Susan Stewart

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 […]


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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. Those who try to work on “improving” themselves […]


Susan Stewart

The “Grooming” Process That You Are Undergoing Right Now (You Are Getting An Education)

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

“The unexpected is just my way of preparing you for more than you knew to ask for.” – Mike Dooley, Notes From The Universe A friend of mine has a young son who is currently experiencing anxiety. When recently discussing this challenge with me, she said, “If I hadn’t met you, I wouldn’t have the […]


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The Necessity Of Dualities (How Life Serves You Each And Every Day)

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The harsh winter here in Ontario has led me to remind both myself and everyone who I encounter to embrace whatever heat comes our way this summer because it will be a hell of a lot more enjoyable than any polar vortex. I know that not everyone experiences the extreme changes in weather that having […]


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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 […]


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How Your View Of The World Can Change When (You Remember) You’re On A Mission

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

During one of her shows on Oprah Radio, spiritual author and teacher, Elizabeth Lesser, said that when astronauts complete their missions in space, these scientists and military figures return to earth with a transformed view of the world and their lives. Apparently after seeing the perfection and beauty of our planet from that awesome perspective, […]


Susan Stewart

Take The Easy Way

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

You and the universe are quite an interesting team, you know? You think it up and dream it up in your mind, and the great force that knows your soul’s intentions either moves heaven and earth to make it happen or does nothing at all because you’re not sticking to the plan. When things are hard […]


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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 […]