Bike trail etiquette is timeless; it knows no seasons. Summer is an especially busy bike trail time in my area. I am grateful for a city bike trail that borders my backyard and allows me such easy access. In addition to the hundreds of daily bicycle riders, including some bike clubs, it is also an… Read More


In the world of tipping…from the dog groomer to the pizza delivery person to the massage therapist…what’s the appropriate compensation? Diversity Woman Magazine tackled this topic in their summer 2015 issue, and I was honored to be the etiquette consultant they contacted for advice. Here are nine tipping dos and don’ts to help you navigate… Read More


We’ve all received gifts at the holidays or birthdays that weren’t quite our taste or style. We give an obligatory smile to the giver and share words of appreciation for the “unique” gift. But, what might be the fate of such a gift? Wear/use/display it when the giver comes to visit? Donate it to a… Read More