Category: Gracious Living

How to Avoid The 5 Biggest Manners Mistakes

The 5 Biggest Manners Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor "Maralee, what are the biggest manners mistakes?" It's a question I get asked a lot, and it's one I...

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Simple, Savvy, Sincere Ways to Show Your Love

5 Simple, Savvy, Sincere Ways to Show Your Love

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor You've probably heard the much quoted joke about the couple that's been married for decades. The wi...

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The Best Ways to Ask for a Favor

The Best Ways to Ask for a Favor—15-plus Must Knows

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor In Funny Girl, the 1960s Broadway musical and then the movie of the same name, the world was introduced to a...

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How to Start a Great Conversation

How To Start a Great Conversation

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Lots of us can sing or hum a line or two from the theme song to the classic 80's sitcom Cheers. It was set in ...

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How to Make This Your Best Year Ever

How to Make This Your Best Year Ever

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor You can make this your best year ever. No New Year's resolutions required! That's a good thing, because while...

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how to write great thank you notes

The Gracious 5-Step Formula for Writing Thank You Notes

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor I'll come out and say what a lot of us feel. Writing thank you notes, especially after receiving a ...

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Re-gifting Etiquette

The Etiquette of Re-gifting You Don’t Want to Ignore

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Sometimes re-gifting is perfectly fine, and sometimes it's not. Because of this, there's an etiquette of re-gifti...

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Thanksgiving-Grace

How to Say Grace Amazing Well This Thanksgiving and Anytime

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Two of the most common fears people share are public speaking and heights. I bet if we took a poll,...

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How to Handle the Three Most Common Embarrassing Situations!

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor What is the etiquette for common personal mishaps, whether they happen to us or the person with us? We've all e...

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Correcting Others: How, When, and When Not to Correct Someone

Correcting Others: How, When, and When Not to Correct Someone

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor "It is much easier to be critical than to be correct." ~Benjamin Disraeli Nit-picking — it seems to be almost a ...

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