New York Etiquette Guide

Workplace Etiquette: How to Prevent a Bad Hire

Posted on Sun, Sep 10, 2017
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What Gratitude Has to Do With Your Professional Image?

Posted on Mon, Nov 24, 2014
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Social Skills: Top 10 Tips for Becoming a More Charismatic Person

Posted on Thu, Jan 12, 2012
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Nice Matters

Posted on Tue, Nov 22, 2011


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What Parents Need to Know About Character Education Training

Posted on Thu, Oct 27, 2011
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Why Teach Business Etiquette

Posted on Tue, Mar 08, 2011


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Etiquette: Daily Gratitude Improves Our Brain Function

Posted on Mon, Feb 21, 2011

by Lyudmila Bloch, Etiquette Expert

Image: American Health Assistance Foundation

News flash! Scientists say that your brain will function more effectively if you practice gratitude and appreciation.

As I mentioned in my article about neuro-etiquette, “From the frontiers of neuroscience research, we know that our brain can change, reorganize, adapt, learn, and reprogram itself to a new wiring regardless of our age, previous experience, or current challenges. A revolutionary discovery in neuroscience, called neuroplasticity, has confirmed that our brain is not a fixed, hardwired machine but rather a vital and tirelessly evolving organ in our body . . . Astonishing progress in overall functioning and new-skills acquisition show this master organ to be nothing short of, well, miraculous!”

Leading neuroscientists, psychologists, and psychiatrists have been collaborating on a number of clinical studies, trying to understand the process by which a human brain learns, acquires new skills, and heals itself. One of my favorite best-selling authors and the world’s leading authority on brain function is Dr. Daniel G. Amen, a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and brain imaging expert who has written dozens of books about the brain and its function, including Making a Good Brain Great; The Brain in Love; Change Your Brain, Change Your Body; and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.

  In an experiment with psychologist Dr. Noelle Nelson, author of Power of Appreciation, he came to the astounding discovery that practicing gratitude and appreciation might improve our overall brain function.

First, Dr. Amen had Dr. Nelson meditate on positive thoughts, happy feelings, and things for which she felt grateful. After thirty minutes, he scanned her brain and discovered that it looked healthy and functional.

Several days later, Dr. Amen had Dr. Nelson meditate on negative emotions and fears in her life, and then he scanned her brain again. This time, the scan revealed seriously decreased activity in two parts of her brain: her cerebellum, responsible for processing information; and the temporal lobes, responsible for memory and emotion control. If these parts of our brain are not working well, we feel confused and depressed, unable to make sound decisions. When Dr. Nelson was focused on negative thoughts and potential problems, her brain basically shut down! When this happens, we become emotionally unbalanced and unable to function optimally.

So what can you do to improve your brain function and feel better overall? Dr. Amen suggests that we should all, daily, think about the positive aspects of our life and make a list of five things for which we feel grateful. So, get your pen and paper out, think about what you’re thankful for in your life, and help your brain work better today!

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Thank-You Notes for All Occasions

Posted on Tue, Dec 28, 2010


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The Etiquette of Gift Giving

Posted on Tue, Nov 23, 2010


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Three ways to effectively show your gratitude

Posted on Tue, Nov 23, 2010

by Steve Eikenberry

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