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Love Essentially
is Jackie Pilossoph's dating and relationships column, published weekly in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press

Column: As 2020 rolls around, try making these 20 relationship resolutions

By Jackie Pilossoph, Dec. 18, 2019

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is just about here, and that we’re starting a whole new decade.Time sure does fly. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that we celebrated 2010, the year the iPad was launched, the military ended its “don’t ask don’t tell” policy, and Rahm Emanuel decided to run for mayor. Read the entire Love Essentially article

Column: This holiday season, give a knowing nod to the salespeople in your life

By Jackie Pilossoph, Dec. 5, 2019

When was the last time you answered a call from a telemarketer and actually listened to what the person had to say? I’m going to guess never, and I get that. I don’t take those calls either. Read the entire Love Essentially article


Column: 10 tips for enjoying the holiday party season

By Jackie Pilossoph, Nov. 30, 2019

Let me guess. It popped up in your inbox right around Thanksgiving: the e-vite to your company holiday party. Seems sort of fun, yet maybe you’re thinking, “I see these people every day, so why is it necessary to stand around drinking eggnog with Fred in accounting and Sue from shipping?” Read the entire Love Essentially article

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Column: Meet the 7 people who could really use your attention

By Jackie Pilossoph, Oct. 30, 2019

As I sat, cross-legged, in yoga class on a recent early Saturday morning, my eyes gently closed and my palms face-up on my knees, my instructor quoted Zen teacher and author John Tarrant: “Attention is the most basic form of love.” She repeated the phrase a few times, seemingly telling us that, by coming to class, we were paying attention to the needs of our bodies and our minds, thereby showing ourselves love. Read the entire Love Essentially article