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A Cozy Chat with Susannah Conway

By June 5, 2012 12 Comments

Do you ever wonder if you could make a thriving business out of what you most love to do?
Do you ever wonder if you could candidly tell the important stories of your life – and share them in a published book?
Do you ever wondered how to heal from the most difficult experiences in your life? How to really heal?
That’s the path that Susannah Conway has walked over the past several years. I am so excited that she is visiting here today, on the birthday of her new book, This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart.

I’ve spent many afternoons in the last few weeks curled up with this book, feeling warmed, comforted, and delighted by it.

Below you’ll find a short chat she and I had about hew new book, her journey through grief, and what it means to heal.



Listen to my chat with Susannah (23 min):

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In the interview, we chat about a favorite poet we both love, Sharon Olds. Gorgeous, powerful, move-you-to-tears poetry. You can check out one of my favorite books of hers here. I also mention one of my sheroes, creative Renassiance woman Anna Deavere Smith. Learn more about her here.

Join the discussion 12 Comments

  • So fun to listen to this back! Thank you so much for having me here, gorgeous woman xxxx

  • Jan Fisher says:

    Thank you Tara for this gift of your interview with Susannah Conway! Her moving story of healing and reflections on her working inside that process with her creative outlets are inspiring. I can’t wait to get her book…and (re)engage with creation in my own process.

  • Debra Eve says:

    Two of my favorite people in one place 🙂 Thank you both for the beautiful work you’re doing!

  • Thank you Tara for making the space for this conversation to be shared. I always love your tender and thoughtful approach.

    And thank you Susannah, for sharing your experiences. I look forward to reading and sharing your book! I especially love this idea that it is part of our work as humans to heal our own wounds so that they don’t get passed on. In this age of sustainability, is amazing how often emotional responsibility is forgotten. Thanks for being an advocate in this way. Its something that is important to me and helps motivate me to face my own hurts – as difficult as it often is.

    Thank you both!

  • Diana says:

    Fantastic. There’s something about intelligent, creative women communicating and putting that energy out in the world that is reassuring and lovely. Thank you for creating the space for it, as Molly mentioned in her comment above.

  • Mary says:

    I have This I Know and Tara describes it so well here. It IS like sitting with a dear, dear friend. Susannah and Tara are two of my favorite people and I loved hearing them chat. Thanks to you both.

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