Life After Five

Who Are You Spending Time With This Week?

  By now you’ve probably heard the catchy Justin Timberlake song “Mirrors” (Which I think sounds oddly like ‘Cry me a River’ but Justin isn’t asking me) and the premise of the song is “It’s like you’re a ...

Are You Being Sabotaged with “Decoy Habits”?

  She’s one of my favorite experts, and her new concept literally blew my mind! Gretchen Rubin from “The Happiness Project” is talking about what she calls “decoy habits,” and boy oh boy do we...

Rescue Your Bad Day with Productivity

We all have them – the kind of days where you get out of bed and you just know it’s going to be a bad day. You’re not alone. Bad days plague us all. But just because you’re having a bad day doesn’t mea...


4 Ways to Know if You Have FOYOC Syndrome

This tragic disease strikes 1 out of every 3.8 women between the ages of 11 and 67 in America. On any given day, 10,982,120,596 trillion women and girls are plagued with this debilitating disease. And, the saddest part? No real...

Training for a Run? These Are Your “Must Haves”

Last year, I trained for and ran two half marathons. This year, while I’ve taken a break from running, I’m just starting to get my running motivation back (maybe it’s the beautiful weather). So naturally, I st...

Get Better at Giving Up

I wanted to become a certified personal trainer to help me break into the active lifestyle industry, so I signed up for courses and material to get certified last fall. It went well around the holidays and then I realized that ...


What Are You Doing This Weekend? (Hint: Don’t Say “Work.”)

  A few years ago, when I was still running a business, I made the naive assumption that nothing in it could function without me. I worked days, nights, weekends, and any other time you could make up in between. My work we...

Get Going with the Coolest New Travel Site: Get Going!

I don’t know about you, Career Girls, but when I’m planning a vacation, I’m less concerned about the destination itself, and more concerned with two very specific things: the experience I’ll have there, ...

3 Steps to Achieving Any Savings Goal

    I decided this morning on my way to work that I’m moving to Hawaii. Not tomorrow, but before I turn 40. I walk to work, so I am acutely aware of the weather. And this morning the weather feels more like I should...


Happy Weekend?

  The weekend is often portrayed as super fun. We can go to parties, find patios of spring/summertime bliss, catch up with those long lost partners/boyfriends/girlfriends we haven’t seen the whole week and hang out with ...