Life After Five

This Week: Make Meetings Not Just Tolerable, But Productive

Meetings, meetings, meetings. They can be the most exciting parts of your day, or the most boring. And if you work in a meeting-heavy office environment, meetings could be sucking the life out of your day and your productivity....

Get More Done (And Make Your Life Easier) With An End Of Day Review

It’s usual (and wise) advice to sit down before your day begins. This time is for you to get centered and look at the day ahead. You feel a lot more flow in your day when you do this. But there’s one tip that doesn&...

Spend the Money! Make Your Life Easier

When we talk about financial fitness, we sometimes talk about budgeting, keeping your expenses low, avoiding unnecessary expenses. But there’s something that’s not often said: Spend the money! When? When it makes yo...


The “Hot Desk” Phenomenon

Co-working has taken the freelance and small business world by storm. All over the country, entrepreneurs, freelance writers, designers, and just plain cool people are coming together in spaces that combine ideas, copy machines...

Erasing the Stigma of Therapy: It’s for Awesome People, Too!

It’s hard to believe, but therapy is still stigmatized — and sometimes considered to be catered to the weak. Being a therapist, and having countless friends who are therapists, counselors, and coaches, when one of u...

Are You Hammering Away at the Wrong Things? 3 Basics + Resources to Help You Know for Sure

There is a productivity obsession among driven women (myself included). But here’s the thing: soaking up loads of productivity tips and leaning on willpower in an attempt to stay on top of things is not enough carry you t...


3 Tips to Help You Finish What You Start

This week I’ve stumbled across something so profound that it has already changed my life! Thanks to David Allen’s Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity I’m finally getting things done, feeling more ...

The Strange and Adorable Way to Improve Your Concentration at Work

Be honest: at least one time in your life, you’ve spent hours browsing cute cat or puppy pictures online. My favorite commercial of late is the one where the young girl is criticizing her parents for their lack of social ...

3 Financial Ground Rules

I’m so excited to begin my tenure as the Career Girl Network financial contributor. It is truly my passion to help people remove money as a barrier to living their best life, and this is the perfect platform for me to share m...


My High Self-Esteem is Killing My Workouts

It’s no secret that I’ve been a yo-yo dieter for most of my life. I’ve been every size from a 6 to a 20 and have spent most of my adolescence and adulthood wishing I were thinner, stronger, faster, better, pre...