Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Your Greatest Joys Have One Thing In Common: Adversity

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Think about your life’s crowning glories. Your highest highs. Your happiest of days. They shine just a little brighter and warm your heart just a little more than all the other fond memories you have collected along your path because you triumphed in some way. For all the joys on earth, few compare to those […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

When Stress Sets In, Connect To The “Care-Factor”

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Before I go on stage to speak at an event, I always pace. I walk back and forth through a hallway or wander the foyer mumbling my lines and breathing deeply. Inevitably, at least one person will stop and ask me if I still get nervous. My answer has always been the same. “Yes. And […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

The Awesome Realization Of Why It’s Better That Things Didn’t Work Out

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Besides deciding to just not give a damn, realizing why it’s better that things didn’t work out is the best way to lighten up and live with more ease. So much stress is created by thinking that things are going “wrong” and worrying that things aren’t going to work out, so when you start noticing that […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

You’re Stronger Than You Think

Friday, February 20th, 2015

I’m a walking cliché, but since the beginning of January, I’ve been working out. As many people do around the holidays, I had this immense desire to get leaner and stronger. I quit yoga and became a member at a barefoot fitness studio in my neighbourhood. For the past two months, I  have been huffing […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Why I Don’t Believe In “Bad Karma” (or any karma for that matter)

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

A friend of mine, who is dealing with an injury, recently texted me and asked, “Why did I deserve this?“. My friend believes in karma and is perplexed at how, given that she is a “good” person, life has handed her such a crappy situation. In my attempt to answer my bewildered friend’s question, here […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Rather Than Trying To Be Better, Can You Just Be?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

“Rather than try to be better at yoga today, can you just be?” That was the question my yoga teacher recently asked at the beginning of class. As I was pondering her question, I thought, “Oh, I can do that. I write and speak about surrender and acceptance all the time.” About half-way through class, the […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Do You Believe What Life Has Shown You Time And Time Again?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

When it comes to living with more ease, I’m the first one to sing the praises of hanging out in the present moment, however, I will now contradict myself and recommend looking back at your past. By gazing back at the path behind you, you will notice that life has some habits and patterns in […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Crisis Or Opportunity? It Depends On How You Look At It…

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The Chinese character used for the word, “crisis”, is the same character used for the word, “opportunity”. When I discovered that fact, I thought it was rather appropriate because those two experiences are synonymous. As I scan my life for those times when the !@#$ hit the fan, I see how it was also some […]