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April 26, 2017

Kind, Courteous (And Safe) Driving Habits

My oldest will soon be learning to drive. Like many teens he is consumed with all aspects of driving, and we discuss/observe each day methods to […]
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 […]
May 5, 2022

The Spirit Of Kindness Through Mask Evolution

With the pandemic evolving to endemic phase, there are still many unknowns and new findings; hence societal guidelines, stipulations and decisions about wearing masks continue to […]
June 29, 2022

A Meaningful Apology…

“A meaningful apology is one that communicates the three R’s: regret, responsibility, and remedy.” – Beverley Engel For some people, though, it can be quite difficult to […]
August 24, 2022

Tact: A Keen Sense Of Relationship Awareness

Tact is the ability to avoid giving offense and use sensitivity in dealing with others or in difficult situations – in essence being considerate of others’ […]
October 19, 2022

Wise Work Investment In The Remote Workspace: Emotional Intelligence

Mastering the art of working well with others via the remote workspace includes an investment in yourself: Emotional Intelligence (aka EI).  EI as a noun is […]