✧ 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 my heart-led mission is 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
After losing my beloved in 2005 everything I thought I knew about life changed. As I unravelled my heart and my past I began inhabiting every part of who I am as I slowly rebuilt my life, exploring the shadows as well as the light. I learned we honour those we've lost by bravely carrying on, shining our light in new unexpected ways. The second chapter of my life has truly surprised me...
← UNASHAMEDLY neurodivergent
In 2006 I started blogging and unintentionally grew an audience, then in 2008 I was invited to teach a photography class at a local adult education centre... 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. I don’t have all the answers but I do have a heck of a lot of questions.
I’m honoured you’re here & I look forward to seeing you in class!
I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT...
Incense, coffee & washi tape
▶︎ I was officially diagnosed with adult 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 deliciously obsessed with cute Japanese stationery & fountain pens. And inks. And stickers. And...
▶︎ I have a family of foxes living in my back garden here in the outskirts of 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...
Once or twice a month I send out letters from my heart about what’s really going on — in life & work, the stuff I’m healing and the truth about living a heart-centred life as a neurodivergent woman.
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 How to be Kinder workbook & Kindness meditation and in future letters you'll get access to scholarship opportunities + course discount codes too.
Thanks for wanting to be part of my world! Sharing stories helps us feel less alone xo
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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