Living Better Blog

6 Steps to Change the Attitude of Apathy in Your Community

Posted by Sandra Vela-Mora on Oct 6, 2015 7:00:00 AM

This is the question I’m asked most by our boards and I think we can all agree, if you’re on a community association board apathy is an issue that can affect even the most well-functioning communities.

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Finding your Cinderella in a Sea of Stepsisters: Perfectly Pairing With the Right Management Company for your Community

Posted by Melissa Merritt-Darden on Sep 22, 2015 7:00:00 AM

By: Melissa Merritt-Darden, CMCA, AMS, PCAM – Associa Carolinas

The tale of Cinderella is hundreds of years old and has been re-told (and remade) many times over. The defining moment of a young, forlorn girl believing in herself and her dreams and living happily ever after, against all odds, is classic because we all want to believe that hope leads to change and change leads to happiness.

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Partner Post: Putting play on the back-to-school checklist

Posted by Staff Writer on Sep 3, 2015 7:00:00 AM

This article was originally published  and reprinted with permission by Associa Advantage partner, Playworld, a leading playground equipment and surfacing manufacturer committed to saving outdoor unstructured play. Associa Advantage uses the purchasing power of Associa’s more than 2 million homeowners to offer exceptional discounts and savings with trusted vendor partners.

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Topics: Community Living

An Introvert’s Guide to Speaking Up at HOA Board Meetings from a Toastmasters Expert

Posted by Staff Writer on Aug 28, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Heights, spiders, snakes – these popular phobias are no match for glossophobia, better known as the fear of public speaking, which rank as the most popular phobia.

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Topics: education, Community Living

It’s the peak of hurricane season. Here's your preparation plan.

Posted by Staff Writer on Aug 20, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Hurricane season lasts from June to November, and according to the National Hurricane Center, the peak of the season occurs between mid-August and late October.

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Topics: House & Home, Community Living