Life After Five

1 Day Unplugged: What I Learned

Nearly a year ago, my leadership coach famously said, “Any idiot can work 25 hours a day.” Great advice for a new entrepreneur. But somehow, in the last few months, I’ve forgotten to heed her advice. Without e...

You Are Awesome: Why This Belief Will Help Streamline Your Life

What are your different roles in life? Mom? Wife? Girlfriend? Sister? Employee? Boss? Entrepreneur? Teacher? Caretaker? Writer? Performer? Healer? Runner? Leader? If you were to examine yourself in the roles you play and asked ...

How Much Should You Rely On Your Significant Other For Confidence?

This article is not about Kim and Kanye. But it is based on something Kim Kardashian said recently in the press, and The Huffington Post reported: In the December issue of Cosmopolitan U.K., Kim tells editors about how her boyf...


The Destructive Art of Self-Sabotage

I’m not sure when we got so great at self-sabotage, but it’s become an art form. I myself have become a master, as have many of my friends, and maybe even you. Today a great coach and friend of mine pointed out that I w...

Creating a Budget for Your Job Search

A job search is many things. It can be long, frustrating, exciting, and among all these things, expensive. Often, potential job seekers move into the process without thinking through what a job search might really cost. Recentl...

Face Value: Take Care of Your Skin

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. — Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel Coco Chanel’s edict speaks the truth, and any of us who skimped on sleep, indulged in too muc...


Are You Passing Up Free Money?

Before you check the “same as last year” box during this year’s benefits open enrollment, take a minute to make sure you’re taking full advantage of what’s available to you. One area where many peo...

Learning to Talk About Sex

I love talking about things that typically make other people feel uncomfortable, especially in the therapy world. Those uncomfortable topics are usually money and sex. Last week I presented at a fall conference for marriage and...

WORK MODE: Why + How to Transition Out of It

For many of us, the work/life lines are very blurry. That tends to be the case when there is passion behind your work. While you are working, you are usually in the mode of serving others in some fashion. As you wrap up you...


Christmas Shopping Stores You Might Not Know About

It’s the beginning of November, and here in the city of Chicago, Christmas has officially come. Macy’s on State Street lit its tree, Target has Christmas displays everywhere, and you can almost hear the sound of the...