Susan shares the art and practice of seeing the lighter side of life. The art is believing in our ability to overcome adversity and knowing that there is always more than one way to see things. The practice is being deliberate with how we respond to the changes and challenges that come our way.
As stress and negativity prevent us from thriving personally and professionally, Susan offers ways to meet adversity with humour and a positive outlook. Based on what neuroscience and positive psychology studies have proven, Susan also shares the importance of seeing the lighter side of life by revealing the significant connection between our mindset and success.
Professionally speaking, Susan has taken a winding road. After earning a Theatre Arts degree from the University of Waterloo, Susan moved to Toronto and began performing stand-up comedy. Five years into her budding comedy career, fear, self-doubt, and negative self-talk manifested into depression and anxiety which led Susan to quit doing comedy and uncertain if she would be able to perform on stage again.
After leaving stand-up comedy, Susan landed a Human Resources position with the Ontario Government – long story and feel free to laugh. During her career as an Organizational Learning and Development Consultant, Susan was asked to present a comical presentation about wellness at a staff meeting. Susan’s presentation was a smash-hit and since that day she have been using her comedic powers for good, rather than evil. A humourist/inspirational speaker was born.
After Susan returned to the stage, she began a personal journey of healing and improving her mental health by exploring spirituality, mindfulness, yoga, and Buddhism.
After all of Susan’s research, sun salutations, meditating, chanting, praying, and Oprah, she has learned that the reason we humans are so stressed is that we think too much. And by that, she means we believe our negative narratives too much and allow them to tip us into that downward spiral.
Let’s see what happens when your group doesn’t take life too seriously and more importantly, their thoughts about life too seriously.
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