How Resentments Hinder Us from Letting Love In

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Listen to Jane on the Radio: We hold onto resentments in an attempt to protect ourselves from future hurt; however, these resentments impact our ability to let love in now. We tend to try to make up for our past “mistakes” by avoiding people who look or sound similar to our exes. Instead of opening [...]

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The E-mail That Is Sparking a Movement

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

After his underemployed friend wrote him a despairing e-mail (below), a new friend of mine, Jerry Biederman, started a letter-writing campaign. The campaign has taken on a life of its own, offering hope, comfort, and compassion, not only to Jerry’s Friend, but to countless others feeling overwhelmed, ashamed, and frightened in this economy. I talked [...]

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White Collar/Blue Collar Matches—Can They Work?

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

This was the topic for a radio show interview I was asked to participate in. My first thought was, “I’m not a sociologist. I don’t have the data or expertise to address this.” However, I soon realized that the important question underlying this one is the one we all share when it comes to relationship: [...]

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Debt Denial

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

In my practice, I’m noticing an increase in a malady caused by fear. It is manifesting in particular ways that I’d like to alert you to…just in case you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of this malady and you haven’t yet noticed. The malady is Debt Denial. Symptoms of Debt Denial If you have even [...]

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Making Changes That Will Stick

Monday, January 5th, 2009

(You will find my English usage tips at Since it’s the new year, I thought I’d address the desire most of us share to get a fresh start. This year in particular, with a new administration that has promised change, I think we’re all looking forward to letting go and moving on. Sometimes, however, [...]

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New Orleans Revisited

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

My husband and I were invited, rather spontaneously, to be the guests of honor at a Christmas dinner for the teachers of the preschool/elementary school that we (you who donated plus my family) “adopted” in New Orleans last year. How could we say no? A week later, we hopped on a plane and arrived to [...]

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Struggling to “Be Here Now”?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Click here to read my English usage blogs. Many of you know Ram Dass’s famous book, Be Here Now, the 1971 precursor to Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. From the titles of these books, you get the idea that there is something to be gained from focusing on the present rather than being run [...]

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Decisions, Decisions!

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Click here to read my English Usage blogs. Should I take this job or that one? This one offers security but is boring and has little room for advancement; that one offers a chance to grow but carries economic risks. Should I get this car or that one? This car gets better gas mileage; that [...]

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Three Keys to Creating an Extraordinary Relationship

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Click here to read my English Usage blogs. While love can make us soar to new and giddy heights, it can also bring us to our knees. Love can be difficult, daunting, and more often than we wish, devastatingly painful. Ram Dass, one of my favorite Buddhist teachers who speaks truths with both lightheartedness and [...]

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Generation E: Help Your Children Stop Enduring Now!

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Click here to read my English usage blogs. We pour our hopes and dreams into our children from the moment they are born. We want them to fare better in life and grow up more secure and presumably happier than . . . than what? Than we are. But despite our best intentions, today’s children [...]

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