Pigs At The Trough

With Corruption In Congress and Evident In Those Who Call Themselves “Presidential Candidates,”  How Big An Affect Would Electing A New Pig  At The Trough Have?

The Short YouTube Video, Power Of Networks,  helps us understand that our votes (or actions) do more than elect one man,  they can change a nation! Political and social
PigsAtTheTrough scientist,  James Fowler and Nicholas Christakas in their book “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives” explain the dramatic affects relationships have on any and all groups (like our nation).  They explain that we are connected like schools of fish and flocks of birds.  However the friends who live a 100 miles away have just as much affect as the friends who live next door, even if you only meet with them once or twice a year. Even more important is that your friend’s friend’s friends have an influence on you!  This can determine whether you are altruistic, depressed, positive and even obese.

Consider that to find the perfect mate,  you would theoretically have to date 6,000 people.  However,  if each of us knows 20 people and each of those people know 20 people and they each know 20 people,  this network would put us in touch with 8,000 people who are just 3 degrees of separation away from us!  So in a reasonable environment we can find the ideal mate without just throwing dice.

Back to the presidential election.   If each of us with ethics, decent values and courage makes an effort to share those values and concerns with people we know, like and trust (our network),  we have the power to influence the behavior of 8,000 people!   Its not Uncle Sam who needs you,  it is our country who needs you!   Get involved now in writing, speaking,  meeting and sharing your true feelings about the “dirt”  that are running our country.   If YOU do,  over the next 3 months our country will be pregnant with people who want and CAN bring about change that will save our nation from ruin and our children from a life of misery and domination by corporate corruption and foreign powers.

Janr Ssor

Networking

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This year has been an interesting learning experience for me because my alternative health care networking group  changed our meeting structure to one  producing more accountability.
I both like and dislike accountability just as we as humans love and hate intimacy.  After all accountability is another name for “limited intimacy.”  We all want intimacy because without it we are lonely on the other hand we want the other person to stand naked and exposed but not us.think ponder girl
This concern is not necessarily generated because we are deliberately hiding something evil. It is that we fear exposure may lead to a loss of pride or self esteem;  we want to look more perfect for our friends and acquaintances. With accountability, our meeting structure denies that wall of illusion. You must share what you have done or what others have done for you, in public, intimacy.  You do this by telling everyone who you referred to and who referred patients to you and your referrals must be valid, not self serving.
A positive outcome of this change is that is has revived in me, my original goals  for creating a Holistic Questionnaire.  The goal was that we would each hand our patients a paper or online questionnaire  as a tool for generating  value added patient referrals.  It was to be a simple tool to help us help them. I had forgotten why I tried to create this or perhaps I never knew verbally but just  intuitively.  Being accountable helped me refocus on this need. It was an attempt to make us all more accountable to each other and our patients by focusing on our patients more holistic needs.  We all know there is a strong mind body connection that almost all of  Allopathic (Western) medicine ignores.
I cannot speak for you, as healer,  but I can for me.  In paying more attention to what I need to do to refer patients, for needs outside my domain,  it has become apparent that it is much easier to refer to some of  my colleagues than others.  For example:  it is easier for me as an eye doctor, to refer to Chinese Medical Doctors, Naturopaths and Psychotherapists but more difficult to refer to  a Masseuse, Physical Therapist, Herbalist,  Hypnotist or Pain Specialist.  The difference, I believe,  being partially the linguistic domain, I use, that triggers such mental associations in a busy day.
 I suspect  each or our groups members have the same issues.   In my business network  “The Winners Circle,”  I found the same issue,  greater difficulty trying to refer to a Financial Planner and Realtor  but much less challenge referring to an Auto Repair or Body Shop. 
I believe that holistic practitioners should take the time to explore creating a tool to facilitate these goals. I don’t get a fraction of the referrals I could because I will bet that most of  my colleagues forget the special things  I  do.  These are very important things such as  our unique children’s vision status assessment   that diagnoses and prevents reading and learning issues , or  the prevention and monitoring of  systemic disease such as diabetes, strokes and heart attacks through the eye.
We are all creative people,  perhaps we can come up with a tool to enhance and achieve these goals  which I  have set for  my colleagues and which are now more apparent then ever, thanks to our meeting structure.
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Thanks,
Janr