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March 27, 2017

Dining Deal Makers

Whether a business or personal setting, dining with someone who has bad manners or appears disengaged is not only rude, but can be frustrating and unpleasant […]
March 8, 2017

Four Tips To Remembering Names

How does it make you feel when someone you’ve just met remembers your name? In general it’s safe to say most people feel valued, worthy, and […]
February 2, 2017

Listen. Silent.

What do these two words have in common? Yes, listen and silent have the same letters. Yes, being a good listener requires being silent. However, there’s […]
December 13, 2016

Holiday Traditions Of Light And Eternity

One of my favorite parts of teaching holiday etiquette is holiday traditions: how they began, how they evolved and how they’re celebrated now. Every family has […]
August 31, 2016

Communicate Positively Without Saying A Word

If the person across the table is sighing and tapping his foot while you’re talking it can be unsettling to you as the speaker. What is […]
May 27, 2016

The Golden Rule: How To Practice It In The Office

Treating others as you wish to be treated is as vital in the workplace as it is on the playground. We teach our children to be […]
January 25, 2016

It’s Cool To Be Smart And Safe Online

If you’re a parent of a young child or tween, it’s highly probable your child has a smart device. I would surmise your child is a […]
December 16, 2015

Give Gifts Of Kindness

‘Tis the season of giving and sharing. What are your favorite gifts to give? How about giving the best gift of all – yourself?!  Give. There are so […]
December 9, 2015

Be Mindful Of Your Travel Manners

As the holiday season is in full swing, so is the high travel season. It can be hectic, chaotic, exhausting and stressful getting it all done […]
October 28, 2015

Are You Humble And Gracious With Apologies?

For some people, making or accepting an apology is difficult. We may not want to admit we’re wrong or we may still be upset with the person […]
December 9, 2021

Candles: What Do They Symbolize During The Holiday Season?

Weaving family and cultural traditions into the harried and rushed holiday season is a wonderful tactic to take a pause (and perhaps a few deep breaths) […]
December 13, 2021

Neighborly Kindness & Empathy (Especially During The Holidays)

“I think being a neighbor starts with kindness and empathy. You don’t have to show up with a fresh apple pie or anything like that. It’s […]
February 25, 2022

How Is Your Day Going So Far?

Chances are, you find yourself answering with a little more detail when someone asks “How is your day going so far?” versus “How are you?”. Small […]
April 13, 2022

Returning To The Office: Reconnecting With Small Talk

While more and more employees are transitioning WFH to hybrid or back-to-office full time, research reveals after working virtually for over two years that many workers […]