Life After Five

Device Security – Are You Paying Attention?

The world buzzes daily about Facebook security and burglars checking Foursquare to see when you’re not home. But what if I told you that the place you hold most of your personal information is usually the most insecure? Y...

1,000 More Reasons to Eat Breakfast

If you need more reasons to eat breakfast, here’s about 1,000. It makes you thinner, smarter, and helps you live longer. Check it out!

“I Do” or Not to “I Do” – Is That the Question for your Career?

Forbes contributor Selena Rezvani recently asked the question “Marriage: Hazardous to Your Career?” And among her questions and thoughts about marriage as it relates to a woman’s career comes an interesting th...


Rebuilding Self Trust

The topic of body image resonates with many people.  Our conversation last week sparked a further and more in depth chat with friends and clients about why we’re so psychotically mean to ourselves and our bodies. It occurred...

Early is On Time?

My best friend will both roll her eyes and laugh at this post (I hope). You see, though we fit together in countless ways, there is one difference we have that has continuously caused issues in our friendship – I am perpe...

The Case for Meditation

Meditation. The word is everywhere these days. From being a central point in the bestsellerEat, Pray, Love to a recent Oprah Winfrey special on Iowa’s own “meditation town” that my best friend forced me to wat...


Complimenting Others Will Boost Your Confidence

Confidence. It’s a word that carries a lot of weight. Being confident in yourself, and having others describe you as confident means you are self-assured, likely outgoing, easy to talk to, and respected. It’s a word...

Getting Ahead of Shameful Body Image Thoughts

Body image has been appearing in the work  I’ve been doing lately and as I’ve asked more questions, I’ve uncovered some deep seeded body hating conversations women have been having with themselves and their friends. Body...

In Flight Reading

Today, I’m embarking on my first and only vacation of the summer, back to my hometown for my niece’s birthday and my high school reunion. Can I just say a sarcastic, “woo-hoo” about the latter? But despi...


Disappointed? Try Again.

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane together. You’re about 16, you have a curfew and you’re late. Your mom or dad is waiting up for you and when you walk in the door, they start the “you missed your curfew” lecture. ...