Your Greatest Joys Have One Thing In Common: Adversity

Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

Your Greatest Joys Have One Thing In Common: Adversity

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Think about your life’s crowning glories. Your highest highs. Your happiest of days. They shine just a little brighter and warm your heart just a little more than all the other fond memories you have collected along your path because you triumphed in some way. For all the joys on earth, few compare to those […]


Susan Stewart - inspirational speaker

When Stress Sets In, Connect To The “Care-Factor”

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Before I go on stage to speak at an event, I always pace. I walk back and forth through a hallway or wander the foyer mumbling my lines and breathing deeply. Inevitably, at least one person will stop and ask me if I still get nervous. My answer has always been the same. “Yes. And […]


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

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

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

Do You See The Magic Even When Things Don’t Seem So Magical?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Life is always on your side. The angels are constantly conspiring on your behalf. While you may be thinking that nothing is going your way, the universe does not cease doing everything in its power to arrange and deliver people, events, and circumstances that are completely of service to you. These other humans and situations […]


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 […]