Life After Five

Working “25 Hours a Day”

I’ve been working through, with my leadership coach recently, a number of issues with setting appropriate boundaries in the workplace. For my entire career I’ve been a “whenever, whatever, no rest when youR...

Friends!

Just over a year ago, I moved to Chicago. My husband’s new job, our new life here in Illinois, I was excited for it all. But naively, I didn’t believe it would change much in my life. I thought I’d still be ju...

Getting Through Slow Times at Work

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received was last year before deciding when to move to Chicago. With my husband already here, I toyed with the idea of waiting until after the 1st of the year to move. Then, a ve...


Want vs. Need in Personal Relationships

We all know there is a difference between wants and needs. I want a candy bar. I certainly don’t need one. I know this logically to be true. But our illogical selves are powerful and persuasive beings. They say, “Yo...

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Walking in Chicago this morning, I was stopped by a group of nonprofit workers with change buckets asking for support of our veterans. I emptied my change purse, and apologized to them that I didn’t have additional cash. ...

Healthy Business Travel

Last week, I set out on a noble mission – to accomplish the “world’s healthiest business trip.” And while I don’t know if “world’s” healthiest is true. But it was definitely healt...


Finding Your Cause

With lives full of career goals and personal commitments, many people talk about volunteering, but few actually take the time to seek out volunteer opportunities. A survey carried out by TimeBank through Reed Executive showed t...

Stand Up!

Google is certainly one of the world’s most innovative and effective companies. Therefore they theoretically have important business practices aiding in their efficiency and genius. One such practice circulated a few year...

No Shame in My Game

It’s easy to let yourself feel judged – at work, at home, on the street…….at the gym. Even if you’re not being judged, it’s easy to feel judged. But if I’m really sticking by my self ca...


How a Blister Turned Me into a "Bikram Runner"…?

Here in the city, at 6:00pm, it was 104 heat index with 85% humidity. But instead of relaxing, I let a blister turn me into a Bikram runner. It all started when I did something yesterday afternoon I normally don’t do. I t...