Life After Five
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Coming Clean

This year marks the 40th anniversary of my dance with the proverbial devil – my body – or, more appropriately, my body image. In 1973, at the tender age of 12, I was diagnosed with an eating disorder. In December of this ye...

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Ready, Set, Goals…Monday!

  This week we’re tackling “The crazy amounts of stuff we tell ourselves we are going to start doing on Monday.” For short: “The way we set ourselves up for failure.” Maybe that wasn’t shorter but you know what...

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The Surprise I Met in a Room of Incredibly Successful Women

On Saturday, I was blessed and honored to be one of 75 professional women mentoring an incredible group of teen girls at Step Up Women’s Network’s Career Connections Conference. Arriving on Saturday morning, I looke...


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Your New Productivity Vocab Word: Batching

Batching. Or Batches. Or to Batch. Hmmmm. No, not like cookies, although that’s definitely the image that pops into my mind when someone says the word “batch.” But today, we’re talking about batches of t...

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3 Beautiful iPhone Apps to Monitor Your Time Wisely

I am a huge proponent of setting timers to keep a flow and amp personal productivity. The alarm/clock/timer feature that comes on your phone may be handy, but there are some other beautiful options out there! Here are three pho...

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The Business of Powder and Paint: Part One

I am frequently asked about the real difference between a drugstore and department store cosmetic brands. Isn’t it really all the same stuff? I always hesitate when I answer – (in my mind) a complex question just materializ...


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Use Your Spring Break for Networking

In grade school and high school, Spring Break was an opportunity to sleep in, watch TV all day, and if you were truly unlucky, go on a vacation somewhere with your parents. In college, Spring Break became a time to blow off som...

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Let’s Call a Truce

  Over the last few months, I noticed a Huffington Post blog: Stay-At-Home Moms: What You Should NEVER Say to Them. A short while later, there was another one: What Not To Say to a Working Mom. Both posts went viral. I do ...

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Implement Your “Planning Period”

When it comes to Career Girl’s “Using Time Wisely” category, the incredible advice of time and productivity expert Laura Vanderkam has been a staple. This article is no different, as she writes for CBS about &...


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The Right Song for the Job

I’ve had a lot of job interviews. I had a harrowing time finding a full-time job after college and lost count after submitting about 300 job applications all over the country. By some accounts, it was the worst job market, I ...