Life After Five
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The Power of Female Relationships

We’ve been busy the past two weeks looking at our negative self-talk and getting ahead of shame. To supplement our internal dialogue shift, I thought I’d talk about how female friendships turbo kick our ability to positivel...

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TaskRabbit and Other Tools to Make Your Job Easier

In the words of David Harrison, Vice President of Engineering for Freelancer.com, “How would your life change if you had access to virtually unlimited labor at next to no cost?” For instance….Those tasks that ...

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The 9 Reasons You’re Still Broke

If at the end of the month, you look at your checkbook and say to yourself, “Ramen?”, you’re probably in a place where the word “broke” can sometimes describe your financial situation. Sure, your p...


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Getting Ahead of Shame

Last week we talked about identifying our negative self-talk and shame voices in “Tackling Negative Self-Talk: Are You Lying to You?” I asked you to pay attention to often you have shaming thoughts. Did you keep tra...

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Half Marathoner, I Am!

The inaugural Chicago Women’s Half Marathon challenged its runners to ask – why will you run? I signed up for this half marathon in February and if you’ve followed my running journey, you know this was the thi...

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Advice from a Slinky on a Treadmill

There’s a new YouTube video sweeping the nation – the epic (yes, they literally use the word epic) “Slinky on a Treadmill.” In case you haven’t seen it, I’m linking it below. I was introduced...


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Does Your Paycheck Have Bragging Rights?

You just got a raise, and you want to jump up and down and shout it from the rooftops. You probably call your spouse or your Mom and tell them how awesome you are, all the great things your boss said about you, but then…&...

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Working “Offline” While You Travel

If you’ve ever traveled for business, you know this scenario well. You power up your laptop somewhere in your travels – a coffee shop, an airport terminal, a street corner you where you found a comfortable seat, and...

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A Team Approach to Work-Life Balance

What if you could say to your coworker – “Hey, Mike. I am in desperate need of a girls’ night out. Would you mind covering for me Wednesday evening?” and it had the same meaning as “My daughter has...


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Tackling Negative Self-Talk: Are You Lying to You?

Quite a bit of my work with women is about negative self-talk. Somewhere along the way women have started to smack talk themselves, to tell themselves lies about their abilities and image of themselves. This is quite easy to do...