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Thriver Success Stories

Meet women who have worked with Susan now thriving after abuse. More than surviving, they are thriving in well-being, love and joy. You can too!

Take the Journey!

Be inspired to take the journey beyond abuse.  Be a Thriver!

More Success Stories in Susan’s book: Living in the Thriver Zone!

Lora's Success Story

“When I met Susan, I was no longer a victim, but I was wearing my survivor armor. It was heavy, it defined who I was, and limited my circumstances.

Susan asked me to remove my armor and consider a part of myself untouched by abuse, invite that part out to talk and dream awhile, and grieve our years of separation.

Today I know that I am bigger than my former story. I am motivated to forgive those who abused me and move beyond my ‘survivor’ life to something more rewarding, more authentic, and definitely more satisfying.

I am thriving!”


Today, I am living well. I wake up in the morning, feeling happy and grateful for everything that I have. Being positive now is just my way of being. I am safe and secure, whole and complete just as I am.”
-- Adrienne

I am amazed at how far I have come after meeting Susan almost ten years ago. I am grateful for the journey and where I am now. Her workshop only opens the door. But then maybe before you met Susan and experienced her work, you couldn’t find the door.”
-- Jenny

To me, living well means not hanging on to any of my bitterness. As a thriver, I’ve learned to process and react to things differently. I’ve learned that when everything moves along smoothly, there is so much less anxiety in my life. I can stay more focused on the important things, like living well and accomplishing my goals.”
-- Tennille

My goal is to model for others what living well is, even for those in my life who have hurt me. I don’t want them to stay stuck there, and I don’t want to be angry at them. I want them to see that living well means taking control of your life. You are not in control of yourself when you are trying to control others.”
-- Cathryn

I am on the road to living well because now I’m focused on how I am living and what I want out of life. I can decide what kind of person I want to be, what I want to do and what kind of relationships I want to have.”
-- Pamela

Living well feels like now I’m doing things that I thought I’d never be able to do or that I couldn’t do. Going to the workshops helped me not only quiet the Inner Critic about those doubts, but also enabled me to go through weight-loss surgery. I would never have been able to do that without knowing that I could live beyond all my challenges and have a better life. I know I can keep on thriving. I can do it!”
-- Tawanda

“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you.” — Oprah Winfrey

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