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

AVAILABLE NOW !

Order a Copy Learn More

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

 

Cowboys Were My Weakness

At twelve I had a crush on the Marlboro man– rugged, self-reliant, riding in his dusty cloak, lone hero of the American west, protector of… Read more

Breathe: a poem

Breathe All morning I’ve been thinking about the beauty of a breath, a child’s body breathing as she falls asleep, a sweetheart breathing next to… Read more

How Many of Us are Feeling Emotional Overwhelm?

Cancer, COVID, white privilege, uprisings, menopause, teenagers…I know a thing or two about how to cope with intense emotional overwhelm. Symptoms: trouble focusing, difficulty finishing… Read more

Tips for Navigating Uncertainty from a Cancer Survivor! 

Sign up here for FREE resources.
As my gift to you, I’m sending over my “Short Guide to Being a Good Friend in a Crisis.”