On Thursday, March 29th, 2007 at 8:00PM, Irene Watson and Victor Volkman spoke with personal life coach, and publisher Jane Saylor. In 2001 Jane was asked by the Plymouth Council on Aging to develop a life journaling class for senior citizens in the community. Thus began her journey of helping people write their own memoirs which culminated in her own self-published how-to book The Road You’ve Traveled, How to Journal Your Life. Jane spoke with us about ways to jog your memories, avoiding roadblocks, and the joy that comes with finding the courage to say what needs to be said.
Jane has taught her journaling workshop all over Southeastern Michigan including Plymouth, Wixom, Northville, and Canton Senior Center as well as the Ypsilanti Library. She is a member of Toastmasters International and often attends the national Speakers Association of Michigan meetings in Ann Arbor.
As a member of the local poetry community Jane created many chapbooks (books of poetry) of her own work as well as being hired to produce chapbooks for others, which are sold throughout the local poetry community. Jane’s most recent book, a wonderful how-to book titled “The Road You’ve Traveled, How to Journal Your Life” chronicles the lesson plans developed for senior citizens. It is available at AuthorHouse.com, from the author herself and at the Book Cellar in Plymouth, Michigan as well as your favorite online bookstore.
Jane received her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and was on the Dean’s List at Schoolcraft College with focus on Arts and Philosophy in December 2005. She continues to attend Schoolcraft College as well as taking Performance Poetry classes, attending writing retreats, art classes, various enrichment courses. Victor first met Jane at the Holistic Health Festival in Livonia Michigan in August 2006 and was immediately convinced she had a great thing going with helping seniors get their lives in action and in print.