How to avoid being predictable when meeting someone new

For many of us, meeting new people, whether socially or professionally, can be awkward.  And so many times we gravitate, especially in professional settings, to the dreaded “What do you do?” first question.  While it’s easy and safe and gives us some insight as to the type of person we have just met, it’s boring and predictable.  And let’s face it, none of us wants … Continue reading How to avoid being predictable when meeting someone new

10 things likable people DON’T do

As we end the year, some of us take the time to self-reflect and identify things we want to work on in the New Year.  If you are identifying possible New Year’s resolutions, here are 10 items to ponder. Likable people: They don’t blame… others for their problems. They don’t control… because all you can control is you. They don’t try to impress… just because … Continue reading 10 things likable people DON’T do

Offices are still empty

Are you still working from home offices?  It seems you are not alone.  As of mid-November, only 25% of people had returned to their offices.  While this is higher than the lowest point in April of less than 15%, it is down slightly from October, which reported 27% occupancy. This decline in office use is also impacting the residential market of many of the big … Continue reading Offices are still empty

Dating in a pandemic world

For many, finding love during a pandemic has been very difficult.  But if you did find someone, it may have helped to bring you and your partner closer more quickly.  Not since the advent of online dating has one single event impacted the dating world as much as the pandemic.  In a study of 2,000 Americans 63% surveyed feel dating will forever be altered.  This … Continue reading Dating in a pandemic world

The negative effects of constant positive feelings

We all know the people that always try and put a positive spin on yours or another’s negative feelings.  Do statements like “it’s not that bad” or “at least you didn’t experience…” sound familiar?  It turns out never giving light to your negative feelings may not be so positive after all. Toxic positivity.  Ever heard of it?  We hadn’t either.  But after reading about it … Continue reading The negative effects of constant positive feelings

Making the best of the rest of 2020

2020 has been challenging. For many, we are grateful to near the end. But there is still time to make the most of this year and experience personal growth. To say this year has been filled with challenges and anxiety would be a massive understatement!  But 2020 doesn’t have to be a total wash.  As we roll into the last quarter of the year, there … Continue reading Making the best of the rest of 2020

College degrees – are they worth it today?

We’ve long held the belief that college degrees are a near guarantee of a successful future.  But studies are showing that the cost of college may not be providing the same level of financial return for graduates as it once used to.  What’s next for our university system? Last week, our recent college graduate shared with us her experience graduating during a pandemic.  And questioned … Continue reading College degrees – are they worth it today?

Remote workers growing tired of remote working?

For years, working from home was considered a job perk many people wanted from their employers.  Now, after being home for so long, many remote workers are eager to get back into the office.  What’s behind this change in attitude? Yep.  It’s true.  We always want what we can’t have.  For a while, working from home was what many office workers dreamed of.  But it … Continue reading Remote workers growing tired of remote working?