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

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 […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

What It Means To Be The REAL YOU (My Latest A-HA Moment…)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

For years now my mother has talked about me getting to a place where I am the real SUSAN.  And for years, I have never had a clear understanding of what the hell she’s been talking about. Did I ask for clarification? Nah…just nodded and smiled…as you do. Maybe I didn’t care enough about it […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Stuff That Can Soothe A Wounded Heart & Quiet An Oh-So Busy Mind

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

I recently spoke to a group of school board custodial/maintenance staff and at the end of one of my workshops, a participant came up to me and asked me for some advice. He wanted to know what he could do to raise his spirits during his newly separation from his wife. The dramatic change in […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Do You See The Magic Even When Things Don’t Seem So Magical?

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Let me just say that I have seen better days. I am still blessed up my wah-zoo,  but quite frankly, I have seen better days. I’m getting through it, I’m learning, I’m growing, blah, blah, blah…however, personally, this is an extremely challenging time for me. Perhaps you too have experienced a time (or times) in your […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Seeing The Lighter Side of Life Doesn’t Necessarily Involve Having A Sense Of Humour

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

I had coffee with a fellow stand-up comic-turned-inspirational speaker the other day and at one point in our conversation I said to her that lightening up about the inevitable changes and challenges that come our way has very little to do with having a sense of humour or being funny. She looked at me with […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Catherine Zeta-Jones And I Finally Have Something In Common

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Perhaps by now you’ve heard the news that Catherine Zeta-Jones recently sought treatment for bipolar II condition which is a mental illness that involves both prolonged periods of depression along with short periods of manic episodes. When I watched the report on the Today Show this morning, I was inspired to share that I too […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

What Are Your Intentions for 2010?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

As we step into 2010, I want you to keep in mind that what took place in the past year, didn’t happen TO YOU, but rather, it happened FOR YOU. Look back on the events/situations/people you encountered last year in a state of gratitude for the good, the bad and the ugly and take that […]