Life After Five
better relationships

When You’re Ready

  Last week we chatted about finding people who best reflect us and where we are going.  I want to talk a little bit about why we might feel ok with the relationships that we are in even if we know they aren’t serving u...

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The Power of Done

If you’re anything like most women in the world, you live and die by your to-do list. Without it, you’re not sure what to start on and what to finish today or any other day. But let me ask you this. Have you ever go...

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Eras of Beauty: Part One

I became enamored with beauty products at a young age — probably when I was 10 or 11, perhaps earlier. I wanted to feel grown-up; to fast forward through all the awkward  phases awaiting me…I wanted the rule book o...


You Deserve a Break Today

You Deserve a Break Today

Add June events to website Edit articles Call sister to congratulate her on her graduation Write Career Girl Network article Workout Clean bathroom This is just a sample of what was on my to-do list last Saturday. But when my h...

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Wrist Pain From Working At Your Computer All Day?

Like most of us, chances are you are at the computer all day and that can cause a lot of wrist pain. Your wrists are among the weakest parts of your body and its never fun when you feel pain opening a jar or giving your colleag...

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5 Steps to a Refreshing May Makeover

Oh boy, do I ever need a makeover. I’m down almost twenty  pounds from the last time I went shopping, so my clothes are too big. I haven’t bought a new pair of shoes since I-don’t-know-when, and my hair is gr...


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3 Questions to Ask Before Delivering Criticism

Delivering criticism, whether to your spouse, your staff, your family, or anyone else in your life, is never easy. I personally hate delivering any sort of criticism so much so that I’ll usually do something myself (or ra...

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Say “Yes” to Everything…Opportunity Is Waiting!

After having the same job for 5 years, I realized I wanted out. The direction I thought I was moving in was coming to a grinding halt because of external circumstances and I noticed that I just didn’t like myself all that...

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Who Are You Spending Time With This Week?

  By now you’ve probably heard the catchy Justin Timberlake song “Mirrors” (Which I think sounds oddly like ‘Cry me a River’ but Justin isn’t asking me) and the premise of the song is “It’s like you’re a ...


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Are You Being Sabotaged with “Decoy Habits”?

  She’s one of my favorite experts, and her new concept literally blew my mind! Gretchen Rubin from “The Happiness Project” is talking about what she calls “decoy habits,” and boy oh boy do we...