National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

By |2019-02-03T15:22:03+00:00January 8th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, global competency, Goals, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Self-Awareness, SXSW, Travel, United States, US Observances|

Afterglow by Pexels What You Need to Know on Human Trafficking Awareness Day When I learned that human trafficking occurs in Austin during SXSW I was stunned. How could this happen in our Texas city? Yes, our population has increased dramatically, yet I associated this problem with sprawling, urban metropolitan areas. I [...]

6 Tips for Mastering National Mentoring Month as a Leader

By |2019-01-10T11:38:41+00:00January 7th, 2019|Cross-Cultural|

Brainstorming by Pexels  As a young student or current professional, the benefits of being a mentor or protege are limitless. Inaugurated in January 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and endorsed in 2016 by President Barack Obama, National Mentoring Month calls our country’s leaders to lend a guiding hand to [...]

Exploring 4 Global Cultures for National Hot Tea Month

By |2019-01-04T10:09:33+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel|

Tea at Lanesborough Hotel by Sharon Schweitzer  Tea is the second most consumed liquid in the world, after water. So in honor of January kicking off the year as National Hot Tea month, we’ve explored global regions where tea is a fundamental part of culture. Read on to learn how tea has [...]

National Personal Trainer Awareness Day

By |2018-12-12T15:48:50+00:00December 31st, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Relationships|

London Trainer by Max Pixel The new year signifies fresh starts, setting goals, and the busiest season for some of the fitness world’s unsung heroes. January 2nd is dedicated to those hard working individuals as we celebrate National Personal Trainer Awareness Day. Read on for more history and how you can take [...]

Setting SMART Goals for Personal Improvement

By |2018-12-12T15:58:32+00:00December 28th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Goals, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness|

Business Woman by Pexels     Sharon Schweitzer and A.Hannah Alvarado co-wrote this post. Sharon Schweitzer, J.D., is a cross-cultural trainer, attorney, modern manners expert, and the founder of Access to Culture. In addition to her accreditation in intercultural management from the HOFSTEDE Centre and the Intercultural Communication Institute, she serves as [...]

5 Tips on How To Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions

By |2018-12-12T16:43:43+00:00December 26th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, Intercultural, Self-Awareness|

Trip Plan by Pexels There is a difference of opinion about New Year’s resolutions. However The Washington Post cites statistics revealing how resolutions create a huge opportunity for self-improvement. About 40% of U.S. Americans make New Year's Resolutions every year, which is the first step to changing the negative habits we [...]

6 Things You Should Know About Boxing Day

By |2018-12-12T14:16:35+00:00December 21st, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationships, Travel|

English Boxer by Pexels In Britain, Canada, Australia, Kenya, and a multitude of countries within the British Commonwealth, the day after December 26th is known as Boxing Day. But what is Boxing Day, exactly, and what does it have to do with boxing? Here are six (6) things to know about this [...]

Winter Solstice

By |2018-12-12T12:08:22+00:00December 20th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, International History, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Travel, US Observances|

Frost Sphere by Pexels Winter is celebrated worldwide with holidays linked to religion, philosophy, traditions, and the solstice. We’ve recently examined a number of Christmas customs including Czech, Colombia, and Germany. We’ve explained Advent, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Today we share thoughts about the Winter Solstice. What is solstice? Solstice is a staying [...]

7 International New Year’s Eve Traditions

By |2018-12-11T13:58:48+00:00December 18th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Global Celebrations, Holiday Parties, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Travel|

Grand Finale by GoToVan on flikr New Year’s is a time to start fresh, wish good luck, and hope for fortune for the next year. Each country has different rituals to bring in the new year on the right foot. It is always fun to learn and gain awareness of the diversity [...]

Kwanzaa Explained

By |2018-12-11T13:34:13+00:00December 17th, 2018|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, International Holidays, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships|

Kwanzaa holiday by iStock Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga in an effort to form a strong community of Afro-Americans in the U.S. The holiday consists of 7 days where the family gathers and lights up one of the candles in the Kinara, the beautiful candle holder. The family [...]

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