I choose joy over fear,
and brave over perfect.

author. storyteller. life coach.

“Breathtaking. Raw. Real. This is a memoir about what it means to have a voice. When Rinehart loses her ability to speak, she learns to listen to herself.”

Jen Pastiloff, author of On Being Human

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My Story

I’m a writer. ultrarunner. educator. mom. I dive into discomfort and teach how to swing for the bleachers in life. Welcome to my home on the web. I’m so happy you’re here! If you were at my real home, you’d have to move kids’ stuff off the couch and make your own cup of tea anyway, so get comfortable where you are and read more of my story

 

Susie at TEDx Boulder

 

What if I don’t want to go back to pre-COVID reality?

Dear Susie, What if I don’t want to go back to my old reality? I used to run around so fast I had bugs in… Read more

You do not have to be good

Today I discovered how freeing it can be to write down all the ways in which I do not have to be good. These are… Read more

30-Day Journaling Challenge

Starting April 1, I’m running a 30-day journaling challenge that I’m calling The Resilience Journals. I am doing this because I am used to being… Read more

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