Notary Public Blog & Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Holiday Grief Seminar 2018 Recap

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The holidays are a time where we are supposed to be joyful and free spirits.  We’re strolling along singing Christmas carols throughout the neighborhood.   We’re baking cookies and sending neighbors, friends and family love through cards.

But have you thought about someone who may have recently lost a family member or friend?  A spouse?  Even a child?  Well, they aren’t thinking about any of the things above.  They are grieving the loss of their loved one.  What do you do for someone in this predicament?  Do you apologize?  Do you sympathize with them? Continue reading

Notary Public Blog & Podcast of Sonita M. Leak | Happy Veterans’ Day – Offering Free Notarial Acts*

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Armed Forces Veterans, we salute you and the service to our country.  Thank you for all that you’ve protect our borders and beyond.  You are in a special class of your own. I’d like to personally salute Continue reading

Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Thank you for the Birthday Wishes (The Broken Car Key Edition)

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In a fairyland world, your Birthday should be this perfect day from the storybooks.  You get your Birthday licks from your family members, celebrate with Birthday cake and ice cream and receive a bevy of gifts…. (Click to read more) Continue reading

Notary Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Dealing with Grief When Performing Notary Work

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Yesterday’s trip to Greenville Memorial Hospital did not go smoothly. Upon arrival, I learned that the signer I was about to see had a medical emergency and therein could not sign a simple document that would have set his beneficiary information for insurance straight. It happens quite a bit. We notaries are met with situations that are beyond our control. I learned shortly before midnight that the signer passed away. Continue reading