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In the work that I do, I see close to 200 people a week. I work with a few big groups, some small groups, a couple of specialized groups a few private clients. There are men and women, young and old, flexible, inflexible, sad, happy, angry, frantic, grief-stricken. There’s a lot of loss out there. I think to be human is to experience loss.

It manifests in blocked breath or really tight hips, in shoulders so far forward that heads can no longer gaze up. I hear it in the jagged exhale, the “there is no way Susan,” the impassioned no. I feel it in the tilted pelvis, the bunched up shoulders, the broken heart.

Hearts broken open are tender hearts. The juxtaposition of the cracked open hard exterior with the softness found within are vital expressions of a connection to essential nature. We need the fissure to access the sweetness of life within. The one cannot exist without the other.  In yoga the broken heart is the awakened heart. The sweetness of life is experienced as an accepted invitation energized by the loss, not in spite of it.

There’s peace and freedom, love and maybe even a glimmer of joy in such an experience. And that’s enough, enough as enough, enough……


About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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  1. Linda R Neff says:

    Exquisite – thank you Susan. xoxo


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