National Ex Spouse Day

April 14 is National Ex Spouse Day.

Who is responsible for creating such a day?  The Reverend Ronald Coleman of Kansas City, Mo. of course. And how does a person celebrate such a day?
  • Celebrate being free from him/her.
  • You can consider releasing left-over anger or animosity.
  • Bury the hatchet, especially if children are involved.
  • Celebrate your...

Greetings and Good Wishes

Greeting and Good Wishes can be offensive (to some).

Can the company you work for tell you how to greet a customer?  Yes. I believe that they can. It is their company, their brand, their policies and procedures. Can the company you work for pull you from your duties because one customer didn't like the...

8 Dinner Date Etiquette Tips

dating etiquette8 Dinner Date Etiquette Tips for Him and for Her.  

  Call it manners or consideration if you prefer; but using etiquette on a dinner date will help increase your chances of getting a second date. A date generally conveys having good time--revealing our best...

National Compliment Day

National Compliment Day; keep it sincere.

Compliment: praise, flattery, endorsement

Don't confuse it with "complement": completes, enhancement, counterpart

Why do some people find it difficult to accept a compliment?  Here are the most common reasons that I've heard:
  • It just feels awkward and uncomfortable.
  • I feel like I have to compliment them right back.
  • I...

The Hoodie Effect

It's all about that face...'bout that face...

The hoodie effect is only the latest fashion trend that has created controversy. There are many other styles that are still being worn or are so passé, that the impact has lost its effect. For example, the "wife beater." A tank-top style undershirt; sweats, used to be worn only...

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions...a calendar. Is that all it takes to make changes?

Making plans and promises to ourselves is customary this time of year. I've never liked the custom. Oh, I've participated here and there, but never seem to stick to it. For me, it comes down to stubbornness. I don't like being told what...

What Is Your Marital Status?

My marital status is, "I don't want to talk about!"

In a business setting asking someone what their marital status is, is not recommended. In fact, a person's marital status is irrelevant in the workplace. Well, it could be of interest if you are a pastor of a church. Naturally, if you've developed a familiar...

Spicy Friday: 5 Holiday Breakup Don’ts

5 Holiday Breakup Don'ts.

Okay, you had a great summer; hanging out at the beach, wine tasting, movies in the park and the anticipated family bbq where you met the family. But now, outing opportunities slowed down, work schedule got a little more demanding, and trying to fit in a night class, you're feeling the...

The Hand Fan

The hand fan's unspoken messages. 

I've always had a hand fan. However, I haven't always used it in public. Why not? I believe it causes a distraction, but only because it is uncommon to see a woman fanning herself in today's society. Not so centuries ago. In fact, up until the late 1800s, no European...

4 Holiday Networking Nuances

4 Holiday Networking Nuances 

Loathe it or love it? Networking during the holidays has its nuances, as does the start of a new year when people's attitudes are generally motivated and ready to talk shop. While it is recommended that you maintain a professional demeanor at any and all events regardless of the...