Greeting Etiquette in the Age of Ebola

 Do not greet people with hand-shaking, avoid body contact with others
until the crisis is over. ~ World Health Organization

There is irony in the cultural lore of handshaking having originated in Europe during the Middle Ages as a lifesaving measure to demonstrate that neither person was carrying a weapon in his hand or up his sleeve, and today’s declarations from medical experts that handshaking could possibly be a life-threatening gesture because it can transmit deadly viruses and bacteria.


“Just like with the flu, good hygiene habits, proper handwashing and sneezing and coughing etiquette, are important to help reduce the spread of illness.” ~ Robin Gurwitch, Duke University School of Medicine “I think this virus is probably with us beyond this season, beyond this year, and I think eventually the virus will find a … Continue reading FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS WITH EVERYDAY HYGIENE ETIQUETTE


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The Wedding Series – Getting the Sniffles on Your Wedding Day

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Every few years I seem to catch one of these viral gremlins that lays me low. It was bad enough getting sick in my corporate life, but if I had to miss work at least I had a team to back me up and I could usually perform some aspects of my job effectively from home while avoiding the passing on of my germs to my coworkers. But in my current occupation getting sick means I could miss a speaking engagement or running a workshop for a client or a community presentation. And that’s exactly what happened; last Saturday I had to cancel an event sponsored by my local library in which my daughter, Lyn, and I were presenting four workshops on job search techniques and skills. My symptoms started on Tuesday with an ominous tickle in my throat and by Thursday they were full blown — fever, chills, sore throat, aches, cough, congestion, drippiness and laryngitis; even antibiotics and rest couldn’t make me well enough by Saturday to stand in front of an audience. 

Spreading Germs At Work Is Nothing To Sneeze At



 Staying home when you’re ill can be a bummer.
But, going to work is a whole lot dumber!

With so much in the news about Ebola and other dangerous viruses and bacterial infections, we need to remind ourselves that most people are likelier to be catching the common cold or coming down with the current seasonal flu bug. Together, these viruses cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars each year in lost wages, business profits and healthcare costs. Even worse, they cause inconvenience, suffering and in rare cases the flu can result in life-threatening scenarios.