Life After Five
document retention

De-clutter Your Financial Files: Document Retention Guidelines

Yay, it’s Tax Time! That fun time of year when we sort through the piles of paper in the, “I’ll deal with this later” file. This time-consuming task has many people asking themselves, “How long...

meditation

Meditation Challenge- Just Notice

  The meditation challenge is underway.  I’ve enjoyed the meditations so far and I haven’t participated in all of them.  One of the days this week I really didn’t set aside time to sit and do the meditation.  Soun...

cords

6 Nifty Ways to Keep Your Cords Under Control

As a girl on the go, I’m always dealing with MY CORDS GALORE. Tangles have just been a part of my life. I recently did some research and found the following sweet solutions to keep wires and cords under wraps. Enjoy! 1) ...


makeup

The Business of Powder and Paint: Part Two

In our previous episode, a seemingly innocent question was posed: Is there truly a difference between a drugstore and department store cosmetic brand? The short answer: Yes, there is a difference between a drugstore (mass) prod...

Office Nutrition Tips

Put Nutrition on Your To Do List

I was inspired by Danielle’s recent article “The Frugal Career Girl: Fit Into Your Clothes While Fitting Into Your Budget!” Her ideas are the kinds of things I try to do to be fit without breaking my budget. Plus, I’m a...

MeditatebytheSea

Stop the Glorification of Busy!

We are human beings not human doings… yet we’ve become a culture that glorifies busyness. Almost as though the more things you have on your calendar, and the more you’ve checked off your to-do list, the better the person....


EatingAwareness

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...

goals

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...