Jill Pertler

Jill Pertler

Columnist

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

"Life can be hard. It often is hard. But you’ve made it this far. Keep pressing forward. Keep going," writes Jill Pertler.
"Bottom line, we all get to figure out where we grow best. When it’s time to put down roots and when it’s time to replant and regrow — sunshine or shade or maybe even a little of both," writes Jill Pertler.
"Sometimes valuable insight and knowledge comes from the least likely of places — from darkness or at least the shadows," writes Jill Pertler.
"I can’t properly prosper and grow and flourish in the looking backward. It can give me perspective and memories, but I don’t want it to be the focus of my life," writes Jill Pertler.
"Grief may signify an ending, but it is not the end," writes Jill Pertler.
"I haven’t had one for more than a decade, and even before then, I didn’t feel it. I did manage to fake it, however," writes Jill Pertler.
"Let’s never stop learning," writes Jill Pertler.
"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.