Sharon Schweitzer

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Celebrating Czech American Heritage Month 2021

By |2021-10-20T15:24:03-05:00October 20th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Czech Republic|

Image: The Commissioners Court of Bexar County, The State of Texas and Governor Greg Abbott, The City of San Antonio and Mayor Ron Nirenberg As a second generation Czech American living in Texas, I’m delighted to share this blog in response to readers and followers who have been inquiring about recent developments. On [...]

A Novel Education – E.S. Alexander

By |2021-10-17T16:21:00-05:00October 17th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, book recommendations, Culture|

Image: Cover design by Adrian Cheah (Penang) Headshot by Matt Brandon (Penang) October is National Book Month, a month-long celebration that focuses on the importance of reading, writing, and literature. In honor of this important month, it is fitting to invite E.S. Alexander, my co-author for Access to Asia, to return and write [...]

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

By |2021-10-13T08:02:12-05:00October 13th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Dining, Gracious Living, Modern Manners|

Image by Mindy Hofman This is the third blog post by our guest blogger Mindy Hofman - please read her bio. A time to reflect on the benefits of sharing healthy meals with your friends or family, October is National Eat Better, Eat Together Month. As a single parent it can be challenging [...]

Thanksgiving in Canada: Customs, Origin & Tradition

By |2021-10-05T11:57:15-05:00October 8th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Canada, Canadian Traditions, Culture, Holiday Season|

Photo by Daniel Joseph Petty from Pexels Canada, oh, sweet Canada! Many people refer to this vast country as the land of Maple Syrup. This nation is famous for its stunning scenery, fabulous people, spectacular ski slopes, and frosty winters. Be careful not to let the similarity of the Canadian Hofstede cultural dimensions [...]

Celebrating Intergeneration Day 2021

By |2021-09-27T14:20:12-05:00October 1st, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Family time, Gracious Living|

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels How do we connect generations for better communication and sharing gratitude? In anticipation of Intergeneration Day, on Sunday, October 3, we share some ideas for celebration. It’s interesting to note that the origin of last month’s Intergeneration celebration began in the year 2000 with Ms. Sandy Kraemer [...]

Global Diversity Awareness Month 2021

By |2021-10-04T15:51:04-05:00October 1st, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, diversity, Workplace Diversity|

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Worldwide, as well as within the U.S., organizations are recognizing the importance of globally diverse teams for achieving success. Although its origins are unknown, Global Diversity Awareness Month is celebrated annually in October. It is an excellent time to learn about how a culturally diverse organization builds [...]

Culture Coffee & Connections: Enjoy International Coffee Day

By |2021-09-28T12:47:04-05:00September 28th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Culture|

Photo by Jason Villanueva from Pexels We owe a debt of gratitude to an animal herder named Kaldi for the discovery of coffee in the Kaffa region in Ethiopia. According to the story, he observed that his goats were rejuvenated after eating the red beans from the coffee plants on the plateau over [...]

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 [...]

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