Life After Five

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...

Working While Sick? STOP IT!

The sick season is upon us and a common theme is that women completely ignore their symptoms to the best of their ability.  Instead of calling in sick, taking a nap or turning off the email for an afternoon, women pop an extra...

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep Yourself Accountable

Accountability is underrated. When you set out to create real change in one or more areas of your life, you will likely get in your own way. Real change requires you to navigate the unfamiliar. It’s uncomfortable and, fra...


Lash Out!

A few years ago, Ellen Bryon of the Wall Street Journal interviewed me about consumer buying trends in the mascara category. What was hot? Mega-brush mascaras, primers, eyelash curlers, eyelash growth serums, etc. If it goes on...

Workaholic? Can You Be One Without Being Constantly Stressed

Workaholic. It’s a word loaded with innuendo. In one sentence it can be a compliment, like when your boss says, “We just love having Jen on our team. She’s a workaholic.” Moments later, it’s a pain...

Coping with Divorce: Emotionally and Financially

“Please don’t tell anyone.” Although I respected my friend’s request for privacy, I didn’t fully understand her plea until a few years later, when I began the process of ending my own marriage. These words caught me. ...


Love What You Do

It’s Valentine’s Day and I thought it was only fitting to write about love.  However, I’m not writing about finding romantic love (even though that is always fun to talk about).  What I want to discuss today...