✧ hi! I'm Susannah ✧
I'm a writer, teacher and a cat sofa (my favourite job title)
old school blogger →
I've been sharing my heart online since 2006
I’m the author of This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart and I spend my days helping people access their creative joy and nurture a deeper kinder relationship with themselves.
Words have been at the centre of my world for as long as I can remember. I started writing a diary aged 11 and grew not only a life-long journaling practice but an unending curiosity about my place in the world. A degree in journalism lead me to a brief career in newspapers before everything changed in my early 30s.
✧ THE UNRAVELLING ✧
Walking through the fire of bereavement
When I lost my partner in 2005 everything I thought I knew about life changed. As I slowly rebuilt my life I unravelled my heart and my past, exploring the darkest shadows as well as the light to uncover the path that led to a new version of self. I learned we honour those we've lost by bravely carrying on, and the second chapter of my life has truly surprised me...
← UNASHAMEDLY neurodivergent
In 2006 I started blogging about my healing journey and my return to creativity and unintentionally grew an audience. Then in 2008 I was invited to teach a photography class at a local adult education centre and the rest, as they say, is history.
At the heart of what I teach is the invitation to get to know yourself better and in the last decade+ I’ve created 16 online courses, led workshops and retreats in the USA, the UK and Marrakesh, and had 2 books traditionally published (and co-written a third). This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart (SKIRT Books), was published in 2012, followed by Londontown (Chronicle Books) in 2016.
Alongside the teaching I continue to report back from the (midlife!) trenches through my blog and Love Letters. It's by sharing our stories we feel less alone 🖤
I’m so honoured you’re here & look forward to seeing you in class one day!
I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT...
Incense, coffee & washi tape
▶︎ I was officially diagnosed with ADHD at 49 and it was like being given the cover of the jigsaw box when I'd only ever had random pieces.
▶︎ I'm obsessed with cute Japanese stationery & fountain pens. And inks. And stickers. And journals. And....
▶︎ A family of foxes live in my back garden here in the "wilds" of west London. I love being their safe haven.
▶︎ My inner child is my favourite person to hang out with 🖤
✧ STAY CONNECTED ✧
Let me send you letters...
A few times a month I send out letters from my heart sharing the stuff I’m exploring and honest talk about life as a neurodivergent woman in midlife. I hope you’ll see glimpses of yourself in my words even if our life experience is very different.
A lovely reader in Australia once described me as a “spiritual magical fantasy best friend at the other end of the email” which is the nicest thing anyone’s ever said about me and I try to live up to that every day!
When you sign-up I'll send you the Return ebook with gentle prompts to help you reconnect to yourself on the days you feel scattered (I use these often!). In future letters you'll get access to scholarship opportunities + course discount codes too.
Thanks for wanting to be part of my world! xo
AS SEEN IN:
I actually say "yay!" when it arrives
“You are an amazing writer/photographer who knows how to touch my heart. I feel as though I know you, even though I don’t. You have a way of communicating that makes one feel so comfortable, as if an old friend just stopped by. It’s very inspiring to me as a writer/teacher, and I learn from you in everything you send out. I subscribe to a few things, and your newsletter is probably the only one I actually say “Yay!” when it arrives, and I actually read. Love you, sistah!”
Laurie | USA
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"You have a way of communicating that makes one feel so comfortable, as if an old friend just stopped by." - LAURIE, USA
"Your emails always light up my email inbox. I feel your positivity coming through as if you are talking to just me." - LANI
Letters from my heart sharing the stuff I’m exploring and honest talk about life as a neurodivergent woman in midlife.
Plus cute fox photos :-)
You can unsubscribe any time, of course! xo