#Gratitude. This hashtag is increasingly popular on social media.
What does gratitude mean? Here is Merriam-Webster's definition: "the state of being grateful, thankfulness."
Why are so many people fans of gratitude?
Gratitude is authentic unsolicited feedback and it rapidly becomes quite contagious. Gratitude is reciprocal and...
Yes, both are online social media.
Yes, both have blue logos.
Yes, both were founded in California, in 2003 and 2004. In fact, LinkedIn was born before Facebook. I bet you thought it was the other way around ;-).
You are good at your job, maybe the best on your team.
You are a natural leader, perhaps the best in your industry.
You're smart, maybe the most educated of the company.
But, are you the best colleague? What do your teammates say about you? Do they like...
Easter, the Christian celebration of Christ's resurrection, is celebrated throughout the world at churches and around the table with family and friends.
In our current era of diversity, it is sometimes difficult to know what to do, or not, when gathering to eat.
To avoid embarrassment this Easter...
It is the most coveted invitation on the planet.
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, will be hosting the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, during an official visit, including a White House state dinner on Thursday, March 10th, 2016.
If you are one of the...
Your phone rings.
It's your sibling, your colleague, your neighbour or... a loved one.
It's been a while, or you spoke just yesterday.
You know him inside and out, or her, just on the surface by business association.
She is older, he is younger, or you are...
Our daughter is getting married this year.
They have a small home and have everything they need and no room, or place, for the items that would be put on a gift registry.
Is there a polite way of asking for cash, and should you say...
Here we are, just at a few days before Valentine's Day.
In addition to the traditional paper or modern virtual Valentine, you're probably envisioning that you'll exchange a kiss or hug with your beloved, your children and even your friends. And that's a good thing. Long live...
Tick, tock, tick, tock ... The countdown to the Super Bowl has begun.
In just a few hours, on the first Sunday of February, the NFL (National Football League) will celebrate its 50th champions.
Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets! The Carolina Panthers or the Denver...
I am the sister and godmother of a soon-to-be bride that will be married twice; civilly in early 2016 spring and religiously in the fall of 2017.
I am wondering about my gift obligations for these two weddings.
Do I have to offer two gifts and if so,...
Happy New Year!
Are you ready? What do you want to broadcast in 2016?
What do you want the buzz about you to be behind your back, when the door closes, when you leave a client, a colleague, or even your boss?
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
There are cocktails, potlucks, buffets and traditional dinner invitations. But what is one to do about all those dietary restrictions and trends?
Whether you are a host or guest, you may be wondering about diet dos and don'ts --...
Following the tragic events of Nov. 13, 2015, death and mourning are repeatedly heard on the radio, the television and in social media.
Popular? Yes. Uncomfortable? Definitely.
Although real and even natural, these words bring discomfort and several questions of what to do in such a sad and,...
Everyone knows that one should never talk about it, and especially not here!
All the advice you have heard and read on the art of conversation is very clear: never talk politics in public, especially not at work.
But, as you read this post, down the hall, in...
Whether you regularly attend your local chamber of commerce's breakfast, your professional association's networking cocktail, or like me, meet other solopreneurs at Ladies Who Lunch, fall is the season to get out into the community to build mutually beneficial relationships.
To get you into the swing...
Only a couple more weekends before Labour Day! Where did the summer go?
You may only have one more chance to make a great impression on family and friends at the last fiesta of the sunny season.
Whether it's a barbecue, brunch, a pool or cocktail party,...
Finally, you are back in nature. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want. You have promised yourself and your family that you will respect your natural rhythms -- you will enjoy your vacation, one moment at a time. You have no plans but to let yourself...
For any employee of the digital era, this is the question that kills: To "accept" or not accept, the boss' Facebook invitation.
Even if you get along great, are you ready for her to have a front row seat on your daily life? What will you do if...
For many Canadians moving is madness.
Ask any Quebecer and they will tell you that the traditional July 1st moving day is complete mayhem, especially downtown Montreal.
A summer moving date was originally assigned for humanitarian reasons, to disallow renters from being evicted during the province's...
You're almost there...
One by one you tick off tasks on your pre-vacation to do list.
Phew! Finally. Almost "gone fishing."
One last check and off you go!
This final duty is simple and quick, but very crucial in maintaining a professional image and service attitude:...