Life After Five

Three Reasons to Work Out Early

I must confess: I am a couch potato. For me, my time after 5:00pm Monday-Friday is sacred. I love going home, cooking (sometimes ordering)  dinner, relaxing, watching TV (I am currently addicted to legal/political dramas such ...

No Regrets: One Way to Avoid The Shoulda, Woulda, Couldas

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in sails. Explore. Dream. Di...

6 Things We Can Learn From The Oscars

The Academy Awards represent the highlight of award season. The best of the best are honored among their peers as millions of viewers watch on at home. The night is filled with glamour, humor, and a lot of humanity. As a life c...


Group Exercise and Making New Friends

About two months ago I decided to take advantage of a Living Social Deal for one month of unlimited boot camp classes. I was hesitant to go alone to a boot camp class where I would know NO ONE. Part of me wanted to bail, but I ...

Quick Money Makeover

  Seventy percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, according to Dave Ramsey, author of the best-selling book Total Money Makeover. Most of us like to think we’re in the “good” 30 percent, but what ...

Why You Need to Have a Life Outside of Work

Since I graduated from college in 2010, I have thrown myself into starting my career. I work as a legal assistant full-time, while working a few part-time jobs nights and weekends while also being a freelance journalism. I’ve...


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The Importance of Outsourcing for Your Sanity

Fifteen months ago, I left Career Girl Network as CEO and launched into a new career in the corporate sector. I didn’t immediately consider the sheer difference in schedule and free time I would see between the two lives....

I Give It Four Stars: The Pleasures (and Uses) of Online Reviews

I’m Eastcoaster36 and I’m big on Tripadvisor.  Not Elvis big, or even Bieber big, but I do have 45 reviews in 33 cities, covering 210,333 miles traveled. Tripadvisor sent me a sticker when I reached my Senior Contribut...

Nobody Tells This To People Who Are Beginners…

I am going to keep this month’s blog post short and sweet because this image already says more than I could in 500 words. When I joined Career Girl Network last June as one of its five interns, Marcy Twete and Kathi Toll enco...


Two Steps to Become More Reliable

I recently had someone tell me that she asked herself, “Who can I ask to run with me who always shows up?” and I was the answer. She said I never cancel. I never really thought about it, I guess. I mean, not to toot...