Susie and I met at a local Mom’s Demand Action meeting, shortly after the Parkland shooting. We were sitting next to each other in a crowded room of passionate folks, when she turned to me and said, “I know you from somewhere…” It was one of those strange, meant-to-be moments, when we realized that we’d first “met” online through a workshop I was facilitating, but then crossed paths in person.
She told me very briefly about her work with Brave Over Perfect, and I was immediately drawn to both this idea as well as Susie’s warmth and passion. We ran into each other again a week later at an intimate fundraising event for the Pachamama Alliance with Lynne Twist, and again a couple weeks later at small nordic center a couple of hours from our town, when we parked our cars nose-to-nose in the lot.
After our third chance encounter in a few weeks, we knew we had to get together and learn more about each other. I’m SO glad I did, because Susie is incredible and her story will inspire you as it has me.
In today’s convo, we talk about:
- How our relationship to courage changes over time
- Winning ultramarathons, running an international adventure travel company, and raising children
- Confronting her very real mortality and diagnosis: the wake up call
- The moment in her struggle when she chose “joy over fear, and brave over perfect”
- How losing her voice gave her back her true self
- The impact of her cancer, and her choices, on her husband and kids
- Being of service in the world
- Where to start with your own brave over perfect journey
- Writing a memoir
More about Susie:
Susie Caldwell Rinehart is an award-winning author, TEDx speaker, champion ultrarunner, a mom, and a brainstem tumor survivor. She began writing her Brave over Perfect blog from her hospital bed and quickly became an inspiration to those facing adversity. Susie now co-runs The Brave over Perfect Project, an organization that teaches people to overcome perfectionism and proactively pursue risk. Susie is also a champion of girls’ education globally, and sits on the board of Starfish: Her Infinite Impact. She lives with her husband and children in Boulder, CO.
You can book a FREE 30 minute consult with Susie, AND join the Brave over Perfect revolution at susierinehart.com! You can buy the B/P temporary tattoos and all proceeds go to girls’ education globally.
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