Life After Five

Running Highlights – and soon to be 10 Mile Race

After months of training and anticipation, and really – nearly 10 months of leading up to this. The date is almost here! THE TC 10 MILE IS SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY! Sunday, I ran my last long training run of 8 miles –...

Downsizing

In last month’s O Magazine, Martha Beck (my absolute favorite writer) wrote an article called “The Joy Dividend.” In it, she broke down shopping and money into I need it and I LOVE it I don’t need it, bu...

Being in "Work Mode"

It’s often hard to find a balance between work and home, but regardless of balance, one of the most difficult things for women to do it to make the transition from “work mode” to “non-work mode.” C...


Infomercials, Really?

Prior to losing the 90ish pounds I’ve lost since last February, I had been on every “diet” known to man. If it was on an infomercial, between my mother and I, we’d bought it. The “think yourself th...

Tigers in the Mind

I’m reading what I will call the world’s most mind-blowing book right now. “Women, Food and God.” I’m going through it slowly, because I literally cannot read a chapter without having to put the bo...

CGN Recommends: Nike+

My husband bought me an iPod Nano and the Nike+ Sport Kit for my birthday. I’ve been loving running, but one of my greatest frustrations is sitting down to map my run exactly so that I know how many miles I’m doing....


Shh..

One of my favorite scenes in the movie “You’ve Got Mail” is when Meg Ryan’s character finally tells Tom Hanks’ character what she really thinks of him. She tells her online love she can never find ...

Being Heard

After pounding a point over and over to my former boss one day a few years back, she said, “Don’t worry. You are being heard,” indicating to me that she acknowledges my opinion and ensures she has taken it int...

Goal Met: Ran the 5K!

It’s been fourth months since my amazing trainer looked at me and said the words that scared me most in the world, “You’re going to run today.” Fear came immediately. I said, “I can’t” so many times, it’s almost...


The nonprofit pay dilemma.

Why is it, I must ask, are those who do the most service-oriented work, those who are paid the least? Teachers, social workers, lowly nonprofit workers, etc. So much so that those of us who care about nonprofits and wish we cou...