Life After Five
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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 ...

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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...


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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...

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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...

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Good Friend/Bad Friend

I often feel guilty for being a “bad friend.” You see, in the past few years, I’ve been through a lot. And I have a group of friends who are second to none in the realm of standing by me and keeping me afloat....


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CGN Recommends: TextHog

I was recently watching a show about “apps” (as in applications for your smart phone) on Saturday and I learned about an absolutely fabulous app. The site is texthog.com. TextHog is a service that lets you text (or ...

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Emotional Eating? Emotional Shopping? Yes, Ma’am

I just finished re-watching one of my favorite movies of the year – “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” But today, it meant more than it did a few months ago. Why? Because as I mentioned a couple of weeks back, I t...

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A financial confession…

I am bad at managing my finances. It’s not for lack of knowledge, and it’s not because I’m strapped for cash or have a terrible job that doesn’t pay well. It’s because I’m careless and I don&...


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*Single

I watched the most fascinating documentary this weekend – *Single – a profile of the decline of marriage and the rise in divorce in America, the normalcy of the single gal or guy and how it’s becoming more and more ac...