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6 Colombian Christmas Customs shared by a Colombian Millennial

By |2018-12-11T14:44:00+00:00December 10th, 2018|Colombia, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, Indigenous Peoples, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Toasts, Lifestyle, Relationships, U.S. Holidays|

Handmade Hammocks from Villa de Leyva, Colombia by Sophie Echeverry Today we are delighted to feature Sophie Echeverry, a guest blogger living and working in the U.S.A. who is from Bogota, Colombia.    As a Colombian, I cherish Christmas customs from my home country. I have celebrated 21 of my 22 Christmases [...]

Tips for Observing Universal Human Rights Month

By |2018-12-03T16:47:05+00:00December 4th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, International Protocol, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness|

Life in Color “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”                                       [...]

10 Tips for a Successful Cookie Exchange

By |2018-11-20T12:01:21+00:00November 19th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Relationships, Self-Awareness, U.S. Holidays, United States, Workplace Diversity|

  Cookie Exchange by Sharon Schweitzer As a young girl, I watched my mother baking batches of Czech kolache and cooling them on metal racks in our fragrant kitchen. Mom would seal them in round Tupperware containers, hoping that my four brothers wouldn’t sneak a few before the holidays.  My sister and [...]

8 Tips for a Gracious Thanksgiving

By |2018-11-14T13:41:19+00:00November 15th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Multicultural Table Setting by Pexels Worldwide, the concept of “graciousness” exists in different cultures. What does it mean? Within Chinese philosophy, when the heart feels empathy (in particular for the oppressed) a person has been touched by grace. In ancient Greek and Roman mythology, graciousness is explained in the form of the Three [...]

How Not to Act Like an Idiot at the Office Holiday Party

By |2018-11-12T19:39:17+00:00November 13th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Holiday Cheers by Pexels Are you up for a promotion? At the very least, excess celebration and etiquette mistakes can become fodder for next day stories and eventually legend for future parties. Avoid excess celebration and etiquette mistakes that become juicy gossip for the next day and eventually a legend for future [...]

3 Tips for Inspirational Role Models Month

By |2018-11-07T18:39:47+00:00November 8th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Women in Business|

Maya Angelou by Zennie Abraham on flikr First created in 2005, Inspirational Role Models the entire month of November is dedicated to those who inspire us with their remarkable deeds. What are some ways for you to be an inspirational role model? Think about the following 3 characteristics: Be a Good [...]

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

By |2018-11-02T13:41:06+00:00November 2nd, 2018|celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Festival, India, Lifestyle, Relationships|

Diwali Celebration by Natalie Carroll on flikr This year the world gets to admire Diwali, India’s most important celebration, on November 7th. Regardless of the different faiths practiced in India, Hindus, Jains, Buddhist and Sikhs, this holiday is celebrated by most in the country because the festival represents the triumph of [...]

10 Ways to Honor Our Veterans 2018

By |2018-10-22T10:54:59+00:00November 1st, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Theodore Schweitzer Navy Photo by Sharon Schweitzer Our nation comes together on November 11 to remember the men and women who have served or are actively serving our country. My father Theodore L. Schweitzer served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years, retiring from Oceana Naval Air Station, Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A. [...]

5 Global Thanksgiving Celebrations

By |2018-11-02T15:30:03+00:00October 26th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Dance, Dining, Intercultural, International Holidays, Relationships, Travel|

Harvest bench by Pxhere Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays - it is all about showing gratitude to those we appreciate the most. Our family and friends have joined together for many years to break bread and enjoy a contemporary-traditional meal and day. Our U.S. holiday occurs annually on the fourth [...]

US Thanksgiving Holiday Explained

By |2018-10-24T16:46:23+00:00October 24th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Dining, Family time, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Hosting duties, Lifestyle, Relationships, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Thanksgiving Cheer by Pexels For many U.S. Americans Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday - the day is centered around family, feasting, and football. This week in November holds the record as the busiest time to travel in the U.S. If you are visiting, living, or working in the U.S., don’t let [...]

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