Life After Five
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The Smart Way vs. Sick Day

It’s funny how backwards we operate sometimes. And since everyone else is working the system in reverse, it seems normal. This is the case with being sick. We get sick, and then we take medication to get better. We gain weigh...

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The Beauty of Interviews

This morning as I prepare for a job interview, thoughts rattle through my head: What questions shall I ask? Have I done a thorough job of researching the company? What if I don’t get the job? What if I do? What color lipstick...

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Life Lessons from Taylor Swift

The Huffington Post, in honor of her album dropping last week, published “10 Life Lessons from Taylor Swift.” Objectively, Ms. Swift has the life experience of an 8th grader, and the emotional intelligence to go wit...


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Yoga and Money: What’s the Connection?

While I was supposed to be relaxing my mind and focusing on my breath, it occurred to me that important principles in yoga also apply to the world of investing and financial planning. The practice of yoga and the building of he...

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Take the Negative Self-Talk Out of Dating

I’ve been loving Marcy Farrey’s Saturday posts about single life (which you should totally check out) because conversations about dating are common in my office. The conversations are usually about self and feeling vulnerab...

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Dealing with a “Low Ball” Salary Offer

We’ve all been there. You interview for a job, you’re convinced this is the one that will finally push you over into your “dream salary” category, and then….the low ball salary offer. You’re ...


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Staying on Top of Household Chores

I always hear people complain about how difficult it is to keep up with household chores. I certainly understand this if you have children, but if you live on your own, keeping up with chores is possible — but it requires...

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Do Your Mind A Favor: 3 Powerful Keys to Stay Clear and Focused

Let’s get right to it! Listed below are sure-fire tips that promote a clear and sharp mind… 1 – Become Aware of Your Thoughts It doesn’t always feel like there is a separation between our mind and soul, but there is. Th...

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The Single Career Girl: Matchmaker, Matchmaker

I’ve shared my experiences with singles mixers and speed dating. Now it’s time to get to the good stuff! What about using matchmaking services? Matchmaking services are certainly pricier and they require a commitmen...


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Family Matters: Splitting Holidays

Being in a relationship means making compromises. What’s important to one partner sometimes must be weighed against what is important to other partners. But when you jump into a relationship or even a marriage, it’s...