Opening the Door…and Saying Good-Bye

Alexia Happiness, Personal Development

Once a month I have to take the padlock off the gate to my backyard in order for my landscaping company to come back and perform their routine maintenance. Lately, this has become an increasingly difficult task. When it rains, the lock often rusts making it hard to unfasten. And with just over a week to go until my daughter’s …

Rewire Your Brain for Resiliency with Second Firsts’ Christina Rasmussen

Alexia Adult Learning, Career Advice, Happiness, Personal Development

According to Professor Edward Diener, one of the world’s leading authorities on positive psychology, when someone encounters a loss she or he may grieve upwards of 5-8 years. And this is not just about experiencing the loss of a loved one. Whether one is going through a divorce or has lost a job, the grieving process and period can be …

I Don’t Want to Be Responsible for That

Alexia Adult Learning, Career Advice, Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Leadership, Personal Development

There are few things I don’t like doing in my professional life. While as my husband Steve knows I’ll always take a pass on vacuuming or cleaning toilets, in my career whether it’s giving feedback to someone I’m collaborating with or coaching on a project — or coming up with the creative for a new program — I really relish …

What Got You Here Will Likely Keep You Here – and That’s Not Always a Good Thing

Alexia Adult Learning, Career Advice, Happiness, Leadership

Greetings from beautiful Vancouver, BC, one of my favorite international cities. This last trip prior to my final trimester of pregnancy flying hiatus, I’m excited to share, is not explicitly work-related. I was chosen as a 2013 recipient of the International Women’s Forum Nevada Carolyn M. Sparks Founders Award, and I am enjoying every millisecond of my prize—a fully sponsored …

Do You Know How to Take Back Control When You Feel Powerless?

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Personal Development, Uncategorized

I was not planning to write the post you are about to read this week, but it would have been disingenuous to have followed through with my writing schedule when a topic I was living – and that gets to the very heart of what so many of us struggle with – was at the forefront of my mind. How …

Mindfulness Can Heal Our Companies

Alexia Communication, Happiness, Healthcare, Work-Life Balance

In her new engaging and informative New York Times bestselling book, Mind Over Medicine, Dr. Lissa Rankin details the shocking truth about our health beliefs. Giving verifiable examples of healing placebos, fake surgeries that lead to cures, and spontaneous remissions, Dr. Lissa Rankin builds a compelling case for a major healthcare reset rooted in teaching people how to think themselves well. I believe …

My Month of 100 Percent Honesty Begins

Alexia Adult Learning, Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Personal Development

This month I agreed to be a part of Tech Cocktail writer Kira Newman’s ambitious project, The Honesty Experiment, where I have vowed to be 100 percent honest with myself and others for 30 days. Each week in April, 7 other participants and I will blog about our experiences. Less than 3 full days in I am already supercharged by the experience. …

Emily Bennington and I Gab “Who Says It’s a Man’s World”

Alexia Career Advice, Happiness, Leadership, Women in Business, Women's Issues

“Ambition gap, schmambition gap, ” begins Emily Bennington in her new, must-read book, Who Says It’s a Man’s World. “Women aren’t 16 percent of board directors and corporate officers because the other 84 percent don’t want the job. Obviously, there’s something else going on.” Emily has triggered a new and necessary conversation about how to best activate women’s career success-and …