Life After Five
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Don’t Settle

As little girls, when we pick up a flower like the one above, somewhere along the lines, we’re taught to pick the petals and say, “He loves me. He loves me not.” Hoping the whole time that the last flower prov...

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Fat is a Four Letter Word!

The word disgusts me, even today. Fat. Because, you see, I think it’s safe to say I was never skin and bones. No one ever called me “skinny” as a child. And it just got worse as I became an adult. But this wee...

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TC 10 Mile Race Recap

Well, I’m alive. So I guess that means I made it through my first 10 miler! And I suppose the fact that I’m calling it my first 10 miler means I’m not hurting enough to rule out the possibility of another! Ove...


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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 –...

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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...

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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...


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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...

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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...

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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....


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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 ...