Jane (aka LIU Zhi-Lian 柳芝蓮)

a facilitator and a craniosacral bodyworker.

For exactly 30 years a scientist by trade and self-definition, from my 1st to my last full-time job in botany. From Buffalo, New York to Keelung, Taiwan. I’ve been focused on the western Pacific since I first came to Taiwan October 1977, and my first office at NTU, which is still there.

Now science is a mindset and a set of skills I love to engage.

Meantime I’ve been a diver an editor, translater, greenhouse and herbarium manager, field scientist, teacher, publishing assistant, shrimp farm manager in China (twice, once in the south 1985, once in the north 1987), research assistant here and there, workshop designer / sponsor, non-profit company founder and CEO, actor and voice actor. I’m sure there’s more. Now I like being quiet and receiving people/projects where my focus is to facilitate what is ready to emerge. Kinda like a midwife. At the end of the day my clients do it themselves and I intend to disappear quietly into the background till … whatever.


2 Responses to “About”

  1. 1 gudrunipchk March 14, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Hi Jane,

    today I dropped everything because I finally wanted to contact you after we spoke on the teleclass (ahem, can’t remember which one…).
    You have led and are leading definitely an interesting life!
    Let’s keep in touch.
    My blogaddress (and my blog is half as good as yours) is

    email: gkittel.thong@gmail.com

    website: http://www.ipc.hk

    Best of luck to you!


  2. 2 lisajland March 25, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    hi jane,

    i blogrolled you. what an amazing biography you have! my mom grew up in buffalo ny on the west side, niagara avenue. she left and years later i found myself there for 7th-high school years, living in the downtown allentown area. i went to buffalo seminary, an all girl’s private school which was quite wonderful actually. truly great teachers and a peaceful environment.

    i left buffalo for many other places and now am in boulder, colorado which is more my home than other places. but i have never been to taiwan. or so many places in the world. would love to come some day. i’ll visit?

    your coaching presence in class is lovely. thank you.

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