Life After Five
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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...

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Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

As we get older, our metabolism slows down and it’s easy to use it as an excuse for gaining weight as our bodies process foods slower and burns calories differently. However, even though our metabolisms are based on age, ...

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Is Gratitude Reserved for the Good Stuff?

It’s a lot easier to be grateful when things are going incredibly well in your life. When money rolls in, when you have that fun out night with your friends, when you realize you love the person you’re with so frickin m...


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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Give Up on a Friendship

Someone once told me that if you have enough close friends to at least count on one hand, you are better off than most people. These are the friends who will stick by you through the roller coaster of life whether it’s job lo...

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Healthy Relationship With Food

Far too many people, particularly women, have an unhealthy relationship with food.  On one end of the spectrum, people tend to hold a great deal of fear and anxiety around food, leading to severe restriction.  On the other en...

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Look at Yourself Naked

Why on earth should you look at yourself naked? I thought about this the other day as I stepped out of the shower. As women, we are taught from day one that our bodies are not right. They are inherently wrong; we need to “...


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3 Ways You’re Wasting Money by Trying to Save It

  BOGO: Buy one pair of shoes, get the second pair half off… it’s so tempting! But chances are that you’ll end up talking yourself into a pair that you’re not crazy about just to take advantage of the d...

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Improve Your Self-Esteem: Take a selfie

Love them or hate them, #SELFIES can be found plastered all over social media. And in a world dominated by social media that means selfies are everywhere. Naysayers tout such photos as vain, creating a digital history that elim...

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Beyond Money And Power: What It Really Takes To Succeed

  Ever looked up an old friend or colleague on LinkedIn or Facebook just to see where they are – and then find yourself satisfied if you deem yourself better off, or disappointed with yourself if not? In today’s world ...


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7 Lessons Learned From My Sick Bed

This past week had me sick in bed in a pile of tissues. It wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t fun. However in my slug-like state I was a reminded of a few things we forget all too quickly when we’re feeling good rus...