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Today's Takeaway with Florine Mark

Dec 7, 2020

With Actress, producer and celebrity wife, Jane Hajduk.

Often when we’re in a relationship, especially if our partner is very successful, we can lose our own identity. How can we be fully supportive of others in our relationships unless we first value ourselves? Florine’s guest today is the talented actress and producer, Jane Hajduk, who is married to comedy legend and actor, Tim Allen. Jane knows the importance of being true to herself and achieving her own individual goals even while her husband is in the public spotlight.


What You’ll Hear on This Episode:

  • Initially, Jane felt cast aside by her husband’s fans, but eventually, she learned to empathize with their excitement in meeting him.
  • How Jane first met her famous husband, Tim Allen, at a YMCA charity event.
  • Jane began her career in dance and aerobics, then as a personal trainer.
  • How auditions have changed for Jane since becoming a mom and now during the pandemic.
  • Why Jane decided to pursue acting as a career.
  • What it’s like meeting other famous actors through Tim and not feeling ignored or overlooked.
  • Jane’s latest producing project is a TV series called Candyland.
  • How Jane got involved in supporting veteran’s charities.
  • What would people be most surprised to learn about Tim Allen?
  • How Tim and Jane honor and support their favorite philanthropy projects.
  • What would people be most surprised to learn about Jane?
  • How Jane and her family have managed to stay sane during the pandemic through theme nights, games, puzzles, and cooking.
  • The importance of using exercise to cope with anxiety and stress in the pandemic.


Today’s Takeaway: The number of couples suddenly divorcing due to the pandemic has skyrocketed. It’s more important than ever to build strong relationships. Sometimes if the family dynamic is unfairly tilted in favor of one spouse’s needs over the other, it’s easy to lose sight of yourself. The foundation for any healthy relationship comes from first loving and valuing yourself before we can show love to a partner, a friend, a family member, and or even the world. What can you do today to begin building a healthier relationship? Communication is key. One of the first steps we can take in maintaining our own identity and self-esteem is making sure we feel heard. You need to know when to put your needs first. Jane says it’s important to speak up and let others know when “you’re in a funk” or just need some personal space and don’t forget to be grateful for everything you do have today. I’m Florine Mark and that’s “Today’s Takeaway.”

Brought To You By:

Florine Mark

Also Mentioned in this Episode:

Jane Hajduk