Four Emotional Benefits of She Sheds

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October 29th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

She sheds offer emotional benefits, keep relationships healthy by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group When Cindy Holmes-Fine and her husband moved in together five years ago, their blended family consisted of five kids, all still l...

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A Star Is Born: The Movie, The Actors, and Alcoholism

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October 12th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

If you haven't seen 'A Star Is Born,' (the new one with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper) I would highly recommend it! Best movie I've seen in a long time. But there is a very very sad theme to it: alcoholism, so be prepared. I have heard that alcoholism...

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Melissa Forman Gives Tips For Blended Families

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October 7th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Melissa Forman is a well-loved local radio and TV personality in Chicago. I've listened to her for decades, and I was even a guest on her TV show a few years ago, but I never knew much about her family until I ran into her at a high school tennis tou...

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Having Girlfriend Problems?

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September 11th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Girlfriend problems are pretty common, according to life coach, Dr. Lisa Kaplin. So common, that I decided to write my Love Essentially column on reasons why friendships can end, and how handle a girlfriend who decides she just doesn't want to be you...

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On My Birthday I Will Be Present And Open Presents

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September 3rd, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Today is my birthday. I’m 53 and I want to share some thoughts on how to be present and what that means to me.   A few months ago, I was having an argument with someone and he said, “You know what your problem is? You’ve never had an...

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