Life After Five
firework

Baby, You’re a Firework: And Other 4th of July Career-Revving Anthems

In honor of the 4th of July, we hope you’re all partying on a yacht somewhere, and you might need some tunes to get in you in the patriotic spirit. The Spotify playlist below can be downloaded direct from Spotify and list...

qq

Looking for Help (in all the Right Places)

I used to be so afraid of approaching strangers for help. I would dread phone calls that I had to make to inquire about bills or apartments or anything. It’s not really that I was shy, but I was afraid that I would sound stup...

morningroutine

Rise & Shine! How to Establish a Morning Routine

Although many of us fight it, most would agree that waking up early is good for us. Some would even go as far as to say it is essential to success in our careers, health, even our overall happiness. No matter what your opinio...


chill-out

Chill Out: How To Actually Relax On Your Vacation

Summer is finally here, which means it’s vacation time for many hardworking employees. But thanks to today’s technology, you don’t have to be a workaholic to be constantly connected to the office. This can make relaxing o...

sad-celebration

Too Much Celebration: How to Get Through the Holiday Slump

Independence day is just around the corner and you may be prepared for the celebration, the fireworks and maybe a long weekend.  The topic of celebration has been on my radar for a few different reasons and I wanted to talk to...

wasted-time

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...


holidayweek

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...

savings

How Much Is Enough?

How much money is enough money? A simple savings calculator is a priceless tool that almost magically and instantly reveals the future value of your investment accounts; it can help you answer that million dollar question of ho...

generalhealthandfitness

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...


commutewpurpose

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...