Life After Five

5 Ways to Manage Holiday Greeting Cards

Yes, it is that time of year. It’s time to send out your holiday greeting cards! I always love sending cards — in theory. I get excited and buy discount boxes at various stores, a whole range of serious cards and fu...

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Holiday Parties: The Land Of Guilty Excess + 4 Ways To Change The Terrain

Holiday parties are quintessential grounds for empty excess. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, AND I also know that you get what it means The combination of overstimulation, superficial conversation, free flowing drinks, and...

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Single Career Girl: Does Age Matter?

During my many adventures speed dating and attending singles mixers, I met a wide range of potential dates — some younger, some close to me in age, some older, and some much older. I set my limit usually at ten years olde...


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The Best Health Advice I’ve Seen Lately: Eat High Quality Food Slowly

Our friends over at Inc. recently published the article, “9 Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier.” And while all of the nine habits are awesome ideas, one stood out to me as frankly the best health advice I’...

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What It’s Really Like to Work from Home

My commute is pretty stellar: It’s about 15 steps from my bedroom to my office; 25 if I swing by the kitchen to guzzle a few gallons of coffee. I genuinely enjoy working from home, but it’s not necessarily the cakewalk that...

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The Scary Truth About Vulnerability

Take a look at these three current definitions of vulnerability: Susceptible to physical and emotional injury. Open to damage and attack. Capable of being wounded or hurt. That doesn’t make feeling vulnerable sound very appea...


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Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention

I recently started traveling again for my day job – as in air travel and hotel stays. My career took me on the road for the better part of twenty years, so one might conclude I mastered the art of ‘streamlining’ my packin...

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What Matters Most to You in a Negotiation?

ManagingAmericans.com recently ran an article called “Prepare for a Tough Negotiation” and one key point stood out most to us here at Career Girl Network. Check it out: Be prepared to anchor what matters most to you...

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Mulligans and Recyclers — What I REALLY Want for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: That time when we all give thanks for what we already have, then storm the malls for 30-ish days to buy more stuff. We’re constantly asked what we want for Christmas, then t...


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Meeting Your Needs During the Holidays

I wanted to stick with the holiday theme this week (like last week) as it seems you’re supposed to be jazzed up by the holidays. But, in fact, they can be stressful. It’s a great opportunity for us to get caught up in o...