Life After Five

Why You Should Waste Time Today

I’ve never liked the notion of “wasted” time. What does that really mean, actually? Is time ever really “wasted”? That’s when I came across the quote from John Lennon above and I just love it...

Prepping for a Holiday Week

You’ve likely had the realization at some point this week that next week is 3 day week. And while this likely sparks some excitement about getting time off, having a 4th of July BBQ, and more fun in the sun, it also might...

Tips to Stay Healthy at Work

Staying healthy at work can be tough and countless research studies link sitting for long periods of time to health concerns such as obesity and metabolic syndrome. Therefore, it is always better to use preventative measures, s...


4 Ways to Commute with Purpose

I recently started a bike gang. Okay, okay, it’s not really a bike gang. I finally moved into my house and got settled, which  meant that my routine could take shape, and now I can bike to work because I live 2 miles awa...

Never Miss Another Bill Payment

  When people ask me for ways to improve their credit score, the first thing I always say is, “Pay all your bills on time. Every time.” Paying late even once can have a detrimental effect on your credit score and it ta...

Women and Sex

Let’s chat about sex on this Monday morning.  Grab some coffee and join me.  I have couples who come into see me who call and say that there’s something wrong with their sexual intimacy.  The most common complaint is the...


Streamline Your Life with 3 Words: You Are Awesome!

What are your different roles in life? Mom? Wife? Girlfriend? Sister? Employee? Boss? Entrepreneur? Teacher? Caretaker? Writer? Performer? Healer? Runner? Leader? If you were to examine yourself in the roles you play and asked ...

Get Productive: Remove Waste

Eliminating waste is the fundamental principle of being a productive person. As defined by Womak/Jones in their book “Lean Thinking”: Waste is any human activity which absorbs resources but creates no value. There are three...

Want to feel good? Exercise. (Right now.)

  I had the pleasure of attending a new group exercise class this week.  As a busy fitness professional, it’s tricky to find time (and energy) to explore new classes outside of the formats I regularly instruct.  Fr...


3 Amazing Lunches Under 400 Calories

Have you ever entered your workplace kitchen and seen a tool that seemed overly-specialized for a simple work lunch? I’m the reason that work kitchens end up with a cutting board, french press, salad spinner, and so on. Not e...