Thursday, February 11, 2010
Interview with Dr. Jane Greer
Dr. Jane Greer - HealthyLife.Net Radio Host of "Doctor On Call"
Tuesdays, 11am Pacific Time
Dr. Jane is is a 20-year nationally known therapist, author, feature writer, radio host and TV guest expert.
HL- What led you to become a psychotherapist?
Starting in junior high school, I always loved talking with my friends and helping them work out boyfriend problems and anything else they were dealing with. As I got older, I discovered that helping people was a career choice and pursued it to acquire the skills to add to my innate love of finding solutions to difficulties and making life easier to deal with. It's a natural fit.
HL- What was your most fun TV interview as an expert?
Actually, there were two really fun TV interviews. The first was years ago on "The Maury Povich Show" dealing with "Celebrities Dating After Divorce." In the green room, I met Louise Du Art, a comedienne and impressionist. We had great fun on the show and became fast friends for life. The other TV show I really enjoyed was when I was featured as a guest on "To Tell the Truth" as the Sex Columnist for Redbook magazine. The most fun was that I managed to fool everyone, the audience, and celebrity panel!
HL-What topics do you cover when you write for Cosmopolitan magazine?
The topics I cover when contributing to the various woman's magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Allure, Self, Glamour, O, etc, all address dealing with relationships and how to cope better with them, including, marriage, sexual questions, infidelity and cheating, dating questions, financial concerns, parenting styles, and pretty much any and all relationship conflicts.
HL- How do you relax?
The things I love to do to relax include reading thriller books, and magazines, doing yoga, listening to music, watching television, ballroom dancing, going to movies, going out to dinner, spending time with family and friends, shopping, traveling, and brushing my dog.
HL- When should someone seek a psychotherapist? Someone should seek help when your unhappiness with yourself, a relationship you're in, or a situation you're dealing with such as a job, friendship, family matter affects you on a regular basis and leaves you feeling, alone, misunderstood, angry, disappointed, helpless, and stuck. That's the point at which these negative feelings can become like quicksand and make it hard for you to find your way out of their hold. Professional and objective help will give you both the perspective and the tools you can use to regain control and change things for the better for yourself.
HL-What do you like to cover on your "Doctor on Call" radio show?
I love to talk with anyone who has some expertise in a given area that will be helpful to pass on to the listeners so that they can learn new information which they can then use to enhance their lives. Authors, doctors, comedians, educators, musicians, anyone who has a personal story to tell that will help others is welcome as a guest.
HL- How is your message universal?
We're so much more alike than different. We all want to feel good about ourselves, love and be loved, use our talents and be recognized for them, and ultimately to find meaning in life. My major in college was comparative religions, and I loved scribbling in the margins "I just read this same point in my Taoism class" or "This is also in the chapter on Judaism." These underlying truths that are in every spiritual tradition are what Aldous Huxley called The Perennial Philosophy. I think that the more we look at those underlying connectors, rather than at our differences, the better off we'll be.
HL- What can we expect on your future shows?
More interesting, exciting, and entertaining guests covering a range of topics that all deal with enhancing your self esteem and being your best self possible, including exercise, diet, skin, care as well as coping with illness and death and overcoming adversity in living.
HL- What is your favorite word and why?
My favorite word is fun. I love to have it; it's the best thing to share with everyone and anyone. I enjoy making each encounter fun, and making the difficult easier by turning challenges into fun.
Visit Dr. Jane's Website: www.drjanegreer.com