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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 […]
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 […]
April 28, 2022

Asking For Monetary Contribution At A Dinner Party: What To Do?

There’s been a buzz in the media lately about whether it’s polite or rude to charge your dinner party guests when you’re the host. In the […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 21, 2022

Saying And Pronouncing Names Correctly: Use Your EI

In any professional or social setting, pronouncing and saying someone’s name correctly are important skills and practices to possess. It lets others know you care, value, […]
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 […]
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) […]
November 2, 2021

Heads Up, Phones Down…

“Heads up, phones down.” This mantra was recently passed along to me as part of a precaution reminder in being more aware and vigilant of my […]
September 1, 2021

Sympathy In The Workplace

Sympathy is the feeling that you are sorry, sad and care about another person’s hurt, grief or troubles; it signifies concern, compassion and a general kinship […]
November 3, 2020

Have You Made The Choice To Own Integrity?

Integrity: Choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing […]
November 10, 2020

Sometimes All It Takes Is A Simple Phone Call…

Have you ever felt like you just didn’t get your message across in the chain of emails to your co-worker, or in the series of texts […]
January 27, 2021

When it snows, your neighbors don’t shovel. What should you do?

While there’s not much one can do to prevent a snowstorm from blanketing your city, town or neighborhood, there is something one can do to prevent […]
March 3, 2021

Are you missing Small Talk in your virtual meetings?

As humans, in general we enjoy connecting with others, professionally and personally. In the (not so long ago) days of business meetings conducted in person, Small […]