Life Advice

You’ve Heard the Buzzword, But What Is “Mindfulness” Really?

This is a Guest Contribution by Michelle Mannering Mindfulness seems to be everywhere- magazine covers, office lunch and learns, and even in schools.  The name seems to entail sitting in a beautiful, serene place...

Want to Change Your Life? There’s Still Time, No Matter What You’re Thinking.

Guest post by Natasha Hemmingway My Time Is Up!  “My Time Is Up!” How often have you heard yourself say this to your image in the mirror, or simply in your...

Manners for Millennials and Gen Z

Editors Note: I have been working with people in their 20's for the last 35 years. While technology has certainly added to the Manners Challenge for today's youth, understanding and practicing mannerly behavior has...

Funeral Etiquette and Courtesies

“Funeral Etiquette” is rarely talked about, and it’s something no one really wants to think about, but my article on this subject two years ago in ScoopCharlotte is one of our most read...

The Etiquette on Asking …About Engagements, Baby Plans, etc.

A friend of mine who's 32 just got married. She said it used to drive her nuts when people kept asking when she and her boyfriend of six years were going to get married. "They'd always ask...

The Etiquette of Resigning

"I QUIT!" Might be what you want to yell from the rooftops, or angerly shout at your boss, but while it might feel great at the moment, it is NOT what will help you in the long run. If you...

What to Say and Do when Someone is Diagnosed with Cancer

When my aunt Sherry was diagnosed with breast cancer I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what to say to her that might make her feel better, happier, or make the situation better. There were even times...

Interview Etiquette. What to Do and What Not to Do in a Job Interview

No matter how many times you've done it, for every job interview, it's always a good idea to give yourself a refresher on what to do, and what not to do. Below are some tips on interview etiquette to keep...

The Etiquette on How to Deliver Bad News

"The easy thing to do isn't always the right thing to do."  From time to time, we can all find ourselves needing to give bad news to someone like our boss, friend, neighbor, or child. Sometimes giving bad news is...

Office Etiquette Pet Peeves

One of the biggest mistakes you can make in your career is not understanding that there are certain codes of conduct and etiquette to abide by in the workplace. If you're not careful, you may even lose opportunities because others...

How to Make a Great First (and Lasting) Impression

I tell my kids that not everyone is going to like them and that's okay. I also tell them that while not everyone is going to like them, that it certainly makes life easier when people do. This is...

How to Politely Disagree.

How to politely disagree about politics, religion and other touchy subjects. I hate making a scene. I hate it when other people make a scene. I hate it when people disagree about something, and then suddenly, what could have been...

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