Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

5 Truths About Happiness

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

1. There is a difference between fleeting happiness and long-term happiness. Fleeting happiness is short-lived and almost entirely created by your external circumstances. If you are on a beach in Mexico sipping a margarita on a warm, sunny day, you are probably going to be happy. Other the other hand, being a happy person (experiencing long-term […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

The Required Tension In Your Life (Lean Into The Struggle, Baby…Lean In)

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” - Swami Vivekananda, Indian Philosopher and Spiritual Leader With life comes struggle. To know that truth, to be aware of it, and to accept it is where grace lies. To celebrate struggle is another thing – that takes gratitude. Knowing that struggle is […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Resistance Is Futile…and at the core of anything you are stressed out about.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

“When the resistance is gone, so are the demons.” – Pema Chödrön, nun/author/Buddhist teacher The last time I published a blog was last June. As a writer, that blog-post-per-capita figure is somewhat alarming. The fact that I didn’t post a blog in the summer is not a big deal to me because I spent most […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

How Your View Of The World Can Change When (You Remember) You’re On A Mission

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

During one of her shows on Oprah Radio, spiritual author and teacher, Elizabeth Lesser, said that when astronauts complete their missions in space, these scientists and military figures return to earth with a transformed view of the world and their lives. Apparently after seeing the perfection and beauty of our planet from that awesome perspective, […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

The Plight Of The Perfectionist: Saving Face

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

As I say, I’m a recovering perfectionist turned good-enoughist. As much as I’ve worked hard to get to place where I believe my imperfections don’t equal inadequacies, there are still those times when I so desperately want to appear perfect and I choose to save face. Saving face is saying one thing while feeling something […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Take The Easy Way

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

You and the universe are quite an interesting team, you know? You think it up and dream it up in your mind, and the great force that knows your soul’s intentions either moves heaven and earth to make it happen or does nothing at all because you’re not sticking to the plan. When things are hard […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

The Balance Between Gratitude & Managing Expectations

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

After I sent out a tweet this morning, someone on Facebook commented on the message by saying, “Susan, you sound like you have such an amazing life.” Yes, I certainly do. I love what I do for a living, I’ve got my health, I have a wonderful circle of friends, a great family, I’ve got […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

My Truth And What I Know For Sure (So Far…)

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Back when I used to subscribe to Oprah’s magazine, “O”, (hey, did you see who’s on the cover of it this month?!!!), I used to love reading the last article written by the queen herself. It was a short essay about something that she knows for sure. A glimpse into her truth. A snippet of […]