Jill Pertler

Jill Pertler

Columnist

Jill Pertler is an award-winning syndicated columnist, published playwright and author.

"From my very limited research, along with (extensive) lifetime experience, I’ve concluded that happiness is a habit. As with all habits, it gets easier and more natural with practice," writes Jill Pertler.
"This year, I am thankful for memories. And feelings. And the life I’ve lived so far (been blessed with so far) because it has been wonderful. We are told not to look back, not to look forward, but to stay in the present, but today I’m indulging myself," writes Jill Pertler.
"One day not long ago, I scratched my head and felt something peculiar under my fingertips. Something flaky, thicker than regular skin and not quite right atop my scalp," writes Jill Pertler.
"People looking in from the outside wouldn’t necessarily see or know that I’m having a bit of a rough patch. You know how those things (also) go. We hide our rough patches because they aren’t becoming, or at least that’s what we believe," writes Jill Pertler.
"I want to sleep in late, when I feel like it and take a nap later because that feels good too. But that's only the beginning," writes Jill Pertler.
"All love should be unconditional. Putting conditions on love negates it. It makes it less than love. Love, felt truly, madly, deeply from the heart is infinite and without conditions. It is love — plain and simple," writes Jill Pertler.
Indulge in unencumbered time. Call it what you want: wasted time, leisure time, meditative time, a vacation from realty or just the weekend. Do it unapologetically and with abandon, because it is time spent 'just' for you," writes Jill Pertler.
"Do not leave your cart for any reason, except to chase a small child who has gotten loose in the candy aisle," writes Jill Pertler.