Life After Five
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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...

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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...

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Productivity: Learn it from the Best in Your Business

When it comes to productivity, we look at the people we idolize and think, “How do they do it all?” We read their books, we listen to them speak — all in hopes that we’ll hear their secret to success. As...


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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...

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The Single Career Girl: Online Dating Options

We can’t talk about different dating options without talking about online dating. Even though it seems simple in theory, there’s a lot that goes into meeting someone online: You have to select which site to use, fil...

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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...


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Severance: It Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

If you’ve never been in a situation where you’ve been given a severance package, good for you! That means you’ve never been fired or laid off and you’ve probably never had a bad experience giving notice....

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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...