I choose joy over fear,
and brave over perfect.

author. storyteller. life coach.

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 Rinehart Brave Over Perfect: A Full Life Beyond Anxiety & Depression
at TEDx Boulder

College Reunion Anxiety & What I Learned by Going

Why was I so nervous? I hadn’t been a terrible person or horrible student in college. But I couldn’t shake the worry about returning to… Read more

The Loneliness of the Injured Distance Runner

“You’re breaking my heart! Can’t you run on another street? I’m injured!” That’s what I want to shout to the runners who innocently stride by… Read more

Super Simple Tips for Positive Change

We’ve spent hours making piles of clothes, books, and things in the house. The piles represent the stuff we want to toss, give away, or… Read more