Life After Five
Why Brainstorming Groups are So Powerful

Empower Yourself

It is time to take control of your goals!  You know what you want, and I promise you can achieve anything you set your mind to.  Far too often, we let our excuses get in the way.  Today, I challenge you to tackle your excuse...

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5 Ways to Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed and Stressed Out

Have you ever had one of those days (week(s), month(s), etc.) where you just felt overwhelmed/stressed out? The type of overwhelmed/stressed out where you weren’t sure how you were going to keep it all together? You know ...

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Stressed About Money? Use This Financial Checklist

  A recent Harris Poll conducted for the American Institute of CPAs revealed that 74 percent of Americans believe they are worse off or about the same financially as they were a year ago, but that their stress levels have ...


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Choosing Our Friends Wisely

We are the sum of our 5 closest friends we surround ourselves with. Think about your group of friends you surround yourself with. Think about the way they talk, the topics they discuss, their spending habits, what kinds of food...

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Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

As we get older, our metabolism slows down and it’s easy to use it as an excuse for gaining weight as our bodies process foods slower and burns calories differently. However, even though our metabolisms are based on age, ...

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Is Gratitude Reserved for the Good Stuff?

It’s a lot easier to be grateful when things are going incredibly well in your life. When money rolls in, when you have that fun out night with your friends, when you realize you love the person you’re with so frickin m...


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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Give Up on a Friendship

Someone once told me that if you have enough close friends to at least count on one hand, you are better off than most people. These are the friends who will stick by you through the roller coaster of life whether it’s job lo...

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Healthy Relationship With Food

Far too many people, particularly women, have an unhealthy relationship with food.  On one end of the spectrum, people tend to hold a great deal of fear and anxiety around food, leading to severe restriction.  On the other en...

When you look in the mirror, why not be as happy as she is?

Look at Yourself Naked

Why on earth should you look at yourself naked? I thought about this the other day as I stepped out of the shower. As women, we are taught from day one that our bodies are not right. They are inherently wrong; we need to “...


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3 Ways You’re Wasting Money by Trying to Save It

  BOGO: Buy one pair of shoes, get the second pair half off… it’s so tempting! But chances are that you’ll end up talking yourself into a pair that you’re not crazy about just to take advantage of the d...