requires searching 77 counties and an untold number of both large and small cities. The reason being each entity can independently display sex offenders on the internet. They may not display a predator outside their city limits or county jurisdiction.
At present there are only 12 city and 2 county sheriffs departments with websites that display and provide sex offender information. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections website does an outstanding job of displaying sex offenders. They show sex offenders that have been classified as habitual or aggravated. This is only the tip of the iceberg. For this reason it is the purpose and intent of sexoffendersoklahoma.com to become the focal point for gathering and displaying sex offender information. Our goal is to provide parental education, child abuse and sex offender awareness statewide in order to protect and guard our children against sexual predators.
Ultimately, you Mr. & Mrs. Citizen, with the click of a mouse will be able to see the picture of and identify all sex offenders residing in your neighborhood.

Oklahoma has 3 classifications; at present they are:

1. (habitual) This sex offender has been convicted of more than one sex crime.
Somewhere in this country, a predator attempts to abduct a child every 4 1/2 minutes!

2. (aggravated) This sex offender has been convicted of one sex crime. It was of a violent nature. Therefore the word aggravated is used.
“Seventy-four percent of the children who are kidnapped and later found murdered are killed within the first 3 hours after being taken.” Deborah J. Daniels,
Assistant Attorney General and National AMBER Alert Coordinator.

3. ( All Others) These Sexual predators have been released from prison and/or paroled or both. They are not considered aggravated or habitual, these are the predators that roam our neighborhoods, parks, church and school activities undetected. They feel free to prey on our children, teens and even adults. Better than 85% of all sex offenders will strike again.

There are over 5,000 sex offenders residing and preying on young children in the State of Oklahoma. 60% are released from prison with no supervision. 11% of the 5000 are in non-compliance of the law.
Oklahoma, with its title 57 as a part of the state’s statutes, has strict laws on the books in regards to sex offenders. It’s a matter of :
ENFORCEMENT– REGISTRATION –IDENTIFICATION–AND NEIGHBORHOOD NOTIFICATION

Excerpts from Title 57 of the Oklahoma Constitution.
The Legislature finds that sex offenders who commit other predatory acts against children and persons who prey on others as a result of mental illness pose a high risk of re-offending after release from custody. The Legislature further finds that the privacy interest of persons adjudicated guilty of these crimes is less important than the state’s interest in public safety. The legislature additionally finds that a system of registration will permit law enforcement official to identify and alert the public when necessary for protecting public safety.
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
All sex offenders, as defined in 57 O.S. Supp. 1997, Section 582, have a duty to register with the local law enforcement authority having jurisdiction in the area where the person intends to reside or to stay for more than seven days in accordance with Oklahoma State Statute 57 O.S. Supp 1997, Section 583. If a sex offender changes address, the offender shall notify the appropriate agencies in writing no later than three days before the offender establishes residence or is temporarily domiciled at the new address.
OUT OF STATE
If the sex offender changes address to another state, the offender shall register the new address with the appropriate agencies in the new state not later than 10 days before the offender establishes residency or is temporarily domiciled in the new stateFind Article, if the new state has a registration requirement.
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If we save just one child’s life or reduce the number of children that are being violated by predators this whole project will have been worthwhile.
Don’t let sex offenders go unnoticed and unchallenged!
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Mending broken trust

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Title: Mending Broken Trust
Author: Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
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Copyright: © 2004 by Margaret Paul
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Word Count: 935
Category: Relationships

MENDING BROKEN TRUST
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Dylan and Hannah were to be married in a month when Hannah found out that Dylan had been cheating on her with another woman. Devastated, she ended their relationship.

Dylan was also devastated. He really loved Hannah and had no idea why he had been having an affair with a woman who meant nothing to him. Fortunately, Dylan reached out for help and started phone sessions with me. In the course of his Inner Bonding work, he discovered deep feelings of worthlessness from a highly abusive childhood. He had learned to define his worth through women and sex, and was addicted to the validation he received from women. He had no idea how to fill and validate himself and was driven to appease his fear and anxiety through sex with multiple women.

Dylan also discovered that he was terrified of being controlled due to his angry and controlling mother, and having an affair was a way to protect himself from this fear. Hannah frequently used anger as a way to have her way and Dylan had never learned how to stand up for himself, having learned to be a caretaker for his parents. Withdrawing into his addiction was the only way he knew of not being controlled.

While Dylan believed in God, he had no connection with a personal source of spiritual guidance. As he learned and began to practice the six steps of Inner Bonding and developed his spiritual connection, Dylan began to fill up from the inside instead of having always to fill up from the outside. Dylan was diligent regarding his Inner Bonding work, and within a short time, he knew that his sexual addiction was behind him. He had no more desire to act out sexually. He loved Hannah and just wanted to be with her.

Dylan was also healing the old guilt from his parents’ blame and abuse. He was learning to stand up for himself rather let himself be controlled, to speak his truth rather than comply out of fear and guilt to another’s demands.

At this point, he contacted Hannah. She was still hurt and furious and had no trust in him at all. However, she still loved him, and was confused about what to do. Her family and friends advised her to stay away, but she heard something new in Dylan’s voice that compelled her to open up a bit. She started phone sessions with me as well.

“I love him but how can I ever trust him again?” she asked over and over. Instead of working on trusting Dylan, we worked on Hannah learning to trust herself. As we went back through the relationship, it became apparent to Hannah that she had been ignoring the inner promptings that told her something was wrong. She had not trusted her own inner knowing. Out of fear of conflict, she had let many events go by that, if she would have confronted them, would have shed light on the problems much earlier. Instead of speaking her truth, she had learned to get angry as a way to protect against her fears of rejection. Hannah worked on developing her spiritual connection with a source of guidance that helped her begin to trust her inner knowing. As she stopped abandoning herself and learned how to take care of herself so that she no longer needed to control Dylan to feel safe, her anger subsided.

Meanwhile, Dylan went about proving his trustworthiness. He was not only attentive and kind to Hannah, he became generous and kind with various members of his family, from whom he had previously distanced.

After a few months of individual work, Hannah and Dylan began to work together in their phone sessions with me. They learned to open and explore their conflicts and learn from them instead of Hannah getting angry and Dylan complying and withdrawing. In shifting their intent from protecting against pain to learning about love, Hannah and Dylan developed a loving relationship based on trust for themselves and each other. They are now married with children and their relationship continues to evolve in love and trust.

Trust is built in a relationship when both people are open to learning rather than controlling through anger, withdrawal, compliance or resistance. When our intention is to control rather than to learn about what is loving to ourselves and our partner, we can never trust or feel secure with our partner, because if we can control and manipulate him or her, others can too – and that’s scary. Only when we believe our partner is with us because he or she wants to be – out of desire and caring, rather than out of fear, obligation, or guilt – will we feel secure and trusting. This only occurs when our intent is to learn about loving ourselves and others rather than to control.

The more we trust ourselves – our own inner knowing and the wisdom from our spiritual guidance – the more open and trusting we can be with our partner. People often hold back from being open with their partners with the implication, “I can’t be open until you prove that I can trust you.” By trust they mean being able to predict their partners’ response, guaranteeing that their partners will be loving rather than rejecting. One of life’s hardest realities is that this kind of guarantee is impossible. However, the more we trust ourselves and develop our ability to speak our truthFree Reprint Articles, the more we are willing to be open and risk another’s free response to us. This is what creates a loving and trusting relationship.

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Take the expense out of your easter celebration

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The Easter celebration can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some ideas to help you simplify and replace the commercial aspects of the holiday with activities that are more in keeping with the spirit of the season.

* Do some research on how Easter is celebrated in other cultures. Turn your celebration into a learning experience by enjoying traditional Easter foods and activities from another country.
* Instead of buying greeting cards, make your own. Use your computer’s desktop publishing program or crayons, markers and construction paper to make personalized Easter cards for friends and relatives.
* If you buy gifts for the children’s Easter baskets, use moderation. Select one item each child will truly enjoy and supplement with inexpensive filler items. If you usually buy a new Easter basket or bucket each year, choose a smaller one this year that will require fewer items to fill.
* Instead of buying decorations, choose a few craft projects to do together as a family. Do an Internet search or check out books from the library for ideas. Use your completed projects to decorate your home for your family celebration.
* If you use flowers as part of your celebration, keep arrangements simple. A modest corsage or arrangement of flowers from your own garden is much more meaningful than an expensive purchase from the floral shop.
* Instead of spending a great deal of money on chocolate and prepackaged candy, make homemade cookies and other sweets to be enjoyed as part of your celebration. Your kids will enjoy making and decorating these goodies together as a family.
* If receiving new clothes is part of your family tradition, consider sewing them by hand to save money. If making an outfit is too big of an undertaking, consider making one special accessory like a hair bow, tie, sash or piece of simple jewelry to adorn an outfit you already have.
* Rather than serving an elaborate meal with all the trimmingsHealth Fitness Articles, consider serving a modest meal and donating the extra money you would have spent to an organization that feeds the hungry.

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Understanding your introverted teen

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For most of my life, I’ve felt hopelessly weird,” said Heather, an introvert in her early thirties. “Like I don’t really fit in. I’ve learned how to fool some of the people some of the time – there are those who swear I can’t possibly be introverted – but I know better. Solitude and reading time are like oxygen for me; and too much time spent with other people (especially talkative sorts) is draining.”

Heather struggled with being an introvert in her teen years and has been coming to terms with it more as a young adult. She’s not alone. Being a teen can be stressful and even more so for introverts, who have to withstand all the social pressures of a typical high school day which are exhausting to introverts and of no intrinsic value.

For some of us, high school was a long time ago! We can understand the needs of introverted teens better and support them in growth on their own terms by going back for a moment to look at the high school years and the demands that are made on teens beyond the academic.

Most high schools are set up to please extroverts, who are the majority of the population 3:1. Introverts may find a typical day overcrowded, over stimulating, noisy, oppressive and stressful. The lunch room seems to be a particularly awful experience. Introverted teens suffer from an almost total lack of privacy as well.

We decided to get asked a group of introverts how they felt about high school. Here are some replies.

1.“High school was better than grade school because there was more individualness to the curriculum. I remember wanting to be alone at lunch time, even though I had friends to sit with, but there was no excuse to get away from people. Sometimes I’d go to the library to pretend to work on projects in the quiet, or I’d walk in the halls (I went to a huge school) and pretend I was walking somewhere, just for a moment alone.”

2.“Hated it. It was noisy and there always seemed to be an element of danger in the air. The teenage stage of human development is probably the most dangerous. If teens had access to nukes, we’d all be doomed! LOL.”

3.“Loved high school. Gave me a greater opportunity to be a nerd. Loved carting all those books around. Instead of getting my books from my locker as I needed them, I got all the books I’d need first thing in the morning and get rid of them as I no longer needed them. If there was homework assigned for a class, I carried that book all day, and usually got through all the homework before I actually had to take it home.”

4.“I liked studying and reading but I did not interact with my peers because by that age, everyone seemed to have made up their mind that I was much too different and weird so I remained alone.”

5.“I can’t say that I did like it – it was really just a job to me. I needed to get great grades because there was no money for college. So I tracked myself into the academic side and wound up in Honors and AP classes. I became Editor of the newspaper which was a big deal since the paper had a tradition of winning a lot of regional and national journalism awards. I edited the literary magazine, helped with the yearbook, and did a lot of debate. Basically, if I thought it would look good for college I did it if it wasn’t completely horrible like the Prom Committee. Teachers liked me. Other students just ignored me. I had some friends and I dated guys who went to other schools. Really any social life I had involved kids who were high academic achievers both in my own school and at other high schools. We all knew each other from debate, chess club, academic competitions or whatever. Frankly, probably more than half of these kids were introverts so there wasn’t a lot of pressure to conform to a “peer group”. A lot of the normal stuff of high school just flew under my radar. I couldn’t get involved in the status dressing thing – no money. I couldn’t get involved in the drink or drug until you puke thing – no money, looked stupid. I couldn’t get involved in the high end sex thing – pregnancy would have absolutely ended my college ambitions. So I stayed out of trouble and had a fairly okay time.”

6.“High school was fine. I had a small group of friends, but preferred to be alone on the weekends. I was always “the quiet one” in the group.”

7.“I hated high school with a passion. I should have been home schooled. I was too sensitive and introverted to be thrown into the lions den. My elementary school never really prepared me for studies like geometry and I had parents that were busy and too permissive. So not having the help I needed to get over my math learning disability (discaculia) I rebelled with drugs to escape the pain of having to socialize and study.”

8.“I hated the immaturity of the other students. They made other student’s business their business and I thought that was not only immature but antisocial and destructive. I hated high school because it didn’t address the complete person. I wanted to know the map of the human psyche. I wanted to learn about human behavior and take it apart under a microscope.”

9.“Please tell me it gets better from here. I’m still in it, if that clarifies anything. I hate everyone here. No, I mean everyone. There’s maybe a few people I don’t altogether hate, but only a few. It’s pretty depressing really, being surrounded by 2000 kids my own age and I can’t make a single friend. Oh well, college will be better. Hopefully…

10.I was a band geek and an AP English student. I think I ate in the cafeteria once for lunch the whole three years of high school, because I could never find anyone to sit with and it was easier to starve than go sit in there. Eventually I got to hang out in the band office during lunch. Did theater and speech team and French Club and the Literary magazine. Never had any really good friends though until the last year.”

Now you’ve heard it from the horse’s mouth. Introverted teens find little value in extraneous socializing. Homeroom, clubs, dances, prom committees and most of all the dreaded lunchroom are annoying and exhausting to introverts. When they get home, the favored activity is reading or other quiet pursuits.

The exception may be academic clubs which tend to contain more intelligent students. With a rise in intelligence, the ratio of introverts rises as well. Studies have shown that the proportions almost reverse themselves among Rhodes Scholars and Phi Beta Kappas. Many of the more academic groups and committees are run by and for introverts and can be satisfying to participate in.

Introverts also prefer private projects (art, creative, musical instrument) and will often choose to pursue these in their time off.

Some introverts are comfortable with their personality type even in high school. We were struck with those who made the best of it, humorously or otherwise, but we personally identified with those who walked the halls for a moment of privacy and who didn’t eat because they couldn’t handle the dynamics of the lunch room.

When your introverted teen gets home, he or she may need time alone to fill back up again. In fact, one of the greatest gifts we can give an introvert of any age is a room of their own with a door that closes!

Let’s take a look at what some of the introverts on the survey said they liked to do when they got home from high school every day. Some of the answers may surprise you.

1.”Eat or watch TV.”

2.”Every so often talk on the phone with a friend, but otherwise make my own dinner, watch some TV or listen to folk and protest music and/or teach myself to play the guitar, and do some homework.”

3.”Sort out my homework, then do some reading”

4.”By this time my sister was more self-sufficient so I’d usually go to my bedroom, watch TV, write and daydream. I spent A LOT of my time inside my head.”

5.”I spent a lot of time by myself outside of the sport and school activities I tried to get people to be friends with.”

6.”Read”

7.”I by then was very organized and fast at completing chores, so I had time to paint and write.”

8.”Babysit my little brother, make dinner… the usual.”

9.”I have been sleeping a lot after school. I’m an introverted kid, and I used to feel bad about wanting to sleep after school cause I was so tired, but now I feel better. I play the clarinet now, so I practice that and read.”

10.”Got a snack and took a nap. I DESPISED high school.”

11.”Cry, eat”

12.”Practiced my saxophone. Drew pictures. Went overboard on any creative projects the teachers gave me. Like, we were supposed to do an introduction to an epic poem in rhyming couplets. Mine was ten pages, and a whole rhyming couplet version of what happened after the end of “the Phantom of the Opera.” The book, not the musical. In history we made children’s books, and I was the first one the teacher ever gave a perfect score to because mine was fully illustrated and had doors and windows that opened to pictures underneath.”

13.”Since I’m in high school that’s easy, I go home and watch an hour of Sliders and then I usually read homework or my book for fun and go on the internet.”

Please understand how stressful a high school day can be for your introverted teen. Give him or her the privacy and quiet time desired when they get home in the afternoon and, if possible, a room of their own with a door that closes!

Above all, appreciate the ability of the introverted teen to stand alone. In plain English, this means their ability to withstand the peer pressures of drugs, alcohol, smoking and premarital sex are practically ironclad.

This is what one introvert said, ”I was the nerdiest goody two shoes in high school you could possibly imagine. I was so shy I don‘t think I spoke to anyone the whole four years. But in a way, boys like that kind of girl, thinking they can push you around I suppose. So I got asked out a lot. Anyway, I had one guy try to force me to take a drink of wine. He simply could not believe it when I said no and meant it. Since I didn’t care what anyone thought about me anyway, it was easy. I thought he was pathetic to even try!”

Introverts don’t have the normal extroverted teen’s craving to be part of the group. On some level, most of them know it isn’t going in that direction anyway. Introverts are also well ahead of the game in knowing who they are. Some of the those interviewed mentioned a focus on getting into college or making good grades and were not tempted to get off track by pursuing activities of less mature classmates.

Last but not least, your introverted teen may not be susceptible to peer pressure where things like drugs and sex are concerned. Next time you see him or her “hiding out” at the internetFree Reprint Articles, you can thank your lucky stars for the introvert’s innate self reliance.

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Are you addicted to your children

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Title: Are You Addicted to Your Children?
Author: Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
E-mail: mailto:margaret@innerbonding.com
Copyright: © 2004 by Margaret Paul
Web Address: http://www.innerbonding.com
Word Count: 690
Category: Parenting

ARE YOU ADDICTED TO YOUR CHILDREN?
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Is it possible to be using our children addictively?

Anything that we use to get love, avoid pain, and fill up inner emptiness can become an addiction – even our children! If your children are your whole life – if you don’t have a strong spiritual connection with a personal source of love and guidance, as well as other relationships and interests that you are passionate about, you might be using your children to fill an empty place within you.

If you don’t have a partner or your relationship with your partner is not fulfilling to you, and you don’t have deeply connected and meaningful friendships, then you might be using your kids as your major emotional connection. If you don’t have hobbies or work that are compelling and fulfilling to you, you might be using your children to give meaning to your life. If you don’t have a daily spiritual practice that brings love and comfort to your soul, you might be using your children to fill this need.

If this is what you are doing, it is not good for your children. It is a huge burden on children to be responsible for their parent’s loneliness and sense of purpose. Children who feel this responsibility often become caretakers, giving themselves up to take care of a parent. On the other hand, a child burdened with this responsibility may rebel and distance from the parent, spending less and less time at home to avoid the burden of the parent’s emptiness.

I grew up as an only child with a mother who had nothing fulfilling in her life – other than me. Her whole focus was on me, and because I couldn’t possibly fill her up in the way she needed to be filled, she was often angry at me. I became a good little girl, a good caretaker of my mother, but the result was that I was a nervous and unhappy child, and wanted to be away from my house as much as possible.

Our children need to be a part of our life, not our whole life. We need to role-model for them what it looks like to take personal responsibility for filling ourselves up. We need to show them what it looks like to take responsibility for making ourselves happy, rather than rely on them for our happiness. Your children want to know that they are important to you, but not so important that your well-being is dependent upon them. You might want to explore the following questions to see if you may be using your children addictively:

* Do you have a solid spiritual practice that fills you with a sense of peace and gives meaning to your life?

* Are you expressing your particular talents in a way that feels meaningful and productive to you and gives you a sense of fulfillment?

* Do you have fulfilling emotional connections with other adults – a partner, other family members or friends?

If you answered “yes” to these, then you are probably not using your children addictively.

* Do you feel bored and useless when your children are not around? Is it your children that give your life meaning?

* Is your sense of worth attached to your children’s achievements? Do you tend to take it personally if one of your children has a problem?

* Are you over-involved in your children’s lives?

* Are you overly sensitive if one of our children is angry or distant? Do you find yourself trying to pacify your children rather than set appropriate limits in order to avoid their rejection?

* Did you choose to have children to share the fullness of your love or did you have children in the hopes of getting love from them?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these, then there is a good possibility that you are using your children addictively. If this is the case, the best thing you can do for you and your children is to move yourself toward a solid spiritual practice, look for meaningful ways of expressing your talents, and develop emotional connection and support from other adults.

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List of refrences and resources related to cats

List of important Refrences and Resources related to cats —- 1.Collier’s Encyclopedia with year book (1992 Edition). 2.Aniwa Encyclopedia. 3.Encyclopedia Britannica (2003 Edition). 4.Encyclopedia En…

List of important Refrences and Resources related to cats —-
1.Collier’s Encyclopedia with year book (1992 Edition). 2.Aniwa Encyclopedia.
3.Encyclopedia Britannica (2003 Edition).
4.Encyclopedia Encarta (2003 Edition).
5.The Europress Millennium Encyclopedia.
6.World Book Encyclopedia.
7.Young People’s Science Encyclopedia (1992 Edition).
8.New Millennium Encyclopedia.
9.The Hutchinson Encyclopedia.
10.Columbia Encyclopedia.
11.The ultimate Encyclopedia of Cats, Cat breeds and Cat care by Alan Edwards. 12.Simon & Schuster’s guide to Cats.
13.The essential guide to caring for your Cat by Amanda Edwards. 14.The Encyclopedia Of The Cat By Michael Pollard.
15.The CAT – A Complete Guide by Claire Bessant.
16.CATS KITTENS Complete Guide Edited
by Lydia Darbyshire.
17.Practical Handbook – The Complete Guide To Cat Care by Paddy Cutts.
18.Illustrated Encyclopedia Cat Breeds of the World by Paddy Cutts.
19.Caring For Cats by Andrew Morris.
20.Mark Evans Animal Care – The Complete Guide To Kitten Care by Mitchell Beazley.
21.DK Multimedia Eyewitness virtual reality Cat CD – ROM.
22.Various websites related to cats and pets.
The most important websites related to cats are–
http://encarta.msn.com
http://www.catsinternational.org
http://www.aniwa.com
http://www.ivillage.com
http://www.monpa.com
http://www.petplace.com
http://www.moggies.co.uk
http://www.pbs.org/nature/excats
http://animal.discovery.com/guides/cats/cats.html
http://www.nhm.org/cats

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Intelligence of cats part1

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Cats are more intellgent as compared to dogs.The anatomy of brain of cat is very similar to the human brain, whereas the anatomy of brain of a dog is not very similar to human brain.According to website http://www.petplace.com, the anatomy of brain of cat is about ninety nine percent similar to human brain. Both cats and human beings have same regions for emotion in their brain. The intelligence of animals depends upon brain weight to body weight ratio and anatomy of their brain. The brain of an adult cat weighs about one percent of its body weight while the brain of an adult human being weighs about two percent of its body weight. The brain weight to body weight ratio in cats is greater in cats as compared to Dogs. The cat has an ample and very advanced cerebral hemisphere, typical of intelligent creatures. Cerebellum is well developed in brain of a cat. Cats are used in scientific research. The biochemistry of behaviour, memory and the emotions can be explored by stimulating or destroying certain areas in cat brains. Cats can distinguish complex shapes. Cats can distinguish complex geometrical shapes such as triangle, circle and square. Cats can distinguish between shapes of letters of alphabets of language. Cats can also distinguish between colours. Cats are used in scientific studies related to vision because cats have more nerve cells in their brain for vision as compared to human beings and all other mammals. Cats have also been used in sleep studies. There are same types of sleep stages in cats and human beings having similar wave patterns. Cats dream in deep sleep stage like human beings. Kittens begin dreaming at just two weeks age. Cats have light sleep and dark sleep stages like human beings. Cat behaves like children of human beings. Many books on cat behaviour are available at http://www.amazon.com/. Many books Cat Behaviour, Manual of feline behaviour, The domestic cat the biology of its behaviour, The behaviour of the domestic cat, Collins cat and kitten behaviour are available at http://www.amazon.com/. For more information about cats visit the website http://www.petplace.com/. The cats have emotions and feelings like human beings. Cats think and take decisions like human beings. Some pet cats are jealous of other pet animals kept in the same house. Every cat has its different personality like human beings. There are some cats whose psyches are characterized as timid, impudent, obedient, stubborn, tranquil, spiteful, courageous and vile. Cats do very well in psychomatric tests. Cats have excellent observation power. Cats exhibit considerable aptitude for learning by observation and experience. Observation power of cats is greater than any other domestic animal. Memory of cats is sharper than any other animal. Like human beings cats have both long term and short term memory. Cats have excellent memories. The knowledge attained by cat by means of observation, trial and error is retained for whole life. According to the research work done at University of Michigan and the Department of Animal Behaviour at the American Museum of Natural History in USA , memory of cats is about two hundred times more than that of dogs. Memory of cats is found to be more than Monkeys and Chimpanzees. For more information about intelligence of cats visit the website http://www.catsinternational.org/ and the animal planet channel website at http://animal.discovery.com/guides/cats/behaviour/intelligenceintro.html. According to the website of animal planet channel at http://animal.discovery.com/guides/cats/behaviour/forgets.html, a cat never forget in its life. Cats retain information obtained by means of observation throughout their life. Cats can easily adapt to a change in circumstances because they remember what they learn and then adapt their experiences to various new situations as they present themselves. Cats learn by observation, imitation, trial and error just like human beings do. Cats have emotions and feelings like human beings. Cats think and take decisions like human beings. Cats try to keep themselves clean. Cat’s are nature’s cleanest animals. Cats spend about thirty percent of its life in grooming themselves. Cats groom themselves by their saliva. Cats clean their boby about twenty times in a day. Cats are most skillful hunters out of all animals. Cats are excellent swimmers. Cats are social animals like human beings. Like human beings, different cats have different personalities. Cats are most independent out of all domestic animals. A pet cat will respond and answer to speech and seems to enjoy human companionship. Cats communicate by means of their body language, facial expressions, table gestures, head, eyes, ears, tails, scent glands, trample by paws, salivation and different vocal sounds. The body language of cats is expressed with more than sixty gestures. The Language of cats is universal. For example, dilated pupils of eyes of a cat means fear while partially closed eyes means relaxation. An angry cat will have narrow pupils. Trampling by paws means affection and love. Erect ears of a cat pointing forwards means relaxation while ears folded backwards means warning. Cats knead their paws when they are happy. A cat never meow at another cat because cats use this sound for human beings. Slow calm flaps of tail of a cat means satisfaction while quick swings of tail means warning. Tail of a cat held vertical with its tip stiffly held upright means a very happy cat in greeting mood and a cat exposing its stomach means trust and vunerability. A cat arch its back when it is threatened by another animal. Although the cat is a relatively small animal, it can frighten enemies by arching its back, bristling, and hissing. Cat rubbing up against the legs of its owner for obtaining food or caresses. For body language of cats visit the animal planet channel website at http://animal.discovery.com/guides/cats/behaviour/bodylanguageintro.html. Cats use about hundred different types of sounds for communication while dogs use only about ten different types of sounds for communication. Researchers have noted some sixteen vocal patterns in cats. The basic cat sounds are purring, meows and hisses. Cats can readily vary these sounds, thus seeming to talk. Most peoples are able to communicate with their pet cats. A cat meeting with another cat can emit more than fifty different sounds for communication which vary in tone from harsh to acute. The cat forms words that assume a precise meaning for other cats. The cat possesses a sweet sound, the Purr, which it uses to express joy, momentary well being and affection for its owner. It is a musical sound repeated at length when the cat is happy. Purring also occurs in cats that are injured and in pain. The books How to talk to your cat, communicating with your cat, Psycho kitty and What is my cat thinking The essential guide to understanding Pet behaviour are now available at http://www.amazon.com/. Cats can distinguish between shapes of letters of alphabet of language like human beings. Cats can distinguish between complex shapes such as circles, squares, triangles etc. Cats can also distinguish colours. Out of all animals, only cats have the skill of jumping from great heights by rolling their body in air, so that they tend to land on all four feet on the ground, without injuring themselves. Cats survive fall from great heights. A cat survived fall from 20th floor of a New York apartment building. Another cat named Andy survived fall from 16th floor of a Miami apartment building. Cats have been the subjects in a number of studies involving weightlessness. The studies have shown that under conditions of weightlessness, a cat is unable to right itself, but will float about in any position. Cats seem to defy gravity. A cat can survive fall from height of hundreds of feet. After a fall, a cat always land on its feet on ground. A frightened domestic cat can run at speeds of upto thirty miles per hour. A cat can jump upto seven times its height. Cats are excellent climbers. Cats are excellent hunters. Mother cats teach their kittens to hunt. A cat always hunt alone whereas dogs always hunt in groups because stalking, hiding and pouncing cannot be successful in a group. A kitten at six weeks of age can hunt alone. Cat’s vision and hearing power is more than dogs and human beings. Cat’s vision and hearing power is one of the highest in animal kingdom. Cats have well developed sense of smell. Cats have additional cigar shaped smelling organ known as Jacobson’s Organ besides having nose. Cats have fourteen times more smelling power than human beings. Cats mark their territory with the help of scent glands by means of rubbing and scratching. All cats defend their territory and cats does not tolerate competition within its own territory. The territories of cats can be as large as hundred acres or more for rural cats and as small as a few feet for city cats. The territory of cats are the safe places for sleeping, eating, hunting, defecating and playing. Like human beings, cats are territorial by nature. Scent glands are located on various parts of cat’s body including their faces, feet and base of their tail. Scent glands contain molecules called Pheromones. By means of rubbing their faces on various objects, cats are releasing Pheromones. Pheromones affect number of behaviours like reproduction and establishing territory. All cats scratch for whole life because scratching removes dead nail material from their claws and establishes their territory by marking with the scent glands at the bottom of their feet. Scratching also provides a cat with a form of physical therapy for the muscles and tendons of his paw. When a cat is scratching, the claws are practicing extending and retracting. Scratching posts and scratching pads preferably covered with a rough material such as sisal rope should be selected in order to avoid scratching by cats. Treading is common in cats. Treading in cats is believed to be a sign of contentment, pleasure and relaxation. Pet cats rub against their owners for marking their territory with the help of scent glands. Cats groom themselves by their saliva. Traning a cat is very easy because cats are very intelligent animals. Cats can learn many activities by observation like human beings. The observation power of cats is greater than all domestic animals. Cats can be easiest to train out of all domestic animals. Many books related to training of cats, behaviour of cats and intelligence of cats are now available at http://www.amazon.com/. Books like 50 Ways To Train Your Cat, How To Get Your Cat To Do What You Want, Communicating With Your Cat, Cats On The Counter: Therapy And Training For Your Cat, Teaching Your Cat Simple Tricks, 101 Training Tips For Your Cat, Understanding And Training Your Cat Or Kitten, Understanding Your CatArticle Submission, Test Your Cat’s Creative Intelligence: Eighteen Easy-To-Use Test Cards To Verify Your Cat’s Artistic Ability and The Cat I.Q. Test are now available at http://www.amazon.com/.

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The Cat was a pet at least eight thousand years ago because bones of cats, mice and humans were found buried together on the ancient island of Cyprus. In ancient Egypt, the cat was a pet at least five

The Cat was a pet at least eight thousand years ago because bones of cats, mice and humans were found buried together on the ancient island of Cyprus. In ancient Egypt, the cat was a pet at least five thousand years ago. The cat was considered to be a sacred animal in ancient Egypt. Cats are held sacred in Buddhism. Much appreciated by the Buddhists was the capacity of cats for meditation which they sensed in cats. The Birman cat descends from cats that were venerated as gods in the Buddhist temples. In Burma, the Burmese cats are held to be sacred. The Birman cat descends from cats that were venerated as gods in the Buddhist temples. The Buddhist priests believed that the faithful returned to earth in the form of a cat. In Buddhism, it is believed that on the death of a person who had reached the highest levels of spirituality the soul entered the body of a cat. It remained there until the cat died, when the soul entered paradise. Even today, in some Asiatic sanctuaries, divine powers are attributed to the cat and it is believed that in the hereafter the soul of cat speaks to Buddha in favor of its owner that still lives on earth. In Buddhist temples across Asia, cats are kept as mousers. Among the most charming of Japanese cats is Maneki-Neko, a small cat believed to ensure happiness and good luck. Japanese Buddhists venerate cats after their death. The temple of Go – To – Ku – Ji in Tokyo is dedicated to cats. Vested priests serve the temple and intone chants for feline souls. Crowded into the temple are sculptures paintings and relief carvings of cats. In each of these, the cat has a paw raised as if in greeting, the classical pose of the cat Maneki – Neko. Cats continue to be worshiped as deities in countries such as Thailand and China. The power of cats to see in the dark was also considered useful to hold evil spirits at way, since it was usually thought that eyes of cat were more active at night, the walls of many Asiatic houses were adorned with images of cats. In England, a black cat sitting in a house on a wedding day is thought to bring good luck. In Thailand, a Diamond eyed cat is believed to be a symbol of good luck. In South America, the Incas revered sacred cats, representations of which can be seen in pre-Columbian Peruvian artifacts. The earliest representations of domestic cat were Egyptian tomb paintings and sculpture. By the 5th century B.C., images of cats appeared on Greek coins, and later they were depicted in Roman mosaics and paintings and on earthenware, coins and shields. Cats have reputation for having nine lives. Cats are very affectionate towards human beings. The Siamese breed of cats are very affectionate towards people. Cats can recognize footsteps of their owner from hundreds of feet away. Cats are easy to care as compared to dogs. Outdoor cats bury their faeces. Cats groom themselves with their saliva. The cats tongue, saliva and paws help in grooming cats themselves. Cats groom themselves about twenty times in a day. Kittens start cleaning or grooming themselves at the age of one month. All cats generally do not need bath. Cats are easiest to care out of all domestic animals. Cats are most independent domestic animals. Cats do not need care and attention. Cats are also small in size. Cats also exercise themselves. Cats are most playful out of all domestic animals. Kittens play themselves by batting and tossing small objects, hunting and by jumping in and out of boxes. Cats love to hide in cardboard boxes, drawer or laundry basket. Kittens begin playing with toys at the age of four weeks and their enjoyment becomes more elaborate as they grow. Kittens that have free access to a terrace or garden will amuse themselves by running after a butterfly, bug, insect or leaf. Cats enjoy being stroked by their owner. The gestation period of a cat is 63 days. The average litter of cats consists of four kittens. Kittens are born blind, deaf and helpless. The eyes of kitten open at eight to ten days of age, and they begin to be weaned about six weeks after birth. The senses of kitten begin to function ten to twelve days after birth. Soon after birth the mother cat licks her kittens, this action cleans them and helps stimulate their circulation. After birth of kittens, the mother cat take them to safe places. Scientific studies have shown that stroking a pet cat or kitten and playing with a pet cat or kitten reduce stress and anxiety and lowers the blood pressure of its owner. Cats can also learn to live with other domestic pets. The fur of cats is soft and beautiful. Cats are comfort – loving creatures, seemingly addicted to warmth and luxury. Cats also seem to grow fond of their owners, adopting them almost as parents. Cats are available in many coat colours. Cats and kittens use litter boxes or toilet and unlike dogs, cats do not need to be walked. Dogs are not able to use litter box and toilet and dogs need to be walked. Kittens begin using litter box at just five or six weeks age. The litter boxes of cats should be filled with sand, regular clay, clumping clay or wooden pallets. Childrens and adults both enjoy playing with cats. Kittens should be domesticated at the age of two to four months. The weight of a newborn kitten is about hundred grams. Many cat magazines are published in the USA , UK, and other countries each year. Cats have been portayed in the works of many great artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, Paul Gauguin, Theodore Gericault, William Hogarth, Edouard Manet and Pablo Picasso. Most cats like to become friendly with human beings while few of them want to be left alone. Kittens are most playful out of all domestic animals. All kittens play by themselves by finding amusement or satisfaction with odd trinkets or by jumping in and out of boxes, hunting and poking, batting and tossing small objects. Kittens also exercise themselves. Keeping cats as pets can bring cheerfulness and for the aged, emotionally disturbed and prison population they bring about amazing transformation. Cats can be lifesaver for their owner. A cat of UK saved his owner’s life by signaling that the gas cooker had been left on with his paw. A cat named Mourka delivered vital messages from Russian scouts about the enemy’s gun replacements. According to news published in newspaper, in August 2000, a cat named Jessie saved her owner Margaret Hayward’s life by jumping up and down on her owner’s bed in order to wake her when the home caught fire. A cat named Scarlett of New York ran into a burning house five times in order to save her kittens. Some cats can protect their owner from thieves. A cat of UK actually alerted his owners to a real burglar by running up and down the stairs hissing and growling. A cat saved her kittens from a burning building. For any information about adventures of some extraordinary cats like bravery and homing instinct visit the website www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/excats/cats.html or website www.pbs.org/nature/excats. Cats are thought to protect humans from bad evils. Farmers and shopkeepers keep cats to protect food grains from rats as well as to prevent diseases like Plague which are spread by rats. Butchers, bakers, grocers, bookstore owners as well as restaurant owners and stationary store owners domesticate cats in order to keep their premises free of rats and mice. Due to the lack of cats, two thirds of the European human population died of the Plague in the past. Cats have been credited with the the ability to predict earthquakes. Cats can hear ultrasonic waves. Cats become intensely agitated before major earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and severe electrical storms. In many cases, cats have been observed desperately trying to escape from inside buildings prior to an earthquake. Cats and kittens are very photogenic and can be easily be used to advertise any product like greeting cards, milk products, candy boxes, calendars, toys and food. Cat’s sense of hearing is one of the highest in animal kingdom. Cat’s sense of hearing is greater than human beings. The anatomy of cat is very similar to human beings. The Egyptian word for cat is Mau. Cats were even worshipped as feline goddess Bast or feline goddess Bastet or feline goddess Pasht in ancient Egypt for more than two thousand years. The Feline goddess Bastet had body of a woman and head of a cat. The goddess Bastet was associated with fertility, motherhood, grace and beauty. It was believed that the goddess Bastet controlled the fertility of man and beast, cured illness and watched over the souls of the dead. The largest temple of goddess Bastet was built in the ancient city of Bubastis about 4500 years ago. Aelurus, an Egyptian cat god, represented the moon. In ancient Egypt, if a house caught fire, the rule went like this, save pet cats first and humans second. In ancient Egypt, a person killing a cat was punishable by death. In ancient Egypt, after death of cats, they were mummified and decorated, some with rock crystal. The dead bodies of cats were then wrapped in rich bandages of various colours. The mummified rats and saucers of milk were kept near cats. The faces of cats were covered by masks on which the nose, eyes, ears and whiskers were evident. The mummified cats were then placed in boxes made of wood or bronze. These boxes were then placed in cat tombs or pyramids. In ancient Egypt, the cat mummies outnumbered human mummies. In an ancient capital city of Egypt, more than 300000 cat mummies were found in 1890. The Egyptians believed that their gods took on the appearance of cats in order to pass down orders and omens. If a pet cat in ancient Egypt died, then all the family members used to shave their eyebrows as a sign of sorrow. If a pet cat in ancient Egypt died, then the entire family went into elaborate mourning with chanting and pounding of chests as an outward sign of grief. The Egyptians believed that divinities assumed the semblance of a cat, and so the high prists decreed divine orders and omens of the future according to its behaviour. The Egyptians considered that that the cat’s unblinking gaze gave it powers to seek out truth and to see into the afterlife. The ancient Egyptians used cats not only as hunters of mice but also as catchers of fish as well. The Egyptian Sun god Ra was believed to assume the form of a tomcat each night for his battle with the serpent of darkness. According to Roman Mythology, Diana the roman goddess of hunting angered the giants by taking a cat form. In India cats were mentioned in Sanskrit writings around 100 B.C.. The Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, of about 500 B.C., both contain stories about cats. The Indians at the time of Ramayana and Mahabharata worshipped a feline goddess of maternity called Sasti and for decades Hindus were obliged to take responsibility for feeding at least one cat. In India cats often played an important part in religious or occult ceremonies. Cats have the ability to predict earthquakes. Cats have barometric sensitivity or sixth sense. Cats can forewarn us of coming storm, coming rainfall and change in atmosphere. There is a popular notion that states when a cat licks its paw or puts it in its ear, it is a sign of rain or a change in atmosphere. Many legends, folklore, myths and superstitions are associated with cats. Cats appear in the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome. Cats are commonly mentioned in the fairy tales, folklore and legends of many countries. Some people thought that witches could change themselves into cats. Today, people in ,many societies believe that cats bring good fortune. Many people find cats mysterious because they move swiftly and silently and because their eyes seem to glow in the dark. Some people believe that a black cat crossing path of a person means bad luck. Some people think that cats possess magical powers while some people think cats as extraterrestrial creatures. Some people think that cats have the ability to predict future. All cats are believed to have nine lives. In parts of UK , a cat washing its face with water is said to foretell rain. In UK and Scotland, a black cat crossing path of a person means good luck. In America, white cats are thought to bring good luck. The Russian Blue breed of cats is considered lucky in Russia. Black cats in particular have long been regarded as having occult powers and as being the familiars of witches. White cats are thought to bring good luck in USA. The famous cats in cartoon include Tom, Garfield, Felix, Krazy kat, Top cat, Sylvester, Courageous cat, Pink PantherFree Articles, Cheshire cat and Azrael.

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