We Are Always Saying Something (P2)–Your Handshake

Last week, in WAASS Part I, I blogged about offering a genuine smile and what our smile communicates about us. I also discussed the importance of being congruent– sending out the messages that we truly mean to send in everything that we do. Today, I’d like to discuss a behavior that makes the short-list of one of my top 10 pet peeves–a weak handshake.

If it’s one thing that annoys me, it’s a weak, limp finger-touch “handshake”–the kind where the person lightly and quickly holds your fingers as if they (or you) have a communicable disease that they are afraid of spreading (or getting). I can’t stand it!

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Fitness Friday–Consistency is the Key

March 25, 2011 by  
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Happy Friday!

With spring approaching (at least in theory out here in NY) we are all starting to turn our thoughts towards warmer weather and lighter clothing. Lighter clothing usually calls for our bodies to also be a few pounds lighter or a few muscles tighter in most cases. This is actually the best time to start preparing for the summer in terms of fitness goals for aesthetic purposes. If you start now, you’ll be just in time to flaunt your bikini body (or a cute one piece)–which I personally prefer.

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Hardcover or E-Reader? Which One Are You?

March 23, 2011 by  
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For the last few days I’ve been visiting classrooms speaking with students about a contest on my social network for reading. It’s a contest to win a free E-Reader. Talking about the Kindle has got me thinking a lot about it and so I’ve decided to share my thoughts on it with you.

I never thought that I could be disloyal to physical books. As recently as two and a half years ago, I stood in the hallway of my school building with a colleague and fervently debated the benefits of physical books and swore that I would never become an “E-reader”. Little did I know how easily I would be swayed. Almost two months after the discussion where I pledged my allegiance to hardcover or soft-cover books for life, I received a Kindle as a gift. Since then, my life as a reader has been forever transformed!

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Fitness Friday!–Don’t Drink Yourself Fat

March 18, 2011 by  
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Happy Friday!

I want to ask you a question: Do you know how many calories it takes to gain or lose a pound? The answer is 3500. My second question is how many calories do you think you consume in a day? How about a week? My bet is that is that unless you are consciously watching your weight and logging your calories, you’re not sure and that can have serious repercussions over time.

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We Are Always Saying Something–Your Smile (P1)

Did you know that you are always saying something even when you’re not saying anything at all? You may have heard this before,  “We can’t NOT communicate” and it is a fact.  What this means is whether we are speaking or not, we are always saying something. We speak with our body language, our facial expressions, our dress, our gestures, our possesions–everything about us is saying something about us and who we are every minute of the day. The question is, what are you saying? And more importantly, is it what you want to say about yourself?

What does your smile say?

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