Helen Hoart's blog
In our happy-face culture, we rarely hear people express they are sad. But that’s exactly what happened to me recently. My Yoga instruction had her two dogs die in a horrible accident. It happened on a Sunday night. She canceled her Monday classes. In her email to her students, she told us her dogs had died and then said: “I’m too sad to teach today.”
Use a conversational tone. Use “we” and “you,” just as you would if you were talking to someone. Avoid jargon and acronyms. Of course, the tone will change depending on your audience. A fashion-forward blog will have a very different tone than a health-related website from a medical practitioner. Your goal is to engage your reader.
Perhaps it is the sense of having a clean slate to work with that makes the new year feel so promising. If one of your 2014 resolutions is to clear away the clutter, you may be on to something that is psychologically sound, reports Web MD. Clutter equals stress. Not only does a cluttered environment cause you to spend more time searching for things, but it also makes it difficult to relax.
If you've ever been to a spa you know how simple the setting is. A treatment room may consist of nothing more than a massage table, flickering candles and soft music. The reason for that is simple: The less visual clutter there is, the easier it is for your mind and body to relax.
Almost 90 percent of U.S. businesses are family owned, reports the Small Business Administration. If you and your partner are considering starting a business together, understand the risks—if poorly managed, you risk an unsuccessful business and a damaged relationship. You can have both a fun and profitable business and maintain a great personal relationship when you know how to balance the needs of both. These tips will help you find that balance and start your business partnership with a solid foundation.