Life After Five
bodytalk

Your Body Is Talking. Are You Listening?

Your body is incredibly smart. Your heart pumps blood without you having to think about it. Your breath flows in and out without you having to control it. Our bodies are an extraordinary system of parts inextricably woven toget...

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Being Able to Retire: So Much More Than Just Luck

  The other day a friend asked if saving 18 percent was enough to be saving for retirement. Instead of giving a simple yes or no answer as was expected, I had to answer with a question of my own, “How much do you want to...

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Why Do Women Need Muscles?

Should women really be the “weaker sex”? Do you really need to work your muscles? And what do muscles do for you? The simple answers to these questions are: NO! YES! LOTS! Our bodies, whether we are male or female, ...


oldway-newway

The Truth About Change and Creating Habits – It Takes 66 Days!

There is a common belief that it takes 21 days to form a habit, 21 days for something new to become so much a part of your life that you’re accustomed to it being there. So we think if we can just get through the first th...

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This is Why You’re Stuck

This is a gremlin. You might be wondering what I mean by “gremlin.” When I talk about them most people think of the furry creatures from the 80’s movie. Nope, not those. Gremlins are what I, and many other great coaches/t...

Couples

3 Tips for Every Relationship

These are very exciting times for us!  Loving, committed relationships are no longer just for your average cookie cutter lovebirds.  Look at yourself, look around you – you’ll see men with women, men with men, wom...


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I hate my Fitbit.

I hate my Fitbit.  Truly.  This tiny activity tracking device is running my life.  And by ruining, I mean making my life more mindful and healthy. Say what? As a fitness professional, it is not too hard to motivate me to exe...

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Tips for Telecommuting

About eight years ago my mother decided to go back to work as a promotional products account executive. There she could use her creativity and interpersonal skills to give her clients what they were looking for while adding to ...

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Three Reasons to Work Out Early

I must confess: I am a couch potato. For me, my time after 5:00pm Monday-Friday is sacred. I love going home, cooking (sometimes ordering)  dinner, relaxing, watching TV (I am currently addicted to legal/political dramas such ...


NoRegrets

No Regrets: One Way to Avoid The Shoulda, Woulda, Couldas

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in sails. Explore. Dream. Di...