Life After Five

3 Questions To Reboot Your Mind For A Productive Life Of Meaning

You are busy. There’s much to do in this one, precious life! And it’s important to keep yourself in a productive, happy frame of mind. We all have those times when we don’t feel that great inside. Although inevita...

CGN’s 5 Must-Have Beauty Apps

This week CGN tracked down some of the top beauty apps for you. As we head into summer, make sure to download these on your phone, or tablet. Happy apping! Good Guide – Concerned about the ingredients in your next beauty, or ...

Charged: Stop Running Out of Battery With These Solutions

Whether you have the newest iPhone, Blackberry, iPod, Samsung, or other mobile device for music or phones, you no doubt have those days of heavy phone/music use where suddenly, it’s 2:00 p.m. and you look down at the devi...


5 Tips to Rock Your Spring Season

If you live in Chicago (or anywhere like it), you got to experience the collective spring fever this past weekend. The weather finally warmed, and people are itching to get out and strut in their next spring looks. You can tell...

5 Decisions To Make You Happier

There is always some annoying (happy) person out there who says something like, “Well, if you’re miserable, then you’re choosing to be miserable.” The same person says things like, “Why are you all...

Why You Need to Do Things Without Your Significant Other

If you’re a fan of The Real Housewives of NYC, you no doubt remember the huge debate that ensued in one of the first seasons of the show between Alex and Ramona when Alex brought her husband Simon with her to a “gir...


When Was The Last Time You Checked Your Accounts?

  According to a Harris poll conducted by the AICPA in March, 2012, the average adult checks their social media accounts such as Facebook or Twitter an average of six times per day. The same survey revealed that less than ...

Deciding What to Eat With No Judgement

  I want to talk to you about food messages today. I just completed  “The Whole 30”  nutritional eating plan with a friend of mine.  A brief summary of how it works: For 30 days “we eat real food – meat, fish, e...

Create a Better Monday Morning Routine

To get you geared up for your best Monday ever, we’re giving you another blast from the past with writer Melissa Foster. How you start your day is how you’re going to live your day. And how you live your day is the ...


5 Tips to Get Your Productivity Groove Back

Flow is key. With it, we feel a rhythm that is pleasing to the soul. And with it, our life isn’t filled with procrastination, distraction, overwhelm, missed deadlines, etc. Things just come together well. Without it, well...