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Love Essentially
is Jackie Pilossoph's dating and relationships column, published weekly in Better Magazine
(previously in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press)

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

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
Chicago Tribune Media Group

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

Column: Meet the 7 people who could really use your attention
Chicago Tribune Media Group

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

Column: Cheating is bad, but cruelty is worse
Chicago Tribune Media Group

By Jackie Pilossoph, Oct. 18, 2019

I hear lots of stories from men and women who either cheated or were cheated on in a relationship. In almost every case, someone winds up hurt. Whether the cheater is immensely remorseful and wants forgiveness or is dead-set on leaving his or her partner, the experience can be devastating to everyone involved. Read the entire Love Essentially article