The Scientific Benefits of Having a Good DHQ

My name is Aly, and I’m a hugger. My primary love language is touch and hugging is how I constructively meet that need within my family and friends. As technology allows us to live more and more in virtual relationships without ever needing a physical presence, I think hugging is becoming a lost art. We […]

Confidence Is The Cornerstone To Success

Do you have big ambitions that you feel are so hopelessly far from achievable that you don’t even have it in you to take a single step? Do you find yourself so stuck on where to start that you resign yourself to never getting there? This post is a follow up to my Execution Epidemic […]

Is Your Business Stuck In Start-Up Mode?

Is your business stuck in start-up mode, unable to get past that initial growth phase you experienced in the very beginning? You know, that feeling like something is just stuck and not matter how hard you work or what you try you can’t seem to get to what you just know is possible? It’s not […]

I Did It! Setting Goals That Work

How many times have you tried setting a goal and in spite of your best efforts, not gotten there? I think we all have. The frustration and self-deprecation that follow can make being at the bottom of an avalanche seem like a good day. When you have this experience often enough, you eventually stop setting […]

The Grass Isn’t Greener Over There

Travel provides the extraordinary privilege of perspective. Today, I saw the world from the sky and land as I flew to Calgary, AB for a week with fabulous clients. As the plane approached the runway flying over Calgary, I was taken by how brown the city looked. Having lived there for 18 years, I wasn’t […]

Decoding The Interspecies Language Barrier

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Forget the Flowers, Say, “Thank You”

Thank you. Just two words that when delivered in a meaningful way will mean more and go further than any dying bouquet of roses or once in a lifetime trip with diamonds. Thank you is available in every moment and does more to consistently build positivity and resilience in all relationships, yet we are looking […]

Overrated V-Day

This weekend is the mass marketing of love; the concept, the verb, the noun, and all the ways you should be and do to find, have and keep more love. And if you spend more, you’ll get more. At least that’s the message and I don’t subscribe to it. I think there is something far […]

Are You Hiding In The Facade Of Fine?

Do you consider FINE an acceptable answer to the ‘How are you doing?’, ‘How are things going?’ questions? How often do you use FINE to avoid risking and revealing the truth of what’s really going on? FINE is one of the most widely accepted cop-outs and four letter words that so many of us use […]

Change Is Hard, Now What?

Are you tired of all the rah-rah-rah messaging you hear from the guru types? The “Look at my amazing life and you can do it too (insert sparkling Colgate smile here)!” hype you see all over social media and spammed to your inbox? It kind of feels empty, doesn’t it? Don’t get me wrong. I […]