Valentine’s Chocolate – A Heartwarming Present to Melt Her Heart

There is no sweeter gift than a Valentine’s Chocolate! It has already been confirmed by many couples that it is the Valentine’s chocolate that turns the mood from romantic to sensual. Once the taste buds of the tongue sense the sweetness of the chocolate melting inside the mouth, it sends signals to the brain.

The brain, not only processes the information and identifies it as chocolate, but would also try to locate those happy romantic memories you had with the one who gave you that chocolate. Thus, when eating chocolate, you cannot help but smile and remember those happy times. Furthermore, this is the very reason why many people lavishly eat chocolate when they get depressed.

Chocolate is one of the sought after presents for Valentine’s Day. The giving of chocolate as gift can be traced back even to the days of the Aztecs. The Aztecs believed that in chocolate, they could obtain spiritual wisdom, superb energy and highly increased sexual performance. They usually served chocolate at wedding ceremonies.

Because they did not have the knowledge about the making of chocolate in those days, they served cocoa as a drink. It has been said that the Emperor Montezuma was greatly addicted to it, and that he lavishly consumed the drink everyday. According to the accounts of the Spanish explorer Cortes, chocolate is a “divine drink” that builds up resistance to combat fatigue, enabling you to walk the whole day without food- just chocolate.

Since the earliest times, chocolate has been believed to be a substance of power that generates vitality. Even the scientific name of the plant – Theobroma Cacao is Greek for “food of the gods”.

The establishment of Valentine’s Day in 496 A.D. by Pope Galasius I, the 14th day of every February served as the specific day when lovers express their love for one another. This has been traditionally expressed through giving romantic gifts to one another. Hence, the need for Valentine chocolate began. There has been an ever increasing need for Valentine’s chocolate in the market. As the demand increases, the production of most quality Valentine’s chocolate has been in an ever competitive way. They get better and better each year. They vary from taste, texture, color, smell, shape, and even presentation. Most Valentine’s chocolates come to you inside fancy, mostly heart-shaped boxes.

Chocolate induces in us the feelings of passion, romance, and love. That is why it is greatly loved by women. In fact, in a study conducted on the attitude of women toward chocolate and why women need chocolate, 97% of women reported cravings. While the 50% of the women would prefer chocolate over sex, 22% prefer chocolate to set the mood.

This Valentine’s day, as I always do every year, I am going to order the most mouth-watering, lusciously made Valentine’s chocolate for my beloved. I just cannot wait to see how pleased she will get when I deliver to her the very yummy Valentine’s chocolate, stylishly arranged inside a beautifully crafted heart-shaped box. To make it more romantic I may just hide a piece of jewelry inside the box of chocolate. I just cannot help but imagine how sensual the scenes that follow will get. Valentine’s chocolate is just simply amazing!

Why Diamond Heart Rings Are Great Valentine’s Day Presents

If you’re a guy struggling to figure out what to get that very special lady for Valentine’s Day, struggle no longer, I’m here to help you. Diamond heart rings make great Valentine’s Day presents and I’m going to tell you why.

Valentine’s Day is a day set aside for lovers to express their feelings for each other and to exchange gifts that hopefully express those feelings. It is my belief that if you truly care for each other everyday should be a day for showing it. But we are talking about this one special day that we make extra sure that we show it.

This day was named for a St. Valentine, but it is unsure of which one it is. The Catholic Church recognizes three. One of the more popular legends has a priest named Valentine defying a decreed of Emperor Claudius II that outlawed marriage for young men, by performing secret marriages for young lovers.

Traditionally candy, teddy bears with hearts, gift baskets and yes even jewelry is given as a show of caring. Even though these gifts are good for showing that you care about that special girl, they don’t really express how much you care. Isn’t that what this day is really about?

That is why the diamond heart rings make great Valentine’s Day presents and is bound to put a sparkle in her eye. They symbolize just how deeply you feel for her. Lets look at exactly this is a great gift.

First of all being in the shape of a heart it symbolizes that you are willing to put your heart in her hands and that you trust her with it.

Next is the diamonds. We’ve all heard the old saying that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so you can never go wrong with them. Diamonds are also precious gems and symbolize how precious that special woman is to you.

The ring itself is a continuous circle, which symbolizes a continuous connection between you and your lady. This tells her that you are in the relationship for the long haul. The ring can also be used as an engagement ring to make the day even more special.

These are the reasons I think diamond heart rings make great Valentine’s Day presents. When you think of how they symbolize how deeply you feel about the love of your life I’m sure you’ll agree what a great these rings truly make.

So on February 14th don’t just show her that you care. Show her just how much you care.

Did President Obama Negotiate Badly

When President Obama took office, he had a very long list of items he wanted to accomplish. Those on the far right said he was being too aggressive with his agenda. Those on the far left said he was not being aggressive enough. The president’s number one mistake was, he allowed those that supported his campaign to think they’d get everything he promised during the campaign. He did not manage their expectations.

When you negotiate, do you manage expectations and set priorities for the outcome you seek from the negotiation? If so, do you also focus on what matters to the other negotiator. By focusing on the other negotiator’s needs, you subliminally send a message that you’re seriously trying to ‘solve’ her problem, which should in turn solicit her support for your position. At the junctions of those intersections will lay the point from which you can begin to negotiate. The following are additional negotiation strategies you can incorporate when managing expectations and setting priorities during your negotiations.

1. Vilification: Assess the need to vilify the position of the other negotiator when you negotiate. If you seek cooperation, vilification will only serve as an additional obstacle to overcome.

2. Agenda: Be cautious of taking on too much when negotiating. The more options you incorporate into a negotiation agenda, the greater the potential for failure.

3. Balance: Be careful not to appear too weak, or too aggressive. In any negotiation, one has to strike a fine balance between being perceived as too strong and appearing to be too weak. One can bridge that balance without being pervasive. Observe the interpretations of your actions by the other negotiator, for insight into whether you’re being perceived as too weak or too aggressive.

4. Reality: Perception is reality. The way you depict a situation, is reality to you. To the degree you ‘shape’ the perception of the other negotiator, you shape his reality. Seek to shape the opinion of an outcome, in order to have the opinion valued from your perspective. If you don’t, the other negotiator will apply his perception to the position and if it drastically differs from yours, you’ll initially have to negotiate from his perspective.

5. Likability: Are you likable? When negotiating, likability can be a benefit. It can also be an albatross. President Obama is very likable. His poll numbers bear out this fact. Some of the members of the president’s party have stated that he needs to become ‘tougher’. By appearing tough, you, at a minimum, allow the other negotiator to ‘see’ by your actions that you’re willing to ‘draw a line in the sand’, from which you will not retreat. Make sure you assess ‘balance’ in your ‘tough’ appearance.

By being attentive to the variables, narrative, and makeup of your negotiation and addressing them succinctly, you improve your negotiation position and the probability of reaching the outcome you seek. In so doing, your negotiation efforts should sail without being assailed… and everything will be right with the world.

The Negotiation Tips Are…

· Manage expectations. If time is a consideration that’s needed to influence the outcome of a position, inform the other negotiator of the consideration. By doing so, you’ll subliminally address the fact that the situation will not be corrected ‘overnight’ and you’ll ‘buy’ more time and understanding, as a position from which to negotiate.

· Never be afraid to adapt to a position when you negotiate. You can be adaptive without losing the personality you possess. President Obama is having a difficult time adapting, because he doesn’t want to have his ‘likable’ personality altered. Don’t be trapped by being immobile.

· When negotiating, be aware of a general consent from those who are discontent. In essence, pay attention to the mode of the negotiation. The mode will give you a sense for the direction in which the negotiation is moving.