Life After Five

5 Exercises to Undo the Harm of Sitting at your Desk

Spent too many hours typing away at the computer for work? All that time on your butt could catch up to you. Sitting for long periods of time has been found to have significant health risks, from muscle degeneration to “foggy...

Raising the Bar

Lately I’ve been going to the bar before work. You read correctly! When I say bar, I don’t mean drinking bar – I mean The Bar Method, as in ballet bar. I started classes at The Bar Method – Boston about ...

5 Secrets of Happy Couples

Have you ever wondered what exactly it is that those healthy and happy couples know about relationships that the rest of us don’t seem to know? Here are 5 of their secrets: They actively listen to each other.  Most of th...


Power: You Have It

As human beings we are interested in power and understanding how power exists and of course, how we can obtain more power in our lives. Let’s face it: Most of our conflicts are power-based, meaning that when you get right...

Destination Weddings: Managing Costs as a Guest

  Wedding season is upon us and a new survey from American Express revealed that the cost of simply attending a wedding as a guest is skyrocketing. In just two years the cost to attend a wedding went up 75% to an average o...

3 Tips to Santosha

The term “golden handcuffs” may seem familiar to many of us. Many of us Career Girls have gone above and beyond to reach parity or “succeed” in tough environments, earning the salary, the title, and the position. We are...


Showing Appreciation

A few weeks ago companies all over the United States celebrated some variation of Administrative Professionals Day. Just this past week on May 6th we celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Day (a personal favorite for obvious...

6 Tips to Better Deal With Food and Money

I often find myself describing how our relationship to food and money are often very similar – both are areas that, in general, we all know what to do, but for a wide variety of reasons, we choose not to do it. Tho...

Quick Trick to Feel Less Overwhelmed – Drop the “Busy Brag”

Tell the truth. Do you start every email message with an apology? Something along the lines of: Please forgive my delayed response, as I have been traveling this month and working on a number of deadlines. I’ll admit that I d...


6 Ways to Never Skip Your Workout Again

We’ve all been there — we have the best intentions of hitting the gym in the evening but after getting home from an exhausting day at the office, ordering takeout, and logging in to Netflix, those good intentions are ou...