Sharon Schweitzer

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National Coffee Day: 10 Tips from Our Baristas

By |2021-09-27T13:46:07-05:00September 27th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Photo by Tim Douglas from Pexels What would we do without our baristas? The chipper people who make our coffee shop experience delightful. In honor of National Coffee Day, September 29, 2021, we asked our local baristas for insight into making a better coffee house experience for all. Coffee shop popularity shines a [...]

5 Tips for Celebrating World Gratitude Day 2021

By |2021-09-14T10:49:52-05:00September 20th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Gracious Living, International Observances|

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay 5 Tips for Celebrating World Gratitude Day 2021 In 1965 the official start of World Gratitude Day began at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. A meditation guru named Sri Chinmoy, who also served as director of the United Nations Meditation Group, was hosting a Thanksgiving dinner to honor a group. During [...]

10 ETIQUETTE TIPS FOR VISITING MUSEUMS

By |2021-09-18T10:59:21-05:00September 18th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Image: silosandsmokestacks.org Many people are ready to venture out and explore the world again. A recent study at the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin) in Germany has determined that the risk of COVID-19 transmission is far lower in museums and theaters than in supermarkets, restaurants, offices, or public transportation. Since today is Smithsonian Magazine [...]

5 Customary Yom Kippur Practices

By |2021-09-14T11:30:29-05:00September 14th, 2021|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Religious Celebrations|

Image by falco from Pixabay Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the most significant holiday in Judaism. It is a day when the Jewish people ask forgiveness for the wrongs they have committed over the past year. It is the holiest day of the year and is traditionally observed [...]

Honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month in 2021

By |2021-09-13T10:20:08-05:00September 13th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture|

Plaza Espana Seville Spain: Image by David Mark from Pixabay From distinguished politicians driving social change to recognized STEM field innovators, Hispanics continue to make monumental contributions to the United States, as well as worldwide. With over 60 million U.S. American citizens of Latino or Hispanic heritage comprising 18 percent of the U.S. population, our country flourishes with [...]

4 Rosh Hashanah Customs and Traditions

By |2021-09-04T22:24:35-05:00September 5th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Religious Celebrations|

Photo by ROMAN ODINTSOV from Pexels Rosh Hashanah, meaning "head of the year" or “first of the year” in Hebrew, is the celebration of the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is the first day of the Jewish High Holidays leading up to the most significant holiday, Yom Kippur, also known as the Day [...]

5 Tips for Self-Improvement 2021

By |2021-08-20T18:00:57-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Gracious Living, Lifestyle|

Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels Self-Improvement is the search to become a better person in life. The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary defines self-improvement as “the process by which a person improves their knowledge, status, character, etc. by their own efforts.” This may involve improving mental and physical health within your personal and professional life. Some examples include enhancing nutrition, [...]

Have a Rice Day Celebrating National Rice Month

By |2021-08-20T18:28:59-05:00September 1st, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture|

Photo by thanhhoa tran from Pexels National Rice Month began in 1991 when President George H.W. Bush signed an official proclamation designating September as the month. The president and the United States Rice Federation created this month-long celebration to encourage the consumption of this tiny, mighty grain in our daily dining. Today, we celebrate the [...]

Flag Protocol: How to Fly the Stars & Stripes on Labor Day in the USA

By |2021-08-10T13:33:20-05:00August 30th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, United States|

Image by DWilliam from Pixabay As the daughter of a naval officer, I grew up watching my father raise and lower the flag on a daily basis - when he wasn’t deployed overseas. My four brothers, my sister and I learned the basics and all of the flag protocol starting at very early [...]

8 Culture & Etiquette Tips for National Courtesy Month

By |2021-08-17T12:19:03-05:00August 30th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Modern Manners|

Photo by Prasanth Inturi from Pexels Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; the third is to be kind.                 ~Henry James, American-British Author In our evolving Covid-19 world, it’s not hard to find rude people. You’ll encounter them at home, online, at school, and [...]

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