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By Shawn Spencer I’m fairly certain that the entire world was ready to bid 2020 adieu. But why? What magic will 2021 hold? We are still in the midst of a pandemic; our local businesses still shuttered.  Was 2020 really that bad? It definitely...

Career Corner: New Year’s Dreams

By Angela Copeland The New Year is finally here. We've been waiting for 2021 since Friday, March 13, 2020. That was the day that it became apparent that a pandemic was going to be a big part of 2020. Since then, we've felt that if...

Mental Health Advice With Stan: How I Overcame My Depression, Anxiety, And Other Mental Health Issues

By Stan Popovich I struggled with fear and anxiety for over 20 years. It was very challenging and there were times I felt like giving up. As I dealt with my mental health, the first thing I did was admit I had a problem, and...

Career Corner: The Burnout Badge

By Angela Copeland Burnout is not a badge. Yet somehow, we wear it every day as if we may get a prize. Grinding yourself down is not a contest. I wish we could all agree on this. Productivity at work is the highest when we are...

Career Corner: Finding Your Holiday Cheer

By Angela Copeland We're all ready for this year to be over. Most days have been painful, as we watch the news and wait for things to change. It's felt helpless and at times, hopeless. But it's beginning to look like we're in the final...

Outdoor Dining and Social Media Dilemma

We recently published an opinion piece by the distinguished author, Phil N. Space. The reaction to the author’s opines was considerably greater than anticipated…some in strong support of the author’s conclusion and others simply in shock that anyone would dare...

Career Corner: 2021 Workplace Trends

By Angela Copeland Have you had enough of 2020? Let's look to what you can expect in your 2021 workplace. The 2020 pandemic has been a historic year. We've experienced unexpected change and, interestingly, some of that change may be here to stay. Recently, Glassdoor's chief...

Career Corner: Next Level Career

By Angela Copeland I recently received a question from a reader. The reader asked at what point in your career you will have reached your ideal potential. In other words, when should you stop moving up and seeking more money and a better title? When...

Mental Health Advice with Stan: How to Practice Mindfulness in Your Life

By Stan Popovich Life can be full of stressful situations that cause anxiety and fear. Between work, maintaining your household, paying bills, and general anxiety about the state of the world, it’s important to maintain mindfulness and make your mental health a priority. Here’s how...

The New, Old Town Monrovia Report

Old Town Monrovia
Editor’s Note: It is with an homage to the late Pam Fitzpatrick, that we are happy to bring you a new column penned by Shawn Spencer about the comings and goings of Old Town Monrovia. Some time has passed...
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