About Jane Straus
We are deeply sorry to inform all of our loyal readers of Enough Is Enough: Stop Enduring and Start Living Your Extraordinary Life and fans of the StopEnduring.com website and newsletter that Jane Straus passed away on February 25, 2011. For two years Jane waged a heroic battle with brain cancer. Unfortunately, medical science has no cure for this disease. That did not deter Jane, though, from continuing to be fully dedicated to her family, friends, and readership right up until the end.
Jane Straus was a nationally renowned relationship expert, bestselling author, radio host, and popular media guest for network television as well as for syndicated radio programs and print publications.
In January of 2003 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which began her journey of deeper self-reflection. Not knowing if she would live or die, she asked herself, Is there anything I have been too afraid to do in my life? Any regrets?
Although she was grateful for her loving, supportive family and friends and for challenging work, she admitted to herself that, out of fear of rejection and failure, she had avoided writing Enough Is Enough!. Like many of us, she had let her excuses dampen her spirit's longings. So she made a pact with herself that if she made it through the surgery and were given a second chance, she would stop listening to her fears and excuses and begin writing.
Thankfully, the brain tumor was successfully removed. The next two years of writing helped her discover the crucial distinction between endurance and perseverance and the wisdom to understand that we are all greater than our fears and more worthy than our to-do lists. These insights and more can be found in her remarkable book, Enough Is Enough! Stop Enduring and Start Living Your Extraordinary Life.
Unfortunately, though extremely rare, Jane was diagnosed with a second brain tumor in 2009 that led to her death in 2011.
In addition to Enough Is Enough!, she has written and published The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation (www.grammarbook.com). This easy-to-use reference guide and workbook-which is often purchased in bulk by teachers and executives-has won numerous awards, including recognition by the BBC.
She lives in northern California with her husband, daughter, and dog.