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

Notice how far you’ve come, not where everyone else is standing.

Notice how far you’ve come, not where everyone else is standing.

A life of comparing and competing has consequences. Instead of making us stronger, it can cause us to feel anxious. Take the long view; trust… Read more

Free Download: Overcoming Perfectionism

Free Download: Overcoming Perfectionism

The Opposite of Joy is Perfectionism We are born with only two fears: the fear of falling and of loud noises. As we grow, our… Read more

Don't run from anger or fear, but feel them, deeply.

Don’t run from anger or fear, but feel them, deeply.

How can I raise my daughter to be brave if I am afraid of being anything less than perfect? The trick, I’m realizing, is not… Read more

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