Everyday Etiquette

The Art of a Thank You

I was recently asked if writing a formal thank you note is still necessary given the ease of thanking someone so easily and immediately due to technology. While technology does have the ability to greatly enhance our communication, it is not a replacement for traditional etiquette. So, what should you do to properly thank someone?… Continue reading The Art of a Thank You

Everyday Etiquette

Fun with Flags: Flag Day Edition

This weekend we celebrate Flag Day! 🇺🇸 In honor of this holiday, I am channeling my inner Sheldon Cooper and hosting my own "episode" of Fun with Flags. Flag Day is celebrated each June 14th on the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 which declared Old Glory as the flag of our Nation. As… Continue reading Fun with Flags: Flag Day Edition

Everyday Etiquette

Being Polite While Using Your Cell Phone

As a result of the tech-age we currently live in, a lot has changed when it comes to social interactions; however, some things should not change. Being polite during social interactions and being respectful to those around you should always be at the forefront of your mind. Seeing as we use technology, especially our cell… Continue reading Being Polite While Using Your Cell Phone

Everyday Etiquette

Time to Hit the Gym!

Happy New Year! With resolutions top of mind, it is the time of year when many people head to the gym to better their personal health. For this topic, I turned to one of my best friends, Meredith Reiber, a multi-faceted fitness and nutrition professional who manages a gym as well as owns Pure Movement and… Continue reading Time to Hit the Gym!

Dining Etiquette, Everyday Etiquette

The Essential Table Manners

As the holidays approach, we will soon be gathering around the table with family, friends, and loved ones. In the spirit of enjoying such divine meals, having good tables is an incredibly important asset yet so commonly overlooked. From social to professional settings, food defines our culture and is present everywhere. Whether you are with… Continue reading The Essential Table Manners

Dining Etiquette, Everyday Etiquette

Navigating Dietary Restrictions

Like many others, over the last few years I learned I have gluten and dairy dietary restrictions. As someone who made it to her twenties with no dietary restrictions this has greatly changed the way I approach parties, work functions, and going out for meals. In an effort to not draw attention to the changes… Continue reading Navigating Dietary Restrictions

A Polished Professional, Everyday Etiquette

Email Correspondence: Client vs. Professional

In your professional life, you have emails down to a science, but when it comes to your personal life, do you know how to transition from the expert to the client? While we are all boss ladies (and gentlemen) in the office, many of us struggle with how to communicate as a client in our… Continue reading Email Correspondence: Client vs. Professional

Everyday Etiquette

Interacting with Individuals Who Have Service Dogs

Through my work, I have the privilege of interacting with individuals who have service dogs as well as working alongside facility and therapy dogs. However, a lot of people are unsure about how to properly interact with service/working dogs and/or approach their human. That inspired me to do some research and reach out to the… Continue reading Interacting with Individuals Who Have Service Dogs

Everyday Etiquette

How to Have a Friendly Debate

I recently had a difference of opinion on a "manners moment" with someone close to me. We both believed different actions should have been taken and that got us to talking about seeing other people's points of view. As a result, we had a casual, light-hearted banter to present our own viewpoint. After our discussion,… Continue reading How to Have a Friendly Debate

A Polished Professional, Everyday Etiquette

Email Etiquette: Handling a Busy Inbox

In both our professional and personal lives, we often receive a high volume of emails on a daily basis. On those days when your inbox is so full you are almost scared to open it, how should you handle the massive amount of inquiries that need a response? Here are my tips for managing a… Continue reading Email Etiquette: Handling a Busy Inbox