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

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 […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Try Giving Up All Hope

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Hope gets a great deal of good publicity. At face value, to hope indicates an intrepid spirit who is relentless in their pursuit of happiness. We are taught that it’s the one thing we will always have and to never give it up. It even floats. It may come with a much shinier facade, but […]


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

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

Accepting The Flux Of Life

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

“As any good Buddhist will tell you, the only way to find permanent joy is by embracing the fact that nothing is permanent.” – Martha Beck We push away change as often as Kanye West pushes away members of the paparazzi. The fact that we resist change is actually the reason why we get so […]