Jason Barksdale
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The Death of Dating.

Is dating dead? It is one of those questions that need answers because let’s face it – times have changed. Social and technological changes have been rapid and fluid within the past 10 years. Western-style dating, a method now that…

Five Things to Do at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

In these times of social distancing, quarantine, and the limiting of activities considered “non-essential” the novel Coronavirus is creating a new reality for many of us. Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pleaded with Canadians to follow public health guidelines…

Moving on Up: Finally Getting A Piece of The P.I.E.

What a time to be in the workplace. The expansion of the global marketplace, fueled by technology has increased recognition of motivated career people who are constantly searching for tools and networks that they can use to succeed in their…

Focusing on Correcting Bad Habits is Toxic.

Old habits die hard. The longer you do something the more ingrained it becomes, which becomes challenging to change. We make weekly, monthly and the ever-popular new year resolutions to nip these bad habits in the bud, going back and…

The 4 Pillars of Self-Improvement.

I.    Health II.   Wealth III.  Sex/Relationships IV.  Spirituality and the Creative Mind We all start somewhere. I remember my first days starting a new diet and workout regiment. I couldn’t fast properly; my execution and endurance in the gym…

Ghosting is Wack and Closure is Overrated.

Communication comes more naturally to some folks than others. People who possess a strong belief system understand that relationships revolve around intention, patience, and nurture. They are likely to feel negatively toward ghosting. People whose beliefs are more tied to…

What I’ve Learned from Online Dating

From dial-up connection to P2P file-sharing services, remember when the internet was so simple? Online dating has been around for what feels like forever. For as long as humans have felt the need to find a mate, many have acknowledged…

Four Days in Cuba

This piece is archived from July 2018   This was my first time in Cuba so I didn’t have many expectations other than hoping it didn’t rain throughout our trip. My family and I wanted to get away for the…

Four Days in Chicago

Sometimes it is cool to just disconnect, make a plan and head over to a destination that you have always been curious about. For me that was Chicago. The home of jazz music, deep-dish pizza, the world’s first skyscraper, and…

No Shame in The Employee Game

Working a 9 to 5 gets a bad rep. From the tired clichés (don’t quit your day job) to the competitive struggle (rat race) we believe that the grass is greener on the other side. What is the greener side?…