Life After Five
Words

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

In this final post of the 3-part series, I’ve got three words for you to think about! (If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part I and Part II of this series. They will be a helpful and introduce you to wh...

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How Green Is My Lipgloss?

Not very – as a matter of fact one of my all-time favorite glosses evidently contains some pretty nasty ingredients such as mineral oil, which is a by-product of petroleum, otherwise known as crude oil. I typically avoid ing...

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What’s Your Clutter Style?

Clutter. Whether you’re the world’s most organized person or a total mess, we all deal with clutter at some point in our lives. Our professional life gets busy and suddenly we realize there’s a pile of mail si...


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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...

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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...

Cost-of-Living

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 ...

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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...

Prince Charming

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, “...


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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...