You Make Your Path By Walking: Restore Your Shattered Life After Losing Your Spouse From Suicide With Suzanne Anderson

WRT 18 | Make Your Path

  The brutal terrain of trauma and loss from suicide can be a challenging path to take. In this episode, Suzanne Anderson, the Author of You Make Your Path by Walking, walks us through her journey to restoring her life from trauma and loss because of suicide. She also explores the different capacities of resilience and how to embody them. She draws from her experience of losing her husband to suicide to guide us through making our path through these challenging times of loss. Tune in to this episode to learn more about some tools to set us through this journey. Thank you for viewing this post. I am not a licensed therapist or professional life coach. I am sharing my experience of loving the same man for 32 years, a mother to two adult children, a retired military officer, a breast cancer survivor, and my connections with others.  Anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts should reach a suicide hotline or local emergency number in their country. — Watch the episode here   Listen to the podcast here   You Make Your Path By Walking: Restore Your Shattered Life After Losing Your Spouse From Suicide With Suzanne Anderson This conversation is with the author Suzanne Anderson. She is allowing us to look into her life and she doesn’t hold back anything. She talks about the death and suicide of her husband, David. She talked about how her life was shattered. She spoke about how difficult it is to rebuild and what that looks like, but she also shares helpful tools on how you can walk your path by taking what she has to offer. Let’s get into the conversation now. — Our guest is Ms. Suzanne Anderson, the Founder of the Mysterial Woman, a Psychologist, Author, Coach, Leadership Consultant, and Transformational Teacher. Her pioneering work is in guiding women to awaken their full feminine and masculine strength, insights and practices from ancient wisdom, depth psychology, and modern neuroscience. Combining her graduate studies in Women’s Developmental Psychology together with her decades as a leadership consultant, Suzanne wisely guides women to awaken to the next level of consciousness and leadership capacity, making the changes in themselves they want to shape in the world. She facilitates global online programs, workshops, and retreats, and is the author of You Make Your Path by Walking: A Transformational Field Guide Through Trauma and Loss. She is the co-author of the triple award-winning book, The Way of The Mysterious Woman: Upgrading How You Live, Love, and Lead. Originally from Canada, Suzanne now lives in Seattle, Washington. She also provided us with an advanced copy of the book and we’re going to have a good amount of conversation about that. Let’s get into the discussion now.     Suzanne, welcome to the show. Thank you. I’m excited to have a deep conversation with you. I am excited to have you here. Widowhood, we have Ms. Suzanne Anderson and we have an advanced copy of her book, You Make Your Path by Walking, because it is about our individual journey. I’ll let her talk about her book instead of me getting into that because I have a couple of little places I’ve read into it and we can’t get into everything because there’ll be nothing to read. However, I want to pique your interest because Suzanne told me she just started getting the final copy and has some events. Before we get into the discussion, I’ll let her talk about where you can find some things that she has going on. Thank you. I’m in the birth canal. The book comes out on June 13th, 2023. There is that feeling of sliding toward coming out and launching, which is a very exciting energy. Right before the launch, I’m doing an in-person retreat for the first time in over ten years from June 8th to 11th. It’s for women only and it’s called You Make Your Path By Walking Retreat. It’s meant to be a deep nourishment for women right now for what it is to be in the world the way it is as we come out of this pandemic phase. Some of us have been through some quite substantial losses during that time. We’ll be talking about my particular loss here in the show if the retreat doesn’t work for you. Although, I highly encourage it. There is something about being in person again that feels so good, but I have an online book launch and webinar that one of the local bookstores is posting on June 22nd, 2023. All of these things are on my website but thank you for letting me let women and people know about that. I wanted to make sure you had that information upfront because sometimes you can get lost in the conversation. It’s like, “Hold on. How do I get in contact with her? I want that.” I want you to have this upfront. Suzanne, thank you for being willing to share your story with the world and be able to not only share your journey but put it in a way that helps other people going through something similar. Tell us a little bit about your life journey. This is not the only book that she’s written, but this is the book that is geared towards grief. Tell us a little bit about how you got here. Perhaps just how I got to this book or how far back do you want me to go? I want you to go back to the genesis and bring us to where we are now. When they finish this, I want them to say, “I know who Suzanne is. I want to read this book because I’ve got to know who she is and I know I can connect with her.” I had a very circuitous life path. I had gone in many different directions, but I’d say a thread that I tugged on early in my life and followed was a desire to …

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