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. activist. 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

Fierce Joy Book Launch

Fierce Joy Book Launch

So many helping hands created the most magical night of my life. Thank you. We raised funds for MAIA and we danced until the next morning.… Read more

real truth of publishing a book

The Real Truth About Publishing

I had been looking forward to my book launch day for years. I fantasized about it, actually. In one of my fantasies of life after… Read more

"How do we banish the idea that we have to be perfect before we begin?"

Banish perfection

“How do we banish the idea that we have to be perfect before we begin?” –from Fierce Joy My memoir, Fierce Joy is now available!  It is… Read more

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