Celebrating Grandparents on Their Special Day ::

Marian McQuade from West Virginia, started with the simple idea of supporting the elderly in nursing homes and ended with a new holiday, Grandparents Day. Declared a national holiday by President Carter in 1978, it is now celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Over 56 million grandparents now reside in the… Read more »

5 Ways to Thrive During the First Month of School ::

School can be stressful or exciting depending on how prepared you are.  Don’t wait until you begin having problems.  Whether you have trouble academically or socially, it’s important to know how to tackle your concerns.  Having a plan from the start is a great way to set a positive tone for the entire school year.   Don’t Be… Read more »

How to Sharpen Your Focus and Get More Done ::

Do you often feel unsatisfied with how much you’ve accomplished in a day? Many people struggle with being productive, but there are ways you can become more focused and efficient, even if you’ve habitually been scatterbrained in the past. Try putting these six strategies to work for you and see how much they boost your… Read more »

Stay Motivated and You Will Be Successful ::

Do you sometimes find yourself staring at your “to do” list but you can’t work up any motivation to get it done? Maybe you’re at work and your boss has given you a deadline but you feel unable to get started on the project? This is the time when you need to dig deep to… Read more »

How Appearance Relates To Success ::

“Clothes make the man” is an old adage coined by someone who understood the correlation between personal appearance and success.  Over the years, other expressions have become popular to make the same point: “Dress for success” is sound advice for anyone going on a job interview. During their training sessions, salesmen, who rely on their… Read more »

The Dos and Don’ts of Good Listening ::

  Good listening is an art it’s well worth cultivating. Practicing good listening is valuable and powerful in any situation. When you listen carefully, you can respond and take action appropriately and gain respect at work, within your family and in social situations. When you feel uncomfortable in a new environment, you need to listen… Read more »

The Fundamentals of Service Excellence ::

Ask the typical person what service excellence looks like, and you’ll likely hear a myriad of the same answer. However, an honest reflection of service excellence goes way beyond service with a smile. That is part of it but only a small part. True service excellence is defined by a few key characteristics but not… Read more »

Great Ways to Manage Stress ::

Stress can be one of the biggest factors leading up to life dissatisfaction and depression. It is the constant foe that you face every day and night. It can affect your health, relationships and emotional well-being. There are ways to deal with this problem and help cut down the stress building inside you. Here are… Read more »

Why a Sense of Humor is a Great Quality ::

People like to laugh. It’s a general rule of mankind. People will often seek out funny things and funnier people. Humor is good for you. Not only is it good to laugh, but it’s good to make people laugh. It’s no coincidence that people often say they like funny people as friends or as significant… Read more »

The Surprising History of Father’s Day ::

Every year, we set aside the third Sunday in June in celebration of fatherhood. We honor our dads with barbecues, picnics, cards, and gifts. In 2016, U.S. consumers are predicted to spend over 12 billion dollars on Father’s Day, making it a powerful commercial success. But the surprising truth is, Father’s Day has only been… Read more »