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Barton Goldsmith: When a lot goes wrong at the same time

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If everything is really not OK and you struggle to keep it together despite temporary setbacks, then you are life-juggling.

Has there ever been a time when more was going wrong in the world? How could so much wrong not have a direct impact on our lives? Well, like it or not, it’s having an impact. And if anything more is added to the mix, it ...Read more

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Barton Goldsmith: 7 tips to deal with the isolation blues

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Most of us have been dealing with some form of our activities being limited, and some people have been dealing with almost complete isolation. No matter who you are, you are probably doing life differently than you did before COVID-19. And it’s not much fun. For us, it means no more live music nights or premieres. In fact, 90% of my social ...Read more

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Erika Ettin: In online dating, more isn't always better

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We’ve all heard sayings like “less is more” and “quality over quantity.” And in many ways, those phrases apply to the world of online dating, at least in terms of how many dating apps and websites you should use. With the wide array of platforms available — from niche apps like Farmers Only to paid sites such as Match.com and the ...Read more

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Erika Ettin: What to do if you hate dating but still want to date

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I received a text from a client recently that had three short words in it:

“I hate dating.”

Now, as a dating coach, I hear things like this all the time — from clients, close and not-so-close friends, strangers I meet at trivia night, the list goes on. And when someone says something both so general and so negative, I, of course, have to...Read more

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Barton Goldsmith: How to cope when the world is on hold

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Pivot (do you hate that word now too?). Improvise, adapt, and overcome (from the Marines). Be Zen (Lao Tzu). “Honey, relax!” (my wife). Pretty good coping tools, and I’ve used them all.

I’ve been using them regularly over the past two years, and the hardest part is knowing we are going to continue to deal with COVID-19 variants and ...Read more