Life After Five
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Set Higher Standards for Yourself

It sounds like I’m telling you to mop your floors more often, or always read the Wall Street Journal cover to cover, or never be seen in public in yoga pants. Actually, it’s kind of the opposite. What if you were t...

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Have a Fresh Start

Dear Career Girls, I’m going to give you a gift today. It is not big, but it can make a big difference. It’s not expensive, but it is often hard to acquire. Most importantly, it is needed and you should give this gi...

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Your Handwriting: Key to the “Real” You?

There are so many ways we can control how others perceive us – major decisions like the careers we choose, how we spend our free time, and who we spend it with – to the more subtle things like body language, our style of dr...


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Can You ‘Almost’ Have an Eating Disorder?

I remember myself as a pudgy child – not grossly overweight, but just sort of roly-poly. I started my ‘diet’ in 6th grade, so that puts me at 11ish. Months later I  spent my 13th birthday in the hospital after securing ...

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The Healing Power of a Weekend

It happened early in my career, not in my first job out of college, but my second. I started working weekends. In some ways, working on the weekend became a sanctuary for me. I could get things done more quickly in the office w...

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6 Steps for Running Your First Staff Meeting

Today we are talking about running your first staff meeting. Maybe you are managing a new project or running an event where the entire staff is involved. Whatever the case, there may be times when you are calling a meeting that...


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The Best Exercise for Your Legs

The squat You’ve heard the word. You’ve seen people at the gym (mostly men), loading a heavy bar on their shoulders and grunting as they do various versions of the exercise. And you’ve read that squats are a g...

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The #1 Thing That Holds You Back

You know there’s something holding you back, but no matter how hard you try you can’t figure it out. This block looms over you, crushing your motivation, or sits immovable blocking the only viable path you see to success. Y...

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Gimme A Break…No, Really. I Need A Break.

This last week, my computer wasn’t operating at work the way it needed to. Software was randomly uninstalled, I had no access to my database, browser windows were closing without reason, and commands were taking at least ...


Q&A with a CPA

Q&A with a CPA: Credit Scores

  As a volunteer member of the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, I am closely involved with Feed the Pig, including participating in monthly Facebook chats to answer money questions. The most recent chat about cr...