Jeanne Selander Miller An internationally acclaimed author, Jeanne has written a trilogy of memoirs which have been awarded the Best Spiritual Book at the London Book Festival and Honorable Mentions at the Paris International Book Festival and the New York Book Festival. Her most recent work is a novel, revealing truths about life in a college prep school … Read more about About
Privileged: A Novel
When Elise Duncan accepts a position as director of health at the Academy of Halcyon Heights, she’s relieved. Working at the prestigious private prep school allows her to be home with her children and critically ill husband during the evenings and over the summer.
Elise quickly discovers the Academy has no guidance counselors. After all, the mere presence of a counselor might attract students with issues. So instead students gravitate to Elise with their problems, by default moving her into the role of confidant. Time and again her young charges reveal how the school puts appearance and donations ahead of a safe and just learning environment.
Elise begins to understand the dynamics at work when she tries to help a student suffering with schizophrenia. There is no problem so compelling that it cannot be ignored, if the wealthy parents demand it. If a substantial donation is on the table, the Academy is willing to turn a blind eye, but there is a price.
When a major scandal hits Halcyon Heights, the school must confront deep-seated assumptions about race, social class, age, and gender. Young lives may be ruined forever in a desperate attempt to preserve the school’s prestigious reputation. Privilege, as Elise is about to discover, has rules all its own.
The Healing Path Home
When your life needs to change— What do you keep and what do you leave behind? When your life and your lifestyle have brought you to this place of illness, pain, and suffering, it is foolish to believe that returning to that which made you ill will ever make you well again . . . This is the time to change everything.
– Shaylah Vishnu
Jeanne’s life had not been a fairytale– not by a long shot. She had survived the devastating loss of her first husband, followed by a litany of lies, betrayal and manipulation by another man who was a husband in name only, her own life-threatening injury and illness, and a grand injustice by the legal system. Bitter and broken this feisty woman decided that her life and her happiness were worth fighting for. So began the adventure, one that forced her to face the world again and find a way to heal all that she had come through. On this rugged path, Jeanne walked out of the darkness and into the light, consciously embracing her own personal wisdom. She found a way to return to health, inner peace and along the way discovered a life of happiness. Come along on the journey as she has much to teach us on– The Healing Path Home.
A Million Miles from Home
Jeanne had lost the love of her life when her husband died. Lonely years passed for this single mother with two kids. The bleak world of mid-life dating brought her few prospects.
Then Paul arrived. He was a successful businessman, promising the young widow a good life and a second chance at happily ever after. So it was that Jeanne took a chance and stepped into his world looking for love and companionship while believing in marriage and family.
But what she got was something else entirely — a marriage filled with betrayal, infidelity, injury and illness. After years of trying to save a marriage that was destined for failure right from the wedding night, Jeanne had a decision to make … to save the marriage or to save herself.
Jeanne was forced to re-examine the traditional rules and values that governed her choices … choices that set her up for the misery she was living. She struggled with the choice to continue to honor longstanding traditions or to listen to the voice from within that was crying out for a new way to be.
A Million Miles from Home is the story of a very personal journey through darkness and back. You will laugh, cry, rage at the injustices and cheer at the outcome. Listen to the longings of your heart… your heart will lead you home. If I can reclaim my life … I know that you can too.
A Breath Away
Jeanne Selander and Fred Miller had been married less than five years and were deeply entrenched in family life with their infant daughter and precocious four-year-old son when Fred was diagnosed with a terminal illness. His doctors gave him just three months to live.
Instead of giving into fear, they chose to live each day in an unrestrained pursuit of life and love.
What they discovered during the eight years that Fred survived gives us luminous insights into love and life and the spirit as they learned to live in the present and not to give away the precious moments of this life.
This is an uplifting story of a courageous journey where love truly knows no bounds. Along with this couple we experience great joys and great sadness, the healing power of laughter and the amazing strengths of the human spirit.
The lessons of love and loss are universal and speak to all of us ~ How do you live fearlessly, joyfully and fully in the face of death? What awaits us beyond this life? How do you love someone so deeply . . . and yet learn to let them go?