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

 

Invest in Joy. The 33-Day Challenge.

Yesterday I was so tired I fell asleep on the cement walkway to our house. I woke up to the postal carrier tiptoeing around me… Read more

Focus on Five; Navigating Uncertainty like an Ultramarathon

I used to run marathons and ultramarathons for kicks because I loved the feeling at the end that comes from knowing we are capable of… Read more

Walking the Labyrinth

Out on a walk with Leo the dog, I came upon a big, beautiful labyrinth made of carefully chosen bricks and stones. It looked inviting,… Read more

Tips for Navigating Uncertainty from a Cancer Survivor! 

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