Life After Five

Alone But Not Lonely: The Trend of Living Alone

ForRent.com is telling us about what is definitely a growing trend in real estate – living alone. In 1950, only 9% of American households consisted of 1 individual. Today, 27% of American households are single individual home...

The “Bucket List” That Will Make You 10X More Productive

On “Productivity Sundays” here at CGN, we try to give you truly revolutionary ideas in the realm of productivity in your life and in your work. This is one I hope will be just as revolutionary for you all as it has ...

Unlock Real Changes: THE Key To Making It Happen

In recent weeks, I’ve had more than a few people ask me, “Melissa, what’s important in choosing a coach?” All of these individuals are asking this question because they are considering coaching as a cata...


Has Technology Made Us All Disrespectful Flakes?

Flake. It might be a word from the 1980’s, but it’s definitely alive and well and living in 2013. One of my favorite Huffington Post bloggers, Rachel Ryan, recently admitted this in her blog: Last Wednesday, I cance...

Direct and Home Party Sales Companies: Annoying, Empowering or Both?

As a little girl, growing up in North Dakota, my mom was a stay-at-home mother until both my brother and I were in school full time. During that time, though, my mom was what the 1980’s branded “The Avon Lady.”...

Changing Workplace Culture is No Piece of Cake

My taste has been called many things, but never “normal.” I’ll pass on cookies, but never say no to salt and vinegar chips. I think frosting is gross, and to be honest, sweetened ice tea is a crime. This might sound like ...


Sick of Being Late All The Time? Take This Advice

I often tell people I am “annoyingly and perpetually early.” And while that annoyance may not be as annoying as those who are perpetually late, what I know from my own experience being early is that it’s somet...

How to Handle a Fear Overload in Your Life

Fear is a tricky little guy. He sneaks his way through our system’s security check points, disguises himself as logic, and pretends to play it cool, when he’s really throwing our dreams out the back window. Are you letting ...

Why You’re Not a Good Advocate for Your Own Health

I’ve become a great big fan recently of the Hulu series “Larry King Now.” Sure, we like Piers Morgan, but no one is quite like Larry King. His Hulu show has become my go-to program to watch on my iPad as I dri...


There’s No Such Thing As A Safe Investment

I’ve had a lot of questions about investing lately – Should I invest? What should I invest in? How much should I invest? While it’s hard to answer these questions in a way that will apply to everyone, it’s clear to me t...