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

Whatever You’re Thinking, Feeling, Or Going Through Is Natural

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

“By nature, all living things are imperfect.” – Paul Hudson (Elite Daily) For about a month this fall I felt rather “blue”. It was nothing that sent me under the covers for days or weeks on end, but it was a few degrees south of contentment mixed with bouts of anxiety and an ongoing sense […]

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

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

What If Life Was Just A Game? (Life Viewed Through The Lens Of A Spiritual Warrior On A Mission)

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

What if life was actually just a game? What if you were a divine being (a soul) having a human experience who agreed to come down here and exist in physical form to play the game? And what if the game was a series of tests, adventures, and quests that have been strategically placed to […]

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

2 Key Things To Remember About “Self-Improvement”

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Ah, the self-improvement movement. The attempt at fixing oneself. The self-help books, cds, workshops, therapists’ offices, etc. might do well to have a label or a sign that warns of the self-judgement and self-deprecation that may (and probably will) ensue when you stumble along in your humanity. Working on “improving” yourself can often lead you […]