Life After Five

Is Now The Time To Buy A Home?

  Two magazines arrived in my mailbox last week telling me that NOW is the time to buy a home; the real estate market has bottomed out and prices are starting to go back up. That whole buy low, sell high adage? This is buy...

Let’s Talk Moms

  Recent work I’ve been doing in my office has really struck a chord with a bigger audience about a relationship with someone we don’t often talk about and have major assumptions we’ve placed onto the person and the ...

This Week, Try a Spending Cleanse

Spending. I use that word intentionally. There’s buying….there’s shopping…there’s paying…and separate of those two things is spending. Let’s take a minute to talk about the differences ...


Stuck? 4 Succinct Insights Into Fixing That Problem

Being stuck, well…sucks. Bust through blocks and create some solid movement with the following insights. Stuck is just a state of mind Regardless of your external circumstances, it’s important to understand that ...

Our Third Act

I fully intended to write about two skincare gadgets this week, but divine guidance, (or procrastination) interceded on their behalf.  Instead, I offer a public service announcement of sorts, a ‘wow I needed that’ kind of ...

The Change You Should Make NOW to Save Money

A while back, I talked about living in a “post-cash” world, where everything can be bought and paid for via app from taxis to food and everything in between. Our financial expert, Kelley Long, warned that while this...


Should You Have a Treadmill in Your Office?

The incredible looking desk above is becoming more and more popular in offices across the nation. Everyone wants the famed (and frankly, quite expensive) “treadmill desk.” Every time one pops on the television or so...

Talking About Your Kids at Work: How Much is Too Much

Parent or not, we’ve all been in an awkward situation talking about someone’s children. You politely ask, “How old are your children?” and 30 minutes later, you’ve heard about not just Jackie, John...

Fight the Winter Blues

Note: Monica O’Connell’s post “Fighting the Winter Blues” originally appeared on Career Girl Network in December 2012. But given that Spring 2013 seems to be taking its own sweet time, we thought you mig...


Feeling Fat

A funny thing happened to me on my way to work this week….somewhere between my home and the client site I ballooned into a grotesquely overweight version of myself. This explosion of body mass sat quietly in the background sl...