Life After Five
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How to be a Morning Exerciser

With longer days and warm summer nights, its hard to motivate to head to the gym after work when your coworkers are heading to happy hour, so try fitting in a morning workout. Other than earning your drinks by fitting in your m...

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Raise Your Emotional Intelligence Today

I never used to be as emotionally intelligent as I am today. As a teenager, I was selfish. As a tween, I was dramatic. Even in college, I don’t think I had the ability to understand people very well. Somewhere I started t...

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The Pessimist’s Guide to Breaking a Funk

My life caught up with me yesterday. After a few weeks of what felt like a relentless siege against my sanity, I decided to call it a day around 12:30pm. I went back to bed and woke up a few times during the afternoon. I contem...


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Why I Stopped Working Out

I’ve been a certified personal trainer (currently with ACE, and previously with NASM and ACSM, which I chose not to maintain) since 1999. I got into fitness after I had major spinal fusion to try to correct my severe scol...

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When It’s Time To Let Go

As wise man/recording artist Neil Sedaka once so sagely said, “Breaking up is hard to do.” In my experience, this is the case no matter who or what you may be breaking up with. Particularly if you’re stubborn ...

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Dating: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

“All the single the ladies. All the single ladies. Put your hands up!”  We’re talking about dating.  The good. The bad and the ugly.  Let’s be honest, at times, it can be ugly. We’ll start with ugly. It get...


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Are You Stressed Even on the Weekend? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The weekend. It should be your respite and your chance to step away from the stress of your normal work week. But for many women across the country, Saturdays and Sundays are equally as stressful as Mondays and Tuesdays. Why? T...

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Play in the Sand: Make Your Own Outdoor Workout.

Summer in the Midwest seemed off to a slow start with gray skies and less-than-warm temperatures, but then heat finally arrived! Sunny weekends offer many opportunities to get outside, and lake or ocean front locales provide a ...

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Ditch the Rat Race and Go for a RIDE!

If you’re anything like me, you kind of hate the idea of racing. Why? Because someone wins and it’s usually not you! A group of women in Colorado had the same experience. After numerous bike races where these women ...


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Read This If You Desperately Need A Vacation From Your Career

  If you hang around the me for awhile, you will know that I love LOVE LOVE to travel.  More importantly, I love to travel to places with great champagne or chocolate (Italy. France. Belgium. Italy. Italy. Italy. Did I me...