Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Divrei Chaim: ahavas chessed and hatzneya leches

Divrei Chaim: ahavas chessed and hatzneya leches: One of my daughters called home from her school the night before last with an interesting shayla. Her school (I should say in advance that ...

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Teshuva time

Everyone knows about the concept of teshuva. But sometimes people are completely oblivious to their offenses, particularly when their words or actions have caused harm to others. Not mending the breach can damage a relationship. That is true of married couples, friends, relatives, and even business relationships.

Say you step on someone's foot by accident. If they cry out in pain, you apologize. You are not excused from apologizing because you did not intentionally step on them.  That goes even for strangers. Certainly, if you want to keep that person as a friend, partner, or customer, you should be quick to apologize and perhaps even offer something nice to make up a bit for the pain you caused. Whatever it cost you to say sorry will come back to you many times over. One company found that to be true on a literal level:  $1,500 in humble pie saved them an estimated $100,000 in retained business. In my latest blog on marketing, I look at  The ROI of Humble Pie.

Related posts: http://www.examiner.com/jewish-bridal-in-new-york/groupon-s-gaffe-how-to-turn-around-a-mistake-a-relationship



Monday, September 19, 2011

Plan ahead

http://www.examiner.com/jewish-bridal-in-new-york/thinking-about-bulbs-1

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Anticipating Thanksgiving in the summer

My blog on Macy's  crowdsourcing and getting more people to like their FB page in order to participate in the contest: "Little Elves Build Marketing Buzz."

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Apple picking recommendations

http://www.examiner.com/jewish-bridal-in-new-york/take-your-pick It includes links to recipes.

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Friday, September 09, 2011

The ultimate marriage manual

Tolstoy wrote “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” He actually was on to something with respect to happy marriages all having something in common, according to Gottman’s findings.   Gottman starts by throwing out some misconceptions people have about the causes of problems in a marriage, including the popular notion that “men are from Mars, and women are from Venus.” 

Continue reading  the review of  
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work 



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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Marriage: piece of cake

I'm sure you've heard that maintaining a marriage is work. That is true. The piece of cake in the title is not a figure of speech to suggest ease, but a literal piece of cake.
Continue reading on Examiner.com Piece of cake: improving your relationship - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/jewish-bridal-in-new-york/piece-of-cake-improving-your-relationship#ixzz1XCR7W3Q2 

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