The Mindful Journey

Thank you, no thank you...!

Monday, 30 April 2012 10:00 | Written by Deborah Thomas-Nininger

I’m asked the question often in my etiquette workshops, “who gets the final word and how long the thank yous should continue.” You know the ones I mean – you reply in an email “I appreciate your getting back to me so quickly.” They respond with “No problem, have a great day.” You respond with “Thanks, you, too.” They respond back with “You’re welcome.” Admit it…you’re wondering should I respond ONE more time with something?

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Parasites need love, too!

Thursday, 26 April 2012 10:00 | Written by Deborah Thomas-Nininger

Having just recovered from a parasitical attack (yes, the type of illness that makes Propel your BBF), I’m ruminating about parasites in general. The type that hang on and attempt to suck the life-force right out of you and I’m referring to people now.

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Ten Titillating Etiquette Questions

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 10:00 | Written by Deborah Thomas-Nininger

People often ask me during my business etiquette seminars, “who makes up the rules?” And I often receive a look of surprise when I respond with “you do!”

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Are you superstitious or lucky?

Friday, 13 April 2012 09:00 | Written by Deborah Thomas-Nininger

Yes, today is my birthday and it is Friday, the 13th – oooh, scared yet? Because of my birthday falling on the 13th, I decided to make the number 13 a lucky omen for me! No one was going to spook me into believing I would ever have bad luck due to the number 13 and its negative connotations.

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Just say “YES” to kindness

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 00:00 | Written by Deborah Thomas-Nininger

What’s holding you back…from displaying kindness at every opportunity? Many have said to me, “I don’t make eye contact with strangers,” “I keep to myself,” “I feel uncomfortable smiling at someone I don’t know.”

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