Life After Five
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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...

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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...

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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. Those rea...


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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...

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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...

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Surviving a Change in Your Morning Routine

Have you ever seen the look of disappointment on a kid’s face when you tell them that they can’t go out and play with their friends? That’s how I felt when my doctor told me that I needed to take time off from my morning ...


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...