Life After Five
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5 Steps to a Refreshing May Makeover

Oh boy, do I ever need a makeover. I’m down almost twenty  pounds from the last time I went shopping, so my clothes are too big. I haven’t bought a new pair of shoes since I-don’t-know-when, and my hair is gr...

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3 Questions to Ask Before Delivering Criticism

Delivering criticism, whether to your spouse, your staff, your family, or anyone else in your life, is never easy. I personally hate delivering any sort of criticism so much so that I’ll usually do something myself (or ra...

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Say “Yes” to Everything…Opportunity Is Waiting!

After having the same job for 5 years, I realized I wanted out. The direction I thought I was moving in was coming to a grinding halt because of external circumstances and I noticed that I just didn’t like myself all that...


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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 ...

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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...

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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...


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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...

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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...

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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 ...


Create a vision board to achieve your health goals.

A Vision Board for Your Health

Vision boards are a mainstay in life coaching and popular self-help circles. The theory behind vision boards is that if you can see or visualize what it is you want or the outcomes you want to achieve in your life, business, or...