Life After Five

The “Shine” Theory: Surround Yourself with Power

There’s a New York Magazine article that’s been making the social media rounds for the past few days. In it, writer Ann Friedman analyzes the jealousy of former member of Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland. After a...

Are You Hammering Away at the Wrong Things?

There is a productivity obsession among driven women (myself included). But here’s the thing: soaking up loads of productivity tips and leaning on willpower in an attempt to stay on top of things is not enough carry you t...

When Your Personal Life is in Crisis

Focusing on your work can be difficult when your personal relationships are in turmoil. We all encounter tough parts of our lives when our career has to be placed on the back burner, whether it’s for parents, kids, or a s...


What’s your RFW?

R.F.W. I’m talking about the combination of rest, fun, and work in your life. Think of it as the golden key to your peace, happiness, and fulfillment. You might be struggling to balance all three aspects, which is why I encou...

15 Minutes to Financial Improvement

Most people use lack of time to excuse themselves from those unpleasant tasks in life that seem overwhelming: eating a nutritious diet (guilty!), hitting the gym, managing their money… you know, all the fun stuff! It’s true...

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...


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...

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

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...


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...