Hannah Alvarado

National Humor Month 2019

By |2019-04-08T10:12:12-05:00April 4th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Workplace Etiquette|

  Contagious Laughter by Richard Foster on Flickr Cracking a joke can prove tricky to execute overall, especially within a professional environment. Navigating the concept of comedy at work, can be a challenge. Comedy within a work space of varying cultures, is an even greater challenge. In honor of April as National [...]

International Women’s Day 2019

By |2019-02-26T14:11:46-06:00March 5th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Intercultural, International History, International Observances, US Observances|

Empowered by Pexels   March is a month that is jam-packed with appreciation for women, both nationally and internationally. Friday March 8, 2019 is the internationally recognized holiday known as Women’s Day. Despite what some may think, this holiday is no fad; in fact, Women’s Day is a globally recognized holiday that [...]

3 Ways to Participate in Women’s History Month

By |2019-02-26T13:20:21-06:00March 1st, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, International History, US Observances, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

Athena40 by Athena Global Thinkers Forum by Athena                       As a board member of both the Global Thinkers Forum and Athena40, I am passionate about sharing the message of accountable leadership, women’s empowerment, and youth development. In light of the [...]

6 Things You Should Know About Boxing Day

By |2018-12-12T14:16:35-06:00December 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 [...]

National Tie Month

By |2018-12-11T09:14:46-06:00December 13th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Black and White Tie, Culture and Commercialism, Global Traditions, Office Culture, US Observances|

Suave Tie by Pexels If you work in an office, travel for business, work in banking or the legal industries, there’s a strong chance that you or a colleague wears a necktie. Did you know that December also serves to celebrate National Tie Month?  This isn’t a holiday just for the fellas, [...]

4 Tips for National Handwashing Awareness Week

By |2018-12-06T10:19:44-06:00December 6th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Cross-Cultural, Culture|

Handwashing by Kathea Pinto on flikr Tis’ the season for festivities, family and fun. The last thing you’d like to partake in is sniffles, colds or the flu. Sneezes, after all, are like mini hurricanes as a typical human sneeze exits the body at about 200 miles per hour and emits around [...]

The Tradition of Christian Advent Explained

By |2018-12-04T11:56:58-06:00December 5th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Religious Celebrations, US Observances|

Advent Wreath by flikr What is Christian Advent? Advent, a word that translates to 'coming' in Latin, is a Christian countdown to the days until Christmas to symbolically honor the coming of Jesus Christ and his birth into the world. While the adults lead prayer, light candles, and arrange time with one [...]

Tips for Observing Universal Human Rights Month

By |2018-12-03T16:47:05-06:00December 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.”                                       [...]

8 Tips for a Gracious Thanksgiving

By |2018-11-14T13:41:19-06:00November 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 [...]

3 Tips for Inspirational Role Models Month

By |2018-11-07T18:39:47-06:00November 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 [...]