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The Adams County Record Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Are You Ready For Winter Driving clothing, .small sack of of emergency telephone sand or cat litter for numbers available. Also, generating traction share travel plans with under vehicle wheels, family or friends. Include small shovel, bottled estimated departure and water, booster cables, arrival times, intended rope, energy bars or route and destination. other food, brightly- 10. Don't drink Colored scarf to attract and drive. Idaho law attention in case of an enforcement officers emergency, waterproof will increase patrols, matches or cigarette especially during holiday lighter and a map of the periods, to catch and area. arrest drunk drivers. 9. Keep in touch: If Be safe by designating carrying a cell phone, a sober driver before make sure it is fully traveling to any party or charged and have a list event involving alcohol. snowplows for every 10 mph of car speed. Do not pass a snowplow unless absolutely necessary and only when you have a clear view of the highway ahead. Never drive through the snow being ejected from the plows because the force of the spraying snow can throw a car out of control. 8. Keep emergency supplies in your car: Flashlights, extra batteries, first aid kit, pocket knife, blanket or sleeping bag, extra •his sweet little female dog was found wandering around near the old Adams I'm lost! Page 3 _County Courthouse in, purple sweater shown here. Council recently. She was If you know who owns this wearing the pink collar and dog, please call 741-2741 Secrets for Improving Your Relationships relationships are possible for those willing to be open, transform themselves, truly listen, and love unconditionally" says Anderson. "By doing so, we can achieve a level of insight into ourselves and one another that we never thought possible7 For more tips on how self- awareness can improve your relationships, visit www. freefallselfimprovement. com. It just may be that you need to focus more on yourself to become better at dealing with others. (StatePoint) Putting yourself first may be the key to improving your relationships with others. While this may not sound like an intuitive way to improve your friendships, some experts now believe that by connecting with who we are at the core, we can become more aware of how our feelings govern our interactions and make better choices in the way we communicate. Transformation coach Sally Anderson, author of "Freefall: Living Life Beyond the Edge" (Morgan James Publishing 2012), believes that many of us act with a "default identity," a way of being that is shaped by our past pain and experiences and our unrecognized feelings. She says that this disassociation from who we really are can be a source of dysfunction in our relationships. But recognizing these problems can be challenging, experts warn. You must be prepared for some honest reflection. Some of the signs that you're allowing your unconscious thoughts to The failure to recognize the source of your feelings is a lot like the annoying static you hear when you aren't properly tuned in to a radio station. So instead of just reacting the next time you're upset with someone, try tuning-in to yourself. You may find your first reaction isn't the best reaction. his awareness is crucial to better communication and functional relationships, according to Anderson, who advises taking the following helpful steps: • Commit to an empowered relationship, don't just want one. • Realize that forgiving is not condoning an act. • Know that when someone specifically aims judgment at you personally, it never has anything to do with you. Quite the contrary, it says more about them than it does about you! • Take responsibility for your own emotional and mental state and avoid placing blame on others. • Love unconditionally. • Be willing to transform yourself. "Extraordinary sabotage your relationships include: • Making the assumption that the other person is in the wrong when your expectations are not met. • Placing conditions on • your love. • Displaying a victim mentality. • Feeling powerless. • Being resentful. • Reacting defensively. • Listening to others in a negative context. • Becoming withdrawn in your relationships. • Questioning your commitment to others. Mon- Thur 7 AM to 8 PM Fri  Sat 7 AM to 9 Sunday 8 AM to 2 PM 150 S. Railroad Midvale, Idaho 208355"3450