Life After Five

Unwind this Weekend! How to (Really!) Recharge

If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, you probably chuckled when you heard Maggie Smith’s character say, “What is a weekend?” Though it was a laughable moment, though, one might wonder, isn’t this what al...

Organize Your New Year!

Clockwise:  1)  Leopard agenda by Chapters Indigo 2) Postman’s Pink Lock agenda by Mulberry 3)  Campari Munari Limited Edition by Bric  4)  Black lamb leather by Chanel  5)  Monogrammed exotic leather by Saks Fifth...

What Does It Really Cost to Live? No, Really?

In a world where financial figures are being constantly thrown at us – the ticker on the stock market, text messages from our banks, prices on everything, for everything – it’s not often that a financial concept can t...


Stressed Already?

Happy New Year? More like Wacky New Year! I’m not sure why 2013 has felt so intense already, but there is some pressure in the air. Maybe its because we want to make sure we do better than we did last year? Maybe its because ...

Weigh In: How Are You Feeling?

I stood riveted as I watched what I thought might be television history. “What will you gain?” a female voiceover asks as woman after woman steps onto a GIANT scale in Times Square. Instead of numbers, words such as confide...

Are You Suffering From Prince Charming Syndrome?

About five years ago, I had a powerful revelation that I call the Prince Charming Syndrome. Here’s what happened: I vividly recall walking the halls of Western Michigan’s business school, thinking to myself, “...


Confronting Feelings of Shame: Part 1

The work of Brene Brown has really inspired my recent conversations with clients about shame, vulnerability, and courage.  Her book, Daring Greatly, was on my list of top “self-help” must reads and her TEDx talk is uber-po...

Career Advice from The Bachelor

Nearly everyone in the country has an opinion about The Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise on ABC. And whether you love it, hate it, or love to hate it, millions of Americans have watched as 16 bachelors and 8 bachelorettes ha...

Words to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary in 2013 (Part II)

Your words have power. So we’re digging into Part II of our three-part series to eliminate specific words from your vocabulary. (If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part I of this series. It will be a helpf...


An Undercover Report: The Elegant Side of Green Beauty

In last week’s episode, Undercover Report: Stalking the Best of Green, I left off as I began my adventure into the world of green (or organic) beauty products.  From time to time I go through phases where I decide it’s ti...