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 at TEDx Boulder

How to Strengthen your Marriage; Send the Kids to Camp

Since the kids left for camp three weeks ago, I’ve done laundry once. I haven’t yet turned on the oven. I cooked one large batch… Read more

I did something scary for my birthday

I am thrilled to share my recent talk from TEDx Boulder in June. Grab some popcorn for an 8 min ride! I always do something scary… Read more

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