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 […]

Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

5 Ways To Lighten Up About Other People

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

In-laws that make you want to scream. Colleagues that make you want to leave. Friends that don’t share. Neighbours that just don’t care. Parents that don’t get it. And lovers that always sweat it. We want them to be different. We wish they would do things the way we would. We get fired up. We […]

Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Why Meditation Is Everything That It’s Cracked Up To Be

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

My mind has been swirling and my soul has been restless for the past few days. Not sure why, but I seem to be reviewing the past and fretting about the future – or better yet, trying desperately to predict the future. Ah, the life and times of an amateur fortune teller. It’s interesting that […]